We'd like to thank:-
Fergus Boyle; Danielle Crawford; Arthur Davis; Liz Gibson; May Kohn; Hetty Marshall; Will Miller; Margaret d’Onofrio; Lawrie Short; Betty Turner, Robin & Nancy Mackay for providing information, photographs, documents and memories;
Frank Donnachie; Nick Grigg; Ian McIntosh; Angus Cochran Patrick and Ralston Ryder for their generous assistance;
Fairlie Primary; Fairlie Youth Club; 53rd Largs Scout Group, Explorer Unit; Fairlie Art Club; EDF Energy; and everyone who volunteered their time, expertise and advice to the Fairlie’s Men Of The Great War project.
Where the regiment is unconfirmed, the initials from the plaque are given.
The spelling given on official records is used.
Statutory Records - although an index of Scottish records up to 2013 was available, it was only possible to view full register entries for marriages before 1940 and deaths before 1965 (at the time the project was undertaken).
Census Records - the most recent census available was 1911
Military Records - only around 40% of WW1 service records still exist, the remainder having been destroyed during a bombing raid in WW2.
We have carried out this research to the best of our ability using available records, and, while every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, we apologise if we have unintentionally included any erroneous information.
Fairlie's Men Of The Great War Booklet
The booklet, which gives details of all 126 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour in the Village Hall, plus others with a Fairlie connection involved in WW1, is available from Fairlie Community Association. The cost is £2, and proceeds will be sent to Erskine Hospital.
Fairlie Community Association SCIO, Fairlie Village Hall, 72 Main Road, Fairlie, KA29 0AB
Phone 07958 048908 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Scottish Charity No. SCO28785