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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Muirkirk Cemetery Reply with quote

This cemetery is on the northern edge of the village on the A723 Strathaven road. It is at map reference NS 696278 and holds six war graves, four from the First and two from the Second World War

There are also several inscriptions on family stones


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Dr Jon



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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone uploaded photos from this cemy. I could get them at the weekend.

Hopefully after my initial 5 posts are up anyway.
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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: Lance Corporal J Cranston Reply with quote



Name: CRANSTON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/04/1916
Service No: 240832
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. 253.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Private R S Gordon Reply with quote



Name: GORDON
Initials: R S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 34
Date of Death: 10/08/1916
Service No: 34311
Additional information: Son of James and Marion Gordon, husband of Abigail Young Gordon, of Douglas Place, Muirirk. Born at Stewarton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. 932.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Gunner H Greenwood Reply with quote



Name: GREENWOOD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 47th Bty. 1st Bde.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 30/09/1916
Service No: 32176
Additional information: Son of the late John Greenwood; husband of Jeanie Maclean Greenwood, of 11, Park Terrace, Muirkirk. Born at Selkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. 1238.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: LAC William C Hamilton Reply with quote

The stone is overgrown but makes no mention of LAC Hamilton's military service. The headstone was deemed by East Ayrshire Council to be unsteady. It has been staked and tied hence the black band

Name: HAMILTON, WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Initials: W C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
Age: 37
Date of Death: 14/10/1944
Service No: 873206
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Hamilton, of Muirkirk; husband of Janet Hamilton, of Muirkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 727.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Lance Corporal Robert Jack Reply with quote




Name: JACK, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28/11/1941
Service No: 13071749
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Fisher Jack, of Muirkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 3. Grave 1786.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Pte James King Reply with quote

This must be one of the most unusual stones I've seen listing a whole family right up to 2006

Name: KING, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/12/1920
Service No: 985
Additional information: Son of Robert and Grace McCardle King; husband of Margaret Wilson Shields Ferguson King, of 28, New Terrace, Muirkirk. Born at Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. 1413-1414.
Cemetery: MUIRKIRK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Fusilier George Chapman Reply with quote


Name: CHAPMAN, GEORGE DALZIEL
Initials: G D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fusilier
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 27/01/1944
Service No: 3134871
Additional information: Son of John and Janet Dalziel Chapman, of Muirkirk, Ayrshire; husband of Margaret Chapman, of Muirkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI, H, 9.
Cemetery: MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Corporal Donald McD Johnstone Reply with quote



Name: JOHNSTONE, DONALD MACDONALD
Initials: D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. H.M.H.S. "Salta"
Age: 27
Date of Death: 10/04/1917
Service No: 4835
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Annie Macdonald Johnstone, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire; husband of Jemima Johnstone, of Garronhill, Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: "Salta" Memorial.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Pte William McIntyre Reply with quote



Name: McINTYRE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 25th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 122222
Additional information: Son of James and Barbara McIntyre, of Garronhill, Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 2.
Cemetery: LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Gunner Malcolm Ross Reply with quote



Name: ROSS, MALCOLM
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 68 Field Regt.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 20/04/1945
Service No: 14314512
Additional information: Son of John Ross and of Mary Ross (nee Gold), of West Drumoyne, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 7.
Cemetery: FAENZA WAR CEMETERY
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