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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:28 am    Post subject: Pte. John Ritchie Reply with quote

Not on this memorial or the one at Bothwell.

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James Ritchie

(Glasgow Herald 22nd June 1915)
"The following casualties amongst the rank and file of the 6th Scottish Rifles were reported yesterday...

The parents of Private John Ritchie, who reside at 92 Bothwell Park, Bellshill, have been informed by their youngest son that his brother was killed by a bullet in the head. Private John Ritchie was 20 years of age, and was previously employed as a miner in Bothwell Park Colliery
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RITCHIE, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1679
Date of Death: 15/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 15 and 16.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: RITCHIE
Forename: J
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1679
Place of birth: Kilwinning
Date of death: 15 June 1916
Theatre of death: France
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Other detail: 1/6th Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Pte. John O'Neill Reply with quote

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Jno. O'Neill

(Glasgow Herald 23rd June 1915)
"Private John O'Neill, Dublin Fusiliers, whose family and wife reside at Old Orbiston, Bellshill, has been missing for over two months."

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O'NEILL, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 13229
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 44 and 46.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: O'NEILL
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 13229
Place of birth: Bothwell Lanarkshire
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Unit name: THE ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS.
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: Pte. George McDonald Reply with quote

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Geo. McDonald

(Glasgow Herald 26th June 1915)
"Private George McDonald, Gordon Highlanders, whose parents reside at 12 Craig Place, Main Street, Bellshill, has been killed in action. He joined the new Army at the beginning of the war, and had been several weeks in the trenches. He was 20 years of age, and previous to enlisting was employed as a miner in Messrs the Summerlee Iron and Coal Company's Orbiston Colliery, Bellshill."

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McDONALD, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2450
Date of Death: 18/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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Surname: McDONALD
Forename: George
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/2450
Place of birth: Bothwell Lanarkshire
Date of death: 18 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. George McDonald Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
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Geo. McDonald

(Glasgow Herald 26th June 1915)
"Private George McDonald, Gordon Highlanders, whose parents reside at 12 Craig Place, Main Street, Bellshill, has been killed in action. He joined the new Army at the beginning of the war."

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McDONALD, GEORGE
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.


If he joined the New Army I'm surprised to see he died in a regular battalion of the Gordon Highlanders.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

possibly in a reinforcement draft?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:20 am    Post subject: Robert McAvoy Reply with quote

Robert McAvoy Pte 202749 4th Gordon Highlanders b Townhead,Lanarksh. e Motherwell Age 25 Killed in Action F&F 23/04/1917 Son of Robert McAvoy, of Maryville Terrace, Clydesdale Rd., Mossend, Lanarkshire. Born at Bellshill, Lanarkshire. Roeux British Cemetery Fr 1194 Row B Grave 03
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:26 am    Post subject: George McDonald - Soldiers Will has 3 pages Reply with quote

George McDonald Private S/2450 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Bothwell,Lanarkshire e Uddingston Age 19 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 18/06/1915 Son of Mr & Mrs McDonald, 12 Craig Place, Main Street, Bellshill. Occ: miner in Messrs the Summerlee Iron and Coal Company's Orbiston Colliery, Bellshill. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 to 41 Glasgow Herald 26-6-15
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William A. SOMMERVILLE

Commonwealth War Graves Commission/Scottish National War Memorial:
Private
Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion
No: 6665
Date of Death: 22nd October 1914
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Sommerville nee Dunning, 73 Glebe Street, Bellshill. Born Rutherglen.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 19 and 33, Bellshill Civic Memorial, St. Andrew’s Church Memorial (Crosshill) and family gravestone in Crosshill Churchyard.

Medal Card: William Sommerville, Private, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, No. 6665. Killed 22nd October 1914

Service Record: none survived?

Soldiers Died in the Great War: William Sommerville, Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, No. 6665
Born Rutherglen. Resided Bellshill. Enlisted Hamilton. Killed in action 22nd October 1914

De Ruvigy’s Roll of Honour, Volume 2:
Sommerville, William, Private, No. 6665, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Served with Expeditionary Force; killed in action at Ypres 22nd October 1914

1891 Census, Living at Hillside Cottage, Old Monkland Western District (Baillieston)
Father John Sommerville, age 59, Grocer Shopkeeper, born c1832, Old Monkland
Mother Mary Sommerville, age 47, born c1844, Chryston
WILLIAM A. SOMMERVILLE, age 16, Joiner Apprentice, born c1885, Old Monkland
Siblings Henry Sommerville, age 21, Draper’s Warehouseman, born c1870, Old Monkland
Janet Sommerville, age 19, born c1872, Old Monkland
Mary Sommerville, age 18, born c1873, Old Monkland
John Sommerville, age 15, Clerk to Provision Merchant, born c1876, Old Monkland
Uncle William Sommerville, age 25, Colliery Manager (unemployed), born c1866, Stepps

1901 Census, Living at Hillside Cottage, Old Monkland Western District (Baillieston)
Father John Sommerville, age 69, Grocer Shopkeeper, born c1832, Old Monkland
Mother Mary Sommerville, age 57, born c1844, Old Monkland
WILLIAM SOMMERVILLE, age 16, Joiner Apprentice, born c1885, Old Monkland
Siblings Mary Sommerville, age 28, Grocer’s Assistant, born c1873, Old Monkland
John Sommerville, age 25, Insurance Clerk, born c1876, Old Monkland

Family gravestone in Crosshill Churchyard (Baillieston), see Pg. 2:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic24-0-asc-15.html

St. Andrews Parish Church, Bailieston, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1659

William isn't listed as having been killed.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The D Henderson entry for WW1

was David Churchill Henderson
born Crossgates, Bellshill, 14th December 1894
parents David Henderson and Sarah Mitchell

CWGC have

Name: D Henderson
Rank: Private
Service No: 53122
Date of Death: 20/10/1918
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 3.Cemetery:VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM have:

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Surname HENDERSON
Forename David
Rank Pte
Service number 53122
Decoration
Place of birth Bellshill
Date of death 20 October 1918
Theatre of death France
Cause of death d.
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name In or attached to THE CAMERONIANS
Other detail 6th Bn.

Various 'In Memoriam' notices appeared in the Bellshill Speaker for a number of years after his death, placed by two of his brothers.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not seeing this local born chap on the WW1 names panel:

John Mitchell

He died on board H.M. Hospital Ship, Devanha, on 15th July, as the result of wounds received in Mesopotamia on 29th April 1916.


CWGC:
Rank:PrivateService No:S/9792Date of Death:15/07/1916Age:23Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn Panel Reference:Panel 37 and 64.Memorial:BASRA MEMORIALAdditional Information:Son of William and Jeanie Mitchell, of 30, Old Orbiston, Bellshill, Lanarkshire.

SNWM:
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Surname MITCHELL
Forename John
Rank Pte
Service number S/9792
Decoration
Place of birth Bellshill Lanarkshire
Date of death 15 July 1916
Theatre of death Persian Gulf
Cause of death Died of wounds
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name In or attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Jos. Reid Reply with quote

Joseph Reid Private S/2100 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Coatbridge, Lanarkshire e Glasgow Age 28 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 23/04/1918 Son of Mrs Thomas Glen, 58 New Orbiston, Bellshill. Native of Coatbridge. Son of Mrs. J. Reid, of 58, New Arbiston Row, Bellshill, Lanarkshire. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Jane. Soldiers Will 6 Pages. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot XXIX Row N Grave 02 Bellshill Speaker 10-05-18 P3
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:54 am    Post subject: Thomas Laird GH Reply with quote

Thomas Laird Pte S/5349 10th Gordon Highlanders b Bothwell, Lanarkshire e Uddingston Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 20/09/1915 Son of Robert & Mary Laird. 1901 Census: Marshalls Land Main St; Soldiers Effects: Fa Robert. Sis: Mrs Agnes McArdle. Hattonrigg, Bellshill. Occ: Summerlee Co; Hatton Colliery. Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality St;) Mazingarbe Fr 0554 Plot I Row C Grave 05 The Scotsman 04-10-15 P10: Bellshill Evening Times 28-10-15 Page 3: Photo Daily Record: 27-10-15: P6: Killed.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:39 pm    Post subject: John Cameron Pte GH Reply with quote

John Cameron Private S/5532 1st/5th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Rutherglen, Lanark e Hamilton Age 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 13/11/1916 Son of Mrs. Cameron, of 273, Main St., Bellskill, Lanarkshire. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Mrs Elizabeth Martin. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Auchonvillers Military Cemetery Fr 0035 Plot II Row K Grave 41 The Scotsman 18-12-16 P10: Bellshill
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: James McShane GH Reply with quote

James McShane Lance Corporal S/4969 8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Coatbridge, Lanarkshire e Motherwell Age 30 Died Pas de Calais, France 09/04/1917 Son of Francis and Susan McShane, of 17, Parkhead, Cross Row, Bellshill, Lanarkshire. Service Returns: 118/AF 461. Gourock Trench Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines Fr 0732 Row D Grave 7 The Scotsman 10-05-17 P7 The Scotsman 26-05-17 P10: Bellshill
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: D Dalrymple Reply with quote

Dalrymple Douglas Pte S/2631 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Partick, Lanarkshire e Motherwell Age 21 Died of Wounds F&F 31/01/1917 Son of James & Janet P Dalrymple. 1910 Census: 204 Hillhouse Street, Dennistoun. Soldiers Effects: Aunt: Mrs Isabella Bruce. Service Returns: 118/AF 451. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0177 Plot IV Row H Grave 10 Bellshill Speaker: 229-01-15 P3: Bellshill
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