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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Tongland Churchyard ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 698 539

Off the main road beside the river in Tongland.

Number of CWGC burials 1

This churchyard contains the small ruined church of Tongland Abbey and the larger Tongland church, now also ruined, believed last used for worship in 1940s and roof removed and building blocked up for safety in 1970s. The churchyard is still used for burials.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HENDERSON, WILLIAM IRVINE
Initials: W I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/06/1940
Service No: 1922974
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Elizabeth Henderson, of Castle Douglas.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 32.
Cemetery: TONGLAND CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BEATTIE, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 43114
Additional information: Son of Robert Beattie, of Rose Cottage, Tongueland, Kirkcudbright; husband of Agnes Beattie, of Clark's Hall, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

and his brother

Name: BEATTIE, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 30/04/1915
Service No: 17389
Additional information: Son of Robert and Janet Beattie, of Rose Cottage, Tongland Village, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 21.
Cemetery: DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLARK, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/04/1941
Service No: 2927587
Additional information: Son of Robert and Rachel Clark, of Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. B. 6.
Cemetery: KEREN WAR CEMETERY

and his brother who died just seven weeks later

Name: CLARK, RONALD LORIMER
Initials: R L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/05/1941
Service No: 2982207
Additional information: Son of Robert and Rachel Steveson Clark.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 7.
Memorial: ATHENS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: IRELAND, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 08/08/1915
Service No: 10/1534
Additional information: Son of William Ireland, of Queenshill, Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 21.
Memorial: CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LITTLE, WILLIAM JOHN
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 10/03/1945
Service No: 3134048
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Robert and Sarah Little; husband of Annie Little, of Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 15. F. 1.
Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post these together as they are obviously a family group.

Name: McGARVA, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 18/10/1947
Service No: 866949
Additional information: Son of Ellen McGarva, of Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. C. 9.
Cemetery: MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY

and his brother

William McGarva (Dan)
died 17th September 2008
aged 86 years
British Armed Forces
Royal Artillery 1939 - 1950
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1950 - 1972

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McKIE
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 240976
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKie, of Campbelton, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 7.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY

and his brother

Name: McKIE
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: 240600
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs Robert McKie, of Campbelton, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. E. 4.
Cemetery: RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McSKIMMING, HAMILTON
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Service No: 22851
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

and his brother

Name: McSKIMMING
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Service No: 22849
Additional information: Son of Mr. H. McSkimming, of Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION





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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Archer Musgrave RN
born 1? June 1859
died 15 April 1887



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RADLEY, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 158 Sqdn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 20/01/1944
Service No: 1564682
Additional information: Son of Mary Radley, of Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4A. B. 11-15.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SHIELDS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 18/08/1916
Service No: 12361
Additional information: Son of James Shields, of Barnollis, Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. G. 9.
Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

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JOHN MAYES BLACK, Major, Indian Army.
Died 21 March 1955. Aged 63.



Although not mentioned here, John was the father of Lt. J. D. Black, 2 SAS.

Name: BLACK, JAMES DESMOND
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 2nd
Date of Death: between 20/09/1944 and 21/09/1944
Service No: 262193
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. K. 13.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
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Name: CARNOCHAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit Text: 23rd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 27/07/1916
Service No: SPTS/1483
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Carnochan, of Barcaple, Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


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Name: CORSON, DONALD
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st/10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Service No: 3806
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Florence Corson, of 45, Granby St., Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4 and 6.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL



In loving memory of Donald (Liverpool Scottish), grandson of the above and son of Alex’r. and Florence Corson, Liverpool, fell at Hooge, 16th June 1915, aged 20 years.

Donald is not named on any local war memorial.

DONALD CORSON – age 20 – Private (3806) 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Donald was employed in the Rylands warehouse in Liverpool when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined his battalion in Belgium in January 1915 and was wounded at Ypes in March. He spent 6 weeks in hospital in Rouen before returning to his battalion on 16 May 1915. A month later he was killed.
Born 1895 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool as John Alexander Donald Corson.
Son of Alexander and Florence Jackson (Melling) Corson of 45 Granby Street, Liverpool. Grandson of John and Marion (Alexander) Corson of Tongland.
Missing in Action on 16 June 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


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