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Joined: 02 Oct 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Irongray Churchyard Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 915 796

The church is in a very rural area so the only real way to get there is using an OS Map and the OS Map Ref.

Number of CWGC burials 0

The photo of church and memorial may give you some idea what to look for when nearing the churchyard.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 27/07/1916
Service No: 23062
Additional information: Son of David and Margaret Smith, of Townhead, Hightae, Lockerbie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 20.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gravestone remembers Jane Haining who died in Auchwitz and is commemorated on several memorials in Dumfries and Galloway and elsewhere, including http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=684&mforum=warmemscot and http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=986&mforum=warmemscot. The latter memorial incorporates a photograph of her. It is a story well worth looking into if you have the time. I understand that she is also a distant relative of 'the boss' of this forum, David McNay. She is not listed on CWGC or SNWM.

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