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

William Dillon

William Dillon on Cumnock Connections tree

William James Dillon was born in 1889 to forester Alexander Dillon and Annie Drury.

Dillon 40847 W. Old Cumnock wounded 11 Sep 1917  The Black Watch

Medal Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Regimental Number S/40847
Previous Units 2/A & S. Hdrs. Pte. S/19031, 9/RH. S/40847, 1/RH.

His older brother John Dillon served in the KOSB. Both survived.

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