Alfred James JAMIESON (Royal Garrison Artillery)
Gunner 6288 & 281288
Born 16 Nov 1886, Fairlie; Died 3 Dec 1916, London
Enlisted Jul 1915; entered theatre of war in France Oct 1915. Hospitalised in the field twice in early 1916, he was invalided to England in Sep 1916, where less than three months later he died of tuberculosis at the 3rd London General Hospital. He is buried in Largs Cemetery.
He was born at Curneil Villa, and prior to the war he was employed at Fife’s yard where he served his time as a carpenter. In 1911, he married Margaret McCrae in Largs.
David Alexander JONES (Labour Corps)
Driver 35253 (formerly Royal Engineers)
Born 29 Jun 1881, Straiton; Died 6 Jan 1957, Fairlie
Entered theatre of war in France in Sep 1915; was wounded in May 1917, and was presented with a walking stick at the village thanksgiving to returned servicemen in Jan 1920.
He lived at Kelburn North Stables, and later Burnfoot. He was a butler, and he married Jessie Miller in Blythswood, Lanark in 1944. He is the brother of William Jones, and the brother-in-law of John Park.
William Little JONES (Royal Field Artillery)
Born 6 Dec 1886, Straiton; Died 3 May 1948, Kilbirnie
Reported to have enlisted in the R.F.A. Lowland Brigade Oct 1915.
He lived at Kelburn North Stables, where in 1911 he was a groom. In 1912, when he married Marguruite Welsh in Largs, he was a chauffeur, and in 1958 his occupation was engineering fitter. He is the brother of David Jones, and the brother-in-law of John Park.
Adam KIRKWOOD (Royal Naval Reserve)
Born 24 Dec 1885, Fairlie; Died 7 Oct 1939, Largs
Reported to have signed on one of H.M. transport ships in Sep 1915. His service card has the note “Carisbrook Castle 24/11/1918” - the Carisbrook Castle served as a hospital ship on the Western Front, and as a troop ship in the Mediterranean.
He was born and lived at Kirklee, and he was a baker (his father owned Kirkwood’s bakery, a function hall and a tearoom in Fairlie). He was found drowned on the foreshore at Largs, having last been seen alive the previous afternoon. He is the brother of Alexander Kirkwood.
Alexander KIRKWOOD (R.E.)
Born 19 Jun 1889, Fairlie; Died (unknown)
He was born and lived at Kirklee, and he was a baker (his father owned Kirkwood’s bakery, a function hall and a tearoom in Fairlie). In 1911, he was living in Troon. He is the brother of Adam Kirkwood.
David LYNN (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Clyde Div)
Born 26 Dec 1899, Dundonald; Died 22 Apr 1959, Glasgow
Reported to be home on leave in Jan 1918.
He lived at Railway Buildings and later in Glasgow, and he was a railway engine driver.