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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Ritchie Cunningham
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Death Date: 9 Apr 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 8th Battalion
Regimental Number: 303004
Type of Casualty: Killed in action at Arras age 20
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Comments;-Private Robert Cunningham A&SH killed in action 9th April 1917 the Son of Mr and Mrs Alan Cunningham 32 Calibar rd. Robert enlisted in Oct 1914 and previously been employed in the fleshing dept of the Co-operative society Barrhead.
Listed with Co-operative employees with the colours.
Robert is commemorated on Grave Reference:
I. A. 22. Roclincourt Military Cemetery Pas de Calais. This cemetery contains 916 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 32 of them unidentified. There are also four German war graves.
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Robert Dakers
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 14 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 40885
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 28
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Additional Information: Son of William and Jeanie Dakers, Brother James and Sister Jeanie Brown of 8, Paisley Rd., Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Grave Reference: Cement House Cemetery Langemark-Poelkapelle Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Plot: XVII. C. 22.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Douglas
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 24 Oct 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/17454
Type of Casualty: Killed in action, Somme Thiepval age 23 years;
Comments; The Son of John Douglas of 97 Kelburn Street Barrhead Renfrewshire: Douglas - In proud and loving memory of Pte James Douglas 5th Batt Cameron Highlanders K.I.A on the Somme on 24th October 1916 -The Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Douglas 97 Kelburn street Barrhead
Eternal honour give to those who died - In that full splendour of heroic pride, that we might live.
John has no known grave and is commemorated at Pier and Face 15 B on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France.The Thiepval Memorial, Is the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
Memorial Location Information
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Dow
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire 1888
Death Date: 3 June 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 34750
Type of Casualty: Killed in action Arras France age 29
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre;
Comments; Beloved husband of Mary Dow 201 Main St Barrhead
Mrs Dow has received official intimation that her Husband Private James Dow Royal Scots was Killed in Action 3rd June, Private Dow was called to the Colours last August and had been at the front since before last Christmas (1916) He worked for a long time in Falkirk but worked for a short time with Messers Shanks and Coy before Joining the Army;
His widow Mary was left under £5 in James's effects account.
James Has no known grave and is Commemorated on
Plot: Bay 1 and 2. on The Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery, Arras Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Archibald Duncan. Ewing
Birth Place: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Death Date: 28 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 13412
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds no6 field ambulance age 25
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments; The Barrhead news reported--- In loving memory of our dear son and Brother Lance Corp Archie Duncan Ewing Royal Scottish Fusiliers,Who died of wounds received at Loos 28th Sept 1915 - by Mr Archibald Ewing and Mrs Ewing and Family 8 Graham street Barrhead.
Archibald is commemorated at Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Noeux-les-Mines
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I. D. 6.
Family stone is at Neilston Cemetery
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Thomas Ferguson
Birth Place: Barrhead, Lanark
Death Date: 18 Sep 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Battalion: Territorial Force
Regimental Number: 656231
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments;- The Son of Thomas Ferguson.
Thomas is commemorated at Sp. Mem. No. 5. Aeroplane Cemetery Leper. This is located 3.5 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebeekseweg (N332), a road connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke West-Vlaanderen Belgium
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Corporal William Fleming Second Regiment of Engineers United states of America, Killed in Action 7th June 1918
The Son of the late William Fleming of Springhill View Barrhead Renfrewshire Scotland.
Corporal William Fleming
Cuba, Kansas
Killed in Action
William Fleming was born May 23, 1892 at Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland to William & Mary (Bryce) Fleming. He had two brothers and six sisters. He immigrated to the United States in October of 1912 joining two of his siblings there–Mrs. James [Mary Fleming] Hume and Robert Fleming.
The local newspaper provided his biography: Gave His Life For The Cause of Liberty
Republic County mourns this week its first victim of a German bullet. Corporal William Fleming of this city was killed in action on Friday, June 7th. The deceased was born May 23, 1892 at Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and gave to manhood in that country, having graduated from the Public Academy. He came to America in October 1912, and stayed with his sister Mrs. Hume, then living at St. Joseph, Mo. Shortly after arriving he applied for his first papers to become a citizen of this grand and good country. He worked for the C. B & Q. Railroad for some time, later coming to this city. He worked here as section laborer, apprentice foreman, and later as foreman, being in the employ of the C.R.I. & P. railway for nearly 18 months in this city. He was transferred to Manhattan where he had charge of the section at that city until April 1917, when he enlisted in Co. B., Second Engineers, at St. Joseph Mo. He was sent to El Paso, Texas for his training, and in the month of September 1917 was sent to France…. He was a member of Cuba Lodge No. 362, A.F. & A. M. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Mr. T.C. Preble and Mrs. James Hume and one brother, Robert Fleming of this city, besides five sisters and one brother in Scotland. — The Cuba Daylight, Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, Thursday, June 20, 1918
William Fleming was killed at Belleau-Woods, France on 7 June 1918.
The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, Kansas); 27 June 1918, page 1–Wm. Fleming Honored. The citizens of Cuba and vicinity honored the memory of Corporal William Fleming who died in Action in France June 7th. At the band concert last Thursday evening the band played “Taps” as they unfurled a service flag with a gold star in it in honor of Corporal Fleming.
The Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka KS; 16 June 1918 Sunday–
CUBA MAN IS KILLED
Corporal William Fleming Lost Life in France June 7. Cuba, June 15.–(Special)–Corp. William Fleming of this city was killed in France, June 7. He was a member of Company B, Second Missouri engineers, having enlisted in April last year. He was 26 years of age and a member of the local Masonic Lodge. He is survived by a brother and two sisters.
Corp. William Fleming of Cuba was the first Republic county man to be killed in action in France. He is buried Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Plot A, Row 3, Grave 31. The William Fleming American Legion Post 345, was named in his honor.
2nd Engineers Actions on the days near Williams death.
On the morning of June 6th. 1918, Company "A," then at La Croisette Woods, was ordered to proceed overland to the Bois de Bourbelin. a distance of about two kilometers. At 3.40 A. M. June 6th, when practically at its destination, the enemy shelled the road travelled, sending over seven shells, all of which burst very close
to the company column, instantly killing one man and wounding three; one of the wounded died next day. (7th June)
The company immediately deployed into the woods and
commenced digging shelters. The woods and immediate surrounding territory occupied by the company was heavily shelled by the enemy, and in the afternoon a great number of stray bullets of a machine gun barrage went through the woods.
During the afternoon the company went out until 7:00 P. M. to dig trenches on the line held by the 2nd battalion of the 9th Infantry, when orders were received to proceed to Lucy-le-Bocage.
William is commemorated at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial Belleau Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander C Gilmour
Rank:Private
Service No:S/25091
Date of Death:20/03/1919
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders Depot
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Crawford Gilmour, of Main St., Dunlop, Ayrshire
Alex is Commemorated at Grave Reference: C. 1272. Cemetery:Paisley (HAWKHEAD) Cemetery
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3rd Brother Killed in Action
John Gormlie
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 28 Mar 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 8 10th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/4364
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 24
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
The Son of the late Hugh C. Gormlie (Brass Foundry Labouer). Younger Brother Gavin Couper Gormlie Died 23rd Sept 1915 and Older Brother died 11th March 1918 in service during WW1.

John is Commemorated on the Arras Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Bay 8 and 9.
Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Thomas Gormlie
Birth Date: 1880
Birth Place: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death Date: 11 Mar 1918
Death Place: France Neippe
Address: 344 Main St
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Enlistment Place: Liverpool, New South Wales 21st March 1915
Service number: 371
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Pioneers
Battalion: 2th Battalion
Comments; Thomas had 10 years service with the local Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders territorial force in Renfrewshire Scotland.
Thomas Proceeded Via Alexandria to jin the British expeditionary force in France on the 19th of March 1916, He landed at Marseilles and proceeded to join his unit in the Field. There are various online resources that comply the movements of the 2nd Australian Pioneers from March 1916 until March 1918 when Thomas was killed in action age 39 years.
The 2nd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. It was initially raised for service during the First World War as part the Australian Imperial Force and saw action at Gallipoli before being sent to the Western Front in mid-1916, where it spent the next two-and-a-half years taking part in the fighting in the trenches of France and Belgium. Following the conclusion of hostilities, the battalion was disbanded in early 1919 as part of the demobilisation process.
Next of Kin: Mary Gormlie Relationship to Soldier: Wife
The Son of Hugh Cooper Gormlie and Elizabeth McMillan Gormlie; husband of Mary Gormlie, of 244 Main St., Barrhead, Scotland.
Thomas is commemorated at grave ref I.G.5 Pont D'Achelles Military Cemetery (Nieppe) Nord France.
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Gavin Couper Gormlie
Birth Place: Neilston Parish, Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 23 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 8th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/2264
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 18
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Comments: Son of Hugh Couper Gormlie, of 344 Main St., Barrhead, Glasgow.
Gavin is Commemorated at Vermelles British Cemetery Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: VI. D. 2. Vermelles, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Brother Thomas died 11th March 1918 serving with Austrialian Pioneers
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William Grier
Death Date: 15 Apr 1917
Rank: Lieutenant (T)
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Ship Name: Arcadian
Type of Casualty: Drowned
Lost at Sea in the sinking of HT 'Arcadian';
Comments: Dr Grier Missing - Mr Thomas Grier has received a telegram from the war office stating that his son Dr William Grier lieutenant in The RAMC Is missing supposed drowned. The intimation is such as to leave a very slight margin of hope that the last clause may yet prove untrue and to hope . Dr Grier's relatives and his many friends and Patients in the district will naturally cling as long as possible. There will be general sympathy with his father and family on the part of the general public every section of which will join with them in the hope that better news will follow. Dre Grier was a very successful medical student and after a period of special training began practice in Barrhead about Five years ago.
He was called up for medical service some months ago and a few weeks since left England for one of the seats of war. A brother Dr James Grier also in the R.A.M.C has given a good deal of service in France We is presently in this country but expects to return to the war zone very shortly A cousin Mr Robert Grier of Gateside has been severely wounded and is now in a London Hospital.
William was of Craig Park Barrhead
William is commemorated at Mikra Memorial Kalamaria, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece, The Family stone in Neilston cemetery and on his old School war memorial at Glasgow High school 637 Crow Road, Glasgow G13 1PL
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Hugh Houston
Death Date: 24 Oct 1917
Rank: Lieutenant (T)
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 17th Battalion
Type of Casualty: Killed in action. age 22
Death place: houthulst forest Flanders
Additional Information: Youngest Son of Hugh and Janet Houston, of Auchencairn, Barrhead, Renfrewshire. A Leader with 1st Barrhead (14th Renfrewshire) Scout troop
Hugh is Commemorated at Poelcapelle British Cemetery Plot: V. B. 12. -Poelkapelle, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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George Hunter
Place of birth: Paisley
Rank: Guardsman
Service No: 10285
Date of Death: 04/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Theatre of death: France and Flanders
(Glasgow Herald 7th May 1915)
"Killed in action in France, on Tuesday the 4th inst, George Hunter, of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, aged 28 years, elder son of George and Catherine Hunter, of Knowes Cottages, Glenfield, Paisley, and husband of Maggie Winning, 8 Lintmill Terrace, Neilston."
"Official notice has been received of the death in action on Tuesday, 4th inst., of Private George Hunter, of the 1st Scots Guards. Private Hunter, who was 28 years of age and married, joined the Army in September last, and has been in France for the last two months. He served his time as a brassfinisher in Barrhead, and was employed with Messrs Doulton, Paisley, when he enlisted.
Barrhead News" Another local man killed Intimation appears in our obituary columns this week of the death in action of Pte Geo. Hunter of the 1st Scots Guards. Pte Hunter was shot in the Head on Tuesday of the present week and seems to have succumbed to his injury shortly after admission to the hospital Pte Hunder was 28 years of age , was married and was the son of Mr and Mrs Hunter Knowes Cottage, Glenfield. He was a brass finisher to trade and had received his apprenticeship with messers Liggat, Caledonian Brass works Barrhead. But latterly was employed with messers Doulton Paisley. He joined the forces shortly after the beginning of the war and had ben in France for 6 to 8 weeks.
George is Commemorated Grave Reference: I. A. 84.
Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery Chocques
Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais France.
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Walter Irvine
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 5 Dec 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: 12777
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre:
Gone but not forgotten and as dawns another year, In our Lonely hours of Thinking, thoughts of him are ever near:
insert by his Aunt Mary.
Walter has no known final resting place and is remembered on the Menin Gate memorial to the missing at Belgium on panel 11, He is also commemorate in his place of birth at Neilston War Memorial.
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