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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Doig
Birth Place: Forfar
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 10 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Greenock, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: S/25990
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 20
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments; The Son of Mr and Mrs Robert C Doig of 25 Calibar road Barrhead Renfrewshire
James final resting place unknown his name listed on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 10. Commemorated at Vis-En- Artois Memorial British Cemetery Haucourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Historical Information
This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Dunlop
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Residence: Glasgow, Lanarks
Death Date: 1 Jul 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: S/22136
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 32
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Husband of Mary Dunlop of 84 main street Barrhead, his Widow was awarded 12-4s-4d from his Soldiers effects account after his death.
James is Commemorated at Nine Elms British Cemetery Plot: XI. E. 20.Poperinge Arrondissement Ieper West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Ellingham
Death Date: 12 May 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Lanarkshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 285149
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 5779, A. and S. H.
Brother of James Ellingham who died Dec 1917.
The Son of Mr and Mrs James Ellingham 265 main street Barrhead Before joining the army George was employed as an apprentice moulder with Messers Cochrane at Grahamston Foundry.
George is Commemorated at Roeux British Cemetery REF C 62 Pas De Calais France
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Ellingham
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 26 Dec 1917
Death Place: Mesopotamia
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Battalion: Inland Water Transport
Regimental Number: 259121
Type of Casualty: Died Drowned at Sea age 27
Theatre of War:Asiatic Theatres
Comments: Formerly S/7178, A. and S.H.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pollock Ellingham, of Main St., Barrhead; husband of C. Grant (formerly Ellingham), of 14, Cogan St., Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Mentioned in dispatches Serg John Ellingham Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders the son of Mr James Ellingham 269 Main street Barrhead, He was a private in the local territorials, and was called out at the beginning of the war, For over two years he has been at the front, and won his promotion there some time ago, Serg Ellingham has two Brothers serving with the colours one whom has been reported missing since 16th May
Brother George Ellingham died 16th May 1917
James is Remembered with Honour Basra Memorial plot: Panel 5 and 61. Memorial AL Basrah, Basra, Iraq
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Charles Ellis
Born: Newhills Aberdeenshire
Residence Place: Police Barracks Barrhead, Renfrewshire 1916.
Occupation: Police constable
Death Date: 31 May 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley Renfrewshire 3rd June 1916
Rank:2 Lieutenant (T)
Regiment: Rifle brigade
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Type of Casualty: Killed in action France age 24
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Formerly 27679 Cameron Highlanders
Comments; The Son of Robert Charles Ellis and mother Jessie. Roberts father was a farmer from Countesswells Aberdeen, The 2nd of Three Sons William,Robert and Alexander Ellis,Young Robert was a Highland police constable age 21 at Barrhead when he attested (Lots of the District constabulary were tall highland lads back in the early 1900s) Robert resided at the Police barracks Barrhead - He Enlisted 3rd June 1916 at Paisley - Moved from the army reserve 1917 and was in France 21st April 1918, Sadly he Died only a month later on 31st May 1918.
Robert is Commemorated at Sissonne British Cemetery Aisne Grave Reference: G. 2.Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
The village of Sissonne was in German hands during almost the whole of the 1914-1918 War. The British Cemetery was made after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the nearby Chemin-des-Dames battlefield, were Robert fell in Action.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Fraser
Birth Place: Barony, Lanarks
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrews
Death Date: 3 Jul 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow, Lanarks
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/6634
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Barrhead News July 28th 1916 : Lance corp John Fraser Killed 3rd July 1916 -John Joined the new army Nov 1914 and was in France since Sept last, wife and Mother 51 Kelburn street Barrhead.
John worked with Perry and Hope ltd Chemical works Nitshill he leaves a widow and two children.
John is commemorated at Grave Reference: IV. F. 25. Vermelles British Cemetery Pas de Calis France
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Watson Galbraith
Birth Place: Neilston Parish, Barrhead, Renfrew
Residence: Springhill
Death Date: 8 Oct 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Battalion: (Infantry) 152 Coy
Regimental Number: 21617
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds age 25
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 1361 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders territorial force, William Worked in the Dye department at South Arthurlie Printworks prior to War
Wm Gallbrath Machine Gun Company age 25 the youngest son of James and Janie Galbraith of Springhill By Barrhead:
" He fell at his post like a soldier brave- He answered his masters call, He sleeps far away in a heroes grave- For his county's cause he did fall- We mourn our dear one snatched from earth- His well loved form no more to see- His voice, so sweet to us of yore- Must now for ever silent be- To part with one we loved so dear- It was GOD'S will it must be so- At his command we all must go."
- by his sorrowing Mother and Father of Bourock Church Barrhead.
William is commemorated at Puchevillers British Cemetery Plot: V. D. 18. Puchevillers, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last of Three Brothers Killed WW1
Thomas Gemmell
Birth Place: New Monkland, Lanark
Death Date: 9 Oct 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Resided -Barrhead Kelburn Street
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment: Scots Guards
Battalion - 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 12595
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds age 30
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre:
Mrs Gemmell 39 Kelburn Street Barrhead, Has received official intimidation that her Husband Private Thomas Gemmell (Or Irvine as he was sometimes called) Of the 1st Scots Guards, Died on 9th Oct of wounds received in action. Thomas Gemmell bore a high character and was much respected in Army and Civil life. He was 30 years of age, and before the war was in the employment of Messrs Saunders and Connor. He was a stretcher bearer and had performed much brave and useful duty amongst his comrades. A young man who was home on leave at the end of last week speaks in high terms of the esteem with which Private Gemmell had been regarded by his comrades. He leaves a widow and one child. Pathetic interest attaches to the death of Private Gemmell by reason of the fact that he was the last of three brothers all of whom have now made the great sacrifice, one brother was killed two years ago, one six months ago and now the death of Thomas removes the last member of the family. Prior to the war the younger brothers lived with Mr and Mrs Gemmell at 39 Kelburn street. There will be much sympathy for Mrs Gemmell, whose loss is one of the most severe experienced in the district.
Private David Irvine word has been received by his sister in law, Mrs Gemmell, 39 Kelburn street that Pte David Irvine 22 years of age of the Black Watch was killed in action on April 1st, Before the war was employee of messers Saunders and Connor, two years ago he had a brother (Charles Irvine) killed and now a third (Thomas Gemmell )is serving in France and is now the sole survivor. Barrhead news 17th May 1918 has in mem section Pte Charles Irvine(Born Barrhead A&SH K.I.A 15th May 1915- Brother of late David Irvine Black watch) also Thomas Gemmell (or Irvine) Scots Guards K.I.A. Insert By Sister of the Ist two named and widow of the later Mrs T Gemmell 39 Kelburn street Barrhead.
Commemorated at Dozinghem Military Cemetery Vleteren, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Thomas (Gemmill) is also commemorated on the Bourock Parish Church along with his brothers Charles and David Irvine, But Thomas is Not Commemorated on Cowan Park memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander B Gilmour
Birth Place: Neilston, Lanarkshire
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Lanarkshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/1919
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Father George and Mother Annie of 28 Craighead street Barrhead Family of Bourock Church Barrhead - Sweet is the memory , dear to our hearts. Our love and his memory never shall part, We know that the years, be they many or few, are years of remembrance, dear Alex of you, Dearer to memory than words can tell. Are thoughts of one we loved so well, by Father and Mother Sisters and Brother 28 Craighead st Barrhead:
Gilmour In loving memory of our dear Son Pte Alexander B Gilmour, who was killed at Loos 25th Sept 1915 :I often sit and think of him, When I am all alone, For memory is the only thing That Grief can call its own, And when my heart is sore, I seem to hear him say, "Keep up your heart, dear Mother, we will meet again some day." By Father Mother sisters and Brother.
Alex was listed as a pentographer to trade
Alexander is commemorated on Panel 112 to 115. on the loos memorial France.
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John Golding
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 11 Apr 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: AL Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Battalion: 6 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 13375
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre;
Additional Information: The Son of George and Flora Golding, of 8, Graham St., Barrhead, Renfrewshire: Golding - In loving and affectionate memory of our dear sons and brothers Lance Serg John Golding Killed in action 11th April 1917 also Tom who died on 25th February 1911 - To memory dear Insert bt their Sorrowing parents sister and brothers 8 Graham st Barrhead: John Joined the Army on 4th Sept 1914, he went to France in June 1915, was wounded at the battle of Loos Sept 1915, and again at the battle of the Somme in aug 1916, He returned to France Feb 1917 and was killed in action two months later.
before enlisting John was employed Messers Shanks and Co Victoria pottery Barrhead Renfrewshire.
John is commemorated at Panel Reference: Bay 5. Memorial on the Arras Memorial,Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Arthur Goodwin
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrews
Death Date: 25 May 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Resided Neilston
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 1742
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Mr and Mrs James Goodwin, Glen street Barrhead have received Intimidation, that their son Private Arthur Goodwin of the 1st 6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was wounded in France on the 23rd Inst and died on the 25th, Pte Goodwin was 21 years of age and joined the forces at the our break of war, He was some months in Bedford and went to France with one of the recent drafts, (1st may 1915) He was employed in South Arthurlie Print works, and was a very Quiet lad and much respected by his fellow workers and all who knew him. A brother of the deceased is now in the Scottish Horse. The Family of Bourock Church Barrhead
Arthur is Commemorated at Bethune Town Cemetery Plot: IV. C. 73. Bethune , Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Hay.
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire 3rd June 1888
Death Date: 21st Sept 1920
Death Place: New Jersey City Hudson U.S.A
Enlistment Place: U.SA.
Rank: Private
Regiment: U.S.A Infantry
Battalion: 309 Battalion
Regimental Number:
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre France
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Euphemia Sinclair Mactaggart Hay;
Additional comments from a family member on ancestry U.S.A. ALEXANDER HAY JR. was my great uncle. He was born in Scotland in 1888 and was not a citizen of the US at the time he was drafted. He had to choose to join in the British Army or the US Army. He chose the latter.
He enlisted 04 Apr 1918, reporting to Camp Dix, NJ. He was assigned to 152 Dep Brig to 22 Apr 1918, Co. E 309 Inf. to 01 May 1918, & Hq Co.309 Inf. 78th Div. until his discharge. He sustained injuries from mustard gas at St. Mihiel, France and shrapnel in his legs at the Meuse-Argonne defensive. He was sent home Feb 1919. The VFW Post # 62 made him the first overseas man to become a member in Jersey City, NJ.
He died from the effects of his injuries at age 33 on Tue. 21 Sep 1920 at 9:20 PM at home surrounded by family, friends, and his military comrades. He was given a Military Hero's burial by the VFW, Wheeler Post.
This info was extracted from the State of NJ National Army
service record # 1,738,705 and the Jersey Journal of Wed. 22 Sep 1920.

Alex is Commemorate at Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery
Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey, USA.
Not 100% if this is the Alex Hay commemorated at Cowan Park. Alex Hay of the U.S.A Forces died 1920, But there was another Alex Hay Royal Engineers from Neilston who also died of wounds after the war, Alex Hay of Molindinar cottage died 22nd of June 1922, The Cowan Park Barrhead's public memorial was unveiled in Cowan Park at the end of 1922.
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Alex Spiers Houston
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: 293 Main Street Barrhead Renfrewshire
Death Date: 18 Aug 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Acting Lance Corporal
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 302616
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 19 years
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 2860, Q.O.R.G. Yeo., 24259, R. Scot. Fus
The Son of William Houston and Margaret Speirs Houston, of the Spur Inn Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Alex is commemorated at Grave Reference: E. 2. Cemetery, Le Peuplier Military Cemetery Caestre Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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One of three Brothers killed
Charles Irvine
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrews
Death Date: 15 May 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 920
Type of Casualty: Killed in action.
On Wednesday morning official notice was received by Mrs Thomas of 39 Kelburn street, That her brother in law Pte Charles Irivine of the 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regulars had been killed in action on 15th May . Pte Irvine joined the army fully 3 years ago and was in India when the war was declared. He came to this Country in Dec last and was at home in Barrhead on furlough, proceeding immediately thereafter to France, Before Joining the Army Pte Irvine was employed in South Arthurlie print works and resided with his Brother in Kelburn street.Mrs Irvines husband Private Thomas Gemmil Irvine - is aslo in the Army having joined the scots Guards and is now in the firing line in France.
Charles is Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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John King
Birth Place: Glasgow 1892
Death Date: 4 Apr 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: S/11977
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds age 25
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre;
The local press reported:- Word has been recieved that Private John King of the Gordon Highlanders was wounded in action and died at a clearing station in France on 4th April. Pte King resided with Mrs Chalmers,(Grandmother) Cross Arthurlie street (Barrhead) and was in the employment of Messers Shanks and Co Victorian pottery. His only brother is also on active service in France.
The Scotsman National news paper reported:- "Previously reported missing now reported Killed J King Barrhead" April 1917:
John resided with Mrs Isabelle Chalmers (A Hall keeper) At 31 Kelburn street Barrhead 1901 age 9, Also listed at the address was Matilda Chalmers, Isabelle's Daughter, a Machinist in a print field,age 19. Johns Father Robert King, a spirit sales man age 36 and the King Siblings Isabella age 11, John age 9, Maggie age 7 And Robert Renton age 5 Isabella's Grandson.
John is commemorated at Grave Reference: IV. F. 6. Euston Road Colincamps. Cemetery: Colincamps Albert Somme region France
Colincamps is a village 11 kilometres north of Albert. Colincamps and "Euston",is a road junction a little east of the village, were within the Allied lines before the Somme offensive of July 1916. The cemetery was started as a front line burial ground during and after the unsuccessful attack on Serre on 1 July, but after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in March 1917 it was scarcely used. It was briefly in German hands towards the end of March 1918, when it marked the limit of the German advance, but the line was held and pushed forward by the New Zealand Division allowing the cemetery to be used again for burials in April and May 1918.
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