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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Constance Jessie Helm
born July 9 1918
remembered at RAF Biggin Hill
as cypher officer
died 19th January 1962





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This commemorates two brothers

Name: HUGHES, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 241256
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hughes, of 24, Carlingwark St., Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 23 and 24.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

Name: HUGHES, JOHN CAVEN
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/08/1918
Service No: Z/7116
Additional information: Son of William and Sophia Hughes, of 24, Callingwark St., Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JAMIESON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: 51026
Additional information: Son of William Jamieson, of 18, Queen St., Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1 and 2.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JOHNSTON
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
Secondary Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Secondary Unit Text: posted to 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/05/1918
Service No: 68404
Additional information: Born at Kircudbrighshire. Son of Isabella Johnston, of 29, Royal St., Gourock, Renfrewshire, and the late John Johnston.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 18.
Cemetery: AVESNES-SUR-HELPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: 40914
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 5.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LANDSBOROUGH, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 351701
Additional information: Son of John and Williamina Landsborough, of 20, Academy Place, Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 22.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LIVESEY, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 192 Sqdn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/06/1943
Service No: 1352400
Additional information: Son of John and Georgina Livesey, of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 137.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

and this is how he died (from the lost bombers site)

Wellington HZ412 Information
Type Wellington
Serial Number HZ412
Squadron 192
X1D DT-U
Operation Special Duties
Date 1 23rd June 1943
Date 2 24th June 1943


Further Information
"Serial Range HZ394 - HZ439. 46 Wellington Mk.X. HZ102-HZ981 (513); JA104-JA645 (337). 850 Mk.111/X/X1/X111 delivered by Vickers (Squires Gate) between Dec42 and Aug43. For a full list of this large batch refer to Record No.6258. airborne 2320 23Jun43 from Feltwell for Special Signals Duties off the Dutch coast. Shot down by a night-fighter at 0225, some 30 km W of Katwijk. Five are buried in various Dutch cemeteries, but the tail gunner, F/S livesey, has no known grave. P/O E.V.Eastham KIA Sgt W.J.Herrington KIA F/O G.Sansom KIA Sgt L.W.Smith KIA Sgt K.Moore KIA F/S J.Livesey KIA "

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William L McAlpine MM
died 27th April 1992
aged 94 years

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McKAY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 2nd Kite Balloon Sect.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 29/09/1918
Service No: 133998
Additional information: Son of Helen McCormick, of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. A. 14.
Cemetery: LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCOSKRIE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 02/01/1943
Service No: 3191192
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth McCoskrie, of Castle Douglas, Kirkudbrightshire; stepson of Agnes H. McCoskrie, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. A. 13.
Cemetery: TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacHENRY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 22/09/1944
Service No: 404421
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Agnes MacHenry; husband of Kathleen Dodds MacHenry, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. B. 17.
Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

note difference in spelling of name



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McLEAN, NATHAN
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 17/06/1944
Service No: 3192334
Additional information: Son of Margaret McLean, and stepson of James McKie, of Rhonehouse, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. G. 5.
Cemetery: HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY

note that he had his mother's surname

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert A McKinna DFC & Bar Squadron Leader Pathfinder Force RAF
killed in air operations over Germany on the night of 23rd Sepr 1943
aged 33 years per ardua ad astra interred in British Military Cemetery
Rheinberg Germany

Name: McKINNA, ROBERT ALEXANDER
Initials: R A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Squadron Leader (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 97 Sqdn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 23/09/1943
Service No: 69440
Awards: D F C and Bar
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Margery McKinna, of Edinburgh; husband of Helen Dorothy McKinna, of Edinburgh. Winner, Highland Amateur Golf Tournament, 1935; Runner up Irish Amateur Championship, 1937.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 18. B. 23-24.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McLEOD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: "X" Aircraft Park
Secondary Unit Text: (E.E.F.).
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/12/1918
Service No: 403509
Additional information: Son of David and Elizabeth McLeod, of 83, Queen St., Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 240.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gravestone is in a shocking state for a MOD stone only 32 years old

Surname
McMINN

Forenames/Initials
Ian Robert

Rank
Sgt

Service
Army

Service Number
21187497

Regiment/Corps
R SCOTS

Place of Birth/Home Town
Castle Douglas

Date of Birth
25 January 1930

Age
45

Date of Death
17 March 1975

Cemetery Name
St Andrews Church of

Cemetery Address
Scotland Cemetery
Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas
Kirkcudbrightshire


Grave Section
Q

Grave Row
Q

Grave Number
18

Included on Armed Forces Memorial
No

Included on Roll of Honour
Yes

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