Commemorative Roll of Honour

   
       
 

To date there are now 358 nominees entered in the Roll

   
   

Abercrombie, Cameron. Corporal. No. 7366645. 16 Parachute Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Scottish. Served during WWII in North Africa and died in March 1943 aged 25. Son of John and Marion Abercrombie or Dumbarton. He is buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia. (added 16/10/00)

Adam, James. b. 1897. Private. 2nd Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in 1914 and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1915. Killed in September 1915 at the Battle of Loos, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Son of James and Rebecca Jane Hutchison Adam, of Garvock Street, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. (added 09/10/00)

Adams, Thomas M.W. b. 1903. Warrant Officer 1st Class. 2nd Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted at Castlehill Barracks, Aberdeen, 1922, served in India, Ireland, Gibraltar, Singapore and North Africa. Demobbed at Perth 1945. Son of Alexander and Isabella Adams of Peterhead, husband of Annie Bella Kilgour of Peterhead. (added 04/06/99)

Ainscough, Percy. b. 1916. Private. 1st Btn The Black Watch  ( "C"  company ). British. 20/6/40 -- 21/7/43  ( Killed in Action, Gerbini Sicily )   Fought in all battles from El Alamein  - Gerbini Inclusive. Worked in Intelligence Section from JAN 7th 1942  (poss ealier) until 12/3/43.  ARMY No  2762198. added 15/09/04

Aitken DCM, Thomas. Pipe Major. 10th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Scottish. He served at Tel El Kebir, and at 60 years of age was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal at the Battle of Loos, France & Flanders in September 1915 during World War I. (added 10/08/01)

Note; The 10th Bn. casualties at Loos included 489 killed, wounded and/or missing.

Affleck, William. b. 1877. Private. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Killed in action on 8th January 1917 in France, Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais. Son of Robert and Catherine Affleck. Born in Morebattle, Kelso, Roxburghshire. (added 18/03/99)

Anderson, Charles Taylor. Lance Corporal. 1/4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Killed in action on 12th July 1915, during the battle for Achi Baba Nullah in Gallipoli. His name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Born Hawick, Roxburghshire. (added 06/01/99)

Anderson, George. b. 1879. Private. No. 38249. 17th Bn, The Royal Scots. Scottish. Died on 30th September 1918 in France. He lived in Crail, Fife and is buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium. (added 12/11/98)

Anderson DCM, George. b. 1888. Private. No. 137. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Scottish. Killed in action on 25th September 1915, aged 27. He was the son of Alexander and Margaret Anderson of Hawkhill, Dundee. (added 10/08/01)

Anderson, Walter (Cherry). b. c1911. Pipe Major. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served from 1927 and was due to be discharged in March 1954 but passed away in the February in Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen aged 43. He served during WWII in North Africa, piping the 51st Highland Division into action and leading the Gordons into El Alamein and Tripoli. He was promoted Pipe Major in 1940. (added 17/10/00)

Baillie, Peter. b. c1898. Private. Black Watch. Scottish. Served in WWI. He was a baker from Paisley West End. (added 12/11/98)

Bain, David. Private. No. 2937322. 10th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Son of William and Jane Bain of Wick, Caithness-shire, he was killed in action in May 1945 and is buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. (added 20/07/99)

Baker, Alick John. b. 1894. Private. Australian Imperial Force. Australian. Killed in action 25th April 1915, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, no known grave. Son of William F. Baker and Elsie Sutherland of Queensland. Grandson of Arthur Sutherland and Elspeth Scott of Westhall Oyne, Aberdeenshire and Queensland, Australia. (added 16/11/98)

Ball, James. b.1873. Private. No. 4253. 1st Bn, Highland Light Infantry. English. He served from 1890-1902, 5 years as a reserve and 7 on active service, including 2 and a half years in the Boer War. He was wounded in 1899 at the Battle of Margersfontein, hospitalised at Bloemfontein and recuperated in Malta. He was born in Sheffield and married Elizabeth Harrison at Leeds in 1902, they had three daughters, Evelyn, Florence and Marion. They emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1904. He died there in 1915 aged 43. (added 06/08/99)

Ballantyne, Archibald. Private. Cameron Highlanders 1903-05, 46th Bn, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-17. Scottish-Canadian. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Archie moved to Canada and farmed north of Weyburn, Saskatchewan until joining the CEF in January of 1915. He was badly wounded in 1917 and was discharged from the service. He returned to Canada in 1919 and farmed near Viking, Alberta until 1935 when he was forced to retire due to failing health. He moved his family to Victoria, British Columbia where he died in 1939 from complications from the wounds he received in 1917. (added 22/04/01)

Balmer, George. Private. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. British. Served as a stretcher bearer in WWI, (possibly received the Military Medal). Married Mary Balmer and lived at Stanwix, Carlisle. (added 23/11/98)

Barrier, Frederick. b. 1898. Lance Corporal. No. S/25461. British. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Born Walworth, London, England. Enlisted Inverness. Son of George William and Annie Jane Barrier, 3 Ribblesdale Road, Streatham, London, England. Killed in action at Cavalry Farm, 26th April 1917, aged 19. (see Watts Family below). (added 16/05/01)

Barron, William. b. c1880-81. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. He died in Aberdeen in 1920's due to wounds received whilst serving in World War I. (added 06/09/01)

Bartter, Pat. Chief Petty Officer, Engine Room Artificer. Royal Navy. Served on the aircraft carrier Ark Royal, sunk off Gibraltar, he survived this and was rescued and went on to serve on destroyers until 1945. Grandson of Harmon Watts. Son of Albert President Bartter and Jessie Watts. Nephew of Graham Harman Watts, Alan Cameron Morrison Watts, Archibald Roy Watts and Angus Ronald Watts. Cousin of Angus William Roy Watts. (see Watts Family below) (added 23/11/98)

Baverstock, Leonard Gordon. b. 1911. Private. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). English. Served with the 1st Bn, Tyneside Scottish (Black Watch) 1940-44 and with the 1st Bn, The Black Watch 1944-46. Worked in the Intelligence Section from September 1941 to release in January 1946. Served in Iceland, Normandy, Holland and Germany. Married in December 1939 and died in August 1981. (added 25/01/99)

Baxter, Robert. Corporal. No. 29938. 7th/8th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Killed in action at Arras in France in April 1917. Born in Greenlaw, Berwickshire son of James and Georgina Baxter. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France, and also on the Greenlaw War Memorial and on his parents' headstone. (added 19/08/99)

Baxter, Robert. b. 1897. Sergeant. No. 10353. 2nd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Served during WWI, killed in action in July 1918. Son of Archibald and Elizabeth Baxter, of Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow. He is buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France. (added 12/09/00)

Begg, William. b. c1876. Sapper. No. 157939. 160th Coy, Royal Engineers. Scottish. Served during WWI and died in France in July 1916, buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Born in Kilsyth, Glasgow, son of John and Jean Russell Begg, husband of Catherine Begg of Industry Street, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. (added 19/04/00)

Borthwick DFC, Goerge Wilson Syme. b. 1911. Flight Lieutenant. No. 132740. 97 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Scottish. Served during WWI with 97 Squadron, a Pathfinder squadron flying Lancasters, based at Bourn, Cambridgeshire. He completed 19 operations but on the night of 28th/29th January 1944 he did not return from a mission to Berlin. He was awarded the DFC in February 1944. Son of John and Jean Martin Borthwick of Edinburgh and the husband of Robina Borthwick (nee Rennie) of Edinburgh. His name is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. (added 28/09/00)

Bowie, William Henry. Lieutenant. No. 172302. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. He served with "The Chindits" in Burma in 1944 and was killed in action on 12th July of that year. Son of William and Jessie K. Bowie of Dundee, he is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. (added 10/06/99)

Boyle, Patrick. b. 1918. Lance Corporal. Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Served in the Middle East and in Italy. He is retired from the St. Lawrence Seaway and lives in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. A father of 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. (added 10/08/01)

Bradley, Michael James. b. 1913. Seaman. Royal Navy, HMS Liverpool. British. Served during WWII. Husband of Annie Bradley (nee Bennett) and Father of Michael, Catherine, Francis and Stephen. Passed away in 1986. (added 27/09/99)

Braithwaite, Harry. b. 1892. Private. No. S/40986. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, (and formerly 3661 Lovat Scouts). British. Born Leeds, Yorkshire. Enlisted Leeds. Son of Henry H. and Harriet Braithwaite, 15 Borough Terrace, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. Killed in action at Cavalry Farm on 26th April 1917, aged 25 (see Watts Family below).(added 16/05/01)

Brand, James. Private. No. S/40512. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (and formerly 2806 Lovat Scouts). Scottish. Born and resided in Hopeman, Elgin. Enlisted Glasgow. Killed in action at Cavalry Farm on 26th April 1917. (see Watts Family below. (added 17/05/01)

Brewer, Albert Arthur Joseph. Corporal. No. 5725641. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. British. Served in Burma in 1944 with "The Chindits" Killed in action on 5th April of that year at Indaw Road, aged 23. Son of Joseph Francis and Eva Minnie Brewer of Dorchester, Dorsetshire. His name is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. (added 11/06/99)

Briscoe, Alfred John. b. 1886. Sergeant. 13th Bn, Royal Scots. British. Killed in action on 22nd July 1918, he is buried at Raperie British Cemetery, France. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Briscoe of London, he was born in Bethnal Green, Middlesex and enlisted at Stratford, Essex. Husband of Anges Gertrude Briscoe of Oakdene Hintlesham, Suffolk. (added 6/01/99)

Briskham, John. b. 1895. Private. No. S/25239. 5th Bn, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted Inverness. Died of wounds on 3rd June 1917 and is buried at Mons Communal Cemetery, Mons, Hainut, Belgium. Brother of Cretnay Briskham, also of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. (added 23/04/01)

Brown. Andrew James Ewen. b. 1919. Pilot Officer. Navigator. 83 Sqn RAF. Scottish. A navigator with Pathfinder Squadron in what was known as "The Battle of Berlin". Killed in action 24th August 1943, age 24. Son of Alexander and Helen Hay Brown, of Haddington, East Lothian. He is buried at Berlin 1939-1945 Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. (added 21/05/01)

Brown, David. b. 1885. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served in WWI at the Battle of the Somme. (added 12/11/98)

Brown, David Duncan. b. 1892. Private. No. 11693. 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Son of David and Annie Davidson Brown of Edinburgh, husband of Mary Paterson Brown of Kirk Street, Leith, father of Margaret. Died in August 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont Somme, France. (added 20/07/99)

Bruce, David Alistair. b. 1921. Pilot Officer. Royal Air Force (South Africa). British. WWII Battle of Britain and North Africa. Missing in action 1944 presumed killed. Educated Wellington College. Member of The Bombay Flying Club. Only surviving son of Colonel George David Bruce DSO, and Mrs Nora Bruce 61st Madras Pioneers Indian Army, Balvaran, 45 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick. (added 02/11/98)

Brush, Gordon. R. b. 1922. Private. No. A/116008. North Nova Scotia Highlanders, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Army. Canadian. Gordon took part in the D-Day landings on 4th June 1944. He was killed in action in the early stages of the campaign and is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France, in Section III, Row H, Grave 13. Gordon landed on D-Day just a few miles north of where he is buried. Son of Ross and Cecilia Brush of Amherstburg, Ontario. The Brush family emigrated from the USA in the late 1800's. Gordon's 7th great-grandfather left the UK in 1653. (added 06/01/99)

Buckner, Alfred. b. 1881. Regimental Sergeant Major. No. 14770. Royal Army Medical Corps. Scottish. His servce included the Boer War, Northern Ireland, France during World War I and the British Army in India. He was mentioned in Dispatches on 14th January 1915 "For Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Field" by Field Marshal Sir John D.P. French. (added 06/09/01)

Burgess, William. b. 1894. Private. No. 17191. 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Scottish. Killed in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915, his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Burgess of Kirkpatrick Durham, Dalbeattie. Brother of Isabella and Alan. (added 01/03/99)

Burns, Bernard. Private. No. 27260. 1st Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Killed in action on Friday 25th October 1918 in Mespotamia at the age of 35, his name is recorded on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panels 35 and 64. Son of Annie and Bernard Burns of Crown Street, Glasgow. Husband of Mary Cavanagh Burns, headmistress of a Catholic School in Glasgow. Mary was pregnant with twins when she received the news that Bernard was "missing presumed dead" and unfortunately miscarried. (added 23/11/98)

Burns, James. Private. b. c1880. No. 41203. 11th Bn, the Royal Scots. British. Born in Edinburgh, he died on the Somme on 2nd March 1918, his name is recorded on the Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. (added 03/06/99)


  • Calder, James Robert. b. 1877. Private. No. 424641. 78th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Scottish. Died of wounds received in Belgium during WWI on 1st November 1917, age 33, and is commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Husband of Florence Helen Calder of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (added 13/09/01)

     
  • Calder, Alexander. b. 1895. Private. No. 266465. 6th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Scottish. Born in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. Enlisted at Ripon, Yorkshire, England. He was killed in action on Monday 9th April 1917 and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France. (added 06/09/01)

     
  • Calder, Patrick. b. 1898. Corporal. No. S/18794. 2nd Bn, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Scottish. Born in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. Enlisted at Aberdeen. He was killed in action on Thursday 8th August 1918, aged 20 years and is buried at Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. (added 06/09/01)

    They were all sons of George and Margaret Calder, 1 Ashgrove, Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

    Campbell, Andrew. Army. Scottish. Served on the Western Front and Palestine in World War II. (added 01/02/99)

    Campbell, James. b. 1885. Private. No. S/26174. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Highlanders (and formerly as No. 20023, Seaforth Highlanders). Scottish. Born Inverness. Enlisted Inverness. Son of Mr and Mrs James Campbell, husband of Mrs Grace Campbell of 112 Church Street, Inverness. Killed in action 26th April 1917 at Cavalry Farm, aged 32. (see Watts Family below). (added 16/05/01)


  • Campbell, Neill Diarmid. b. 1892. Lt Colonel. 8th Bn, Argyll & amp; Sutherland Highlanders. Scottish. Died on Friday, 12th April 1918, aged 26. Son of the late Col. Duncan Campbell OBE.DL., and Isabel Campbell (nee Tobin) of Inverneill, Ardrishaig, Argyll. His name is recorded on the Ploegsteert Memorial near Ieper (Ypres). (see T.L. Campbell below). (added 12/02/99)

     
  • Campbell, Torquil Lorne. b. 1886. 2nd Lieutenant. 8th Bn. attd. 1st Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders who died on Thursday, 1st March 1917, aged 31. Son of Col. Duncan Campbell, OBE.DL., and Isabel Campbell (nee Tobin) of Inverneill, Ardrishaig, Argyll; husband of Catherine Isabel Vertue or Campbell, of Hull St, Kimberley, South Africa. Served in 18th Mounted Rifles and Hay Commando through German S.W. Africa Campaign and then at the Western Front. His son Lt Col. Duncan Lorne Campbell, OBE.MC, served in the Argylls in WWII and is still living. He is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Ste Radegonde. (added 12/02/99)

    Campbell, William. Sergeant. No. S/27405. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Highlanders (and formerly 1597 Lovat Scouts). Born Dingwall, Ross-shire. Enlisted Brodie, Forres, Elginshire. Killed in action on 26th April 1917 at Cavalry Farm. (see Watts Family below). (added 16/05/01

    Campbell, William F. b. 1906. Lt Commander. Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Louisburg. Canadian. Enlisted in the navy in 1922 and served on several ships including HMCS Skeena before WWII and HMCS Assiniboine in the early stages. He took command of HMCS Louisburg in 1940. Killed in action at sea on 6th February 1943 when the ship was sunk by an enemy torpedo bomber off Oran. From Grand Valley, Ontario, son of Edward and Mary Campbell. He was married to Freda Leckie in 1939 and had one son Lt Colonel (Ret'd) Edward Campbell of the Canadian Army. (added 13/05/99)

    Cameron, John. Rifleman. Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. He served in the first Battle of the Somme 1914-15 in France during WWI. (added 06/09/01)

    Casciani, Joseph W. b. 1896. Private. No. S/9964. 9th Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. "Joey" as he was known, enlisted in June 1914. Killed in action on 29th April 1916. Son of Joseph and Catherine Casciani of Overgate, Dundee. Before enlistment he worked as an oiler at Gilroy, Sons & Co. Ltd, Tay Works, Dundee. He is buried at St Mary's ADS Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 12/06/00)

    Charlton, Thomas Plowes. b. 1926. Private. 5th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. British. Enlisted in 1944 with the Royal Scottish Fusiliers, posted to 2nd London Scottish and later tranferred to the Seaforth Highlanders in 1945. Transferred to 11th Hussars in 1946 and discharged in 1947. (added 12/06/00)

    Christie, George Penman. Seargent. No. 2756572. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served with "The Chindits" in Burma in 1944. Killed in action on 31st May of that year aged 26 at the Noquan Pass. Son of James and Jessie Christie of Cardenden, Fife. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. (added 10/06/99)

    Clark, Helen Veronica. b. 1928. Scottish. Joined up at 16 years of age with false papers. Served in Anti-Aircraft Batteries in England during WWII. Now living in Whyalla, South Australia. (added 07/04/00)

    Clark, John. Private. No. S/40534. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (and formerly 3762 Lovat Scouts). Born Edinburgh. Enlisted Glasgow. Died of wounds 29th April 1917 at Cavalry Farm (see Watts Family below). (added 16/05/01)


  • Claugher, Hector. b. 1895. Bandsman. No. 8618. 1st Bn, 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Killed in action aged 19, in France & Flanders on 25th September 1914. Born in Malta, the son of Jane and Pte Hector Claugher (see below), of the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. (added 16/11/98)

     
  • Claugher, Hector. b. 1865. Private 1st Bn, 79th Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September 1917, aged 52. Born in Edinburgh, husband of Jane Claugher of the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh and father of Bandsman Hector Claugher (see above). (added 03/12/98)

    Cochrane, William. b. 1923. Private. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Scottish. Served at Home 1942-3, in the Middle East in 1943 before joining 14th Brigade, 2nd Chindit "Operation Thursday" LRP, in Burma 1944. (added 03/05/99)

    Coghill, William. b. 1898. Sherwood Forresters and 56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Scottish. Enlisted while still underage, he later joined the RFC. He was originally from the Shetland Isles. (added 30/04/99)

    Connell, Campbell McGregor. b. 1882. Private. 11th Hussars. Scottish. Served prior to WWI as No. 13141. Enlisted with them again in August 1914 as No. 11421. Served in France and Italy at Cremona. Transferred to Reserve in May 1919 and was wounded twice during his service. Born at Kelburn Street, Barrhead, son of William Connell and Margaret Conner. Married Anne Farrell at Tullamore, Kings Co. Ireland in 1908. Father of six. Moved to Glasgow in 1920 after the death of his wife. He died in April 1937, burial place unknown. (added 11/09/00)


  • Conner, Daniel. Lance Corporal. No. S/4773. 10th Bn, The Gordon Highlanders. British. Killed in action at Loos on 25th September 1915. His name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery. Brother of David and John (see below). (added 25/02/99)

     
  • Conner, David. Private. No. S/5959. 1st Bn, The Gordon Highlanders. British. Killed in action on 25th September 1915. He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke. Brother of David (above) and John (below). (added 25/02/99)

     
  • Conner, John. The Gordon Highlanders. British. Brother of David and Daniel (above), John also lost his life in WWI. (added 25/02/99)

    Cooper, Thomas. b. 1888. Serjeant. No. 270875. 16th Bn, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) Formerly 3648 Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. He served in the HLI from 1914 until he was killed in action in France on 22nd October 1917, aged 30. Born in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire. Enlisted Glasgow. He was one of seven children born to Thomas Cooper and Annie Watson who resided in Bridgeton, Glasgow. (added 10/08/01)

    Cormack, Magnus. Private. No. 40248. 10th Bn, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Killed in action in September 1917, his name is commemorated at Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France. (added 12/06/2000)

    Court, Henry Charles "Charlie". Private. No. 3247084. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. British. Served in Burma with "The Chindits" 1944, he died in India on 8th August of that year from complications of wounds recieved in an ambush east of "White City" on 6th May. Son of William and Ellen Court, husband of Sarah Court of Lambeth, London. He is buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India. He was the best pal and mucker of Pte W. Cochrane, No. 14000017. (added 11/06/99)

    Cowie, Norman. b. 1898. Private. No. 31221. "D" Coy. 10th/11th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Killed in action on 30th July 1916 at High Wood in the Somme. Son of Mrs Ephie McQueen of Bridgeton, Glasgow and brother of Thomas Cowie, who lost a leg in the same battle but survived. His name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial. (added 11/03/99)

    Crawford, Keneth Clark. b. 1883. 2nd Lt. 4th Bn, (Territorial) Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Kenneth was the son of the School Headmaster of the town of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, and was killed during the last days of the war on 2nd September 1918 in the final push for Calais. (added 23/04/01)

    Crombie, James. b. 1912. Corporal. No. 2927533. 2nd Bn, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted at Annan in 1931, served overseas in India, Sudan, Egypt. Killed in action in North Africa on 14th February 1941, buried in Keren War Cemetery, Eritrea. Medals: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45. Born in Annan, son of Matthew Crombie and Mary Jane Graham. Married to Agnes McGhie Jamieson in 1939, one daughter Margaret Jane Crombie born in 1940. (added 08/03/99)


  • Crosbie, Edward Archibald. b. 1909. Corporal. No. C-21068. The Cameronian Highlanders of Ottawa, MG. Scottish. Served 1939-46 during WWII in Iceland, England, France, Belgium and Holland. Born in Edinburgh son of Edward Archibald Crosbie and Maria Steedman. Emigrated to Canada in 1923 where he married Clara Rose Milks in Ottawa in 1934, they had six children. Ted worked for the Canadian Government after the War until he retired in 1971. He died in Ottawa in 1982 and is buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. Brother of William (below). (added 04/03/99)

     
  • Crosbie, William Henry. b. 1912. Signalman. No. 2327145. The Royal Corps of Signals. Scottish. Served during 1939 in France. Born in Edinburgh son of Edward Archibald Crosbie and Maria Steedman, married to Margaret Ann McDonald. He was in the process of joining the Ministry when war broke out. He died in France on 4th October 1939 and is buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France. Brother of Edward above. (added 04/03/99)

    Crowe, Charles. b. 1879. Private. No S/7072. 2nd Bn, Black Watch. Scottish. A veteran of the Boer War. Killed in action during WWI on 11th March 1915 at the Battle of Neuve Chappelle, France. He was buried in battle and is remembered at Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born and enlisted in Dundee. Married to Joan Johnston and father to Georgina. (added 06/09/01)

    Crymble, John Peter. Company Sergeant Major. No 6635. 2nd Bn, Cameronians (The Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Served during the Boer War and during WWI when he was taken prisoner after being wounded. Mentioned in London Gazette for valuable services whilst a POW. Received the African Star with Bars. Died of wounds in 1924 at Maryhill. (added 11/04/00)

    Curric, Colin. Private. No. S/24380. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Born St. Boswell's, Roxburghshire. Enlisted Falkirk. Son of Donald and Agnes Curric, "Eddleshurst" Woodlands Crescent, Falkirk. Killed in action on 26th April 1917 at the Battle of Cavalry Farm, aged 19. (see Watts Family below). (added 17/05/01

    Dalrymple, Robert. b. 1923. Marine. 41 Royal Marine Commando. Scottish. Enlisted in 1942 and took part in the North Africa Campaign then the Invasion of Sicily in 1943. After which he caught malaria which kept him out of action for the rest of the war. Married Mary Robertson in 1947 and had 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Worked as a joiner until 1997 and now enjoys a happy retirement in Fife. (added 29/09/00)

    Davidson, John. b. 1884. Private. 4th/5th Bn, Black Watch (No. 3513) and the Labour Corps (No. 262482). Scottish. Enlisted 1916 and was a victim of gas. Invalided to the Labour Corps. Died Aberdeen School Hospital 27th November 1918. Born at Wheywell Durris, he was a gardener before joining up. There is a red granite monument to him and his brother George who was lost at Vimy Ridge, in Durris Churchyard. (added 04/12/98)

    Davidson, Thomas Henry. b. 1871. Private. Gordon Highlanders and the Royal Scots. British. Served in the Gordon Highlanders prior to WWI, in 1915 he re-enlisted as Private. No. 28774 in the Royal Scots along with his eldest son William (b. 1899). Posted to the Middle East in Oct 1915 where he was later wounded and discharged in August 1918. Born in Liverpool, England, of a Scottish father and Welsh mother. Died, related to his war wounds in January 1932 in Bootle, Lancashire. (added 07/09/00)

    Davidson, William. b. 1894. A. Bombardier/French Polisher. No. 47402. Royal Field Artillery. Scottish. He served in Salonika, Greece during World War I . Married on 8th December 1914. He died 22nd January 1929 age 35 years in Dundee, County of Angus, Scotland. (added 06/09/01)

    Denoon, William. b. 1877. Sergeant. No. S/14436. 2nd Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Born Kincardine, Ross-shire. Enlisted Glasgow. Killed in Salonika Campaign, Monday 21st May 1917, 40 years old. Buried in Struma Military Cemetary, Grave VII.E.7. Kalokastron, Greece. Son of John and Elizabeth McLeod Denoon of Strathkyle, Culrain, Ross-shire. (added 26/04/01)

    Dick, David. b. 1897. Private. No. S/20762. 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Born Lanark. Enlisted Motherwell. Son of Arthur and Jane Dick, 253a Annfield, Cleekshinnin, Motherwell. He died of wounds on 27th April 1917 at the Battle of Cavalry Farm, aged 20. (see Watts Family below). (added 17/05/01)

    Dickson, Wilfred Andrew. b. c1892. Private. No. 19750. 16th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Served during WWI, and was killed during the First Battle of the Somme, in July 1916, aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Dickson. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. (added 09/10/00)

    Dock, Elliot Thomas. b. 1925. Royal Highland Fusiliers. Scottish. Served in Burma. He died 27th April 1955. If you have further information about his service history please E-mail his son Thomas Dock. (added 06/09/01)

    Dolan, James. Lance Corporal. No. 2759891. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served in Burma with "The Chindits" in 1944. Killed in action during an ambush east of "White City" on 5th May of that year, aged 28. His name is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. (added 10/06/99)

    Douglas, Alexander. b. 1896 L. Corporal. British Expeditionary Force. Scottish. Served 1914-17 and received an award for gallantry in action on 19/20th September 1917 in Germany. He died in 1955 in Toronto, Canada. (added 26/04/99)

    Doyle, James "Paddy" Private. No. 3324558. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served in Burma in 1944 with "The Chindits" he was killed in action on 7th August of that year whilst attacking Japanese machine gun bunkers at Labu Burma, he was aged 32. Son of Edward and Mary Catherine Doyle, of Glasgow he is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. (added 11/06/99)

    Duchart, Peter. b. 1896. Corporal. No. 3072. 5th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Killed during the action of Givenchy on 15th-16th June 1915, mortally wounded he was carried off the battlefield by his brother L/Cpl John Duchart. His name is commemorated on a Memorial in the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Festubert, France. Son of Alexander Duchart, fisherman, Wick. (added 02/02/99)

    Duff, James. b. 1875. Scottish. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, France &Flanders during World War I. (added 21/09/00)

    Duncan, Andrew Atholl. b. 1918. Captain/Doctor. Highland Light Infantry, transferred to Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. British. Served with the British Expeditionary Force, Jan-June 1940 as 2nd Ltn, H.L.I. No.3 Coy, No.1 Infantry base depot. March transferred to Argyll's No.5 Coy, No.1 Infantry base. May 1940 attached to the 6th Argyll's, evacuated through Cherbourg, France twice. Posted to the Far East in January 1941, arrived Singapore March 1941 as Cipher Officer: promoted Captain January 1942, evacuated from Singapore end January 1942: HQ Bandoeng, Java. He was taken prisoner in March 1942, interned Tandjong Priok, Batavia for 8 months, shipped to Japan in October 1942, arrived Ube on Honshu and interned Motoyama coal mining camp for 8 months. In June 1943 he was transferred to officers' camp, Zentsuji on Shikoku for the next 2 years, finally transferred to Miyata on Kyushu in June 1945, liberated September 1945 and shipped from Nagasaki to Manila, then shipped to San Francisco USA, overland by train to New York and ship Queen Mary to Southampton November 1945. He brought home his diaries and a vast amount of archive information which he collected during his captivity, transcripts of these are held at the Imperial War Museum, London, with the originals retained by his family. Married January 1946, returned to university in his home town of St. Andrews, Fife, to study medicine, qualified in 1950 and was a G.P. in Wirral, England until retirement in 1980, he died on 15th February 1997. (added 23/04/01)

    Duncan, James Young. b.1892. Private. 17th Sherwood Forresters. Scottish. Joined the Black Watch and after the Somme was transferred to the Sherwood Forresters in the same Division. Killed in action 31st July 1917 at Pilkem Ridge, Ypres. Husband of Mina Duncan, Grey Street, Broughty Ferry. (added 03/11/98)

    Dunne, John. Sargent Major. (added 05/09/01)

    Duthie, Robert. b. 1894. Sergeant. Black Watch. British. Killed in action 6th September 1918. (added 12/11/98)

    Edwards VC, Alexander. b. 1885. Sergeant. No. 265473. 1/6th Bn, The Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Awarded the Victoria Cross for actions on 31st July 1917, north of Ypres, Belgium. An extract from "The London Gazette" dated 14th September 1917, records the following "For most conspicuous bravery in attack, when, having located a hostile machine gun in a wood, he, with great dash and courage, led some men against it, killed all the team and captured the gun. Later, when a sniper was causing casualties, he crawled out to stalk him, and although badly wounded in the arm, went on and killed him. One officer only was now left with the company, and, realising that the success of the operation depended on the capture of the furthest objective, Sgt. Edwards, regardless of his wound, led his men on till this objective was captured. He subsequently showed great skill in consolidating his position, and very great daring in personal reconnaissance. Although again twice wounded on the following day, this very gallant N.C.O. maintained throughout a complete disregard for personal safety, and his high example of coolness and determination engendered a fine fighting spirit in his men." Son of A. Edwards of Stotfield, Lossiemouth, born at Drainie, Morayshire. He was later killed in action east of Arras, 4th March 1918, his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery. (added 25/02/99)


  • Edwards, Albert. b. 1894. Private. 5th Bn, Black Watch. Scottish. Enlisted aged 17 and embarked at Southampton in October 1914 for Le Havre. He fought at Neuve Chapell and Aubers Ridge. As part of 4th/5th Bn, he was a bomb­thrower at Loos and was wounded by shrapnel at Schwaben Recoubt on the Somme. He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in 1917 and was demobbed in 1919. Born in Montrose, Angus, to Alexander Edwards and Maria Gow, he married Janet Marr (1901-1971) in 1920. He was the father of 10 children. He died in his sleep in October 1990, aged 93. His brother David was also in the Black Watch (see below). (added 09/06/99)

     
  • Edwards, David Lindsay. b. 1896. Lance Corporal. No. 240909. 4th/5th Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Born in Montrose, Angus, son of Alexander Edwards and Maria Gow, brother of Albert Edwards (see above). He was killed in action by artillery fire at Arras on 22nd May 1918, he was employed as a Brigade pigeon-flyer. He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 09/06/99)

    Edwards, David. Lance Corporal. No. 352390. 9th Bn, Royal Scots. Served in France in WWI and was a POW. He died in December 1918 of trench foot in hospital in Rouen whilst awaiting repatriation. He was from Perth, Scotland and left a widow and three daughters, Mary, Kate and Susan. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. (added 13/09/00)

     


  • Elder, James. b. 1888. Private. Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Served during WWI in France, Egypt and Gallipoli. Born in Glasgow and died in 1943. Father of Rosalind and James (below). (added 12/04/00)

     
  • Elder, James. b. 1925. Able Seaman. Royal Navy. Scottish. Served aboard submarines. Born in Glasgow, son of the above and brother of Rosalind below. (added 12/04/00)

     
  • Elder, Rosalind. b. 1926. Leader T855. Women's Timber Corp. Scottish. Served from 1942-46 working in Forestry as feller, sawyer, horsewoman and scaler in camps in the north of Scotland, Inverness-shire, Morayshire and Argyllshire. Emigrated to Canada in 1946 as a war-bride to a Canadian serviceman. (added 12/04/00)

    Elliott, Joseph Robert. Private. 1st/6th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. British. Served during WWI, died in August 1918 and is buried in Wancourt Cemetery, Arras, France. He was born in Shildon, Co. Durham. (added 04/08/00)

    Emslie MM., The Rev. Douglas. b. 1919. Chaplain 4th Class. No. 111056. Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Scottish. He was awarded the Military Medal in the First World War. Killed in action at St. Valery-En-Caux France on 12th June 1940, aged 41. This was shortly before the 51st Highland Division surrendered after the Royal Navy failed in their attempts to evacuate them from the beaches. Douglas Emslie has a unique claim in Scottish history as he was the first person to stand in any Scottish election as a Scottish Nationalist. The election took place in the old Montrose Burghs seat and Douglas made his Party H.Q. at Arbroath Railway Station since the porter there was the first person he met as he got off the train from Aberdeen. Thankfully the porter was also a nationalist and offered the use of the British Rail Waiting Room to Douglas. It was also likely that public meetings were also held at the station. Son of the Revd. William Emslie and Jessie Douglas Emslie (nee Cuthbert) husband of Anna Emslie (nee Nikolina) of Crieff, Perthshire. As noted above Douglas was awarded the Military Medal during WWI and work is going on into how this was acheived. The city of Inverness in Scotland is twinned with St. Valery-En-Caux given their historical past. Douglas is buried at the St. Valery-En-Caux, Franco-British Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in C.33. (added 17/05/01)

    Falconer, Stanley. Royal Artillery. British. Served in WWII, hometown Banff. (added 19/8/99)

    Farquhar, Robert. b. 1896. Private. No. 34045. 15th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Killed in action 28th April 1917 near Ypres, Belgium. Buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France. (added 23/11/98)


  • Farrell, Hugh. b. 1892. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served 1914-18 in France. Brother of Francis and John Farrell (below). (added 27/04/01)

     
  • Farrell, John. b. 1894. Driver. R.A.S.C. Scottish. Served in France 1914-18. Brother of Francis and Hugh Farrell (see below). (added 27/04/01)

     
  • Farrell, Francis. b. 1896. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served in France 1914-18, taken prisoner in 1919. Father of James Francis John Farrell, died 1968. (added 27/04/01)

    Farrell, Fergus. b. 1898. Private. No. 202401. 1/4th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Born in Edinburgh. Enlisted in Edinburgh. Killed in action in Palestine 2nd June 1917. (added 27/04/01)

    Farrell, Harry. b. 1918. Corporal. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Scottish. Joined the Royal Artillery in 1939, his regiment reformed as infantry becoming the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Served in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland then Normandy with 53rd Royal Welch Fusiliers under the command of General Sir Brian Horrocks. Wounded on Hill 112 near Caen, gunshot wounds to the face resulting in the loss of his right eye. He was evacuated to the UK where he was treated in various military hospitals before being discharged in October 1945. Born in Edinburgh son of Joseph Goodman Farrell from Biggar, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Harry died in 1997. (added 08/03/99)

    Farrell, Francis. b.1922. Private. Royal Army Service Corps. Scottish. Served during 1941-46 in Italy, North Africa and India. (added 04/10/00)

    Farrell, James. b. 1918. Private. Royal Scots. Scottish. Served during 1940-41 in the 15th Scottish Division. Then posted to 2nd Division in India and Burma. Demobbed in 1946. He died in 1986 in Perth, Scotland. (added 03/10/00)

    Farrell, John. b. 1924. Driver. Royal Army Service Corps. Scottish. Served during 1942-47. Served in England and from Normandy on D-Day to Berlin in 1945. (added 04/10/00)

    Farrell, Mary "Molly" b. 1920. Landgirl. Womens Land Army. Scottish. "Molly" served from 1941-1945. Married to David Buchan. Died 1986. (added 06/09/01)

    Fenouhlet MC, W. George. b. c1890. Lieutenant. Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Stationed at Fort George, prior to WWI. Served in WWI and decorated with the Military Cross. After the war he was Captain of the Guard at Blackness Castle. (added 09/12/98)

    Ferguson, Archibald. b. 1882. Private. No. 192216, 48th Highlanders of Canada and The Black Watch. British. Enlisted with the 48th Highlanders in 1915. When he arrived overseas he was transferred to the 13th Bn, The Black Watch. He was killed in action on 8th October 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave but his name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial. Only son of David and Sarah Ferguson of Grimsby, England. Emigrated to Toronto, Canada in the early 1900's and married Eleanor Willcox in 1916. His only daughter Kathleen was born 1 month after he was killed in action. (added 25/11/98)

    Ferguson, David Robert. Private. The Royal Scots. Scottish. Killed whilst serving in South Armargh, Northern Ireland in March 1976. (added 23/10/00)

    Ferguson, Hugh. Sergeant. 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. British. Served 1914-15 he was killed when his billet near Bethune was shelled on 12th August 1915. Born in Armagh, he lived most of his life in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. He was married to Mary Ferguson with whom he had 10 children. He is buried in Philosophe Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Northern France. (added 04/06/99)


  • Ferguson, Malcolm. b. 1894. Private. No. 23369. 2nd Bn, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Joined up in 1914 and killed in action in August 1918 aged 23. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Son of John and Janet Ferguson of Carlingwark Hill, Castle Douglas, Kirkcubrightshire. Brother of Samuel Davidson Ferguson (below). (added 09/06/00)

     
  • Ferguson, Samuel Davidson. b. 1891. Lance Corporal. No. 43011. 11th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Joined the Royal Scots in 1914 and died in June 1917. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Son of John and Janet Ferguson of Carlingwark Hill, Castle Douglas, Kirkcubrightshire. Brother of Malcolm Ferguson (above), and husband of Margaret Ferguson, of Sowerby Place, Castle Douglas. (added 09/06/00)

    Fitchett, Norman Herbert. 3rd Transvaal Scottish. South African. He fought in North Africa during WWII and died in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1991. (added 13/09/01)

    Forbes, Alexander, Private, Gordon Highlanders, British Expeditionary Force. Born about 1894 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of James and Jessie Forbes of Banff. Alexander was captured by the Germans, spent three years in a Prisoner of War Camp, escaping once and being recaptured. Following his mustering out he emigrated to Canada in the early 1920’s and died on 27th July 1934 in London Ontario. Submitted by the Great Grandson of James and Jessie Ann Forbes. (Added 23/1/04).

    Forbes, Andrew Longmore. Lance Corporal, No. 1136, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Born about 1890 in Blair Shinnock, Scotland. Son of James Forbes and Jessie Ann Longmore Forbes of Banff. Andrew was killed in action France and Flanders on Saturday 2nd February 1918 and is interred with honour at Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Submitted by the Great Grandson of James and Jessie Ann Forbes. (Added 23/1/04).
     

    Fowler, Walter. b. 1889. Private. No. 292529. 5th, later 7th (Fife) Territorial Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. He enlisted in October 1915, stationed at Ripon with 3/5 Black Watch. Killed in action at Arras on 23rd April 1917 near Roeux, while serving with the 7th (Fife) Bn, Black Watch and is buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, between Roeux and Fampoux, France. Born and enlisted in Brechin, Forfarshire. Only son of James Fowler and Margaret Barclay. He was a prominent Junior Footballer played for Brechin Arnott in 1911 and was captain of Brechin Hearts in 1913-14, and captain of Forfarshire Junior Select. Husband of Mary Ann Sinclair. His married life consisted of two weekends leave. He left a daughter Margaret Ann Barclay Fowler. His grave stone carries the inscription, "He lies in a beautiful place" (added 10/08/01)

    Franklin, Ernest. b. 1896. Private. No. 8/8487. 7th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. His diary revealed that he was first sent to the front line, to carry ammunition on 3rd September 1915. He was killed in action, aged 19 on 26th September 1915 at the Battle of Loos. He has no known grave but his name is recorded on the Loos Memorial at Dud Corner Cemetery, Panel 112-115. Son of Arthur and Jessie Franklin of Penicuik, Midlothian. (added 18/11/98)

    Fullerton, John. b. c1891. Private. No. 13182. 6th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. British. Served in France, died 25th September 1915 and is commemorated in Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Married 29th November 1912 in Anderston, Glasgow to Margaret Smith. Only child was born 17 days after his death. (added 27/04/01)

    Fulton, Edward. b. 1913. Private. Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in June 1940 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. During WWII he served in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Wounded in September 1944, and again in March 1945 in the Hochwald Forest, Germany, resulting in the amputation of both his legs, and the loss of an eye. Born in Bonneybridge, Scotland and went to Canada in 1929. After WWII he returned to Canada where he married and raised a family. He died in 1984 in Toronto, Canada. "Thank you Dad for your bravery during WWII, and afterwards" submitted by his daughter Cathi. (added 06/09/01)

    Garley, Richard. Private. No. 241427. 5th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. British. Served during WWI, and died in April 1917. Son of Richard Garley of Buxton Road, Disley, Cheshire. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 13/09/00)

    Garrow, Alexander "Eddie" Private. No. 3249993. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served in Burma with "The Chindits" in 1944 and was killed in action on 5th May of that year in an ambush east of "White City". His name is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. (added 10/06/99)

    Garven, George. b. 1885. Private. 1st/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Died, 22nd July 1915 at Gallipoli at 20 years of age. Son of Mr and Mrs George Garven. (added 27/04/01)

    Gilbert, George. b. 1926. Private. No. 14423586. 5/7th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Killed in action on 16th June 1944, aged 18. He died during the intense fighting in Normandy, France, and has no known grave. George was the youngest son of George and Maude Gilbert, High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife. (added 17/05/01)

    Gilmour, John William. b. 1899. Able Seaman. Royal Navy. British. Joined Royal Navy in 1915, served throughout the Great War and afterwards till 1922 at Devonport. 1922-39 Royal Naval Reserve, Re-enlisted 1939, serving in Atlantic and Mediterannean Seas till 1946. Mentioned in Despatches after ship sank in Tobruk harbour in April 1941. Medals awarded included; Great War Medal, Victory Medal 1919, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and RNR Long Service Medal. He was born in Dumfries, Scotland, moved to Bootle, Lancashire in 1905. Married Jane Davidson in 1923 and had three children. Died in Liverpool in October 1975 and was cremated at Annfield Crematorium. (added 27/04/01)

    Girdwood, Thomas John. b. 1899. Private. 17th Royal Scots, 35th Division. Scottish. He was killed in action on 30th September 1918 at Menin Road, Ypres. Youngest son of Richard Girdwood and Helen Girdwood (nee Williamson) Edinburgh. (added 03/11/98)

    Glass, James. b. 1917. Private. 552 Co, RASC. British. Served in Palestine and Egypt in WWII. Took part in the suppression of Rasched Ali's revolt in Iraq as part of "Kingston's Column" in April 1942. His Reminiscences of War are online. Born in Currie, Midlothian. A joiner by trade before the war, he became Head of the Technical Department at Lasswade High School for many years. Died at Currie 21st October 1998. (added 12/11/98)

    Gordon, James. b. 3rd Mar 1895. Lance/Sergeant. 7th (Deeside) Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Went to France on 5th May 1915 with 153rd Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division. Served with the battalion until the end of 1917. Appears in War Office Daily Casualty list as wounded 5th Jan 1918. Probably not sent back to France but became an instructor with XXIII Corps. Born in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire and enlisted in the Territorial Army. Left Peterculter on 4th August 1914 for War Service. In 1915 his parents moved to Inverkeithing, Fife, where he settled after demobilisation. Married Isabella Morris in 1922. He collapsed and died at the Scottish Cup Semi-Final in Easter Road Stadium between Aberdeen and Morton, 3rd April 1937 leaving one son aged 11. (added 05/11/98)

    Gowrie, David. Private. 79th (Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Scottish. Served in and survived World War II. (added 25/02/99)

    Gowrie, John. b. 1804. Private. No.1091. 1st/6th Black Watch, Scottish. Son of Charles Gowrie of Union Place, School Road, Coupar Angus. Served during WWI and died in January 1917. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas-De-Calais, France. (added 25/09/00)

    Gowrie, Private Thomas  DCM. 202502, 11th Bn., Royal Scots who died age 21 on the 05 November 1918. son of Mary A. Ross Gowrie and Mr.. T. Gowrie of
    Coupar Angus Scotland. buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille (added 16/05/04)
     

    Gracie, Walter Chisholm. Private. No. 201694. 1st/5th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. British. Enlisted at Edinburgh in 1916. Sent to Egypt on RMS Ivernia which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea on 1st January 1917. Rescued by escort, HMS Rifleman and landed in Egypt. Wrote three letters home from Egypt describing sinking, rescue and life in the battalion before being killed in action at the Second Battle of Gaza on 19th April 1917. Buried at the Gaza War Cemetery in Israel. Married at the time of enlistment with five children, three of whom are still alive. (added 06/01/99)

    Grant, Stewart. Private. No. 2832. 7th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served in WWI. He enlisted at Banchory, Kincardineshire. He was killed in action on 18th June 1915 and held the 1914/15 Star, The British War Medal and the Victory Medal as well as the Memorial Plaque and Scroll. His name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 08/01/99)

    Greer, James. b. 1896. Corporal. No. 13360. 11th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Served during WWI and killed at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 aged 20. Born in Bathgate, West Lothian, son of Mrs S.H. Greer, of Dewar's Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried at Quarry Cemetery, Mantauban, Somme, France. (added 31/03/00)

    Greig, William. b. 1924. Private. Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Served in Burma during World War II. Born in Buckhaven, Fife, son of William and Ella Greig. Wounded in right leg and hip and had a limp for the rest of his life. He spent five years in Craigtoun Hospital learning to walk again. (added 26/07/99)


  • Griffin, William James. Gunner 1726216.3 Bty 6H.A.A Regt Royal Artillery. Died 7th June 1945. Son of John and Margaret Griffin of Bladnoch, Wigtown. He is buried Labuan War Cemetary Malaysia. (added 17/05/04)
     
  • Griffin, John. Private. No. 4614. 20th Bn, Royal Fusiliers. Scottish. Youngest son of John Griffin of Bladnoch, Wigtown. He served in WWI, and was killed in action in May 1917 and his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (added 11/09/00)

     
  • Griffin, Robert A. Private. No. S/5953. 7th Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). The eldest son of John Griffin, and brother of George Griffin (below) of Bladnoch, Wigtown. He served in WWI and died in July 1917. He is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (added 11/09/00)

     
  • Griffin, George. Private. No. 12125. 2nd Bn, Scots Guards. Scottish. Second son of John Griffin and brother of Robert A. Griffin (above) of Bladnoch, Wigtown. Served in WWI and died in May 1915, his name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 12/09/00)

    Gunn MM, William George. b. 1895. Corporal. No. 23/440. New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. New Zealand. He died in France during WWI on 5th December 1918, age 22 and is buried in Boisguillame Communal Cemetery, Extension Grave 15B, Seine-Maritime, France. Son of Jessie Sainsbury of Mornington, Dunedin, N.Z. and grandson of Hugh Gunn of Sutherland, Scotland and Janet Urquhart of ROC, who moved to New Zealand and married there. (added 13/09/01)

    Hadley DCM, Reg. b. 1919. Company Sergeant Major. 6th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Served in Germany, France and Belgium 1939-45. Was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery. After the war he joined the Glasgow Police and reached the rank of Sergeant. He held the highest awarded military decoration in the Glasgow Police. Husband of Ruby Hadley and father of Reg and Ian. He died suddenly in 1967 aged 47. (added 23/11/98)

    Hainey, William. Rifleman. No. 3128316. 1st Bn, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Served 1938-1945, killed in Burma on 24th May 1945. Husband of Georgina Hainey of Edinburgh, he is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. (added 14/04/99)

    Halbert, Thomas David. b. 1913. Flying Officer. No. 160855. Air Gunner. 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Scottish. Joined up at the outbreak of WWII. P/O T.D. Halbert, DFC., was aboard Lancaster Bomber ND499, OL-J of 83 Squadron on the night of 26/27th April 1944. The aircraft, piloted by Squadron Leader A.L. Collet, was one of three lost that night from one of the original Pathfinder Squadrons and was scheduled to make Schweinfurt for the main Bomber Force that night. At some point on the outward leg in the vicinity of Strasburg, OL-J was seen to be hit by anti-aircraft groundfire. It is recorded as being seen burning and exploding as it fell to earth "OL-J" was carrying 1 pack of Greeg Target Indicators, 1 pack of Yellow T.I.s as well as 12,500lbs of bombs and around 1,000 gallons of aviation spirit and miscellaneous other pyrotechnic devices. Such was the inferno that, of the seven man crew, only the remains of the Navigator F/L D.L. Williams could be positivly identified. The crew, except for F/L Williams, lie in a common grave, Plot 3, Row H, graves 8-13 of Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria. Son of Matthew and Henrietta Leslie Halbert, of Maybole, Ayrshire; husband of Annie McCallum Halbert, of Killochan, Ayrshire. (added 15/12/98)

    Hamilton, Frederick George. b. 1893. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served in WWI, captured and held prisoner for over 3 years. Awarded three medals for service and valor. Emigrated to the USA in 1927, lived in Chicago, then Hawaii in the 1930's, then in Northern California from the 1940's until he died in 1972. (added 16/09/99)

    Hamilton, John Woolville. b. 1923. Merchant Navy. English. Served as a Cook within the Merchant Navy, tried to enlist into army after his brother was killed in North Africa in 1942. He failed the army medical, but was accepted for the Merchants. Served upon two ships that were sunk, the names of which are not presently known as he always found it difficult to talk about his wartime memories. Sadly he passed away in October 1996.."gone to be with his brother" (added 17/05/01)

    Hannah, William. b. 1911. Corporal. 2nd Bn, Scots Guards. Scottish. Served during WWII in the North Africa campaign, and as an Instructor at the Guards Depot, Pirbright, Surrey. He was invalided out of the army with TB and died in February 1947 in Leadhills, Lanarkshire. Son of Robert and Helen Hannah of East Kilbride, husband of Elizabeth Henderson of Peebles. (added 25/09/00)

    Hardie, Robert. b. 1894. Lance/Bombardier / Royal Field Artillery.  Number 255. Robert Hardie joined up on the outbreak of war, leaving his job at Wallyford Colliery, Midlothian. He was on active service on the Western Front for three years and died on 1st April, 1918.
    His battery, 'A' Battery 50th Brigade, came under fire in the area of Lavieville-Millencourt-Henencourt shortly after the launch of the German Spring Offensive on 21st March 1918. He died of his wounds in a medical unit stationed in the town of Doullens,where he now lies buried in the Communal Cemetery in that town. He had a brother Andrew, who had been reported missing a year earlier at the Battle of Arras. (added 25/02/04)

    Harrison, David. b. 1892. No. 642. Private. 1st Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Born in Govan, Lanarkshire. Enlisted in Glasgow. Killed in action on 7th January 1916 at the Battle of Sheikh Saad, Mesopotamia at the age of 24. His name is commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq "Panels 37 and 64" and at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh. Beloved son of Alfred and Sarah McIntosh Harrison of Paisley, Renfrewshire. Grandson of William and Nanny Heywood Harrison and Peter and Elizabeth Reid McIntosh. Brother of William, Elizabeth, Arthur, Joseph and Mary (Irvine), Helen (Paton), and Sarah (Blair). (added 27/04/01)

    Henderson, Robert Stewart. b. 1898. Private. No. 38090. 2nd Bn, The Royal Scots. British. Served during WWI in France and Belgium, killed at the Battle of Polygon Wood in September 1917 aged 19. Son of William and Janet Scott Henderson of Belmont, Pitlochry, Perthshire. (added 23/10/00)

    Hendry, James. Private. The Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Born in Keith, he served in India from 1927-c1932. (added 04/06/99)

    Holland DCM, Alfred. b. 1893. L/Cpl/Mr. No. 23122. 9th and 11th Bns, Royal Scots. British. Enlisted 3rd June 1915, demobbed 1919. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 13th May May 1916 for conspicuous gallantry at Ploegsteert, Northern France. The citation reads "After a heavy bombardment by the enemy he found himself with three others in an isolated portion of a wrecked trench, but with his small party he beat off a large raiding party of the enemy. After this he took two men and cleared the trenches of any remaining enemy patrols" After the war, Alfred married and raised seven children. He was a signalman with British Railways for many years. He died in 1968 and is buried in the grounds of the lovely old church of St.Mary, Cray, Kent, England. Alfred's DCM was gifted to the Royal Scots regiment in 1979 by his son Dennis Holland and is on display in the Regiment's museum in Edinburgh Castle. (added 27/04/01)

    Hughes GC., Joseph. Driver. No. T/14858103. Royal Army Service Corps. Scottish. Resided in Gorbals, Glasgow. He was awarded The George Cross on 21st March 1946. The citation reads "Driver Hughes was driving a 3 ton vehicle carrying ammunition and explosives into the magazine at Lymun Barracks. As his vehicle was entering the magazine area it started to smoulder and then caught fire. Knowing full well that his vehicle was likely to blow up at any moment. Driver Hughes, instead of running for safety, did everything in his power to put out the fire. Notwithstanding small explosions, he tried to remove the burning camouflage net. He then tried fire extinguishers which failed. A few minutes later his lorry blew up, fatally injuring him. By his action the explosion was delayed and warning was given to troops in the locality who were able to take cover. Accordingly casualties which might have been heavy were negligable, exept for Driver Hughes fatal injury. Driver Hughes's courage in remaining at his task, thereby attempting to minimise the danger when he could have run to safety, was an outstanding example of devotion to duty." Joseph is remembered by those in his regiment and the Hong Kong holiday village, which is now situated where Lymun Barracks used to be. He is also remembered in the Gorbals area where he lived, and due to the dedication of his cousin; Irene Finn, he is also remembered at the internet website Gorbals Live (added 11/05/01)

    Hutton DCM MM, David. b. 1889. Sergeant. The Black Watch. Scottish. Served from 1912 to 1919, posted to Africa, first he served in France and Flanders from the outbreak of WWI. He received the Distinguished Conduct Medal at the Schwaben Redoubt, a DCM Bar at Passchendale and the Military Medal. He lived until February 1960. (Added 02/10/00)

    Hutton, Herbert Edward. b. 6th July 1890. Private. Piper. No. 10559. 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Born at 4 Langside Terrace, Cathcart, County of Renfrew, Scotland. Son of Thomas Swift Hutton, artist, of Edinburgh and Isabella Hutton (nee Donnison) of Gateshead, Durham, England. Enlisted in Edinburgh. Arrived in theatre 14th September 1914 where the battalion received heavy casualties at the Battle of Le Cateau and was briefly out of the line but returned to action 30th September and was involved in actions in the front line between aubers and La Bassee on the French-Belgium border. After heavy fighting around La Bassee the battalion was put on reserve on 1st November 1914 it was billetted at Croix de Poperinghe. It was then moved into trenches south of the Ypres-Menin road near Hooge on 5th November 1914. He died in action on Saturday 7th November 1914 and is commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France, and also Whitley Bay, Northumberland. England. (added 20/07/99)

    Hynd, Jim. Private. No. S/26416. 3rd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served during WWI, died of influenza during the major epidemic in October 1918 aged 24 at the Curragh Army Camp, Kildare. Buried in Beath Western Cemetery, Fife. Son of Mr and Mrs George Hynd of Kelty. Husband of Elizabeth Hynd (nee Doig) of East Row, Hill-of-Beath, Crossgates, Fife and father of George. (added 19/10/00)

    Inglis, John A. b. 1921. Flying Officer. No. 126627. 193 Sqn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Scottish. Killed over Europe on Monday, 12th June 1944. Son of James Alexander Inglis and Margaret Russell Inglis, of Cardonald, Glasgow. He is buried in St.Charles de Percy War Cemetery, France. (added 12/02/99)

    Johnston MM, James. Sergeant. Black Watch. Irish/Scottish. Served in WWI and was awarded the Military Medal. (added 27/04/01).


  • Johnstone, Andrew "Willie". b. 1884. Company Sergeant Major. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. British. Documents show he served in Malta, India and Europe. He was killed in 1915 and is buried in Ypres, France. Married to Margaret Liddle Milne of Clifford Park, St Ninians in 1912. Had two sons; Robert Andrew Johnstone and William Alexander Milne Johnstone (see below). (added 16/11/98)

     
  • Johnstone, William Alexander Milne. b. 1915. Flight Engineer. No 1897996. Royal Air Force. British. Left the Metropolitan Police to join Bomber Command. Killed in action 7th March 1945 and buried in Hamburg. Married Marjorie Grace Bye of London in 1939 and had two sons; Iain Andrew Milne Johnstone and Donald Keith Johnstone. (added 16/11/98)

    Jones, James. b. 1886. Scottish. He died in 1918 whilst serving during the First World War. Resided in Edinburgh, Scotland. Husband to Annie Burns and they had four children. (added 13/09/01)

    Kean, Alexander Renfrew. b. 1881. Serjeant. No. S/16699. 1st Garrison Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted at Ayr. Served in Basra, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Died in India on 30th June 1918. Born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He left a widow and 6 children, though he died before seeing his youngest daughter. (added 06/09/01)

    Kennedy MM, David. b. 1908. Royal Artillery. Scottish. Spanish Civil War and WWII. Although under age he went to the Spanish Civil War, where he let prisoners escape and stole food for them. He was caught and tortured. When he returned home he joined up to fight in World War II. He was awarded the Military Medal. (added 12/11/98)

    Kelly, Peter. b. 1892. Private. No. 15186. 16th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Served during WWI and was killed in France at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. Married to Mary Catterall of Glasgow and father of Andrew Kelly. (added 15/06/00)

    Kerr, James. Corporal. No. 1604. "Y" Coy, 6th Attd., 1st/5th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Being a member of the Volunteers and the Territorials he was called up at the outbreak of WWI. First served in Egypt. Killed in action in August 1916, aged 26. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France. Husband of Elizabeth Blaikie Kerr, of The Pleasance, Edinburgh and previously employed as a bookbinder at T. Nelson and Sons, Parkside Works, Edinburgh. (added 15/06/00)

    King DCM, James. b 1916. Company Sergeant Major. 6th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted Edinburgh into Cameronians 1932 till 1939. Mobilised at Hamilton 1939, transferred to 6th Bn, Seaforths till 1945, transferred to 2nd Bn, Royal Scots till discharge. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1944. Born in Hawick. Mother; Elizabeth, brother to Harry and Thomas. James survived the war and died in hospital in 1993. A distinguished and devoted military career. (added 17/05/01)

    Kinney, Thomas. b. 1900. Private. No. 59307. 11th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Born in Govan, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow. Resided in Pollockshaws, Glasgow. He lied about his age and was fatally wounded at the Somme aged 18 years. Died of wounds on 6th June 1919. (added 27/04/01)

    Kinross VC, Cecil John. b. 1897. Private. No. 437793. 49th Bn, Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Canadian. Born at Dews Farm Harefield, Middlesex, England. Son of James Kinross of Dunblane and Emily Hull of Warwickshire. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroism at the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, on 30th October 1917. He survived the war and died in 1957 at Loughead, Alberta, Canada. (added 03/05/99)

    Kirkland, Hugh. b. 1884. Sergeant. Seaforth Highlanders. Instructor with Malay States Volunteer Rifles. Buried in the Catholic churchyard, Ipoh, Malaysia, he died in August 1920 from fever. (added 07/09/00)

    Knight, Fowler. b. 1884. Private. No. 265474. 6th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. British. Served during WWI in France and was killed in March 1918. Born in Buckie, son of Robert and Mary Knight, husband of Hannah Knight of South Row, Fochabers, Morayshire. Buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 28/09/00)

    Lawson, John Henry. Private. The Black Watch. British. Served in WWI and was killed in France. (added 17/09/99)


  • Leask, Henry Austin. b. 1899. Engineer. Merchant Navy/Naval Salvage. British. Served during during WWII. Born in Gateshead, County Durham and lived in South Shields, his Grandfather was originally from Shetland. Married Alice May Gray in 1925 and had one son, Henry Robert (below). Died in 1958 in Hartlepool. (added 24/10/00)

     
  • Leask, Henry Robert. b. 1926. Able Seaman. Merchant Navy/Admiralty Salvage. British. Son of Henry Austin (above) and Alice May Leask. Married Jean Hilton Marshall and had 9 children. Became deaf while in the Persian Gulf. Born in South Shields, County Durham and died in 1982. (added 24/10/00)

    Liddle, Alex. Private. No. 201569. 1/4th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 52nd Lowland Division. Scottish. Alex was killed in action on 20th September 1918 in the last British offensive of WWI in Belgium, somewhere around Vimy and Arras, there is no known grave. His memory has been commemorated at the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais. His name is enscribed on Panel 6. Son of William and Elizabeth Liddle of St.Andrew Street, Galashiels and E. Liddle of Thistle Street, Galashiels. (added 06/01/99)

    Liddle, George N. Corporal. No. 14212247. 6th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 44th Brigade, 15th Scottish Division. Scottish. George landed in France with the 15th Scottish Division on 24th June 1944. He took part in "Operation Epsom" over the River Orne against the German 12th SS Panzer Division. In late August his division was pursuing retreating Germans and he was killed in action on the day his unit crossed over the River Seine on 28th August 1944. George is buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France, in Section XXIV, Row B, Grave 10. This cemetery is located in the South Western outskirts of Bayeux on the Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. (added 06/01/99)

    Lindley, Walter. b. 1916. Private. No. 1078949. 6th Bn, The Gordon Highlanders. British. Landed at Anzio D+2, served throughout most of the Italian Campaign. Battalion withdrawn to Egypt and served in Syria, Lebanon and Palastine. Demobbed in 1946 he died 7th January 1987. (added 04/12/98)

    Lipp, William. b. 1884. Corporal. Motor Transport. Scottish. Served in France in WWI. Born in Elgin. (added 01/02/99)

    Livingstone, John. b. 1896. Corporal. No. 43156. 2/10th Royal Scots. Scottish. Served in the Western Front and sustained serious wounds in late 1917. Declared unfit for front-line duty and posted to Archangel as part of the International Force. Killed in action on the morning of 11th November 1918 during a Bolshevik attack on his blockhouse, near Troitsa, 200 miles south from Archangel on the River Dwina. Born in Glasgow, the eldest son of a family of 14, father George Livingstone, a fireman at a shale mine in Dalmeny, West Lothian, mother Jean Livingstone (nee Halkett), of 5 Railway Cottages, Dalmeny. Married Agnes Aitchison, during his leave after being wounded in France, by Declaration within the Sygnet Library, Edinburgh. (added 05/11/98)

    Lumsden, Richard Simpson. b. 1878. Sergeant. No. 35325. 2nd Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Husband of Jane "Jeannie" Lumsden, born in Gransfield, Markinch, Fife. Later moved to Edinburgh.

    McArthur, Donald. b. 1899. 2nd Lt. 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Scottish. Served during WWI in France as an airborne artillary observation pilot. Commissioned 1st December 1918, released from active duty in May 1919. Home listed as Allison Street, Crosshill, Glasgow, occupation Law Clerk. (added 16/06/00)

    MacBean, Donald Alexander. Private. No. 29740. 15th Bn, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Scottish. Born in Inverness. Enlisted in Inverness. He died of wounds on 6th April 1917 and is buried at Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France. Brother of Elizabeth MacBean. (added 27/04/01)

    McCann, Francis Reginald. b. 1885. Sergeant. 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Australian. Enlisted in the Camerons in 1908. Served in China and India, left Bangalore for the Western Front, Hill 60, Ypres 1914-1915 when 2nd Bn joined the Salonica Expeditionary Force. Decorated during the Vadar Offensive, demobilised in July 1919. Served 252 days in the Labour Corps, returned to Australia in 1921. Enlisted in the Australian Army in 1939 and was discharged as medically unfit in 1944. During his service he was shot twice, buried alive for 18 hours and suffered from the effects of gas. He died in Ringwood, Australia in 1952. (added 19/08/99)

    McCombie, Robert. Gunner. No. 636367. A. Battery, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Scottish. He was gassed in the trenches of Belgium on 25th July 1917 and is buried in the Peperinge New Military Cemetery in Belgium. He was a resident of Aberdeen and died before he could return home to marry Isabelle, mother of his daughter Evelyn. (added 11/01/99)

    McCormack, Thomas. Private. No S/16304. 7th Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). British. Son of Mrs Helen Sanderson of Glasgow. He died on 26th March 1918 amd is commemorated at the Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.(added 14/04/99)

    McCue, Francis. b.1895. Private. No. 18647. 2nd Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Scots/Irish. Enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Dunfermline, Fife, aged 21 in May 1916. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, during the attack on Beaumont Hamel and Ridge Redoubt. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of James and Helen McCue of Balerno, Midlothian. (added 06/11/98)

    MacDonald, Alan. b. 1881. Sergeant Major. No. 3987. 2nd Tunnelling Company, Australian Engineers. Scottish. From the Dardanelles in 1915 he went to France and was killed at the Battle of Messine Ridge on 11th June 1917. Buried at Messine Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium. Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1905, and worked in the construction industry before joining up. Son of Daniel and Isabella Mackay MacDonald of Hazelwood, Sandbank, Holy Loch, Argyll. (added 14/09/99)

    MacDonald DCM, Alexander. b. 1890. Private. 2nd Bn, Black Watch. Scottish. Served with the Black Watch from 1909-15. He was a Piper with the Black Watch, and fought at the Battle of Loos and awarded the Distinguised Conduct Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry. He lost a leg at the Battle. Nineteen months later he died in Cupar, Fife, of peritonitis. He had only been married for three weeks. His wife was Annie MacDonald (nee Simpson). (added 27/04/01)

    McDonald, John. b. 1893. Sapper. No. 416081. Royal Engineers (and 90th Field Coy.,R.E.). Scottish. Born, Govan, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Glasgow. Died of wounds 25th April 1918. (added 27/4/01)


  • MacFarlane, John. b. 1896. Private. Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, later redesignated 14th Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Enlisted in 1914 and saw action at Gallipoli and in France as horsed yeomanry, and after the redesignation in France as infantry. Born in Dunfermline, Fife, the second son of Mathew and Elizabeth MacFarlane. Brother of Mathew and Alexander Bell MacFarlane (below). Survived the war unscathed only to be badly burned in the explosion at the Valleyfield Colliery, Fife, in the 1930s. (added 07/09/00)

     
  • MacFarlane, Mathew. b. 1897. Private. 1/7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, later Machine Gun Corps. Scottish. Enlisted aged only 17 in 1914 and saw action in France and Flanders. Transferred in 1916 to the Machine Gun Corps. Born in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Mathew and Elizabeth MacFarlane. Brother of John (above) and Alexander Bell (below) MacFarlane. He was wounded three times and carried a German bullet in his leg until he died in 1958 aged 62. (added 07/09/00)

     
  • MacFarlane, Alexander Bell. b. 1899. Private. No. 351220. 22nd Bn, Durham Light Infantry. Scottish. Died on 26th March 1918, aged 19. Born in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Mathew and Elizabeth MacFarlane. Brother of John and Mathew (both above) MacFarlane. His name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme France. (added 07/09/00)

    MacFarlane, Alexander. Private. No 768. "B" Coy, 1st/6th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Son of Alexander and Jane Morrison MacFarlane of Stripeside, Keith, Banffshire, he served in WWI and was killed in action on 28th March 1916. He is buried at Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. (added 03/05/99)

    McFarlane, Richard. b. 1913. Private. The Durham Light Infantry. Scottish. He served in Europe during World War II. (added 30/04/99)

    McGahan GM, James. b. 1893. Sergeant. No. S/3695. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served from 1914-19, and was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal 1914-20, the Victory Medal 1914-19, and the George Medal for Bravery in the Field. He emigrated to the United States and lived in Chicago. He died in 1977 and is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Chicago. (added 04/08/00)

    McGill, David. Rifleman 45554 The Rifle Brigade, Scottish born 1899 the
    eldest son of Thomas McGill and Agnes Jack of Maxwell Road, Pollokshields,
    Glasgow. Killed in Action, near Ameins, France on the 2nd of June 1918
    serving with 7 Platoon, B Coy, 1/17 Bn The London Regiment. Buried at
    Franvillers Communal Cemetry Extension, Somme, France, Plot 1, Row E, Grave
    3.


    McGill, Charles. Private. 9 Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Served from 13th May 1916 to 31st March 1920. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm in 1918. (added 01/05/01)


  • McIntosh, John. b. 1890. Private. 6th Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. He Enlisted at Elgin on 25th June 1917, served in France and taken prisoner of war during April 1918. Born at Grantown. (added 10/08/01)

     
  • McIntosh, William. b. 1893. Private. Army Service Corps. Scottish. Enlisted in London on 27th September 1916 and served as driver and motor mechanic in Egypt and France. Born at Well Hill, Dyke, Morayshire. He emigrated to Canada in 1920 and died in Ville Lasalle (Montreal) Quebec, 29th November 1976. (added 10/08/01)

     
  • McIntosh, James. b. 1897. Private. No. 265776. 6th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Scottish. Born Well Hill, Dyke, Morayshire. Enlisted in Rafford, Morayshire on 27th September 1914, Killed in action 28th October 1918 between Maing and Famars, south of Valenciennes, France.(added 10/08/01)

     
  • McIntosh, David. b. 1899. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted at Stirling on 9th March 1917, served in France and wounded in the arm incurring a permanent disability. Born at Dyke, Morayshire.(added 10/08/01)

     
  • John, William, James and David (above) were all sons of Alexander and Catherine McIntosh from Forres.

     

    MacIntyre, Gordon Harold. b. 1915. Private. 7th Infantry Division, 13th Engineer Bn. American. Medical Aidman in heavy combat at Attu, Okinawa, Kwajelein. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, son of Innis James MacIntyre and Edna Elgiva MacIntyre (nee Matheson). He moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1922 and became a US citizen, but considered himself "a citizen of the world". Died 1974. (added 12/11/98)


  • Mackay, David Douglas. b. 1911. Aircraftman 1st Class. 53rd Sqn, Royal Air Force Volunteer. Scottish. Son of Richard Trotter Mackay (below), husband of Margaret Malcolm Mackay of Edinburgh, father of 2 children. Served during WWII, died in May 1941, buried in Edinburgh at Comley Bank Cemetery. (added 17/10/00)

     
  • Mackay, Richard Trotter. Private. No. 40837. 1st Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Born in Edinburgh, husband of Annie Mackay (nee Alexander), and father of Euphemia, Janet, Richard, William, Masie and David (above). Served during WWI and died in May 1917, he is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 17/10/00)

    McKay DCM, Robert Weir. b. 1920. Lance Corporal. Governor General's Foot Guards (Canada). Canadian. Served during WWII, received a citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal in April 1945. Born in Dornoch, Sutherland, family emigrated to Canada in 1928. Married Mary Zita Fortin in 1948 and died in 1983. Further information is available on his web site McKay(added 26/9/00)

    McLean, Andrew. b. 1883. Private. No. 43210. 6/7th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Killed in action on Tuesday 31st July 1917 aged 24 years, as the Third Battle of Ypres, an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt earlier in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messine Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. Born in Kirn, Dunoon, Argyll, he enlisted at Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire. He was Great Grand Uncle to Andrew McLean, who dedicated this gesture to his memory and offers his thanks "to all others who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. May you rest in peace and tranquility". (added 01/05/01)


  • McLennan, Duncan. b. 1897. Lance Corporal. 16th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Son of Ronald and Jane McLennan of Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh. Died in April 1918 at the Battle of Lys and his name is commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial. Brother of Donald and Donald John (below). (added 14/09/00)

     
  • McLennan, Donald John. b. 1895. Private. 1st/8th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Scottish. Son of Ronald and Jane McLennan of Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh. Died of gunshot wounds to the head in October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres. He is buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen. Brother of Duncan (above) and Donald (below). (added 21/09/00)

     
  • McLennan, Donald. b. 1892. 2nd Lieutenant. Royal Scots. Scottish. Served during WWI in Galipoli and Flanders, wounded during the capture of the Hindenberg Line. After the war he became the Headmaster of Kelso High School and lived until 1986. Son of Ronald and Jane McLennan of Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh. Brother of Donald, John and Duncan (above). (added 22/09/00)

    McLean. Donald. Lance Corporal. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. He was killed in action at the Battle of Loos, France & Flanders, during World War I. (added 05/09/01)

    McLeod, Neil. b. 1894. Private. No. 1188. 4th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in 1914 in Inverness. Sent to France in May 1915. Took part in the Battle of Festubert and invalided back to the UK on 21st June 1915. Returned to France and was wounded at the Battle of Loos on 25th September 1915. In September 1916 he was transferred to the 1st Battalion and re-numbered 40253. Spent the remainder of the war in France with the 1st Bn, and then the 6th Bn. Discharged in 1919. Son of William and Christina McLeod of Kincardine, Ross & Cromarty. He married Mary McCue and they emigrated to USA, he died in Connecticut aged 52. (added 17/12/98)

    MacLeod, Norman. b. 1920. Seaman. No. P/X20830A. Royal Naval Reserve. HMS Esk. Scottish. He died when his ship was sunk by a German U-boat in September 1940. Son of Donald and Catherine MacLeod of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. (added 18/08/99)


  • McLeod, William J. Bradshaw. Corporal. No. 7783. 1st Bn, the Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Enlisted under his Mother's name of Bradshaw, son of Hugh McLeod. He was killed in action on 1st January 1915 and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. Father of William McLeod, (below). (added 29/04/99)

     
  • McLeod, William J. B. b. 1912. Warrant Officer. 1st Bn, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Served 1939-45 in India and Burma, he died in 1994.Son of the above. (added 29/04/99)

    McMaster, Robert. b. 1918. Private. No. 3132750. Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Scottish. Killed in action at El Alamein on 24th October 1942. Son of William and Margaret McMaster, of Skelmorlie, Ayrshire; husband of Margaret McMaster, of Skelmorlie. (added 02/02/99)

    MacMillan, Norman. British. Believed to have been awarded the OBE in the 1944 New Years Honours List for service in Singapore during WWII. (added 13/09/01)

    McNaught, John Mackie. b. 1883. Private. No. 2553. 6th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Ulster Scots. Born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Enlisted Larkhall. He served in France in WWI and was killed in action on 15th June 1915 in the second Battle of Givenchy, his body was never recovered and he is commemorated on Panels 15 and 16 of the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. The second son of James McNaught, a coalminer and Grace Mackie of Larkhall. Originally the family name was McKnight but was changed to McNaught by John's grandfather when he migrated to Scotland from County Fermanagh, Ireland, during the "Famine Years". (added 06/09/01)

    McNicol MM, Allan Cameron. b. 1889. Corporal. 12th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. In 1917, Piper Allan Cameron McNicol, HLI, was awarded the Military Medal for Distinguished Conduct in the field, he was 28 years of age. He enlisted in September 1914, posted to France in July 1915. After the Battle of Loos in September 1915 he was mentioned in despatches. (added 01/05/01)

    MacRae, John. b. 1882. Ships Carpenter. Merchant Navy Ship California. Merchant Navy 1900-c1944. Son John died at sea during WWII, was then living in South Shields. (added 12/11/98)

    McReynolds, Thomas.A. b. 1892. Private. No. 32788. Royal Scots Grey's & 16th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. British. He enlisted in the Royal Scots Grey's in 1914 and was wounded twice in the 2nd Battle of Ypres. During the Spring of 1917 he was transfered to Company "B" of the 16th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 9th October 1917 during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born at Kingsmills Farm, Ardtrea, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, son of Thomas Alexander and Mary E. McReynolds. His brother Austin served in the Royal Garrison Artillery. between 1914-19 and was wounded at Gallipoli. (added 23/04/99)

    McReynolds, Robert. b. 1886. Private. No. 1134. 1st/6th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. British. He enlisted in 1914 and was killed in action on 14th August 1915 during the Gallipoli Campaign. He is buried at the Lancaster Landing Cemetery, Turkey. Born in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the son of John and Margaret McReynolds. He was the husband of Mary McReynolds of Whiteinch, Glasgow. (added 29/04/99)

    Macsween, Neil. Petty Officer. No. D/X 9811B. HMS  Denbigh Castle, Royal Naval Reserve. Son of Donald and Isabella Macsween of Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist. He served in World War II and was killed in action on 13th February 1945. His name is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. (added 04/06/99)


  • Marshall, Peter McLean. b. 1924. Marine. Royal Marines. Scottish. Enlisted 1941, Marine detachment HMS Newfoundland, discharged 1945. Father to Peter (below). He died in 1992. (added 17/05/01)

     
  • Marshall (nee Monaghan), Sheila May. b. 1924. ACW2. Womens' Auxiliary Air Force. Scottish. Enlisted WAAF 1941. Served in various radar stations in UK. Discharged 1945. Mother to Peter (below). Living in Rustington, West Sussex. (added 17/05/01)

     
  • Marshall, Peter. b. 1949. Lance Corporal. 1st Bn, The Royal Highland Fusiliers. British. Served from 1972-75, and in Northern Ireland 1974-5. Son of Peter and Sheila Marshall (above). Now living in Wellington, New Zealand. (added 25/10/00)
  • Marshall, Robert Fernie. b. 1887. Private. No. M2/048939. 8th Ambulance Convoy, Army Service Corps. Scottish. Served in France during WWI, enlisted in February 1915. Demobbed in March 1920 and married in the same year. Died in 1960 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Father of Thomas (below). (added 05/10/00)

     
  • Marshall, Thomas. b. 1921. Lieutenant. 846 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, RNZNVR. British. Served during WWII and discharged in 1946, when he returned to New Zealand with his wife, Jenny Burne­Jones a Wren from Glasgow. Died in Sydney, Australia in 1992. (added 29/09/00)

    Masson, Charles. b. 1892. Corporal. Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. He served in the Boer War possibly as a "boy soldier". Charles was the son of Donald Masson, Master Shoemaker of Forres, Scotland. He lived in Nova Scotia and later in the United States of America, becoming naturalized there on 2nd February 1935 in Philadelphia PA. He died on 15th May 1962. (added 10/08/01)

    Mathewson, Peter. b. 1895. Driver. Fife Battery (Leven) RFA. Scottish. Served during WWI and was a Territorial after the war. From Leven, Fife, he worked as a coalminer. Served in France and Flanders from 1915-18. He was wounded in the leg by shrapnel in July 1918. He remained in the Battery after the war and became a Bombardier. (added 25/09/00)

    Maton, Joseph. b. 1918. Private. No. 2755578. 7th Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Served with the Black Watch in North Africa he was killed on Saturday 24th October 1942 and is buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Son of Thomas and Helen Maton of Lochgelly, Fife, brother of Jessie and Elizabeth Maton and the nephew of Isabella Bell of Cowdenbeath, Fife. (added 12/07/99)

    Mearns, Alexander. b. 1876. Private. No. S/7202. 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Son of George and Ann Mearns (nee Low) of Martin Road, Insch. Died in April 1915 at Ypres, Salient, Belgium. His name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (added 07/09/00)

    Meighan, Dennis. Private. No. 3323297. 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Scottish. Born in Glasgow he served with the HLI during World War II. Dennis was the son of Patrick and Margaret, brother of John, Margaret, Helen, Patrick and William. He was killed at the Battle of Monte Cassino on Wednesday the 8th December 1943, aged 29. Dennis was a beloved son and brother who is still missed now. Anyone with any information or knowledge of Dennis especially around the time he was reported killed in action, please contact his Great nephew Vince McShane. (added 21/05/01)

    Melville MM, John. J. b. 1887. Sergeant. 72 Bn, Canadian Expeditionary Force (Seaforth). British. Enlisted in Vancouver, Canada, in December 1916. Served France. Killed in action, Arms (or Hindenburg Line) and was awarded the Military Medal. Born Bishopmill, Elgin. Son of Alexander and Isabella Melville, Burnside, Inverene Road, Forres. Occupation; Store Manager. Details from the Morayshire Roll of Honour. (added 01/05/01

    Midwinter, Ronald. b. 1920. Private. No. 4750846. 7th Bn, The Black Watch. English. Son of Arthur Edward and Fanny Gertrude Midwinter of Cirencester, Gloucester. He was killed at the Battle of El Alamein on 23rd October 1942 and is buried in the El Alamein War Cemtery, Egypt. (added 21/09/99)

    Monaghan, Philip. b. 1919. Private. No. 3055363. 1st Bn, The Royal Scots. British. Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France during WWII. Died in May 1940 aged 21 and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Son of Philip and Mary Monaghan. (added 26/10/00)

    Monaghan, William. b. 1887. Private. No. 9918. "B" Coy, 1st Bn, Royal Scots. British. Enlisted at Haddington prior to WWI, was sent to Belgium as part of the BEF and was killed in action in May 1915 at the Ypres Salient. His name is commemorated on the Memin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of William and Catherine Monaghan of Jarrow upon Tyne, England. (added 28/03/00)

    Montgomery, Arthur. Private. 10th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Conscripted in 1942/43 and served with 15th (Scottish) Division until wounded in the Normandy Campaign June-July 1944 and invalided back to the UK. Born in Port Glasgow, married Cathy Cunningham just after he started his active service. (added 14/09/99)

    Montgomery, William J. b. 1893. Private. No.18121. 12th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Enlisted in October 1914 he served with the British Expeditionary Force in France, but was invalided out in December 1916, having lost his left arm. (added 20/04/99)

    Moreland, David G. b. 1889. Private. No. 16770. 6th Bn, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 15th Scottish Division. Scottish. Killed in action on 19th September 1916 during the final stages of the Battle of the Somme in the area near the town of Martinpuich. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Section B, Grave 23, just north of the town of Millencourt which is 2 km west of Albert. Son of David and Susan Moreland and husband of Bridget, all of Cobbinshaw, Edinburgh. (added 04/12/98)

    Morrison, Daniel. b. 1894. Lieutenant. 4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade, Bute Mountain Battery and Argyll Mountain Battery. Scottish. Mobilised as a Trumpeter in August 1914, he worked his way through the cannon ranks and was commissioned from "Serjeant" (sic) in October 1915. Went with the Brigade to the Mediterranean theatre and fought in Salonika with the Argyll Battery and with the Bute Battery. Attended RAF Flight School in Egypt just prior to to the end of the war and returned to his original unit for de-mobilisation. (added 03/03/04)

    Morrison, Hugh Jackson. b. 1908. Serjeant. 23 Field Sqn, Royal Engineers. Scottish. He died on 24th November 1947, aged 39. Son of Henry Keith and Agnes Jackson Morrison. Husband of Agnes Mackenzie Morrison of Leven, Fife. He is buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. (added 21/05/01)

    Morrison, James. b. 1905. Sergeant. No. 2869038. 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. He enlisted in regular army on 01/04/21 1st Gordons, posted to 2nd Gordons 15/10/21 then again to 1st Gordons 21/01/22, served in Malta, Constantinople, Egypt, India, BEF 22/09/39. He was killed in action, France on 6th June 1940 and is buried at Franlue Cemetery, France. Husband of Isabella Milne, Keith, Banffshire, father of James, Isobel and John. (added 21/05/01)


  • Morrison, John E. b. 1908. Company Quartermaster Sergeant. No. 2692830. 1st Bn, Scots Guards. British. Killed in action at Anzio on 10th February 1944, he is buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Son of John George Morrison and Elizabeth Morrison (nee Corbitt). Husband of Isabella Morrison of Birkhill, Angus, and father of William John Evander Morrison. (added 29/04/99)

     
  • Morrison, William John Evander. Corporal. No. 23513337. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and The Gordon Highlanders. British. Joined the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion in Plymouth at age 15 in 1957. Served in "A" Coy, 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and "B" Coy, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders. After leaving the army he served with Tayside Fire Brigade until his retirement at the rank of Station Officer. Son of John E. (above) and Isabella Morrison of Birkhill, Angus. Husband of Irene Morrison (nee Thompson), father of Alex and Ewan. (added 03/06/99)

    Motion, James McDonald. b. 1889. Private. No. 10090. 1st Bn, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Scottish. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Enlisted Edinburgh. He died on 9th October 1918 due to Pneumonia, aged 28 years whilst serving in the Balkans, and is buried in Salonika, Greece. He was the son of James Motion and Isabella McDonald and husband of Elizabeth Campbell. (added 06/09/01)


  • Muckart, James. b. 1883. Army. Scottish. Served in the Boer War. Brother of William (below). (added 13/04/99)

     
  • Muckart, William Stewart. b. 1888. US Army. Scottish. Machine Gunner in World War I. Brother of James (above). (added 13/04/99)

    Munro, Andrew. Sergeant. 1/25th King's Own Borderers (forerunner to KOSB). Scottish. Attested into the 1/25th KOB on 30th April 1839. Served abroad for 17 years 10 months which included Gibraltar and the East Indies. He was discharged on 30th June 1860. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Gratuity Pay. He was a shoe maker by trade and a native of Lanark. On Discharge he gave his pension address as Forres, Morayshire. (added 18/01/99)

    Murdoch, Robert. Scottish. Went Missing in WWI, possibly at Ypres. Born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. (added 04/12/98)

    Murphy, Peter. Private. No. 291298. 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. Born Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland. Enlisted at Bridge of Earn, Perthshire. Killed in action on 6th June 1918 in France & Flanders during WWI. He was married to Jane Murphy (nee Lister) of Cowdenbeath, Fife. Father of Peter, Jean and Helen who was born "only a few months" after his death. (added 06/09/01)

    Murray, Hubert. b. 1915. Private. No. 2989555. 8th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Scottish. Son of Owen and Mary Alice Murray of Parkhead, Glasgow. Brother of Mary and James. He was killed in action at Sedjenane, Tunisia, on 1st April 1943 while on night patrol. He is buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia. (added 09/06/99)

    Murray, William. Sergeant. No. 13786. 15th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. He died at the Somme on Sunday 9th July 1916 during WWI and is buried at Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. (added 13/09/01)

    Nelson, Graham. Lieutenant. 5th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Served during WWI and killed in France in August 1917 as a member of the Royal Flying Corps. The eldest son of Colonel William Nelson, OBE, TD, and Mary Nelson of Glasgow, a graduate of Glasgow Academy. Buried in Cathcart Cemetery, Renfrewshire, Scotland. (added 25/09/00)

    Newton MM., H. Private. No. 270426. Royal Scots. Information is requested by the informant regarding the citation of the Military Medal awarded to Pte Newton during World War 1.If you have any information about this, please contact Trev Eeles(added) 21/05/01)

    Nisbet, Robert. b. 1883. Gunner. No. 169688. "A" Bty, 108th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Scottish. Son of John Reid Nisbet and Mary Muirhead Findlay of Edinburgh. Husband of Elizabeth Mill Taylor, father of John and William. He died on 23rd March 1918 from wounds sustained in a direct hit on his gun emplacement. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.(added 03/06/99)


  • Nixon, James. Private. No. 5540. 2nd Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Son of Edward and Christina Marshall Nixon, husband of Mary Harley Nixon of Old Churchyard, Hawick, Roxburghshire. He was killed on 16th October 1914 aged 23 and his name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 04/06/99)

     
  • Nixon, John. Lance Corporal. No. 10749. 1st Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Son of Edward and Christina Marshall Nixon of Ladylaw Place, Hawick. He died on 26th April 1915 aged 22 in Turkey. His name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Brother of the above. (added (04/06/99)

    O'Brien, Francis. b. 1883. Private. No. S/7370. 2nd Bn, The Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in November 1914 and was sent to France in April 1915. Killed in action near Rue d'Ouvert, north-east of Givenchy on 18th June 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated by name on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Son of Patrick and Mary O'Brien. Husband of Mrs Bridget O'Brien of Hallside Street, Hutchesontown, Glasgow. (added 02/06/99)

    O'Brien, Frank. b. 1917. Gunner. No. 897321. 306th (Renfrewshire) Battery, 77th (Highland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA). Scottish. Enlisted at Cathcart, Glasgow, on 26th April 1939. The 306th Battery was a Territorial Artillery Unit based at Cathcart, with the Regimental Headquarters and 305th Battery at Greenock. Mobilised in September 1939 the regiment moved to France as part of the 51st Highland Division in January 1940. In February 1940 an exchange of units took place and the 77th Field Regiment, along with the 6th (Perthshire) Battalion, The Black Watch, was transferred to the 4th Infantry Division, a Regular Army Division with the British Expeditionary Force. After the Evacuation of Dunkirk in May 1940 the unit was stationed in the New Forest area of Hampshire, England, during the imminent threat of German invasion. The 77th returned to Scotland in April 1942 and was stationed in the borders at Selkirk, making numerous trips to Loch Fyne for combined operations training. In March 1943 the regiment moved to North Africa with the First Army. Between March and May 1943 it took part in the Battles of Oued Zarga, Medjez Plain and Tunis where, on the Cap Bon peninsula, the guns of the 306th Battery fired the last shots of the Tunisian Campaign. After a short period in Egypt the regiment moved to Italy in March 1944 where it saw action in the Battles of Monte-Cassino II, Liri Valley, Trasimene Line, Arezzo, the Advance on Florence and the Rimini Line. In December 1944 the 77th was diverted to Greece with the 4th Division during the unrest caused by the Greek Civil War. After the war Gnr.Frank O'Brien became a postman with the G.P.O in Glasgow where he worked until his retirement in 1979. The son of the late Philip O'Brien and Mary Ann O'Brien of Hallside Street, Glasgow,he married Mary Mcfarlane in 1947, and later became father of Frances, Geraldine, Raymond and Christopher. In 1964 the 306th Battery held its first reunion in Glasgow. Frank served as a member of the "306th Committee" until his death in 1989. With a dwindling roll of comrades the 77th Field Regiment held its final reunion in Eastbourne in 1990.

    O'Neill, Edward. b. 1899. Private. No. 3207234. 21st Reserve Bn, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) Canadian/Scottish. He was drowned on Saturday, 9th August 1919, aged 20. He is buried at Witley (Milford) Cemetery, Surrey, England. His parents, Sarah Hartley and John O'Neill came from Wigtownshire, Scotland. (added 01/05/01)

    Oag, George Marchbank. b. 1883. Private. No. 25202. 14th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Scottish. Killed in action on Sunday 31st December 1916 at Rouen, France, age 31, and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Born and enlisted in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the son of James and Margaret Oag. Husband of Mary Cairns and father of John, George and Mary. Residing in Edinburgh. (added 10/08/01)

    Peddie, Alexander Fraser. b.1873. Private. No. 8525. 1st Bn, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Enlisted at the outbreak of the First World War and took part in the initial Gallipoli landings in April 1915. On 4th June, 1915, at the commencement of the Third Battle of Krithia he was hit by machine gun fire as his company left the trenches and died instantly. He was buried where he fell and has no known grave. Son of Andrew McKay Peddie, 1843-1908, Master Painter of Leith and Margaret Fraser 1845-1877. He was a painter journeyman, employed on the Dundas Estate at South Queensferry, West Lothian, and a widower with a family of three. His wife, Elizabeth McPherson or Metcalfe died in 1913. (added 12/11/98)

    Philp, James. British. National Service. James "Jimmie" was killed during the Malayian Conflict by the Chinese Communist rebels. His cousin Tom Hutton visited Singapore and Malaya, Kwalalumpar in June 1998 but was unable to find his resting place. If you have any information please contact Tom Hutton (added 21/05/01)

    Philips, Hubert Saunders. b 1919. Private. 5th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. British. Stationed forward of the Maginot Line in 1940, fell back in the defence of Paris before being captured at St-Valerie-en-Caux in June 1940. He remained a prisoner of war until 1945. Hubert Philips was a resident of Aberdeen. (added 05/07/99)

    Pollock, Hillhouse Reid. b. 1916. Scottish. 4th/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He served and fought in World War II. (added 21/05/01)

    Powrie, Alan. Second Officer. S.S. Creofield (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Merchant Navy. He died on Wednesday 31st Jan 1940, age 44, and is commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial. (added 10/08/01)


  • Powrie, Albert. Corporal. No. 7604247. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He died on Friday 30th March 1945, age 48, and is buried at the Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India. Son of Peter Flood Powrie and Elizabeth Scott Powrie of Dundee. Husband of Janet Grieve Powrie, of Dundee, father to Ernest Peter (below). (added 10/08/01)

     
  • Powrie, Ernest Peter. Private. No. 14773945. 5th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. He died on Monday 26th March 1945, age 18. He is buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, resided in Dundee, he is he son of Albert Powrie (above). (added 10/08/01)

    They both died four days apart from each other.

    Powrie, Albert G. Private. No. S/22854. 10th Bn, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Born in Millbank, resided Ellon, Aberdeenshire and enlisted at Aberdeen.He died of wounds on Sunday 6th October 1918, and is buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Alexander. Corporal. RR/1204. 1st Regiment, South African Infantry. He died on Friday 22nd March 1918 and is commemorated at the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Charles Duncan. Sergeant. 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Reserve. Scottish. He died on Saturday 7th December 1940, age 24, and is commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England. Son of Robert and Katharine Powrie of Perth. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, David. Driver. No. 2349791. Royal Corps of Signals (attached III Indian Signal Corps). Scottish. Born and resided in Edinburgh. He died on Wednesday, 23rd June 1943, age 35, and is buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Son of David and Maud Powrie, husband of Agnes L. Powrie of Balornock, Glasgow. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Henry Jack. Private. 15th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.). Canadian. He died on Tuesday, 26th September 1916, age 34, and is commemorated at the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, J.D. Lieutenant. 3 Field Regiment, South African Artillery. South African. He died on Saturday, 21st July 1945, age 31, and is commemorated at the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Son of John B. and Margaret Powrie of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, James. Private. No. S/8846. "C" Company, 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Born in Errol, Perthshire, enlisted Blairgowrie. Killed in action on 21st May 1915, age 25, and is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaandreren, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs John Powrie, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, John. Lieutenant. H.M. Trawler "Pelican"; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Scottish. He died on Friday, 18th February 1916, age 25, and is commemorated on the Dundee Eastern Necropolis, Dundee, Scotland. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, John McIntosh. Private. No. 5829603. 4th Bn, Suffolk Regiment. Born and resided in Sunderland, he died on Friday, 27th August 1943, age 25, and is buried at the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma). (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Robert Allan. Air Gunner. 159 Sqn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on Saturday, 9th October 1943, and is buried at the Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma). (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Thomas. Private. No. 5342. 1st/6th Bn, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Scottish. Born in Glasgow, enlisted Barrhead, Renfrewshire. Killed in action on Friday, 28th July 1916, age 21. and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Powrie, Barrhead, Renfrewshire. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, Thomas McGavin. Private. No. S/40831. 8th/10th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Born and enlisted in Edinburgh. Killed in action on Thursday, 28th March 1918, age 22, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George and Jemima Powrie, Edinburgh. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, William. Temp/Second Lieutenant. York and Lancaster Regiment (Attd 2/4 Bn). Scottish. He was killed in action on Friday, 27th September 1918, age 23, and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Jessie Graham of Dundee, and the late William Powrie, husband of Jessie McCubbin Powrie of Troon Ayrshire. They had only been married a month when he was killed. (added 10/08/01)

    Powrie, William Shanks. Second Lieutenant. No. 189282. 1st Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Born and resided in Dundee. He died on Wednesday, 6th May 1942, age 26, and is buried at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar. Son of William Shanks and Annie Swadel Powrie, of Dundee. Husband of May A.J. Powrie, of Dundee, Scotland. (added 10/08/01)

    Rankine Turner, Alexander. b. 1878. Joined Pioneer Corps in Word War 1 then got commission in Royal Engineers, invalided out, died 1923, was Baillie in the Glasgow City Corporation, husband to Margaret Clydesdale Meek. Father to Alexander, Margaret and James. (added 15/09/04)

    Rattray, Robert. b. 1894. Private. No. 34119. "C" Coy, 16th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Son of Robert and Sarah Rattray was born in Wishaw, Lanark. He died on 2nd December 1917 and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium. (added 14/04/99)

    Ray, Thomas. b. 1896. Private. King's Own Scottish Borderers. British. Thomas was born in Frizington, Cumberland and was an iron ore miner. He served in France and Belgium in WWI. In the 1920's he and his family, wife Mary and 6 surviving children, emigrated to South Africa where he was a gold miner and helped establish his family very well in that part of the world. Two sons did service in WWII, in the 2nd Transvaal Scottish. Thomas died in Germiston, South Africa in April 1950. (added 09/07/99)

    Read, Charles Fordham. Sergeant. No. 6152. 2nd Bn, Scots Guards. British. Served during WWI and was killed in action in September 1916, aged 28. Son of George Fordham Read and Eliza Read, of Bexhill, Sussex and husband of Emily Rosa Read of Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London. buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 21/09/00)

    Ritchie, James Gordon. b. 1897. Private. No. 377661. Highland Light Infantry and King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Born in Aberdeen and married Dorothy Agnes Davis in 1920. Served during WWI first in the HLI, and then tranferred to the Borderers after the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1916. Died in Parararumu in New Zealand in 1974. (added 29/09/00)

    Ritchie. James Russell. b. 1948. Major. United States Army. American. Served from 1967 to 1999, including two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was between 1968-69, his second 1969-70. Wounded once on 9th July 1969. He fought in Operation Apache Snow in May 1969 which came to be known as "Hamburger Hill". Also served with the 5th Special Forces Group during Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990-91, worked at this time with the SAS. During his service he was awarded 25 medals for honour and service, his highest awards were the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with "V" device for Valour, the Purple Heart for his war wounds and the Valorous Unit Award for Valour with the 5th Special Force Group in Combat. Major Ritchie is the 5th Great-grandson of Archibald MacGregor who fought and was wounded in the Battle of Culloden, Scotland, in 1745. His Paternal 5th Great-grandfather was James Ritchie, a USA Revolutionary War Veteran who was born in 1757 in Stewarton Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. His children are Timothy James, Teresa Ann, Douglas Alan and David Scot. His nickname is "The Old War Horse". (added 25/01/99)

    Robertson, David Elder. b. 1889. L/Corporal. No. S/9365. 8th (Service) Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. Born Inveresk, Midlothian, enlisted Musselburgh. Volunteered late 1914 8th Black Watch, part of 9th Scottish Division (New Army), fought on Western Front, Loos 1915 and Somme 1916. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 during the Arras Offensive, he is remembered at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Parents lived in Musselburgh. Married to Margaret Robertson, Musselburgh.(added 10/08/01)

    Robertson, Ewen, b. 1923. Telegraphist. No. P/JX342379. H.M.L.C.T. 484, Royal Navy. Scottish. Died in October 1944, he is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery Extension. Born in Aberdeen the son of Ewen and Helen Robertson, husband of Patricia Milne, father of Margaret Robertson (later Allan). (added 09/06/00)

    Robertson, James Bruce. b. 1897. Corporal. No. 1450. "D" Coy, 4th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Served in France during WWI, where he was killed in action at Festubert in May 1915. His name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. A native of Nairn, son of Alexander and Annabella Robertson, brother of Alexander, who served in the same regiment and survived the war despite being both gassed and wounded. (added 28/04/00)

    Robertson, John Good. b. 1877. Private. 4th (Reserve) Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. Conscripted 1916, wounded in France in 1917. He was born in Law, Lanarkshire, and was a tailor to trade. He died in 1960. (added 01/03/99)

    Ronald, Arthur J.M. b. 1899. Private. 1/7th Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. He enlisted in the Training Reserve Battallion of the Cameron Highlanders in May 1917, transferred to 4th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at Redford Barracks, Stirling in November. He went to France in March 1918 to the Reinforcement Base, Calais. Transferred finally to the 1/7th Bn, the Black Watch, 153rd Brigade of the 51st (Highland) Division in April 1918. He took part in the Battle of the River Lyse Merville on 9th April 1918 and in the 2nd Battle of the Marne. Wounded near Rheims in July 1918 and evacuated to the UK in August. He was demobbed on 8th May 1919. During WWII he served in the ARP in Glasgow. He died in 1985. (added 06/08/99)

    Ross, Alexander. b. 1919. Private. No. 2758518. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Scottish. He joined The Black Watch in 1939 and served in France in 1940. He was killed on 9th June 1940 during the France and Belgium Campaign 1939-40 and is buried at the churchyard in Houdetot near St. Valery in Normandy. Alex "Uncle Eck" was born in Lathones, near St. Andrews, Fife. He was the only son of Angus Ross and Henrietta Pryde and worked with his father as a farm buildings contractor. His uncle; Andrew Pryde, had also served in the Black Watch and was killed in France in 1917 during WWI. Alex was deeply loved and much missed by his mum and dad, and his nephew (my father). " All I can say is thank you Alex, and hope that the life I lead was worth it" submitted by Stuart Ross Pryde, his great nephew. (added 06/09/01)

    Russell, William Charles. b. c1845. Sergeant. 93rd Sutherland Highland Regiment. Scottish. Son of John Russell, Private 64th Regiment and Catherine Russell (nee Sullivan). Married Mary Burgess, 21st August 1878. Son John, born in Gibraltar, c1880. Last child born 8th November 1888 in Claythorn Street, Glasgow. (added 04/11/98)

    Rutherford, Thomas. b. 1885. Sergeant. No. 3/3720. "D" Coy, 9th Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Scottish. Son of Henry and Margaret Rutherford of Gifford Town, Ladybank, Fife. Husband of Christina Finlay Rutherford of Heriot Street, Inverkeithing, Fifeshire. Died in September 1915 at the Battle of Loos, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 06/08/99)

    Rutherford, William. Warrant Officer. No. 396061. 1st Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Son of James and Mary Jane Rutherford (nee Latta), husband of Jane "Jean" Rutherford of Inverness. Killed during the retreat at Dunkirk, aged 37 in May 1940. Buried at Violaines Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 13/09/00)

    Samson, Peter. b. 1882. Private. No. 7730. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Scottish. Enlisted in the regular army in 1900 and from 1904 served in India. On returning to Scotland he was transferred to the Army Reserve but re-enlisted in 1914 for WWI. He was later badly wounded and discharged in 1945. Born in Motherwell, son of Peter and Emily (Williams). Husband of Agnes Thomson and his trade was a coal miner. He emigrated to Australia with his family in 1928 and settled in Ipswich, Queensland. (added 07/09/00)

    Saunders, William. Private. No. 7305. 2nd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. British. Enlisted at Ayr on 29th December 1889, aged 18. Served in the Boer War. Went to Militia on 20th October 1902, then went on to fight in the 1914-18 War. Mortally wounded in 1915, he died at Dover Castle. His home address in 1914-15 was Church Street, Newton, Ayr. (added 01/05/01)

    Scales, Charles. A. Private. No. 17406. 7th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. British. Enlisted at Shoreditch, London. Resided at Hoxton, London. Served 1915-16. Killed in action on 9th May 1916. He is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 01/05/01)

    Shea, Robert. b. 1920. Private. No. 1830437. 285 Bn, Royal Artillery Field Regiment. Scottish. He served as a Gunner from 10th July 1941 - 8th June 1946 in North Africa, Italy and Greece. His decorations include The Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal and the 1939-45 Medal. He died on 7th March 1994 "The BEST Dad in the World". Nominated by his daughter Jacqueline. (added 06/09/01)

    Shearer, Donald. Sergeant. No. 240348. 2nd Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. (added 28/04/00)

    Shearer, John William Haig. b. 1918. RSM. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). British. He served in Normandy, Dunkirk and Africa, now living in Melbourne, Australia. Born in Orkney and moved to Motherwell c.1923. Married 1937 in Coventry to Agnes Whiting (born in India). Brother David (dec. 1990), sister Jean (dec. c.1950) and 3 children, Esther (1938), David (1939), John (1944). Both John senior and junior are known as "Jack". (added 21/05/01)

    Slyder, Alexander. b. 1924. Private (Driver). R.E.M.E. Scottish. Served during WWII in Europe the Middle East and North Africa. Emigrated to Canada in 1953 and lived in Toronto before moving to British Colombia. (added 02/04/00)

    Small, James. b. 1894. Private. No. 9372. 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays). Scottish. Born at St. Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland. Enlisted Edinburgh. He went to France on 14th October 1915 and fought in the Battle of Baupame where he was killed in action on Monday, 25th March 1918, age 24. He is commemorated on Panel 1 at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. The Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers accross the former Somme battlefields, and to the succeeding period of four months during which there was built up, behind the new front, of the army, which on the 8th August 1918 began the "Advance to Victory". He was the son of Alexander and Jane Penman Small of 457, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. Brother to Euphemia, Isabella, David, Thomas, William, Alexander, Charles, John, Andrew and George. (added 06/09/01)

    Smith, George. b. c.1891. Private. No. S/8050. 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). British. Born in Grays, Essex, enlisted Southend. The 8th Bn, formed part of 15th Scottish Division attached to the French Third Army in 1918. Killed in action on Sunday, 28th July 1918, age 27, in Buzancy during the Second Battle of the Marne and is buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France. (I.E.6) "Here the noble thistle of Scotland will flourish for ever among the roses of France" (17th (French) Division to 15th (Scottish) Division). The monument was erected on the highest point of the plateau, where we found the body of the Scottish soldier who had advanced the farthest (on July 28th, 1918 - Buzancy). He was the son of Mr and Mrs H. Smith of South Ockendon, Essex. (added 10/08/01)

    Smith, Harry Alfred Robert. b. c.1892. Private. No. 242060. Kings Own Scottish Borderers (and formerly 7602 Suffolk Regiment). British. He was born in India, enlisted Ely, Cambridgeshire, resided in Wilburton, Cambridgeshire. Killed in action on 11th April 1918 in France "Flanders". (added 22/05/01)

    Smith, William. b. 1888. Private. 6th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Scottish. Served during WWI, killed in France in March 1918. Son of William and Elizabeth Smith of Luncarty, Perthshire. (added 26/09/00)

    Sneddon, James. b. 1941. Guardsman. Scots Guards. Scottish. Served from 1959-1965. (added 14/04/99)

    Steel, James. Private. No. 8359. 2nd Bn, The Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Steel of Kidston Street, Glasgow, brother of Robert. Landed in France in May 1915 and died at Bethune in September 1915. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 13/06/00)


  • Stobo MM, John William. Lance Corporal. 6th and 7th Bns, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Attd 1/6th Black Watch. Scottish. Joined 18th December 1915. Served on the Western Front, awarded the Military Medal. Brother of Joseph Waugh Stobo, Stewart Stobo and Margaret Isabella Stobo (wife of Angus Ronald Watts, see below). (added 18/01/99)

     
  • Stobo MM, Joseph Waugh. Company Sergeant Major. No 9560. 5th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted 26th September 1913. Served on the Western Front and awarded Military Medal. Died of wounds 26th April 1918 and buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Brother of Stewart Stobo, John William Stobo and Margaret Isabella Stobo (wife of Angus Ronald Watts, see below). (added 18/01/99)

     
  • Stobo, Stewart. Private. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders & Home Guard in WWII. Scottish. Served with the Camerons 1918-22. Brother of Joseph Waugh Stobo, John William Stobo and Margaret Isabella Stobo (wife of Angus Ronald Watts, see below). (added 18/01/99)

    Strangeways, Alexander Leishman. Corporal. No. 350590. "A" Coy, 9th Bn, Royal Scots. Scottish. Served during WWI, killed in action in March 1918 his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Son of William and Margaret Strangeways, of Harrison Road, Edinburgh. (added 14/06/00)

    Strangeways, Ernest Richard. Private. No. 19140. 1st Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scottish. Served during WWI, Killed in action in June 1916. Buried in Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsant, Somme, France. Son of John and Ada Strangeways. (added 13/06/00)

    Strangeway, Richard William. Private. No. K/52963. "HQ Coy" 1st Bn, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Scottish. Served during WWII. Killed in action in July 1943 aged 23. Son of Richard and Alice Strangeway and husband of Edna Strangeway of Leyland, Lancashire. He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. (added 13/06/00)


  • Stroyan, Charles Ferguson. Sergeant. No. 200489. 1st Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Son of William and Mary Stroyan of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, and brother of William and John. Killed in action on 18th April 1918, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 14/04/99)

     
  • Stroyan, John. Lance Corporal. No. 18257. 11th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Son of William and Mary Stroyan of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, and brother of Charles and William. Killed in action on 19th March 1916, he is buried in the Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warnoton, Hainaut, Belgium. (added 14/04/99)

     
  • Stroyan, William. Private. No. 9902. 1st Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Son of William and Mary Stroyan of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, and brother of Charles and John. Killed in action on 11th November 1914, he is commemorated on the Ypres Memorial, Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (added 14/04/99)

    Stuart, George, D.G. Leiutenant. Royal Horse Artillery. Scottish. (added 23/11/98)

    Stuart, James. Captain. The Black Watch. Scottish. (added 23/11/98)


  • Sutherland, Francis. b. c1892. Private. No 5438. 28th Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF. Scottish. Enlisted in 1916 at Blackboy Hill, Perth, Australia. Killed in action in September 1917, near Ypres. Son of Sinclair and Margaret Sutherland of Avon Terrace, York, West Australia, native of Inverness. Brother of Sinclair (below). His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (added 05/04/00)

     
  • Sutherland, Sinclair. Private. No 1412. 11th Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF. Scottish. Served during WWI, and died in May 1917 aged 24. His name is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Sinclair and Margaret Sutherland of Avon Terrace, York, West Australia, native of Inverness. Brother of Francis (above). (added 05/04/00)

    Sutherland MM, George. b. 1893. Private. No. 242029. 3800 "C" Coy, 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in September 1914 in Edinburgh, served as a Scout, Bomber and Rifleman. He was wounded three times and awarded the Military Medal, 1915 Star and Great War Medal. Mentioned in Despatches in 1918 for Gallant Conduct. Born in the parish of Thurso, Caithness, his trade was a labourer. He survived the war and died in Edinburgh in 1979. (added 15/06/00)

    Swan, Neil McAlpine. b. 1895. Private. No. 40774. 10th/11th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Killed in action in December 1916 during fierce fighting between the villages of Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye. Son of James and Janet Swan of Keppochill Road, Springburn, Glasgow, brother of William McNaughton Swan. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 19/08/99)

    Swayne, John Duthie. b. 1900. Private. No. S/24084. 7th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. British. Served during WWI killed in April 1918 at the 3rd Battle of Ypres and his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Son of William and Mary Swayne, Ashburnham, Dalmeny, West Lothian. (added 28/09/00)

    Taylor, James. b. 1891. Sergeant. No. 20/706. 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers. English. Born in Tynemouth, Northumberland. Enlisted at South Shields, County Durham, England. He died on 1st July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was the son of George and Jane Taylor, 81 Edith Street, South Shields, County Durham.(added 10/05/01)

    Telfer, William. b. 1830. Sergeant. 79th Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. Enlisted in March 1848. Promoted Corporal in April 1854. Served in the Crimean War at the Battles of Alma, Balaklava and before Sebastopol. Served in the Indian Mutiny, recapture of Lucknow, and the Residency, Fort Rooyia, Allygunge and the Battle of Bareilly. Left the service in June 1860. Re-enlisted as a Private in the 43rd of Foot. Promoted Corporal in January 1863, transferred to 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers in April 1864. Promoted Sergeant in September 1864. Discharged to Pension in April 1870. Foreign service in Ireland 1848-49; Canada 1849-51; Turkey and the Crimea 1854-56; East India 1857-59 and again in 1867-68. He was awarded the following medals: Crimea with Bars; Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol; India Mutiny with Bar; Lucknow; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He married Mary Rodgers in February 1853 at St.Cuthberts in Edinburgh and they had five children. (added 19/08/99)

    Tunn AM, John Patrick. b. 1892. 2nd Lieutenant. 9th Bn, Australian Imperial Force. Australian. Joined the AIF on 15th May 1916, posted to 23 Unit, 9th Bn and sent to Corporals School. In November 1916 he embarked from Brisbane on the Kyarra headed for the UK. In January 1917 he was posted to the 3rd Training Bn at Durrington England. May 1917 he was posted to France. In August he was attached to the 1st Australian Division HQ and promoted to Lance Corporal. In May 1918 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. In June 1918 he was posted to 5th Army School and returned to the 9th Bn in July. On 21st July 1918 he was wounded in action during an incident for which he received the Albert Medal. He was evacuated to 3rd General Hospital Calais and then to 3rd London General Hospital. After several months of recuperation he was returned to Australia on the Sardinia reaching home in late December 1918. On 12th February 1919 he was listed in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette no. 23 as being awarded the Albert Medal the details of which are: "His Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to award the Albert Medal to the Undermentioned Officer, in recognition of gallantry displayed in saving life. Second Lieutenant John Patrick Tunn. On 19th July 1918, as some Australian troops were advancding to an attack in France, one of the men tripped on some wire, and a rifle grenade fell from his rifle to the ground with the pin out. Second Lieutenant Tunn, who was about ten yards away, saw what had happened, and ran back and picked up the grenade. In doing so he also tripped on the wire and the grenade fell from his hand. He picked it up again, and as he did so it exploded and blew off his right hand, besides wounding him in the head. The men were unhurt". John was born in Glasgow 8th July 1892 and emigrated to Brisbane with his parents at the beginning of the century. After his army service he married May Louse Sherman and had two sons and a daughter. He died on 15th October 1955 and is buried in a Brisbane Cemetary. (added 05/07/99)

    Tunn, Patrick. b. 1894. Private. No.18440. Army Service Corp. Scottish. Served during World War One. Known as Peter, he was born in Caledonia Road, Glasgow, the eldest of nine children, to Edward and Elizabeth McIntyre Tunn. He married Agnes Vance Moir in August 1928 at McLeod Parish Church, Glasgow, and they had four children. Peter died in February 1960 and his ashes were scatterd at the Craighton Cemetery, Glasgow. (added 30/08/99)

    Turnbull, Andrew Stewart. Private. No. S/11546. 5th Bn, Cameron Highlanders. British. Served during WWI, and died in September 1915. His name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 16/10/2000)

    Turner, Alexander Hugh Munro. b. 1911. Serjeant. 1st Bn, Royal Scots (the Royal Regt). Scottish. He served in India. Killed in action in France on 26th May 1940 age 29, and is buried at Le Paradis War Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Comrie and Annie Turner. Husband of Mary Cairns Turner and father of Alexandra, Edinburgh, Scotland. (added 10/08/01)

    Turner, Alexander Rankine. b. 1906. Private. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch. Scottish. He joined the Black Watch in September 1939 and trained in Perthshire. He served in Crete and Tobruk. He was the Senior Shop Acts Inspector for the City of Glasgow, he died in Glasgow in 1982. He was married to Jane "Sheena" Aitken Mitchell Turner and had two daughters Merle and Georgena. (added 05/07/99)

    Turner, John Herbert. b. 1983. Private. No. 7956. 1st Bn, Scots Guards. British. Killed in action in November 1914 during the first Battle of Ypres aged 21. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born in Leeds the eldest son of Arthur Rhodes Turner and Mary Turner. He was a member of the Territorial Army prior to the war. (added 17/03/99)

    Vessie, Francis George. Private. No 254138. 1st/5th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Scottish. Served during WWI, was wounded at the Battle of Loos and later died of his wounds in November 1918 aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Vessie of Campsie Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added 22/10/99)

    Vivers, John. Captain. 1st/5th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish. Son of William and Mary Vivers of Manse Crescent, Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire. He was killed in the Dardanelles in October 1915, aged 25 and his name is commemorated on a memorial at Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. (added 25/08/99)

    Waddell MM, John Brough. b. 1899. Sergeant. 15th Bn, Tank Corps. Scottish. Originally in the Seaforth Highlanders he transferred to the Tank Corps. He was promoted to "King's" Sergeant in 1918. He recieved the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the capture of the village of Courcess on 21st August 1918 on the Arras-Alvert railway. Born in Dundee to William Waddell and Jane Wilson Louden. Brother of Frederick William and Dorothea Jane. After WWI he went to India to work in the jute industry but died of cholera in 1922 in Chandpur, East Bengal. (added 01/10/99)

    Wales, Samuel. Corporal. No. 60811. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Scottish. Served during WWII and died in August 1943, buried in La Reunion War Cemetery, Bejaia, Algeria. Son of Samuel and Jean Wales, husband of Lily Wales of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. (added 03/03/00)

    Walker, Bertram Amos. b. 1885. Lance Corporal. No. 31259. 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Scottish. Died on 5th July 1918 aged 33 and is buried at Sarralbe Military Cemetery, Moselle, France. Born in Gourock, Renfrewshire, son of John Gray Walker and Alice Walker (nee Johnson) of Glasgow. Husband of Emily Florence Walker (nee Booker) of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.


    The Watts Family: (see also Barrier Bartter Braithwaite Brand Campbell W. Campbell Clark Curric Dick)

  • Watts, Alan. Lovat Scouts. British. Served 1939-45. Took part in the D-Day landings and thereafter. Brother of Robert Watts, son of Alan Cameron Morrison Watts and Grandson of Harman Watts. (added 24/11/98),

     
  • Watts, Alan Cameron Morrison. b. 1886. Sergeant. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. British. Served with the Regiment on the Western Front 1914-18. Son of Harman Watts and Clara Jane Graham. Brother of Graham Harman Watts, Archibald Roy Watts and Angus Ronald Watts. Uncle of Angus William Roy Watts. (added 23/11/98)

     
  • Watts, Angus Ronald. b. 1898. Major. 1st and 3rd Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn, The Royal Scots. British. Enlisted 23rd April 1913, joined 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Home Service 1913-17. Then drafted to France and subsequently posted to 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Highland Division. Wounded October 1918 and invalided to UK. 1919-28 served with 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders in India. 1929-31, posted to Depot, Inverness. 1931-35 served with 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders in Fyazabad India. Discharged to Pension 16th April 1935 with rank of Sergeant. Recalled 1939, commissioned in 1st Bn, Camerons. Subsequently transferred to Anti-Tank Company, 1st Bn, Royal Scots. Severely wounded by machine gun fire in the legs at the Battle of Kohima. Invalided home and released from service 24th October 1945. Medals: 1914-18 War Medal and Victory Medal. 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Harman Watts, brothers: Graham Harman Watts, Alan Cameron Morrison Watts and Archibald Roy Watts. Uncle of Angus William Roy Watts. He married Margaret Isabella Stobo (see Stobo Family above) and was the father of Heather Margaret Watts (later McCallum). Died 12th October 1980. (added 13/11/98)

     
  • Watts, Angus William Roy. b. 1919. Corporal. 2nd Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1934-44, Intelligence Corps 1944-45. British. Joined the Camerons on Boy Service in 1934. Served in Palestine and India, Egypt and Libya. Captured at Tobruk, June 1942. POW in Fara Sabina, Italy, 1942-43. Escaped and at large for 10 months, taken in by the Bassani family who provided false identity papers, shelter and food at great risk to themselves. Repatriated 1944. Transferred to Intelligence Corps. Taken seriously ill with TB and invalided out in 1945. Born Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Son of Archibald Roy Watts MC, 1st and 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 25 Squadron, RAF, and Margaret Smith. (added 12/11/98)

     
  • Watts MC, Archibald Roy. b. 1891. Captain. 1st, 2nd and 6th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 25 Squadron, RAF. British. Enlisted in the Camerons on Boy Service 19th June 1906. Discharged as not having attained the required physical height standard, 10th August 1909. Re-enlisted 1st Bn, the Camerons 1911. 1914-18 fought at Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras and Passchendaele. Wounded twice and mentioned in Dispatches. Commissioned into 6th Bn, Camerons, September 1916 where he joined his brother Graham Harman Watts who had received his commission at around the same time. 26th April 1917 at Cavalry Farm near Guemappe, SE of Arras, awarded the Military Cross. His Company had advanced to within a few yards of the German trenches where they came under enfiladed fire from three machine guns. They established a strong point and held it for almost a day. The citation reads " For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy raided one of our strong points, he moved about the men encouraging and directing them. He went out in front with a rifle himself and accounted for several (actually twelve) of the enemy". In 1918 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was commissioned as an Observer in the RAF on its formation in 1918. Flew with 25 Squadron, a bombing and photo-reconnaissance squadron equipped with De Havelland 4 aircraft. In June 1918 he took part in a special raid on the German Imperial Train at Trelon, bombing it and the Chateau from 500 feet. Flew a total of 50 missions, 34 photo-reconnaissance and 16 bombing raids. Total operational flying time in France 175 hours 30 minutes. Highest altitude (in an open cockpit) 21,500 feet. Shot down two enemy aircraft and drove one down out of control. Returned to Regiment and discharged July 1919. Recalled 1939 and posted to Home Command-Transport and Searchlight Units. Promoted to Captain. 1944 posted to Vehicle Driving and Maintenance School, Craven Arms. Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, War Medal and 1939-45 Medal. Son of Harman Watts, brother of Graham Harman Watts, Alan Cameron Morrison Watts and Angus Ronald Watts, father of Angus William Roy Watts. Died Birmingham 1976. (added 16/11/98)

     
  • Watts, Graham Harman. b. 1882. Lieutenant. 2nd Bn and 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders, King's African Rifles. British. Enlisted 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders 13th August 1897, aged 15. Bandsman. Posted to 1st Bn, 16th November 1907. Appointed Band Sergeant, 16th August 1911. Appointed Company Sergeant Major, 1st October 1914. Appointed Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 7th April 1915. Commissioned to 6th Bn, Cameron Highlanders, 25th September 1916. Transferred to King's African Rifles, 7th September 1917. Died 1st July 1918, Nairobi, Kenya as a result of Valvular Heart Disease. Buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Nairobi. During his time with the Camerons he served in Gibraltar, Crete, Malta and South Africa. Sailed to France with the 1st Bn at the outbreak of war in 1914 and saw continuous service on the Western Front from the 13th August 1914 to August 1917. Son of Harman Watts and Clara Graham. Brothers: Alan Cameron Morrison Watts, Archibald Roy Watts and Angus William Watts. Uncle of Angus William Roy Watts. Married Annie Hutton at Reigate, Surrey, 24th May 1915. One son. (added 13/11/98)

     
  • Watts, Harman. b. 1847. Quarter Master Sergeant. 26th Regiment of Foot (Cameronians) and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. British. Enlisted 26th April 1864 in the Cameronians at Farnham, Hampshire. Posted to India arriving 24th July 1865, posted to Abyssinia March 1868. Posted back to India, 15th May 1868. Promoted to Corporal, 12th February 1872, promoted to Sergeant, 30th December 1872. 22nd January 1875, posted to United Kingdom, promoted to Colour Sergeant, 29th November 1876. 8th August 1880 posted to Malta. May 1881 transferred to the Staff of the Army, promoted to Quarter Master Sergeant, 1st July 1881. August 1882 posted to Egypt to serve with Judge Advocate General's Office. 10th November 1882 posted to Royal Military College Sandhurst. Retired from the Army, 31st August 1893 after nearly 30 years of service, with almost 10 years spent in India. Medals: Abyssinian War Medal, Egyptian War Medal. Khedive's Bronze Star, Silver Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct. Illegitimate son of Amelia Watts. Married Clara Jane Graham, 11th January 1877, she died in 1889 and is buried at the Chapel, Sandhurst. Married Sarah Jane Woodward 1890 (she died in 1853). Father of Graham Harman Watts, Alan Cameron Morrison Watts, Archibald Roy Watts and Angus Ronald Watts. Grandfather of Angus William Roy Watts. Died Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, 1929. (added 16/11/98)

     
  • Watts, Robert. Royal Scots Greys and 14/20th Hussars. British. Enlisted in Boy Service with Royal Scots Greys. Transferred to 14/20th Hussars. Served in India, Palestine and the Middle East. Served with Armoured Division in WWII. A farrier by trade Robert attended Dunblane Academy. He was the brother of Alan Watts, son of Alan Cameron Morrison Watts and grandson of Harman Watts. (added 24/11/98)

    Watts, W. Private. No. 32891. Royal Scots. Served in the First World War, he received the British War Medal and the 1914-19 Victory Medal. (added 08/01/99)

    Webster MM, James Francis. Private. No. 6565. Scots Guards. British. Served in WWI and received the Military Medal on 1st May 1918 for service in Belgium. He was from Salford, England. (added 17/11/98)

    Whyte, William. b. 1898. Wireman 2nd Class. HMS Ariel. Scottish. Royal Navy. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Whyte of Glasgow. William Whyte was lost at sea at the age of 20, when his ship the HMS Ariel was sunk on Friday 2nd August 1918. (added 10/05/01)

    Wield, William J.G. b. 1913. Captain. No. 124773. King's Own Scottish Borderers & Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Scottish. Enlisted in 1935, served in Malta, Palestine, France and Belgium before joining the RIASC in 1941 and serving in Burma (now Myanmar). He returned home for 5 months in 1945 before signing up for another 5 years service with RIASC. He disembarked at Rangoon in May 1946, during the uprisings later that year he drowned trying to save another's life. He is commemorated in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar. He was mentioned in Dispatches and suffered severe burns earlier in his career. He was married to Anges Reid Cannon and father to two girls and one son. Born in Annan, Dumfriesshire to William and Elizabeth Thomson Graham Wield. (added 13/04/99)

    Williamson, Isaac Gordon. b. 1914. Private. Royal Scots. British. Served during WWII in the Far East where he was captured in Hong Kong by the Japanese and spent the rest of the war as a POW. After the war he married in 1948 and lived unitl 1992. (added 28/03/00)

    Wilson, Frederick. King's Own Scottish Borderers. British. (added 16/11/98)

    Wilson, John. Private. No. S/2123. 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Scottish. Killed in action at Flanders, Belgium on 3rd/4th November 1915 aged 28. He is commemorated in the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Resided in Glasgow. Enlisted at Stirling. Husband of Helen Margaret Robertson, who died sometime before 1st December 1920. They had three sons and one daughter eventually living in or around Kingston, Ontario, Canada. (added 10/05/01)


  • Wood DCM, Alexander. b. 1893. Sergeant. No. 330243. Highland Light Infantry. Scottish. Born in Glasgow. Pre-1914 Territorial, served throughout WWI, in the rank of Sergeant he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He set a magnificent example, inspiring the men with him to hold on at all costs though both flanks had gone, and to keep shooting down the enemy. One night he led a patrol which encountered an enemy patrol, whom they dispersed, killing eight, and taking four prisoners" Re-enlisted in September 1939, served in Orkneys with 12th Garrison Battalion. Invalided out in 1943. An Iron driller to trade. Married to Agnes McConnell in 1919. He died on 1st April 1952. (added 10/08/01)

     
  • Wood, Alexander. b. 1921. Staff Sergeant. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Scottish. He enlisted in 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in July 1939, served bfiefly with 1st Btn at Aldershot but was not posted to France. Transferred to TA Battalion in Tain; Volunteered for service with Commando, joined 11 (Scottish) Commando and served in Cyprus and Syria. On disbandment of 11 (Scottish) Commando, he was posted to 2nd Btn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, served in Eritrea, Abyssinia and Egypt. He was captured at Tobruk in June 1942, POW in North Africa and Italy, escaped in Italy and returned to UK in Spring 1944. Attached to East Lancs Regiment as Instructor. Transferred to Military Provost Staff Corps from which he was demobbed as Staff Sergeant in July 1946. Born in Glasgow, son of Alexander Wood and Agnes McConnell (see above). Serving as a ship's steward in the Merchant Navy when he enlisted in QOCH. Employed after WWII in Post Office in Brechin, Girvan, Paisley, Letham, and Fordoun. He died on 24th December 1989. (added 10/08/01)
     

    Woolvine, George R. b. 1916. Gunner. No. 1545284. 64 (The Queens Own Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. English. Killed in action at Medjez El Bab pass, Tunisia on 28th December 1942. Born Brighton, resided in Glasgow. Son of Mary Woolvine (later Hamilton). (added 21/05/01

    Wright, Adam Brown. b. 1922. Gunner. No. 14563800. 5th Bn, The Devonshire Regt., 86 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery. Scottish. Son of Donald and Mary Wright of Glasgow. He died in August 1944 and is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France, aged 22. (added 07/09/00)

    Wright, Charles Gibson Miller. Private. No. 5350. "A" Coy, 1/8th Royal Scots. British. Served during WWI. Killed in action in October 1916 and is buried at Engelbelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. (added 15/06/00)

    Young MM, Charles Bogie. Private. No. 3011. 51st Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF. Scottish. Served during WWI and was awarded the Military Medal before being killed in April 1918 aged 30. His name is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. (added 25/09/00)

 

   
       

 


 


 

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