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JOHN JARDINE.
John Jardine – age 30 – Sergeant (13079) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was employed as a grocer in Motherwell when he enlisted in 1914 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He joined the 2nd Cameronians in France as a Corporal in March 1915.
Born c. 1886 in ? (SDGW has Crocketford, Kirkcudbrightshire. SNWM has Caerlaverock. But I cannot trace on GRoS)
Son of Alexander amd Mary (McCall) Jardine of Greenmill, Caerlaverock.
Killed in Action on 18 June 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial.


ANDREW McHOLM.
Andrew Thomson McHolm – age 27 – Private (40237) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a keen cage bird fancier and was an insurance agent when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in August 1916 but was killed six weeks later.
Born 1888 in Caerlaverock. Son of William and Mary Ann (Burns) McHolm of Conheath Cottage, Caerlaverock. Husband of Margaret McHolm of 50 Friars Vennel, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


WILFRED McILVEAN.
Wilfred Hugh McIlvean – age 22 – Private (34273) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Wilfred served his apprenticeship at the British Linen Bank in Dumfries before moving to be a teller in the Broxburn branch. He then moved to the West End branch in Edinburgh and he enlisted from there in July 1916. He went to France in early 1917.
Born 1894 in Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Ayrshire. (His birth was also registered in Caerlaverock) Son of the Rev. Thomas Dale McIlvean, Minister of Caerlaverock, and of Grace Drennan (McGillivray) McIlvean.
Killed in Action on 5 April 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial and on the British Linen Bank memorial in Edinburgh.
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THOMAS NICHOLSON.
Thomas Nicholson – age 28 – Private (S/8005) 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Thomas had been educated at Laurieknowe School in Maxwelltown and was working as a joiner in Glencaple, Caerlaverock when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in March 1915 and served at Loos and Neuve Chapelle before the battalion moved to Mesopotamia in December 1915.
Born 1888 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbright. Son of the late Thomas and Catherine McMillan (Moffat) Nicholson 22 Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown who, later, became Mrs.Carruthers of 54 Glasgow Street,. Maxwelltown.
Husband of Flora (McDonald) Nicholson of Shawhead who he married in 1912 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 7 January 1916 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial, on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church.


CHARLES SMITH.
Charles Robert Smith – age 25 – Signaller (J/3512) H.M.S. "Vivid." Royal Navy.
Charles was a Seaman when he enlisted in January 1911 as a Boy (J3512) He became a Signalman in June 1912. He served in the Mediterranean, mainly at shore bases, but was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was discharged from the navy in August 1916. He died at 62 High Street Dumfries.
Born 1893 in Caerlaverock. Son the late John Smith of Caerlaverock and of Alice Smith of 15 Irish Street, Dumfries.
Died on 16 March 1918 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial

and his brother

WILLIAM SMITH
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William Isbister Smith – age 19 – Pioneer (WR/26768) 344th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers.
William enlisted as Pioneer (274726) He died in the 47th Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1899 in Caerlaverock. Son the late John Smith of Caerlaverock and of Alice Smith of 15 Irish Street, Dumfries.
Died on Service on 6 December 1918 and buried in Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial
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JOHN STOBA.
John Gibson Stoba – age 30 – Private (23995) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was employed as an ironmonger and lived at 9 Balmoral Road in Dumfries when he enlisted as Private (23083) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in March 1916. He was posted to the 2nd RSF in France on 13 June 1916 and was killed six weeks later on the Somme.
Born 1886 in Caerlaverock. Son of the late John and Agnes (Gibson) Stoba of Shearington, Caerlaverock.
He named his sister Agnes of Shearington as his next of kin.
Missing in Action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


ROBERT STOBA.
Robert Stoba – age 23 – Private (40958) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Robert was working on his mother's farm of Lanarkland when he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in January 1916. He was posted to the Cameronians in France.
Born 1893 in Caerlaverock. Son of the late Jacob Stoba and of Lillian Henderson Stoba of Lanarkland, Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Missing in Action on 12 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


DAVID TELFER.
David Telfer – age 19 – Private (2624) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was employed as a farm servant in the Lockerbie area when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB in November 1914. He was transferred to the 1/5th Battalion and landed with them at Gallipoli in early June 1915 but within weeks he was killed.
Born 1896 in Caerlaverock. Son of the late Mary (Gordon) Telfer and of David Telfer of Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Killed in Action on 21 June 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli Turkey.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial

and his brother

WILLIAM TELFER
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William seems to have been registered as Telford at his birth and used that name when he married.
William Telford – age 30 – Greaser, Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. "Ramsey."
William had been working as a fireman at the gasworks on the Isle of Man for three years when he volunteered for service and was engaged on the “Ramsey”. This auxiliary cruiser was sunk by the German auxiliary minelayer “Meteor” in the North Sea.
Born c.1885 in Gretna as Telford. (cannot positively identify on GRoS)
Son of the late Mary (Gordon) Telfer and of David Telfer of Glencaple, Caerlaverock. Husband (as William Telford) of Violet Ethel Kelly who he married in 1912 at Braddan, Douglas on the Isle of Man. The groom's father is named as David. (Source: imuseum.im)
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 8 August 1915 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial

From the D&G Standard 18 August 1915 p.5
“The parents of William Telfer, Glencaple, who was employed on HMS Ramsay, the auxiliary cruiser which was sunk in the North Sea on 8th August by the German cruiser Meteor, have been notified that he is missing, and there is now little doubt that he was drowned. He was engaged as a greaser on board that unfortunate boat. He went to the Isle of Man three years ago, and was engaged as a fireman at the gasworks there till the outbreak of war. He then volunteered for service, and has since been engaged on the Ramsay. He was 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. It will be remembered that a brother of the deceased, Private David Telfer of the 1/5th KOSB, was killed at the Dardanelles a month ago. Much sympathy is felt in the district with the parents in the loss of two of their sons.”

RMS The Ramsey was a passenger steamer operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from 1912 to 1914. The steamer was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1914 as the armed boarding vessel HMS Ramsey She was based at Scapa Flow and her work consisted of night patrols, carried out without navigation lights, and with manned guns throughout. In the course of a few months Ramsey intercepted and challenged many ships, sometimes putting a prize crew aboard and taking the suspect into port. On her last patrol she came upon a steamer flying the Russian flag. Ramsey proceeded alongside the vessel, which had duly stopped. The suspect, which was the German auxiliary minelayer SMS Meteor, then hoisted the German flag and fired at what amounted to point-blank range, killing the commander and crew members on the bridge of Ramsey. At the same time the raider fired a torpedo, shattering Ramsey's stern.
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JAMES WILSON.
James Johnstone Wilson – age 21 – Sergeant (5075) 63rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
James was a fisherman at Glencaple when he enlisted as Private (6665) in the Black Watch in November 1914. He was promoted to Sergeant and was posted to the MGC when it was formed. He went to France in February 1916 and served at the Somme.
Born 1895 in Caerlaverock. Son of James Haining Wilson and of Janet Boyd (Jardine) Wilson of Wellington Street, Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Missing in Action on 18 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


HUGH WYLLIE.
Hugh Alexander Wyllie – age 26 – Second Lieutenant: 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Hugh was educated at Dumfries Academy and Glasgow University before being awarded his B.Sc. at the West of Scotland Agricultural College. He was employed at the Agricultural Department of Leeds University and was commissioned from the University OTC in September 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1916.
Cadet Lance-Corporal Hugh Alexander Wyllie, from the Leeds University Contingent, Senior Division, Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenant. (London Gazette 24 September 1915 Page:9525)
Born 1890 in Caerlaverock. Son of Hugh and Mary Wyllie of Newmains Farm, Caerlaverock and of "Rowend," Glebe Terrace, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 3 September 1916 and buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery, (Lancashire Dump), Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial, on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, on the West of Scotland Agricultural College Memorial at Auchincruive, Ayrshire and on the Leeds University Roll of Honour.
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1939 -1945

ROBERT BECK
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Robert Beck – age 19 – Marine (PO/X3610) H.M.S. Aurora, Royal Marines.
“Bobbie” had been educated at Brownhall School and Dumfries High School and had joined the marines in 1937. The Aurora was a light cruiser and on 7 May 1940 she was seriously damaged with two turrets disabled and several casualties. during air attacks off the Norwegian coast.
Born 1920 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of Andrew and Agnes Buchanan (McKie) Beck, of Kelton House Lodge, Glencaple Road, Bankend, Caerlaverock.
Killed in Action on 7 May 1940 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


ANGUS DALGLEISH.
Angus Dalgleish – age 26 – Second Officer, M.V. Anadara (London) Merchant Navy.
The tanker “Anadara” sailing for Curacao via Nova Scotia was torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-558 east of Halifax. She was torpedoed and sunk by U-587.
Born 1915 in Freemantle, Western Australia. Son of Captain Robert John Dalgleish and of Jane (Hunter) Dalgleish of Wellington Street, Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 24 February 1942 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


HARRY DALRYMPLE.
Harry Allan Dalrymple – age 32 – Private (7407519) Royal Army Medical Corps.
Born 1916 in Caerlaverock. Son of Joseph and of Agnes Jane (Gass) Dalrymple. Husband of Marion Jane (Adamson) Dalrymple of Glenfoot, Auldgirth who he married in 1940 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire.
Died on 31 January 1946 (registered at Lewis, Sussex) and buried in Kirkmahoe Parish Chirchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial as Harry A. Dalrymple.


ALBERT FOSTER.
Albert Ernest Foster – age 34 – Leading Supply Assistant (P/PD/X 270) H.M.S. Grebe, Royal Navy.
Mentioned in Despatches for bravery in face of the Enemy or in dangerous waters; or for zeal and devotion to duty.
(Source: London Gazette 29/12/1942 p.31)
Born 1909 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William Foster (a prison warder) and of Mary Agnes (O'Neill) Foster who had married in 1909 at Douglas on the Isle of Man. Husband of Mollie Eileen (Payne) Foster of Portsmouth who he married in 1936 in Portsmouth.
Died on Service on 29 May 1944 and buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial as Albert E. Foster.
HMS Grebe was a shore base for aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm at the pre-war Alexandria airport, known as Dekheila.
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THOMAS HIGGINS.
Thomas Gibson Higgins – age 23 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (1501767) 207 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas's Lancaster bomber, based at RAF Spilsby in Lincolnshire, was on a training flight when it had to be abandoned near Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire. Three of the crew were killed
Born 1921 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert Hamilton Higgins and Mary Jane (Swan) Higgins of Bankend, Caerlaverock.
Died on Active Service on 22 December 1943 and buried in Caerlaverock Parish Churchyard.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


JOHN McCRONE, M.M.
John McCrone, Military Medal – age 26 – Private (3194144) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John worked at Kelton House, Caerlaverock before he enlisted. He was awarded a M.M. for “gallant and distinguished services in Burma”. The Battalion had been in India when war broke out. In September 1943, having undergone jungle training, it sailed with the 7th (Indian) Division to Burma. They crossed into the Arakan, and took part in the critical actions at Ngakydauk Pass and in the so called ‘Admin Box’ in February 1944.
Born in 1917 in Kells Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Adam and Isabella (McBain) McCrone of Kelton Bank, Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Missing in Action on 27 February 1944 and named on the Rangoon Memorial, Maynmar (Burma)
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial.


CATHERINE McDILL.
Not listed by CWGC.
Catherine Mary McDill – age 23 – Private (?) Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Catherine died of tuberculosis in the Dumfries and Galloway Sanatorium in Lochmaben.
Born 1919 in Caerlaverock. Daughter of James and Agnes Gibson (Telfer) McDill of Muirpark, Glencaple.
Died on 4 December 1942 and buried in Caerlaverock Parish Churchyard.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial
Catherine's mother was a sister of David and William Telfer who were killed in WW1
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JAMES McKERROW.
Not listed by CWGC - Possibly:
James Mitchell McKerrow – age 38 – Service details not known.
James was an ironmonger's assistant and was the organist at Caerlaverock and Glencaple churches. He died of leukaemia in the Western Infirmary, Hillhead, Glasgow.
Born 1905 in Dumfries. Son of Gilbert and Agnes (Halliday) McKerrow. Husband of Josephine (Gracie) McKerrow of Woodlands View, Glencaple, Caerlaverock who he married in 1931 in Caerlaverock.
Died on 25 September 1943 and buried in Caerlaverock Parish Churchyard.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


HORATIO McLATCHIE.
Horatio Herbert McLatchie – age 30 – Craftsman (7633164) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Born 1915 in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Florence Emily (Tilbury) McLatchie. Husband of Margaret McWhirter (Thorburn) McLatchie of Nith Bank, Glencaple, Caerlaverock who he married in 1936 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
Died on 7 October 1946 at home in Caerlaverock and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery. (CWG)


ROBERT MUIR.
Robert Muir – age 34 – Private (WX837) 2/11th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Robert was a gamekeeper at Cowhill Tower, Holywood and at Jardine Hall, Lockerbie before he emigrated to Western Australia in 1929. His father was for many years a gardener at Kelton House, Caerlaverock.
Robert was a miner and was living at 8 Victoria Street, Kalgoorlie when he enlisted in November 1939. He sailed from Freemantle in April 1940 and was in Egypt and Palestine before the battalion went into action for the first time at Bardia in January 1941 and, as part of the advance into Italian-occupied Libya, subsequently fought at Tobruk and Derna airfield. In early April 1941 the 2/11th were deployed to assist in the defence of Greece. They had to withdraw from its initial positions at Kalabaka and remained on the move until they occupied rearguard positions at Brallos Pass a week later. They fought and slowed the Germans there on 24 April and then continued its withdrawal to Megara, where they were evacuated by sea on the night of 25 April. The battalion landed on Crete the next day and defended Retimo airfield, which was held tenaciously for ten days following the landing of German paratroops on 20 May. Robert was killed and buried there and was re-interred at Suda Bay in September 1945.
Born 1906 in Dumfries. Son of William and Agnes Muir of St. Michael's Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 24 May 1941 and buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece.
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JOHN TOWNSLEY.
John Townsley – age 18 – Aircraftman 1st Class/Wireless Operator (552526) 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Following the outbreak of war 18 Squadron, flying Bristol Blenheim bombers, went to France as part of the RAF Air Component of the British Expeditionary Force, and in the course of reconnaissance and bombing missions during the early stages of the blitzkrieg in May 1940, suffered heavy losses. John's aircraft, operating from an airfield at Rosières/Méharicourt north of Paris, was shot down and the crew were buried in Venlo Cemetery but were re-interred in Jonkebos in December 1947.
Born 1921 in Dumfries. Son of the late Margaret Helen (Hanlon) Townsley and of Arthur Eben Townsley, step-son of Mary Menzies(Gillespie) Townsley of Kelton, Caerlaverock.
Killed in Action on 10 May 1940 and buried in Jomkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial


JOHN WRIGHT.
John Murray Wright – age 18 – Ordinary Seaman (P/JX 166398) H.M.S. Dunedin, Royal Navy.
John worked in a carrier company in Broom's Road, Dumfries before he joined the navy in October 1939 as a Boy 1st Class. In April 1941 the light-cruiser “Dunedin” left England for the South Atlantic Station. In November 1941 the Admiralty learned from decrypted Enigma messages that the German armed merchant raider “Atlantis” and the supply ship “Python” were in the South Atlantic and ordered three cruisers, HMS Devonshire, HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Dunedin to track them down independently. The “Dunedin” was spotted by the German submarine U-124 in mid-Atlantic near the St. Paul's Rock and was hit and sunk by two torpedoes.
Born 1923 in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Wright of Gateside Cottage, Wamphray and of Margaret (Beck) Wright, later Mrs. John Adams of Rubylea, Glencaple, Caerlaverock.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 24 November 1941 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Caerlaverock Parish Church memorial as John Murray Wright.
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