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Stronord Primary School WW1 Roll of Honour

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Stronord Primary School WW1 Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref NX 451 643

This is the memorial for Stronord Primary School which closed in the 1960s. The building is now an outdoor centre situated at the southern edge of the Kirroughtree Forest about 2 miles east of Newton Stewart.

The memorial is made of marble and is still in its original location which is just inside the present main entrance (at the rear of the building). The nearest civic memorial is Minnigaff.

My thanks to Andy Mason who arranged access and to Andrew Shankland who gave me some of the history. Andrew reports that he was instrumental in preventing the memorial ending up in the skip when the builders were clearing the building after the school closed. Good job!



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Stronord Primary School WW1 Roll of Honour Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Andrew reports that he was instrumental in preventing the memorial ending up in the skip when the builders were clearing the building after the school closed. Good job!


Good job indeed. Well done to all concerned for preserving it.

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AND. ALLISON, BW.
Andrew Allison, Sergeant (S/9863) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 26.
Andrew was a ploughman on his uncles' farm when he enlisted in May 1915. He served in France where he was wounded and evacuated to the Lord Derby War Hospital near Warrington where he died.
Born 1890 in Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Janet Allison. Nephew of Robert and Andrew Allison of Little Park Farm, Minnigaff.
Died of wounds on 10 October 1916 in and buried in Minnigaff Parish Churchyard (CWG)


ALEX. CUTHBERTSON, SG.
Alexander Swainson Cuthbertson, Lance Corporal (10660) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 29.
"Alick" worked as a draper, initially as an apprentice in Newton Stewart and then in Kirkcudbright and Glasgow before coming to Stranraer in 1908. He enlisted in September 1914 and joined his battalion in France in March 1915. He served at Bethune, where he was wounded, and at Festubert where he was killed.
Born 1886 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame, Wigtownshire. Son of George and Agnes (Robertson) Cuthbertson of Minnigaff.
Missing in action on 16 May 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.


JAS. INNES, CAN.
James Innes, Private (29108) 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) Canadian Infantry. Age 29.
Born 1885 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Margaret Innes of Cuil Wood, Creetown and later of Woodside Cottage, Palnure, Minnigaff, KIrkcudbrightshire. James and his brother William John (29561) were members of the local militia, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, when they enlisted in August 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Killed in action 7 March 1915 and buried in the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.

His brother named on the memorial as Wm. INNES, CAN.
William John Innes suffered multiple wounds on 30 April 1916 and was evacuated to hospital in England before being sent back to Canada in December 1917. He was discharged from the army in February 1918 and went to live in Mimico near Toronto. William died on 4 June 1963 in Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario.


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ADAM ION, SG.
Adam Ion, Private (10529) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Formerly Private (4137) Scots Guards. Age 36.
Adam enlisted as Private (4137) in the Scots Guards in November 1901. After his term of service expired he became a policeman with Wigtownshire Constabulary and was based in Cairnryan when he re-enlisted in September 1914.
Born 1882 at Kirroughtree, Minnigaff. Son of Thomas Parr Ion and of Jessie (McGowan) Ion of Stronord, Palnure, Minnigaff. Husband of Agnes (McKie - m.s. Herron) Ion who he married in 1911 in Stranraer.
Killed in action on 9 October 1917 and buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Lochryan Parish War Memorial and the Lochryan Parish Church Memorial, both in Cairnryan cemetery.


and his brother

JOHN ION, CAN.
John Anthony Ion, Private (931550) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Age 33.
John was a rancher when he enlisted in May 1916 in Nakusp, Arrow Lakes, British Columbia. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in January 1917 and was posted to the 2nd CMR in France in May.
Born 1885 at Kirroughtree, Minnigaff. Son of Thomas Parr Ion and of Jessie (McGowan) Ion of Stronord, Palnure, Minnigaff. Husband of Mary (McKillops) Ion of Nakusp, Arrow Lakes, British Columbia who he married in 1910 in Revelstoke, B.C.
Missing in action on 30 October 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


WM. JOHNSTON, SG.
William Alexander Johnstone, Private (8900) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 25.
William had been working on the Cairnsmore Estate, Minnigaff before he joined the Scots Guards in March 1914. He landed with his battalion at Zeebrugge in October 1914.
Born 1889 at Blackcraig, Minnigaff. Son of Susan Johnstone of Blackcraig, Minnigaff and later of 80A Queen Street, Newton Stewart.
Missing in action on 16 May 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France.


ALEX. KENNEDY, CAN.
Alexander Kennedy, Lieutenant: 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (1st British Columbia) Age 30.
Alexander was blacksmith and had been a member of the local militia, the 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, for 4 years when he enlisted in August 1914. He was appointed as Colour Sergeant (16265) to the 7th Battalion when it was created with recruits from British Columbia on
2 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. He was promoted to Lieutenant and was killed at Hill 70 near Lens.
Born 1888 in Palnure, Minnigaff. Son of William and Elizabeth (McGowan) Kennedy of Palnure.
Missing in action on 15 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Creebridge Free Church Memorial now in Penninghame Parish Church.


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AND. McCANDLISH, A&SH.
Note: All civil records show his name as McCandlish but military records show Candlish and he is listed on the Kirkcowan War Memorial as Candlish.
Andrew Candlish, Private (8183) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 32.
Born 1883 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire as Andrew McCandlish. Son of the late Andrew McCandlish and of Janet (Crozier) McCandlish of Kirkcowan. As Andrew Crozier McCandlish he married Helen Scott in 1905 in Kirkcowan.
CWGC shows his next of kin as Janet Candlish of Kirkcowan and Helen Candlish of Glenluce.
A local newspaper reported that Andrew Candlish was the first man from Kirkcowan to fall in the war and that he left a wife and young family.
In 1911 Andrew and Helen McCandlish with Sarah aged 3 and Andrew aged 1 were in Kirkcowan.
Died of wounds 14 November 1914 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


JAS. McCLELLAND, KOSB.
James McClelland, Private (4371 & 241093) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 24.
James enlisted in June 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915. He then served in Egypt, Palestine and France. He was killed at Soissons.
Born 1894 in Palnure. (Registered in Kirkmabreck) Son of John and Jessie (Rodgers) McClelland of Palnure, Minnigaff.
Missing in action on 1 August 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, France.


JOHN McDOWALL, CAN.
John McDowall, Private (427372) 16th Battalion, Canadaian Infantry (Canadian Scottish) Age 31.
John was a liveryman and farmer, with his brother James, on a homestead near Herbert, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in July 1915 in the 46th Battalion at Moose Jaw. He and many others were transferred to the 16th Battalion when they arrived in England.
Born 1885 at Bargaly Lodge, Palnure, Minnigaff. Son of James and Margaret (Graham) McDowall of Herbert Cottage, Blackcraig, Minnigaff.
Killed in action on 4 August 1916 and buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium.


PTR. McGHIE, HLI.
Peter McGhie, Private (37221) 13th Battalion, Royal Scots. Age 21.
Peter was a ploughman at Barvennan Farm, Penninghame, Wigtownshire when he enlisted as Private (32669) in the Highland Light Infantry in July 1916. He was posted to the Royal Scots in France in April 1917 and served at Ypres and Arras. Peter died in one of the Casualty Clearing Stations at Duisans.
Born 1897 at Blackcraig, Minnigaff. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth (McCleary) McGhie. Husband of Elizabeth (Scott) McGhie of Newton Stewart who he married in 1916 in Minnigaff.
Died of wounds on 29 October 1917 and buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.


ROBT. McMASTER, CAN.
Robert McMaster, Private (925237) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) Age 30.
Robert was working as a labourer in Biggar, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in January 1916 at the nearby town of Weyburn. He was wounded at Vimy Ridge and killed at Hill 70 near Lens.
Born 1887 in Palnure, Minnigaff. Son of Thomas and Grace (Blain) McMaster.
Missing in action on 16 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


DAV. MILLIGAN, RSF.
David Milligan, Private (17305) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 20.
David was employed at Cairnsmore Gardens, Minnigaff when he enlisted in February 1915. He joined his battalion in France in July 1915 but died of a haemorrhage in the 5th General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1895 in Corwall, Mochrum, Wigtownshire. Son of John and Agnes (Stewart) Milligan of Graddoch Mill, Palnure, Minnigaff.
Died on active service on 19 December 1915 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.


JOHN PATERSON, RFA.
John Paterson, Sergeant (94734) 8th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (but see note below) Age 29.
John had worked for a number of years for Mr. Fox at Polbae, Kirkcowan when he enlisted in September 1914. He served in Egypt from July 1915 and then at Ypres, Messines, Arras and on the Somme. He was wounded at Ypres.
Born 1888 in Craignine, Minnigaff. Son of John and Margaret (Ferguson) Paterson of Newton Stewart, Penninghame, Wigtownshire and later of 11 Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart.
Missing in action on 25 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Kirkcowan War Memorial and on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial in Newton Stewart
Although John served wth the RFA there is some doubt about his unit. Records show that the 8th Brigade served in the Middle East but never on the Western Front. His entry in the Army Registers of Soldiers effects gives his unit as 178th Brigade RFA. .


JOHN SMITH, KOSB.
John Smith, Lance Sergeant (2114 & 240624) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 22.
John enlisted in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was fatally wounded at Gaza.
Born 1895 in Minnigaff. Son of William and Jessie (Lindsay) Smith of Daisyhill, Palnure, Minnigaff.
Died of wounds on 20 April 1917 and buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost all of the men above are listed on the Minnigaff Parish War Memorial.
James Innes is listed on the Kirkmabreck Parish War Memorial in Creetown (his birthplace).
Andrew McCandlish is listed on the Kirkcowan and District War Memorial as Andrew Candlish.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR/UKNIWM memorial 71912
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had it independently confirmed that Andy Shankland saved this memorial from a skip when the school closed (in the 1960s). The future of the memorial is again uncertain as the centre has now closed and I believe is to be sold. Andy Shankland is still around so perhaps he will take a hand in ensuring its future. Just in case, I will report it to the War Memorials Trust so that they can raise the issue with the council's War Memorials Officer. The building is currently owned by D&G Council.

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