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Torthorwald Churchyard **COMPLETE**

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Torthorwald Churchyard **COMPLETE** Reply with quote

The village of Torthorwald is just to the north-east of Dumfries on the A709 road to Lochmaben and Lockerbie.
There are three Commonwealth War Grave in the churchyard.
O.S. reference NY 036 782

The entrance gates are dedicated to John G. Paton (1824-1907) a Scottish missionary to the New Hebrides. Before sailing there with his newly wed wife in 1858, he was a city missionary in Glasgow for ten years. He began work on Tanna, an island inhabited by savage cannibals and later worked on the island of Aniwa. He gave to the Aniwan people the first hymnbook in their own language and translated the New Testament into their language.





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BEATTIE, D. E.
Rank: Private
Service No: 13891
Date of Death: 04/10/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: In North-East part.
Cemetery: TORTHORWALD CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of James Beattie, of Nethermill, Kirkmichael, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire.

and his brother who died in Salonica

BEATTIE, GEORGE.
Rank: Private
Service No: 14603
Date of Death: 03/10/1916
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 9.
Cemetery: KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James Beattie, of Nethermill, Kirkmichael, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire.





David and George are named on the Kirkmichael Parish War Memorial at Nethermill.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=2546#2546
and David is also named on the Parish War Memorial of Kirkconnel where he was the village policeman when he enlisted.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=809


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HENDERSON, JAMES.
Rank: Petty Officer
Service No: D/JX159283
Date of Death: 16/07/1945
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Newcastle
Grave Reference:
Cemetery: TORTHORWALD CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of James and Agnes Henderson, of Collin.





James was on leave from his ship, the cruiser “Newcastle” and was staying at the Post Office in Collin, Torthorwald, when he went bathing in the Solway near Brow Well, Ruthwell. He dived into shallow water and fractured his spine. James died in Dumfries Royal Infirmary a few days later.
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PAYNE, I. W.
Rank: Private 1st Class
Service No: 232749
Date of Death: 29/11/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Grave Reference: In South-East part.
Cemetery: TORTHORWALD CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Husband of Agnes Carruthers Payne, of Corklicks Cottage, Annan, Dumfries-shire.



William died of pneumonia and influenza at his home at Greenlea, Collin, Torthorwald.
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