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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
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.


They are both listed on the Annan War Memorial but it doesn't give any more clues.

I like the KOSB badge detail at the top of the headstone.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:


I like the KOSB badge detail at the top of the headstone.


It seems to have been a speciality of a local mason, I have a few more similar to post.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAMSON, JOHN JOHNSTONE
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signalman
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Unit Text: 80 Anti-Tank Regt., R.A., Sig. Sec.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 14/12/1942
Service No: 3191032
Additional information: Son of John Johnstone Adamson and Agnes Lithgow Adamson, of Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 1.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In loving memory of David Aitchison (Scots Guards), beloved son of William & Margaret Aitchison Lochfield Annan who died in Queen Alexandra Military Hospital London (result of an accident) 4 Nov 1931 aged 23 years



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The partial cleaning of this stone was not done by me and is a further example of partial cleaning of a name on a family stone which is done to the soldier's name only.

Name: AITCHISON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/09/1915
Service No: 1053
Additional information: Son of John and Sarah Aitchison, of Landheads, Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. A. 8.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BEATTIE
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 1st Bn.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 30/04/1917
Service No: 18337
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Marion Nicholson Beattie; husband of Elizabeth Beattie, of Newbie Barns, Annan, Dumfriesshire. Born at Riddingdyke, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. F. 9.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also David William Bell his younger son Aircraftsman Royal Air Force Dishforth who died at Dishforth Yorks 23rd May 1937 the result of an accident aged 20 years



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BELL, ALEXANDER P.
Initials: A P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 87th
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/09/1917
Service No: 29297
Additional information: Son of Jessie Alston Bell, of Woodside of Browmoor; Kirtlebridge, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 10.
Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLAND, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 202151
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Bland, of 5, Back Lady St., Annan, Dumfriesshire. Three years' service. Enlisted in The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CARROLL, JOHN JOSEPH
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 14/02/1942
Service No: 318003
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Carroll, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 38.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial lists two brothers

Name: CARRUTHERS
Initials: C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Central Ontario Regiment)
Age: 27
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 135445
Additional information: Son of George and Elizabeth Carruthers, of Annan, Scotland; husband of Nellie Carruthers, of 235, Poplar Plains Rd., Toronto, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 8.
Cemetery: LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY

Name: CARRUTHERS
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 04/08/1915
Service No: 1456
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 46.
Cemetery: EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CURRIE, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Marine
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines
Unit Text: H.M.S. Exeter.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/03/1942
Service No: PLY/X 100023
Additional information: Son of Hugh Johnstone Currie and Lucy Helen Currie, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 74, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

HMS Exeter was sunk on 1st March 1942 by the Japanese at the battle of the Java sea. There is a memorial to the ship and crew in Exeter cathedral.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial mentions Captain R N Dudgeon HM 40th Regiment. No idea when he died or in which battles he might have fought but his wife died in 1874 which might be some sort of clue.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This grave mentions two brothers:

Name: DUNCAN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/13930
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

I think the other one is this man, the regiment is right and the cemetery is in the right place but the date differs by 5 days.

Name: DUNCAN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: S/18498
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 1.
Cemetery: TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George I A Duncan MC. I don't know any more but the MC on the gravestone and the poppy cross placed in front of the stone make me want to include it here.

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