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15th Highland Light Infantry, Glasgow Transport Museum
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject: L/cpl George McLennan Reply with quote

George McLennan L/cpl 26384 15th Highland Light Infantry born Fraserburgh enlisted Aberdeen residence Fraserburgh Killed in Action F & F 15-Jul-17 Nieuport Memorial M. R. 31
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt John Michie Reply with quote

John Michie 2nd Lt 15th Highland Light Infantry born DanzigSheil, Balmoral 28/08/1887 Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 15-Jul-17 Son of John & Helen Michie, Kincairn, Blairs. Native of Balmoral. City Roll of Honour: Bhaile-Na-Choile, Balmoral. The Roll of Honour : Vol III page 193: Photo. Officers Book page 163. North of Scotland Bank Ltd; War Record: page 83 : Photo. Coxyde Military Cemetery B 024 Plot I Row A Grave 3 Balmoral Estate City & 15th HLI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject: Pte David William Munro Reply with quote

David William Munro Pte 13423 15th Highland Light Infantry born Rousay, Orkney enlisted Rousay, Orkney Age 28 Killed in action F & F 17-Mar-16 Son of Alexander and Christina Munro, of Old School, Rousay, Kirkwall, Orkney. Memorial: Old School. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0251 Row D Grave 20 Rousay & 15th HLI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Cpl James Paterson Reply with quote

James Paterson Cpl 13461 15th Highland Light Infantry born Buckie, Banffshire enlisted Glasgow residence Buckie Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 27-Jul-16 Son of William & Margaret Paterson, 11 Mill Cres; Buckie. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15C Buckie & 15th HLI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Alexander Smith Reply with quote

Alexander Smith Pte 27123 15th Highland Light Infantry born Insch enlisted Glasgow Age 37 Killed in Action F & F 03-Jul-16 NoK Miss Smith, Prospect Cottage, Insch (Sister). Brother James Smith, Baker, Kintore. Occ: Warehouseman in Glasgow. Insch Memorial: Insch. Inverurie Bass 344: Son of Mr & Mrs James Smith. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1890 Plot IX Row G Grave 16 Insch & 15th HLI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: Pte Rowallan William Gordon Smith Reply with quote

Rowallan William Gordon Smith Pte 54966 15th Highland Light Infantry born Glass 11/10/1893 enlisted Huntly residence Huntly Age 24 Died of Wounds F & F 06-Oct-18 Son of the late James Smith & Annie (nee Gordon) Smith, Haugh of Glass, Huntly. Grandson of Alexander Gordon, Oldyne, Glass. Educated: Central School Occ: Chauffer. Formerly 12550 Gordons "Allan Smith" 1919 Highland Light Chron 67 In Memoriam page 200 Soldiers Died page 80 The Roll of Honour Vol V page 155. Tincourt New British Cemetery Fr 0446 Plot VI Row H Grave 6 Glass Mortlach & 15th HLI
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Charles Taylor Pte 42076 15th Highland Light Infantry born Aberdeen enlisted Edinburgh residence Hamilton Died of Wounds F & F 29-Nov-17 Formerly 11772 R.Scots. Mendinghem British Cemetery B 018 Plot VI Row AA Grave 5
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated photos of the new location for the 15th HLI "Glasgow Tramways" Battalion.


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John Ellice Pte 13353 15th Highland Light Infantry born Aberlour enlisted Glasgow residence Banff Killed in Action F & F 03-Jul-16 Son of James Ellice, 34 Conval St; Dufftown. Mother Helen. Worked for Glasgow Corporation Tramways. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15C Keith & 15th HLI
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on this memorial as James McClelland (he served as James Johnston) age 22 Private (13664) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
James enlisted in the 15th HLI, known by its original title of the Glasgow Tramways Battalion, and landed with them at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1894 at Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of David McClelland of Crossmichael and his first wife Jane (Johnston) McClelland.
Missing in Action on 28 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
He is named on the Crossmichael Parish War Memorial as:PTE. JOHNSTONE Mc LELLAND, H.L.I.
and named on the Roll of Honour in Crossmichael Parish Church as James Johnstone-McLelland.

His name is there with his three brothers David, John and Robert, all Gordon Highlanders and all killed during 1915.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HARVEY, JOHN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn
Service Number: 13658
Date of Death: 3/7/1916
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Born, Sorbie, Wigtownshire on 1/6/1892. Father: James Harvey, master shoemaker. Mother: Margaret Harvey nee McCulloch (Source: GRoS)
1901 Census: John Harvey, aged 9, living at 9 South Back Street, Wigtown with his father, James (shoemaker), mother and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. (Source: Scotland's People)
1911 Census: John Harvey, aged 19, tinsmith, living at 21 Harbour Rd, Wigtown with father, mother and 2 bothers and 1 sister. (Source: Scotland's People).

Register of Soldiers' Effects (via Ancestry): John Harvey. 15th HLI, Private 13658. Died 3/7/1916 on or since date, presumed. 9 9s paid initially to his father, James, on 6/9/1917 but as deceased to his brother, Patrick, on 23/11/1917. 8 War Gratuity paid to same on 6/11/1919.

Named on Wigtown War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KENNEDY, LESLIE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 9/7/1916
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial.

Leslie Kennedy was born on 14/9/1892 at High Street, Wigtown, the son of Alexander Kennedy, agricultural labourer, and Martha Kennedy, nee White. (Source: GRoS)
1901 Census: Leslie Kennedy, aged 8, living at 3 High Street, Wigtown, with father, Alexander Kennedy, farmer's son, mother, Martha, plus 2 brothers and three sisters (source: Ancestry)
1911 Census: Leslie Kennedy, 18, butcher, living at 21 High Street, Wigtown, with father, mother plus 3 brothers and 2 sisters. (source: Scotland's People)

Galloway Gazette (5/8/1916): Killed in action on the 9th July Pte Leslie Kennedy, HLI, eldest son of Alex Kennedy, 21 Agnew Crescent, Wigtown, aged 23 years.

Register of Soldiers' Effects: Leslie Kennedy. 15th S Bn, HLI. Private 13432. Died 9/7/1916, in action. 8 9s 8d paid on 9/10/1916 to father, Alexander, 13s 1d to mother, Martha on 9/6/1917 and War Gratuity of 8 to father, Alexander, on 17/10/1919. (Source: Ancestry)

Named on Wigtown War Memorial and on family gravestone in Wigtown's High Cemetery.
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Name: FINDLAY, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22524
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 11/9/1916
Grave Reference: IV A 53
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (21/9/1916): Official intimation has been received by Mrs Findlay, 116 Watt Street, Glasgow, that her husband, Private Alex Findlay, has died of wounds received in action. Private Findlay was wounded on 21st August, and was sent to St Omas Hospital, France, where he died on the 11th inst. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Charles Findlay, Agnew Terrace, Stranraer, and his photograph appeared in our issue two weeks ago. Private Findlay was highly respected by all who knew him, and his chaplain and officers spoke highly of his conduct in the army.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and Sheuchan Church memorial in Stranraer.
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Name: ALEXANDER, W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 13507
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 8/9/1916
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of James Alexander, of 35, Sheuchan St., Stranraer.
Grave Reference: R 8
Cemetery: Cambrin Churchyard Extension

Wigtownshire Free Press (21/9/1916):



Also named on the Glasgow Corporation Transport (Dennistoun Depot) Memorial and Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Sgt. J. MOFFAT, H.L.I.
James Moffat age 34 Sergeant (13095) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
James was employed by the Glasgow Corporation Tramways at the Langside Depot when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1882 in Lochmaben. Son of the late John Moffat, blacksmith at Templand Village, Lochmaben and of the late Agnes (Buchanan) Moffat. Husband of Mary Arbuckle (Warnock) Moffat of 27 Boyd Street, Crosshill, Glasgow who he married in 1914 in Cathcart, Glasgow.
Note: CWGC has this lady as his mother.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France.
Also named on the 15th HLI memorial now in the Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow, on the GCT Langside Depot memorial now in the Parkhead Depot and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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