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Biggar, The Crofts Cemetery

 
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Biggar, The Crofts Cemetery Reply with quote

There are 5 WWII CWGC stones in The Crofts Cemetery in Biggar.

Biggar Crofts, the latest extension of the churchyard opened in 1930 and is still in use with lairs available for sale. The records for The Crofts dates from 1934.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JACKSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/07/1943
Service No: 139721
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kellock Jackson, of Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 310.
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RITCHIE, MATTHEW ROY
Initials: M R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 75 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/01/1941
Service No: 631868
Additional information: Son of Robert and Catherine Q. Ritchie, of Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 41.
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VANCE, MELROSE
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 09/06/1944
Service No: 1823455
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Vance, of Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 245.
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEIR, JOHN PHILIP
Initials: J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 19 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/07/1945
Service No: 1545792
Additional information: Son of Walter W. Weir and Louisa Philip Weir, of Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 419.
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

He is named as Jack on the family gravestone.

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WEIR WILSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Age: 28
Date of Death: 14/01/1944
Service No: 3135886
Additional information: (served as WILSON). Son of John and Jean Weir Wilson, of Biggar; husband of Chrissie T. Wilson, of Law.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 360.
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

WILSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: ALIAS
Age: 28
Date of Death: 14/01/1944
Service No: 3135886
Additional information: see WEIR WILSON, John, the true family name.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: BIGGAR (THE CROFTS) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos in previous posts by Morag White.
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