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A Beattie



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:20 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Capt. John Gardner, M.C. - R.S.F. Reply with quote

SNWM - listed as T/Capt.

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, October 1st., 1917. Deaths on Service notice:-
"GARDNER.- Died at 3rd London General Hospital, on the 27th ult., of wounds received in action on the 22nd August, Captain John Gardner, M.C., Royal Scots Fusiliers, in his 22nd year, elder son of Mr and Mrs John Gardner, 20 Dalziel Drive, Maxwell Park.- Funeral from 20 Dalziel Drive to Cathcart Cemetery on Tuesday, 2nd curt., at 3 p.m.; carriages at St. George's Church until 2.30 pm.; friends wishing to attend please notify Messrs. Wylie & Lochhead, Union Street."


CWGC:- GARDNER, John
Rank: Captain.

Date of Death: 27/9/1917. Age: 21.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th/7th Bn. Awards:M C
Cemetery: CATHCART CEMETERY. Grave Ref: D. 50.
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Gardner, of 20, Daniel (sic) Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow.
Born at Glasgow.

Same publication as above, day, date (page 9 - Casualties. Notes on Officers.):- ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS. Captain JOHN GARDNER.- Died of wounds. Captain John Gardner who died from wounds received in action was the elder son of Mr and Mrs John Gardner, 20, Dalziel Drive, Maxwell Park, Glasgow. A native of Glasgow and a former pupil of Glasgow Academy, he went early in 1914 to Philadelphia to gain experience of business in the United States but immediately on the outbreak of war he came home to enlist and obtained his commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. In May, 1916 he was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry under heavy shell fire," and in July following he was promoted captain. He was 22 (sic) years of age."

Also commemorated on the Glasgow WW1 Roll of Honour under the Dalziel Drive address.

(Think the 3rd London General Hospital was at Wandsworth.)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glasgow Academy Roll of Honour, see:
http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WWI-ROLL-OF-HONOUR1.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:46 am    Post subject: Robert William Gordon Webster GH Reply with quote

Robert William Gordon Webster Pte S/21974 4th Gordon Highlanders b Barony, Lanarkshire 16/07/1899 e Glasgow Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 25/07/1918 Son of Robert Webster, Bank Agent and Jeannie (nee Hodge) Webster, of 39, Partickhill Rd., Glasgow. Occ: On the staff of Head Office, National Bank of Scotland. Roll of Honour: Vol IV: Page 229. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Jane A. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Service Returns: 118/AF 267. Age 18. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18 The Scotsman 31-08-18 P5: Glasgow & Glasgow Academy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

These are WMR 80075 (the external memorial) and 80076 (the internal memorial)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TAGGART, HENRY RAWSON
Initials: HR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 3rd Bn, attd 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Date of Death: 24/7/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. M. Taggart, of The Manse, Lyne, Peeblesshire.
Grave Reference: H 10
Cemetery: Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension

Also named on Peebles War Memorial and on the Harmonium at Lyne kirk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Hobkirk Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

LIEUT. ALEX. SHIELS ELLIOT, H.L.I.
Alexander Shiels Elliot age 22 Lieutenant, attached to 8th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander was educated at Glasgow Academy before joining his father's auctioneering business. He was commissioned in the 8th HLI in August 1914 and was amongst a number of men from the battalion who were seconded to the 1/7th Battalion of the Royal Scots for overseas service. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1915 and landed at Gallipoli in June but he was killed two weeks later during the battle at Gully Ridge.
Born 1892 in Lanark. Son of the late Ellen Elizabeth (Shiels) Elliot (died 1894) and of William Elliot of Muirglen, Lanark.
The family estate was at Harwood, Bonchester Bridge, Hobkirk.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on an individual memorial on a family grave in Hobkirk Churchyard, on a stained glass window in St. Nicholas Church in Lanark, on the church memorial and on the Lanark War Memorial.
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