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Royal Scots Fusiliers

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Royal Scots Fusiliers

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Ballantyne Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.25th Apr 1916)
  • Barr David. 2nd Lt. 12th Btn
  • Binns Reginald. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.31st Jul 1916)
  • Bonnar John. Sgt. 2nd Btn.
  • Booker Henry. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.9th Feb 1917)
  • Boughey Stanley Henry Parry. 2nd.Lt. 1st/4th Btn. (d.4th Dec 1917)
  • Boughey Stanley Henry Parry. 2nd.Lt. 1st/4th Btn. (d.4th Dec 1917)
  • Bowman Matthew Nielson. Cpl. 2nd Btn. D Coy
  • Brown James. Pte. 8th Btn
  • Brown Joseph. Sgt. 2nd Battalion (d.12th Mar 1915)
  • Brown Joseph. 2nd Btn. (d.21st May 1917)
  • Brown William. Pte. 2nd Bn. (d.13th March 1915)
  • Burrows R.. Cpl.
  • Burtenshaw Percy. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Byers J.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th June 1915)
  • Cairnie P.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Dec 1916)
  • Craven William. Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.26th Sept 1917)
  • Cron Thomas Robertson. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.5th July 1915)
  • Cummiskey James. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.8th Nov 1917)
  • Cunningham Samuel. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd July 1916)
  • Curran James. Pte. 6/7th Battalion (d.31st July 1917)
  • Davey John Robert. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Drummond James. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.16th May 1915)
  • Duffield Charles. Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Duffy John. Pte. att. 258 Tunnelling Company RE. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Eady Amos. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.30th July 1918)
  • Edgar Abraham. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Evans A.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Feb 1915)
  • Ferguson Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Apr 1917)
  • Ferguson Robert. Pte. 1/4th Btn.
  • Ferry James. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Fowler David. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Gallacher Thomas. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.4th Aug 1915)
  • Geddes James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Mar 1917)
  • Geddes Robert Thompson. Pte. 8th Btn., D Coy. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Geddes Robert Thomson. Pte. 8th Btn. D Coy. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Gibson Hugh. Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1915)
  • Gillies Murdoch. Pte 10th Btn
  • Gould Albert. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.6th May 1918)
  • Gray Alexander Leonard. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.12th Nov 1917)
  • Gray Alexander Leonard. Sig. 1/4th Btn. (d.12th Nov 1917)
  • Hamilton John Peterson. Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Hardy John Joseph. Pte. (d.7th Aug1914)
  • Harris Arthur. Pte. 2nd Battalion, D Coy
  • Harris Arthur. Pte. 2nd Btn. D Coy.
  • Harvey Richard Henry. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hewitson David. 5th Battalion
  • Hills Joseph Henry. Lance Corporal 1st Battalion
  • Hodge John. Fus. 2nd Battalion (d.1st oct 1915)
  • Holliday George. Fus. 6th/7th Btn. (d.10th Aug 1916)
  • Holliday Thomas. Pte. 3rd Btn. (d.16th Dec 1917)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1917)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Jenkins Walter Cecil. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.30th June 1916)
  • Kane James. Pte.
  • Kay James. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.26th Aug 1918)
  • Kennedy James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Feb 1915)
  • Kilcullen Patrick. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th November 1916)
  • Lamb James. Pte. 6th/7th Battalion (d.12th Aug 1916)
  • Lamont James. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Lee T.. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.10th July 1916)
  • Logan John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd Apr 1915)
  • Longbottom Albert. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Longbottom Albert. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Lowery William Matthew. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Lowrie Kenneth Campbell. L/Cpl. 1/4th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1917)
  • Macfarlane Robert. Pte. 12th Battalion
  • Maltman John. Fus.
  • McCaig John. Pte. 1st/5th Btn. (d.19th Sept 1915)
  • McCallister Robert. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • McCallum Archibald. 6/7th Btn. (d.11th April 1917)
  • McCracken Alexander. Sgt. 1/5th Btn.
  • McCririck George. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.27th Dec 1917)
  • McCurdie John Farrell. Pte.
  • Mcgirr Hugh. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.13th May 1917)
  • McIlhone John. Pte.
  • McIndoe William. Captain 5th Battalion
  • McIntyre Alexander McNeil. Colour Sjt. 1/4th Btn.
  • McRae John. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • McRobbie George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th July 1916)
  • McShane Frederick. Pte. 6/7th Battalion (d.4th June 1916)
  • McShane Frederick. Pte. 6th/7th Btn. (d.4th June 1916)
  • McSherry Terence. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.30th July 1915)
  • McSherry Terence. L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.30th July 1916)
  • McSherry Terence. L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.30th July 1916)
  • Meikle Gilbert Eliot. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Meiklejohn John. Pte. 1/4 Battalion, B Company, No7 Platoon
  • Mellon Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.13th March 1915)
  • Mellon Patrick P.. 2nd Btn (d.13th Mar 1915)
  • Melvin Sidney. Sgt. 1st Btn
  • Mill William Henry. 2nd Lt. 1/5th Battalion (d.12th July 1915)
  • Moore Henry. Pte.
  • Muir Ernest. Cpl A/Sgt 5th Bn
  • Muir William. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.6th Nov 1917)
  • Mulloy Daniel. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Murray Edward Saunders. Pte. 6/7th Btn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Nicholson George . 2nd Battalion (d.30th June 1916)
  • Nimmo John. Pte. 12th Btn. B company (d.19th August 1918)
  • Nisbet Robert. Pte. 1/4th Bn.
  • Patchett Albert. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.15th April 1917)
  • Paton Alexander Ramsey. Pte. 6/7 Battalion (d.22 August 1917)
  • Perrie John. Pte. 1/5th Btn (d.13th Jul 1915)
  • Roberts Frederick George . Captain 1/5th Btn.
  • Serrels Charles. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Shaw Frank. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th April 1918)
  • Sidwell John Sidney. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th Sep 1914)
  • Sidwell Sidney John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th Sep 1914)
  • Skidmore William Elias. Sjt. 2nd Btn. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Stewart Stanely. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.29th Aug 1917)
  • Strang James. Capt. 12th Battalion
  • Stringer Herbert. Sgt. 2nd Battalion (d.22nd Oct 1914)
  • Sutherland John. Pte.
  • Sweeney Patrick. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Taylor William. Pte. 12th Btn.
  • Teevan Thomas. L/Sgt. 8th Btn.
  • Thurlow Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Thurlow Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Timmins John. Pte.
  • Treadwell Allan. Pte.
  • Turnbull Andrew. Pte. 2nd Batalion (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Vickers Henry. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.27th March 1916)
  • Walker Jacob. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Walker Robert Cooper. Pte. 4th Battalion
  • Walker Robert Nicol. L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.30th July 1916)
  • Ward Charles Francis. T/WO 1st Btn.
  • West Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Whayman B.. Pte 11th Btn (d.9th Sept 1918)
  • Whitlie Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Wickes Albert Edward. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th Mar 1915)
  • Williams Reuben Septimus. Drummer. 1st Battalion (d. 23rd Aug 1914)
  • Wilson . Pte.
  • Wilson Samuel. Pte. 2nd Battallion (d.31st Oct 1914)
  • Woodworth Arthur William. Pte.
  • Young George. L/Sjt. 17th (Service) Battalion (Rosebery's) (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Young William Clark. Pte. 1st Btn.

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Cpl. Hugh Gibson 7th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.9th Sep 1915)

Hugh Gibson was killed in action 9th September 1915, aged 34. he was the son of Thomas and Jean Gibson, of Blantyre, Glasgow; husband of Jessie Stoddart Gibson, of 38 Broompark Rd., High Blantyre, Glasgow

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Pte. James Curran 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.31st July 1917)

One of three brothers who were killed during WWI, and an uncle of my mother, James Curran died on the 31st of July 1917 and his name is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Glenn Lamont


Pte. T. Lee 6th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.10th July 1916)

Private Lee was aged 45 when he died at No 16 Stationary Hospital, Le Treport, France on 10th July 1916. He was the son of Edward and Maria Lee. Private Lee is buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, Plot 2, Row L, Grave 4.


Pte. Robert Ferguson 1/4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

Robert Ferguson served with the 4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Robert Ferguson


Pte. Robert McCallister 8th Btn. Royal Scots Fusilers (d.19th Sep 1918)

Bobby McCallister was the younger brother of my grandfather Joe McCallister. Originally I understand he was in a different unit to Bobby but later he transferred to the same unit to join him. Bobby was killed at Pip Ridge during the Battle of Doiran in Greece. Family stories say that both brothers attacked together on that day but it was only when my grandfather returned that he found out his younger brother had been killed. He allegedly was shot in the neck, but I think that was often said as a way of thinking they hadn't suffered. Both brothers went up the hill but only one came down. Days later the enemy abandoned their positions and a couple of weeks later the war was over.

Bobby's penny

Memorial Service

Bobby's Glengarry



Pte. William Brown 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.13th March 1915)

William Brown was my great uncle and I only knew about him by doing family research. His story was rather sad. He had a son early on in the war but he died. He must have got leave before going over to France and his wife Dora had a baby girl who was named Williamina. William died at the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle. Unfortunately, his daughter died when she was three years of age. His wife remarried and William's direct line came to an end.

Jessie Sword


Pte. Richard Henry Harvey 2nd Battalion (d.1st July 1916)

Richard Harvey was Killed in a Action. France & Flanders. Battle of the Somme.


L/Cpl. Kenneth Campbell Lowrie 1/4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.13th Nov 1917)

Kenneth Lowrie was my grandfather's half brother, the son of John and Kate Lowrie of Helensburgh. He enlisted originally with the Highland Light Infantry in Glasgow (service no 31288) The family story is that he was too young to enlist so lied about his age. He was killed in action in Palestine in 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, supposedly aged 19. However he was not born at the time of 1901 census, and was therefore aged about 16 when he died.

Jenni Lowrie


Pte. Robert Thompson Geddes 8th Btn., D Coy. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.19th Sep 1918)

Bob Geddes was killed at the Battle of Salonika. He is buried in the burial regional unit of Kilkis Central Macedonia Northern Greece (Dorian Cemetery). His parents were Agnes (nee Thompson) and William Geddes. According to my granny (his sister Catherine Geddes) "Bob left home in secret to join up, I saw him leave and waved him off". She was about 6 or 7 years old at the time. Bob's mother never actually believed that Bob had been killed and always expected him home soon.

Catherine Stephens


Pte. Frederick McShane 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.4th June 1916)

We never knew about our great uncle Fred McShane who is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, France & Flanders. He was born 19.03.1887 in Coatbridge and was living with his married sister in Airdrie when he enlisted in 1914. He died June, 1916 aged 28. He did not marry, he left all his effects to his sister. His name is on the Airdrie War Memorial. God rest your brave soul Fred.

Ann Jackson


Pte. Edward Saunders Murray 6/7th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.3rd Sep 1916)

Edward Murray

Edward Murray served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.


Pte. Frank Shaw 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.12th April 1918)

Frank Shaw is my uncle (my mother's brother) he joined the army aged 16 on 19 Nov 1915 serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry with number 2345. His father, (my grandfather) wrote to the War Office including Frank's birth certificate proving that he was only 16 at the time of enlistment. The Army had no choice but to transfer him to class with army reserve, and send him home.

Frank wrote to his former battalion prior to his 18th birthday reminding them that he was due to report, however, he was sent a mobilisation order sending him to the 2/9th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, it was now he became private 50839.

On 28th March 1918 he finally sailed for France He was transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers renumbered to 41355 and joined the 1st battalion on 2nd of April 1918 and was killed a week later west of Locan near the Basses Canal.

Frank was never found but he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. The names of the missing are carved into regiment panels that run around the inside of the memorial. One of them is a young man, so keen to join the army that he falsified his real age of 16 and once spotted wrote to remind the army to recall him. Once with his battalion in France, he served for exactly a week before losing his life.

Rod Sheard


2nd Lt. David Barr MC 12th Btn Royal Scots Fusiliers

David joined the Gordon Highlanders and the was in the 5th Battn Royal Scots Fusiliers and then was attached to the 12th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

According to Gazette No. 31680...He was awarded the Military Cross.

On the 31st October 1918 during an attack south-west of Audenarde, after early losing his company commander, he continued the advance, and when checked by machine gun fire from an enemy post he worked around the flanks of the position and rushed the post, capturing two machine guns. Throughout the operations he set a fine example of courage and initiative to his men.

David immigrated to Australia in the 1920's and was living in Maryborough, Victoria at the time of his death on 11 August 1970

Barry Goodall


Joseph Brown 2nd Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.21st May 1917)

Joseph Brown was born in Carlisle on 17th of July 1879. He married Catherine Duff from Ayr in 1905 while stationed at Ayr Barracks with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He retired from the army, had 4 children (3 of which survived) and rejoined the Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Battalion, arriving in France in September 1914. Joseph's battalion suffered grave losses at the 1st Battle of Ypres, and Joseph was sent home with 'stress of active service' in November 1914. He was declared insane and died in Garlands Asylum, Carlisle on 21st of May 1917 aged 37.

Joseph was accepted for commemoration by the Commonwealth Grave Commission in May 2015, after the In from the cold project presented his case. A gravestone was erected in 2016, almost 99 years after his death.


Capt. James Strang MID. 12th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

James Strang was the step-father of my late father-in-law Peter Pascoe and I have found Captain Strang's certificate of Mentioned In Despatches signed by Winston Churchill. I am trying to find out more details of the action in which he was MID.

Aidan Cuddington


L/Cpl. Terence McSherry 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.30th July 1916)

L/Cpl Terence McSherry was my great uncle. My father was named after him although he never met him. Terence died during the attack on Guillemont on 30th July 1916 when the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers were all but obliterated.

I am still trying to find a photograph of him.

I will be visiting Theipval & Guillemont in July 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.

Terence's older brother James 7th (Leith) Battalion, The Royal Scots was killed in the Quintinshill Rail Disaster, near Gretna on 22nd May 1915 whilst enroute to fight in Gallipoli.

Both brothers were lost at the young age of 24.

Carol Nowell


Pte. Wilson Royal Scots Fusiliers

Private Wilson was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp, where he is reported dying as a consequence of eating bad food.


Cpl. R. Burrows Royal Scots Fusiliers

Corporal Burrows was a POW at Gustrow in Mecklenburg and also at Suder Zoll Haus Camp. He recorded that at Gustrow men died from eating bad food because the Germans refused to give them adequate rations. Out of desperate hunger, soldiers ate food that had `gone-off'. Burrows mentioned that Privates Worsfold (Queens Rgt), Robinson (Lincolns), Poulton and Wilson (both Royal Scots Fusiliers) all died.


L/Cpl. Terence McSherry 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.30th July 1916)

Terence McSherry was my Great Uncle. My Father was named after him. I do not have a photograph of Terence, although I continue my search to find one.

Terence's older brother, Pte James McSherry, 7th Battalion (Leith) died whilst enroute to Gallipoli in the Quintinshill Rail Disaster on 22nd May 1915.

Carol Nowell


Pte. Thomas Thurlow 1st Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.3rd May 1917)

My grandfather found a medal commemorating the First World War and this gentleman's details are shown, Pte. T Thurlow 15700. I have no other information.

Editor's Note. Thomas Thurlow is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. He was the don of William and Carrie Thurlow of Driffield, Yorks.; husband of Lily Thurlow of 2. Horner St., Hunslet, Leeds.

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