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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Kirkton and Kirkmahoe WW2 Reply with quote

This memorial is inside Kirkmahoe Parish Church in the village of Kirkton.

OS Map Ref: NY 975 815

UKNIWM Ref: 44165

No ranks or regiments on this one unfortunately.

WW2 Names
CHARLES CARRUTHERS
PETER GORDON CRABBE
ROBERT M CROSTHWAITE
HARRY ALAN DALRYMPLE
JOHN BRYCE DUNCAN
JAMES FISHER HALL
JOHN WILSON HALL
WILLIAM DICKSON HALL
JOSEPH EASTON INGLIS
JAMES B JOHNSTONE
PETER W F LANDALE
GEORGE ALEXANDER RAFFERTY
JOHN SCOTT

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is some more information on these men. I used to sit in church when I was wee wondering who they were. The three Hall men were brothers.

These details are pretty much all taken from the CWGC, but I have additional bits and bobs of information that I havent typed out yet.


Name: CARRUTHERS, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 16/06/1944
Service No: 2933806
Additional information: Son of James and Jemima Carruthers, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 14.
Cemetery: RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

Name: CRABBE, PETER GORDON
Initials: P G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 12/07/1944
Service No: 176769
Additional information: Son of Colonel John Gordon Crabbe, O.B.E., M.C., and Frances Mildred Crabbe, of Duncow, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17, Column 1.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL

Name: CROSTHWAITE, ROBERT MAURICE
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 33
Date of Death: 15/07/1944
Service No: 52603
Additional information: Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Gilbert Crosthwaite, C.M.G., C.B.E., and of Joan Crosthwaite (nee Becher), of Woodbridge, Suffolk; husband of Grizel Kinloch Crosthwaite (nee Landale), of Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 6.
Cemetery: NAPLES WAR CEMETERY

Name: DALRYMPLE, HARRY ALLAN
Initials: H A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 32
Date of Death: 31/01/1946
Service No: 7407519
Additional information: Son of Joseph Dalrymple and of Agnes Jane Dalrymple (nee Gass); husband of Marion Jane Dalrymple (nee Adamson), of Glenfoot.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: North Extn. Row B. Grave 12.
Cemetery: KIRKMAHOE PARISH CHURCHYARD

Name: DUNCAN, JOHN BRYCE
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 51 Sqdn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/03/1943
Service No: 102115
Additional information: Son of John Bryce Duncan and Adeline A. Duncan, of Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire. M.A. (Cantab.).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4-5.
Cemetery: VOORST GENERAL CEMETERY

Name: HALL, JAMES FISHER
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 30/10/1942
Service No: 2933819
Additional information: Son of John and Janet Mary Hall, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. D. 21.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

Name: HALL, JOHN WILSON
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5/7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 24/03/1945
Service No: 2885288
Additional information: Son of Janet Mary Hall, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 53. G. 4.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Name: HALL, WILLIAM
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attd
Age: 30
Date of Death: 28/03/1945
Service No: T/3194395
Additional information: Son of John Wilson Hall and Janet Mary Dickson Hall, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire; husband of Jean Bisset Cook Hall, of Kirkton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. B. 2.
Cemetery: LABUAN WAR CEMETERY

Name: INGLIS, JOSEPH EASTON
Initials: J E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 28/12/1944
Service No: 3194406
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of William T. and Andrewina N. Inglis, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire; husband of Mary E. Inglis, of Kirkton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. 152.
Cemetery: BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY

Name: JOHNSTON, JAMES BROWN
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 10/06/1944
Service No: 3191026
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Johnston, of Duncow, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IA. G. 18.
Cemetery: RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY


Name: LANDALE, PETER WELLWOOD FORTUNE
Initials: P W F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Squadron Leader
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 10 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 25/07/1941
Service No: 70379
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of David Landale, and of Mildred Sophia Landale, of Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 28.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Name: RAFFERTY, GEORGE ALEXANDER
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
Unit Text: 1st
Age: 31
Date of Death: 08/07/1942
Service No: 330161
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Alexander Rafferty; husband of Maggie Jane Rafferty, of Kirkton, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. A. 17.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

I still have to find John SCOTT, but will add his details once I am 100% sure.

Tracey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Lost Bombers website:

Halifax BB223 Information
Type Halifax
Serial Number BB223
Squadron 51
X1D MH-C
Operation Berlin
Date 1 1st March 1943
Date 2 2nd March 1943

Further Information

"Serial Range BB189 - BB223. 35 Halifax Mk.11. Part of a batch of 200 HP59 Halifax Mk.11. BB189-223; BB236-BB285; BB300-BB344; BB357-BB391; BB412-BB446. Delivered by London Aircraft Production Group (Leavesden) between 10Jan42 and 5Sep42. BB223 was initially issued to No.103 Sqdn. Airborne 1830 1Mar43 from Snaith. Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt August Geiger, 111./NJG.1) and crashed 0008 at Voorst (Gelderland), 5 km NW of Zutphen, Holland. All are buried in Voorst General Cemetery. F/S J.D.W.Stenhouse KIA Sgt C.Avery KIA Sgt W.Colangelo RCAF KIA Sgt A.Beauchamp KIA F/S R.A.B.Willmott KIA Sgt A.Howe KIA F/O J.B.Duncan KIA "


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Lost Bombers website:

Whitley Z6624 Information
Type Whitley
Serial Number Z6624
Squadron 10
X1D ZA-O
Operation Hannover
Date 1 25th July 1941
Date 2 26th July 1941

Further Information

"Serial Range Z6624 - Z6673. 50 Whitley Mk.V. Deliver4ed by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft between 20Mar41 and 21Apr41. Contract No.106962/40. Z6624 was one of two 10 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. See: T4231. Aairborne 2221 25Jul41 from Leeming. Crashed in the North Sea, cause unknown. Sgt Wells RNZAF was washed ashore at km-paal on Texel 25Aug41; he is buried in Den Burg General Cemetery. The graves of P/O Pringle and F/S Christie are in Kiel War Cemetery, while the rest of the crew have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. S/L P.W.F.landale DFC KIA P/O G.Pringle KIA Sgt G.wells RNZAF KIA Sgt A.W.Earp KIA F/S G.Christie KIA "
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial as:

TROOPER G. A. RAFFERTY, RTR.
George Alexander Rafferty age 31 Trooper (330161) 1st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.
In September 1939, 1st RTR was one of the original units in Egypt that formed what was then called The Heavy Brigade. It fought near the 'Knightsbridge Box' before withdrawing with the rest of the 8th Army to El Alamein in June 1942.
George was wounded on 6 June 1942 and died a month later in hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. (Source: D&G Standard 8/8/1942 p.4)
Born 1911 in Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Isabella (Alexander) Rafferty of High Street, Brydekirk. Husband of Maggie Jane (Wilson) Rafferty of Meadow Bank, Kirkton, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1935 in Kirkmahoe.
Died of Wounds on 8 July 1942 and buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
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