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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Kirkmabreck Parish, Creetown Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5871

OS Map Ref: NX 476 590






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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the WW2 panels



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this is the Nurse Bessie Thomson listed on this memorial

THOMSON, ELIZABETH
Rank: Nursing Member
Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment
Unit Text: 58th General Hospital
Secondary Regiment: British Red Cross Society
Date of Death: 30/09/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 2.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

Re Bessie Thomson - you can find a portrait photo, headstone photo and some other details on my Sons of Galloway site; check out the Stewartry Roll of Honour's 'Those who served' page.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart

Many thanks for the link and confirmng it is the same peson. The CWGC database does not list her Mention in Despatches which is a shame. Do you have any idea why she would have been awarded a MiD?

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

I searched my computer files for two hours last night but with no joy. For whatever reason, I have it in my head that it was for her dedication to duty under enemy fire. However, it will just have to stay as supposition at the moment until I can find my source (almost certainly a local newspaper). If/when I do stumble across anything, I will let you know.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart

Many thanks for looking anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly one year after the last post on this thread and I stumble across the mention.... 'for bravery and attendance to duty'. Perhaps it refers to the circumstances of her death - killed by an enemy aircraft bombing raid.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart

Many thanks for the update on Nurse Thomson. Funny how it's a year to the day!

Thanks again

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CREETOWN
UKNIWM Ref: 5871

Address
ST JOHN ST
CREETOWN
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
SCOTLAND

Type: CROSS
Other Location Details: Y-JUNCTION OF ST JOHN STREET AND THE HOLLOW

OS Map Ref: NX 476 590

I though UKNIWM might have mentioned it was of Creetown granite.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 03 October 1921.

    KIRKMABRECK: A handsome granite memorial, which has been erected in Creetown for those belonging to the parish of Kirkmabreck who fell in the war was unveiled on Saturday by Colonel Rainsford Hannay, of Kirkdale. Three hundred and forty-two served in the war area overseas from the parish, of which fifty-eight were killed.


I suggest that this topic should be re-titled as "Kirkmabreck Parish memorial, Creetown".

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now renamed

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two men listed here - Brothers

M'NEARNIE, JAMES PTE. LOWLAND FIELD AMB.

M'NEARNIE, ALEXANDER PTE. H.L.I.

McNAIRNIE, JAMES
Rank:Private
Service No:1780
Date of Death:13/08/1915
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
3rd/1st Lowland Field Amb
Panel ReferencePanel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James and Janet McNairnie, of 139, Wolseley St., Oatlands, Glasgow. His brother Alexander also fell.

McNEARNIE, ALEXANDER
Rank:Private
Service No:13335
Date of Death:01/07/1916
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
15th Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 15 C.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


James is McNearnie on SDGW and MIC (not on SNWM) and McNernie on Birth Register.

Alexander is McNarnie on SDGW and McNearnie everwhere else.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brothers are also listed on the Glasgow Roll of Honour (as McNearnie) at 49 Elmfoot Street which is just round the corner from Wolseley Street, Oatlands. (The parents' address on the CWGC register)
and are also listed on the memorial for the Whitevale Depot of the Glasgow Corporation Tramways.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic887.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I assume this is the Nurse Bessie Thomson listed on this memorial

THOMSON, ELIZABETH
Rank: Nursing Member
Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment
Unit Text: 58th General Hospital
Secondary Regiment: British Red Cross Society
Date of Death: 30/09/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 2.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Adam


Ran across this today:

From the War Dairy of 58th (Scottish) General Hospital, St Omer

1/10/17 During a hostile air raid on the night of 30/9/17 - 1/10/17, three bombs were dropped in the camp at 10.40 pm, ( 2 on Marquees for patients and 1 in the nurses compound). Of the 2 bombs which dropped on the marquees, 1 struck a marquee which was, fortunately unoccupied, the other struck a marquee occupied by patients and 2 nurses, who were on duty. The bomb which fell in the nurses compound struck a bell tent, which was unoccupied as the 2 nurses who sleep in the tent were on night duty. The casualties which have resulted are :- Nurses killed 3, wounded 3 ( 1 dangerously). Other ranks :- killed 16, wounded 60. Total killed 19, wounded 63. Of the other ranks wounded, 14 were transferred to other hospitals and one of these has since died. There has been much damage to canvas and equipment. 54 marquees (hospital, large) have been damaged (2 have been absolutely demolished, while the damage to the others varies from almost complete destruction to mere riddling). 21 bell tents have been damaged ( 1 was completely destroyed by a bomb and 20 have been riddled). Many pieces of iron pierced the new corrugated iron sleeping hut for sisters. 1 piece pierced iron and 3 pieces of asbestos boarding. Numerous panes of glass have been broken in the permanent buildings. One of the ablution houses has been damaged.

Surgeon General MacPherson, the ADMS and the Matron in Chief called today and it was arranged for the transfer of all lying cases to other hospitals so that at night the walking cases left in hospital might go to the cave in the public garden and sleep there. In the evening patients and unit moved to the cave in the public garden and only the police and a few orderlies were left in the camp. The 3 wounded nurses were transferred today to No 10 Stationary Hospital.

2/10/17 The 3 nurses (Sister Climie, Nurse Thompson and Nurse Coles) and the 16 other ranks killed by hostile aircraft on the night of 30/9/17-1/10/17 were buried today at 4:00 pm in the Souvenir Cemetery Longuenesse. Sister Milne, who was dangerously injured in the same air-raid died last night in No 10 Stationary Hospital. 2 other ranks who were wounded have died today, so that the statistics as a result of the raid are, to date :- Dead, nurses 4, other ranks 18. Wounded :- nurses 2, other ranks 58. Totals Dead 22, Wounded 60.

Staff Nurse Agnes Murdoch Climie was from Newlands, Glasgow.
VAD Daisy Kathleen Mary Coles was from Peebles/Edinburgh.
Sister Mabel Lee Milne - location unknown
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Mabel is named on the Perth Academy Memorial.
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