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John Burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Possibly
Name: MATHESON, JAMES ANDREW
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Mundra (Glasgow)
Age: 39
Date of Death: 06/07/1942
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 71.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

This is a CWGC grave.
Name: McCLELLAND, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/10/1916
Service No: 4165
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. Centre Div. 2.
Cemetery: WHITHORN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: MELVIN, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Service No: 16196
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Melvin, of Kirkinner, Wigtown-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: MELVIN, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 1797
Additional information: Son of the late William and Catherine Melvin, of Kirkinner, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


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John Burnett



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

(Note date of death different)

Name: MORRISON, ARCHIBALD JAMES SHANKS
Initials: A J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 23/05/1918
Service No: 33073
Additional information: Son of Samuel Dickson Morrison and Elizabeth Muir Shanks Morrison, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2. Row E. Grave 10.
Cemetery: TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Service No: 25/388
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Murray, of Whithorn; husband of Rose Murray, of 4. Isle St., Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 29.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: PRINGLE, ANTHONY
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Barham
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/11/1941
Service No: P/JX 146742
Additional information: Son of John H. and Janet C. Pringle, of Whithom, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: ROBERTSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 19/09/1916
Service No: 63773
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

Name: ROBERTSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 10/09/1918
Service No: 911007
Additional information: Son of Thomas Robertson, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 2.
Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: RODGER, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Unit Text: 2/7th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 28/10/1943
Service No: 5729858
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rodger; husband of Ada Alice Rodger.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII, H, 23.
Cemetery: MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 778
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Name: THOMPSON
Initials: A
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/08/1917
Service No: 252806
Additional information: Son of Archibald Thompson, of Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. K. 1.
Cemetery: NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Could not find grandson details


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

Thanks to Spoons and Anne Park from Scottish War Memorial Projects index for tracing the "grandson" on the above gravestone. He is
Name: BROWN, JAMES DONNAN
Initials: J D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 50th Bn.
Date of Death: 03/09/1917
Service No: 696641
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

This link backs it up
James D Brown born Whitborn......
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.02-e.php?image_url=http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc001/265811a.gif&id_nbr=69086
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, MATTHEW PRIMROSE
Initials: MP
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 6th September 1916
Service Number: S/43512
Grave Reference: XXI. I. 5
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAIN, ALEX
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 82nd Field Coy
Date of Death: 11th April 1918
Service Number: 414669
Panel Reference: Panel 8 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (11 April 1918) reported: Mrs Alex. Cain, Isle of Whithorn, has been officially notified that her husband, Sapper Alexander Cain, fourth son of Mr J Cain, blacksmith, Whithorn, was killed in action in France on 12th ult. Sapper Cain was builder at the Isle of Whithorn before he enlisted, and was a first rate footballer.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAIN, DANIEL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st/1st West Riding Field Ambulance
Age: 27
Date of Death: 8th August 1918
Service Number: 318322
Additional information: Son of Martha Cain, of Douglas House, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtownshire, and the late John Cain.
Grave Reference: II. F 2
Cemetery: Hagle Dump Cemetery

Note that the inscription on the gravestone states that Private Cain was "drowned in France"



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps, attd Royal Field Artillery
Awards: MC
Age: 24
Date of Death: 5th September 1916
Grave Reference: I. A. 37
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt

Note date discrepancy (the grave inscription states 6 September)



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