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, 3 November 2017

James or John McKie DCM

I can't work out who this man is.

Medal Roll card say James McKie but John Hutson refers to him as John McKie of Glengyron. Wondered if it could be John McKay of Glengyron but he has a different regimental number; 240110, although also in the 1/5th RSF.  Maybe John Hutson is muddling the two up. JohnMcKay had the MM.

Would be good to know more about him!

John Hutson memoirs