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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:52 am    Post subject: Robert Lawrie Bolt Cameron Highlanders Reply with quote

Robert Lawrie Bolt Pte 6444 1st Cameron Highlanders born Lerwick 09/10/1884 enlisted Edinburgh residence Lochgelly, Fife Age 30 Died of Wounds F & F 14-Sep-14 Son of the late James Bolt & Jessie (nee Lawrie) Bolt, Leith. formerly of Guderwick. Shetland's Roll of Honour: Page 12: Photo. Occ Coal Miner. Husband of Barbara Walker. Lochgelly, Fife has L/C for Rank. Vendresse Churchyard Fr 1328 Sp. Mem. 2 Lerwick & Shetland & Lochgelly, Fife
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Andrew Bell Royal Scots Reply with quote

Andrew Bell Pte 16990 13th Royal Scots born Fraserburgh enlisted Denbeath residence Lochgelly, Fife
Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 10 to 13
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Andrew G Neilson Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Andrew G Neilson Cpl S/10222 1st Gordon Highlanders born Ceylon enlisted Aberdeen Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 18-Aug-16 Son of J Neilson, 104 Auchterderran Rd; Lochgelly, Fifeshire & the late James Neilson. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Charles Lawson Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Charles Lawson L/cpl 242135 5th Gordon Highlanders enlisted Alford Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 31-Jul-17 Son of William Lawson & Elsie (nee Webster) Lawson, Alford. Husband of Charlotte Brown (nee McPetrie) Lawson, 23 High St; Lochgelly, Fife. MI Tough entry No 95. Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe B 106 Plot IV Row E Grave 7 Alford & Lochgelly, Fife
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Capt James M Dewar ?Lt & Black Watch? Reply with quote

James Melville Dewar Lt 7th Black Watch born Comrie, Dunfermline 20/02/1890 enlisted Edinburgh Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 16-Oct-18 Son of Johnston and Cecilia Dewar, 19, Canmore St., Dunfermline, Fife. Born at Comrie Village, Fife. Educated at Lochgelly Public School. English Teacher in George Heriot's School, Edinburgh. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 457: Occ Teacher: Was a teacher in West End School, Elgin for two years. Son of Mrs Dewar, 47 Queen St; Dunfermline. Iwuy Communal Cemetery Fr 0760 Row B Grave 26 Dunfermline & Elgin
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOCHGELLY R.N.D. MAN KILLED IN ACTION.
News has been received in Dundee that Petty-Officer John Cairns, Royal Naval Division, has been killed in action.
Cairns was a Lochgelly man, and prior to going to the western front served at the Dardanelles. Two brothers are serving, one of them, a Black Watch man, having been wounded.
Dundee Courier 15 December 1916
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOCHGELLY SOLDIERS FALL IN ACTION.
Mrs Grant, Melville Street, Lochgelly, has been officially notified that her son, Private Wm. Lithgow, Royal Highlanders, who has been missing since the battle of Loos, is now reported killed. He enlisted in August, 1914.
Private Robert Watson, Royal Highlanders, is in hospital, having lost his hearing and speech. Private Edward Smith, Camerons, is in hospital with an injured hand. Private Robert M'Lean, Black Watch, has been wounded in the back. Private Peter Kirk. Black Watch, has had his right hand injured with an explosive bullet; and Private J. Nelson, Highland Light Infantry, has been admitted to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in the left leg.
Dundee Courier 30 August 1916
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WELL-KNOWN LOCHGELLY SOLDIER KILLED.
News has been received that Private Jack Mitchell, A. and S. Highlanders, a Lochgelly man, has been killed in action. Pte. Mitchell, who is a son of Mr John Mitchell, manager of Lochgelly Co-Operative Society, enlisted in November, 1915. He was employed in the office of Lochgelly Iron and Coal Company, and was well known in the district. He was enthusiastic member of the Y.M.C.A. and Bible Class.
Dundee Courier 16 January 1917
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CASUALTIES AMONG LOCHGELLY SOLDIERS.
Mrs Nelson, 15 Hunter Street, Lochgelly, has received intimation that her son, Corporal A. G. Nelson, Gordon Highlanders, has been killed in action. Corpl. Nelson, whose photo we reproduce, was previously wounded, and returned to the firing line on 20th June. His three brothers are serving.
Information has also been received that Private James Burke, Connaught Rangers, Lochgelly, has been wounded. Private Thomas Simpson, Black Watch, Hunter Street, Lochgelly has been seriously wounded, and has had one leg amputated. Corporal Clark, Black Watch, has also been wounded. A brother was lost with the Invincible.
Dundee Courier 12 September 1916


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lochgelly Airman Believed Killed
Mr and Mrs Sweeney, 14 Mid Street, Lochgelly, have received official intimation that their only son Sergeant Wireless Operator Michael Sweeney, who was reported missing on June 26, is now believed killed on that date.

Sergeant Sweeney was former pupil of St Columba's R.C. High School, Cowdenbeath, and before enlisting was employed as a clerk with Messrs Barry Ostlere & Shepherd, Linoleum Works, Kirkcaldy.

Evening Telegraph - Thursday 24 September 1942
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A request was received in the SMRG Mailbox by the Gt. Gt Grand-daughter of Pte. George Spence listed on the Lochgelly Memorial as as we didn't have anything about him, I found the following and sent it to the lady in question:

CWGC: (George Spence)
Rank: Private
Regiment: 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
No: S/6567
Date of Death: Saturday. 25th September 1915
Commemorated: Loos Memorial

SNWM: (George Spence)
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion
No: S/6567
Place of Birth: Kilconquhar, Fife
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

SDGW: (George Spence)
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion
No: S/6567
Place of Birth: Kilconquhar, Fife
Place of Enlistment: Lochgelly, Fife
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

MIC: (George Spence)
Private, Seaforth Highlanders, No. S/6567
Killed
Medal Entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War & Victory medals

Soldiers’ Effects: (George Spence)
Private, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, No. S/6567
Killed in Action 25th September 1915.
Widow Janet H. J. (or H. T.) & Children

I couldn't find any newspaper clippings unfortunately.

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