Friday, 23 June 2017

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Friday, 9 June 2017

Birmingham Pals lapel badge



I saw this offered on eBay this week, a nice original lapel badge issued to the Birmingham Pals. This one is up for £100. That might be a tad optimistic, I have no idea really. I probably would pay £100 for an original badge like this, but the condition would need to be better still, with no enamel missing and no alterations to the reverse. I'm fussy like that.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Book review: Harrogate Terriers


From the colourised photograph of a Harrogate Terrier on the dustwrapper, to Zillebeke (Ypres); the final entry of an extensive index, this is a superb study of a Territorial Force battalion (the 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment). 

The battalion's genesis was the 1st Volunteer Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment and the author dedicates early pages to this Volunteer Force unit and its subsequent metamorphosis into the 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment in 1908. The later re-designation as 1/5th W Yorks, and the reserve 2/5th and 3/5th Battalions can often be confusing to many, and John Sheehan explains when these reserve battalions were formed and when the battalion titles changed to reflect the re-organisation.

But of course, it is the stories of the men - the boys in many cases - and the battalion's war service which is the strength of this work. This is a heacy and densely packed volume; 350 pages long and packed full of photographs - many of these unseen before - and touching strories. Over a hundred years on, these stories still never fail, with this reviewer at least, to bring a lump to the throat and moisture to the eye. How would this country react to such enormous losses today? I've often wondered what the response today would be. Let's pary we will never know the answer.

For those who went before, this is a fitting memorial. The author has even attempted to pull together a nominal roll of officers and men who served with the battalion and I suspect that even though this book has now been in print for a few months, there will be further names that the author has uncovered which did not make the cut.

Essential reading for anyone with a specific interest in this battalion, Harrogate Terriers will also be a boon to researchers; a quick and easy reference to be read alongside the official battalion war diary, service records and newspaper reports. Well done, John Sheehan and well done Pen & Sword on another cracking battalion history.

Book review: The Journey's End Battalion


Michael Lucas has written a cracking book here which must have taken months if not years of painstaking research. For me, to use a hackneyed phrase, this book ticks all of the boxes:
  • it is well researched
  • it is well-written and hence, readable
  • there are extensive notes
  • there is a good bibliography
  • there are appendices
  • there are maps and photographs

All of the above may be blindingly obvious essential requirements for a military historical work of fact and yet it is surprising how many books fall down on one or more of these check-box points. A good researcher may not necessarily make a good author; a good author might be a sloppy researcher, and so on.

The 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment was a New Army battalion and also home to R C Sherriff who would later write Journey's End. The play's title, and a nervous-looking R C Sherriff, appear on the dust-wrapper of this volume.

Unless you're a die-hard 9th East Surrey's historian, you may not want to read the book from cover to cover; apart from anything else, the relentless casualties soon make for depressing reading. Nevertheless, this is a terrific tool for the First World War researcher and it earns a place on my bookshelf because of this. The book is published to the usual high standard we've come to expect from Pen & Sword.


Sunday, 28 May 2017

3/3105 Cpl John Tippins, 2nd Essex Regiment


I came across the article above, published in The Times newspaper on the 23rd December 1914, and thought I would try and find out a little more about this man.

A quick Google search reveals that there is a huge amount of information on this man on the Manningtree Museum website, including the photograph below which, was originally published in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:



De Ruvigny's states that John Tippins had previously served in the 2nd (Volunteer Force) Battalion, Essex Regiment, the 5th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Essex Regiment, and the 8th (TF) Battalion, Essex Regiment. It also states that he "... joined [the] 2nd Battalion as private, 18 September 1914, in order to get at once to the Front, and was appointed corporal and left for France the following day."

In actual fact, his regimental number, 3/3105 belongs to the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion and it was this unit that John joined - according to my database, on the 16th or 17th September 1914. His medal index card shows that he arrived in France on the 22nd September 1914; a remarkably quick transition from home to the Western Front, and all the more remarkable given that men joining the Special Reserve were supposed to undergo six months' training before they were sent as drafts to the regular battalions. Perhaps, given John's previous military experience with the Volunteer Force and Territorial Force, and given his proficiency with a rifle, it was felt that the rules could be waived.

John Tippins was killed in action on the 26th November 1914 and is buried in Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, 16kms from Ypres. The Soldiers' Effects' Register notes that his father, Luke Tippins, was sent the sum of £5, three shillings and five pence after John's death and, later, a war gratuity of £6. There is an impressive brass plaque to him in Mistley church, Essex which pays tribute to his skill as a rifleman, and his former membership of the church choir.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

The King's Certificate


I have four variations of this certificate handing on walls at home, and am looking for more. Designed by Bernard Partridge (later, Sir Bernard Partridge) this certificate was awarded to soldiers, sailors and later, airmen, who were disabled in the Great War. The example above, which is certainly the most common version seen, was awarded to British Army NCOs and men. In this particular case, the recipient was R/33979 Rfm Frank Guest of the King's Royal Rifle Corps who had previously served with the Gloucestershire Regiment (15855). Frank had enlisted on the 8th September 1914, arrived overseas on the 9th August 1915, and was discharged on the 9th May 1918.


This was the version issued to Royal Navy ratings, in this case to J46338 Arthur Newell Hercock, born in 1896, who was "slightly wounded", according to his service record, in Mesopotamia. He died in 1974. 



Harold Butler presumably coloured this certificate himself. He was a career soldier who originally joined the Northumberland Fusiliers (3722) in January 1914.and arrived in France on the 6th March 1915. His name appeared in a Times casualty list on the 6th August 1915 and after recuperating he was transferred to the Labour Corps (256342). He was discharged from 499 Company on the 14th November 1917 aged just 21.


This last certificate, poorly rendered in this image, is for an officer, Lieutenant Charles Wilfred Elliott of the 5th Leicestershire Regiment. Officers' certificates were different from those of other ranks and had the words "Invalided from the Service..." rather than "Honourably discharged on..."

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 - newspaper coverage


Did your British Army Ancestor serve in the Boer War? If he did, it's possible that he was mentioned in a local, or even national, newspaper.

Some while back I created a list of British and Irish newspapers which had been published online by the British Newspaper Archive and Findmypast and which covered the years 1914-1918. Each week, as more and more pages are published, I add to this list.

I have now created a similar list for newspapers which cover the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. There are over three hundred titles on this list and as with the 1914-1918 newspapers, I shall be adding to this whenever new material is published.

The British Newspaper Archive continues to impress and at the time of writing has published close to 19.3m pages across 756 titles. New content is being added at the rate of around 100,000 pages per week. It is, quite simply, a tremendous resource.

The links above will take you to my newspaper lists. Click on the link, if optimised, or simply go to the British Newspaper Archive or Findmypast and browse through the pages yourself. Here are those links to my pages again (which you'll also see in the menu above):


The superb illustration on this post is taken from the Illustrated London News.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

6477 Rfm Samuel Morter Smith, Rifle Brigade


Here's a great photograph of a boxing and wrestling champion who served with the Rifle Brigade between February 1899 and November 1911. The write-up that accompanies this photograph in the Rifle Brigade Chronicle for 1908 notes that Samuel was born on the 13th March 1881 and served with the 4th Battalion Mounted Infantry during the Boer War. He was later posted to the 2nd Battalion in India and won several boxing and wrestling tournaments. The final paragraph of the shirt editorial reads:

"He frequently displays feats of strength, both in the barrack room and on the stage of entertainments, one of which is to make a bridge of himself, and in this position supporting seven men (equivalent to 1,087 lbs). He is entirely self trained and is popularly known as "Sandow Smith".

As well as notching up various wins in the ring, Samuel also amassed quite a good collection of tattoos. His original attestation papers survive in WO 97 and the distinctive marks' section on page two simply mentions "scar on left eye-brow" and a "patch of hard skin, back of left hand". 


We can be certain therefore, that all of the tattoos on display here were acquired after he joined the army. The tiger and palm trees on his chest was presumably inked some time after his arrival in India in February 1906.  There is what appears to be rifle on his upper right arm, above the crossed swords motif commonly rendered as a badge for army gymnastics instructors. On his left arm there are two flags, possibly Rifle Brigade standards, and other motifs which are unclear. Who knows what was rendered on his back.

Samuel Smith remained in India until 1911 but returned home in November and was discharged "free after 12 years' service" this, despite having re-engaged at Fort William, Calcutta in February 1911 to complete 21 years.

If he served in the First World War, I have yet to find evidence of this. He certainly worked as a policeman, however, and on the 1939 Register is listed as a retired police constable, married to Rosie L Smith (born 20th July 1894). There are also four probable children noted, as well as three closed records:


When the 1939 Register was taken, Samuel and his family were living at Broad Street, Depwade Rural District, Norfolk. I have not yet identified when and where he died.


Friday, 24 March 2017

The Ambulance Drivers - Hemingway & Dos Passos


Most English literature students in this country will be familiar with the work of Ernest Hemingway, less so with the work of John Dos Passos. It was nearly a hundred years ago, that the two budding authors embarked for Europe from America to do their bit in the Great World War. This new book by James McGrath Morris charts the two men's journeys - both in the literal sense, as they travelled across France, Italy and later, Spain; and in the developmental sense as they launched successful careers as authors.

The Ambulance Drivers (both men served in this capacity in the First World War) charts the development of the two authors and, later, their falling out. 

This is a good re-telling of two stories, with a particular focus on the years 1918 to 1937. Unhappily, and ironically given their First World War roles as ambulance drivers, both men had unlucky - and in John Dos Passos's case, tragic - relationships with motorised vehicles. In 1930 Hemingway ran his car off the road, with Dos Passos in it, and 17 years later, Dos Passos, temporarily dazzled by the sun, crashed his car into parked truck, killing his wife instantly and blinding himself in his right eye. Nevertheless, these incidents do not dominate the narrative which instead, and rightly so, focuses on the men's early years, their relationships with those around them, and their relationship with each other.

As well as a compelling narrative, there are some great photos in this book: the handsome lady-killer looks of Ernest Hemingway contrasting with the more geeky John Dos Passos.

This is a well-researched book made all the more helpful by copious notes and a good bibliography. For Hemingway and Dos Passos fans, this will be a must-read. For others, like me, who knew little (or nothing in the case of Dos Passos) about these two men, the book is a compelling examination of an at-times frail, turbulent and broken friendship.

The Ambulance Drivers is published by Da Capo Press at $27 or less. Read more here on the Da Capo Press website and order here from Amazon.


Monday, 20 March 2017

The Last Queen's Guard - January 1901


The photograph above originally appeared in the Rifle Brigade Chronicle for 1901. It shows one officer and thirty-one NCOs and men of the Royal Rifle Reserve Regiment who formed the Queen's Guard at Parkhurst in December 1900 and January 1901. Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, died on the 22nd January 1901 and these men were therefore part of the last Queen's Guard.

The Royal Rifle Reserve Regiment, then quartered at Parkhurst, was one of several reserve regiments formed in 1900 of time-expired soldiers. In the case of this last Royal Guard - a complete contingent of two officers and forty-four NCOs and men - all men with the exception of Lieutenant Okeover who had served with the militia, had originally served with the Rifle Brigade.


The following men are all named in The Rifle Brigade Chronicle as having formed part of the last Guard of Honour, all of these men being awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (above, courtesy Science & Society) which had been instituted by Queen Victoria in 1896. Their regimental numbers are those of the Royal Rifle Reserve Regiment and date to March 1900.

Surviving Rifle Reserve Regiment records are few and far between and, where they do survive, are not generally held with the man's earlier papers. Nevertheless I did find records in WO 97 for some of the men in the list below, most of whom had left the Rifle Brigade by the early 1890s and were therefore old soldiers in the true sense of the word. Where I have uncovered additional information, I have expanded the man's forename and also added in his previous Rifle Brigade regimental number and years of service.

932 Colour Sergeant T Lewis
203 Sergeant H Gilbert
978 Sergeant G Blackman
933 Corporal Ernest Martindale; formerly 5571; 1883-1895
1275 Corporal G Taylor
123 Corporal J Clark
407 Acting Corporal B Wells
529 Acting Corporal R Gilmour
1013 Acting Corporal J Rhodes
422 Acting Corporal T Kilshaw


404 Bugler E Mallet (presumably the man above)
532 Rifleman J Ballard
424 Rifleman G Charles
539 Rifleman J Currall
389 Rifleman A Day
419 Rifleman G Fisher
538 Rifleman J Foster
988 Rifleman Joseph Gartshore; formerly 8274; 1886-1898
997 Rifleman J Logan
996 Rifleman Thomas Lynch; formerly 5970; 1883-unknown
999 Rifleman John Pitchford; formerly 6104; 1883-1895 
410 Rifleman T Naylor
846 Rifleman J Edmonds
394 Rifleman M Richards
391 Rifleman J Smith
527 Rifleman C Street
1003 Rifleman T Sweeting
411 Rifleman J Tiff
434 Rifleman William Tiffin; formerly 4188; 1880-1892
400 Rifleman Thomas Wagerfield; formerly 1861; 1877-1889
534 Rifleman J Waller
814 Rifleman J Woodward
1556 Rifleman R Fidoe
499 Rifleman J Fishlock; formerly 6348; 1883-1895
674 Rifleman A Piket

Some of the men listed above with common names may also have surviving service records in WO 97 but it would be impossible to pick them out, particularly as their Royal Rifle Reserve service is almost certainly not indicated on their original papers. That's one of the reasons that published lists such as this, even though it is small, is so important. For some of the men listed above, this single listing in a half-forgotten Chronicle published by the Rifle Brigade over 100 years ago may be the only surviving evidence of their army service.

Apart from the Royal Victorian Medal, five men wear the India General Service Medal 1854-1895. Clasps are visible on some of these medals and these are almost certainly the clasps for Burma 1885-7 and Burma 1887-89, as illustrated below. The corporal sitting on the ground on the left wears the Sudan Medal and Khedive's Star, evidence of campaigning between 1882 and 1889.


Ernest Martindale is one of the India General Service Medal holders although he was only entitled to the clasp for Burma 1887-89. He later re-enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in 1914 at the age of 48 and saw service in the UK with the 15th Battalion before being discharged in 1915. John Pitchford served in Gibraltar, Egypt, South Africa and India during his original stint with the Rifle Brigade but still came away with no campaign medals; a case of being in the wrong location at the wrong time. 

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

A final family portrait


I bought this postcard of a Gordon Highlander and his family the other week. Unfortunately, there is nothing on the card to identify who the soldier and his family are, but his name will undoubtedly appear in Commonwealth War Graves records somewhere, and probably on Soldiers Died in The Great War. His wife probably received a widow's pension, and there is probably a record recording both the husband's and wife's name in the Soldiers' Effects Register.


Because the sad fact of the matter is that this is a sitting assembled after death. It doesn't require much close examination to see that the sitters have all been cut and pasted into a family grouping. The little girl on the right may have originally appeared in a solo portrait, and her father's photo may have been taken in a studio close to where he was camped or billeted in the UK; it could even have been taken in France and posted back home. In a pre-digital age it would have been difficult to get the perspective right, which is why the soldier appears, ironically, a little larger than life.

This photo, quite possibly, was the only group photo that ever existed of this family. Depending on when the father was sent overseas and when he was killed, the infant on his wife's lap may have never seen her father - and he may never have seen his bairn. All the more reason then to re-construct a family sitting, and a reminder for the children in years to come that their father had been a soldier, and died for his King and Country.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Colchester in the Great War - Review


Colchester in The Great War
Pen & Sword Books
£12.99 (or less)

Colchester in the Great War, by local author Andrew Phillips, is certainly one of the better books in this particular Pen & Sword series. For a start, having already published eight books about Colchester and its history, the author knows his stuff and has almost certainly drawn on those earlier accounts in this new publication. He also tells a good story and writes engagingly and informatively about the town. I lived in Colchester for a while and have family who still live there, but the vast majority of what Andrew Phillips writes about was certainly news to me, and fascinating news at that.

Above all though, Mr Phillips never loses sight of the town; how the town was situated before the war, the effect the war had on ordinary lives, and the aftermath. At least 1250 local men died during the conflict and whilst the author pays tribute to them, this book is not essentially about the players but rather the stage from where they sprung, and to where the survivors limped back home afterwards.

As is customary with the books in this series, Colchester in the Great war is well illustrated and even includes a photograph, I was interested to note, that I owned some years ago; a photo of the unveiling of the impressive war memorial outside the equally impressive castle. 

This is a good read and a nice addition to books on Essex generally and Colchester specifically. As a former and current garrison town it is also almost certainly long-overdue.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Welsh Yeomanry at War


The 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan) Yeomanry Battalion, Welsh Regiment came into being in February 1917 with the merger of two very distinct Yeomanry regiments, the 1/1st Pembroke (Castlemartin) Yeomanry and the 1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry. This new title from Pen & Sword Books picks up the story at this point and sheds new light on an aspect of the war - the war in Palestine - that has been largely neglected. Not that the men serving with this regiment did not also get a taste of the horrors of trench warfare either, for that matter; in May 1918 the regiment embarked for France with the rest of the 74th Division and took part in the final 100-day offensive against the German Army.

For anyone with an interest in this particular unit this will be essential reading. There is a roll call of regimental dead, potted biographies of officers, and details of honours and awards. This, in addition to the main narrative, follows the well-worn pattern of regimental histories published in the 1920s and 30s. In addition though, and as exemplified here, today's historian has access to far more resources: newspapers, personal archives, service records published online by Ancestry and Findympast, not to mention the willing assistance of archivists and others. In this particular case that all comes together very well in this long overdue history of the 24th Welsh Regiment.

Cambridgeshire Kitcheners


Joanna Costin is to be congratulated for her labours both in writing this book and also in remembering these same men of the 11th Suffolk Regiment on the Lives of the First World War site. This is another impressive title to add to the unit library built up by Pen & Sword over the years, and should be essential reading for anyone with an interest in this particular Kitchener battalion. The so-called 'pals' in this battalion; different in character from the better-known pals of northern industrial towns nevertheless had one thing in common with many of their compatriots: 1st July 1916. One hundred and eighty-seven 11th Suffolk men lost their lives on this day and many more were wounded. Photos of some of these men appear in this well-illustrated book, most taken from contemporary newspaper reports.

Long overdue, this new title documents the war journeys of the men from this East Anglian Kitchener battalion and the all too familiar fate that befell many of them.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Joseph Miller writes home


It's always a bonus when a postcard includes details of the sender. Writing to Mrs H Limpkin of Heath House, Linton, near Burton-on-Trent, 11895 Rfn Joseph Miller of the King's Royal Rifle Corps wrote, "Just a line to let you no [sic] I arrived safe at Winchester. I don't no [sic] how long I shall be stationed here for my arm is not better yeat and I expect I shall go under opertaion with it. I think that is all this time..." He gave his address as 3 Coy, KRR, The Huts, Winchester.

Jospeh Miller, according to surviving papers, attested on the 27th August 1914 and served overseas from the 29th November 1914 with the 1st and latterly the 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. He appeared in a list of 1st Battalion wounded published on the 9th June 1915 and again on the 13th April 1917 when he was recorded as suffering from shell shock. He was discharged on the 5th February 1919 aged 22.  

Unpicking the information above, my guess would be that Joseph sent the postcard aftre he had been wounded (in the arm) whilst serving with the 1st Battalion. I think he recovered from this wound, was posted to the 16th Battalion and served in France and Belgium where he was subsequently invalided with shell shock, later being invalided out of the army as a result of this.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Love is in the Air (and on Land and Sea)


There are over 27 million military records on Findmypast, and with that many names, it is perhaps hardly surprising that there are some men and women whose names strike a particular chord today, 14th February.

6762 individuals have the surname LOVE whilst there are 659 TRUELOVEs, 496 DEARLOVEs, 102 FREELOVEs, 98 MANLOVEs, 28 CATCHLOVEs, 5 FOLLYLOVEs  but only one BIGLOVE

There are 9,023 military records where VALENTINE is the first name, and 132 records for VALENTINE DAY.




40 records return results for the surname CUPID whilst there are 13 men who, allegedly, have the surname ROMANCE (although closer inspection reveals that the majority, were actually called ROMANES). As for Cupid's armoury, there are 207 results for the surname ARROW (and 10 ARROWS).

Finally, there are nearly 24,000 results for the surname ROSE, 187 BOUQUETs but not a single FERRERO ROCHER. Strange, that. Happy Valentine's Day.



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Monday, 13 February 2017

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front 1917 to Third Ypres


Victoria Crosses on the Western Front 1917 to Third Ypres
Paul Oldfield, £30

Paul Oldfield's latest tome weighs in at a hefty 556 pages and covers the period 27th January to 27th July 1917. That so many pages should be needed to cover such a short period is testimony not only to the courage exhibited, but also to the bitter fighting.

Once again, this volume can be read in two parts: the actions, which take care of the first 208 pages; and the biographies of the VC winners which take up the rest of the book.  

The beauty of the books in this series is that they are well-researched and contain many useful maps and photographs. I wouldn't want to lu8gg this book across a battlefield because it weighs a ton. However, I could quite easily see myself investing in the Kindle edition and referring to the detailed trench maps and modern day panoramas. 

These are not books that will, for the most part, be thoroughly pored over, cover to cover, but as reference they are extremely useful and so much more interesting to read than the often dry and dusty official histories. In the meantime though, I need to find another couple of inches of shelf space to accommodate this latest volume.


Birmingham in the Great War



There are two words which should instantly recommend this title to anyone with even a passing interest in Birmingham during the First World War, and those words are "Terry" and "Carter". Terry's 1997 work on the Birmingham Pals remains a staple ingredient for anyone with an interest in Kitchener volunteers, pals battalions or Birmingham and this new publication in Pen & Sword's "Your towns and cities..."series is the ideal complement as it looks at Birmingham in the first 18 months of the war at a time when the pals battalions were recruiting and training.  There are useful chapters on the 1st Southern General Hospital, Belgian refugees in Birmingham, HMS Lusitania, HMS Birmingham, the expansion of the Territorials and, of course, the pals battalions.  One of the better books in this series, I would suggest, and well worth the £14.99 investment. Anything less should be considered a bargain.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Parish of Kilmalcolm - Roll of Service 1914-1918


Parish of Kilmalcolm - Roll of Service 1914-1918

Kilmalcolm is a village and civil parish in the historic county of Renfrewshire. After the First World War, a book detailing the sacrifices of its parishioners was compiled by the War memorial Committee and published in a slender volume. The committee noted,

"It should be explained that [this book] does not profess to cover the whole parish. It was found impossible to obtain a complete list of the Clune Brae district, in the neighbourhood of Port Glasgow, and, accordingly, it was thought better to omit it altogether. Moreover it includes the names of some formerly resident in the parish, who feel that they still belong to it, and desire on this occasion to claim their citizenship."

There are 438 names in the roll, including 77 who made the ultimate sacrifice. The list of those men, as published in the Roll of Service for Kilmalcolm parish, are below. Further information on many of these men can be found on Inverclyde's Great War.

The Fallen


J. Wilfred Graham, 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Highland Light Infantry, attached to Cameron Highlanders, reported "wounded and missing," 22nd December 1914, aged 19, eldest son of W. E. A. Graham, Crofthill.
W. E. Maitland, 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Seaforth Highlanders, attached to Black Watch, died of wounds- received in action, 24th December 1914, aged 25, son of George Maitland, Duncrag.
Christopher Kelleher, Seaman, HMS Pathfinder, sunk by enemy off St Abb's Head, 5th September 1914, aged 20, nephew of Mrs Sommerville, Market Place.
Archibald Duff, Private, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, died in Hospital of wounds received while attending to the wounded on the battlefield, 30th March 1915, aged 18, son of Archibald Duff, Mathernock Farm.
Henry S. Davidson, 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Highland Light Infantry, killed in France, 18th May 1915, aged 19, son of William Davidson, Windyhill.
James W. Maclay, 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Scottish Rifles, killed in action at Dardanelles, 28th June 1915, aged 18, son of William P. Maclay, Eastwood.
William S. Maclay, 2nd Lieutenant; 8th Scottish Rifles, died of wounds received in action at Dardanelles, 28th June 1915, aged 19, son of Sir Joseph Maclay, Bart., Duchal.
Robert M. Pattison, Lieutenant, 8th Scottish Rifles, missing since action at Dardanelles, 28th June 1915, aged 25, son of James Pattison, Drimnamona.
Andrew Currie, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action in France, 21st June 1915 aged 23, son of Jean Currie, Burnside Terrace.
Thomas K. Alexander, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, June 1915, aged [not stated], in employment of Mr Ewing, baker.
William Turner, Private, Royal Navy Division, killed in action early in year [1915], aged 24, employee of Post Office.
William Maxwell, Lance-Corporal, 6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died in hospital of wounds received in action in France, 10th July 1915, aged 27, brother of Mrs John Davidson, Glencairn Place.
J. L. Rowan, Lieutenant, 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action at Dardanelles, 12th July 1915, aged 25, son of John Rowan, The Croft.
Andrew J. Dickson, Lieutenant, Royal Navy Reserve, HMS India, sunk by enemy in North Sea, 8th August 1915, aged 25, formerly at Edgehill.
Andrew Strachan, Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action, 25th September 1915, aged [not stated], son of John Strachan, Auchindores.
Patrick Quin, Sergeant-Major, Black Watch, killed in action in France this year [1915], employee of Post Office.
James Keenan, Private, Scots Guards, died of wounds received in action [in 1915], aged 24, son of James Keenan, gardener, Finlaystone.
Gilbert A. Ramsay, 6th Highland Light Infantry, killed at Gallipoli, 12th August [1915], aged 30, son of the late Bailie Ramsay, Greenock.
Archibald McNeil, 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action, 26th March [1916], aged 20, son of A. Harvie McNeil, Auchenhalrig.
John McArthur, Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, killed in action, 14th May 1916, aged 20, son of Archibald McArthur, Woodend.
James Sands, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action in France, 1st July 1916, aged 21, son of Mrs McCormack, Carseknowe.
William Lochhead, Private, 15th Highland Light Infantry, killed at battle of the Somme, 2nd July 1916, aged 32, leaving widow and children, son of Mrs John Lochhead, Chalet.
James Gibb Stuart, Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, July 1916, aged 20, son of W. Gibb Stuart, Mossgiel.
Duncan MacGregor, Private, 9th Highland Light Infantry, killed in action in France, 21st August 1916, aged 19, a student at Glasgow University, son of late James MacGregor, estate overseer, Duchal.
Arthur Lang, Lieutenant, 6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action, 29th August 1916, aged 24, M.A. (Hon.), Glasgow, Hon. Exhibitioner, New College, Oxford, son of Robert Lang, Cowglen, late of Fairfield, Kilmacolm.
Donald Macdonald, Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action, 3rd September 1916, aged 24, son of Mrs Macdonald, Overton Terrace.
Richard H. Fergie, Private, 28th Canadians, killed in action, 15th September 1916, aged 24, son of David Fergie, The Mill.
Alexander H. Woodrow, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action in France, 12th October 1916, aged 36, son of late Peter Woodrow, Westfield.
C. Gordon Scott, 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action, 29th October 1916, aged 19, son of Charles F. Scott, Ingledene.
William S. Neville, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, wounded and missing, 26th September 1916, aged 26, son of John Neville, Ellersleigh.
Andrew C. Laird, 2nd Lieutenant, Black Watch and Royal Air Force, killed in action, 22nd November 1916, aged 22, son of John Laird, late at Meadowside.
John M. Mowat, 2nd Lieutenant, North Staffordshires and Royal Air Force, killed at Cramlington, the result of an aeroplane accident, 5th January 1917, aged 20, son of J. G. Mowat, Branxton.
William F. Hendry, Private, Black Watch, killed in action, 19th February 1917, aged 23, son of James Hendry, Norval Place.
J. W. Brown, Captain, Royal Scots, Military Cross, killed in action, 21st March 1917, aged 24, son of J. W. Brown, Clairedowan.
John Elliot, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in France, 10th April 1917, aged 21, son of William Elliot, Rosebank Terrace.
William S. Donald, Private, Canadians, killed in action, 12th April 1917, aged 30, husband of Jeanie Burns, Park Cottage.
Walter Naismith, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action, 23rd April 1917, aged [not stated], leaving widow, resident St James's Terrace.
Donald Campbell, Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action, 23rd April 1917, aged 35, son of Donald Campbell, Rosebank Terrace.
Angus Campbell, Lance-Corporal', Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action, 13th May 1917, aged 36, son of Donald Campbell, Rosebank Terrace.
John M. McKee, Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action, 6th May 1917, aged 21, son of late John McKee, Rosebank Terrace.
John Carson, Private, 2nd Scottish Rifles, killed in action, 5th May 1917, aged 28, leaving widow and children, Burnside Terrace.
Michael Callan, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, 5th June 1917, aged 29, leaving widow and children, Rosebank Terrace.
John Laird, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds received in action, 16th July 1917, son of late Robert Laird, Greenside.
William White, Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action this year [1917], gamekeeper, Harelaw.
Samuel Brown, Sergeant, 16th Canadians, killed in action, 16th August 1917, aged 34, son of Mrs Brown, Low Shells.
Malcolm Fletcher, 2nd Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, died of wounds received in action, 8th September 1917, aged 25, son of John D. Fletcher, Strathmore.
Campbell Davidson, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of illness caught in trenches, 28th September 1917, aged 29, leaving widow, Burnside Place.
Duncan A. Black, Private, New Zealand Force, killed in action, 19th October 1917, brother of Mrs Archibald Campbell, Kilmory.
Herbert J. Weir, Lieutenant, Ayrshire Yeomanry, died of wounds received in action in Palestine, 9th November 1917, aged 31, son of A. C. Weir, Bellard.
James W. Allison, Sapper, Royal Engineers, died of wounds in Sandwich Military Hospital, 22nd November 1917, aged 21, son of Mrs Allison, Englewood.
Robert McKee, Private, 5th Highland Light Infantry, died of wounds received in action in Palestine, 25th November 1917, aged 33, leaving widow and children, Burnside Terrace.
William McKee, Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, November 1917, aged 21, son of
William McKee, Rosebank Terrace. George D. Greenlees, 2nd Lieutenant, Black Watch, killed in action in Palestine, 1st December 1917, aged 23, son of John Greenlees, St Vincent.
Dunlop Crawford, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, accidentally killed in service in East Africa, 10th December 1917, aged 28, son of Mrs Crawford, late of Rowallan.
Alec. Macpherson, Private, Cameron Highlanders, died a prisoner of war in Germany in 1917, aged 19.
James Fyfe Holmes, Lieutenant, 9th Scottish Rifles, Military Cross, missing since 21st March 1918, aged 23, son of J. Fyfe Holmes, Pyrmont.
Thomas Whitla, Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, 21st March 1918, aged 37, leaving widow and children, Park Cottage.
Charles Sommerville, Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, 21st March 1918, aged 19, son of John Sommerville, Burnside Terrace.
John H. G. Tuckwell, 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, missing near Lebucquiere, France, 23rd March 1918, son of John M. Tuckwell, Rhuarden.
John Oswald Farquhar, Lieutenant, Queen's Own Yeomanry, attached to Essex Regiment, killed in action, 24th March 1918, aged 21, only son of William R. Farquhar, Moss-syde.
Ebenezer Maclay, Captain, Scots Guards, shot by snipers, 11th April 1918, aged 27, eldest son of Sir Joseph Maclay, Bart., Duchal.
J. G. Dewar Brown, Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, taken prisoner and died of wounds in hospital, Welvelghem, 17th April 1918, aged 18, son of William D. Brown, Old Hall.
Rev. William Black, M.A., Captain, Chaplain to the Forces, died at Boulogne Military Hospital, 10th July 1918, aged 27, Assistant in Kilmacolm Parish Church.
William Laird, Transport Service, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died in Aire Hospital in France, 16th July 1918, aged 29, son of late John Laird, Townhead.
Thomas Stewart, Private, Gordon Highlanders, killed in action on the Marne, 23rd July 1918, aged 19, son of Thomas Stewart, Rosebank Terrace.
Dugald Gillespie, Private, Highland Light Infantry, Military Medal, killed in action, 22nd August 1918, aged 25, son of Mrs Gillespie, Burnside Terrace.
Alexander C. Macrae, Private, Civil Service Rifles, killed in action, 25th August 1918, aged 25, son of late Alexander Macrae, teacher, Public School.
Thomas Ritchie, Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, 7th September 1918, aged 29, son of James Ritchie, Stewart Place.
George Robb, Gunner, Royal Navy, torpedoed and drowned, 16th September 1918, aged 23, son of William Robb, Rosebank Terrace.
Alexander Young, Seaman, torpedoed in S.S. Lavernock, 17th September 1918, leaving widow and children, Meadowbank.
Alexander Lindsay Sheridan, Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, 29th September 1918, aged 22, son of Joseph Sheridan, Lyle Buildings.
Peter Miller, Private, 9th Highland Light Infantry, missing since 29th September 1918, aged 22, son of John Miller, Burnhouse.
Alec. Macnab, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds, 24th October 1918, aged 20, son of John Macnab, St Fillans.
Robert J. Stoddart, Private, Canadians, killed in action, 4th November 1918, aged 27, son of James Stoddart, Victoria Nursery.
James Lockie, Private, Queen's Own Yeomanry, killed in action in 1918, employee of Mr Blackwood.
Arthur Wilson, Private, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action, 1918, son of Alex. Wilson, Glenmill.
Thomas Nisbet, Lance-Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, "missing" from 14th April 1918, Carlton Place.

Roll of Service

Abercrombie, R. H., Glenburn PI.; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
Adams, David R., Estcourt; Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
Adams, Hamish, Estcourt; Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery
Adamson, Robert, Lyle Buildings; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Agnew, Edward, Burnside Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Alexander, Thos. K., Baker; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed June 191 5.
Allison, Jas. W., Englewood; Sapper, Royal Engineers, died of wounds, November 1917
Allison, John, Englewood; Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Allison, Hugh, Englewood; Royal Navy
Anderson, R. N., The Hague; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Anderson, James, Rosebank Terrace; Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, wounded
Andrew, John, Church Place; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Andrew, Alex., Church Place; Private, Lovat Scouts, wounded
Armour, J. Sinclair, Craigmarloch; Captain, Scottish Rifles
Armour, Robert S., Craigmarloch; Private, N.Z.
Atchley, Chas. A., Oldlands; Major, Royal Engineers
Auchterlonie, A. C, West Bank; Lieutenant, Royal Marines
Auld, William, Larchmont; Lieut-Colonel, Highland Light Infantry, O.B.E.
Bain, John, Burndale Terrace; Private, Gordon Highlanders
Barr, John C, West Rountreehill; Private, Royal Army Service Corps, M.T.
Benson, David, Grocer; Driver, Royal Field Artillery
Birkmyre, John, Shalott; Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery
Birkmyre, Henry, Shalott; Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, wounded
Birkmyre, Henry, Llanvair; Major, Royal Garrison Artillery , Croix de Guerre
Black, Rev. William, Assistant, Parish Church; Chaplain to the Forces, Captain, London Scottish, died at Boulogne Hosp., July 10, 1918
Black, Duncan A., Kilmory; Private, N.Z., killed, Oct. 1917
Blair, John, Mayora; Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, wounded
Bone, Hugh R., Chauffeur; Royal Air Force
Bone, Robert, Chauffeur.; Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
Borland, James, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Bow, William S., Pinehurst; Captain, Scottish Rifles
Boyle, John, Burnside Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Boyle, Patrick, Hope Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Boyle, William, Police; Private, Royal Marines
Bremner, R. H., Annfield; Captain, Royal Field Artillery
Brown, J. W., Clairedowan; Captain, Royal Scots, killed, March 1917
Brown, Allan, Clairedowan; Lieutenant, Scottish Rifles
Brown, James, late Allanbank; Australia
Brown, J. G. Dewar, Old Hall; Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, died a prisoner, April 1918
Brown, Andrew, Ardgowan Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps M.T.
Brown, Hugh, Miltonlea/; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Brown, Samuel, Low Shells; Sergeant, Can., killed, Aug. 1917
Brunton, George, Laird's Land; Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
Buntain, John, Pomillan; Private, N.Z.
Buchanan, William, Guy's Land; Private, Can.
Buchanan, Hugh, Market Place; Private, Highland Light Infantry
Buntain, John, Guy's Land; Private, Can., Military Medal
Buntain, William, Guy's Land; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Buntain, James, Guy's Land; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), wounded
Buntain, Robert, Guy's Land; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Burnet, Frank R., Earlston; Major, Royal Garrison Artillery
Burns, John, Park Cottage; Private, R.F., wounded
Burns, William, joiner; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Burnside, William M., Houghton; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Caldwell, William, Ardgowan PI.; Private, Royal Engineers
Callan, Michael, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed, June 1917
Callan, John, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Cameron, James, Old Hall; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Cameron, John, Old Hall; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Campbell, William, Glenburn PI.; Piper, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Campbell, Hugh, Glenburn Place; Private, Royal Air Force
Campbell, John H., Octavia Bldgs.; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Campbell, Peter G., Octavia Bldgs.; Piper, H.L.I, and Royal Scots, wounded
Campbell, Angus, Rosebank Terrace; Lance-Corp., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed May 1917
Campbell, Donald, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed April 1917
Campbell, Arch., Norval Place; Private, N.Z.
Cant, John, The Hague; Lieutenant, Royal Navy. HMS Pactolus
Cargill, William A., Carruth; Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, wounded
Carruth, John, Kirkton; Sergeant Observer, Royal Air Force
Carruthers, James, Octavia Bldgs.; Private, Royal Engineers
Carruthers, John, Octavia Bldgs.; Trooper, Lothian & Border Horse
Carson, David S., St Oswald's; Lieutenant -Colonel, Scottish Rifles, O.B.E.
Carson, John F., St Oswald's; Staff-Paymaster, Royal Naval Division
Carson, John, Burnside Terrace; Private, Scottish Rifles, killed May 1917
Carson, William, Bellview; Private, Royal Army Service Corps M.T.
Caullay, John, Low Shells; Staff-Sergeant, Royal Engineers
Caullay, Robert, Low Shells; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers , wounded
Caullay, John, Low Shells; Private, Royal Air Force
Caullay, Malcolm, Low Shells; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Coats, John G., Killeen; Major, Highland Light Infantry
Collins, Hugh B., Auchinbothie; Major, Royal Engineers
Collins, Edward, Auchinbothie; Lieutenant, 16th Lancers
Coltart, M. J., Selma; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Connor, Charles, Railway Cottages; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Connor, John, Railway Cottages; Private, Machine Gun Corps
Connor, Edward, Railway Cottages; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, prisoner
Conochie, Hamish, Mistylaw; Sergeant, Aust., wounded
Conochie, Norman, Mistylaw; Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers
Conochie, Kenneth, Mistylaw; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Conway, James, The Firs; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Cooper, George, Finlaystone; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, wounded
Coxhill, A. O., Glencairn Place; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Craigie, Kenneth B., Sherwood; Captain, Scottish Rifles, wounded at Gaza
Crawford, John, Burnside; Sergeant- Major, Queen's Own Yeomanry
Crawford, Robert, Burnside; Private, Scottish Rifles
Crawford, James P., Burnside; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Crawford, A. P., Scott's Land; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Crawford, Donald, Scott's Land; Private, Scottish Rifles
Crawford, Campbell, Chapel; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Crawford, Dunlop, Rowallan; Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, killed Dec, 1917
Cummings, George, Overton Farm; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Cunningham, James, Gas Works; Sergeant, Cameron Highlanders
Cunningham, Gordon, Gas Works; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Cunningham, Henry, Gas Works; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Currie, Andrew, Burnside Terrace; Private, Royal Field Artillery, killed June 1915
Currie, Andrew, Guy's Land; Private, Royal Marines.
Currie, James, Burnside Terrace; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Currie, A. J., Norval Place; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Cuthbertson, J. H., Springfield; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, wounded
Darroch, Robert, Darmead; Flight-Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Davidson, Hamish R., Windyhill; Captain and Adjutant, Royal Army Service Corps
Davidson, W. Cameron, Windyhill; Captain, Scottish Rifles
Davidson, Henry S., Windyhill; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, killed May 1915
Davidson, John, Glencairn Place; Corporal, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry
Davidson, William, Pyrmont; Private, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry
Davidson, Campbell, Burnside PI.; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died September 1917
Davis, Frank, Auchinbothie; Private. Royal Army Service Corps
Dickenson, George, Golf Club; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Dickie, J. G., Parkhill; Lieutenant, King's Own Scottish Borderers, wounded
Dickson, J. M., Edgehill; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Dickson, A. J., Edgehill; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Division, killed August 1915
Dickson, D. M., Edgehill; Lieutenant, R. N. R., HMS Dryad
Doig, A. M., Carlton Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps M.T.
Donald, W. S., Park Cottages; Private, Can., killed June 1917
Donnon, Alex., Carruth; Private, Royal Scots
Donnon, John, Carruth; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Drummond, Mai., Tandlebrae; Trooper, Queen's Own Yeomanry, wounded
Duff, Archibald, Mathernock; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed March 1915
Dunbar, Robert,; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Elder, James L., Craigmarloch; Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps
Elliot, Samuel, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Gordon Highlanders
Elliot, John, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed April 1917
Elliot, David, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Elliot, Thomas, Rosebank Terrace; Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders
Elliot, James, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Gordon Highlanders
Farquhar, J. Oswald, Moss-syde; Lieutenant, Queen's Own Yeomanry, killed March 1918
Feenie, James, chauffeur; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Fergie, Hamilton, The Mill; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Fergie, David, The Mill; Lance-Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps
Fergie, Richard, The Mill; Private, Can., killed Sept. 1916
Fergie, Charles, The Mill; Private, Royal Army Service Corps M.T.
Ferguson, David, The Moorings; Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Ferguson, George, The Moorings; Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Ferguson, James, The Moorings; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Ferguson, Andrew, Muirshiels; Lance-Corporal, Aus.
Ferguson, James, Norval Place; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Ferguson, John, Market Place; Private, Highland Light Infantry
Findlay, J. G., Overton Terrace; Private, Royal Engineers
Fletcher, Malcolm, Strathmore; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, killed October 1917
Fletcher, Richard, Norval Place; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Fraser, John, Pennytersal; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Fullarton, Robert, Thornwood; Major, Royal Army Medical Corps
Fulton, John, Overton Farm; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Fulton, Douglas, Paisley; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, wounded
Galbraith, Samuel, Louvain; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Galbraith, Ian K., Louvain; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Galbraith, Gilbert, Glencairn PI.; Lance-Corp., Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Galbraith, Thomas, Stewart PI.; Private, Royal Engineers
Galbraith, Neil, Stewart Place; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Galbraith, Neil, Chalet; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Gardner, James, Gasworks Cottage; Private, Highland Light Infantry, prisoner
Gault, Robert, High Street; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Gibson, Thomas, Railway Cottages; Private, Blue Cross
Gibson, John M., St James' Terrace; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Gillespie, Dugald, Burnside Terrace; Private, Highland Light Infantry, Military Medal, killed Aug. 1918
Gordon, Adam, Market Place; Private, Royal Field Artillery, Military Medal, wounded
Gordon, Alex., Overton Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders
Graham, J. Wilfred, Crofthill; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, "missing" December 1914
Graham, W. Bryce, Crofthill; Major, Royal Field Artillery
Grainger, George, Mountblow; Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Jupiter
Grandison, James, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Gray, John, Glencairn Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Gray, John, Hope Place; Private, Royal Scots
Gray, James, Low Shells; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, wounded
Gray, Ham., Low Shells; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Greenlees, George D., St Vincent; Lieutenant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), killed December 1917
Gregory, Alex., Dunedin; Lieutenant, Royal Scots
Gregory, James, Dunedin; Capt, R.A.M.C, Surgeon, Royal Navy
Gregory, William S., Dunedin; Private, Highland Light Infantry, Corporal, Army Pay Corps, wounded
Gregory, John B., Dunedin; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Gregory, Andrew D., Dunedin; Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Guthrie, Robert L., Barranca; Lieutenant -Colonel, Highland Light Infantry, O.B.E,
Guy, Philip L. O., Yeats; Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps
Haig, David, Rockmount; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Division
Haig, Harry, Rockmount; Private, Can., wounded
Halley, Peter, Crookhill; Lieutenant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), wounded
Hamilton, Malcolm, baker; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Hankinson, Robert, Glenmill; Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
Hankinson, William, Glenmill; Private, Herts.
Hart, Thomas, baker; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Harvey, Richard, High Street; Sergeant, Cameron Highlanders, Military Medal, wounded
Harvey, Arthur, High Street; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), Military Medal
Harvey, John, High Street; Private, H.C.C.
Hassan, Angus, Market Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Hattrick, John, St James' Terrace; Private, Aus.
Hendry, Patrick W., Mandala; Brig.-General, Highland Light Infantry
Hendry, William, Norval Place; Private, Royal Highlanders, killed Feb. 1917
Hendry, Charles, Woodholm; Sergeant, Can.
Hill, Matthew, Branxholm; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Holmes, J. Fyfe, Pyrmont; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, Military Cross, missing Mar. 1918
Houston, John M., Finlayston; Lieutenant, 11th Hussars
Howat, George, Scott's Land; Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Hyslop, William, Meadowbank; Driver, Royal Field Artillery
Jack, Wallace, Shawfield; Lieutenant, Scottish Rifles, wounded
Jackson, Alan, Craigielea; Lieutenant, Royal Scots, wounded
Jamieson, Charles, Burnside PI.; Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Quail
Jamieson, Adam, Newhall; Trooper, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Keenan, James, Finlaystone; Private, Scots Guards, killed 1915
Kelleher, Christopher, Market PIace; Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Pathfinder, killed Sept. 19 14
Kerr, Joseph, Cauldside; Private, Gordon Highlanders
Kinloch, James, Ellenbank; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Kyle, Thomas, Hydro; Lance-Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery
Laird, Daniel, Turnerston; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Laird, A. C, Turnerston; Lieutenant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) and Royal Air Force, killed Nov. 1916
Laird, William, Overton Cottage; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died July 1918
Laird, Alex., Overton Cottage; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Laird, John, Greenside; Private, Royal Field Artillery, killed July 1917
Lamont, John, Burnside Place; Private, Scottish Rifles
Lamont, Robert, Burnside Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Lamont, Norman, Stewart Place; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Lang, John, Planetreeyetts; Private, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, wounded
Lang, Arthur, Planetreeyetts; Sergeant, P.P. Can., Military Medal
Lang, Robert, Barnshake; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Lang, Arthur, Fairfield; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed Aug. 1916
Lawrie, Andrew, chauffeur; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Lennie, Edmund, Overton Terrace; Private
Leven, James, Octavia Buildings; Corporal, S.A.
Leven, Alex., Stewart Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Lochhead, A. W., Chalet; Lieutenant, Northants.
Lochhead, John, Chalet; Signaller, Machine Gun Corps
Lochhead, Gavin, Chalet; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Lochhead, William, Burnside Terrace; Private, H. L.I., killed July 1916
Lockie, James, Butcher; Private, Queen's Own Yeomanry, killed 1918
Loftus, H., Hope Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Logue, William, High Street; Private, Royal Naval Reserve
McArthur, Duncan, Woodend; Private, Royal Engineers
McArthur, John, Woodend; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed May 19 16
Macaulay, Charles, Meadowbank; Private, Highland Light Infantry
McAusland, James, Mansefield; Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps
McCallum, Donald, Laird's Land; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
McClure, Stewart, Laird's Land; Private, Scottish Rifles, Military Medal
Macrae, Alex., Burndale Terrace; Private, C.Scottish Rifles, killed Aug. 1918
McCrone, Robert, Craigallion; Captain, Royal Engineers, Military Cross, Croix de Guerre
McColl, W. K., Hope Place; Sapper, S.A.
McDiarmid, Arch., Schaw Bldgs.; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
McDiarmid, John, Glencairn Place; Corporal, R.F., Military Medal, prisoner
M 'Donald, Alex., Auchenfoil; Private, Royal Field Artillery
McDonald, Donald, Overton Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed Sept. 1916
McDonald, Alex., Railway Cottages; Private, Lovat Scouts
M 'Donald, Charles, Railway Cott.; Private, Cameron Highlanders
Macdougall, Stewart, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Highland Cyclist Battalion
Macdougall, J., Rosebank Terrace; Lance-Corp., Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) and Machine Gun Corps
Macdougall, Alex., Blackwater; Lieutenant, Scots Guards, wounded
Macfarlane, P. C, Suncourt; Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Field Artillery
McFarlane, Ham., Burnside Terrace; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
McFarlane, Wm., Burnside Terrace; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
McGinty, Thomas, Old Schoolhouse; Private, Scottish Rifles, wounded
McGlynn, Peter, Clachers; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
McGowan, Donald; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Macgregor, Duncan, Milton; Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed Aug. 1916
McInnes, John, Duchal; Private, Scottish Rifles, killed May 1916
McInnes, Arch., Duchal; Private, Motor Machine Gun Corps
McKee, W. M., Rosebank Terrace; Private, Army Ordnance Corps
McKee, William, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed Nov. 1917
McKee, John M., Rosebank Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed May 1917
McKee, Charles, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
McKee, Robert, Burnside Terrace; Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed Nov. 19 17
McKee, William, Norval Place; Seaman, Royal Naval Division
McKellar, Arch., May Cottage; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Mackenzie, Alec, Mount Ida; Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers, wounded
Mackenzie, Harry, Police Station; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Mackinnon, Sam., Redcliffe; Captain, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Mackinnon, John, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Engineers
McLauchlan, John, Norval Place; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Maclay, J. W., Eastwood; Lieutenant, Scottish Rifles, killed June 1915
Maclay, Ebenezer, Duchal; Captain, Scottish Rifles, killed April 1918
Maclay, W. S., Duchal; Lieutenant, Scottish Rifles, killed June 1915
Maclay, Joseph, Duchal; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
McMinn, J. B., Garth Lodge; Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery
McMinn, S.A., Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Engineers
Macnab, Jack, St Fillans; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, wounded
Macnab, Alec, St Fillans; Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, killed October 1918
McNaughtan, F. C, St James' Terrace; Private, Royal Scots
McNeill, Arch., Auchenhalrig; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed March 19 16
McPherson, Neil, Up. Port Glasgow; Private, Cameron Highlanders
McPherson, Alex., Up. Port Glasgow; Private, Cameron Highlanders, died prisoner, 1917
MacRobert, Harry, Lynton; Captain, Highland Light Infantry
MacRobert, Jack, Clifton; Captain, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, wounded
Maitland, W. E., Duncrag; Lieutenant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), killed Dec. 1914
Maitland, George F., Duncrag; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Maitland, Joe, Duncrag; Private, Aus.
Magurn, John, Rachel Place; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, wounded
Maxwell, William, Glencairn PL; Lance-Corp., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed July 1915
Menzies, Arch., Lyle Buildings; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve
Miller, James H., Viewfield; Lieutenant, Royal NavyV.R.
Miller, Peter, Burnhouse; Private, Highland Light Infantry, missing Sept. 1918
Miller, Peter, Market Place; Private, Scottish Rifles
Miller, John, Market Place; Private, Royal Marines.
Miller, James, Market Place; Private, Royal Air Force
Miller, David, Church Place; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Miller, Charles D., Norwood; Captain, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Milloy, James, Rachel Place; Private, Aus.
Moodie, Clement, baker; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Morton, Robert, Sherwood; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Mowat, John M., Branxton; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, killed Jan. 1917
Munro, Charles, Gorse Cottage; Private, Royal Field Artillery, wounded
Murray, John C, Norval Place; Private, I.W.M.T.
Murray, Thomas, Norval Place; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Murray, Robert, Norval Place; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Naismith, Walter, St James' Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed April 1917
Nau, Jack, Rosemount; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, U.S.A.
Neville, W. S„ Ellersleigh; Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, "missing" Sept. 1916
Nicholson, John, Kessington; Writer, Royal Navy, HMS Shannon
Nisbet, Thomas, Carlton Place; Lance-Corp., Highland Light Infantry, "missing" 14th April 1918
Oliver, Harry, Rosebank Terrace ; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, wounded
Pattison, Robert M., Drimnamona; Lieutenant, Scottish Rifles, missing June 1915
Pattison, J. W. H., Drimnamona; Major, Scottish Rifles
Paterson, J. Russell, St Mary's; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, prisoner
Plage, D. MacDonald, Carlton PI.; Lieutenant, East Surrey
Plage, John P., Carlton Place; Chief Engineer, Transport
Proudfoot, Robert, Chauffeur; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Quigley, Hugh, Burnside Place; Private, Labour Corps
Quinn, Patrick, Post Office; Sergt.- Major, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), killed 1915
Ramsay, Gilbert A., Greenock; Private, 6th Highland Light Infantry, killed Aug. 1915
Ramsay, Robert, Meadowfield; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Rennie, James, High Street; Lance-Corporal, Royal Field Artillery
Ritchie, John, Burndale Terrace; Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade, wounded
Ritchie, George, Burndale Terrace; Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
Ritchie, Thomas, Stewart Place; Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed Sept. 1918
Ritchie, William, Stewart Place; Private, Scot. Horse, wounded
Robb, George, Rosebank Terrace; Seaman, Royal Navy, killed Sept. 1918
Robertson, Raymond, Moorcote; Major, Royal Field Artillery, DSO, Military Cross
Robertson, Alex. C, Burnside Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Robertson, John, Burnside Terrace; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Robertson, C. Donald, Magdala; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, wounded
Robinson, Harry,; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Rogers, John C, St Leonard's; Captain, Royal Engineers
Robson, James F., Grafton; Corporal, Pay Office
Ross, Donald, Low Shells; Private, Can.
Rowan, John L., The Croft; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed July 1915
Rowan, Hugh S., The Croft; Major, Royal Garrison Artillery, Military Cross
Roxburgh, William, Leperston; Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Roxburgh, John, Leperston; Private, Highland Light Infantry
Russell, David, Strathtyrum; Private, Cameron Highlanders
Sands, James, Carseknowe; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed July 1916
Scott, Charles G., Ingledene; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed Oct. 1916
Scott, William, Market Place; Private, Cameron Highlanders
Scott, James, Norval Place; Private, Aus.
Scott, John, Lyle Buildings; Private, S.A.
Scott, James, Lyle Buildings; Private, Can.
Scott, J. L., Rosebank Terrace; Lance-Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, M.T.
Scott, N., Rosebank Terrace; Private, King's, Liverpool
Semple, Robert E., Tweede; Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Service, Malcolm V., Northernhay; Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery
Shaw, Neil, Octavia Buildings; Private, Cameron Highlanders
Sheridan, A. C, Lyle Buildings; Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed Sept. 1918
Sheridan, D. H., Lyle Buildings; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Sheridan, And. G., Lyle Buildings; Sergeant, A.E.F.
Sim, James, Duchal Lodge; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Sinclair, Kenneth, The Croft; Private, Royal Fusiliers [23rd Battalion] Sportsmen
Sinclair, John; Private, Scottish Rifles
Smith, James, Miltonlea; Private, N.Z. Rifles
Smith, W. C, Miltonlea; Private, Can., wounded
Smith, Wm., Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Smith, John, Low Shells; Private, Ayrshire Yeomanry
Sommerville, Wm., vanman; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Sommerville, Charles, Burnside Terrace; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, killed March 1918
Speirs, William, Burnside Terrace; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Steven, Thomas J., Heathfield; Lieutenant, Cameron Highlanders
Stevenson, Dr C. K., Englewood; Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps
Stewart, James, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Field Artillery, wounded
Stewart, John, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Stewart, William, Carlton Place; Private, Royal Engineers
Stewart, Thomas, Rosebank Terrace; Private, Gordon Highlanders, killed July 1918
Stewart, Robert, Finlaystone; Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Stirling, Richard, The Moorings; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, wounded
Stirling John D. A., The Moorings; Private, Can.
Stoddart, William, Overton Terrace; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Stoddart, R. J., Nursery; Private, Can., killed Nov. 1918
Strachan, Andrew, Auchendores; Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed Sept. 1915
Strathie, Robert, Barnsford; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Struthers, William, Stewart Place; Corporal, Royal Field Artillery, prisoner
Stuart, Jas. Gibb, Mossgiel; Private, Highland Light Infantry, killed July 1916
Stuart, Walter Gibb, Mossgiel; Private, Queen's Own Yeomanry
Stuart, John Gibb, Mossgiel; Sergeant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), wounded
Stuart, William Gibb, Mossgiel; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), Military Medal, Serbian Cross
Sturgeon, John, Low Shells; Private, Scottish Rifles
Swan, James, Norval Place; Private, N.F., wounded
Swan, Arch., Norval Place; Private, Royal Scots
Telfer, Colin, Low Shells; Private, Scottish Rifles
Telfer, Andrew, Glencairn Place; Private, N.Z.
Tennent, Adam, Broomknowe; Driver, Royal Army Service Corps M.T.
Todd, Gourley, Rosslee; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Tuckwell, John H. G., Rhuarden; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed March 1918
Turner, William, Post Office; Private, Royal Naval Division, killed 1915
Vallance, Gerald, Oldlands ; Lieutenant, Somersets
Walker, T. M., Sunnybank; Major, Royal Field Artillery, D.S.O.
Walker, Norman L., Schoolhouse; Engineer, Royal Navy, HMS Revenge
Walker, Lyll, Schoolhouse; Private, T.C., wounded
Walker, Duncan, Knockbuckle; Private, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded
Walker, James, Knockbuckle; Private, Canadian Highlanders, wounded
Walker, John, Knockbuckle; Private, Royal Air Force
Walker, Alex., Knockbuckle; Private, Royal Field Artillery
Walker, Hector, Duchal Lodge; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Wallace, J. C, Heatheryknowe; Captain, Royal Air Force, Military Cross
Wallace, Alex., Heatheryknowe; Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
Ward, James, blacksmith; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Watson, Alex., butcher; Private, Cameron Highlanders, wounded
Webster, William, Market Place; Private, Royal Engineers
Webster, John, Guy's Land; Private, Gordon Highlanders, wounded
Webster, Hugh, Low Shells; Piper, Highland Light Infantry
Weir, Herbert J., Bellard; Lieutenant, Ayrshire Yeomanry, killed Nov. 1917
Weir, Cecil M., Bellard; Captain, Brigade Major, Scottish Rifles, wounded, Military Cross
White, John, Stanley Cottage; Private, S.A.
White, William, Harelaw; Private, Cameron Highlanders, killed 1917
Whiteford, Robert, Lyle Buildings; Captain, Labour Corps
Whiteford, James, Lyle Buildings; Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, Military Medal, wounded
Whiteford, Alex., Overton Ten; Sergeant, Scottish Rifles
Whiteford, Peter, Overton Terrace; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Whiteford, John, Overton Terrace; Private, Royal Air Force
Whitelaw, H. V., Ryden; Lieutenant, Sherwood Foresters
Whitla, Thomas, Park Cottage; Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed March 1918
Whitla, James, Guy's Land; Private, O.O.Y.
Whittet, James, Burnhouse; Private, Highland Light Infantry
Whittet, John, Burnhouse; Sergeant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Wilson, W., Wimborne; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Wilson, Arthur, Glenmill; Private, Royal Field Artillery, killed 1918
Wilson, John, Glenmill; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), prisoner
Wood, James A., Ardgowan; Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Woodrow, Alex. H., Westfield; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed Oct. 1916
Woodrow, Peter, Westfield; Private, Can.
Young, Robert, Rosemount; Private, Highland Light Infantry, wounded
Young, James, Rosemount; Private, Highland Light Infantry
Young, Andrew, Rachel Place; Private, Royal Engineers
Young, Robert, Market Place; Private, Royal Engineers
Young, Alex., Meadowbank; Seaman, Transport, drowned Sept. 1918
Cummings, David, Church Place; Private, Royal Army Service Corps
Currie, William, Burnside Place; Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Dunlop, Johnston, Hydropathic; Captain, Manchester Regiment.
Gilliespie, William, Burnside Place; Private, L.F.
Halliday, Alexander, Belhaven; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve
Halliday, Ian, Belhaven; 2nd. Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry
Halliday, James, Belhaven; Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy Transport.
Kirkpatrick, Alexander, Hope Place; Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
M 'Bride, Lancelot G., Pentre Bychan; Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded.
McCutcheon, J. W., Bellenden; Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers
MacLean, Allan, Rachel Place; Private, Royal Air Force
MacLean, William, Rocklea; Captain, Royal Engineers
Lang, Archibald, Buchanan Arms; Australians, wounded.
Lang, John, Buchanan Arms; Australians.
Mowat, Ralph, Branxton; Midshipman, Royal Navy, HMS Temeraite.
Nau, John, Rosemount; Private, U.S.A. Highlanders.
Scott, James, Muirhouse; Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Spalding, Donald, Glenburn Road; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
Taylor, David, Burnside Place; Signalman, R.G. A.