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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Kirkbean Parish Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

Kirkbean Parish Curchyard is in the centre of Kirkbean village just off the Carsethorn road at the junction with the A710.

Number of CWGC burials 4

Picture from the SWMP site. (spoons)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CRAWFORD, SYDNEY GEORGE
Initials: S G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Crawford, of Carrickbawn, Torquay Rd., Foxrock, Dublin. Born at Killorgan, Co. Dublin.
(The correct placename is Stillorgan)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Kirkbean Parish Churchyard


Lt. Crawford is another victim of the sinking of the RMS Leinster.
The following is from the Dumfries and Galloway Standard.

He was returning from visiting his seriously ill sister accompanied by another sister, Lititia Hill, whose body was never found.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: REID, PETER
Initial: P
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Unt Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 15/11/1916
Service No: 201889
Additional Information: Son of David and Agnes Reid, of Carsethorn, Kirkbean, Dumfries, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Kirkbean Parish Churchyard

Pt. Reid died of wounds at King George Hospital, London.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON
Initial: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (267515)
Age: 25
Date of Death: 04/07/1919
Service No: 357007
Additional Information: Son of David and Jeannie Macadam Wilson, of Victoria Terrace, Carsethorn, Kirkbean.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: Kirkbean Parish Churchyard

Pt. Wilson died at home in Carsethorne of Tuberculosis.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ELLIS, JOHN FAIRGRIEVE
Initial: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class (Air Gnr. U/T)
Regiment/Service: Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 03/07/1944
Service No: 1828430
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Isabel P. Ellis of Kirkbean.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec 1. Grave 151.
Cemetery: Kirkbean Parish Churchyard

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



Jack's Anson aircraft, from No.3 Air Gunnery School at Castle Kennedy, crashed near Knockneen Farm, Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. The crew of three and three cadets, including Jack, were killed.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARBOUR, GAVIN
Initial: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 21/09/1917
Service No: 38221
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Barbour, of Beeswing, West Park, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXIV. H. 6.
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BOYD, JOHN HOWARD (HOWAT - see photo)
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 7th Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 02/04/1918
Service No: 49628
Additional Information: Husband of A. H. Boyd, of 5, Albert Road. Kensington, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 59 and 60
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial

Pt. Boyd was formerly a member of the Military Foot Police (P/9682)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CANNON, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Royal Oak
Age: 24
Date of Death: 14/10/1939
Service No: P/SSX 19985
Additional Information: Son of James and Janet Cannon, of Kirkbean, Dumfries-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 33, Column 2.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NICHOLSON, BENJAMIN M.
Initials: B M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 14/07/1918
Service No: 291798
Additional Information: Husband of Jean Nicholson (nee Carswell), of 36, Dalblair Rd. Ayr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 502.
Cemetery: Sedan (St. Charles) Communal Cemetery

The inscription is not very clear; and is one of those where you need to read the main panel to get the surname.
Pt. Nicholson "who died while a prisoner of war in Sedan"



Ben was educated at Ayr and enlisted in May 1916. He was taken prisoner in March 1918 and died of dysentery in the Kriegslazerette at Asfeld, Sedan, France.
Born 1894 at Dalbeattie. Son of Benjamin Moody Nicholson (Factor at the Cavens Estate, Kirkbean) and of his second wife Elizabeth (Hyslop) Nicholson.
Husband of Jean Ivyoll Fairbairn (Carswell) Nicholson of Ayr who he married in 1917 at Ayr.
Died on Service on 14 July 1918 and buried in Sedan (St. Charles) Communal Cemetery, Ardennes, France.
Named on the Ayr War Memorial and on the Ayr Auld Kirk Memorial.


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Name: McWILLIAM, ANDREW
Initials: A
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 33rd Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Service No: 2356
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Elizabeth McWilliam, of "Canabony", Kirkbean, Dumfries, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A.3.
Cemetery: Toronto Avenue Cemetery



The inscription shows the 23rd Battalion but it was the 33rd.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilbert Clark MC
died 6 September 1965


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Name: DICKSON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Service No: 14809
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL




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Name: GORDON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Service No: 14795
Additional information: Son of James and Sarah Gordon, of Kirkbean, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL




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John Primrose
who lost his life off the coast of Korea
in the sinking of the
SS Kow Shing during
the Chinese Japanese war
25th July 1894 aged 22 years




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Died 2 November 1992
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