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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Pte. James McClounie Reply with quote

McClounie, James

Also remembered on Lockerbie memorial.

(7th August 1915 Dumfires & galloway Standard)
"Official information has been received by Mr & Mrs McClounie, 4 Commercial Buildings, Lockerbie, that their son, Private James McClounie 1/5th K.O.S.B., has been killed in the Dardanelles. Private McClounie, who was 31 years of age, was, previous to enlistment, in the service of the Caledonian Railway Company at Lockerbie station as a porter, and latterly acted as Guard on the Dumfries branch."

McCLOUNIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 2536
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st/5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary McClounie, of 4, Commercial Buildings, Lockerbie


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Hood Reply with quote

Hood, Robert

Also remembered on Annan memorial.

(23rd June 1917 Dumfries & Galloway Standard)
"Mr William Hood, 19 St John's Road, Annan, has received official intimation that his son, Private Robert Hood, Black Watch, who was reported missing since the 18th July last year, is now concluded to have been killed in action about that date. Prior to enlisting Private Hood was in the employment of the Caledonian Railway Company. He was thirty three years of age, and leaves a widow and one child."

HOOD, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/8811
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 10 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugh McMeeking, Sergeant (7874) 1/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 36.
Born 1878 in Garlieston, Sorbie. Son of Andrew and Helen (Vise) McMeeking. Husband of Agnes Jane (Scott) McMeeking (later Mrs. Dinwoodie) of Springburn, Glasgow who he married in 1902 in Rutherglen.
Missing in action 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

William McMeeking, Company Quatermaster Sergeant (7873) 1/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 35.
Born 1880 in Garlieston, Sorbie. Son of Andrew and Helen (Vise) McMeeking. Husband of Mary Jane (McCutcheon) McMeeking of Springburn, Glasgow who he married in 1903 in Glasgow.
Died of wounds 30 June 1915 on a hospital ship off the Dardanelles and buried at sea. Named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Hugh, William and their father Andrew all worked as coach builders at the Caledonian Railway Locomotive Workshop at St.Rollox, Springburn, Glasgow. Hugh and William had both served in the South Africa War and had been with the "Territorials" for many years.
They are both named on the Sorbie Parish War Memorial In Garlieston Village, Wigtownshire.

On 28 June 1915 the British 29th Division attacked along the Gully Ravine Spur. The attack was reinforced by the newly-arrived 156th Brigade of 52nd (Lowland) Division, which included the 1/7th and 1/8th Scottish Rifles. However, a major tragedy overwhelmed 156th Brigade in their first battle as they bravely attacked with almost no artillery preparation. Their first rush carried them into the Turkish lines but subsequent efforts failed bloodily. (Source: iwm.org)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Pte. James Joss Reply with quote

Joss, James

(Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 13th October 1916)
Official information has been received by Mrs Robertson, 10 Howburn Place, Aberdeen, that her brother, Pte. James Joss, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (M.G.S.), has been killed in action. Private Joss was the son of the late Mr George Joss and Mrs Joss, Greenhill, Bonnybridge, Stirling. Private Joss lost his life in the raid in which he won the Military Medal. At the outbreak of hostilities he was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company at Greenhill Station, Stirling.

CWGC
JOSS, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/6640
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Bn.
Awards: M M
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. M. Joss, of Broomhill Crescent, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, and the late George Joss, of Careston, Brechin.

SNWM
Surname: JOSS
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/6640
Decoration: MM
Place of birth: Bonnybridge Stirlingshire
Date of death: 15 September 1916
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 11th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:40 am    Post subject: William Fisher found 4 Pages on Soldiers Will...... Reply with quote

William Fisher Private S/2548 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Greenhill, Stirlign. e Motherwell Age 25 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of Mrs Fisher, 5 Annfield Place. Occ: employed as a fireman with the Caledonian Railway Co.
Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 44 Evening Times 25-7-16 Page 4: Photo Motherwell Times 11-07-16 Caledonian Railway, Central Station, Glasgow & Motherwell
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Cameron Reply with quote

Cameron, Robert

(2nd August 1918 Aberdeen Weekly Journal)
Private Robert Cameron, Gordon Highlanders, who has died of wounds at a casualty clearing station, was 28 years of age, and the third son of Mrs Cameron, 128 Wellington Road. Before enlisting, in May, 1917, he was a parcel porter with the Caledonian Railway at the Joint Station.

CAMERON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/18127
Date of Death: 22/07/1918
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders "B" Coy. 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. C. 13.
Cemetery: PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cameron, of 128, Wellington Rd., Aberdeen
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Fleming Wilson Reply with quote

Wilson, James

Also remembered on the Royal Four Towns memorial.

(Dumfries & Galloway Standard 24th April 1918)
Miss Mary Young, Hightae, has received a letter from a Lieutenant that her brother, Private James Wilson, Lochiel's Camerons, has been killed in the recent heavy fighting, being struck on the head with shrapnel. Private Wilson was on the Caledonian Railway, Glasgow, and enlisted on the declaration of war in 1914. He was 28 years of age.

WILSON, JAMES THOMPSON
Rank: Private
Service No: 203280
Date of Death: 05/04/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late John Thompson Wilson and Margaret Wilson. An employee of the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Either the newspaper entry gives the wrong railway company or the CWGC info by the n.o.k. is wrong, there is a James Wilson on both railway memorials.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel B Jardine.

(Dumfries & Galloway Stanadard 9/6/1917 p.3)
Mrs Jardine Urie Place, Calder street, Motherwell, has received information that her son, Private D B Jardine is wounded and missing. Before joining the army Private Jardine was a fireman at Motherwell with the Caledonian Railway Company. He is a son of Mrs Jardine late of Millhouse Cottage, Netherwood, Dumfries.

JARDINE, DANIEL BAXTER
Rank:Private
Service No:240112
Date of Death:14/04/1917
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 5th/6th Bn.
Panel Reference:Bay 6.
Memorial:ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. Jeanie Jardine, of 59, Court, Urie Place, Calder St., Motherwell.

He is named on the Motherwell War Memorial.
However he is not named on the Dumfries War Memorial but another man is
L-CPL. D. B. JARDINE, A.&S.H.
coincidentally David Blaylock Jardine, L.Cpl.252535 1/6th Argylls was also a railwayman but with the Glasgow and South Western.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:56 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl Henry Bateman Reply with quote

Bateman, Henry

(Dundee Courier 16th June 1915)
"Mrs Bateman, 12 King's Road, Dundee, has been notified of death from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles of her husband, Lance-Corporal Harry Bateman, Royal Marine Light Infantry.
Lance-Corporal Bateman was an R.M.L.I. reservist, and was called up at the beginning of the war. He was twelve years with the Marines, and took part in the memorable defence of Antwerp. His death occurred in hospital at Alexandria.
Before the opening hostilities Lance-Corporal Bateman was employed as a shunter on the Caledonian Railway. He was 33 years of age, and is survived by his widow and two children, one of whom is only one month old
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BATEMAN, H
Rank: Private
Service No: CH/11658
Date of Death: 28/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Deal Bn. R.N. Div
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 96.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

Not on SNWM


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: Sgt. Frank George Potter Reply with quote

Potter, Frank

(Dundee Evening Telegraph 31st May 1916)
"Mr and Mrs Alex. Potter, Station Cottages, Craigo, have been informed from the War Office that their eldest son, Sergeant F.G. Potter, Royal Irish Fusiliers, had died of wounds. Previous to enlistment (November, 1914) Sergeant Potter was a guard on the Caledonian Railway. He left Belfast for the front in April last. He was 33 years of age. Two brothers of the late Sergeant, Corporal Stephen Potter and Coproal Alex Potter, are both serving wth the 38th Royal Garrison Artillery, Ottowa."

CWGC
POTTER, F G
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 3641
Date of Death: 29/04/1916
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: Q. 12.
Cemetery: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. S. Potter, of Station Cottages, Craigs, Montrose

SNWM
Surname: POTTER
Forename: Frank George
Rank: Sgt
Service number: 3641
Place of birth: Methven Perthshire
Date of death: 29 April 1916
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Unit name: PRINCESS VICTORIA'S ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS
Other detail: 7th Bn., formerly 50395, R.G.A.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:28 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Archibald Reply with quote

Archibald, Robert

ARCHIBALD, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/6292
Date of Death: 18/04/1917
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XIX. C. 6.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Brother of Mrs. William Fraser, of 22, South William St., Perth.

(Perthshire Advertiser 2nd May 1917)
"Mrs Styles, 51 Kinnoull Causeway, has received intimation that her brother, Private Robert Archibald, Black Watch, has died of wounds recieved in action. Twenty-two years of age, Private Archibald enlisted in October, 1914. He was a fireman with the Caledonian Railway Company at Perth. An officer of the battalion, writing to Mrs Styles, states that Pte. Archibald was a good soldier and a splendid fellow, and was well liked by his comrades."
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:19 am    Post subject: L/Smn William Cruickshank Reply with quote

Cruickshank, William

(Falkirk Herald 2nd Dec 1916)
"Sergeant W. Cruickshank, of the Stirlingshire Constabulary, Grangemouth, has received intimation that his eldest son, Leading Seaman William Cruickshank, "Hood" Battalion, Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on 13th November. He enlisted a few months after the outbreak of war, and has seen service in Salonika and France. He was 20 years of age, and prior to enlisting was employed as a ticket collector with the Caledonian Railway Company at Larbert."

CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/5337
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: Special Mem. 9.
Cemetery: ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of William Cruickshank, of 20, Glebe St., Falkirk
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:46 am    Post subject: L/Cpl John Duncan Reply with quote

Duncan, John

(Dundee Courier 20th Oct 1916)
"Mr John Duncan, Muirwells Crossings, Farnell, has received intimation that his son, Lance-Corporal John Duncan, H.L.I., has died at Angora, Turkey, where he was a prisoner of war. Lance-Corporal Duncan joined the Army shortly after the outbreak of war, and after being in France for a time was sent to Mesopotamia, and was wounded and taken prisoner at the relief of Kut. He was 22 years of age, and previous to enlisting was engaged with the Caledonian Railway Company at Alloa."

DUNCAN, J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: B/21205
Date of Death: 10/09/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XXI. Y. 5.
Cemetery: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:17 am    Post subject: A.Smn David McDougall Reply with quote

McDougall, David

(Dundee Courier 5th Sept 1916)
"Able Seaman David McDougall, a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, attached to "Hawke" Battalion, has died of wounds. His father Mr David McDougall, 7 Rosefield Street, Dundee, received intimation some time ago that his son had been dangerously wounded about the back and legs, and one of his legs had been amputated. Deceased, who was nineteen yearsof age, took part in the Dardanelles expedition, and suffered from dysentery. Prior to enlistment he was in the employ of the Caledonian Railway Company."

McDOUGALL, DAVID
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/3497
Date of Death: 31/08/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: I. D. 2.
Cemetery: BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Gretna War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

JOHN G. DICKSON PTE. CAMERONIANS.
John Graham Dickson age 19 Private (1992) 1/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company when he enlisted at Motherwell just before the war. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in March 1915 but was killed at Festubert three months later. (Source: Daily Record 19/7/1915 p.6)
Born 1896 in Gretna. Son of Sarah Dickson of Redkirk Cottages, Gretna.
Missing in Action on 15 June 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
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