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, 11 February 2019

William Patrick of Lugar

William Patrick was born at 119 Peesweep, Lugar on the 5th September 1885 to Irish born Adam Patrick a furnace filler and his wife Janet Currie. He was baptised in Lugar Church on 1st November 1885 by the Rev. Walker Milne.

His father Adam died in 1896 and in 1901 census William and his younger brothers were living in Crescent Row with his older cousin Maggie Patrick who is the cousin mentioned in the second clipping in Barrhill Road. She died in 1920 at 36 Barrhill Road and was a grocer. His younger brother John died in 1919 of an illness.

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