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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the two JOHN GORDONs,
John Borthwick Gordon age 29 Private (S/10746) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was a painter with the Caledonian Railway at Carstairs Junction when he enlisted in mid-1915. He was killed on the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. (Source: Hamilton Advertiser 22/7/1916 p.5)
Born 1886 in Kirkcudbright. Son of Samuel and Janet (McQueen) Gordon, of Netherplace Cottage, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Margaret (Callander) Gordon of Main Street, Carnwath, Lanarkshire who he married in 1910 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.
Also named on the Carnwath War Memorial, and on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie together with his two brothers - Samuel Gordon age 23 Private (S/14228) 1/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders who died on 10 July 1917 and Thomas William Gordon age 34 Private (S/11731) 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders who died three weeks later on 31 July 1917.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHANNAN, JAMES.

Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial as:

SPR. JOHN J. SHANNAN, ROYAL ENGINEERS.
John James Shannan age 25 Sapper (424150) 39th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
John was a clerk employed by the Caledonian Railway Company at Wemyss Bay Station, Renfrewshire after working as a porter at Dinwoodie Station in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire. He had been in France for 6 months when he was killed.
Born c.1891 in the USA. Son of the late James Shannan and of Euphemia (Paterson) Shannan of Dalmakethar, Applegarth and of 5A Townhead Street, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay War Memorial.
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CHARLES WAUGH.
Charles Waugh age 27 Corporal (S/2660) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Charles was a clerk with the Caledonian Railway at Glenboig in Lanarkshire when he enlisted in 1914. He joined his battalion in France in March 1915.
Born 1890 in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Son of David and Elizabeth (Johnston) Waugh of Willow Bank, Kirtlebridge, Eaglesfield, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 4 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge and on the Glenboig War Memorial.
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MARTIN, THOMAS.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Cpl. T. MARTIN, SCOTTISH RIFLES.
Thomas Martin age 28 Corporal (1623 & 43380) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Thomas was a railwayman in Motherwell, Lanarkshire when he enlisted there in 1914. He landed with the 1/6th Battalion at Le Havre in March 1915. At some point he was transferred to the 9th Battalion and he died of his wounds in the 44th Casualty Clearing Station at Poperinghe.
Born 1890 in Langholm. Son of Robert and Jane (Irving) Martin of 54 Factory Entry, Langholm.
Died of Wounds on 29 September 1917 and buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Motherwell War Memorial.
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