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Alexander McLellan Gordon Highlanders **CWGC Updated**

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Alexander McLellan Gordon Highlanders **CWGC Updated** Reply with quote

Bit of an odd one and I am not quite why he should be a non-com but here is what I have from SNWM

Surname McLELLAN
Firstname Alexander
Service Number S/8279
Date Death 25/04/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Kirkpatrick Kirkcudbrightshire
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.

The birthplace is likely to be Kirkpatrick Durham. No entry found in CWGC but SDGW has the same info as above.

He is listed on the Ringford and Tongland memorial along with his 2 brothers. His 2 brothers also died but I found them in CWGC.

An entry in the Stewartry ROH has - Lcpl, Tongland Bridge, enlisted Dec 1914, Gordon Hldrs, wounded sep 1915, DOW received in action 23 Apr 1917

I found no surviving service record on Ancestry and his MIC has no mention of death.

Finally the family gravestone in the Stell cemetery commemorates him along with his brothers but has the date wrong as 25 Apr 1916.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Alexander McLellan Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Paul

He is there.

Name: McLENNAN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Service No: S/8279
Additional information: Son of Alec McLennan, of Tongland Bridge, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 25.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jim, never thought of that spelling - any idea if we can get it changed? The only official thing I found with the correct spelling is what I have put in the mail, notably his MIC.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Alexander McLellan Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Paul

Am checking further into it.

Original register record shows McLennan.
Can you give the details of his two brothers?
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McLELLAN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/8296
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 115 to 119.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: McLELLAN
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 12/06/1918
Service No: 5490
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Mr. A. McLellan, of Longland Bridge, Kirkcudbright.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 18.
Cemetery: ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ

I have cross referenced them both with the Stewartry Roll of Honour and SNWM to make sure they are the right men.

If you PM me your email address, I can also send the photo of their inscriptions on the family gravestone which shows names and dates of death (not yet posted on SWGP).

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, that address should be Tongland Bridge, Kirkcudbright.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Paul states, definitely McLellan and Tongland Bridge.



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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Alexander McLellan, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Stuart

Thanks for the info, which also helps.
It does demonstate why news items cannot be used as sole evidence. His brother in the Seaforth was named Rowat, not Robert.
I am hopeful this one this can be resolved as his servive file survives and also confirms the name and address.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:57 am    Post subject: Alexander McLellan, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

The details have now gone forward for checking / correction.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jim

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: McLellan Bros, Tongland Bridge Reply with quote

The CWGC record for Alexander McLellan is now corrected, NOK now included for David with cross references.


Name: McLELLAN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Service No: S/8279
Additional information: Son of Alec McLellan, of Tongland Bridge, Kirkcudbright. His brothers, Rowat and David also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 25.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN


Name: McLELLAN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/8296
Additional information: Son of Mr. A. McLellan, of Tongland Bridge, Kirkcudbright. His brothers, Alexander and Rowat also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 115 to 119.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: McLELLAN, ROWAT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 12/06/1918
Service No: 5490
Additional information: Son of Mr. A. McLellan, of Tongland Bridge, Kirkcudbright. His brothers, David and Alexander also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 18.
Cemetery: ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done to all involved here, it's a great result to get extra information against each name in the database.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jim, very grateful.

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