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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - John Speirs Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: SPEIRS
First name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 23
Date of Death: 10/08/1917
Service no: 92315
Additional information: Son John and Jeanie Barclay Speirs, of 5, Happy Hills, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Grave reference: IV. C. 4
Cemetery: MOROGORO CEMETERY

There are nine entries for John in the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald intimations database from 1918 to 1929 which confirm the information above and give the following addtional information
Died Rufugi, East Africa
brother of Mrs Beattie, uncle of Nannie, Saltcoats
parents and sisters living at Happy Hills

John is also on the West Kilbride Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Cuthbertson Reply with quote

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Name: CUTHBERTSON
Initial: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6th Dragoon Guards(Carabiniers)
Date of Death: 17/11/1918
Service no: 9358
Grave reference: I. B. 5
Cemetery: SOLESMES BRITISH CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 29 November 1918



The record of soldiers effects shows the same unit and date of death as above but service number D/4358. First name on this record is shown as James which agrees with the newspaper cutting.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
3 James Harkins listed Confused
Only 9 listed on SNWM Shocked

Name: HARKINS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 10th/11th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 41619
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Esther Harkins, of 8, Drakemyre, Dalry, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 35.
Cemetery: TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE
Born: Dalry
Enlisted: Dalry

Name: HARKINS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish)
Unit Text: 1st/14th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/08/1918
Service No: S/23679
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 24.
Cemetery: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX
Born: Dalry
Enlisted: Ayr

Name: HARKINS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Service No: 33816
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Born: Dalry
Residence: Dalry


The James Harkins died 24 October appears to be the James Harkins on the Saltcoats memorial.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 22 November 1918

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Soldiers Effects on Ancestry Reply with quote

Has Widow: Margaret.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Hunter Reply with quote

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Name: HUNTER
First name: James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scots Guards
Date of Death: 01/12/1914
Age: 33
Service no: 9906
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jane Hunter, of 23, Springvale Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire. Born at Kilwinning. A cabinet maker.
Grave reference: N. 172734
Cemetery: BROMPTON CEMETERY

The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Intimations database has an entry for James on 4 December 1914 saying died in London and son of Robert
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Hunter Reply with quote

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Name: HUNTER
First name: James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronians(Scottish Rifles)
Unit: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service no: 33201
Memorial reference: Panel 37 and 38
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Intimations database has an entry for James on 4 July 1919 "reported missing now presumed killed in action" "killed March 24th 1918, 22 years and son of James and Margaret Hunter Townhead of Montefode, Ardrossan"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 4 July 1919


James is also on the Ardrossan memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Orr Reply with quote

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Name: ORR
Initial: J
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit: 57th Bn
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service no: 2264
Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 21 June 1918

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Archie MacDonald Reply with quote

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Name: MacDONALD
First Name: Archibald
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: "D" Coy, 6th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/11/1915
Service no: 12098
Additional information: Son of the late John MacDonald, of 18, Winton St., Ardrossan
Cemetery/Memorial reference: S. B. 125
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 12 November 1915


Archie is also on the Ardrossan Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - William Wright Reply with quote

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Name: WRIGHT
First name: William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 6th Bn
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service no: 14683
Additional information: Son of John Morton and Elizabeth Wright, of Parkhouse Farm, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Memorial reference: Panel 46 to 49
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 13 October 1916



William is also on the Ardrossan Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Duncan Mackintosh Reply with quote

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 10 January 1918
"DEATHS
ON SERVICE
MACKINTOSH
- Died at sea of malaria, following influenza, Duncan, beloved only son of the late Mr MacKintosh , sheep-manager, Pityoulish, Aviemore and Mrs MacKintosh, Druieside, Aviemore, late teller Bank of Scotland, Stevenston. Interred, Ikoys Cemetery, Lagos"

Deaths at Sea, 1781 - 1968 Transcription states that Duncan was born in Inverness in 1896 and died on 4 November 1918 age 22 at sea. The record confirms the age, date of death and shows the place of death as "6 miles off Lagos". Duncan was a wireless operator and last address was in Aviemore.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mary - David McNay will be interested in this man!
See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic5131.html&highlight=macintosh
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Mary - David McNay will be interested in this man!
See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic5131.html&highlight=macintosh


Thanks Ken. Have made a note on the link that he is on the Saltcoats memorial and as soon as I get a better copy of the newspaper article will also post that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Archibald Scott Reply with quote

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Name: SCOTT
First name: Archibald
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit: 8th/10th Bn
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Memorial reference: Bay 8 and 9
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 1 June 1917
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"Mr and Mrs Archibald Scott, Witch Road, Kilmarnock, desire to acknowledge the many kind expressions of sympathy received during their recent bereavement"

Daily Record Friday 11 May 1917
"Second-Lieut. Archibald Scott, Gordons, reported killed, was a bursar and prizeman of Glasgow University, where he was taking his Arts course with a view to entering the teaching profession. At the outbreak of hostilities he joined the O.T.C., but latterly enlisted as a private in the Camerons. In November last, when on foreign service, he received his commission in the Gordons. He was 22 years of age, and the eldest son of Mr Archibald Scott, 10 Witch Road, Kilmarnock"

Archibald is also on the Kilmarnock Memorial and the Glasgow University Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Archibald Scott Reply with quote

A Beattie wrote:
The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 11th. May, 1917. "CASUALTIES. GORDON HIGHLANDERS. Mr. A. SCOTT.- Killed. Second Lieutenant Arch. Scott, Gordons, was the eldest son of Mr. Arch. Scott, Witch Road, Kilmarnock. He was a bursar and prizeman of Glasgow University, where he was taking his Arts course with a view to entering the teaching profession. Last November, when on foreign service, he received his commission in the Gordons. He was 22 years of age."

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 14th. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. SCOTT.- Killed in action on 25th April, Second Lieutenant Archie Scott, Gordon Highlanders (late Cameron Highlanders). In his 23rd year, son of Mr and Mrs Archibald Scott, 10 Witch Road, Kilmarnock, and grandson of the late Archibald Scott, saddler, Saltcoats."
.....and within, page 5 "CASUALTIES. Notes on Officers. GORDON HIGHLANDERS. Mr. ARCHIBALD SCOTT. Gordon Highlanders (late Cameron Highlanders).- Killed. Second Lieutenant Archie Scott was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Archibald Scott 10 Witch Road, Kilmarnock. He was born in Saltcoats and educated at Kilmarnock and at Glasgow University. He enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders in June 1915. He was killed "bravely leading his men," writes his Commanding Officer, on April 25."


CWGC - SCOTT, Archibald
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 25/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 8th/10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8 and 9. (Bay 8.)
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

Medal index card records previous service:- S/18005, 8 Cameron Highlanders (Medal Award Rolls record same service number but Private in 7th. Camerons) ; 2nd. Lieut. 10th Gordon Highrs.
Commission 12th February, 1917.
France, 4th. October, 1915.

Mr. A. Scott applies for his late son's medals 1st. November, 1920. Address:- Station House, G. & S.W. Railway, Gatehead, Kilmarnock.


SNWM - WW1
Surname SCOTT
Forename Archibald
Rank T/2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 25 April 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 8th Bn.

Archibald Scott is listed at Saltcoats :- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=186
Also listed at University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5636

Soldier's backpay register (A. Scott, 2 Lt., Gordon Hrs.) records all monies to father, Archibald.

1901 Census Ayrs., Kilmarnock, 10 Witch Road, recorded (transcription):- Archibald Scott (6), Scholar, son, born Ayrshire, Saltcoats; Archibald Scott (33 ), Railway Clerk, born Saltcoats; Elizabeth McDonald Scott (27), Wife, born Ayrs., Stevenston; siblings.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Archibald Scott Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Mary - Scott's biography and photo are at:
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=2519

"Archibald Scott attended the University of Glasgow from 1913-15.
Archibald was born in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, and lived in Witch Road, Kilmarnock, while attending the University of Glasgow. His father, also Archibald Scott, was a clerk.
The only one of his family to attend university, Archibald started University in 1913 aged 19, studying French and Latin. In the 1914-15 academic year he studied English Literature and History.
His studies were interrupted, however, by WW1 when Archibald joined the 10th Gordon Highlanders. 2nd Lieutenant Archibald Scott was killed in action on 25 April 1917 and following his death, his mother emigrated to America with her family
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