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Elvanfoot Churchyard, Crawford

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Elvanfoot Churchyard, Crawford Reply with quote

No. of identified casualties: 3



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apanderson



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILCHRIST, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 143 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 05/12/1944
Service No: 175574
Additional information: Son of James Gilchrist and of Jean Hunter Gilchrist (nee Thomson), of Crawford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 17.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD

Photo kindly supplied by 'Teddy'.





The above photo shows Robert Gilchrist's grave next to that of his parents.

The Church and Churchyard are 'over the dyke', so perhaps the CWGC reference to him being buried in the Churchyard should be the Cemetery?

Or maybe this particular part was a Churchyard 'Extension'?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos kindly supplied by John Kennedy.

Name: MACARTHUR, JOHN BISSET
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/06/1940
Service No: 969846
Additional information: Son of James Colin Campbell MacArthur and of Bessie Jane Bird MacArthur (nee Bisset), of Elvanfoot.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 37.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD



And his brother:

Name: MacARTHUR, DUNCAN ALASTAIR
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 202 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 20/11/1942
Service No: 122354
Additional information: Son of J. C. C. and Bessie J. B. MacArthur, of Elvanfoot, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3, Column 1.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
Unit Text: 465th Agricultural Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/10/1917
Service No: 503063
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Murray, of Inverclyde, Crawford, Abington, Lanarkshire. Born at Elvanfoot, Abington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: East of Church.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD

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