Sergeant David McMurdo Chesney

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. On 20 January 1916 the Wigtownshire Free Press reported: Lance-Corporal David Chesney, Camerson Highlanders, son of Mr Robert Chesney, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, is at present in hospital in Chichester, having been severely frostbitten in the trenches in France. And on 28 November 1918: Mr and Mrs Robert Chesney, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, have received intimation that their youngest son, Sergt David Chesney, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action in France on 20th October. Sergt Chesney enlisted in April 1915, and before joining he was employed by Mr Mitchell, Mark of Shennanton, Kirkcolm. On 22 May 1919 the Free Press reported: In a recent issue of the London Gazette the following Wigtownshire soldiers are included in a list of those who were awarded the Military Medal ... S/17708 Sergt D Chesney, Cameron Highlanders. CHESNEY, DAVID MCMURDO, Serjeant, Cameron Highlanders, “A” Coy .5th Bn Awards: MM, Age: 21, Date of death: 25 October 1918, Service number: S/17708, Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Chesney, of Challochglass, Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire. Born at Craiglarie, Mochrum. Grave reference: IV. A. 1., Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery
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