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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAVEN, JOHN DALRYMPLE
Initials: JD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Age: 19
Date of death: 23 August 1918
Service number: 53598
Additional information: Son of John and Hellen Caven, of Main St., Port William, Wigtownshire.
Panel ref: Panel 6
Memorial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (19 September 1918) reported: Mr and Mrs John Caven, Main Street, Port William, have received official intimation that their son, Pte John D Caven, RSF, was killed in action on August 23. Prior to enlisting in March 1917, Pte Caven was employed at Broompark Farm.





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CHESNEY, DAVID MCMURDO
Initials: DM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, “A” Coy .5th Bn
Awards: MM
Age: 21
Date of death: 25 October 1918
Service number: S/17708
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Chesney, of Challochglass, Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire. Born at Craiglarie, Mochrum.
Grave reference: IV. A. 1.
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery

On 20 January 1916 the Wigtownshire Free Press reported: Lance-Corporal David Chesney, Camerson Highlanders, son of Mr Robert Chesney, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, is at present in hospital in Chichester, having been severely frostbitten in the trenches in France.

And on 28 November 1918: Mr and Mrs Robert Chesney, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, have received intimation that their youngest son, Sergt David Chesney, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action in France on 20th October. Sergt Chesney enlisted in April 1915, and before joining he was employed by Mr Mitchell, Mark of Shennanton, Kirkcolm.

On 22 May 1919 the Free Press reported: In a recent issue of the London Gazette the following Wigtownshire soldiers are included in a list of thse who were awarded the Military Medal ... S/17708 Sergt D Chesney, Cameron Highlanders.





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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DIXON, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: 2nd Life Guards
Age: 23
Date of Death: 17 September 1916
Service number: 3300
Additional information: Son of Henry and Mary Dixon, of Shedpark, Barrachan, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Grave reference: II. C. 16
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt

Wigtownshire Free Press (19 October 1916) reported: Intimation has been received of the death (from wounds received in action) of Trooper Henry Dixon, son of Mr H Dixon, farmer, Shedpark, Barrachan. In a letter to Mr Dixon from a comrade, it appears he was severely wounded in both hands and feet by shrapnel on 16th September and died the following day. Trooper Dixon, previous to enlisting, was a member of the Glasgow Police Force. He joined the Life Guards in November 1914 and proceeded to the front in April last with his squadron.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HANNAH, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 21 September 1917
Service No: 43937
Additional Information: Son of James Hannah, of Elrig, Port William Wigtownshire.
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HOOD, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12 July 1915
Service Number: 8130
Additional information: Son of Robert and Janet Hood, of Auchengallie, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Panel: Panel 72 to 75
Memorial: Helles Memorial



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUGHAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scottish Horse, 1st
Date of Death: 20 September 1915
Service No: 4298
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KEVAN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/4th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14 November 1917
Service number: 201159
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, of Mochrum Village, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Grave reference: XVII. A. 6
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACTIER, DAVID HENRY
Initials: DH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant, W.Op/Air Gnr
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Sqdn
Age: 34
Date of death: 9th April 1943
Service number: 1365036
Additional information: Son of Robert and Euphemia Douglas Mactier, of Port William, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: Coll. Grave 4. E. 2-7
Cemetery: Uden War Cemetery

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MANSON, ROBERT MCCRINDLE
Initials: RM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 278th Siege Battery
Date of Death: 20th April 1918
Additional information: Husband of Agnes Manson, of 245, High St., Portobello, Midlothian.
Grave reference: VI. C. 65
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Military Cemetery Extension No 1.

The grave stone is virtually unreadable but a survey in the late 1970s identified: "Also his son Robert McCrindle killed in action 21 April 1918 aged 41 years."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCALLISTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, “C” Bty. 96th Bde
Date of death: 3 October 1915
Service number: 41438
Grave reference: I.E.125
Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (11 November 1915) reported: Mr William McAllister, Old Mill, Mochrum, has received official intimation that his son Gunner William McAllister, has died of wounds received in action in France. Gunner McAllister was wounded on 27th September, and died on 3rd October. He joined the RFA at the outbreak of war. Gunner McAllister, who was only 23 years of age, was a general favourite, and his early death is greatly deplored. Besides being a gunner, he was also a signalman. Two of gunner McAllister’s brothers are in the Army. Gunner McAllister went to France in September.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCKEAND, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Bn. R.N.Div
Date of Death: 24th April 1917
Service Number: Clyde Z/6937
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: Arras Memorial

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McNALLY, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 1 July 1944
Service No: 3192207
Additional Information: Son of David and Annie McNally, of Port William, Wigtownshire.
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCWHINNIE, CHARLES ROUTLEDGE
Initials: CR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 3rd Bn attd. 6th Bn
Date of Death: 1 July 1918
Grave Reference: III. D.1.
Cemetery: Varennes Military Cemetery



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILHENCH, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 5th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29 September 1918
Service number: 257488
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jane Milhench, of Mochrum, Port William. Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Grave reference: II. D. 10
Cemetery: Haynecourt British Cemetery



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 19 April 1917
Service number: 240324
Panel ref: Panels 23 and 24
Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial

The grave stone is rather difficult to read but states: Also William Murray his son Private 1-5 KOSB killed in action at Gaza 19 April 1917 aged 20 years.



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