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      The Kilmarnock players who served 


                           
Seven were killed, they are :

426151 2nd Cpl. David Glencross Slimmon. Military Medal.                                                Royal Engineers 419th (West Lancs)Field Coy.   Son of John & Mary Slimmon of Assloss Mains, Kilmarnock. Killed in action on Monday 23rd July 1917. Age 21. Buried in Hop Store Cemetery, Ieper(Ypres) Belgium. Awarded MIlitary Medal.

S/8960 Lance Serjeant Alexander McCurdie.  14th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of James &  Mary McCurdie of Mauchline, Ayrshire. Killed in action, Tuesday 24th April 1917 at Beaucamp along with ten other members of his regiment. Aged 22.  Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery,Villers-Plouich, Nord. H. A. 4.

Regiments of the following killed are unknown.

Daniel McKellar.  Charles Vickers.  Alexander Barrie.
John Rollo.  
Never played an official league or cup game.
Andrew D. Armour.  
League International.

The following served and survived, regiments unknown:

James Maxwell. 
League Internationalist. 
                             Father of
James Morton Maxwell who played for,
                             Kilmarnock 1930-34, Preston, Barnsley & Shrewsbury.

James Morton.        Hugh Morton.        Robert M. Henderson.
John Shankland.     William C. Dickie.  Andrew Neil.      David Wilson.
Matthew Smith.               
Grandfather of Gordon Smith, Once of Kilmarnock and Rangers.   William C. Cunningham.  Doctor, brother of the great Andy.
John Goldie.                   
Scored v Hearts in a game played at Somerset Park.
                                          This when  Rugby Park was being used by the military.

William P.McLeod.        Reserve. Never played in an official league or cup game.
William McLeod.            
Reserve. Never played in an official league or cup game.
George Anderson.        
League International. 
                                         Moved to Canada and served with the Canadians.


Three directors also enlsted:
Alexander Gibson.      John Greenaway.
John L. Morton. 
Later became a first class referee & linesman.

    
                                Position in War Years
                          
   14/15         38 - 55 - 59 - 34 - 12th
                               15/16 S/L   38   46   49    35   10th
                               16/17         38   69   45    43    6th

                          
   17/18       34   69   41    43    3rd
                 
            18/19         34   61   59    35    9th      
                     
Official Kilmarnock site   www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk
  
            
Thanks to John Livingstone for help and information.
www.poppyscotland.org.uk
The Earl Haig Fund
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