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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McQUEEN, F.
Rank:Corporal
Service No:1015
Date of Death:05/06/1916
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
11th Motor Amb. Convoy
Grave ReferenceVII. B. 28.
CemeteryLIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
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Son of John and Bridget McQueen, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Annie Uptill (formerly McQueen), of David Street, Maxwelltown.

Listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial, Francis was a baker in Dumfries and, as a former soldier and reservist, he enlisted in August 1914 joining the RAMC. He was attached initially to the 2nd Connaught Rangers and then to the Liverpool Regiment.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McQUEEN, W H.
Rank:Private
Service No:292112
Date of Death:03/06/1917
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
44th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVIII. C. 20.
CemeteryVILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS
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William Hugh McQueen was an agricultural labourer working at Pierson, Manitoba, when he enlisted there in January 1916.
He was born 1891 at Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of John and Marion (Seaton) McQueen of Balannan Farm, Ringford, Tongland.
He married Elizabeth Grier of Millburn St. Kirkcudbright in 1916 in Kirkcudbright while he was on leave.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McROBERT, ROBERT.
Rank:Private
Service No:11940
Date of Death:03/05/1917
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
"C" Coy. 6th Bn.
Panel ReferenceBay 6.
MemorialARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of John and Janet McRobert, of Stockerton, Kirkcudbright.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere along the way David Kerr McVinnie mis-laid the "Mc"

VINNIE, DAVID KERR.
Rank:Private
Service No:895462
Date of Death:21/08/1917
Age:31
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
50th Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Peter Vinnie, of 16, Atkinson Place Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

He signed his attestation papers as "Vinnie" and was a cowpuncher Shocked
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.02-e.php?image_url=http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc016/648663a.gif&id_nbr=292609

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIDDLETON, R M.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:27603
Date of Death:23/09/1916
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
13th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. A. 22.
CemeteryHAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers - one died pre-war.
Corporal John Nelson Mitchell, Royal Fusiliers. Died 8 February 1938. (Death registered at Greenwich)

MITCHELL, GEORGE GEFFREY.
Rank:Stoker 2nd Class
Service No:C/KX 112294
Date of Death:25/02/1941
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
H.M.S. Exmoor
Panel Reference48, 2.
MemorialCHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
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Son of Robert Craik Mitchell and Georgina Mitchell.

The Escort Destroyer HMS Exmoor was torpedoed off Lowestoft by E-boat S30 while escorting Thames/Forth convoy FN417.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOTHERSILL, ALAN KEITH.
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:226306
Date of Death:10/03/1943
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
Parachute Sqn
Grave Reference1. A. 8.
CemeteryTABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY
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Son of the Revd. John Elmore Mothersill and Eleanor Oughtred Mothersill, of St. Cuthbert's Manse, Kirkcudbright.

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The action at Tamera, where the 1st Para. Squadron, Royal Engineers were in support of the 1st Parachute Brigade, is described at:
http://www.paradata.org.uk/content/tamera
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three brothers

PATERSON, WILLIAM M.
Rank:Corporal
Service No:2021
Date of Death:19/12/1915
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 173 to 177.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
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Son of James Paterson, of 59, Mellburn St, Kirkcudbright.

PATERSON, JOSEPH.
Rank:Private
Service No:S/11018
Date of Death:22/04/1916
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 37 and 64.
MemorialBASRA MEMORIAL
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Brother of Mr. R. Paterson, of 29, Townend, Kirkcudbright.

PATERSON, JOHN.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:41069
Date of Death:12/03/1918
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers
6th/7th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIII. H. 2.
CemeteryMORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY
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Son of James and Mary Paterson, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Elizabeth Russell Paterson, of 2, Alexandra Terrace, Troon, Ayrshire.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHILLIPS, TOM.
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:29/08/1918
Age:26
Regiment/Service:The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
6th Bn.
Awards:M C, D C M
Grave ReferenceIII. G. 11.
CemeteryHOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY
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Son of James and Jeannie Phillips, of Carse, Kirkcudbright.

Tom enlisted as Private 2350 in the 1/6th Battalion of The King's (Liverpool Regt) and was awarded the DCM in June 1915. (L/Gaz 1/6/15 p.5355)
Later he was promoted and awarded the MC but I'm not sure when
An update - Tom was commissioned as 2nd Lt. in September 1915 and promoted to Lt. in June 1917. He was awarded the MC in August 1916. (L/Gaz 25/8/16 p.8464
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAE, JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:2812
Date of Death:16/10/1915
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
1st/5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 173 to 177.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
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Son of James and Mary Rae, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Elizabeth Berwick, of Distington, Cumberland.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAE, SAMUEL.
Rank:Private
Service No:17723
Date of Death:01/07/1916
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
15th Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rae, of 4, Gladstone Place, Kirkcudbright. M.A. (Edinburgh, 1912).

From the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen
RAE, SAMUEL (b. 1889).
Kirkcudbright Academy. Student of Arts, 1907-14; M.A. (Hons. Hist.) 1912.
15th Royal Scots, Private Sept 1914. France. Killed in action on 1st July
1916.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

REID, GEORGE LESLIE.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:01/12/1917
Age:19
Regiment/Service:7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's)
Panel ReferencePanel 1.
MemorialCAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
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Son of Dr. Reid and of Lady Watts, of 8, Lygon Place, London.

See also Greyfriars Church at
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-7165.html

A brass plaque inside the church shows that the church was dedicated to the memory of Lt George Leslie Reid.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Alexander Rennie.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RODGER, J.
Rank:Private
Service No:352477
Date of Death:23/04/1917
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
9th Bn.
Grave ReferenceII. F. 18.
CemeteryBROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rodger, of 21, Townend, Kirkcudbright.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McLellan Shand, Lieut. 54th Reg. EICS [East India Company] surviving the battle of Ferozeshah he died at Lahore 7th March 1847.

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