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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DONALD, WILLIAM HAMILTON CASSELS
Initials: WHC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naal Volunteer Reserve, HMS Boadicea
Date of Death: 13/6/1944
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Robert Donald, M.C., M.D., D.Ph., and Helen Donald, of Bishopton, Renfrewshire. M.B., Ch.B. (Glasgow).
Panel Reference: 79, 3
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.

The destroyer Boadicea was torpedoed in an air raid off Portland, on June 13th, 1944. Nine officers, including Lt.Cdr. Hawkins and 166 ratings were killed and one officer wounded. (Source wrecksite.eu)

Also named on the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DOUGALL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 127659
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death: 16/4/1942
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Dougall, of Paisley, Renfrewshire. M.B. Ch.B.
Grave Reference: 1 C 18
Cemetery: Heliopolis War Cemetery.

Also named on the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.
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Name: FRASER, ALEC MACKIE
Initials: AM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Service Number: 1434721
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Date of Death: 12/2/1940
Panel Reference: Panel 2, Column 3
Memorial: Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FRASER, HERBERT WILLIAM HUNTER
Initials: HWH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21287
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Greyhound
Date of Death: 22/5/1941
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Alec Banning Fraser and Jessie Findlay Fraser, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 48, Column 1
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

HMS Greyhound was sunk by Stuka bombers during the battle for Crete.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on SNWM roll as:

Name: FERGUSON, GEORGE COCHRANE
Initials: GC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Place of birth: Johnstone
Rank: Third Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, SS Samgara
Date of Death: 31/5/1945.

Merchant Navy records confirm the above and provide home address as: 89 Beith Road, Elderslie. Place of death: Bombay. Cause of death: Accidentally lost overboard from ship's motor lifeboat.

As the death was not attributable to enemy action, George Ferguson cannot be recorded on the CWGC register.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curiously the next name on the memorial, Alexander Finlayson, is also a Merchant Navy casualty who is not on the CWGC roll due to his accidental death. He is recorded on SNWM as:

Name: FINLAYSON, ALEXANDER SCOTT
Initials AS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Apprentice
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, SS Baron Stranraer
Place of Birth: Paisley
Date of Death: 6/5/1943.

Merchant Navy records show is home address as: Royal Bank Buildings, Lennoxtown. Place of Death: Oban. Age: 17. Circumstances: Cerebral laceration (accident).

Alexander Finlayson is buried in the family grave at Woodside Cemetery, Paisley.
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Name: GIBSON, JAMES LANG
Initials: JL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 210963
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps attd No 9 Commando
Date of Death: 4/7/1944
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of William and Jessie Lang Gibson; husband of Maureen Gibson, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Grave Reference: X F 11
Cemetery: Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio
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Name: GIBSON, WILLIAM HAMILTON
Initials: WH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 6/5/1941
Age: 51
Additional Information: M.B., Ch.B., J.P.; Medical Officer in charge F.A.P. Husband of Grace Gibson, of Wellmeadow House. Died at Woodside F.A.P.
Grave Reference: Paisley Burgh.

There is an interesting biographical note about William Hamilton Gibson on the University of Glasgow website. It can be found at: https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0384&type=P

Also named on University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.
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Name: GILPIN, WILLIAM CLEGHORN
Initials: WC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service Number: 968152
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 1/2/1943
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Annie Milroy Gilpin, of Kitscoty, Alberta, Canada.
Grave Reference: Sec. D. Old Part. West Border. Grave 81
Cemetery: Thorn (Abbey) Cemetery.
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Name: GREGOR, NORMAN MCLEOD
Initials: NM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service: 999564
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 113 Sqdn
Date of Death: 19/8/1941
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of John Gregor, M.B., Ch.B., J.P., and Jessie Ann McLeod Gregor, of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
Grave Reference: XII B 10
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery.
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Name: GRIERSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 618535
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 31/1/1942
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jane Grierson, of Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 4, Column 2
Memorial: Malta Memorial.

Also named on Bridge of Weir War Memorial.
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Name: HAMILTON, ROBERT ALEXANDER
Initials: RA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7955150
Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C., "C" Sqn. 3rd
Date of Death: 2/8/1944
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of James and Marion Hamilton of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Grave Reference: VII A 9
Cemetery: St Charles De Percy War Cemetery.
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Name: HOLMES, HUGH VICTOR
Initials: HV
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service Number: 656099
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 429 (RCAF) Sqdn
Date of Death: 22/6/1943
Grave Reference: Plot EE Grave 11
Cemetery: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

Also named on Bridge of Weir War Memorial.
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Name: JACKSON, WILLIAM LAMB HAMILTON
Initials: WLH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 235655
Regiment/Service: The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 28/1/1945
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Jackson, of Largs, Ayrshire. M.A. (Glasgow).
Grave Reference: 27 G 15
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery.

Also named on the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.
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Name: KENNEDY, ROBERT GEORGE
Initials: RG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 42409
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 66 Sqdn
Date of Death: 25/4/1940
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Robert George and Christina Dobie Kennedy, of Paisley.
Grave Reference: Sec F Grave 67
Cemetery: Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery
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