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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Kilmarnock Reply with quote

Kilmarnock War Memorial , opposite Dick Instutite.












A Beattie wrote:
The Sunday Post, 22nd. May, 1927, page 2:-
"KILMARNOCK WAR MEMORIAL
8000 See Unveiling by Sir H. Trenchard (Kilmarnock, Saturday.)
In presence of an assembly of over 8000 people Air-Marshal Sir Hugh M. Trenchard unveiled the Kilmarnock War Memorial this afternoon.
The memorial, which occupies a fine site in Elmbank Avenue, opposite the Dick Institute, library, and museum, is of a unique character, there being nothing of the same kind in the country.
It takes the form of a temple or shrine and is a large and architecturally imposing building of classical design, with a massive bronze statue inside.
Around the inner walls are bronze panels embossed with the names of 850 Kilmarnock men who fell in the war.

Sculptor`s Gift
The memorial was designed by Mr. James Miller, F.R.I.B.A., Glasgow, and the stature is the work of Mr. David M`Gill, the London sculptor, who is a native of Kilmarnock, and who gifted it to the town.
The cost of the building was well over £5000.
At the unveiling ceremony today the enclosure immediately in front of the memorial was reserved for relatives of the fallen, of whom nearly one thousand were present.
On either side of this were large contingents of ex-servicemen and Territorials.
After Sir Hugh Trenchard has unloosed the huge Union Jack which covered the gateway of the memorial the buglers of the R.S.F. sounded "The Last Post".
The pipers played "The Flowers of the Forest" and the buglers sounded "The Reveille."

Handed Over To Council
Sir Hugh delivered an impressive address, and afterwards the Kilmarnock Burgh Military Band and the Kilmarnock Musical Club Choir gave a rendering of "The Hallelujah Chorus."
On behalf of the War Memorial Committee, Sir Alexander Walker, K.B.E., handed over the memorial to the keeping of the Town Council, and in the absence of Provost Wilson, through illness, Bailie David Orr, Senior Magistrate, accepted custody.
At the close of the service hundreds of wreaths were placed inside the memorial, and for hours afterwards there was a large queue of people intent on inspecting the interior of the temple of memory."





I'll post pics of the names when I've discovered how to get them down in size a wee bit.
Mods - if these are 2 big , please delete and i'll post again - smaller this time - thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really stunning memorial.
I look forward to more posts on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5962
Mr James Miller, Architect.
David McGill, Sculptor

Unveiled on the 21st May 1927 by Sir Hugh Trenchard
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edited the original post to remove a duplicate image.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Here is the first of the panels. I took a lot, however some (most Rolling Eyes )are a wee bit out of focus. I'll get them in alphabetical order with a bit of luck and hopefuly post them over a couple of days as I might not get it all done tonight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice to get the full name panels here.
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I have made a start until all the panels are posted on the forum

CAIRNS J.A.G. KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
CAIRNS JOSEPH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CAIRNS PETER SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CAIRNS WILLIAM J SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CALDERWOOD COLIN BLACK WATCH
CALDERWOOD THOMAS MCW ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
CALDWELL JOHN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
CALDWELL JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CALDWELL FRANCIS SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CALDWELL CHARLES TANK CORPS
CAMERON THOMAS HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
CAMPBELL HUGH CANADIANS
CAMPBELL WILLIAM ROYAL NAVY
CAMPBELL ANDREW ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CAMPBELL ANDREW I ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CAMPBELL JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CANAVAN A ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CANDLISH HENRY SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CAREY JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS
CARGILL ANDREW ROYAL ENGINEERS
CARL JOHN M.M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS
CARLIN FRANCIS WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
CARRICK NEIL MCN MACHINE GUN CORPS
CARROL PATRICK ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CARSON ROBERT HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
CARSON PETER ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CARSWELL ROBERT C ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CAVENS SAMUEL SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CHRISTIE ALEX ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CHRISTIE JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CLARK WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS
CLARK JAMES KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS
CLARK WILLIAM ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CLARK I ROYAL SCOTS
CLARK DAVID ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CLARK WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CLARK ROBERT SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CLIMIE GEORGE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
COLQUHOUN JOHN QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
COLQUHOUN THOMAS QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
CONNELL JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CONNER JOHN CANADIANS
CONNOLLY JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CONNOLLY MATTHEW ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CONNOLLY ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CONNOR JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
COOK ALEXANDER ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
COOK JAMES ROYAL NAVY
COOK JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
COOK ANDREW SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CORNOCK JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
COWAN JACK CANADIANS
COWAN JOHN ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
CRAIB JAMES S ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRAIG HUGH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRAIG JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRANE WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRANSTON GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
CRAWFORD DAVID INDIAN ARMY
CRAWFORD PETER ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRAWFORD ROBERT MCC ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CRAWFORD DAVID SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Creely ARCHIBALD ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CREELY DANIEL ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CROOKS JOHN CANADIANS
CULLEN JAMES ROYAL ENGINEERS
CUMMING SAMUEL ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CUMMING WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CUMMING WILLIAM S SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CUNNINGHAM JAMES ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
CUNNINGHAM ALEXANDER CANADIANS
CUNNINGHAM JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS
CUNNINGHAM JOHN M ROYAL ENGINEERS
CUNNINGHAM GEORGE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CUNNINGHAM JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CUNNINGHAME ALFRED KS GRENADIER GUARDS
CURRAN PATRICK KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
CURRIE JAMES CANADIANS
CURRIE DAVID ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CURRIE JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
CURRIE JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CUTHBERT EDWARD H QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
CUTHBERT ROBERT ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
CUTHBERT THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
DALE JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
DALE ROBERT HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
DALE HUGH ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
DAVIDSON JOHN BLACK WATCH
DAVIDSON CHARLES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
DAVIDSON WILLIAM C ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
DEARIE EDWARD C KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
DEVLIN JOHN ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
DEVLIN JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
DICK WILLIAM QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
DICK WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
DICKSON DAVID AF CANADIANS
DICKSON CHARLES F HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
DOCHERTY JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
ELDER ADAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS
ELLIOT JOHN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
EMERY TOM ROYAL ENGINEERS
FAIRWEATHER JOHN ROYAL NAVY
FALCONER JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
FAULDS ALEX ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
FAULDS JOHN P ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
FERGUS DAVID LABOUR CORPS
FERGUSON WILLIAM G AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY
FERGUSON DAVID GORDON HIGHLANDERS
FERGUSON JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
FERGUSON JOHN KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
FERGUSON AR ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
FERGUSON JOSEPH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FERGUSON WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FERRIE JOHN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
FILDES ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS
FINLAY JAMES G HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
FISHER JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FITZSIMMONS B ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FORBES JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FOSTER WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FOY JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
FRASER THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
FULTON JAMES QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
FYFE RICHARD SCOTTISH RIFLES
GALBRAITH ROBERT SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
GALLOWAY JR SAMUEL ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GARDINER ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS
GARRICK HUGH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
GARVEN JAMES B GORDON HIGHLANDERS
GARVEN GEORGE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GEDDWS JOHN AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY
GEMMELL OLIVER GORDON HIGHLANDERS
GEMMELL SCOTT mm MACHINE GUN CORPS
GIBSON ALLAN BLACK WATCH
GIBSON WILLIAM QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
GIBSON THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GILCHRIST HUGH ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
GILCHRIST GEORGE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
GILMOUR GEORGE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
GILMOUR CAMPBELL H ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GILMOUR JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GILMOUR MATTHEW ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GILMOUR ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GILMOUR WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
GLOVER DAVID ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
HANNAH ALEXANDER KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
HANNAH JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
HAPPELL WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HARDIE WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HAWKINS JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
HAY HUGH M ROYAL SCOTS
HAYWOOD GEORGE QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
HEANEY JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
HENDRIE ROBERT M.M. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
HENDRY JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS
HENDRY JAS CS RNAS
HENRY ALLAN ROYAL SCOTS
HERON THOMAS ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
HERON WILLIAM AUSTRALIANS
HEWITT THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HIGGINS JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS
HIGGINS ARTHUR M ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HIGGINS JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HIGGINS JAMES C SCOTTISH RIFLES
HIGGINS WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
HIGGINS WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
HIGHET WILLIAM W MANCHESTER REGIMENT
HIGHET GEORGE ROYAL NAVY
HIGHET ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS
HIGHET ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HILL CHAS
HILLYARD GEORGE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HOLLAND THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HOME J ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HOPES ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HORNER GEORGE CAMERONIANS
HOWE FRANK ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HOWE JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HOWIE AT CAMERONIANS
HOWIE JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HUNTER JC KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
HUNTER MATTHEW F KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
HUNTER WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HUSBAND JAMES ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
HUTCHINSON ALEXANDER ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
HUTTON HUBERT SOUTH AFRICANS
HYSLOP JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
INNES WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS
INNES HENRY ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
IRVINE ALEXANDER HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
IRVINE ISSAC SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
JACK ARCHIBALD F ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
KERR SAMUEL HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
KERR WILLIAM HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
KIPPEN JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
KIPPEN WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
KIRKHAM WALTER ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
KIRKLAND JOHN A BLACK WATCH
KIRKLAND LESLIE M SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
KIRKPATRICK JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
KIRKPATRICK JAS MCC SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
KNOX JOHN SCOTTISH RIFLES
KYLE JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LAIRD JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LAIRD ARCHIBALD SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LAIRD JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LAMBIE ALEX KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LAMBIE JAMES R ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LAMBIE JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LAMONT DAVID MACHINE GUN CORPS
LAMONT LESLIE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LAMONT THOMAS ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LAMONT WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LANDSBOROUGH WALTER CANADIANS
LANG GRAEME G KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LAWLAR WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS
LAWLAR DAVID SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LAWRIE ALEXANDER KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LENNIE PETER SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LENNON ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS
LIND ARTHUR G GORDON HIGHLANDERS
LINDSAY WILLIAM MACHINE GUN CORPS
LINDSAY THOMAS ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
LITTLE CHAS KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LITTLE EDWARD F SOUTH AFRICANS
LIVINGSTON ROBERT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
LIVINGSTONE DAVID ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LIVINGSTONE WILLIAM G ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LOGAN JOHN QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
LOGAN ANDREW HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
LOGAN ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
LYLE DAVID SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LYLE WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
LYNN DAVID KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LYON ALEXANDER CANADIANS
MACDONALD BERTRAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS
MACDONALD JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
MACKAY T ROYAL SCOTS FUSILERS
MACKIE THOMAS AUSTRALIANS
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are more photographs of this impressive memorial here:

http://travel.webshots.com/album/560009836AuLAPX
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More, there are hundreds!

Thanks for the link Derek, it will do until we can get our own images.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: More Memorials Reply with quote

If you go here: http://community.webshots.com/user/oildrumgang
The same gentleman has photos of other memorials as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NS 432 378
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial was grade B listed on 1 Aug 2002 and the listing details are:

Description:
James Miller, 1927. Sculptor, David McGill. 3-bay, rectangular-plan stripped classical sepulchre. Polished yellow sandstone ashlar. Base course; banded rusticated architrave, frieze, entablature, cornice with dentilled soffit, run across 3 elevations and carrying large, blind parapet.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly projecting elevation; recessed central entrance with access steps and ramp; glazed 2-leaf door with fanlight; fluted Ionic columns in antis; flanking bays with Doric pilasters; single rectangular windows to each bay.

SW ELEVATION: single rectangular window in centre.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: blind.

NE ELEVATION: single rectangular window in centre.

Geometric patterned metal guard to windows and door.

INTERIOR: marble cross in centre of stone laid floor; bronze statue of 'Victor' at centre of rear wall; inscribed plaque above statue: 'In everlasting memory of the men and women of Kilmarnock who gave their lives in the service of their country'; memorial name boards flanking to left and right.




References:
'Unveiling of Kilmarnock War Memorial' KILMARNOCK STANDARD 21st May 1927; K Andrew and J Strawhorn DISCOVERING AYRSHIRE, 1988, p197; R Close AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, 1992, p112; local historian. A Sloan, JAMES MILLER (1994) p.various.



Notes:
The 'Temple of Mercy', as the War Memorial was christened locally, was opened on Saturday 21st May 1927 by Sir Hugh Trenchard. After the official opening the 10,000 strong crowd stood in silence whilst a lone bugler played 'The Last Post'. The sorrowful statue of 'Victor' inside the memorial was sculpted by David McGill.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers here:

Name: DICKSON
Initials: C F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hdrs.). Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 14/02/1915
Service No: 2752
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Jemima J. Dickson, of 6, Victoria Terrace, Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 1.
Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY

Name: DICKSON, DAVID ALEXANDER FRASER
Initials: D A F
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 78th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 874202
Additional information: Son of Mrs. J. J. Dickson of 6, Victoria Terrace, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, and the late William Dickson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

Charles and David were born in Kilmarnock.
David went on to be an Accountant at the Union Bank in Dalbeattie, D&G and spent three years there before, in 1910, moving to the Bank of Montreal, Canada.
David is listed on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: John Forsyth Hastings Reply with quote

An appeal for more info from the family of John Forsyth Hastings who should be on the WW2 panels here.

News Article

KILMARNOCK man John Forsyth Hastings was 35 when he was killed during a daring operation in enemy heartland just months before the end of World War II.

The trooper was trying to rescue an armoured vehicle from a bog close to the river Rhine when two shells landed, killing John and wounding a comrade.

As a distinguished member of the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own), the former Kilmarnock Academy pupil had led the ‘Desert Rats’ through North Africa, Italy and then eventually, fatefully, into Germany.

He is remembered with honour at the Reichswald Forrest War Cemetery in Germany and also in the Scottish National War Museum.

And now his family are being sought so his memory and bravery can be honoured once more.

David John Eason explains: “I have the honour and privilege of writing the ‘Roll of Honour’ for the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) 1939-45 (1945-1947).

“This is the first ever written memorial dedicated to the 165 members and the four attached personnel of the Regiment who sadly never came back.

“Amongst their number is Trooper John Forsyth Hastings. I am trying to trace John’s relatives for information and to offer them the opportunity to have their own dedications included in John’s entry in the Roll of Honour.

“I would also like to include any know church or war memorial on which John was commemorated in the local area.”

John was born on December 14, 1909 in Kilmarnock, to parents John Hastings and Mary Ann Davidson, nee Gillespie.

He had six siblings – Jane, Samuel, James, Catherine, Christine and Elizabeth. The family also has associated names of McCormack and Pollock.

Anyone who believes they are related to Trooper Hastings, or who knows the family, can contact David John Eason, himself an honorary member of the 11th Hussars, on 07896 201 176 or on e-mail at husrollho [AT] yahoo DOT co DOT uk


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