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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Leswalt Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44445

Located in Leswalt cemetery at OS Map Ref: NX 014 638

Although in good general condition, the inscription needs some repainting to be easily legible.

WW1 Names:
LCE CPL JOHN MILROY RSF
PTE WILLIAM ALEXANDER RSF
PTE JAMES BURNS RSF
PTE SAMUEL CALDWELL RSF
PTE WILLIAM DORANS RSF
PTE GEORGE ESPIE RSF
PTE JAMES HARVEY RSF
PTE JOHN LEES RSF
PTE JAMES WATSON RSF
GDSM JOHN CALDWELL SG
GDSM WILLIAM McNAUGHT SG
GNR JAMES BAILLIE RFA
GNR J D JENKINS RFA
BOM PETER REID RFA
PTE THOMAS SMALL BW
GNR JAMES RENNIE RGA
GNR ALEX PATERSON RGA
GNR JOHN WITHER RGA
PTE ROBERT McNEILLIE KOSB
LCE CPL WILLIAM McKILLOPS GH
PTE WILLIAM HARVEY GH
PTE WILLIAM MUIR SH
PTE ALEX McCARLIE SH
PTE THOMAS GRACIE SH
PTE A A LITTLE ASC
PTE WILLIAM TRUEMAN ASC
PTE JAMES HERDSMAN ASC
PTE SAMUEL COOK RS
CORP ROBERT RICHARDSON (DCM) GH
PTE JAMES RICHARDSON GH
PTE P A MONTEITH CANEF
PTE JA A MURRAY CANEF
PTE ALEX RENNIE CANEF
PTE ROBERT MILROY MR (Manitoba Regiment)
PTE J CRAIG AUST E F
PTE DAVID MONTEITH RF
PTE CHARLES KERR RSF
PTE ROBERT McCUBBIN RSF

WW2 Names:
OS PETER PATTERSON RN
PTE JOHN MacCAIG KOSB
PTE JAMES NOEL ROBERTSON KOSB
PTE JAMES HIGGINS KOSB











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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of the men listed. Cpl Richardson was awareded the DCM

RICHARDSON, ROBERT
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Service No: 266937
Awards: D C M
Additional information: Son of John and Jane Richardson, of Weirston, Kirkcolm, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

This chap is listed under the unit MR which suggests Manchester Regiment but as Paul points out above is manitoba Regiment which is strange beacuse the other men who served in Canadian units are listed together

MILROY, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 27th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service No: 425086
Additional information: Son of Sarah Milroy, of East Freugh, Dunragit, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland, and the late James Milroy.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

(Glasgow Herald 18th November 1919)
"Sir Andrew N. Agnew Bart. of Lochnaw, unveiled the obelisk which has been erected on a commanding position in Leswalt New Cemetery in memory of the men belonging to the parish who fell in the great war. A joint memorial service was held in the U.F. church, and afterwards the memorial was dedicated by the Rev. J. Balfour Robertson, minister of the parish."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject: Pte. John Caldwell Reply with quote

WW1
Gdsm. John Caldwell, S.G.

(Glasgow Herald 24th june 1915)
"Mrs Caldwell, High Mark, Leswalt, Wigtownshire, has received official intimation that her son, Private John Caldwell, Scots Guards, has died from wounds received in action on May 18. Prior to enlisting in November, Private Caldwell was engaged in farm work at High Mark. Mrs Caldwell has three other sons serving in the Army. "

CWGC
CALDWELL, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 11960
Date of Death: 19/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 73.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Native of Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Mrs. Agnes Caldwell Edgar, of Mull Farm, Drummore, Stranraer.

SNWM
Surname: CALDWELL
Forename: John
Rank: Gdsm
Service number: 11960
Place of birth: Ballmaclellan Kirkcudbright
Date of death: 19 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs Caldwell has three other sons serving in the Army. "

and one of them was killed a couple of months later

CALDWELL, SAMUEL.
Rank:Private
Service No:8177
Date of Death:12/07/1915
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers
1st/5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 72 to 75.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Agnes Edgar, of High Mark, Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

From Mike Morley
Wigtownshire Free Press 13/7/1916.
LESWALT MAN MISSING.
Mrs Caldwell, Dhuloch Mains, Leswalt, Stranraer, is anxious for news of her son. He is Private Sam Caldwell (no 1877), 1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers, who went missing at the Dardanelles on 12th July last year, and no news has been received about his whereabouts or fate since that memorable date. Pte Caldwell enlisted in November 1914. When he signed up to the Army, he was only 19 years of age. He was formerly a farm servant at Northcairn. Anyone who can furnish information about him should contact Mrs Caldwell directly.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Mrs Caldwell has three other sons serving in the Army. "

and one of them was killed a couple of months later


Her regular soldier son killed first and then another in the territorials. The 12th July 1915 was a terrible day for the southern counties of Scotland as the 155th (South Scottish) Brigade of the 52nd Division attacked Achi Baba Nullah in Gallipoli and suffered very heavy casualties.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: William McKillops L/cpl GH Reply with quote

William McKillops L/Cpl S/7339 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Portpatrick,Wigtown e Stranraer Age 26 Died of Wounds F&F 02/05/1917 Husband of Janet McNaughton Clement (formerly McKillops), of 3, Lindsays Buildings, St. Catherine's Rd., Perth. Native of Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Janet. Died 41 CCS. Occ: Employed at Dunragit Railway Station. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Fr 0113 Plot II Row Q Grave 10 Dumfries & Gallow Standard 12-5-17 Page 2 Leswalt & Stranraer
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: William Harvey Pte GH Reply with quote

William Harvey Private 9675 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders Age 22 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 29/10/1914 Soldiers Effects: Halfbrother: John. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Robert Richardson Cpl DCM Reply with quote

Robert Richardson Cpl 266937 D.C.M. 6th Gordon Highlanders b Kirkcudbright e Kirkcaldy, Fife Killed in Action F&F 23/03/1918 Son of John and Jane Richardson, of Weirston, Kirkcolm, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Soldiers Effects: Mother Jane. Soldiers Will 7 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:54 pm    Post subject: James Richardson Pte GH Reply with quote

Several men but no info to fit.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - James Brydson Richardson was a Cameron rather than a Gordon and was a brother to Robert.
The family grave is in Leswalt Churchyard (photo'ed by Mike Morley)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic1514.html&highlight=leswalt

See also http://www.gatehouse-folk.org.uk/ww1.asp?rec=richardson
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:38 am    Post subject: GH or CH Reply with quote

Thanks for getting back with info there are many memorials with this problem.
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Name: MONTEITH, PA
Initials: PA
Nationality: Canadian
Regiment/Service: Canadian Pioneers, 1st Bn
Service Number: 154349
Date of Death: 13/6/1916
Panel Reference: Panel 32
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (30/6/1916):

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Monteith family grave is in the Inch Parish Churchyard in Castle Kennedy
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic925-0-asc-15.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILROY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 14571
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 8th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 20/12/1918
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Logie Milroy, of East Freugh, Stoney Kirk, Stranraer. Born at Dindinnie, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: 45
Cemetery: Dedeagatch British Cemetery

Name: MILROY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 425086
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, "D" Coy, 27th Bn
Age: 18
Date of Death: 15/9/1916
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Milroy, of East Freugh, Dunragit, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland, and the late James Milroy.
Memorial: Vimy Memorial
Wigtownshire Free Press (13/7/1916) reported that three Milroy brothers were on active service:



Wigtownshire Free Press (7/12/1916): Official intimation has been received by Mrs Logie, Balgracie, that her son, Pte Robert Milroy, is reported as missing since September 15. Private Milroy enlisted in Canada shortly after the outbreak of war, and was previously engaged in agricultural work along with a brother. His brother, Private James Milroy, was wounded on the same day and is at present in hospital. Another brother, L Corpl John Milroy, was recently discharged from hospital and has rejoined his regiment.


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