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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MORTON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 13/7/1915
Panel Reference: Panel 174 to 178
Memorial: Helles Memorial.

Also named on Prestwick Golf Club and Loans & Fullarton War Memorials.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCOWAN, HEW
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) , 8th Bn
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of David and Gertrude Margaret McCowan, of 9, Park Circus, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 93 to 98
Memorial: Helles Memorial.

Also named on memorials at Cargilfield Prep School, Glasgow Academy and Fettes College.

As a memorial to her son Lady McCowan established a club for working girls at Maryhill: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=10426
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACDONALD, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 5th Bn
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Date of Death: 13/7/1915
Age: 35
Additional Information: Son of the late David MacDonald, of 34, Huntly Gardens, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 174 to 178
Memorial: Helles Memorial.

Also named on Glasgow Academy War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roderick George MacDonald died after discharge. The record of death on Scotland's People states: "Roderick George MacDonald, Solicitor's Clerk and Company Secretary (Late Captain, Army Service Corps) died 4/2/1918 at 220 Albert Road, Glasgow. Cause of death: Lymphadenoma and Cardiac failure. " Lymphadenoma is a rare form of cancer of the saliver glands. His service record is held by the National Archives in hard copy and cannot be accessed until after Covid restrictions are relaxed.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACGREGOR, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, Lowland Bde
Date of Death: 12/7/1918
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of James and Helen M. Macgregor, of Golf View, Troon, Ayrshire. Born in Glasgow.
Grave Reference: C 34/35
Cemetery: Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
Roderick George MacDonald died after discharge. The record of death on Scotland's People states: "Roderick George MacDonald, Solicitor's Clerk and Company Secretary (Late Captain, Army Service Corps) died 4/2/1918 at 220 Albert Road, Glasgow. Cause of death: Lymphadenoma and Cardian failure. " Lymphadenoma is a rare form of cancer of the saliver glands. His service record is held by the National Archives in hard copy and cannot be accessed until after Covid restrictions are relaxed.


A little background:
LG Publication date:7 June 1912 Issue:28615 Page:4137
ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
Highland Mounted Brigade Transport and Supply Column, Army Service Corps;
Roderick George Macdonald to be Second Lieutenant (To be supernumerary). Dated 1st April, 1912.

LG Publication date:3 October 1916 Issue:29772 Page:9566
ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
Lowland Divisional Train.—Captain R. G. Macdonald relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health. 4th Oct. 1916
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCJANNET, HECTOR WILLIAM
Initials: HW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty, 261st Bde
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Date of Death: 28/10/1918
Age: 25
Additional Information: Only son of Frederick William and Margaret McIntyre McJannet, of Southwood, Monkton, Ayrshire. Born at Glasgow.
Grave Reference: Q 29
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

Also named on war memorials at Troon, Troon Old Parish Church, Loans and Cargilfield Prep School.
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Name: MACKINLAY, ROBERT WALLACE
Initials: RW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 3rd Siege Coy
Awards: Military Cross
Date of Death: 6/2/1919
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. C. Mackinlay, of Glasgow.
Grave Reference: A 31
Cemetery: Halle Communal Cemetery.

Also named on the University of Glasgow Faculty of Engineering and Kelvinside Academy War Memorials. A short biographical note about Captain MacKinlay can be seen on the University's Roll of Honour: https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=4323
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACLELLAN, GEORGE DOUGLAS
Initials: GD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 28/4/1917
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of George Scott MacLellan, of "Dunard", Sydenham Rd., Glasgow. B.Sc. (Glasgow).
Panel Reference: Bay 8
Memorial: Arras Memorial.

Also named in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel and on Merchiston Castle School War Memorials. A short biographical note about Lt MacLellan can be seen on the University's Roll of Honour: https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=3885
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 12/4/1918
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of John M. and Jessie M. Ross.
Panel Reference: Panel 9
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial.

Also named on Glasgow Academy War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SYMINGTON, PERCY GEORGE
Initials: P G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, "D" Coy. 17th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 20
Additional information: Son of George Elder Symington and Mary Jane C. Symington, of Windyhaugh, Troon, Ayrshire. Enlisted, Aug.,.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. K. 14.
Cemetery: A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

Also named on Troon, Troon Old Parish Church, Troon St Ninian's Church, Troon Portland Parish Church and Loretto School War Memorials.
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Name: TOWNSEND, RONALD TRAVIS
Initials: R T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps, 56th Sqdn. and Highland Light Infantry, 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/11/1917
Age: 28
Additional information: Son of Joseph Travis Townsend and Lucy Mabel Townsend, of Monkland, Troon, Ayrshire; husband of Hope Sara Townsend (now Mrs. Grange), of The Punchbowl House, Strathblane, Stirlingshire. Formerly Canadian Local Forces and Canadian Army Pay Corps.
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial.

And his brother:

Name: TOWNSEND, ERIC TRAVIS
Initials: E T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Age: 22
Additional information: Son of Joseph Travis Townsend, and Lucy Mabel Townsend, of 19, Huntley Gardens, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: XII. B. 15.
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery.

Also named on St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral and Kelvinside Academy War Memorials. The brothers are also commemorated in a church hall dedicated in their memory: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=95949#95949
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Name: WEIR, HERBERT JAMES
Initials: HJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeo) Bn
Date of Death: 9/11/1917
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Alexander C. and Isabella Weir, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire; husband of Anne Macpherson Weir, of 17, Beaumont Gate, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: O 45
Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery.

Also named on Kilmacolm War Memorial.
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Name: WYPER, JAMES STEWART
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/09/1916
Age: 30
Additional information: Son of James and Janet Stewart Wyper, of Nithsdale Lodge, Pollokshields, Glasgow. He returned from Chile to serve.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Officers, A. 8. 6.
Cemetery: St. Severe Cemetery, Rouen.

Also named on Glasgow Academy and the Church of Scotland, Pollokshields War Memorials.
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