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Tam Nugent



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, thanks for the detailed information. I'm now wondering whether or not to share it with my mother who was just a nipper at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Kenneth Renwick Wyse Reply with quote

Not on this memorial, perhaps in the Perth WW2 Golden Book?

(Glasgow Herald 4th July 1945)
"In a prisoner of war camp in Rangoon, Burma, during August, 1943, Kenneth Renwick Wyse, R.A.F. only son of Mr & Mrs D. Wyse, Barholm, Ivybank, Port Glasgow."

Name: WYSE, KENNETH RENWICK
Initials: K R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 21/08/1943
Service No: 570840
Additional information: Son of David and Jean Stuart Wyse, of Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 9. D. 12.
Cemetery: RANGOON WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: WYSE
Firstname: Kenneth Renwick
Service number: 570840
Date of death: 21/08/1943
Place of birth: Perth
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: P.O. James Elliot Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Elliot James Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer


(Glasgow Herald 6th october 1914)
"Lost from H.M.S. 'Hogue' in the North Sea disaster, on 22nd September, James Elliot, dearly loved husband of Annabella M. Russell, Craig-Ard, Port Glasgow."

Name: ELLIOTT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Shipwright 1st Class (Pensioner)
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Hogue."
Age: 50
Date of Death: 22/09/1914
Service No: 133049
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Elliott, of Port Glasgow; husband of Annabella Muir Elliott, of Craigard, Port Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following soldier is listed on this memorial.

DOWNEY (Downie), Joseph Private 18554 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Port Glasgow Enlisted: Greenock
Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action (Initially reported as missing).
Other notes: Private Downey’s Medal Index card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 20/6/1915; the Index Card also shows him as “Pres Dead 7/8/1915.”
Special notes: This soldier is listed on the IWM Records, the SNWM, Soldiers Died (Part 73) and the CWGC with his surname spelt as “Downey”; the Port Glasgow War Memorial and his Medal Index Card shows it spelt as “Downie”.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Other memorials: Private Downey is named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh; he is also commemorated (as Joseph Downie) on the Port Glasgow War Memorial, Fore Street, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume III, Page 8.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Taylor Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL SCOTS
Pte. Robert Taylor

(Glasgow Herald 2nd of April 1915)
"Private Robert Taylor, Royal Scots, son of Mr James Taylor, Cairn Terrace, Port-Glasgow, has died of wounds in the 31st Field Ambulance."

CWGC
TAYLOR, R
Rank: Private
Service No: 9821
Date of Death: 25/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 3.
Cemetery: DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: TAYLOR
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 9821
Date Death: 25/02/1915
Place of birth: Port Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Pte. Charles McGlinchey Reply with quote

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SCOTTISH RIFLES
Pte. Charles McGlinchey

(Glasgow Herald 24th April 1915)
"Private Charles McGlinchey, 2nd Cameronians, who belonged to Port Glasgow, has died from wounds received at Neuve Chapelle. Private McGlinchey was in the Army for seven years, and had been stationed at Malta for four years previous to the outbreak of war. He had been through all the fighting since October last."

CWGC
McGLINCHEY, CHARLES
Rank: Private
Service No: 9923
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 15 and 16.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McGLINCHY
Firstname: C
Service Number: 9923
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Couper Brothers Reply with quote

(Glasgow Herald 28th April 1915)
"Mrs Couper, 24 Bay Street, Port Glasgow, has received intimation, through a friend in Glasgow who has a relative a prisoner of war in Germany, that her son, Private Peter Couper, of the 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has died in a hospital in Germany. He was a Special Reservist, and on the oubreak of hostilities was called up. During the Mons engagement he was taken prisoner. According to the note which has reached his mother, he died on the 24th of that month, the letter received on Saturday being the first intimation since his death. Mrs Couper's eldest son, Alexander, was killed on October 26, two days after his brothers death. Private Peter Couper, who was 29 years of age, was employed as an apprentice carpenter with William Hamilton & Co. Shipbuilders, the Glen Yard, Port Glasgow, before he left for active service. Two other sons of Mrs Couper's are serving in Kitchener's Army."

The War Return states Peter Couper "Died in the Field", no mention of death as a POW.
According to CWGC, SNWM and the War Return Alexander was K.I.A. on the 20th, the day before Peter on the 21st.


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Pte. Alexander Couper

CWGC
COUPER, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 3700
Date of Death: 20/10/1914
Regiment/Service: 1st (Royal) Dragoons
Grave Reference: LIV. A. 18.
Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: COUPER
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 3700
Date Death: 20/10/1914
Place of birth: Port Glasgow
Other: 1st Dragoons (Royals).
SNWM roll: COMMANDS AND STAFF; CAVALRY (EXCLUDING GREYS AND SCOTTISH YEOMANRY)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.

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L.Cpl. Peter Couper

CWGC
COUPER, PETER
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 3/6636
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: COUPER
Firstname: Peter
Service Number: 3/6636
Date Death: 21/10/1914
Place of birth: Port Glasgow
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert McKibben Reply with quote

WW1
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Robert McKibben

(Glasgow Herald 29th April 1915)
"Intimation has been received in Port-Glasgow by Mrs McKibben, Bouverie, that her husband, Robert McKibben has died in a German prison. He was a Reservist, and left the burgh on the outbreak of hostilities. He was formerly secretary to Port-Glasgow Junior Football Club."

CWGC
McKIBBEN, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 8857
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Agnes McKibben, of 127, Bouverie St., Port Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: McKIBBEN
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 8857
Date Death: 26/08/1914
Place of birth: Port Glasgow Renfrewshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Lt. Robert Duncan Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL NAVY
Lt. Robert Duncan

(Glasgow Herald 12th May 1915)
"Killed in action at the Dardanelles. Lieutenant Robert Duncan, Anson Battalion, R.N.V.R., only son of the late Robert Duncan, shipbuiler, Port-Glasgow."

CWGC
DUNCAN, ROBERT
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Anson Bn. R.N. Div.
Panel Reference: Panel 8 to 15.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: DUNCAN
Firstname: Robert
Date Death: 08/05/1915
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL NAVY
Rank: T/Lieut
Theatre of death: R.N.V.R.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only Royal Fusilier on the memorial:

BUCHANAN, DAVID.
Rank:Private
Service No:6005
Date of Death:20/07/1916
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Royal Fusiliers
20th Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Mary Buchanan, of Auchenleck Terrace, Port Glasgow.

David was born in 1889 in Greenock. He was a graduate of Glasgow University (M.A. 1909) and joined the Home Office in October 1913. He was an Inspector of Factories and was living in Old Trafford, Manchester when he enlisted as Pte.8384 in the Manchester Regiment in September 1914, before transferring to the Royal Fusiliers.

(with thanks to Rachel who is researching the Home Office War Memorial)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: James Carrigan Reply with quote

James Carrigan Pte 285002 1st Gordon Highlanders b Port Glasgow,Renfrew e Greenock Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 16/07/1918 Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil Fr 033 Plot III Row C Grave 04
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: William Henderson Reply with quote

William Henderson Pte S/9184 8th Gordon Highlanders b Port Glasgow,Renf. e Alresford Age 26 Killed in Action F&F 12/08/1915 Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Henderson, of 20 Ardgowan St., Port Glasgow. Born at Greenock. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue Fr 0727 Plot II Row B Grave 28
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Robert McCulloch Reply with quote

Robert McCulloch Sgt 3/6855 10th Gordon Highlanders b Port Glasgow,Ren. e Glasgow Age 25 Killed in Action F&F 20/09/1915 Son of Mrs. M. McCulloch, of Port Glasgow. Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality St;) Mazingarbe Fr 0554 Plot I Row C Grave 06
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Joseph Ward Reply with quote

Joseph Ward Private 6977 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Greenock,Renfrew e Greenock Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 02/06/1915 Brother of Mrs Nelson, 4 George St; Port Glasgow. Occ: Rivet-heater. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Daily Record 19-06-15 Page 7: Port Glasgow
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: James Williams - Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

James Williams Private S/4317 8th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Port Glasgow e Port Glasgow Age 21 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 26/09/1915 Son of John and Marion Williams, of 45, King St., Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. 1901 Census: b 1894. Father's Occ: Postman. Soldiers Effects. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Daily Record 7-10-15 Page 6
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