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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:27 am

Private William Hamilton, (31), died of wounds received in action; son of Mr and Mrs Robert Hamilton, 16 Canal Street, Saltcoats: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:30 am

Private James Harkins died in action; husband of Mrs Harkins, 66 Raise Street, Saltcoats, and father of four children: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:08 am

Private James Havlin died in a military hospital having been gassed in action; son of William Havlin; and nephew of Mrs George McCulloch, 12 Vernon Street, Saltcoats: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:07 am

Private Thomas Hewitt died in action; husband of Mrs Hewitt, Canal Street, Saltcoats: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:34 am

Private James Hughey was killed in action; son of Mrs Hughey, 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats, and the late James Hughey: -
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Post by Hughie » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:12 am

Have known the Hughey family a long time. They made us welcome when we came to Australia, we visited them often in Geelong where they settled around 1961 from Stevenston. Not a common name, so I would think that's a relative of member Jim Hughey who has attended our threetowners reunions.

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:47 pm

That's interesting Hughie. I have previously posted the following information in respect of Private Hughey: -

CASUALTY OF WAR
10 MARCH 1915

Died on service at Neuve Chapelle, Private JAMES HUGHEY, (36), 1ST Battalion Irish Rifles – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mrs Hughey, 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats, and the late James Hughey.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“On Friday morning Mrs Hughey, 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats, received official notice that her son Private James Hughey, Royal Irish Rifles, had been killed in action on March 10.

Private Hughey joined the Irish Rifles in 1896, and served twelve years. During that time he had been in India and South Africa with his regiment.

He was a well-known hockey and football player.

On the expiry of his term of service he came to reside in Saltcoats, and entered Messrs Nobel’s Factory in 1908. He was a member of the Ardeer Company of Territorials, and left the Factory in January to join his old regiment.

He had only been at the front about six weeks when he fell in action.

Private Hughey was unmarried and resided with his mother, and was a most exemplary young man. His father was Sergeant Major Hughey, of the Royal Marine Artillery, and saw service in the Crimea. His brother, Mr Arthur Hughey, is at present the secretary of the Ardeer Section of the Scottish Union, and was also for some years in the army.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:46 am

Captain Bentley Moore Hunter, M.B., Ch.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, formerly an assistant doctor at Stevenston, was killed in action while trying to save the lives of others; son of Mr Charles and Mrs Susan Hunter, School House, Dunragit, Dumfriesshire: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:22 am

Private James Hunter, (22), was killed in action; son of Mr James and Mrs Margaret Hunter, Townhead of Montfode, Ardrossan: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:10 am

Private Thomas Anderson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was wounded in action; son of Mr Thomas Anderson, Water Manager, and Mrs Anderson, 26 Winton Street, Ardrossan, who had five sons serving in the Colours, two of whom, Privates David Shanks Anderson, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and George Anderson, 9th Battalion Black Watch, were killed in action: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:56 am

Drivers James Anderson, served in the 2nd Lowland Brigade (Ammunition Column), and was a son of Mr Thomas Anderson, Water Manager, and Mrs Anderson, 26 Winton Street, Ardrossan, who had five sons serving in the Colours, two of whom, Privates David Shanks Anderson, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and George Anderson, 9th Battalion Black Watch, were killed in action; and Private Thomas Anderson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was wounded: -
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:03 am

Drivers Robert Anderson, served in the 2nd Lowland Brigade (Ammunition Column), and was a son of Mr Thomas Anderson, Water Manager, and Mrs Anderson, 26 Winton Street, Ardrossan, who had five sons serving in the Colours, two of whom, Privates David Shanks Anderson, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and George Anderson, 9th Battalion Black Watch, were killed in action; and Private Thomas Anderson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was wounded: -
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