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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McWILLIAM, ADAM
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 13/10/1917
Service No: 10604
Additional information: Son of John McWilliam of Gelston Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

and his brother

Name: McWILLIAM, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 29/07/1918
Service No: 240382
Additional information: Son of John McWilliam of Gelston, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: O'HAIRE, JOHN J.
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 14/10/1918
Service No: 241198
Awards: M M
Additional information: Medaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre (France)
Son of William and Ann Monaghan O'Haire; husband of Isabella Davidson O'Haire of 5 Marle St. Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVII. L. 6.
Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

10 Soldiers of the 1/5th KOSB buried in the KOSB Cemetery, Gheluwe, were moved to this cemetery after the war.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WATSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 15th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/07/1917
Service No: 40621
Additional information: Son of Robert and Janet Watson of 54 Academy St. Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LT. COL. SAMUEL HUNTER COWAN DSO
Born April 23 1878 Died August 31 1953



JOHN DUNLOP MD RN Deputy Inspector General Hospitals and Fleets.




WILLIAM D S HANNAY Coronet in the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry.
Born 10 June 1810.Died at Kurnaul in Upper India 2 December 1836.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAPTAIN THOMAS McCLELLAN XXXIII MADRAS NATIVE INFANTRY
Died 17 October 1843 on board "Orestes" off the Cape of Good Hope.





SERGEANT THOMAS McCAW ROYAL ARTILLERY
who died on the island of Ceylon 18 April 1825 age 35 years.





This stone is in a very sad state but from a transcription done in the 1960's it contains the following:

JAMES RONALD LORIMER LT. 67TH REGIMENT
Died 4 May 1816 age 25 at Ambona on the return from India.
JAMES LORIMER MD SURGEON 67TH REGIMENT
Lost on board EI Co. Ship Lord Nelson on return from India November 1808 age 30.
JAMES LORIMER CAPTAIN OF MARINES
Died Spring 1807.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Gardner Campbell RAF
died at Auchlane
10th June 1956 aged 52




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joseph Chartres MD
Surgeon RN
who died at Castle Douglas
on the third day of December
1839 aged 39 years




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never know whether to include inscriptions to 'wife of' or 'brother of' etc but I suppose that anyone researching a man could be interested. I have therefore posted them and leave it for others to ignore if they choose.

Relict of Lieut Gilfillan (relict is an old Scots term for widow)





Wife of Andrew Axson
RQM Sergeant 1st Bat The Kings Won Scottish Borderers



Daughter of the late Admiral Gordon of Balmaghie

and an unusual addition of a family servant





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