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Wigtown Cemetery ***COMPLETE***
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Wigtown Cemetery ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 430 556

NW side of Wigtown, past the prominent hilltop martyrs memorial.

Number of CWGC burials 5


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIDSON, FRANK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 32
Date of Death: 09/08/1944
Service No: 1567073
Additional information: Son of Frank and Margaret Davidson, of Wigtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 607.
Cemetery: WIGTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DRYSDALE, KENNETH J. H.
Initials: K J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 27
Date of Death: 04/07/1944
Service No: 3191996
Additional information: Son of Andrew Sproat Drysdale and Maggie Drysdale, of Wigtown; husband of Eileen Doris Drysdale, of Wigtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 203.
Cemetery: WIGTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MALONE, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Drake Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/10/1918
Service No: Clyde Z/4680
Additional information: Son of Grace Malone, of 19, High St., Wigtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 712.
Cemetery: WIGTOWN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCASKIE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th
Age: 25
Date of Death: 07/11/1915
Service No: 4102
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Margaret McCaskie, of 22, Agnew Crescent, Wigtown. His brother David also died on service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 688.
Cemetery: WIGTOWN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NIMMO, FRASER
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 18
Date of Death: 28/09/1940
Service No: 552519
Additional information: Son of John S. Nimmo and Jeanie C. Nimmo, of Wigtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 843.
Cemetery: WIGTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a photograph of David Malone's headstone. David's brother Blain (Loyal North Lancashire reg) was also killed in the war and his brothers, Robert and James were wounded.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is Thomas McCaskie's headstone. I'll also post details of his brother, David, who is also mentioned.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCASKIE, DAVID
Initial: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn
Age: 25
Date of death: 29 April 1918
Service number: 32404
Additional Information: Son of Thomas & Margaret McCaskie, 22 Agnew Crescent, Wigtown. His brother, Thomas, also died.
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCLELLAND, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn
Age: 25
Date of death: 24 November 1916
Service number: S/17892
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Mary McClelland, of Redbrae, Wigtown
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Enlisted with Scottish Horse before transferring to Cameron Highlanders in April 1915

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KENNEDY, LESLIE
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn
Age: 23
Date of death: 9 July 1916
Service number: 13432
Additional information: Son of Mr & Mrs Alex Kennedy, 21 Agnew Crescent, Wigtown
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCROBERT, JOSEPH
Initial: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn
Age: 21
Date of death: 28 October 1918
Service Number: 277165
Additional information: Son of Mr & Mrs John McRobert, 4 Agnew Crescent, Wigtown
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Prior to enlisting Joseph McRobert was a clerk in the Admiralty Office, London

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT, THOMAS MCWALTER
Initials: TM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 1st/5th Bn
Age: 24
Date of death: 28 October 1918
Service No: 32405
Additional information: Son of Mr & Mrs Scott, of New Mills, Wigtown
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

Appears as "Walter Scott" on Wigtown War Memorial

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WALKER, JAMES EDGAR
Initials: JE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment, 8th Bn
Age: 21
Date of death: 28 September 1917
Additional information: Son of James and Helen Walker, of 13 High Vennel, Wigtown
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Arras Memorial

Although James Walker's name appeared on the draft list of names to be included on Wigtown War Memorial in an edition of the Galloway Gazette, it was not included when the Memorial was completed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: EDWARDS, WILLIAM THOMAS
Initials: WT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Bn
Age: 46
Date of death: 12 July 1915
Service number: 4003
Additional information: husband of Margaret Nicholson Edwards, of 18 Harbour Road, Wigtown
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Helles Memorial

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