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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note the following casualty listed, he having been born in West Kilbride;

Name: BARBOUR, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/08/1918
Service No: S/22632
Additional information: Son of John and Elsie Barbour, of Clunie Mains Cottages, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 112 to 115.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

His brother, Daniel, also fell, he too having been born in West Kilbride although SDGW states POB: Perth

Name: BARBOUR, DANIEL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Service No: S/13411
Additional information: Son of John Barbour, of Clunie Mains Cottages, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:01 am    Post subject: Lt. Ronald Graham Reply with quote

Not listed upon the WW2 panel.

(Glasgow Herald 31st October 1945)
"Graham-
Missing since the occupation of Malaya by the Japanese, and now believed to have lost his life during that period, Ronald, younger son of the late Mr & Mrs William Graham of Crosbie, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.
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Ronald Graham

CWGC
Name: GRAHAM, RONALD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: General List
Date of Death: 18/09/1942
Service No: 225884
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 113.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
I came across another grave in the local cemetery today with West Kilbride connections.
Lance Corporal William Kerr appears to have been recorded on the West Kilbride memorial but there is no mention of his brother Sergeant Daniel Kerr who I would have thought must also have West Kilbride connections. Unfortunately I've had no luck tracking down a birth certificate.




Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: 240390
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL


Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 10th/11th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Service No: 40695
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Elizabeth P. Kerr, of "Newlands", Orchard St., West Kilbride, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


Jamie - It's a bit late but...

From De Ruvigny's RoH

Kerr, Daniel Sgt. No 240390 12th (Service) Bn. The Highland Light Infantry; son of Daniel Kerr of Winningmore, Maitland Avenue, Langside, Glasgow, Grocer and Provision Merchant, by his wife Elizabeth P., dau. of James Robertson of Glasgow Clothier; and brother to L/Cpl William Kerr; born Glasgow 15 Dec. 1888; educ. Shawlands Academy; Bellahouston Academy and Glasgow University; was a School Teacher; joined the 2/6th (Territorial) Bn. The Highland Light Infantry 5 Aug. 1914, as a Private, being promoted to Company Sergeant Major in Oct. 1915; trained at Dunfermline, Maldon and the Curragh Camp near Dublin; forfeited his rank and went out to France as Sergt. In Nov. 1917, being drafted into the 17th Bn. of his regiment, which was subsequently disbanded and then joined the 12th Bn. He was killed in action in Maricourt Wood near Montauban 25 March 1918. Buried at the side of the railway station of Montauban. Captain Hamilton on hearing of his death wrote, “From 1914 till 1916 I commanded the Company in which your son served whilst with the 2/6th Highland Light Infantry. Sergeant D. Kerr came to me , I think, as L/Cpl. but my opinion of him was such that in a very few months I had made him my Company Sergeant Major. I can honestly say that I have never had the pleasure to meet a more upright and through and through white man, and I can feel in some small degree how dreadful the loss to you must be,” and Lieut. Stewart; “He was killed in action as his company was advancing to the attack and died fighting with great spirit. He was a fine N.C.O. and always showed a fine example to his men. He is a great loss to his company and battalion.”


Kerr, William - Lance-Corporal No. 40695 10/11th (Service) Bn. The Highland Light Infantry, son of Daniel Kerr of Winningmore, Maitland Avenue, Langside, Glasgow, Grocer and Provision Merchant, by his wife Elizabeth P., dau. of James Robertson of Glasgow Clothier; and brother to Sergeant D. Kerr; born Glasgow 4 Nov. 1890; educ. Shawlands Academy, Glasgow; was a partner in his father’s business at Shawlands, Glasgow; joined the 2/6th Highland Light Infantry under his brother C.S.M. D. Kerr in Nov. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug. 1916 being drafted to the 10/11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry; was wounded near Arras in July 1917 when he would have received promotion for his bravery but that his Captain died before he could report; was reported missing after the fighting at Mory, near Bullecourt 22 March 1918 and subsequently unofficially reported killed in action on that date. Captain Hamilton stated that he had formed a very high opinion of him as a soldier and Captain Christie, under whom he fought wrote, “Your son was a splendid soldier.” In a letter to his mother Quartermaster Elliot says of him, “Whilst he was with us his example was worth much; always cheerful, always willing and always clean in conduct and language, his silent example under trying conditions often shamed those who should have known better.”
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - John Miller Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: MILLER
First Name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit: 12th Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 51528
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Rachel Miller, of Woodside Cottage, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 102
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - James Morrison Russell Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: RUSSELL
First Names: James Morrison
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit: 1st/5th Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/06/1915
Service No: 3501
Additional Information: Son of Henry Nelson Russell and Agnes Morrison Russell, of Rosemount, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: VIII. A. 87
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald article


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - Thomas Miller Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: MILLER
First name: Thomas
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit : 11th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 16/09/1916
Service No: 14892
Additional Information: Husband of Jessie Miller, of 1144, Dumbarton Rd., Whiteinch, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: II. F. 221.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - John McLaughlin Reply with quote

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - Allan McDowell Reply with quote

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:48 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - William Irvine Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: IRVINE
Initial: W
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit: 8th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 26/07/1918
Service no: 22073
Additional information: Son of Robert and Annie Irvine, of West Kilbride, Ayrshire; husband of Annie Irvine, of 77, Kilmahew St., Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Cemetery reference: IV. D. 6
Cemetery: LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE

William is also on the Ardrossan Memorial

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 2 August 1918

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - David Marshall Reply with quote

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 3 November 1916


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - John Bright Stevens Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: STEVENS
First names: John Bright
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit: 27th Bn
Age: 28
Date of Death: 21/07/1917
Service no: 1550
Additional information: Son of John Campbell Stevens and Mary Jane Stevens, of St. Ives, Seamill, West Kilbride. Born at Ardrossan
Cemetery reference: N. A. 77
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

John is also on the Ardrossan Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Bdr. James M. Jack, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 19th. June, 1917.
"Death on Service.
JACK.-
Died of wounds at 54 Casualty Clearing Station, France, on 9th June, 1917, Bombardier James Marshall Jack, R.F.A., aged 20 years, beloved son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Jack, 4 Weston Terrace, West Kilbride."

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 10th June, 1918.
"In Memoriam.
JACK.-
In loving memory of our dear nephew, Bomdr. Jas. M. Jack, who died of wounds in France, on 9th June, 1917.
To memory dear.
- Inserted by his Aunt, Uncle and Cousins, Biglies? West Kilbride."

SNWM - WW1
Surname JACK
Forename James M
Rank Bdr
Service number 92435
Decoration
Place of birth West Kilbride Ayr
Date of death 9 June 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

SDGW - Born West Kilbride; enlisted Kilmarnock.
Army register of soldier's backpay/ War Gratuity records all monies sent to father, Alexander, 1917/1919.

1901 Census Ayrs., West Kilbride, Happy Hills, recorded (transcription):- James Jack (4), Scholar, son, born West Kilbride; Alexander Jack (34), Builder, born West Kilbride; Margaret Jack (??), Wife, born West Kilbride.


CWGC - JACK, J. M.
Rank: Acting Bombardier.
Service No: 92435.
Date of Death: 09/06/1917. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery "D" Bty. 175th Bde.
Grave Reference: III. N. 3.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Margaret Jack, of 7, Weston Terrace, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

Headstone schedules record Mr. Alexr. Jack, 4, Weston Terrace, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - Thomas McLaughlin Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: McLAUGHLIN
Initial: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit: 54th Bn
Date of Death: 15/10/1916
Service no: 464021
Grave reference: I.P. 13
Cemetery: ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 7 November 1916
"WEST KILBRIDE
PRIVATE THOMAS MCLAUCHLAN, CANADIANS,

(Died of Wounds)
Mrs McLaughlan, Main Street, has received information that her eldest son Pte. Thomas McLaughlan, Canadians, has died of wounds received in action"

Canada War Graves Record
"Was severely wounded by shrapnel in the left breast and died the same day at No 11 Canadian Field Ambulance"


[b]Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 24 November 1916
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:12 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - William Aitken Reply with quote

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 7 November 1916

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: West Kilbride Memorial - William Mathieson Reply with quote

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Name: MATHIESON
First name: William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Bn
Date of Death: 01/11/1916
Service no: 4576
Memorial refrence: Pier and Face 15 C
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 24 November 1916

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