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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: New Cumnock Old Cemetery Reply with quote

This cemetery is on the southern fringe of the village "up the Afton". It is on a minor road heading south up Glen Afton. It is approx. half a mile from the village at map ref NS 615124 and has four graves from the First World War
1. Pte William Martin, Ayrshire Yeomanry
2. Pioneer E McGovern, Royal Engineers
3. Pte a McNeil, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
4. Pte A Sweden, Royal Scots Fusiliers
and four from the Second
1. Guardsman David Capperauld, Scots Guards
2. Major William McCall MC, Royal Artillery
3. Pte John Murray, Home Guard
4. Signalman Hugh Harrison RN
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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Private William Martin Reply with quote

1973 Private
William G L Martin
Ayrshire (E.C.O.) Yeomanry
30th August 1916 Age 24 Years

The day is aye fair in the land o' the leal



Private Martin died in the Glen Afton Sanatorium of Enteric Fever caught during his service abroad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Pioneer Edward McGovern Reply with quote

119408 Pioneer
E Mc Govern
Royal Engineers
28th January 1917 Age 44

Beloved brother of Mrs Cox Mansfield village



Pioneer McGovern died of Phthisis Pulmonalie (the wasting condition of TB) at the hamlet of Coalburn in New Cumnock. Mansfield village is also a hamlet in New Cumnock. Pioneer McGovern is not mentioned on any of the village memorials.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Private A McNeil Reply with quote

53163 Private
A McNeil
The Cameronians (Sco. Rif.)
12th October 1918



Pte Alex McNeil died during the influenza pandemic at a training camp in Cromarty
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Private A Sweden Reply with quote

12766 Private
A Sweden
Royal Scot Fusiliers
29th January 1919 Age 23



Alex Sweden died in the village of Encephalitis Lethargica (Sleeping Sickness) which he obviously caught during his military service
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Guardsman D H Capperauld Reply with quote

2697886 Guardsman
D H Capperauld
Scots Guards
15th March 1941 Age 20

Watch ye soldiers of the Lord and He will reward you in the last day



David Capperauld died of wounds sustained during a German air raid on London
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Signalman H McL Harrison Reply with quote

H McL Harrison
Signalman RN D/JX 612341
HMS Whitaker
1st November 1944 Age 19



Hugh Harrison died aboard HMS Whitaker after it was topedoed off Malin Head, Northern Ireland
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Major William McCall Reply with quote

161694
Major
William McCall MC
Royal Artillery
21st November 1941



Major McCall is somewhat of a mystery. His death notice in the Cumnock Chronicle of the 28th November 1941 states that he died suddenly on active service in Lincolnshire and his decorations were DSO and MC.
However his obituary in the same newspaper credits him with the DSO and bar, MC and Croix de Guerre. The CWGC credits him only with the MC.
According to his obituary he had a rapid rise through the ranks during the First World War culminating as Lieutenant Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders in the Army of Occupation in Colgne. After debolisation he trained as a gym teacher and in 1941 he offered his services and was appointed lieutenant in the RA once again rising to the eventual rank of major.
The mystery surrounds his Great War service. The London Gazette of the 28/8/1915 cites his promotion to 2nd Lt from 17/10/1914 and that of 18/6/1917 gives Lieut. (acting Captain) William McCall's MC citation. There is ,however, no mention of DSO and bar or Croix de Guerre. Could there have been two William McCalls and during his research, the Chronicle reporter got them mixed up?

Major McCall is not mentioned on any of the village war memorials or plaques

Any offers of help gratefully received.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Private John Murray Reply with quote

John Murray was a private in the 5th Ayrshire Bn. of the Home Guard. He drowned tragically while swimming locally and is buried in a family plot.
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