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Sanquhar St Ninian's Church WW2

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Sanquhar St Ninian's Church WW2 Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located in the entrance to St Ninian's church at OS Map Ref NS784097. This is now a Baptist church but I do not know if it has always been so.





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72185
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DOUGLAS T. FORREST R.A.F.
Douglas Thomas Forrest – age 19 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (1826053) 622 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Douglas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed in a local colliery when he enlisted in December 1943. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk for a raid on Frankfurt but collided with another aircraft and both crashed at Stattmalten, north of Strasburg. Born 1925 in Sanquhar. Son of Robert and ???? Forrest of 46 Renwick Place, Sanquhar. Husband of Annie Deans (King) Forrest of Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1944 in Kirkconnel.
Killed in Action on 12 September 1944 and buried in Sessenheim Communal Cemetery, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Sanquhar School memorial.


JOHN LOVE R.A.
John Love – age 28 – Sergeant (1682983) 82 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed on the clerical staff of Bairds and Dalmellington Ltd. in their Sanquhar office. He enlisted in September 1940 and spent over two years with his unit in Gibraltar before they returned to their home county of Essex. John became ill and died in hospital in Chelmsford.
Born 1916 in Sanquhar. Son of Jessie Love and stepson of Hugh Black of 3 Buccleuch Road, Sanquhar. They married in 1921 in Sanquhar.
Died on Active Service on 15 February 1945 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Sanquhar School memorial.


GEORGE FLEMING MacINTOSH R.M.
George Fleming MacIntosh – age 19 – Marine (PLY/X 106069) H.M.S. Carlisle, Royal Marines.
George was educated at Sanquhar Public School.
The light cruiser “Carlisle” was sailing with the destroyers “Panther” and “Rockwood” in the area south of Piraeus in order to intercept German convoys in the Scarpanto Strait when they came under air-attack from German JU87 dive bombers. The “Carlisle” received four direct hits and 20 of the ship's company were killed and 17 wounded.
Born 1924 in Sanquhar as McIntosh. Son of Alexander and Marion (Fleming) McIntosh of Bridgend, Mennock, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action/Lost at sea on 9 October 1943 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Sanquhar School memorial.


WILLIAM ELLIOT STENHOUSE R.A.F.
William Elliott Stenhouse – age 22 – Pilot Officer/Pilot (145346) 7 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Elliott was educated at Sanquhar Public School and at Wallace Hall Academy in Dumfriesshire before entering the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh in June 1937. He had passed four years of the course when he enlisted in 1941. He was trained as a pilot in the USA and he was commissioned from Sergeant (1551780) in April 1943. He was injured in August when his Stirling bomber, which had developed a serious engine problem during a raid on Hamburg, crashed on landing at RAF Oakington in Cambridgeshire. Elliott's new aircraft, a Lancaster bomber, had taken off from Oakington for a raid on Hannover but the aircraft crashed at Geest-Munde, Bremerhaven and the crew were buried in Bremen-Walle Cemetery but were re-interred in Becklingen in March 1947.
Born 1921 in Sanquhar. Son of Alexander and Annie Frances (Elliott) Stenhouse of St. Mary Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 22 September 1943 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial, on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College memorial and Roll of Honour.
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