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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1915
PTE. JOHN PARKER, ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
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Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Pte. J. PARKER, R.S.F.
John Parker age 21 Private (12166) 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was employed near Ballantrae in Ayrshire when he enlisted at Ayr. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later at the battle of Loos.
Born c.1894 in Dumfries. (Source: SNWM but cannot trace on GRoS)
Son of John and Elizabeth Parker of Chapelcroft, and of Loch Bank Cottage, Lochmaben.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KENNEDY, DAVID HEW
Initails: DH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Awards: MC
Date of Death: 31/7/1917
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of the late R. F. Kennedy, of Finnants, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (23/8/1917): Captain DH Kennedy (MC), Royal Scots Fusiliers, who is officially reported missing, was gazetted in March 1915. He is the second son of Mr Rolande Fergussone Kennedy, of Finnarts, Glanapp, Ayrshire (twenty-fourth in descent from Duncan de Carrick, living in 1150 and held by some authorities to be the Chief of the Kennedys), by his marriage with Flora Glencairn (died 1910), daughter if the late Mr Charles George Shaw, Ayr. Captain Kennedy was awarded the Military Cross in January this year.

Wigtownshire Free Press (20/9/1917): Captain David Hew Kennedy, MC, Royal Scots Fusiliers, previously missing, now officially reported killed, was born on 11 July 1891. He was the second son of Mr Roland Fergussone Kennedy of Finnarts, Glenapp, and of the late Mrs Kennedy. His father is twenty fourth in descent from Duncan de Carrick.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 12468
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 60 to 61
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

SNWM states born Ballantrae.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CARLE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32415
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 22/8/1917
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Carle, of Shellknowe, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Panel reference: Panel 60 to 61
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CRAWFORD, G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 451811
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 58th Bn
Date of Death: 13/11/1917
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Rachel Crawford, of Main St., Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Panel Reference: Panel 18-24-26-30
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIDSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 81210
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 9/9/1916
Age: 35
Additional Information: Son of the late David and Janet Davidson.
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Attestation Papers states born Ballantrae, next of kin, David Davidson.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRACIE, JOHN HYSLOP
Initials: JH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15827
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 15/10/1918
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of James and Charlotte Gracie, of Glenour, Pinwherry, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: I E 8
Cemetery: Carnieres Communal Cemetery Extension

Also named on Colmonell War Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GREIG, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 15596
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn
Date of Death: 1/7/1916
Panel Reference: Panel and Face 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KENNEDY, JAMES GILBERT
Initials: JG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 65th Sqdn
Date of Death: 4/4/1918
Age: 18
Additional Information: Son of the late R. F. Kennedy, of Finnarts, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KYLE, WL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24322
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 26/10/1916
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of William and Jessie Kyle, of 117, Skares, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Native of Glenapp, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: 633
Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery

Also named on Cumnock War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCLUNG, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34306
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 7/5/1919
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of James McClung, of Garleffin, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: III F 21
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCLUNG, JOHN
Initaisl: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 871115
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 78th Bn
Date of Death: 9/4/1917
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McClung, of Ballantrae, Scotland; husband of Ethel M. Vernon (formerly McClung), of 692, 12th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia.
Memorial: Vimy Memorial
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Name: MCCREADIE, JF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 295367
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Bn
Date of Death: 30/6/1918
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of Helen Foster, of 83, Glendowne St., Girvan, and the late John Foster.
Grave Reference: A8
Cemetery: Nieppe-Bois (Rue-de-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin

SNWM sates place of birth as Ballantrae

Also named on Girvan War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCGILL, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/13646
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn
Date of Death: 28/7/1918
Grave Reference: II E 11/15
Cemetery: Buzancy Military Cemetery
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCKIE, AO
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class
Service Number: 213837
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 23/10/1918
Additional Information: Husband of Christina M.J. McKie, of Craymore, Stair Park, Girvan.
Grave Reference: B745
Cemetery: Girvan (Doune) Cemetery

Also named on Girvan War Memorial
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