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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:58 am    Post subject: Pte. Edward Hill Reply with quote

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HILL, EDWARD. C.H. (poss G.H.)


(Glasgow Herald 22nd Dec 1914)
"Information has been received at Renton that Private Ed Hill, of the 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders, has been killed at the front. The sad news was sent home to Renton by two of his companions. Hill was in the trenches when he met his death. He is the on of Mr Edward Hill, Main Street, Renton, and was about 34 years of age. He was a reservist, and was employed in Beardmore's Yard, Dalmuir, when called up. He served 8 years with the colours."

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HILL, EDWARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 4604
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: HILL
Firstname: Edward
Service Number: 4604
Date Death: 11/11/1914
Place of birth: Partick Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday 3rd of September 1922.



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Pte. James MacPhillimy Reply with quote

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McPhillemy, James, C.H.

(Glasgow Herald 18th Feb 1915)
"Private James MacPhillimy, B company of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, son of Mr Hugh MacPhillimy, boot and shoe merchant, 132 Main Street, Renton, was wounded while taking part in a bayonet charge on Christmas morning."

MacPhillimy died later in the war but this entry gives extra family info.

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MACPHILLIMY, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/12957
Date of Death: 23/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MacPHILLIMY
Firstname: James
Service Number: S/12957
Date Death: 23/07/1916
Place of birth: Renton Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Allan Brothers Reply with quote

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Allan, George. S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"Mr & Mrs Wlliam Allan, 46 Stirling Street, Renton, who have four sons at the front, have been informed that one, Drummer George Allan (10488) 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, was killed at Neuve Chapelle on 19th inst. Drummer Allan was hit by a piece of shell. He was 23 years of age, and had been a soldier for six years. Coming from India he went to the front in October."

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ALLAN, G
Rank: Drummer
Service No: 10488
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XVII. C. 10.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Allan, of 46, Stirling St., Renton, Dumbarton.

SNWM
Surname: ALLAN
Firstname: George
Service Number: 10488
Date Death: 11/03/1915
Place of birth: Renton Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Dmr

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Allan, Thomas. A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 16th April 1915)
"Mr & Mrs William Allan, 46 Stirling Street, Renton, received word yesterday forenoon that their youngest son, Private Tom Allan (No. 1860), of the F (Alexandria and Renton) Company of the Dumbartonshire Territorials, the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had died form wounds. Allan was 18 years of age, and was the youngest of four brothers with the colours."

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ALLAN, T
Rank: Private
Service No: 1860
Date of Death: 20/03/1915
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: J. 42.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Allan, of 46, Stirling St., Renton, Dumbartonshire.

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Surname: ALLAN
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 1860
Date Death: 20/03/1915
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbartonshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Pte. Joseph Malloy/Molloy Reply with quote

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Molloy, Joseph S.G.

CWGC and Newspaper spell surname Malloy and memorial Molloy.

(Glasgow Herald 19th April 1915)
"Information has been received of the death of Private Joe Malloy (7078), of the 1st Scots Guards, son of Mrs Margaret McCulloch or Malloy, 20 Station Street, Renton. Private Malloy was posted as missing in November last. Word has just been received from a fellow Guardsman stating that Private Malloy had been killed. He was a native of Paisley, but had long resided in Renton. A Reservist, he was employed in one of the departments in the Alexandria works of the United Turkey Red Company when called up."

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MALLOY, JOSEPH
Rank: Private
Service No: 7078
Date of Death: 29/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MALLOY
Firstname: Joseph
Service Number: 7078
Date Death: 29/10/1914
Place of birth: Paisley
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/United_Turkey_Red_Co

United Turkey Red Co Ltd, of Alexandria, Dumbarton, Scotland - dyers and calico printers. The company was established in 1898 and was the largest firm in the bleaching, finishing, dyeing and printing industry in Scotland.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Driver William Bryan Reply with quote

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Bryan, William. Royal Navy

(More likely Dvr. William Bryan of the R.F.A. and not the Royal Navy. He died in the shambles of the Mantou incident, even though the events were on the 16th he is recorded by CWGC as officially "presumed drowned" the day after. There are very few William Bryans of any regiment on CWGC and he seems to fit the area)

(Glasgow Herald 24th April 1915)
"Official intimation has been received from the War Office by Mrs Mary Bryan, 7 John Street, Renton, that her son, Driver William Bryan (6752), of the 147th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, has been drowned in the Mediterranean. Driver Bryan, who was 21 years of age, was well known in Renton Sporting circles, being a member of the Renton Woodside Football team. He answered Lord Kitchener's call for men on September 4 last, and was in training in England and Ireland for some time. Prior to joining the colours he was employed in Singer's works, Clydebank."

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BRYAN, WILLIAM
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 6752
Date of Death: 17/04/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 147th Bde.
Panel Reference: Panel 21 and 22.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Bryan, of 60, Geil's Avenue, Dumbarton.

SNWM
Surname: BRYAN
Firstname: William
Service Number: 6752
Date Death: 16/04/1915
Place of birth: Govan Lanark
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Gnr
Theatre of death: At Sea.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:38 am    Post subject: Pte. James harkins Reply with quote

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Harkins, James. K.O.S.B.

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Private James Harkins (16762), of the 3rd (?) King's Own Scottish Borderers, has met his death at the front. He was about 18 years of age and a native of Renton. His father was an old soldier, and he was one of three brothers with the colours. He was employed as a labourer in Denny's Yard, Dumbarton, before he answered Kitchener's call."

(Glasgow Herald 10th May 1915)
"Private James Harkins (16762), of the 3rd (?) King's Own Scottish Borderers, has met his death at the front. He was badly wounded in one of the fights and was carried out of the danger zone by Private Johnstone Richmond, of the Borderers. Harkins, who was not 18 years of age, was one of three brothers with the colours, and was employed as a labourer with Denny's Yard, Dumbarton. He resided in Renton."

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HARKINS, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 16762
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. A. 33.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Denis and Mary Harkins, of 135, Back St., Renton, Dumbartonshire.

SNWM
Surname: HARKINS
Firstname: James
Service Number: 16762
Date Death: 26/04/1915
Place of birth: Renton Dumbarton
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Pte. Patrick Kerry Reply with quote

Not on this memorial or the one at Bonhill.

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Pte. Patrick Kerry

(Glasgow Herald 25th May 1915)
"Private Patrick Kerry (11371), of the 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed in action on May 13 last. He was 20 years of age, and was the youngest of five brothers with the colours. He was a native of Bonhill, but had spent most of his days in Renton. He had been three and a half years in the Regulars, and came from India with his regiment to proceed to the front."

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KERRY, PATRICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 11371
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: KERRY
Firstname: Patrick
Service Number: 11371
Date Death: 26/04/1915
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbarton
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Dardanelles.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Miller Reply with quote

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Miller, Thomas, A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 12th June 1915)
"Private Thomas Miller F (Renton and Alexandria) Company, 1-9th A.&.S.H., son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Miller, 4 King Street, Renton, has been missing for about a month, and any news of him will be gratefully received. He is 20 years of age."

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MILLER, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 1479
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MILLER
Forename: Thomas
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1479
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbartonshire
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Pte. John McDermid Reply with quote

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McDermid, John, A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd July 1915)
"Private John McDermid (7642), 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, who resided at 116 Back Street, Renton, died in No. ? Clearing Station, France, on June 28 from wounds. He was a native of Dumbarton, and about 42 years of age. He had resided in Renton for a number of years, and was well known in the village. He was employed as a ?????r's helper in Messrs Denny's Shipbuilding Yard, Dumbarton, prior to enlisting, after the outbreak of the war. He leaves a widow and one child."

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McDERMID, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 7642
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 57.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD

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Surname: McDERMID
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 7642
Place of birth: Dumbarton
Date of death: 28 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Pte. George Lowe McLaren Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
This lad is missing from the memorial:

Name: McLAREN
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/4823
Additional information: Son of Mrs. J. McLaren, of 2, Red Row, Renton, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 7.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE



He is however listed on the Dumbarton civic memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 23rd July 1915)
"Private George McLaten, 4th(?) Black Watch, son of Mrs Janet McLaren, 2 Red Row, Renton, is in hospital in France. He is a native of Renton and is about 32 years of age. He joined the colours last September, and is well known in Renton football circles. He was employed in Messrs Denny's Yard, Dumbarton, prior to joining the colours."
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four of the Second World War names were of men who died on the same day only a short distance from their homes.

Gunners Hugh Copeland, David Kelso, Archibald MacIntyre (McIntyre on the memorial) and James Rosenburg were all serving in an anti-aircraft battery in the Home Guard when they were killed in the Lea Brae Road accident on 15th September 1943. More information can be found here:

http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/wars.html

The worst single dayís loss of life involving Vale servicemen in WW2 was in September 1943 and occurred not on some far-flung battlefield but right on our own door-step Ė the Lea Brae on the road between Dumbarton and Cardross. As in many cases in WW1 the worst affected community was in Renton because of the 5 soldiers killed, 4 came from Renton as did 7 of the eight men who were taken to hospital

They were all members of the Home Guard and serving in 71st (Clyde) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (HAA) which at that time manned anti-aircraft defences located in Cardross and Helensburgh. These were not the archetypal Dadís Army type of part-time soldier because by this stage in the war all of Britainís AA defences had been entrusted to the Home Guard. Although most of the soldiers who manned these Heavy AA defences lived at home and many had day-time jobs, they were serving as virtually full-time soldiers manning the guns all night. This had many advantages to the Army - it not only freed up other soldiers to prepare for the coming European campaigns it also lessened the burden of providing accommodation for the HAA soldiers all across Britain.

On the evening of 15th September a group of them from Renton and Dumbarton had been picked up by an army open-backed lorry covered by a tarpaulin and were being driven towards Helensburgh when the lorry was struck a heavy vehicle coming in the other direction which was carrying an overhanging structure of some sort. Apparently it was dark when the collision occurred and of course the blackout was in operation, with all vehicle headlights dimmed accordingly. The driver of the Home Guard lorry would not have been aware of the danger presented by the approaching vehicle of which he would not have had a clear view.

In the collision 5 men were killed and 17 were injured, 8 of whom were taken to hospital. All of those killed or taken to hospital had been travelling in the soft-sided Home Guard lorry. Those killed were:

John Totten, aged 25, Beechwood Terrace, Dumbarton
Archibald McIntyre, Lennox Street Renton
David Kelso, aged 25, Carman Road Renton
James Rosenburg, aged 22, Alexander Street, Renton
Hugh Copeland, aged 28, Main Street, Renton

The eight men who were detained in hospital were:

David Baird, Hall St, Renton
Hugh Laws, Dumbuck Crescent, Dumbarton
A Robertson, Stirling St Renton
Robert Compton, Main Street Renton
William Montgomery, Carman Road Renton
Peter Montgomery Carman Road Renton
John Munn, Stirling Street Renton
William McMillan, Tontine Park Renton

As can be imagined the deaths and injuries caused a great deal of shock and grief in the area. Unusually for a war-time incident involving soldiers on active service, the Lennox Herald carried an account of the accident.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Alexander Campbell - Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Can anyone find info about this man?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject: Could this be the Gordon? Reply with quote

Alexander Campbell Private S/9052 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Bonhill e Dumbarton Age 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 20/07/1916 Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Fr 0432 Plot XIII Row G Grave 03 Dumbarton Memorial
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