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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Cpl. William CLamp V.C. Reply with quote

Listed on the memorial for WW1 under the Scottish Rifles is Cpl. William Clamp V.C.
This was his regiment before a transfer to the Yorkshire Reg.

He has recently been added to the Craigneuk war memorial also, which had name panels added in 2011.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Pte. Daniel Donaldson Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Daniel Donaldson

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has been received that four Motherwell men have been killed in the war.
Daniel Donaldson, a reservist of the Royal Army Medical Corps, was lying wounded in a hospital, which was fired upon by the Germans, when he was killed by the splinter of a bursting shell. His widow resides in Findlay Street.
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CWGC
Name: DONALDSON, DANIEL
Rank: Private
Service No: 2711
Date of Death: 26/11/1914
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd Gen. Hosp
Grave Reference: III. A. 71.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Catharine Donaldson, of 14, Findlay St., Motherwell.

SNWM
Surname: DONALDSON
Firstname: Daniel
Service Number: 2711
Date Death: 26/11/1914
Place of birth: Motherwell
Other: formerly 7847 Scottish Rifles.
SNWM roll: ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Pte. William Steedman Reply with quote

WW1
SCOTS GUARDS
Pte. William Steedman

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has been received that four Motherwell men have been killed in the war....
Following upon a receipt from her son, Private William Steedman, of the Scots Guards, Stating that he was well, Mrs Steedman, Hamilton Street, had intimation by the next post from the War Office stating he had been killed in action.
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CWGC
Name: STEEDMAN, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 6407
Date of Death: 01/12/1914
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. K. 22.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of George and Agnes Steedman. Native of Maybole, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: STEEDMAN
Firstname: William
Service Number: 6407
Date Death: 01/12/1914
Place of birth: Glasgow
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 am    Post subject: Pte. William Burgess Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Lce.Cpl. William Burgess

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has been received that four Motherwell men have been killed in the war....
Private William Burgess, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed by the side of another Motherwell man. He was a reservist and was drummer in the Motherwell town band. His widow resides in Milton Street.
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CWGC
Name: BURGESS, W
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 8663
Date of Death: 30/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 40.
Cemetery: BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: BURGESS
Firstname: William
Service Number: 8663
Date Death: 30/11/1914
Place of birth: Motherwell
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L/Cpl


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Hopkins Reply with quote

WW1
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
Pte. Thomas Hopkins

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has been received that four Motherwell men have been killed in the war....
Official intimation has been received that Private Thomas Hopkins, Northumberland Fusiliers, has been killed in action. His widows address is 123 Windmillhill Street.
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CWGC
HOPKINS, THOMAS JOSEPH
Rank: Private
Service No: 271
Date of Death: 08/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 8 and 12.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Sgt. Daniel C. Tuft/Tufft Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Sgt. Daniel C. Tuft

The memorial and newspaper spells his surname with one "f" but the CWGC & SNWM with two.

(Glasgow Herald 14th Dec 1914)
"Official intimation has been received by Mr Wm. Tuft, Union Street, Motherwell, that his brother, Sergeant D.C. Tuft, of the Seaforth Highlanders, had been killed in action. The Sergeant, who had been 15 years in the Army, was serving in India and had went to France with the Indian contingent."

CWGC
Name: TUFFT, DANIEL C.
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 6953
Date of Death: 12/11/1914
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Isaiah and Elizabeth Tufft.

SNWM
Surname TUFFT
Firstname Daniel C
Service Number 6953
Date Death 12/11/1914
Decoration
Place of birth Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Sgt


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Valentine & Arbroath linked men Reply with quote

WW1
BLACK WATCH
Pte. Alexander Valentine

Listed on both the Arbroath and Motherwell memorials & Arbroath RoH. He moved to Motherwell for work.

The following are on the Arbroath War Memorial:
James Donaldson, he worked as a driller at Motherwell Bridge Works for 8 years prior to the war having moved from Arbroath as a Baker. He died aged 33 on 13 Oct 1915.
Wilfred Meekison who was 33 worked as a steel worker in Motherwell after leaving Arbroath and he was killed by a shell on 23/06/1916.
Alexander McLean Miller was born in Dalziel, Motherwell. His mother remarried A. Rennie from Arbroath and they moved there. He joined the Royal Scots and was transferred to the Royal Engineers. He died of pneumonia in Salonica on 21/09/1918 and left a daughter.

(Glasgow Herald 8th of Feb 1915)
"The War Office have intimated to Mrs Valentine, 131 Merry Street, Motherwell, that her husband, Private Alexander Valentine, Black Watch, was killed in action on January 25. Valentine was a member of the National Reserve, and rejoined the colours after the war broke out. He was employed in Dalzell steel works, and was leader of Motherwell pipe band. He leaves three children."

CWGC
VALENTINE, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/3581
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Valentine, of Arbroath; husband of the late Jeannie Forbes Valentine.

SNWM
Surname: VALENTINE
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 3/3581
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Arbroath Forfarshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Pte. Abraham/Abram Walker Reply with quote

WW1
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
Pte. Abraham Walker

(Glasgow Herald 15th March 1915)
"Notification has been made to Mr James Walker, mason, Windmill Street, Motherwell, that his son, Private Abraham Walker, 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action on February 17. Walker, as a volunteer, served through the South African War, and at the outbreak of the present hostilities he enlisted on August 7, and withing a few days was in the fighting line in France. He was a mason to trade, and served his apprenticeship with Provost Park, Motherwell."

CWGC
WALKER, ABRAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 4768
Date of Death: 17/02/1915
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 8 and 12.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Agnes Walker, of 143, Windmillhill St., Motherwell. Served in the South African Campaign with Royal Engineers.

SNWM
Surname: WALKER
Firstname: Abram
Service Number: 4768
Date Death: 17/02/1915
Place of birth: Motherwell
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Cpl. George Black Reply with quote

WW1
GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Cpl. George Black

Also on the Kirkpatrick Fleming memorial

(Glasgow Herald 19th March 1915)
"Intimation has been received in Motherwell of the death of Private George Black, 2nd Gordon Highlanders. On February 25 he was leaving a trench when he was shot through the body. He was a native of Ecclefechan, and before the war broke out was in the employment of the British Welding Company at Motherwell."

CWGC
BLACK, GEORGE
Rank: Corporal
Service No: S/3452
Date of Death: 25/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BLACK
Firstname: George
Service Number: S/3452
Date Death: 25/02/1915
Place of birth: Carlisle
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: A/Cpl
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Pte. John Paton Reply with quote

WW1
GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. John Paton

(Glasgow Herald 26th March 1915)
"Private John Paton, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr Robert Paton, miner, Mabel street, was killed at Neuve Chapelle."

CWGC
PATON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2542
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: PATON
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/2542
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Cambusnethan Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject: Allison Brown 2nd Lt Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Allison Brown 2nd Lt 2nd Gordon Highlanders Killed in Action F & F 26-Oct-17 Officers Book Page 166 attd 2nd. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke B 112 Plot VIA Row H Grave 18 Montrose & Motherwell
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: William Graham Pte Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

William Graham Pte S/3674 2nd Gordon Highlanders born Broughshane, Antrim enlisted Aberdeen residence Motherwell Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 01-Jul-16 Son of Sarah Graham, 131 Watsonville, Motherwell. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Row B Grave 15
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Charles Milne Pte Highland Light Infantry Reply with quote

Charles Milne Pte 21675 14th Highland Light Infantry born Newhills enlisted Hamilton residence Motherwell Age 36 Killed in Action F & F 27-Mar-18 Son of Charles Milne, Schoolhouse, Chapelton, Arbroath. Husband of Margaret Milne, 99E Mill Rd; Motherwell. Formerly R S Fus 30804. 1901 Census : 238: Skene: House Moss-side 1/16/70 Son of Charles & Margaret b Newhills. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: Pte. Michael McElroy Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS
Pte. Michael McElroy

(Glasgow Herald 30th March 1915)
"Following a request from the Army for a full description of her brother, Private Michael McElroy, Mrs James Low, residing at Caledonian Railway Buildings, Greenhill, Bonnybridge, has been notified that wounds sustained by him in action had prioved fatal, he having died on March 5th at the base hospital. Private McElroy immediately after the declaration of war enlisted in the Dublin Fusiliers, and crossed to the continent on December 26. He had been employed by Messrs D. Colville & sons (Limited), Dalziel Steel Works, Motherwell."

CWGC
McELROY, M
Rank: Private
Service No: 13192
Date of Death: 05/03/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: J. 18.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. McElroy, of 51, Millar St., Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
Surname: McELROY
Firstname: Michael
Service Number: 13192
Date Death: 05/03/1915
Place of birth: Motherwell Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Two Paisley Brothers Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
L.Cpl. Ronald Paisley (Roland Paisley)
Pte. Robert M. Paisley (Robert Muirhead)

(Glasgow Herald 2nd April 1915)
"Lance Corporal Ronald Paisley, Seaforth Highlanders, has been killed in action at Neuve Chapelle. He was a son of Mr James Paisley, joiner, Caledonian Street, whose second son, Private Robert Paisley, Seaforth Highlanders, was invalided home from the front. When the news of Ronalds death was received the invalid brother was so much upset that he collapsed and died almost immediately. He was buried with military honours. He had accompanied the Indian Expeditionary Force to France."

Ronald/Roland Paisley

Although born as Roland and called as such by the Army he is listed on the memorial and in the press report as Ronald.
According to the War Return he was killed in action aged 20.


CWGC
PAISLEY, ROLAND
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 1239
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: PAISLEY
Firstname: Roland
Service Number: 1239
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.

Robert Muirhead Paisley

He served under his mother Margarets maiden name of Muirhead, which the CWGC are aware of but not the SNWM.
According to his D.C. he was in the 1st Battalion Seaforths and died from pneumonia as the result of alcoholism aged 28.


CWGC
PAISLEY, R A
Rank: Private
Service No: 390
Date of Death: 26/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders Depot
Grave Reference: Spec. Memorial.
Cemetery: DALZIEL (AIRBLES) CEMETERY
Additional Information: (Served as MUIRHEAD). Alternative Commemoration - buried in Dalziel (Globe) Cemetery.

SNWM
Surname: MUIRHEAD
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 390
Date Death: 26/03/1915
Place of birth: Motherwell Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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