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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:32 am    Post subject: Pte. William McGuire Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL SCOTS FUS.
McGuire, William

(Glasgow Herald 24th Dec 1914)
"Mrs. McGuire, 7 Gordon Street, Ayr. has received official intimation from the War Office, that her husband, Private McGuire, Royal Scot Fusiliers, has been killed in action at Ypres. He was in the reserve when war broke out, and was employed at Ayr shipyard as a holeborer. He was attached to the 1st battalion, and was drafted to the front in September. He was 32 years of age, and Mr McGuire is left with 3 children. The eldest of whom i three years of age. A brother of Private McGuire, Sergeant P. McGuire, was wounded at the Aisne, and is at present in Ayr. and another brother is serving with the Highland Light Infantry."

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McGUIRE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 6695
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McGUIRE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 6695
Date Death: 11/11/1914
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Pte. James Neilson Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Neilson, James

(Glasgow Herald 19th of Feb 1915)
"Mrs William Marchbanks, 50 Mill Street, Ayr, has received intimation from the War Office that her brother, Private James Neilson (8771), 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been missing from his regiment since October 31."

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NEILSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 8771
Date of Death: 28/10/1914
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of David Neilson, of 55, Elba St., Ayr.

SNWM
Surname: NEILSON
Firstname: James
Service Number: 8771
Date Death: 28/10/1914
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Walter Neilson Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Neilson, Walter

(Glasgow Herald 27th March)
"Official intimation has been received by Mrs Neilson, 29 Union Avenue, Ayr, that her husband, Acting Quartermaster-Sergeant Neilson, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was wounded in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle, has died in No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne. Sister Jean M. Murray, a nurse in the hospital, in a letter says "He was very keen to get back to Scotland, and did his best to get well, but his condition from the first was too serious." He had 16 years service with the Fusiliers, nine of which were spent in India. With his Battalion he left Gibralter on September 9, and was at the front on October 2. Recently he was home on leave from the trenches, and had been back at the front only about three weeks when he was wounded. He leaves a widow and two children."

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NEILSON, WALTER FREELAND
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 7329
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 83.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Agnes Morton Neilson, of 29, Union Avenue, Ayr. Native of Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: NEILSON
Firstname: Walter
Service Number: 7329
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Govan Glasgow
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: unveiling report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday the 13th of April 1924 by Sir Hugh H.M. Trenchard. It is 26 foot tall and has 808 WW1 names upon it. The approximate cost of the memorial was 2000. The memorial was designed by Mr J. Kennedy Hunter of Ayr and the bronze panels were made by Messrs H.H. Martyn and Co. of Cheltenham.




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Kennedy Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOT FUSILIERS
Pte. J. Kennedy

(Glasgow Herald 3rd April 1915)
"Official intimation has been received by Mrs Kennedy, 6 Simonds Wynd, Ayr, that her husband, Private James Kennedy, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in the trenches in February 27. In a letter to his mother, Sergeant T. Dickson, of the same regiment writes:-"He was lying in his dugout when a shell burst near, and he was killed instantaneously along with Sergeant Pratt and other three comrades-five in all. We were all very sorry, as your son was very popular with everyone. He was a very good soldier, and had been recommended for promotion." Private Kennedy, who was 26 years of age, had eight years service with the fusiliers, and was on the Reserve. Before rejoining he was working as a miner at the Bungalow Pit, Prestwick. Locally he was well known in football circles, and played for Ayr Athletic in recent seasons. He leaves a widow and two young children."

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KENNEDY, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 15456
Date of Death: 27/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 7.
Cemetery: RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

SNWM
Surname: KENNEDY
Firstname: James
Service Number: 15456
Date Death: 27/02/1915
Place of birth: Newton-on-Ayr
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Saunders Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUS.
Saunders, Robert

(Glasgow Herald 7th April 1915)
"Official intimation has been received by Mrs Saunders, 93 George Street, Ayr, that her husband, Private R,. Saunders, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on March 11. Private Saunders, who was in the Reserve, went to the front in December, and since that time had taken part in all the fighting in which the 2nd Battalion were engaged. Before the War he was employed at the Ayr shipyard. He leaves a widow and three of a family."

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SAUNDERS, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 7040
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 12 and 13.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Isabella Saunders, of 93, George St., Wallacetown, Ayr.

SNWM
Surname: SAUNDERS
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 7040
Date Death: 11/03/1915
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:07 am    Post subject: Sgt. Joseph Brown Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Brown, Joseph

(Glasgow herald 24th April 1915)
"Official intimation has been received by Mrs Brown, 12 James Street, Ayr, that her husband, Sergeant Joseph Brown, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle. When war broke out he was employed at Mossblown Colliery, and resided in Ayr. He was a time expired man of the R.S.F., and had the Burmah Medal, the King's Medal and the African Medal. Although 51 years of age, he rejoined his old regiment in January, and was drafted to the front in February. He is survived by his widow and five children."

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BROWN, JOSEPH
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 16621
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 12 and 13.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Brown, of 9, North Richmond St., Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: Joseph
Service Number: 16621
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Coylton Ayrshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Kent Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS
Kent, William

(Glasgow Herald 5th May 1915)
"Private William Kent, 9th Royal Scots, was killed in action on April 23. A sergeant of his company states that he was attending a wounded comrade and was shot through the head. He was 24 years of age, and enlisted on November 11. Before the war he had been for eight years employed in the office of the County Sanitary Inspector, Ayr. His mother resides at 6 Hawkhill Avenue, Ayr."

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KENT, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 2526
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Jeanie Johnston Kent; husband of Isabella Forrest Kent, of 183, High St., Ayr.

SNWM
Surname: KENT
Firstname: William
Service Number: 2526
Date Death: 23/04/1915
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Couper Chalmers Reply with quote

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CANADIAN DOMINION FORCES
Chalmers, Thos. C.

Attestation papers

(Glasgow Herald 8th May 1915)
"A telegram has been received in Ayr from the Canadian office in London intimating that Private Thomas C. Chalmers, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, has been killed in action. His parents, who reside at 22 Kyle Street, Ayr, had received a letter from him at the beginning of the week, and he wrote in high spirits. Private Chalmers was an old Ayr Academy boy, and served an apprenticeship in the British Linen Company's Bank in Ayr. Subsequently he went to America, where he was engaged in the Nova Scotian Bank, first at Toronto and later at Peterborough, Ontario. He was 23 years of age. Before leaving Ayr he was well known in junior football circles. An elder brother, Walter, also serving with the Canadians, is at present lying wounded in a hospital in France, and a third brother is in the ranks of the Ayrshire Yeomanry at their war station."

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CHALMERS, THOMAS COUPER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1348
Date of Death: 27/04/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Panel Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Margaret Chalmers, of 22, Kyle St., Ayr, Scotland.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. Patrick Mellon Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Mellon, P.

(Glasgow Herald 21st May 1915)
"Mrs Mellon, 74 King Street, Ayr, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband, Private Patrick Mellon, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on March 13. Private Mellon joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers on January 15 last, and was sent to France on February 13. He leaves two children."

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MELLON, PATRICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 16772
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 12 and 13.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MELLON
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: 16772
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HART, ROBERT.
Rank:Private
Service No:14327558
Date of Death:21/09/1944
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Grave Reference20. C. 3.
Cemetery ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John Montgomery Hart and Janet Hart, of Ayr.

Killed on the 5th day of the Battle of Arnhem.


Listed here but surprisingly not on the St. Quivox Memorial in Whitletts (his birth place)

HUNTER, ADAM ROBERT.
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:299298
Date of Death:20/09/1944
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Grave Reference15. B. 8.
Cemetery ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Daniel and Isabella Williams Hunter, of Whitletts, Ayr.

Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon (C Company) Killed on the 4th day of the Battle of Arnhem.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Kerr Reply with quote

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SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Kerr, D.

(Glasgow Herald 4th June 1915)
"Intimation has been received that Private D. Kerr, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, a native of Ayr, has been killed in action in Flanders. His brother, Private Thomas Kerr, of the same regiment, was beside him when he fell. He had eight years service with the regiment, nearly all of which were spent in India. He was on the way home when war was declared, and was sent direct to the front. He was 33 years of age."

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KERR, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/10542
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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Surname: KERR
Firstname: David
Service Number: S/10542
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Wallacetown Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks as though his brother was killed a year later.

KERR, THOMAS.
Rank:Private
Service No:S/4103
Date of Death:02/04/1916
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 37 and 64.
MemorialBASRA MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

Surname KERR
Firstname Thomas
Service Number S/4103
Date Death 02/04/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Ayr
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Persian Gulf.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Caddis Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Caddis, David

(Glasgow Herald 9th June 1915)
"Mr David Caddis, 37 Hawkhill Avenue, Ayr, has received information from the American Embassy that his son, Private David Caddis, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, was included in a list of British prisoners of war who had died in Germany, and that the date and place of burial were unknown. Private Caddis, who was 20 years of age, was posted as missing in early September and since then no communication had been received from him. He enlisted two years before the outbreak of war. Before that he had been employed with a firm of Ayr plumbers."

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CADDIS, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 1063
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of David and Agnes Caddis, of 37, Hawkhill Avenue, Ayr.

SNWM
Surname: CADDIS
Forename: David
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1063
Place of birth: Ayr
Date of death: 26 August 1914
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. David Caddis Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Private David Caddis, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, was included in a list of British prisoners of war who had died in Germany, and that the date and place of burial were unknown.

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CADDIS, DAVID
Date of death: 26 August 1914


Given Private Caddis's date of death I wonder if he did die in Germany or in German occupied Belgium? I've seen that before where a death in hospital whilst a PoW was said to have been in Germany in a newspaper, when in fact it happened in a German hospital in occupied territory.

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