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NEWMILNS (or Loudon) Cemetery, Ayrshire
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LING, JAMES GORDON RICHMOND
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 158028
Date of Death: 31/03/1944
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: 5. F. 4.
Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Additional Information: Son of Ernest S. Ling and Bella M. Ling, of Newmilns, Ayrshire




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MILLER, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/10341
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, FRANCE
Born Loudon, Ayrshire

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gravestone names 4 grandsons who gave the ultimate sacrifice during WW1.
I can only trace 2 certain details, 1 possible and unable to find the fourth.

MITCHELL, ARCHIBALD
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium.
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Jeanie Mitchell, of 8, Melfort Avenue, Dumbreck, Glasgow.

MITCHELL, FRANK KINNIBURGH
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 08/05/1918
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Jeanie Mitchell, of 8, Melfort Avenue, Dumbreck, Glasgow
Husband of Maisie Laird Mitchell, of "Kelvinbank," Kelvinside, Glasgow.

MITCHELL, J
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: S/4125
Date of Death: 19/09/1918
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders1st/8th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: V. A. 9.
Cemetery: NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENTION
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mitchell, of Patna, Ayrshire
Husband of Margaret Mitchell, of 836, Shettleston Rd., Shettleston, Glasgow.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MILLER, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/10341
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, France.
Born in Loudon, Ayrshire.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MITCHELL, A. McK
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 06/07/1917
Regiment/Service: London Regiment1st/23rd Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 1.
Cemetery: OAK DUMP CEMETERY, Belgium.
Additional Information: Brother of James Mitchell, of "Strathallan," of 15, Greenock Avenue, Old Cathcart, Glasgow.

In March 1918 a sap opposite the cemetery was blown in, and seven men of the 180th Siege Battery were killed. Their bodies were found in 1927 and buried in the cemetery.
The cemetery now contains 111 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, five of them unidentified. Two of the graves destroyed by shell fire are represented by special memorials.
This burial is one of these.
The gravestone is concealed behind a large bush and is difficult to read properly.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London Gazette 14 August 1917 Supplement: 30234 Page: 8376

2nd Lt. Archibald McKerrow Mitchell, Lond. R.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led an attack with great success and initiative, taking prompt measures to secure his exposed flank, and showing great courage and a fine example throughout.

London Gazette 16 January 1917 Issue: 29904 Page: 613

The following announcement is substituted for that which appeared in the Gazette of 19th Aug. 1916 : Lce-Corpl. Archibald McKerrow Mitchell, from King Edward's Horse, to be 2nd Lt. (on prob.). 4th July 1916.

There is a Medal Card which has him as Private 791 King Edward's Horse.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, many thanks Ken. I can always rely on you to find what I can't!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McCONNELL, THOMAS H.
Rank: Private
Service No: 13925
Date of Death: 26/09/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 6.
Cemetery: GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, France.
Additional Information: Son of Marion H. McConnell, of 82, Main St., Newmilns, Ayrshire.
Born in Loudon, Ayrshire.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NISBET, J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 9820
Date of Death: 10/10/1915
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row L. Grave 6A.
Cemetery: LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, France.
Additional Information: Son of John and Jean Nisbet, of Kilmarnock.
Born in Mauchline, Ayrshire.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

POLLOCK, JOHN HOWIE
Rank: Sergeant
Service No: 976322
Date of Death: 06/06/1942
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Panel 91.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, England.
Additional Information: Son of Jessie Pollock, of Newmilns, Ayrshire.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMITH, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 1130
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: II. H. 7.
Cemetery: ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium.
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Jane K. Smith, of 53, Jeffrey Place, Newmilns, Ayrshire,


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOODBURN, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 78509
Date of Death:
24/03/1918
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 10.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, France.
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Woodburn, of Greenside, Newmilns, Ayrshire.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YOUNG, FRANCIS A. (Frank)
Rank: Private
Service No: S/13870
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, France.
Additional Information: Son of John Young, of 15, Grey St., Newmilns, Ayrshire.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 BROTHERS

YOUNG, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 202687
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium.

YOUNG, R
Rank: Private
Service No: 200752
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 33.
Cemetery: AEROPLANE CEMETERY, Belgium.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MITCHELL, R (POSSIBLE)
Rank: Private
Service No: S/9383
Date of Death: 24/01/1917
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XVI. E. 9.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq.

MITCHELL, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 204432
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.




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