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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Crosshouse Reply with quote

Crosshouse - Kilmarnock & Louden District

The Crosshouse war memorial is a tall grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and bosses standing on a tapering pedestal and two low steps. The commemorations are at the base of the cross shaft on both sides and the names of the WWI dead are listed in lead lettering on the face and sides of the pedestal. The names of the WWII dead have been added in lead lettering at the rear face of the pedestal.
The monument stands in front of the kirk on a raised bank of grass in the village.




Below - the rear face of the pedestal with the WWII names. The side lists more WWI names:



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson John Private

Armour David Private

Auld John Private

Barnes John Private

Barr James R. Gunner

Barrie Hugh Private

Brown James Private

Brown Robert Private

Burleigh Robert Corporal

Carlyle George Lieutenant

Cole John Private

Connelly Thomas Private

Cook John Private

Cowan James Lance Corporal

Cumming Francis Lance Corporal

Domican Robert Private

Douglas James Private

Ewart James Private

Ferels John Reid Private

Gibson James Private

Hannah Charles Corporal Military Medal

Hay Samuel Private

Hillhouse Matthew Kay Private

Hunter John Lance Corporal

Hunter William Sergeant

Kennedy James Private

Lamont William Corporal

Livingstone Alexander Lance Corporal

McCourt Joseph Private

McGhee Hugh Private

McMillan William Cummings Private

Milligan John Private

Montague John Private

Neil William M. Gunner

Newland David Riggs Private

Owens James Private

Owens Robert Corporal

Paterson James Gunner

Ross James Lance Corporal

Ross Robert Private

Shearer Robert Private

Shields George Sergeant

Stevenson David Private

Stewart David Private

Stewart George Lance Corporal

Stewart James Private

Struthers Andrew Private

Tait John Private

Walker Thomas Sergeant

Wardrope William Private

White Robert Sergeant

Young Andrew Yates Lieutenant



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adair Simpson Sergeant

Allardyce Alexander Guardsman

Anderson John L/Sergeant

Candlish William Able Seaman

Cole John A. Gunner

Elliot Alexander L/Sergeant

Fletcher David Lance Corporal

Frew Francis S/W

Goodman William S. A/C

Hillhouse John Sergeant

Howie Charles Guardsman

Lundie Robert W. Private

McDougall James Sapper

Millar Robert B. Trooper

Orr John Fusilier

Spiers Alexander Guardsman

Sprott David Private

Tod William Corporal

Wilson John Fusilier

Wilson John R. Guardsman
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref NS 395 384

At a public meeting on 29th April 1920 it was unanimously agreed, after discussion, to request permission from the trustees of the church to erect a Celtic cross in the church grounds. Permission was granted. A handsome War Memorial was solemnly dedicated on Sunday 2nd October 1921. A replica of the St Matins Cross, Iona, the Memorial is of Peterhead granite, about fifteen feet high and occupies a fine site on the terrace at the front of the church.

The Inscription reads:

“To the glory of God and in affectionate remembrance of the men of Crosshouse Parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919”

Round the base are engraved the names of fifty-two men and underneath is the sentence:

“They loved not their life even unto death”
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial enjoys Historic Scotland listing protection as it is specifically mentioned in the listing of the church as grade C(S) which was made on 20th April 2005.
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Jim



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some pics of the 2011 Remembrance Service at Crosshouse. Thanks to Pete Heywood, folkie and all-round good guy who took them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peteheywood/sets/72157628119370440/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:16 am    Post subject: Pte. David Riggs Newlands Reply with quote

WW1
David Riggs Newlands

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"Private David Newlands Riggs, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, formerly of Crosshouse, has been killed. A letter addressed by him to a Crosshouse friend was found on the battlefield and forwarded by the officer in charge of the burying party which picked it up with the statement that he feared the writer had been killed, and a subsequent post-card from one of his friends confirmed this. Private Riggs is the first Crosshouse man to lose his life in the war. He had been in the Army for seven years and accompanied the second Indian contingent to France."
(article has mixed up his middle name and surname.)

CWGC
NEWLANDS, DAVID RIGG
Rank: Private
Service No: 10675
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: NEWLANDS
Firstname: David Rigg
Service Number: 10675
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Lugar Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:46 am    Post subject: Crosshouse Memorial - Private John Tait Reply with quote

John is also on the Dreghorn Memorial

CWGC information

Name: TAIT
First Name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps(Infantry)
Unit: 63rd Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/06/1918
Service No: 119206
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Bella Tait, of 5, South Hook Row, Crosshouse by Kilmarnock
Grave/Memorial reference: Plot 1 Row E Grave 22
Cemetery: ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: James Kennedy Pte GH Reply with quote

James Kennedy Private S/43484 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Crosshouse,Ayrshire e Kilmarnock 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 05/09/1916 Son of Mrs. Euphemia Kennedy, of Carmel View, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Gnr. James R. Barr, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 9th. November, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
BARR.-
Killed in France, on the 2? ult., Gunner J. R. Barr, R.F.A., aged 21 years, younger son of John Barr, Knockentiber, Crosshouse."

SNWM - WW1
Surname BARR
Forename James Runkin Name is RANKIN.
Rank Gnr
Service number 125487
Decoration
Place of birth Glasgow See census below.
Date of death 27 October 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

SDGW - makes the same middle name spelling mistake otherwise it's born Glasgow; enlisted Kilmarnock.
Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to John (father), John (brother), Hugh (brother).
James Rankin Barr, D/311 Bde., R.F.A., Gunner 125487; died 27.10.1917, in action.


CWGC - BARR, James Rankin
Rank: Gunner.
Service No: 125487.
Date of Death: 27/10/1917. Age: 21.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery "D" Bty. 311th Bde.
Grave Reference: II. A. 20.
Cemetery:BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Janet Thomson Barr, of Knockentiber, Crosshouse, Ayrshire.

1901 Census Ayrshire, Kilmaurs, Waterpark, recorded (transcription):- James R. Barr (5), son, born Kilmaurs; John Barr (46), Farmer, born Ayrs., Dalry; Janet Barr (46), Wife, born Kilmaurs; Hugh Barr (22), son, born Dalry; John Barr (13), Scholar, son, born Dalry; other siblings and farm servants.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 80669
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