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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Charles McBeth Reply with quote

Charles McBeth L/Sgt S/8244 9th Gordon Highlanders b Bonhill,Dumbarton e Dumbarton Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 26/09/1915 Son of Charles & Susan McBeth, 47 Milton Terrace, Bonhill. Father's Occ: Railway Goods Guard. B 1895. Occ: Employed as a Gardener at Dalmoiach Gardens. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Susan. (nee Arnott). Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Evening Times 24-1-16 Page 3 Stirling Observer 22-2-16 Page 3: Photo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Bonhill (Alexandria & Balloch) Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Bonhill - Dumbarton District
WWI:
McRae George Royal Field Artillery Driver
McRae James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McRae John Canadians Private

McRae William Royal Engineers Sapper


The Glasgow Herald, Monday, November 18th., 1918, page 5:- "Yesterday afternoon a military funeral took place in the Vale of Leven, where Gunner George McRae, R.F.A., son of Mr John McRae, Albert Street, Alexandria, was buried with military honours in Bonhill Churchyard. He was the fourth son to make the supreme sacrifice."

SNWM: WW1
Surname McRAE
Forename George Colquhoun
Rank Dvr
Service number 109158
Decoration
Place of birth Bonhill Dumbarton
Date of death 13 November 1918
Theatre of death Home
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name In or attached to ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY or ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY.

CWGC: McRAE, G.C.
Rank: Driver.
Service No: 109158.
Date of Death: 13/11/1918. Age: 23.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery. 122nd Bty. 34th Bde.
Grave Reference: 30B.
Cemetery: BONHILL PARISH CHURCHYARD

Additional Information: Son of John McRae, of 27, Albert St., Alexandria.

Photo of the above headstone would be good if anyone could oblige.
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SNWM: WW1
Surname McRAE
Forename James C.
Rank Pte
Service number 325900
Decoration
Place of birth Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Date of death 26 August 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name In or attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 11th Bn.

CWGC: McRAE, James C.
Rank: Private. Service No: 325900.
Date of Death:26/8/1917. Age: 26.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 141 to 143 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL.
Additional Information: Son of John McRae, of 27, Albert St., Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.
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SNWM - No trace.
CWGC: McRAE, John
Rank: Private. Service No: 746048.
Date of Death: 17/11/1917. Age: 30.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry. 18th Bn.
Grave Reference: Range 13. Lot 7. J.
Cemetery: OSHAWA UNION CEMETERY.
Additional Information: Son of John McRae, of 27, Albert St., Alexandria, Scotland, and the late Margaret Colquhoun McRae; husband of Margaret Cookson (formerly McRae), of 45, Holly Avenue, Hamilton, Ont.
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SNWM: WW1
Surname McRAE
Forename William
Rank Spr
Service number 44845
Decoration
Place of birth Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Date of death 26 August 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Unit name In or attached to THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Other detail 147th AT Coy.

CWGC: McRAE, W
Rank: Sapper. Service No: 44845.
Date of Death: 26/08/1918.
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers. 147th Army Troops Coy.
Grave Reference: IV. B. 23.
Cemetery: BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mr. J. McRae, of 28, Albert St., Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.

William shares the same date of death with his brother James but a year apart. The other two brothers both died a year apart in November.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some interesting detail about the "Canadian" John McRae at
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/425354?John%20McRae
including the award of the Russian Cross of St. George, 4th Class, Supplement to London Gazette # 30476 dated 14 January 1918.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Peter Haggery GH Reply with quote

Peter Haggerty Pte 1346 1st Gordon Highlanders b Renton, Dumbarton e Clydebank Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 03/04/1916 Son of John & Agnes Haggarty, 8 Burn St; Renton. Father's Occ: Shipyard Labourer. 1901 Census: B 1894. Soldiers Effects: Bro: John. Gregory. Sister: Agnes. Mary Ann. Mrs Hannah McIntyre. Also in red: Flora & Maggie. Service Returns: 117/AF 83. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 The Scotsman 12-04-15 P9: Renton.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Archibald Easton Reply with quote

Archibald Easton Pte S/1015 1st Gordon Highlanders b Bonhill, Dumbarton e Dumbarton Age 27 Died Edmonton, Middx 02/01/1917 Son of David Easton & Catherine McDermid. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Catherine. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Vale of Leven (Or Bonhill) Cemetery R 90 The Scotsman 31-01-17 P11: Jamestown.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McIntyre John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private.

Named on the Moffat War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

McINTYRE, PTE. J. A. & S. HRS.
John McIntyre age 35 Private (5669 & 277390) 1/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was a plumber when he enlisted as Private (2608) in the 4th (Reserve) Battalion in August 1914. He joined the 1/7th Battalion in France in July 1916.
Born 1881in Alexandria Dunbartonshire. Son of the late William McIntyre of Caledonian Place, Moffat and of Agnes (McLaren) McIntyre of Garthland Cottage, Moffat.
Missing in Action on 15 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France
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