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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew McQuarrie
Birth Place: Greenock, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 1 Mar 1917
Death Place: Salonika
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private Trooper
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Battalion: 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion
Regimental Number: 316731
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre
Comments: Formerly 5196, Scot. Horse
Mrs (Janet) McQuarrie 8 Blackwood st Barrhead has recently received word that her son Pte Andrew McQuarrie Scottish Horse had been seriously wounded and this has been followed by an intimation on his death Pte MacQuarry enlisted in Sept 1915 and went to the Dardanelles at the end of 1915 Prior to war he was employed by the Gateside Waterproofing Company.
James McIlwraith & Sons, the Fereneze Works and Thomson' Waterproofing Co. Ltd.
In 1870, the old Gateside Cotton Spinning Mill was taken over by James McIlwraith & Sons from Govan for the manufacture of Morocco Leathers. An employee Thomas Thomson rose through the ranks to become manager and eventually bought the works when James McIlwraith died. He changed the name of the work to the Fereneze Works, which was home to Thomson's Waterproofing Co. Ltd. The company prospered producing waterproof material, which was in high demand during the South African War and again in World War I and II as it was used for tenting and camouflage. Another product which helped the company grow, was a wall decoration material named Alhambrine. It was given this name as it was used to decorate the interior of the Alhambra Theatre in the 1900s. It was also used for train interiors including the royal train used at the Delhi Durbar in 1911. In more modern times, the company diversified into rubber technology and fibreglass production. See Portal to the Past East Renfrewshire Library for further information on Local employers during WW1.
Andrew is commemorated at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery Burial plot 912 Thessaloniki, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
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James F Macquarrie
Birth Place: Prestwick
Residence: Bonnybridge
Death Date: 14 Nov 1915
Death Place: Gallipoli
Enlistment Place: Ayr
Rank: Private
Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line
Battalion: Ayrshire (Earl of Carricks Own) (Hussars) Yeomanry
Regimental Number: 1856
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre.
James is commemorated on the Barrhead South Church WW1 memorial and at Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery Burial Plot: B. 93. : Alexandria, AL Iskandariyah, Egypt
James is not listed on Cowan park Memorial Barrhead
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John Robertson
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 23 Mar 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: 12686
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Pte John Robertson 11th Royal Scots Died of wounds received in action 21st March, He was a year in France, an ex employee of the Caledonian Railway Co at Patterton railway station, John joined at the outbreak of war Aug1914, He was the Son of Mr Alexander Robertson of 77 Cross Arthurlie street Barrhead:
CWGC The Son of Alex and Elizabeth Liggat Robertson of Barrhead.
John Robertson is commemorated at Bailleul communal cemetery extension nord France. Grave Reference: II. B. 21- Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. John is also commemorated at Barrhead on the South ad Levern Church war memorial main street Barrhead.
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William P Ross
Birth Place: Neilston Parish, Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 23 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 251056
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Father John was left £25 13s 4d in William soldiers effects account.
The 1918 census Gives William a Barrhead soldier living at No9 Ralston street Barrhead, With Bother Sam also a Soldier and Father John an engraver to trade.
The 1901 census lists the Family living at Dunlop Street in Wrights property Nitshill -Father John Ross Age: 40 Sketch Meker(Marker?) To Calico Engineer Estimated birth year: abt 1861 at Glasgow
Mother Maggie Ross [Maggie Prentice] born Nitshill 1863
Household Members:
Samuel Ross 9 Born Nitshill 1892
William Ross 4 Born Barrhead 1897
Mary Ann Prentice 77 Mother-in-law born Ireland 1824
William has no known grave and is commemorated at the Vis-en-Artois memorial on panel 10 -Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras.
The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
Visiting Information
The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panels. Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels.
Historical Information
This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.
The Memorial consists of a screen wall in three parts. The middle part of the screen wall is concave and carries stone panels on which names are carved. It is 26 feet high flanked by pylons 70 feet high. The Stone of Remembrance stands exactly between the pylons and behind it, in the middle of the screen, is a group in relief representing St George and the Dragon. The flanking parts of the screen wall are also curved and carry stone panels carved with names. Each of them forms the back of a roofed colonnade; and at the far end of each is a small building.
The memorial was designed by J.R. Truelove, with sculpture by Ernest Gillick. It was unveiled by the Rt. Hon. Thomas Shaw on 4 August 1930.
William is also commemorated on his Local church memorial
in the South and Levern Church l Main street Barrhead
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Joseph Simpson
Death Date: 26 Jul 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Lanarkshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 4th Battalion
Regimental Number: 200832
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 20
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Mr and Mrs Docherty, 98 Main street Barrhead have received intimation that their nephew Pte Joseph Simpson ,Seaforth Highlanders, who was formerly reported missing in now presumed to have been killed on 26th July 1916 - He was 20 years old, before war was an Cabinet maker working in the cabinetmaking depot of Messers Shanks and co Ltd, Private Simpson was formerly wounded in the fighting at Neuve Chappple His younger and only Brother has also been in France for about a year.
Young Joseph had previously been a member of the Local 1st 6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders territorials (no 1729) having enlisted at Barrhead on the 30th March 1912 age 17 years,
Stating he was a cabinet maker at Shanks and was living at 54 Craigheads St Barrhead. He was given a medical examination by Dr Wallace A Pride and standing 5 ft 3 inch tall was past fit for service, Joe was later discharged from the Argylls unfit on the 15th Sept 1915, But must have re enlisted into the Seaforths.
His next of kin was stated to be Sarah Turnball at 54 Craigheads.
Joseph took part in the Battles Of The Somme and Attacks on High Wood in July 1916 -High Wood lay on the crest of a ridge roughly halfway between the Bazentin villages, High Wood offered a considerable strategic advantage to its occupier; it could have been taken by the British on 1st July in a bloodless action but the opportunity had been lost.
On 21st July, 51st (Highland) Division in XV Corps, Fourth Army, relieved 33rd Division in positions in High Wood, the wood had been fought over for three weeks and only the northern part remained in German possession. 154th Brigade took over the front line, 153rd Brigade were in support around Mametz Wood and 152nd Brigade in reserve between Fricourt Wood and Mametz Wood.
Joseph is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Plot: Pier and Face 15 C. Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. And on the South and Levern Church Barrhead.
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William Anderson Simpson
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 2 Nov 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Battalion: 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial)
Regimental Number: 332167 - 5129
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 27
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Son of Margaret Simpson of 9 Arthurlie street Barrhead and Late Henry Simpson : Reported missing Nov 2nd 1916 Now officially presumed killed on that date, Private Wm A, Simpson Glasgow highlanders the younger son of Mr and Mrs H Simpson 9 Arthurlie street Barrhead.: A year ago Mr and Mrs Simpson 9 Arthurlie st Bh rec. init. that their younger son Pte William A Simpson of the Glasgow Highlanders was missing- No other word has been received with regard to Pte Simpson in the interval, And his parents have now had official notice that he is presumed to have been killed on November 2nd 1916 Private Simpson was 27 years of age and was a dental mechanic before enlisting in 1915.
1/9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion
August 1914 : at Greendyke Street, Glasgow. Part of HLI Brigade in Lowland Division. Moved on mobilisation to Dunfermline.
5 November 1914 : left the Division and landed in France.
23 November 1914 : joined 5th Brigade in 2nd Division.
30 January 1916 : left the Division and became GHQ Troops.
29 May 1916 : joined 100th Brigade in 33rd Division.
William has no known grave and is commemorated on the Somme Thiepval memorial for the missing and lost at Thiepval Departement de la Somme Picardie, France Pier and Face 15 C. and at the South and Levern Church Barrhead
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James Stewart
Birth Place: Neilston
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment:London Regiment
Battalion: Posted 2nd- 2nd London
Regimental Number: 68448
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 30 years at La Lere France
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 70508, 21St London Regt.
The son of John A Stewart and Mary Stewart, Husband to Helen.
James has no known grave he is commemorated at Pozierers Panel 19 to 21 Pozieres Departement de la Somme
Picardie,France. At home he is commemorated at The South and Levern Church Main street Barrhead.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. The Pozières Memorial commemorates the names of 14,655 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces. These casualties died on the Somme battlefields from the dates of 21 March 1918 and 7 August 1918 inclusive.
On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments.
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Two Brothers killed in action
William Marshall Stewart
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 8th Battalion (Territorial)
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1889
Birth Place: Barrhead
Death Date: 24 Mar 1917
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Death Place: Blangy near Arras France
William Marshall Stewart was born on the 29th July 1889, son of Matthew, a Manufacturer, and Elizabeth Pamela (Risk) Stewart of Levern House Barrhead, Glasgow. He was educated at Barrhead and then Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow.
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 gives- William Marshall Stewart 2nd Liue 10th service battalion Scottish Rifles 4th Son of Matthew Stewart of Levern Mills Barrhead, Manufacturer, by his wife Elizabeth Pamela, Daughter of the late Andrew Risk surgeon with the British forces during the Crimean war. (William) Born Barrhead 29th July 1889 was educated there and at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, He was engaged in his fathers business at the Levern mills (Barrhead) William - Volunteered for active service soon after the outbreak of war and joined the Scottish Rifles(Territorials) in November 1914, He Served with the Expeditionary force in France and Flanders from March 1915, He was wounded at Armetieres the following July and was invalided home, and on recovery joined the reserve battalion of his regiment and was given a commission and gazetted 2nd lieutenant the 10th battalion in October 1916.
William returned to France in January 1917 and was killed in action at Blangy near Arras 24th March 1917.( St Laurent - Blangy is North of the river Scarpe, North East of Arras) .Lieutenant Adjutant Fauler wrote " We very much regret the death of your son, A most reliable and popular officer. He did splendid work in the morning of the raid made by his battalion on the enemy's trenches, and was killed well ahead of his men almost on the enemy's wire." The Chaplain wrote: " He was killed in a raid which took place early on Friday morning last against the enemy's trenches,He died like a hero, leading his men forward, and met his death just when he had got to the German wire. I Grieve very much to have to give you such sad news.
It will be a great blow to you all, But you have the satisfaction of knowing that your boy died the death of honour fighting the enemy's of this country. His brother officers have asked me to express to you their deep sorrow for the loss of a comrade and friend who was so popular and so well liked, Two of our officers fell, your Boy and Lieutenant Pratt and we all feel the loss of these fine men very Keenly.
Levern Mill, Barrhead
The first cotton mill in Renfrewshire was the Levern Mill on Main Street, Barrhead, built opposite the Dovecothall Mill of 1780. A firm called Ramsay, Livingston & Love, managed by Mr Jonathan Heugh, built the new premises, which were required to house the sophisticated machinery being introduced into the industry. The mill ran on waterpower at first but when it was taken over by the Dunlops, steam power was introduced. The Dunlops owned the mill for nearly sixty years until the Stewarts took over.
At one time the Levern Mill employed over one thousand people, many of them children, who were the main source of labour in the early days of the mill, recruited from the local poorhouses. In the early nineteenth century laws were passed to protect child workers and it was decided that children had to attend school part time. The mill owners set aside a building in the complex for the teaching of the 'half timers'.
The Levern Mill stood as a ruin until c.1970 when it was declared unsafe and demolished to become part of the Levern walkway in Barrhead
William is commemorated at Arras Memorial Plot: Bay 6.Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Both of the Stewart brothers are also commented on the South and levern Parish church WW1 war memorial plaques...




Thomas Louis Grenet Stewart
Service branch: Royal Navy
Unit: 1st RN Brigade HQ (Sanitary Medical Officer)
Rank: Temporary Surgeon
Death Date: 4 Jun 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds aboard Hospital Ship "Ascania" (Head wound 3/6/15 at Gallipoli ) age 27 years
Ascania- Background Data: 6 March 1911 launched by Swan, Hunter & Wigham, Richardson, Wallsend as Yard Nr: 869 named ASCANIA for Cunard Steamship Co Ltd., Liverpool
Fate: 13 June 1918 wrecked 1918 wrecked off Cape Ray, Newfoundland; no loss of life
She was of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty 1914 during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA,
1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty to house German PoW’s while moored in the Thames for a few months
4th June 1915 at Gallipoli and acting as a Naval Hospital Ship Ty/Surgeon Thomas L G Stewart RNVR, RND 1st RN Brigade Headquarters discharged dead.
Thomas Louis Grenet Stewart was born on the 2nd August 1887, son of Matthew, a Manufacturer, and E. Pamela Stewart of Levern House Barrhead, Glasgow. He was educated at Barrhead and then Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow. Stewart enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1904 to study Medicine, graduating MB ChB in 1911.
He moved to Liverpool, serving as a Resident in Birkenhead at the Borough Hospital, and held appointments at the Grafton Street Fever Hospital and Parkhill Sanatorium.
Thomas enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps on the 7th August 1914, serving at the Royal Naval Sick Quarters at Shotley, Suffolk, for several months before being transferred to the Royal Naval Division at Walmer, Kent, and promoted to Surgeon Captain. He was posted to the Dardanelles in February 1915 with the 1st Royal Naval Brigade, serving as a Sanitary Medical Officer at the Headquarters of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He sustained a head wound on the 3rd June 1915, dying one day later aboard the Hospital Ship Ascania, aged 27.
Surgeon Captain Thomas Louis Grenet Stewart is buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery in the village of Mudros on the island of Lemnos, Greece.
Barrhead news reported -Barrhead officer killed
Mr and Mrs Stewart Levern House Barrhead have received information that their son Sec Lieu W Marshall Stewart -Scottish Rifles was killed in action 24th March; Lieu Stewart was well known and much respected throughout Barrhead and district, It will be remembered that Mr and Mrs Stewart has already lost a son in the war, Captain Surgeon TLG Stewart Royal Naval Division, Having died of wound at Gallipoli on 4th June 1915.
General and Sincere sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs Stewart in their second bereavement : Luie William Stewarts death we noted last week was killed during a raid on German trenches on 24th March, He had led his men forward to the wire in front of the enemy's trench and was unfortunately killed there by one of our own shells falling short.
Thomas's Service History: Entered as Temporary Surgeon RN 7/8/14 ; Appointed to Shotley Sick Qtrs. 19/8/14 ; Appointed to RND Walmer 17/11/14 ; 1st RN Brigade HQ MEF 1/3/15-4/6/15 DD.
Notes:CWGC = Royal Navy attached RN Div., RNVR ; Son of Matthew and Elizabeth . Pamela Stewart, of Levern House, Barrhead, Glasgow. ; MB DPH.
Family from the 1891 census
Father's name: Matthew Stewart Cotton Spinner Manufacturer
Mother's name: Eliza Pamela (Risk) Stewart
Address: Dunterlie Rd Carlibar Cottage Barrhead
Household Members:
Name Age
Matthew Stewart 48
Eliza P Stewart 38
Andrew R Stewart 9
Louisa A Stewart 7
Matthew L Stewart 5
Thomas L G Stewart 3
William M Stewart 1
Louise A Risk 61
Thomas is Commemorated at East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos (Greece 10) Mudros
Regional unit of Lesbos
North Aegean, Greece
Plot: I.A.16.
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Robert Reid Williamson
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrews
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: 202373
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
The Barrhead news-Missing now presumed killed.
Mr Alexander and Mary Williamson of 1 Bank street Barrhead : Have been officially informed that their son Private Robert Reid Williamson of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was reported missing on 22nd August 1917 is now presumed to have been killed on that date, Private Williamson joined up in January.1917, and had only been in France a short time when he was reported missing. In civil live he was a clerk in the goods department at Barrhead Joint Line Station, and had been employed there for a number of years.
Robert is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium and at Home on the South And Levern Church memorial
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William Woodside
Birth Place: Paisley, Renfrewshire 1890
Death Date: 16 Feb 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow, Lanarks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 10768
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 26
Place of death St Eloi.
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Sint-Elooi is a small village, about 5 km (3.1 mi) south of Ypres in the Flemish province of West-Vlaanderen in Belgium. The former municipality is now part of Ypres. Though Sint-Elooi is the Dutch and only official name, the village's French name, St. Eloi, is most commonly used in English due to its role in World War I.
Glasgow Herald 10th March 1915
"Official intimation has been received by his parents of the death in action in France on February 15th of Piper William Woodside, of the 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, a son of Mr Peter Woodside, 47 Kelburn street Barrhead. Piper Woodside had been seven years in the Army, five of those being spent in India, whence he came with the first Indian contingent for France." He was killed by a bullet and his death was Instantaneous and he was buried by 8 of his comrades at St Eloi.
1901 William Woodside Age 11
Father's Name Peter Woodside
Mother's Name Maggie Woodside
Where born Paisley, Renfrewshire
Registration district Barrhead and Levern
Civil parish Neilston
County Renfrewshire
Address 4 Bellfield Street
Occupation scholar
Father Peter Woodside age 39 born Paisley 1862-Occupation: Peter was a Railway Labourer
Mother Maggie Woodside age 37 born: Neilston, Renfrewshire
John Woodside age 13 Born Paisley 1888 Occupation a Printfield Worker
William Woodside age 11 Born Paisley 1890 Scholar
Janet Woodside age 8 Born Paisley 1893
Annie Woodside age 5 Born Paisley 1896
Maggie Woodside age 3 Born:1898 Barrhead, Renfrewshire
James Woodside age 6 Months born:1898 Barrhead,
Williams grave was lost and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Plot: Panel 42 and 44.Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium,At home he is Commemorated at South and Levern Parish Church Barrhead
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Levern Church
William Anderson
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 25 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 41535
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 22
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 17026, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Son of John and Jeanie Anderson of 9 George st Barrhead In Memoriam Anderson - in Loving memory of Lance corp wm Anderson Seaforth Highlanders killed in action 25th Oct 1918 in Belgium The eldest son of Mr and Mrs Anderson 9 George street Barrhead ;- "Not dead to us who love him still, Not lost, but gone before, He lives with us in memory still and will do every more." Barrhead news 1921: William is Commemorated at Grave Reference: II. A. 18.HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
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Levern Church
John Armstrong
Birth Place: Levern, Renfrews
Residence: Nitshill, Lanarks
Death Date: 18 Apr 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Pollokshaws, Renfrews
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 252242
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Commemorated at South and Levern Parish Church Barrhead -widdow Sarah
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Levern Church
Robert Forrest
Birth Place: Levernshields, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 11 Apr 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/11978
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Robert is Commemorated at South and Levern Parish Church Barrhead and is listed on the Nitshill War memorial as lived in Househillmuir near Nitshill.
The son of Thomas and Agnes Forrest of Househillmuir Nitshill Renfrewshire.
Robert is also commemorated at Plot: V. F. 25.Lillers Communal Cemetery
Lillers, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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Levern Church
James Mchaffie Forsyth
Birth Place: Nitshill, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 9th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/10513
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre: Loos France.
Comments; The Barrhead news Nov 1915 lists Private J Forsyth 16 Kerr street Gordon highlanders as missing : "Barrhead soldier missing now Killed- Mrs Forsyth Kerr street has been officially informed that her husband Pte James Forsyth of the Gordon's who has been missing since Sept 25th 1915 is now presumed to have been killed . Pte Forsyth was formerly employed in the Tubal Foundry He leaves a widow (Barbara) and one child."
James family hailed from Dunlop Place Nitshill, Father James, Brothers Andrew and twins Tom and John, Sisters Included Bessie, Lizzie, and Jessie.
James Married Barbara Reid McDonald at Glasgow on the 26th of November 1909, They Lived at 16 Kerr Street Barrhead where they had a Daughter Mary Barbara Forsyth who was born 28th July 1913. Young Mary was baptised by the Rev Coull on the 24th Nov 1913 at Levern Church Of Scotland.
James stood at 5 foot 6inch tall weighing 122 lbs (8 & half stone) declaring his age to be 26 years and 349days old when he enlisted into the Seaforth Highlanders at Barrhead on the 31st Aug 1914.
James was a Moulder to trade and worked at the Tubal Foundry at Barrhead, He was a territorial soldier with 5 years service when he enlisted so he would have been well drilled in millitary matters, When he presented himself at Fort George on the 31st Aug 1914 to be posted as a private in the 8th Battalion Seaforth highlanders.
June 31st 1915 James transfered to the 9th (Pioneer)Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders. James was reported missing on the Battle field of Loos after the Battle there on the 25th Sept 1915, it was stated he "died on- or since" 25th Sept, He has no known final resting place and has no known grave.
After James death his widow Barbara and little daughter Mary lived at 34 Barnes street Barrhead, But by 1920 they had moved to 9 New Sheddon street Paisley.
James is Commemorated at Loos Memorial
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Panel 115 to 119.
As a Nitshill born lad James is listed on the Nitshill memorial.
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Levern Church
William Forsyth
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 1 April 1916
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Died of wounds.
Comments; The son of William and Jessie Forsyth, of ""Lossie,"" Roman Road., Bearsden, Glasgow. William lived at Brisbane street Greenock - William was a member of Levern parish Church
William is commemorated at Aubigny Cemetery Extension
Aubigny-en-Artois, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: V. A. 3
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