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Ten Names missing from Kilwinning WW1 Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Ten Names missing from Kilwinning WW1 Memorial Reply with quote

TEN NAMES MISSING FROM KILWINNING WW1 MEMORIAL

No.1/ Attestation of Husband,James,5817 3rd S.A.Infantry.
Born - Scotland
Age - 38 yrs.
n.o.k.- stepfather Hector Mackinnon,Glenlonan,Rothesay.
Trade - Painter
Married or Single - Single
Served in previous military force - SA War & German West
enlisted at Potchefstroom 03/09/1915.
Height - 5'-8.5"
Chest - 35"
Weight - 140 lbs.
Eyes - grey vision good
Hair - dark
Religion - Presbyterian.
Dixon,James Husband,B1870 599 169,M1890 644/9 430,parents M.Kilwinning,26/10/1869.
Dixon,James Husband,5817,Pte.,"B"Coy.3rd Regt.SAI.,MIA,cntr.-att.on G.pos.,Delville Wood,19/07/1916.
b.26/06/1870 at Howgate,Kilwinning,f.William(spirit dealer),m.Mary MS Husband,w.Margaret S.Cochrane.
name on Thiepval Memorial,Somme,France.Pier & Face 4C. Painter,P.
His father died and his mother re-married a Hector Mackinnon.
see M1878 599 24
When he marries its as James Husband Dickson
see M1890 644/9 430
When his child,Husband,Hector MacKinnon is born his surname reverts to Husband.
see B1891 644/3 2234.

No.2/Connell,William,B1881 599 251,M1904 594 11,parents M Kilwinning,31/12/1880.
Connell,William,501008,Spr.,2nd.Tunn.Coy.C.E.,d.as p.o.w.,Kreigsgef Laz,Hamelin,04/02/1917.
b.19/11/1881 at Townhead,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.John(railway porter),m.Jane nee Sharpe,w.Jean Allan.
brd.,Niederzwehren Cemetery,6mls.S.of Kassel,Hessen,Germany.gr.ref.X.C.14.** Miner,P. C.E.F.

No.3/Gillespie,John Allan,B1889 599 266,parents M Kilwinning,11/12/1888.
Gillespie,John Allan,80268,Pte.,31st.Inf.bn.,d.in a motor accident,Calgary,12/02/1917.
b.04/11/1889 at Burnbrae,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.David(carter),m.Agnes nee McLelland,w.Minnie E.
brd.,Union Cemetery,Calgary,Alberta,Canada.gr.ref.L.13.B.1.Sec.T. Motor Mechanic,P. C.E.F.

No.4/Linn,John,B1893 599 64,parents M.Kilwinning,06/08/1875
Linn,John,141676,Cpl.,13th.Inf.bn.,d.of gsw.to head,No.10 C.C.S.,Belgium,22/07/1916.
b.06/03/1893 at 19 Blacklands Row Ironworks,Kilwinning,f.James Linn(furnace filler),m.Jane Ritchie.
brd.,Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,Poperinge,W.Vlaa.,Belgium.gr.ref.VII.D.2A. Machinist,C.E. C.E.F.served as John Linn Graham.

No.5/McBroom,Gilbert,B1882 599 70,parents M Kilwinning,19/09/1859.
McBroom,Gilbert,463725,Cpl.,2nd.bn.CMR.,KIA,btwn.Monchy & Boiry Notre Dame,28/08/1918.
b.17/03/1882 at 17 Byrehill Row,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.William(pig iron weigher),m.Fanny nee Allan.
brd.,Tilloy British Cemetery,Tilloy-les-Mofflaines,P.-de-C.,France.gr.ref.II.B.27. Painter,P. C.E.F.

No.6/McBroom,John,B1877 599 115,parents M Kilwinning,19/09/1859.
McBroom,John,5035,Spr.,1st.Fld.Coy.C.E.,KIA,btwn.Lone Tree & Duck's Bill,Givenchy,15/06/1915.
b.15/04/1877 at 17 Byrehill Row,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.William(iron pig lifter),m.Frances nee Allan.
name on Vimy Memorial,Pas-de-Calais,France.** Blacksmith,P. C.E.F.

No.7/Smith,William,B1889 599 207,parents M Kilwinning,21/12/1879.
Smith,William,434180,Pte.,10th.Inf.bn.KIA,Canal du Nord,opposite Sains-lez-Marquion,03/09/1918.
b.12/07/1889 at Craighead Mill,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.William(farmer),m.Mary Murdoch,w.Catherine.
brd.,Queant Road Cemetery,Buissy,Pas-de-Calais,France.gr.ref.VIII.G.19. Plasterer,P. C.E.F.

No.8/Southwood,Gerald Henry,B1900 599 202,parents M Bristol,27/09/1899.
Southwood,Gerald Henry,349278,Gnr.,RCHA.,drd.,Rosemere,Quebec,04/06/1918.
b.29/07/1900 at Eglinton,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.Thomas(butler),m.Florence nee Easterbrook.
brd.,Mount Royal Cemetery,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.gr.ref.Sect. N/80A. Clerk,C.E. C.E.F.

No.9/Welsh,Thomas Baird,B1867 599 102,M1897/038390 Ontario,D1918/016216 Ontario,
parents M Galston,26/11/1858.
Welsh,Thomas Baird,Lt./Col.,99th.Inf.bn.,d.of uraemic poison,182 Ouellette St.,24/03/1918.
b.10/04/1867 at St.Winning's Sq.,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.Thomas(coach driver),m.Janet Baird,w.Agnes.
brd.,Strathroy Cemetery,Middlesex,Ontario,Canada.gr.ref.N/A. Druggist,P. C.E.F.

No.10/Wilson,Thomas McCormick,B1892 599 40,parents M Kilmarnock,24/02/1888.
Wilson,Thomas McCormick,71968,L/Cpl.,2nd.bn.CMGC.,KIA,nr.Le Fosses Farm,28/08/1918.
b.24/01/1892 at Dubbs Junction,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,f.Robert(railway pointsman),m.Agnes McCormick.
brd.,Quebec Cemetery,Cherisy,Pas-de-Calais,France.gr.ref.B.9. Farmer,P. C.E.F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm prepared to accept that these men are not on the Kilwinning War Memorial but not that they are "Missing" from the memorial.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. Here in Wigtown the Burgh Council produced a list of names for inclusion on the War Memorial and publicised in the local newspaper. Subsequently more names were added but one was removed. Presumably this was the family's wish as the man is named on the family gravestone in the local cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had several examples of people saying that names were 'missing' from local memorials. In most cases they were found on memorials in nearby villages - presumably there was some co-operation between war memorial committees at the time.
In another example, the deceased soldier was the son of a local dignitary. The family lived only around 50 metres from the war memorial. It is unthinkable that he was overlooked. Much more likely that the family chose for him not to be listed.

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