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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers, one killed in each World War.

SHARP, ALEXANDER.
Rank:Private
Service No:332384
Date of Death:12/04/1918
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 9.
MemorialPLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

SHARP, JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:2884690
Date of Death:17/06/1944
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
1st Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. B. 26.
CemeteryRANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of James Sharp, and of Jessie Sharp, of North Berwick, East Lothian.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still trying to work out which William Smith this might be.
He appears to be the son of William Smith and Agnes Parker - POSSIBLY!
and he might be 23 or 28 years.

Update - I think it is this man.

SMITH, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:657
Date of Death:17/09/1916
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Scottish Horse
1st/3rd
Grave ReferenceA. 70.
CemeteryKANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William and Agnes Smith, of Culdoch, Kirkcudbright.



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Trooper Wm. P. Smith, S.Horse is listed on the Twynholm War Memorial.
William Parker Smith age 29 Private (657) 1/3rd Battalion, Scottish Horse. Enlisted August 1914. Transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps. Served at Gallipoli and Egypt. Killed in the Sinai Desert. (Source: SRoH)
Born 1886 in Beith, Ayrshire. (Source: SNWM and GRoS Birth Register)
Son of William and Agnes (Parker) Smith of Cumstoun Mains, Twynholm and later of Culdoach, Kirkcudbright. (Source: CWGC and D&G Standard 11/10/1916 page 3d)
Died on Active Service 17 September 1916. * see below
Commonwealth War Grave Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also listed on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.
In September 1915 the 1/3rd Scottish Horse arrived at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli, having been converted to an infantry unit in Malta. At the beginning of 1916 they were in Egypt, defending the Suez Canal and using camels for mobility. On 1 October they were again converted to be the 26th Squadron (Scottish Horse) Machine Gun Corps of the Imperial Camel Corps. (Source: 1914-1918.net)

*On 16/17 September 1916 the 1st Camel Battalion made a night march to attack the Turkish positions at Mazar in the Sinai desert. 2 men of the 7th Company (which included Troopers from the Scottish Horse) were lost and were later found to have died of thirst. (Source: Great War Forum)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SNEDDON, JOHN FINDLAY.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:14554338
Date of Death:25/06/1944
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers
11th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. B. 6.
CemeteryST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
Additional Information:
Son of John F. and Mary H. Sneddon, of Kirkcudbright.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STITT, ROBERT.
Rank:Private
Service No:5091
Date of Death:29/05/1917
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
33rd Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
(Served as STUART).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Also Sergeant Andrew Straiton..............who died at POW camp, Bari, Italy"

STRAITON, ANDREW.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:944785
Date of Death:04/11/1942
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Royal Horse Artillery
11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Regt.
Grave ReferenceXIV. D. 11.
CemeteryBARI WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PAYNE family Gravestone. Grandson of James Payne.

SUTHERLAND, RICHARD GORDON.
Rank:Pilot Officer
Trade:Pilot
Service No:J/3724
Date of Death:27/09/1941
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Canadian Air Force
616 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Grave Reference
CemeteryGAMACHES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John G. and Agnes Payne Sutherland, of St. Eustache sur le Lac, Province of Quebec, Canada.

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Richard's Spitfire failed to return to his base at RAF Kenley in Surrey after a sweep over France.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TURNBULL, JAMES WILLIAM.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:SPTS/2147
Date of Death:29/07/1916
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Royal Fusiliers
24th Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Elizabeth Macalister (formerly Turnbull), of 27, St. Mary's Drive, Kirkcudbright.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Erected by Paymaster Sergt. A. B. WATSON, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment The Black Watch........"

WATSON, ROBERT CAMERON.
Rank:Company Serjeant Major
Service No:11486
Date of Death:04/04/1916
Age:41
Regiment/Service:Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
10th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. F. 25.
CemeteryLAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Stewart Watson, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Jessie Maggie Rae Watson, of 6, Gladstone Place, Kirkcudbright.

and a grandson of Stewart Watson.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM ALEXANDER.
Rank:Gunner
Service No:655613
Date of Death:11/11/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
261st Bde.
Panel ReferencePanel 7.
MemorialJERUSALEM MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan is described as "Major in Polish Army" on his son's death certificate.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alphabetical list


Atkinson 1986 Page 2
Bower RCAF 2008 Page 2
Brannay, William. Canadians 29/4/16 Page 2
Brown, Douglas. RAF 1/5/43 Page 2
Cathcart 1850 Page 2
Clark 1902 Page 2
Clark, Douglas. HLI 29/6/15 Page 2
Clark, Robert Douglas. Manchester Regt. 10/10/14 Page 1 CWG
Dorrance, James. RN 18/4/41 Page 2
Dougan, Harry. Canadians 15/9/16 Page 2
Geoghegan 1945 Page 2
Graham, Alexander Matheson. W Yorks Regt. 6/4/18 Page 3
Graham, William Alexander.RFA 11/11/17 Page 5
Grant, Adam. HLI 28/4/17 Page 3
Grant, John. HLI 28/4/17 Page 3
Greenacre, William. MN 31/3/42 Page 3
Hamilton 1951 Page 3
Harrison, John Bell. RE 12/3/45 Page 1 CWG
Henderson, Arthur. Scots Greys 19/6/1962 Page 2
Hitchcock, C J. RE 10/10/18 Page 1 CWG
Jackson, Robert Edward. RE 14/12/45 Page 1 CWG
Jamieson, David Thomson. KOSB 17/6/18 Page 3
Jamieson 1900 Page 3
Johnstone, William. BW 30/3/16 Page 3
Jones, Herbert Stanton. R W Surrey Regt. 10/10/18 Page 1 CWG
Kelly, John Martin. RASC 7/12/42 Page 1 CWG
Kenny, Christopher. Leinster Regt 10/10/18 Page 1 CWG
Kimm, Robert. BW 18/7/16 Page 3
Lafferty, John Dick. A&SH 17/3/18 Page 1 CWG
Leslie, James. BW 20/9/15 Page 3
McClure, John 1920 Page 3
McClymont, William Wallace. RAF 6/5/43 Page 1 CWG
McGrath, John. Seaforth H. 6/4/43 Page 3
MacInnes, Neil. A&SH 10/1/42 Page 1 CWG
MacKenzie, Henry Pierce. Cam. (SR) 25/9/15 Page 3
McLachlan, David. MN 6/12/17 Page 3
MacMillan, George William. London Regt. 24/8/18 Page 3
McNeillie, William. RN 5/12/42 Page 3
McQueen, Francis. RAMC 5/6/16 Page 4
McQueen, William Hugh. Canadians 3/6/17 Page 4
McRobert, Robert Clark L. KOSB 3/5/17 Page 4
McVinnie, David Kerr. Canadians 21/8/17 Page 4 (Served as Vinnie)
Maxwell, Andrew. RSF 13/1/17 Page 1 CWG
Middleton, Robert Muirhead. RS 23/9/16 Page 4
Mitchell, George Jeffrey. RN 25/2/41 Page 4
Mitchell, John Nelson. R.Fus. 8/2/1938 Page 4
Mitchell, William. MGC 27/4/19 Page 1 CWG
Mothersill, Alan Keith. RE (Paras) 10/3/43 Page 4
Moore, Roy. R Tank Regt. 19/6/1962 Page 2
Muldoon, James. RA 14/11/42 Page 1 CWG
Paterson, John. RSF 12/3/18 Page 4
Paterson, Joseph. Seaforth H. 22/4/16 Page 4
Paterson, William Moffat. HLI 19/12/15 Page 4
Pankhurst, A W. Shoropshire Yeo. 10/10/18 Page 2 CWG
Paterson, John. RS 15/1/20 Page 2 CWG
Phillips, Tom. King's (Liverpool Regt.) 29/8/18 Page 4
Rae, James. HLI 16/10/15 Page 4
Rae, Samuel. RS 1/7/16 Page 4
Reid, George Leslie. Dragoons 1/12/17 Page 4
Rodger, James. RS 23/4/17 Page 4
Sharp, Alexander. HLI 12/4/18 Page 5
Sharp, James. Gordon H. 17/6/44 Page 5
Smith, William. Scottish Horse. 17/9/16 Page 5
Sneddon, John Findlay. RSF 25/6/44 Page 5
Stitt, Robert. Australians 29/5/17 Page 5 (served as Robert Stuart)
Straiton, Andrew. RHA 4/11/42 Page 5
Sutherland, Richard Gordon. RCAF 27/9/41 Page 5
Turnbull, James William. R.Fus. 29/7/16 Page 5
Vinnie, David Kerr. Canadians 21/8/17 Page 4 (See also McVinnie)
Watson, Robert Cameron. W.Riding Regt. 4/4/16 Page 5
Withington, Charles Edward. RDC 10/10/18 Page 2 CWG
Zakrzewski, Jan. Polish Army 1967 Page 5
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