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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish War Memorial as:

JOHN MACKIE, REDHALL, K.O.S.B.
John Mackie age 21 Private (40190) 7th/8th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as a porter at Rigg Station near Gretna when he enlisted. He was wounded just after he arrived at the Front in September 1916 and was killed three months later.
Born c. 1895 in Gretna. (Source: 1901 census but cannot trace on GRoS)
Son of James and Sarah Ann (Smith) Mackie of Redhall Farm, Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Killed in Action on 15 December 1916 and buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

James McKay and Sarah Anne Smith married in Gretna in 1888 and on the census of 1891, 1901 and 1911 the family name is McKay. The children were registered as McKay but the family started to use the name MacKie at some stage.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Cpl. J. BURGESS, GORDONS.
John Burgess age 30 Corporal (S/9735) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
In 1901 John, aged 14, was a message boy living with his sister Sarah Farrow and her family at 45 Glasgow Road Maxwelltown. His nephew James Farrow was killed at Loos in September 1915.
He was employed as a pointsman by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Hurlford near Kilmarnock in Ayrshire when he enlisted in April 1915 and he joined the Machine Gun Section of the 1st Gordons in September 1915. He had just rescued a wounded officer when he was wounded himself and he was killed by a shell on his way to the dressing station.
Born 1886 in Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Mary Ann (Fergusson) Burgess of Rue, Hollywood, Dumfriesshire and of 33 High Street, Lochmaben.
Killed in Action on 18 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial and on the Royal Four Towns War Memorial in Hightae Village in Dumfriesshire as:

Pte. J. WILSON, CAMERONS.
James Thompson Wilson age 29 Private (203280) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was a goods guard with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company when he enlisted as Private (10955) in August 1914. He landed with the 5th Camerons in France in May 1915 and at a later date was transferred to the 6th Battalion.
Born 1889 in Hightae, Lochmaben as James Thomson. Son of the late John Thomson and of Margaret Wilson who married James Young in 1892 in Lochmaben. His sister, Miss Mary Young of Hightae, was advised of his death.
Missing in Action on 5 April 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, TW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 14515
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 7/9/1917
Grave Reference: XXV P 13
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/9/1917): Official intimation has been received by Miss Nellie Kerr, Main Street, Glenluce, that her brother, Lance Corporal Thomas Wingate Kerr, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on 3 September in the 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France, from tetanus, developed as a result of a gunshot wound in the left lung. Lance Corporal Kerr, who was 23 years of age, joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, and, prior to enlisting, was a railway porter at Glenluce Station.

The article also carried a photograph of LC Kerr.

Also named on Glenluce Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listed here as THOMPSON, JOHN.

Named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial as:

SPR. JOHN THOMSON, 111th COY. R.E. RLY. TROOPS.
John Thomson age 32 Sapper (55324) 111th Company, Royal Engineers.
John was brought up by his grandparent and then by his uncle and aunt in Kirkcudbright. He had been a gardener at Ellenbank before becoming a surfaceman with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company. He enlisted in September 1914 and went to France in February 1915. John died in the 19th Casualty Clearing Station at Duisans.
Born 1886 in Kirkcudbright as William John Thomson. Son of Isabella Thomson. Nephew of Samuel and Ellen (Thomson) McNeillie of 91 High Street, Kirkcudbright.
Died of Wounds on 12 July 1917 and buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's Church memorial in Kirkcudbright.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Annan War Memorial as

SIMPSON, P. A. & S.H.
Peter Simpson age 30 Private (S/20777) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Peter was a foreman porter with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company and living in Barrhead, Renfrewshire when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in May 1917 and joined his battalion in France in August but was killed two months later.
Born in 1887 in Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Midlothian. Son of the late Peter Simpson and of Barbara (Stewart) Simpson, from 1903 Mrs. Robert Broatch Dixon of 3 East Hecklegirth, Annan. Husband of Mary Jane (Lindsay) Simpson, of 3 Gladstone Avenue, Barrhead, Renfrewshire and of 15 Addison Place, Annan who he married in 1911 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial and on the Barrhead War Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Parish War Memorial in Durisdeer Village as:

PTE. GEORGE ROGERSON, SCOTS RIFLES.
George Rogerson age 21 Private (43228) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
George was a porter and ticket collector with the Glasgow and Southwestern Railway Company at Carronbridge Station when he enlisted as Private (963) in the Highland Light Infantry. He landed with the 10th Battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and then served with the 12th HLI before he transferred to the Scottish Rifles.
Born 1895 in Durisdeer. Son of Robert and Lilly (Twynholm) Rogerson of Drumshinnoch, Carronbridge, Durisdeer and of Southampton House, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Died of Wounds on 22 September 1916 and buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France.

Oddly he is not named on the other Durisdeer Parish War Memorial near the former Carronbridge Station.

He and his brother Alexander Rogerson, age 19, Private (S/6415) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Killed in Action on 22 April 1916 are also named on the New Cumnock War Memorial in Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Dunscore Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

WILLIAM J. CHARTERIS, PTE. CAM. HIGHRS.
William James Charteris age 20 Private (S/41308) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
In 1901 William was living with his grandmother Jane Charteris in Penpont, Dumfriesshire. He was a booking clerk with the Glasgow and Southwestern Railway Company when he enlisted and he was posted as Private (S/22275) to the 1st Gordon Highlanders in France. Later he transferred to the Camerons. William died of tuberculosis at home in Throughgate, Dunscore.
Born 1899 in Penpont, Dumfriesshire. Son of and Mary (Charteris) Henderson and step-son of John Henderson of Throughgate, Auldgirth, Dunscore who had married in 1901 in Penpont.
Died on 7 July 1919 and buried in Dunscore Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you may be aware there has been some disruption to rail service through Ayr Station due to problems with the former hotel on the site.
Stuart Rankin has sent me this update.

The memorial at Ayr platform 3 is currently off public access but not itself in danger. Ayr station is surmounted by a station hotel built 1886 which was bought by an Asian absentee businessman who apparently does not reply to mail. He has allowed it to become derelict and the council stepped in with a dangerous buildings notice. Network Rail have been working to make the roof safe, with a stated ten week window. This would end before Armistice Day, hopefully allowing the usual service to take place; but there is no definite news. Platform 4 on the opposite side is the only one in use and security fencing blocks all other access.
A mess.
Station hotels were flourishing when it was built, right above the station but the British Transport Hotels sell-off led to shared ownership.
Even more of a mess now.
ScotRail know there is a possible location for the memorial at Kilmarnock station but are hoping to avoid a resiting.
I will keep you posted as no doubt you will want to know.
Kind regards
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