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Private John Flynn

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Private John Flynn

1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died 11 November 1914

John Flynn was born on 25 February 1891 at 49 St Michael Street, Dumfries, the illegitimate son of Jane Flynn, a weaver. By 1901 John and his sister were boarding with the Gilmour family at 14 Bank Street, …

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Corporal Charles Boyd

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 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders

 Died 14 September 1914

With the war barely two months old, Wigtown heard of the first of many deaths from amongst the young men associated with the town. Charles Boyd was the son of Charles Boyd, a baker in Wigtown, and his wife …

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Private John Briggs

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2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Died 31 October 1914

The second soldier from Wigtown to die in the Great War was Private 12078 John Briggs, a member of the 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. The battalion formed part of the British Expeditionary Force, which landed at …

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