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Kirkcudbright United Free and St Mary’s

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Kirkcudbright United Free and St Mary’s Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44413

Now located in the entrance to St Cuthbert’s (Kirkcudbright Parish Church) at OS Map Ref NX 684 510. During the Great War, the church commemorated was the United Free and became St Mary’s before WW2, it was later closed and converted into flats and the memorial moved to the parish church.







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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a couple of lovely memorials with excellent information listed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the former St Mary's church (now converted to flats) at OS Map Ref NX 686 512.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was checking this memorial for someone else when I noticed the Grant brothers, Adam and John are listed here. Their parents were both from Sutherland. John Grant, from Dornoch, was a Tailor and Clothier and with his wife Jane (m.s. Sutherland), from Clyne, had a business in Bridge St. Kirkcudbright. This may be why the boys enlisted in the A&SH. However when they died (in the same action) they were both Corporals in the 2nd HLI. Note their Service Numbers

Name: GRANT, ADAM
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 35144
Additional information: Son of the late John Grant, of 5, Bridge St., Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: GRANT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 35143
Additional information: Son of the late John Grant, of 5, Bridge St., Kirkcudbright. Came from Fort William, Ontario, Canada, to enlist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

According to the Stewartry Roll of Honour they enlisted early 1916 in the 13th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and both had had service with the Galloway Rifles.
Adam, who was 41 when he was killed, also served in South Africa.

The family grave is at http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic928-0-asc-30.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken I had come across Adam Grant before. He was born in Clyne and I had also found him on the Parish church communion table war memorial http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2192

GRANT, Adam
Rank: Corporal
Regimental Number: 35144
Unit: 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
Died: Killed in action 28.4.17
Age: 40
Parent: John Grant of 5 Bridge Street, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire
Born: Clyne, Sutherland 1882
Home: Kirkcudbright
Enlisted: Kirkcudbright
Medals: War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated: The Arras Memorial, France
Memorials: Listed on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial, along with his brother John
Recorded in the H.L.I. Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial
Recorded in the H.L.I. Roll of Honour, The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum, Glasgow
Commemorated on the Kirkcudbright Parish Church Communion Table Memorial

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Monday, 28 June 1920:

Yesterday a brass memorial was unveiled in Kirkcudbright United Free Church to thirty men connected with the congregation, who fell in the war. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Provost Miller, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. G. J. Jeffrey.
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