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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Cemetery Reply with quote

The cemetery is beyond the entrance gates on the west side of the main street of Whithorn (George St. the A746) near the War Memorial.
There are 8 CWGs; 7 named and 1 unknown.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ARNOTT, WILLIAM BROWN
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Staff Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Age: 32
Date of Death: 15/12/1915
Service No: T1/4778
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arnott, of Priors House, 7, George St., Whithorn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 22. 1909 Extn. 21.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BALLANTYNE, JOSEPH BLACK
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 449 Bty., 114 H.A.A. Regt.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 02/12/1942
Service No: 1486563
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Ballantyne; husband of Elizabeth Agnew Ballantyne of Whithorn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 38. Grave 17.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CRAWLEY, RANDOLPH MILLER
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftsman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/06/1943
Service No: 1550823
Additional Information: Son of David and Margaret Nichol Crawley, of Isle of Whithorn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 37. Grave 37-38.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LUXFORD, FRANK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 44
Date of Death: 10/06/1947
Service No: 3181127
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Sarah Helen Luxford; husband of Mary Luxford, of Whithorn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 43. Grave 32.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCLELLAND, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/10/1916
Service No: 4165
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. Centre Div. 2.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

I could not find this grave.

See John Burnett's post on page 3.
Ken


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHALLEY
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: 109299
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Jane Whalley, of 71, Halsbury Rd. Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 22. 1909 Extn. 1.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

A victim of the RMS Leinster sinking.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WYLLIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 296 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 06/12/1943
Service No: 139322
Additional Information: Son of John Taylor Wyllie and Dorothea Stark Wyllie of Whithorn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Grave14.
Cemetery: Whithorn Cemetery

(edit by spoons - this is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unknown sailor.
There is a report in the Galloway Advertiser of Thursday 28 November 1918 of an unidentified body being found on the previous Friday and buried on the Sunday at Whithorn. Given the time frame for when bodies came ashore from the sinking of the RMS Leinster, this may be another victim.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN NORMAN BROWN, 2nd. Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly a Private in the Highland Light Infantry.
His medal card shows that he was drowned at sea 9 December 1917.
The Galloway Gazette of 5 January 1918 reports his death and that he was severely wounded at Vimy Ridge in May 1916. He was discharged unfit for active service some 15 months later.
He was enroute to a job in Burma when his ship was torpedoed off Penzance.

HERBERT WILSON WINCHESTER, Lieutenant, Royal Scots - his award of the Military Cross was announced in the London Gazette 26/03/1918.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM FENION. W/O RAF - Killed in an accident 11th May 1950. Aged 29.
Interred at Fayid Cemetery, Egypt.
This stone is difficult to read but I'm reasonably sure of the date of 1950.
William Smith Fenion was born 1921 at New Luce Wigtonshire.
There is no CWGC listing of course but this is from the Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Hounour:
Surname FENION.
Forenames/Initials WILLIAM SMITH.
Rank Gnr 2
Service Royal Air Force
Service Number 1372914
Station RAF Upwood
Date of Birth 07 March 1921
Age 29
Date of Death 11 May 1950
Cemetery Name FAYID MILITARY CEMETERY
Cemetery Address EGYPT
Grave Section 18 Grave Row A Grave Number 5
Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
Included on Roll of Honour Yes



Some additional info from Mike Morely:
I happened upon this item in the 27 July 1950 Galloway Gazette that provided a bit more background to his death, and included a picture of him. It stated that W/O William Smith Fenion had been killed when the Lincoln Bomber in which he was flying on duty collided in mid-air over Deversoir, Egypt, with a Vampire jet on May 11th. W/O Fennion, along with ten other victimes of the crash, was buried at the Military Cemetery, Fayid, on May 13th. W/O Fenion had enlisted during the war for a 10-year stint and had rejoined for a further two.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first listing is as it appears on the CWGC details.

Name: FLANIGHAN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 275th Siege Bty.
Date of Death: 25/07/1917
Service No: 120814
Additional Information: Son of Mr. J. Flanighan, of 13, High St., Whithorn, Wigtonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 12.
Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension

Name: FLANNIGHAN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 31/07/1916
Service No: 18231
Additional Information: Son of James and Janet Flannighan, of 15, High St., Whithorn, Wigtonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4A and 4D.
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

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Name: HUXTABLE
Initials: R B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 26/04/1918
Service No: 32309
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXVIII. A. 7.
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MARTIN, HENRY MACLELLAN
Initials: H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 30/07/1915
Service No: B/1436
Additional Information: Son of John and Jeannie Martin, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 5.
Cemetery: Poperinghe New Military Cemetery

Name: MARTIN, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 05/06/1915
Service No: 1482
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane Martin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 158 to 170
Memorial: Helles Memorial

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MAXWELL
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 13/11/1917
Service No: 23048
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Maxwell, of Killantrae, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: O. 30.
Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery

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