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mhomac



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Biggar High School Reply with quote

Thanks to the office staff at Biggar High School for allowing the memorials to be photographed.

The memorials are mounted on the wall in the entrance to the School. They are fairly high on the wall so close ups were not really possible.

World War 1.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a list of all the names.

BIGGAR HIGH SCHOOL WORLD WAR 1
John Affleck
William Alcock
Frank Anderson
James Barrie
James Black
Thomas Bonnar
Peter Bowe
Kenneth Boyd
David Brown
James M. Brown
Robert Brunton
Walter R. Brunton
James R. McD. Caldwell
George Coupland
Henry P. Crow
George Darling
John Donald
Alexander D. Finlayson
Alexander Garraway
James Gibson
Robert Gibson
George D. Hunter
George Kerr
William Lawrie
William Lawson
William Little
David J. Mackay
William A. Mackintosh
Joseph N. Macrae
David Melville
William Mitchell
James S. Macleod
George McMorran
John McMorran
William Paterson
Alexander W. Pillans
James Poletti
John Porteous
John Pretswell
George Ramsay
Robert Richie
Alexander Russell
James Russell
James S. Russell
Walter B. Scott
Robert Grant Scott
Andrew Selkirk
Gavin Semple
Frank Sinclair
John Smith
John Sommerville
John Suffill
Douglas L.A. Telfer
David Thomson
Mungo S. Walkinshaw
James Watson
James L. Wilson
Richard G. Young
John Aitchison
David Haldane
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of some of the men listed.

Two brothers

BRUNTON, WALTER ROBERT
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: TT/02692
Date of Death: 14/07/1918
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Army Veterinary Corps
Grave Reference: K. 25
Cemetery: CORNAMAGH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Christina Brunton, of Blawhill, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

BRUNTON, ROBERT
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 2692744
Date of Death: 11/11/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Canadian Garrison Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference
Cemetery::LOUTH TOWNSHIP (MAPLE LAWN) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Christina Brunton, of Gillespie Cottage, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and the late Robert Brunton.

Corporal Robert Brunton died of Broncho-Pneumonia. He was "Admitted to Hospital (Toronto General Hospital) November 1st.18, suffering from Influenza. On November 7th. he developed definite signs of bronco-pneumonia and was very ill. Given 50 ccs. of convalescent Influenza serum. but showed no improvement, His circulation failed rapidly and he died November 11.1918."
Regimental Number: 2692744
Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 2nd Depot Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment Company:
Place of Birth: Edinburgh Country: Scotland
Next of Kin: Mrs. C. Brunton (mother,) Gillespie Cottage, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Address at Enlistment: R.R.No.3, St.Catherines, Ontario
Date of Birth: December 7, 1888
Trade or Calling: Farmer
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CALDWELL, JAMES ROBERT MCDONALD

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 26/10/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery attd. 403rd Howitzer Bde.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 60.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Additional Information
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COUPLAND, GEORGE

Rank: Private
Service No: 47404
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 2 and 3.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Marion Coupland, of Cambus Wallace Lodge, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GARROWAY, ALEXANDER (Shown as Garraway on School Memorial)

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 5632
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 4
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Garroway, of Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Husband of Ellen Garroway, of 25, Amberley Rd., Leyton, London.
A Reservist.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brothers:

McMORRAN, G

Rank: Private
Service No: 43067
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: F. 18.
Cemetery: POTIJZE CHATEAU LAWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Brother of Thomas McMorran, of Lintons Buildings, Biggar, Lanarkshire.


McMORRAN, JOHN

Rank: Private
Service No: 24774
Date of Death: 19/10/1917
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 17th Bn
Awards: M S M
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McMorran, of Lintons Buildings, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Husband of Susanna Morrison Towle (formerly McMorran), of Smallburn, Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRETSWELL, J

Rank: Private
Service No: 40946
Date of Death: 30/12/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. B. 1.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
Additional Information: Son of David and Isabella Pretswell, of Burnetland Cottages, Broughton, Peeblesshire.
Born at Abington, Lanarkshire.
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RUSSELL, ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 7631
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James Russell, of The Post Office House, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
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SUFFILL, J H V

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 1160
Date of Death: 14/02/1919
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: Southern. 199.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Suffill;
Born at Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Husband of Agnes Fairley Suffill, of "Williamville," Sidegate, Haddington
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TELFER, DOUGLAS LESLIE ALEXANDER

Rank: Private
Service No: 51157
Date of Death: 28/04/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. B. 30.
Cemetery: LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Jane Telfer, of Hartree, Biggar, Lanarkshire
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES POLETTI has been a bit of a problem for the various registers

SNWM has:
Surname POLETTI
Forename J
Rank Pte
Service number 43556
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 17 December 1916
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 9th Bn.

CWGC has:
POLLETTI, S J
Rank:Private
Service No:43556
Date of Death:17/12/1916
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
9th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVIII. K. 8.
CemeteryHABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:

TNA has:
Medal card of Poletti, James
Corps Regiment No Rank
Highland Light Infantry 6625 Private
Scottish Rifles 43556 Private
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George Ramsay Private S/19286 1/14th Bn Gordon Highlanders posted to London Regiment (London Scottish) b Biggar, Lanark. e London Age 27 Died of Wounds West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 25/09/1918 Son of George Ramsay, of Kirkstyle, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Formerly 37066 Royal Engineers. Westoutre British Cemetery B 192 Row N Grave 17 Hamilton Advertiser 12-10-18 Page 1 Biggar & Biggar High School & Biggar Parish
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