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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: BURNS
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 15/11/1919
Service No: 231120
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON



JAMES BURNS age 54 Sergeant (241120) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted in June 1915 but did not serve overseas and was discharged due to sickness in April 1918. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (403787). James died of cancer at Castle Douglas Hospital.
Born c.1865 at ?
Husband of Eliza Jane Sheals of Carlingwark Street, Castle Douglas, later Mrs Riley of Rhonehouse, Castle Douglas.
Died 15 November 1919.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: BYERS
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 18/12/1916
Service No: M2/183181
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 202/204.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave



ROBERT MURRAY BYERS age 39 Private (M2/183181) 621st Company, Army Service Corps.
Robert previously served for two years with the Hampshire Yeomanry in the Boer War. He was employed at Hollybush House near Ayr when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in June 1916 and served in France where his unit was attached to a South African Siege Battery. In October 1916 his car was blown into the air by a shell and he was evacuated to hospital in England. It had been decided to discharge Robert from the army with effect from 1 January 1917 and he was awarded a Silver War Badge (95331) but he died of shell shock in the Banstead Hospital, near Epsom in Surrey.
Born 1877 at Knockwalloch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire as Robert Murray.
Son of Margaret Murray. Husband of Marion (McRobert) Byers who he married (as Robert Byers, a Coachman at Roebuck Castle, Co. Dublin) in 1903 at Maryhill, Glasgow.
Died on Service on 18 December 1916.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: LIVINGSTON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 07/06/1920
Service No: M2/101504
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 71.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

"who died after five years active service"



JAMES LIVINGSTON age 23 Corporal (M2/101504) Royal Army Service Corps.
James was a chauffeur when he enlisted in May 1915. He served on Western Front in the 8th General Headquarters Army Service Corps (MT) and died of pneumonia in the Castle Douglas Hospital.
Born 1897 at Castle Douglas, Kelton Parish. Son of Basil Douglas Shennan Livingston and of Mary (McKie) Livingston of 55 Queen Street, Castle Douglas.
Died 7 June 1920.
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