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Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private DAVID BROWN, (28), Service No. S/6589, 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of War, France and Flanders - born at Stevenston; enlisted at Leith.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Lance Corporal ROBERT CONN, (22), 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr John Conn, Bog Green Cottage, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

"Mr John Conn, railway contractor, Bog Green Cottage, Stevenston, has received intimation from the War Office that his son Robert, who was reported as missing on 25th September, 1915, must now be assumed to have been killed.

Bob was a sturdy type, and one who, in the old style of battle, hand to hand, would have taken some stopping; but under modern conditions the battle is not always to the strong.

After enlistment he was despatched to France with seven weeks’ training, and was wounded in the face in six weeks.

After recovering he again left for France, and since 25th September his father and relatives have hoped, but fate is apparently against them. Time has perhaps soothed the wounded hearts but nevertheless the sense of loss is ever present.

Our sympathies are with Mr Conn and family at this time."
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private CHARLES DICKIE, (27), No. 1986, 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Glasgow; son of Mr and Mrs Henry Dickie, 30 William Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private WILLIAM DUFF, (20), Service No. S/2758, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Glasgow; son of William Duff, 32 Graham’s Building, Halfway, Cambuslang.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private HUGH MORTON, (21), Service No. S/14009, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at London; enlisted at Stevenston; resident of Darvel; son of Archibald Morton, Fairmount Cottage, East Donington Street, Darvel.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private FRANCIS DORAN MUNN, (22), Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Donald and Mary Doran Munn, Stevenston; husband of Mary Malloy Munn, Old Square, Stevenston, and father of one child.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official intimation has been received by Mrs Munn, Old Square, Stevenston, that her husband, Private Francis Munn, of the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action in Flanders on 25th September.

Private Pollock, of the Liverpool Scottish, in a letter to his father states that Private Munn was injured in the arm, and being removed from the trenches when the Germans turned on their machine guns. Private Munn was shot through the head, death being instantaneous.

Prior to the outbreak of the war, deceased was employed as a miner at Auchenharvie. He was a reservist and went out to France with the Expeditionary Force in August last year. He was home on leave about seven weeks ago.

Private Munn was 22 years of age, and leaves a young widow and one child, for whom much sympathy is felt.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Corporal JAMES ANDERSON NORWOOD, (22), 9TH Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Agnes and the late James Norwood, 111 New Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mrs Norwood, 111 New Street, Stevenston, has received official intimation that her son, Corporal James A. Norwood, Black Watch, reported as missing on 25th September, 1915, may now be considered killed on that date.

Loos was fatal to a number of our gallant Scots, who paid the penalty of a so-called advance.

War is no respecter of persons, the widow’s son or the peer’s son fall side by side.

Our sympathies are with the bereaved.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 SEPTEMBER 1882

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

A special meeting of this Board was held yesterday afternoon in the Public School – Rev. John Grahame presiding.

There were nine applications, and after consideration, it was decided to re-appoint the present officer, Mr Malcolm.

Mr J. H. Thomson, Muirkirk, has been appointed assistant in the Public School, at a salary of £40.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 SEPTEMBER 1887

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

The autumn competition of the Ardeer Golf Club took place on Saturday. Fernie had the green in very good order, and there was a large turnout of members.

The scratch Gold Medal was won by Mr Robert Adam, and the McIsaac Handicap Medal by Mr Grant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 SEPTEMBER 1888

ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, JAMES McCRORIE, labourer, Boglemart Street, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to having assaulted Donald McGillies, labourer, Millhill, in a barber’s shop in Stevenston on the 15th instant, and having been several times previously convicted, was fined £2, with the alternative of 20 days’ imprisonment.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private RICHARD BRYCE, (35), 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Margaret Bryce, 23 Warner Place, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official intimation has been made to Mrs Bryce, Warner Place, Stevenston, that her husband, Private Richard Bryce, 7th R.S.F., who was reported missing after the big fight on September 26 is now included among the killed.

Before enlisting Private Bryce was employed in Nobel’s factory.

Much sympathy is felt for Mrs Bryce, who has had a long period of suspense.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private JOHN LITTLE, Service No. 11821, 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Saltcoats.
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