War Memorials

Troon Old has two War Memorials, commemorating the men of the Parish who fell in World War 1 and the men of the Congregation who fell in World War 2.

The subtle distinction in the scope of these two memorials is due to ecclesiastical history.  Until 1929, Troon Old was the established Parish Church for the whole town.  After 1929, when the Church of Scotland united with the United Free Church of Scotland, Troon was split into the three parishes we recognise today: St Meddan’s, Portland and Troon Old.

The memorials in Troon Old are listed in The Scottish War Memorials Project database.

Information about Troon’s civic War Memorial on South Beach Esplanade can be found at

World War 1

The World War 1 memorial comprises a pair of stained glass windows and an etched brass panel.

World War 1 Windows in Troon Old

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The inscriptions at the top of the windows read “BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH” and “I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE”.

The inscription across the bottom of both windows reads “IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THE ADJOINING TABLET”.

World War 1 Memorial in Troon Old

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The panel is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

Agnew David
Barnes Robert
Boyd G.V.M.
Brand Geoffrey J.
Briggs William
Brinkworth C.F.
Calderwood Gavin
Caldwell Alexander
Caldwell John
Cameron John W.
Campbell David
Campbell George
Campbell James
Campbell John
Campbell Robert
Campbell Robert F.
Carrick John
Clearie Hamilton
Connell John L.
Copeland James
Cowan William
Craig Thomas F.
Cross Arthur
Cruddas Hugh W.
Cruddas Norman
Cruddas Seymour
Cunningham Andrew
Currie Richard D.
Currie Robert
Cuthbert Gilbert
Dale Robert
Daniel James
Daniel Peter
Daniel Thomas
Devine John R.
Dewar James
Dewar Robert
Dick Andrew
Dick John
Donaghey Andrew
Drummond Thomas L.
Dunlop Harry A.
Ewen Edgar H.
Fairley James
Fernie George
Fernie George
Gardiner John
Gordon John
Guthrie Robert Y.
Hamilton Alexander E.
Hamilton Andrew
Hamilton William
Hastings Robert
Henry William
Howie Robert
Howie Thomas
Hutton Robert
Hutton Robert
Hutton Robert
Hutton Robert
Hydes Andrew
Hynds Robert
Irvine Charles
Jackson Donald F.
Kennedy John M.
Kerr Andrew
Kerr John R.
Kirkpatrick Robert
Laing Robert C.C.
Laing Thomas C.
Laing William
Ligate John
Lindsay Andrew
Lindsay Joseph G.
Magee Hans
Magee William
Manning John D.
Martin John A.
Martin Thomas
Meikle Robert
Melville Adam L.
Melville John
Miller William
Moffat William MacGregor
Moir Thomas
Moore Tom
Morrison William
Morton George
Munro George
Murphy Thomas
Murray Donald
Murray James
McAughtrie Peter
McAughtrie Thomas
McCaig John
McCormack James
McCourtney Samuel
McCririck George
McCrone David
McCrone John
McDonald William S.
McDougall John
McFarlane David
McGregor Alan
McJannet Hector
McKane Robert
McKean Robert
McLean John
McMurchie John
McMurray George
McNair John
McNeillage John
McQueen George
McTaggart Alexander
Nelson Robert
Paterson John
Paterson John
Paton James
Quail John
Redding David O.
Ritchie Robert
Robertson James
Rodger Hugh
Ross Alexander
Roxburgh John W.
Sayer Ernest J.
Shaw Charles
Shaw John
Shaw Robert H.
Shields Patrick
Sleater William
Smith David
Smith James O.
Sproat William
Steele John
Steele Peter
Stevenson William
Storrar Andrew
Strachan James
Symington Percy G.
Tait John
Tait Robert
Taylor John
Thom David
Thomson David
Thomson William
Torrance James
Tully John B.
Tully William
Walker Robert
Wallace Robert
Wallace William
Warren James
Watson David H.
Watson Hugh
Watson James F.
Watson Laurence S.
Whyte James D.
Wilson James
Wilson Thomas

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

The 160 names listed on this panel are the same as those on Troon’s civic War Memorial, which additionally lists “Robert Murchie” on its second main panel, and 19 further names on a third apparently supplementary panel:

Hugh F. Brown
James Cowan
James G. Dougherty
Robert S. R. Fleming
Nathaniel Foster
Donald Fraser
David Harvey
Alexander Milligan
David McClure
George G. McClurkin
Joseph McLeod
James Oliphant
Samuel Paton
William Powrie
Duncan Ritchie
Robert Taylor
William Taylor
James Wallace
James Young

World War 2

The World War 2 memorial is an etched brass panel.

World War 2 Memorial in Troon Old

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The panel is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

William Auld
Thomas Bethell
William Brinkworth
Hugh McCulloch Brown
Thomas Clark
James W. Craig
Thomas Fullarton
James W. Galloway
William Y. Harvey
Daniel S. Hendry
Robert Hunter
Thomas C. Hunter
Robert D. Jamieson
James Keenan
John Kennedy
William C. Kennedy
William Kilpatrick
John Lawrie
Stanley Maule
William Millar
James E. Murchie
Duncan McKellar
John McNeillage
Reuben McNeillage
Adam Ramsay
Robert Samson
George K. Smith
William Stevenson
James Templeton
Jack Wall
John A. Wallace
Joseph Watters
Patrick A. Wells
James White

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

Of the 34 names inscribed here, 22 also appear on Troon’s civic War Memorial.  The other 12 are names of members of the Troon Old congregation, but who are listed on other civic war memorials, including two at Loans and one at Ayr.  Six of the 12 were in No. 4 Commando (based in Troon from 1940-1942), five of whom had married local girls.
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