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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capt George Grant, Indian Navy who died at Barholm House 22 Sep 1874 aged 81 years

When 16 years of age and for 30 years served his country with honour and bravery, enduring much hardship and distinguished himself by many deeds of kindness shown to the native population; returning home he spent the remainder of his life in peace and comfort even ready to relieve the poor and distressed




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Robert Hall who died 8 Oct 2001 aged 81 years

the gravestone bears a KOSB badge


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Major Alister James Henryson-Caird
born March 24 1884 died September 5 1950

also his son
Capt Murray A C J Henryson-Caird
born May 15 1922 died June 24 1988


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archibald Campbell McKie RAF drowned in enemy convoy while a POW
24 June 1944 aged 31 years

McKIE, ARCHIBALD
Rank:Aircraftman 1st ClassService No:1162692Date of Death:24/06/1944Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve R.A.F. Kallang Panel ReferenceColumn 440.MemorialSINGAPORE MEMORIAL
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Son of John and Mary C. McKie, of Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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Lt Col James Souter McLean TD who died 27 June 1998 aged 77 years


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McMANUS, J
Rank:PrivateService No:16742Date of Death:28/06/1918Age:35Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers "A" Coy. 2nd Bn. Grave ReferencePlot 4. Row D. Grave 12.CemeteryTANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES
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Son of Janet McDonall McManus and the late James McManus, of St. John's Street, Contsion, Kirkcudbrightshire.




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POOL, JAMES WILLIAMSON
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:20/09/1917Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn. Panel ReferencePanel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.MemorialTYNE COT MEMORIAL
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William Lewens Ray DSM
born Dec 1917
died March 1992


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stone mentions

Capt A W P Weekes
78th Highlanders, Ross-shire Buffs




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
POOL, JAMES WILLIAMSON
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:20/09/1917Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn. Panel ReferencePanel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.MemorialTYNE COT MEMORIAL
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What a surprise to see this man here. He is listed on the Colvend Parish War Memorial and on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.
James Williamson Pool, 2nd Lieutenant: 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 20. Enlisted October 1914 1/5th KOSB and became Corporal (1289) Commisioned in the Cameronians and attached to the King's Royal Rifles. Served in Gallipoli and France. Twice wounded.
Born 1897 at Whitehill, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James amd Jessie Pool of West Barcloy, Colvend.
Missing in Action 20 September 1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Archibald Campbell McKie RAF drowned in enemy convoy while a POW
24 June 1944 aged 31 years

McKIE, ARCHIBALD
Rank:Aircraftman 1st ClassService No:1162692Date of Death:24/06/1944Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve R.A.F. Kallang Panel ReferenceColumn 440.MemorialSINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

Son of John and Mary C. McKie, of Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.


The Japanese cargo ship "Tamahoko Maru" was part of a convoy sailing towards Japan from Java with 772 Australian, British and American prisoners of war when on 24 June she was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine USS Tang.
Archie had been a PoW since the fall of Singapore. Before the war he had been a chauffeur with the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:04 pm    Post subject: R.F.A. "Hughli." Reply with quote

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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
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gordon, of Dairyfield, Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Agnes Callander Gordon, of 3, Albert St., Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.


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.


Ken

Contact with a sea mine would seem to be the likely cause of the loss.
Gordon was an RNR man and there were 13 members of the Mercantile Marine Reserve lost on this vessel. They would not be commemorated by CWGC if the loss was due to a storm.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim - It's always been a bit of a puzzle to me.
naval-history.net, which I've found to be a very reliable source has:
Hughli, salvage tug, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, carrying naval stores from Ostend to Dover, capsized in violent storm off Middlekerke, 11 survivors

BROWN, Thomas W, Salvage Boatswain, MMR, (no service number listed)
CAIN, John, Assistant Cook, MMR, 898718
CAMERON, Simon, Salvage Shipwright, MMR, (no service number listed)
DAVIES, Herbert E, Lieutenant, RNR
DOBSON, John, Fireman, MMR, 918552
DUNNE, Denis, Ship's Cook, MMR, 998261
GILL, Thomas A, Engineer Lieutenant, RNR
GORDON, Thomas, Sub Lieutenant, RNR.
HARRISON, Thomas, Fireman, MMR, 620629
JOHNSON, Ernest E, Telegraphist, RNVR, Palace Z 1647
MCGLADDERY, William, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR
MCQUEEN, Andrew, Paymaster, RNR
MEEK, Thomas, Foreman Rigger, MMR, 777136
PATTERSON, William, Rigger, MMR, (no service number listed)
ROSE, William, Assistant Steward, MMR, 981310
TEBBETT, Thomas R C, Signalman, MMR, 977439
WHITE, Robert J, Assistant Steward, MMR, 882944
WILLIAMS, David J, Rigger, MMR, (no service number listed)

However the RFA site http://www.historicalrfa.org/rfa-war-losses has:

On 26 April 1919 RFA Hughli, a salvage ship, exploded and sank off the Belgian Coast. Nineteen of the crew were killed.

He is listed on the Kirkmabreck Parish War Memorial in Creetown.

Thomas Gordon, Sub-Lieutenant: Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Hughli", Royal Naval Reserve. Age 41.
Born 1877 in Kirkmabreck. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (McCormick) Gordon of Dairyfield, Creetown. Husband of Agnes (Callander) Gordon of Albert Street, Newton Stewart. Thomas had served in the Mercantile Marine for 22 years when, in May 1918, he joined the RNR Salvage Section and was posted to the Salvage Tug "Hughli". He was drowned when the "Hughli" sank off Nieuport, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it not possible that both are true? Capsized with 11 survivors, subsequently refloated and returned to service and later exploded with 19 casualties? No date given for the capsize.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it not possible that both are true?


Hardly likely she capsized, was refloated, then struck a mine on the same date - 26th April 1919.

My money is on the mine explosion causing the deaths of the men, this fact confirmed by the relevant authority and then the casualties commemorated by CWGC headstones in Belgium and France or on Naval Memorials here.
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