Success -War Grave Quest

Following the appeal below, we were contacted and given the following information.

“Thomas William Corrie, Military Medal, Rifleman (3254492) 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 24. Born 1920 in Balmaclellan. Son of Thomas and Mary Craik (Shaw) Corrie of Lowdenlea, Balmaclellan. Died of Wounds 15 December 1944 and buried in Sittard General Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands”

This enabled us to find a relative who still lives locally.

Appeal from Holland

We have been contacted by the Cameronians Families Organisation with an appeal to find a local family.

Roland Dohmen, a Dutchman, who cares for some Cameronian graves in the war cemetery at Sittard Holland is trying to trace family of Thomas Corrie from Bridge of Dee.

Kim Vervuurt

Roland has sent two photographs. He is in one with Karin Van Heeswijk who is a member of the local war graves committee.

Kim Vervuurt

A red rose is left at every grave by local school children. 

Please contact the web secretary below with any information

secretary@kirkcudbrighthistorysociety.org.uk

The following is the inscription on the grave.

CORRIE,THOMAS WILLIAM,T W,24,M M,15/12/1944,,Rifleman,Cameronians (Scottish Rifles),6th Bn.,Netherlands,’3254492′,SITTARD GENERAL CEMETERY,A. 19.,”SON OF THOMAS AND MARY C. CORRIE, OF BRIDGE OF DEE, KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE