The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index The Scottish War Graves Project
Part of the Scottish Military Research Group (Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Colvend Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE***
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Colvend Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 862 541

On the road from Colvend to Rockcliffe.

Number of CWGC burials 1



Last edited by spoons on Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:12 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






Name: McHAFFIE, RICHARD JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (A)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Gannet
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/10/1944
Additional Information: Son of Arnold E. McHaffie and Agnes Jane McHaffie, of Wood Green, Middlesex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L. Grave 34-35-36
Cemetery: Colvend Parish Churchyard

Sub-Lt. McHaffie was killed in an air accident with 1843 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm at HMS Gannet; then in Northern Ireland.

(edit by spoons - this is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave)



Last edited by kenmorrison on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:17 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARR, JOHN HAMILTON
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 172 Sqdn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 29/09/1943
Service No: 1366045
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Hamilton Barr and Barbara Barr; husband of Anne McDiarmid Barr of Kirkbean, Dumfriesshire. B.Sc.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 135
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial

F/S Barr's Wellington of Coastal Command reported missing in Western Approaches while on anti-submarine patrol.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CANNON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Service No: 24002
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. A. 2.
Cemetery: Neiderzwehren Cemetery

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CORRIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 37
Date Of Death: 02/12/1917
Service No: 31006
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Janet Corrie, late of Knocklae, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Barbara Corrie, of Barmbarrock, Colvend, Dalbeattie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 131 to 132
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: EDWARDS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 6th/7th Bn.
Age: 28
Date Of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 40872
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Edwards, of Screel View, Kippford, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 60 to61.
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two names on this stone from different World Wars.
They are related - John McKnight Martin is the son of James Milroy's
half-sister.

Name: MILROY
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Dragoons
Date Of Death: 09/12/1917
Service No: 114764
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 6.
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery

Pt. Milroy was born as James McDowall Wilson at Stoneykirk, Wigtonshire -only later was his father's name, James Milroy, added to the birth register
He enlisted in the 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan before tranferring to the RCD in France.

Name: MARTIN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 24
Date Of Death: 25/09/1944
Service No: 3190457
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. C. 16.
Cemetery: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery



James Milroy is remembered on the Colvend War Memorial.
John Martin is remembered on the Kirkgunzeon War Memorial.


Last edited by kenmorrison on Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:33 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date Of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 241651
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 23 and 24.
Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial



Last edited by kenmorrison on Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:39 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WATRET, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 17th/21st Lancers
Age: 27
Date Of Death: 13/01/1943
Service No: 409160
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 3.
Memorial: Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Charles Bie Candlish - the following is an extract from old-kirkcudbright.net/pages/scaur1.asp
"Captain Candlish went into the steam-coasting trade until war broke out, when he offered his services to his King
and country though much over the age, and he was sent to France to take the command of barges carrying ammunition.
There his health broke down and the gastric trouble contracted was the cause of his death at sea a year or two later."

Candlish and two other Captains - Robert Bie and Henry Cumming - are remembered on the Colvend War Memorial
but not by CWGC.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Young, Douglas Campbell
Initials: D C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 18/09/1915
Additional Information: Son of Robert Young of 5 Hamilton Drive, South Side, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Q.527.
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.


Lt. Young of the 4th Lowland (Howitzer) Brigade, 52nd Division, Royal Field Artillery, served in Egypt with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and in the Dardanelles. He died in the 21st General Hospital, Alexandria from dysentry. The family had a home in Rockcliffe, Colvend and he is listed on the Colvend War Memorial.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEW FRANCIS CADELL
Lt. Colonel, Indian Army, Madras Staff Corps.
Born 1852 at Masulipata.

ALEXANDER TOD CADELL - 1816 to 1885
Lt. General, Royal Madras Artillery.

Information from "The Cadells of Grange and Cockenzie" at www.cadell.com


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT MALCOLM RIACH - DSO OBE
Lt. Colonel, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenmorrison



Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN SCOTT OSWALD
Guardsman (22215678) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Born 30 March 1932 at Newton on Ayr.

Only recently I was told of a young soldier, buried in Colvend Churchyard, who had fainted while on parade and fallen on his weapon.
Guardsman Oswald died at 1100 hours on 25th June 1951 on the Square, Glencorse Camp, Milton Bridge, Midlothian as the result of a "bayonet wound of the neck". He was just 19.
He is listed on the Armed Forces Memorial and Roll of Honour.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 1788
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leslie Drew Fisher DSO
Commander Royal Navy
born 29th March 1881
died 1st September 1953




_________________
www.ukwarmemorials.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com