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PaulC



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Darvel Old Cemetery Reply with quote

Darvel Old Cemetery
Located on Causeway Road, Darvel
11 identified casualties (8 from WW1, 3 from WW2)
http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/74112/DARVEL%20OLD%20CEMETERY



I didn't photograph any of the military graves, my interest was in a civilian casualty buried here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOPKINS, ROBERT
Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 18/11/1940
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: ORMSKIRK, URBAN DISTRICT
Additional Information: of 22 Yew Tree Road. Husband of Jessie B. S. Hopkins. Died at 22 Yew Tree Road.




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some newspaper reports for Robert Hopkins...

Ormskirk Advertiser, 21 November 1940


Irvine Valley News, 22 November 1940


Irvine Valley News, 22 November 1940


Kilmarnock Standard, 23 November 1940


Robert Hopkins' cousin, Sergeant John Hopkins, RAF, was killed about a week later and is also buried at Darvel Old Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was passing through Darvel the other day so managed to get a few more grave photos. This chap was a cousin of the above...

HOPKINS, JOHN
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 531180
Date of Death: 26/11/1940
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 61 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Grave 700.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Donald and Agnes Hopkins; husband of Doris Eileen Hopkins, of Brampton, Huntingdonshire.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irvine Valley News, 29 Nov 1940

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irvine Valley News, 6 Dec 1940


Kilmarnock Standard, 30 Nov 1940


Kilmarnock Standard, 7 Dec 1940

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have much time to hang around but I did quickly get all of the CWGC headstones...

CRAWFORD, J S
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 05/03/1919
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Grave Reference: 3. 335.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert Crawford; Husband of Jessie Richardson Crawford, of 8, Kirkland Rd., Darvel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FIDDES, ALEC

Rank: Private
Service No: 54976
Date of Death: 25/10/1918
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, Depot
Grave Reference: 3. 2. 416.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fiddes, of 39, West End Park St., Glasgow. Born at Darvel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MUNRO, MALCOLM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14118
Date of Death: 17/08/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: 3. North. 9.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Munro, of 7, Hastings Place, Darvel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PATERSON, JAMES
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 2521
Date of Death: 11/01/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 2nd/2nd Lowland Bde.
Grave Reference: 4. 2. 599.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Wilson Paterson, of 2, Kirkland Rd., Darvel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 15221
Date of Death: 07/01/1920
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, "A" Coy. 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: 3. 496.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Colin and Maggie Robertson, of 17, Burnbank St., Darvel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WYLIE, PETER
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 24581
Date of Death: 11/06/1917
Age: 49
Regiment/Service: Royal Defence Corps
Grave Reference: 2. 2. 290.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Janet Wylie, of 86, High St., Irvine, Ayrshire.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visited this Cemetery before going to Darvel New cemetery. Took pictures of family gravestones with Military personnel who died during the wars.

ARMOUR, T

Rank: Corporal
Service No: T4/043421
Date of Death: 26/01/1919
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps 16th Army Aux. Horse. Coy.
Grave Reference: 1. 2. 62.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY, AYRSHIRE

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAIRD, GEORGE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2274
Date of Death; 24/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 33rd Bn.
Grave Reference: P. IX. D. 9B.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, FRANCE




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK, JOSEPH
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service No: J/79789
Date of Death: 15/02/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M. Drifter "Silver Queen."
Panel Reference: 27.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON,ENGLAND
Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Black, of Lealoan, Darvel, Ayrshire.



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