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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Dmrs. James Bell & James McGeachin, L.Cpl. Malcolm McKin Reply with quote

(Glasgow Herald 3rd May 1915)
"For the past few days rumours have been current regarding casualties among the Bridge of Allan detachment of Territorials, and these unfortunately have proved to have had some foundation. The detachment form part of the 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Information comes from a Bridge of Allan man, Corporal John R. Ramsay, of A Company, who writes:-"We have at last been in action, and I am sorry to say that three of the 'Bridge' boys have been killed and five wounded. Those killed, so far as I am aware, are James Bell, James McGeachin and Malcolm McKinnon" Private Bell and McGeachin were employed previous to the war in the Keirfield Works, Bridge of Allan, while Private McKinnon had not completed his apprenticeship with Messrs Robertson and Ramsay, joiners. The two first named were among the youngest men in the Battalion."

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James Bell, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.

Aged 19 according to War Return.

(Glasgow Herald 26th May 1915)
"Mr James Bell, 12 Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan, has received official intimation of the death of his son, Private James Bell, A Company, 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed in action on Sunday, April 25, near Ypres."

CWGC
BELL, J
Rank: Drummer
Service No: 1942
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. C. 15.
Cemetery: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

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Surname: BELL
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1942
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Bridge of Allan Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Drmr
Theatre of death: F.& F.

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James McGeachin, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.

Aged 18 according to War Return.

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McGEACHIN, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1945
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: McGEACHIN
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1945
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Bridge of Allan Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Dmr
Theatre of death: F.& F.

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Malcolm McKinnon, Corporal, 7th A.&.S.H.

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McKINNON, MALCOLM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2265
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Isabella McKinnon, of Sunnylaw Cottage, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.

SNWM
Surname: McKINNON
Firstname: Malcolm
Service Number: 2265
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Bridge of Allan Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 am    Post subject: Pte. John Cummings Reply with quote

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John Cummings, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 6th May 1915)
"Private John Cummings, 4th (Bridge of Allan) Section A Company 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died in Aberdeen hospital from wounds received in action on the 25th ult. He was unofficially reported wounded on Saturday last, and on Tuesday a letter was received from him stating that he was wounded in two places and was to undergo an operation in Aberdeen Hospital. His brother, Private James Cummings, of the same Company, is also reported wounded, and in his letter John stated that though he saw James carried off he had no idea of the extent of his injuries. Private John Cummings was employed by Mr John Fleming, bootmaker, and was a well-known member of the local football team."

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CUMMINGS, J W
Rank: Private
Service No: 1944
Date of Death: 05/05/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Depot
Grave Reference: 503.
Cemetery: LOGIE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Cummings.

SNWM
Surname: CUMMINGS
Firstname: John
Service Number: 1944
Date Death: 05/05/1915
Place of birth: Bridge of Allan
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Rae Reply with quote

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James Rae, Pte. 2nd Black Watch

(Glasgow herald 15th May 1915)
"Intimation has been received by Mrs Rae, Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan, that her son, Private James Rae, of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, has died on Boulogne hospital from wounds received in action. Private Rae, who was 22 years of age, enlisted a few years ago, and was drafted from India after the outbreak of war."

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RAE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1860
Date of Death: 13/05/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. C. 32.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Johnston Rae, of 31, Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Native of Dunblane, Perthshire.

SNWM
Surname: RAE
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1860
Date Death: 13/05/1915
Place of birth: Dunblane Perthshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Clark Reply with quote

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Robert Clark, Private. R.A.O.C.

Also listed on the Kirkintilloch memorial.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"In a letter to a friend in Bridge of Allan, Lance-Corporal John Carmichael, of the 1st Black Watch, tells how another Bridge of Allan man, Private Charles Williams, of the same regiment, met his death. The writer, who has only recently returned to the front after having been invalided home, says :-"Previous to coming here we had the 2nd Battalion lying about a mile from our billets. I met two of the "Bridge" chaps - Johnnie Salmond and Jimmy Rae - and they were both looking very fit. I have met Wilson and McLaren of our own Battalion, also Andrew McLeish. I received information yesterday as to how Charlie Williams met his death. He was on his way to regimental headquarters with a few others to get a piece of wood to make a cross for a chum of his who had fallen when a shell burst in the midst of them, killing him and wounding the others."

Derek.



Derek, I cannot thank you enough for posting this information regarding my Great Uncle Charles Williams. It has taken me this long to find my way back to this site, and I'm so glad I have arrived! Although I was a bit shocked and sad to read the info, I'm grateful to have it, and will pass it on to my Mum. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kelly Scottisheart */Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome Kelly.
These details from mostly long lost letters only survive in newspapers now.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:03 pm    Post subject: Delboy - Newspapers Reply with quote

Well, you certainly gave me a priceless gift!

How do you access these papers? I often wonder what other gems are hiding from me...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kelly,

The Glasgow Herald has been digitized and is free to access, see: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC

I hope you have many hours of happy searching!

Anne Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:59 pm    Post subject: Glasgow Herald - online Reply with quote

WOW! Thank you, Anne! I had no idea. Nothing will get done now Wink

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: William Anderson 9th GH Reply with quote

William Anderson L/Cpl S/4056 9th Gordon Highlanders b Logie,Stirlingshire e Dunblane Age 22 Killed in Action F&F 29/06/1917 Son of John & Annie Anderson, Cosy Cottage, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Occ: Painter. Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres B 072 Plot I Row S Grave 26 Dundee Courier 09-07-17
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: John Bell 8/10th GH Reply with quote

John Bell Pte S/13197 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Logie,Stirlingshire e Dunblane Killed in Action F&F 31/07/1917 Soldiers Will 4 pages. Menin Gate Memorial M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:25 pm    Post subject: James Campbell 8th GH Reply with quote

James Campbell L/Sgt S/2173 8th Gordon Highlanders b Callander,Perthshire e Dunblane Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos) Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Reid, of 36, Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:27 pm    Post subject: Fred Evans 7th GH Reply with quote

Fred Evans L/cpl 292429 7th Gordon Highlanders b Kildrummy e Edinburgh Killed in Action F & F 26/07/1918 Son of Frederick Evans, Coachman Domestic & Isabella Evan, Balhary Coachmans House, Alyth. Date maybe 30th. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Marfaux British Cemetery Fr 0622 Plot IV Row I Grave 02
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: John McKenzie 8/10th GH Reply with quote

John McKenzie Private S/12372 8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Elgin e Hamilton Age 30 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 09/04/1917 Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt Fr 0531 Plot II Row J Grave 04
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Samuel Robertson 10th GH Reply with quote

Samuel Robertson Sgt S/6836 10th Gordon Highlanders b Logie,Stirlingshire e Dunblane Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 23/09/1915 Only son of James and Annie Robertson, of 10, Keirfield Cottages, Bridge-of-Allan. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality St;) Mazingarbe Fr 0554 Plot I Row B Grave 06 Evening Times 28-9-15 Page 6
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