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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. John Leggat/Leggate Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
WW1
BLACK WATCH
Pte. John Leggat

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


DelBoy wrote:
WW1

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Alexander McDonald

CWGC
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


Both these men died at the Battle of Aubers. Their battalions were British battalions in Indian Army brigades of the 7th (Meerut) Division

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone listed the WW2 names from this memorial? Among the names on it may be James Stirling Callan. He was a junior engineer officer in the merchant navy on the s.s. Affric Star. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London and on the South Dalziel Parish Church memorial. He was the son of George Callan & Lizzie Stirling. His last home address was 227 Bellshill Road, Motherwell.

From the local paper:
Motherwell Times 9 Aug 1940 - Mr & Mrs George Callan, 227 Bellshill Rd, received word that their youngest son, James Stirling Callan, an engineer in the Merchant Navy, died at sea on his way home from South America. He was 22 years old. Had sailed for South America 20th May last.

Motherwell Times 16 Aug 1940 - Jim Callan, youngest son of Mr & Mrs George Callan, 227 Bellshill Rd, a ship’s engineer, took ill in mid-Atlantic. Several cases of malaria on board. Buried at sea in the north channel of the Irish coast at 8.18am on Sunday 4th August. A parcel of sugar which the dead man had brought with him from Brazil as a gift for his mother was found with his effects and forwarded to her.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ENG/OFF. JAMES S CALLAN is listed on the 2nd photo of the WW2 panels on page 1 (bottom righthand corner)
It's about the 12th photo from the top of the page.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see this man listed:

WILSON, ALEXANDER

Rank: Sapper
Service No: 2761928
Date of Death: 23/08/1943
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 38 Field Sqn.
Grave Reference II. A. 37.
Cemetery CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. I. Wilson, and stepson of Louis W. Hill, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire.



The above photo was posted on the Rootschat Forum and the lady kindly gave her permission for me to copy it here.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - he is there, page 1, 2nd last photo - toward the end of the Royal Engineers section, 3 names above the Royal Corps of Signals section.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jings crivens help ma boab!

So he is.

Definately time for new specs.

Thanks Ken Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Sgt.Maj. John Morton Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTHS
Sgt.Maj. John Morton

(Glasgow Herald 28th May 1915)
"Sergeant-Major John Morton, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, whose wife resides at Airbles Road, Motherwell, was killed in action on May 9. He had 15 years service, and accompanied the Indian Expeditionary Force to France. He was twice promoted in the field. His brother is on active service, and his father, Mr David Morton, Findlay Street, is an Army veteran."

CWGC
MORTON, JOHN
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service No: 6944
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MORTON
Firstname: John
Service Number: 6944
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: WO2 (CSM)
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Hugh Morton Reply with quote

WW1
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Cpl. Hugh Morton

Not listed at Cowdenbeath.

(Glasgow Herald 29th May 1915)
"Corporal Hugh Morton, 1st Cameron Highlanders, is officially reported killed. He was engaged in the operations at Hill 60 on May 9 when he received wounds to which he succumbed in hospital a few hours after admission. He was 19 years of age, and was one of four brothers serving with the colours. In civil life he was employed in Dalzell Steel Works. His father resides at 138 Brandon Street, Motherwell."

CWGC
MORTON, HUGH
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 9842
Date of Death: 10/05/1915 (9th?)
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 28.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Agnes Morton. Native of Cowdenbeath, Fife.

SNWM
Surname:MORTON
Firstname: Hugh
Service Number: 9842
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Beath Cowdenbeath Fife
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: A/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Pte. Bernard Casey Reply with quote

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ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS
Pte. Bernard Casey

Also listed on the memorial at Central Station to members of the Caledonian Railway.

(Glasgow Herald 29th May 1915)
"Mrs Casey, 152 Merry Street, Motherwell, has been informed by a chaplain at the front that her husband, Private Bernard Casey, 3rd Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action on May 16. He was a Reservist, and was in the employment of the Caledonian Railway Company at Motherwell Station. A few days before he was killed he wrote his wife, advising her to go back to her parents in Ireland."

I wonder what the reasoning was behind that request in the last sentence?

CWGC
CASEY, B
Rank: Private
Service No: 9047
Date of Death: 15/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. D. 31.
Cemetery: RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

SNWM
Surname: CASEY
Firstname: Bernard
Service Number: 9047
Date Death: 15/05/1915
Place of birth: Anderston Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Piper Ernest Watson Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Piper Ernest Watson

(Glasgow Herald 5th June 1915)
"Piper Ernest Watson, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, has been killed in action. His mother, who formerly resided at Glebe Buildings, Motherwell, has been notified to that effect. His brother, Private Jonathan Watson, has been wounded in the head, arm and leg."

CWGC
WATSON, ERNEST
Rank: Private
Service No: 8038
Date of Death: 07/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Kate Watson.

SNWM
Surname: WATSON
Firstname: Ernest
Service Number: 8038
Date Death: 07/11/1914
Place of birth: Motherwell Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Low Napier Sturrock Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL NAVY
Pte. James L.N. Sturrock

Also listed at Forfar on the Balmashanner memorial boards.

(Glasgow Herald 5th June 1915)
"Private James L. Sturrock, Royal Marine Light Infantry, whosehome address is Hope Street, Motherwell, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Before enlisting he was a fireman on the Caledonian Railway. He was a native of Forfar."

CWGC
STURROCK, JAMES LOW NAPIER
Rank: Private
Service No: PO/17416
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div
Panel Reference: Panel 2 to 7.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: STURROCK
Firstname: James Low Napier
Service Number: Po.17416.
Date Death: 06/05/1915
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL NAVY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: R.M.L.I. Portsmouth Battalion R.N.D.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:25 pm    Post subject: Sgt. James Neil Reply with quote

WW1
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Sgt. James Neil

Also listed, along with his three brothers, in the Dundee Roll of Honour.

(Glasgow Herald 11th June 1915)
"Sergeant James Neil, 2nd H.L.I., whose wife resides in Shields Road, Motherwell, is officially reported killed in action on May 17. He was formerly attandance officer under Dalziel School board. He was one of six sons of a Naval Officer who have all had long service in the Army, and five (*) of whom have fallen in the present war."

*Oddly this nespaper articelwas printed when James Neil was the fiirst of the brothers to be killed in action, of which there were only four killed according to the Dundee RoH and CWGC.
Perhaps the newspaper meant to say 5 of the six were serving?

CWGC
NEIL, JAMES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 7047
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Susan Neil of 2 Kinnaird Street, Dundee. Husband of Janet Amelia Neil, of 15, High St., Irvine, Ayrshire. His brothers George (2130), William (7459) and Robert (18417) also fell.

SNWM
Surname: NEIL
Forename: James
Rank: Sgt
Service number: 7047
Place of birth: Dundee
Date of death: 17 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail: 2nd Bn.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Dawson Reply with quote

WW1
BLACK WATCH
Pte. William Dawson

(Glasgow Herald 11th June 1915)
"Private William Dawson, Black Watch, has been killed in action. He was a miner, formerly residing in Milton Street, Motherwell."

CWGC
DAWSON, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4009
Date of Death: 02/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: DAWSON
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/4009
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Date of death: 2 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Alexander Reply with quote

WW1
SCOTS GUARDS
Pte. David Alexander

(Glasgow Herald 11th June 1915)
"Private David Alexander, 2nd Scots Guards, is unofficially reported by a comrade at the front as having been killed. His father resides at Whammond Street, Motherwell. Private Alexander was married the day before he left to join the colours."

CWGC
ALEXANDER, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 10242
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ALEXANDER
Forename: David
Rank: Gdsm
Service number: 10242
Place of birth: Dalziel
Date of death: 4 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject: Cpl. Peter King Reply with quote

WW1
GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Cpl. Peter King

(Glasgow Herald 12th June 1915)
"Corporal Peter King, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, has been wounded a second time, and is in the General Hospital, France, His relatives reside on Lochend Street, Motherwell."

CWGC
KING, PETER
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 425
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 115 to 119.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: KING
Forename: Peter
Rank: A/Cpl
Service number: 425
Place of birth: Motherwell Lanarkshire
Date of death: 25 September 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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