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Moffat Cemetery, Kirkpatrick Juxta
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TORRANCE, LEONARD

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 48232
Date of Death: 23/11/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 156th Coy.
Grave Reference: K. 96.
Cemetery: JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Harriet Torrance, of 2, Durban Place, Well Rd., Moffat, Dumfriesshire.



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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: Robert Barrett Reply with quote

Robert Barrett might be this man. Robert, born Dumfries, enlisted Glasgow


BARRETT, R

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 13420
Date of Death: 16/07/1917
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
2nd Bn.

Grave Reference I. F. 18.
Cemetery WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY

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Jim

If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mhomac wrote:
POLLARD, EDWARD BRANCH

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 26/07/1915
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers attd. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference: G. 87.
Cemetery: MOFFAT CEMETERY, DUMFRIESSHIRE
Additional Information: Son of George Richard Macintosh Pollard and Grace Husband Pollard.


This is a really unusual case of repatriation for burial after death.
In fact I believe that such repatriations were barred from the middle of July 1915 so this might be one of the last cases.
Pollard was wounded at Ypres on 7 July and died in hospital in Abbeville.
His father, a retired medical practitioner, had travelled to be with his son and presumably brought his body home for burial.

The Dumfries and Galloway Standard of Wednesday 14/7/1915 reported
MOFFAT OFFICER WOUNDED
News has been received by Dr. Pollard, Burns Cottage, Moffat that his son Lieut. Edward Pollard of the Royal Engineers, has been seriously wounded in the fighting around Ypres. Lieut. Pollard, who was engaged in sapping work, has been dangerously wounded on the head. Dr. Pollard, who is a retired London medical practitioner, left Moffat on Monday for Belgium in the hope of seeing the wounded officer.

The Scotsman of Friday 30/7/1915 reported
THE LATE LIEUTENANT E. B. POLLARD
Yesterday the remains of Lieutenant Edward Branch Pollard, King's Own Scottish Borderers, attached Royal Engineers (youngest son of Dr. Pollard, Burns Cottage, Moffat) were interred in Moffat Cemetery. Lieutenant Pollard was dangerously wounded on the 7th inst. His head was seriously wounded and he died from the injuries in one of the base hospitals in France on Monday last. His body was taken to Moffat on Wednesday morning and a funeral service was held yesterday in the Parish Church conducted by........................
The remains were enclosed in an oak coffin covered with the Union Jack and many floral tributes.
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