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, 20 April 2018

John A Hill

John Anderson Hill was born at 5 Lugar on the 5th Apr 1893 the eldest son son of Harry Hill and Catherine Hope.

1/ 5th KOSB

He wrote a letter home from Moudras Bay on Island of Lemnos in the Dardanelles in 1915

He was in hospital in Alexandria wounded but survived the war.

He was single and a housepainter when he died on 5th May 1924 at Stepends Cottage,  Cumnock of tubercle of lungs.

List of casualties and survivors researched, in order of date of death

last update: 1 Dec 2017

162 fallen men and women