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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Govan High School WW1 Reply with quote

Govan High School, 12 Ardnish Street, Glasgow G51 4NB

OS Grid Ref: NS 541652

Govan High School is a 6 year comprehensive secondary school serving the Govan area of Glasgow. It was established in 1910 and the new building on Langlands Road, a magnificent red sandstone edifice, was formally opened on 26th January by Sir Donald McAlister, principal of the University of Glasgow. Pupils did not start till1st February.
A disastrous fire destroyed this building in 1962. The school was then split amongst several locations until the current building, in the Pirie Park, was opened by Anthony Hepper, Chairman of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders on 26th March 1969. This building was refurbished in 2001-02 and formally re-opened by former pupil, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE on 12th September 2002.
The school motto is that of Govan ‘Nihil sine labore’ (Nothing without work) and the aim is ‘Achieving our full potential’. The school colours are red and black and these are reflected in the school uniform which all pupils wear every day.

Many thanks to Iain White, Head teacher, and Ian McCracken, Librarian/Archivist for allowing me access to the school and for providing me with all the information.

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The following information was compiled by Ian McCracken, the school Librarian/Archivist.

1914 – 1919

Anderson, John M. Private, Highland Light Infantry, 14102, 04/01/1916, Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.
Anderson, John, Private, Cameronians, 201306, 20, 26/8/1917, Coxyde Military Cemetery.
Barker, John, Private, Machine Gun Corps, 60471, 22/1/1917, Ploegsteert Memorial.
Berrie, William, Corporal, Cameronians, 200199, 21, 20/5/1917, Arras Memorial.
Brownlie, Thomas, Private, Gordon Highlanders, 3/6404, 26/3/1918, Arras Memorial.
Cairns, John, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, Nelson battalion, Clyde Z/236, 18, 21/7/1915 Dardanelles: Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
Cameron, David Alexander, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, Anson Battalion, Clyde Z4927, 8/8/1916, Tranches de Mecknes Cemetery.
Campbell, Donald, Private, Royal Scots, 23364, 30, 31/5/1918, Caestre Military Cemetery.
Campbell, Gilbert, Lance-Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders, S/2055, 21, 25/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
Campbell, John, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 12238, 14/11/1914, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Campbell, William, Private, Royal Scots, 2892, 23, 15/1/1918, Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.
Chaplin, James, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 55118, 19, 27/3/1918, Arras Memorial.
Davidson, Andrew N., Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 35051, 01/08/1917, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Diamond, Thomas, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 266347, 23/11/1917, Cambria Memorial, Louverval
Donald, James, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 40559, 20, 29/12/1917, Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt.
Dreghorn, John, Private, Black Watch, 267997, 20, 21/3/1918, Arras Memorial.
Duff, James, Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, S/10201, 23, 26/9/1915 Loos Memorial.
Duff, John, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 11029, 27/4/1915, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Duguid, James L., Lance Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, 3541, 21, 1/11/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
Elrick, Clyde, Corporal, Royal Scots, 350326, 19, 9/4/1917, Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus (near Ypres).
Faichney, William R. (the name in the CWGC & Glasgow Roll of Honour is Faickney) Private, Highland Light Infantry, 4875, 20, 15/7/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
Flanagan, Thomas, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 17, 18/8/1916, Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont.
Govan, Frederick, Private, Cameronians, 201104, 21, 14/4/1917, Arras Memorial.
Grant, George Donald (D.C.M.), Sergeant Major, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1811, 24, 19/5/1915, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.
Griffiths, George S., Private, Cameronians, 235295, 20, 11/6/1918, Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
Hamilton, Alexander, Private, Royal Scots, 121135, 19, 1/8/1918, Raperie Military Cemetery (France)
Hill, James, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry, PLY1 6973, 1/5/1915, Helles Memorial
Hutchinson, John, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 5000, 21, 26/8/1916, Quarry Cemetery, Montauban.
Jeff, Andrew Russell, Second Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, 18, 13/8/1916, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
Johnston, Henry R., Private, Northumberland Fusiliers, 46014, 16/8/1917, Bedford House Cemetery (near Ypres).
Kennedy, John, Second Lieutenant, Cameronians, 23/4/1917, Arras Memorial
Kinlogh, Arthur (Kinloch), Private, Highland Light Infantry, 950, 19, 25/09/1915, Loos Memorial.
Lockhart, James, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, Clyde Z/237, 20, 23/7/1915, Alexandria (Chatby) Military + Naval Cemetery.
MacBride, Thomas C, Lance Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery, 152412, 19, 18/3/1918, The Huts Cemetery (near Ypres).
McDonald, Hugh T., Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 22548, 22/10/1918, Terlingthun British Cemetery, Wimille.
McIntosh, Duncan, Lance Corporal, Gordon Highlanders, S/3854, 25, 25/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
MacKechnie, Angus, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 31759, 24/8/1918, Wancourt British Cemetery.
McKinlay, Francis, Private, Royal Scots, 15191, 27/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
Mackay, Walter L., Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, 4776, 1/11/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
McKinney, Joseph, Private, Royal Scots, 31273, 9/4/1917, Roclincourt Valley Cemetery (near Arras).
MacQueen, Peter, Lance Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 51174, 19, 28/6/1918, La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck.
McVicar, Angus, Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, S/12934, 27/1/1915, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.
McVicar, Peter, Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 13048, 25/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
Menzies, Peter, Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 8761, 18, 23/5/1915, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.
Miller, John, Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 18233, 5/10/1918, Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension (near St Quentin).
Miller, Watson, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 330846, 20, 15/7/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
Moody, Henry, Corporal, Cameronians, 91313, 19, 25/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
Munro, Alexander Macdonald, Sergeant, Cameronians, 6945, 20/7/1916, Serre Road Cemetery No 2.
Murchie, William, Private, Black Watch, 315904, 19, 14/10/1917, Struma Military Cemetery (near Salonika, Greece).
Murray, Robert, Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, S/11958, 26/9/1915, Loos Memorial.
Nicol, Thomas, Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, 14391, 18/11/1916, Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.
Patterson, James, Private, Lanarkshire Yeomanry (Cavalry), 1142, 18, 27/12/1915, Redoubt Military Cemetery, Helles (Gallipoli).
Quigley, William G., Private, Royal Scots, 28941, 4/5/1918, Loos Memorial.
Reid, James, Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 27191, 32, 3/5/1917, Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
Robertson, James, Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , 13017, 17/5/1918, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Ross, John McP. Private, Highland Light Infantry, 16095, 27, 1/7/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
Scott, George I., Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 2546, 22, 15/7/1916, Thiepval Memorial.
Shedden, William, Private, Cameronians, 2008, 28/6/1915, Helles Memorial.
Shirra, John C., Private, Cameronians, 24945, 26/4/1917, Arras Memorial.
Smith, George (Military Medal), Sergeant, Cameronians, 200352, 24, 19/10/1918, Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Stevenson, Andrew S., Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, S/14957, 16/9/1916, Dernacourt Communal Cemetery.
Thomson, James H., Private, Royal Scots, 45853, 30, 23/10/1918, Guignies Communal Cemetery, The Somme.
Waugh, Alexander Niddrie, Private, Royal Scots, 31332, 20, 24/4/1917, Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
White, Alfred C., 4th Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy, 24, 20/12/1917, “Waverley” 112442, Tower Hill Memorial.

Omitted from the original War Memorial

Robertson, Maxwell, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1673, 12/07/1915, Helles Memorial.


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