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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This next is also extremely difficult to read, so here is what I can decipher from the hi-res originals

"John Vivers ???? Captain 1/5 R S F son of William Vivers Millburn (?) who was killed in action at the Dardanelles 27th Oct 1915 aged 25 "

Name: VIVERS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/10/1915
Additional information: Son of William and Mary Vivers, of Manse Crescent, Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 158.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite proud of this one as the stone is almost unreadable and the surname is Smith, but I found him!

Name: SMITH, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Service No: 241051
Additional information: Son of Adam and Helen Smith, of I, Shanklands Court, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 39.
Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stone commemorates two brothers who both died of wounds received on the 'inglorious' 12th July 1915. Although the stone does not actually mention it, Thomas is buried here so it is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

Name: WALKER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 09/08/1915
Service No: 1458
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Walker. Born at Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 18.
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Name: WALKER
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 06/09/1915
Service No: 848
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Walker.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 105. 1.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WALKER, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 23/08/1917
Service No: 30112
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Walker, of Carlisle Rd., Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: NIEUPORT MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Willaim and Mary Semple were my grandparents R.I.P Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
William Semple KOSB
died 8th August 1973 aged 67 years

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Additional information: Son of William and Caroline Burt, of Edinburgh.


William BURT was the son of William BURT, M.A. (1883-1949), Head of English at Linlithgow Academy and Caroline Janet RICHARDSON.
He was born in Linlithgow on 29 April 1921.
Educated: Daniel Stewarts College, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh, Law Faculty.
Died: 1 January 1943 in a night training flight from R.A.F. Wigtown. In a blizzard Anson AX145 crashed on Frozen Fell, Skiddaw, Uldale Fells, Lake District, Cumbria. It took 29 days to discover the wreck, originally thought to be "lost at sea".
The crew comprised:
P/O William THOMPSON, RCAF, age 21, Buried Causewayhead Cemetry, Silloth, Cumbria.
Air Gunner P/O Bruce BOWN, RAAF, age 30. Buried Causewayhead Cemetry, Silloth, Cumbria.
Wireless Operator Sgt George SINGLETON, RAFVR, age 21. Buried Hampton Hill, Middlesex.
Navigator Sgt Edwin KNIGHT, RAAF. Buried Causewayhead Cemetry, Silloth, Cumbria.
Navigator P/O William BURT, RAFVR, age 21. Buried at Annan.
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John Burt, Culross.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALCOCK, DAVID.
Rank:Private
Service No:24021
Date of Death:20/10/1916
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers
2nd Bn.
Grave ReferenceB. 12. 39.
CemeteryST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information:
Son of John and Margaret Jane Alcock, of Church St., Brydekirk, Annan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDERSON, J.
Rank:Private
Service No:23674
Date of Death:22/10/1916
Age:19
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn.
Grave ReferenceV. C. 11.
CemeteryHEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
Additional Information:
Son of David and Jane Anderson, of 3, Moat Rd., Annan, Dumfriesshire.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARMSTRONG, GEORGE HAINING.
Rank:Private
Service No:53083
Date of Death:12/04/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
8th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 1.
MemorialPLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

and his brother

ARMSTRONG, J. (James)
Rank:Corporal
Service No:40187
Date of Death:31/07/1917
Age:20
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference:B. 14.
Cemetery: POTIJZE CHATEAU LAWN CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Mary Armstrong, of Manse Crescent, Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire.

Both are named on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname
BELL.
Forenames/Initials
Andrew Maxwell.
Rank
Cpl
Service
Royal Air Force
Service Number
P8104418
Station
RAF Kinloss
Date of Birth
18 July 1955
Age
26
Date of Death
22 January 1982
Cemetery Name
Annan Old Cemetery
Cemetery Address
Dumfries

Included on Armed Forces Memorial
No

Included on Roll of Honour
Yes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BROATCH, JOHN JAMES NICOL.
Rank:Civilian
Date of Death:07/04/1941
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead

Reporting AuthorityDUMFRIES COUNTY, SCOTLAND
Additional Information:
Son of John Broatch, of 51 Lady Street, Annan. Died at Masonic Hall, Gretna.

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BROWN, WILLIAM SCOTT.
Rank:Chief Steward
Date of Death:09/02/1943
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. Pacific (Hull)
Panel ReferencePanel 78.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of William and Jane Brown.

The "Pacific" sailed from Sunderland with coal for London. The convoy scattered in bad weather and she was missing by the next day 08/02/1943

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CALDWELL, L.
Rank:Private
Service No:25609
Date of Death:31/01/1917
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn.
Grave ReferenceO. IV. H. 3.
CemeteryST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
Additional Information:

CALDWELL, JAMES YUILLE.
Rank:Private
Service No:141621
Date of Death:27/06/1918
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
14th Bn.
Grave Reference378.
CemeteryPLAINE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Born at Annan.

Plaine is a village in the Department of the Bas-Rhin, formerly part of Alsace (Elsass). Commonwealth graves came from; Albet (or Albe) Communal Cemetery German Extension, Liepvre Military Cemetery and from Ste. Marie-Auz-Mines German Cemetery.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOUGLAS, A.
Rank:Private
Service No:30508
Date of Death:03/05/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
8th Field Amb
Grave ReferenceI. F. 19.
CemeteryTILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES
Additional Information:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HALLIDAY, JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:12288
Date of Death:25/09/1915
Age:24
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 53 to 56.
MemorialLOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Andrew and Isabella Halliday, of North Howes, Annan, Dumfriesshire.

Named on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial.

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