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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Castle Douglas Cemetery ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 768 613

0.6m SE on B736 Auchencairn road (Whitepark Road) - this is on the side of a very steep hill so you have to be fit if you are visiting.

Number of CWGC burials 12



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is unusual in that it is a private stone on a CWGC for the first named and a commemorative inscription for his brother who is buried elsewhere. It is also unusual to find a stone commemorating two brothers from WW2.

Name: CORSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/03/1945
Service No: 3190799
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Corson, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 4.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

Name: CORSON, EBENEZER CLARK
Initials: E C
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 20/07/1945
Service No: EC/11465
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Clark Corson, of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. H. 1.
Cemetery: RANGOON WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HOGG
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 12/11/1918
Service No: 46398
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 168/169.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

Notice the date - the day after the war ended.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACMURRAY, JAMES LAURIE HUTCHIESON
Initials: J L H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 45
Date of Death: 09/08/1943
Service No: 1565623
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 58.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave. Note that the inscription for James has been repainted whereas none of the rest has, CWGC staff I presume.

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Name: McSKIMMING, ROY LOCKHART
Initials: R L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st. Bn.
Date of Death: 30/12/1940
Service No: 2927248
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret McSkimming.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 54.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

His brother's war grave is in the same cemetery (see next entry).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McSKIMMING
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 25/07/1946
Service No: T/14704635
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Jamieson McSkimming; husband of Jessie McDonald McSkimming, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 6.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

His brother's war grave is in the same cemetery (see previous entry).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RAE, W McC.
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: Depot
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/12/1918
Service No: 47944
Additional information: Son of Robert and Margaret Rae, of Kelton Hill, Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 165/167.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSS, JOHN RONALD
Initials: J R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/02/1940
Service No: 973925
Additional information: Son of John Ross, and of Ellen Ross, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. I. Grave 68.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

Notice that apart from the CWGC stone, he is also mentioned on the family stone beside.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC grave.

The inscription is almost unreadable so a partial transcription:

"Also of his second son Pte Joseph Grierson 4th Royal Scots who died at the City Hospital Edinburgh 10th Novr 1916 in his 22nd year "

Name: GRIERSON, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/11/1916
Service No: 24156
Additional information: Son of A. Grierson, of Breoch Cottage, Castle-Douglas, and the late James Grierson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 112.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON





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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NISH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 06/04/1916
Service No: 125975
Additional information: Son of John and Catherine Nish, of 59, Queen St., Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 199/201.
Cemetery: CASTLE DOUGLAS CEMETERY, KELTON

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Name: BOWLER, LANCELOT GORDON
Initials: L G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 32 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/03/1940
Service No: 39431
Additional information: Son of Ernest and Sarah Bowler, of Wavertree, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

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Name: BROWN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 01/04/1917
Service No: 40780
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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