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Dumfries Congregational Church (Irvine Street) WW1

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Dumfries Congregational Church (Irvine Street) WW1 Reply with quote

WMR - 81963
OS Map Ref NX 97140 76350

This is one of a pair of newly discovered Rolls of Honour from the former Congregational Church in Irvine Street, Dumfries. The church is now de-consecrated and has been bought by a local antiques dealer who has the memorials for sale. The current and future locations of the memorials are to be confirmed. I have informed WMT about the memorials, in particular that they are for sale.

There is a puzzle about the two rolls. Is one an extension of the other or was the other originally in another congregational church in Dumfries and moved to Irvine Street at a later date?

The photographs are courtesy of Alison Fabian.





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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have edited the original post - thanks to Ken Morrison for pointing out my error.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Dumfries Burgh War Memorial as:

PTE. ROBERT SCOTT, M.M. KOSB.
Robert Scott, Military Medal age 23 Private (2172 & 240651) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was an apprentice plumber in Dumfries when he enlisted. He landed at Gallipoli with the 1/5th KOSB in June 1915 but contracted enteric fever and was invalided home in November 1915.
After he recovered he joined the 6th KOSB in France in March 1917 but was wounded on 15 April and evacuated to the Cromarty Military Hospital, Ross and Cromarty, where he died.
He was awarded the MM in June 1918 as 240651 Pte. R. Scott, K.O.S.B. (Dumfries)
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Isabella Scott of Wallacetown, Gasstown, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 24 July 1918 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery.


Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh War Memorial as:

SKACHILL, JOHN. CPL. K.O.S.B.
John Skachill age 21 Corporal (4325 & 241064) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed by the Wet Carbonising Company in Dumfries when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in Egypt and served in Palestine where he was severely wounded at Gaza on 19 April 1917. He went to France with his battalion in April 1918 but died in the 7th Casualty Clearing Station at Ligny-St. Flochel.
Born 1896 at 36 College Street in Maxwelltown, Troqueer as John Collins McKinnon. Son of Sarah Jane (McKinnon) Skachill and step-son of Terence Skatchill of 42 College Street, Maxwelltown who married in June 1897 in Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 4 July 1918 and buried in Ligny St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Also on this Roll is John's step-father Terence who served with the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli where he was wounded.
He enlisted as Private (8542) in March 1915 and landed at Gallipoli on 9 May 1915. He was evacuate home in December 1915 and posted to the 6th KOSB in France in June 1916. He transferred as Private (34880) to the 9th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment and transferred again as Driver (77156) to the Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) in February 1917. He returned to England in November 1917, now in the Tank Corps, and served until his discharge from the army in March 1920
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 81963
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: No longer for sale Reply with quote

War Memorials Trust have advised the IWM office in London, today, that this Roll of Honour is still at the premises, but no longer for sale.
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