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Murray



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Glencorse New Cemetery Reply with quote

Glencorse New Cemetery is located on the A701 near the village of Milton Bridge.

There are a mix of War Dead interred in this cemetery ranging from WW1 to modern day conflicts such as Afghanistan.

There is one grave of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012 been omitted at the request of the soldiers widow.

There is another grave of a soldier killed in Afghanistan in April 2013 that has no headstone. I will update this as and when one is placed at his grave.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Private Butler Reply with quote

BUTLER, MICHAEL

Rank: Private
Service No: 5778
Date of Death: 26/12/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment "E" Coy. 5th Bn.
Grave Reference
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Butler, of Eatons Cottages, Tipperary.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Private Ewart Reply with quote

EWART, J

Rank: Private
Service No: 7748
Date of Death: 19/09/1914
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Driver Harris Reply with quote

HARRIS, ALBERT

Rank: Driver
Service No: 6790
Date of Death: 15/03/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 95th Bty. 19th Bde.
Grave Reference A. 100. (on West boundary).
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Lucy Harris, of 187, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Private Innes Reply with quote

INNES, HELEN

Rank: Private
Service No: W/33828
Date of Death: 04/11/1942
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Grave Reference Grave F. 70.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Sergeant Thomson Reply with quote

THOMSON, A

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 5511
Date of Death: 27/09/1919
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Lt Col Blair Reply with quote

Blair David N A
Lt Col
QOH
27.08.1979




Lt/Col David Blair. Aged 40 Commanding Officer (Married ) In two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water near Warren Point. The first bomb was left in a parked lorry in a lay-by, which was detonated as an army convoy passed by. The second bomb was left in a near-by gate house, This second bomb was detonated when reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion. A total of 18 soldiers were killed including Col Blair and his signaller L/Cpl Victor Macleod.
Lieutenant-Colonel David Blair died with 17 other soldiers when the IRA blew up an army convoy 25 years ago today. His daughter, a Times writer, dreaded her first visit to Warrenpoint
“DAVID’S dead.” The words were barely audible, but moments later I heard my mother sobbing in the next room. Numb with shock and disbelief, I carried on watching The Great Escape with Andrew, my eight-year-old brother. Then my grandfather came to us. He, too, was in tears. That was exactly 25 years ago, the evening of August 27, 1979, and I was ten years old. My father, Lieutenant- Colonel David Blair, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Highlanders, had been killed by the IRA at Warrenpoint, along with Lance-Corporal Victor Macleod and 16 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. It was the British Army’s worst single peacetime loss since the Second World War. Nobody has been arrested or prosecuted for the killings. Hours earlier, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 79, his grandson Nicholas Knatchbull, 14, Paul Maxwell, 15, a local boatman and Lady Brabourne had been blown up while fishing in Donegal Bay, on holiday.
My father had been my hero. Dark-haired, 6ft, with green eyes, he was fit, strong and handsome, and always with a ready smile. When we learnt that we would be moving to Hong Kong after his four-month tour of duty in Northern Ireland that autumn, he tutored me every night at the dining-room table for my 11-plus, and with his lessons in the six ways of doing a fraction, I passed. My father treated me as an adult, encouraged me to explore and learn. The last words I remember him telling me before he left our home in Redford barracks in Edinburgh, where we lived with the rest of the regiment, were: “Look after Mummy and Andrew.” Today the now-notorious stretch of road at Narrow Water, close to the village of Warrenpoint, on the border with the South, bears few scars of the devastation wrought that day. The Elizabethan stone keep overlooking the 50-yard stretch of water that separates North and South Ireland is bathed in warm summer sunshine. A boat is moored upriver and bobs peacefully in Carlingford Lough and the hills of southern Ireland rise a few hundred yards away. I had dreaded my first visit to Narrow Water, not knowing what to expect, nor even why I had to go there, but I found it surprisingly peaceful. Only when I arrived did I realise that I had come to lay ghosts to rest and somehow to reassure myself that my father was not waiting for me to take him home.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Corporal Turner Reply with quote

Cpl Richard Dominic Turner

24587421, Queen's Own Highlanders
Who died, age 24, on 26 February 1990
Killed in an accidental shooting incident in Northern Ireland

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Private Butler Reply with quote

Murray wrote:
BUTLER, MICHAEL

Rank: Private
Service No: 5778
Date of Death: 26/12/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment "E" Coy. 5th Bn.
Grave Reference
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Butler, of Eatons Cottages, Tipperary.


I was curious about a Tipperary man buried here.
He died of a gunshot wound at South Camp, Glencorse.
"The Long, Long, Trail" for the Leinster Regt. has:
5th (Extra Reserve) Battalion. A depot/training unit, it moved ............ to Glencorse in November 1917.

Ken
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