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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Sanquhar Public School Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

I know very little about this memorial, not its original location, if it still exists and, if so, its current location. I found this document about its unveiling in a cabinet in the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum but unfortunately the museum attendant did not have the keys to the cabinet so I could not photograph the whole document. The photograph that partly obscures it is apparently not connected.

One more added to the list to research and find.

(edit - added 20 Oct 2014
Location This is the current location (Sanquhar Academy) at OS Map Ref NS 773108. Obviously a more modern building, I have no photo of the original Sanquhar School nor do I know its precise location.)



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Robert Brown
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Alex Cunningham
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What a superb group of photographs Paul.
You're beginning to get the hang of it Rolling Eyes
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I get nightmares about polished brass!

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David Frame Pte S/8667 8th Gordon Highlanders b Douglas, Lanarkshire e Dumfries Age 22 Killed in Action F&F 06/07/1915 Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Frame, of Crawick Mill, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. 1901 Census: Lewisham: Father's Occ: Draper's Assistant. B Weavers Yards, Douglas. Mother Helen Harkness. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Helen G. Hamilton Advertiser: 31-7-15: 2nd surviving son of David Frame. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Info in newspapers inserted by sister Marion. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 to 41 Evening Times 13-7-15 Page 3: Photo Dumfries & Gallow Standard 17-7-15 Page 3: Photo Sanquhar & Sanquhar Public School
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This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72183
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ROBERT BAIRD, KOSB.
Not listed by CWGC.
Robert Baird age 21 Private (43142) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a member of the office staff of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel Collieries when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (22279) to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers and later transferred to the Scottish Rifles. He was wounded in October 1918 and, after treatment in hospital in France, he was evacuated home. He died of meningitis at his home in Sanquhar.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Wilson ) Baird of Euchan Cottage and of Mavisbank, Sanquhar.
Died on 23 October 1919 and buried in Sanquhar Churchyard.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial as Robert Baird S.R.


ALEX BALLANTYNE, M.G.C.
Alexander McIntosh Ballantyne age 24 Private (99411) 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed on the Duke of Buccleuch's estate when he enlisted in January 1916.
Born 1894 in Sanquhar. Son of Thomas and Agnes (McIntosh) Ballantyne of Barrmoor, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 27 May 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


JAMES BROADFOOT, KOSB.
James Broadfoot age 23 Private (25710) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He was dangerously wounded in early 1917 and treated in hospital in France before he was evacuated to England. James died in the Freemasons' War Hospital in Chelsea, London in the following year.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar. Son of John and Jane (Bisset) Broadfoot of 96 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 25 May 1918 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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JOHN BROADFOOT, AYR YEO.
John Broadfoot age 33 Private (273083) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a commercial traveller for, and a partner in, Messrs Galbraith of Cumnock when he enlisted as Private (2794) in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in June 1916. He was posted as Private (203576) to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers in France on 5 April 1917 but was transferred to the 11th Royal Scots on 24 April. John was killed about two weeks later.
Born 1883 in Sanquhar. Son of William and Agnes (Austin) Broadfoot of Kingsburn, Sanquhar. Husband of Mary (Pearson) Broadfoot of 23 Tanyard, Old Cumnock and of Castle, New Cumnock, Ayrshire who he married in December 1909 at Castle, New Cumnock.
Missing in Action on 9 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial as John Broadfoot, Royal Scots.


ROBERT BROADFOOT, R.S.F.
Robert Broadfoot age 19 Private (59679) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a joiner in Sanquhar when he enlisted as Private (49007) in the 11th Royal Scots. He had been wounded and had just returned to France when he was killed during an air raid on the Infantry Base Depot in Etaples.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of the late James Broadfoot and of Margaret Cook (Robertson) Broadfoot of Castle Street, Sanquhar. Brother of Isabella Broadfoot of 57, Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Killed by enemy action on 30 May 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


WILLIAM BROADFOOT, CAMERONS.
William Broadfoot age 19 Private (S/22042) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William was educated at Sanquhar Public School.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Robert Broadfoot and of Marion (Menzies) Broadfoot of 22, High Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 3 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


WILLIAM BROADFOOT, R.G.A.
William Broadfoot age 37 Gunner (107380) 266th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
William was educated at Sanquhar Public School.
Born 1880 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Robert (died 1892) and Janet (Pearson) Broadfoot of 71 Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Uncle of Agnes Broadfoot (from 1918 Mrs Charles Fyfe) who he named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 20 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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ROBERT BROWN, KOSB.
Robert Brown age 26 Private (308) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was the official Burgh piper. He was employed as an engineman at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and was killed by a shell on the day following the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1889 at Knowehead, Sanquhar as Robert Broadfoot. Son of Jane Broadfoot.
In 1891 as Robert Broadfoot, aged 1, he was living with James and Jane Brown at Harvey's Wynd in Sanquhar and in 1901 he was attending the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industrial School. However by 1911, as Robert Brown, he was back with James and Jane in Sanquhar. When he married, while already serving with the 5th KOSB, he was using the name Robert Brown and was the son of the late James Brown and of Jane (Walker) Brown of Raefield, Sanquhar
Husband of Jessie Ann (McKie) Brown of Blackaddie Cottage, Sanquhar who he married in December 1914 in Glasgow. (later she became Mrs George Wilson of 6 Ellioch Place, Kirkconnel)
Missing in Action on 13 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


HUGH CAMPBELL, KOSB.
Hugh Campbell age 19 Private (1044) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He was brought up by, and lived with his uncle and aunt William and Agnes (Campbell) Davidson in Kirkconnel and at Lochside Farm, Sanquhar. He was a cousin of George Davidson (see below) Hugh landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born c.1896 Maryhill, Glasgow. Son of the late Peter Campbell.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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ANDREW CARSON, CANADIAN E. F.
Not listed by CWGC served as:
Geoffrey Andrew Harkness Carson age 42 Lieutenant, Canadian Engineers.
Andrew was educated at Sanquhar Public School and in 1891, aged 14, was a draper's assistant in Sanquhar where he lived with his father Thomas, brother James and his aunt Agnes Harkness. By 1901, aged 24, he was a stationer's clerk living in East Road, Kingston on Thames in Surrey.
In January 1915 he enlisted as Sapper (503) in the Canadian Engineers in Winnipeg Manitoba and named his brother James of Kirkconnel as his next of kin. He declared that he was a blacksmith, born in 1880 in Sanquhar and that he had previously served with the 2nd Scottish Horse in South Africa. He sailed from Canada in April and joined the 6th Field Company in France in September. He was promoted to Sergeant in the 9th Field Company in May 1916 and was granted a temporary commission as a Lieutenant in the 9th Field Company in February 1917. However he was returned to Canada in August and he resigned his commission in September 1917. His service record does not give a reason for these actions. He died just over a year later in Wapella, Saskatchewan.
Born 1876 in Sanquhar as Andrew Harkness Carson. Son of the late Jane (Harkness) Carson (died 1876) and of Thomas Carson (died 1903) of Sanquhar.
Died on 26 November 1918 and buried in Wapella Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Wapella War Memorial.
[Oddly the family grave in Sanquhar describes him as having been awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal and a Croix de Guerre but I cannot trace any record of these]


WALTER CHISHOLM, KOSB.
Walter Chisholm age 22 Lance Corporal (14567) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was engaged in the drapery trade in England when he returned home to enlist in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulone in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos. Walter's remains were recovered from the battlefield and he was re-interred in 1921.
Born 1893 in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Helen (Laurie) Chisholm of Bridgend, Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Kirkconnel Parish Church memorial.


JAMES CLUCKIE, CAMERONS.
James Cluckie age 25 Lance Corporal (S/16672) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a carpenter in Sanquhar when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915.
Born 1891 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of Elizabeth Cluckie of 2 Queensberry Square and of 9 Buccleuch Road, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 23 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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JAMES COCKBURN, KOSB.
James Neil Farrow Cockburn age 26 Lance Corporal (240208) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He joined his battalion as Private (1319) in Egypt in early 1916 and served in Palestine until the battalion moved to France in April 1918.
Born 1892 in Sanquhar as James Farrow Neil Cockburn. Son of the late Mary Maxwell (Farrow) Cockburn and of James Cockburn of Harvey's Wynd, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 11 October 1918 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


JOHN COPELAND, R.S.F.
John Copeland age 22 Lance Corporal (43081) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and worked at the Buccleuch Brickwork where his father was the foreman. He played football with Nithsdale Wanderers. He was posted as Private (20774) to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers in France but was transferred to the Scottish Rifles.
Born 1894 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of John and Margaret (Alexander) Copeland of Harvey's Wynd, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 29 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial as John Copland, S.R.


THOMAS COTTS, KOSB.
Thomas Cotts age 20 Private (18831) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a shoemaker in Sanquhar when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar as Thomas Lorimer Cotts. Son of the late Jessie Hyslop (Hoatson) Cotts and the late James Cotts of Queensberry Forge and of 106 High Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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JOHN CRICHTON, CAMERONS.
Not listed by CWGC.
John Crichton age 39 Lance Corporal (S/16366) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and served as Private (4971) with the 1st Cameron Highlanders in the South African Wars in 1901/2. He was a miner in Sanquhar when he enlisted in December 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in April 1915. He was badly wounded in both hands in May and was evacuated to hospital in London. John was discharged from the army due to his wounds and was awarded a Silver War Badge (205015) in December 1915. He died of tuberculosis of the spine at the Western Infirmary, Hillhead in Glasgow.
Born 1880 in Sanquhar as John McLatchie Crichton. Son of Thomas and Isabella (Gibson) Crichton of Queensberry Square, Sanquhar.
Died on 8 November 1920. Burial place not known.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


ALEX CUNNINGHAM, KOSB.
Alexander Cunningham age 35 Sergeant (240477) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Sandy was educated at Sanquhar Public School and operated his business as jeweller and watchmaker in the High Street in Sanquhar. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion as Private (1839) at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1881 in Sanquhar. Son of the late John and Margaret (Whigham) Cunningham of Sanquhar. He named his legatee as his sister Jessie C. Watson of Preston, wife of Edward Watson, Royal Flying Corps (see below)
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


ALEX. DALGLISH, R.A.S.C. M.T.
Alexander Dalglish age 25 Private (M2/130788) 17th Motor Ambulance Convoy, Army Service Corps.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and at Dumfries Academy before he became a farmer at Glenwhargen, Penpont, Dumfriesshire. He also managed his father's large sheep farm at Glenhurich in Argyllshire. Alexander described himself as a motor driver when he enlisted in the 595th Motor Ambulance Convoy Company in October 1915 and went with them to Salonika, landing there at the end of November. He died in the New Zealand Stationary Hospital as the result of a compound fracture of his right leg after an explosion from a bomb dropped by an enemy aircraft.
Born 1890 in Ulzieside, Sanquhar. Son of the late Grace (Williamson) Dalglish and of Robert Dalglish of Ulzieside, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 8 January 1916 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial, on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar and on the Dumfries Academy memorial (as DALGLEISH ALEX. PTE. RASC)
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GEORGE DAVIDSON, KOSB.
George Davidson age 23 Private (19916) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated at Sanquhar Public School and worked on his father's Lochside Farm, Sanquhar when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in September 1915 and later he joined the 7th/8th Battalion in France. He was wounded at the Somme in July 1916 and evacuated to hospital in Gloucester. When he recovered he rejoined the 1st KOSB in France.
Born 1895 in Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Agnes (Campbell) Davidson of Lochside, Sanquhar. Cousin of Hugh Campbell (See above)
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


JAMES DOUGLAS, CAMERONS.
James Douglas age 19 Private (S/16674) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in Belgium in April 1915 but was killed ten days later.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar. Son of Thomas and Janet Ann (Johnston) Douglas of 14 Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1915 and buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.


THOMAS DUNLOP, KOSB.
Thomas Dunlop age 25 Lance Corporal (1951) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in the 5th KOSB in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1890 in Leadhills, Lanarkshire as Thomas Scott Dunlop. Son of John and Annie (Scott) Dunlop of Raefield, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.
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DAVID FINDLAY, SCOTS GUARDS.
David Findlay, also served as David Clint age 21 Sergeant (1161) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
In 1901 the Findlay family were living at Barr Cottage, Sanquhar and in 1911 David Findlay was a Private at the Military Barracks in Berwick upon Tweed. He was serving as Lance Corporal (1161) David Clint when he landed with the 2nd Seaforths at Boulogne on 23 August 1914. The 4th Division, initially planned to be part of the original British Expeditionary Force, was at the last minute held back in England to counter any German landing. A decision was soon taken to despatch it to France.
Born 1894 in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late Annie (Napier) Findlay and of David Findlay of Sanquhar, Kirkconnel, Durisdeer and of Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Step-son of Janet (Porter formerly Rogerson) who married David in 1912 in Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 27 July 1915 and buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.

and his brother

JAMES FINDLAY, R.S.F
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James Findlay age 22 Private (240200) 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
In 1901 the Findlay family were living at Barr Cottage, Sanquhar. James was living in Chessington, Surrey when he enlisted. He landed as Private (7002) with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and then served in Egypt and Palestine before moving to France in April 1918. He was wounded and was evacuated to the Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley, Hampshire where he died.
Born 1896 in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire as James Napier Findlay. Son of the late Annie (Napier) Findlay and of David Findlay of Sanquhar, Kirkconnel, Durisdeer and of Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Step-son of Janet (Porter formerly Rogerson) who married David in 1912 in Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire.
Died of Wounds on 12 October 1918 and buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

Neither brother seems to be named on any War Memorial in Dumfries & Galloway.
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DAVID FRAME, GORDONS.
David Frame age 22 Private (S/8667) 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
David was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in January 1915. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May but was killed two months later at Festubert. Born 1893 in Douglas, Lanarkshire as David Samson Frame. Son of David and Helen Grisson (Harkness) Frame of Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 6 July 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on th St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


ANDREW GLENCROSS, MM, ROYAL HIGHL.
Andrew Glencross, Military Medal age 24 Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) attached to the 1st Trench Mortar Battery.
Andrew had been educated at Sanquhar Public School. As Private (4150) he was serving as a Bandsman with the 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers in Norwich when war was declared and he landed with his unit in France on 15 August 1914. In the latter part of the year he was near his brother's Artillery Battery and they met regularly. He was promoted to Sergeant (12441) in the Black Watch in November 1915 and was awarded a M.M. in the summer of 1916 for carrying a wounded officer from the firing line. Andrew was commissioned in June 1917.
Born 1894 in Auchenleck Ayrshire as Andrew Hutson Glencross. Son of Robert and Mary (Hutson) Glencross of Lochgelly and of Loftie View, Glencraig, Fife. Nephew of William Glencross of 114 High Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 18 April 1918 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial.

and his brother

JOHN GLENCROSS, MM, R.F.A
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John Glencross, Military Medal age 28 Sergeant (60199) 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
John had been educated at Sanquhar Public School. As Gunner (60199) he was serving in the RFA when war was declared and he landed with his battery on 16 August 1914 as part of the 1st Division, one of the first British formations to move to France. In the latter part of the year he was near his brother's Cavalry Squadron and they met regularly. He was promoted to Sergeant and was awarded a M.M. in the summer of 1916 for carrying a wounded officer from a house under shell fire. John was wounded by shrapnel from a premature explosion of one of his own shells and died in 1/1st South Staffordshire Casualty Clearing Station in Dernancourt.
Born 1887 in Auchenleck, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Mary (Hutson) Glencross of Lochgelly and of Loftie View, Glencraig, Fife. Nephew of William Glencross of 114 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 2 October 1916 and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


The brothers' awards of the Military Medal appeared in the same issue of the London Gazette 12/9/1916 p.9000 as 12441 Sjt. A. Glencross, R. Highrs. and 60199 Sjt. J. Glencross, R.F.A.
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