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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Glenluce (or Old Luce) cemetery Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 196 575

Beside the Parish Church in the centre of Glenluce

Number of CWGC burials 2 identified plus 3 unknown sailors



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first of 3 unknown Merchant Seamen. The only thing I have been able to find about SS Main is...................

The S.S. Main of Main colliery Skewen, S. Wales was sunk by U-boat action on 9th October 1917 on the west coast of Scotland in Luce Bay. The only survivor was the captain (McCorquadale). Apparently the ships bell found its way to a pub in Ayr and when the landlord retired it was in his house.

Note the discrepancy of one month in date. I cannot find any record of the sinking on U-boat sites - can anyone add anything?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second unknown merchant sailor



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the third unknown sailor. CWGC has him as merchant sailor but I think the gravestone shows it was not known whether he was merchant or Royal navy?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAIR, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 24
Date of Death: 27/10/1917
Service No: 111051
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary A. Lawrie, of Glenluce.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 272. A and B.
Cemetery: GLENLUCE (OR OLD LUCE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCULLOCH
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Victory."
Date of Death: 20/06/1917
Service No: 308787
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 289. B and C.
Cemetery: GLENLUCE (OR OLD LUCE) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALEXANDER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 34
Date of Death: 07/06/1940
Service No: T/131633
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Alexander, of Glasgow; husband of Jane Alexander, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Block "S". Plot 4. Row S. Grave 17.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLANACHAN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 58th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/09/1916
Service No: 123183
Additional information: Son of Alexander Clanachan, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL




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Name: CLIVE
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/10/1916
Service No: 193548
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 19.
Cemetery: CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FLEMING, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Service No: 40814
Additional information: Son of Mary Fleming, of Creamery Cottages, Dunragit, Wigtownshire, and the late James Fleming.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HERON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 43rd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 08/10/1916
Service No: 420478
Additional information: Husband of Janet Heron, of The Barracks, Glen of Luce, Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LYNCH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 26686
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Lynch, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 35A.
Cemetery: LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACKEY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 14/04/1917
Service No: 393640
Additional information: Son of James and Hellen Mackey, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 10.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am as sure as I can be that this is a Boer war death.

Peter McDowall who died at Senekal
South Africa July 16th 1900 aged 26 (?) years






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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CLANACHAN gravestone refers to two brothers - Alexander and Robert.
However it says Robert "Fell in Action in France"

Name: CLANACHAN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 880th M.T. Coy.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 19/10/1918
Service No: M2/205104
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Helen Clanachan, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 1.
Cemetery: SKOPJE BRITISH CEMETERY

A line from the CWGC notes on this cemetery
The great majority of those who died were men of the RASC (MT), who died of influenza after the Armistice with Bulgaria. (29 September 1918)
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