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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Dalmellington New Cemetery. Reply with quote

DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY.

Dalmellington New Cemetery, Church Hill
Dalmellington
East Ayrshire
KA6 7QP

This consists of two extensions (made in 1889 and 1909) on the North-East side of the Parish Churchyard. It now belongs to the County Council.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CALDWELL, JOHN GIBSON
Rank: Driver
Service No: 79613
Date of Death: 31/03/1919
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 5th "C" Reserve Bde.
Grave Reference: 2nd Extn. 106.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Annie Gibson Caldwell (nee Nesbit), of 10, High St., Dalmellington.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRON, Robert

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/8308
Date of Death: 01/08/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. "Pembroke."
Grave Reference: 2nd Extn. 36.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEMPSEY, MATTHEW WREN
Rank: Stoker
Service No: LT/KX 125029
Date of Death: 01/12/1942
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service H.M. Trawler Jasper.
Grave Reference: Grave 38.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Matthew and Helen Dempsey, of Dalmellington


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KILLEN, D

Rank: Private
Service No: 43419
Date of Death: 07/03/1918
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry Depot
Grave Reference: 2nd Extn. 260.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John Killen, of 14, Townhead, Dalmellington

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MURDOCH, A

Rank: Private
Service No: 1009270
Date of Death: 08/09/1918
Age: 3
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 46th Bn.
Grave Reference: 1st Extn. 37.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of James Murdoch and Kathleen Gemmell Murdoch, of Chalmerston Farm, Dalmellington.

He is listed in the First World War Book of Remembrance in Canada.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McCALDON, JAMES

Rank: Private
Service No: 240680
Date of Death: 04/12/1918
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: 2nd Extn. 251.
Cemetery: DALMELLINGTON NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of David and Mary McCaldon of Dunaskin, Ayrshire.

N.B.
Recent research has shown that Private McCaldon is buried at this location. The Commission is actively working to erect a headstone on his grave. The existing stone has been broken in 3 sections but it can all be read.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COLLINS, J

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 2768
Date of Death: 12/01/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. B. 48
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, France.
Born Wallacetown, Ayr, Ayrshire
Husband of Mary Jane Collins nee Cummins

Other information.
He enlisted on 15th of December 1899 and took part in the South African War 1899-1902. He served 8 years with the Colours and 8 years with the Reserve, during which time was, for a while, a member of the London Police Force.
He was called up on 4th August 1914 and served with the Expeditionary Force in France. He died on 12th January 1915 from wounds he received in action at Givenchy 2 days previously.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FARRELL, SAMUEL

Rank: Private
Service No: 14382592
Date of Death: 11/08/1944
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 21.
Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, FRANCE
Additional Information: Born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Son of Robert and Flora Farrell, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FORSYTH, SAMUEL

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 4/400
Date of Death: 24/08/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Engineers No. 3 Field Coy.
Awards: V C
Grave Reference: I. I. 39.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, FRANCE
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forsyth, of Wellington, New Zealand.
Husband of Mary S. Forsyth, of 79, John Knox St., Glasgow, Scotland.



Sjt. Forsyth was awarded the V.C. “for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack. From the commencement of the attack until the time of his death, by a sniper, his courage and coolness, combined with great power of initiative, proved an invaluable incentive to all who were with him, and he undoubtedly saved many casualties among his comrades”

Phograph from N.Z. War Memorial pages.There are no copyright issues.


Overseas Victoria Cross recipients from World War One have been honoured at a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Each stone includes the name, rank and regiment of the recipient and the date the medal was won.
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C5031


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEDDES, ALEXANDER

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 202301
Date of Death: 30/09/1918
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. A. 35.
Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY,BELGIUM
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Geddes of 11, Burnfoot Row, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEWITSON, JOHN
(Known as Jack)

Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 1565879
Date of Death: 25/02/1944
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 100 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 4. B. 25-28.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, GERMANY
Additional Information: Born in Ayr, Ayrshire
Son of David and Jean R. Hewitson, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHNSTONE, JOHN

Rank: Lieutenant
Service No: 267218
Date of Death: 26/06/1944
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: XIII. A. 4.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX,FRANCE
Additional Information: Born in Lanarkshire
Son of John Miller Johnstone and Marion Johnstone
Husband of Mary Johnstone, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire.




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a difficult stone to read and required some "detective work" by my husband to find the details.


SMITH, ANDREW CLUBB

Rank: Private
Service No: 43440
Formerly 2479 Ayrshire Yeo.
Date of Death: 23/03/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 12th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. J. 23.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, FRANCE
Additional Information: Son of David and Mary Smith, of 22, Craigmark, Dalmellington, Ayrshire.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEELE, JOHN

Rank: Sergeant
Service No: 1825981
Date of Death: 23/04/1945
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 99 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Column 452.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
The Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery.
Additional Information: Born in Dalmellington, Ayrshire
Son of James Steele, and of Susan Steele, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire



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