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.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sergeant James C McGee

L to R brothers Tom, Jimmy, Sam & Alex

James Campbell McGee was born in 1894 in Stevenson the son of Thomas McGee and Elizabeth Clawson.

The family moved to Cumnock about 1902 and father Thomas was a chimney sweep.

They lived in 43 Townhead St. in 1911.

James was a sergeant in the RSF.

Cumnock Chronicle November 1915

Cumnock Connections tree

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