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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Buittle Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 808 598

To the left of the road from Dalbeattie to Castle Douglas. Buittle Church is signposted from the road.

Number of CWGC burials 2

The churchyard contains a ruined church inside which is a 'gravestone' for Rev J Davis - he died and is buried in Amara so there is actually no grave there. However it looks like a gravestone and is in a churchyard so I think this project is the most suitable place to post it. You can just make out the 'gravestone' and poppy through the doorway of the ruined church.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McMASTER
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/05/1917
Service No: 20251
Additional information: Son of John and Jane McMaster, of Glen Rd., Palnackie, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South-West corner of old Church.
Cemetery: BUITTLE PARISH CHURCHYARD

I notice that this CWGC stone is set in concrete. I don't remember seeing that before.

there is also an inscription to the same man on a family gravestone elsewhere in the churchyard





MOD EDIT: Note the difference in the years on both stones.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: STEEL
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/04/1920
Service No: 204978
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Steel, of Broomiebrae, Buittle.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In South-West part.
Cemetery: BUITTLE PARISH CHURCHYARD

This is a private stone on a CWGC listed grave

(edit - following information provided by Ken Morrison)

The sons of William and Agnes Steel of Broomiebrae, Buittle.

Robert - Company Sergeant Major, enlisted October 1914 in the 2/1st Ayrshire Yeomanry. Transferred to Royal Scots Fusliers. Served in France and with the Army of Occupation. Died after discharge on 6 April 1920 at Castle Douglas Cottage Hospital of acute endocardittis.

James - Private, enlisted August 1914 in the 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers. Served at Gallipoli (where he was wounded), Egypt, Palestine and France. Died on 5 December 1920 at Castle Douglas Cottage Hospital of cancer.

Archibald - Lance Corporal, enlisted August 1917 in KOSB. Wounded at Soissons. Served in France and with the Army of Occupation.

William - Private, enlisted September 1914 in Highland Light Infantry. Served on the Western Front. Wounded at Ypres and Arras. Awarded the Military Medal, 27 June 1916.




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rev J Davis served as an RAMC private in the Great War. There is a brass plaque to him inside the church.

This 'gravestone' memorial is inside the old ruined church in the grounds of the current church. The grave is empty as he is buried at Amara.

Name: DAVIS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. River Sick Convoy Unit
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/07/1917
Service No: 84040
Additional information: Son of the Rev. John Davis, of Ballynahinch Manse, Co. Down; husband of Margaret Davis (nee Kernahan), of "Grasmere," Lansdowne Rd., Belfast. Parish Minister of Buittle, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 22.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cdr William Charles Halliday OBE RCN (Ret)
Master Mariner
died at Vancouver BC 7th March 1982
in his 76th year

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: CrimeanWar Reply with quote

An uncommon Crimean war inscription

George Haugh
died in the Crimean war
20 March 1855
aged 22 years



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MABEN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 21/08/1916
Service No: 1998
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Maben, of Ayr St., Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: STURROCK, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Service No: 20229
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Sturrock, of Palnackie, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Name: GORDON, GEORGE W.
Initials: G W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd. Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 05/12/1918
Service No. S/21658
Additional Information: Husband of Euphemia Gordon of Victoria St. Dunfermline.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 229.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Listed on the Dunfermline War Memorial




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Name: MILLAR, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th. Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/09/1917
Service No. 22219
Additional Information: Son of Andrew and Janet Millar of Clone, Palnackie, Dalbeattie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th. Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 20/04/1917
Service No. 241650
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jane Brown. Native of Barchain, Dalbeattie
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 78.
Cemetery: DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY


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Name: NEILSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 420th M. T. Coy.
Secondary Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 40th Siege Bty.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 03/09/1918
Service No. M2/200856
Additional Information: Son of James and Helen Neilson of Palnackie, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Catherine Neilson of 18 West Path Carnoustie, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 23.
Cemetery: TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY, WANCOURT

Listed on the Barry Parish, Carnoustie War Memorial.




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WILLIAM C NEILSON MD
20th Regiment N.J. who died at Mhow, East Indies
1st May 1862 aged 19 years.

Currently Mhow, in Central India, houses the Infantry School, the Military College of Telecommunications Engineering and the Army War College of the Indian Army.


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Name: SWANSTON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/12/1915
Service No: 1779
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. A. 13.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

Listed on Buittle and Dalbeattie War Memorials

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