Index to the Book of Remembrance WW1 A-F

Pollokshields Church

Book of Remembrance

Index

Teach us good Lord
to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
to give and not to count the cost
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1914 -19
INDEX

Name Church
A  
Ralph Agnew Pollokshields West Church
Archibald Alexander Pollokshields West Church
Wallace Allan Pollokshields East Church
John Allison Pollokshields East Church
David Anderson Pollokshields West Church
William Anderson MacClellan Street Church
John A. Armour Albert Drive Church
George Arnott Pollokshields Parish Church
B  
James Baird Titwood Parish Church
Arthur E. Barnbrooke Titwood Parish Church
William D. Barr Pollokshields East Church
William Belshaw MacClellan Street Church
Robert Black MacClellan Street Church
James McLay Blair Titwood Parish Church
James McM Bowie Pollokshields East Church
Gavin Boyd Pollokshields East Church
Robert H. Brechin Pollokshields Parish Church
William Brechin Pollokshields Parish Church
John Brown MacClellan Street Church
William W. Brown Pollokshields West Church
George W. Brownhill Titwood Parish Church
Jack Bryce Pollokshields East Church
Russell J. Burns Pollokshields East Church
C  
Alexander Campbell Albert Drive Church
John Campbell Pollokshields Parish Church
Robert Campbell Albert Drive Church
Alexander Carmichael MacClellan Street Church
Duncan Carmichael MacClellan Street Church
Arthur Cartwright Pollokshields Parish Church
Alexander M L Clunes  
George A Clunes  
William Connell Pollokshields East Church
Robert Cowan MacClellan Street Church
James Crawford MacClellan Street Church
Robert B. Craig Albert Drive Church
William Crookston Pollokshields Parish Church
James B. Cunningham Pollokshields East Church
D  
William Dunlop Davidson Pollokshields East Church
William Hutton Dixon Pollokshields East Church
James A. Dunlop Pollokshields West Church
Daniel Dunbar MacClellan Street Church
Walter Dunbar MacClellan Street Church
E  
Arthur A. Easton Trinity Church
Thomas H. Easton Trinity Church
Douglas J. Ewing Titwood Parish Church
F  
Matthew Findlay Pollokshields Parish Church
Struthers Findlay Pollokshields Parish Church
Walter Findlay Pollokshields Parish Church
W. J. Fleming Pollokshields Parish Church
Joseph Leask Flett Titwood Parish Church and Pollokshields East Church
Maxwell H. Forsyth Pollokshields East Church
Walter W. Forsyth Pollokshields West Church
John Fraser Albert Drive Church
Walter W. Frier Titwood Parish Church

 

 

Further Details

1914 -19

Ralph Agnew:

He was born on the 1st July 1881 in Ascog Lodge, Kingarth, Bute. His father was Peter Vance Agnew and his mother was Margaret Agnew (nee Gardner).[1]

In 1901, aged 19, he lived at 50 Cadder St, Pollokshields with his parents and siblings John (23), Jessie R (28), Peter V (26), Andrew (23), Maggie (22) and Grace (17). He was a clerk.[2]

He continued to live at 50 Cadder Street in 1911[3]and in 1915[4].

He was a Private (Service Number: 27247)in the 15th (Service) (1st Glasgow). Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died, aged 35, on the 26th January 1917 in France & Flanders.

He is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France.[5]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 555/020
[2]1901 Census 644/13 034 056
[3]1911 Census 644/18 016 176
[4]1905 Valuation Roll
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/510707/AGNEW,%20RALPH
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Archibald Alexander

He was born on the 18th July 1893 at Govancroft, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire to Henry Alexander and Margaret Alexander (ms MacKintosh)[1]

In 1901 he lived at Govancroft, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire with his father Henry, and his sisters Agnes Hector, Mary C and Margaret M.[2]

In 1911 he lived in 20 Alexandria Street, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshirewith his father and sisters.[3]

He was a Private (Service Number: S/11035) in the 1stBattalion Seaforth Highlanders. He formerly served in the 5thReserve Cavalry Regiment (Service Number 8197)

He was killed in action, aged 22, on the 21st January 1916 while serving in the Persian Gulf.

He is commemorated on Panels 37 and 64 of the Basra Memorial, Iraq. [4]

His entry in the Glasgow Roll of Honour reads:”Private ALEXANDER, Archibald, Seaforth Highlanders, 36 Garturk Street, Govanhill”

He appears in the “Evening Times Roll of Honour” dated 17/2/1916 on page 4, with a photo.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals and the 1914-15 Star[5]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back


[1]Birth Certificate 498/0277
[2]1901 Census 498/9/20
[3]1911 Census 498/6/143
[4]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1655055/ALEXANDER,%20ARCHIBALD
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Wallace Allan:

Husband of Katherine Y. Allan, of 51, Keir St., Pollokshields, Glasgow.

He was born on the 18th December 1864 at 35 Kyle Street, Ayr to David Allan and Isabella Allan (ms Miller)[1]

He married Catherine Y. Miller on the 6th December 1892 at 10 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow[2]

In 1901 he lived with his wife Catherine and their children Matilda, Wallace, Annie and Catherine,at 11 Windsor Terrace, Glasgow. He was a cashier.[3]

In 1911 he lived with his wife Catherine and their children Matilda, Wallace, Annie, Isabella and James, at 40 Keir Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow. He was a commission agent.[4]

He was a Captain in the 1st Garrison Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He died aged 52, on the 29th June 1916.

He is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.[5]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals[6]

See the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here.Back


[1]Birth Certificate 578 0005
[2]Marriage Certificate 644/13 0144
[3]1901 Census 644/9 102 099
[4]1911 Census 644/18 017 107
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/473702/ALLAN,%20WALLACE
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

John Allison:

Son of William Jackson and Mary Allison (ms Brown), of 21, Prince's St., Pollokshields, Glasgow. 

He was born on the 3rd December 1895 at 18 Battlefield Gardens, Langside, Glasgow.[1]

 In 1901, age 5, he was living with his father, mother, sister Mary (3) and brother James B. (1) in Maryville, Lochwinnoch[2].

He was a Second Lieutenant, having been promoted from Private) in the 14th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "C" Coy. (Service Nos. 5330 and 277141).

He died, aged 23, on the 21st March 1918.

He is commemorated on a panel in Bay 9 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[3]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[4]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 560/00 0462
[2]1901 Census 570/03 154
[3]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/738533/ALLISON,%20JOHN
[4]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

David Anderson:

Son of the late James and Jane Henderson Anderson (ms Morrison), of Cowstrandburn, Dunfermline. He was born on the 29th January 1877 at Cowstrandburn, Saline, Fife[1].

He married Maggie G. Agnew on 21st June 1916 at 50, Cadder St., Pollokshields, Glasgow.[2]

He was a Private in Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) (Service No: 253693), and then a Private (Service No: 235263) in the 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

He died, age 40, on the 20th September 1917.

He is commemorated on Panel 135 to 136 in the Tyne Cot Memorial.[3]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[4]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here.Back

[1]Birth Certificate455/00 0003
[2]Marriage Certificate 644/18 0168
[3]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/846076/ANDERSON,%20DAVID
[4]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Anderson:

Son of William and Isabelle Anderson, of 24, Sutherland Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

He was born on the 23rdJune 1889 at 83 St Andrew’s Road, Pollokshields.[1]

In 1891, aged 1, he lived with his parents and siblings Isabella (12), John (10), Robert (9), Alexia (7) and Maggie (3) at 83 St Andrew’s Road, Pollokshields.[2]

In 1901 the family lived at 125 Forth Street, Pollokshields[3]

In 1911 the family, without William, lived at Meadowhead, 24, Sutherland Avenue[4]

He was a Lieutenant in the 217th Army Troops Coy., Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds, aged 27, on 27th March 1918.

He is buried in the Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery. Grave reference I.A. 10[5]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/13 460
[2]1891 Census 644/13 037 025
[3]1901 Census 644/13 033 088
[4]1911 Census 644/18 025 116
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/38105/ANDERSON, WILLIAM
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

John Alexander Armour:

Son of James and Margaret Armour (ms Crawford), of 120, Dixon Avenue, Crosshill, Glasgow.

He was born in Glasgow on the 21stNovember 1887 at 330 Cathcart Road, Govanhill, Glasgow.[1]

In 1901 he lived with his parents and siblings: Duncan A (12), James A (10), Daniel C (6), and Lawrence McN (4) at 330 Cathcart Road.[2]

In 1911 he was still living with his parents and siblings, but at 120 Dixon Avenue, Cathcart.[3]

He was a Private (Service No. 301464) in the Princess Louise's (1/8th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). According to the record in the Soldiers Effects Register he had been promoted to Lance-corporal[4].

He died, aged 30, on 17th March 1917 in France & Flanders.

He is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt. 
Cemetery reference: II. A. 17.[5]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/12 1442
[2]1901 Census 644/12 053 045
[3]1911 Census 560 004 180
[4]National Army Museum; Chelsea, London, England; Soldiers' Effects Records
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/262404/ARMOUR, JOHN ALEXANDER
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

George Arnott

He was the son of William Hamilton Arnott and Janet MacGowan, of 55, West Regent St., Glasgow. He was born on the 26thJuly 1888, in Hamilton Street, Motherwell.[1]

In 1891 he lived with his parents and brother Henry (1) at Millrig Place, Hamilton Street, Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire[2]. By 1901 the family had moved to Wilson Street, Ardgowan with the addition of sister Madge (9)[3]

He was a Private in the 16thBattalion, Highland Light Infantry. (Service No: 26194)

He died, aged 28, on the 1stJanuary 1916.

He is buried in the Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: V. G. 22.[4]

Extract from Glasgow Roll of Honour “Private ARNOTT, George, Highland Light Infantry, 111 Maxwell Drive Pollokshields”

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[5]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back.

[1]Birth Certificate 639/ 491
[2]1891 Census 639 021 035
[3]1901 Census 639 003 157
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/593314/ARNOTT,%20GEORGE
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

James Baird

He was born 19thApril 1896 at 13 Maclean Street, Partick.  His parents were James Baird, Mercantile Accountant and Isabella Baird m.s. Watson.[1]

He lived at 84 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields.

In 1901 he lived with his parents and siblings Annie McL (10) and Mary C (7) at Ethel Cottage, Cadder, Lanarkshire.[2]

He was a Private in the 5th/6thBattalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). (Service No: 200311)

He died aged 21, on 14thApril 1917[3]

He is commemorated in Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[4]

Extract from Glasgow Roll of Honour “Private BAIRD, James, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 84 Nithsdale Road Pollokshields”

He is commemorated in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on page 5 of the edition of the 11thMay 1917. There is a photo

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals.[5]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back.

[1]Birth Certificate 646/3 602
[2]1901 Census 626A/1 004 063
[3]Statutory Registers Deaths 1917 129/AF 120
[4]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/739392/baird,-james/
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Arthur Elijah Barnbrook:

Son of John H. Barnbrook, of 30, Glencairn Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

He was born on 17 December 1895 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.[1]His parents were John H and Lucy Barnbrook.

In 1901 he lived at 50 Sheepwash Lane, Greets Green, West Bromwich, Staffordshire with his parents and siblings Ethel (8) and Frederick (6).[2]
He was a Flight Cadet at the Royal Air Force Central Flying School. 

He died 16th January 1919 Aged 23 and is buried in Upavon Cemetery, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Cemetery reference: 34.[3]

He had served for three years in France

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, Volume 6b, Page 799
[2]1901 Census 29 2721 121 31
[3]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/406243/BARNBROOKE, ARTHUR

 

William Douglas Barr:

Son of William and Jessie Milne Lamb Barr, of 178, Kenmure St., Pollokshields, Glasgow. He was born on the 22nd November 1892 at 7 Shandon Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian.[1]

In 1901 he lived at 281 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his Father, Mother, sisters Mary M (12), Elizabeth D (10), and brothers John A (11) and Hugh D (2).[2]

In 1911 the family continued to live at 281 Kenmure Street[3]

He was a Private (Service No: 1793) in the 7th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

He died, aged 22, on the 28th June 1915.

He is commemorated on Panel 92 to 97. of the Helles Memorial, Turkey.[4]

He was awarded The Victory, The British War Medal and the 1914-15 Star[5]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back
 

[1]Statutory Registers Birth 1896 685/1 2034
[2]1901 Census 644/13 030 108
[3]1911 Census 644/18 014 199
[4]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/698578/BARR,%20WILLIAM%20D
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Belshaw:

He was born on the 15thJanuary 1876 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.[1]

Son of Mrs. J. Belshaw, of 94 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1881 he lived, age 5, at 8 Anderson Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents William (27) and Jane (27), Edward (3) and brother John (4 months).[2]

In 1891 he lived, aged 15, with his father William, mother Jane Belshaw and siblings Jeanie (16), Charlotte (8), Thomas (3) and Sarah (1) at 9 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. [3]

In 1911 he lived, age 33, at 94 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his mother Jane and sister Sarah (21). He was a House Painter.[4]

He was a Corporal in the 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry. (Service No: 1367).

He was killed in action, at Delville Wood on the 18thJuly 1916.

He is commemorated on Pier and Face 4 C of the Thiepval Memorial.[5]

He has an entry on Page 4 of the “Evening Times Roll of Honour” of the 9thAugust 1916. The entry contains a photo.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 095
[2]1881 Census 644/14 053 073
[3]1891 Census 644/14 051 076
[4]1911 Census 644/18 38/1
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/768042/BELSHAW,%20WILLIAM
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Robert Black

Son of the late Robert and Mary Black, 2 Lambhill Street, Plantation.[1]

He was born on the 7thFebruary 1887 at 118 Eaglesham Street, Govan.[2]

In 1891 he lived with his parents and siblings: Elizabeth, Margaret P., Thomas P., James, George M., John, Janet B., and Mary, at 109 Paisley Road West.[3]

In 1901 the family with the addition of Jane P. & Alexander lived at 2 Lambhill Street, Plantation.[4]

He was a private in the 10th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (Service No. 9441).

He died on the 27thJanuary 1916, aged 28

He has an entry in the “Evening Times Roll of Honour” of the 14thFebruary 1916.

He is commemorated on Panel 57 to 59.of the Loos Memorial.: Panel 57 to 59.[5]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back


[1]1915 Valuation Roll
[2]Birth Certificate 644/13 741
[3]1891 Census 644/14 070 015
[4]1901 Census 646A/2 028 006
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/727777/black,-robert/
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

James McLay Blair:

Son of Alexander Blair, C.B.E., F.S.I., and Maggie Gibb Blair, (ms Clark) of 6, Campbell Rd., Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Born on 25thJuly 1894 at 17 Leslie Street, Glasgow.[1]

In 1901, he lived at 25 Keir Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his father Alexander (36), mother, Maggie (32) and his brother William Clark (2).[2]By 1911 the family joined by his brother Alexander Douglas (5) had moved to Priory Lodge, 8 Leslie Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow.[3]

He was a Lance-Sergeant (Service No 10268) in the Scots Guards 

He was killed in action, aged 20, on the 21th August 1915 in France & Flanders.

He is buried at the Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[4]

He is commemorated on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back
 

[1]1894 Birth Certificate 644/13 483
[2]1891 Census 644/13 036 124
[3]1901 Census 644/18 024 055
[4]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

James McMillan Bowie:

He was born on the 20thDecember 1889 at 85 Leslie Street, Pollokshields, Glasgowto Archibald Bowie and Christina Campbell Bowie ms McMillan.[1]

In 1901 he lived at 85 Leslie Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow with the father Archibald, mother Christina. [2]They were still living there in 1911.[3]

He married Elizabeth Muir on the 6thAugust 1914 at 85 Leslie Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow.[4]They lived at 27 Brownlie Street, Mount Florida, Glasgow.

From his war record he had no siblings or children.

He was a Private (Service No: 32810) in the 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

He died on the 9thOctober 1917

He is commemorated on Panel 125 to 128 of the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. [5]

Glasgow Roll of Honour: “Private BOWIE, James McM, York and Lancaster Regiment, 27 Brownlee Street Mount Florida.”

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back


[1]1889 Birth Certificate644/13 670
[2]1901 Census 644/13 038 079
[3]1911 Census 644/18 015 064
[4]1914 Marriage Certificate 644/18 247
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/842526/BOWIE,%20JAMES%20MCMILLAN
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Gavin Boyd

He was the son of John Boyd (Crown Forester), and Christina D. Boyd, of Ford, Argyll.

He was born on the 6thMarch 1890 at Wynd, Cumbernauld.[1]

In 1891 he lived with his parents at Braehead Cottages, Carlisle Road, Cumbernauld.[2]

In 1901 he lived with his parents at 3 Pettigrew Avenue, Eastwood, Renfrewshire.[3]

In 1911 he lived at 39 Fotheringay Road. He was an Assistant Analytical Chemist.[4]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 4thBn. Royal Engineers 

He died on the 13thJuly 1916, aged 26.

He is buried in the Berles Position Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery/memorial reference: D. 13.[5]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow University WW1 Roll of Honour, and Shawlands Academy Roll of Honour.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back


[1]Birth Certificate 495/ 32
[2]1891 Census 495 002/002
[3]1901 Census 562/2 004/174
[4]1911 Census 644/18 21/11 079
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2766769/boyd,-gavin/
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Robert Hood Brechin

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Brechin, of Glasgow.

He was born on the 19thJuly 1895, at 22 Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow to Robert Hood Brechin and Jane Ivison Brechin (ms Armstrong).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 5, at 22 Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow with his parents Robert H (52), Jane I (39) and siblings Jane I (13), Annie A (10) and Mary Y (7).[2]

In 1911 he lived, age 15, at Redlands, 42 Sherbrooke Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow, with his parents Robert (62), Jane (49) and siblings Jane I (23), Annie (20), Mary (17) and William (9).[3]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders attached 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 

He died, aged 21, on the 30th September 1916. 

He is buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.[4]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]
See his Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/3 1640
[2]1901 Census 644/3 032 074
[3]1911 Census 644/18 025 048
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/332974/BRECHIN,%20ROBERT%20HOOD
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Brechin

He was born on the 6thSeptember 1877 at 90 Regent Terrace, Glasgow to William Brechin and Mary Brechin (ms Allan). The name on the Birth Certificate was James but this was corrected later.[1]

In 1881 he lived, age 3, at 125 Douglas Street, Glasgow with his parents William (38), Mary (32), and his siblings Thomas A (17), Euphemia M. (15), John A. (11).[2]

In 1891 he lived, age 13, at 2 Bruce Road, Pollokshields with his parents William (48) and Mary (42), and his siblings Thomas A (17), Euphemia M. (15), John A. (11), Hugh (9), Mary A. (5) and Janet I. A. (2).[3]

In 1901 he lived, age 23, at in Westerwood, 2 Bruce Road, Pollokshields with his parents William (58) and Mary (52), and his siblings Thomas A (27), Euphemia M. (25), John A. (21), Hugh (19), Mary A. (15) and Janet I. A. (12). He was a Stockbroker's Clerk.[4]

In 1911 he lived, age 33, at in Westerwood, 2 Bruce Road, Pollokshields with his parents William (68) and Mary Allan (62), and his siblings Thomas Allan (37), John Alexander (31), Hugh (29) and Mary Allan (25). He was a Stockbroker's Clerk.[5]

He was a Private (Service No: S/12185) in the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
He died, aged 37, on the 7thAugust 1915.
He is buried in the Pont-Du-Heim Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.[6]

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[7]

He is commemorated on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

See the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/5 1243
[2]1881 Census 644/7 072 052
[3]1891 Census 644/14 040 033
[4]1901 Census 644/14 032A 100
[5]1911 Census 644/18 024 187
[6]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/596683/BRECHIN,%20W
[7]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

John Brown

He was born on the 15thDecember 1891 at 151 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park.[1]

1n 1901 he lived, aged 9, with his father, Robert (41), mother Jean (34), sisters Jeanie (7) and Lizzie (4) and brother Robert (10 months), at 142 Pollok Street, Kinning Park.[2]

In 1911 he lived, aged 19, with his father, Robert (51), mother Jean (44), sisters Jeanie (17) and Lizzie (14) and brother Robert (10), at 142 Pollok Street, Kinning Park. He was a joiner.[3]

He enlisted, aged 22, in Glasgow on the 24thNovember 1914. He lived, with his father, Robert, at 68 Pollok Street, Glasgow

He was a Lance Corporal in the 7thBn. Cameron Highlanders. (Service Number S/15241)

He died on the 28thJune 1916, aged 24.

He is buried in Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais, France. Cemetery/memorial reference: C. 18.[4]

He has an entry in the “Evening Times Roll of Honour” of the 7thJuly 1916, P5 with a photo.

He is commemorated on the Bellahouston Academy Roll of Honour.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

See the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 1089
[2]1901 Census 644/14 021 007
[3]1911 Census 644/17 65/ 7 043
[4]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/563409/brown,-john/
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Wallace Brown

He was born on the 30thJune 1887 at 60 Victoria Road, Govanhill.[1]

He was the son of the late Mr. A. Kirkwood Brown and Mrs. J. M. Brown. Of Glasgow.

1n 1891, aged 3, he lived with his parents and siblings John K (19), Mary S (18), Alexander K (14), Stuart (13), Frank B (9), Charles A (5) at 7 Moray Place.[2]

In 1901 the family lived at 10 Moray Place.

He was a Lieutenant in "B" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

He died on the 28th June 1915, aged 27.

He is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Cemetery/memorial reference: Sp. Mem. A. 60[3]

He has an entry in the “Evening Times Roll of Honour” of the 2ndNovember 1916, P5 with a photo.

He is commemorated in the The High School Glasgow Roll of Honour[4] and on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

See the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's entry here. Back

[1]644/13 534
[2]1891 Census 644/14 033 057
[3]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/602731/brown,-william-wallace/
[4]https://www.highschoolofglasgow.co.uk/media/812647/biographies-part-1.pdf
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

George William Brownhill

He was born on the 21stMarch 1880 at 15 Claremont Terrace, Edinburgh. To George Brownhill and Maria Brownhill (ms Gibb).[1]

Son of George and Maria Brownhill, of 38, Sutherland Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1881 he lived, age 1, at 15 Claremont Terrace, Edinburgh with his parents George (28) and Maria (27) and brother John (3).[2]

In 1891 he lived, age 11, at 67 St Andrew’s Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings John (13), Isabella Louise (8) and Douglas (6).[3]

In 1901 he lived, age 21, at Hilsrig, 38 Sutherland Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings. He was a distiller’s clerk.[4]

In 1911 he lived at Stanley Road, Midhurst, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was a farm labourer, and in 1914 he lived at Nelson Street, Hastings, New Zealand. He was a clerk.[5]

He was a Private (Service No: 32122) in the 1st Battalion Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

He died on the 7th June 1917.

He is commemorated on the Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.[6]

He is commemorated in the New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour,[7]on the Hastings’ Cenotaph and The Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.[8]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal.

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[1]Birth Certificate 685/2 356
[2]1881 Census 685/2 075 022
[3]1891 Census 644/14 037 120
[4]1901 Census 644/14 030 020
[5]New Zealand Electoral Rolls
[6]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1737701/BROWNHILL,%20GEORGE%20WILLIAM
[7]The Great War 1914-1918, New Zealand Expeditionary Force Roll of Honour
[8]Hastings District’s War Memorials and Roll of Honour 

 

John James Bryce

He was born on the 8thJuly 1894 at 84 Roslea Drive, Glasgow to John Bryce and Hughina Bryce (ms Swanson).[1]

Son of John and Hughina Bryce, of 127, Minard Rd., Crossmyloof, Glasgow.

In 1901 he lived, age 6, at 80 Seymour Street, Cathcart, with his parents John (39) and Hughina (31) and sister Margaret (4).[2]

In 1911 he lived, age 16, at 127 Minard Road, Crossmyloof, Glasgow with his parents and sister. He was an apprentice engineer.[3]

He was a Lance Corporal (Service No: 1810) in the "B" Coy. 7th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

He died, aged 20, on the 28th June 1915.

He is commemorated on Panel 92 to 97 Helles Memorial, Turkey.[4]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/3 1365
[2]1901 Census 560B 016 089
[3]1911 Census 560 015 184
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/696449/BRYCE,%20JOHN%20JAMES

[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Russell Johnstone Burns

He was born on the 24thJanuary 1896, at 59 Kilmarnock Road, Eastwood, Glasgow to Robert Burns and Christina Johnstone Burns (ms Russell).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 5, at 59 Kilmarnock Road, Eastwood, Glasgow with his parents Robert (44) and Christina J (43) and siblings Samuel (21), Mary D (18), William R (15), Robert (12), Archibald R (12) and Frank R (6). [2]

In 1911 he lived, age 15, at 619 Shields Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings.[3]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died, aged 20, on the 16th September 1916.

He is commemorated on Pier and Face 15 C. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.[4]

Report in the Scotsman 3/10/1916: "Sec. Lieut. Russell Johnston Burns, H.L.I. (killed), was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Robert Burns, 97 Fotheringay Road, Pollokshields. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted as a private when in the employment of Messrs Alexander & Mair, Ship-owners, 81 Mitchell Street, and he obtained his commission. in December 1914."

He is commemorated in The Glasgow Roll of Honour.

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 562 061
[2]1901 Census 562/1 002 021
[3]1911 Census 644/18 022 081
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/762035/BURNS,%20RUSSELL%20JOHNSTONE
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

John Campbell

In 1891 he lived, age 2, at 58 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents Archibald (29), Marion (30) and his sister Helen Beaton (4).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 12, at 10 Maxwell Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents Archibald (39), Marion (40) and his sister Helen Beaton (14).[2]

In 1911 he lived, age 22, at Park Lodge, 62 Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and his siblings Andrew (25) and Helen Beaton (24). He was a shipping clerk. [3]

Son of Archibald Campbell, J.P., of "Argyll Lodge," 62, Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

He was a Private (Service No: 9384) in the 3rd/5th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

He died, aged 27, on the 6th December 1915.

He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.[4]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

He is commemorated on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

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[1]1891 Census 644/13 052 049 
[2]1901 Census 644/14 033 050
[3]1911 Census 644/18 024 138
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/62378/CAMPBELL,%20JOHN
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index


Robert Colin Campbell

He was born on the 29thApril 1890, at 49 Montrose Street, Blythswood, Glasgow to John Walkinshaw Campbell and Isabella Campbell (ms Currie).[1]

Son of John W. and Isabella Campbell, of 205, Albert Rd., Pollokshields, Glasgow.

In 1891, he lived, age 11 months, at 49 Montrose Street, Blythswood, Glasgow with his parents John (35) and Isabella (28).[2]

In 1901, aged 10, he was living at 205 Albert Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his father John Walkinshaw Campbell (45), his mother Isabella Campbell (38) and siblings Janet Yuill (9), William Carrie (6) and Alfred Randolf (5).[3]

In 1911 he continued to live, age 20, at 205 Albert Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow, with his parents and siblings. [4]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 1st/1st Lothians and Border Horse.

He died, aged 28, on the 28th November 1918. 

He is buried in the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.[5]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/7 274
[2]1891 Census 644/7 036 002
[3]1901 Census 644/13 038 037
[4]1911 Census 644/18 017 002
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/333002/CAMPBELL,%20ROBERT%20COLIN
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Alexander Carmichael

He was born on the 3rdJanuary 1899 at 92 McLellan Street, Plantation, Glasgow to Alexander Carmichael (who died on the 9thJuly 1898) and Mary Carmichael (ms Black).[1]

Son of Mrs. Mary Carmichael, of 110, McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow.Native of Govan, Glasgow.

In 1901, he lived, age 2, at 98 McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow. With his mother Mary (40) and siblings Jena (21), Janet (19), Hugh (15), Flora (3) and Duncan (5).[2]

In 1911, he lived, age 12, at 90 McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow. With his mother Mary (40) and siblings Duncan (15) and Flora (16).[3]

He was a Private (Service No: 200536) in the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

He died, aged 19, on 21st September 1918. 

He is buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.[4]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 646/1 70
[2]1901 Census 646A/2 040 117
[3]1911 Census 646/1 033 116
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/238014/CARMICHAEL, A
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Duncan Carmichael

He was born on the 31stAugust 1895 at 92 McLellan Street, Plantation, Glasgow to Alexander Carmichael and Mary Carmichael (ms Black).[1]

Son of Mrs. Mary Carmichael, of 110, McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow.Native of Govan.

In 1901, he lived, age 5, at 98 McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow. With his mother Mary (40) and siblings Jena (21), Janet (19), Hugh (15), Flora (6) and Alexander (2).[2]

In 1911, he lived, age 15, at 90 McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow. With his mother Mary (40) and siblings Alexander (12) and Flora (16).[3]

He was a Private (Service No: 22266) in the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died, aged 21, on the 13th November 1916.

He is buried in Redan Ridge Cemetery No 2, Beaymont-Hamel, Somme, France.[4]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 646/1 652
[2]1901 Census 646A/2 040 117
[3]1911 Census 646/1 033 116
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2907975/CARMICHAEL,%20D
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Arthur Cartwright

He was born on the 31stAugust, 1897 at 39 Garthland Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow.  His parents were John Thomas Cartwright, Commission Agent, and Gertrude Edith Cartwright (ms. Williams). [1]

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cartwright, of 97, St. Andrew's Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow. 

In 1901 he lived, age 3, at 101 Armadale Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow with his parents John T (37) and Gertrude E (27) and brother Thomas D (2).[2]

In 1911 he lived, age 13, at 9 Mitchell Drive, Rutherglen with his father John (47), mother Gertrude (38), and his siblings Thomas D. (12), George (8), and Doris M. (3)[3]

He was a Private (Service Numbers 5334, 277145) then Second Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 

He died, aged 21, on the 30th November 1918.

He is buried in Joncourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.[4]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal.[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/3 1884
[2]1901 Census 644/3 045 054
[3]1911 Census 654 018 024
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/182639/CARTWRIGHT,%20ARTHUR
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Alexander Munro Lindsay Clunes

He was born on the 18thOctober 1890 at 32 Charles Street, Aberdeen, to George Addison Clunes and Annie Cargill Clunes (ms Lindsay).[1]

In 1891 he lived, age 5 months, at 32 Charles Street, Aberdeen, with his parents George and Annie Clunes and brother George A. (2).[2]

In 1901 he lived, age 10, at 672 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow, with his parents, brother George (12), sister Bella (8), brother James L. (6), sister Winnifred (2) and brother Douglas (8 months).[3]

By 1911 he lived, age 20, at 3 Hamilton Drive, Pollokshields with his parents, siblings and new sisters Annie (7) and Gracie (6).[4]

He was an Able Seaman (Service No. J/52685), Royal Navy. He served on the H.M.S. "Valkyrie."

He died on 22 December 1917, when H.M.S. “Valkyrie” was damaged by an explosion.

He is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.[5]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 168/2 1371
[2]1891 Census 168/2 004 068
[3]1901 Census 644/3 059 149
[4]1911 Census 644/18 025 137
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3043340/clunes,-alexander/
[6]Naval Medal and Award Rolls

 

George Addison Clunes

He was born on the 12thNovember 1888 in Aberdeen, to George Addison Clunes and Annie Cargill Clunes (ms Lindsay). [1]

In 1891 he lived, age 2, at 32 Charles Street, Aberdeen, with his parents George and Annie Clunes and brother Alexander M L (5 months).[2]

In 1901 he lived with his parents, brother Alexander (10), sister Bella (8), brother James L. (6), sister Winnifred (2) and brother Douglas (8 months) at 672 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow.[3]

By 1911 the family had moved to 3 Hamilton Drive, Pollokshields with new sisters Annie (7) and Gracie (6).[4]

He was a Lance Corporal (Service No. 11070), 1st Bn., Highland Light Infantry.

He died on 23 May 1915.

He is commemorated on theLe Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[5]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 168/2 1509
[2]1891 Census 168/2 004 068
[3]1901 Census 644/3 059 149
[4]1911 Census 644/18 025 137
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1559171/clunes,-george-a./
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Robert Burns Craig

He was born on the 3rdApril 1882 at 240 Paisley Road West, Govan to Robert Paterson Craig and Ann Craig (m.s. Cunningham).[1]

In 1891 he lived, age 9, at 2 Nithsdale Place, Bellahoustoun, Glasgow, with his parents Robert P (57), Ann V (57) and siblings Kate M (27), Archie (24), Agnes C (22), Eliza (21), Ann (18) and Maggie C (14). [2]

In 1901 he lived, age 18, at 11 Clifford Street, Govan, Glasgow with his Father and siblings. He was a warehouse apprentice.[3]

In 1911 he lived, age 28, at Clifford Street, Govan, Glasgow with his brother Archibald (45) and his siblings Catherine (47), Annie (40), Jessie C (35) and Maggie C (34). He was a commercial traveller for a woollen manufacture. [4]

He was a Private (Service No: 156) in the Royal Army Medical Corps

He died on the 2ndApril 1916 at Chelmsford[5].

He is buried in plot C. 186, in Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow[6]

Glasgow Roll of Honour; “Private CRAIG, Robert B, Royal Army Medical Corps, 333 Maxwell Road.”

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[7]

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[1]Birth Certificate 646/1 208
[2]1891 Census 646/1 029 010
[3]1901 Census 646A/2 035 051
[4]1911 Census 646/1 029 010
[5]Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects 287764
[6]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/665226/craig,-/
[7]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Crookston:

He was born on the 10thFebruary 1884 at 19 Meadow Park Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow to James Crookston (Mercantile Clerk( and Janet Crookston (ms Craig). (Birth Certificate 644/3 259)

Husband of Elizabeth Crookston, of 198, Darnley St., Pollokshields, Glasgow. Late Clerk with Canadian National Rlys., Winnipeg. Born at Glasgow, Scotland.[1]

In 1891, he lived, age 6, at 37 Finlay Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow with his parents James (47) and Janet (47) and siblings John (23), Maggie (12), Lizzie (8) and Jeanie (6). [2]

In 1901, he lived, age 17, at 17 Ashton Road, Gourock, Renfrewshire with his parents and siblings. He was a draper’s assistant. [3]

He married Elizabeth McCallum on the 19thJune 1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[4]

He joined the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force on the 24thJanuary 1916 at Winnipeg. He was living at 192 Wallace Road, Winnipeg with his wife Elizabeth.

He was a Private (Service No: 216284) in the 78th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died, aged 34, on the 10th August 1918. 

He is buried in the Rosiers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.[5]

Glasgow Roll of Honour; “Private CROOKSTON, William, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 198 Darnley Street Pollokshields.”

Appeared in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on Page 3 of the 9thSeptember 1918 edition. There is a photo.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medals[6]

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[1]Canada, WW1 Personnel File
[2]1891 Census 644/3 036 087
[3]1901 Census 567/2 007 060
[4]Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/314364/CROOKSTON,%20WILLIAM
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

James Buchanan Cunningham

He was born on the 21stJanuary 1893 at 3 Grantly Terrace, Shawlands, Eastwood, Glasgow to Alexander and Mary Cunningham (ms Buchanan). [1]

In 1901, he lived, age 8, at 176 Darnley Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents Alexander (37) and Mary (36) and brother Alex S (1month). [2]

In 1911, he continued to live, age 18, at 176 Darnley Road,  with his parents and brother Alex and sister Jeanie B (7). He was a clerk and salesman in a paper merchant. [3]

He was a Gunner (Service No: 300621).in the 1st (Bute) Mountain Battery, 4th (Highland) Mountain Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery 

He died, aged 25, on the 26th August 1918.

He is buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.[4]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

He is commemorated on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

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[1]Birth Certificate 562 058
[2]1901 Census 644/13 032 003
[3]1911 Census 644/18 015 004
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/624559/CUNNINGHAM,%20JAMES%20BUCHANAN
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Dunlop Davidson

Son of William and Bessie Thomasina Davidson, of Greenfield House, Shettleston, Glasgow. Born in 1899 at East Dulwich, London.

In 1901 he lived, age 2, at Camberwell, London, with his parents William (30) and Bessie T (31) and sister Catherine S (4). [1]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 48th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died, aged 19, on the 30th May1918.

He is buried in the Longueau British Cemetery, Somme, France.[2]

Appeared in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on Page 3 of the 7thJune 1918 edition. There is a portrait.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[3]

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[1]1901 Census 033
[2]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/205320/DAVIDSON,%20WILLIAM%20DUNLOP
[3]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William Hutton Dixon

He was born on the 22ndDecember 1891 at 22 Grange Road, Edinburgh to Thomas Dixon and Jane Pinkerton Dixon (ms Small).[1]

Eldest son of Thomas Dixon, of "Glendale," Leslie Rd., Pollokshields, Glasgow; husband of Elsie D. Dixon, of 20, Brunswick Sq., Penrith, Cumberland.

In 1901 he lived, age 9, at 72 Brunswick Street, St Andrew, Edinburgh with his parents Thomas (37) and Janet P (29) and siblings Mary S (7), Allan S (5) and Janet (3). [2]

In 1911 he lived, age 19, at 9 Bellevue Place, St James, Edinburgh with his mother Janet and siblings Mary (17), Allan (15) and Tom (7). He was a draper.[3]

He married Elsie D Sinkinson in 1917 at Penrith, Cumberland, England.[4]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion attached 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. 

He died, aged 26, on the 21st April 1918.

He is buried in the Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.[5]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 685 002 023
[2]1901 Census 685/2 020 141
[3]1911 Census 685/2 003 162
[4]Civil Registration Marriage Index 10b 905
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/80157/DIXON,%20WILLIAM%20HUTTON
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

James Andrew Dunlop

Son of the late David Dunlop, F.E.I.S. (Schoolmaster, High Blantyre), and of Jessie E. Gibey Dunlop, of 9, Leslie St., Pollokshields, Glasgow.

He was born on the 28thFebruary 1890 at School House, Blantyre to David Dunlop and Jessie Ellen Dunlop (ms Gibney). [1]

In 1891 he lived, age 1, at School Masters House, Hunthill Road, Blantyre, Lanarkshire with his parents David (43) and Jessie (42) and siblings George (7) and Annabella (4)[2]

In 1901 he continued to live at the School House, Blantyre with his parents and siblings. [3]

In 1911 he lived, age 21, at 179 Albert Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his uncle Thomas Dunlop. His mother and sister Annabella. He was an engineer apprentice (mechanical). [4]

He was an Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class (Service No: Clyde 4/1690) Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. "Queen Mary." 

He died, aged 26, on the 31st May 1916, during the Battle of Jutland.

He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.[5]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 624 096
[2]1891 Census 624 003 135
[3]1901 Census 624 003 174
[4]1911 Census 644/18 016 038
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2876573/DUNLOP,%20JAMES%20ANDREW
[6]Naval Medal and Award Rolls

 

Daniel Dunbar

He was born on the 14thSeptember 1876 at 145 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow to Andrew Dunbar and Barbara Dunbar (ms Budge). [1]

Son of Andrew Dunbar, of 109, Henderston St., Kinning Park, Glasgow; husband of Christina Londow (formerly Dunbar), of 48, McLellan St., Plantation, Glasgow.

In 1881 he lived, age 4, at 121 West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents and siblings Alexander (7), Ann S (6) and Jessie (2). [2]

In 1891 he lived, age 14, at 10 Watt Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents and siblings Alexander, Ann S, Jessie and Margaret (4). He was a chair maker’s apprentice [3]

In 1901 he lived, age 24, at 37 Wallacegrove Place, Kinning Park, with his father and sisters Jessie and Maggie. [4]

On the 14thJuly 1903 he married Christina Stewart in Kinning Park.[5]

In 1911, he lived, age 33, at 94 McLellan Street, Bellahouston, Glasgow with his wife and children Andrew (7), William (6), Christine (3) and Daniel (1). He was a plasterer. [6]

He was a Private (Service No: 18446) in the "C" Coy. 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died, aged 40, on the 4th February 1916.

He is commemorated on the Panel 108 to 112, at the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[7]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[8]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 873
[2]1881 Census 644/14 056 004
[3]1891 Census 644/14 022 034
[4]1901 Census 644/14 009 032
[5]Marriage Certificate 644/14 270
[6]1901 Census 646/1 033 139
[7]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2941602/DUNBAR,%20DANIEL
[8]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Walter Stewart Dunbar

He was born on the 20thJune 1893 at 104 Plantation Street, Govan.[1]

He was the son of Stewart and Elizabeth Dunbar (ms Morrison) , of 10, Cornwall St., Glasgow.

In 1901 he lived at 112 Plantation Street, Govan with his parents and brothers – Hugh (5), Thos (3) and Stewart (3 weeks).[2]

In 1911 he lived at 10 Cornwall Street with is parents and brothers – Hugh (15), Thomas (13), Stewart (10) and John (7). He was a salesman in a public house.[3]

He was a private in the 9thBn. Gordon Highlanders (Service Number S/3762).

He died on the 12thJuly 1917 aged 24.

He was Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 

Cemetery reference: XV. B. 6A.[4]

He is commemorated in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on pages 2 and 6 of the 21stJuly 1917 edition, and the 12thJuly 1919 edition. 

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 646/1 410
[2]1901 Census 646A/2 012 073
[3]1911 Census 646/1 37/ 1
[4]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/435329/dunbar,-walter/
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Arthur Aitken Easton

He was born on the 26thMay 1894 at 52 Maxwell Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow to Thomas Joseph Easton and Helen Aitken Easton (ms Aitken).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 6, at Ormidale, 52 Maxwell Drive with his parents Thomas J (49) and Helen B A (48) and siblings Thomas H (19), Alfred N (18), Alexander L (14), Marion H (10), and Harold K (8)[2]

In 1911 he continued to live, age 16, at Ormidale, 52 Maxwell Drive, with his father Thomas J (49) and siblings Mary H and Harold K. he was a mercantile clerk. [3]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He was "Mentioned in Dispatches".

He died, aged 22, on the 2nd March 1916.

He is buried in Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.[4]

Article in the Scotsman 7/3/1916: "GLASGOW OFFICER KILLED. Second Lieutenant Arthur A. Easton, 10th Highland Light Infantry, who has been killed in action; was the youngest son of Mr Thomas J. Easton, Ormidale, Maxwell Drive, Pollokshields. He was 21 years of age and was educated at Glasgow Academy. He had been in New York for a time, but returned to this country to join the Army, joining the Cameron Highlanders as a private. Subsequently. he received his commission and was gazetted to the Highland Light Infantry."

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour and in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on page 5 of the edition of the 6thMarch 1916.

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 500
[2]1901 Census 644/13 033 068
[3]1911 Census 644/18 029 007
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/92053/EASTON,%20ARTHUR%20AITKEN
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Thomas Henderson Easton

He was born on the 30thApril 1881 in Maryhill Glasgow.[1]

He was the son of Thomas Joseph Easton and Helen Aitken Easton, of 38, Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow and husband of Margaretta E. W. Easton, of 32, Falkland Mansions, Glasgow.

In 1901 he lived, age 19, at Ormidale, 52 Maxwell Drive, Pollokshields with his parents Thomas J (49) and Helen B A (48) and siblings Alfred N (18), Alexander L (14), Marion H (10), Harold K (8) and Arthur A(6). He was a shipowner’s clerk.[2]

In 1911 he lived with his wife at 121 Fotheringay Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. He was a shipbroker.[3]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour.

He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Clyde Examination Service.

He died, aged 35, on the 21st August 1916.[4]

He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

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[1]Birth Certificate 622/1 282
[2]1901 Census 644/13 033 068
[3]1911 Census 644/18 022 057
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/664251/EASTON,%20THOMAS%20HENDERSON
[5]Naval Medal and Award Rolls

 

Douglas James Ewing MM

He was born on the 3rdOctober 1895 in Madras India.[1]

Son of James Muir Ewing, V.D., M.I.C.E., and Eleanor Blakeny Roberton or Ewing, of 45, Fotheringay Rd., Pollokshields West, Glasgow.

In 1911 aged 15 he was a boarder at Ockbrook School, Derby[2]

He is commemorated in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on page 3 of the edition of the 1stJuly 1918. There is a portrait.

He was a Lance Corporal in the 8thBattalion Black Watch (Service Number S/6281) when he was awarded the Military Medal.

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion attached 2nd/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

He died, aged 22 on the 24th June 1918.

He is buried in Isbergues Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.[3]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[4]

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[1]Ancestry.com. India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
[2]1911 Census 434 005 20855
[3]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/282168/EWING,%20DOUGLAS%20JAMES
[4]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Matthew Findlay

He was born on the 4thJune 1887 at 33 Princes Square, Kinning Park, Glasgow to James and Isabella Morris Findlay (ms Waddell).[1]

In 1891, he lived, age 3, at 33 Princes Square, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents James (40) and Isabella Morris (33) and siblings Isabella (9), James (8), Walter (6), Mary (5) and Struthers (1 month).[2]

In 1901, he lived, age 13, at 86 St Andrew’s Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings.[3]

In 1914 he lived in Hihitahi, Wellington, New Zealand.[4]

He was a Private (Service No: 10/344) in the Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

He died, aged 28, on the 19th May 1916.

He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.[5]

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Academy Roll of Honour, and the Glasgow Roll of Honour.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 501
[2]1881 Census 644/14 034 082
[3]1901 Census 644/14 029 035
[4]New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/664254/FINDLAY, MATTHEW
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Struthers Findlay

He was born on the 6thMarch 1891 at 33 Princes Square, Kinning Park, Glasgow to James and Isabella Morris Findlay (ms Waddell).[1]

In 1891, he lived, aged 1 month, at 33 Princes Square, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents James (40) and Isabella Morris (33) and siblings Isabella (9), James (8), Walter (6), Mary (5)and Matthew (3).[2]

In 1901, he lived, age 10, at86 St Andrew’s Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings.[3]

In 1911, he continued to live at 86 St Andrew’s Drive, with his parents and siblings Isabella (29), James (28) and Mary (25). He was a stockbroker’s clerk.[4]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 52nd (Lowland) Div. Cyclist Coy. Army Cyclist Corps.

He died, aged 25, on the 4th August 1916.

He is buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.[5]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 234
[2]1881 Census 644/14 034 082
[3]1901 Census 644/14 029 035
[4]1911 Census 644/18 025 010
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/474616/FINDLAY,%20STRUTHERS
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Walter Findlay

He was born on the 7thApril 1884 at 47 Keir Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow to James and Isabella Morris Findlay (ms Waddell).[1]

In 1891, he lived, age 6, at 33 Princes Square, Kinning Park, Glasgow with his parents James (40) and Isabella Morris (33) and siblings Isabella (9), James (8), Mary (5), Matthew (6) and Struthers (1 month).[2]

In 1901, he lived, age 16, at 86 St Andrew’s Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and siblings.[3]

When he enlisted on the 6thof November 1914 in London he gave his address as Venron, British Columbia, Canada. His occupation was rancher. [4]

He was a Private in the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (Service No: G/4262) 

He died, aged 31, on the 25th September 1915.

He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[5]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/13 274
[2]1881 Census 644/14 034 082
[3]1901 Census 644/14 029 035
[4]Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2942360/FINDLAY,%20WALTER
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

William J. Fleming

He was born in the 4th quarter of 1884 in Fulham, London.[1]

In 1891 he lived, age 6, at 57 Wood Lane, Hammersmith, London with his parents John (50) and Elizabet (43) and sisters Nellie C (18) and Maggie (15).[2]

In 1901 he lived aged (16) with his mother, Lizzie Fleming, and his sister Helen C Spencer (28) at 161 Thomson Street, Glasgow. He was an electrical engineer.[3]

In 1911 he lived, aged 26, with his sister Helen C. Spencer at 97 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields. He was an electrical engineer.[4]

He was a Corporal (Service No: 562718) Royal Engineers

He died on the 4thFebruary 1919

He is buried in Grave Reference: 41 in the Glasgow Southern Necropolis Cemetery.[5]

Glasgow Roll of Honour: “Corporal FLEMING, W J, Anti-Aircraft, S.S., 97 Kenmure Street Pollokshields.”

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Civil Registration Birth Index Volume 1a, page 226
[2]1891 Census 051 043 064
[3]1901 Census 644/3 011 056
[4]1911 Census 644/18 018/00 119
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2001752/fleming,-/
[6]WWI Service Medal and Award Roll

 

Joseph Leask Flett

Son of Mary Ann Flett (ms Leask), of 258, Kenmure St., Pollokshields, Glasgow, and the late John Flett.

He was born on the 2ndJune 1894 at 405 Shields Road, Glasgow.[1]

In 1901 he lived, aged 6, at 405 Shields Road, Pollokshields, with his parents and siblings John W (16), Marjory N (14), and Mary C (9).[2]

He was a Private in the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders (Service No: S/12293)

He died, aged 21, on the 25th September 1915.

He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.[3]

Glasgow Roll of Honour: “Private FLETT, Joseph L, Cameron Highlanders, 258 Kenmure Street Pollokshields.”

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[4]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/13 394
[2]1901 Census 644/3 035 048
[3]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2942518/flett,-joseph-leask/
[4]WWI Service Medal and Award Roll

 

Maxwell Hanton Forsyth DSO MC

He was born on 26th July 1892 at Eastbank, Lenzie to Robert Wallace and Martha Forsyth (ms Sproul). [1]

He was educated at Albert Road Academy, Glasgow High School and Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh. 

His siblings were:  Walter W born 1870; Andrew S born 6th April 1871; Robert born 12th July 1872; Martha Stewart born 27th May 1874; Alexander born 1876; Mary W born 1878; John S born 1881; Stewart born 1882; Robina J born 1883; Graham born 1886; Douglas S born 1888 and Margaret L born 1892.

In 1901 he lived, age 7, at 61, St Andrew’s Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents Robert W (57) and Martha (55) and siblings Andrew S, Martha, John S, Graham, Douglas and Margaret L.[2]

In 1911 he continued to live at 61 St Andrew’s Drive with his parents and siblings Robina J, Douglas G and Margaret L. He was a drapery shop assistant. [3]

He was a Major in the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) formerly 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross. He was gazetted to the Gordon Highlanders in September 1914[4]and was sent to the front in May 1915

He died, aged 26, on the 11th March 1918.

He is remembered in the Montescourt-Lizerolles Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France.[5]

He was buried alongside his father, R W Forsyth, in Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow.

He is commemorated in the Glasgow Roll of Honour on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 498 295
[2]1901 Census 644/14 031 115
[3]1911 Census 644/18 024 203
[4]The London Gazette 22ndSeptember 1914 and 6thApril 1916
[5]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/580406/FORSYTH,%20MAXWELL%20HANTON
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Walter William Forsyth

He was born on the 14th March 1899 at 274 Maxwell Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow to John and Margaret Forsyth (ms Slimmon).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 2, at 274 Maxwell Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents John (41) and Margaret (39) and sister Janet (4).[2]

In 1911 he lived, age 12, at "Roskeen," 78, Gower Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow with his parents and sister.[3]

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died, aged 19, on the 7th December 1918.

He is buried in the Solesmes British Cemetery, Nord, France.[4]

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[5]

He is commorated on the Albert Road Academy War Memorial.

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/13 173
[2]1901 Census 644/13 035 189
[3]1911 Census 644/18 026 043
[4]www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/531498/FORSYTH,%20WALTER%20WILLIAM
[5]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

John Fraser 

Son of Annie Fraser, of 116 Pollok St., Glasgow.

He was born on the 10thJanuary 1886 at 106 Stanley Street, Kinning Park.[1]

In 1891 he lived, aged 5, at 159, West Scotland Street, Kinning Park, with his parents John (46) and Annie (41) and siblings Jessie (20), Mary (18), Bella (13), Alexander (10), Donald (8) and Annie (2)[2]

In 1901 he lived, aged 15, at 8 Portman Street, Kinning Park, with his parents and siblings. He was a sawyer’s clerk.[3]

In 1911 he lived, aged 25 at 91 Shields Road with his parents and siblings. He was a bookkeeper to an ironmonger.[4]

He was originally a private in the Army Cycle Corps (Service Number 19199) and then a private in the 1st/5thBn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (Service Number 241947)

He died on the 1stOctober 1918

He is buried at Proville British Cemetery, Nord, France. 

Cemetery reference: I. B. 10.[5]

He is commemorated in the Evening Times Roll of Honour on page 12 of the 24thOctober 1918 edition.

He was awarded The Victory and The British War Medal[6]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/14 075
[2]1891 Census 644/14 059 069
[3]1901 Census 644/14A 026 051
[4]1911 Census 644/17 061 019
[5]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/529750/fraser,-/
[6]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 

Walter W. Frier:

He was born on the 27thAugust 1893 at 190 Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow to Walter William Frier (deceased: 12thFebruary 1893) and Margaret Frier (ms Frier).[1]

In 1901 he lived, age 7, at 15 Waverley Gardens, Cathcart with his mother Margaret (47) and sisters Janet (12), Margaret (11) and Mary (9).[2]

He was a Private in the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (Service No: 3762)

He died on the 1st November 1916. 

He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.[3]

He was awarded The 1914/15 Star, The Victory and The British War Medal[4]

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[1]Birth Certificate 644/12 1049
[2]1901 Census 560B 014 037
[3]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/553052/FRIER,%20W%20W
[4]WW1 Medal Rolls Index

 


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