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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Kelvinside Academy Reply with quote

Kelvinside Academy, 33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow G12 0SW

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 565679



The Academy was opened in 1878 by the Kelvinside Academy Company Ltd. After the First World War, as a memorial to former pupils who had been killed in action, The Kelvinside Academy War Memorial Trust was formed and the assets of the Company were acquired by the Trust.
Having formerly been grant-aided, the school became fully independent in 1985 and co-educational in 1998.
The ethos of the school is Christian, though non-denominational, and adherents of other faiths are welcome. For more information log in to www.kelvinsideacademy.org.uk



Kelvinside Academy WW1 Memorial is situated inthe main corridor.
The additional information was taken from the school War Record Book.

KELVINSIDE ACADEMY
AIEN APIETEYEIN (Be the Best)

PRO PATRIA

MCMXIV
MCMXIX

Anderson, Charles Coventry - Lieutenant RNVR, 08/05/1915
Anderson, Robert Coventry - 2nd Lieutenant, RFA, 4/11/1917
Arend, Ronald Sydney - 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Scots, 23/3/1919
Atkinson, Gilbert
Baird, Barrington Hope – Captain HLI 1st Bn., 21/12/1914
Bannerman, Stanley Cyril Forster - Captain, ASC, 7/11/1917
Barr, John Young – Lieutenant A&SH 7th Bn., 25/04/1915
Beckett, J. Ranald – 2nd Lieutenant HLI “A” Coy. 17thBn. 04/07/1916
Bell, Martin Moubray
Black, James Elliot – Captain RAMC, 19/04/1917
Cassels, Robert Wilson – Captain HLI 17th Bn., 01/07/1916
Chapman, Geoffrey A. – 2nd Lieutenant Royal Scots 11th Bn., 28/03/1916
Church, W. Campbell – Captain Cameronians (SR) 8th Bn., 28/06/1915
Cree, Robert Scott - Captain, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 14/11/1917
Currie, William Thomson - Captain, Gordon Highlanders, 31/7/1918
Donald, W.F.M. - MC Captain, HLI, 19/9/1918
Donaldson, C.T.L. - 2nd Lieutenant, Yeomanry att. RFC, 14/4/1917
Dow, Walter
Downie, James Wallace – 2nd Lieutenant 6th Bn. Cameronians, 22/10/1917
Farquhar, John Oswald - Lieutenant, Glasgow Yeomanry, 23/03/1918
Findlay, John Alexander - Major, HLI, 8/11/1917
Forrest, James Woodhall - 2nd Lieutenant
France, John Galbraith - 2nd Lieutenant, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 23/4/1917
Fyffe, T.A. - Captain, HLI, 29/8/1918
Fyffe, Gilbert - 2nd Lieutenant, HLI, 1/7/1916
Galbraith, Donald J.F. – Lieutenant 9th Bn. HLI, 25/01/1915
Gallie, Edward A. - Lieutenant, HLI, 1/7/1916
Gemmell, Cecil Woodburn - 2nd Lieutenant The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 23/4/1917
Gemmell, James Brown Richardson - 2nd Lieutenant, HLI, 25/7/1917
Gilmour, James - Lieutenant, Cameronians, 30/03/1918
Glegg, Arthur Livingstone – 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Royal Rifles Corps, 10/08/1915
Glegg, Walter Scott - 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Royal Rifles Corps, 15/09/1916
Hannan, Henry Monteith – Lieutenant Colonel 8th Bn. Cameronians, 21/06/1915
Hannan, William David MC – Captain 8th Bn. Cameronians, 14/10/1918
Hart, George Hope Campbell – Lieutenant 12th Bn. Australian Infantry, 25/04/1918
Hedderwick, Charles Stuart – 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Royal Scots, 28/02/1915
Henderson, Andrew William - Captain, Rifle Brigade, 1/7/1916
Henderson, Thomas Harvey MC – T/Captain & Adjutant, The Rifle Brigade, 1/7/1916
Homan, Henry Biorn - 2nd Lieutenant, RAF, 4/4/1918
Hunter, John Maurice - 2nd Lieutenant, Wiltshire Regt., 3/7/1916
Hutchison, Edward - Major, HLI, 1/7/1916
Hutton, Donald A. - Lieutenant, HLI, 2/7/1916
Jackson, Donald Fisher MID – Lieutenant 20th Hussars, 11/10/1918
Jackson, Thomas
Jackson, John Alfred
Johnstone, William Jeffray - Lieutenant, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, 28/12/1917
Kedie, William Thomas – Captain Black Watch, 21/08/1915
Kenneth, Bertram Spiers
Ker, Laurence Arthur – 2nd Lieutenant 9th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, 04/04/1915
Kinchin, Percy Drummond - Private, HLI, 11/8/1916
Kyle, Robert Bruce - Private, London Scottish Regt., 1/11/1914
Laird, William - 2nd Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards, 01/12/1917
Lamond, George Alexander Walker - Lieut. Colonel, RE, 25/2/1918
Law, Alan Drummond – Lieutenant 4th Bn. A&SH, 03/05/1917
Loudon, Robin G.M. – Lieutenant 6th Bn. Cameronians, 12/05/1916
Main, Halcro Drummond - Australian Imperial Force 9/4/1917
Malcolm, Archibald H. - Lieutenant, HLI, 1/9/1918
Malcolm, James (Hamish) Waddell – 2nd Lieutenant 5th Bn. HLI, 12/07/1915
Mann, John – (Possible) Lieutenant RFC att. 5th Bn. Cameronians. 09/08/1916
May, Ralph Edward – 2nd Lieutenant 5th Bn. HLI, 12/07/1915
Millar, Robert Curle – Lieutenant 8th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, 25/09/1915
Millar, Stewart Wright – Air Mechanic 3rd Class RAF, 24/04/1917
Moir, Robert Bruce Oliphant - 2nd Lieutenant, HLI, 9/4/1917
Montgomerie-Fleming, James Brown - Major, East Yorks, 17/8/1917
Moore, Gerald Alexander Clifford – Lieutenant 8th Cameronians, 11/07/1915
Morton, George – (Possible) Lieutenant 18th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, 23/11/1918
Murray, Graham Dunmore – 2nd Lieutenant 12th Bn. 26/01/1916
Murray, John William – (Possible) AB RNVR, 28/10/1917
Myles, J.A.W. Douglas - Captain King’s African Rifles, 29/5/1918
McClure, Charles Russell – Major 19th Hussars, 21/10/1914
McEwan, Robert William Captain, Scottish Rifles, 14/4/1917
MacGregor, William Douglas – Private 17th Bn. HLI, 01/07/1916
MacKinlay, R.W. MC - Captain, RE, 6/2/1919
McLean, Alexander Harvey - Major A&SH, 26/08/1914
MacLean, W.N. MC - Captain, 29th Canadian Infantry, 3/3/1919
MacLellan, Joseph Taylor – T/Lieutenant MGC, 21/03/1918
MacLellan, Lewis - Lieutenant, HLI, 6/12/1917
McLelland, Robert Carrick - Lieutenant, HLI, 17/8/1916
McNiven, Alister Orr - Lieutenant, HLI, RFC, 29/9/1917
McNaughton, Ronald M.C. – L/Corporal RE, 10/09/1914
McMurdo, Gavin Black Motherwell - Lieutenant, RAF, 27/9/1918
MacIndoe, Cecil A.D. – Captain 8th Bn. Cameronians, 28/06/1915
MacIndoe, Ronald C.B. – Captain 8th Bn. Cameronians 28/06/1915
Napier, George Levack M. - Lieutenant, RN, 9/1/1918
Nicol, David - Captain, A&SH, 4/12/1917
Oliver, George Eric - 2nd Lieutenant, HLI, 1/8/1917
Orr, Jack A.A. - Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, 12/6/1918
Orr, Robert Duncan - Lieutenant, A&SH, 1/8/1918
Osborne, George Edward Bell - Major, 6/11/1917
Pooley, Richard Sibthorpe - 2nd Lieutenant, RSF, 23/4/1917
Prentice, John Robert - 2nd Lieutenant, A&SH, 17/4/1918
Primrose, Walter Wingate - Lieutenant, RFC, 27/2/1917
Reid, Charles Douglas – 2nd Lieutenant 9th Bn. HLI, 15/07/1916
Reid, James
Rogers, Philip Fergus – Private 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders, 25/09/1915
Rogers, Robert Maxtone - 2nd Lieutenant, KOSB, /19/1916
Ross, Hugh Alexander DSO - Lieut. Colonel, Gordon Highlanders, 27/10/1918
Rowat, Robin - 2nd Lieutenant, RFC, 1/9/1917
Service, George Brown - 2nd Lieutenant, MGC, 30/3/1918
Sharer, George Short – T/2nd Lieutenant 7th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, 26/09/1915
Small, Douglas James - Private, Canadians, 15/9/1917
Smith, Charles Randolph – 2nd Lieutenant RGA, 22/04/1917
Stephen, J.H.F. - Lieutenant, HLI, 11/1/1917
Stewart, Ronald Dr. - Lieutenant, RAMC, 15/4/1917
Stewart, William Beardmore - Captain, RFA, 24/5/1917
Stout, George R. Yorston MC - 2nd Lieutenant, A&SH att. RFC, 30/4/1917
Stout, Thomas Yorston – Lieutenant 8th Bn. Cameronians, 28/06/1915
Strettell, William Michael Dashwood Stirling - Lieutenant, HLI att. RFC, 28/11/1917
Taylor, Joseph MacIntyre - Lieutenant, A&SH, 23/10/1918
Teacher, William George – 2nd Lieutenant 15th Bn. HLI, 14/05/1916
Tillie, Arnold Reed – Captain 8th Bn. Cameronians att. RFC, 11/05/1916
Tilson, John Edward - 2nd Lieutenant, 23/4/1917
Todd, William – Captain RGA, 29/06/1915
Townsend, Eric Travis – Captain 5th Bn. HLI, 08/11/1917
Townsend, Ronald Travis – Captain RFC att. 5th Bn. HLI, 30/11/1917
Turner, Alan MacFarlane – 2nd Lieutenant 5th Bn. HLI, 19/12/1915
Turner, David Fotheringham – 2nd Lieutenant 8th Bn. East Yorkshire Reg, 26/09/1915
Turner, Alexander Law – Lieutenant RFA, 12/03/1916
Warren, Archibald Alexander – Lieutenant 8th Bn. Border Regiment, 20/01/1916
Watson, Charles Victor MacGregor – 2nd Lieutenant RAF 17th Sqdn, 03/10/1917
Watson, John Eben – T/2nd Lieutenant 7th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, 26/09/1915
Webster, John Alexander Croom - 2nd Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, 23/4/1917
Whitson, Harold White – Lieutenant 2nd Bn. HLI, 25/09/1915
Wingate, Alexander – 2nd Lieutenant 9th Bn. HLI, 13/10/1915
Wingate, Thomas Paterson MC – Captain 1st Bn KOSB, 18/04/1915
Woodburn, Leonard Holt - Lieutenant, HLI, 28/8/1918
Wright, Robert F.
Wright, William 2nd Lieutenant, RFA, 8/8/1918
Wylie, Robert D. - Captain, Cameron Highlanders, 24/8/1917
Young, John Erskine – Captain Royal Scots Fusiliers, 24/08/1914
Young, John Stevenson - 2nd Lieutenant, RFC, 3/2/1918
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Kelvinside Academy Reply with quote



Kelvinside Academy WW2 Memorial is situated on the half landing of the main stairway.

KELVINSIDE ACADEMY
AIEN APIETEYEIN (Be the Best)

PRO PATRIA
1939 – 1945

Anderson D.S. - Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
Bergius William Cecil - Lieutenant RNVR 01/03/1944
Campbell Colin MacAulay DFC - Pilot Officer RAF, 174998, 08/09/1944
Clark J.H.M. - Captain RNVR
Collie Alistair MacCallum - Lieutenant RNVR 11/04/1943
Dick Alan John Steven - LAC RAF, 1231941, 22/09/1942
Fairbrother S.C. - Captain 10/6 Rajputana Rifles
Farquhar Ian Gordon - LA Fleet Air Arm, FX 77962, 14/07/1940
Ferguson Arthur Russell - Captain 5th Seaforth Highlanders, 153381, 09/02/1945
Fletcher Basil Steven - Flight Engineer RAF, 1672376, 14/06/1946
Fyfe Alan McArthur - Major A&SH, 189568, 07/08/1944
Grant Ian Campbell - Lieutenant RA, 64885, 19/01/1944
Grant Theodore Forbes - Sergeant RA, 1478432, 05/04/1943
Gilchrist Hubert H. - Flight Lieutenant RCAF, C1619, 15/07/1942
Gordon Oswald B. - Lieutenant Cameronians (SR), 65799, 26/03/1945
Hedderwick Gerald MC - Major RAC, 9043, 21/05/1940
Hill-Jack David. - Captain RASC, 87775, 20/06/1944
Hodge William L. - Lieutenant RA, 100473, 13/04/1942
Huang G.H. - Colonel Chinese Air Force
Hughes John George Lawrence - Flight Sergeant RAF, 948182, 22/07/1944
Jarvis James Ernest - Captain 1/5th Mahratta LI Indian Army, EC/6352, 24/02/1944
Kennedy Ronald - Midshipman RN, 25/10/1941
Luke Arthur V.R. - Captain RA, 51904, 09/07/1940
Lyle Hedley Robert DFM - Pilot Officer RAF, 185144, 08/11/1944
McAdam John 2nd - Lieutenant RA, 85085, 27/04/1940
MacFarlane Ian Turner - Sub-Lieutenant RNVR, 07/04/1945
Mackay Robert - Midshipman RNR, R/JX 179927, 21/12/1940
McKillop John M. - Lieutenant RAMC, 104557, 11/06/1940
McLachlan John - Lieutenant RNVR, 06/05/1942
MacLean Andrew MacGavin - Lieutenant RNVR, 18/02/1940
McVicar Angus - Sergeant Pilot RAF, 1371651, 15/04/1943
Millar John Arthur Scott - Lieutenant 605 Mahratta LI Indian Army, 928449, 27/03/1944
Miller Ian Stanley - Flight Lieutenant RAF, 47276, 05/02/1944
Mitchell David Cooper - Flight Lieutenant RAF, 69439, 19/06/1944
Moyes Ian Y. - Major REME, 67285, 10/09/1943
Muir George Connell - Pilot Officer RAF, 82212, 21/02/1941
Mutter Ronald G. - Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, 314050, 27/04/1945
Nisbet Robert S. - Major 1st HLI, 143408, 05/03/1945
Ritchie Thomas Glyn Finlayson - Flight Lieutenant RAF, 73010, 21/07/1941
Roxburgh Robert Hunter - Lieutenant RNVR, 07/12/1942
Shaw Gavin OBE - Lieutenant Colonel The Welsh Regiment, 39491, 16/11/1943
Steele John Lang DFC - Squadron Leader RAF, 121397, 09/12/1944
Struthers John Gardner - Sub-Lieutenant RNVR, 21/08/1944
Struthers William Hutchison - Lieutenant Scots Guards, 324950, 26/04/1945
Torrance I.W. - Cadet RN
Ward Thomas Wilson - Flight Lieutenant RAF, 86336, 04/06/1942


I would like to thank Elaine Solman, Development Manager, for allowing me access to the school and for providing me with all the additional material.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject: Lt. Walter Wingate Primrose Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
Primrose, Walter Wingate - Lieutenant, RFC, 27/2/1917


Also listed upon the Bridge of Allan memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Kelvinside Academy - Lieutenant Thomas Jackson Reply with quote

Irvine Herald
Kilwinning Officer Killed - Lieutenant Thos. Jackson, 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on July 12. He was the eldest son of Mr Thomas Jackson, 24 George Square, Glasgow, and of Smithstone, Kilwinning, and was a partner of the well-known firm of chartered accountants, Messrs Thomson, Jackson, Gourlay and Taylor. Educated at Kelvinside Academy, Lieutenant Jackson received his early military training in the Cadet Corps of that school which was the first Scottish day school to found such a corps. For some time after he left school Lieutenant Jackson was a member of the 1st Lanark Rifle Volunteers. When the war broke out he was a captain in the Ayrshire National Reserve, and was also a commissioner for the Northern District Boy Scouts(Ayrshire). He subsequently joined the Army for active service, receiving a commission in the 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers, with whom he was in training at Ayr and Cambusbarron before going to the Dardanelles about the end of May. Leiutenant Jackson, who was 34 years of age, was a popular member of Kelvinside Academical Club, and was also a director of the Night Asylum for the Houseless."
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:01 am    Post subject: George Alexander Walker Lamond Reply with quote

Born 23-7-1878
Rank:Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death:25/02/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport
Son of Robert Peel Lamond & Isabella (nee Japp) Lamond.
Grave Reference: Pres. V. CC. 21.
Cemetery:COLOMBO (KANATTE) GENERAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Scottish Rugby International.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see this memorial when it was first posted. I don't think I've seen a member of the Chinese forces on a Scottish memorial before

Huang G.H. - Colonel Chinese Air Force

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Kelvinside Academy Reply with quote

I note there are twelve RN / RNR / RNVR and twelve RAF / RCAF men listed in the Second World War list.

jrah60 wrote:

1939 – 1945

Mackay Robert - Midshipman RNR, R/JX 179927, 21/12/1940


Robert Mackay is listed as a Petty Officer, H.M. Boom Defence Vessel "Caliban" in the CWGC database. He is also listed on the Thurso War Memorial.

jrah60 wrote:

1939 – 1945

McKillop John M. - Lieutenant RAMC, 104557, 11/06/1940



Lt McKillop was lost at St Valery-en-Caux in 1940

There are no dates of death against these names:

Fairbrother S.C. Captain 10/6 Rajputana Rifles
Torrance I.W. Cadet RN
Anderson D.S. Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
Clark J.H.M. Captain RNVR

I've had a look in the CWGC database and there are no obvious entries which match these details.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain William T Kedie:

http://www.glasgownecropolis.org/profiles/william-thomas-kedie/

Interesting to note that the family thought he was killed at Gallipoli.
The CWGC have him listed on the Le Touret memorial but have today confirmed that a mistake has been made and he was killed at Gallipoli.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: John Alexander Findlay Reply with quote

John Alexander Findlay, D.S.O., M.i.D.

Brother of Lieutenant-Col. James Marshall Findlay, Scottish Rifles.

CWGC:

Rank: Major
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry, 1st/5th Battalion
Date of Death: 8th November 1917
Age: 34
Awards: D.S.O., 3 times Mentioned in Despatches
Buried: Gaza War Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Jessie B. Findlay, Clairmont, Kelvinside, Glasgow.

SNWM:
Rank: Major
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry (Territorial)
Decoration: D.S.O.
Date of Death: 8th November 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

SDGW:
Rank: Major
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry, 5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial)
Decoration: D.S.O.
Date of Death: 8th November 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

MIC:
John Alexander Findlay, Captain/Major, 1st/5th battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th November 1917

Soldiers’ Effects:
Major J. A. Findlay, 5th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in Action 8th November 1917
Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War & Victory Medals
Mrs Findlay, 11 Winton Drive, Glasgow, amended to 16 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow

Glasgow Herald, 14th November 1917. ‘Deaths on Service’:
Findlay. Killed in action on 8th inst., Major J. A. Findlay, Highland Light Infantry, younger son of Mrs Joseph Findlay, 11 Winton Drive, Kelvinside.

Scotsman, 16th November 1917. ‘Biographical Notes’
Major John Alexander Findlay, Highland Light Infantry (killed), was the younger son of the late Joseph Findlay, 11 Winton Drive, Glasgow, and brother of Lieutenant-Col. James Marshall Findlay, Scottish Rifles. He was educated at Kelvinside Academy and graduated M.A., LL.B., at Glasgow University. He was a member of the Kelvinside Academy Cadet Corps and afterwards joined the Highland Light Infantry. Major Findlay served with his battalion in Gallipoli. He was mentioned in a dispatch in July last.

Listed on Kelvinside Academy Memorial

Listed on Kelvinside Academy ‘School War Record Book’:[/i] Findlay, John Alexander, Major, Highland Light Infantry.
Date of Death: 8th November 1917

Listed on Glasgow Roll of Honour: Major John Alexander Findlay, Highland Light Infantry, 11 Winton Drive, Glasgow West.

Listed on Glasgow University Memorial: John A. Findlay
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5636

Listed on Glasgow University Roll of Honour (Biography):
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=48
John Alexander Findlay was born on October 16th 1883 to Joseph, a cotton merchant, and Jessie Findlay. He grew up with his brother James (born 1881) and his sisters Margaret (born 1882), Agnes (born 1886), Anna (born 1886), and Catherine (born 1890). He grew up in considerable wealth and the household employed five servants in 1901.
He first enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1900 originally studying Latin and Greek. He completed his MA on the 21st of April 1903 and continued on to complete his LLB on 18th April 1905. In the academic year 1902-3 he came 14th in the list of prizes in Civil Law awarded by James M Irvine. During his postgraduate studies he won numerous prizes for his academic work including: 6th place for Eminence in Class Examinations in Scots Law by Professor Alexander Moody Stewart (1904-5), 2nd place for Eminence in Examinations for prizes given by the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (1904-5), 4th place for Merit Certificate in Jurisprudence (1904-5), Eminently Distinguished for Conveyancing in the prizes given by the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (1905-6), and was awarded First Place Medallist for First Class Certificate in Forensic Medicine by Professor John Glaister (1905-6). In 1904, whilst studying, Findlay was also working as a Law Apprentice at 115 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. He was admitted to be a law agent in Scotland on April 1st 1912.
On May 8th 1906, Findlay was granted the position of Second Lieutenant and was later promoted to the position of Captain of the Highland Light Infantry on June 5th 1912. Findlay led the D company of the 5th Battalion. During the Battle of Gallipoli, he was wounded by shrapnel but quickly returned to the front. On the July 20th 1915 Findlay was promoted to the rank of temporary Major. The 5th Battalion went on to fight in Egypt. Findlay was killed in action defending a hill near Herbieh on November 8th 1917 at the age of 34. On this hill 10 other officers and 190 men were dead or wounded alongside Findlay. For his efforts in the war, Findlay was Mentioned in Despatches (MID) multiple times and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) on the 1st of January 1918. He is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery with a headstone that reads ‘encompassed by the love of God in the world that is invisible’. He is also memorialised in the Glasgow Necropolis.

London Gazette, 25 May 1906, Issue: 27916, Page: 3662
1st Volunteer Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry; The undermentioned gentlemen to be Second Lieutenants: John Alexander Findlay. Dated 8th May, 1906.

London Gazette, 25 August 1908, Issue: 28171, Page: 6232
5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry; the undermentioned officers, from the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry, are appointed to the battalion, with rank and precedence as in the Volunteer Force. Dated 1st April, 1908: Lieutenant John Alexander Findlay.

London Gazette, 4 June 1912, Issue: 28614 Page: 4044
5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry. Lieutenant John A. Findlay to be Captain. Dated 5th June, 1912.

London Gazette, 22 October 1915, Supplement: 29337, Page: 10489
The Highland Light Infantry. The undermentioned Captains to be temporary Majors: —John A. Findlay. Dated 20th July, 1915.

London Gazette, 28 December 1917, Supplement: 30450, Page: 20 (Distinguished Service Order)
Major John Alexander Findlay, High. Light Infantry



Glasgow Necropolis:
Agnes Rae, wife of James Marshall, Saracen Foundry, Possilpark died 12th January 1865 aged 49
James Marshall died 16th March 1883 aged 66 years
Catherine their second daughter, wife of James A. Reid, LL.D., Writer, Glasgow, died 4th April 1909? Aged 56
Joseph Findlay, Merchant, Glasgow, son-in-law of the above James Marshall, died 2nd October 1910 aged 65
Jessie Brown Marshall, his wife, youngest daughter of James Marshall died 31st October 1927 aged 75
In memory of Major John Alexander Findlay, D.S.O., (LL.D., Glasgow University)
1/5th Highland Light Infantry, who fell in action near Gaza, Palestine, 8th November 1917 aged 34
Younger son of Joseph Findlay and grandson of James Marshall

1891 Census (transcription), Living at 11 Winton Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow
Father Joseph Findlay, age 45, Cotton Merchant, born Glasgow
Mother Jessie B. Findlay, age 38, born Glasgow
Children: James M. Findlay, age 10, Scholar, born Glasgow
Margaret G. Findlay, age 9, Scholar, born Glasgow
John A. Findlay, age 7, Scholar, born Glasgow
Agnes L. Findlay, age 5, born Glasgow
Anna R. Findlay, age 5, born Glasgow
Catherine J. Findlay, age 1, born Glasgow

1901 Census (transcription), Living at 11 Winton Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow
Father Joseph Findlay, age 55, Cotton Merchant, born Glasgow
Mother Jessie B. Findlay, age 48, born Glasgow
Children: James Findlay, age 20, Apprentice Accountant, born Glasgow
Margaret Findlay, age 19, Scholar, born Glasgow
John A. Findlay, age 17, Scholar, born Glasgow
Agnes L. Findlay, age 15, Scholar, born Glasgow
Anna R. Findlay, age 15, Scholar, born Glasgow
Catherine J. Findlay, age 11, Scholar, born Glasgow

*Thanks to Ken Morrison for finding all the London Gazette entries!
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Name: GEMMELL, CECIL WOODBURN
Initials: CW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Bn attd 10th Bn
Date of Death: 24/4/1917
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Woodburn Gemmell, of The Ewart, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 6
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/5/1917): Second Lieutenant Cecil Woodburn Gemmell, who was killed in action on the 24th April, was the second son of Mr John Woodburn Gemmell, rector of the Ewart High School, Newton Stewart. He was educated at Kelivinside Academy, Glasgow and at the Ewart, and was in the last year of an apprenticeship to Messrs McClelland, Ker & Co, CA, Glasgow, when, in January 1916, he was admitted to the Inns of Court Training Corps. After a course at Lincoln's Inn, and waith a Cadel Battalion at Gailes, he received a commission in the Scottish Rifles in July last, and proceeded to France in October to join the battalion to which he had been attached. His two brothers are serving - one as a surgeon in the Navy, and the other as a subaltern in the Indian Army in Mesopotamia.

Also named on Penninghame War Memorial, Newton Stewart, and the Ewart School memorial.
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William Thomson Currie Capt 3rd Gordon Highlanders attd 5th Bn b Glasgow Age 21 Died of Wounds F & F 31/07/1918 Son of Rachel (nee Thomson) Currie, The Whins, Worpledon, Surrey & the late John Currie. 1901 Census: Craigellan Fernicarry Villa, Rosneath. Fa Occ: Cotton Yarn Merchant. Officers Book page 166. Attd 5th Bn. Glasgow City Roll of Honour: 31 Westbourne Gdns W. Senlis French National Cemetery Fr 1225 Plot II Row C Grave 060 Kelvinside Academy & Fettes College & Glasgow
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Hugh Alexander Ross Lieutenant Colonel D.S.O., 3 times M.i.D 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow Age 38 Killed in Action Italy 27/10/1918 Son of Mr & Mrs John MacDonald Ross, 2 Devonshire Gdns; Glasgow. Mother Robina. Also Ledgowan, Achnasheen, Ross-shire. Order of Danilo 4th Class (Montenegrin). McDonald Ross, of 2, Served in the South African war. City Roll of Honour: 42 Queen's Rd; Husband of Winifred Ross. Glasgow Herald 5-11-18. Probate date: 2 Jul 1920. Photo in DSO Vol II: Page 423. Tezze British Cemetery, Italy Italy 09 Plot VI Row B Grave 11 ADJ 09-11-18 RoH ADJ 11-11-18 P2 :Col 6 : Off.KiA Aberdeen City & Kelvinside Academy
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