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Those known to have served with

Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Allen A.. Private 1st Battalion (d.9th Mar 1915)
  • Archibald James. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.4th Jun 1916)
  • Baird James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th May 1915)
  • Beaton Kenneth. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th June 1915)
  • Beattie Walter John. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.26th April 1917)
  • Begley William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Mar 1915)
  • Bell John. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Bell Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Feb 1915)
  • Beresford William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.17th Feb 1915)
  • Binns Reginald. Pte. 2nd Btn. Runner (d.30th July 1916)
  • Black Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Blackstock Duncan. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.31st June 1915)
  • Bouglas Andrew. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d. 26/09/1917)
  • Bourhill Robert. Sgt. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Mar 1915)
  • Boyce John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th May 1915)
  • Boyle Allan. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Oct 1915)
  • Brand John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th June 1915)
  • Bridger Bertie William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.18th Jan 1915)
  • Brown David. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.27th Aug 1918)
  • Brown George William. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.16th Apr 1918)
  • Brown George Middlemas. Pte. 5th Battalion
  • Burgess Frank. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th June 1915)
  • Burns John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.5th Feb 1915)
  • Cairns James Lawson. L/Cpl. 9th Btn.
  • Calder Peter. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd May 1915)
  • Callister Herbert. Pte.
  • Campbell Alexander. Pte. (d.24 May 1918)
  • Campbell Donald. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd May 1915)
  • Campsie William. Piper. 15th Bn. (d.19th April 1920)
  • Carmichael John. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.24th Feb 1915)
  • Caroll Thomas. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.22nd Aug 1917)
  • Carr John. A/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Carstairs George Shivas Ross. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.18th Feb 1915)
  • Chapman Cecil. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.21st Apr 1915)
  • Charles George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Clark John Hood. Sjt. 12th Btn. (d.12th Oct 1917)
  • Cleveland Joseph John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.19th May 1915)
  • Coles John Godfrey. 2/Lt.
  • Compton Herbert James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.18th Feb 1915)
  • Connelly John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Conroy John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.17th Apr 1915)
  • Cook James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Feb 1915)
  • Copeland William Alan. 2nd Lt. 1st Battalion (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Cormack Kenneth. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th May 1915)
  • Craig Robert. Pte 1st Btn. D Coy. (d.22nd Jan 1915 )
  • Crawford David Paul. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.27th Mar 1915)
  • Crawley Arthur Edward. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Jan 1915 )
  • Dale A.. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.3rd Mar 1916)
  • Dalton Charles. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.28th June 1915)
  • Delargy Edward. Pte. 1/8th Btn. (d.6th Sep 1917)
  • Dennis Charles. L/Cpl. 1st/9th Btn (d.9th April 1917)
  • Dickson Charles. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Mar 1915)
  • Dillon Robert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th June 1915)
  • Donaldson Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Donkin Harry Semmons. Private (d.17 May 1918 )
  • Donnan George Albert. Pte. 15th Btn.(1st Edinburgh) (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Dougan William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.17th Feb 1915)
  • Dover Frank Blackburn. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.2nd Feb 1915)
  • Downie George Ure Russell. Pte. 5th Btn. (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) (d.7th May 1915)
  • Downs Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd Feb 1915)
  • Dumma James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Duncan George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th June 1915)
  • Dundas Richard Charles. Lt.Col. 11th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Dundas Richard Charles. Lt.Col. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Dunmore John Henry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.20th Apr 1915)
  • Dunsire Robert. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.30th Jan 1916)
  • Dyce William Irvine. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.18th June 1915)
  • Early Richard. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th May 1915)
  • Emslie William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.10th May 1915)
  • Farquharson Leslie Shaw. Capt. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Feeney Patrick. L/Sgt. 11th Btn. (d.17th October 1918)
  • Fennick James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.18th May 1915)
  • Fenwick James Douglas. Pte.
  • Finlay James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Feb 1915)
  • Finnigan James. A/LCpl. 1st Battalion (d.20th June 1915)
  • Finnigan James. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.5th Jun 1917)
  • Finnigan James. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.5th June 1917)
  • Florence Adam. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • Forrester William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th Jan 1915)
  • Forster Ernest. Pte 19th Btn (d.1st Aug 1918)
  • Foxob Ernest Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.15th Sep 1914)
  • Fraser Evan. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Aug 1915)
  • Frew Alexander Ramsay. Sgt. 13th Btn. (d.28th Mar 1918)
  • Frew Alexander Ramsay. Sgt. 13th Btn (d.28th Mar 1918)
  • Gallacher John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st Sept 1915)
  • Gibson D.. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.24th Sep 1918)
  • Gibson Walter Young. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.20th May 1915)
  • Gledhill John Edward. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th Sept 1917)
  • Gourley James. Pte. 12th Btn.
  • Gow William. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.29th Sep 1917)
  • Grant Robert Alexander. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1915)
  • Halliday William. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Hanning James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.20th Apr 1915)
  • Henderson Thomas. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Hendry Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Apr 1915)
  • Hepburn Andrew Campbell. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.24th Apr 1915)
  • Heritage George William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Feb 1915)
  • Hermiston James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Feb 1915)
  • Higgins James. L/Cpl. 17th (Rosebery's Bantams) Battalion
  • Hiney John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.27th Apr 1915)
  • Hislop William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Hobbs John. 2nd Lt. 1st Battalion (d.28th June 1915)
  • Hodgson Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Feb 1915)
  • Hogg E.. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.16th June 1915)
  • Holdcroft Deggory. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.23th Mar 1918)
  • Holsgrove Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.10th May 1915)
  • Horner Joseph Richard. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.17th Apr 1915)
  • Hunter Daniel. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.17th Apr 1915)
  • Hunter Robert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Mar 1915)
  • Hutchison Alexander. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.24th Apr 1915)
  • Irvine Benjamin Bichan. Colour Sgt. 9th Btn.
  • Jack Gardner. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Jacks Robert Frater. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th Oct 1915)
  • Jay Frederick A.. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Mar 1915)
  • John Shaw. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.28th Mar 1918)
  • Johnston Edward John Farquharson. Capt. 1st Battalion (d.12th Apr 1915)
  • Kelly James. Pte.
  • Keohane Daniel. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.19th Jun 1915)
  • Kerr Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Knox Ralph. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.14th May 1915)
  • Laidlaw Arthur. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Lamb Gideon. Pte. 5/6th Btn.
  • Lambert James. Sgt. 1st Battalion (d.18th Jan 1915)
  • Lamont Robert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Lancastle William. L/Cpl 2nd Btn (d.14th Dec 1914)
  • Larkin John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Leash Harold Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Machin Raymond. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • MacIver Robert Troutbeck. 2nd Lt. 1st Battalion (d.11th Sep 1915)
  • Mackay Angus. Cpl. 1/5th Btn.(Queens Edinburgh Rifles) (d.5th May 1917)
  • Mackay Angus. Cpl. 1st/5th Btn. (Queens Edinburgh Rifles) (d.5th May 1917)
  • Maddock Thomas H.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Feb 1915)
  • Main William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th Feb 1915)
  • Marr Archibald. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Marr George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th Feb 1915)
  • Marshall Malcolm. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.20th May 1915)
  • Martin Francis. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.5th May 1915)
  • McAloon Peter. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • McBain Peter. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.10th Apr 1915)
  • McClure James. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • McDonald Edward. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • McDonald Patrick. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • McGachie James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.14th May 1915)
  • McGee Bernard. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.18th Jan 1915)
  • McGhee John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Apr 1915)
  • McGow H.. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st June 1915)
  • McGregor David Stuart. Lt. 6th Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1918)
  • McGuire John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • McGurk James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • McIlraith Duncan. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.13th Mar 1915)
  • McIver Hugh. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Sep 1918)
  • McLaughlin Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • McLean David Aitken. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • McLennan John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • McLoughlin John. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.7th May 1915)
  • McMillan Allan. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Feb 1915)
  • McMillan John. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.21st Apr 1915)
  • McMunigal James. Pte. 16th Btn (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • McNulty James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th May 1915)
  • McQueen Ronald. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Feb 1915)
  • Melville Alexander. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.27th Mar 1915)
  • Miller Peter Stalker. 2nd Btn.
  • Milligan John Donaldson. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.21st Sep 1918)
  • Milne John. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.12th October 1917)
  • Milne William. Pte. 1st Battalion "C" Coy. (d.23rd Apr 1915)
  • Monaghan William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • Mongan John James. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.27th Sept 1915)
  • Mongan John James. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.27th Sep 1915)
  • Mongan John James. Pte. 11th Btn (d.27th Sept 1915)
  • Moore Richard. Pte 19th Btn (d.18th Jun 1918)
  • Moyes William B.. Lt (d.7th Apr 1917)
  • Mullen Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Mulroy Martin Andrew. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Munro Hugh. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Feb 1915)
  • Murphey William. Rflm. 5th/6th Btn. (d.7th Feb 1917)
  • Murray Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th May 1915)
  • Naylor Hubert Hepworth. 15th Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Neil William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Ness Richard. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • Newall Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Feb 1915)
  • Norris John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • O'Brien James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th Jan 1915)
  • O'Hanrahan Redmond. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • O'Neill George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.18th Jan 1915)
  • O'Neill Patrick. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Paintin Shayler. Sgt. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Payne Walter. Sgt. 11th Battalion (d.12th Mar 1916)
  • Pecker Henry Cyril. 2nd Lt. 1st Battalion (d.20th Apr 1915)
  • Pennington Davenport. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Feb 1915)
  • Priestley Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Rackstraw Robert Baxter. Dvr. 6th. Reserve Battery
  • Redpath William. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.28th June 1915)
  • Reilly Patrick. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Apr 1915)
  • Rennie Charles. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th Apr 1915)
  • Richardson John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th June 1915)
  • Robertson Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.31st Jan 1915)
  • Robinson Harold. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Rock Patrick Joseph. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Rorrison John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Rosie George. L/Sgt. 7th Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Ross James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.18th Feb 1915)
  • Sangster David. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Feb 1915)
  • Scott Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Feb 1915)
  • Scott David Cousins. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Apr 1915)
  • Scott Henry. Pte. 2/4th Btn.
  • Scott James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Shaw Alonza. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Sim Andrew. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th Mar 1915)
  • Simmers R. W.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.19th May 1918)
  • Slattie David. 7th Btn. (d.28th Jun 1915)
  • Smith Bernard. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.19th Mar 1915)
  • Smith John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.13th October 1915)
  • Smith John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.21st June 1915)
  • Smith Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Mar 1915)
  • Smith William Thomas. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Staples John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Stark Martin. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.14th May 1915)
  • Stephen George Gibson. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Stevenson Archibald McNaught . Pte. 4th Bn. (d.2nd November 1917)
  • Stevenson Archibald McNaught . Pte. 1/4th Bn. (d.2nd Nov 1917)
  • Stevenson Archibald McNaught . Pte. 1st Btn. (d.2nd Nov 1917)
  • Stewart Alexander Russell. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th Feb 1915)
  • Stewart G.. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Stewart Samuel. Private 6/7th batallion (d.23rd October 1916)
  • Sweeney W.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Nov 1915)
  • Swift John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th June 1915)
  • Taylor Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Thompson George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Tierney Patrick Michael. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1915)
  • Todman Walter. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.17th Feb 1915)
  • Tonner Peter. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Trinder George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.6th May 1915)
  • Wackett Henry Oscar. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Feb 1915)
  • Wadlow Alfred. Act/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.3rd May 1915)
  • Walker Joseph. L/Cpl. (d.3rd Jul 1916)
  • Wall James Victor. Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.25th Feb 1915)
  • Wallace Thomas. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Warhurst Harold Bown. Pte. 15th Service Battalion (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Watson John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th May 1915)
  • Watt James. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.21st Mar 1916)
  • West Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Williams Joseph Edwards. RSM. 1st Btn. (d.31st Jan 1916)
  • Williamson Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Jan 1915)
  • Wishart W. G.. Sgt. 1st Battalion (d.9th Apr 1915)
  • Wolstenholme William . Sjt. 2nd Btn.
  • Young John. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Young N. M.. Lt. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1915)
  • Young William Clark. Pte. 2nd Batalion

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1206615

Sgt. Alexander Ramsay Frew 13th Btn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (d.28th Mar 1918)

Thomas McGill Frew, who was a driver in the Army Service Corps.

Alexander Frew was my paternal grandfather's youngest brother. He was born on the 10th of January 1898 in Kinghorn, Fife, and enlisted in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)in Kirkcaldy, Fife on the 28th of August 1915, aged 17. He was killed on the 28th of March 1918, aged 20, at the battle of Arras. He is commemorated on the Arras memorial, located in the Faubourg d'Amiens British military cemetery. I have no memory of anyone speaking of Alexander, I only found him while researching my family tree, it's sad that a lot of these hero's were never spoken about by those they left behind. I will remember him. I have no photo of Alexander, but I have one of my grandfather, Thomas McGill Frew, who was a driver in the Army Service Corps.

Sgt. Alexander Ramsay Frew served with the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) during WW1 and was killed in action on the 28th March 1918 aged 20. He is commemorated on the Arras memorial, located in the Faubourg d'Amiens British military cemetery. He was the was the son of Mrs. Helen Frew, of 64, High St., Kinghorn, Fife.

Joyce Strachan




1206506

Pte. Robert Dunsire VC 13th Btn. Royal Scots (d.30th Jan 1916)

Private Robert Dunsire, VC

Robert Dunsire died on the 30th of January 1916, aged 24. An extract from the London Gazette, No. 29371, dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70 on 26th Sept., 1915. Pte. Dunsire went out under very heavy fire and rescued a wounded man from between the firing lines. Later, when another man considerably nearer the German lines was heard shouting for help, he crawled out again with utter disregard to the enemy's fire and carried him in also. Shortly afterwards the Germans attacked over this ground."

Private Robert Dunsire, VC

s flynn




1206471

Pte. William Gow 13th Btn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (d.29th Sep 1917)

William Gow was the eldest son of my Great Grandparents William Gow and Marion Holland. He was the eldest of 6 boys. Until the death of my Grandfather, no one knew about William. His mother suffered a stroke on hearing of his death and she died just six months later. His father William, never claimed his medals and they were returned to the War Office under Kings regulations in 1923.

William was just 16 years old when he enlisted after Kitchener's appeal for volunteers. At 17 years of age he was deployed on the Western Front in July 1915. In the Autumn he fought in the Battle of Loos over Hill 70. Moving deeper into the Somme, he fought in the battle of Flers-Courcelette and the capture of Martinpuich from the Germans in a surprise attack which rendered very few casualties and little resistance.

In 1917 his battalion played their part in the Spring Offensive, emerging from Wellington Cave tunnels in Arras heading toward Blangy in a hard fought battle which resulted in many casualties for the 13th Royal Scots. He survived this battle and little more is known except he died on 29/9/1917. Location and offensive unknown. His name is on the Faubourg D'Amiens British Military Memorial in Arras.

Somme map

Ellen Hackett




1206462

L/Cpl. James "Dodger" Higgins 17th (Rosebery's Bantams) Battalion Royal Scots

My grandad James Higgins volunteered to fight in WW1, I don't know much about my grandfather's time in WW1 (I think he fought at the Somme) other than my mum said he sent all the money he could home to my grandmother who was expecting their first child.

One Christmas he received a letter from my granny from home in which she said she'd included a postal order for him to treat himself. He delightedly told all his mates that he'd treat them all to a drink only to find she had sent him a postal order for a shilling!! Hahaha!! He said if she'd have been standing in front of him he'd have shot her, she later told him she didn't send more incase he was dead by the time her letter arrived as she didn't want to waste good money.

During WW2 he dyed his hair (it had turned white after his time in France) forged his d.o.b and volunteered and went off to train for the barrage balloons down south, until they discovered his true age and sent him home, I think he got drunk and spilled the beans. He was a real old soldier and when I was little I loved how he would fold all my clothes and stack them up neatly on the chair every night before I went to bed.

Jeanette Burns




1206002

Hubert Hepworth Naylor 15th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regt) (d.1st July 1916)

Hubert Naylor served with the 15th Battalion, Royal Scots and was killed on the 1st of July 1916.

Thorla Langley




1205532

Lt William B. Moyes 20 Sqd. (d.7th Apr 1917)

Lt Moyes, a former construction engineer from Edinburgh, was killed whilst flying with Capt Mahony-Jones when their aircraft was shot down by Maximilian Muller of Jasta28 on the evening of the 7th of April 1917. The FE2d was brought down over the Front lines whilst returning from the second bombing raid of the day on Mouvaux aerodrome. The allied aircraft came under attack from a formation of Albatros scouts, Mahony-Jones turned back to assist Lt Lawson whose FE2 had been hit. Moyes and Mahony-Jones engaged the enemy allowing Lawson to land behind the British Lines.

Lt W.B.Moyes and his pilot were laid to rest in a German cemetery, after the war they were transferred to the CWGC cemetery at Bailleul.

  • Moyes had served in the ranks of the 9th and 6th Battalions of the Royal Scots before gaining a commission in the RFC, he was 24 years old.





  • 227716

    L/Cpl. Duncan McIlraith 2nd Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.13th Mar 1915)

    Duncan McIlraith was the eldest son of Robert and Maggie McIlraith of New Kilpatrick Bearsdem, and the eldest brother of James, William, Robert and David. His parents had both died by 1910 and he and his brothers were left on their own. Three brothers also joined the army, James, Robert and David and survived. David made a career of the army and moved to Aberdeen.

    Sue Kirton




    225736

    Pte. Shaw John 10th Btn. Scottish Rifles (d.28th Mar 1918)

    John Shaw and his brother David are commemorated on our war memorial in Easthouses, Midlothian. David Shaw was a gunner and was killed at Ypres

    George Kidd




    225504

    Colour Sgt. Benjamin Bichan Irvine 9th Btn. Royal Scots

    Benjamin Irvine, son of William Bichan Irvine and Euphemia Gray Cundill McIntosh, was born 26 October 1893 at 34 Caledonian Crescent, Edinburgh, and was working as a scientific instrument maker in the photographic department of A. H. Baird, 39 Lothian Street, Edinburgh when he enlisted in the 9th Royal Scots (Highlanders) Territorial Force on 14 September 1914.

    This battalion was known as “The Dandy Ninths”. After training in Scotland he left for active service in France on 23 February 1915. Bennie progressed through the ranks to become a Sergeant. He received a gunshot wound in the head on 27 May 1917 (latter stages of the battle of Arras) resulting in damage to his right eye.

    After he spent a few days in the Liverpool Merchant’s Mobile Hospital at Etaples, (No.6 Hospital British Red Cross) he was posted to the 835 Area Employment Company of the Labour Corps, based at Dannes, about 10 kilometers north of Etaples. This was a large ammunition depôt. Bennie was promoted Company Quarter Master Sergeant, later Colour Sergeant, and remained there until 3 February 1919 when he returned to the United Kingdom to be discharged on 6 March 1919 having served a total of 4 years and 174 days.

    Ben married Margaret (Meg) Hutcheon Munro, daughter of David Hutcheon Munro and Johanna Grace Mouat of 17 Willowbrae Road, Edinburgh, on 16 September 1927, at the Church of Scotland Manse in Duddingston, Edinburgh. At that time Ben was a photographic dealer and Margaret was a photographer. Margaret’s father, deceased at the time of the marriage in 1927, had been a photographer also, and it is possible that Ben and his wife carried on his business.

    Ben was living at 25 Craiglockhart Park, Edinburgh in August 1949 when he registered the death of his mother, and later in 1961 when he registered the death of his brother William. Ben died on 16 January 1968 at 1 Glenlockhart Road, Edinburgh, a rest home/hospital. His occupation was given on his death certificate as “X-ray Assistant (Retired)”.

    John Johnston




    225151

    Pte. James McMunigal 16th Btn Royal Scots (d.9th Apr 1917)

    James McMunigal died on the 9th of April 1917 in France and is now buried at Roclin Court Valley Cemetery. He left behind and mother and family who served, but had no children of his own. We didn't discover his grave until 2008/9.

    Sara Taylor




    224935

    L/Cpl William Lancastle 2nd Btn Royal Scots (d.14th Dec 1914)

    A Dalkeith Royal Scot Killed: "Intimation was made yesterday that Corporal W. Lancastle (No. 7012) , 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots, was killed in action at Petit Bois near Kemmel. Corporal Lancastle, who was 32 years of age, enlisted fifteen years ago, and as a reservist, was called up on the declaration of War. He had been at the front since September and saw a good deal of fighting. In one engagement he fell into the hands of the Germans, and was made a prisoner. He escaped after a fortnight and some time afterwards rejoined his own corps. Since he became a reservist he had been employed in a Dalkeith potato-warehouse, and also for some months at a local colliery." Scotsman 15th Jan 1915

    Calum Lancastle




    224502

    Pte. John Rorrison 2nd Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers (d.23rd April 1917)

    Before my mother was born her father had returned from England to his homeland (Scotland). Shortly afterwards the first World War was underway and young John Rorrison signed up in Lockerbie to join The Royals Scots Fusiliers.

    By April 1917 he was engaged in ferocious fighting on high ground overlooking the Cherisy Valley in Arras. As the battalion advanced it was under a barrage of machine gun fire. From 4.45 in the morning until 9pm the battle raged and the Royal Scots Battalion was depleted by half. The survivors retreated but John Rorrison was not one of them. He died on 23rd April 1917 and is "Remembered with Honour" in Bootham Cemetery, Heninel, France. Through researching my family history I know far more about my Grandfather than my Mother ever knew.

    My father (considerably older than my Mother) also served in WW1 and survived but was seriously wounded at Ypres in September 1917.

    Shirley Ross




    224348

    L/Cpl. Charles "Scotty" Dennis 1st/9th Btn Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment (d.9th April 1917)

    Charles "Scotty" Dennis lived and worked in Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Dennis, he emigrated from Edinburgh to Canada in 1913, joining his older brother, William George, in the pioneer city of Prince Rupert, where William worked as a printer for a local newspaper, The Daily News.

    Scotty was an active community member, playing football on the Merchants team and serving as secretary of the St. Andrews Society. He was often mentioned in the newspapers, and was noted for the original verse he would write and recite for every special occasion. While most of the young men in town, including his brother, enlisted with Canadian units, Scotty chose to go back to Edinburgh to sign up with the Royal Scots. He communicated regularly and continued to write poetry. The Daily News reported that one of his poems had been accepted for publication by the Weekly Scotsman.

    Scotty died on the 9th of April 1917, in an advance during the Battle of Arras. At least six of his friends from Prince Rupert died the same day on nearby Vimy Ridge. Scotty was 28. He is buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery. His brother survived the war and returned to Prince Rupert. One can imagine that the significance of the date and place of his death would not have been lost on Scotty, and if it had been possible, would have been the subject of a new poem.

    Dianne Rabel




    224271

    Pte. William Redpath 4th Battalion Royal Scots (d.28th June 1915)

    My great uncle, William Redpath, was killed on the 28th of June 1915, in the third battle of Krythia. He fell during an attack on a series of Turkish positions at Fir Tree Spur. The positions were captured but at a heavy cost. Fifteen officers, including the CO, Lt Col S R Dunn, and 204 other ranks were killed. Six officers and 141 other ranks were wounded.

    According to the war memorial at Greenlaw in Berwickshire, Scotland, where William is honoured: "In no mans land the dry scrub caught fire and many of the wounded perished who otherwise might have survived." My great uncle has no known grave but his name is on the Helles Memorial.

    As a young man travelling around Europe I passed within a few miles of Gallipoli on my way from Greece to Istanbul. Sadly I did not know very much about William at the time, only that he had been killed in WWI. I doubt any member of the family has ever been as close to the site of his death and I regret the missed opportunity to pay my respects. If anyone has any information about William I would be grateful if it were passed on.

    Doug Archibald




    224068

    Pte. Robert West 2nd Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

    I don't know much about my father's time during WW1 I have his regimental numbers, he was Pte 40420 Robert West in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and 6157 in Royal Scots. He was wounded in 1917 and sent to Yeovil Hospital. Any help would be appreciated.

    George West




    223802

    Pte. George Middlemas Brown 5th Battalion Royal Scots

    George Brown enlisted in the Royal Scots on the 2nd May 1912. During 1915 the Battalion was posted to Egypt for training for the Gallipoli landing. In 1915 the battalion landed in Gallipoli. George came through the campaign unscathed and the battalion left Gallipoli in December 1915. He was in France in 1916.

    During 1916 he transferred from the Royal Scots to the Royal Flying Corp, as a Tinsmith. His service number was then 401779. He attained the rank of Leading Aircraftsman. He was discharged from the RAF on 11th of April 1919.

    George Hall Brown




    223686

    Pte. Archibald McNaught Stevenson 1st Btn. Royal Scots (d.2nd Nov 1917)

    Archibald Stevenson is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery in Gaza.

    S. Flynn




    223605

    RSM. Joseph Edwards Williams 1st Btn. Royal Scots (d.31st Jan 1916)

    Joseph Williams died on the 31st of January 1916, aged 39 and is buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. He was the husband of Maretta Williams of 16 Wyre Grove, Blackpool, Lancs

    s flynn




    223535

    L/Cpl. James Finnigan 7th Btn. Royal Scots Regiment (d.5th June 1917)

    James Finnigan died of wounds 5th June 1917 age 25 and is buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ellen Finnigan of 170 Hollingreave Rd., Burnley.

    s flynn




    223345

    Pte. William Irvine Dyce 5th Btn. Royal Scots (d.18th June 1915)

    William Dyce died on the 18th of June 1915, aged 19. He is buried in the Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

    s flynn




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    The Highland Division was one of the pre-war Territorial divisions. Its HQ was in Perth with brigade HQs in Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling. On mobilization the division moved down to its war station in Bedford where it remained, carrying out training till embarking for France in May 1915. During this period six of its battalions were sent to France, three in November 1914 and three in the following March, replaced by two Highland battalions and a brigade of four Lancashire battalions; it is not clear whether the latter were required to wear kilts. They were transferred to the 55th (West Lancashire) Division when that division reformed in France in January 1916 and were replaced, appropriately, by Scottish battalions. It was in May 1915, just as the division arrived in France, that it was designated 51st and the brigades 152nd, 153rd and 154th; by the end of the war the 51st (Highland) Division had become one of the best known divisions in the BEF.
    Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

    Alasdair Sutherland


    This book follows the life of a crofters son from the Highlands of Scotland to Edinburgh and beyond and is a very rare example of a Brave man who secretely kept a diary during his military service from the Campaigns in Dardenelles, Egypt, the Somme, Ypres and every other battle he fought in, most not as memorable and probably long forgotten but every bit as Bloody. Angus's diary gives a modest and unique version of events he lived through and also the horrific conditions which he had to face on a daily basis. The author Alasdair Sutherland paints a bigger picture of what really took place on those diary entry dates looking back in time to the battlefields filling in the detail and giving the diary more depth and perspective. This is a unique story brought to life by a very knowledgeable author who researched the subject in great detail.
    Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

    Alasdair Sutherland


    From the heat and dust of the Dardanelles to the mud of the Western Front, Corporal Angus Mackay had one constant companion, his diary. He wrote of the battles and campaigns he fought in, names that would go down in history: Gallipoli, the Somme, Ypres and Arras. Serving in the the 1st/5th Battalion (Queens Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots and later the 88th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, he left a record of one man's extraordinary and tragic war. In Somewhere in Blood Soaked France, Alasdair Sutherland reveals this previously unpublished account of the First World War, complete with historical context, orders of battle and extracts from official war diaries. This rare source - it was an offence to keep a record in a case of capture - offers a stirring insight into the bravery of Mackay and his companions, who were not afraid to die for their country. 'If I go under it will be in a good cause, so roll on the adventure.'




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