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.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Thomas Sinnit

From the Cumnock Chronicle, October 1918
Mr and Mrs James Sinnit, Townfoot, have this week been informed of the death in France of their son Pte Thomas Sinnit of the KOSB. Along with his parents he had come to this area 12 years ago (1906) and but at the time of enlistment was working in Kirkconnel. He had been in France over a year.

Lowthertown, Dornock,  Dumfriesshire
James Sinnett             27 freestone quarryman
Agness Sinnett             26
James Sinnett             6
Thomas Sinnett             3  b Gretna
Maggie Sinnett             1

He died on the 4 Oct 1918 and is laid to rest in Zantvoorde British Cemetery in Belgium. He is on Cumnock War Memorial as Thomas Sinnet and on Kirkconnel War Memorial as Thomas Sinnett.


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