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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Cemetery. Reply with quote

CWGC holds 61 Burial records for this cemetery. I will cover them all in due course, please bear with me.

To start I will display a photo of the graves from HMS Dasher, an aircraft carrier (known as a Woolworths carrier due to it splitting apart).

This being a shipwreck I have had the privilege to dive on a couple of occasions, and being the deepest shipwreck dived in the UK. lying completely upright with the flightdeck at 137 Metres deep of Ardrossan.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: FW Aitken Reply with quote

Name: AITKEN, FRANCIS WILLIAM
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Clerk 3rd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: Recruits Depot (Blandford)
Age: 32
Date of Death: 06/10/1918
Service No: 299256
Additional information: Son of Walter Drummond Aitken and Elizabeth McK. Aitken, of 141, Coplaw St., Glasgow; husband of Janet Plenderleith Aitken, of Alipore, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire. Born at Alva.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. B. 488.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Robert Mc Lean Anderson Reply with quote

Name: ANDERSON, ROBERT MCLEAN
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 630 Bty., 188 H.A.A. Regt.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 08/03/1946
Service No: 1769342
Additional information: Son of Thomas McLean Anderson and Mary Anderson; husband of Margaret Mitchell Anderson, of Saltcoats.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Mid. West Div. Grave 293B.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: John Anderson Reply with quote

Name: ANDERSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 32nd Reserve Bty.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 02/03/1917
Service No: 193411
Additional information: Son of John and Jean Anderson; husband of Agnes Leggie (formerly Anderson, nee Kennedy), of Rock Cottage, Kyles Hill, Saltcoats.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: S. B. 3645.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: James Mitchell Anderson Reply with quote

Name: ANDERSON, JAMES MITCHELL
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 07/10/1944
Service No: 243113
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Sarah Mitchell Anderson; husband of Mary Howie Anderson, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. South Div. Grave 302.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: JD Mactavish Baillie Reply with quote

Name: BAILLIE, JAMES DUNCAN MACTAVISH
Initials: J D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/03/1944
Service No: 156690
Additional information: Son of James Duncan Mactavish Baillie and Jean Drake Baillie, of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. South Div. Grave 261.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: R Bell Reply with quote

Name: BELL
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
Date of Death: 23/02/1919
Service No: 78180
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. C. 498.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: David Black Reply with quote

Name: BLACK, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/01/1917
Service No: 66132
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Black, of 40, Wellpark Rd., Saltcoats.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. C. 434.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Arthur Brusnahan Reply with quote

Name: BRUSNAHAN, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 46
Date of Death: 07/01/1941
Service No: 13025940
Additional information: Son of Patrick Joseph and Mary Ann Brusnahan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. South Div. Grave 135.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Harold Reginal Busbridge Reply with quote

Name: BUSBRIDGE, HAROLD REGINALD
Initials: H R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Implacable.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 18/03/1945
Service No: D/J 109765
Additional information: Son of George and Eliza Ann Busbridge; husband of Eileen Busbridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Mid. West Div. Grave 239.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:29 pm    Post subject: Trevor |Victor Buxton Reply with quote

Name: BUXTON, TREVOR VICTOR
Initials: T V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (E)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Dasher.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/03/1943
Additional information: Son of Hayward William and Eleanor Maud Buxton, of Ipswich, Suffolk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Mid. West Div. Joint grave 125.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Duncan Caldwell Reply with quote

Name: CALDWELL, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 37
Date of Death: 25/01/1921
Service No: 168603
Additional information: Husband of Jeanie Caldwell, of 10, Barr St., Ardrossan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: S. C. 91.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: C Ceiley Reply with quote

Name: CEILEY
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Bonetta."
Date of Death: 03/04/1915
Service No: K/14378
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: S. D. 439.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Ernest Charles Costar Reply with quote

Name: COSTAR, ERNEST CHARLES
Initials: E C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Dasher.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 27/03/1943
Service No: C/JX 190282
Additional information: Son of Stephen Joseph Costar, and of Ada Florence Costar, of Burnt Oak, Middlesex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Mid West. Div. Joint grave 124.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: James Cowan Reply with quote

Name: COWAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 36
Date of Death: 09/12/1944
Service No: 2257006
Additional information: Son of Logan and Catherine Cowan, of Saltcoats; husband of Christina Cowan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. N. W. Div. Grave 58B.
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY
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