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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:27 pm    Post subject: WW1 - L/Cpl. 33236 Alexander W. TODD, H.L.I. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 30th March, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
TODD.
- Killed in action, 24th March, Lance-Corporal Alexander W, Todd, drummer, H.L.I., aged 19 years, second youngest son Mr and Mrs W.D. Todd, The Firs, Cambuslang."


SNWM - WW1
Surname TODD
Forename Alexander W
Rank L Cpl
Service number 332326
Decoration
Place of birth Cambuslang Lanarkshire
Date of death 24 March 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 9th Bn. (T.).

SDGW - Born Cambuslang; lived Cambuslang; enlisted Glasgow.

CWGC - TODD, Alexander Wilson
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Service No: 332326.
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age:19.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 27.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of William D. and Margaret Todd, of "The Firs," 143, Brownside Rd., Cambuslang, Glasgow.
....................................................................

Mr and Mrs Todd had lost another son earlier in the war, although his name is not remembered here with the correct Unit. His name appears in the H.L.I. list, not in the Scottish Rifles in which he was commissioned.

Second Lieutenant William Drysdale TODD, Scottish Rifles.

The Daily Record and Mail, Wednesday, 27th September, 1916, page 4:- "Two Cambuslang officers have been killed in action, one being Lieut. Joseph Fleming, H.L.I., son of Mr and Mrs Robert Fleming, Cecilton, Stewarton Drive; and the other, Second-Lieut. William D. Todd, son of Mr and Mrs William D. Todd, The Firs. Lieut. Fleming who was only 21 years of age, won the John Clark Bursary in the Arts course at Glasgow University. Second-Lieut. Todd was 22 years old."


The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 26th September, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
TODD.-
Killed in action. William Drysdale, Second Lieut. Scottish Rifles, attached A. & S.H., second son of Mr and Mrs Wm. D. Todd, The Firs, Cambuslang.
Greater love hath no man than this - that a man lay down his life for his friend."


The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 26th September, 1916.
"CASUALTIES Notes on Officers
MR WILLIAM D. TODD, S.R.
Mr and Mrs William D. Todd, The Firs, Cambuslang, have received intimation that their son, Second Lieutenant William D. Todd, jun., Scottish Rifles, has been killed in action. Lieutenant Todd joined the H.L.I. on the outbreak of the war and was in France for nine months, and, coming home, gained his commission in the Scottish Rifles in October of last year. He was 22 years of age, was educated at West Coats Higher Grade School, Cambuslang, and Allan Glen's, Glasgow. He was training for a chartered accountant, and was employed with Messrs. Mitchell and Findlay, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, and later with Messrs. Graham and Co., Glasgow. Other three sons are in the army."


SNWM - WW1
Surname TODD
Forename W D
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth Cambuslang
Date of death 15 September 1916
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 6th Bn.

CWGC - TODD, W.D.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 15/09/1916.
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn. attd. 11th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave Reference: VIII. H. 10.
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Todd, of Cambuslang, Glasgow.

Headstone schedules record Mr. G. (sic) Todd, The Firs, Cambuslang, Glasgow.

1901 Census (transcription) lists the Todd family living at Cambuslang, Bothwell Park, Brownside Road and includes William D. Todd (6), born Glasgow. The list of children given (born Cambuslang) suggests the Todd family have lived in the Cambuslang area since 1896. Head of household William D. Todd (40), is a Hardware Merchant.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lieut. Joseph FLEMING, H.L.I. Reply with quote

The Daily Record and Mail, Wednesday, 27th September, 1916, page 4:- "Two Cambuslang officers have been killed in action, one being Lieut. Joseph Fleming, H.L.I., son of Mr and Mrs Robert Fleming, Cecilton, Stewarton Drive; and the other ........... Fleming who was only 21 years of age, won the John Clark Bursary in the Arts course at Glasgow University............"

SNWM - WW1
Surname FLEMING
Forename Joseph
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 15 September 1916
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 6th Bn. (T.).

CWGC - FLEMING, J.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 15/09/1916.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: F. 6.
Cemetery: BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:

Original Grave Registration document records:- 6/H.L.I. att. 4/N.Fus beside the entry for Lieut. Fleming.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 26th September, 1916.
"CASUALTIES Notes on Officers
Mr JOSEPH FLEMING, H.L.I. Mr. and Mrs Robert Fleming who reside at Cecilton, Stewarton Drive, Cambuslang, have received intimation that their son Second Lieutenant Joeph Fleming, H.L.I. attached Northumberland Fusiliers, has been killed in action. Lieutenant Fleming was educated at Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School, was dux medallist and first bursar. He entered Glasgow University, and in the Arts course won the John Clark Bursary. He was 21 years of age."

His name is also recorded on the War Memorial within Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5622
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extract from South Lanarkshire's "The Reporter"



McALPINE, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 5573
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a photo of the bronze miniature mentioned in the previous post. It was on display a couple of years ago, but I'm not sure if it still is.

20150405_141337 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:13 am    Post subject: Thomas Pollock Low GH Update Reply with quote

Thomas Pollock Low Private S/15459 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Cambuslang e Hamilton Age 19 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 16/06/1917 Son of James and Elizabeth Low, of 219, Main St., Cambuslang, Glasgow. Soldiers Effects: Fa: James. H A C Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein Fr 0568 Plot VII Row A Grave 10 The Scotsman 11-06-17 P7 ADJ 20-07-17 P4 The Scotsman20-07-17 P7: Cambuslang Baptist Church
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: Alexander Bulloch Leggat or Leggatt not listed on memorial.. Reply with quote

I thought I'd give this info just in case someone was looking for the info Alexander Bulloch Leggat Pte S/12757 7th Gordon Highlanders b Barony, Lanarkshire e Glasgow Age 26 Killed in Action F&F 21/03/1918 Service Returns: 118/AF 423. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Beaulencourt British Cemetery Fr 0560 Sp. Mem. A. 7 The Scotsman 01-02-17 P8 & 03-04-19 P9: Cambuslang
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