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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Urr Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 817 658

On an unclassified road about 3/4 mile from Haugh of Urr, past the war memorial.

Number of CWGC burials 1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited just a few days after remembrance Sunday and unlike most in this area, no poppy or any other sign on the grave. Sad.

Name: HAINING, GORDON KERR
Initials: G K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Drake
Age: 27
Date of Death: 04/11/1940
Service No: D/KX 108945
Additional information: Son of Peter and Blanch Kerr Haining, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: URR CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergt Major George Dunkeld died at the Castle, Crocketford
19th Novr 1937 aged 77 years



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FARISH, FRANCIS
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/07/1918
Service No: S/40362
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Catherine Farish, of Crofthead, Crockelford, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GIBSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: S/16478
Additional information: Son of the late William and C. M. Gibson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GORDON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 15845
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. S. 6.
Cemetery: DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCRERIE, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/09/1917
Service No: 24934
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

note the 10 day discrepancy in dates

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McDuff Johnston MM
died 7th Jany 1977 aged 78 years

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Name: McKEAN, MATTHEW
Initials: M
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: 240722
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 23 and 24.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

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Name: McLAUCHLAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 9th (1st Bn. The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/02/1942
Service No: 6914437
Additional information: Son of George McLauchlan, and of Margaret McLauchlan, of Haugh of Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 29.
Cemetery: HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY

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Name: McMORRINE, ALEXANDER WATSON
Initials: A W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service No: 40164
Additional information: Son of Peter and Elizabeth McMorrine, of Springholm, Dalbeattie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

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Name: MIDDLETON
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signaller
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 43rd Bty. 24th Bde.
Date of Death: 31/08/1921
Service No: 1046323
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 1.
Memorial: KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Smith Riddick MM
who died at Dunfermline
5th April 1971 aged 82 years



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private Henry Nicholas Smith A & SH
who died at Lenzie on 17th November 1918
from illness contracted on military service
aged 35 years

not listed on CWGC or SNWM

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a large burial enclosure within the churchyard for the Young-Herries family of Spottes. One of this family laid the foundation stone of the church and there is a war memorial to men from this family inside the church.

William Dobree Young-Herries DL JP of Spottes
late Lieut Colonel 3rd Bn The Kings Own Scottish Borderers
born 12th July 1866 died 17th July 1951

and his son

Michael Alexander Robert Young-Herries of Spottes
Kt OBE MC LL D Lord Lieutenant from 1989
born 28th February 1923 died 6th May 1995







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