In Memory of Hugh McCoid and his brothers Robert and James
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I've been doing a bit of research on my family tree. Lots of them came from Maybole - McEwans or McEwens. One of whom married Hugh McCoid who is on the war memorial at Maybole. Here's some details on Hugh and two of his brothers. Julia MacDonald

Quebec newspaper notice

Maybole War Medal Hugh's War Medals and James' Cap Badge War Memorial

Hugh McCoid and Martha Thomson were married on 3rd September 1886 at Welltrees Maybole. They had seven children all born in Maybole, two of whom did not survive infancy. Their son Hugh McCoid was born on 12th August 1891 at 33 Cassillis Road Maybole. When the rest of the family emigrated to Canada before WW1, son Hugh remained in Maybole. He married Jane (Jeanie) McEwan on 27th February 1914 at Carrick Place Maybole. They had one daughter Margaret. Hugh enlisted and was in the RSF and HLI. His brothers Robert and James now spelt their last name McCoyd,. They joined the forces from Canada.

Hugh and James died within 9 days of each other on the 1st and 9th April 1917. Hugh is buried at Savy in France, James is commemorated at Vimy. I believe Robert may have died later of wounds as a memorial notice inserted by their parents in a Quebec newspaper of 1930 identifies all three. ‘Resting in peace, their duty done.’

Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/04/1917
Service No: 353084
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 22.

Hugh McCoid is buried in Savy British Cemetery in France. The image and service record above are from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website