Profiles of WW1 veterans are being researched and written as an ongoing project and will be added as attended. The soldiers listed mainly have a strong connection to Cumnock and other surrounding areas such as Baldry, Eurimbla, Gumble, Obley, Wellington & Yeoval and are often also listed on other Honour Boards.
Those profiles that are available are listed in blue font. Click on the name to bring up individual profiles. Anyone with information or photos about any of the soldiers listed, please use the 'contact' tab to email us.
There are 82 names listed on the Cumnock WW1 Honour plaque. The plaque was updated with more + signs besides the names of all the soldiers who "Paid the Supreme Sacrifice" for Anzac Day 2020. The photos shown are ones we have of those who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice.
We have also identified 16 other veterans who we have added to our list below as they had strong Cumnock connections and they have a * sign after their name. There are a total of 98 names.
Around 33 soldiers (approx. 34%) from the Cumnock district paid the Supreme Sacrifice during WW1. Those who were killed in action or died while in service from wounds or disease are in bold font and have a + sign after their name. Photos of some of the soldiers are shown in the photos on the left. .
Two soldiers were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) - L/Cpl Charles GRIMSON - 582, 1st LHR, Gallipoli &
Pte Thomas DENNY - 5002, 17th Btn, France.
Captain Aubrey REYNOLDS - 582, Light Horse & Camel Regiments, Egypt, was Mentioned in Dispatches (MID).
Two father and son family members were Frederick CRANNIS and his son Roy, and Ambrose INGLE and his son Cyril.
Two nurses born in Cumnock served in the Australian Army Nursing Service - Eva EGGLESTON & Jane GANT.
Eighteen Gallipoli veterans from the Cumnock district have been identified. Only Thomas Murphy died at Gallipoli.
ABERNETHY, David; APPLEBY, Sidney; BARNETT, William; BRUTON, Robert; FARR, Harold; GRIMSON, Charles; INGLE, Cyril; JOHNSTON, Arthur; JOHNSTON, Major; LORD, Claude; LORD, Raymond; McDONNELL, Percy; MURPHY, Thomas;
REILLY Percy, O'LEARY, Herbert; REYNOLDS, Aubrey; WHITE, Donald; & YOUNG, Walter.
Recent Additions: January 2021 - ELY, Harold Truth
ABERNETHY, David + * MacCULLOCH, Alister
AIRD, Ivie MacCULLOCH, Ian
APPLEBY, Sydney + MacCULLOCH, Malcolm
ASTILL, Arnold + MacCULLOCH, Major
AUBREY, Arthur + McDONNELL, Percy F *
McFARLANE, James N
BARNETT, William MERRIMAN, Ernest G +
BELLAMY, William RG MEURANT, Ferdinand
BIRD, William J + * METHAN, Arthur
BOURKE, Michael MOORE, John
BROWN, Arthur O MURPHY, Daniel
BROWN, Samuel MURPHY, Harry + *
BROWN, Stanley + * MURPHY, Thomas + *
BRUTON, Robert E MURRAY, James G
BURRELL, John + MURRAY, John W
BYRNE, David MURRAY, Walter G
CAHILL, William J NUGENT, James
CHAPPELL, Raymond +
CLEMENTS, George O'LEARY, Herbert
COADY, Thomas O'NEILL, Martin +
COADY, William A O'NEILL, William F +
COOPER, Henry +
COOPER, Leslie + PATTERSON, Patrick J +
CRANNIS, Frederick J PEASLEY, Frederick W
CRANNIS, Roy +
CURNOW, William + REILLY, Percy King
REYNOLDS, Aubrey (MID)
DENNY, Thomas (DCM)
DORWOOD, William A SHERRINGHAM, George *
SKILLMAN, Arthur R
EDWARDS, Harold + SNOOK, Henry J *
EGGLESTON, Eva (nurse) SPARKES, Harold A
ELY, Harold T STARK, Ludwig F
FARR, Harold + *
FOUNTAIN, Edward A + TAYLOR, Edward
FOX, Albert TAYLOR, Frederick +
TAYLOR, James G
GANT, Jane (nurse) TRIGGS, Walter V
GILLIS, Andrew D
GILLIS, Donald T
GOW, David + WATT, Rupert C *
GRAY, Arthur WEST, Thomas H +
GRIMSON, Charles (DCM) WESTON, Clifford L
GRIMSON, Frederick D + WHITE, Donald +
HART, Alfred WILKIN, Francis
HART, Henry B YOUNG, Walter
HAYMAN, George L +
HOLMAN, Thomas H
INGLE Ambrose *
JENNINGS, Edward +
JOHNSON, Arthur +
JOHNSON, Cecil F +
JOHNSON, Major +
KEEGAN, Thomas H
LEE, Bertram *
LORD, Claude *
LORD, Raymond + *