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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more details of Janet Pattie/Lithgow, see here:

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=516&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=kirkintilloch&start=15&mforum=scottishwargraves

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re - Janet Scott Portingale. She was one of 30 Army Nurses (27 QAIMNS - 3 TANS) who were lost when the S.S. Ceramic was sunk on 7th December 1942 West of the Azores by German U-boat U-515, commanded by Korvettenkapitan Werner Hanke.

The U 515 was eventually sunk by the USS Chatelain in the Atlantic on 9th April 1944. 53 survivores included Werner Henke who, whilst a POW in the USA, made a deliberate attempt to escape on 15th June 1944. He ignored two challenges while walking towards the fence and again whilst climbing the fence and was fataly shot. He is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery, FortGeorge G. Meade Cemetery, Maryland USA.

Any suggestions as to Janet Portingale's connection with Scotland?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any suggestions as to Janet Portingale's connection with Scotland?

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I suspect one or both of her parents were Scots as she is listed on the SNWM. She / they could have been resident here prior to her death. She was, apparently, born in South Africa.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Portingale and Braiden Reply with quote

There are exceptionally few Portingale's born/married/died in Scotland, none are named William.
So I imagine the mother Helen Scott (a very Scottish name) was from Kirkintilloch? There are four possible candidates born there between 1890 and 1920.

In regards to other Kirkintilloch war Dead. Amongst the names listed is my cousins great grandfather Patrick Braiden who was 38 years old when killed in action.

CWGC
Name: BRAIDEN, PATRICK
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 28/08/1916
Service No: 4/9640
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BRAIDEN
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: 4/9640
Date Death: 28/08/1916
Place of birth: Kirkintilloch
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.

Kirkintilloch Herald 13th September 1916
Mrs. (Isabella) Braiden, residing at 8 Broadcroft, has received official intimation that her husband, Private Patrick Braiden, 2nd A.&.S.H. is posted as missing. Braiden enlisted about eighteen months ago and has been for a considerable time in France. In civil employment he was a miner at Auchingeich Colliery.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. Archibald Ballantyne Reply with quote

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Ballantyne, Archibald

(Glasgow Herald 5th November 1945)
"Information has been received that Lance-Corporal Archibald Ballantyne, A. & S.H. died in 1943 while in Japanese hands, 7 Stair Park Terrace, Girvan."

CWGC
Name: BALLANTYNE, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13/01/1942
Service No: 3320465
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 1. C. 8-9.
Cemetery: TAIPING WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BALLANTYNE
Firstname: Archibald
Service number: 3320465
Date of death: 13/01/1942
Place of birth: Dunbartonshire
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Gnr. James Edward Dundas Graham Reply with quote

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Graham, James E.D.

(Glasgow Herald 21st March 1945)
"Missing since September, 1944, now presumed killed, James E.D. Graham, second son of Mr & Mrs James Graham, 25 Loch Road, Kirkintilloch."

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Name: GRAHAM, JAMES EDWARD DUNDAS
Initials: J E D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
Unit Text: Singapore Royal Artillery
Age: 31
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 13810
Additional information: Son of Thomas James Graham and Elizabeth Graham, of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 394.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Kilpatrick Reply with quote

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Robert Kilpatrick

(Glasgow Herald 8th Dec 1914)
"Mrs Kilpatrick, residing at 35 Eastside, Kirkintilloch, has received word from the War Office that her son, Private R. Kilpatrick, of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has been missing since November 10. A reservist and called up at the commencement of the war, Kilpatrick took part in the all the fighting in the early stages. His mother last heard from him fully a month ago. Kilpatrick was well known in Kirkintilloch, being a prominent member of the local Pipe Band."

CWGC
Name: KILPATRICK, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/6107
Date of Death: 10/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: KILPATRICK
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 3/6107
Date Death: 10/11/1914
Place of birth: Kirkintilloch
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:26 am    Post subject: Pte. John Wilson Reply with quote

milmor_1 wrote:
WILSON, John Lance Corporal 5578 7th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers
Resided: Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton Enlisted: Curragh Camp, Co Kildare.
Age: 21 Date of Death: 09/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Family Notes: Son of, Alexander Wilson, of 42, Balfour St., Leith, Edinburgh.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 185 to 190. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VIII, Page 353.

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(Glasgow Herald 3rd September 1915)
"Private John Wilson, B company, 7th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, was killed at the Dardanelles on August 9. He was previously employed as a moulder in the Star Foundry, Kirkintilloch."

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Richard Hyslop Reply with quote

Richard Hyslop Pte 8479 DCM 1st Gordon Highlanders born Govan, Lanark enlisted Glasgow Age 33 Killed in Action F & F 05-Jun-15 Son of Richard & Margaret Y Hyslop, Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire. Husband of Margaret A Hyslop, 29 Don Pl; Woodside, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Glasgow Herald 02-04-15 City & Kirkintilloch

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Robert Hyslop Reply with quote

Robert Hyslop AB 3474TS Royal Naval Reserve (T) Agate born Glasgow 16/05/1887 Age 33 Died At Sea 14-Mar-18 Son of Richard & Margaret Hyslop, 10 Oxford St; Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. Native of Glasgow. City Roll of Honour: 19 Don Pl: Woodside. NoK: Sister: in Law Miss Margaret Hyslop 29, Don Place, Woodside, Aberdeen. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 31 City & Kirkintilloch
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Keir/Kerr Reply with quote

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James Keir/Kerr

His surname is recorded as Kerr by the Army, CWGC and SNWM but Keir on the memorial and in the press.

(Glasgow Herald 23rd April 1915)
"Mrs Keir, residing at Townhead, Kirkintilloch, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband, James Keir, a Private in the 2nd Scottish Rifles, has died from wounds received in action on March 10. Keir was a Special Reservist, and had been in the trenches since November. He was employed as a miner at Woodilee Colliery."

(Kirkintilloch Herald 28th April 1915)
"Mrs Keir, residing at Townhead Street, Kirkintilloch, received intimation from the War Office on Thursday that her husband, Private James Keir, of the 2nd Scottish Rifles, had died from wounds received at Neuve Chapelle on the 10th March. No particulars are yet to hand as to what were the nature if his wounds or in what hospital he was lying. Private Keir was one of the special reserves, and put in his training at Hamilton. Prior to the war he was employed as a miner at Woodilee Colliery. He had been at the front since November. Some weeks ago, in the trenches, while in the act of receiving a sheet of note paper from a comrade, a bullet came between the two outstretched hands and went right through the sheet of paper. Private Keir sent the piece of notepaper home as a souvenir. He leaves a widow and two young children."

CWGC
KERR, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 6930
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Joint grave, II. N. 2.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of George Kerr, of Glasgow; husband of Jeanie Devine Kerr, of 2, Rose St, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: KERR
Firstname: J
Service Number: 6930
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:16 am    Post subject: Pte. William Mills Reply with quote

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Mills, William

Died of wounds but has no known grave.

(Kirkintilloch Herald 18th November 1914)
"On Friday morning last Mrs. Mills, residing at 12 Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch, received intimation from the War Office that her husband, Lance-Corporal Wm. Mills, of the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, had died from the effects of wounds received at the battle of Yser on the 31st October. It was gathered from the information received that Lance-Corporal Mills, after being wounded, was conveyed to an ambulance waggon. His wounds were however, so serious that he died in the hands of the ambulance men, and was buried at Yser on the same date. It was a terrible blow to poor Mrs. Mills, who is left with two little boys, the oldest of whom went to school for the first time on the day his father left for the front. Mrs Mills' maiden name was Jack, and she is well known locally. Mills was a reservist, and went through the Boer War, for which he had two medals."

CWGC
MILLS, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 6619
Date of Death: 31/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Ferguson/Craig Reply with quote

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Ferguson, W. (aka. William Craig)

Oddly he is remembered by his alias on the memorial when you would expect his real name to be used, as he would have been known by it in his home town.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd June 1915)
"Private W. Ferguson, H.L.I., whose parents reside at 10 Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch, has died of wounds. He was shot in the back, and right thigh on May 20. Ferguson was for a number of years with his regiment in India, and his period of service had expired by less than a week when he was called up. Prior to rejoining his regiment he was employed in the Star Foundry."

CWGC
CRAIG, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 9833
Date of Death: 30/05/1915
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 10. 45.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information: (Served as FERGUSON). Son of John and Agnes Ferguson Craig, of 19, Thistle St., Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: FERGUSON
Firstname: William
Service Number: 9833
Date Death: 30/05/1915
Place of birth: Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Rooney Reply with quote

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Rooney, John

(Glasgow Herald 19th June 1915)
"Private John Rooney, 2nd Dublin Fusiliers, has been killed in France. Rooney was on sentry when he was shot by a sniper. In his pocket was found a long and cheery letter he had written to his brother. He was the first man in Kirkintilloch to enlist. Previously he was employed with a firm of local builders. He was 20 years of age. His parents reside in Freeland Place, Kirkintilloch."

CWGC
ROONEY, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 12139
Date of Death: 11/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. C. 4.
Cemetery: BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: ROONEY
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 12139
Place of birth: Kirkintilloch Dumbarton
Date of death: 11 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Unit name: THE ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS.
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Clark Reply with quote

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Clark, Robert

Also listed on the Bridge of Allan memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 26th June 1915)
"Private R. Clark, of the Army Service Corps, has died as the result of an accident in France. Before joining the Army Clark was a grocer in the employment of Kirkintilloch Co-operative Society."

(Glasgow Herald 28th June 1915)
"Private Robert Clark, Army Ordnance Corps, has been killed. He was 25 years of age, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs Robertson and McFarlane, grocers, Bridge of Allan. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, being at that time employed in Kirkintilloch. His parents reside in Bridge of Allan. "

CWGC
CLARK, R
Rank: Private
Service No: 03222
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Army Ordnance Corps 17th Coy.
Grave Reference: A. 8. 36.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN

SNWM
Surname: CLARK
Forename: Robert
Rank: Pte
Service number: 03222
Place of birth: Castle Douglas Kirkcudbright
Date of death: 16 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died
SNWM roll: VARIOUS CORPS.
Unit name: ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS.


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