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War Memorial

The Kirkcowan War Memorial was constructed of granite from Aberdeen and placed beside the Church.

It commemorates the deaths of men from the village and parish of Kirkcowan who died in the two World Wars.

Those who died in the First War were:

Sergeant Robert Barry, Guards Brigade (NB)
Private David Bell, Canadian Forestry Corps
Private D. W. McW. Brown, Black Watch
Gunner David Crozier, Royal Field Artillery
Sergeant David M. Chesney, Military Medal, Cameronian Highlanders
Private Andrew Candlish, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Sergeant John Craig, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Private Alexander Campbell, Australian Machine Gun Corps
Private David Drynan, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Private William Ferries, Black Watch
Private Alexander McGibson, Highland Light Infantry
Private John Griffin, Sportsmens’ Battalion
Private James Grant, Royal Fusiliers
Private Douglas F. Hamilton, Scottish Rifles
Private William A. Kelly, Royal Fusiliers
Private David Kellie, Royal Fusiliers
Private Francis Marsha11, Seaforth Highlanders
Private Robert Morlan, Scots Guards
Private Alfred McKie , 5th Battalion Canadians
Corporal David McCulloch, Canadian Highlanders
Sergeant John McGarva, Essex Regiment
Lance Corporal Robert McKenzie , Royal Sfr. Fusiliers
Private Robert McKenzie, South African Scouts
Private Robert McTier, Army Service Corps (Motor Transport )
Private David Nelson, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Sergeant John Paterson, Royal Artillery
Able Bodied Seaman Thomas Ross, Royal Naval Division
Lance Corporal Robert Ronnie, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Private William Smith, Gordon Highlanders
Private A. Thom, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Those who died in the Second War were:

Lance Corporal Gilbert Dewar, Black Watch
Fusilier John Ferries, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Gunner Robert Hamilton, Royal Artillery
Driver Robert McMillan , Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Petty Officer Alexander McMillan, Royal Navy
Private Archibald McWilliam, Scots Guards
Wireless Operator Robert McQueen, Royal Navy
Leading Seaman Alexander R. Thomson, Royal Navy
Gunner Robert Twiname, Royal Field Artillery
Corporal William McWilliam, Gordon Highlanders.