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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: David Carmichael Low Reply with quote

David Carmichael Low 2nd Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders Monifieth Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 18-Jul-16 Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Low, Balmakewan, Marykirk, Kincardineshire. Educated: Cargilfield Prep School. Son of William & Isabella Cole or Low. Officers Book page 166. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C ADJ 24-07-16 RoH Stonehaven Journal 27-7-16 Cargilfield & Marykirk
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PARKER SMITH, WILMOT BABINGTON
Initials: WB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Scottish Horse, 1st/3rd
Age: 30
Date of Death: 12/9/1915
Additional Information: Son of the Rt. Hon. James Parker Smith, of Jordanhill and Mary Louisa Hamilton, his wife, of the Bombay Company, Calcutta.
Grave Ref: B. XII. 6
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery

Galloway Gazette (20/11/1915): Mr James McGeoch, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, has received the following letter from Mr J Parker Smith (formerly an MP for Glasgow) re-garding the heroism of his son, Corporal Martin McGeoch, towards Mr Parker Smith's injured son after the troops landed at Suvla Bay in the Dardanelles.

My Dear Sir, I have been anxious to hear about your son, Corporal McGeoch, who took charge of my son, Lieut W Parker Smith, of his regiment, when he was mortally wounded immediately on landing at Sulva Bay. Major Maxwell wrote to me and described how my son was picked up and put in such shade as they could find, and lay there for the whole day, as the shelling was too heavy to move him during daylight. He said: "Corporal McGeoch sat beside him through the whole of that long day (he was wounded about 6am), fanning the flies off him and keeping wet seawater bandages on his forehead in the most selfless and devoted way." I wrote out saying that I wished to thank him but Major Maxwell said your son was in hospital in Malta; adding that he was a very fine fellow. I am afraid that sickness has been as deadly an enemy as the Turkish shells, and I hope you have a good account of your son. If he is not fit to return to the front you may soon have him back in this country. My own son they had no hope of from the first, and though he lived through the voyage to Malta, he died immediately on arrival there. Please accept our thanks for what your son did for him, and let us know what accounts you have from him.

Note: Martin McGeoch did survive the war and returned to his job as a teacher at Wigtown School. He won the DCM at Gallipoli acting as an orderly for the regiment's medical orderly: on five occasions he went out under heavy shell fire to dress wounds, quite possibly on of those being Lt Parker Smith.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - good to see that Martin McGeoch survived and did quite well in the military, latterly in a unit I'd never heard of before.

Medal card of McGeoch, Martin

Scottish Horse 350 Lance Corporal
Scottish Horse 151135 Corporal
North Scottish Horse Royal Garrison Artillery Second Lieutenant

Promoted to 2nd Lt. in June 1917 and to Lt. at the end of the war.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilmot Babington Parker Smith is also commemorated on the Temple Anniesland Parish Church WW1 Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5250

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugh Archibald Renwick is also on the Stirling Civic Memorial

RENWICK, HUGH ARCHIBALD
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 19/08/1918
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force and South Wales Borderers
Grave Reference: K. 39.
Cemetery: FARNBOROUGH (VICTORIA ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Renwick, of Stirling
Surname RENWICK
Forename Hugh Archibald
Rank Capt
Date of death 19 August 1918
Theatre of death England
Cause of death Killed
SNWM roll THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Other detail Royal Aircraft Establishment. (S.W.B.)
Medal card: Theatre France 17.7.15; killed 19.8.18; William Renwick Esq, c/o Messrs Jameson, MacLae and Baird, 192, St Vincent St, Glasgow; Langgarth, Stirling
Stirling Observer 27 August 1918
Captain Hugh A Renwick MA (Cantab) AMICE, RAF, accidentally killed at Farnborough on Monday 19 August; 2nd son of Mr William Renwick of Langgarth; 27 years of age; educated at Cargilfield and Loretto; degree in technical science at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1912; student for 2 years at Yarrow and Co, Shipbuilding Yard, Scotstoun; at the beginning of the war he obtained a commission in 5th Battalion South Wales Borderers; went to France in July 1915; shot in the chest in October 1915; in July 1916 was appointed to the experimental department of the Royal Air Factory in Farnborough; he was an observer on a flight when both pilot and observer were killed;
The youngest son, Lieutenant Tom B Renwick, Rifle Brigade was killed in action in April 1915; the eldest son Lieutenant William Somerville Renwick is a lieutenant in the RAF
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William KER

CWGC:
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division
Date of Death: 13th November 1916
Age: 24
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial. Panel Ref: Pier and Face 1A
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Florence Higginbotham Ker, 115 Vincent Street, Glasgow. B.A.Educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford

Commemorated: Strathblane Civic Memorial, Milngavie Civic Memorial, Milngavie Golf Club, Cargilfield School Roll of Honour, the City of Glasgow Roll of Honour, Balliol Boat House Roll of Honour and Balliol College War Memorial Book.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archibald Douglas Chalmers - age 29 - Lieutenant: 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Archibald was educated at Cargilfield School, Cramond Bridge and at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. He went Ceylon in January 1913 where he worked on a tea plantation. He returned in February 1916 and, after training at the Officer Training Battalion at Gailes, Ayrshire, he was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in August 1916. He joined the battalion in Salonika in September 1917 and was promoted to Lt. in February 1918. He died from enteric fever at the 28th General Hospital.
Born 1889 at Ayr. Son of the late Archibald Chalmers J.P. and Anne Jane (Cowan) Chalmers of Hartley, Ayr and of Kipp, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on Service – 9 December 1918.
Commonwealth War Grave - Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria, Greece
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial, on an individual memorial in Kippford Village hall, on a memorial in Christ Church Warleigh, Dikoya, Sri Lanka, and on the Cargilfield and Merchiston Castle school memorials.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk Herald, 4th January 1941.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAXWELL, WELLWOOD
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: London Regiment
Unit Text: 20th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Additional information: Son of Wellwood Maxwell and Annie L. Maxwell, of Kirkennan, Dalbeattie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 17.
Cemetery: MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

He is also remembered on a family plaque in Buittle Parish Church

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1491

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Adam. I had missed that and it's not mentioned anywhere in his history.
As well as the individual plaque, Maxwell is named on the Buittle Parish War Memorial as:

2nd Lt. WELLWOOD MAXWELL LOND. REG.
Wellwood Maxwell – age 26 – Second Lieutenant: 1/20th Battalion (County of London) London Regiment.
Educated at Cargilfield School, Cramond Bridge, at Rugby School until 1907 and at Heidelberg in Germany, Wellwood studied Law at Edinburgh University from 1912 and had been a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force since 1910. He was mobilised in August 1914 but resigned his commission in early 1915 and enlisted as a Private in the Artists Rifles. He was commissioned in the 20th London Regiment in November 1915, went to France in March 1916 and served at Vimy Ridge and the Somme where he was fatally wounded at the taking of High Wood.
Born 1890 at Buittle. Son of Major Wellwood Maxwell, KOSB and of Annie Louisa (Walker) Maxwell of Kirkennan, Buittle.
Died of Wounds on 15 September 1916 and buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Cargilfield and Rugby School Memorials and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:

2nd Lt. WELLWOOD MAXWELL LOND. REG.
had been a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force since 1910. He was mobilised in August 1914 but resigned his commission in early 1915 and enlisted as a Private in the Artists Rifles. He was commissioned in the 20th London Regiment in November 1915


Presumably Lt Maxwell was getting impatient about getting into the war. the 1st Lowland Brigade, RFA was not part of the Lowland Division when it went to Gallipoli in early 1915 so he may have thought joining the Artists Rifles was his best chance.

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JAMES JARDINE DOBIE.
James Jardine Dobie, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross – age 41 – Captain 3rd (King's Own) Hussars.
James was educated at Cargilfield School in Edinburgh and, from 1892, at Rugby before moving in to Oriel College, Oxford in 1896. He was commissioned from there in the 3rd Hussars in May 1900 and served in the South African War. He was promoted to Captain in 1911 and landed with his Regiment in France in August 1914. He served at Mons, at the Marne, the Aisne, Messines, Wytschaete and was wounded at Klein Zillebeke in October 1914. He was wounded again near Vlamertinghe in April, 1915 and for a third time at Lempire in May, 1917. In 1918 he was at St. Quentin, Amiens, the crossing of the Canal du Nord and was awarded a DSO and a MC for his actions at Moreuil on March 31st, 1918.
“Capt. (A./Maj.) James Jardine Dobie, D.S.O., Hussars. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his squadron. Finding that he was no longer necessary in his position, he obtained leave, to rejoin his regiment engaged in a counter-attack. He took command of the front line, and after the objectives had been seized, it was in great measure due to his courage and determination that the consolidation of the line was successfully accomplished.”
Born 1877 Kinghorn, Fife. Son of the Rev. William Jardine Dobie and Margaret Hamilton (Veitch) Dobie of Kinghorn, Fife.
William had been born in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire and was brought up on his father's farm of Kirkbank in St. Mungo Parish.
Husband of Antoinette Wilhelmina Laura Jardine Dobie (nee Rouillard) of "Glassmount," Kinghorn, Fife and of Stanmore, Middlesex. who he married in Paris in 1911. (Source: CWGC and Fife Free Press 7/10/1911 p.5)
Killed in Action on 30 September 1918 and buried in Marcoing British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. Mungo Parish memorial in Dumfriesshire, on a Memorial window and plaque in Kinghorn Parish Church, on the Kinghorn Parish War Memorial, on the Rugby School memorial and on the Stanmore War Memorial in Middlesex.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Charles Ernest Higginbotham Reply with quote

Charles Ernest Higginbotham

CWGC:
Rank: Major
Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Date of Death: 11th March 1915
Age: 48
Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs C. T. Higginbotham, Craigmaddie, Milngavie

SNWM: Not Listed

SDGW:
Rank: Major
Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment
Date of Death: 11th March 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

MIC: C. E. Higginbotham, Major, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 10th March 1915
Medal Entitlement: 1914 Star, British War & Victory Medals
Correspondence Address: Miss A. C. Higginbotham, Napier Lodge, Strathblane & 5 New Square, Lincoln Inn, London WC2.

Soldier’s Effects:
C. E. Higginbotham, Major, Northaptonshire Regiment. Believed killed.
Probate. Executor: Charles Ker Esq. and Captain Robert McNeil Kerr (Captain Kerr scored out)

Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories) 1915:
Higginbotham, Charles Ernest, of Highcliffe, Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, formerly of Hyderbad Barracks, Colchester, Essex, Major, H.M. Army, was killed in action 11th March 1915, testate. Certificate endorsed by Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, 25th June, on Probate of the Will, granted at London, on 12th May 1915 to Charles Ker and Robert McNeil Ker, the surviving Executors. Value of Estate, £28,924, 11s 1d.

British Army, Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914 – 16:
Major Charles Ernest Higginbotham, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, was the Senior Major in the Line battalions of his regiment when he was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on the 12th March 1916. The second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Higginbotham of Craigmaddie, Milngavie, he was born on the 4th July 1866 and was educated at Rugby and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, whence he received his first appointment in the Northamptonshire Regiment in February 1887, becoming Lieutenant in April 1890 and Captain in January 1899. From July of that year to July of 1902 he was Superintendent of Gymnasia, Western District; from November 1903 to May 1904, District Assistant Adjutant-General (temporary) South Africa; and from the latter date to May 1907, was Staff Captain, Standerton Sub-District, South Africa. He received his Majority in June 1907 and from September 1909 to August 1913, was Superintendent of Gymnasia, Aldershot Command. He was at one time Captain of the Aldershot Cricket XI and did much to encourage love of sport among both officers and men and “was a sportsman in every sense of the word.” His Commanding Officer, writing of him from France after his death said: “Had he alone survived I should have been content for the future of the regiment.” Major Higginbotham married, in 1890, Florence Hopkins, who died in Africa in 1906. In 1909 he married Lucy Frances Gray, fourth daughter of the Right Honourable James Round, who predeceased him by a few days, leaving no family. As a sportsman, Major Higginbothams’s interests covered a wide ground and included shooting, hockey, golf, skating, lawn tennis, rackets, and (in his younger days) football and running, but cricket was essentially his game. He belonged to the “Rag” (Army and Navy), M.C.C., and innumerable other cricket clubs including “Butterflies” and “Incogniti”.

The Scotsman, 17th May 1915. ‘Scottish and Other Wills’
Major Charles Ernest Higginbotham, 2nd Battalion, Northamptionshire Regiment, of Highcliffe, Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, who was killed in action on the 11th March last, aged 48, left unsettled estate. Net personally £26,805.

The Scotsman, 3rd July 1915. ‘Probates with Scottish Estate’
The following grants of probate and letters of administration have been lodged in H.M. Commissary Office, Edinburgh, for re-sealing to make them effective to deal with estate in Scotland:
Major Charles E. Higginbotham, Farnborough, Hampshire (Killed in action)
Gross Amount of Personal Estate: £28,924. Duty Paid: £1,741

1871 Census, Living at Mansion House, Larbert, Stirlingshire
Father Chares Titus Higginbotham, age 37, Merchant & Manufacturer, Cotton & Calico, born Glasgow
Mother Agnes Higginbotham, age 28, born Glasgow
Children: Robert Ker Higginbotham, age 6, born Glasgow
Charles Ernest Higginbotham, age 4, born Glasgow
John Ronald Ker Hogginbotham, age 0, born Blantyre

1881 Census, Living at The Schoolhouse, Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire
Charles Higginbotham, age 14, Pupil, born Glasgow

1891 Census, (Family) Living at Craigmaddie, Strathblane Road, Baldernock
Father Chares Titus Higginbotham, age 57, Calico Printer & Merchant, born Glasgow
Mother Agnes Higginbotham, age 48, born Glasgow
Children: John Ronald Ker Hogginbotham, age 20, Merchant’s Clerk, born Blantyre
Agnes C. Higginbotham, age 14, Scholar, born Glasgow

1911 Census, Living at Evie’s (or Eric’s) Own?, Alexandra Road, South Farnborough
Charles Higginbotham, age 45, Major, Infantry Regiment, born Glasgow (Married 2 years)
Wife Lucy Higginbotham, age 34, born Birch, Essex

Listed on a Family Gravestone in Baldernock Churchyard, see: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1119&highlight=baldernock&mforum=scottishwargraves

Listed on Baldernock Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1454&highlight=baldernock
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