World War 1

Cumnock Men & Women who served in WWI – Blog

CHG members Kay McMeekin and Bobby Grierson have researched many of these soldiers in the Cumnock Soldiers Blog which you can add your own information to.

In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Cumnock History Group began researching the names on the War Memorial plus other men and women with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in Cumnock Chronicle of the time. The research is not limited to those who died but also to men and women who served, using family history information and atricles from the local newspaper the Cumnock Chronicle.

The group would like to appeal to individuals with knowledge of family members for photographs of the soldier, either in uniform or not, and photos of medals or other memorabilia eg letters sent home from the Front. If you would be prepared to share these on this site, please email The group is willing to share any copies of documents found with the soldier’s descendants.

In 2012 we marked the 100th Anniversary of Armistice with a series of Cumnock Armistice Events events throughout Cumnock.

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