In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Cumnock History Group began researching the names on the 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, 4 May 2018

William Sloan

Of Roughside Farm

New Cumnock

Name: William Sloan
Birth Place: Cumnock
Residence: New Cumnock
Death Date: 15 Nov 1915
Death Location: Gallipoli
Enlistment Location: Ayr
Rank: Private
Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)
Battalion: Ayrshire (Earl of Carricks Own) (Hussars) Yeomanry
Number: 1581
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre


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