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New Cumnock Old Church Cemetery

 
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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: New Cumnock Old Church Cemetery Reply with quote

This is fondly known in the village as "The Auld Kirkyard". It sits in "The Castle" area of the village (yes there was a castle there - from the Wars of Independence). It lies to the west of the A76 behind the Royal Bank of Scotland at map reference NS 616137. There are three burials of interest
1. Pte A Ross, Royal Scots Fusiliers
2. Pte Thomas Samuel Dick, Machine Gun Corps
3. Pte T Mathieson, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

All from the First World War
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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: The Auld Kirkyard Reply with quote

This is the ruin of the "Auld Kirk" and the graveyard surrounding it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Private T S Dick Reply with quote

This is the grave of 161611 Pte Thomas S Dick, 31st MGC who died of tubercular peritonitis on the 19th August 1919 in Kilmarnock Infirmary. He was the son of Thomas, 32 Boig Road, New Cumnock
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Private Thomas Mathieson Reply with quote

Private Mathieson is buried in a family plot. His mother died while the family were resident in New Cumnock and is buried in the Auld Kirkyard. The family subsequently moved to Kirkconnel. Private Mathieson of the KOSB (CWGC has no number) died of infectious jaundice in the Western Infirmary, Glasgow on the 19th November 1917 and is buried beside his mother.

This stone also remembers Thomas' brother, Joshua, who was killed in action in France on the 15th September 1916 aged 18yrs.
S/15661 Pte Joshua Mathieson, 11th Bn., A&SH, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15A and 16C
Both brothers are also remembered on the Kirkconnel village war memorial
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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Private Archibald Ross Reply with quote

265608 Private Archibald Ross, 11th Bn., RSF, died of pneumonia in the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow on the 22nd July 1918. He was the son of Hugh, a grocer from Craigbank in New Cumnock and is buried in a family plot.

He is not remembered on the village war memorial or any of the others in the village.
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