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.

Friday, 6 October 2017

George Hyslop MM

George Hyslop was born in 1893 in Cumnock to Robert Hyslop and Annie Miller.

He was in the 7th RSF first before transferring to Royal Engineers, Tunnelling Section.

His brother Robert's death here

Here are the 3 brothers among a list of Cumnock men who had enlisted by 1916 printed in the Chronicle.

Hyslop George Private 7th Royal Scots Fusiliers
Hyslop James Private 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers
Hyslop Robert Private 7th Royal Scots Fusiliers

Cumnock Chronicle