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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two brothers are named on the various Glencairn Parish War Memorials in Dumfriesshire.

John Cassels Monteith – age 39 – Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
“Jack” was educated at Cargilfield School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, and at Glasgow University where he graduated in 1897. He was studying for a LL.B. when he was commissioned in the Bedfordshire Regiment in May 1900 and he spent the next seven years in India. He returned to Glasgow University as Adjutant to the Officer Training Corps in January 1912 and re-joined his old regiment in August 1914, landing in France with the 1st Battalion. He fought at Mons, Le Cateau and Cambray before being wounded near Ypres in November. He was evacuated home and was appointed to the School of Instruction for Officers at Cambridge before he returned to France in August 1915. John was killed two months later commanding the 2nd Battalion near Hulloch during the battle of Loos.
Born 1875 in Glencairn. Son of the late Rev. John Monteith of Glencairn Parish Church (died 1886) and of Ellen Maria (Neve) Monteith (died 1912)
Husband of Jane Robertson (Wilson) Monteith of Glenluiart, Moniaive who he married in April 1914 in Airdrie, Old Monklands.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1915 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Cargilfield School and Fettes College memorials and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.

and his brother

William Neve Monteith
– age 37 – Lieutenant, 6th (Reserve) Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
William was educated at Cargilfield School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, and at Magdalen College Oxford, where he gained his B.A., before studying Theology at the University of Glasgow from where he graduated B.D. in April 1904. After graduation he acted as assistant in the “Scotch” Church at Buenos Aires and then served as Assistant to the Reverend Dr Playfair of St. Andrews before getting his own parish in Elie in Fife in 1907. He enlisted in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry at the outbreak of war and was commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 but was killed at Bois-Grenier during the battle of Loos.
Born 1878 in Glencairn. Son of the late Rev. John Monteith of Glencairn Parish Church (died 1886) and of Ellen Maria (Neve) Monteith (died 1912) Husband of Muriel May (Cox) Monteith of West House, Elie, Fife who he married in 1915 in Largo, Fife.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Cargilfield School and Fettes College memorials, on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, on the Church of Scotland Ministers memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, on the Magdalen College memorial, on the Elie & Earlsferry War Memorial, on the Elie Parish Church memorial, on an individual memorial in the church, and on the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés) memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WOLFE-MURRAY, ARTHUR ALEXANDER
Initials: AA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: Commands and Staff, General Satff, formerly Highland Light Infantry
Awards: CB
Date of Death: 7/12/1918
Age: 52
Additional Information: Son of the late James Wolfe-Murray; husband of Evelyn Mary Wolfe-Murray of 20 George Square, Edinburgh. Served in the South African War.
Grave Reference: 39
Cemetery: Eddleston Parish Churchyard

Also named on Peebles War Memorial.
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