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Dundrennan, Rerrick Parish Churchyard **COMPLETE**

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Dundrennan, Rerrick Parish Churchyard **COMPLETE** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 760 467

1.1m E on Fagra Rd (unclassified) from Dundrennan (A711).

Number of CWGC burials 1 plus Hamilton family grave (4)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hamilton family were killed when a Beaufighter crashed onto their house. They are listed on CWGC, not under Rerrick Parish Churchyard but as Kirkcudbright County Scotland. Their grave is certainly in this churchyard and I will be posting the photo shortly along with the other war grave. This means that the count of graves is also wrong. I don't know if this is the normal way to treat civilian war dead on CWGC but it came as a surprise to me.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McWILLIAM, SAMUEL CHISHOLM
Initials: S C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: late (19710) 3rd Bn
Age: 33
Date of Death: 14/05/1921
Service No: 130765
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary McWilliam.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 19.
Cemetery: RERRICK PARISH CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This family of four are all listed on CWGC although it is a private headstone.

Name: HAMILTON, JAMES FRANCIS GRAHAM
Initials: J F G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 35
Date of Death: 18/07/1944
Additional information: of Dundrennan Village. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Hamilton, of Ingleston, Twynholm; husband of Georgina Rae Hamilton. Died at Dundrennan Village.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: KIRKCUDBRIGHT COUNTY, SCOTLAND

Name: HAMILTON, GEORGINA RAE
Initials: G R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 31
Date of Death: 18/07/1944
Additional information: of Dundrennan Village. Daughter of the late Thomas and Georgina Aitken; wife of James Francis Graham Hamilton. Died at Dundrennan Village.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: KIRKCUDBRIGHT COUNTY, SCOTLAND

Name: HAMILTON, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 10
Date of Death: 18/07/1944
Additional information: of Dundrennan Village. Son of James Francis Graham Hamilton and Georgina Rae Hamilton. Died at Dundrennan Village.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: KIRKCUDBRIGHT COUNTY, SCOTLAND

Name: HAMILTON, AGNES RAE
Initials: A R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 8
Date of Death: 18/07/1944
Additional information: of Dundrennan Village. Daughter of James Francis Graham Hamilton and Georgina Rae Hamilton. Died at Dundrennan Village.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: KIRKCUDBRIGHT COUNTY, SCOTLAND

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacGILL, CAMERON
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The London Scottish
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/04/1945
Service No: 2878553
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II, B, 12.
Cemetery: ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MITCHELL, JAMES CAMPBELL
Initials: J C
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Secondary Regiment: 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force)
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 13/01/1916
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Mitchell, of Arden House, Allesley, Coventry. Late of Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd., Calcutta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 65.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LIEUT. JAMES C. MITCHELL. PUNJAB RIFLES
James Campbell Mitchell age 32 Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, attached to 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force)
James was employed by the Mercantile Bank of India in Calcutta and pre-war was a Captain in the Calcutta Vounteer Rifles. He took up a commission in the Punjab Rifles in September 1914 and served in Egypt and Aden before moving to Mesopotamia where the regiment took part in the relief of the British forces in Kut-el-Amara. He was killed while commanding the machine gun section at the Battle of the Wadi at Shiekh Saad.
Born 1883 at Borland of Dryfe, Hutton, Dumfriesshire.
Son of John and Mary (Campbell) Mitchell of Auchanbony, Dundrennan and of Arden House, Allesley, Coventry.
Killed in Action on 13 January 1916 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
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