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Dumfries, St Michael's cemetery
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MURDOCH, THOMAS.
Rank:Gunner
Service No:1750465
Date of Death:15/05/1944
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
111 H.A.A. Regt.
Grave ReferenceSec. E. Grave 215.
CemeterySTURRY AND WESTBERE CEMETERY [Kent]
Additional Information:
Husband of Dorothy May Murdoch, of Sturry.
[Thomas married Dorothy May Gore in Bridge, Kent in the March quarter of 1944]

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PATERSON, WILLIAM DUNBAR.
Rank:Serjeant
Date of Death:28/02/1942
Age:42
Regiment/Service:Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
1st (Perak) Bn.
Panel ReferenceColumn 390.
MemorialSINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Alexander and Isabel Paterson, of Dumfries; husband of Alice Elizabeth Paterson.

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Having escaped from Singapore, William died aboard SS Ban Ho Guan when it was sunk by Japanese submarine IJ4 off Tjilatjap, where it was heading after evacuating men from Padang, Sumatra.
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PEARSON, JOHN HENRY.
Rank:Private
Service No:130945
Date of Death:27/03/1918
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Grave ReferenceF. 12.
CemeteryDAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of James Henry and Janet Pearson, of 7, Maxwell St., Maxwelltown, Dumfriesshire.

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Born 1894 in Altrincham, Cheshire, John was a compositor at the Dumfries Courier & Herald when he enlisted in September 1914 as Trooper 2245 in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. He was transferred to 26th Squadron, MGC, Imperial Camel Corps in Egypt . John served at Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one took a bit of finding on CWGC, I could just make out the family name and the word "Sapper" but I was not expecting an "Aussie"

RICHARDSON, T.
Rank:Sapper
Service No:17792
Date of Death:10/10/1918
Age:39
Regiment/Service:Australian Engineers
11th Field Coy.
Grave ReferenceVIII. B. 12.
CemeteryTINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John and Agnes Richardson, of 106, St. Michael St., Dumfries.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUSSELL, MALCOLM.
Rank:Private
Service No:44165
Date of Death:23/07/1918
Age:23
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
7th/8th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. A. 2.
CemeteryBUZANCY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Robertina Russell, of 10, Murray Place, Dumfries, and the late Alexander Russell.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMITH, ROY CHARLES.
Rank:Trooper
Service No:K/3140
Date of Death:15/03/1945
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
Grave Reference50. H. 8.
CemeteryBROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Nancy Smith, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEEL, HENRY.
Rank:Private
Service No:241054
Date of Death:19/04/1917
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
1st/5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanels 23 and 24.
MemorialJERUSALEM MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Steel, of 4, Maxwell St., Maxwelltown, Dumfries.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Name: STEWART
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: Training Depot (Aldershot)
Date of Death: 01/06/1917
Service No: 219368
Additional information: Son of Mrs. I. Stewart, of Front Row, Gasstown, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 55.
Cemetery: DUMFRIES (ST. MICHAEL'S) CEMETERY


The above entry is on page 4 - note the spelling on the grave stone.
Both CWGC and SNWM use Stewart but the service number is the same as that on the gravestone
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STURGEON, HUGH WRIGHT.
Rank:Private
Service No:5914
Date of Death:20/03/1917
Age:33
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
21st Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of William and Isabella Sturgeon; husband of Ethel H. Sturgeon, of 18, Howson St., Malvern, Victoria. Born at Dumfries, Scotland.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAIT, THOMAS.
Rank:Private
Service No:18928
Date of Death:11/11/1915
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders
6th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIII. F. 13.
CemeteryETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Eldest son of Janet Tait, of Millhamhead, Annan Rd., Dumfries.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers, both casualties of Gallipoli

THOMSON, WILLIAM JOHN.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:2083
Date of Death:21/06/1915
Age:26
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
1st/5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Frances Thomson, of Lewis Place, Ryedale, Maxwelltown.

THOMSON, FRANK.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:1087
Date of Death:23/01/1916
Age:20
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
"B" Coy. 5th Bn.
Grave ReferenceC. VII. 2.
CemeteryPIETA MILITARY CEMETERY [Malta]
Additional Information:
Son of Frances Thomson, of Lewis Place, Ryedale, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, and the late Robert Thompson.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another casualty of Gallipoli.
THOMSON, THOMAS JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:1115
Date of Death:11/05/1915
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
4th Bn.
Grave ReferenceS. 874.
CemeteryALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John and Mary Thomson, of Rae St., Dumfries, Scotland.

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TURNER, R.
Rank:Private
Service No:11103
Date of Death:20/07/1916
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
10th Bn.
Grave ReferenceII. E. 22.
CemeteryDIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELLS, J S.
Rank:Private
Service No:76797
Date of Death:23/11/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
22nd Casualty Clearing Station
Grave ReferenceIII. A. 61.
CemeteryCAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY
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WHITEHEAD, SAMUEL MCLELLAN.
Rank:Private
Service No:98517
Date of Death:19/04/1918
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
38th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. A. 10.
CemeterySENLIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:
Son of George and Anne McLellan Whitehead. Born at Maxwelltown.

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