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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Beeswing WW1 Memorial Reply with quote

Thanks to Sarah Colbeck, Community Councillor, for the original photos.

I have removed the photobucket logos.

The WW1 Memorial is a wooden plaque in Beeswing Village Hall.

Beeswing Village is on the A711 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road with the hall in the centre of the village. OS Ref NX 897 695


The WW2 is a stained-glass window in the former Lochend Church at the west end of the village and is at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2004
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ROBERT BLACKWOOD, 308th. USA INFANTRY
WALTER COOK, 1/5th BATTN. KOSB
JAMES DEMPSTER, 2nd BATT A&SH
JAMES P HAMILTON, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (last name on list on plaque)
FRED LIVINGSTON, 2nd RS FUSILIERS
JAMES F MCADAM, 1/5th BATTN. KOSB
WILLIAM McCUBBING, 50th CANADIANS
WALTER L ROAN, 11th CANADIANS
THOMAS A SMITH, ROYAL MERCANTILE MARINE
JAMES THOMSON, 16TH CANADIANS

Note the use of the word District. Beeswing is/was split between the parishes of New Abbey, Kirkgunzeon and Lochrutton.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT BLACKWOOD, 308th USA INFANTRY.
Robert Blackwood, Private: 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, US Army. Age 25.
Born 1893 in Kirkgunzeon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Jane (Sneddon) Blackwood of Beeswing. Enlisted at Rock County, Minnesota, USA.
Died 9 December 1918 of pneumonia at the No. 27 Base Hospital and buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.


WALTER COOK, 1/5th BATTN. KOSB.
Walter Cook, Private (4243 & 241011) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
Walter was working on his father's farm at Stenmuir, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in 1915, and a year later he was posted to Egypt. He was fatally wounded at Gaza and died in the 1/3rd Lowland Field Ambulance.
Born 1894 at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Isabella Cook of Kirkbean then Troqueer then Kirkmichael then Auldgirth.
Died of wounds 24 November 1917 and buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Also listed on the Kirkmichael (Nethermill) War Memorial.


JAMES DEMPSTER, 2nd BATT A&SH.
James Dempster, Private (S/15431) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 23.
James was living at Dundonald View, Irvine, Ayrshire, where he was employed as a ticket collector by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company, when he enlisted in November 1915. He was posted to the 2nd A&SH in France in July 1916 but due to illness he was evacuated to hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in January 1917. He returned to France in May and rejoined his battalion in June 1917.
Born 1894 in New Abbey Parish. Son of James and Sarah (Martin) Dempster of Locharthur Terrace, Beeswing.
Killed in action 10 January 1918 and buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
Also listed on the New Abbey Parish WW1 Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES P. HAMILTON, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY.
James Paterson Hamilton, Gunner (221376) "A" Battery, 18th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 31.
Born 1888 in Kirkgunzeon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Agnes Margaret (Paterson) Hamilton of Drumwhinie Farm, Beeswing.
Husband of Jeanie (Hume) Hamilton of 4 Hope Street, Greenock who he married in 1912 in Greenock.
Missing in action 3 October 1918 and listed on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the Kirkgunzeon War Memorial.


FRED LIVINGSTONE, 2ND RS FUSILIERS.
Frederick George Livingstone, Private (15922) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 21.
Fred was a gamekeeper on the Auchenskeoch Estate, Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915.
Born 1893 at Cowdenbeath, Beath, Fife. Son of George and Agnes Harley (Walker) Livingstone of Kinharvie, New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action 30 September 1915 and listed on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the New Abbey WW1 Memorial.


JAMES F. McADAM, 1/5th BATTN. KOSB.
James Ferrol McAdam, Private (2925) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
James was a ploughman at Smithtown, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in January 1915 in the 2/5th KOSB. He transferred to 1/5th Battalion in May and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1894 at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Mary (Ferrol) McAdam of Tororrie Farm, Kirkbean.
Missing in action 12 July 1915 and listed on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Southwick Parish War Memorial, on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the memorial in Locharbriggs Village hall in Dumfries.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM McCUBBING, 50th CANADIANS.
William McCubbing, Military Medal, Lance Corporal (2336301) 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Albert Regiment) Age 39.
After being in Canada for about 13 years, William was working as a butcher when he enlisted in April 1917 at Calgary, Alberta in 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) He was posted to the 50th Battalion and was wounded at Lens. He died in the 7th Casualty Clearing Station at Ligny-St. Flochel. His award of the Military Medal was announced in the London Gazette on 11 March 1919 p.3448.
Born 1878 at Kissock in New Abbey Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Sarah Redmond (Drummond) McCubbing of Drum, Lochrutton and, later, of Laurieknowe, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire. Husband of Agnes Austin of 1320, 11th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and formerly of Rae St. Dumfries, who he married in 1905 in Dumfries while he was working as a butcher in Annan.
Died of wounds on 5 September 1918 and buried in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.
Also named on the Lochrutton, Maxwelltown/Troqueer and New Abbey War Memorials.


WALTER L. ROAN, 11th CANADIANS.
Walter Lorraine Roan, Private (116304) 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) Age 27.
Born 1889 at Craigley, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Walter Lorraine Roan and of Euphima (Irving) Roan of Gateside Farm, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Enlisted March 1915 at Vancouver, BC, Canada in the 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles (giving his DoB as 1891 at Kirkgunzeon)
Killed in action 8 April 1917 and buried in the Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France. Also listed on the Kirkgunzeon War Memorial and the church Roll of Honour.


THOMAS A. SMITH, ROYAL MERCANTILE MARINE.
I cannot yet identify this man.
In 1901 there was a Smith family at Cairnryan, Beeswing - William, Grace and their son Thomas Laurie Smith. Both father and son served in the army and survived the war.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES THOMSON, 16th CANADIANS.
James Thomson, Private (28694) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) - also called the Canadian Scottish. Age 31.
Born 1884 in Kirkcudbrightshire. (don't yet know where) Son of William and Mary Thomson of Beeswing. A piper with the 72nd Regiment, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, he (along with 25 officers and 514 men of the Vancouver Militia) formally enlisted for overseas service in September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec.
Died of wounds 23 April 1915 and buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. Also listed on the Kirkgunzeon and New Abbey War Memorials.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that the first plaque refers to the Beeswing War Memorial Hall. That means that the whole hall should be regarded as a memorial I think?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 71726.

It is indeed recorded as a War Memorial Hall with board as a specific memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah Colbeck's photos now re-posted





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