World War 1

Billy Nisbet, formerly of New Cumnock, travelled to Gallipoli to visit the grave of his uncle, Matthew Brown of Connelpark. He also visited the following cemeteries and memorials where all the New Cumnock men who lost their lives in Gallipoli are recorded.

The "Ataturk Quotation" at Kabatepe Museum

Those heroes that shed their blood
and lost their lives.....
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country
Therefore rest in peace
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours...
You the Mothers
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well

Ataturk 1934


Helles Memorial / Lancashire Landing Cemetery / Pink Farm Cemetery / Redoubt Cemetery / Skew Bridge Cemetery /Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery

Helles Memorial

Capt Samuel A Cunningham
Pte Herman Tofern

From the Bank School Memorial

Pte Thomas Davidson
Corp Matthew Watters

Not on any of the village memorials but from New Cumnock

Pte William Shankland served as Scott


Lancashire Landing Cemetery

8218 Private
M Brown
Royal Scots Fusiliers
15th July 1915 Age 23


His Country Called
He Answered

Matthew Brown was fatally wounded during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah which took place on the 12th July 1915. Some views of the battlefield can be seen below.

Bullet and Shrapnel recovered from the battlefield
Preserved tobacco tins from the battlefield

Pink Farm Cemetery

1561 Private
W Sloan
Ayrshire (ECO) Yeo
15th November 1915

(Webmaster's note :- ECO is the Earl of Carrick's Own)

Redoubt Cemetery

7217 Serjeant
R McClymont
Royal Scots Fusiliers
19th December 1915


Skew Bridge Cemetery

7221 Private
R Stewart
Royal Scots Fusiliers
6th October 1915


Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery

87204 Private
G McMillan
Royal Scots Fusiliers
20th December 1915

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