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.
The Earl Haig Fund