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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: New Luce Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 196 575

In the centre of New Luce

Number of CWGC burials 1



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no clue about his service on the gravestone but this is actually a CWGC listed grave with a private stone.

Name: NISH
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 26/01/1917
Service No: 33377
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South-West corner of Church.
Cemetery: NEW LUCE PARISH CHURCHYARD



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LITTLE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 10th/11th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 31013
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McMEEKING, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 35161
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes McMeeking, of Waterfoot, New Luce, Wigtownshire; husband of Mary Ann Matthews McMeeking, of Stairdam, Murthly, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

and his brother

Name: McMEEKING
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "D" Bty. 256th Bde.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 12/06/1917
Service No: 951578
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes McMeeking, of Waterfoot, New Luce, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 17.
Cemetery: ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY

Note different spelling of name



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Gilbert McMicking 1862 - 1942

also Major General Neil McMicking 1894 - 1963

and Brigadier Thomas Neil McMicking 1932 - 1998



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to read both sides of this gravestone to get the full name.

Name: McVITTIE, THOMAS ELLIOTT
Initials: T E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 38 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 07/05/1944
Service No: 1366722
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth McVittie; husband of F. M. McVittie, of Edgehead, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 280.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILROY
Initials: T
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 49th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/10/1917
Service No: 252132
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIX. B. 8.
Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The survey by the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society suggests there may be one more: George Bell, died 25 April 1915. I'll check it out next time I'm out that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
The survey by the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society suggests there may be one more: George Bell, died 25 April 1915. I'll check it out next time I'm out that way.


He would be this man (as detailed in Julia C. Macdonald's book)
BELL, GEORGE.
Rank:Private
Service No:275
Date of Death:25/04/1915
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
11th Bn.
Grave ReferenceB. 6.
CemeteryPLUGGE'S PLATEAU CEMETERY, ANZAC [Gallipoli]
Additional Information:
Son of Jane McFadyean Bell. Native of Scotland.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

I tend to agree. When I go that way I'll get a photo.

Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is George Bell's stone:



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit convoluted but George Bell is named on the War Memorials at Balmaclellan and Corsock.

George Lavender Bell age 29 Private (275) 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Enlisted September 1914 at Perth, Western Australia. He left from Freemantle in November 1914 for Egypt. In early March 1915 his battalion moved to the island of Lemnos and a month later received orders to prepare to make amphibious assault at Gallipoli.
On 25 April the 1st Australian Division landed at ANZAC Beach. George was reported missing presumed killed that day, but in 1919 his remains were found and interred.
(Source: Service record at the National Archives of Australia)
Born 1885 in McLellan Street, Govan. (GRoS Birth Registers for New Luce, Wigtownshire and Plantation, Glasgow)
Son of Jane Bell and step-son of James McFadzean of Brighouse Farm, Corsock in Balmaclellan Parish. (Source:CWGC and Service record at NAA)
Killed in Action 25 April 1915.
Commonwealth War Grave Plugge's Plateau Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey.

He had worked with his cousins on the family farm at Coorow in Western Australia.
One of them, Thomas McGill, is named on the Mochrum WM in Port William.

Thomas McGill age 27 Private (6544) 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
The entire McGill family emigrated from Chanque Farm, Mochrum in June 1910 and worked a farm at Coorow, north of Perth, in Western Australia. Thomas and his brother, John Bell McGill, enlisted in March 1916 and sailed from Freemantle in the October. He arrived in France in February 1917 but was wounded in April 1917 and was invalided to England for treatment for a gunshot wound to his right arm. He rejoined his Battalion on 12 August 1917 but eight days later was fatally wounded and died in the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station.
(Source:Service record at the Australian Archives and carnamah.com.au)
Born 1890 in New Luce, Wigtownshire. (Source:GRoS Birth Register)
Son of James and Janet (Bell) McGill of Coorow and later of Queen's Park, Perth.
(Source:CWGC and carnamah.com.au)
Died of Wounds 20 August 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France.

Note: Tom's brother, John Bell McGill, survived the war but died in Whithorn in 1922. He had married Elizabeth Kevan in Whithorn in 1917 and had returned to Whithorn to bring her and their son to Australia.

The brothers' cousin, George Bell, who had worked with them on the farm at Coorow, was killed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 serving with the 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
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