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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: GARGUNNOCK Reply with quote

Located inside the parish church at Manse Brae, Gargunnock.

UKNIWM Ref No: 1942
OS Map Ref: NS 707 943

Pictures courtesy of Jane Bain.
Further information on WW1 casualties from Jane featured in a local book is reproduced below.
The memorial was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.





WW1

Lieut.Col. H.F.D. Stirling, Scinde Rifles
Pte. John Arnott, Canadian Seaforths
Sergt. Wm. Baker, A.&.S. Highlanders
Pte. A. Black, Black Watch
Lce.Cpl. John Craik, A.&.S. Highlanders
Pte. Robert Craik, A.&.S. Highlanders
Pte. Alexr. Don, Royal Scots
Pte. James Don, A.&.S. Highlanders
Lietenant C.F. Younger, Lothians & Border Horse
Sergt. P. Ferguson, Royal Fusiliers
Pte. A. Johnstone, A.&.S. Highlanders
Cpl. John McNeill, Royal Scots
Gunner P. Moir, Royal Field Artillery
Pte. John More, Royal Scots
Pte. D. Sprunt, A.&.S. Highlanders
Tpr. Geo. Brocksopp, Lothians & Border Horse

WW2

Pte. Robert Blair, A.&.S. Highlanders
Driver John S. Miller, Royal Engineers
L/Sgt. Robert N. Miller M.M., Scots Guards
Flt.Sgt. John C. Stewart, Royal Air Force

The Gargunnock Fallen
The Great War 1914-1918
(from Gargunnock, Parish, Village and Guest House by Ian McCallum)

Private John McNeill, was born in 1897 in Gargunnock. The son of Dougal and Jessie McNeill of the Gardens, Gargunnock. John was serving with 11th Battalion The Royal Scots, when he was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, on the 12 October 1917, aged 20. He is buried in the military cemetery at Poelcappell, 10km north east of Belgium.

Private John More, was born in 1898 in Gargunnock. The son of John and Minnie More of Burnside, Gargunnock. John enlisted in Falkirk and was serving with the 13th Battalion The Royal Scots, when he was killed in action near Loos on 11th May 1916, aged 18. He is buried at Duds Corner Military Cemetery, near Loos, France.

Private Robert Clark was born in Gargunnock in 1889. The son of George and Annie Clark of Bridge Haugh, Stirling. Robert enlisted in Dunblane and was serving with the 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders, when he died of wounds in a British field hospital in St Omar, on 27th May 1916, aged 27. He is buried at Longuenesse Military Cemetery, near St Omar, Pas de Calais, France.

Private Andrew Law, born in 1895 in Gargunnock. The son of George and Isabella Law of the Station House, Westfield, Linlithgow. Andrew was serving with the 9th Battalion The Black Watch and was killed in action at the battle of Loos, on Saturday 25th September 1915, aged 20. He is buried at Philosophe in the British Military Cemetery, near Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.

Lance Corporal John Craik was born in 1894 in Gargunnock. The son of James and Margaret Craik of Gargunnock. John enlisted in August 1915 and was serving with the 11th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, when he was killed in action on 23rd April 1917, near Arras, aged 23. John was a gamekeeper in Gartshore prior to the outbreak of war, and was a renowned marksman. At the time of his death, he had two brothers still serving with the army in France. He is buried at the Arras Memorial at Pas de Calais, France. Six months later the Craik family lost a second son.

Private Robert Craik, was born in Gargunnock in 1886. He was serving with the 1/7th Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, when he was killed on the 14th October 1917. Robert was hit on the back by shrapnel from an exploding shell, during a heavy enemy bombardment. He was 31years of age and before the war he was employed with his father in the family basket making business in Gargunnock. He is buried in Guemappe British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais.

Private Robert Watson Tait, resident of Gargunnock he was born in 1889.Tthe son of John and Elizabeth Tait of Waterside House, Callander, Perthshire. Robert was serving with 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action on Tuesday 29 August 1916, on the Somme, aged 27. He has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial.

Sergeant William Baker, resident of Gargunnock, he was serving with the 11th Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, when he died of wounds on Thursday 2nd August 1917.
The son of Edward Gustavus and Francis Baker of Glasgow, William was aged 38 when he succumbed to his wounds in No 23 Casualty Clearing Station, in Belgium. Sergeant Baker was an ex regular soldier who had served 18 years with the colours, having first joined as a 14 year old boy. He fought in the South African campaign and held the Queen’s medal with four bars and the King’s medal with two bars.
Sergeant Baker’s father was also a regular soldier serving as a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. William Baker left a young son orphaned having lost his wife the previous year. Seargeant Baker is buried at the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Leper, Belgium.

Private James Don was born at Meiklewood, son of Mr John Don, butler at Meiklewood and Mrs Margaret Don. James was killed in action on the 11th September 1916, aged 24. James was serving with the 1/7th Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.
Almost exactly one year later this family lost a second son. Private Alexander Don, died of wounds on Saturday 15 September 1917, aged 29. Alexander was serving with the 16th Bn The Royal Scots. A watchmaker in civilian life, he had only recently returned to the front line, having been previously invalided home with trench foot. He is buried in Tincourt Cemetery, Somme, France. This family sent four sons to the front, James, William, Connal and Alexander.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Lt.Col Henry Francis Dundas Stirling M.C. Reply with quote

STIRLING, HENRY FRANCIS DUNDAS
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death: 09/01/1917
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers attd. 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: XXVIII. A. 9.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John Stirling Stirling (Lt. Col. R.A.) and Henrietta Charlotte Stirling, of Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.

No mention of his Military Cross on the memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Arnott Reply with quote

ARNOTT, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 129658
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 72nd Bn.
Grave Reference: X. 29.
Cemetery: KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Catherine Arnott, of 6804, Ross St., Vancouver, British Columbia. Native of Stirlingshire, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Sgt. William Baker Reply with quote

CWGC
BAKER, W M
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 8536
Date of Death: 02/08/1917
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. C. 6.
Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Edward Gustavus and Frances Baker.

SNWM has a middle initial of A and not M.

SNWM
Surname: BAKER
Firstname: William A
Service Number: S/8536
Date Death: 02/08/1917
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 11th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Sgt


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Pte. Archibald Black Reply with quote

Possibly?...

CWGC
BLACK, ARCHIBALD
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7532
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 10 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BLACK
Firstname: Archibald
Service Number: S/7532
Date Death: 14/07/1916
Place of birth: Stirling
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. John Craik Reply with quote

CRAIK, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/40163
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Craik, of Cargunnock, Stirling.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILLER, JOHN STIRLING
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 684 Gen. Constr. Coy.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/10/1941
Service No: 1942832
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Miller, of Gargunnock.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 13. Grave 7.
Cemetery: GARGUNNOCK PARISH CHURCHYARD*

Surname MILLER
Firstname John S
Service number 1942832
Date of death 03/10/1941
Place of birth Stirling
SNWM roll ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank Dvr
Theatre of death United Kingdom

*See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1115&mforum=scottishwargraves


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Craik Reply with quote

CRAIK, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 302881
Date of Death: 14/10/1917
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. B. 10.
Cemetery: GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Craik, of Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Don Reply with quote

DON, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 31457
Date of Death: 15/09/1917
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. A. 3.
Cemetery: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Von, of Meiklewood, Gargunnock, Stirling.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Don Reply with quote

DON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3770
Date of Death: 11/09/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. F. 32.
Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Don, of 7, Gladstone Place Stirling. Born at Micklewood, Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Lt. Charles Frearson Younger Reply with quote

YOUNGER, CHARLES FREARSON
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/03/1917
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Lothians and Border Horse
Grave Reference: M. 8.
Cemetery: AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie and Lucy, his wife; husband of Marjory Caroline Younger, of Gartur, Stirling, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Peter Ferguson Reply with quote

FERGUSON, PETER
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 49264
Date of Death: 26/02/1917
Age: 41
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Isabella Ferguson, of Meiklewood Cottage, Gargunnock, Stirling; husband of Jessie Ferguson, of Ormiston Hall, Ormiston, East Lothian.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Pte. A. Johnstone Reply with quote

Pte. A. Johnstone, A.&.S. Highlanders

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Cpl. John McNeill Reply with quote

McNEILL, JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 41225
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: XLIX. D. 6.
Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Dugald and Jessie McNeill, of The Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Gnr. Peter Moir Reply with quote

MOIR, PETER
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 646898
Date of Death: 11/10/1918
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 72nd Bty. 38th Bde.
Grave Reference: II. H. 3.
Cemetery: ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Moir, of Nethercarse, Kippen Station, Stirling.
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