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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: James Starrs Reply with quote

James Starrs was born in Cowie, Sterlingshire.
He died on the 29th April 1918 in France and Flanders.
He enlisted in Sterling as a private in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Battalion.
His service number was S/7506.

He was the son of Thomas and Maggie Starrs of 10 Kingston Rows, Kilsyth.

Buried in Koln Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

CWGC: Aged 26 XIII F 15 Colougne Southern Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Pte. Patrick Brown Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Patrick Brown

(Glasgow Herald 27th May 1915)
"Official news was received at Kilsyth yesterday that Private Patrick Brown, of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, was killed in action on May 9. Private Brown, who resided at Duntreath Terrace, Kilsyth, with his sisters and brothers, was 39 years of age, and was employed at Messrs William Baird and Company's Collieries until joining the Army in January."

CWGC
BROWN, PATRICK
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7928
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: S/7928
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.

I put his service number into the forums search engine to see if he had been previously listed in Allans casualty entries, oddly it was another man on this memorial, the only hit on the whole forum, who came up with the same number, Robert Irvine.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: John Brown Reply with quote

John Brown fell in the Great War in France 24th November 1917, aged 27.
Born in 1891 he was the son of Hamilton Brown, Garrel House, Kilsyth and Jane Cullen.
A Canadian in the Canadian Army Medical Corps, 12th Field Ambulance.
His service number was 532362

CWGC: XXVI. A. 1. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Enlistment
John Brown 188 Carlton St Winipegg
Mother Jean C Brown
Farmer
Born 27 March 1891
Joined up 31 May 1916
Died 24th November 1917

1901 Scotland Census: Garell House Kilsyth
Hamilton Brown 45 b Kilsyth House Propritor
Jane 42 b Kilsyth
Mary 21
Hamilton 14
Alexander 15
Jane 13
David 11
John Brown 10 born 27 March 1891 Kilsyth
William 5
Helen 6 months
Chrissie Simpson 22 visitor b Glasgow
Jeanie Cowan 18 servant b Kilsyth
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: William Grindlay Reply with quote

William Grindlay was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry.
Attached to 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment
He died on the 30th May 1918
CWGC: Soissons Memorial

CWGC: Formerly a private in the Cameron Highlanders
6th Service Battalion
His service number was S/14727
Attestation
William Grindlay
25 years 11 months (9th Sep 1914 so born Oct 1889)
Teacher
Must have joined the Cameron Highlanders after 1910 (9th September 1914)
Medal Roll
Entered France on the 9th July 1915.
Commissioned on the 17th December 1917
5ft 6 121 lbs 34 inch chest fair hair dark grey eyes and dark hair
A Presbetarian
Enlisted in Glasgow on the 9th September 1914
Brother of Robert and Janet Grindlay Sterling Villa 12 Murray Avenue Kilsyth
Listed on the Glasgow University Roll Of Honour
The Jordonhill College Memorial (1908)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Paton Reply with quote

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John Paton

(Glasgow Herald 29th June 1915)
"Private John Paton, of the 7th A. and S.H. has been killed in action. Private Paton, who was 20 years of age, was a son of Mr M. Paton, Low Craigends, Kilsyth. He was attached to the machine gun section. His death took place on May 25."

CWGC
PATON, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 1418
Date of Death: 25/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. B. 4.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: PATON
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1418
Place of birth: Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Date of death: 25 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/7th Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject: Pte. Patrick McCann Reply with quote

milmor_1 wrote:
McCANN, Patrick Private 18093 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Kilsyth, Stirling Enlisted Kilsyth.
Date of Death: 04/06/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh.
IWM Records Page No: Volume V, Page 283.


(Glasgow Herald 8th July 1915)
"Private Patrick McCann, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has been wounded in action at the Dardanelles on June 4. The official intimation sent to his wife at Market Street, Kilsyth, bears that no details have reached the Military Records Office regarding his wounds."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:25 am    Post subject: William Stark GH Reply with quote

William Stark Pte S/10356 10th Gordon Highlanders b Kilsyth, Stirling e Glasgow Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 17/11/1915 Son of Jeanie Grant (nee Lawson) Stark, of 115, Back Brae St., Kilsyth, Glasgow, and the late John McG. Stark. 1901 Census: 25 Parkfoot St; Kilsyth. 1911: Census: 115 Backbrae St, Kilsyth, Stirling, Soldiers Effects: Mother: Jeanie. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Thomas Brownlee GH Reply with quote

Thomas Brownlee Private S/16246 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders Age 31 Died Pakistan 12/11/1918 Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brownlee. Husband of Jenny Bauld Brownlee, of 4 Burngreen Kilsyth, Glasgow. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Jenny Bauld. Rawalpindi War Cemetery Plot II Row B Grave 12
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:53 am    Post subject: William McPherson or MacPherson Reply with quote

William McPherson Pte 7987 1st Gordon Highlanders b Kilsyth,Stirling e Glasgow Age 36 Killed in Action F&F 18/06/1915 Son of Mr & Mrs Charles MacPherson, Kilsyth, Glasgow. Husband of Mrs McPherson, 2 School Rd; Aberdeen. CWGC has MacPherson.Husband of Lilias MacPherson, 15 Don St; Aberdeen. Occ: Employed at the Gas Works. Soldiers Effiects: Widow: Lily. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:58 am    Post subject: James Garrie GH Reply with quote

James Garrie Pte 292507 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Kilsyth,Stirling e Kirkintilloch Age 21 Killed in Action F&F 13/02/1918 Son of George and Margaret Garrie, of 2, Parkfoot Cottage, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Mary B. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux Fr 0155 Plot II Row A Grave 02
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Peter Semple GH Reply with quote

Peter Semple Private 3/7376 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Kirkintilloch e Stirling Age 36 Died of Wounds Somme, France 27/09/1916 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Semple, of Twechar, Glasgow. Husband of Mrs. P. Semple, of 10, Edward St., Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Soldiers Effects: Mary Mc. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0052 Plot I Row D Grave 06 Daily Record 10-3-15: Killed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Patrick Differ Reply with quote

allan1047 wrote:
Patrick Differ lived in Kilsyth.
He died on the 23rd June 1917 in France and Flanders.
He enlisted in Kilsyth in the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) 2nd Battalion.
His service number was 4812 and his rank was L/Corp.

CWGC: Lance Corporal (4812) died on the 23rd June 1917.
He was in the Leinster Regiment.
His name is on Panel 14 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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Could this be the same person? The
Patrick Differ mentioned below is my 1st cousin 1x removed


Patrick Differ
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23rd June 1917
Service No. 4812
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Differ and Bella Docherty. Brother of Patrick Differ. Born Kilsyth. Enlisted Kilsyth. DoB September 26th 1893. Killed in Action. After seeing action at The Battle of Vimy Ridge in the Spring, Patrick Differ was in The Battle of Messines in June. The goal was to take Messines Ridge, no breakout from Ypres could occur unless the ridge was captured, on 7th June 1917, at 3.10 a.m., nineteen mines, with 500 tons of explosives denoted under the German positions at Messines Ridge. Less than 3 weeks later, while in the line, Patrick was killed in action.
Grave: Unknown
Cemetery: Remembered at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Patrick Differ Reply with quote

allan1047 wrote:
Patrick Differ lived in Kilsyth.
He died on the 23rd June 1917 in France and Flanders.
He enlisted in Kilsyth in the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) 2nd Battalion.
His service number was 4812 and his rank was L/Corp.

CWGC: Lance Corporal (4812) died on the 23rd June 1917.
He was in the Leinster Regiment.
His name is on Panel 14 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.



Catholic Church Kilsyth
http://www.saintpatrickskilsyth.org.uk/saintpatricks/histories_war_dead_ww1.htm

Patrick Differ
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23rd June 1917
Service No. 4812
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Differ and Bella Docherty. Brother of Patrick Differ. Born Kilsyth. Enlisted Kilsyth. DoB September 26th 1893. Killed in Action. After seeing action at The Battle of Vimy Ridge in the Spring, Patrick Differ was in The Battle of Messines in June. The goal was to take Messines Ridge, no breakout from Ypres could occur unless the ridge was captured, on 7th June 1917, at 3.10 a.m., nineteen mines, with 500 tons of explosives denoted under the German positions at Messines Ridge. Less than 3 weeks later, while in the line, Patrick was killed in action.
Grave: Unknown
Cemetery: Remembered at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Thomas Steele Arneil update Reply with quote

Thomas Steele Arneil Private S/41042 7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Berryhill e Stirling Age 22 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 26/03/1918 Son of Alexander and Margaret Steele Arneil, of Berryhill Farm, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Soldiers Effects: Fa Alexander A. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Hamilton Advertiser 05-05-17 P5 :Coalburn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Adam Gordon A & S High Reply with quote

Adam Gordon Sjt S/4397 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders b Bucksburn e Kilsyth Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 28/12/1917 Son of Andrew & Marion Gordon, 7 Highcraigends, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Native of Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-grand Fr 0439 Plot III Row D Grave 9 The Scotsman 02-02-18 P8: Kilsyth
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