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Stewartry



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Auchencairn Cemetery Reply with quote

OS Map Ref

Turn off A711 at the village school at top of village, then half a mile.

Number of CWGC burials 2:

William Clint Muir (WW1) and Francis James McGaw (WW2)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: William Clint Muir Reply with quote

William Clint Muir's case for inclusion on the CWGC Debt of Honour Register was submitted to the Ministry of Defence in December 2008 and happily, was accepted less than four weeks later. His details have been added to the online register: William Clint Muir

William is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.



His brothers, Andrew and James, who are also named on the headstone both served during the First World War. James served with the 4th (Central Ontario) Battalion and latterly in the 1st Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers. Andrew served with the 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in April 1918.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Francis james McGaw Reply with quote

Name: McGAW, FRANCIS JAMES
Initials: F J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 115 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 30/08/1941
Service No: 1052301
Additional information: Son of Thomas C. McGaw and Agnes McGaw, of Auchencairn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 5D. Grave 13.
Cemetery: AUCHENCAIRN CEMETERY

Francis is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.

I do not have a photo of his headstone but will add it to this post when I get one, or if someone can send me one I will attach it here.

His father, Thomas Craig McGaw, served in the First World War Corporal, 4th Company, B Engineers, American Expeditionary Force.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Robert and James Stewart Reply with quote

Name: STEWART, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 111th Coy.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/08/1917
Service No: 60958
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Stewart, of The Hall, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 56.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: STEWART, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Field Artillery
Age: 27
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Service No: 2/1680
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Stewart, of The Hall, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 7.
Cemetery: VERTIGNEUL CHURCHYARD, ROMERIES

The brothers are commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.



The only sons of James and Agnes (nee Ferguson). Their sister's husband, Thomas Rae, also served, as Lance Corporal in the 8th Royal Scots
Fusiliers and 7th Royal Berkshire Regiment in Salonika.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: George McBride Reply with quote

Name: McBRIDE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 1837
Additional information: Son of George and Agnes McBride, of Front St., Auchencairn, Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

George is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.





George was one of several 1/5th KOSB men reported as wounded and treated on the battlefield on 12th July 1915 at Gallipoli. During the battle it was impossible to get these men back to the British lines for treatment, so they were bandaged up and left to the mercy of the Turkish soldiers. No 1/5th soldier was ever taken prisoner.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: William and James Craik Reply with quote

Name: CRAIK, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service No: 13469
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Craik, of Buittle Mains Cottage, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 46 to 49.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: CRAIG
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Service No: 19377
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 - 26 - 28.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

n.b. William served under 'Craig'.





The cousins are remembered on the headstone of their grandparents, James Craik and Barbara Henderson.

William is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial, whereas James is commemorated on Buittle Church Parish Memorial. James was born in Auchencairn but the family moved to Buittle then nearer Dalbeattie.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: William Campbell, Samuel Beattie and George Henderson Reply with quote

One headstone with details of a son and two son-in-laws:

Name: CAMPBELL, WILLIAM SNEDDON
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Garrison Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 07/10/1918
Service No: S/16207
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell, of Auchencairn, Dumfries and Galloway.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL

Name: BEATTIE, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 43114
Additional information: Son of Robert Beattie, of Rose Cottage, Tongueland, Kirkcudbright; husband of Agnes Beattie, of Clark's Hall, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: HENDERSON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 30/05/1915
Service No: 12071
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Henderson, of Burns St., Dumfries; husband of Mary Campbell Mathews (formerly Henderson), of 123, St. Michael St., Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 30.
Cemetery: DUMFRIES (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

William and Samuel are commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial;
George is commemorated on Dumfries War Memorial.




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Robert Thomson Reply with quote

Name: THOMSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 8th Army Auxiliary Horse Transport Coy.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 27/12/1918
Service No: T3/027492
Additional information: Son of James and Jean Thomson, of Auchincairn, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Susan Thomson, of The Green, Scorton, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. 16.
Cemetery: CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Robert is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.




He had served on the Western Front for over three years and was accidentally killed (fractured skull), after the fighting was all over, when kicked by one of his horses.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Francis james McGaw Reply with quote

Stewartry wrote:
Name: McGAW, FRANCIS JAMES
Initials: F J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 115 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 30/08/1941
Service No: 1052301
Additional information: Son of Thomas C. McGaw and Agnes McGaw, of Auchencairn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 5D. Grave 13.
Cemetery: AUCHENCAIRN CEMETERY

Francis is commemorated on Auchencairn War Memorial.

I do not have a photo of his headstone but will add it to this post when I get one, or if someone can send me one I will attach it here.

His father, Thomas Craig McGaw, served in the First World War Corporal, 4th Company, B Engineers, American Expeditionary Force.




Francis James McGaw age 19 Sergeant Pilot (1052301) 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Francis and his mother returned to Auchencairn from Burma after his father's death there in 1922. He was educated at Auchencairn School and Kirkcudbright Academy and he became an apprentice at the Bank of Scotland in Moffat. His Wellington bomber had taken off from RAF Marham, Norfolk for a raid on Mannheim. On its return it was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed near Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Born c.1922 in Burma
Son of the late Thomas Craig McGaw and of Agnes (Docherty) McGaw of Ashtree Cottage, Auchencairn.
Killed in Action on 30 August 1941 and buried in Auchencairn Cemetery.
Named on the Auchencairn War Memorial and on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial.
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