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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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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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SHELTON, JOHN.

Named on the Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish War Memorial in Beattock, Dumfriesshire as:

SHELTON, JOHN THOMAS PTE. CAMERONS.
John Thomas Shelton age 25 Private (S/15907) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John was a surfaceman with the Caledonian Railway Company and was living at Foggieholm, Moffat when he enlisted in December 1914. He joined the 2nd Camerons in France in April 1915 but was wounded a month later and treated in the 4th General Hospital before being evacuated home. He returned to France and was posted to the 1st Camerons on 29 September 1915 but was killed two weeks later.
Born 1890 in Nottingham. Son of the late Sarah Ann (Garner) Shelton of Cremorne Street, Nottingham and of Henry Shelton of 36 Gratton Road, Bedford.
In 1911 he was living with Adam and Jane Hume and he named their eldest daughter Miss Margaret Scaite Hume of Station Cottages, Beattock as his legatee and to receive his medals.
Missing in Action on 13 October 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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COWAN, ALEXANDER.

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries as:

COWAN, ALEX. PTE. K.O.S.B.
Alexander Cowan age 20 Private (15196) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was educated at Laurieknowe School, Maxwelltown. He was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company in Glasgow and was an amateur footballer with Ashfield Juniors when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with the 7th KOSB at Boulogne in July 1915.
The 7th and 8th Battalions were merged in May 1916.
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Campbell or Waugh) Cowan of 13 Terregles Street, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Laurieknowe School memorial and on the Troqueer Parish Church Memorial.
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JOHNSTON, ANDREW.

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh War Memorial in Dumfries as:

JOHNSTON, ANDREW. PTE. CAMERONS.
Andrew Johnston age 33 Private (S/12769) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Andrew was educated at Laurieknowe School in Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire and served his apprenticeship as a plumber in Dumfries but he was employed as a brakeman by the Caledonian Railway Company, initially in Dumfries and later in Glasgow where he lived at 35 Elmfoot Street, Oatlands and at 170 Butterbiggins Road, Govanhill. Andrew enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915. He was wounded at the battle of Loos on 25 September 1915 and evacuated back to the UK. Andrew returned to his battalion in France in December 1915.
Born 1883 in Selkirk. Son of James and Mary Ann (Lauder) Johnston of 7 Woodside Terrace, Ryedale, Maxwelltown. Husband of the late Catherine (Reid) Johnston of Moniaive who he married in 1907 in Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. They were living at Elmfoot Street in Glasgow in 1911 when Catherine became ill and she died of tuberculosis at Dunreggan, Moniaive, Glencairn in 1912. Their son James was named as legatee.
Killed in Action on 30 June 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Laurieknowe School memorial and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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