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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George McKim
Rank: Private
Service No: 25651
Date of Death: 16/08/1917
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information
Worked as an Investigator (School Board Officer) for the Glasgow Education Department.
He was the husband of Elizabeth Chapman, Linthouse and the son of the late Mr & Mrs McKim, 8 Ibrox Place. Whilst at school he was a keen football player and afterwards played for some time in the Former Pupils’ team. On leaving the academy he was for some years in the office of Messrs. France & Morgan, Whitefield Road, subsequently joining the staff of Govan Parish School Board as an Investigating Officer. He enlisted in the 4th Scottish Rifles in June 1916 and went to France in October of the same year. After being in action on the Somme he was invalided home in January 1917. On May 15 he was once more sent to France and was attached to the 2nd Scottish Rifles as a Bomber. In the fighting between Ypres and Zonnebeke on August 16th he was killed by the bursting of a shell. Private McKim was married in July 1915 and resided at 172 Copeland Road. (Bellahouston Academy War Memorial RoH).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas W. Morrison
Rank: Private
Service No: 3061
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Age: 42
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 6 and 8.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Rodger Watson Morrison, and the late John Morrison.
(his Medal Card has SPTS 3061 indicating that he enlisted in the 23rd Bn. - the Sportsman's)
SDGW has him born and resident in Larkhall, Lanarkshire and the family grave is there. (Larkhall Cemetery, Dalserf – SWGP page 7)
JCE/26/1/1 Roll of Honour up to 1st April 1918
Former students in Training: Private, Royal Fusiliers (Missing 31/7/1917 –presumed killed). Years of training 1910 – 1912.
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1910)
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Alexander Millar Neish MC
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: X. E. 3.
Cemetery: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Neish, of 16, Lochhead Avenue, Denny, Stirlingshire. He was a teacher in Copeland Road School, Glasgow.
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1908).

London Gazette 2/7/1918 p7918
2nd Lt. Alexander Millar Neish, Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company was held up by heavy rifle and machine-gun fire he showed splendid leadership and initiative in reorganising his men, and inspired them with confidence by his excellent example.
Also L/G 1/3/1918 p2729 has a correction to his MC award made on 4/12/1918.
Glasgow RoH Copeland Road School.

Alexander Miller (or Millar) Neish M.C.
Commemorated:
Denny Cemetery Memorial
Denny Town Memorial
Denny Old Parish Church Memorial
Listed on Denny & Dunipace Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour details:
Alexander Millar Neish, Viewfield Villas, 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Joined November 1914. Died of wounds.

Alexander M. Neish’s Medal Card lists: Lance Corporal, Army Cyclist Corps, No. 9300
Private, Lancashire Fusiliers, No. 36160
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 21st November 1915
Address: (Father) J. Neish Esq., 16 Lochhead Avenue, Denny

Soldiers Died in the Great War: 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, M.C. Died of wounds.

1901 Census: Living at 6 Broad Street, Denny
Father John Neish, age 51, Foreman Iron Moulder, born c1850, Denny
Mother Ann E. Neish (nee Ewing), age 44, Dressmaker, born c1857, Denny
Brothers John Neish, age 23, Pattern Maker Iron Foundry, born c1878, Denny
Andrew E. Neish, age 19, Pattern Maker Iron Foundry, both c1882, Denny
Sisters Jeanie A. Neish, age 22, School Teacher, born c1879, Denny
Maggie E. Neish, age 7, Scholar, born c1894, Denny
ALEXANDER M. NEISH, age 12, Scholar, born c1889, Denny

Service Record details:
Alexander Miller Neish attested 26th November 1914
17th Service Bn., Highland Light Infantry, No. 2716,
Transferred to 32nd Divisional Cyclist Co. at Codford, Leeds on 23rd October 1915
Age 25 years 9 months. Occupation: School Teacher. Height 6ft 1½ ins
Transferred to 19th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, 31st May 1916, No. 36160
(No records of service with Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)

Falkirk Herald, 29th December 1917
Military Cross for Denny Officer’
Second Lieutenant A. M. Neish has been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry displayed on the 21st and 22nd November. Lieutenant Neish got the award on recommendation of the n.c.o’s and men in his company. Lieutenant Neish received his education at Denny School, Stirling High School and the Provincial Training College, Glasgow. When he joined the forces he was assistant teacher in Copland Road Public School under the Govan School Board. He is the son of Mr. John Neish, Viewfield, Denny.

Falkirk Herald 19th January 1918
‘Awarded Military Cross’
Second Lieutenant A. M. Neish, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field. He is the son of Mr. John Neish, Viewfield, Denny and before joining in the Forces, was assistant teacher in the Copeland Road Public School under the Govan School Board.”

Falkirk Herald, 6th April 1918
‘Denny Officer Died of Wounds – 2nd Lieutenant A. M. Neish, M.C., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders’
Mr John Neish, Viewfield, Denny, has received a letter from the chaplain at the front informing him that his son, Second Lieutenant A. M. Neish, M.C., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, was mortally wounded on Sunday 24th March, and died at the casualty clearing station. The chaplain goes on to say: “He was a fine fellow, and a great friend of my own. I shall miss him sorely, but he will be even more missed by his own men, to whom he was a great friend, as well as a trusted officer. I convey to you the deep feelings of the colonel and other officers in your sad bereavement.” Lieutenant Neish was awarded the Military Cross a few months ago. Before joining the forces he was assistant teacher in Copland Road Public School under the Govan School Board.

Falkirk Herald 16th April 1918
‘Denny M.C. Dies of Wounds’
Second Lieutenant A. M. Neish, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds. He is the son of Mr. John Neish, Viewfield, Denny and a few months ago had been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field.

Falkirk Herald, 27th July 1918
‘Inspiring Leadership – How Denny Officer Gained M.C.’
With reference to the award of the Military Cross to the late Second Lieutenant A. M. Neish, M.C., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, the following is the official statement of service for which the decoration was conferred: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company was held up by heavy rifle and machine gun fire, he showed splendid leadership and initiative in reorganising his men, and inspired them with confidence by his excellent example”. It may be recalled that Lieutenant Neish fell mortally wounded when leading his men on a subsequent date. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Neish, Viewfield, Denny.
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John Niven MA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 13/05/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Grave Reference: II. C. 3.
Cemetery: ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information
Enlisted via the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps as Private (8864) (Medal Index Card)
Born 9/1/1882, Graduated M.A. 1906 Glasgow University (Glasgow University Graduation Record)
He was a Teacher at Allan Glen's School. (Glasgow RoH and School RoH)
Commemorated on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour and on Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1901)
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John Noble MA BSc
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 28/09/1918
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn. attd. 9th Bn. Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly Lance Corporal and Corporal (S12793) Cameron Highlanders (Medal Index Card)
Grave Reference: II. F. 6.
Cemetery: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Marian Noble of 28 Cardoness St., Dumfries; husband of Agnes McLeod Noble. Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Glasgow University.
Graduated M.A. and BSc. 1913 Glasgow University (Glasgow University Graduation Record)
Commemorated on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour (as L/Cpl. 6th Cameron Highlanders, killed 28/9/1918) and on Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1913)
Also listed on the Dumfries War Memorial as Lt. John Noble MGC.
Date of Birth 3rd March 1888, teacher at Henderson Street School, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)
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David James Ramsay
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 18th Bn. Formerly Private (4788) Highland Light Infantry and Lance Corporal (42733) Machine Gun Corps. (Medal Index Card)
Grave Reference: IV. K. 13.
Cemetery: H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN
Additional Information: Son of Hepburn C. and Margaret Elliott Ramsay, of 40, Thornwood Terrace, Glasgow.
He was resident at 20 Hayburn Street, Partick. (Glasgow RoH)
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1910)
He was a teacher at Pollokshields School, Glasgow (DED1.1.21)
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Robert Walker Reid
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 13/08/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, "D" Coy. 10th/11th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 16.
Cemetery: PEAKE WOOD CEMETERY, FRICOURT
Additional Information: Son of Adam and Margaret Reid of "Devon," 22 West Coats Rd., Cambuslang, Glasgow.
Commemorated on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour (as a student) and on Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1909)
Date of Birth 19th October 1899, teacher at Whitehill, London Road, Milton Street & Gairbraid Schools, Glasgow. (DED 8/11/1/1-7)
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John Gustav Erhlich Ronald
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 16352
Date of Death: 29/09/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 46 to 49.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late W. T. Ronald of Tillmouth School House, Cornhill-on-Tweed. A teacher.
Born 1884 in Northumberland (SNWM and GRO Birth Index for Berwick)
Commemorated on the Sandyhills Golf Club Memorial.
Date of Birth 13th August 1884, teacher at Springfield School, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)

EVENING TIMES 16th OCT 1915 P6
The relatives of Corporal John Ronald, “A” Company, 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers have been informed by a comrade that he has been wounded and is missing. Corporal Ronald previous to enlistment, shortly after the outbreak of war, was a teacher at Springfield School, Glasgow, and was a teacher in Broxburn HG School for six years previous to that appointment. His father was the late Mr William Ronald, Headmaster of Filmouth School, Berwickshire.

EVENING TIMES 1ST NOV 1915 P6
Carmyle has lost another soldier in the person of Corporal John Ronald 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers who was killed on October 2nd. He was a teacher at Springfield School, Glasgow and before going there was six years at Broxburn HG School. His mother and sister reside in Spennymoor, County Durham. His father was the late Mr William Ronald, Headmaster of Tillmouth School, Northumberland.
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Donald Ross MA
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: Between 13/11/1916 and 15/11/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, "B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 2.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary Ross, of Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire; husband of Sadie Ross of 5 Whitehill Gardens, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Graduated M.A. 1911 Glasgow University (Glasgow University Graduation Record)
Commemorated on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1908) and the Drumnadrochit and Glen Urquhart War Memorial.
Date of Birth 10th March 1890, teacher at Quarrybrae & Kelvinhaugh Schools, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)


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James Shearer
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 331947
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Born Glasgow (SNWM), Resident at 62 Pollok Street, South Glasgow (Glasgow RoH)
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1910) and on the Bellahouston Academy Memorial.

Sergeant James Shearer was the younger son of Mr. James Shearer, 62 Pollok Street, Kingston. At the time he enlisted in 1915 he was a teacher in Kinning Park School. After training at Ripon and elsewhere he went to France in July 1916 as Corporal and was soon promoted Sergeant. He was looking forward to taking a commission and had attended a course of training in France with a view to this end. In April 1918 he took part in the heavy fighting in the Armentieres sector; and there near Neuve Eglise, while having a wound dressed, he was killed by shell fire on April 12th. Sergeant Shearer was a capable, keen and hard-working N.C.O. and was highly respected. He was 27 years of age. (Bellahouston Academy War Memorial RoH)
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Archibald King Sinclair MA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 05/12/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 11th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 25 and 63.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Archibald and Annie King Sinclair; husband of Elizabeth Rankin McIlroy Sinclair of 2 Edmiston Drive, Ibrox, Glasgow. Educated at Glasgow University (M.A.)
He was resident at 14 Kildonan Terrace, Ibrox. (Glasgow RoH)
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1905) & Glasgow University RoH.
“Archibald King Sinclair was born on 15th June 1887 in Kimberley, South Africa. By the time he began his studies at the University of Glasgow in 1905-06 his father, also Archibald, an engineer, had died and the family had returned to the UK in 1902 to Glasgow. Archibald graduated MA on 16th November 1911.
According to University records, Archibald became a teacher living in Gourock in the years before the war. He married Elizabeth Rankin McIlroy in Glasgow in 1915.
2nd Lieutenant Archibald King Sinclair of the 11th Battalion, attached to the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) was killed in action in Basra, Iraq on the 5th December 1916, aged 29. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in southern Iraq.” (Glw Uni. Archives).
He was a teacher at Lambhill Street School, Glasgow (DED 1.1.21)

A K Sinclair was my grandfather. His father, Archibald Sinclair b.1855, was an engineer in the shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland. He travelled to Kimberley where he became a mining Engineer. It is thought he was with De Beers. His wife was Annie Sinclair (MS King).
Their son, Archibald King Sinclair, was baptised in Kimberley and I have a date of 15.06.1887. I believe the 3 of them later travelled to New Brunswick in Canada, where Annie King may have died. Archibald Sinclair and his son returned to Scotland and were re-united with their family by the time of the 1901 Census.
A K Sinclair graduated MA from Glasgow University in 1911 and became a teacher. Sadly, he was killed fighting with the Black Watch regiment in Mesopotamia in the First World War.
By the time he married my grandmother in 1915, both his parents had died. He himself was killed in 1916, shortly after my father was born in Glasgow.
So my father (Archibald James) never met his own father or his paternal grandparents. There was quite a knowledge gap. I have been tracing my Scottish family history relatively successfully on Scotland's People, but I am very keen to get as much information as I can on the South African and Canadian episodes of these Sinclairs.
I would be grateful for any help.
Thank you.
Archie Sinclair (yes, another Archibald! b.1947)
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Dugald Smith MA
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 08/10/1918
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 4th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: G. 2.
Cemetery: FORENVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Date of Birth 19th August 1890, teacher at Milton School, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1909), Glasgow University RoH. and Tarbert, Loch Fyne War Memorial.

MC Citation - London Gazette 10/1/1919 p.643
T. /2nd Lt. Dugald Smith, 4th Bn., R. Fus.
For conspicuous gallantry and skilful leading in command of a company, which he led down a sunken road to a ridge parallel to his objective. This move would have been severely harassed by enemy barrage if it had not been for the spirit and determination with which he carried it out. From the ridge he rushed his objective, capturing about fifty prisoners and several machine guns with the loss of two men to his company.
Note his rank. I cannot find the MC award but I did find and entry on 18/10/1918 p.12473 which has
R. Fus. Temp 2nd Lt. D. Smith (since died of wounds) to be Acting Captain while comdg. a Co. 5/9/1918.

Du Ruvigny RoH
Captain 4th (Regular) Bn. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 4th son of the late Dugald Smith of Carrick House, West Tarbert, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of Dugald Campbell; born Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Co. Argyll, 19 August 1890; educ. Tarbert High School and Glasgow University where he took his M.A. degree; was a Schoolmaster; volunteered for active service and enlisted in the 8th Royal Scots Fusiliers in December 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from September to November 1915 and subsequently proceeded to Salonika; returned home to train for a commission in January 1917; was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant The Royal Fusiliers in July 1917 and joined his battalion September 1917; was promoted Captain in September 1918 and died at Feronville near Arras 8 October 1918 of wounds received in action the same day. Buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Feronville south-east of Cambrai. His Officer Commanding wrote: “I have only been in command of this battalion a short time, but long enough to find out what a fine officer your husband was. I had a high opinion of him and his death is an enormous loss to me and to the battalion. He got his M.C. for good and gallant work in action but principally for his bravery and devotion to duty early in September.” He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field. He married at St. Mark’s, Bristol 4th August 1917, Audrey (128 St. Mark’s Road, Easton, Bristol) dau. of Alfred Wait, and had one daughter, Zoe Jean born 4th June 1918.
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George Stewart MA
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 05/06/1917
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers, 26th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 2 and 3.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Commemorated on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1902) & the Hillhead High School Memorial.

“By the death in action of Captain George Stewart, who was born on 30th June 1884, Hillhead High School has suffered a grievous loss. Though his term here as head of the English Department has to be reckoned in months rather than in years, he made a deep and abiding impression on our School life. It is not easy to analyze the causes of this exceptional influence, but at least some lie on the surface.
For one thing, he was an incomparable teacher. He ruled his pupils as a magician, and seemed to rivet their attention by some occult charm of his own. He was at home with the great in English literature, and had caught from them the breath and finer essence of all knowledge. He lived in and for his work, and threw himself with ardour into all the School activities - games, literary society, everything indeed that touched upon the corporate life and welfare of the School.
In March 1915, Mr. Stewart applied for a commission, and in April was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers, the Tyneside Irish. Those who did not know Mr. Stewart well expressed surprise at his joining up so early. War and strife were hateful to his well-ordered views of life. He proceeded to France in January 1916, and had a long and trying experience in the trenches. In the great advance of 1st July 1916, he was seriously injured in the head and arm, and was in hospital at home for some months.
At the beginning of 1917, he rejoined his regiment, and after a spell of light duty, returned to the Front in March 1917. He had not been long back with his old battalion when he was promoted acting Captain. His letters from the Front were always bright and cheery, and the one written to his wife on the 5th June, the day of his death, was no exception to the rule. The final scene may best be told in the words of his commanding officer;
"Your husband was out superintending the digging of a trench across No Man's Land, and was killed by a shell. The battalion can ill afford to lose such an officer, cool, quiet, brave under all circumstances, with a wonderful devotion to duty, he was loved and respected by us all; his thoughts were always for the good of those under him, and it is small wonder that the men had such great trust and faith in him." (Glw. Uni. Archives)
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Alexander Thomson
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 256044
Date of Death: 27/03/1917
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. H. 14.
Cemetery: ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI
Additional Information: Son of D. and C. Thomson of Kirn, Argyll. His brother Duncan also fell.
Commemorated on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1910) also commemorated, with his brother, on the Dunoon War Memorial.
Date of Birth 14th January 1891, teacher at Colston School, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)


Duncan Thomson
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 20252
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of D. and C. Thomson of Kirn, Argyll. His brother Alexander also fell.
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Elizabeth (Daisy) McMath Warnock
Rank: Nurse
Date of Death: 05/05/1918
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment, 10th (Glasgow) Detachment attd. 8th General Hospital
Grave Reference: Officers, B. 4. 23.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information: Daughter of William and Mary Malcolm Elizabeth Muir Warnock of 19 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow. Late of Holytown, Lanarkshire.
Listed on the Jordanhill Teacher Training College Memorial (1907)
Date of Birth 1st February 1887, teacher at Tureen Street School, Glasgow (DED 8/11/1/1-7)
Elizabeth Warnock's brother George Muir Warnock, Lt. 6th A&SH died on 29 March 1918 and is buried near his sister in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. She died just over a month later.
The family grave is in Holytown Cemetery in Lanarkshire. (SWGP)

Du Ruvigny’s RoH
Nurse V.A.D. daughter of William Warnock of 19 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow and of the Procurator-Fiscal’s Department, by his wife, Mary Malcolm Elizabeth, daughter of the late George Muir of Holytown, N.B. and sister to Lieutenant George Muir Warnock born Holytown, Co. Lanark; 1st February 1887; educated Whitehill School, Glasgow; was a teacher under the Glasgow School Board; volunteered for Red Cross work in the Scottish Branch; was accepted and sent to Malta in August 1915; proceeded to France in October 1916; served at No 12 and No 8 Red Cross Stationary Hospitals, Rouen and died in No 8 General Hospital there on the 5th May 1918 from pneumonia contracted while on military service. Buried in the St. Severs Cemetery, Rouen. Sir Arthur Stanley, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Red Cross Society wrote: “Your daughter passed away whilst nobly and heroically serving the country, and her magnificent work will remain an inspiration to the personnel of the British Red Cross, of which she was such a distinguished member.”


Her brother:
George Muir Warnock, Lieutenant 6th (Territorial) attached 8th (Territorial) Bn. Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders), son of William Warnock of 19 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow and of the Procurator-Fiscal’s Department, by his wife, Mary Malcolm Elizabeth, daughter of the late George Muir of Holytown, N.B. and brother to Nurse Elizabeth McMath Warnock, V.A.D., born Glasgow 15th August 1891; educated High School there; was employed as a Clerk by a firm of Glasgow Stockbrokers: enlisted in the Glasgow Highlanders (T.F.); was mobilized in August 1914; gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Argyll & Sutherland highlanders 17 August 1916; promoted Lieutenant in January 1918: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from November 1916 as bombing officer and later as Lewis Machine Gun officer and died at No 8 General Hospital, Rouen 29th March 1918 from wounds received in action on the Somme on the 21st of that month. Buried at St, Severs cemetery, Rouen. Major Lockie wrote: “George was one of the bravest and best boys I ever knew, was most lovable and always had a ready smile no matter what was happening; was my most able and willing assistant in many things when I was Second in Command of the Battalion and I loved him as I did my own son. I have seen your son in battle and never was anyone so keen to do his duty. His conduct in and out of the line was absolutely beyond reproach; he was a very gallant and true gentleman.” Major Moir: “Your son was a very great loss, not only as a friend but as a very fine officer. During the Cambrai Battle he was the only officer left in Headquarters with me and he did magnificently…….I cannot speak too highly of his work throughout.”
He was mentioned in Despatches by General Sir Douglas Haig [London Gazette 7th April 1918] for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
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