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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Borgue Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 629 483

This is a very small village to the south west of Kirkcudbright, you cannot miss the church in the centre.

Number of CWGC burials 2


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave.

There is much information about the incident that caused his death on a posting for a memorial in Theydon Bois on our sister forum. See http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2590&highlight=epping&mforum=warmemscot for details.

Name: McCREADIE, SAMUEL McCLURG
Initials: S M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/12/1940
Service No: 3192208
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William McCreadie, of Borgue.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West Extn. Grave 122C.
Cemetery: BORGUE PARISH CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave.

Name: McILWRAITH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/08/1918
Service No: 45505
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Annie McIlwraith, of Borness, Borgue.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In North-West part of new ground.
Cemetery: BORGUE PARISH CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Service No: S/13401
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 32.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX

and his brother

Name: BROWN, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 138th Siege Bty.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 70570
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Gordon Brown, of "Culraven," Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 716.
Cemetery: SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON

The latter is not listed on SNWM

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HOOD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service No: 25770
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Hood, of Pringleton, Borgue, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air Chief Marshall Sir Alasdair Steedman died 2nd January 1992 aged 69 years.

I came across this service biography of him

Joined RAF 1941; 241 Sqn and 2 Sqn reconnaissance operations, World War II 1942-1945; Air Ministry 1945-1948; Commander, 39 Sqn, Khartoum, Sudan 1948-1949; Commander, 8 Sqn, Aden 1949-1950; Central Flying School 1951; Training Sqn Commander, 210 Advanced Flying School 1951-1953; Syndicate Leader, Aircrew Selection Centre, Hornchurch 1953-1954; RAF Staff College 1955; Chief Instructor, Central Flying School 1955-1957; Commander, Royal Ceylon Air Force, Katanayake 1957-1959; Joint Services Staff College 1959; Director of Staff, Joint Services Staff College 1960-1962; Commander, RAF Lyneham 1962-1965; Chief of Air Staff, Royal Malaysian Air Force 1965-1967; Director of Defence Plans (Air) #from 1967 #'to 1968; Director of Defence Operations Staff 1968-1969; Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Policy), Ministry of Defence 1969-1971; Senior Air Staff Officer, Strike Command Headquarters 1971-1972; Commandant, RAF Staff College 1972-1975; Air Member of Air Force Board for Supply and Organisation 1976-1977; UK military representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 1977-1980; retired 1981; Controller, RAF Benevolent Fund 1981-1988

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stone marks two brothers who died at Gallipoli, the first on 'the inglorious 12th'.

Name: WATSON, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 2689
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: WATSON
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/12/1915
Service No: 2662
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 77.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: YOUNG
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/03/1916
Service No: 8657
Additional information: Son of William Young and Janet McGinnes Young, of Penbridge Cottage, Dundrennan, Castle Douglas. Native of Borgue, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 13.
Cemetery: POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: CrimeanWar Balaklava Reply with quote

This memorial plaque is set deep inside this mausoleum (?) and cannot be read with certainty, I took several photos with and without flash and am only able to make out a portion so this is an incomplete transcription

"Sacred to the memory of
Lt Colonel Sir William Gordon ???????
one of the six hundred
in the charge of the light brigade at Balaclava ????
born 26th October 18?? died ?????????"

He obviously was one of only 38 out of 147 17th Lancers who survived that day because he went on to serve in the Indian mutiny.

http://www.qrl.uk.com/h_17.html





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to fill in the ?s for GORDON

Note also the WILLIAMSON entry - No 193



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRADLEY, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 106 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/07/1942
Service No: 997206
Additional information: Son of Walter and Margaret Bradley, of Shawlands, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 78.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL




from lostbombers.co.uk
Airborn 2255 25Jul42 to lay mines in the Deodar region (Bordeaux). Of those killed, four are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while Sgt Samuel is buried in Pornic War Cemetery, France. F/S H.A.Church PoW Sgt R.W.Butler KIA Sgt W.McP Samuel KIA Sgt G.J.Bailey RAAF KIA Sgt E.Bradley KIA Sgt A.E.Adams PoW Sgt D.Freeman KIA Sgt A.E.Adams was interned in Camps 8B/344, PoW No.25024, with F/S H.A.Church, PoW No.25088


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BALLANTYNE
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th/10th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/04/1917
Service No: S/12046
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 9.
Cemetery: STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY


Also L/Cpl Robert Ballantyne, Gordon Highlanders, killed in action in France, 8th April 1917, aged 27 years
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Name: CAIG
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 14/11/1916
Service No: S/11589
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. A. 30.
Cemetery: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY

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Name: BRYDSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 02/11/1914
Service No: 9848
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 19.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Also Corpl Robert Brydson, 2nd Gordons, killed in action in France, 4th November 1914, aged 28 years
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Name: GILMOUR, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 6th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/04/1916
Additional information: Son of W. P. Gilmour, J.P., and Jeanie Irving McMyn Gilmour, of Balmangan, Borgue, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

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