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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Farrow Reply with quote

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William Farrow

(Glasgow Herald 4th Dec 1914)
"William Farrow, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, has succumbed to wounds received between Ypres and Hazebrouck, and has been buried in Hazebrouck cemetery. Farrow was a Kilsyth miner, and was a reservist. He leaves a widow and four children."

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Name: FARROW, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 6952
Date of Death: 05/11/1914
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. A. 23.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Sarah Farrow, of 11, Parkburn Road, Kilsyth, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: FARROW
Firstname: William
Service Number: 6952
Date Death: 05/11/1914
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Bowe Reply with quote

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William Bowe

(Glasgow Herald 4th Dec 1914)
"Private Eugene Docherty, who resided at Low Craigends, Kilsyth, has written home that he is a prisoner of war at Gottingen, Hannover, Germany, having been captured during a bayonet charge by the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at Ypres. Private William Bowe, of the Argylls, who resided at Charles Street, Kilsyth, is reported missing from October 21, the night of the bayonet charge referred to."

CWGC
Name: BOWE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 9042
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BOWE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 9042
Date Death: 21/10/1914
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Mac/McFarlane Reply with quote

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James MacFarlane

(Glasgow Herald 24th Dec 1914)
"Notification has been sent to Kilsyth that Private James MacFarlane, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, has succumbed to wounds received at the front. Private MacFarlane was 20 year of age and unmarried. He wa sin the Special Reserve, being one of four brothers serving, two others being at the front. The late private was well known in swimming circles, having won a gold medal for diving."

CWGC
McFARLANE, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 2383
Date of Death: 14/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. E. 18.
Cemetery: LOKER CHURCHYARD

SNWM
Surname: McFARLANE
Firstname: James
Service Number: 2383
Date Death: 14/12/1914
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirling
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
UNVEILING OF KILSYTH WAR MEMORIAL
25th AUGUST 1923


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Pte. Henry Fleming Reply with quote

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Henry Fleming

(Glasgow Herald 19th Feb 1915)
"Official notice sent to his parents states that Corporal Henry Fleming, a Kilsyth lad, in the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards, has been missing since November 13."

CWGC
FLEMING, HENRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 8217
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Henry Fleming, of 18, Zetland Place, Lumphinnans, Fife.

SNWM
Surname: FLEMING
Firstname: Henry
Service Number: 8217
Date Death: 11/11/1914
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirling
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:52 am    Post subject: Pte. James Gribbin Reply with quote

Not on this memorial.

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James Gribbin

(Glasgow Herald 17th March 1915)
"A telegram received at Kilsyth on Saturday conveyed the information that Private James Gribbon, a local man serving with the Royal Scots, had been accidentally killed that day at Weymouth. Private Gribbon, who was 37 years of age, was the sole support of his widowed mother, with whom he resided at 60 Auchinstarry Rows, Kilsyth, before joining the forces."

CWGC
GRIBBIN, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 16994
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: 2nd Extn. 1231.
Cemetery: KILSYTH CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GRIBBIN
Firstname: James
Service Number: 16994
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Kilsyth
Other: 3rd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte

See: (Kilsyth Cemetery, Page 1)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=511&highlight=kilsyth+cemetery&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Michael Kelly Reply with quote

Not on this Memorial, or the one at Cumbernauld

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Michael Kelly

(Glasgow Herald 3rd April 1915)
"A telegram received at Kilsyth yesterday stated that Private Michael Kelly, 10th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had died in the Cambridge hospital at Aldershot. He had been in hospital there for about six weeks, and pneumonia supervened. He was a young man of 25 years of age, and was employed as a miner at St. Flannan's Colliery, Kilsyth, up till August. He leaves a widow and three children."

CWGC
KELLY, M
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2421
Date of Death: 01/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 10th Bn.
Grave Reference: R. 306.
Cemetery: ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: KELLY
Firstname: Michael
Service Number: S/2421
Date Death: 01/04/1915
Place of birth: Cumbernauld Dumbartonshire
Other: 10th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Robertson Reply with quote

I can't find this man on a memorial. Be it this one, St. Andrews or a nearby parish. So I'll list him here as he has a connection to the area.

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David Robertson

(Glasgow herald 30th April 1915)
"Private David Robertson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was klilled in action March 12. He was an unmarried man of 28 years of age. Many of his relatives reside in Kilsyth."

CWGC
ROBERTSON, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 10082
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ROBERTSON
Firstname: David
Service Number: 10082
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: St Andrews Fife
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Burns Reply with quote

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Alexander Burns

CWGC
BURNS, A
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 22954
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 51st Div. Ammunition Col.
Grave Reference: II. Q. 33.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

SNWM
Surname: BURNS
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 22954
Date Death: 03/05/1917
Place of birth: Kilsyth
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Gnr
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. George Burns Reply with quote

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George Burns

CWGC
BURNS, G
Rank: Private
Service No: 2198
Date of Death: 15/08/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn. attd. 154th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Grave Reference: I. F. 28.
Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES

SNWM
Surname: BURNS
Firstname: George
Service Number: 2198
Date Death: 15/08/1916
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Pte. Andrew Burns Reply with quote

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Andrew Burns

CWGC
BURNS, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 16926
Date of Death: 28/09/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 60 to 61.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burns, of 12, High Craigends, Kilsyth, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: BURNS
Firstname: Andrew
Service Number: 16926
Date Death: 28/09/1918
Place of birth: Kilsyth
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. Samuel Burns Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial.

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Samuel Burns

(Glasgow Herald 30th April 1915)
"About the beginning of the year the War Office posted as missing Private Samuel Burns, a Kilsyth man, of the Gordon Highlanders, and no further word has been received from him. A comrade, however, has written that Burns was killed in action, and he assisted at his burial. Private Burns had seen service in the South African War and in India, for which he held two medals. Prior to rejoining the forces he had been employed as a miner at Auchengeich Colliery." Article gets regiment wrong.

CWGC
BURNS, SAMUEL
Rank: Private
Service No: 5971
Date of Death: 22/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BURNS
Firstname: Samuel
Service Number: 5971
Date Death: 22/12/1914
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Pte. Peter Caldwell Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Name: CALDWELL
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Service No: 1524
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Caldwell, of 27, Parkburn Rd., Kilsyth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. 516.
Cemetery: KILSYTH CEMETERY


(Glasgow Herald 10th May 1915)
"Private Peter Caldwell, of the 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Stirlingshire Territorials), has died in the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital at Norwich. Private Caldwell was one of the Kilsyth Company of Territorials who took part in the big engagement at Hill 60, near Ypres, and was wounded in the thigh, Lockjaw had supervened. He was a young man of 21 years of age, and resided with his widowed mother at 27 Parkburn Road, Kilsyth. He was formerly employed as a miner."

SNWM
Surname: CALDWELL
Firstname: Peter
Service Number: 1524
Date Death: 08/05/1915
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Miller Reply with quote

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John Miller

(Glasgow Herald 4th October 1915)
"John Miller, of the 7th K.O.S.B., son of Mr Alexander Miller, Backyards, Kilsyth, has been killed. He was one of three brothers serving with the forces, another of whom has already been wounded. Prior to joining the army he was employed as a brusher with Messrs William Baird and co. (Limited)."

CWGC
MILLER, J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 15195
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: 82.
Cemetery: MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: MILLAR (Miller)
Firstname: John
Service Number: 15195
Date Death: 25/09/1915
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirling
Other: 7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank : L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Rankin Reply with quote

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John Rankin

Also listed on Kirkintilloch memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 14th May 1915)
"The fatalities amongst the Kilsyth Territorials have been increased by the news in a letter from Captain Frew that Private John Rankin has been killed in action, being shot through the heart. Private Rankin, who was 21 years of age, was employed as a miner before he left with the Territorials. He was married in August."

(Kirkintilloch Herald 19th May 1915)
"Mrs John Rankin, who resides in Bank Street (Bank Road?), Kirkintilloch, has received word of the death of her husband, Private John Rankin, "D" Company, 7th A.&.S.H. This intimation came from Captain Frew, who wrote Mrs Rankin to the following effect.- "I presume you will have heard ere of the sad death of your husband, Private John Rankin, from a shot through the heart. The battalion was ordered to attack a very difficult German position, and your husband was well forward when he fell shot. If it is any relief to you to know, his death was instantaneous. Your husband was a great favourite with everyone in "D" Company, and on behalf of his comrades and myself, will you please accept our warmest sympathy. He was carefull buried by his comrades, and a wooden cross with his name and regimental number was erected." Private Rankin was a native of Kilsyth."

CWGC
RANKIN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1358
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: RANKIN
Firstname: John
Service Number: 1358
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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