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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Greenock Memorial - Robertson brothers Reply with quote

Daily Record 22 November 1916
"A Greenock family have suffered the loss of a third son in the war. Able-Seaman James Robertson, R.N.V.R., who resided with his parents at 18 East Crawfurd Street, was killed as the result of an explosion. Before joining the Navy he was employed with a Port Glasgow firm of accountants. Two brothers were killed in France. "

A review of the CWGC information shows the following

Name: ROBERTSON
First Name: James
Rank: Able-Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves
Unit: S.S. "Earl of Forfar"
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08/11/1916
Service No: Clyde 2/2109
Additional Information: Son of Adam and Catherine Dunnan Robertson, of Greenock
Cemetery/Memorial Reference: Panel 24
Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: ROBERTSON
Initial: P
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit: 2nd Bn
Age: 28
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Service No: 9123
Additional Information: Son of Adam and Catherine Robertson, of 18, East Crawford St., Greenock
Cemetery/Memorial reference: B. 1. (Headstone "A" 51)
Cemetery: SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA

Name: ROBERTSON
Initial: F
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit: 2nd Bn
Age: 18
Date of Death: 17/03/1915
Service No: 9077
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs Adam Robertson, of Greenock
Cemetery/Memorial reference: XIII. E. 14
Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO 3
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an interesting link to the loss of the SS "Earl of Forfar" at:
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/374060/McMAHON,%20MAURICE
An extract from the London Gazette dated 5th Feb., 1918, records the following.-"On the 8th November, 1916, a series of fires and explosions occurred at Bakaritsa, Port of Archangel. After the merchant ships had been got away from the wharves, cries and moans were heard from the direction of a 100-ton floating crane moored between the S.S." Earl of Forfar "and the quay. The " Earl of Forfar " was on fire fore and aft, and it was obvious that any attempt to save life must be accompanied by the greatest risk, the ship having explosives on board and the quay abreast it burning furiously with intermittent explosions from small arms ammunition. Lieutenant-Commander McMahon, without a moment's hesitation, volunteered to carry out rescue work, although other rescue parties considered that they had already done all that was humanly possible. In order to reach the floating crane it was necessary to cross the "Earl of Forfar," the after part of which had blown up, whilst the forepart was on fire and the forecastle was a mass of smouldering debris. Hearing moans from under the debris of the forecastle, Lieutenant-Commander McMahon, with the aid of the crew of a tug, cleared away the wreckage and discovered the mate, with one arm, one leg, and collar-bone fractured. This man was extricated and passed into the tug. Lieutenant-Commander McMahon then proceeded on to the floating crane by means of a single plank and rescued from beneath the debris of the crane the carpenter of the "Earl of Forfar" and two Russian subjects, part of the crane's crew."
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Logue Reply with quote

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Pte. James Logue, A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd June 1915)
"Private James Logue, 1st Battalionn A. & S.Highlanders, has been killed in action. He was a riveter with Scott's Company, Greenock, and as a Resrvist was called up in August."

CWGC
LOGUE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 8133
Date of Death: 11/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: LOGUE
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8133
Place of birth: Greenock
Date of death: 11 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Stkr. Alexander Boyle Reply with quote

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Pte. Alexander Boyle

(Glasgow Herald 22nd June 1915)
"Stoker Alexander Boyle, Laird Street, Greenock, serving with the Howe Brigade, 2nd R.N. Brigade, is reported missing after an action in the Dardanelles. He was a fleet Resrvist, and was called up in August."

CWGC
BOYLE, ALEXANDER
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service No: DEV/278618
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy (RFR/DEV/B/1676) Howe Bn. R.N. Div
Panel Reference: Panel 1 and 2.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BOYLE
Forename: Alexander
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service number: 278618
Date of death: 4 June 1915
Theatre of death: RN Howe Bn RND
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL NAVY
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:01 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Dvr. Robert TAYLOR, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 9th January, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
TAYLOR.
- Died on 3rd January (the result of an accident), Driver Robert Taylor, R.F.A., aged 29, late assistant superintendent with the Scottish Milk Records Association, Ayr, elder son of Mr and Mrs Robert Taylor, 41 South Street, Greenock."


SNWM - WW1
Surname TAYLOR
Forename Robert
Rank Dvr
Service number 175652
Decoration
Place of birth Greenock
Date of death 3 January 1918
Theatre of death Italy
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

CWGC - TAYLOR, Robert
Rank: Driver.
Service No: 175652.
Date of Death: 03/01/1918. Age: 29.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery "A" Bty. 15th Bde.
Grave Reference: I. A. 26.
Cemetery: STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Ruth M. Taylor, of 41, South St., Greenock.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Robert Murdoch Reply with quote

Robert Murdoch L/Cpl S/21247 6/7th Gordon Highlanders b Falkirk e Greenock Died of Wounds F&F 14/10/1918 Soldiers Effects: Fa: Robert. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Fr 0214 Plot III Row F Grave 36 The Scotsman 20-11-18 P6: Dow: Greenock Broomhill
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Alfred Douglas GH Reply with quote

Alfred Douglas Pte S/3237 1st Gordon Highlanders b Greenock, Renfrew e Greenock, Renfrew Killed in Action F & F 28/03/1918 Soldiers Effects: Widow: Maggie Barbour. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 03-05-18 P6: Greenock
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Robert Brown GH Reply with quote

Robert Brown Serjeant 3/7134 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Greenock, Renfrew e Greenock Age 20 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos). Short Service: 19 pages. Occ: Labourer. Soldiers Effects: Mother Agnes Brown. Sister: Mary Sutherland. Brother Alexander McShedran Brown. Aunt: Miss Janet Brown. Also Brother John. Vermelles British Cemetery Fr 0423 Plot VI Row D Grave 05 The Scotsman 25-10-15 P4
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Alexander Jamieson GH Reply with quote

Alexander Jamieson Pte S/44003 1st Gordon Highlanders b Greenock, Renfrew e Stirling Age 18 Killed in Action F & F 27/09/1918 CWGC has Jameson. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt Fr 0357 Row H Grave 16 The Scotsman 09-12-18 P7: Greenock
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Wallace Tosh GH Reply with quote

Wallace Tosh Private S/11889 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Port Glasgow e Greenock Age 38 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Soldiers Effects: Widow Jane McLachlan. Married 1899. Port Glasgow. Service Returns: 117/AF 180. Age 38. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 14 Evening Times 21-7-16 Page 4 The Scotsman 03-08-16 P8: Greenock
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:48 am    Post subject: robert Graham GH Reply with quote

Robert Graham Pte S/3639 1st Gordon Highlanders b Greenock, Renfrew e Greenock Killed in Action F&F 16/05/1915 Soldiers Effects: Mother Isabella. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 ADJ 11-06-15 P3: Greenock
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: William Boyd GH Reply with quote

William Boyd Pte S/22603 6th Gordon Highlanders b Greenock, Renfrew e Greenock Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 11/04/1918 Soldiers Effects: Mo: Elizabeth. Service Returns: 118/AF 365. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 The Scotsman 30-05-18 P6: Greenock
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: William Crichton M. Sutherland GH Reply with quote

William Crichton M. Sutherland Private S/40375 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Greenock e Greenock Age 19 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 14/06/1917 Son of the late Alexander M. and Jane F. M. Sutherland. Service Returns: 117/AF 99 Age 20. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 20-07-17 P7: Greenock
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Hugh Carson GH Reply with quote

Hugh Carson Private 3/7352 9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Greenock e Greenock Age 28 Killed in Action Somme, France 30/12/1916 Soldiers Effects: Widow: Janet. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont Fr 0239 Plot VI Row F Grave 32
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. William Clement Reply with quote

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Pte. William Clement, Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 1st of October 1914)
"News has been received in Greenock of the death of Lance Corporal William Clement, a reservist in the Black Watch, who has been killed at the front. He was a commissionaire employed at the Corporation electricity works."

CWGC
Name: CLEMENT, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 08/09/1914
Service No: 155
Additional information: Son of the late David and Annie Clement.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5.
Cemetery: SABLONNIERES NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: CLEMENTS
Firstname: William
Service Number: 155
Date Death: 08/09/1914
Place of birth: Musselburgh
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte


William is named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial as:
L/CPL. WILLIAM CLEMENT, BLACK WATCH.
William Clement age 28 Private (155) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William belonged to an old Borgue family and his uncle, William of St. Cuthbert Street, was the caretaker of the Liberal Club Rooms in Kirkcudbright. He enlisted at Musselburgh in February 1905 and in 1911 he was serving with the 2nd Black Watch in India. He was working as a commissionaire at the Greenock Corporation's electricty works when, as a reservist, he was recalled to his regiment and he landed with the 1st Black Watch at Le Havre on 13 August 1914, one of the first British formations to move to France. He was killed when the village of Sablonnieres, to the east of Paris, was captured by British troops on 8 September 1914.
Born 1886 in Musselburgh, Midlothian. Son of the late David and Annie Clement. Brother of Mrs. Margaret Livingstone of Kiwitea, Feilding, North Island, New Zealand. (Army Register of Soldiers effects and CWGC Headstone schedule)
Killed in Action on 8 September 1914 and buried in Sablonnieres New Communal Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France.
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