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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Maybole Cemetery, Ayrshire Reply with quote

Below are the headstones within Maybole Town Cemetery. The Cemetery is at th foot of the hill Maybole lies upon and is in the grounds of Kincraig Church.

Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: Maybole, Ayrshire.
No. of Identified Casualties: 20 (cwgc)


Name: CARROLL
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: Depot
Age: 32
Date of Death: 06/06/1919
Service No: 47585
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth McDowall Drummond (formerly Carroll), of Capac, Michigan, U.S.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Red. 244.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COULTER, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: H.Q. 38th Bde.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 12/02/1916
Service No: 6412
Awards: D C M
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Jane B. Coulter, of 6, St. Cuthberts Terrace, Maybole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Red. 778.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIS
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Regiment: Royal Defence Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (93174)
Age: 38
Date of Death: 21/07/1921
Service No: 326007
Additional information: Son of William Davis; husband of Annie McBride Davis, of 96, Welltrees St., Maybole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Red. 293.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: THOMSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 23/10/1918
Service No: 62364
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Rebecca Thomson, of 63, Kirkland St., Maybole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Red. 590.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JONES, RICHARD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Age: 18
Date of Death: 07/02/1945
Service No: 14843284
Additional information: Son of Richard C. Jones and Sarah F. Jones, of Maybole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. Green. Grave 353.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: R Porteus Not listed with CWGC Reply with quote

A Private stone due to the fact the death happened outside of WW1

Major Richard Porteous
Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Southsea
Dec 31st 1930


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Thomas Niven Rennie Reply with quote

The following Private stone commemorates the memory of:
Thomas Niven Rennie
Chief Engineer, Merchant Navy
Lost at Sea During Enemy Action
02 Nov 1942
Age 65 Years

RENNIE, THOMAS NIVEN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Maritima (London)
Age: 65
Date of Death: 02/11/1942
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rennie, of Maybole, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 68.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL




From U-Boat net

http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/2352.html



Maritima
Type: Steam merchant
Tonnage: 5.801 tons
Completed: 1912 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn
Owner: Neill & Pandelis Ltd, London
Homeport: London
Date of attack: 2 Nov, 1942 Nationality: British

Fate: Sunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)
Position: 52.20N, 45.40W - Grid AJ 8673
Complement: 59 (32 dead and 27 survivors).
Convoy: SC-107
Route: New York (24 Oct) - Sydney (29 Oct) - Glasgow
Cargo: 7167 tons of general cargo, including explosives
History
Built as Port Lincoln, 1927 renamed Cambrian Baroness, 1929 renamed Clan Graham, 1938 renamed Maritima

Notes on loss
At 08.07 hours on 2 Nov, 1942, U-522 fired four torpedoes at the convoy SC-107 about 500 miles northeast of St.Johns and observed hits on four ships. However, only Maritima and Mount Pelion were hit and sunk.

The master, 28 crew members and three gunners from the Maritima (Master Arthur George Phelps-Mead) were lost, because the ship sank within four minutes. 22 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMCS Arvida (K 113) (Lt A.I. MacKay) and landed at Londonderry.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Captain John Lees Reply with quote

The following Private Stone/Memorial Commemorates the life of the following:
Captain John Lees
5th Battalion Royal Scots Fuseliers
Killed in Action at the Battle of Gaza
19 April 1917
Interred at Gaza

Also Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial

The inscription on the stone reads:

A territorial officer before the great war
he rejoined his regiment and fought with it in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine
He was killed on Lees Hill after gallantly leading his company to victory
at the capture of a fortified position.
He is buried near Gaza
He was Beloved and respected by his men and by his brother officers
and his memory is honoured among all who knew him in his native town
of Maybole where he was born on 2nd October 1889.






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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Gavin H Boyd (Buried in Tyne Cot Paaschendaele) Reply with quote

Another Headstone, although it bears the regimental badge of the Kings Royal Rifles

Gavin H Boyd
2nd Leuitenant Kings Royal Rifles
Killen in action at Paaschendaele
2nd December 1919
Age 19 Years

He was interred at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ypres in June 1920


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: John Harrigan Reply with quote

Name: HARRIGAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/06/1917
Service No: 15813
Additional information: Husband of Susan McKenna McKay (formerly Harrigan), of 5, Dailly Rd., Maybole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Red. 695.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: John Lafferty Reply with quote

Name: LAFFERTY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 17/09/1920
Service No: 205314
Additional information: Husband of Jane Lafferty, of 74, Bourtree Hall, Girvan, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Old. 762.
Cemetery: MAYBOLE CEMETERY


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