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.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Trinity Church War Memorial

Ayr Road, Cumnock.
Photo by Morag Gordon

David Crichton McCulloch

David Crichton McCulloch was born in Cronberry, Lugar on 14 March 1896 the son of colliery manager Thomas McCulloch and his wife Helen Crichton. He enlisted in the ASC and was killed accidentally in London on Sunday  5 September 1915 while riding on a tramcar in Brentford High Street.  He was 19. He had spotted some comrades passing in a lorry and had leaned out to wave to them when he was struck by a tram going the other way. Death was instantaneous.

HIs father had to go to London to identify the body and he was brought back to be buried in Auchinleck Cemetery on the following Thursday.

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 08 September 1915

Photo: Findagrave
 Middlesex Chronicle Saturday 11 September 1915 

Cumnock Connections Tree

He is on Auchinleck War Memorial