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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

Name: BELL, RALPH GRIERSON
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Magdapur (Liverpool)
Age: 43
Date of Death: 10/09/1939
Additional information: Son of Ralph and Elizabeth Burnett Bell; husband of Elizabeth Cooper Bell, of Branton, Northumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Border K. Sec. 13. Ext. 1. Grave 3.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

'SS Magdapur' (8,641t) cargo ship, South Shields to Southampton hit a mine and sank off Aldeburgh with the loss of six crew members. The mine was laid by the U-Boat U13.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FLEMING, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 27
Date of Death: 09/10/1941
Service No: 1284768
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes S. Fleming, of Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Centre Plot. Sec. 12. Extn. 1. Grave 3.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is a bit of a puzzle, a private stone on a CWGC grave. CWGC give the rank as Private but the gravestone says Captain. He is not listed on SNWM so no help there. Any ideas?

Name: LAMBLEY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 05/10/1918
Service No: 155443
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. 126. 3.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
This one is a bit of a puzzle, a private stone on a CWGC grave. CWGC give the rank as Private but the gravestone says Captain. He is not listed on SNWM so no help there. Any ideas?


Perhaps Captain refers to some pre-war service?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
spoons wrote:
This one is a bit of a puzzle, a private stone on a CWGC grave. CWGC give the rank as Private but the gravestone says Captain. He is not listed on SNWM so no help there. Any ideas?


Perhaps Captain refers to some pre-war service?

Adam

As a general rule (I think always), anyone who has served as an officer is never allowed again to serve in the ranks. Lawrence of Arabia was an exception but he had to change his name to do it. In modern times it has been possible for a regular or TA soldier to hold a commission in the cadets (but rare). Was there anything like the cadets back then?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave. As a civilian casualty, this would be difficult to find - he was one of those killed in the bombing of the Masonic Hall in Gretna, 1941.

Name: HENDERSON, PETER CHARLES
Initials: P C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 62
Date of Death: 07/04/1941
Additional information: Son of Mary Henderson, of Aberdour Cottages, Huntly, Aberdeen, and of the late William Henderson; husband of Ada Jane Henderson, of White Cottage, Carlisle Road, Annan. Died at Masonic Hall, Gretna.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: DUMFRIES COUNTY, SCOTLAND

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave commemorating 2 sons of a former Provost of Annan.

Name: JARDINE
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 17/08/1914
Service No: 384
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Border. E. 3.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

Name: JARDINE, DOUGLAS JOHNSTON
Initials: D J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 04/05/1918
Service No: 202025
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Jardine. Born at Croftheads, Alman, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 4.
Cemetery: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

Name: POOL
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/09/1918
Service No: 1018446
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 44. 2.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

His brother is also listed on the stone.

Name: POOL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/09/1918
Service No: 3206255
Additional information: Native of Dornock, Dumfries-shire. Son of John and Margaret Agnes Pool, of Woodhead, Annan, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 18.
Cemetery: HAYNECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave. The man who is buried is the WW2 (second one named).

Name: ROBINSON, CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON
Initials: C R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 04/05/1942
Service No: 1345204
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Robinson, of Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Border B. Sec. 349 (old part). Grave 2.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

Not sure of the exact relationship with the WW1 man listed, possibly it was his uncle and note the discrepancy of the year of death.

Name: RICHARDSON, CHRISTOPHER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/05/1917
Service No: 23677
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Christina Richardson, of 34, Johnstone St., Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. G. 16.
Cemetery: NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a relatively rare example of a man whose remains were repatriated for burial from the battlefields before the government put a stop to it.

Name: SCOTT
Initials: H J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/09/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 15. F. 1.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SHARKEY, WALTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signaller
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Victory."
Age: 20
Date of Death: 08/10/1919
Service No: J/39913
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Margaret Sharkey, of 27, Scotts St., Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 109. 1.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

Name: THOMPSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hdrs.) Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 24/10/1917
Service No: 331251
Additional information: Son of George and Agnes Thompson, of 30, Charles St., Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. C. 3.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First we have Gunner Wilkin's grave and then elsewhere in the same cemetery is a family stone with his name added to the inscription.

Name: WILKIN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 90 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 08/09/1941
Service No: 516847
Additional information: Son of John and Janet Wilkin, of Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Border K. Sec. 6. Ext. 1. Grave 1.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

Name: WILSON, ALBERT GOODRICH
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/08/1918
Service No: 35240
Additional information: Son of Stewart and Jeanie Wilson, of Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 127. 2.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave for Edward Woodhouse. Also mentioned on the stone is his son who died in France the same year. Try as I may, I cannot find the CWGC record for Thomas Woodhouse.

Name: WOODHOUSE, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 52
Date of Death: 21/01/1916
Service No: 20054
Additional information: Son of Thomas Woodouse; husband of Isabella Woodhouse, of 4, Port St., Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 103. 1.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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