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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Joseph Wilson GH Reply with quote

Joseph Wilson Pte S/13396 8th Gordon Highlanders e Ayr Killed in Action F&F 04/04/1916 Soldiers Effects: Grandfather: James. London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Ploegsteert B 136 Plot II Row B Grave 33
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Charles Wregg GH Reply with quote

Charles Wregg Pte 241473 4th Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow e Ayr Age 34 Killed in Action F&F 09/04/1918 Son of John and Martha Wregg, of 1, Castlehill Rd., Ayr. 1891 Census: 154 London St; Blackfriars, Glasgow. 1901 Census: 2 Kirk Post, Ayr. Occ: Fishmonger Assistant. 1908: Passenger list to Canada. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Martha. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Ayr & Prestwick
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Jas G? Allan GH Reply with quote

James Grant Allan Lt 9th Gordon Highlanders H Coy b Melrose 23/11/1894 Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 Son of Rev. William George Allan & Mrs Isabella Katherine (nee Brown) Allan, Carn Dearg, Callander, Perthshire. Officers Book page 165. De Ruvigny Vol: II Page 4: Photo. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 AJ 24-10-15 Page 6: Killed AJ 06-10-15 Page 3
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Alex Blyth GH Reply with quote

Alexander MacFarlane Blyth Private S/1947 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Muirkirk,Ayrshire e Glasgow Age 25 Killed in Action Italy 12/07/1918 Son of Alexander MacFarlane and Jane Blyth, of Muirkirk. Soldiers Will 4 pages. BARENTHAL MILITARY CEMETERY Plot 3. Row A. Grave 11.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: WW1 - Gunner Norman C. Scott, Machine Gun Corps. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 22nd May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
SCOTT.- Died, on 17th May, of wounds received in action 14th April. Gunner Norman Campbell Scott, Machine Gun Corps, aged 19 years, second son of John T. Scott, Corporate Accountant, F.R.C.S., Ayr."


CWGC - SCOTT, Norman Campbell
Rank: Gunner.
Service No: 206124.
Date of Death: 17/05/1917. Age:19.
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) "D" Bn. (Tank Corps.)
Grave Reference: III. A. 7.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Apprentice Civil Engineer. Son of John Trotter Scott and Agnes G. Campbell Scott, of "Twycross," 38, Castlehill Rd., Ayr.

SNWM - WW1
Surname SCOTT
Forename Norman Campbell
Rank Pte
Service number 206124
Decoration
Place of birth Ayr
Date of death 17 May 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll MACHINE GUN CORPS
Unit name TANKS.
Other detail formerly 2134 Royal Field Artillery.

Original Grave registration ticket bears above R.F.A. 2134 I/D Service Nr.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lieut. Joseph Train PATON, R.S.F. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 5th June, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
PATON.
- Killed in action on 30th May, Joseph Train Paton, Lieut., Royal Scots Fusiliers, youngest son of Wm Paton, Redbourn, Ayr."


CWGC - PATON, Joseph Train
Rank: Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 30/05/1918. Age: 35.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 5th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. M. 3.
Cemetery: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL
Additional Information: Brother of Maj. R. W. Paton, of 21, Marchmont Rd., Ayr.

SNWM - Listed. Nothing to add.

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 7th June, 1918. CASUALTIES, Notes on Officers. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS. "Mr. JOSEPH TRAIN PATON.- Killed. Mr. Joseph Train Paton of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (Territorials), was the youngest son of Mr William Paton, Ayr, and for two years before joining the army was factor on the Callendar estates, Stirlingshire."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:32 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Second Lieut. Alexander D LENNOX - R.S.F. attd. R.F.C. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 4th March, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
LENNOX
.- Previously reported missing on 18th October, 1917, now officially reported killed in action on that date, Alexander Dick Lennox, Second Lieut. R.S.F., attd., R.F.C., aged 22 years much loved younger son of Mr and Mrs W.M. Lennox, 46 Millbrae Road, Langside, Glasgow, and formerly of Milton, Ashgrove Street, Ayr."


1901 Census Ayr, 20 Hawkhill Avenue:- Lennox family all born at Ayr, excepting the Head of household, William Lennox (42), Ham Curer, born Straiton, Ayrshire.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 5th March, 1918.
CASUALTIES. Notes on Officers. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS.
Mr. ALEXANDER DICK LENNOX.
- Killed. Second Lieutenant Lennox was thje younger son of Mr and Mrs W.M. Lennox, 46 Millbrae Road, Langise, Glasgow. A native of Ayr he was educated at Ayr Grammar School and Ayr Academy and before coming to Glasgow as in the office of Messrs. M'Millan and Howie (Solicitors) Ayr. He joined the H.L.I. in March, 1915 and obtained his commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers in July, 1916. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps last July."


SNWM - WW1
Surname LENNOX
Forename Alexander Dick
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 18 October 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail 5th Bn. (T.). (and R.F.C.).

H.L.I. Service:- Soldier Number: 3157, Rank: Private, Corps: Highland Light Infantry.

CWGC - LENNOX, Alexander Dick
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 18/10/1917. Age: 22.
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 22nd Sqdn. formerly 5th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Grave Reference: III. K. 22.
Cemetery: SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lennox, of 46, Millbrae Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
Born at Ayr.


Medal ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D3647906
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: WW1 - Lieut. Arthur John HERDER, Royal Newfoundland Regt. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 5th December, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
HERDER.-
Died of wounds, 1st December. Arthur John Herder, Second Lieutenant, Newfoundland Regiment, eldest son of Mr and Mrs W.J. Herder, St. John's, Newfoundland, dearly loved husband of Madge Lindsay, Lynwood, Ayr."

same publication, day, date "CASUALTIES Notes on Officers NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT
Mr ARTHUR JOHN HERDER.-
Died of wounds. Second Lieutenant Arthur John Herder was a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, where his father is editor of the "Daily Telegraph". He was educated at Cambridge and after taking his degree took up practice as a barrister at Moosejaw, Canada. He was married to Miss Madge Lindsay, daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Lindsay, Lynwood, Ayr."


Possible wife of the above -
1901 Census Ayrs., Ayr, 2, Holmston Road, Linwood Cottage:- recorded (transcription) Margaret Lindsay (7), scholar, born Ayr, daughter of Head of household, Wm. Lindsay (53), Commercial Traveller - Brewer's, born Kilmarnock; Elizabeth Lindsay (36), wife, born Auchinleck.

CWGC - HERDER, Arthur J.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 01/12/1917. Age: 32.
Regiment/Service: Newfoundland Regiment 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. B. 22.
Cemetery: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William J. and Elizabeth Herder, of St. John's, Newfoundland; husband of Madge Herder, of Lynwood, Ayr, Scotland.

Headstone schedules record Lt. Col. Nangle, Newfoundland Contingent, 47, Victoria St., S.W.1.

Medal index ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D2829423
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. 285305 James Bowie KING, Seaforths Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 5th December, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
KING.
- Killed in action on 20 November, Private James Bowie King, son of the late A.W. King of Ayr, and Mandalay, Burmah."


SNWM - WW1
Surname KING
Forename James B
Rank Pte
Service number 285305
Decoration
Place of birth Mandalay India (sic)
Date of death 20 November 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 6th Bn. formerly 3927 A. & S.H.
Five star fail on geography for SNWM and SDGW who list same birthplace. Enlisted Glasgow.

CWGC - KING, James Bowie
Rank: Private.
Service No: 285305.
Date of Death: 20/11/1917. Age: 19.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 35.
Cemetery:ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES
Additional Information: Son of A. W. King, of Ayr.

Headstone schedules record Miss Mary B. King, Westbank Quadrant, Hillhead, Glasgow W.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: WW1 - Pte. 285305 James Bowie KING, Seaforths Reply with quote

A Beattie wrote:
The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 5th December, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
KING.
- Killed in action on 20 November, Private James Bowie King, son of the late A.W. King of Ayr, and Mandalay, Burmah."


SNWM - WW1
Surname KING
Forename James B
Place of birth Mandalay India (sic)


Under the Raj, Burma was a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate colony.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: WW1 - Sec. Lieut. James Edward ALEXANDER, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 26th September, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
ALEXANDER.-
Killed in action on the 19th September, James Edward Alexander, Second Lieutenant, R.F.A., in his 21st year, elder son of the late William Alexander, timber merchant, Ayr."

Same publication, day, date, page 7:- ".............. He resided with his sister and brother at 47, Millbrae Road, Langside, Glasgow."


Born at Ayr.
1901 census recorded (transcription) at 5, Wheatfield Road, Ayr. Head of household:- William Alexander (33), Timber merchant/Saw Miller; Ethel M. Alexander (32), wife; both born England.

SNWM - WW1
Surname ALEXANDER
Forename James Edward
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 19 September 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Other detail (277 Army Bde.).

CWGC - ALEXANDER, James Edward
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 19/09/1917. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 277th Army Bde.
Grave Reference: III. C. 253.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
Additional Information: Brother of George F. Alexander, of 211, High St., Ayr.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Alexander Main McKELLAR, H.L.I. Reply with quote

CWGC, from their own records, have wrong date of death (typing).

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 19th September, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
McKELLAR.
- Killed in action on 25th August, Private Alexander Main McKellar, H.L.I., aged 21 years, beloved elder son of D. Ross McKellar, The Anchorage, Ayr."


SNWM - WW1
Surname McKELLAR
Forename Alexander M
Rank Pte
Service number 36634
Decoration
Place of birth Glasgow
Date of death 25 August 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 18th Bn.

SDGW - Born Glasgow; lived Ayr; enlisted Glasgow.

CWGC - McKELLAR, A.M.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 36634.
Date of Death: 28/08/1917.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 18th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. H. 11.
Cemetery: UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lieut. Robert H. MURRAY, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 13th September, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MURRAY.
- On 15th August, 1917, Robert H. Murray, Lieut. Canadian Infantry Battalion, only son of the late Andrew F. Murray, 14 Fort Street, Ayr."

SNWM - no trace.

1901 Census Ayrs., Ayr, 14, Fort Street, recorded (transcription):- Robert H. Murray (15), App. Plumber, born Newton-on-Ayr; Head of household, Andrew F. Murray (53), Slate & Lead Merchant, born Dalrymple, Ayrs.; Wilhelmina Murray (46), wife, born Newton-on-Ayr.

CWGC - MURRAY, Robert Hunter
Rank: Lieutenant.
Date of Death:15/08/1917. Age: 31. (Killed in action at Hill 70.)
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 8th Bn. (Manitoba Regt.)
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Panel Reference:
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Andrew Francis and Wilhelmina Dickie Murray of 14, Fort St., Ayr, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:01 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Dvr. Thomas H. SCOTT, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 13th November, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
SCOTT.
- Died, at casualty clearing station, on 28th October, from wounds received in action, Driver Thomas H. Scott, R.F.A., beloved husband of Elizabeth Brown and youngest son of the late John and Christina Scott, Tam o' Shanter Inn, Ayr."


SDGW - Born Ayr; enlisted Ayr.

SNWM - WW1
Surname SCOTT
Forename Thomas Harrower
Rank Dvr
Service number 239472
Decoration
Place of birth Ayr
Date of death 28 October 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Other detail formerly 409, Pte., R.A.V.C.

CWGC - SCOTT, Thomas Harrower
Rank: Driver.
Service No: 239472.
Date of Death: 28/10/1918. Age: 32.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 33rd Div. Ammunition Col.
Grave Reference: II. F. 1.
Cemetery: AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Christina Scott; husband of Elizabeth Walker Scott, of 50, Alloway St., Ayr.

Headstone schedules record Mrs. E. Walker, 50, Alloway Street, Ayr.

Backpay of 18 15s 3d and 9 War Gratuity, paid to sole legatee, Widow Elizabeth in April and December, 1919, respectively.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Sgt. John McAllister MUIR, Norfolk Regt. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 22nd July, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
MUIR.-
Died of wounds received in action 3rd July, Sergeant Jack M'Allister Muir, Norfolks, fourth son of Mr and Mrs Alexander G. Muir, 33 Burns Statue Square, Ayr."


SNWM - no trace.
It may be of some interest that a record exists (transcription) in Scotland's births and baptisms 1564-1950 that records the birth at Gorbals, Lanarks., 1891 of a John McAllister Muir.
Father:- Alexander Galbraith Muir.
Mother:- Isabella Wallace McAllister Muir.
Resident Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

SDGW - Born Clapham, Surrey; enlisted St. Paul's Churchyard.

Service records exist for this soldier.

29th August, 1914.
John McAllister Muir. Born Clapham, Surrey. 23 years 8 months.
Typewriter Salesman.
Previously served B co. 6th H.L.I. - terminated 13th May, 1913.
Posted 31.8.1914.
L/Corporal 25.9.1914. Corporal 25.9.1914.
Appointed (paid) L/Sgt 1.5.1915. .....etc.

CWGC - MUIR, J. McA.
Rank: Serjeant.
Service No: 12691.
Date of Death: 04/07/1916.
Regiment/Service: Norfolk Regiment 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 25.
Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
Additional Information:
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