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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COLTART, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: 29184
Additional information: Son of Robert and Catherine Coltart, of 4, West Morton St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 28.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DALZIEL, JAMES C.
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 241634
Additional information: Son of Archibald Dalziel, of 31, New St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 23 and 24.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FERGUSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service No: 29315
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Janet Ferguson, of Carronbank, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FRASER
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 12691
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Fraser, of 9, Drumlanrig St., Thornhill, Dumfries; husband of Annie A. Fraser, of "Kinnaird," Stokewood Rd., Bournemouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 10.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A memorial to three brothers

Name: HIDDLESTON, JOHN SMITH
Initials: J S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: No. 4 (University) Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 02/06/1916
Service No: 475422
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hiddleston, of Carronbank, Thornhill, Dunfries-shire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: HIDDLESTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/06/1918
Service No: 30109
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Hiddleston, of Carronbank, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. E. 12.
Cemetery: NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: HIDDLESTON, ROBERT DALZIEL
Initials: R D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Secondary Regiment: London Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: posted to 2nd/20th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 30/08/1918
Service No: G/36733
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Hiddleston, of Carronbank, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 13.
Cemetery: H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN

[Mod Edit Adam] All three brothers are listed on the Morton War Memorial

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 18/04/1917
Service No: 13956
Additional information: Son of Mrs. M. Kin, of Carronbridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 10.
Cemetery: CAYEUX MILITARY CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAIDLAW, JAMES CLELLAND
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Border Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 4th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Additional information: Son of James and M. A. Laidlaw, of Glasgow and Dalveen, Lenzie, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 5.
Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY

and his brother

Name: LAIDLAW, WILLIAM SIMPSON
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 250th Bde.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 30/08/1918
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Annie Laidlaw, of Dalveen Lenzie, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MARCHBANK, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 17395
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Margaret Marchbank, of 8, New St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 151.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCOWAN, ROBERT GEORGE
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 05/09/1944
Service No: 3191590
Additional information: Son of John and Mary McCowan, of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 6.
Cemetery: AUMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

This illustrates the problem with some family memorials, you would need to study this for a while before realising that you are looking for the surname McCowan

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergt James McCredie
died 15th April 1912
aged 72 years



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McDONALD, ALEXANDER (this was originally recorded as Alexandra but changed by CWGC after I pointed out the error)
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Drake Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/09/1918
Service No: Clyde Z/2651
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of William McDonald.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1 and 2.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Quite some confusion on this one. CWGC has his name incorrect as Alexandra instead of Alexander (correct on SNWM). There is also a discrepancy in the name of his father between CWGC and the gravestone. However I am sure that it is the correct man, both full name and date of death agree.

I have reported the discrepancy of the names (Alexandra for Alexander) to CWGC today. His MM does not appear on the gravestone and he is not listed on the local war memorial, nor any civic memorial in Dumfries and Galloway.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McNAUGHT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 22/09/1918
Service No: 39685
Additional information: Son of John McNaught, of 1, Carronbridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 21.
Cemetery: TARGELLE RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN

Name: McNAUGHT, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: No.1 R.A.F. Beach Unit
Age: 39
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Service No: 1562096
Additional information: Son of John McNaught and of Mary McNaught (nee Clifton); husband of Isabella Watson Brown McNaught (nee McDonald), of Springfield, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 242.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably

Name: MITCHELL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 22799
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: MITCHELL, GILBERT BLACK
Initials: G B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 04/12/1918
Service No: 36818
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mitchell, of Burnbrae Cottages, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 36.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SEATON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Service No: 241582
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Seaton, of Blackchub, Keir Thornhill; husband of Elizabeth Seaton, of Leaston Humble, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXV. A. 11.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 11th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 18917
Additional information: Son of Charles and Elizabeth Smith, of 61, South Drumlanrig St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire; husband of Annie Jane Pleasants Smith, of 4, Union St., Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

and his brother

Name: SMITH, JOHN DAVIDSON
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Service No: 41241
Additional information: Son of Charles Smith, of 61, South Drumlanrig St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire; husband of Mary Messenger Smith.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL



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