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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Nitshill Reply with quote

The Nitshill war memorial is a grey granite cross decorated with traditional pictish carvings of warriors, battle and hunt scenes. The monument stands on Nitshill Road in South Nitshill, in front of the Railway Station.
(The last photograph shows how misleading colour re-production can be. This last picture captures more accurately the grey of the Creetown granite which the monument is carved from, the previous shots have the setting sun lighting the face of the stone and it actually looks more like a sandstone in these shots).
The monument was by Glasgow monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae, their Daybook entry reads:
'Order No. 7131, Nitshill, Creetown Cross'.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALEXANDER JOHN
ALEXANDER JOHN M.
ARMSTRONG JOHN
BERRY DAVID
BERRY PATRICK
CLARK DAVID
CLARK JOHN R.
CLARK ROBERT
DOHERTY MICHAEL
FAULDS JOHN
FORREST ROBERT
FORSYTH JAMES
FORSYTH WILLIAM
GILMOUR DAVID
HAFFIE JAMES M. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
HALFORD HUGH
HALFORD JAMES
HENDERSON WILLIAM
HOME WILLIAM
HUNTER ROBERT
JARVIS ALEXANDER
JOHNSTON ROBERT
JOHNSTON THOMAS
KELLY JAMES
LAW ANDREW
LAW JAMES R.
LAW MATTHEW
MALLOCH JAMES
MAXWELL JAMES
MCBRIDE THOMAS
MCGORAN THOMAS
MCKEAN JAMES
MCWILLIAM JAMES
MEIKLE JOHN VICTORIA CROSS MILITARY MEDAL
MONAGHAN JAMES
MURRAY ROBERT
NICOL DAVID
PATERSON JOHN M.A.
RENNIE JAMES
ROY JAMES
SCOTT WALTER
SMITH ROBERT
STEVEN DAVID
STIRLING ALEXANDER
STRAIN THOMAS
TAYLOR GEORGE
WARD JOHN
WYLLIE WILLIAM
YOUNG WILLIAM



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Carslaw John
Conlogue John
Goodwin James
Hotchkiss Gilbert
Keenan Edward
King Robert
Kirkwood Matthew
McGuire Peter
Quigg John
Slater James
Stoddart Robert
White John
Wood Frank


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

These are Spoons photos from the Gatehouse of Fleet War Memorial. The carvings are almost identical and were spotted by Jim McGinlay and he requested the information panels were placed here as well.





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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Nitshill WM Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I submited to the UKNIWM


Main Dedication inscription on top of Block

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN MEMORYOF THOSE WHO FROM THIS DISTRICT
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR


WW1 Names of the Fallen in two columns arranged by surname. Forename, surname and decoration given. One person may have a university degree (M.A.)

Left Hand Column

John Alexander
John M. Alexander
John Armstrong
David Berry
Patrick Berry
David Clark
John R. Clark
Robert Clark
Michael Doherty
John Faulds
James Forsyth
William Forsyth
Robert Forrest
David Gilmour
Hugh Halford
William Henderson
William Hone
Robert Hunter
Alexander Jarvis
Robert Johnston
Thomas Johnston
James Kelly
Andrew Law


Right Hand Column

James R. Law
Matthew Law
Thomas McBride
Thomas McGoran
James McHaffie, D.C.M.
James McKean
James McWilliam
James Malloch
James Maxwell
John Meikle, V.C., M.M.
James Monaghan
Robert Murray
David Nicol
John Paterson M.A.
James Rennie
James Roy
Walter Scott
David Steven
Robert Smith
Thomas Strain
Alexander Stirling
George Taylor
John Ward
William Wyllie
William Young

Inscription on Plinth

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”


Rear face Names of the Fallen in two columns arranged by surname. Forename, and surname given. I assume this is the names of the fallen from WW2. There is no inscription to confirm this.

Left Hand Column

John Carslaw
John Conlogue
James Goodwin
Gilbert Hotchkiss
Edward Keenan
Robert King

Right Hand Column

Matthew Kirkwood
Peter McGuire
John Quigg
James Slater
Robert Stoddart
John White

Below Columns

Frank Wood
Vincent Costello


48 died in WW1

14 died in (I assume) WW2


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC ENTRY:
Name: MEIKLE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/07/1918
Service No: 200854
Awards: V C, M M
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 1.
Cemetery: MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette", dated 13th Sept., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and initiative when his company, having been held up by machine-gun fire, he rushed single-handed a machine-gun nest. He emptied his revolver into the crews of the two guns and put the remainder out of action with a heavy stick. Then, standing up, he waved his comrades on. Very shortly afterward another hostile machine-gun checked progress, and threatened also the success of the company on the right. Most of his platoon having become casualties, Serjt. Meikle seized the rifle and bayonet of a fallen comrade, and again rushed forward against the gun crew, but was killed almost on the gun position. His bravery allowed two other men who followed him to put this gun out of action. This gallant non-commissioned officer's valour, devotion to duty, and utter disregard for his personal safety was an inspiring example to all."


The memorial to Sergeant Meikle which originally stood here was moved to Digwall due to vandalism and can be seen here:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=155
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: No WW2 names listed Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
Rear face Names of the Fallen in two columns arranged by surname. Forename, and surname given. I assume this is the names of the fallen from WW2. There is no inscription to confirm this.


You are right. These appear to be WW1 additions, not WW2 names. So this is a great war memorial only.

WW1 (addition)
Matthew Kirkwood

(Glasgow Herald 8th Feb 1915)
"Information has been received that Private Matthew Kirkwood , of the 1st Battlaion London Scottish, was killed in action on January 25. He was a son of the late Allan Kirkwood, Arden Lime Works, Darnley, Nitshill. He was educated in ther High School and technical college, Glasgow, and was for several years a prominent figure in Rugby Football. He played in the High School, Partickhill, and technical college teams. A student of conspicuous ability, he was twice awarded the medal for brewing-chemistry in the city and guilds examinations, London. Prior to joining the London Scottish in August last he was engaged in London as a chemist and brewer. Private Kirkwood, it may be added, has three brothers serving in H.M. forces."

CWGC
KIRKWOOD, MATTHEW
Rank: Private
Service No: 2455
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) "G" Coy. 1st/14th Bn. formerly 2nd/14th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 45.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Allan and Margaret Kirkwood, of Darnley, Nitshill, Renfrewshire.

SNWM
Surname: KIRKWOOD
Firstname: Mathew
Service Number: 2455
Date Death: 23/01/1915
Place of birth: London
SNWM roll: LONDON SCOTTISH
Rank: Pte

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
...These appear to be WW1 additions, not WW2 names. So this is a great war memorial only.


Not quite. Perhaps the last two names are the Second World War names?

COSTELLO, VINCENT
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:2829475
Date of Death:11/06/1944
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
5th Bn.
Grave Reference4. D. 4.
CemeteryHERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Maurice and Ann Costello, of Nitshill, Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good spot Adam, so two WW2 names then.

There's no photos of those names unfortunately. Anyone got more pics that cover all the names?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated photos.




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this is the same man. I wonder why he's on this memorial Confused
OOps! Didn't realise Nitshill and Crookston are so close. Embarassed

HOTCHKIS, GILBERT.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:23/04/1917
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
8th/10th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. D. 16.
CemeteryWANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Major R. J. and M. Anna Hotchkis, Crookston House, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

From National Archives Index
Description Medal card of Hotchkis, Gilbert.
Inns of Court Officers Training Corps 4462 Private
Gordon Highlanders Second Lieutenant
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have received a request for a clearer photograph of this memorial to be used on the website on Glasgow in the First World War - would someone be able to visit and get some new photographs?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto!

I have already e-mailed John and requested same. His photos are much clearer that Jim's originals and have asked if he could send them direct to the lady in question (who presumably is the same person as has asked you?).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Nitshill War Memorial Reply with quote

I have researched most of the names listed on the Nitshill War Memorial over the last three years.

I have an active facebook page where I am attempting to post all the inforamtion as near to the 100 anniversary of the event as possible. I have received some assistance from a couple of other dedicated researchers to help complete as much as possible information for each soldier who gave their lives during the Great War.

Over the next few days I will post up most of the details for each individual. The information has come from a few different sources but mainly the SNWM CWGC and the individual Service Records. In some cases I have also uses information form the census.

Here are the first fourteen :


NAME: ALEXANDER, JOHN MACFARLANE
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 03/03/1920
Age: 21
Service No: 50954
Regiment/Service: 2nd BN., Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Grave Reference: Glasgow Eastwood Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Campbelltown, Argyllshire (1899)
Parents: George S Alexander, Margaret T Armstrong
Place of Residence: Gowanbank, Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: James (1892), George TD (1895) dies 11/4/1917, Stewart (1898), William (1900), Robert GD
Enlisted: Glasgow Lanarkshire
Military Notes: Died of wounds at home
Previous Service: Formerly(3670) Lothian & Borders Horse


NAME: ALEXANDER, JOHN
Rank: Gunner
Date of Death: 19/09/1918
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: 199th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery
Grave Reference: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manacourt
Additional Information: Born 1897 in Nitshill, Renfrewshire to James Alexander and Jemima (Jessie) McCulloch (Waverley Place Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire)
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Isabella (1878), James (1879), Jessie (1881), Ellen (1883), Jemima (1886), Lizzie (1888), Archibald (1890), Margaret (1892), Jeanie, 1894, Jean (1896), Grace (1899)John McCulloch half brother born 1901

Description: 5 feet 9inches tall 132lbs, chest size 35 inches, good physical development
Enlisted: 22/03/1917 (Paisley) Citadel, Plymouth, age 18y 8m
Occupation: Apprentice Fitter
Personal Effects: 2 discs, photos, pipe, pouch, wallet, cards, 2 metal rings, copy of testamonial, fountain pen, handkerchief, 4 coins
Religion: Presbyterian
Minister: George W Ewart

NAME: ARMSTRONG, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Date of Death: 18/04/1917
Age:
Service No: 252242
Regiment/Service: 6th BN., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave Reference: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Levern, Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1893)
Parents:
Place of Residence: Victoria Road, Nitshill

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Partner: Sarah Cameron Armstrong (Mrs William Cairney)
Children: Janet Armstrong (Born 22/05/1915)
Description: 5 feet 4 inches tall 138 lbs, Chest size 37 inches, good physical development with a slight defect in his right eye
Personal Notes: Brought up by Grandmother
Pension: Wife paid a pension of 18/9 from 5/11/1917
Enlisted: 25/05/1914 Pollokshaws
Military Notes: Fined 7 days pay for being unshaven on parade at Etaples 19/11/15
Occupation: Iron Miner
Religion: Presbyterian

NAME: BERRY, DAVID
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 30/06/1915
Age: 28
Service No: 2396
Regiment/Service: 7th Bn., Cameronians
Grave Reference: Lancaster Landing Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire (1892)
Parents: David Bery and Elizabeth Berry
Place of Residence: 27 Wellcroft Place, Southside, Glasgow

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: James (1896), Mary (1888), Catherine (1899)
Partner: Rose Ann Berry
Enlisted: 01/03/1914


NAME: BERRY, PARTICK
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Age: 23
Service No: 10786
Regiment/Service: 1st BN., The Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Grave Reference: Dardanelles
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Maryhill, Lanarkshire (Drumchapel, Dumbarton) (1892)
Parents: William Berry and Margaret Berry
Place of Residence: Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Thomas (1885), William (1886), Mary Ann (1888), Margaret, (1894), James (1897), David (1898)
Enlisted: Glasgow Lanarkshire
Military Notes:
Occupation:
Personal Effects:
Religion:
Minister:
Previous Service:


NAME: CLARK, DAVID
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 21/08/1915
Age:
Service No: 16021
Regiment/Service: 9th Bn., Prince of Wale’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Grave Reference: Gallipoli
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Paisley
Parents: Agnes Berry
Place of Residence:

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Enlisted: Blyth
Previous Service: Formerly (12003) Northumberland Fusiliers


NAME: CLARK, JOHN ROBERTSON
Rank: Sapper
Date of Death: 29/04/1918
Age: 32
Service No: 400730
Regiment/Service: 55th Div., Signal Coy, The royal Engineers
Grave Reference: Pernes British Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Glasgow (1886)
Parents: Robert Clark and Elizabeth Robertson Clark
Place of Residence:

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Partner: Mary Clark, 7 Argyll Terrace, Kirn, Argyllshire
Enlisted: Paisley, Renfrewshire


NAME: CLARK, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 17/11/1915
Age:
Service No: 13478
Regiment/Service: 12th BN., Royal Scots
Grave Reference: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Parents: Agnes Clark
Place of Residence: Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Enlisted: Paisley, Renfrewshire


NAME: DOHERTY, MICHAEL
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Age:
Service No: 203554
Regiment/Service: 1st Bn., Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Grave Reference: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland
Parents:
Place of Residence: Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Partner: Maggie Doherty
Enlisted: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Previous Service: Formerly Reserve Labour Company


NAME: FAULDS, JOHN
Rank: Lance corporal
Date of Death:
Age: 29
Service No: 12601
Regiment/Service: 10th BN., The Highland Light Infantry
Grave Reference: Loos Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1886)
Parents: Fanny W Maxwell
Place of Residence:

Medals Awarded: British War, victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Christine Faulds (Mrs Grier)


NAME: FORREST, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Age:
Service No: S/11978
Regiment/Service: 1st/7th Bn., Gordon Highlanders
Grave Reference: Lillers Communal Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Levernshields, Renfrewshire (1896)
Parents: Thomas Forrest and Agnes Forrest
Place of Residence: Houshillmuir, Nitshill, Glasgow

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Samuel (1876), Duncan (1878), Margaret (1880), Catherine (1882), Agnes (1884), William (1888), Thomas (1887), George (1889), Marion (1891), John (1896)
Enlisted: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Religion: Presbyterian


NAME: FORSYTH, JAMES MCHAFFIE
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age:
Service No: S/10513
Regiment/Service: 9th Bn., The Gordon Highlanders
Grave Reference: Loos Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1888)
Parents: Francis Forsyth
Place of Residence: 16 Kerr Street, Barrhead

Medals Awarded: British War, victory and 1914-15 Starr

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: All half blood Andrew (2Cool, Tom (19), John (19), Jeanie (29), Lizzie (25), Jessie (23)
Partner: Barbara Reid McDonald married 26/11/1909
Children: Mary 28/07/1913 Barrhead
Description: 5 feet 6 inches tall 122 lbs chest 35 1/2in exp 2 1/2 Complexion dark pale, greyish brown eyes and dark brown hair
Pension: Wife paid a pension of 15/- a week from 05/06/1916 for 1 child
Enlisted: 31/08/1914 Barrhead
Military Notes: Joined on enlisment Seaforth Highlanders, transferred to 9th Gordon Highlanders
Occupation: Moulder
Religion: Presbyterian
Minister: Alexander Ferguson


NAME: FORSYTH, WILLIAM
Rank: 2/Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/04/1916
Age: 23
Service No:
Regiment/Service: 6th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s)
Grave Reference: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1893
Parents: Francis Forsyth and Jessie Forsyth
Place of Residence:


NAME: GILMOUR, DAVID
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 30/05/1918
Age: 20
Service No: 4884/252059
Regiment/Service: 1st/6th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s)
Grave Reference: Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1898)
Parents: William Gilmour and Margaret Gilmour
Place of Residence: Newton Place, Nitshill, Glasgow

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: James (29), George (27), Robert(26) Main St, Thornliebank, William (19), John (13)
Description: 5 feet 3 1/2 inches, chest size 35 inches
Enlisted: 29/04/1915 Barrhead
Religion: United Free Church
Minister: George W Ewart
Previous Service: 8th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders (medically unfit)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: WW1 - Sgt. Francis Wood, 11th. Bn. West Kent Regt. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 5th April, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
WOOD.-
Killed in action, 24th March, Sergeant Francis Wood, West Kent Regiment, of Commercial Bank of Scotland, London, late Schoolhouse, Nitshill; deeply mourned."

SNWM - no trace.

CWGC - WOOD, Francis
Rank: Serjeant.
Service No: G/7714.
Date of Death: 24/03/1917. Age: 31.
Regiment/Service:Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: AA. 21.
Cemetery:DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John Wood, of "Grenarm," Dunoon, Argyllshire; husband of Dorothy Abree Wood, of 17, Queen's Rd., Finsbury Park, London, N.

SDGW - Lived North London; enlisted Maidstone, Kent.

1901 Census Renfrewshire, Eastwood, Levern Schoolhouse, recorded (transcription):- Francis Wood (15), Junior Clerk, son, born Renfrews., Nitshill; John Wood (60), Schoolmaster, born Linlithgowshire, Whitburn; Agnes Wood (50), Wife, born Glasgow; siblings, all born Nitshill; adopted child.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much A Beattie for finding yet another of those named on the memorial who I have struggled to get information on.

If you don't mind i will add this to the infor I have so that there is as complete a record as possible?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Nitshill War Memorial Reply with quote

NAME: GOODWIN, JAMES
Rank: L/Corporal
Date of Death: 26/03/1916
Age: 20
Service No: 3088
Regiment/Service: Princess Louise’s (6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Grave Reference: Maroeuil British Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Barrhead, Renfrewshire (1896)
Parents: Neil Goodwin and Annie Cameron Goodwin
Place of Residence: 16 Collage Street, Pollokshaws

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Annie (1895), Neil (1Cool, Mary (27), Jean (21), Kate (14) in 1919
Description: 5 feet 3 1/2 inches,girth 36 inches expansion 2 1/2 inches
Enlisted: 07/04/1914 Pollokshaws
Occupation: Bleacher at Brown & Adam, Riverbank, Pollokshaws



NAME: HALFORD (ALFORD), JAMES
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 25/05/1915
Age:
Service No: S/3132
Regiment/Service: 8th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders
Grave Reference: Loos Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire


Medals Awarded: British War, victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Partner: Elizabeth M Alford
Enlisted: Barrhead, Renfrewshire


NAME: HALFORD, HUGH
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 05/06/1915
Age: 25
Service No: 9990
Regiment/Service: 1st Bn., Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Grave Reference: Helles Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1890)
Parents: Edward Halford and Ellen Halford
Place of Residence: Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Daniel (1874), Patrick (1880), Grace (1883), Ellen (1886), James (1888), Ann, May
Enlisted: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Previous Service: Served in Egypt


NAME: HENDERSON, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 29/12/1916
Age:
Service No: 4666
Regiment/Service: B Coy., 1st/6th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave Reference: Gorre British and Indian Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Levern, Nitshill, Renfrewshire (14/11/1897)
Parents: James Smith Henderson and Annie Henderson (Step Mother)
Place of Residence: Co-operative Building, Main Street, Nitshill, Nr Glasgow

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: John Patterson (19) James Smith (6) (Half Brother) Thomasina C (23) Agnes S (14), Elizabeth H (12)
Description: 5 feet 8 inches, 159lbs, chest size 34 inches, physical development is fairly good.
Enlisted: 15/12/1914 Pollokshaws
Military Notes: Two offences - overstayed leave 24/1/1916 and Absent 15/3/1916
Occupation: Warehouseman with the Scottish Co-operative Society
Religion: Presbyterian


NAME: HONE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Age:
Service No: 20950
Regiment/Service: 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers
Grave Reference: Thiepval Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Levern, Nitshill, Renfrewshire
Parents: Margaret Taylor (Guardian)
Place of Residence:

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Enlisted: Barrhead, Renfrewshire


NAME: HOTCHKIS, GILBERT
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Age:
Service No:
Regiment/Service: 8th/10th (Service) Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Grave Reference: Wancourt British Cemetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Crookston, Renfrewshire (29/12/1893)
Parents: Richard James Hotchkis and Mary Ann (Young) Hotchkis
Place of Residence: Crookston House, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Previous Service: Joined the Rhodesian Rifles in Dec 1914 obtained commission on 22 Dec 1915


NAME: HUNTER, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Date of Death:
Age:
Service No: 4885
Regiment/Service: C Coy. 1st/6th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave Reference: Maoeuil British Cemetery Plot 1 Row 19 Grave 6
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1896)
Parents: James B Hunter (59) and Catherine Hunter
Place of Residence: Co-operative Building, Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: John C (2Cool, William B (26), Henry (19), Catherine A (30)
Description: 5 feet 7 inches, chest size 36 inches, physical development Good.
Enlisted: 29/04/1915 Barrhead
Military Notes:
Occupation:
Personal Effects:
Religion: Presbyterian – United Free Church
Minister: George W Ewart


NAME: JOHNSTON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 26/08/1916
Age: 25
Service No: M2/149996
Regiment/Service: 622nd M.T. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps
Grave Reference: Dar Es Salaam War Cenetery
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1891)
Parents: Thomas Johnston and Helen Johnston
Place of Residence: Albany Place, Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: James, Helen Frew, George, Archibald, Mary


NAME: JOHNSTON, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 22/07/1916
Age:
Service No: 12167
Regiment/Service: 9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Grave Reference: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Linlithgow
Parents: James Johnston
Place of Residence: Nitshill, Renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Enlisted: Pollokshaws, Glasgow



NAME: KEENAN, EDWARD
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Age: 20
Service No: S/25855
Regiment/Service: Princess Louise's (10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
Grave Reference: Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1898)
Parents: Francis Keenan and Marion Keenan
Place of Residence: Bellshill, Lanarkshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Donald (1900)
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire


NAME: KELLY, JAMES
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Age:
Service No: 25433
Regiment/Service: 1st Bn., The Royal Scots Fusiliers
Grave Reference: Arras Memorial (Bay 5)
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Parents:
Place of Residence: Barrhead, renfrewshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Partner: Jane Bruce
Enlisted: Paisley, renfrewshire
Religion: Presbyterian


NAME: KING, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Age: 19
Service No: 44250
Regiment/Service: 9th Bn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment )
Grave Reference: Ploegstreert Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Barrhead, Renfrewshire (24/03/1899)
Parents: John King and Mary King
Place of Residence: 28 Dunlop Street, Stewarton, Ayrshire

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Elizabeth (1893-96), James (1895-1915), John (1897-1938), Agnes (1904-13)
Description:
Personal Notes:
Pension:
Enlisted: 01/03/1917 Ayr, Ayrshire
Previous Service: Formerly HLI (56490)


NAME: KIRKWOOD, MATTHEW
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 37
Service No: 2455
Regiment/Service: 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
Grave Reference: Le Touret Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Neilston, Renfrewshire (1878)
Parents: Allan Kirkwood and Margaret Kirkwood
Place of Residence: Parsons Green, London

Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Jane Hotman Kirkwood, Frances Smith Kirkwood
Enlisted: London, England


NAME: LAW, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 15/11/1915
Age: 25
Service No: S/2661
Regiment/Service: 8th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's
Grave Reference: Loos Memorial
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Nitshill, Renfrewshire (1890)
Parents: George Law and Margaret Law
Place of Residence: Howden’s Land, Nitshill, Renfrewshire


Medals Awarded: British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star

Service Record and other sources:
Siblings: Margaret (1884), Janet (1885), John (1887, Archibald (1889), Robert (1895), George (1890), Thomas (1900)
Enlisted: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Religion: Presbyterian
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