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Corporal Thomas McCaskie

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1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 7 November 1915

Corporal 4102 Thomas McCaskie served with the 1st/5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers.  He was born on 13/2/1890 at Dunragit Lodge, Old Luce, the son of Margaret and Thomas McCaskie. The family lived at …

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Private James Todd

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7th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 27 September 1915

James Todd was born at Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, the son of John Todd, and his wife, Jane Wilson Todd, on 21 June 1891. James Todd’s link with Wigtown comes from the fact that his parents were living at …

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Private David McGaw

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10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Died 25 September 1915

David McGaw was a Kirkinner man, born and bred but his link with Wigtown was through his employment at the Co-operative Creamery at Bladnoch. He was the eldest son of Alexander McGaw, a mason, and his wife, Helen, …

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Private David Connell

Photo of a PoppyPrivate David Connell

6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 25 September 1915

David Connell was born at Maidland Farm, Wigtown, the son of David Connell, a dairyman, and his wife, Elizabeth Connell nee Hamilton, on 20 November 1896. In 1901 the family were living at Balsier Dairy, Sorbie; by …

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Private Edward Kilpatrick

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5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 4 July 1915

Private 2046 Edward Kilpatrick served with the local regiment, the 5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Before the war Edward lived with his mother, Maggie, an outdoor worker on a farm, and brother, William, at 21 …

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Sergeant William Edwards

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Sergeant William Edwards

1st/5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 12 July 1915

Sergeant 4003, William Edwards served with the 1st/5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was born at Marloes in Pembrokeshire, the son of Thomas Edwards (a blacksmith) and his wife Eliza. William married Margaret …

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Private John Murray Gow

Photo of a PoppyPrivate John Murray Gow

Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Died 15 July 1915

John Murray Gow was not a native of Wigtown but it appears that he lived here for a short time before emigrating to New Zealand. He was born in Glasgow, the son of a Collector on …

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Private James McNeil

Photo of a PoppyPhoto of Private James McNeilPrivate James McNeil

5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 14 July 1915

Private 993, James McNeil, served with the 1st/5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, the fourth child of Andrew and Margaret McNeil of Bladnoch. Prior to enlistment James lived at 10 North Main Street and …

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Private Alexander Paterson Tennant

Photo of a PoppyPrivate Alexander Paterson Tennant

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 7 January 1915

Born in Renfrew in 1883, Private 18941 Alexander Paterson Tennant was the son of the area weights and measures inspector. He was educated in Wigtown and was employed in the chemist shop of Mr Starke and, later, Mr …

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Private James Loan

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Private James Loan

2nd Battalion, Scots Guards

Died 16 May 1915

Private 10634 James Loan, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards, was born in Whithorn, the eldest son of James Loan, a traction engine driver, and his wife, Mary. He had two sisters and a brother and lived in George Street, …

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