The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index The Scottish War Graves Project
Part of the Scottish Military Research Group (Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Southwick Cemetery **COMPLETE**
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Southwick Cemetery **COMPLETE** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 907 570

On a minor road off A710, 1.5 m N of Caulkerbush.

Number of CWGC burials 0

Thanks to Ken Morrison for the cemetery photo.




Last edited by spoons on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:43 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two men listed but certainly not brothers (from the inscription of their parents names) so perhaps cousins?

Name: DAVIDSON, JOHN ADAM
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd/7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/10/1917
Service No: 276801
Additional information: Son of Walter B. and Catherine Davidson of 61, School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Name: DAVIDSON
Initials: A E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Service No: 40281
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 8.
Cemetery: DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY








Last edited by spoons on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:46 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew J C McCaa

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 brothers on this stone

Name: SEGGIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/09/1916
Service No: S/21998
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: SEGGIE, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Service No: S/21989
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

H C Sinclair

Bit of a mystery here, the stone says Military MBE and Bar, but you can't get a bar to an MBE or any other orders of the Empire, except the BEM and that is only possible in theory, I have never heard of one.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Robert Henry Spilling

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WIGHT, GEORGE THOMAS
Initials: G T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 17
Date of Death: 14/02/1915
Service No: 16110
Additional information: Son of John Wight, of Terregles Lodge, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: AF. 1808.
Cemetery: ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the roll of honour on the Armed Forces Memorial.

As he was cremated at Carlisle, it must be his ashes that are interred here.

Surname McCAA
Forenames/Initials Andrew John Caldwell
Rank Sgt
Service Royal Air Force
Service Number C8288821
Station RAF Aldergrove
Place of Birth/Home Town Dumfries
Date of Birth 15 September 1963
Age 28
Date of Death 06 November 1991
Cemetery Name Carlisle Crematorium
Cemetery Address Carlisle Cumbria
Included on Armed Forces Memorial No
Included on Roll of Honour Yes


Last edited by spoons on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:37 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 734

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: 2 more grave inscriptions at Southwick Reply with quote

The transcription of gravestones at Dalbeattie Library refers to:
Grave 7 Thomson, James killed in action in France 9 January 1917

Grave 17 Davidson, Adam Edward Royal Scots killed in action in Palestine 6 November 1917

The latter appears (just) on the picture of the Davidson gravestone already posted by Spoons above the lines for John Adam Davidson.

The former appears to be James Thomson Corporal 2262 16th Battalion Australian Infantry AIF Age 31 Date of Death 9/1/1917
Son of Elizabeth Thomson of Knockenhooly, Southwick, Dumfries, Scotland and the late James Thomson.
CWG Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.

I'll get a photo soon.

Kenneth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 734

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: THOMSON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 09/01/1917
Service No: 2262
Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Thomson, of Knockenhooly, Southwick, Dumfries, Scotland, and the late James Thomson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 5.
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt

and his brother (edit by spoons from info provided by Ken Morrison)

Name: THOMSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/10/1916
Service No: 40294
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/ Memorial Reference: D. 10.
Cemetery: Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 734

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WALKER, GEORGE BENTHAM
Initials: G B
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H. M. S. Gloucester
Age: 30
Date of Death: 22/05/1941
Service No: D/JX 127598
Additional Information: Son of John Lamb Walker and Jane Caunce Walker of Dumfries
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 45, Column 3.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial

The Type 42 Destroyer Gloucester and the Cruiser Fiji were sunk on the same day by dive-bombers off Crete.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was back there today to photograph what I missed on my first attempt. Better light and weather today. Got Walker, Davidson and Thomson but returned and found that Walker and Thomson had been posted. Oh well, it was a nice drive and I made another couple of stops.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just edited my post of Davidson above to add the second man and a further photo which might be just a little more legible.

Thanks to Ken Morrison for pointing out the omission.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Additional info from Ken Morrison.

Just to answer your question about the relationships between Adam Edward Davidson and John Adam Davidson, John's father Walter was Adam's brother. So uncle and nephew.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 734

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been checking back on the photo of the Thomson gravestone to see if another brother, David, is the one listed on the Colvend War Memorial (it isn't) when I realised that I'd posted the details for James but not Robert Embarassed
I'll do it after this - could some kind person edit to move it to before the Photo Question
Kenneth

(done - spoons)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com