St Ninian's Masonic Lodge

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Reference WMO/274954


The Masonic Lodge

Victoria Street

Newton Stewart



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Decorative Roll of Honour on paper in a glazed wooden frame. The WW2 man STUART RESSER SHAW is interesting in that he was a Canadian serving in 186 RAF Squadron when he was killed. He is buried in Newton Stewart Cemetery. STUART RESSER SHAW – age 25 – Pilot Officer (J/19656) 186 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Born 1918 in Acadie, New Brunswick, Canada. Son of Frederick Murray Shaw and of Edith Marian (Dunlop) Shaw of St. George's Street, Moncton, New Brunswick. Husband of Catherine Agnes (McMeekin) Shaw of the Police Station House, Wigtown and of Newton Stewart who he married in 1942 in Penninghame. Killed on Active Service – 29 December 1943. Commonwealth War Grave – Newton Stewart Cemetery. On 27 April 1943, 186 Squadron was formed at RAF Drem in East Lothian as a fighter-bomber squadron but did not receive its first Hawker Hurricanes until August by which time it had moved to RAF Ayr. In November 1943 it converted to Hawker Typhoons. Stuart was killed in a mid-air collision, crashing near Newhouse Farm, Beith, Ayrshire. WW1 Name- LIEUTENANT JAMES KINNA. [who is not named on any other memorial in South West Scotland] JAMES ECKERSLEY KINNA, Military Cross – age 27 – Lieutenant: 16th Battalion (2nd Salford), Lancashire Fusiliers. James enlisted as Private (1974) in the 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February 1915. He was promoted to temp. 2nd Lieutenant in January 1916 and to Lieutenant in July 1917. His award of the M.C. was announced in the London Gazette 23/6/1916 and 25/7/1916. “Temp. 2nd Lt. James Eckersley Kinna, 11th Bn., Lan. Fus. When in command of an assaulting party 2nd Lt. Kinna showed conspicuous courage and initiation in leading his men and repelling counter-attacks. By his cheerfulness and confidence he inspired his men in critical situations.” In May 1917 he was admitted to hospital with mental health problems. He returned to his battalion but within days he shot himself in the head. James died in the St John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital in Etaples. Born 1889 in Riverstead, Creebridge, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late James Green Kinna of Masonfield, Creebridge and later of Manchester, and of Mary Jane (Hannah) Kinna of 40 Bignor Street, Cheetham, Manchester and of Lyndhurst Gardens, Finchley, London. Died of Wounds on 12 September 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Named on the war memorial at St. John the Evangelist Church, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Since November 2016 the redundant St John the Evangelist Church, Cheetham Hill has been known as the New Testament Church of God Faith Tabernacle, if anyone is looking for the church
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Lodge St Ninian's/Roll of Honour/[names]/1939 [name] 1945

1914-1918- Sgt Inst John Axon/ Sgt Wm Agnew/ Pte Peter Biggam/ Capt James Brand/ Pte Wm Brown/ Pte Joseph Craik/ Pte Roslyn L Colam/ Pte Gavin Callander/ Qt Sgt Wm J Clements/ Gunner Alexander Crawford/ Sgt Gar Peter Crawford/ Pte George Dunn/ Driver James Donnan/ Pte Norval Forteath/ Piper John Ferguson/ Pte James Finningham/ Pte Albert James Gardner/ Pte George Gouldson/ Cpl Wm David Gow/ Pte Wm Hodkinson/ Sgt Wm Hunter/ Sgt Alexander Kemp/ Lieut James Kinna/ Pte David Lang/ Pte David Mair/ Sgt Inst David Maule/ Capt Robert Mair MC/ Pte John Malcolm Jnr/ Pte Robert McGeorge/ Sgt Arch McMaster/ Pte Graeme Mackie/ Pte Wm McFadzean/ Bomb Thomas McQuistan/ Cpl James Nicholson/ Pte Robert Picken/ Pte Alexander Plunkett/ Pte James A Prentice/ Pte John Paterson/ Pte James Ramsay/ Officer John Rigg/ Pte Albert Rowarth/ Pte Malcolm Scott/ Pte Hugh Solomon/ Cpl Whalley Starkey/ Pte Walter Turner/ Lieut George Wallace/ Sgt Wm Watson/ Cpt Robert Watt/ Bomb James Morrison/ 1939 - 1945: Flt Sgt Pilot S R Shaw

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