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MACDOUGAL, D. G. KING'S AFR. RIF.
David Graham Mather Macdougall – age 25 – Lieutenant, 5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, attached to the 1/3rd King's African Rifles.
David was educated in Kelso and at the Annan Academy before serving his apprenticeship in the Annan Branch of the Bank Of Scotland. He obtained a position in the Royal Bank of Canada in 1912 but he returned to join the Weensland Spinning Company of Hawick in 1914 and was commissioned in the KOSB in December 1915. David was promoted to Lieutenant with the KAR in April 1917 but was killed at Ngangachie in East Africa.
Born 1891 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. Son of Alexander and Helen (Beattie) Macdougall of 10 Bank Street, Annan. Brother of Miss Dorothy Helen Hope Macdougall of Bank of Scotland House, 10 Bank Street Annan.
Killed in Action on 27 July 1917 and buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial, on the Annan Academy memorial and on the Hawick Roll of Honour.


MACKENZIE, R. K.O.S.B.
Robert MacKenzie – age 59 – Pipe-Major (14851) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had served in the army for many years and had been awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. He became the caretaker of the drill-hall in Dumfries until 1897 and for the next 18 years he was the attendance officer of Annan School Board. In spite of his age he volunteered and was accepted for service and he landed with the 6th KOSB at Boulogne in May 1915. Robert was wounded during the battle of Loos on 25th September and died in the 25th General Hospital at Dannes-Camiers. He was Mentioned in Despatches.
Born 1856 in Duthil, Inverness-shire/Elginshire. Son of the late Robert and Mary (Murchison) MacKenzie. Husband of Jane (Dargie) Mackenzie of Ednam Street, Annan and of 40 Cliff Street, Yonkers, New York, U.S.A. who he married in 1879 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh.
His daughter Elizabeth was born c.1882 in Ireland, his sons - Robert was born c.1885 in Ireland, George was born c.1887 in England, Ronald c.1892 in India, and his daughter Margaret was born in 1897 in Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of Wounds on 8 October 1915 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial and on an individual memorial now in the Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs near Annan.

Dumfries & Galloway Standard 9/9/1916 p.2
MEMORIAL TO ANNAN SOLDIER
An oval bronze memorial to the late Pipe- Major Mackenzie, attendance officer of Annan School Board, has been erected in the hall of Annan Public School. The cost has been defrayed principally the children attending the school, assisted by the children of the Academy, Breconbeds, and St CoJumba’s, while the remainder has been contributed by the staffs of all the schools, the members of the Board, a few friends, and some former scholars. This is recorded on a small brass plate, mounted on an oak base, beneath the memorial, and on the memorial itself is the following inscription “In memory of Pipe-Major Robert Mackenzie, 6th K.O.S.B., who, after eighteen years faithful service as attendance officer of Annan School Board, died the age of fifty-nine, from wounds received on September 25th, 1915, at Loos, France.” The inscription is surrounded a wreath of laurel and oak with intertwined ribbons, the continuity of the border being broken at the top by the regimental arms the K.O.S.B., and at the bottom by the Annan burgh arms, and the wreath is the emblem of victory, not of mourning.

and the book 'Floo'ers O' The Forest - Fallen Pipers of The Great War' has this recorded : -
Born at Grantown-on-Spey about 1856. Enlisted in the 78th Highlanders (no,337) in November, 1874 and was appointed Piper in November, 1876. Purchased his discharge in October,1878 and re-enlisted in The King's Own Scottish Borderers (no.276I) in July of the following year. Appointed Pipe-Major and served with the 2nd Battalion in the action at Gemaizah in 1888. (Sudan) Awarded the medal for Long Service and Good Conduct and retired to pension in October, 1896. Employed 16 years as Truant Officer for the Annan School Board, Dumfriesshire where he had resided at Ednam Street. Volunteered for service in the Great War. Went to France as Pipe-Major of the 6th (Service) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers, in the 9th (Scottish) Division. Mentioned in Field-Marshall French's despatch of 30th November, 1915 for his gallantry at Loos (‘London Gazette’ 29422, 1st January, 1916). He had been gassed and wounded on the 25th September while playing the Battalion over the parapet when shot in both legs. Though he managed to crawl back to his own lines, his leg had to be amputated and he died of shock shortly afterward. "He was the finest and grandest old man in the Regiment, and we were justly proud of him." Died of his wounds on the 8th October,1915 "having well deserved the V.C." Because of his age, about 59, he had been offered the position of Battalion postman, but insisted on staying with his Company. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane MacKenzie of 40 Cliff Street,Yonkers, New York.
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MARTIN, T. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Edwin Martin – age 27 – Private (1760) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was orphaned at an early age and was brought up in the Dumfries Industrial School where he was registered as Thomas M. Martin. He worked as a groom on the Kinmount Estate at Cummertrees before he joined the Newbie Fisheries in Annan. He was a piper with the 5th KOSB and was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed at the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1888 at 14 Irish Street in Dumfries as Thomas Martin.
(His father is shown as Thomas Milligan Martin. His mother as Elizabeth Martin m.s. Herries who married in 1882 in Dumfries. However their marriage details show his father as Thomas Martin Milligan)
Husband of Sarah Jardine (Graham) Martin of Lady Street, Annan who he married as Thomas Edwin Martin in 1913 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 13 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


MATTHEWS, J. D.L.I.
Jeremiah Matthews – age 28 – Private (70689) 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
In 1911 Jeremiah was a tram conductor in Gateshead, Durham but was a general labourer, living in Dentonholme, Carlisle when he married in 1913. He enlisted in Longtown as Private (5794) in the 8th Border Regiment in September 1914 but was found to be unlikely to become an efficient soldier – medically unfit - and was discharged. At some point he re-enlisted in Gateshead as Private (29890) in the Leicestershire Regiment but was posted to the DLI in France. He died in Newcastle while on leave from France.
Born 1889 in Cockermouth, Cumberland. Son of the late Mary (Graham) Matthews and of William Matthews of Dalston, Carlisle. Husband of Hannah Jane (Irving) Matthews of 12 Butts Street, Annan who he married in 1913 in Annan.
Died on Service on 28 February 1918 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)


MAXWELL, L. R.A.F.
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
Leslie Maxwell – age 20 – Clerk (76835) Royal Air Force.
Leslie was a mercantile clerk when he enlisted as an Air Mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917. He was discharged as medically unfit in February 1919 and he died of tuberculosis at the family home.
Born 1898 in Annan. Son of William and Hannah (Beattie) Maxwell of Solway View, Carlisle Road, Annan.
Died on 23 April 1919 and buried in Annan Cemetery.


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MELVIN, E. K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
Edward Melville – age 32 – Private (13436) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Edward enlisted in October 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in June 1915 but was killed three months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1885 in Annan as Edward Sharkey. Son of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Sharkey) Melville who married in 1885 in Annan. Brother of Mrs. Isabella Weir of 38 Munches Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


MOSS, T. A. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Allan Moss – age 35 – Private (2279) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a stone mason and a member of the Annan Town Band when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed at the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1880 in Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William and Margaret (Ross) Moss of Annan. He lived with his sister Margaret at Summergate, Annan.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


MUIR, J. G. CAMERON H.
Jonathan Muir – age 26 – Private (S/23432) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Born 1893 in Rigg, Gretna, Dumfriesshire as Jonathan Muir Gordon. Son of Georgina (Glendinning or Gordon) Muir and of George Muir of Closehead Farm, Annan who married in 1893 in Gretna.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


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MUNDELL, G. H. K.O.S.B.
George Hope Mundell – age 25 – Private (7628) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated at Annan Academy. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos. George's body was recovered from the battlefield and re-interred at Loos in February 1920.
Born 1889 in Annan. Son of the late James Mundell and of Alice (Hope) Mundell of 6 Cumberland Terrace, Annan.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Loos British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


MURRAY, A. CANADA.
Archibald Murray – age 31 – Private (859913) 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Archibald was educated at Annan Academy before he emigrated to Canada. He was an engineer, living at 599 Home Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was serving with the local militia the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada when he enlisted in April 1916. He married in Winnipeg before he sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in October and he joined his battalion in France in November 1916.
Born 1886 in Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Archibald and Margaret (Hiddlestone) Murray of Corsehill, Brydekirk, Annan. Husband of Davina Taylor (Bickerton) Murray of 320 Langside Street, Winnipeg who he married in May 1916. Brother of James Murray of 5 Ednam Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


MURRAY, J. K.O.S.B.
John Murray – age 19 – Private (33092) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Annan Academy and was working as a dentist in Glasgow when he enlisted there as Private (29226) in the 79th Battalion of the Training Reserve in 1917. He was posted to the 6th KOSB in France.
Born 1898 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of Peter (a butler) and Mary Ann (Bethel) Murray of Carlyle Hall, Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 24 March 1918 and buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.
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MYALLS, F. K.O.S.B.
Frank Myall – age 36 – Corporal (3048) 2/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Frank was brought up in Lambeth in London and he went, at the age of 13, to the Training Ship “Exmouth” at Grays in Essex in October 1894 before he joined the Navy as a Boy in January 1895. He signed on for 12 years as an Ordinary Seaman in December 1897 and was discharged as Leading Seaman (182429) in December 1909. He married in August 1910 in Edinburgh and came to work as a machine-man at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan. He enlisted in August 1914 for home guarding duties and had just been posted to Portpatrick in Wigtownshire when he fell off the quay at the harbour side and was drowned.
Born in December 1879 as Frank Tom Myall in Blandford, Dorset. Son of the late John and Leonora (Freeman) Myall. Husband of Effie or Euphemia (Nicholson) Myall who he married in 1910 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Died on Service on 5 March 1915 and buried in Portpatrick Cemetery. Wigtownshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


M'ANDREW, A. C. MER. MARINE.
Alexander Campbell McAndrew – age 28 – Second Engineer, S.S. Karonga (North Shields) Mercantile Marine.
Alexander was educated at Annan Academy before he went to sea. The “Karonga” was sailing from Newport to Bombay via the Mediterranean when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U63 in the Strait of Messina.
Born c.1888 in Glasgow (CWGC) or in Cathcart Renfrewshire (1901 census) but I cannot trace.
(Probably born as Alexander McDonald)
Son of Margaret McDonald of Solway View, Creca Hall, Annan who married the late William McAndrew of Creca Hall in Ardchattan, Argyll in 1896, and who married William Davidson in 1912 in Annan.
(Margaret was born in Cathcart in 1864 and died in Annan in 1919)
Brother of Miss Elizabeth McAndrew of Creca Hall and of 8 Alexandria Place, Annan.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 28 April 1917 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial and on the Annan Academy memorial.
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M'CULLOCH, G. K.O.S.B.
George McCulloch – age 21 – Private (1058) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was an engineer with Baird & Sons in Annan and, as a member of the Territorial 5th KOSB, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed at the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 in Castle Douglas, Kelton, Kirkcudbright as David George McCulloch. Son of John and Agnes (McKill) McCulloch of Annan.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


McCULLOCH, R. S. R. SCOTS.
Robert Squince McCulloch – age 21 – Lance Corporal (40907) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
Robert was educated at Annan Academy and at Edinburgh College of Art where he was training to be a decorator. He enlisted as Private (2107) in the 1/9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February 1915. He was wounded at Ypres in May and was evacuated home. He returned to France and was posted to the HLI in August 1916 but died from accidental gun shot wounds in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Etaples.
Born 1895 in Annan. Son of John and Jean Morton (Irving) McCulloch, of "Cadzow" 6 Seaforth Avenue, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 21 February 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


McDONALD, D. SCO. RIF.
Donald McDonald – age 19 – Private (42347) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Donald was educated at Annan Academy and was a medical student when he enlisted in July 1917. He was posted to the 9th Cameronians but was gassed in May 1918. He was discharged from the army and awarded a Silver War Badge (B3746) in September 1918. Donald died of tuberculosis at the family home at the Police Station in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Born 1899 in Dumfries. Son of Police Inspector George Brown McDonald and of Margaret (Don) McDonald of the Police Station Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Died on 21 January 1919 and buried in Morton (Thornhill) Cemetery, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.
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M'EWAN, J. SEAF. HIGHRS.
James McEwen – age 22 – Private (267089) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was a farm servant with Mr. Broatch at Justinlees Farm, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted. He was killed by a shell when returning from a dressing station and was buried in Saulzoir Cemetery but was re-interred in St. Souplet after the war.
Born 1896 in Cummertrees as James Moffat McEwen. Son of John and Margaret McEwen of Kelhead, Cummertrees and of 7 Hay's Place, Annan.
Killed in Action on 19 October 1918 and buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Cummertrees Parish War Memorial.


M'GAUCHIE, W. GORD. HIGHRS.
William McGauchie – age 29 – Private (61602) 24th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
William was living in Annan when he enlisted as Private (6969) and he joined the 2nd Gordon Highlanders in France in February 1915. Later he was posted to the 24th Manchesters, the Oldham Pioneers, who went to Italy in November 1917.
Born 1889 in Dumfries. Son of William and Mary McGauchie. Husband of Mary Jane (Farish) McGauchie who he married in 1909 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 27 October 1918 and buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


M'GINLEY, J. BORD. REG.
Note: there are a number of variations of the family name.
James McGinley – age 29 – Private (18696) 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment.
James was working at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan when he enlisted for home guarding duties with the 2/5th KOSB in August 1914. He transferred to the Border Regiment and joined his battalion in France in June 1915. James was killed three months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1887 in Penpont, Dumfriesshire. (as McGenily)
Son of the late Samuel McGenley and of Margaret (McNaught) McGenley.
Husband of Williamina (Grierson) McGinley of Back Lady Street and of 19 George Street, Annan who he married in 1905 in Annan as McGenley.
On the 1911 census they are listed as McGinley.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.
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M'KECHAN, A. R.E.
Alexander McKechan – age – Driver (93045) 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Alexander was living in Johnstone, Renfrewshire and was a compositor with a local newspaper when he enlisted. He landed in France in November 1915. Alexander died in the 20th Casualty Clearing Station at Bohain.
Born 1894 Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Son of John (Station Master at Annan) and Euphemia (Crawford) McKechan.
Died of Wounds on 5 November 1918 and buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France.


M'LAUGHLAN, R. SCO. RIF.
Note: all records have McLachlan.
Robert McLachlan – age 23 – Lance Corporal (12088) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
In 1911 Robert was a boilermaker, living with his family at 284 Scotland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow.
He enlisted in Glasgow and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1892 in Annan. Son of the late John and Ellen (Baird) McLachlan.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
1911 at 284 Scotland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow were John 47 a Slater b. Dumfries Ellen 43, Mary 20 John 22, a Car Conductor and Robert 18 a Boilermaker, all born in Annan.

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M'LAUGHLAN, J. H.L.I
.
Note: all records have McLachlan.
John McLachlan – age 27 – Private (13563) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow – the Glasgow Tramways) Highland Light Infantry.
John was a motorman with the Glasgow Corporation Tramways when he enlisted and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1888 in Annan. Son of the late John and Ellen (Baird) McLachlan. Husband of Mary (Chisholm) McLachlan of 186 Paisley Road West, Glasgow who he married in 1914 in Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 3 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the 15th HLI memorial in the Museum of Transport in Glasgow.
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M'LEAN, R. SO. AFRICANS.
Robert McLean – age 38 – Private (673) 2nd South African Rifles.
Robert was educated at Annan Academy and worked on his father's farms, latterly at Williamwood, Brydekirk near Annan, until he emigrated to South Africa. He was working as a storeman when he enlisted at Durban in November 1915. He was based at Zomba in Nyasaland (Malawi) when he was adjudged to be unfit for active service and he was reurned to Durban in November 1916. Robert died of acute alcoholism in Johannesburg Hospital,
Born 1879 in Annan. Son of Robert Brown McLean and Isabella Margaret (McDowall) McLean of Brae House, Annan.
Died on Service on 4 January 1917 and buried in Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial and on the Annan Academy memorial.


M'MURDO, A. K.O.S.B.
Alexander McMurdo – age 44 – Private (1869) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander had been a regular soldier as Private (5791) with the 2nd Gordon Highlanders and had served in the South African War where he was wounded in October 1899. He was the janitor at the Annan and District Infectious Diseases Hospital when he enlisted in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed at the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1871 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Janet McMurdo of 18 King Street, Maxwelltown. Husband of Maggie (McIver) McMurdo of 2 Lawson's Court, Annan who he married in 1906 in Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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M'QUADE, A. A. & S.H.
Alexander McQuade, Military Medal – age 27 – Private (S/16110) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Alexander enlisted as Lance Corporal (1788) and joined the 2nd Royal Scots in France in September 1914. He was wounded at La Bassee on 13 October and treated in Hospital in Boulogne before evacuated to hospital in Chelsea, London. He was given a month's leave in Annan. However he was reported to have deserted on 5 June 1915. He obviously re-enlisted (in 1916?) and was awarded a M.M. as S/16110 Pte., McQuade, A. 10th Bn. A&SH (Dundee). He died in hospital in Rouen.
Born 1891 in Annan. Son of Arthur and Maria (Rennie) McQuade of Murray Street, Annan. Husband of Isabella (Ferrier) McQuade who he married in February 1916 in Glasgow.
(On the Marriage Register Alexander is described as a bleachfield labourer, living at Fisher's Buildings in Alloa, Clackmannanshire when he married Isabella, a Bleacher, of Claverhouse, Dundee)
Died of Wounds on 6 October 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

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M'QUADE, W. K.O.S.B
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William McQuade – age 32 – Lance Corporal (25037) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
William enlisted in 1915. He had been employed at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan but he does not appear on the Company Roll of Honour.
Born 1885 in Annan. Son of Arthur and Maria (Rennie) McQuade of Murray Street, Annan. Husband of Mary (Laurie) McQuade of 13 Back Lady Street, Annan who he married in 1909 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 28 June 1918 and buried in Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France.


M'QUADE, J. A. & S.H.
John McQuade – age 27 – Private (10289) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was a riveter at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan and a prominent local footballer with the Solway Star when as a reservist he was mobilised in August 1914 and within a few days he landed with his battalion at Boulogne.
Born 1889 in Annan as John Davidson. Son of Joseph and Margaret (Davidson) McQuade of Johnstone Street, Annan who married in 1890 in Annan. Husband of Catherine Taylor Williams of 24 Baker Street, Stirling who he married in Stirling in 1915 when he was based at the Castle.
Killed in Action on 13 June 1916 and buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.
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M'VITTIE, J. K.O.S.B.
Served as:
Joseph Oakes
– age 28 – Corporal (14847) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 Joseph Oakes was with the 1st Seaforth Highlanders in India. In August 1914 he was serving with the 1st KOSB at Lucknow and the battalion returned via Egypt to England in December 1914 before they sailed again and landed at Cape Helles on Gallipoli in April 1915. He was wounded in August 1915 and was posted to the 2nd KOSB in France.
Born 1889 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire as Joseph McVittie. Son of the late George and of the late Agnes Jane (Gass) McVittie. Step-son of John Oaks who married Agnes in 1901 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing if the Somme, France.

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M'VITTIE, G. CANADA
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George Thomas McVittie – age 35 – Gunner (42536) 9th Battery, 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
George enlisted as Private (9297) in Northumberland Fusiliers in 1899 and transferred as Private (6757) to the 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers to serve in the South African War. He was with the KOSB for 8 years before he left the army and he was employed at the Annan Distillery farm. He emigrated to Canada in 1912 and he was a bricklayer in Toronto when he enlisted at Valcartier Camp, Quebec in September 1914. He sailed from Quebec in October and landed in France in February 1915 but he was killed two months later at St. Jean near Ypres.
Born 1881 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire as George McVittie. Son of the late George and of the late Agnes Jane (Gass) McVittie.
He named his next of kin as his sister Mary Jane (McVittie) Clark of Morningside, Staplton Road Annan and his brother John McVittie of the Seaforth Highlanders and of Rosebank, Lugar, Old Cummnock, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 23 April 1915. (He was reported as buried at St Jean but his grave was lost) Named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Their brother, John McVittie, had served in the Seaforth Highlanders since 1901. He landed in France in November 1914. After suffering from gas poisoning he was transferred to the Labour Corps and survived the war.


M'WHIRTER, J. K.O.S.B.
John McWhirter – age 22 – Private (13126) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed at The Howes in Annan when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with the 6th KOSB at Boulogne in May 1915. He was wounded in December 1915 and returned to France in February 1916.
Born 1895 in Annan. Son of Isabella McWhirter, later Mrs Thomas West of Auchencheyne, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Glencairn Parish War Memorials in Moniaive.


M'WHIRTER, R. CAMERON H.
Robert McWhirter – age 32 – Private (S/13661) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Robert was an ironmonger when he enlisted in September 1914. He had served his apprenticeship with J. L. Davidson in Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire before working with T. Duff in Annan. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1883 in Bargrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Helen (McTier) McWhirter. Son of John McWhirter and step-son of Janet McWhirter of Barlure, New Luce , Wigtownshire.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial, on the Bargrennan Parish War Memorial and on the New Luce Parish War Memorial.
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NELSON, J. M. CANADA.
James Maxwell Nelson – age 27 – Private (117442) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles.
James was educated at Annan Academy and was a rancher at Sunnyslope, Alberta when he enlisted with his brother Frank (Pte. 117441) in Calgary, Alberta in September 1915. They sailed from Canada in October 1915 and joined their battalion in France in January 1916. Frank was wounded at Ypres in May 1916, was evacuated back to Canada and discharged from the army in Calgary in February 1918. James was killed near Mouquet Farm. Courcelette.
Born c.1889 in Annan. Son of the late Thomas and Mary (Maxwell) Nelson of Outertown, Annan. He named his sister Helen of Sunnyslope, Alberta and of Hilltop, Annan as his next of kin.
Missing in Action on 29 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial. France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


NICHOLSON, D. K.O.S.B.
Daniel Nicholson – age 35 – Private (23493) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Daniel was working as a carter on the Kinmount Estate at Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in April 1916. He had been with his battalion for just two weeks when he was killed.
Born 1881 in Annan. Son of the late David Nicholson and of Agnes (Irving) Nicholson of the Water Mill, Annan.
Killed in Action on 3 September 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


NICHOLSON, G. R.S.F.
George Nicholson – age 24 – Private (24070) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born 1892 in Annan. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Woodhouse) Nicholson of 41 Port Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


NICHOLSON, J. CAMERON H.
John Nicholson – age 21 – Private (S/23204) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Jack was educated at Annan Academy and he had returned from America to enlist in June 1916. He went to France in August and had just received an order to attend a Cadet school with view to him being commissioned when he was killed.
Born 1895 in Annan. Son of John and Eleanor Elizabeth (Matts) Nicholson of Scaurbank, Annan.
Missing in Action on 18 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


NICHOLSON, J. K. H.L.I.
Joseph King Nicholson – age 24 – Private (1708) 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Joseph was a painter and was living in Paisley, Renfrewshire when he enlisted and he landed with the 11th Battalion at Boulogne in May 1915.
Born 1894 in Carlisle, Cumberland. Son of the late Joseph Irving Nicholson and of Sarah Biglands (Harrison) Nicholson (from 1902 Mrs. John Mclean). Husband of Annie (Murray) Nicholson who he married in September 1917 in Ecclefechan, Hoddom, Dumfriesshire when he was serving in the HLI.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Two of Annie's brothers were killed in the war. James Murray, Private (S/18649) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders on 3 November 1915 and John Murray, Lance Corporal (12613) 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 7 January 1915. Both are named on the Hoddom Parish War Memorial in Ecclefechan.
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NOBLE, J. M.M. H.L.I.
John Noble, Military Medal – age 33 – Private (36805) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
John was a member of the Edward Irving Tent of the Rachabites and was the manager of Cooper's grocery store in Annan when he enlisted. He was awarded a M.M. for bravery in the field while a dispatch runner during the German spring offensive in 1918.
Born 1884 in Carlisle, Cumberland. Son of the late John and Mary (Hodgson) Noble of Carlisle. Husband of Sarah Jane (Bright) Noble of 9 Moat Road Annan and of 27 Coronation Street, Portadown, Ireland who he married in 1913 in Annan.
John was a grocer's assistant, living in Lisburn, Ireland when he married.
Killed in Action on 21 April 1918 and buried in Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.


PAGAN, I. BORD. REG.
Isaac Pagan – age 31 – Private (7426) 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment.
In 1911 Isaac and his family were living at Lochfield in Annan where he was working for a coal merchant. He had served with the Border Regiment in South Africa and, as a reservist, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Zeebrugge in October but he was killed three weeks later.
Born 1883 in West Newton, Aspatria, Cumberland as Isaac Watson Pagan.
Son of the late William Pagan and of Mary Ann (Watson) Pagan (later Mrs Thomas Romney) of Carlisle, Cumberland. Husband of Sophia (Robinson) Pagan (from 1918 Mrs John Cowan) who he married in 1908 in Carlisle.
Missing in Action on 24 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


PALMER, G. SCO. HORSE.
George Palmer – age 29 – Private (225779) 10th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
George was a storeman at a grocers in Annan when he enlisted as Private (239) in the 1/3rd Scottish Horse Yeomanry. In August 1915 they sailed for Malta and were re-equipped as infantry for service at Gallipoli and they landed at landed at Suvla Bay in September. George then served in Egypt where his unit provided a company to the Lovat’s Scouts which was then forming the 10th Cameron Highlanders. He moved with his new battalion to Salonica in northern Greece in October 1916.
Born 1888 in Annan. Son of the late James and Marion (Little) Palmer of Ivy Cottage, Annan. Brother of David Palmer of Ivy Cottage, Carlisle Road, Annan.
Killed in Action on 25 October 1917 and buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.
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PALMER, J. J. M.G.C.
John James Palmer – age 19 – Private (131567) 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
John was employed in a grocers in Annan when he enlisted. He went to France on 28 March 1918 but was killed two weeks later.
Born 1899 in Annan. Son of James and Margaret (Brady) Palmer of 16 Johnstone Street and of 10 Solway Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 14 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


PEARCE, A. O. K.O.S.B.
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
Albert Pearce – age 47 – Private (683) 5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Albert had joined the 7th Surrey Rifle Volunteers in 1885. In 1887 it was redesignated the 4th Volunteer Battalion, East Surrey Regiment and many members, including Albert, served in South Africa during the Boer War. He left South Africa in 1902 and came to Annan where he set up in business as a fruiterer and where he married in 1903. He joined the Imperial Lanark Yeomanry as Trooper (1056) in April 1908 and transferred to the Territorial 5th KOSB in April 1910. He was mobilised in August 1914 but was discharged from the 2/5th KOSB in April 1915 after a medical board judged that he was no longer fit for war service due to rheumatic fever. Albert died at home due to a cerebral haemorrhage.
Born c.1868 in Southwark, London. Son of the late Henry and Harriet (Bass) Pearce. Husband of Lily Ann (Henderson) Pearce of High Street, Annan who he married in 1903 in Annan.
Died on 3 June 1915 and buried in Annan Cemetery.
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PEATTIE, A. P. CANADA.
Alexander Peattie – age 26 – Private (18386) Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company.
Alexander had served with the Territorial 5th KOSB before he emigrated to Canada in 1911. He was working as a painter and decorator, and was a member of the local militia, the Edmonton Fusiliers, when he enlisted in Edmonton in August 1914. He re-enlisted in the 9th Battalion at Valcartier Camp in September and sailed from Quebec in October. He landed in France on 17 October and was transferred to the Cyclist Company in January 1915. Alexander suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died in 18th Field Ambulance.
Born 1888 in Wandsworth, London as Paul Alexander Peattie.
Son of Paul and Mary (Thompson) Peattie 20 Ednam Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 24 February 1915 and buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.

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PEATTIE, G. CANADA
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George Reid Peattie – age 23 – Private (18382) 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade.
George was employed as a clerk in the Provost Oat Mills in Annan before he emigrated. He was working as a painter when he enlisted in the local militia, the Edmonton Fusiliers in August 1914. He re-enlisted in the 9th Battalion at Valcartier Camp in September and sailed from Quebec in October. He landed in France on 17 October and was posted to the 3rd Battalion in March 1915. He transferred to the 1st Brigade to remain as groom to his officer in January 1917. George died of multiple wounds in the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station at Boisleux-au-Mont near Ficheux.
Born 1894 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Son of Paul and Mary (Thompson) Peattie 20 Ednam Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 28 September 1918 and buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.


PERCY, W. L. R.S.F.
William Lowther Percy – age 20 – Private (51127) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William had been employed at Annan Gas Works before moving to the munitions factory at Dornock. He enlisted from there.
Born 1898 in Stirling. Son of Isabella Percy.
Isabella had been born Annan and was housekeeper to her father in Annan and in Stirling. She and William had returned to Annan by 1911.
Missing in Action on 22 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


POTTS, W. BORD. REG.
William Potts – age 27 – Lance Corporal (15772) 1st Battalion, Border Regiment.
William was in farm service when he enlisted in Longtown in September 1914 and he landed with the 8th Battalion at Boulogne in September 1915. He was wounded in July 1916 and after treatment in hospital in Etaples he was evacuated to England. When he recovered he returned to France and was posted to the 1st Battalion in February 1917. During a brief period of leave he married in January 1918 in Carlisle.
Born 1891 in Kirkandrews-on-Esk, Longtown, Cumberland. Son of James and Mary Potts of 6 Shanklands Court and of 24 Johnstone Street, Annan.
Husband of Edith (Graham) Potts of Hagg-on-Esk, Canonbie who he married in 1918 in Carlisle.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.
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