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Minnigaff Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE***
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Minnigaff Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

The Parish Church is at the north end of the village of Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, on a spit of land between the Penkiln Burn and the River Cree. On the opposite bank of the Cree is the town of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
O.S.Ref. NX 410666


The church uses the former name of Monigaff.


Many of the stones are badly "weathered" and illegible but the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society has published a book of the inscriptions.
These are the ones I was able to find.

There is one CWG - a family stone.

ALLISON, A.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:S/9863
Date of Death:10/10/1916
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
9th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIn Old ground, close to Church.
CemeteryMINNIGAFF PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of the late Mrs. Janet Allison.




Andrew was born in 1890 in Cuil Cot House, Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was the nephew of Robert and Andrew Allison of Little Park Farm, Palnure, Minnigaff and was a ploughman on his uncles' farm when he enlisted in May 1915.


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CUTHBERTSON, ALEXANDER SWAINSON.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:10660
Date of Death:16/05/1915
Regiment/Service:Scots Guards
2nd Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 3 and 4.
MemorialLE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


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DREW, DOUGLAS.
Rank:Flying Officer
Trade:Nav.
Service No:145376
Date of Death:23/04/1944
Age:35
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
115 Sqdn.
Grave ReferenceJoint grave 7. D. 1-2.
CemeteryREICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of James Lawson Drew and Mary Walker Drew, of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. B.A. (Oxon.).




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GILCHRIST, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:30105
Date of Death:27/05/1917
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
1st Bn.
Panel ReferenceBay 6.
MemorialARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


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ION, ADAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:10529
Date of Death:09/10/1917
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Scots Guards
2nd Bn.
Grave ReferenceV. D. 19.
CemeteryARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Thomas Parr Ion and Jessie McGowan Ion, of Stronord, Palnure, Newton Stewart; husband of Agnes Ion, of The Police Station, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

and his brother

ION, JOHN ANTHONY.
Rank:Private
Service No:931550
Date of Death:30/10/1917
Age:33
Regiment/Service:2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion
Panel ReferencePanel 30, 32.
MemorialYPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Thomas and Jessie Ion, of Palnure, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland; husband of Mary Ion, of Nakusp, Arrow Lakes, British Columbia.


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KENNEDY, ALEXANDER.
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:15/08/1917
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
7th Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


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MURRAY, ROBERT.
Rank:Fitter Serjeant
Service No:22043
Date of Death:23/04/1917
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Australian Field Artillery
8th Bde.
Grave ReferenceI. K. 24.
CemeteryBERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Georgina Murray, of Green Bank, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Scotland.


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SCOTT, A.
Rank:Private
Service No:267269
Date of Death:27/09/1917
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
4th/5th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. A. 18.
CemeteryZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:

and his brother

SCOTT, JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:30508
Date of Death:01/09/1918
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
4th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVII. A. 2.
CemeteryH.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN
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Oddly there is no mention of dates - the inscription reads:
Also two of their sons Alexander and James killed in action in France.
Both were born in Newton Stewart and Alexander is mentioned on his wife's grave in Newton Stewart Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erected by William Stroyan, Blackcraig, Minnigaff in loving memory of his three sons who were killed in action in France in the Great War.

STROYAN, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:9902
Date of Death:11/11/1914
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 38 and 40.
MemorialYPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of William and Mary Stroyan, of Path Cottage, Blackcraig, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.

STROYAN, JOHN.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:18257
Date of Death:19/03/1916
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
11th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. E. 7.
CemeteryTANCREZ FARM CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William and Mary Stroyan, of Path Cottage, Blackcraig, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. Native of Kirkcudbrightshire.

STROYAN, CHARLES F.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:200489
Date of Death:18/04/1918
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 119 to 124.
MemorialLOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of William Stroyan and Mary Stroyan, of Path Cottage, Blackcraig, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erected by Donald Cameron in memory of his father Donald Cameron late 79th and 93rd H.L.R.s. who died 25th April 1894 aged 70 years. Also his brother Alexr Stewart Cameron late 78th H.L.R.s. who died 3 Jany 1914 aged 47 years.....................

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Triple Panel for the NUGENT-DUNBAR family.


Sacred to the memory of Robert Lennox Nugent-Dunbar late Lieut. Colonel Comdg. 3rd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers who died at Machermore Castle 17th September 1942 aged 78 years..............

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.........Also Margaret (McClure) his daughter who went down with the Lusitania 7th May 1915 aged 32years...................





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STEWART CAIRNSMORE (Triple Panel)


Left Panel.
..........Patrick Capt. R.N. their son. 1781 - 18.4.1808 at sea................


Right Panel.
Keith Lt. R.N. 9.3.1834 - 4.9.1857 Hong Kong. Patrick Lt. Col. R.E., C.B. 28.1.1832 - 16.1.18965. Scutari.
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In memory of Lieut. General The Hon. Sir William Stewart 2nd son of John, Earl of Galloway, K.G.C.B. and K.T.S. Col. of the 1st Batn. Rifle Brigade. He was born on the 10th January, 1773 and died on the 7th January, 1827 at Cumloden. From 1792 to the close of the war in 1814, he was actively engaged in the service of his country during seventeen foreign campaigns; in the West Indies, in Egypt, and in various parts of Europe; in Italy he served with the allied armies under Suwarrow and others; at Ferrol he was severely wounded; at Copenhagen he commanded the troops embarked with Lord Nelson at Walcheren the Light Brigade and in Spain and Portugal the 2nd division of the army under the Duke of Wellington in Eight general actions. He represented the county of Wigtown in three parliaments, and received in his place the thanks of the House of Commons for the able and gallant services he had rendered his country. His health being greatly impaired by arduous duty and numerous wounds......................
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: STROYAN, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 2nd Bn
Age: 23
Date of Death: 14th July 1916
Service Number: 29641
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Kate Stroyan, of 4, Reid Terrace, Minnigaff, Wigtownshire.

Wigtownshire Free Press (3 August 1916): Mr Samuel Stroyan, joiner and millwright, Creebridge, Newton Stewart, has received intimation that his son, Peter Stroyan, has been killed in action. Previous to joining the colours, deceased was engaged with Messrs Jesson, and with Mr M Blacklock, Holmpark.

Wigtownshire Free Press (10 August 1916): Killed in action on 14th July, Pte Peter Stroyan, Royal Scots, second son of Sam Stroyan, millwright, Minnigaff, aged 23 years - "Duty marked the path he trod"





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