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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Slater AB SS Inveraw born Tingwall 01/07/1881 Age 33 Died POW Germany 29-Apr-15 Son of John & Barbara (nee Fraser) Slater, Burland, Trondra by Scalloway. Husband of Margaret Stewart. Shetland's Roll of Honour : page 117 : Photo. 1891 Census: Burraland. Entry: Slatter. Also 1901. Charlottenburg, Germany Shetland & Trondra
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Laurence Duncan Smith RNR Reply with quote

Laurence Duncan Smith Deck Hand 19699/DA HMS Pembroke RNR (T) born Burra 14/11/1899 Age 18 Died of Influenza Chatham 17-Aug-18 Son of Robert Adam Smith & Anne (nee Duncan) Smith, Hamnavoe, Burra Isle. Shetland's Roll of Honour : page 115 : Photo. Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery Naval. 6. 318. Burra Isle & Shetland

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: William Foster Smith AEF Reply with quote

William Foster Smith Lt 9th Australian Inf born Charters Tower, Qld Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 07-Aug-18 Son of the late John G Smith, Papal, Burra Isle. CWGC: Son of John George and Charlotte (nee Stamp) Smith. Born at Charters Towers, Queensland. Shetland's Roll of Honour : page 117 : Photo. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial M. R. 26 09th Bn Burra & Shetland
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Thomas Ward NF Reply with quote

Thomas Ward Lt (Capt) 21st Northumberland Fuliliers born Shetland, Scotland 23/06/1889 Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 11-Jun-16 Son of Thomas & Betsy Ward, 23 Roseberry Ave, South Shields. Mother: Elizabeth Inkster. Shetland's Roll of Honour : page 133 : Photo. Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt Fr 0515 Plot I Row O Grave 2 Burra Isle & Shetland
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Laurence Laurenson Captain GH Reply with quote

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Laurence Laurenson Captain 7th Gordon Highlanders born Lerwick 20/07/1856 Age 60 Died Lerwick 14-Jul-16 Husband of Elizabeth (nee Nicolson) Laurenson, Windhouse, Lerwick. Son of Peter Laurenson & Bruce Inches Laurenson. Shetland's Roll of Honour: Page 71: Photo. Occ: Woollen Draper, Hosier. Lerwick New Cemetery, Zetland Sc 1014 Vault No. 7 Knab side Lerwick & Shetland


The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 20th July, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
LAURENSON.-
At Windhouse, Lerwick, at noon, on Friday, 14th inst., Captain Laurence Laurenson, Recruiting Officer for Shetland and a partner in the firm Laurenson & Co., drapers, Lerwick."

Backpay amounting to 116 3s 6d was authorised and paid to Laurence Laurenson Esq., April, 1917.

The Shetland Times, Saturday, 24th September, 1904.
"VOLUNTEER PROMOTIONS
The following promotions have been made in the 7th Volunteer Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders:- ...... Second-Lieutenant L. Laurenson to be Lieutenant."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Walls + Foula panel - Lieut. Robert Andrew, A. & S Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 29th. May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
ANDREW.-
Officially reported missing, believed killed, on 8th-9th May, Lieut. Robert Andrew, A. and S. Highlanders, son of Rev. Robert Andrew, M.A., minister of Walls, Shetland."

Same publication, day, date, page 2:- "CASUALTIES Notes on Officers ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS Mr. ROBERT ANDREW.- Reported missing, believed killed, Lieutenant Andrew was the eldest son of the Rev. Robert Andrew, minister of Walls, Shetland. He was a student of arts and science in the University of Glasgow, and had almost completed his course for graduation in both. He was for two years in the University O.T.C. When war broke out he joined as a private in the Camerons, and in September, 1914, received his commission in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was home on furlough at the end of March last. A younger brother is serving with the Australians."

Medal index ticket records:- Father. The Rev. R. Andrew, M.A., Manse of Walls, Shetland, Scotland.
France, 20th. September, 1915.
Army Register of soldier's backpay records all money paid to his father.
Lt. R. Andrew, 12th Bn. A. & S. Highlanders.

Born Parish of Walls, Shetland. (Father born Paisley; mother born New Deer, Aberdeenshire.)


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Surname ANDREW
Forename Robert
Rank Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 8 May 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 12th Bn.

CWGC - ANDREW, Robert
Rank: Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 08/05/1917. Age: 24.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 12th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. Robert Andrew, M.A., and Martha S. Andrew (nee Stuart), of Walls, Shetland.

Amongst the names remembered at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel. http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5636
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lerwick - Capt. David Gray, R.G.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 6th. July, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
GRAY.-
Killed in action, on 6th June, Captain David Gray, R.G.A. (late Sergeant, S.R.), of Union Bank of Scotland Limited, Glasgow, aged 31, second son of Mr and Mrs Ogilvy Gray, Lerwick."

Same publication, Saturday, 7th. July, 1917:- "CASUALTIES Notes on Officers R.G.A. Captain DAVID GRAY Reported killed in action. Captain David Gray, R.G.A., reported killed in action on June 6th, was a native of Lerwick and educated at the Anderson Institute there. He was on the head office staff of the Union Bank of Scotland (Limited) Glasgow, and a member of the Institution of Bankers in Scotland. An enthusiastic member of the old Bankers' Company Scottish Rifles (looks like), and holding the Territorial Service Medal, Captain Gray went to France as sergeant with his battalion in November, 1914, and did excellent work as orderly sergeant until his return in autumn, 1915, to take up a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Soon after his return to France in the spring of 1916 he was promoted lieutenant and acted as adjutant for his division. He was later gazetted captain and at the time of his death had been recommended for further promotion. Captain Gray was a member of St. George's-in-the-Fields Church and vice-president of the Glasgow Orkney and Shetland Association and his genial disposition had endeared him to a large circle of friends in Glasgow." (Hope that's okay - it's a very difficult read and very blurred scan.)

Medal index ticket records previous service:- 5/Sco. Rif. Sjt. 5321; Commission R.G.A. Cap.
5th. November, 1914 (it does not say but I expect this date refers to entry to France and consequent eligibility for the 1914 Star).
Address:- 29, Commercial Street, Lerwick.

Medal Award Roll records:- Apptd. Commn. in R.G.A. Spec. Res. 7th. November, 1915.
Army register soldier's backpay records Thomas Watson, Esq., Cox and Co.

1891 Census Shetland, Lerwick, Ross Court, recorded (transcription):- David Gray (5), son, born Lerwick; Ogilvie Gray (40), Seaman, born Shetland, Bressay; Helen Gray (39), Wife, born Bressay; siblings.


SNWM - WW1
Surname GRAY
Forename David
Rank 2nd Lieut; A/Capt
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 6 June 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
Other detail (234 Siege Battery).

CWGC - GRAY, David
Rank: Captain.
Date of Death: 06/06/1917. Age: 31.
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery 234th Siege Bty.
Grave Reference: IV. B. 2.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Ogilvy Gray and Helen Gray, of Lerwick, Shetland.

Headstone schedules record Mr. O. Gray, 29, Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: George W Burgess : Lerwick Reply with quote

George W Burgess Pte S/43361 5th Gordon Highlanders b Lerwick, Shetland e Lerwick Age 23 Died Germany 19/07/1918 Son of Charles Burgess, of 19, Market St., Lerwick, Shetland, and the late Janet Williamson Burgess. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Charles. Halfsis: Margaret Williamson. May Grant. Ann J Leask. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18 AJ 30-05-18 P5: Missing: Lerwick
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