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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GOODFELLOW, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 9th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18th March 1917
Service Number: 30335
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane Goodfellow, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: I H 33
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HANNAH, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Service Number: S/18070
Panel Reference: Panel 119 to 124
Memorial: Loos Memorial





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCKELVIE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 15th Bn
Age: 32
Date of Death: 9th November 1917
Service Number: 799910
Additional information: Son of William McKelvie, of 1, Glasserton St., Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Panel Reference: Panel 18 24 26 - 30
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RENNIE, WILLIAM JOHN
Initials: WJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 335th Siege Bty
Age: 27
Date of Death: 27th July 1917
Service Number: 116826
Additional information: Son of John Rennie; husband of Grace Rennie, of 85, George St., Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Born at Garlieston.
Grave Reference: VIII E 24
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentiers



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DODDS, WJ
Initials: WJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Bn
Date of Death: 30 November 1917
Service Number: 1424
Grave Reference: III. B. 3/5
Cemetery: Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Le-Marquion

Wigtownshire Free Press (27 December 1917) reported: Mrs Dodds, Glasserton Street, Whithorn, has received official intimation that her husband, Private W. J. Dodds, Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on November 30.

Note that the grave stone is inscribed 1918 rather than 1917.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more information on the Robertsons, posted earlier by John Burnett.

Name: ROBERTSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 4th Bn
Date of Death: 19th September 1916
Service Number: 63773
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Note date discrepancy on grave stone.

Wigtownshire Free Press (18 September 1916) reported: Sergt William Robertson, of the Canadian Force, son of Mr Thomas Robertson, Baker, Whithorn, was killed in action on the morning of 19th September.

Name: ROBERTSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 8th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 10th September 1918
Service Number: 911007
Additional information: Son of Thomas Robertson, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: III. E. 2
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

Wigtownshire Free Press (18 May 1916) reported: Mr Thomas Robertson, a son of Mr Thomas Robertson, baker, Whithorn, chief clerk to Wm Stapleton, district passenger agent, Canadian Northern Railway, and formerly clerk to Mr Gilbert Swain, city passenger agent of the same Company, has enlisted in the University Battalion. Mr Robertson has been with the Canadian National Railway since June 1913, and is a prominent member of the Sons of Scotland, having captained the football team of that Society. Another son has been with the 4th Canadians for over a year.

Wigtownshire Free Press (26 September 1918) reported: Mr Thomas Robertson, 91 George Street, Whithorn, has received intimation that his son, Private Thomas Robertson, Canadians, died of wounds on 10th September. Private Robertson enlisted about three years ago, and went to France 18 months ago. Before going to Canada he was engaged as a railway booking clerk at Dunragit Station. This is the second son Mr Robertson has lost in the war. Private William Robertson having been killed by a sniper at Courcelette about two years ago.





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Brown.

Wigtownshire Free Press (23 April 1863) reported: At Whithorn on the 15th inst Colour Sergeant James Brown, eldest son of Mr Samuel Brown aged [unreadable] years. Deceased served in the 24th Regiment for a period of 18 years in India, where he had a severe attack of fever and ague, from the effect of which he never fully recovered.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Wallace: RNB Dragoons.

Wigtownshire Free Press (13 August 1846) reported: At Whithorn, on the 3d inst, Sergeant John Wallace, aged 63; one of the few surviving veterans of Waterloo. A brave soldier, an honest man, and highly respected by all who knew him.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCLURE, JAMES ALEXANDER
Initials: JA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 29th September 1918
Age: 33
Service Number: 252975
Additional Information: Son of Nathan and Isabella McLure, of Isle of Whithorn; husband of Mary Burnie McLure, of Knockeavie, Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: I. B. 2
Cemetery: Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Pender

Galloway Gazette 1 January 1972 printed the following obituary. It is with regret that we note the passing of Captain JCF Pender who, having been in indifferent health for some time, died at home, Stronchroble, Garlieston, on Tuesday night. He was 74.
Captain Pender was one who had given a lifetime service to his country. In 1914 at the age of 17 this young man enlisted in the Lothian and Borders Horse Regiment. A few months later he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was drafted to France where he was severely wounded and gassed. In 1921 Captain Pender went to Nigeria where he served as an administrative officer with the colonial service until 1948 when he retired to Garlieston.
He is survived by his wife Isobel, one son and three grandchildren to whom we extend much sympathy. Captain Pender was the second son of the late Major and Mrs Pender, Castlewigg, Whithorn.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adair McKeand: Pay Master Sergeant of the Rifle Brigade. Died 1816



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JOHNSTON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, A Coy, 7th/8th Bn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23rd July 1918
Service Number: 16207
Additional Information: Son of Helen Anne Johnston, of 8179, Hudson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, and the late William Johnston. Native of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 9
Cemetery: Buzancy Military Cemetery



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CULTON. WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 22nd March 1918
Service Number: 43108
Panel Reference: Panel 59 and 60
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial

The inscription reads: Also Wm Culton second son of the above [Wm Culton and Jannet McLelland] presumed killed in France 22nd March 1918 aged 37 years.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zulu War

William Francis Gordon

The inscription reads: Also in memy of William Francis Gordon killed at the battle of Zlobani, South Africa on the 28th March 1879 aged 28 years.

Having made enquiries on the Zulu War Discussion and Reference Forum (www.1879zuluwar.com) it looks like this is Trooper William Gordon of the Frontier Light Horse, a resident of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. A full account of the battle of Hlobani can be found at: http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/hlobane.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HORNER, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 5th Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 21st January 1945
Service Number: 3188111
Additional information: Son of John Potts Horner and of Mary Jane Horner (nee Macknight Cain), of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: F 23
Cemetery: Sittard War Cemetery



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