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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From ‘The Scotsman’ - Monday, 5th December 1921, page 5

New Cumnock

The war memorial erected at New Cumnock for the men who fell was on Saturday unveiled by General Pollock M'Call in the Afton Cemetery. The memorial takes the form of a stone casket, and was built by Matthew Muir & Sons, Kilmarnock, from a design by Sir John Burnett. The building is of Auchenheath stone.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Sgt. James McMillan D.C.M. Reply with quote

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James McMillan, R.S.F. (D.C.M.) not listed on memorial

(Glasgow Herald 7th July 1915)
"Sergeant J. McMillan, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr James McMillan, New Cumnock, has received the following letter from Major-General Gough, commanding the 9th Division, now serving in France:-"Your C.O. and Brigade Commander have informed me that you have distinguished yourself by conspicuous bravery in the field on June 16, 1915. I have read their reports and, although promotions and decorations cannot be given in every case, i should like you to know that your gallant action is recognised and how greatly it is appreciated."

(Daily Record 7th July 1915)
"Mr James Mcmillan, New Cumnock, has been officially informed that his son, Sergeant James McMillan, R.S.F., has been reccomended for the D.C.M. for distinguished conduct on the field.
Sergeant McMillan was a Reservist, and re-joined his company on the outbreak of hostilities as a private, being subsequently promoted to sergeant. He was home recently wounded, and had since been at the front. Sergeant McMillan was a miner in the employment of the New Cumnock Collieries, Ltd. His parents reside at Burnview Cottage, New Cumnock
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McMILLAN, JAMES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 7661
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Awards: D C M (Distinguished Conduct Medal)
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Surname: McMILLAN
Forename: James
Rank: Sgt
Service number: 7661
Decoration: DCM
Place of birth: New Cumnock Ayrshire
Date of death: 1 July 1916
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Robert McClymont Reply with quote

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Robert McClymont, R.S.F.

(The Scotsman 31st January 1916)
"Sgt. Robert McClymont, 5th R.S.F., son of Mr Murdoch McClymont, Bank Glen, was killed at the Dardanelles. Some time ago he was made a King's Corporal on the field for bravery in action, and was afterwards promoted sergeant. At the time of enlistment he was in the employment of the New Cumnock Collieries."

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McCLYMONT, R
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 7217
Date of Death: 19/12/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: XI. A. 9.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

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Surname: McCLYMONT
Forename: Robert
Rank: Sgt
Service number: 7217
Place of birth: New Cumnock Ayrshire
Date of death: 19 December 1915
Theatre of death: Gallipoli
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 1/5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Pte. George McMillan Reply with quote

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George McMillan, R.S.F.

(The Scotsman 31st January 1916)
"George McMillan, 5th R.S.F., son of Mr William McMillan, was killed at the Dardanelles. At the time of enlistment he was employed as a miner with the New Cumnock Collieries."

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McMILLAN, G
Rank: Private
Service No: 8204
Date of Death: 20/12/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. B. 6.
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY

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Surname: McMILLAN
Forename: George
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8204
Date of death: 20 December 1915
Theatre of death: Gallipoli
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 1/5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a family grave in Sorbie Old Parish Churchyard, Wigtownshire.

ROBERT ALEXANDER McGILL, Private (7252) 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born 1894 in Garlieston, Sorbie. Son of Robert and and the late Janet (Paterson) McGill of New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Killed in Action – 23 April 1916 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
On 23 April Turkish forces attacked the oasis of Dueidar on the newly built railway line back to Kantara and the Suez Canal. The oasis was defended by a detachment of the 1/5th RSF.
The attack was repulsed with support from the 5th Australian Light Horse.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:54 pm    Post subject: WW1 Capt. S. A. Cunningham, R.S.F. Reply with quote

Glasgow Herald, Monday, 26th. July, 1915.
"Deaths On Service. Cunningham.- Killed in action at the Dardanelles on 12th. July, in his 28th year, Samuel Andrew Cunningham, Captain, 1-5th. Royal Scots Fusiliers, only son of J.B. Cunningham, retired bank agent, and Mrs. Cunningham, Dunrod, New Cumnock."


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Surname CUNNINGHAM
Forename Samuel Andrew
Rank Capt
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 12 July 1915
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail 5th Bn. (T.).

CWGC - CUNNINGHAM, Samuel Andrew
Rank: Captain.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915. Age: 27.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 72 to 75. (Stone 72.)
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James Brown Cunningham and I. Cunningham, of Dunrod, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: David Turnbull GH Reply with quote

David Turnbull Pte 260081 5th Gordon Highlanders b New Cumnock,Ayr e Ayr Age 32 Killed in Action F&F 16/05/1917 Son of William and Jane Turnbull, of Lane Head, New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 05-10-17 P6: New Cumnock
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sgt. James McMillan D.C.M. Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
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James McMillan, R.S.F. (D.C.M.) not listed on memorial

(Glasgow Herald 7th July 1915)
"Sergeant J. McMillan, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr James McMillan, New Cumnock, has received the following letter from Major-General Gough, commanding the 9th Division, now serving in France:-"Your C.O. and Brigade Commander have informed me that you have distinguished yourself by conspicuous bravery in the field on June 16, 1915. I have read their reports and, although promotions and decorations cannot be given in every case, i should like you to know that your gallant action is recognised and how greatly it is appreciated."

(Daily Record 7th July 1915)
"Mr James Mcmillan, New Cumnock, has been officially informed that his son, Sergeant James McMillan, R.S.F., has been reccomended for the D.C.M. for distinguished conduct on the field.
Sergeant McMillan was a Reservist, and re-joined his company on the outbreak of hostilities as a private, being subsequently promoted to sergeant. He was home recently wounded, and had since been at the front. Sergeant McMillan was a miner in the employment of the New Cumnock Collieries, Ltd. His parents reside at Burnview Cottage, New Cumnock
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James is also named on the "next door" Kirkconnel Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:
SGT. JAMES McMILLAN D.C.M. R.S.F.
James McMillan, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 31 – Sergeant (7661) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
I can find little trace of James's connection to Kirkconnel but in 1916 the Kirkconnel Hero Fund Committee presented a gold watch to his father and to another Kirkconnel soldier, Lance Corporal Matthew Parker, who had been awarded a D.C.M.
James had been employed as a miner with the New Cumnock Collieries and was an army reservist. He landed as Private (7661) with the 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers at Le Havre on 14 August 1914. He was wounded and when he recovered he was posted to the 2nd RSF. James was awarded a D.C.M. for his actions on 15 June 1915 as 7661 Serjeant J. McMillan, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. “For conspicuous gallantry when he led- forward an attack with great bravery and skill until he found himself practically alone. He then carried in a wounded man under very heavy fire.”
James was killed on the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Born 1885 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of James and Margaret (Jardine) McMillan of Burnview Cottage, New Cumnock.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. George McMillan Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
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George McMillan, R.S.F.

(The Scotsman 31st January 1916)
"George McMillan, 5th R.S.F., son of Mr William McMillan, was killed at the Dardanelles. At the time of enlistment he was employed as a miner with the New Cumnock Collieries."



George is also named on the "next door" Kirkconnel Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

PTE. GEORGE McMILLAN R.S.F.
George McMillan – age 19 – Private (8204) 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
George was a miner with the New Cumnock Collieries when he enlisted in May 1915. He was wounded when he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but recovered to rejoin his unit.
Born December 1896 in Mansfield Village, New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of William and Jane (Pearson) McMillan of Mansfield Village New Cumnock and of Riverside Terrace, Kirkconnel.
Killed in Action on 29 December 1915 and buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Note: The CWGC Register shows his date of death as 20/12/1915 but their own grave registration and all other records have 29/12/1915.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P. McAtee Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Named on the Kirkconnel Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

SGT. PATRICK McATEE K.O.S.B.
Patrick McAtee, Military Medal – age 27 – Sergeant (240493) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Patrick was a miner at Fauldhead Colliery in Kirkconnel when he enlisted as Private (1861) in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 where he was wounded at Achi Baba Nullah in July. He was evacuated to hospital in Chester and later served in Egypt and Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was awarded a MM for bravery in the field.
Born 1890 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Son of the late Andrew and Catherine (Conlon) McAtee of New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Husband of Mary (Graham) McAtee of Aisne Street, Kirkconnel who he married in 1915 in Glasgow. (from 1919 she was Mrs John Charles Ward of 24 Hyslop Street, Kelloholm, Kirkconnel)
Killed in Action on 31 October 1918 and buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edward Smith Black Watch.

Named on the Kirkconnel Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

PTE. EDWARD SMITH Q.O.C.H.
Edward Smith – age 43 – Private (S/10592) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Edward had been a miner in Kirkconnel for seven years when he enlisted as Private (S/16731) in the Cameron Highlanders in January 1915. He was transferred to the Black Watch in January 1916 and posted to Mesopotamia.
Born 1873 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late James and Jane (Templeton) Smith of New Cumnock.
Killed in Action on 22 April 1916 and buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERMANN TOFERN, KOSB.

Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

PTE. HERMAN TOFERN, K.O.S.B
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Herman Tofern – age 25 – Private (1846) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Herman was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1890 in Bethnal Green, London as Herman Julius Tofern. Son of the late Julius and Sarah (Meggat) of Gosport Road, Walthamstow, Essex.
His late father Julius was a hairdresser and had been born in Hanover, Germany.
In 1901 Herman and his siblings were living in Pathhead, New Cumnock, Ayrshire with members of the Meggat family.
Brother of Robert Tofern of Queensbury Square and of Mrs Margaret (Tofern) Gibson of Buccleuch Road, both in Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 11 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBT. MARTIN, SEAFORTH HRS.

Named on the Sanquhar War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

SGT. ROBERT MARTIN, SEAFORTHS.
Robert Martin, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 33 – Lance Sergeant (S/3998) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion as Private (S/3998) at Boulogne in May 1915. During his three years in France he was wounded at Loos in September 1915 and gassed in August 1917. Robert was awarded a DCM in 1918
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He went forward alone between the lines in search for an enemy machine-gun which was continually enfilading the line and was eventually able to put this gun out of action, killing part of its crew. Throughout the whole action he displayed the greatest courage and coolness, and was of invaluable assistance to his C.O
Born 1885 in New Cumnock. Son of the late Sophia (Galloway) Martin and of William John Martin of New Cumnock. He lodged with Mrs. Galloway of Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM BELL, M.G.C.

William Bell – age 23 – Private (5651) 69th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
William was brought up at Gatelawbridge, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire before the family moved to New Cumnock in Ayrshire. He was a miner in the New Cumnock Collieries when he enlisted as Private (20683) in the Cameron Highlanders in August 1915 and he joined his battalion in France in February 1916 before he transferred to the MGC.
Born 1893 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfrieshire as William George Bell. Son of Alexander and Mary (Wood) Bell of 4 South Boig Street, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 8 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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