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Kirkcudbright (St Cuthbert) Old Churchyard
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Kirkcudbright (St Cuthbert) Old Churchyard Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 692 513

From the centre of Kirkcudbright, a few hundred metres up the B727 towards Whinnieliggate on the left hand side. The cemetery is extremely hilly in parts and care must be taken. There are a large number of very old stones, many well worn and difficult or impossible to read. Kirkcudbright is also on a tidal river so the sea air will make things worse. I have photographed all those inscriptions I could find but I expect there will be others amongst these older stones.

Number of CWGC burials 16. Although there is no mention of them on the CWGC website, I also found 2 MOD gravestones which are presumably in CWGC care.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS Leinster memorial.

This is a memorial behind 5 graves at the entrance to the cemetery. I will also be posting this on the Scottish War Memorials Project.

Erected by public subscription in memory of
Sergt A W Pankhurst 16008 SLY
Corpl C Withington 29495 328th Coy RDC
Pte H S Jones 22578 21st Lancers att RWS
Pte C J Hitchcock D 18893 att Carr Staf RE
Pte C Kenny 555637 att 448 Agric Coy
from the wreck of MS Leinster sunk without warning by German action
in the Irish channel Octr 10th 1918 their bodies washed ashore were
interred here with military honours
Till Reveille

(edit - addition text from Ken Morrison)
This group of memorial stones are just inside the main entrance to the graveyard.
The five men here are only a few of the over 500 casualties resulting from the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Leinster which was torpedoed in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918.
There are other CWGs at Kirkbean (1), Kirkandrews (1), Sorbie (1), Whithorn (1) and Portpatrick (1).







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Name: CLARK, ROBERT DOUGLAS
Initials: R D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/10/1914
Service No: 12039
Additional information: Son of David and Mary Clark, of 19, Union St., Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In North part of Old ground.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

and his family stone next to it





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Name: HARRISON, JOHN BELL
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 20 Bomb Disposal Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 12/03/1945
Service No: 2128755
Additional information: Son of Jonathan and Margaret Hannah Harrison; husband of Jean Harrison, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B.G. Grave 4.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

this is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HITCHCOCK
Initials: C J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: "J" Depot Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: 369634
Additional information: Son of Charles John and Annie Hitchcock; husband of Ellen Mary Lee (formerly Hitchcock), of 65, Ebberns Rd., Apsley, Hemel Hempstead. Born at Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD


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Name: JACKSON, ALBERT EDWARD
Initials: A E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 14/12/1945
Service No: 14074691
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R G. Grave 18.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

this is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JONES, HERBERT STANTON
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age: 29
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: G/22578
Additional information: Son of Edward Stanton Jones and Mary Arm Jones, of 18, Edinburgh Rd., Ashford, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KELLY, JOHN MARTIN
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 31
Date of Death: 07/12/1942
Service No: T/219445
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Kelly, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Minnie Stewart Kelly, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. Z. Grave 9.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: KENNY, CHRISTOPHER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (555657) 448th Agricultural Coy.
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: 835
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: LAFFERTY, GEORGE DICK
Initials: G D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 17/03/1918
Service No: 4/9648
Additional information: Son of Peter and Elizabeth Richardson Lafferty.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: New ground. E. 12.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: MACINNES, NEIL
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.)
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Regiment: Commando
Secondary Unit Text: and No. 9
Date of Death: 10/01/1942
Service No: 2974803
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. I. Grave 1.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

this is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave

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Name: MAXWELL, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 3rd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/01/1917
Service No: 19873
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Maxwell, of 10, Kilndale Terrace, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: New ground. A. 14.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: McCLYMONT, WILLIAM WALLACE
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 31
Date of Death: 06/05/1943
Service No: 1019840
Additional information: Son of Alexander Nimmo McClymont and Mary McClymont; husband of Margaret Watson McClymont, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 16.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: MITCHELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Age: 20
Date of Death: 27/04/1919
Service No: 107708
Additional information: Son of William and Janet Mitchell, of Screel, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Born at Stockerton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: New ground. E. 20.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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Name: MULDOON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 9 Res. Lt. A.A. Regt.
Date of Death: between 14/11/1942 and 15/11/1942
Service No: 2973474
Additional information: Husband of Isabella Muldoon, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A.A. Grave 3.
Cemetery: KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD

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