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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Barr Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located at edge of road beside village hall, OS Map Ref NX 275 940





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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JOHNSTONE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 576 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/09/1944
Service No: 153834
Additional information: Son of James Johnstone, and of Margaret Johnstone, of Laurieston, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30. F. 12.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

(SNWM shows he was born in Barr)

On 23/24 September 1944, Lancaster I NN711 (UL-L2) OF 576 Sqn was involved in Op Neuss. T/o 1851 Elsham Wolds. Crashed 2020 about 1 km SE of Kapellen on the southern outskirts of Moers. All are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

F/O S F Durrant
Sgt R E Pearce
F/O J Johnstone
Sgt C J Brady RCAF
F/S J R McIntyre RAAF
Sgt J G Mackey RCAF
Sgt D Spowart

Op Neuss was a mission to bomb the docks and factory areas of Neuss.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I recognised the name of one of the officers. Major Denzil H-O is also listed at Ballantrae

HUGHES-ONSLOW, DENZIL
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 52
Date of Death: 10/07/1916
Additional information: Son of the late Henry John and Judith C. Hughes Onslow, of Balkissock, Ayrshire; husband of Marion Hughes-Onslow, of Laggan, Ballantrae, Ayrshire,.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 12.
Cemetery: MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY

He's on the Ballantrae War Memorial and his wife donated the memorial in the parish church.

His brother?

HUGHES-ONSLOW, ARTHUR
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
Unit Text: (C.O. Remounts).
Age: 51
Date of Death: 17/08/1914
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. Arthur Hughes-Onslow, of Linda Vista, Abergavenny, Mon. Native of Alton Albany, Girvan, Ayrshire. Served in the Sudan and South African campaigns.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. 64. VI. B. 1.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denzil Hughes-Onslow is also listed on the memorial at Heronsford.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Fly. Off. James Johnstone Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Name: JOHNSTONE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 576 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/09/1944
Service No: 153834
Additional information: Son of James Johnstone, and of Margaret Johnstone, of Laurieston, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30. F. 12.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

(SNWM shows he was born in Barr)

On 23/24 September 1944, Lancaster I NN711 (UL-L2) OF 576 Sqn was involved in Op Neuss. T/o 1851 Elsham Wolds. Crashed 2020 about 1 km SE of Kapellen on the southern outskirts of Moers. All are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

F/O S F Durrant
Sgt R E Pearce
F/O J Johnstone
Sgt C J Brady RCAF
F/S J R McIntyre RAAF
Sgt J G Mackey RCAF
Sgt D Spowart

Op Neuss was a mission to bomb the docks and factory areas of Neuss.


(Glasgow Herald 24th September 1945)
"In ever ceaseless thought and treasured memory of our dearly beloved only son and brother. Flying Officer James Johnstone, R.A.F. V.R. who was killed in operations over Germany on 23rd-24th September, 1944.
-Inserted by father, mother and May, King's Arms Hotel, Barr, Girvan.
"

SNWM
Surname JOHNSTONE
Firstname James
Service number 153834
Date of death 23/09/1944
Decoration
Place of birth Barr
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Fg Off

Cheers,
Derek.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I thought I recognised the name of one of the officers. Major Denzil H-O is also listed at Ballantrae

HUGHES-ONSLOW, DENZIL
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 52
Date of Death: 10/07/1916
Additional information: Son of the late Henry John and Judith C. Hughes Onslow, of Balkissock, Ayrshire; husband of Marion Hughes-Onslow, of Laggan, Ballantrae, Ayrshire,.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 12.
Cemetery: MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY

He's on the Ballantrae War Memorial and his wife donated the memorial in the parish church.

His brother?

HUGHES-ONSLOW, ARTHUR
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
Unit Text: (C.O. Remounts).
Age: 51
Date of Death: 17/08/1914
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. Arthur Hughes-Onslow, of Linda Vista, Abergavenny, Mon. Native of Alton Albany, Girvan, Ayrshire. Served in the Sudan and South African campaigns.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. 64. VI. B. 1.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE


Yes.

(Glasgow herald 21st August 1914)
"The news of the death of Major Hughes Onslow of Alton Albany, Ayrshire, which reached Girvan yesterday morning, created widespread regret in the district of Carrick. Although he had been very little about the Barr district for a good many years, he was very popular in the place where he spent his boyhood. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Hughes Onslow of Alton Albany and brother of Major Denzil Hughes Onslow of Balkissock, Ballantrae. Major Hughes Onslow was about 52 years of age, and it is reported that one of his sons is also serving with the colours."
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Location: Saltcoats, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Barr Memorial - John A Melville Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: MELVILLE
First names: John Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 30/01/1917
Service no: 26294
Additional information: Son of Charles and Isabella Melville; husband of Agnes Harper Melville, of 44, Quay St, Saltcoats, Ayrshire. Native of Barr, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: II. N. 3
Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE

John is also on the Saltcoats Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial reads:

Greater love hath no man than this that a man may lay down his life for his friends.

In loving memory of the men of the Parish of Barr who died for King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow
Major Denzil Hughes-Onslow
Sergt Adam L Melvill
Corpl Allan S Cuthbertson
Private William Hewitson
Private Anthony Kennedy
Private John Kirkland
Private William McCreath
Private John McCrindle
Private Hugh McHarg
Private William McC Macmillan
Private John A Melville
Private Thomas Swan

Right hand side: 1939-1945
Flying Officer James Johnstone
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MELVILLE, ADAM LEES
Initials: AL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Service Number: S/40817
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 4th Bn
Date of Death: 25/7/1918
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Isabella Melville, of Portland Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire.
Memorial: Soissons Memorial

Also named on Troon War Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CUTHBERTSON. ALLAN SCOTT
Initials: AS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 53583
Regiment/ Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 3/5/1918
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of James and Jane Cuthbertson, of Mark Farm, Pinwherry, Ayrshire; husband of Margaret Cuthbertson, of Killockside, Ochiltree, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: II A 37
Cemetery: Pernes British Cemetery

Also named on Ochiltree War Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HEWITSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/40729
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn, formerly (6428) Lovat Scouts
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15B
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

SNWM states born Barr
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KENNEDY, ANTHONY
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19972
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 23/10/1915
Panel Reference: Panel 108 to 112
Memorial: Loos Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCREATH, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16233
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 16/7/1916
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of William and Janet McCreath, of West View, Barr, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: IV G 18
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCRINDLE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41368
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 22/7/1918
Age: 19
Grave Reference: Near Entrance
Cemetery: Barr Old Parish Churchyard
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCHARG, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: G/39837
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 1st Bn
Date of Death: 17/4/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Sarah McHarg, of Barr, Girvan, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
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