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Cameron Highlanders (Queens Own)
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Those known to have served with
Cameron Highlanders (Queens Own)
during the Great War 1914-1918.
- Adamson James Stark. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd Nov 1917)
- Alexander William. Pte. 6th Battalion
- Bateman Arthur Cyril. Capt. att. 7th Btn. Cameron Highlanders (d.28th Mar 1918)
- Black James. Pte. 6th Btn (d.24th April 1917)
- Blades David. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.13th July 1915)
- Blair William. Pte. 5th Btn . (d.16th Jul 1916)
- Brown Donald Morton. Lt. 7th Btn then 1st Btn (d.17th October 1918)
- Chapman Horrace John. (d.5th May 1915)
- Christie John. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.28th Sep 1915)
- Clark John Rattray. Sgt. 7th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
- Clayton James. Pte B Coy, 7th Btn (Queens Own) (d.23rd Apr 1917)
- Cochrane William. Sgt. 5th Btn. (d.17th Jul 1916)
- Cruickshank Alexander. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.14th July 1916)
- Deary Robert R. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
- Donaldson John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.5th March 1915)
- Douglas Dugald. Pte. (d.21st September 1917)
- Douglas-Hamilton Angus Falcolner. Lt-Col. 6th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
- Douglas-Hamilton Lesley Reginald Coventry. Mjr. (d.24th Jul 1916)
- Downie Thomas. Sgt.
- Frew Andrew Cunninghame. Cpl. 6th Btn. C Coy. (d.30th April 1917)
- Fyfe Alexander. Cpl.
- Hall William. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.23rd Aug 1917)
- Hanna Frederick George. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.17th Jul 1917)
- Harris James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.5th Nov 1914)
- Home William. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.14th Sep 1914)
- Jackson Joseph. Pte. 6th Btn.
- Johnstone William. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.15th Sep 1918)
- Kennedy Roderick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.27th January 1915)
- King John. Pte.
- Linkston John. L/Cpl 1st Btn (Queens Own) (d.23rd Apr 1915)
- Macdonald Donald John. Pte. (d.5th October 1915)
- MacDonald Norman. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.2nd Jun 1916)
- Macdonald William. Pte. 5th Btn. C Coy. 12th Platoon (d.14th Oct 1917)
- Macdonald William John. Pte. 4th Btn.
- Mackie William. Cpl.
- Mackintosh James Samuel. Pte. 1st Battalion
- MacKintosh James Samuel. Pte. 1st Battalion
- Malpas J.. Lsgt. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
- Marr Hugh. Pte. 6th Btn.
- McLintic Francis Thomas. QMS.
- Mercer George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th December 1916)
- Miles Charles. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
- Miles Charles. Private 5th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
- Millar Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th Mar 1915)
- Millar Robert. Pte. 1st btn. (d.26th March 1915)
- Miller James. Pte. 3rd Btn. A Company
- Milne Charles William. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
- Mitchell Charles. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.3rd Sep 1916)
- Montgomery Alexander.
- Morrison Alexander. Capt. (d.25th Sep 1915)
- Muirhead Thomas Barrie. L/Cpl. 1st Coy. (d.16th March 1917)
- Munro George. Cpl. Trench Mortor, 5th Btn.
- Murray Thomas Salton. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th Sept 1914)
- Murrison William Harry. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.21st October 1918)
- Newton Cecil. 2nd Lt. 6th Btn. (d.15th Spetember 1916)
- Oatway William. Sgt. 5th Battalion (d.3rd Nov 1918)
- Pender Jock. Cpl.
- Pickard Claude. Pte,. 5th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
- Pickard Claude Ernest. Pte. 5th Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
- Ramsay George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th March 1915)
- Reid Archibald. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915 )
- Ridge Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Jan 1915)
- Small John. Sgt. 7th Btn.
- Smith Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Jul 1915)
- Smith John William. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.8th July 1918)
- Snowie Hugh Alexander. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.23rd July 1918)
- Spurr Douglas Bateman. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.10th March 1915)
- Stokes Samuel Frederick Bellwood Douglas. Pte 7th Battalion (d.22nd Aug 1917)
- Taylor Andrew Miller. Pte. 5th Btn.
- Tollerton Ross. Sgt.
- Walker . Cpl. 1st Btn.
- Whigham James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th Nov 1914)
- Wilson Robert Sharpe. Sgt.
- Woods Andrew. 2nd Battalion
- Youell Stanley John. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.14th Oct 1915)
- Young Stephen. Pte. 5th Btn (d.16th Jul 1916)
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Lt-Col. Angus Falcolner Douglas-Hamilton VC. 6th Btn. Cameron Highlanders (d.26th Sep 1915)Whilst commanding 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders Lt-Col. Angus Douglas-Hamilton was killed in action on the 26th of September 1915 age 52 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France.
An extract from The London Gazette, dated 18th Nov., 1915, recorded the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when commanding his battalion during operations on 25th and 26th September, 1915, on Hill 70. On the 26th, when the battalions on his right and left had retired, he rallied his own battalion again and again, and led his men forward four times. The last time he led all that remained, consisting of about fifty men, in a most gallant manner and was killed at their head. It was mainly due to his bravery, untiring energy and splendid leadership that the line at this point was enabled to check the enemy's advance."s flynn
Pte. Thomas Salton Murray 1st Btn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (d.14th Sept 1914)Doing genealogy research of my mother's side of the family, I came across Pte. Thomas Salton Murray. I had already researched his brother, Cpl Andrew Murray MM, killed during the Battle of Cambrai, as my mother's middle name was Andreen to commemorate him. Both had joined the 1st Btn. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; Thomas in 1914 and his brother a little later.
The tragic thing is that neither body was found and therefore they did not have a grave; what this did to my great-grandmother is unimaginable. Fortunately, all seven of the other children survived. The family has a picture of each soldier and my cousin has the medals of both men.Tony Sheffield
Cpl. Andrew Cunninghame Frew 6th Btn. C Coy. Cameron Highlanders (d.30th April 1917)Andrew Frew died on the 30th of April 1917 of gunshot wounds received on 14th of April. He was aged 21 and is buried in in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France, son of Francis Frew and Jessie Jaffray Paterson Frew. Native of Irvine, Ayrshire.s flynn
Cpl. Jock Pender Queens own Camerion HighlandersOn the 31st July 1917, the first day of the battle of Ypres, my Father Jock Pender was repairing telephone communication cables close to Square Farm near Frezenberg, just east of Ypres with L/Cpl "Wee" Hanna. Jock was sniped and hit on the right shoulder. He fell and Wee Hanna ran over to help him, at which point Hanna was also sniped presumably by the same sniper. He fell dead on top of his friend. My Father used to tell how he lay there for hours, till darkness fell and allowed him to struggle from under Hanna's body and make his way back to his base. When Hanna was searched for later he couldn't be found, presumably buried in the Flanders mud.Burnett Pender
L/Cpl. Thomas Barrie Muirhead 1st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (d.16th March 1917)Thomas Muirhead was born at Lochmaben and lived at High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet. On the 1891 Maybole Census, he is recorded at Cutroy Bridge: Thomas Muirhead aged 6, born Lochmaben with father Alexander (46, unemployed shepherd), mother Jane (44) and 3 sisters. In 1901 on the Kirkcudbright Census, he is recorded at Greatcross Bothy, Thomas Muirhead aged 16, assistant gamekeeper, born Lochmaben with gamekeeper William Stitt. On the 1911 Girthon Census, at Laghead, Thomas Muirhead aged 26, gamekeeper, born Lochmaben was a boarder with the Caig family.
He enlisted at Dumfries in September 1914, joining the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He served on the Western Front (Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Somme) and was killed on the Somme on 16th March 1917. He is remembered on the Anwoth and Girthon War Memorial, at Gatehouse and on the Girthon Church Memorial. He is buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France.
He was awarded the Victory, British and 15 Star medals which were applied for by his brother on the 27th March 1923 and sent to Mr J. Muirhead, Dungarg Cottage, Castle Douglas.
The Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser reported on the 30th of March 1917 "Thomas Muirhead (previously gamekeeper at Cally when he lived at High Creoch) was killed on 16/03/1917. A letter to his sister in Kirkmahoe says that he was struck by a shell and killed instantly. He said that the whole company mourned the loss of one of their gallant comrades and that he would be missed as a brother. He had enlisted on 28/08/1914 in the Argyll & Southern Highlanders but later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He was one of the first men from Gatehouse to enlist. He was 31 years old. In more than 2 years at the Front he had never been ill. He was a very popular man."Sue Colville
Pte. Stephen Young 5th Btn Cameron Highlanders (d.16th Jul 1916)Stephen Young served with the 5th Btn (Queens Own) Cameron Highlanders.Anne Young O'Leary
Pte. William Blair MID. 5th Btn . Cameron Highlanders (d.16th Jul 1916)William Blair was Mentioned in Dispatches 31st of May 1915. He died of wounds on the 16th of July 1916.Peter McKain
2nd Lt. Cecil Newton 6th Btn. Cameron Highlanders (d.15th Spetember 1916)I have just found my great uncle, Cecil Newton's, will on Scotland's People website and it states the date of his death in France. I know very little else I am afraid.Ian Hards
Alexander Montgomery Cameron HighlandersMy uncle Alec Montgomery served in the Cameron Highlanders in WWI and survived the war. Sadly, he died several years later of a burst appendix, and I never knew him. I had his C.H. badge for many years. I am the daughter of Arran natives, born in the U.S. in 1933, and the last of our Montgomery line.Janet Chandler
Pte. Joseph Jackson 6th Btn. Gordon HighlandersMy grandad, Joseph Jackson, joined the Camerons in 1915. He went to Inverness to train, then down to Ripon and became a full booted kilted jock. He was put on draft and transferred from the 3rd Camerons to the 6th Gordons. He arrived at Delville Wood in 1916 and went through all the fighting to the end of the war. He went over the top 21 times at Beaumont Hamel rock, Arras chemical works, Ypres, Bapaume - that was just a few. "Life was no picnic, I was a signals scout with a storming division of the 51st Highland Division. We had some hectic times. After four years I was demobbed having, I must say, a charmed life. Incidentally, I got a dose of gas but I was immune from any serious injury." He led a full life and died in 1959 indirectly from the "dose of gas" sustained in the war.Janice Coulbeck
Lt. Donald Morton Brown 7th Btn then 1st Btn Cameron Highlanders (d.17th October 1918)Donald Brown corresponded with Helen Isabella Wilkie throughout the war period having known each other at university. His last correspondence was dated 26th May 1918.
Pte. Alexander Cruickshank 5th Btn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (d.14th July 1916)Alexander was the son of James Emslie Cruickshank and Isabella Smith Cruickshank (nee Jamieson) of 146 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire. He was one of eight children. He was the only one of the family to die in the war. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France.Elizabeth Merchant
Lsgt. J. Malpas 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland FusiliersJ Malpas served with the 24th Northumberland Fusiliers and later the Cameron HighlandersLynne
Pte. William John Macdonald 4th Btn. Cameron HighlandersWilliam Macdonald served with the 4th Cameron Highlanders.George Macdonald
Pte. William Harry Murrison 5th Btn. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (d.21st October 1918)William served with the 5th (Service) Battalion. Formed at Inverness in August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 26th Brigade in 9th (Scottish) Division. Moved to Aldershot and in February 1915 went to Bordon. Landed at Boulogne on 10 May 1915.Melissa
Pte. Claude Ernest Pickard 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders (d.3rd May 1917)My great great grandfather's brother was Claude Pickard, who was only 22 when he died in May 1917. As far as I know, he had a friend he enlisted with, and we know certain things about the family and our ancestors but for the most part his life remains a mystery, and how and exactly where he died are unknown to us.
We know the basics, he was apparently born in Shafton, in Yorkshire, he was born in 1895 thereabouts, and also had a few brothers and lots of sisters. I would love to find out more about him, or any pictures if anyone knows of a relationship to him at all.Sophie Barton
Pte. James Black 6th Btn Cameron Highlanders (d.24th April 1917)James Black was working at the London Home of the Marquis of Ripon at the time of his enlistment.
He is remembered on a Memorial in St Mary's Church Studley Royal, Ripon, the main home of the Marquis of Ripon.Trevor Kitchen
Cpl. Walker 1st Btn. Queen's Own Cameron HighlandersCpl. Walker was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp.
Pte. George Ramsay 1st Btn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlands (d.11th March 1915)Pte George Ramsay, aged 32, died of typhus pn 11th March 1915 during the outbreak at Wittenberg POW Camp. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIX.C.12.
Cpl. Alexander Fyfe Queen's Own Cameron HighlandersCorporal Fyfe was captured in September 1914 and was sent to Giessen and Merseburg POW camps.
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History of the 9th (Scottish) Division
The divisionís record is graphically described in this history - what Field Marshal Lord Plumer in his foreword referred to as ďa record of wonderful development of fighting efficiency.Ē There are useful appendices giving the Order of Battle, command and staff lists with the various changes; a table showing periods spent in the line, with locations; a table of battle casualties and the VC citations. The maps are good with adequate detail for actions to be followed.More information on:
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