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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pirnmill & Lochranza - L/Cpl. John Craig, Black Wa Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 3rd October, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
CRAIG.-
Previously reported wounded and missing at battle of Loos, 25th September, 1915, now officially presumed dead, John, aged 29, Lance-Corporal, Black Watch, eldest and dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs John Craig, Hazelwood, Imachar, Pirnmill, Arran."

SDGW - Born Kilmory; enlisted Shiskine, Arran.


SNWM - WW1
Surname CRAIG
Forename John
Rank L Cpl
Service number S/6321
Decoration
Place of birth Kilmory Buteshire
Date of death 25 September 1915
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 9th Bn.

CWGC - CRAIG, John
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Service No: S/6321.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915 Age: 29.
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83. (Stone 79 B.)
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Isabella Craig, of Craiganiar, Corriecravie, Lamlash, Isle of Arran.

1891 Census Butes., Lochranza, Kilmory, Imachar Farm, recorded (transcription):- John Craig (4), born Kilmory; John Craig (40), Farmer, born Kilmory; Isabella Craig (33), Wife, born Kilmory; siblings; father in law - John Sillars (79) Widower, Annuitant, born Butes., Kilmory.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: WW1 - Whiting Bay panel - Pte. Jas. McMurtrie, Camerons Reply with quote

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Spelling of surname &c. as publication (and something of a guddle amongst the transcribed records parties).

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 20th July, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
M'MURTRIE.
- Killed in action, on the 27th (sic) June, Corporal James M'Murtrie, Cameron Highlanders, aged 34 (sic), beloved husband of Mary M'Kelvie, Kelvinhaugh, Whiting Bay, Arran."

SDGW - James MACMURTRIE, born Argylls., Oban; lived Whiting Bay; enlisted Ardrossan.


SNWM - WW1
Surname MACMURTRIE
Forename James
Rank Cpl
Service number S/17094
Decoration
Place of birth Oban Argyllshire
Date of death 28 June 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 7th Bn.

CWGC - McMURTRIE, James
Rank: Corporal.
Service No: 17094.
Date of Death: 28/06/1916. Age: 35.
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. B. 42.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Jeanie McMurtrie; husband of Mrs. James McMurtrie, of Kelvinhaugh, Whiting, Bay, Arran.
Native of Saltcoats.


Headstone schedules record Mrs. M.L. McMurtrie, Kelvinhaugh, Auchencairn, Whiting Bay, Arran.

Medals index ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3869557

1891 Census Ayrshire, Saltcoats, Windmill Street, recorded (transcription):- James McMurtrie (10), Scholar, born Argylls., Oban; James McMurtrie (37), Joiner, born Saltcoats; Jeanie M. McMurtrie (33), Wife, born Saltcoats; siblings, both born Saltcoats.

1901 Census Ayrshire, Saltcoats, 15 Windmill Street, recorded (transcription):- James McMurtrie (19), Apprentice House Joiner, single, born Oban; James McMurtrie (47), House Joiner, born Ayrs., Dalrymple; Jane McMurtrie (44), Wife, born Saltcoats; siblings, all born Saltcoats.

Listed at Saltcoats, where surname is McMurtrie:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=186&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Not listed at Ardrossan.
Not listed at Oban.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lamlash panel - Pte. Robert McMillan, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 2nd November, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
M'MILLAN.
- Died, on the 28th October, at Ontario Military Hospital, Kent, of wounds received in action on 16th September, Robert M'Millan (Canadians), beloved husband of Annie M'Millan, Woodhead, Lamlash, Arran."

Same publication, Monday, 29th,. October, 1917:-
"In Memoriam.
M'MILLAN.-
In proud and loving memory of Robert M'Millan (Canadians) who died of wounds received in action on the Somme, 28th October, 1916.- Inserted by his wife and family, Woodhead, Lamlash, Arran."


SNMW - no trace.

CWGC - McMILLAN, Robert
Rank: Private.
Service No: 141825.
Date of Death: 28/10/1916. Age: 42.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 21st Bn.(Eastern Ontario Regt.)
Grave Reference: H. 15.
Cemetery: ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
Additional Information:Husband of Annie McMillan, of Ivy Cottage, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Sannox & Corrie - Gnr. Duncan K. Bruce - R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 14th December, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
BRUCE.-
Officially reported killed in action, 17th November, Gunner Duncan Kerr Bruce, R.F.A., aged 29, beloved second son of John Bruce, Sannox, Arran."


Enlisted at Brodick.

SNWM - WW1
Surname BRUCE
Forename Duncan Kerr
Rank Gnr
Service number 125907
Decoration
Place of birth Isle of Arran
Date of death 17 November 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

CWGC - BRUCE, D.K.
Rank: Gunner.
Service No: 125907.
Date of Death: 17/11/1916. Age: 29.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 32nd Bty. 33rd Bde.
Grave Reference: VIII. R. 6.
Cemetery: GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS
Additional Information: Son of John Bruce, of Sannox, Corrie, Isle of Arran, and the late Margaret Kerr Bruce.

1901 Census Bute, Kilbride, Sannox Cottage, recorded (transcription):- Duncan Bruce (13), Scholar, son, born Kilbride; John Bruce (51), Gardener (domestic), born Perth, Petrodie; Margaret Bruce (47), Wife, born Bute, Kilmory; siblings.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:19 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Sannox & Corrie - Pte. Alexr. Bruce - 10th.Bn. S.R Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:


The brother of previously posted Duncan Kerr Bruce in this thread - both are listed in the panel above.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 22nd. May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
BRUCE.-
Killed in action, on 23rd April, Private Alex. Bruce, Scottish Rifles, aged 23, beloved nephew of Mr and Mrs Langlands, Invercloy, Brodick, Arran."

Same publication, Wednesday, 23rd. May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
BRUCE.-
Officially reported killed in action, on 23rd-26th April, 1917, Private Alexander Bruce, Scottish Rifles, beloved son of John Bruce, Sannox, Arran; also his brother, Gunner Duncan K. Bruce, who fell on 17th. November, 1916.- Inserted by their sorrowing Father.
The Master called; they answered."

SNWM - WW1
Surname BRUCE
Forename A
Rank Pte
Service number 201087
Decoration
Place of birth Arran
Date of death 26 April 1917
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 10th Bn.

Army register of soldier's backpay records date of death as 23/26th. April, 1917. John (his father) is scored out. Monies and War Gratuity are both paid to Aunt and sole legatee Joan Langlands.
Pte. Alexander Bruce, 10th. Scottish Rifles, Pte. 201087; 8868.

Medal index ticket records previous service:- Sco. Rif. A/Sgt. 8865(sic).

1901 Census Bute, Kilbride, Brodick, Invercloy, recorded (transcription):- Dugald Langlands (41), Domestic Gardener, born Kilbride; Joan Langlands (56) (sic), Wife, born Kilbride; children, all born Kilbride.

1901 Census Bute, Kilbride, Sannox Cottage, recorded (transcription):- Alexander Bruce (7), Scholar, son, born Kilbride; John Bruce (51), Gardener (domestic), born Perth, Petrodie (sic); Margaret Bruce (47), Wife, born Bute, Kilmory; siblings (include Duncan Bruce, age 13).


CWGC - BRUCE, Alexander
Rank: Private.
Service No: 201087.
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Shisken Panel - Pte. Alexr. Watson, Gordons Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday 5th June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
WATSON.-
Killed in action, on 15th (sic) May, Pte. Alexander Watson, Gordon Highlanders, fifth beloved son of the late Neil Watson, Blackwaterfoot, Arran; sadly missed."

SNWM - WW1
Surname WATSON
Forename Alexander
Rank Pte
Service number 266857
Decoration
Place of birth Govan
Date of death 16 May 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 6th Bn.

SDGW - Born Govan; enlisted Alloa.
Service Award Rolls record previous service:- 2nd. Gordon Hdrs. S/7829.
Medal index ticket records the above and France, 16th. February, 1915.

Army register soldier's backpay records sums to brothers William, Malcolm and Archibald. War Gratuity is paid to Malcolm.


CWGC - WATSON, A.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 266857.
Date of Death: 16/05/1917.
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. H. 4.
Cemetery: ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
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Headstone schedules record B. Watson, Esq., Blackwater Foot, Isle of Arran.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Kilmory + Slidderie - Pte. John McBride, A. & S.H. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 7th. June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
M'BRIDE.-
Killed in action, on 24th April, Private John M'Bride, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, in his 22nd year, beloved nephew of John M'Bride, Shannochie, and brother of Mrs Millar, Ballymenochglen, Arran."

SNWM - WW1
Surname McBRIDE
Forename John
Rank Pte
Service number S/16447
Decoration
Place of birth Kilmory Buteshire
Date of death 24 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 2nd Bn.

SDGW - Enlisted Lamlash.



CWGC - McBRIDE, J.
Rank: Private.
Service No: S/16447.
Date of Death: 24/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. D. 12.
Cemetery: HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY
Additional Information:

Army register of soldier's backpay records monies of 3 10s 3d and 3 War Gratuity both sent to John, uncle.
John McBride, 2/A & S. Hdrs. Pte. 16447.

1901 Census Butes., Arran, Kilmory, Shennachie (sic), recorded (transcription):- John McBride (5), Grandson, born Kilmory; Robert McBride (79), Farmer, born Kilmory; Elizabeth McBride (62), Wife, born Kilmory; (not a good transcription) John McBride (37), Farmer's son, born Kilmory; other McBrides.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Alexander Watson GH Reply with quote

Alexander Watson Pte 266857 6th Gordon Highlanders b Govan,Lanarkshire e Alloa Age 37 Killed in Action F&F 16/05/1917 5th son of the late Neil Watson, Blackwaterfoot, Arran. Father's Occ: Journeyman Ship Carpenter. 1881 Mother: Marion Currie. B 1880. Army register soldier's backpay records sums to brothers William, Malcolm and Archibald. War Gratuity is paid to Malcolm. Roeux British Cemetery Fr 1194 Sp. Mem. H. 4. Glasgow Herald 5-6-17 Alloa & Shisken
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: WW1 - Lamlash - Pte. John M. Campbell, K.O.S.B. Reply with quote

Usual divergent spelling of names.

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 27th June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
CAMPBELL.-
Killed in action, on 24th April, 1917, Private John Macdonald Campbell, K.O.S.B., of 15 Hamilton Terrace, Lamlash, Arran."

SNWM - WW1
Surname CAMPBELL
Forename John McDonald
Rank Pte
Service number 23655
Decoration
Place of birth Govan Lanark
Date of death 24 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail 7/8th Bn.

Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payment to Grantees:- William Robertson Julius Fisher McCallum, which is presumably one person as there is only one payment of each type involved (i.e. one backpay; one gratuity).
John McDonald Campbell, 7/8th.Bn. K.O.S.B. Pte. 23655.


CWGC - CAMPBELL, John McDonald
Rank: Private.
Service No: 23655.
Date of Death: 24/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: 20. A. 2.
Cemetery:CANADIAN CEMETERY NO.2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lamlash panel - Lieut. A. H. Crawford, R.N.R. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 2nd. August, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
CRAWFORD.-
Drowned at sea on 26th July, Lieutenant A.H. Crawford, R.N.R., aged 25, eldest son of Donald Crawford, Woodhead, Lamlash."

SNWM - WW1
Surname CRAWFORD
Forename Alexander Hendry
Rank T/A/Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 26 July 1917
Theatre of death RNR
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE ROYAL NAVY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL NAVY

CWGC - CRAWFORD, Alexander Hendry
Rank:Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 26/07/1917. Age: 26. (Accidentally drowned.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "Marguerite."
Panel Reference: 25.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Donald and Mary Crawford, of Woodhead, Lamlash, Arran.

1901 Census Butes., Kilbride, Wood Head, recorded (transcription):- Alexander Crawford (9), Scholar, grand Nephew, born Lamlash; William McMillan (38 ), Retired Marine Engineer, born Argylls., Campbeltown; Mary Ann Crawford (39), Niece, born Lamlash; siblings.

Alexander Hendry Crawford, Sub-Lieutenant (Temporary); Nr. 1466; born Lamlash, 10th. August, 1891.
Naval Officers Service index:-

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8289670
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: WW1 - Lamlash panel - John Mackenzie, Merchant Service. Reply with quote

Spelling/style surnames &c., as publication.

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 6th. August, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MACKENZIE.-
Drowned at sea as a result of his ship being torpedoed on 15th July, John Mackenzie, eldest son of John Mackenzie, Clauchlands, Lamlash."

SNWM - WW1
Surname McKENZIE
Forename John
Rank Able Seaman
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 15 July 1917
Theatre of death MMR HMS 'REDBREAST'
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE ROYAL NAVY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL NAVY

HMS Redbreast:- Built as the S.S. REDBREAST, a passenger cargo vessel, by A & J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Yard No 285, she was launched on Saturday, April 18th 1908.
Operated by G & J Burns Ltd., Glasgow until requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a fleet messenger in 1915.
Used as a *Q-ship 20th. March to 16th. September, 1916, when she reverted to fleet messenger.
She was torpedoed by UC38 on passage Skyros/Doro Channel in the Aegean.


CWGC - MACKENZIE, John
Rank: Able Seaman.
Service No: 908153.
Date of Death:15/07/1917. Age: 41. (Killed in action with submarine in Mediterranean.)
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Panel Reference: 25.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Margaret Mackenzie, of Lamlash, Isle of Arran.

*Q-ships, also known as Q-boats, Decoy Vessels, Special Service Ships, or Mystery Ships, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks. This gave Q-ships the chance to open fire and sink them. The basic ethos of every Q-ship was to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Their codename referred to the vessels' home port, Queenstown, in Ireland.
http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/SMF/index.php?topic=31.0
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: WW1 - James A. T. King, Merchant Service. Reply with quote

Remembered at Corrie War Memorial:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=70290#70290

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 8th. August, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
KING.-
Lost at sea. through the sinking of his ship, James Andrew Taylor, marine engineer, only son of the late William Taylor King, Corrie, Arran, and of Mrs King, 25 Pitt Street, Leith."
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject: Arran Memorial - James Hamilton Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: HAMILTON
First name: James
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit: 1st Bn 3rd
Age: 34
Date of Death: 24/09/1916
Service no: 23/160
Additional information: Son of William and Louisa Hamilton, of St Quivox, Whiting Bay, Arran, Scotland
Grave reference: XI. A. 15
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

The 1891 census shows the family living in Ardrossan and William running a grocers shop at 127 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. In 1911 William and Louisa and their daughter Louisa (aged 18 born Ardrossan) were living in Whiting Bay

James is on the Ardrossan and Whiting Bay memorials
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Kilmory & Slidderie - Duncan A. Black, N.Z. Forces Reply with quote

Also listed on City of Glasgow Roll of Honour at 125 York Drive, Hyndland.

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 5th. November, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
BLACK.-
Killed in action on 19th October, 1917, Private Duncan A. Black, New Zealand Forces, second son of the late Rev. Duncan Black, Kilmory Parish, Arran, and of Mrs Black, 125 York Drive, Hyndland, Glasgow."

SNWM - WW1
Surname BLACK
Forename Duncan Archie
Rank Pte
Service number 28851
Decoration
Place of birth Arran
Date of death 19 October 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

CWGC - BLACK, Duncan Archie
Rank: Private.
Service No: 28851.
Date of Death: 19/10/1917.
Regiment/Service: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 3rd Bn.
Panel Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs. E. Black, of Methven, Canterbury.

1891 Census Bute, Kilmory, recorded (transcription):- Duncan A. Black (13), Scholar, son, born Kilmory; Duncan Black (54), Minister Kilmory Parish, born Argyle, Kilcalmonell; Susanna Black (39), Wife, born Argyle, Lochgoilhead; siblings.
1881 Census records Duncan A. Black (3), son same personal details as above. Locus is Kilmory Manse.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lamlash panel - Alexander Hamilton, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 16th. November, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
HAMILTON.-
Died of wounds on 9th inst., in Canadian C.C.S., Corporal Alexander Fullarton Hamilton, Canadian Imperial Forces, aged 24, youngest and beloved son of Mr and Mrs Robert Hamilton, Blairbeg Farm, Lamlash, Arran; deeply regretted."

CWGC - HAMILTON, Alexander Fullarton
Rank: Corporal.
Service No: 28910.
Date of Death: 09/11/1917. Age: 24. (Died of wounds received at Passchendaele.)
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 16th Bn. (Manitoba Regt.)
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: XXII. EE. 7.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton, of Blairbeg, Lamlash, Arran, Scotland.

1901 Census Bute, Kilbride, Blairbeg, recorded (transcription):- Alexander Hamilton (7), Scholar, son, born Kilbride; Robert Hamilton (57), Farmer, born Kilbride; Mary Hamilton (47), Wife, born Ayr; siblings.

Also listed on the Lamlash Roll of Honour (no mention of the MM award):-
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