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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCHARRIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 5th Bn attd 1st Bn
Date of Death: 9/6/1918
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of James McHarrie, of Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: II D 12
Cemetery: Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MOIR, ARCHIBALD GIFFORD
Initials: AG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: Enclosure No.4 XII. J. 5.
Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. A. P. Moir, of Marshill, Alloa.

Also named on the memorial at St. John's Episcopal Church, Broad Street, Alloa. Named in Wisden's publication on cricketers who fell in the Great War as he was a sound batsman for Fettes College.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MOIR, ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS
Initials: AD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Midshipman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Mary Rose
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Date of Death: 17/10/1917
Age: 17
Additional Information: Son of James Whitehead Moir (Solicitor), of Dunmar, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
Panel Reference: 20
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (1/11/1917): Killed in action on 17 October, Midshipman Archibald Douglas Moir RN, HMS Marlborough, aged 17, second son of Mr & Mrs JW Moir, Dunmer, Alloa. Temporatily on duty in HMS Mary Rose.

Note: HMS Mary Rose, launched on 8 October 1915, was an Admiralty M-class destroyer sunk on 17 October 1917 approximately 70 miles east of Lerwick in an action off Lerwick while escorting a convoy of 12 merchant ships from Norway.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds) Bn
Date of Death: 12/4/1918
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of John M. and Jessie M. Ross.
Panel Reference: Panel 9
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DOWNIE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202758
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 13th Bn
Date of Death: 1/8/1918
Age: 18
Additional Information: Son of William and Grace Downie, of "Stewart Lea," 60, Midton Rd., Ayr. Native of Cairnryan, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: IX A 1
Cemetery: Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire

Wigtownshire Free Press (23/8/1918): Mr Downie, 6 John Street, Ayr, late of Cairnryan, has received a letter from an officer at the front, informing that his son, Pte John Downie, Royal Scots, was killed in action on the 1st inst. Pte Downie joined the Army in 1916, and had been on active service for about twelve months. Previous to enlistment, he was in the employment of the G and SW Railway Coy at Ayr.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KIRKLAND, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201661
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 1/8/1918
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of William Kirkland, of Greggside, Barr, Ayrshire, and the late Mary McCutcheon Kirkland.
Grave Regerence: I B 5
Cemetery: Oulchy-Le-Chateau Churchyard Extension

Also named on Barr War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BELL, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241980
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st/6th Bn
Date of Death: 10/8/1917
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of John and Maggie Bell, of 3, Firwood St., Middleton Junction, Manchester.
Panel Reference: pier and Face 3C and 3D
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DORMAN, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: WJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 154935
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 3rd Bn
Date of Death: 2/9/1944
Age: 44
Honours: MBE
Additional Information: Son of James William and Annie Dorman; husband of Ruby Dorman, of Goodmayes, Essex.
Grave Reference: XVIII F 5
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private W Edmonds, Royal Engineers

I am unable to trace this man at present.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on William Trueman.

Wigtownshire Free Press (12/9/1918): Mrs Thorburn, Drummockloch, Cairnryan, has received official notice that her son, William, died on 27th August in 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, of tetanus (lockjaw). Pte Trueman, who was only 19 years of age, enlisted in September 1914. This is Mrs Thorburn's second son who has given his life for his country, while another is on active service in France.
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