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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Ruthwell Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NY 101 683

It is well signposted in the area as the church contains the famous and ancient Ruthwell Cross http://www.rampantscotland.com/visit/blvisitruthwell.htm and as such it seems to be one of the only churches in the area that is kept open. Well worth a visit if you are passing. But beware it is about a mile or so from the village of Ruthwell itself.

There are a lot of very old stones in this churchyard and the inscriptions can be difficult so it is quite possible that I have failed to spot an older inscription or two.

Number of CWGC burials 2



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Name: DALZIEL
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: Training Bn.
Date of Death: 13/11/1918
Service No: 179228
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In West part of new ground.
Cemetery: RUTHWELL PARISH CHURCHYARD

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Name: McWHIRTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/04/1944
Service No: 3190876
Additional information: Son of Charles and Jemima McWhirter, of Ruthwell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: North Extn. Lair 93.
Cemetery: RUTHWELL PARISH CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colonel James Brodie born on 6th February 1782 and died on 18th June 1831

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Melville Dinwiddie CBE DSO MC MA DD 1892 - 1975
Major Gordon Highlanders
Minister St Machars Cathedral
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Name: GORDON
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Service No: 5233
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 68.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

and his brother

Name: GORDON
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "A" Bty. 261st Bde.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 21/11/1918
Service No: 655692
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Jane Gordon, of Ruthwell Village, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 266.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY



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Name: PROUDFOOT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 12th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service No: 51628
Additional information: Son of William and Robina Proudfoot, of Brow Well, Ruthwell, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

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Name: WRIGHT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 16th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/11/1917
Service No: 29873
Additional information: Son of Jarvis Wright, of Rose Cottage, Clarencefield, Ruthwell, Carlisle; husband of Mary Ann Craig (formerly Wright), of 29, King St., Maxwelltown, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXV. G. 17.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Name: McWHIRTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/04/1944
Service No: 3190876
Additional information: Son of Charles and Jemima McWhirter, of Ruthwell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: North Extn. Lair 93.
Cemetery: RUTHWELL PARISH CHURCHYARD



A member of No.3 Platoon, "A" Company, 7th Bn. KOSB, who was instantly killed when their glider crashed near Warnford on the 4th April 1944.
Source: "Off At Last - An Illustrated History of the 7th (Galloway) Battalion of the KOSB by Robert Sigmund.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Name: DALZIEL
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: Training Bn.
Date of Death: 13/11/1918
Service No: 179228
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In West part of new ground.
Cemetery: RUTHWELL PARISH CHURCHYARD



I'm sure there's much more of a story to this man but this is what I've discovered so far:

JAMES DALZIEL – age 26 – Private (179228) MGC Training Battalion. Machine Gun Corps.
James of Shearington, Carlaverock was an engine man when he was released from prison in Dumfries to enlist in the MGC on 21/10/1918 at Galashiels. He claimed service in the 2/5th KOSB, (discharged in December 1914) and 2 years 4 days service in the navy, (discharged in July 1917). He was posted to the MGC for training at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire on 22/10/1918.
James died of influenza and pneumonia at the Military Hospital serving Brocton and Rugeley Camps at Cannock Chase and his death was registered at Lichfield Staffordshire.
(Source: Service Record and GRO – Death Index)

Born c.1892 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire. (Source: Service Records but I cannot trace on GRoS)
Son of Francis and Agnes (McBurnie) Dalziel who married in 1892 in Kirkmahoe.
Husband of Euphemia (McGeoch) Dalziel of Loaninghead, Bankhead, Caerlaverock who he married 21/9/1917 in Shearington Village, Caerlaverock. He was a ploughman aged 24.
(Source:Service Record, Army Registers of Soldiers effects and GRoS – Marriage Register)
Died on Service on 13 November 1918 and buried in Ruthwell Parish Churchyard.

There is a seamen's service record for James Dalziel, Stoker (SS111226) born 19/11/1892 at Kirkmahoe. He was a farm servant when he enlisted for 5+7 years on 11/8/1911.
After repeated discipline charges he was discharge on 19/11/1913 after he “broke out of cells”

The D&G Standard of 17/2/1915 p.6 reported that James Dalziel, a farm servant at Ruthwell had enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. (same man????)

Any comments would be welcome.
Ken
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