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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:07 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Finnigan Reply with quote

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Pte. Finnigan Thomas, Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 19th March 1915)
"Mrs Connolly, Susannah Street, Alexandria, intimated yesterday evening that she had received official intimation from the War Office that her nephew, Private Thomas Finnigan, 3rd Black Watch, had been killed. He was 35 years of age, and served in the Boer War, and was one of three brothers with the colours."

CWGC
FINNIGAN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/2956
Date of Death: 12/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: FINNIGAN
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 3/2956
Date Death: 12/02/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:35 am    Post subject: Pte. David McLachlan Reply with quote

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BLACK WATCH
L.Cpl. David McLachlan

Likely the same David McLachlan/McLauchlan listed upon the Gartmore memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 24th March 1915)
"Mr George McLachlan, Dalvait Road, Balloch, has received word that his brother, Private David McLachlan, of the 2nd Black Watch, was killed at Neuve Chapelle on March 11. He was buried in a cemetery near the spot where the fight took place. He was 24 years of age and a native of Gartmore."

(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"Mrs Whitelaw, Main Street, Gartmore, has received a letter from Private John Dymock, 2nd Black Watch, informing that her brother. Private David McLaughlan, of the same company, had been killed in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle. Private McLaughlan was struck on the head by a piece of shell and instantaneously killed. He was 24 years of age, and had been about 5 years in the regulars. He was a native of Gartmore."

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McLACHLAN, DAVID
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 1614
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McLachlan, of West End, Gartmore, Stirlingshire.

SNWM
Surname: McLACHLAN
Firstname: David
Service Number: 1614
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Gartmore Stirlingshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L/Cpl


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Stevenson Reply with quote

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BLACK WATCH
Pte. Thomas Stevenson

(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"Mr & Mrs John Stevenson, 19 Susannah Street, Alexandria, received word yesterday that one of their sons, Private T. Stevenson, of the Black Watch, is lying seriously wounded in No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne. The War Office states that he has sustained a gunshot wound in the head, and that it is serious."

CWGC
STEVENSON, T
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/2751
Date of Death: 23/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 53.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

SNWM

Surname: STEVENSON
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 3/2751
Date Death: 23/03/1915
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Updated photos Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to see some recent photos. Well done Alex.
The metal fence is new of course.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:11 am    Post subject: Bandsman Willaim Wilson (Watkinson) Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. William W. Watkinson

Although listed under his step fathers surname of Watkinson on the memorial, he did not go by that surname in the army.

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"Pensioner recruiter Colour-Sergeant Joseph Watkinson, 15 Govan Drive, Alexandria, on Saturday received word that his stepson, Bandsman William Wilson (aged 22), of the 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had been killed on August 25 at the battle of Inchy. He was first posted as missing, but a letter from Lance-Corporal D. McLellan of the same regiment, who is a prisoner in Germany, stated Wilson was killed by McLellan's side while taking part in this fight."

(Glasgow Herald 31st March 1915)
"Bandsman William Wilson (261), 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed. He was first posted as missing by the War Office, but his step father, Pensioner Recruiter Colour-Sergeant Joseph Watkinson, 15 Govan Drive, Alexandria, has now received word he was skilled as a far back as August 26 last at the Battle of Inchy. He was 22 years of age, and was a native of Irvine. He joined the Argyll's as a band boy when he was 14 years of age."

CWGC
WILSON, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 261
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: WILSON
Firstname: William
Service Number: 261
Date Death: 26/08/1914
Place of birth: Kilmarnock Ayrshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Bdsman


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Pte. George Craig Reply with quote

Unfortunately absent from the memorial probably due to emigration, he was born at and lived in Alexandria for 18 of his 20 years.

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CANADIANS
Pte. George Craig

Canadian Attestation Papers

(Glasgow Herald 7th April 1915)
"Information has just been received at Alexandria that Private George Craig (8313) of the 2nd Canadian Contingent, has been killed at the front. The news was sent to Mr & Mrs Sharp, Wilson Street, Alexandria, by one of their sons, who resides in Oshawa, Canada, and who was a companion of Private Craig. Private Craig, who was only 20 years of age, was a native of the Vale of Leven, and left Levens valley for Canada about two years ago. He joined the Canadian contingent, and paid a flying visit to the Vale of Leven before proceeding to the front some time about the beginning of the year. Before leaving for Canada he was employed as a machineman in the Argyll Motor Works, Alexandria. He was well known in football circles."

CWGC
CRAIG, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 8313
Date of Death: 02/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Pte. Harry/Henry Craig Robertson Reply with quote

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AEGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Harry C. Robertson

It appears he was one of those whose burial place was known at the time of his death but later lost. Possibly by later fighting on the site or poor record keeping?

(Glasgow Herald 13th April)
"Information was received at Alexandria yesterday that Private Harry Robertson of the Dunbartonshire Territorials, the 1st 9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, eldest son of Mrs Agnes Robertson, 23 Susannah Street, Alexandria, had been killed at the front. He was 22 years of age, and joined the territorials at the outbreak of the war. He was a native of Kilmarnock, and took an active interest in the temperance cause in the Vale of Leven."

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Mrs Agnes Robertson, 23 Susannah Street, Alexandria, has received the following letter from Captain J.C. MacBain, commanding B Company of the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, regarding the death of her son, Private Harry Robertson, who has been killed in action. The letter states that-"It is with much sorrow that I have to tell you of the death of your son, Private Harry C. Robertson, who was killed in action on the morning of April 5 last. We buried him beside the brave men who died with him, and have set up a small cross to mark his grave. By the death of your son we have lost a loyal comrade and the battalion an efficient and ever ready soldier. The platoon commander had reported so favourably on him that he had been noted for promotion" He was 22 years of age and was a native of Kilmarnock."

CWGC
ROBERTSON, HENRY CRAIG
Rank: Private
Service No: 2643
Date of Death: 05/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ROBERTSON
Firstname: Henry Craig
Service Number: 2643
Date Death: 05/04/1915
Place of birth: Kilmarnock Ayrshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Pte. Donald Munro Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Donald Munro

It appears Pte. Munro was one of those whose burial place was known at the time of his death but later lost. Possibly by later fighting on the site or poor record keeping?

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Information has been received by Mr & Mrs Donald Munro, 38 King Edward Street, Alexandria, that their son, Private Donald Munro (2593), of the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed in action. The news has been forwarded to them by one of the officers in the regiment, and the letter states that he was buried at the village of Hoodge, about three miles from Ypres. He was only 21 years of age, was well known in Vale of Leven sporting circles, and joined the Dumbartonshire Territorials on September 28. He was employed as a machinist in the Albion Motor Works, Alexandria. He was a native of the Vale of Leven, and a member of the local Rechabite Lodge."

CWGC
MUNRO, DONALD
Rank: Private
Service No: 2593
Date of Death: 08/04/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "C" Coy. 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Donald and Catherine Munro, of 49, Burnbrae, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.

SNWM
Surname: MUNRO
Firstname: Donald
Service Number: 2593
Date Death: 08/04/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Pte. Patrick Gaitens Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Patrick Gaitens

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)

"Mrs Patrick Gatins, 43 Mitchell Street, Alexandria, has received a telegram form the War Office stating that her husband, Private Patrick Gaitens (No. 7700), of the 3rd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had died in the hospital from wounds received in action. Private Gatins, who was about 39 years of age, and a reservist, was a native of Dumbarton."

CWGC
GAITENS, PATRICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/7700
Date of Death: 13/04/1915
Age: 40
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "A" Coy. 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 80.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Anthony and Catherine Gaitens, of Dumbarton; husband of Ellen Melvin Gaitens, of 43, Mitchell St., Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.

SNWM
Surname: GAITENS
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: 7700
Date Death: 13/04/1915
Place of birth: Dumbarton
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Cunningham Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. James Cunningham

He is not included on the CWGC or SNWM databases. There is now unfortunately no documents that exist which can make a case for his inclusion.
It is good however he is remembered by the community and listed on the memorial.


(Glasgow Herald 21st April 1915)
"Mr & Mrs James Cunningham, 264 Main Street, Bonhill, have been informed that their eldest surviving son, Private James Cunningham, of E (Jamestown and Bonhill) Company of the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has died in the infirmary. He left with his regiment at the outbreak of war, but took ill while training at Bedford. He was 24 years of age, and had been fully three years in the Territorials. He was employed in the Levenbank Works, Jamestown, prior to his leaving with the others."

From his death certificate: he died April sixteenth at Glasgow Infirmary of cancer of the bowel aged 24.
His parents being James Cunningham, a bleachfield labourer, and Jane Farrell of 268 Main Street, Bonhill.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Pte. Campbell Beaton Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Campbell Beaton

Also listed on the Alexandria Church memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 24th April 1915)
"Mrs Jeanie Beaton, 76 Alexander Street, Alexandria, received official intimation yesterday from the War Office that her husband, Private Campbell Beaton (714), of the F (Alexandria and Renton) Company of the 1-9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had died on April 7 last from wounds. Private Beaton died shortly after he was struck by one of the German shells, which wounded several others. He was a native of Renton, and was 31 years of age, and leaves a wife and family of three. He held the Long Service medal for the Volunteers and Territorials, and was well known in Territorial circles in the Vale of Leven."

CWGC
BEATON, C
Rank: Private
Service No: 714
Date of Death: 07/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: LXIV. H. 23.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BEATON
Firstname: Campbell
Service Number: 714
Date Death: 07/04/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Pte. John Leitch Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. John Leitch

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Private John Leitch (1450), of the E (Jamestown and Bonhill) Company of the 1st/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, is in a hospital at Boulogne, dangerously ill. Private Leitch, who is a native of Jamestown, has served four years in the Jamestown Company of the Territorials, and was employed with Mr Alexander Bryan, contractor, prior to leaving with the Territorials at the beginning of the war. He is 21 years of age."

(Glasgow Herald 8th May 1915)
"Private John Leitch (1450), of the E (Jamestown and Bonhill) Company of the 1st/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died from enteric fever in the No.14 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux near Boulogne. He had been at the front for several months, and took ill in the trenches and was taken to the hospital, dying after a few days illness."

CWGC
LEITCH, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1450
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. G. 2.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Goodlet and Mary Leitch, of 13, Buchanan's Place, Jamestown, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.

SNWM
Surname: LEITCH
Firstname: John
Service Number: 1450
Date Death: 06/05/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Pte. James Cunningham Reply with quote

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CANADIANS
Pte. James Cunningham

Attestation Papers

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Private James Cunningham (10849), of the 4th Battalion, 1st Canadian Contingent, has been dangerously wounded in the head and is in hospital at Wimereux, near Boulogne. Private Cunningham, who is a native of the Vale of Leven, is the son of Mrs Mary Cunningham, 2 Argyll terrace, Alexandria. He served his time as an engineer at the Alexandria works, Alexandria, and was afterwards employed in Messrs John Brown and Co's yard, Clydebank. He was about five years in the United States, and went to Canada about eighteen months ago. On the call for men he joined the Canadian Contingent on August 17 last, and he paid a visit to his folks in the Vale of Leven in November and December. He went to the front early in February, and was wounded on April 27."

CWGC
CUNNINGHAM, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 10849
Date of Death: 27/05/1915
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: I1. 34.
Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of the late William and Mary Cunningham. Born at Bonhill, Scotland.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Pte. Arthur McBride Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Arthur McBride

(Glasgow Herald 8th May 1915)
"Private Arthur McBride (2600), of the 4th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, is lying dangerously ill in the Military Hospital, Devonport. He was a member of the Bonhill Company of the Dumbartonshire Volunteers for about 10 years, and answered his countrys call last August. Prior to that he was employed in Halley's Motor Works, Yoker. He is a native of Girvan, and is a Carnegie hero, having been publicly honoured in connection with saving the life of a child from drowning in the river Leven at Linnbrane Hole, Alexandria."

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McBRIDE, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 2600
Date of Death: 12/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: Mil. Con. C. 3532.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: McBRIDE
Firstname: Arthur
Service Number: S/2600
Date Death: 12/05/1915
Place of birth: Girvan Ayrs
Other: 4th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home.
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