In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Cumnock History Group began researching the names on the Cumnock War Memorial plus other men and women with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in the 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.

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 web manager cumnockhistory [at] The group is willing to share any copies of documents found with the soldier's descendants.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

John Logan

John Logan was born about 1892 in Cumnock the son of James a coal miner and his wife Marion Purdie.
Cumnock Chronicle, added April 2018

In 1901 census he was living in Townhead St.

James Logan             39 coal miner hewer b Dalry
Marion Logan             39
James Logan             21
Agnes Logan             17
William Logan             15
Mary Logan             11
John Logan             8
Maggie Logan             5
Thomas Logan             3
Elizabeth Logan             2mo

He was killed in France on 26th August 1918. He was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and is remembered on the Memorial at Vis-en-Artois and  on the Cumnock War Memorial.
His next of kin was his father, James, of 81 Townhead St, Cumnock.

Here he is on Cumnock Connections tree

And on Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Service Number 13011
1st/4th Bn.
Royal Scots Fusiliers

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