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Biggar Parish Churchyard

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Biggar Parish Churchyard Reply with quote

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2 WW1 CWGC graves
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gourdongirl



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Location: Musselburgh Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The present Biggar Kirk was built in 1545 and the churchyard was extended by additional lairs which border the original graveyard. The next extension, Biggar New Cemetery opened in 1896 while Biggar Crofts, the latest extension opened in 1930 and is still in use with lairs available for sale. The cemetery will continue to provide for future generations as well as accommodating interments and scattered remains in family lairs. There are records for the Churchyard and Biggar Mid dating back to 1912, and from 1934 for Biggar New and Biggar Crofts.


Biggar Parish Churchyard and The Crofts Cemetery can be found at Carwood Road Biggar L12 6EN. As yet I have not discovered where Mid Cemetery Biggar is.

There are 2 WWI CWGC stones in the Parish Churchyard and 5 WWII CWGC stones in The Crofts.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Biggar Churchyard Reply with quote

KERR, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 23/11/1916
Service No: 440074
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Black Kerr, of Biggar, Scotland; husband of C. Kerr, of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 363.
Cemetery: BIGGAR PARISH CHURCHYARD


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Biggar Churchyard Reply with quote

PORTEOUS
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: "G" Depot Coy.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 28/01/1919
Service No: 48796
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Helen Porteous, of Kirk Style, Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 238.
Cemetery: BIGGAR PARISH CHURCHYARD



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BARR, JOHN BARCLAY
Rank: Lieut-Commander Surgeon
Date of Death: 03/11/1940
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. Patroclus.
Panel Reference: Panel 44. Column 2
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth W. Barr.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCOTT, IAN
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 326279
Date of Death: 10/12/1943
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Grave Reference: 2. D. 3.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Hannah Jane Scott, of Biggar, Lanarkshire.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHITEFIELD, JAMES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 3249581
Date of Death: 03/02/1944
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and No. 9 Commando
Grave Reference: XIX. K. 22.
Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Sarah Whitefield, of Biggar, Lanarkshire.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL
ROLL OF HONOUR

CPL JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY

Service: Royal Air Force
Service Number: 4128983
Station: RAF Innsworth
Date of Birth: 05 January 1932
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08 July 1956
Cemetery Name: Biggar Cemetery, Lanarkshire hire
Grave Section B
Grave Number72

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JACKSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD

Rank: Pilot Officer
Trade: Air Bomber
Service No: 139721
Date of Death: 08/07/1943
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 310.
Cemetery: BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kellock Jackson, of Biggar.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RITCHIE, MATTHEW ROY

Rank: Sergeant
Trade: W.Op./Air Gnr.
Service No: 631868
Date of Death: 10/01/1941
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 75 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 41.
Cemetery: BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Catherine Q. Ritchie, of Biggar.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VANCE, MELROSE

Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gnr.
Service No: 1823455
Date of Death: 09/06/1944
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 245.
Cemetery: BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Vance, of Biggar.

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WEIR, JOHN PHILIP (Known as Jack)

Rank: Gunner
Service No: 1545792
Date of Death: 24/07/1945
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery19 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 419.
Cemetery: BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Walter W. Weir and Louisa Philip Weir, of Biggar.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEIR WILSON, JOHN

Rank: Corporal
Service No: 3135886
Date of Death: 14/01/1944
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 360.
Cemetery: BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: (served as WILSON).
Son of John and Jean Weir Wilson, of Biggar; husband of Chrissie T. Wilson, of Law.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PORTEOUS
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: "G" Depot Coy.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 28/01/1919
Service No: 48796
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Helen Porteous, of Kirk Style, Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 238.
Cemetery: BIGGAR PARISH CHURCHYARD

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