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apanderson
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAMPBELL, William Wellwood

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Battalion
No: 14430
Date of Death: 1st December 1917
Age: 32
Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel Ref: Panel 131 to 132
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Campbell, 103 Calder Street, Blantyre

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Battalion
No: 14430
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 1st December 1917
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Medal Index Card (Medal Entitlement): William Campbell, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 16th Battalion, No. 14430. Killed in action. British War, Victory & 15 Star Medals

Soldiers Died in the Great War: William Campbell, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow), No. 14430. Born Glasgow. Resided Blantyre. Killed in action 1st December 1917

Soldiers’ Effects: William Campbell, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 16th Battalion, No. 43110.
Death presumed on or since 2nd December 1917. Widow Christina Campbell.
(Note that his number has been transposed, i.e., 43 110 instead of 14430)

Both the following articles (Stirling Observer) were published in the Buchlyvie local section. He is not included on Buchlyvie's Civic Memorial.

Stirling Observer, 12th December 1914, ‘Auchentroig Men’s Patriotism’
The patriotic feeling of the young men of the district may be stimulated by the news that the following employees on Auchentroig estate have joined the forces to serve their country: ..... William Campbell, Highland Light Infantry (Kitchener’s Army).

Stirling Observer, 16th February 1918, 'Former Auchentroig Footman Killed'
Official intimation has been received by Mrs. Campbell, 41 Calder Street, Blantyre, that her eldest son, Private Willie Wellwood Campbell, H.L.I., has been killed. He was 32 years of age and prior to enlistment was footman with Colonel Euing Crawford, Auchentroig, Stirlingshire.

Note that in the 'Effects' document, he is listed as leaving a widow (Christina Campbell), but there is no mention of him being married either in the CWGC database or the 2nd Observer article.
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columba



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stirling observer: 28.12.15
Pte J Colligan, 9th Scottish Rifles 44 Broad Street died of wounds; widower with 2 children; 2 brothers from Blantyre killed in battle.

CWGC
COLLIGAN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 11369
Date of Death: 18/11/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
SNWM
Surname COLLIGAN
Forename J
Rank Pte
Service number 11369
Decoration
Place of birth Blantyre
Date of death 15 November 1915
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Other detail 9th Bn.
Medal card: theatre 1 France 11.1.15; d of w; o i/c records requests insts re disposal of medals
SDGW
Name: John Colligan
Birth Place: Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton
Residence: Stirling
Death Date: 18 Nov 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Hamilton
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 9th Battalion
Regimental Number: 11369
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

The 1891 census has Peter and Ellen Colligan living in Morlon land, Kirkintilloch with William 17, John 8, Thomas 3 (+ 3 girls); Peter and William were both coal miners.
The 1901 census has John and Thomas living with an uncle and aunt in Blantyre.
By 1911 John had married and was living in Stirling with 1 child (followed by a second in 1912; his wife died in 1913) He was a coal miner.

Thanks to John for posting the link to the list of names on High Blantyre Memorial I was able to find out that both William and Thomas had been killed.

Colligan W
Rank: Private
Service No: 6896
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: (Served as RADIGAN)
(Their mother was Helen Radigan)

Colligan, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service No: 12518
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Robert Frew, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

FREW, R
Rank: Corporal
Service No: S/4498
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 8th/10th Bn.
Grave Reference: XVII. G. 18.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Frew, of 51, Hunthill Rd., High Blantyre, Lanarkshire
Surname FREW
Forename Robert
Rank Cpl
Service number S/4498
Decoration
Place of birth High Blantyre Lanarkshire
Date of death 11 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 8/10th Bn
Theatre 1 France 10.5.15; k in a 11.4.17 s/4498
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some closer pictures of the names from the First World War panel.

IMG_6885 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_6886 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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