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Kirkmabreck Parish Churchyard in Creetown ***COMPLETE***
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Kirkmabreck Parish Churchyard in Creetown ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 475 585
On a minor road off the main street at the southern end of Creetown.
The new parish church was built in 1834 at the edge of the developing centre of population. Prior to this the parish church was in the hills behind the nearby village of Carsluith.

Number of CWGC burials 2



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grave not found - not listed on any local War Memorial.

McQUEEN, W.
Rank:Corporal
Service No:260182
Date of Death:01/03/1920
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
322nd Quarry Coy.
Grave ReferenceEast of Church.
CemeteryKIRKMABRECK PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:

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William was born c.1881 the son of John and Helen (Henry) McQueen of Craigielea Cottage, Creetown. He was the husband of Annie (McMillan) McQueen of Jamieson Street, Govanhill, Glasgow who he married in 1914 in Glasgow. He died of kidney failure in the Victoria Infirmary in Cathcart, Glasgow.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McDOWALL, WILLIAM BARR.
Rank:Driver
Service No:14246984
Date of Death:07/01/1945
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
Grave ReferenceEast Extn. Grave 389.
CemeteryKIRKMABRECK PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of David John and Marion McDowall, of Creetown.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.

I've just realised that the first name on this stone is William's sister

McDOWALL, JANE BARR.
Rank:Civilian
Date of Death:23/09/1942
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead

Reporting AuthorityKIRKCUDBRIGHT COUNTY, SCOTLAND
Additional Information:
Firewatcher. Daughter of David and Marion McDowall, of 7 Harbour Street, Creetown. Died at Newton Farm.

Jane was killed in a car crash just outside Gatehouse-of-Fleet as she and her Fire Guard colleagues were returning from a training exercise.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:3191570
Date of Death:02/03/1945
Age:26
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn.
Grave Reference58. G. 6.
CemeteryREICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK, JOHN A.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:4783
Date of Death:01/11/1916
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 15 C.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. A. Wilson Black and Isabella Black, of The United Free Manse, Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.




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BLAEN, JAMES.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:29309
Date of Death:12/04/1917
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
7th/8th Bn.
Panel ReferenceBay 6.
MemorialARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James and Elizabeth Blaen, of St. John St., Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two Grandsons

BROWN, ALEXANDER.
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Service No:552771
Date of Death:17/09/1941
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force
105 Sqdn.
Panel ReferencePanel 1, Column 1.
MemorialMALTA MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brown; nephew of Elizabeth V. Irving, of Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.

MacGOWAN, ROBERT.
Rank:Sergeant
Trade:Flt. Engr.
Service No:1823400
Date of Death:03/02/1945
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
50 Sqdn.
Grave Reference1. A. 2.
CemeteryCHOLOY WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William and Catherine Vernon (Brown) MacGowan, of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Robert was born in 1925 in Creetown.
Listed on the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart.




Robert McGowan's Lancaster bomber crashed near Hochfelden, Strasbourg, France. The crew (except for one air gunner who survived) were buried in the American Cemetery at Epinal but were re-interred at Choloy after the war.


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CHRISTIE, ANDREW.
Rank:Private
Service No:G/69310
Date of Death:21/03/1918
Age:29
Regiment/Service:London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
2nd/2nd Bn.
Grave Reference2. E. 15.
CemeteryCHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christie, of Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Agnes, Dalzell Christie, of 87 High St., Irvine, Ayrshire.
Listed on Kirkmabreck and Irvine War Memorials.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRASER, WILLIAM.
Rank:Sergeant
Trade:Nav.
Service No:1559186
Date of Death:29/01/1944
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference9. G. 1.
CemeteryBERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Rebecca Fraser, of Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire. Gold Medallist, Douglas Ewart High School, 1941.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GORDON, THOMAS.
Rank:Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Death:26/04/1919
Age:41
Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Reserve
R.F.A. "Hughli."
Panel Reference32.
MemorialPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gordon, of Dairyfield, Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Agnes Callander Gordon, of 3, Albert St., Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial.




The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Salvage Tug "Hughli" sank off the Belgian coast.
Some sources say due to hitting a mine; some due to a storm.


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HALL, W.
Rank:Sapper
Service No:262225
Date of Death:08/01/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
324th Quarrying Coy.
Grave ReferenceVIII. A. 10.
CemeteryLAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:

Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial as William Hall.



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HYSLOP, ANDREW DREW.
Rank:Civilian
Date of Death:23/09/1940
Age:42
Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead

Reporting AuthorityKENSINGTON, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH
Additional Information:
of 42 Elgin Crescent. Died at 42 Elgin Crescent.
Not listed on any local War Memorial.



ANDREW “DREW” HYSLOP – age 42 – Civilian War Dead.
Andrew had been in business in London for some years and was an Air Raid Warden. He was in his lodgings when the house at 42 Elgin Crescent, Kensington, London collapsed during an air raid.
Born 1898 in Kirkmabreck. Son of the late Robert and Janet Reid (Paton) Hyslop.
Killed by Enemy Action on 23 September 1940 and buried in Kirkmabreck Parish Churchyard in Creetown.

"Drew" had served in the First World War and his entry in the Stewartry Roll of Honour reads:
Sergeant Andrew Hyslop, St. John's Street, Creetown. Enlisted January, 1916, l0th Royal Scols Fusiliers. Transferred to 9th Battalion Scottish Rifles. Served on Western Front (Ypres, Soissons). Gassed at Kemmel.


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INCH, JAMES.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:PO/11678
Date of Death:13/11/1916
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Light Infantry
(RMR/1366.) 2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 1 A.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Not listed on any local War Memorial.




James Inch was born in 1884 in Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, the son of William and Marion (Connel) Inch and the brother of Marion (Inch) Wilson of Creetown.
He enlisted in the Marines in 1901 and served unitil January 1914 when his term expired. He was recalled in August and was wounded at Gallipoli in 1915. He moved with his battalion to France in the summer of 1916.


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JOHNSTONE, ALBERT WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:271197
Date of Death:24/07/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
9th Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialSOISSONS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Listed on Anwoth and Girthon War Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.




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KIRKPATRICK, J. F.
Rank:Private
Service No:127573
Date of Death:03/06/1917
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
44th Bn.
Grave Reference2. D. 17.
CemeteryCANADIAN CEMETERY NO.2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST
Additional Information:
Listed on Kirkmabreck War Memorial as Josiah Ferguson Kirkpatrick.




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