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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: New Abbey Burial Ground ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

New Abbey is on the A710, Solway Coast road, between Dumfries and Dalbeattie.
The Burial Ground is adjacent to the Abbey. Access via the car park.
OS ref: NX 964 662

There are two CWGs. One from each World War.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McDOUGALL, JOHN JOSEPH
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
RAnk: Chief Mechanic
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/11/1918
Service No: 202513
Additional Information: Son of James McDougall of Whinny Hill, Troqueer, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near North-East corner of Old ground.
Cemetery: NEW ABBEY BURIAL GROUND



A chauffeur, John enlisted in January 1915 in the Royal Navy and was rated a Petty Officer Mechanic in the Royal Naval Air Service and posted to the Airship Station at Howden, Yorkshire. Promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September 1917, he was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918. He died at the Howden Airship Station.
He is listed on the New Abbey War Memorial as a member of the RAF and on the Dalton War Memorial, near Annan, as CPO, Royal Naval Air Service.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacEWEN, KENNETH ALEXANDER KESWICK
Initials: K A K
Nationality: United Kingdom
RAnk: Squadron Leader (Obs)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 245 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 13/4/1941
Service No: 05155
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot B. Grave 169.
Cemetery: NEW ABBEY BURIAL GROUND

Family Stone on CWG





Also named here is Air Vice Marshall Sir Norman Duckworth Kerr MacEwen
Born 8/11/1881 Died 29/1/1953

The circumstances of Kenneth MacEwen's death are not known, but two other men from 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron died on the same day - Flt. Lt. T R Kitson and W/O R W Johnson. At the time they were based at RAF Aldergrove, N. Ireland, flying Hurricanes.

An update - thanks to information from the WW2 Forum
The three men were killed when their Bristol Blenheim Mk 1 L6780 crashed on taken-off from RAF Blackpool/Squires Gate.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLACK, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 19/4/1917
Service No: 240577
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Black of The Village, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXII. F. 14.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT BLACKWOOD
Private, US Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division.
Entered the service from: Minnesota
Died: December 9, 1918.
Buried at : Plot D Row 15 Grave 13
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Fere-en-Tardenois, France.

Robert was born 1893 in nearby Kirkgunzeon and is listed on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers

Name: CLINGAN
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 29/12/1915
Service No: 1973
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Jane Clingan of Millhouse, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: Sp. Mem. A. 120.
Cemetery: REBOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES.

Name: CLINGAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 9/4/1917
Service No: 25398
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Jane Clingan of Millhouse, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: IV. D. 18.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVITT, FELIX WILLIAM
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/4/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DEMPSTER
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/1/1918
Service No: S/15431
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: Sp. Mem. 76.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUNN, WILLIAM JOHN
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 17/7/1916
Additional information: Son of Capt. Peter and Isabella Brydone Dunn of Schoolhouse, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: XVI. A. 3.
Cemetery: A. I. F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

Listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial, Dumfries.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son and Grandson

Name: McKIE, WILLIAM ANDREW CURRIE
Initials: W A C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 28th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 21/8/1917
Service No: 782381
Additional information: Son of the late John and Janet McKie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

Name: McKIE
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 18/8/1918
Service No: 22843
Additional information: Nephew of Jane McKertie of Craigieside, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: II. E. 14.
Cemetery: LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUK


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROBERTSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "B" Bty. 189th Bde.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 6/9/1917
Service No: 143688
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Robertson of Berswick, Auldgirth, Dumfries. Native of New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: III. C. 2.
Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY



CWG photo from Freddy and Anita Dewitte-Allaert (via Pat W Anderson - "Keptie") Many thanks.



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Name: STENTON
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 3rd Reserve Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 2/1/1915
Service No: 10297
Additional information: Son of James R. Stenton of New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: B. 297.
Cemetery: CATERHAM AND WARLINGHAM (CATERHAM) BURIAL GROUND


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Name: STEWART, CHARLES EDWARD
Initials: C E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Brigardier General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Cdg. 154th Infantry Bde.
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Secondary Unit Text: late
Age: 47
Date of Death: 14/9/1916
Awards: C M G
Additional information: Husband of Katharine Maud Stewart of Woodend, Madderty, Crieff, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: II. F. 2.
Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES



From IPT on the Great War Forum
The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918

On 14th September the Division sustained a considerable
loss in the death of Brigadier-General C. E. Stewart,
C.M.G., commanding the 154th Infantry Brigade. General
Stewart and his intelligence officer were walking through
Houplines when a chance shell burst within a few feet of
them, killing them both. It was a case of the cruellest
bad luck, as this was the only shell which fell in that
vicinity during the day. General Stewart had commanded
the 154th Brigade since its reconstitution as a Highland
brigade. His troops were considerably attached to him,
and his loss was much felt by them.


And from Mark on the SWMP site:

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 23.09.1916
BLACK WATCH GENERAL FALLS

Brigadier-General Charles Edward Stewart, C.M.G., Black Watch, who is reported killed had 27 years' service, during which he remained uninterruptedly associated with the Royal Highlanders. As major he served throughout the South African War, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the action at Magersfontein, was mentioned in Despatches and received the Queen's Medal with four Clasps and the King's Medal with two Clasps. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel at the outbreak of the present war. Last year the honour of C.M.G. was conferred upon him, and in January last he was raised to the temporary rank of Brigadier-General. He was 47 years of age.

Born 1868 at Hampstead, London he married Katharine Maud MacKenzie in 1898 at Bradfield, Berkshire. Katharine was the daughter of Colin James MacKenzie of Portmore, Peeblesshire. She died in 1934 at Abbey House, New Abbey.

and from Pat on the SWMP site:

Officers of the Black Watch 1725 - 1986 page 93

STEWART , CHARLES EDWARD , CMG; 2 /Lieut 10 April 1889, Lieut 26 Oct 1890; Capt 7 Aug 1898; Bde Major 13 Nov 1900, Major 15 Jan 1908 ; Commanding Depot 1910; Lt Col Commanding 1st Bn 15 Sept 1914; wounded in command 1st Bn 11 Nov 1914; T/ Brig General COMMANDING 154th Inf Bde 4 Jan 1916 ; killed in action 14 Sept 1916


Ken


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Name: STEWART, FRANCIS GORDON
Initials: F G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieut-Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Age: 29
Date of Death: 5/6/1916
Additional information: Son of Capt. William and Anna Agnes Stewart of Shambellie, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: F. 12.
Cemetery: LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY

Francis Stewart was the Navigating Officer on board HMS Hampshire when she stuck a mine off Orkney enroute for Russia with a Military liaison team led by Lord Kitchener.

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Name: THOMSON, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Service No: 30509
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Thomson of Drumburn, New Abbey, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: B. 34.
Cemetery: FRANKFURT TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

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