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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Pte. John Anderson Reply with quote

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John Anderson

(Glasgow Herald 25th May 1915)
"Mrs Anderson, residing in Nethertown Street, Dunfermline, has received official word that her husband, Private John Anderson, Black Watch, who had previously been reported missing, had been killed at La Bassee. Anderson was a miner to trade, and was 29 years of age."

CWGC
ANDERSON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/3622
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, of 19, West Nethertown St., Dunfermline; husband of Helen Conner Anderson, of 21, West Nethertown St., Dunfermline, Fife.

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Surname: ANDERSON
Firstname: James (John?)
Service Number: 3/3622
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Dundee
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Peter Izatt - Born Dunfermline Reply with quote

Private Peter Izatt Died 20-09-1916 during WW1.

He was in the Black Watch and was Born in Dunfermline

His name is on a memorial plaque in Inveresk, Musselburgh and I am trying to find out the name of his parents.

Can you help? Many Thanks ruth

ps A book is to be published this year with all the WW1 names in it and I would like to dind out what his connection was with Musselburgh if possible. There was a family with this name in the town and I suspect that he was maybe an uncle??
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alfred Robertson Reply with quote

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Alfred Robertson

(The Scotsman 22nd june 1915)
"Private Alfred Robertson, 1/7th Black Watch, son of Mr John Robertson, retired power-loom tenter, 15 Reid Street, has been officially reported killed in action. Private Robertson, whose father was a colour-sergeant in the old Volunteers, has three brothers on active service - Private John Robertson, a reservist in the 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was seriously wounded on 9th November: Corporal Arrol Robertson, who is attached to the Ambulance section ofthe Canadian Expeditionary Force; and Private James Robertson, Royal Scots, who enlisted at the outbreak of the war."

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ROBERTSON, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 2836
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. H. 31.
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY

SNWM
Surname: ROBERTSON
Forename: Alfred
Rank: Pte
Service number: 2836
Place of birth: Dunfermline
Date of death: 16 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 7th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. J. G. Leitch, A. & S.H. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 18th September, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
LEITCH.-
Died fom shell wounds on Saturday 9th September, Private James Glass Leitch, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, second son of Mr and Mrs Robert Leitch, Roscombie, Dunfermline."

SDGW - Born and enlisted Dunfermline.


Medal ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3644933

1901 Census Fife, Dunfermline, Lilliehill House, recorded (transcription):- James G. Leitch (15), Scholar, born Dunfermline; Robert Leitch (46), Colliery Commercial Manager, born Fife, Beath; Euphemia Leitch (43), Wife, born Dunfermline; siblings both born Dunfermline.

SNWM - WW1
Surname LEITCH
Forename James
Rank Pte
Service number S/13816
Decoration
Place of birth Dunfermline
Date of death 9 September 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 14th Bn.

CWGC - LEITCH, James Glass
Rank: Private.
Service No: S/13816.
Date of Death: 09/09/1916. Age: 29.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 14th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 11.
Cemetery: BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Leitch, of Dunfermline, Fife.

Headstone schedules record Mrs E. Leitch, Broomfield Drive, Dunfermline and that the stone is inscribed "Arg. & Suth'd Highrs. and 1st Eastern Rifles S.A." - photograph of this would be interesting.

Backpay of 4 17s 7d was sent to his father and his mother received the 3 War Gratuity. (Death was recorded through 6 Casualty Clearing Station, France.)

The Stirling Observer, Saturday, 14th August, 1916 (page 8 ).
"AFTER FIGHTING IN SOUTH AFRICA Former Stirling Teacher Returns Home To Join The Forces In France.
Lance-Corporal (sic) James G. Leitch, who was a teacher in the Territorial School, Stirling, three years ago, returned to the City of the Rock last week to look up old friends after an adventurous time in South Africa, and in pursuance of a determination to transfer his warfare against the Germans from the Dark Continent to France. Mr Leitch left Stirling in March, 1912, intending to follow the teaching profession in South Africa, but in October, 1914, De Wet's rebellion broke out in the Orange Free State, and the erstwhile Stirling teacher joined Botha's Army and took part in rounding up the rebels. He followed up this by going through the successful campaign against the Germans in German South-West Africa, serving with the First Eastern Rifles in the Central Force under General Mackenzie. That force has now been demobilised, and Corporal Leitch, with his appetite whetted for further action against the Germans, has returned home to Dunfermline for a short holiday before rejoining the colours for the bigger issues in France."

(Lance-Corporal rank will be with his South African service.)

The Daily Record and Mail, Wednesday, 20th September, 1916 (page 4).
"Lance-Corporal (sic) James G. Leitch, Argylls, who has been killed in action, was formerly a teacher in Stirling, leaving four years ago to take up a position in Cape Colony. On the outbreak of war he joined the forces under General Botha, and served until the end of the campaign in May, 1915. He then returned to Dunfermline and enlisted in the Argylls. He was 23 (sic) years of age."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE W. GORDON.
Named on the family gravestone in Buittle Churchyard, Kirkcudbrightshire.
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=690

George Wilson Gordon age 35 Private (S/21658) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Born 1883 at Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Margaret Lammie (Wilson) Gordon of Palnackie, Buittle.
Husband of Euphemia Morgan (Sneddon) Gordon of Victoria Street, Dunfermline, Fife who he married in 1909 in Dunfermline.
Died on service on 5 December 1918 and buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: David Bell Smith GH Reply with quote

David Bell Smith Pte S/42665 6th Gordon Highlanders b Netherton, Fife e Perth Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 25/08/1918 Son of James and Alice Smith, of 18, Brucefield Avenue, Dunfermline. Soldiers Effects: Fa: James. Vis-En-Artois Memorial M. R. 16 Panel 10 The Scotsman 02-10-18 P7: Dunfermline
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Dunfermline men in Wez-Velvain (Wez) Churchyard Reply with quote

Can anyone help with extra info. I plan to visit a Gordon Highlander buried there so as there are only 4 buried I thought have a wee look they were all men of 15th Scottish Divison. They died between 27 Oct 1918 and 7th Nov 1918.
James Drysdale Watt 9th Royal Scots & John Anderson Black 8th Seaforth Highlanders. What are the chances...
Are they on the local memorial I can't see the names as the photos are gone.
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