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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Major Wm. Emslie Gordon Highlandrs / M.G.C. Reply with quote

2nd Lt. William Emslie was a member of the 1/6th Bn., Gord. Highrs., T.F. who landed in France in October 1915. He was later attached to the Machine Gun Corps.
Lt. Emslie ( A/ Major ) MGC was awarded the Military Cross in June 1919.
Soon after being demobilised he died, age 29, at the home of his brother in law at Leys Drive, Inverness on 13th August 1921. The cause was meningitis, with nothing linking the death to his service.

William Emslie was born at Gamrie, Banffshire son of Alexander Emslie, Railway Inspector and Jean Emslie ms Wiseman.
In 1901 the family were living at 68 Mid Street in Keith
His home address in 1919 was his mother's home at 235 Westburn Rad, Aberdeen.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Pte. George Cuthbert, Seaforth Hughlanders Reply with quote

George Cuthbert was born c1892 son of Helen McKay and George Cuthbert, carter.

On 2nd Dec 1908 he joined the 6th Seaforth Highlanders T.F.(390) at Keith

A weaver by trade, he joined the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George on 15th July 1911 and served at Home and India. He listed his mother, residing at 38 Hill St., Newmill, Keith as his NOK.

George landed in France on 20th Oct 1914 (his battalion were stationed at Agra, India) and joined the BEF and later served in the Mediteranean theatre. On 1st Dec 1916 he transferred to the 1st Royal Scots (45053) and finally to the 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (20684) on 10th Oct 1917. He was demobilized at Perth in Feb 1919 and placed on the Army Reserve. His home address was given as 60 Regent St., Fife Keith.

A ship yard labourer, he died at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow age 28 of non war related causes on 15th April 1920. His usual residence is given as 607 Govan Road.
This is the address of his sister, Margaret Wallet, who informed the death.

His name is also on the Newmill War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: 81595 Pte John N Collins, R.A.M.C. Reply with quote

John Nicol Collins, a dispensing chemist by profession, was born in January 1879 at Keith, Banffshire and enlisted into the RAMC on 16 Nov 1915 at Sheffield.
He listed his NOK as his father Daniel Collins, 152 Land St., Keith.
He landed in France ( Rouen) on 19 Aug 1916 and was posted to No. 18 Gen. Hosp., Etaples.
He suffered from a non service related condition ( although a Medical Board in Sept 1917 found his active service agravated it ) and he was discharged " no longer physically for further War Service " on 12th Oct 1917.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Capt Wm. J C Fleming, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

William James Culbard Fleming was the son of Lt. Col. John G Fleming, Reidhaven House, Keith.
Awards: M.I.D.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Pte Joseph Mantach USA Army Reply with quote

Joseph Mantach was born at Keith c1890, the son of John and Jessie Mantach, Union Street, Keith.
He was in the 161st Depot Brigade and died of pneumonia of 6th October 1918 age 28 at Camp Grant, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Cpl. William S McPherson R.E. Reply with quote

Research shows the man listed here as William S McPherson is not the correct man.

He should be shown as 35384 Cpl. William Stuart McPherson
William was a civil servant ( Post Office ) when he enlisted at London on 26 April 1915. The Postmaster General authorised his release
to the R.E. Postal Section. He stated he was born at Keith, Banffshire and had previously served with the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) H.L.I (time expired)

His NOK was given as his wife Mrs Elizabeth Howie McPherson ms Kelly of 21 Kings Park Rd, Mount Florida Glasgow. He had two daughters.

He landed in France on 8th Sept 1915 and later posted to R.E. Postal Section Bordighera Italy on 10 Nov 1917.
William was admitted to the 62nd General Hospital at Bordighera on 6th Nov 1918 and died six days later. The cause of his death was Influenza ( Spanish Flu)


Name: MACPHERSON, WILLIAM STUART
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: Postal Sect.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 12/11/1918
Service No: 35384
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Macpherson, of 21, King's Park Rd., Cathcart, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 3.
Cemetery: BORDIGHERA BRITISH CEMETERY


By a strange conicidence the other William McPherson (Cpl. 27758), a native of Aberdeen, was also a postman and served in the R.E. Postal Section.
He survived the war and died in 1921 of non war related causes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Pte William Alexander Geddes Reply with quote

Pte William Alexander Geddes 1567 6th Gordon Highlanders(T.F.),143A Mid St., Keith, DOW age 30.
A painter to trade, he was married with three young children
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:08 am    Post subject: Sgt. John Grigor Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
GRIGOR JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING SERGEANT


(Glasgow Herald 16th October 1914)
"Killed in action on 26th August, Sergeant-Cook J. Grigor, 1st Gordon Highlanders, beloved husband of Kate Johnstone and step son of the late Sergeant Major Inns, Keith."

CWGC
Name: GRIGOR
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Service No: 5801
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 9.
Cemetery: CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GRIGOR
Firstname: John
Service Number: 5801
Date Death: 26/08/1914
Place of birth: St Nicholas Aberdeenshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:27 am    Post subject: Updated info Reply with quote

John Grigor Sjt 5801 1st Gordon Highlanders born St Nicholas enlisted Keith Killed in Action F & F 26-Aug-14 Stepson of the late Sjt Major James Inns, Keith. MI: Ke(O)141. He died 17 July 1914. Husband of Kate Johnstone. Caudry British Cemetery Fr 0658 Plot III Row C Grave 9 Glasgow Herald 16-10-14
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: George Alexander Reply with quote

Alexander George Pte 3866 5th Gordon Highlanders born Elgin, Moray enlisted Keith Age 41 Killed in Action F & F 13-Nov-16 Lived in Pretoria Cottage, Keith. Worked at Milton Distillery & Keith Golf Course. Born at Dufftown. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Special Memorial E 3 BH 2-12-16 1/1 BH 7/12/16 5/2 Keith & Mortlach
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Gibb Wm J Reply with quote

William James S Gibb Pte 438798 Labour Corps born Keith, Banff enlisted Aberdeen residence Shirralds Cullen Age 24 Died Home 05-Nov-18 Son of William Gibb, Mains of Auchindachy Cott; Keith, Banffshire & the late Georgina Ledingham (nee Burns) Gibb. Formerly 135371 RGA. MI: K(Br)536. Keith (Broomhill) Cemetery, Banffshire U. K. Keith (Broomhill) I.41 BA 14-11-18 4/4 BH 16-11-18 1/1
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Alfred Allan Seaforth Highlanders Reply with quote

Alfred Allan Pte S/13163 2nd Seaforth Highlanders born Keith, Banffshire enlisted Elgin, Moray Age 25 Died of wounds F & F 04-Jul-17 Son of Alexander Allan, Denhead, Keith. Mother Margaret. 1901 Census: Denhead. Born Cairney, Aberdeenshire. Occ: Farm Worker. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot III Row E Grave 10 BH 14-7-17 1/1 BA 19-7-17 4/4
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: Esson Robert Reply with quote

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Robert McBeath Esson Pte 7106 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers born Keith enlisted Edinburgh residence Leith Age 22 Died of Wounds F & F 09-May-15 Son of Robert and Elsie Milne Esson, of 6, Livingstone Place, Edinburgh. Native of Fordyce, Banffshire. 1901 Census: 88c Mid Street; Keith. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0285 Plot II Row A Grave 88


(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private Robert Esson, King's Own Scottish Borderers, fifth son of Mr & Mrs Esson, 9 Moss Street, Keith, has been killed. He was 23 years of age, and prior to enlisting was employed at the Chemical Works, Edinburgh."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: Webster Alexander Reply with quote

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Webster Alexander Pte 897 6th Gordon Highlanders b Boharm e Keith Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 04-Jun-15 Son of Mrs Margaret Webster, 34 Mar Pl; Keith, Banffshire. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41


(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private A. Webster, 6th Gordon Highlanders, son of Mrs Webster, 7 Duff Street, Keith, has been killed. He was 20 years of age, and was a craneman."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:02 am    Post subject: Re: McGregor Alexander Reply with quote

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Alexander McGregor Pte 11619 6th Gordon Highlanders enlisted Keith Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 04-Jun-15 Son of John McGregor & Jane Harvey, 38 Moss St; Keith. Brother of Pat McGregor. Porter at Portgordon. Macduff Roll of Honour: Page 3: Buchan St; Date 4-1-15. MI Keith Broomhill 17. b 1896. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41 BA 17-6-15 6/2 GNSR Keith & Macduff


(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private Alexander McGregor, 6th Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr & Mrs McGregor, 38 Moss Street, Keith, was killed on June 3 by a piece of shrapnel whilst on sentry duty. He was 19 years of age."
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