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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: BALFRON Reply with quote

Balfron - Stirling District
Balfron war memorial takes the form of a tall cairn with a very attractive bronze memorial tablet set into the face. The memorial stands on a small island in the main street in front of the kirk.




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adam Hugh Fleming Highland Light Infantry
Battison George Royal Engineers
Battison Peter Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Battison Tom Seaforth Highlanders
Craig Frank Australians
Craig Guthrie Australians
Edmond James Highland Light Infantry
Fairweather Andrew Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Fyfe James Tait Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
MacDonald Duncan Royal Army Service Corps
MacKinnon Finlay Royal Air Force
McCallum Peter Canadians
McCallum Hugh Gordon Highlanders
McGill James Downs Royal Engineers
McLaggan John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
McLaggan William Royal Army Service Corps
McLaren John Royal Scots Fusiliers
McLean John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
McLean William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Montgomery Archibald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Montgomery William Scots Guards
Morrison A. Douglas Cameron Highlanders
Paterson William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Shaw James Seaforth Highlanders
Stewart Alexander Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Stewart Robert Royal Army Medical Corps
Stewart William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Taylor Robert F. Royal Army Service Corps
Walker Alexander Highland Light Infantry


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Hay Alex Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Gilliland Samuel Royal Air Force
Gourlay Robert Merchant Navy
McFarlane Charles S.A.S.
Miller David Commandos
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Pte. Charles MacFarlane Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
McFarlane Charles S.A.S.


(Glasgow Herald 10th October 1945)
"Missing since 17th June, 1944, now presumed killed in action on that date, Trooper Charlie MacFarlane, 1st, S.A.S. Regiment, third son of the late Mr & Mrs Alec MacFarlane, Braefoot Terrace, Balfron.
-Inserted by his sisters Mrs Walker, Balfron and Chrissie, Lednabra, Balfron.
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CWGC
Name: MACFARLANE, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 1st
Age: 34
Date of Death: 17/06/1944
Service No: 215922
Additional information: Son of Charles and Lillian Macfarlane; husband of Margaret Macfarlane, of Cryers Hill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18, Column 2.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL

The CWGC NoK info doesn't seem to marry up with the newspaper obituary.

SNWM
Surname: MACFARLANE
Firstname: Charles
Service number: 215922
Date of death: 17/06/1944
Place of birth: Clackmannanshire
Other: Special Air Service Regiment
SNWM roll: SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl. James Tait Fyfe Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Fyfe James Tait Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders


(Glasgow Herald 29th of November 1916)
"Killed in action, 16th November, Lance Corporal Jame Tait Fyfe, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 22 years, dearly loved second son of James and Margaret Fyfe, Station House, Balfron."

Name: FYFE, JAMES T.
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 16/11/1916
Service No: 3004
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A postcard on e-bay dates the unveiling of this memorial as 29th January 1922

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POSTCARDS-SCOTLAND-BALFRON-RP-Unveiling-The-War-Memorial-/190703596081?pt=UK_Collectables_Postcards_MJ&hash=item2c66d1f231

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. William Montgomery Reply with quote

WW1
SCOTS GUARDS
William Montgomery

(Glasgow Herald 12th April 1915)
"Mr William Montgomery, 44 Crown Avenue, Radnor Park, Clydebank, has received official intimation that his son Lance-Corporal Wm. Montgomery (10037) 1st Scots Guards, has been killed. Mr Montgomery Sen,. also has a house at Balfron, and his family were all born there. Mr Montgomery is a contractor, and his son was working with him at Clydebank when he joined the Scots Guards at the beginning of September. He was sent to France the first week of December, and was promoted lance-corporal. He died from wounds sustained in one of the engagements, his death taking place in the Anglo-American Hospital , Boulogne. He was only 22 years of age."

CWGC
MONTGOMERY, WILLIAM GRAHAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 10037
Date of Death: 20/03/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 12.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Jessie Montgomery, of 44, Crown Avenue, Clydebank, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: MONTGOMERY
Firstname: William
Service Number: 10037
Date Death: 20/03/1915
Place of birth: Balfron Stirling
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Guthrie Craig Reply with quote

WW1
AUSTRALIANS
Guthrie Craig

(Glasgow Herald 26th June 1915)
"Mrs Craig, Viewfield, Balfron, has received official intimation that her second son, Private Guthrie Craig, has been killed in the Dardanelles. Private Craig, who was about 26 years of age, emigrated to Australia about three years ago, and had joined the 4th Australian Imperial Force on the outbreak of the war. He was born at Cambuslang."

CWGC
CRAIG, GUTHRIE
Rank: Private
Service No: 637
Date of Death: 01/05/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th Bn.
Panel Reference: 22.
Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Marion Guthrie Craig. Native of Glasgow, Scotland.

SNWM
Surname: CRAIG
Forename: Guthrie
Rank: Pte
Service number: 637
SNWM roll: AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Other detail: 4 Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Mrs Craig, Viewfield, Balfron, has received official intimation that her second son, Private Guthrie Craig, has been killed in the Dardanelles.

Her elder son was also killed.

CRAIG, FRANK.
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:6968
Date of Death:10/07/1917
Age:31
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
13th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
MemorialYPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Alexander and Marion Guthrie Craig; husband of Maggie E. Craig, of 8, Stanley St., Kogarah, New South Wales. Native of Glasgow, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Peter McCallum Reply with quote

Name: Peter Mccallum
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1893
Birth Location: Balfrom, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Relative: Hugh Mccallum
Regiment Number: 420094
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Hugh McCallum Reply with quote

Rank:Corporal
Service No:S/43601
Date of Death:26/10/1917
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. H. 12. Cemetery:HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum, of Drumtian Cottage, Balfron Station, Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to Derek's post above ......

FYFE, James Tait

Brother of Sapper John Fyfe, Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division, No. 218683 & WR.262816 (Survived).

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
No: 3004
Date of Death: 16th November 1916
Theatre of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Soldiers Died in the Great War: James T. Fyfe, Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn., No. 3004. Resided Balfron. Enlisted Alloa. Killed in action 16th November 1916

Army Register of Soldier’s Effects: James Tait Fyfe, Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn.,
No. 3004. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Father James Fyfe

Medal Entitlement (Medal Card Index): James T. Fyfe, Private/Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, No. 3004. Killed in action 16th November 1916. British War, Victory and 15 Star Medals

Commemorated: Balfron Civic Memorial and Linlithgow Academy Memorial

1901 Census (transcription), Living at 11 Strawberry Bank, Linlithgow
Father James Fyfe, age 39, Railway Clerk, born Dunbartonshire
JAMES T. FYFE, age 6, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Siblings John Fyfe, age 8. Scholar, born Linlithgow
William Fyfe, age 4, born Linlithgow
David T. Fyfe, age 2, born Linlithgow

1911 Census, Living at Balfron Station, Balfron
Father James Fyfe, age 49, Station Master, born Bowling, Dunbartonshire
Mother Margaret E. Fyfe, age 46, born Linlithgow (Married 19 years, 7 children born, 7 still living)
JAMES T. FYFE, age 16, Apprentice Electrical Engineer, born Linlithgow
Siblings John Fyfe, age 18. Railway Clerk, born Linlithgow
William Fyfe, age 14, Railway Clerk, born Linlithgow
David T. Fyfe, age 12, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Jeanie Fyfe, age 9, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Peter Fyfe, age 6, Scholar, born Balfron
Thomas Fyfe, age 4, born Balfron

Stirling Observer, 14th November 1914, ‘Roll of Honour’
Private James Fyfe, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

Stirling Observer, 2nd December 1916, Killed in Action – Lance Corporal James Tait Fyfe’
The news of another death through this cruel war in the person of Lance Corporal James Tait Fyfe, second son of Mr. James Fyfe, Station-master, has caused feelings of deep regret. Lance Corporal Fyfe was the second son of Mr. James Fyfe, agent, Balfron Station. He enlisted shortly after war was declared and after the short period of six weeks in which he was in training, he went to France. He was gassed, but after recovery went to the front again. He had been in the fighting since. He was killed in action on the 16th November. Deceased was 22 years of age, a most likeable young man, refined, intelligent above average and to all appearance had a successful future. He was educated at Balfron Public School and also in Linlithgow Academy. Mr. nand Mrs. Fyfe and family have the deep sympathy of the community in their sore trial.
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