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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 18/09/1944
Service No: 14350276
Additional information: Son of Humphrey and Jean Davie, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 1.
Cemetery: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt Alexander C Dickson BEM (Sandy)
died 30 March 1962 aged 62 years

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GORDON, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/07/1918
Service No: 23678
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 5.
Cemetery: BUZANCY MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: IRVING, WILLIAM JOHN THOMSON
Initials: W J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 76 Field Regt.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/06/1940
Service No: 89371
Additional information: Son of George and Elizabeth Irving, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HORNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly out of the remit of this project perhaps but this is a munitions worker who was killed in the factory where he worked.

Reginald Peter Purcell who was accidentally killed in HM Factory Dornock
15th March 1925 aged 26 years



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: ARMSTRONG, ALEXANDER TAIT
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 14/01/1920
Service No: 3571
Additional information: Son of the late John and Helen Armstrong, of Dornock; husband of Margaret Trodden Armstrong, of 19, The Rand, Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 161. 1.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY





Not named on the Dornock Parish War Memorial.
Alexander Tait Armstrong age 29 Lance Corporal (3571) 1/9th (The Dunbartonshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Alexander was a policeman at Lenzie, Dunbartonshire when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in France in January 1916 but was admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever. After a relapse he was evacuated to the UK and was discharged from the army as no longer fit for active service and was awarded a Silver War Badge (96000) in July 1916. He was living at The Rand in Eastriggs and working as an housing inspector when he died.
Born 1890 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late John and Helen Armstrong of Dornock. Husband of Margaret (Trodden) Armstrong of 19 The Rand and of Falklands Road, Eastriggs who he married in Annan in 1913.
Died on 14 January 1920 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: GALLOWAY
Initials: R P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Age: 28
Date of Death: 12/11/1918
Service No: L/8503
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 174. 3.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY



Not named on the Dornock Parish War Memorial.
Ralph Peter Galloway age 29 Sergeant (L8503) Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Ralph enlisted in December 1906 and joined the 2nd Battalion of the West Kents in India in February 1907. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1914 and landed with his battalion in Mesopotamia in February 1915. Due to illness he was admitted to hospital in Basra before being evacuated back to India. He was discharged from the army in in August 1916 as no longer fit for active service and was awarded a Silver War Badge (10123) By October 1916 he was living at 25 Lady Street, Annan and when he died he was a wages clerk, living with his wife and child at 30 Dunedin Street, Eastriggs.
Born 1888 in Lambeth, London. Son of William and Elizabeth of 129 Princes Road, Lambeth, London. Husband of Annie Mary (Shannon) Galloway who he married in 1917 in Whitehaven, Cumberland.
(Annie died in Gretna in 1920 and is buried with Ralph. Their child, Ralph Alexander, was cared for by Annie's mother Elizabeth Shannon in Gretna Township)
Died on 12 November 1918 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: HALLIDAY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 24/06/1921
Service No: 240192
Additional information: Son of Isabella Halliday, of Izalea, Lowthertown, Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire, and the late Richard Halliday.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. 3.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY



Not named on the Dornock Parish War Memorial.
John Halliday age 24 Private (1276 & 240192) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John enlisted in 27 February 1913 and served in Egypt, Palestine and France. He was discharged from the army due to illness in 11 July 1919 and was awarded a Silver War Badge (331621) He was an apprentice plumber when he died at the family home in Lowthertown, Eastriggs.
Born 1896 in Dornock. Son of Richard and Isabella Graham (Purdie) Halliday, of Izalea, Lowthertown, Eastriggs,
Died on 24 June 1921 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: KIRK
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 1875
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 153. 3.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY



Not named on the Dornock Parish War Memorial.
James Leitch Kirk age 27 Private (1875) Royal Army Medical Corps.
James enlisted as Private (5113) in the RAMC in September 1910. He left the army in November 1913 but re-enlisted in September 1914. However he was discharged from the army in July 1915 when he was found to have Bright's disease and was no longer fit for active service. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (33784). James was working as a Surgery Orderly and was living at 17 Police Quarters in Eastriggs when he died.
Born 1890 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Son of John and Grace Kirk of Lily Bank, Lesmahagow.
Husband of Isabel Gertrude Beattie of 89 Charles Street, Carlisle who he married in 1913 in Glasgow.
Died on 11 April 1918 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: LITTLE, SAMUEL KIRK
Initials: S K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/04/1940
Service No: 947680
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Josephina Little, of Lockerbie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 117. Grave 1.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY



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He is also listed on the family stone beside the CWGC pattern one.



Samuel Kirk Little age 22 Aircraftman 2nd Class (947680) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Samuel had been educated at Kirkpatrick Fleming and at Gretna schools. He was a lorry driver with Waughs of Annan when he enlisted and was serving with the transport section at RAF Leuchers in Fife when he was accidentally killed near Perth.
Born 1917 in Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Son of Thomas and Josephina (Kirk) Little of Stapleton, Dornock and of Moss Cottage, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 18 April 1940 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: ARMSTRONG, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
Unit Text: 44th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 19/09/1917
Service No: 229384
Additional information: Son of Margaret Armstrong, of 3, East Rd., Eastriggs, Dornock, and the late Walter Armstrong.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 124. 3.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY



CWGC are amending their Debt of Honour Register to show the date of death as 16 September. This was due to a scanning error.

David Armstrong age 24 Private (229384) 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
David was a labourer and was serving with the 90th Regiment of Militia when he enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba in June 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia to England in April 1916 and landed in France in August. He was wounded in the head and leg at Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and was treated at the 14th General Hospital before being evacuated to the St. Luke's Bradford War Hospital, Yorkshire where he died from a cerebellar abscess and meningitis in September 1917.
Born 1891 at Moorhouse, Dornock as David Davidson Armstrong. Son of the late Walter Armstrong and of Margaret (Davidson) Armstrong of 3 East Road, Eastriggs, Dornock.
Died of Wounds on 16 September 1917 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dornock Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is a private stone on a CWGC grave for two brothers

Name: MUIRHEAD
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (632113)
Date of Death: 07/11/1918
Service No: 292461
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 150. 3.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY

Name: MUIRHEAD
Initials: W S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Unit Text: 29th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/11/1918
Service No: 75744
Awards: M M
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 150. 2.
Cemetery: DORNOCK CEMETERY





James Muirhead age 29 Private (292461) 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, transferred as Private (632113) to the 245th Divisional Employment Company, Labour Corps.
James was a barman when he enlisted and he landed in France as Private (6302) in the Gordon Highlanders in November 1915. At some point he also had the service number 10629.
Born 1889 in Lowthertown, Dornock. Son of the late John and Jane (Reay) Muirhead. Nephew of William Stewart of Lowthertown, Dornock.
In 1891 and 1901 Jane and her sons lived with her uncle William Stewart. Jane died in 1903.
Died on Service on 7 November 1918 and buried in Dornock Cemetery.

William Stewart Muirhead, Military Medal age 31 Private (75744) 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
William was working as a grocer when he enlisted in Vancouver, British Columbia in November 1914. He named his uncle William Stewart of Lowthertown as his next of kin. He was awarded the Military Medal.
Born 1887 in Lowthertown, Dornock. Son of John and Jane (Reay) Muirhead. In 1891 and 1901 Jane and her sons lived with her uncle William Stewart. Jane died in 1903.
Died on Service on 18 November 1918 and buried in Dornock Cemetery.

James and William both died of influenza at the home of Thomas Reay (their uncle) at 56 Station Road, St.Luke's, Wallsend, Northumberland.
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