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WHYTE, ALEXANDER

Rank:Driver
Service No:T/171527
Date of Death:01/09/1940
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Grave Reference: Compt. 3. Grave 1.
Cemetery:PAISLEY (WOODSIDE) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Janet Whyte, of Elderslie.



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YOUNG, JOHN

Rank:Signalman
Service No:2341804
Date of Death:16/02/1947
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Royal Corps of Signals
Grave Reference: Compt. 41. Grave 171.
Cemetery:PAISLEY (WOODSIDE) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of John and Mary McGaig Young, of Paisley; husband of Annie Lambie Young, of Paisley.



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The remaining photos are of casualties buried elsewhere but commemorated in this cemetery on family gravestones.
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ABERCROMBIE, JOHN BALFOUR SYMINGTON
Rank: Private
Service No: 5532
Date of Death: 31/07/1916
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. J. 5.
Cemetery: DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Abercrombie, of Paisley
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ALLAN, JOHN L.S.
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers "D" Coy. 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John S. and Jeanie Allan, of The Willows, Paisley. F.I.C.
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ANDERSON, WILLIAM WALLACE
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 10/11/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 526th Howitzer Bty.
Grave Reference: 2c. 2. 10.
Cemetery: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William Wallace Anderson, of 49, rue St. Roch, Paris. Born at Edinburgh.
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ARMOUR, ERIC KERR
Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 06/05/1941
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: PAISLEY, BURGH OF, SCOTLAND
Additional Information: F.A.P. member. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Armour, of 17 Walker Street; husband of Thomasina Lawrie Shearer Armour, of 15 Douglas Street. Died at Woodside F.A.P.
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BARR, JAMES CRAIG
Lieutenant-Colonel
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BEGG, ALEXANDER JAMES
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 10/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: V. B. 10.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Greenlees Begg, of "Westlands," Paisley, Renfrewshire
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BLAIR, DONALD IAN
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service No: P/JX 210070
Date of Death: 04/06/1941
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Van Meerlant
Panel Reference: Panel 52, Column 3.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John William and Ruth Ella Blair, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
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BOYD, GEORGE VALLANCE MCKINLAY
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of George Vallance Boyd and Helen Landale Symington Boyd, of Landale, Troon, Ayrshire.
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BRODIE, WILLIAM ALTON
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14306
Date of Death: 16/09/1916
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Barbara Brodie, of 2, Brodie Park Avenue, Paisley
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BROWN, EDWARD FRANCIS
CSM Scots Guards
Died 12th September 1926 as
RSM 5/8th A&SH
Erected by all ranks 5th/8th A&SH
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BUCHANAN, DAVID MITCHELL
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 1569082
Date of Death: 01/05/1945
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: 3. C. 6.
Cemetery: RANCHI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of David and Lily Maud Buchanan, of Glasgow.
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BUCHER, F.R.R. Major General CB OBE MC (1895-1980)
Educated at the Edinburgh Academy, Bucher served in World War 1 with 1st Bn Cameronians in France from 1914 to 1915 when he joined the 55th Cokes Rifles in India. Confirmed as a second lieutenant in the Indian Army on 5 September 1915, he was promoted to lieutenant on 15 November 1916 (back-dated to 1 September 1915 on 17 August 1917)
He transferred to the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers in 1916, and was promoted to acting captain on 23 May 1917, again receiving the rank from 16 October 1917.
After the War he served in Afghanistan and Waziristan, for which he was awarded a Military Cross (MC) on 1 January 1920 and then went to the Staff College, Camberley in 1926. He was made Deputy Assistant Adjutant General for the Deccan District in India in 1930. He was promoted to major on 15 August 1932, and brevetted lieutenant-colonel on 1 July 1937.
Promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 1 November 1939, Bucher served in World War 2, initially as Commandant of Sam Browne's Cavalry and then as Assistant Adjutant General at GHQ India from 1941. He was made Assistant Quartermaster General in Iraq later that year and was put in charge of Administration at Southern Command in India on 21 March 1942, with the acting rank of major-general. He was promoted to colonel on 1 August (with seniority from 1 July 1940), and advanced to temporary major-general on 21 March 1943. Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1945 New Year Honours, Bucher was promoted to major-general on 6 April 1945 (with seniority from 5 June 1944).
After the War he was appointed General Officer Commanding Bengal and Assam Area in India. Promoted to acting lieutenant-general on 4 August 1946, he became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command in India and in 1948 he was made Commander-in-Chief, India. Appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Military Division (KBE) in the 1948 King's Birthday Honours, he retired on 9 October 1949 with the honorary rank of general and was promoted to major-general on the reserve list on 26 September 1950, retaining the honorary rank of general.
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