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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Anderson P.. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.21st Nov 1918)
  • Ashton H.. L/Sgt. 11th Btn. (d.8th Jul 1917)
  • Bell John. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Biggs William Edwin. 8th Btn. (d.28th Jun 1915)
  • Breed Fred. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.23th Oct 1918)
  • Bridge Albert. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Brown William. A/Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.25th Mar 1918)
  • Burgess Alfred Victor. Pte. 3rd Btn.
  • Burgess William Henry Langdon. Capt. 3rd Btn. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Burns Robert. Pte. (d.7th/8th March 1917)
  • Butterworth Thomas Albert. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.11th June 1916)
  • Carr John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Cavanagh Joe. CSM 1st ¬†Btn.
  • Christie James Fairley. Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Clark Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.23rd Mar 1918)
  • Copeland John. Sapper 171st Tunnelling Company
  • Coulson John Thomas. Pte. 2nd/6th Btn. (d.18th Sep 1918)
  • Crichton David. L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.25th Mar 1918)
  • Cross Harry. Pte. 1/8th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1917)
  • Cruickshank David Waddell. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Cunningham Charles Albert Glentworth . Cpt. 12th Btn. (d.5th June 1915)
  • Dawson James Lennox. 187th Field Coy.
  • Devlin Joseph. Cpl.
  • Dickson Archibald. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th June 1918)
  • Dracup Lister. Cpl. 11th Btn. (d.19th Nov 1916)
  • Dracup Lister. Cpl. 11th Btn. (d.19th Nov 1916)
  • Drew Alan Appleby. Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.10th March 1915)
  • Eaglesham Todd. Sgt. 10th Btn. (d.28th Mar 1918)
  • Erskine John. Sgt. 5th/6th Btn. D Coy. (d.14th April 1917)
  • Ferguson Simpson Riach. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.16th Apr 1917)
  • Ferrie Edward. Cpl. 8th Btn (d.28th June 1915)
  • Finlay James. Rflm. 5th Btn.
  • Fleming Samuel. L/Cpl. 8th Btn (d.28th June 1915)
  • Fleming William Neil. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.13th December 1915)
  • Glass Peter Fowler. Cpl. 9th Battalion (d.25th Jul 1918)
  • Graham Albert. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.17th May 1916)
  • Guest Joseph. L/Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Gunn James McKinley. Batman 5th Btn.
  • Hall Norman. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Jul 1915)
  • Henderson John. Pte. 8th Battalion
  • Hill Albert Rowland. Capt. 16th Btn
  • Hodge James. Sgt. 6th Battalion (d.2nd May 1916)
  • Hooper Edward Albert. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.25th April 1918)
  • Kane Joseph. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Kay Elias James. Pte. 9th (Pioneers) Battalion
  • Keenan Joseph. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.14th April 1918)
  • Leggat Robert. Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.30th March 1916)
  • Lewis David. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.25th Sept 1915)
  • Lewis David. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Lewis David. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Livingstone Allan. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Logan R.. Pte. 10th Btn (d.31st July 1917)
  • Lund William Smith. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Mackness Ernest. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Oct 1917)
  • Manson Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.5th Dec 1915)
  • McBride H.. L/Cpl. (d.14th Sep 1916)
  • McNutt William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Mar 1918)
  • McWhirter William. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.24th July 1916)
  • Menzies Andrew. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.27th Jan 1916)
  • Messenger Herbert. Pte.
  • Miller George Murphy. A/Sjt. 2nd Btn.
  • Milligan Charles M.. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.3rd Jun 1917)
  • Mills William. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.28th June 1915)
  • Moonan Richard. Pte 8th Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Morrow Thomas. Pte. 1/8th Battalion (d.13th Nov 1917)
  • Muir James. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.15th June 1915)
  • Murphy Allen. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Musgrave Ralph. L/Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.1915)
  • Norris William. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.10th May 1918)
  • Oman James Williams. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1917)
  • Perry Thomas Cyril. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.15th May 1916)
  • Perry Thomas Cyril. Pte. 10th Btn (d.15th May 1916)
  • Rawson Walter Henry. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th June 1917)
  • Reid James. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.11th May 1918)
  • Reilly Frank. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th July 1916)
  • Reilly James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Ronnie James Wallace. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.25th Apr 1918)
  • Slavin James Francis. Pte. 5/6th Btn.
  • Smith James Robert. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Smith John William. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.8th July 1918)
  • Sneddon Archibald McGill. Pte. 8th Battalion
  • Souter William. Pte 8th Btn. (d.28th Jun 1915)
  • Stevenson William McQuatter. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.6th July 1916)
  • Stuart Robert. Pte 2nd Btn (d.5th May 1917)
  • Taylor Daniel Martin. Lt. 7th Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Taylor David Anderson. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Taylor James Miller. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Thomson John Barr. Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.4th Jan 1918)
  • Thornber John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.14th April 1917)
  • Tighe James. L/Cpl. 170th Tunnelling Coy. (d.25th July 1917)
  • Tipping Alfred. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1916)
  • Tipping Alfred. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1916)
  • Tipping George. Pte. 27th Btn.
  • Tipping George. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd Sep 1915)
  • Turnbull Oliver Hugh. Pte. 5/6th Btn.
  • Vandeleur Crofton Bury. Mjr.
  • Wakelin Joseph. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1914)
  • White John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.15 June 1915)
  • White William. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.29th July 1918)
  • Woods J.. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Worthington James.

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Lt. Alan Appleby Drew 2nd Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.10th March 1915)

Alan Drew died 10th March 1915, aged 30 and is buried i in the Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard in France. He was the son of Daniel and Rhoda Drew of Burnley. Alan's father owned the Lowerhouse Print works in Burnley and the family lived in specially built houses within the print works grounds.

s flynn


Sgt. John Erskine VC 5th/6th Btn. D Coy. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.14th April 1917)

John Erskine was killed in action on the 14th of April 1917, aged 23. Commemorated 6 on the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France, he was the son of the late William Erskine, of Dunfermline, and of Mrs. Elizabeth Erskine, of 1 East Savile Rd., Edinburgh.

An extract from the London Gazette, dated 4th Aug., 1916, records the following :- "For most conspicuous bravery. Whilst the near lip of a crater, caused by the explosion of a large enemy mine, was being consolidated, Actg. Serjt. Erskine rushed out under continuous fire with utter disregard of danger and rescued a wounded serjeant and a private. Later, seeing his officer, who was believed to be dead, show signs of movement, he ran out to him, bandaged his head, and remained with him for fully an hour, though repeatedly fired at, whilst a shallow trench was being dug to them. He then assisted in bringing in his officer, shielding him with his own body in order to lessen the chance of his being hit again."

s flynn


Pte. William Mills 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.28th June 1915)

William Mills enlisted in the Cameronians rather than in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, in which his father was serving, because he was underage. Although his age at death is given as 18, I believe he was only 17. He entered the conflict at Gallipolli on the 14th of June 1915 and only survived for two weeks. He is remembered at the Helles Memorial in Turkey.

Maralyn Unsworth


Pte. Albert Bridge 10th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.9th Aug 1916)

Albert bridge was killed in action on the 9th of August 1916, aged 22 and is buried in the Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery in France. Son of Mr and Mrs Bridge, 8 Fielding Street, Burnley, prior to enlisting, Albert worked as a weaver at the Wood Top Mill Co., Burnley

s flynn


Pte. James Miller Taylor 10th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.26th Sep 1915)

James Taylor was killed in action and is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery in France. He was the husband of Mrs. M. G. Cartwright (formerly Taylor), of 41 May St., Burnley Wood, Burnley

s flynn


Pte. Albert Graham 10th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.17th May 1916)

Albert Graham was killed in action on the 17th of May 1916, aged 20 and isburied in Bethune Town Cemetery, France. He was the son of John and Agnes Alice Graham, of 29 Tunnel St., Burnley.

s flynn


Pte. George Tipping 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.22nd Sep 1915)

George Tipping was killed in action on the 22nd of September 1915, aged 20. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery in France, he was the son of Lawrence and Alice Tipping, of 36 Guy St., Padiham, Lancs.

s flynn


L/Cpl. James Tighe 170th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers (d.25th July 1917)

James Tighe died of wounds on the 25th of July 1917, aged 22. Buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery, France, he had formerly served as Pte. 17588 of the Scottish Rifles. He received serious gunshot wounds on 24th of July 17 and died the following day in hospital. He was the son of Michael and Maria Tighe, of 39, Lyndhurst Rd., Burnley. His brother John Tighe also fell a fortnight later. He is buried at Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery

s flynn


Pte. Thomas Albert Butterworth 10th Btn. Cameronians (Scotish Rifles) (d.11th June 1916)

Thomas Butterworth as killed in action 11th of June 1916, aged 24. Buried in in the Bethune Town Cemetery, France he was the son of Joseph Ernest and Sarah Emily Butterworth, of 13, Cliffe St., Nelson, husband of Maria Butterworth, of 10, Crowther St., Nelson, Lancs Native of Dalton-in-Furness, Lancs

s flynn


Sgt. Robert Leggat 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.30th March 1916)

Robert Leggart died on the 30th of March 1916 and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. Robbie was a Serjeant in the 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and was a professional solder having enlisted prior to 1906. He was killed on 29 or 30 March 1916 while leading his men when his hand grenade blew up in his hand.

s flynn


Pte. John Carr 2nd Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.9th May 1915)

John Carr was killed in action on 9th of May 1915. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing in Belgium.

s flynn


James Worthington Scottish Rifles

Does anyone know anything about my grandfather James Worthington? I know for sure that he served with the Scottish Rifles in WW1. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, went to war but never returned to his family. He was still living in the 1980s somewhere in Scotland. I have his cap badge given to my mother in 1914. I would welcome any information as I have not been able to find anything at all about him. I do have a photograph.

Joan Cooper


Pte. John White 6th Btn. Cameronians Scottish Rifles (d.15 June 1915)

He was killed at the Second Action Givinchy

David Bryce


Sgt. James Hodge 6th Battalion Cameronians (d.2nd May 1916)

James Hodge was born in Whiteinch, Glasgow on April 29th 1886. He was the son of John Hodge and Annabella Hodge (nee McKenzie). James was a Sergeant in the 6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was killed in action in France on 2nd May 1916. (aged 30). He is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension in France.

His younger brother John who served in the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) went missing in action in Flanders in 1918 (aged 27) They were my Grandmother's brothers.

John A. Kelly


Pte. Walter Henry Rawson 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.7th June 1917)

Walter was the son of Dinah Rawson, Steeple Street, Henllan, Denbs.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Alfred Victor Burgess 3rd Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Alfred Burgess served with the 3rd Btn. Cameronians

Ian Roy Burgess


Mjr. Crofton Bury Vandeleur Cameronians Scottish Rifles

Major Vandeleur escaped from Crefeld POW camp.


Pte. Simpson Riach Ferguson 11th Btn. Scottish Rifles (d.16th Apr 1917)

Simpson Ferguson died at the Reading War Hospital, age 21 years, and is probably buried in Paisley's Woodside Cemetery as he has his own marker there but is also named on the marker with his parents, Alexander Ferguson and Janet Reid.

Linda Reid


Rflm. James Finlay 5th Btn. Scottish Rifles

James Finlay enlisted on the 22nd of May 1915 in the 5th Battalion, Scottish Rifles and served throughout the war. After his death, his diary was recovered from his home, as no relatives could be located, it was donated to The Wartime Memories Project.


Pte. William McQuatter Stevenson 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.6th July 1916)

My great-great uncle, William McQuatter Stevenson enlisted in the 9th Battalion, Cameronians in his hometown of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He was killed in action on 6th July 1916, aged 30 years, during the Battle of the Somme (Battle of Albert). He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. We believe he was married to Grace. William was one of four Stevenson brothers who served in the Great War. His brothers John and Charlie also died, with only brother Alexander surviving to return home.

Jayne Stevenson

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