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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Parton Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 696 699

In the centre of Parton beside Loch Ken.

Number of CWGC burials 0



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gravestone commemorates the Joan Bisset's father and two husbands, all of whom were military men. I found the first husband.

Transcription:

"In loving memory of Joan daughter of General C F I (?) Graham and widow of Captain F Bisset and Colonel E R McConnel (?) died 13th March 1962"

Name: BISSET, FENTON
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Somerset Light Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 16/04/1918
Additional information: Son of the late John Bisset, of Wynndun, Banchory, Kincardineshire; husband of Joan Bisset, of "Seadrift," Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 21.
Cemetery: LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/09/1915
Service No: 2964
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. A. 7.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RENNIE, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 12/03/1917
Service No: S/6716
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jessie E. Rennie, of Diamonds Laggan, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 9.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY

He has an individual memorial in Parton church posted here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1781&highlight=&mforum=warmemscot



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two brothers both have memorials in Parton church posted here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1780&highlight=&mforum=warmemscot

Name: WATSON, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Service No: 8752
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Robert Watson, of Tintum, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: WATSON, ADAM SHIRVING
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 31/01/1917
Service No: 225960
Additional information: Son of Robert Watson, of Tintum, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. G. 15.
Cemetery: STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one caught my eye because of the RAF badge. It turns out he was the uncle of the husband of a teacher in Dalry school (they live in Parton now). But here is the mystery..........he died in New Zealand and, as far as the family know, was buried there. So is the stone on an empty grave or was he cremated and his ashes returned to be interred without the local family knowing?

(edit 16 July 2009 - please see further posting for much more info)

Andrew Clingan Porteous, died 30th June 1992, aged 68 years



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of four stones with military inscriptions in a Sanderson enclosure within the churchyard.

Colonel Patrick Sanderson of Glenlaggan who commanded the Royal Scots Greys born Aug 29 1844 died Feb 21 1902

His son died at Gallipoli, details here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-6998.html



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of four stones with military inscriptions in a Sanderson enclosure within the churchyard.

Name: SANDERSON, ARCHIBALD JAMES
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 02/05/1915
Additional information: Son of Mary M. R. Sanderson, of Ardlaggan, New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, and the late Col. Patrick Sanderson (Royal Scots Greys).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

See also here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-6998.html

His father is the previous listed memorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of four stones with military inscriptions in a Sanderson enclosure within the churchyard.

Captain Patrick Claud Sanderson died 5th October 1958

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of four stones with military inscriptions in a Sanderson enclosure within the churchyard.

Capt A C (?) Sanderson of Glenlaggan who died there on the 21st (?) June 1853 (?)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WEDDERBURN-MAXWELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 01/10/1918
Additional information: Youngest son of Helen Mary Godfrey Wedderburn-Maxwell, of Glenlair, Dalbeattie Kirkcudbrightshire, and the late Maj. James Andrew Colville Wedderburn-Maxwell (Bengal Staff Corps). Educated at Charterhouse, formerly of Edinburgh University O.T.C.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 4.
Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

His brother's memorial is the next posting

See also http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1968&highlight=wedderburn&mforum=warmemscot



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Wedderburn Maxwell of Glenlair an officer and a gentleman born 20th July 1894 died 24th January 1990

his brother is on the previous posting

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have confirmed from the family that the Porteous stone marks an empty grave. He was cremated and his ashes scattered in New Zealand. We can only presume that the grave (lair) was paid for in advance so some members of the family decided to go ahead with the stone.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Grave located at Parton Church Reply with quote

I wish to advise you about the grave of my dear father Andrew Clingan Porteous which is located at Parton church and is featured on your website.

My father served in the RAF during WW11. He served as a WAG and then Air Signaller. He served in Palestine, India, Burma & SE Asia. He was a Warrant Officer when he demobbed in 1947. He flew on DH Rapides, Ansons and DC3 Dakotas.

Service Number: 1893823

My family emigrated to NZ in 1965. My mother and father moved to Australia in 1986 where he eventually died from the effects of complications from a car accident in 1992.

Many of our relatives live or have lived in the Parton area for a long time.

My fathers ashes were spread over the small field above the house at Barbershall Farm overlooking Loch Ken in the mid 90's whilst we were on holiday there. A lair was purchased by my mother and Dad's headstone was placed next to his father David. Uncle Dick was consulted about this as he was the senior living brother of our family at the time.

The headstone was erected as a memorial to him and really looks in good condition.

My mother will be 84 next week and she will be so delighted to see this photo.

I am Gary Porteous, only son of Andrew. I served 21 years in the RNZAF and was also aircrew, serving as a C130 Air Loadmaster. I also was a MALM (Warrant Officer) and am a veteran of the first Gulf War.
I spent 6 years as an aircrew instructor with the UAE Air Force on retiring from the RNZAF. For the last 10 years we have lived in Australia and I now serve as a Senior Protective Service Officer for the Qld State Protective Service.

I thank you for having my Dad's photo on your site. I hope that this information provided will help with the project.

The late Richard 'Dick' Porteous of Barbershall was present at the spreading of the ashes of my father Andrew. Present that day also was:
Grace Agnes Bryden Porteous (nee Chambers)
Gary George Porteous (Son)
May Porteous (Duaghter in law)
Todd George Porteous (Grandson)
Holly May Porteous (Grand daughter)
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