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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Carsphairn, Carsphairn parishioners WW2 Reply with quote

WMR 44364
OS Map Ref NX 56247 93191

The memorial is inside Carsphairn Parish Church. The names are the same as on the Carsphairn civic memorial.





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas Archibald Blythe, Major (121422) 1/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Age 29.
Born 1914 in Glasgow. Son of Bruce Crawford Blythe and of Anne Monteith (Archibald) Blythe. Husband of Shiela May (Rae) Blythe who he married in 1939 in Glasgow.
Bruce Blythe and his brother Walter (and other siblings) were born in Carsphairn and in 1915 Walter was a school teacher there. Thomas landed at Normandy on 29 June 1944 and took part in the fighting around Caen. On 8 July the battalion captured the village of St. Contest held by the 25th SS Panzer Grenadiers.
Killed in action 8 July 1944 and buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.


James Gilchrist McFadzean, Sapper (2121832) 59 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Age 34.
Born 1909 at Darnscaw, Carsphairn. Son of James and Agnes (Gilchrist) McFadzean.
Killed in action 28 July 1944 and buried in the Florence War Cemetery, Italy.


Campbell McIntosh McMillan, Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (1821038) 9 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 20.
Born 1924 - the birth was registered in both Kelvin, Glasgow and Carsphairn. Son of George Campbell McMillan and of Elizabeth Jack (McIntosh) McMillan who married in 1919 in Kelvin, Glasgow. Husband of Betty (Sheldon) McMillan of Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire who he married in 1944 in Newark.
In 1915 George Campbell McMillan was a joiner living and working in Carsphairn. His father (also George) had been the Postmaster in Carsphairn.
Campbell's Lancaster bomber crashed near Wantage, Berkshire returning from a raid on Molbis near Leipzig.
Killed in action 8 April 1945 and buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.
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