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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Pte. Walter Blair Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Walter Blair

(Glasgow Herald 2nd April 1915)
"Private Walter Blair, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, whose relatives reside at Camp Street, is one of about a dozen of young Motherwell "Gordons" who have been killed at Neuve Chapelle. He was but 19 years of age, and along with hundreds of other Motherwell lads joined the army at the first call for men, and were soon thereafter in the fighting line."

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BLAIR, WALTER
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2596
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BLAIR
Firstname: Walter
Service Number: S/2596
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Galloway man:

McROBERTS, BERTRAM
Rank:Corporal
Service No:S/5377
Date of Death:23/03/1918
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders
7th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 72 and 73.
MemorialPOZIERES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Samuel and Agnes McRoberts, of Boatgreen, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrigthshire.

Born in 1895 in Gatehouse, Bertram was living in Windmill Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He served at Ypres, the Somme, Arras, and Passchendaele; and the Somme again in 1918. He was wounded twice in 1915, at Ypres and Messines, and killed at Sailly-le-sec.
Bertram is listed on the Anwoth Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church and on the Anwoth and Girthon War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Pte. George Bain Reply with quote

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SCOTS GUARDS
Pte. George Bain

Also commemorated on the memorial at Lhanbryde.

(Glasgow Herald 10th April 1915)
"Intimation was received yesterday at Motherwell Police Office that Private George Bain, 1st Scots Guards, was killed in the trenches on March 4. He was one of three Motherwell Policemen who joined the Scots Guards when war broke out. The two others, Constables Alex. Peters and David Woods, are reported missing and probably killed. Bain momentarily exposed his head over the trenches when he was shot by a German sniper. He was 22 years of age, and a native of Elginshire. Peters belonged to Aberdeenshire and Woods to Forfarshire."

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BAIN, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 10259
Date of Death: 04/04/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XXIX. B. 3.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Bain, of Old Schoolhouse, Lhanbryd[e], Morayshire, and the late Andrew Bain.

SNWM
Surname: BAIN
Firstname: George
Service Number: 10259
Date Death: 04/04/1915
Place of birth: Elgin
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Jeffrey Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Robert Jeffrey

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Mr & Mrs Jeffrey, Queen Street, Motherwell, have received an unofficial report from a comrade at the front that their son. Private Robert Jeffrey, 1st Gordon Highlanders, was shot through the head while leaving the trenches. Private Jeffrey had recently returned to the front after recovering from a wound sustained at the Aisne. He was reservist, and served through the South African War. He was a miner and was married."

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JEFFREY, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 7165
Date of Death: 24/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: JEFFREY
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 7165
Date Death: 24/03/1915
Place of birth: Stevenson Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS
Pte. Peter Battles

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)
"Mrs Toal, 65 Coursington Street, has been informed by a chaplain on active service that her brother, Private Peter Battles, Royal Scots, was killed on April 2."

CWGC
BATTLES, P
Rank: Private
Service No: 3181
Date of Death: 02/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 10.
Cemetery: GODEZONNE FARM CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BATTLES
Firstname: Peter
Service Number: 3181
Date Death: 02/04/1915
Place of birth: Sligo
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.

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MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Sgt. Dominick Battles

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)
"Sergeant Dominick Battles, 2nd Manchester Regiment, another brother of Mrs Toal, is officially reported missing since October 20. Sergeant Battles was a time-expired Reservist, who was employed in the Corporation Electrical Department, and when the war broke out he rejoined the Army."

CWGC
BATTLES, DOMINICK
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 6493
Date of Death: 20/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 34 and 35.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BATTLES
Firstname: Dominick
Service Number: 6493
Date Death: 20/10/1914
Place of birth: Sligo
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Muir Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Robert Muir

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)
"Private Robert Muir, 2nd Scots Guards, who was absent at the roll call after the Neuve Chapelle engagement, has not been heard of since. He was a grocer in Motherwell when he joined the Army."

CWGC
MUIR, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 9783
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MUIR
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 9783
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Bathgate
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Anderson Reply with quote

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BORDER REGIMENT
Pte. John Anderson

(Glasgow Herald 17th April 1915)
"Mr Robert Anderson, 25 Globe Buildings, Motherwell, has been informed that his son, Private John Anderson, 2nd Border Regiment, was killed in action on March 12. He was 25 years of age."

CWGC
ANDERSON, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 3700
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XXXI. B. 44.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Thomson Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Thomas Thomson

(Glasgow Herald 29th April 1915)
"Private Thomas Thomson, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, joined the new army in September and went out to the front on January 25. He was killed at Neuve Chapelle on March 11. Before joining the Army he was employed as an engineer. He resided at Smithycroft, Windmillhill, Motherwell."

CWGC
THOMSON, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2561
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 2.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Isabella Thomson, of 169, Smithycroft, Windmillhill St., Motherwell.

SNWM
Surname: THOMSON
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: S/2561
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Pte. Frank Grindall Reply with quote

WW1
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Pte. F. Grindall

Also on the memorial at Moffat.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd May 1915)
"Private Frank Grindall, of the K.O.S. Borderers, was killed in action on April 18. He was 27 years of age, and had served nine years with the Scottish Borderers, and previous to joining the Army was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company as driver of the parcel delivery van at Moffat. This is the second Moffat man who has been killed in action".

CWGC
GRINDALL, F
Rank: Private
Service No: 7776
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: GRINDALL
Firstname: Frank
Service Number: 7776
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanark
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death:F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Connor Reply with quote

AB64 wrote:
Also a memorial scroll to john O'Connor, who I believe is listed under KOSB



Alistair


(Glasgow Herald 7th of May 1915)
"Private John Connor, K.O.S.B. whose parents reside at Globe Buildings is unofficially reported killed."

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CONNOR, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 6809
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: CONNOR
Firstname: John
Service Number: 6809
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Workington Cumberland
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Alexander Thomson/Thompson Reply with quote

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SCOTTISH RIFLES
Pte. James A. Thomson

(Glasgow Herald 7th May 1915)
"Private James A. Thomson, 6th Scottish Rifles (T.F.), has been killed in action. He was employed in an engine shop at Carlisle, and his home was at Range Road, Motherwell."

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THOMPSON, JAMES ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1733
Date of Death: 19/04/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. K. 13.
Cemetery: RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
Additional Information: Son of William and Robena Thompson, of 15, Roy St., Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname THOMPSON
Firstname: J A
Service Number: 1733
Date Death: 19/04/1915
Place of birth: Trimulgur India
Other: 1/6th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Cpl. William E. Jackson Reply with quote

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OVRSEAS FORCES
Cpl. William E. Jackson

(Glasgow Herald 7th May 1915)
"Last week it was intimated that Corporal W.E. Jackson, Madras Volunteer Artillery, had been wounded. Further information has been received by the young soldiers parents, who reside at Alma Place, Camp Street, that he has died of his wounds. Corporal Jackson was an artist and advertising manager to Messrs Spicer and Co., Madras."

CWGC
JACKSON, W E
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 6/L. H
Date of Death: 17/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Madras Artillery Volunteers attd. Lahore Div. Signal Coy. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference: I. A. 71.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Pte. Alexander McGillivary Reply with quote

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KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Pte. Alex. McGillivary

(Glasgow Herald 13th May 1915)
"Private Alexander McGillvary, 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed in action on April 18. He was only 19 years of age, was employed at a local colliery before enlisting, and had been in France since December. He resided in Holytown."

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McGILLIVARY, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 6613
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McGILLIVARY
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 6613
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Motherwell
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander McDonald Reply with quote

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SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Alexander McDonald

(Glasgow Herald 21st May 1915)
"Mr Donald McDonald, Firpark Street, president of the Steelemelters Union, has been officially informed that his son, Private Alexander McDonald, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in a charge upon the enemys trenches on May 9."

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McDONALD, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1279
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McDONALD
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 1279
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Leggat/Leggate Reply with quote

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BLACK WATCH
Pte. John Leggat

(Glasgow Herald 21st May 1915)
"Private John Leggat, Black Watch, whose wife and young family reside at Watsonville, has been killed in the trenches. He joined Kitchener's Army, and two months ago was home at the funeral of one if his children."

CWGC
LEGGATE, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/6969
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: LEGGATE
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/6969
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Bothwell Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of deate: F.& F.
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