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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Lawns
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Residence: 14 Main street Barrhead, Renfrews
Death Date: 26 Nov 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Stirling
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 14th Battalion
Regimental Number: 278079
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European
Husband of Lilias Whitelaw of 14 Main street Barrhead John and Lilais where Married at Neilston 27/4/1916 : Mother & Father and family of John at 17 Paisley road Barrhead.
John is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial Panel 10 Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Hugh Leggat
Death Date: 6 Nov 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Lanarks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Labour Corps
Regimental Number: 446900
Type of Casualty: Died-Drowned at La bassie Canal age 30
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre France
Comments: Formerly 4218, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 6th Bn. transferred to (446900), 725th Coy. Labour Corps
Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Leggat; husband of Annie Thorpe Leggat, of 138, McLean St., Plantation, Govan, Glasgow. Native of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Grave Reference: III. B. 34. Chocques Military Cemetery Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Matt Barnes Logan
Birth Place: Neilston Parish, Barrhead
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 12th Battalion
Regimental Number: 12505
Type of Casualty: Killed in action Loos France age 22
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Matt was from Bourock Church Barrhead
OTHER BARRHEAD CASUALTIES, LANCE CORPORAL MATTHEW B LOGAN - Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs John Logan of Barnes street that their son Matthew B Logan Royal Scots who has been missing since 25th Sept 1915 is now presumed to be killed, Lance Corp Logan was 22 years of age and joined the army at the start of the beginning of the war, He was employed at the Gateside waterproofing coy before enlistment.
Matt is commemorated on Loos mem France panel 10-13 Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. and Bourock Church Memorial Barrhead.
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Samuel E. Mess
Birth Place: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Death Date: 28 Jul 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 8th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/40646
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly S/26734, Cameron High.
1918 census gives Samuel a Barrhead Soldier living at No 130 Cross Arthurlie Street Barrhead Renfrewshire Scotland with his widow Catherine, who was left just over £22 in Samuels soldiers effects account after his death.
Samuel is commemorated at Raperie British Cemetery Burial Plot: VII. C. 8.Villemontoire, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France, Samuel is aslo commemorated on Bourock parish church war memorial main street Barrhead renfrewshire.
Samuel is Not commemorated on Cowan park war memorial, The full impact of world war one on the District of Barrhead is massively unrecorded locally at Cowan park.
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Adam Myron
Birth Place: Keith, Banffs
Death Date: 31 Mar 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 699
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Son of Mrs Myron and Late Adam Myron (Joiner) and Sisters of 36 Carlibar Rd Barrhead, Adam was a member of the Territorialís and was previously employed by Mr Liggett: In Memoriam "Until the day break and the shadows flies away" Inserted by sorrowing Mother and sisters 36 Carlibar road barrhead
A BARRHEAD SOLDIER KILLED
Mrs Myron 36 Carlibar Road has received information of the death of her son , Sergeant Adam Myron, Of the 1st 6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Who was killed whilst on duty in France . Sergeant Myron who was 29years of age, was a Joiner to trade and employed by Liggat, builder, and when war broke out. He had been a member of the territorials for some years, and was called up with his Battalion, He had been in France since May of last year, The deceased was a quiet, steady young man and was respected by all who knew him.
Mrs Myron is a widow, and her sole remain son Thomas is also in the army, being in the Transport section of the Army Service Corps , The first letter received by Mrs Myron was from Sergeant John Christie D.C.M, (Also from Barrhead) who was a close friend of Sergeant Myron, John Gave Mrs Myron the particulars of her sons death and related " You mourn the loss of a good son; I feel I have lost a Brother. When I look back on the pleasant times He and I had together, It adds more to the dept which I am determined to assist in paying those who have been responsible for the misery and grief they have caused toward countless thousands. It may console you to know that today I have nothing but the deepest feelings of regret from all whom I came in contact with. His company comrades deplore the loss of a valuable sergeant,"
The Rev. Herbert Reid, Chaplin, has also written to Mrs Myron, and in the course of his letter he says- " Will you allow me to convey to you and yours our united sympathy in your great loss . May the good Shepard who knoweth each of his sheep by name be with you all as you pass through the shadow of the valley. Your Son has given his life nobly in a noble cause- For King and Country and for his God- Falling like a true soldier the post of his duty. He has Finished his course, He has fought his fight, And won home to his rest a little sooner than some of us, But that is all. A few more years and we shall be together with the lord. May you realise in your hour of need the everlasting arms to be about you and around you,"
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ADAMS DEATH
Barrhead Soldiers, James Flynn won a DCM and Corporal Andrew Wilson won the Military medal during the events that Sergeant Myron met his death, On the 31st March 1916 , The Germans exploded two mines under the trenches of the Argylls, A soon as the explosions had been detonated the Germans attacked the dazed British lines, Private Flynn from Barrhead was prompt and alert in action and bombed the attackers out of the Sap and crater, Alexander Wilson also decorated, assisted in bombing the enemy out the trench with sergeant Myron of the same unit, who was killed in this action. Adam died fighting side by side with his Barrhead Friends.
Adam is commemorated at Maroeuil British Cemetery Burial Plot: II. A. 6. Maroeuil, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Maroeuil is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-west of Arras, between the roads to Houdain and Aubigny. The British Cemetery lies at the end of a track running north from the road to Bray and Ecoivres (C.1).
The cemetery was begun by the 51st (Highland) Division when Commonwealth forces took over the Arras front in March 1916 and it retained its association with that division until the summer of 1918. Almost half of the graves are those of Highland territorials and many of those remaining are of London territorials who were at Maroeuil from July to December 1916. The cemetery also contains the graves of 25 officers and men of tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers who died in mine explosions.
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John McAinsh
Birth Place:Pitlochry, Perthshire
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 9th Bn.
Battalion: 9th (Service) Battalion
Regimental Number: S/3575
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 37
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre McAinsh.
Husband of Agnes McAinsh, of 24, Carpenter St., Perth.
John was referenced in the Barrhead news roll of Honour for local soldiers killed "Company Serjeant Major Black Watch 25th Sept 1915 Barrhead"
John is Commemorated at Philosophe British Cemetery
Plot: III. H. 4., Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, And at Bourock Parish church Barrhead
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George McLean.
Enlisted 5th May 1915 at Barrhead
Resided South Park Barrhead
Trade; George was a clerk at a Foundry
Birth Date: abt 1896 Barrhead Renfrewshire
Residence Place: South Park, Barrhead, Glasgow
Regimental Number: 262220
Regiment Name: George was in the 6th Argyll Sutherland highlanders 4979 transfered to Labour Corps
Died 26th July 1919 - Hodgkin lymphoma age 23 years
Died Southpark Lowndes street Barrhead
Form Title: Proceedings on Discharge
George was reported to be of very good military character, Honest sober, and trustworthy, disability in respect of which invaliding is proposed gives Hodgkins disease:
Date of disability -February 1916 The Soldier noticed swelling to neck in France, he was operated on in U.V.7 Hospital Bedford 1916 and Discharged Para 392 Kings regs 8th Aug 1918 - He was admitted to Chelsea Hospital(Chelsea num 20583) 9th Aug 1918 and Died 26th July 1919 after 3 years and 97 days service.
Father Alexander McLean (a Grocer) and mother Jessie (McGregor) McLean Next of Kin at 1 Lowndes st Barrhead
George went to France 10th Nov 1915 to 15th March 1916 and again 13th November 1917 to 23rd April 1918.
George is commemorated at Cowan Park and on Bourock Parish Church Main street Barrhead, He is not listed on the GWGC lists.
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John McLellan
Birth Place: Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 23 Mar 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Aberdeen
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: S/19711
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Husband of Annie McLellan of 35 Barnes st Barrhead : In Loving remembrance of my dear husband Corporal John McLelland 1st Gordon highlanders who died of wounds in France 23rd March 1918 "Donít ask us if we miss him, no eye can see us weep, But in our hearts a sacred spot, his memory we keep, And when our hearts are sore, we seem to hear Him say "Keep up your heart, dear wife, we'll meet gain some day" To Father in Thy Gracious keeping, We'll leave our soldier daddy sleeping. I by his sorrowing wife and Wee son 35 Barnes street Barrhead.
John is Commemorated at Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval Plot: I. A. 22. Bailleulval, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN MUNRO ?
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William Peacock
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 15 Sep 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/7138
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
William is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Picardie, France Plot: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France and on the Bourock Church war memorial main street Barrhead Renfrewshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs Rowand has lost both her Sons
Duncan Currie Rowand
Birth Place: Barrhead, Lanarkshire
Death Date: 13 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Regimental Number: S/24138
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 19
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly Tr/1/17857, T.R.
Father John and Mother Jane Mary Currie Rowand of 8 George Street Barrhead The family of Bourock Church main street Barrhead.
Mother Jane was left £14, 19 shillings and 3 pence in Duncan's soldiers effects account, For the loss of a 19 year old son !
Barrhead news Friday November 22nd 1918 reports:- Barrhead solider killed- Pte Duncan Rowand of Seaforth Highlanders 51st division killed age 19. Duncan Joined a year ago went to France 6 months before his death. In Civilian life he was employed with Messer John Murray & Sons dry-salters Glasgow. Note an Elder brother ROBERT ROWAND of Gordon Highlanders was killed in June 1917.
Duncan is commemorated at Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension Burial Plot: B. 30. Avesnes-le-Sec, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Avesnes-le-Sec is a village in the Department of the Nord, between Valenciennes and Cambrai. The Communal Cemetery is on the western edge of the village and the Extension is on the west side of the Communal Cemetery, about 75 metres back from the road. The extension was made by the 51st (Highland) Division Burial Officer in November 1918. At the Armistice, it contained 100 burials dating from the period 12-26 October 1918, 46 of which were Seaforth Highlanders and 41 Gordon Highlanders. In 1928, a further 14 graves were brought in from St. Hilaire-sur- Helpe Churchyard and Louvignies-les- Quesnoy Churchyard. Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension now contains 114 First World War burials. The extension was designed by W. H. Cowlishaw.
The Rowand Brothers are commemorated on Bourock Church memorial main street Barrhead
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The Barrhead Rowand Brothers both killed in action
Robert Rowand
Birth Place: Neilston Parish Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 14 Jun 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 3/3108
Type of Casualty: Killed in action Arras age 22
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Son of John and Jane Currie. Rowand, of 8, George St., Barrhead. Renfrewshire. Family of Bourock Church Barrhead
Barrhead news Friday November 22nd 1918 reports:- Barrhead solider killed- Pte Duncan Rowan of Seaforth Highlanders 51st division killed age 19. Duncan Joined a year ago went to France 6 months before his death. In Civilian life he was employed with Messer John Murray & Sons dry-salters Glasgow. Note an Elder brother ROBERT ROWAN of Gordon Highlanders was killed in June 1917.
Robert is commemorated at Arras Memorial Plot: Bay 8 and 9. Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. The Rowand Brothers are commemorated on Bourock Church memorial main street Barrhead
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John Dunlop McKay Sharp.
Born Barrhead, Renfrewshire 1892
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 3 May 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/26801
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 26 years
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 3606, Lovat Scouts regiment
Johns spouse was Jeanie Beasley born 1896 at Midlothian and who died at Argyll 1970.
The local press reported; Former Barrhead man killed- Intimation has been received of the death in Action of Gunner Dugald Keith Royal Field artillery. The youngest son of the Late John Keith Potato merchant Barrhead and who was married to the Daughter of Mr James Sharp barrhead the death of whose son sergeant John Sharp recently Killed, was reported.
John was the son of James Maxwell Sharp of 130 Cross Arthurlie Street Barrhead who was born abt 1855 in Barrhead, and worked as a Sanitary Engineer's Clerk.By wife Jessie McKay Sharp born 17 May 1858 at Cross Arthurlie, Barrhead The 1901 census gives Household Members:
James M Sharp age 46
Jessie Sharp 40
James M Sharp 12
John M D Sharp 9
and Alexander Mackay 35 a lodger living with the Family
John is commemorated at The Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais France on Bay 9 and on his local Parish church war memorial at the Bourock
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
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William Templeton.
Born 11th June 1897
Birth Place: Parish of Neilston, at Barrhead Renfrewshire
Death Date: 24 Jun 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrew
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 26698
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 20 years
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 143505, Royal Field Artillery .
William's parents were Alexander Templeton and Maggie Cuthbertson who married in 1886. Mum died 1906. His aunt was Miss Kate Cuthbertson of 3 barnes street Barrhead she was the sole legatee to Williams effects in the soldiers will, an uncle was Matthew Barr.
1901 finds William Templeton was Age: 3 living with his Grand parents on his mothers side at 3 Barnes Street Barrhead
Household Members at 3 barnes street included
Grandfather William Cuthbertson age 57 born Neilston parish 1844- employed as a shirt Bleacher.
Grand Mother Barbara Cuthbertson was age 56 Born Mull 1845
Allan Cuthbertson age 22 Williams son- a Tailor born 1879
George Cuthbertson was Age 20 Williams son in the employment as a Dyer,he was born 1881
Kate Cuthbertson was age 18 and Williams and Barbara's Daughter born 1883 working as a Laundry maid
Grand son William Cuthbertson was age 13 born 1888 at Neilston Parish, He was in employment at a Thread mill as a general worker.
Grand Daughter Mary Cuthbertson was age 5 born 1896
Williams mother Maggie Templeton ( Nee Cuthbertson) age 36 born Neilston parish 1865- she was in employment as a Laundrymaid, Her Husband Alexander Templeton is not listed as with the family(could have died) She is living with her parents with her Family of three
Maggie Templeton age 7 born 1894
William Templeton age 3 born 1894
And Hugh Templeton age 1born 1900.
William is Commemorated at Bourock Church Main street Barrhead
and buried at Saint Leger British Cemetery Saint-Leger Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France at grave Plot: F. 17.
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Hugh Thomson
Born 1898
Birth Place: Parish of Neilston, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 23 Apr 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 7th Battalion 10th platoon
Regimental Number: 278965
Type of Casualty: Killed in action Age 19 years at Roeux France, Hugh was reported wounded and missing.
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Father James and Mother Martha Thomson of Bourock church Barrhead, residents of North Park Cottage 19 cloth street Barrhead
In loving memory of Pte Hugh Thomson Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Killed in action on 23rd April 1917 The only Son of Mr and Mrs James Thomson of North Park Cottage 19 Cloth Street Barrhead- Hugh was Previously in the employment of Messers Saunders and Connor Manufacturers Barrhead.
Roeux British Cemetery Burial Plot: C. 51.Roeux, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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