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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irving, Lt. W.J.T.

Named on the Annan War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

IRVING, W. J. T. Royal Artillery.
William John Thomson Irving age 24 Second Lieutenant (89371) 76 (Highland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Born 1915 in Dornock, Dumfriesshire.
Son of the late George Irving and of and Elizabeth Irving of Tulliesfield and of Albie Croft, Annan.
Killed in Action on 10 June 1940 and buried in the only Commonwealth War Grave in Hornoy Communal Cemetery (to the west of Amiens) in France.

Dumfries & Galloway Standard 24/5/1941 p.4
ANNAN OFFICER KILLED. Official intimation has been received that 2nd Lieut. Wm. J. T. Irving, R.A., only son of Mrs Irving and the late Mr George Irving, Albie Croft, Annan, and formerly of Tulliesfield, was killed in France on the 10th June last year. Lieut. Irving, who was twenty-four years of age at the time of his death, was educated at Annan Academy and at Dumfries Academy, and served his apprenticeship as a solicitor with Messrs John Roddick & Son. Annan. He qualified as a law agent at Edinburgh University, and after some further experience in the city, he received an appointment with Messrs Dewar, Oliver Webster, solicitors, Arbroath. At the outbreak, war he was an officer in the local regiment of Artillery, and was mobilised immediately with his unit. He went to France at an early date, and had experience both on the northern front and farther south region of the Maginot Line. Lieut. Irving was young man of fine character, and had the foundations of a promising career in the legal profession before joining the Army,


William was commissioned in June 1939 London Gazette 6/6/1939 p.3785.
The Dundee based Territorial 76 Field Regiment landed at Le Havre with the 51st (Highland) Division in January 1940 but were transferred to the 3rd Division in March 1940.
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: arbroath Reply with quote

Lieut W J.T. IRVING , RA listed in the Roll of honour - ARBROATH & DISTRICT 1939-1945 printed by T Buncle & Co Arbroath .

Has a photo of him head & shoulders in uniform :

Lieutenant William J. T. IRVING , Royal Artillery , was the only son of the late George Irving and of Mrs Irving , Albie Croft Annan. Qualified as a law agent , he was well known in ARBROATH , where , before the outbreak of the war, he held an appointment with Messrs Clark Oliver Dewar & Webster , SSC. He was an officer of the local Territorial Army Unit of the Royal Artillery , and was mobilised at the outbreak of the war and went to France with the First Expeditionary Force . He was killed in action in that country, near Abbeville , on 10th June 1940, and was buried in Hornoy Military Cemetery. Lieutenant Irving was 24 Years of age

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SWAN, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 2766993
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 5th Bn
Date of Death:19/3/1943
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Swan and of Jeanie Swan (nee Malone); husband of Jean Swan, of Arbroath, Angus.
Grave Reference: VI A 22
Cemetery: Sfax War Cemetery

Also named on Peebles Old Parish Church Memorial and Peebles War Memorial.
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: arbroath Reply with quote

On 12th April 2019 the casualty Pte David Pyper son of police inspector Robert Pyper, Arbroath burgh police was accepted by the Trustees of the Scottish National War memorial at the Edinburgh castle . I was informed by Lt Col Roger J Binks that the file had been accepted and that PTE 430187 DAVID PYPER , Canadian infantry drowned on hospital ship HMHS Anglia on 17th November 1915 would be listed on the Canadian infantry roll . He was a patient and the hospital ship was sunk in the English Channel when she hit a mine .

Pte Pyper is not on any church war memorial in Arbroath that I can see and is not on the family gravestone in the Arbroath eastern cemetery either . He was a Scot

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: arbroath Reply with quote

Listed on the Arbroath (TOWN WAR MEMORIAL ) are two Arbroathians who were related to each other I hear from a relative in the town :

CWGC:

Gnr 635342 EDWARD BEATTIE WILLIAMSON , aged 22 years , 119 Bty 27th Bn ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY.
died 22 October 1918 son of Alexander Dorward Williamson, & Isabella Cumming Key Williamson of 59 Kinnaird Street, Arbroath , Forfarshire
Grave Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais France
Grave No LXVII K 29

SCOTTISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL :

Gnr 635342 Edward Beattie Williamson, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY & ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY Born Arbroath
Died 22 October 1918 F & F

(listed in the Arbroath & district roll of honour book : apprentice mechanic with Messrs Francis Webster & Sons . Joined the Territorials in February 1912 and after a spell in Italy Gunner Williamson was engaged in the fighting in Northern France and Flanders . He was in No 4 General Hospital France suffering from a poisoned hand when he took pneumonia and died on 22 nd October 1918. He is buried in Etaples Mil Cemetery.


ALSO:

CWGC:

Able Seaman Clyde Z/7290 Lawrence WILLIAMSON, Nelson BN RN Div RNVR
died 13th November 1916
listed Pier & Face 1 A Thiepval Memorial .
NO NEXT OF KIN DETAILS RECORDED


SCOTTISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL:

AB Clyde Z/7290 Lawrence WILLIAMSON Nelson Bn RN Div , RNVR

DIED 13th November 1916

Listed on the Arbroath & district roll of honour book

Youngest son of William WILLIAMSON , and his wife Janet Petrie Gray, 3 Walker Place Arbroath. He attended the Arbroath High school and entered the office of Messrs Francis Wester & sons , Alma Works , and enlisted under the Derby scheme a fortnight before completion of his apprenticeship as a mercantile clerk . He joined the Royal Navy and saw some time in the trenches and on the 13th November 19176 took part in the Battle of ANCRE in which the Battalion suffered heavy losses. Reported Missing .

( I hear that his father William Williamson was the editor of the ARBROATH HERALD )

Also listed on the Arbroath High School war memorial and the Alma Works war memorial of Messrs Francis Webster & sons in Arbroath )


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