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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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Those known to have served with

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Armour James. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.26th Aug 1915)
  • Armstrong John. L/Cpl. 6th Btn (d.18th Apr 1917)
  • Arthur James. Sgt. 5th Btn. E Coy
  • Ballentine Samuel. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.21st October 1914)
  • Balloch Acton. Pte. 3rd Btn. E Coy.
  • Barberel Eugene John Auguste. Pte.
  • Baxter David. Sgt. 6th Btn.
  • Bell William John Key. Pte 2nd batt (d.28th August 1916)
  • Bellringer John. Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th Jul 1915)
  • Berry Gordon Cedric. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.24th April 1917)
  • Boswell Archibald. Sgt. 10th Battalion (d.12th Oct 1917)
  • Bothwell Alexander Burness. Pte. 13th Btn.
  • Brown . L/Cpl.
  • Brown Thomas. L/Cpl. 14th Battalion (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Buchan John Crawford. 2nd Lt. 7th Bn. Attached 8th Bn. (d.22nd March 1918)
  • Cairns James. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Jan 1916)
  • Cameron Arthur. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Cameron William. Pte 2nd Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Campbell Colin. Lt.
  • Campbell Hugh. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Carmichael Gabriel Baird. Pte 2nd Battalion (d.25th Oct 1918)
  • Carmichael Gabriel Baird. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Oct 1918)
  • Carpenter Elijah. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.9th July 1916)
  • Clarke Montagu Christian. Lt. 1st Battalion (d.8th May 1915)
  • Collins John Joseph. pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Combe David. Pte. 1/7th Btn. (d.14th July 1917)
  • Cowan James. (d.1917)
  • Coyle James. CSM. 2nd Btn.
  • Crawford Charles. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.29th November 1918)
  • Crawford Peter. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.15th Oct 1915)
  • Cuninghame Boyd Alexander. Mjr. 5th Btn. (d.16th March 1917)
  • Cunninghame Boyd Alexander. Mjr. 5th Btn. attd. Northern Rhodesia Rifles (d.16th March 1917)
  • Deeprose Walter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • Dorren John. A/Cpl. 5th Btn.
  • Dunlop J.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Jul 1918)
  • Dunlop Samuel. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Durnion Daniel. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.12th May 1915)
  • Edwards Alfred Thomas. L/Cpl. 10th Btn.
  • Elliot John. Pte. 1st/8th Btn. B Coy. (d.10th April 1917)
  • Ferguson Joseph. Pte. 1/7th Princess Louise Battalion (d.20th September 1917)
  • Fox Stephen Albert. Pte. (d.20th August 1918)
  • Gilchrist John. Pte. 1/8 Btn. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Gilchrist William Little. Pte. 1/8th Battalion (d.23rd Mar 1918)
  • Gillespie Arthur Neil. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.15th October 1915)
  • Gilmour David. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.20th May 1918)
  • Gilmour David. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.20th May 1918)
  • Gilmour Samuel. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th Jul 1915)
  • Given Joseph. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.16th April 1915)
  • Glasgow Ralph. Pte. 10th Bn. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Gold Thomas Cuthbertson. L/Cpl. 10th Battalion (d.15th Oct 1915)
  • Goodwin James. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.6th Mar 1916)
  • Grant Daniel Menzies. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn. (d.4th Aug 1918)
  • Hackett Percy James. Act/Cpl. 11th Btn. (d.4th Dec 1915)
  • Henderson Arthur. Capt. 4th Btn. (d.24th Apr 1917)
  • Henderson William. Pte. 1st/6th Btn. (d.29th Dec 1916)
  • Higgins James. Pte. 1/9th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1916)
  • Hill Hugh. Pte. 2nd Battallion (d.24th Apr 1917)
  • Hobart Fred A.. Pte. 1/8th Btn. (d.16th Dec 1916)
  • Hughes Stewart. Pte. 1/5 Btn. (d.14th Sep 1915)
  • Hunter Robert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Mar 1916)
  • Jarvie James Burns. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.18th April 1917)
  • Jordan Joseph. Pte. 1/8th Btn. (d.23rd March 1917)
  • Kane Thomas. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Kelly William. L/Cpl 3rd then 2nd Battalions (d.25 Sept 1915)
  • Kennedy Daniel. Pte. 1/7 Btn. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Kennedy Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Oct 1914)
  • Kinghorn Robert. Cpl. 2nd Btn.
  • Knowles John. Pte 2nd Btn (d.12th May 1917)
  • Lambert Peter. 9th Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Lee John Douglas. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Liddell John Aidan. Capt. 7 Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1915)
  • Liddell John Aidan. Captain (d.31st August 1915)
  • Lightburn Robert. L/Cpl. 11th Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Lovegrove Arthur Stephen Franklin. Pte. 8th Btn (d.10th Apr 1918)
  • MacArthur John. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • MacGilvray Donald. Sgt. 8th Battalion
  • MacIntyre Donald. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.7th Dec 1918)
  • Mackenzie Alexander. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.28th Aug 1916)
  • Mackie John Duncan. Capt. 14th Btn.
  • Malloch James. Pte. 1st Bn. (d.29th Aug 1916)
  • Maxwell Robert. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.21st October 1915)
  • McDonald Thomas Andrew. Sgt. 2nd Battalion (d.23rd April 1917)
  • McFetridge James. L/Cpl. 10th Btn
  • McFetridge James. L/Cpl 10th Btn
  • McLaughlin James William. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Mclean Donald. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Oct 1914)
  • McLintock Douglas. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.27th Sep 1915)
  • McLintock Peter Gordon. Piper 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Mar 1915)
  • McQuade John. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.13th Jun 1916)
  • McRobbie John Stewart. Pte. 8th Battalion
  • McShee Andrew. Pte. 11th Batallion (d.20th Jan 1917)
  • Mitchell Colin Campbell. Capt. 10th Battalion
  • Mitchell James. Pte. 1/5th Btn.
  • Moodie William. Pte. 1/19th Dunbartonshire Btn. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Muir James Craig. Cpl. 3rd Btn. D Company (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Munro John Alexander. Sgt. 1st/8th Btn.
  • Mylet Hugh Mcpherson. Pte. 1/6 Btn. (d.30th August 1915)
  • Newsum Lionel B.. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.24th April 1917)
  • Nicol David. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.28th Jul 1916)
  • Oman James Williams. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1917)
  • Paterson Alexander Leonard. Cpt. 1st Btn.
  • Paterson Alexander Leonard. A/Capt. 1st Btn.
  • Pearson Robert McQueen. Private 11th Batallion (d.2 Nov 1916)
  • Richardson Alexander. Cpl.
  • Ritchie Colin.
  • Robertson John Dobbin. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.30th Sep 1918)
  • Ross David. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.13th October 1918)
  • Russel W.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.5th Jan 1917)
  • Russell P. R.. L/Cpl. 12th Btn. (d.19th Sept 1918)
  • Scott Joseph McKnight. Private 6th Battalion (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Shiels Alexander. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Sloggett William. Pte.
  • Smith Alfred David Crawford. Pte. 7th Battalion
  • Smithson William. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Stewart Duncan. 13th Btn.
  • Stirling Alexander. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th March 1916)
  • Story Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Symington Alexander. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.18th October 1916)
  • Taylor James. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Timlin John. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.28th Aug 1916)
  • Turner-Thomson Wilbert. Capt. 12th Btn.
  • Walker Robert. Pte. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Watson R.. Cpl.
  • White George Edward. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.7th July 1918)
  • Wild William. CQMS. 26th Btn.
  • Wills James. Pte.
  • Wren R.. Pte.
  • Young Robert. Cpl. 7th Battalion

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Pte. David Ross 7th Btn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (d.13th October 1918)

David Ross died on 13th October 1918 aged 23 and is buried in the Naves Communal Cemetery Extension in France.

Son of James and Annie Ross nee Stevenson, of 19 Nimmo's Rows, New Stevenston, Lanarkshire, prior to enlisting David was a miner in James Nimmo's Collieries, Holytown, Lanarkshire

s flynn


Sgt. James Arthur 5th Btn. E Coy Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Sgt. James Arthur: Soldier's Pay Book and Health Memoranda booklet

I have recently come by this T.A. soldier's pay book, for Sgt. James Arthur of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Date of attestation 1-4-08 at age 36. It was on ebay for sale under the heading: Soldiers Pay Book. Sergt. 5th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1908/Soldiers Health.

I thought you might be interested in having pictures for your records before it leaves me, although unfortunately I cannot find the link with all the names of past A&SH soldiers again. I have enclosed pictures of the book as I discovered a few names under 5th A&SH E Company (TA Port Glasgow) and he, an early recruit, is not included. It shows that the company was probably formed about 1908.

Sgt. James Arthur: Pay Book pages 1 and 2

Sgt. James Arthur: Pay Book page 2 closeup

Sgt. James Arthur: Pay Book pages 3 and 4

Sgt. James Arthur: Pay Book page 5

Andrew Gray


2nd Lt. John Crawford Buchan VC 7th Bn. Attached 8th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.22nd March 1918)

John Buchan was killed in action on 22nd March 1918 aged 25 and buried in the Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension in France. Native of Alloa, Clackmannanshire

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 21st May, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. When fighting with his platoon in the forward position of the battle zone, 2nd Lt. Buchan, although wounded early in the day, insisted on remaining with his men, and continually visited all his posts, encouraging and cheering his men in spite of most severe shell fire, from which his platoon was suffering heavy casualties. Later, when the enemy were creeping closer, and heavy machine-gun fire was raking his position, 2nd Lt. Buchan, with utter disregard of his personal safety, continued to visit his posts, and though still further injured accidentally, he continued to encourage his men and visit his posts. Eventually, when he saw the enemy had practically surrounded his command, he collected his platoon and prepared to fight his way back to the supporting line. At this point the enemy, who had crept round his right flank, rushed towards him, shouting out "Surrender." " To hell with surrender," he replied, and shooting the foremost of the enemy, he finally repelled this advance with his platoon. He then fought his way back to the supporting line of the forward position, where he held out till dusk. At dusk he fell back as ordered, but in spite of his injuries again refused to go to the aid post, saying his place was beside his men. Owing to the unexpected withdrawal of troops on the left flank it was impossible to send orders to 2nd Lt. Buchan to withdraw, as he was already cut off, and he was last seen holding out against overwhelming odds. The gallantry, self-sacrifice, and utter disregard of personal safety displayed by this officer during these two days of most severe fighting is in keeping with the highest traditions of the British Army."

s flynn


L/Cpl. Robert Lightburn 11th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.23rd Apr 1917)

Lance Corporal Robert Lightburn, my father's brother in law, was killed (aged 29) in the Second Battle of Arras, he was serving with 11th. Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. My father's step brother, Emmerson Beckwith (aged 25) was killed just 6 days before in the same battle, but different sectors. The two families lived within 1 mile of each other in the same mining village in North West Durham

Ramsay Hall


Pte. Lionel B. Newsum 14th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.24th April 1917)

On 24th April 1917, Lionel Newsum was killed in action serving with the 14th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was 20 years old. Lionel has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.


Pte. James William McLaughlin AM. 5th Btn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Willie McLaughlin served in the First World War in the 1st/5th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders attached to the 157th Trench Mortar Battery.

In August 1918, he was examining the fuse on a French mortar round when it ignited. James was able to save nine lives by dealing with the lit mortar and in the process lost his hand. For his selflessness, he was awarded the Albert Medal for bravery. He was tragically widowed in 1943 but not before having 3 kids with his wife, Mabel.

Myles McLaughlin


Pte. Alfred David Crawford Smith 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Alfred Smith, known as Fred was born on 27th of November 1898 in Glasgow and, during the early part of the war, was training to be a certified accountant. He was conscripted on 12th of September 1917 and served on the Western Front as a private in 7th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders from 5th of December 1917 to 16th of August 1918 and 10th of September 1918 to 20th of October 1918. He was gassed (Mustard Gas, I believe) on 17th of May 1918 and wounded again on 12th of October 1918 this time a shrapnel wound to the leg. He was medically discharged on 5th of May 1919 and subsequently received a 30% disability pension.

After the war, he prospered as an accountant, eventually managing a practice in London. He died in 1972 at Worthing, East Sussex.

Stuart Smith


Pte. Elijah Carpenter 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.9th July 1916)

Elijah Carpenter was my great great uncle. He was 25 yrs old when he died in action. I don't have any more information.

Thomas Carpenter


Pte. Arthur Cameron 2nd Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.15th July 1916)

Arthur Cameron was my grandfather. He was killed at the Somme on 15th July 1916. He lay in a shallow grave on the battlefield before being re-exhumed, along with another three Argylls on 31st July 1919, and interred in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz.

Richard Cameron


Mjr. Boyd Alexander Cunninghame MiD 5th Btn. attd. Northern Rhodesia Rifles Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.16th March 1917)

Major Cuninghame was the son of William Boyd Cuninghame and Marion Harriett Cuninghame (nee Paterson); husband of Elsie Cuninghame (nee Burrell, now Lady Baker, of Ranston, Blandford, Dorset). Served in the South African War. (Mentioned in Despatches.)

He was 46 when he died and is buried in the Lubumbashi Cemetery in the Congo.

S Flynn


Mjr. Boyd Alexander Cuninghame MID 5th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.16th March 1917)

Major Cuninghame was the son of William Boyd Cuninghame and Marion Harriett Cuninghame (nee Paterson); husband of Elsie Cuninghame (nee Burrell, now Lady Baker, of Ranston, Blandford, Dorset). He served in the South African War and was Mentioned in Despatches. He was 46 when he died and is buried in the Lubumbashi Cemetery in the Congo Democratic Republic, he was serving attached to the Northern Rhodesia Rifles.

S Flynn


Sgt. James Cairns 2nd Btn. Argyll & Southern Highlanders (d.20th Jan 1916)

Dominic Fusco was my grandfather's brother, my great uncle, He joined the army under an assumed name, James Cairns because his name was Italian. His brother Antonio Fusco also went through WW1 in the Scots Guards as James Ramsay but he survived the war.

Ann Jordan


Pte. Acton Balloch 3rd Btn. E Coy. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Acton Balloch was my maternal grandfather. I have his pay book and medals that show his service number as 3/7164. His wife, Rose, died after giving birth to his son Charles. He died after the war from his wounds and they left four orphans, Annie, James, Cathy [my mum] and Charles. Rose's mum cared for them even though she had a shell shocked son to care for as well. His name was Charlie Sweeney [22359] and he lied about his age when he enlisted. I don't know in which unit he served.

Like so many other young men of that generation Acton joined up on 5th of August 1914, the day after Great Britain declared war. He was discharged on 26th of May 1919 as being no longer physically fit for war service Para 392 KR.

David Reid


L/Cpl. Alfred Thomas Edwards 10th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

On 14th July 1916 Alf Edwards suffered a gunshot wound (shrapnel) to his right arm, rendering his hand almost useless. He went on to return to his job as a French Polisher and later as a Postman for over 25 years. During that time he also acted as a A.R.P. Warden during WW2.

Barry J. Davies


Pte. Robert Maxwell 11th Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (d.21st October 1915)

My great grandfather, Robert Maxwell, enlisted with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in October 1914. He was sent to join the British Expeditionary Force in France on 29th July 1915. He was killed in action on 21st October 1915 at the Battle of Loos. He is included on the Loos Memorial (panel 126) in Dud Corner Cemetery.

Granda left a wife and five children to volunteer to fight for king and country and I feel very proud to be a descendent of his. So, from myself and all the Maxwells that followed you, I'd like to say thank you for giving us life! RIP Robert Maxwell.

Stephen Maxwell


CSM. James "Johnny" Coyle MM and Bar. 2nd Btn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

James Coyle (my grandfather) joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1905. He was stationed at Fort George near Inverness when WW1 began and acted as Officers' Mess Sergeant. The unit travelled by train, then by ship, to Boulogne shortly after the declaration of the war. They took part in the unofficial truce in Christmas 1914. He saw action in both open and trench warfare on the western front throughout the war. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1917 and a bar to that medal in 1919. On the sporting front, he was a notable footballer and men's hockey player for the regiment.

After WW1, he left the Officers' Mess and became a duty Colour Sergeant and Company Sergeant-Major. On retirement, he was employed as Mobilisation Storeman at Stirling Castle and then on the Recruiting Staff. Lastly, on the outbreak of WW2, he joined the clerical staff at the Ordnance Depot at Forth side. He died in 1964.

Alan J McKenna


Cpl. Alexander Richardson Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Alexander Richardson was a signaller with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Alan Malcolm


Sgt. Donald MacGilvray 8th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

My (elder) Uncle, Sergeant Donald MacGilvray, joined up at Dunoon on the first day of WW1. He was gassed at some point but served till the end of the war.

I believe he was possibly at Delville Wood and probably at Beaumont Hamel.

Donald R Smith


Pte. Stephen Albert Fox Argyle & Sutherland (d.20th August 1918)

Stephen was killed shortly after arriving. Died from his wounds and is commemorated at Five Points Cemetery, Lachelle



Pte. William Sloggett Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders

My grandfather, William Sloggett was a private in the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders around the year 1916.

Janis Roberts

Want to know more about Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders?

There are:63130 pages and articles tagged Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders available in our Library
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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Alastair Of Airds Campbell

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: A Concise History

Trevor Royle

The Argylls have a stirring history of service to the British Crown. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is one of the best known regiments in the British Army. When it was ordered to disband in 1968 as part of wide-ranging defence cuts, a popular 'Save the Argylls' campaign was successful in keeping the regiment in being. They served all over the empire, taking part in the Indian Mutiny and the Boer War, and fought in both World Wars.In the post-war period the Argylls captured the public imagination in 1967 when they re-occupied the Crater district of Aden following a period of riots. Recruiting mainly from the west of Scotland, the regiment has a unique character and throughout its history has retained a fierce regimental pride which is summed up by its motto: 'sans peur', meaning 'without fear'. "The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders" puts its story into the context of British military history and makes use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.
Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-19: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

A roll call of those killed during the Great War whilst serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. A valuable research tool.
History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918

F.W. Bewsher

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.


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