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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Anwoth New Cemetery Reply with quote

Take the Anwoth turn off the A75. The new kirkyard is a couple of hundred yards from the old one. The cemetery is associated with the new Anwoth parish church, built in 1825, which is just to the north of the cemetery. The church is no longer in use.

Grid Reference: NX 58212 55915

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CHALMERS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 16th September 1916
Service Number: 13324
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Rachel Chalmers, of High Ardwall, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Grave Reference: Plot 2. Row D. Grave 33
Cemetery: Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COCHRANE, HAMISH ARCHIBALD
Initials: HA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28th January 1944
Service Number: 156427
Additional Information: Son of Comdr. Arthur F. G. Cochrane, R.N., and Mrs. Cochrane, of Rusko, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Grave Reference: 11. G. 21
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery

Note the difference in the forename and rank.

and his father:

Comm. Arthur Fitz-Gerald Cochrane RN

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIDSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, “C” Coy, 1st/5th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31st October 1918
Service Number: 240177
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Davidson, of Lanefoot Cottage, Cardoness, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Grave Reference: VI: C: 12
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILLONE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 11th April 1918
Service Number: 23718
Additional Information: Son of James and Jane Gillone, of Fleet St., Gatehouse, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 5
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial

Inscription reads: In loving memory of James Gillone who died at Gatehouse 1st March 1928 in his 71st year. Also his son Pte Alexander Gillone K.O.S.B. who was killed in action in France 11th April 1918 in his 21st year. Jane Gillone died 15th May 1934 in her 75th year.



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JARDINE, ARTHUR THOMAS
Initials: AT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 12th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12th April 1917
Service Number: 29916
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Addie Jardine, of Riverside, Gatehouse, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Grave Reference: I. C. 24
Cemetery: Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Rouex

Name: JARDINE, ROBERT EUSTACE
Initials: RE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 11th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 9th May 1917
Service Number: 27947
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Addie Jardine, of Riverside, Gatehouse, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 1 and 2
Memorial: Arras Memorial



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SPROAT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery, 113 Field Regt
Age: 29
Date of Death: 26th January 1944
Service Number: 184013
Additional Information: Son of John and Esther W. Sproat; husband of Margaret Sproat, of Edinburgh.
Grave Reference: VIII, K, 7
Cemetery: Minturno War Cemetery

Galloway Gazette (26 February 1944): Captain John Sproat RA, younger son of Mrs Sproat, 22 High Street. Gatehouse of Fleet, and Flight Sergeant Joe Liveset, RAF, younger son of Mr and Mrs Livesey, Dildawn, Castle Douglas, who were previously reported missing, are now both presumed to have been killed in action. Captain Sproat, whose wife lives in Edinburgh, was serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces.





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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Quentin Hope Agnew

Died 27 April 1975. He fought in the Third Afghan War in 1919. He fought in the Second World War, in Burma and Malaya, where he was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Indian Army. (Source: The Peerage.com)

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major James Bourne Seaburne Bourne-May Coldstream Guards

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Rothney Coutts MC, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Took part in assault on Madagascar in 1942 and the invasion of Sicily in 1943. Involved in the defence of the Anzio beach head and, after a spell in Palestine was in Germany April 1945.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas George McGill Duncan MC

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commander James Graham RN

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Ian Garnet MacLaren DFC TD

Reached the rank of Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force during World War II. In the late 1950s to early 1960s served as Lt. Colonel, commanding the 277 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, the Greenock TA unit, and was the CO when it became the 5/6 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He had the distinction of commanding two different regiments when the Gunner Regiment was amalgamated with and rebadged as 5/6 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. As a Lt. Colonel in the Highland Division he enjoyed the confusion caused by his TD (Territorial Decoration) alongside his Distinguish Flying Cross and RAF wings and other decorations. (Source: Rootsweb)

Ken Morrison has provided a bit more about Ian MacLaren's RAF background and the award of the DFC: No.614 "County of Glamorgan" Squadron was an army co-operation unit. In November 1942 it was flying Bristol Blenheims when it moved to North Africa. For the next few months it operated as a bomber squadron, attacking German and Italian airfields in Tunisia.

London Gazette 18 May 1943 Issue: 36022 Page: 2247

Air Ministry, zist May, 1943.

ROYAL AIR FORCE.

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy: —

Distinguished Flying Cross.

Acting Squadron Leader Ian Garnett MACLAREN (45602), No. 614 Squadron.

In operations in North Africa, this officer took part in a number of successful sorties, many of them in bad weather and over difficult terrain.

One night in February, 1943, he was detailed to execute a night bombing attack against enemy transport and troops in the Kasserine Pass.

The weather was extremely bad with heavy clouds covering the mountains on either side. Despite this Squadron Leader MacLaren flew down the pass and successfully bombed the target.

He has invariably displayed great courage and determination.



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Col Alexander McCulloch Jameson

One of three sons of Lord and Lady Ardwall of Ardwall House, he had fought in the Boer War and also in India. He served in Mesopotamia in the Great War. He later commanded the 5th Battalion of the K.O.S.B. (Source: http://www.gatehouse-folk.org.uk/detailpage.asp?d=73&ID=2)

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walter Jameson McCulloch

Joined the 1st Lothians and Border Yeomanry, a territorial cavalry unit before the Second World War. With the outbreak of war, Major Walter McCulloch went to France and was taken prisoner of war June 1940 with most of his unit which was providing the rearguard at St Valery so men on the beaches of Dunkirk could escape.

The Galloway Gazette of 3 January 1988 reported his death in a road accident on the A75 just outside Creetown.



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