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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Crossmichael Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 730 670

A713 Main St, Crossmichael.

Number of CWGC burials 0

See also separate entry for the churchyard extension.


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Name: CLARK
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/12/1916
Service No: 43620
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 156.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)


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This one is in a locked enclosure, not possible to enter and very difficult to photograph. You may have more luck in winter with the leaves off the tree.

Lochinvar Alexander Charles Gordon CB ?SI
Major General RA
Third son of David Alexander Gordon of Culvennan and Greenlaw
died 7th August 1927 aged 62


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archibald Hume of Auchendolly
and Spitalside in the county of Ayr
DL JP Hon Col of and late Lt Col Comdg
3rd Bn KO Scottish Borderers
born 27th December 1843
died 27th February 1933


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: CrimeanWar Reply with quote

Robert McNeil of the 17th Lancers who fell at the Balaklava light brigade charge 25th October 1854 aged 30 years




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NELSON
Initials: A
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 02/06/1916
Service No: A/40764
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 9.
Cemetery: LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY

Note that his name is sometimes spelt Neilson and sometimes Nelson. Please see entry for Dalbeattie on the SWMP for further info.


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Name: THOMSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/10/1916
Service No: 38385
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRECKENRIDGE, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 15/02/1917
Service No: 38349
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Breckenridge, of Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Formerly an ironmonger's assistant.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 11.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot yet identify this man on CWGC - the transcription reads

WILLIAM CAMPBELL - "Killed at Festubert, France 24th May 1915. Aged 28 years - Grave Unknown"
(Son of Walter and Jane (Wright) Campbell)

UPDATE - now known to be:

Name: CAMPBELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Service No: 12808
Additional information: Son of Jane Campbell, of Main St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland, and the late Walter Campbell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot yet identify this man on CWGC - the transcription reads

Erected by Grandfather in memory of his granddaughter Agnes Hannah who died at Crossmichael Village 31st October 1890 aged 25 years.
Also WILLIAM son of the above who fell at Nueve Chappelle 12 March 1915 aged 17 1/2 years.


There was a Charles William Hannah born 1897 in Kirkcudbright which aligns with the 17 1/2 age but Agnes could not be his mother.
"Son of the above" may refer to the "Grandfather" - we'll see.

UPDATE: I'm now fairly sure that this is WILLIAM McGILL Private 2nd Gordons.
Agnes (Hannah) McGill, married to James McGill, a Blacksmith, died 31st October 1899 (not 1890) in Crossmichael.
The Stewartry RoH has a William McGill of Stockmoss Smithy, Dundrennan. Enlisted November 1914 in 2nd Gordon Highlanders. Reported missing at Nueve Chappell on 11th or 12th March 1915 and presumed killed on that date.

Name: McGILL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Service No: S/7796
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HEUCHAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: R/41707
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 61 to 64.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL



Pte. K.R.R. reported missing near St. Quentin, France 21st March 1918.
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Name: SMITH, ROBERT JOHN
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 03/11/1915
Service No: S/8689
Additional information: Son of Isabella Smith, of Clien Villa, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, and the late James Smith.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Sproat McGill, Gunner (76888) Royal Garrison Artillery.
Latterly, Gunner (452092) Labour Corps.

John was living in Preston, Lancashire when he enlisted. In October 1916 he sustained a detached retina in his right eye due to an accidental injury while on active service in France, and in April 1918 was discharged from the army as no longer fit for active service. He died on 27 February 1919 at home in Preston.
He is listed on the Crossmichael War Memorials.




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT COULTHART - " killed off St. Vincent, June 16th 1693, fighting under Admiral Rooke"



On 16 June 1693 a combined English and Dutch naval fleet, under the command of Admiral Rooke, fought off a French fleet attacking an Anglo-Dutch merchant ship convoy in what some sources call the Battle of Lagos.

Is this our earliest recorded "killed in action" ????
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Sgt. R. GORDON, KOSB - "died at Cawnpore 20th June 1898 aged 26 years"

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