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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:44 am    Post subject: Rif. Thomas Daly Reply with quote

WW1
Rif. Thomas Daly

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"... at the same battle Private Thomas Daly (aged 22), whose mother resides at 23 Lochlea Street, also met his death. Private Daly was previously employed as a miner."

CWGC
DALY, THOMAS
Rank: Rifleman
Service No: 12378
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 43.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: DALY
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 12378
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Hamilton Lanark
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Rfn
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Inglis Merry Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Alexander Inglis Merry, R.Scots.Fus.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd April 1915)
"Private Alexander Merry also belonged to Burnbank, where his parents reside at Woodview, High Blantyre Road. Early in the war he joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and left for France fully six years ago. His captain writes that he was killed in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle. He was only 18 years of age, and prior to enlisting was employed as a motor engineman at Clyde Colliery."

CWGC
MERRY, ALEXANDER I.
Rank: Private
Service No: 12756
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 12 and 13.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MERRY
Firstname: Alexander I
Service Number: 12756
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Burnbank Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Smith Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Robert Smith, Gordons

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)
"Mr & Mrs James Smith, Olive Cottage, Burnbank, Hamilton, have been notified of the death of their son, Private Robert Smith (3416), C Company, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders. He enlisted on September 1 and left for France on February 16. He took part in the Neuve Chapelle fight and had a narrow escape, a bullet passing through his knapsack. Later, while on observation duty, he was shot through the head by a sniper, and died two hours afterward."

CWGC
SMITH, R
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3416
Date of Death: 06/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 9.
Cemetery: RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

SNWM
Surname: SMITH
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: S/3416
Date Death: 06/04/1915
Place of birth: Blantyre Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Thomas Findlay Reply with quote

WW1
Sgt. Thomas Findlay, H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 19th April 1915)
"Official announcement is made of the death of Sergeant Thomas Findlay, 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed at Neuve Chapelle, Sergeant Findlay was 23 years of age, and was one of three soldier sons of the late Sergeant James George Findlay, 1st H.L.I. and Mrs Findlay, 28 Lorne Street, Hamilton."

CWGC
FINDLAY, T
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 10264
Date of Death: 18/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: V. B. 4.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

SNWM
Surname: FINDLAY
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 10264
Date Death: 18/03/1915
Place of birth: Dover Kent
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: A/Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Pte. Patrick Duffy Reply with quote

Not on the memorial or Glasgows Roll of Honour, though he resided in the town and is buried there.

WW1
Pte. Patrick Duffy, H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 19th April 1915)
"The remains of Private Patrick Duffy, 1st H.L.I., were interred at Hamilton on Friday with full military honours. Prior to enlisting in September he resided with his married sister, Mrs Murray, Gateside Street, Hamilton. Thirty Six years of age, Private Duffy at the close of 1913 had completed eight years in the Army and four in the Reserve. With the H.L.I. he served in Egypt, India and South Africa. In Spetember he re-enlisted in his old regiment, and took part in most of the stern engagements up to and including Neuve Chapelle. He escaped injury in all these conflicts, but was invalided home through illness, to which he succumbed in a Suffolk hospital."

CWGC
DUFFY, P
Rank: Private
Service No: 8793
Date of Death: 12/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: New Southern. P. 36.
Cemetery: HAMILTON (BENT) CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: DUFFY
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: 8793
Date Death: 12/04/1918 (1915)
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Simpson Reply with quote

Although there are two Simpsons listed as WW1 Cameronians, there is no John. I don't see him listed on any of the surrounding area memorials either.

WW1
Pte. John Simpson, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians)

(Glasgow herald 20th May 1915)
"Private James Simpson, 1/6th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), has been killed at Ypres. He was the son of Mr David Simpson, late of 2 Glebe Street, Hamilton, and was employed as a baker in Hamilton."

CWGC
SIMPSON, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 990
Date of Death: 12/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 6.
Cemetery: RUE-DU-BACQUEROT (13TH LONDON) GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

SNWM
Surname: SIMPSON
Firstname: J
Service Number: 990
Date Death: 12/05/1915
Other: 1/6th Bn.
SNWM rol: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Pte. John/James Sorbie Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. John Sorbie, Sco.Rif

He's John in the press and on the memorial but James on CWGC/SNWM.

(Glasgow Herald 29th May 1915)
"Private John Sorbie, 2nd Scottish Rifles, son of Mr & Mrs Archibald Sorbie, 29 Campbell Street, Hamilton, has been officially reported killed in action at Fromelles on the 9th inst. He was a steelworker prior to enlisting last August, and was 21 years of age. He proceeded to the front in February."

CWGC
SORBIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 7757
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: SORBIE
Firstname: J
Service Number: 7757
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:00 am    Post subject: Pte. James Chalmers Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. James Chalmers, R. Highlanders

Also listed on the Tarbrax memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 1st July 1915)
"Private James Chalmers, of the 2nd Black Watch, who resided at Tarbrax, has been killed in action in France. He was on sentry duty on June 16 when he was shot through the head by a German sniper. Death was instantaneous. In civil life he worked as a miner with Pumpherston Oil Company at Tarbrax."

CWGC
CHALMERS, J
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4016
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XVII. A. 20.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. William Chalmers, of Drumblair, Low Waters, Hamilton.

SNWM
Surname: CHALMERS
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/4016
Place of birth: Hamilton
Date of death: 16 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:19 am    Post subject: Pte. Johnstone Barr Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial.

WW1
Pte. Johnstone Barr, Cameron Highlanders

(Glasgow Herald 8th July 1915)
"Mr Samuel Barr, 122 Low Waters, Hamilton, has been officially notified that his son, Private Johnston (sic) Barr, 3rd Batalion Cameron Highlanders, has died of wounds in France. Private Barr was a miner in Cadzow Colliery, Hamilton, before he enlisted in November last. He was about 19 years of age."

CWGC
BARR, JOHNSTONE
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14423
Date of Death: 11/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BARR
Forename: Johnstone
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/14423
Place of birth: Inkerman Paisley
Date of death: 11 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: WW1 Reply with quote

Name: James Lynn
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 51355
Unit: 8th Battalion
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Date of Birth: 1890
Date of Death: 30th June 1918
Buried in Kirechkoi Military Cemetery in Greece
Wife of Sarah Lynn Shamrock Terrace Inverkeithing
Commemorated on the Inverkeithing WW1 Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial. He was killed on the Lancastria.

Era WW2
Surname SMITH
Forename John
Rank Pte
Service number 7662418
Decoration
Place of birth Hamilton
Date of death 17 June 1940
Theatre of death At Sea
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Other detail Royal Army Pay Corps.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Peter Syme GH Reply with quote

Peter Syme Corporal S/13131 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders Age 22 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 23/08/1918 Son of Thomas and Agnes Syme, of 31, Burnbank Rd., Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Soldiers Effects: Father: Thomas. Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery Fr 0927 Plot I Row D Grave 08 The Scotsman 02-10-18 P7: Hamilton.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:43 pm    Post subject: John Callaghan GH Reply with quote

John Callaghan Pte S/12233 1st Gordon Highlanders b Cadzow, Lanarkshire 18/01/1891 e Hamilton Killed in Action F&F 18/07/1916 Son of the late Bernard Callaghan & Jane O'Brien. 1901 Census: 16 Austine St; Hamilton. Fa Occ: Coal Miner. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Jane. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C The Scotsman 06-09-16 P10: Hamilton
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:16 am    Post subject: William White GH Reply with quote

William White Corporal 242376 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Cadzow, Lanarkshire e Hamilton Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 26/09/1917 Soldiers Died has 242370. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Has 242370. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 The Scotsman 31-10-17 P5 & 08-12-17 P9: Hamilton
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book entitled 'The Fallen of Hamilton, Scotland in the Great War 1914-1918' was published in 2014, here is a link to the details:

https://www.celebrate-scotland.co.uk/articles/family-history/new-world-war-one-project-honours-the-fallen-of-hamilton
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