You are not logged in.
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in the Great War - The Wartime Memories Project -

The Wartime Memories Project

- Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) during the Great War -

Great War>Allied Army
skip to content

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to accept cookies.

If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.

    Site Home

    Great War


    Add Stories & Photos


    Allied Army

    Day by Day

    War in the Air

    Prisoners of War

    War at Sea

    Training for War

    The Battles

    Those Who Served


    Civilian Service

    Women at War

    Life on Home Front

    Central Powers Army

    Central Powers Navy


    World War Two


    Add Stories & Photos

    Time Capsule


    Help & FAQ's

    Our Facebook Page




    Contact us

    Great War Books



World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Want to know more about Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)?

There are:55440 pages and articles tagged Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) available in our Library

Those known to have served with

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Alexander Michael. Pte 6th Battalion (d.22nd Feb 1917)
  • Anderson P.. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.21st Nov 1918)
  • Ashton H.. L/Sgt. 11th Btn. (d.8th Jul 1917)
  • Ball William. L/Cpl
  • 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)
  • Cameron William. Pte. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.20th May 1916)
  • Carr John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Carse James. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.23rd July 1918)
  • 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)
  • Dillon John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th March 1915 )
  • 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)
  • Farman Peter. Pte. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.21st May 1916)
  • Ferguson Simpson Riach. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.16th Apr 1917)
  • Ferrie Edward. Cpl. 8th Btn (d.28th June 1915)
  • Ferry Ernest Leslie. Capt. 11th Btn.
  • Finlay James. Rflm. 5th Btn.
  • Flannigan Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th September 1916)
  • Fleming Samuel. L/Cpl. 8th Btn (d.28th June 1915)
  • Fleming William Neil. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.13th December 1915)
  • Gallacher James. Pte. 11th Btn. No.6 Platoon
  • 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)
  • Guest Joseph. L/Cpl. 10th Battalion (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)
  • Hurl William. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Jackson Robert. L/Cpl 2nd Battalion (d.16th August 1917)
  • 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)
  • Kett Robert. Sgt. 2nd Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • 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)
  • Lightbody David. Sgt. 9th Battalion (d.24th October 1916)
  • Lister Edward. Pte. 10th Battalion (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
  • MacDonald Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th March 1917)
  • 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)
  • McGhee James. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.29th October 1916)
  • McLaren Thomas. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.21st Aug 1916)
  • McNutt William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Mar 1918)
  • McNutt William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th March 1918)
  • McQuillin Stephen Alfred. Sgt. 23rd Coy.
  • McVey Richard. Pte. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.14th July 1917)
  • McWhirter William. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.24th July 1916)
  • Meldrum John. Cpl.
  • 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)
  • Milne Peter. A/Sgt. 3rd Btn.
  • 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)
  • Parr Arthur. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • 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)
  • Roddick Charles. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.20th September 1917)
  • Ronnie James Wallace. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.25th Apr 1918)
  • Slavin James Francis. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Smith Adam. Pte. 8th 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)
  • Steenson Robert. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.16th May 1918)
  • Stevenson William McQuatter. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.6th July 1916)
  • Stewart James. Cpl. 1st Garrison Bdn. (d.19th May 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)
  • Withers Henry Edward. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Woods J.. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Worthington James.

All names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

Looking for help with Family History Research?   

Please see Family History FAQ's

We are unable to provide individual research free of charge, but do offer a paid service at competitive rates, the small profit from these services will be put towards the costs of keeping this website running. For more information please see our Research Services Leaflet

Can you help?

The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors.

If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. In these difficult times current donations are falling far short of this target.

If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.


  • The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website

    This website has been running for 18 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month. The website and our group will continue long after the 2014-18 events are over. We hope that people will continue to support us by submitting material and stories in addition to submitting to the new websites set up for the anniversary.

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.

Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to the Great War. If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted.

We are now on Facebook. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question.

If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page.

Feb 2018

    Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 239080 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.

World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great
Did you know? We also have a section on World War Two. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.


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


Pte. Robert Steenson 16th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.16th May 1918)

Private Steenson was 24 when he died and is buried in the south west part of the Glaslough Church of Ireland New Cemetery, Donagh, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

S Flynn


Cpl. James Stewart 1st Garrison Bdn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.19th May 1916)

Corporal Stewart is buried in the Nagpur (Takli) Cemetery in India, Plot A. Row D. Grave 2.

s flynn


Pte. William Cameron 1st Garrison Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.20th May 1916)

Private Cameron is buried in the Nagpur (Takli) Cemetery in India, Plot A. Row C. Grave 2.

s flynn


Pte. Richard McVey 1st Garrison Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.14th July 1917)

Private McVey is buried in the Kamptee Roman Catholic Cemetery in India.

S Flynn


Pte. Peter Farman 1st Garrison Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.21st May 1916)

Private Farman was buried in the Kamptee Roman Catholic Cemetery in India, Grave 32.

S Flynn


Pte. Patrick Flannigan 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment (d.25th September 1916)

Patrick Flannigan originally joined the 1st Scottish Rifles in 1915. He was wounded and hospitalised in 1915. Both he and other soldiers from 1st Scottish Rifles seem to have been transferred to the 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment in 1916. Patrick died in action on the Somme in September 1916. His brother Patrick died in the same month in the following year.

John James


Sgt. Stephen Alfred McQuillin 23rd Coy. Machine Gun Corps

Sgt McQuillan was a regular with 2nd Btn Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) based in Mtarfa Barracks, Malta in 1914 and on notice to move to Alexandria. When hostilities started to escalate, the move to Egypt was cancelled and the battalion moved back to UK on Indiamen ship along with other two battalions in Malta.

They arrived in Southampton in September and marched to Baddersley Common before moving to Hursley Park to form part of 23rd Brigade in the 8th Division.

They moved to France on the SS Cornishman in early November 1914. Stephen must have been SNCO in charge of 2 Scottish Rifles machine guns as he was moved to MGC on its formation. He remained with the corps for the rest of war, but returned to the Cameronians after the war.

His step brother, Private Alfred Holman, was killed three months after arriving in France as a private in the Royal Field Artillery in May 1916 (he is buried at Dud's Corner). Alfred's son Alfred was born eight days before his father's death. Stephen married his step-brother's widow, the family moved to India (Quetta) with the Regiment and had three further children, in addition to Alfred and his elder sister Phyllis, in India and a sixth child (my father) when back in England. Stephen spent a period of the war convalescing in England after shooting off one of his knuckles in what was supposedly an accident with a recovered German Luger pistol.

Keith McQuillin


Cpl. Henry Edward Withers 2nd Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.23rd Oct 1916)

I am not related to Corporal Withers but have bought my husband a Somme poppy. The poppy commemorates the life of Corporal Henry Withers and I would like his name added to the list of those who fought and perished for their country.

Karen Riddle


Pte. John Dillon 2nd Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.10th March 1915 )

John Dillon was a casualty at Neuve Chapelle and his remains were never found. He is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

Hugh Mcneill

Want to know more about Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)?

There are:55440 pages and articles tagged Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) available in our Library
  These include information on officers, regimental histories, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Recomended Reading.

Available at discounted prices.

A Very Unimportant Officer: Life and Death on the Somme and at Passchendaele

Captain Alexander Stewart & Cameron Stewart

The immediacy, candour and sheer literary merit of his journals make this an important new source for the Great War . . . a very remarkable man.' (Evening Standard ) 'something unusual and fresh on the subject of the Great War . . . edited sympathetically and unobtrusively by his grandson.' (The Times ) 'A vivid account of an infantry officer's war on the Western Front . . . should be required reading for those who really want to understand the war.' (Richard Holmes, author of Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front ) 'His trench diaries show a different aspect of World War I from the usual images of industrial massacre.' (Time Out ) Rediscovered after 80 years gathering dust on a family bookshelf and first brought to public attention on BBC Radio 4ís Today Programme, A VERY UNIMPORTANT OFFICER is a detailed and intimate account of the experience of Captain Stewart, an ordinary officer in the front line in France and Flanders throughout 1916 and 1917. Recruited t


    Suggest a link

    The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

    This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.

    If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.

    Hosted by:

    The Wartime Memories Project Website

    is archived for preservation by the British Library

    Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVIII
    - All Rights Reserved