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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Johnstone Reply with quote

This is the Johnstone in Dumfries and Galloway, not one of the others.

The parish is Johnstone and the nearby village is Johnstonebridge.

Note that the location in UKNIWM is wrong, this memorial is in the new graveyard at NY 097 912 and not in the village or at the village church.

UKNIWM Ref: 44157

According to UKNIWM:
FERGUS J CURRIE DESIGNER
FERGUS J CURRIE SCULPTOR
HOPE AND CURRIE BUILDER
IT IS SAID THAT THE SCULPTOR'S WFE SAT FOR THE FIGURE ON THE MEMORIAL
UNVEILED BY LORD LIEUTENANT OF DUMFRIESSHIRE IN 1920

You don't see so many sandstone carvings of this quality. No sculptors marks visible.

WW1 NAMES
JAMES BROWN PTE KOSB
WILLIAM EDGAR PTE GORDON HIGHLdrs
JOSEPH J COWAN LCPL 19TH CANADIAN INF
THOMAS TAIT PTE SCOTS GUARDS
GEORGE McNISH PTE KOSB
WALTER McNISH PTE MACHINE GUN CORPS
THOMAS H MILL PTE KOSB
ALEXANDER DUNLOP LCPL HLI
ROBERT DEACON PTE KOSB
WILLIAM MILLAR PTE SCOTTISH RIFLES
DAVID WHITE BDR RFA
JOHN PORTEOUS TPR LANARKSHIRE YEOy
ROBERT J BYERS PTE ROYAL SCOTS

WW2 NAMES
J S DUNDAS KOSB
R R HOUSTON ACS
P MURRAY MERCHANT NAVY
G SIMPSON EAST YORKS















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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we know if Fergus Currie did any more sculpture for war memorials?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: Johnstone, wm Reply with quote

I understand the sculptor of this WM at Johnbridge was - know as Johnstone Currie, who was orginally from Canobie and made many monumental memorials in graveyards and did a few other Wm's. May by other Wm's found under that name.
He used his wife Dorothy as a model for this WM in Johnstonebridge. The family stayed in Lockerbie
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these the original name panels ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a while since I have been there but I think the name panels are granite which would account for them still looking fresh. The names might have been repainted a time or two though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An article in December 2011 Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine by Lyndsay Hacket-Pain OBE (nee Currie) confirms what Teddy wrote previously. Her father Johnstone Currie, originally from Canonbie and later Lockerbie was the sculptor and his wife Dorothy was the model. He made quite a few of the war memorials in the area although none is named in the article.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,

The WMR/UKNIWM location is now corrected
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JAMES BROWN, PTE. KOSB.
James Brown – age 25 – Private (22776) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James joined his battalion in France in early 1916 and served in the machine gun section.
Born 1891 in Johnstone. Son of Elizabeth Brown.
Grandson of John and Jane Brown of St.Ann's. Johnstone.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


ROBERT J. BYERS, PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
Robert John Byers – age 19 – Private (38087) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1897 in Lochbrow Cottages, Johnstone. Son of Catherine Byers.
Grandson of George and Jane Byers.
The notice of his death was placed by a B. Laurie of Pleasance of Cargen, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. (D&G Standard 13/4/1918 p.3)
Killed in Action on 12 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.


JOSEPH J. COWAN, LCPL. 19TH CANADIAN INF.
Joseph John Cowan – age 27 – Lance Corporal (799044) 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Joseph was living at Massey Avenue in Toronto when he enlisted in January 1916. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in August 1916 and joined his battalion in France in May 1917. He was wounded and treated at the 3rd General Hospital in Le Treport in April 1918 before returning to his battalion but was fatally wounded four months later and died in the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station at Ligny-St. Flochel.
Joseph was one of four brothers who served, one of whom, Private (862248) William Cowan, was wounded and made a prisoner in May 1917, while also serving in the 19th Battalion.
Born 1890 in Edgemoor, Johnstone. Son of William and Jane (Brown) Cowan of Kinnelknock, St. Anns, Johnstone.
Died of Wounds on 28 August 1918 and buried in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.
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ROBERT DEACON, PTE. KOSB.
Until 1891 the family name was Dechian but thereafter the children were registered as Deacon.
Robert Deacon – age 27 – Private (23287) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted in March 1916 and joined his battalion in July. He was reported missing five days later.
Born 1889 in Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire as Robert Rae Dechian. Son of William and Sarah (Rae) Deacon of Annanbank, Johnstone Bridge. (m.1882 as Dechan)
Missing in Action on 31 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


ALEXANDER DUNLOP, LCPL. HLI.
Alexander Dunlop – age 19 – Lance Corporal (45538) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander was working as a draper in Glasgow with Messrs Stewart and MacDonald when he enlisted in the 2/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry in March 1917 and spent a year at Dunbar. He was posted as Private (35728) to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in France in April 1918 but was transferred to the 1/9th HLI. He died in 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station at Esquelbecq.
Born 1899 in Johnstone. Son of John and Isabella (Ross) Dunlop of the Police Station, Johnstonebridge and of 55 Victoria Park, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 11 June 1918 and buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France.


WILLIAM EDGAR, PTE. GORDON HIGHLdrs.
William James Edgar – age 23 – Private (S/7528) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a joiner at Raehills Sawmill, St. Ann's, Johnstone when he enlisted on 14 November 1914. He had previous service with the Territorial 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers and he joined the 1st Gordons at Ypres on 4 December 1914. William was killed ten days later at Wytschaete.
Born 1891 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Margaret (Scott) Edgar of Raehill Sawmill and of Wiston Mains, Lamington, Lanarkshire.
Missing in Action on 14 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish War Memorial in Beattock, Dumfriesshire.
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THOMAS H. MILL, PTE. KOSB.
Thomas Halliday Mills – age 19 – Private (23316) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was employed on farm work at Pumplaburn, Wamphray when he enlisted in March 1916. He had been in France for just two weeks.
Born 1897 in Johnstone. Son of the late James Paterson Mills of Templeland, Lochmaben and of Elizabeth (Halliday) Mills of Larchhall, Johnstone Bridge, Lockerbie and of 30 Janefield Gardens, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Wamphray Parish War Memorial.


WILLIAM MILLAR, PTE. SCOTTISH RIFLES.
William Millar – age 20 – Private (2696) 1/7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
In 1901 William and his older sister Jessie were “boarders” with the Proudfoot family at Cleughbrae Cottage in Johnstone.
William enlisted in Glasgow but died of disease in hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
Born 1896 in Dumfries as William James Dickson Millar. Son of Matthew and Jessie (Dickson) Millar. Brother of Jessie (Millar) Proudfoot of 161 Allander Street, Possilpark, Glasgow.
Jessie of Cleughbrae Cottage married George Proudfoot of 72 Oran Street, Glasgow in 1907 in Johnstone and they lived in Glasgow where George was a telephone engineer.
Died on Active Service on 12 January 1917 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.


GEORGE McNISH, PTE. KOSB.
George McNeish – age 20 – Private (40234) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George had gone to France just five weeks before he was killed.
Born 1896 in Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire as George McNeish. Son of Margaret McNeish of Kirkbank Smithy, Johnstone who married William Sloan in 1906 in Kirkmichael.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

and his brother

WALTER McNISH, PTE. MACHINE GUN CORPS
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Walter McNeish – age 19 – Private (56374) 155th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Walter had been a farm servant when he enlisted as Private (2911) in the 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. Later he served in Egypt and Palestine and at some point transferred to his Brigade's MGC Company. Walter died of his wounds in the 43rd Stationary Hospital in Kantara, Egypt.
Born 1898 in Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire as Walter John McNeish. Son of Margaret (McNeish) of Kirkbank Smithy, Johnstone who married William Sloan in 1906 in Kirkmichael.
Died of Wounds on 4 December 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
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JOHN PORTEOUS, TPR. LANARKSHIRE YEOy.
John Porteous – age 22 – Private (2328) 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry.
John was employed at Springwells Farm, Johnstone (his birthplace) when he enlisted in November 1914. He landed with his unit at Gallipoli in October 1915 but was wounded on 2 December and died in the Field Hospital two days later. He had for many years been connected with Templand, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire where his relatives lived.
Born 1893 in Springwells Farm, Johnstone. Son of Mary Porteous.
Died of Wounds on 4 December 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Lochmaben War Memorial.


THOMAS TAIT, PTE. SCOTS GUARDS.
Tom Welsh Tait – age 33 – Private (989) Machine Gun Guards.
Tom enlisted as Private (15735) in the Scots Guards and transferred to a MG Company in one of the Guards Brigades. He was accidentally drowned at St. Cecile Plage near Camiers.
Born 1883 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire as Tom Welsh Tait. Son of the late Hugh Tait and of Jane (Taylor) Tait of Hazelbank, Johnstone.
Died on Active Service on 15 July 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


DAVID WHITE, BDR. RFA.
David White – age 32 – Corporal (7298) 64th Army Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery.
David had been a coachman at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in Moffat, Dumfriesshire before being employed at the Castlemilk hunting stables in St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire. He had been at the front since June 1915 as a Driver and Corporal.
Born 1885 in Johnstone. Son of William White of St. Ann's, Raehills, Johnstonebridge (formerly forester on the Annadale Estate at Moffat) and of Margaret (Rogerson) White of Upper Murthat Cottage, Beattock, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 19 October 1917 and buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Mungo Parish War Memorial in the parish church in Kettleholm village, on the Moffat War Memorial (as Cpl.) and on the Lockerbie War Memorial (as Driver)
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WW2

J. S. DUNDAS, KOSB.
James Strathearn Dundas – age 26 – Captain (100912) 7th (Airborne) Battalion (Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at Edinburgh University where he graduated M.A. in 1938. He was studying for a law degree and was a member of the Officer Training Corps when war was declared. He was commissioned in October 1939 and served with the 1st KOSB in France and Belgium before being evacuated from Dunkirk in May/June 1940. He was promoted to Captain in 1942 and was the second-in-command of “B” Company at Arnhem. James was buried in the hotel grounds at Hartenstein but was re-interred in August 1945.
Born 1918 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. Son of William and Jess (Macintosh) Dundas of Shawpark, Selkirk. Husband of Edith Isabel (Walker) Dundas of Johnstone Manse who he married in 1942 in Johnstone.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1944 and buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Selkirk War Memorial, on the Edinburgh Academy War Memorial and on the Edinburgh University Old College War Memorial.
The first of the Horsa gliders carrying the 7th Battalion KOSB landed at Arnhem on the first day of the battle, Sunday 17 September 1944, to secure the Ginkel Heath position, designated as DZ-Y for the 4th Parachute Brigade. On 25 September the battalion were defending the perimeter near Oosterbeek Hoog Railway Station and that night the survivors were withdrawn to cross back over the Rhine.


R. R. HOUSTON, ACS.
Robert Ross Houston – age 37 – Signalman (3187774) 13 Air Formation Signals, Royal Corps of Signals.
As a member of the Territorials Robert was mobilised in September 1939 and served in France before being evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in May 1940. 13 AFS was formed in April 1943 to liaise with 84 Group, RAF which was equipped with squadrons of Spitfires, Hurricanes and Typhoon fighter-bombers to support 2nd (British) Army and 1st (Canadian) Army. 13 AFS landed in Normandy on 6th July 1944. At the end of the year Robert died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Belgium.
Born in 1912 in Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Margaret (Ross) Houston of Heck, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Margaret Baird (Maxwell) Houston of Hartfield, St. Ann's, Johnstone who he married in 1941 in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 2 December 1944 and buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Royal Four Towns War Memorial in Hightae Village, Dumfriesshire.


P. MURRAY, MERCHANT NAVY.
Patrick Murray – age 31 – Steward, S.S. S.N.A.8. (Glasgow) Merchant Navy.
S.N.A.8. was a steam cargo ship that had been taken over from the Societe Nationale d'Armements of France in 1940 and was damaged on 18 November 1940 by German aircraft bombing at a position near the Swin Light Vessel off the Kent coast.
Patrick died two days later in the Minster Hospital, Sheerness, Kent of injuries caused by the bombing.
Born 1909 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of Joseph and Kathleen Murray. Husband of Lucy (Owens) Murray of 29B Salamander Street, Leith and of Johnstonebridge, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1929 in Leith.
Died of Wounds on 20 November 1940 and buried in Edinburgh (Mount Vernon) Roman Catholic Cemetery. (CWG)


G. SIMPSON, EAST YORKS.
George Simpson – age 34 – Private (4343272) 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.
George had joined the army in 1935 and had been in India for eight years with the 1st Battalion before landing at Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. Born 1910 in Portobello, Edinburgh. Son of the late Thomas Taylor Simpson and Edith Nancy (Lloyd) Simpson, later Mrs Michael Clarke of 5 Sutton Street, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. Husband of Margaret Holmes (Boyes or Galt) Simpson of Glenhall Cottage, St. Ann's, Johnstone and of Johnstonebridge who he married in 1944 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 6 June 1944 and named on the Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
At 0725hrs the 2nd East Yorks landed on Queen Red beach where heavy mortar, machine gun and artillery fire were encountered and, although suffering many casualties, they took all their objectives.

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