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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Cairnryan ** COMPLETE ** Reply with quote

The Graveyard is at the extreme north of the village on the seaward side of the A77 with car parking at the picnic site nearby.

Number of CWGC burials: 0



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ION, ADAM
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 9 October 1917
Service number: 10529
Additional information: Son of Thomas Parr Ion and Jessie McGowan Ion, of Stronord, Palnure, Newton Stewart; husband of Agnes Ion, of The Police Station, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Artillery Wood Cemetery
Wigtownshire Free Press 25 October 1917 reported: Last week information was received in Newton Stewart that Adam Ion, Scots Guards, son of Mr T Ion, gamekeeper, Stronord, who, before joining up, was a member of Wigtownshire Constabulary, had been killed in action. He was for some time stationed at Cairnryan, and had been in the Army prior to the war, but has completed his time in the colours.
See also Minigaff Parish Churchyard



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PRESTON, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers 24th Bn.
Date of Death: 13 November 1916
Service No: SP/2186
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press, 21 December 1916 reported: Mr William Preston, Cairnryan, has been informed by the authorities that his son, Pte Samuel Preston, Royal Fusiliers, has been missing since 13th ult. Pte Preston is 21 years of age. Previous to enlisting in the Sportsmans Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, he was employed as a gamekeeper in Dumbartonshire. Much sympathy is extended to Mr & Mrs Preston and daughter by the people of Cairnryan, with whom Samuel was a great favourite. Any information concerning him will be gratefully received by his father.

Wigtownshire Free Press, 13 December 1917: Mr William Preston, Cairnryan, has been officially informed that the Army Council, having received no further news relative to his son Pte Samuel Preston, Royal Fusiliers, who has been missing since 13 November 1916, has been regretfully constrained to conclude he is dead. [A photograph of Pte Preston is included with this item]



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