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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Mochrum Parish Churchyard Reply with quote

In the centre of the village of Mochrum. There are 5 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war, 2 of which are unidentified. There are also 5 of the 1939-45 war buried in this churchyard, 4 of which are unidentified.

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Name: AUGUST, PAUL
Initials: P
Nationality: Martinique
Rank: Steward
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine, S.S. "Main" (Cardiff)
Age: 68
Date of Death: 9 October 1917
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph and Jane Auguste; husband of Catherine Auguste (nee Sweeney), of 12, Caebricks Rd., Cwmbwrla, Swansea, Glam. Born in Martinique.
Grave Reference: Q. 28.
Cemetery: Mochrum Parish Churchyard

Name: McLEOD, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve, S.S. "Main" (Cardiff)
Age: 39
Date of Death: 9 October 1917
Additional Information:
Husband of Mrs. MacLeod of Kyles, Scalpoy, Harris.
Service No: 1844C
Grave Reference: Q. 27.
Cemetery: Mochrum Parish Churchyard

The collier Main, a defensively armed merchant steamer, was intercepted by a German submarine UC-75 one and a half miles East of Drummore on October 9th 1917 when en route from Belfast to Liverpool in ballast. The submarine opened fire from the surface and sank the Main by gunfire. Twelve men were killed. The ship was refloated in 1920 and returned to service in 1922.

A SEAMAN (UNKNOWN)

Name: HOWARD, FRED
Initials: F
Rank: Carpenter
Regiment/Service: ALIAS
Age: 43
Date of Death: 4 February 1918
Additional information: See KALSU, the true family name

Name: KALSU, PRIDE
Initials: P
Nationality: Born in Estonia
Rank: Carpenter
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine, SS Teveal (St Ives)
Age: 43
Date of Death: 4 February 1918
Additional Information: (Served as HOWARD, Fred)
Grave Reference: Q. 25.
Cemetery: Mochrum Parish Churchyard

SS Treveal [Note CWGC spells it "Teveal"] was a British Armed Merchant steamer. On 4 February 1918 when en route from Algiers to Barrow she was torpedoed by German submarine U-53 and sunk when off the Skerries, Anglesey. 33 on board died.

A SEAMAN (UNKNOWN)

A WOMAN (UNKNOWN)



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCKEAND, ALEXANDER JOHN
Initials: AJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engineering Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, M.V. Chesapeake (Belfast)
Date of Death: 18th October 1945
Grave Reference: Sec. F. Grave 24A
Cemetery: Mochrum Parish Churchyard

Galloway Gazette (27 October 1945) reported: On 19th October 1945 at Maidstone, Kent, Alexander John McKeand, aged 41, Marine Engineer, son of the late Samuel John McKeand, of London, and of Mrs McKeand, West Fell, Monreith, Port William.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CHAMBERS, THOMAS GEORGE
Initials: TG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Engineers
Date of Death: 26 August 1918
Service number: 506655
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave reference: VII. E. 18
Cemetery: Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HILL, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Rank: Apprentice
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine, S.S. "City of Lincoln" (Liverpool)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/09/1917
Additional Information: Son of Peter Gibson Hill and Jean Gibson Hill, of Baltier, Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Born in U.S.A.
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GOURLAY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 25th September 1917
Service Number: R/33977
Panel Reference: Panel 115 to 119 and 162A to 163A
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Galloway Gazette (13 October 1917) reported: On the 26th ult, killed in action, Rifleman James Gourlay, youngest son of the late Robert Gourlay, Chilcarroch Cottage, Port William, aged 35 years.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HANNAH, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Bn. R.N. Division
Age: 21
Date of death: 31st December 1917
Service Number: Clyde Z/4723
Additional Information: Son of John and Ellen Hannah, of Airyhassen, Whauphill, Wigtownshire
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 1A
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCAIG, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 13 August 1915
Service No: 16165
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Name: McCAIG, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: Commonwealth War Dead
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 89th Coy.
Date of Death: 18 October 1916
Service No: 7256
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval

On 23 November 1916 the Wigtownshire Free Press reported, "Official intimation has been received by Mrs McCaig, Fergusson Inn, Monreith, that her eldest son, Cpl Hugh McCaig, was killed in action in Flanders. This is her second bereavement, her youngest son, Private John McCaig, having gone down in the Royal Edward in August of last year. Corporal McCaig, immediately on receipt of the news of his brother's death, came from Canada and enlisted in the KOSB. Promotion soon came, and he was latterly transferred to the 89th Machine Gun Company, in which service he fell. Mrs McCaig has also received a letter from the Officer Commanding the Company: 'I am very sorry indeed to tell you of the death of your son, Lance Cpl Hugh McCaig, of my Coy, in action on 17th October 1916 ... We are all very sorry to lose any of our original Company, but the loss of your son is a particular heavy blow. He was such a splendid soldier and all who came into contact with him said the same thing. Please accept from the whole Company and myself the deepest sympathy.' The only remaining son, Sergt James McCaig, has seen many months' active service abroad, and is at present in an English hospital, recovering from an illness which necessitated his leaving the trenches for a time. The sincere sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved mother in her time of heavy trial and sorrow.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sailor of the 1939-45 War. Merchant Navy Found 6th September 1940.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sailor of the 1939-45 War. Merchant Navy Found 6th September 1940.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A soldier of the 1939-45 War. Found 21st September 1940.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sailor of the 1939-45 War. Merchant Navy Found 8th September 1940.

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Name: BROLL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 619 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 27 July 1944
Service No: 1690453
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Ayrshire Yeomanry
Age: 24
Date of Death: 27 April 1917
Additional Information: Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William McTurk Brown, of Lochhead, Mochrum, Wigtownshire; husband of Agnes Gray Little (formerly Brown), of Rosebank Cottage, Ochiltree.
Service number: 200275
Cemetery: Ochiltree New Cemetery



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Bn
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10 September 1918
Service number: 41972
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Brown, of Airylick, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: IV. F. 9
Cemetery: Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St Nazaire





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