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CLACKMANNAN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright Martin Edwards 2022
and further information supplied by Agnes Neeson from www.clackmannanshire.scot

The memorial is to be found within the open ornamental garden ground on the corner of Kirk Wynd and Kersegreen Road, Clackmannan, towards the north west corner of the town. This spot in the village was chosen as at that time it was deemed to be a place to encourage “Quiet contemplation and reflection”, as Clackmannan was a much smaller village when the War Memorial was erected and the positioning would have meant that the Village Park was on the outskirts of the village as the map below shows. (Red circle shows where War Memorial is now situated). This piece of ground is believed to have originally been part of the church grounds of the Erskine United Free Church, the church is now gone, but the manse still stands and is the last property on the left hand side as you head north on Kirk Wynd. (now Autism Scotland House) The memorial takes the form of a square pillar on a plinth carrying an inscription on panels on a two stepped base, the memorial is topped by a square, medieval, cross with four carved shields positioned towards the top of the column and a further shield located on the north face of the pedestal. There is incised lettering on stone panels to each of the four pedestal faces commemorating those lost in the First World War (53 names) with further incised inscriptions added to the base of the pedestal to commemorate the Second World War (21 names). The monument was designed by architect Sir Robert Lorimer in 1919 at a cost of £900 and was unveiled in 1921. The war memorial was commissioned in 1919 by Clackmannan Parish Church, the contract being given to Robert Lorimar, a very renowned architect from Edinburgh, who prior to World War 1 was given many commissions to renovate ancient buildings including castles. During and after the war years he had many commissions for war memorials and designed many Commonwealth War Grave Commission Cemeteries for Prisoners of War who died in captivity. He also designed the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle. Robert Lorimar went on over the years to be given a Knighthood and was eventually appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). The War Memorial was unveiled by Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord of Burleigh in 1921.

On a wooden panel within the church on a wooden panel are the names of those who gave their lives in World War 2.

Extract from Sunday Post - Sunday 4 December 1921, page 5:

Clackmannan War Memorial will be unveiled on Sunday, 18th December, by Lord Balfour Burleigh. Sir Robert Lorimer, A.R.A., was the architect and designer of the memorial, which commands a prominent position at the north entrance to the town.
Photograph above from an old postcard
Photographs (above and below) Copyright © Russell Edwards 2023

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
CLACKMANNAN
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WARS

1914-1919

ANDERSON Alexander
Private 276009, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 11 April 1917. Aged 21. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Alexander and A. McCuaig Anderson, of 1, Garden Place, Clackmannan. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 59.
BARRETT J
Sergeant Major
BATHGATE William
Sergeant S/3979, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born Dumbarton, resident Alloa, Clackmannanshire, enlisted Esher, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143.
BEGG David
Private 9234, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 33. Born Edinburgh, Midlothian, resident Clackmannan, enlisted Stirling. Brother of Mrs. J. L. Anderson, of 1, Reekie Row, Sauchie, Alloa. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 4.

The Birrell family (below) were a family of 8 children. Their mother was Clackmannan born and their father had moved through from Fife. They lived in Kirk Wynd and the father, Alexander, was a Quarryman.

BIRRELL Alexander
[Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 260010, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 18 April 1917. Born and enlisted Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8 and 9.
BIRRELL John [Allan]
Private 18434, 26th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 9423, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 15 October 1917. Born and enlisted Alloa, Clackmannshire. Husband of Mary Baillie Birrell, of 39, Hawkhill Rd., Kincardine, Fife. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row I. Grave 12.
BIRRELL William
[Private on memorial] Lance Corporal S/2502, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, enlisted Dunblane, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 to 115.
BOLTON Thomas

Private 2144, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Clackmannan. Son of Henry and Clementina Bolton, of 6, Kirk Place, Clackmannan. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row C. Grave 5.

Extract from Glasgow Herald 27th May 1915:

Mr Henry Bolton, Clackmannan, has been notified that his son, Private Thomas Bolton, of the 7th (Territorial) Battalion of the A. and S. H., was killed in action on Sunday, May 17. Private Bolton was employed in the counting house of Hilton Brick and Tile Works.

BRUCE Robert

Captain (the Hon-Master of Burleigh), 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 26 August 1914. Aged 34. Born 25 September 1880 in Edinburgh. Son of Lord and Lady Balfour of Burleigh, of Kennet, Alloa, Scotland. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.

Exract from Bond Of Sacrifice: Officers Died In The Great War 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 56:

CAPTAIN the Honble. ROBERT BRUCE, MASTER OF BURLEIGH, PRINCESS LOUISE'S (ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS), who was killed at Le Cateau on the 20th August, 1914, was the elder son of Lord Balfour of Burleigh. He was born on the 25th September, 1880, in Edinburgh, and was educated at Horris Hill (Mr. A. II. Evans) and at Eton. Captain Bruce joined the 3rd Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1898, and accompanied the 4th Battalion to South Africa in January, 1900; in April of the latter year he was transferred to the 1st (Regular) Battalion, and with it served through the South African War. He was present at operations in the Orange Free State, in the Transvaal, in Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony; he received the Queen's medal with three clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps. Subsequently Captain Bruce joined the 2nd Battalion and served with it in India and South Africa. In March, 1910, ho was attached to the Egyptian Army, with the rank of Bimbashi, and in September of that year became Captain in the British Army. In 1912 he took part in an expedition against certain tribes between the sources of the White and the Blue Nile, receiving a medal for his services. In the following year he was Intelligence Officer to the force which accompanied the Joint Commission sent to delimit the boundary between the Soudan and Uganda, receiving for his services the 4th Class Order of the Medjidie.

Captain Bruce proceeded on active service at the very commencement of the Great War, and was one of the officers killed soon after the British Force entered the field. Only a short time before the outbreak of the war, the engagement had been announced of the Master of Burleigh to Miss Cicely Blair, only daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Blair of Dalry, Ayrshire.

In Clackmannan Church on the 8th November, the Rev. A. Irvine Robertson, D.D., in the course of his address, made sympathetic reference to the loss that parish and the country had suffered through the untimely death of this young officer, representative of a family of whom it can be said "that no name for the last six centuries has stood higher in the esteem of Scotland than the name of Bruce."

In a report received a few days after the arrival of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the front, reference was made to the Master of Burleigh:—"There the same spirit of brotherly helpfulness that had always marked our friend once more manifested itself. He would not be content with supervision; he would share the labours of the lads he commanded; and so doing, with rifle and bayonet in hand, leading on his men against overwhelming odds, Robert Bruce met a hero's fate."

Photograph Copyright © Russell Edwards 2023

BURNS, MC Francis
[Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.
BURNSIDE James
Private 352369, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds 21 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Dirleton, East Lothian, resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of John and Isabella Burnside, of Park Gardens, Dirleton, East Lothian. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 12.
CLARK A
Private
CONDIE Thomas
Private S/5380, 12th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds in Salonika 19 May 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Alexander and Margaret Hunter Condie, of Sauchie, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
COOK David
Private 2145, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 16 November 1916. Born and enlisted Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
COOK Joseph
Private 276048, "C" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 6 November 1918. Aged 26. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cook, of Russell House, Clackmannan. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLIX. Row C. Grave 27.
DAVID R
Private
DAVIS J
Private
DEVLIN Michael
[Memorial states Lance Corporal] Private S/5062, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action in Egypt 10 June 1918. Born Maryhill, Lanarkshire, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section N. Grave 30.
FOGO J
Private
FORSYTH Alexander
Lance Corporal 275449, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 17 April 1918. Aged 21.Born and resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of James and Arabella Robertson Forsyth, of 5, Port House, Clackmannan. Mobilized August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143.
GARDINER Peter
Private 3462, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 17 May 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of William and Janet Gardiner, of 19, Kennet Village, Alloa. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 3.
GARDINER Peter
Private 5941, 10th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 3 May 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Thomas and Catherine Gardiner, of 18, Kennet Village, Alloa. Buried in GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row Q. Grave 7.
GEDDES James
Private 38295, 17th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Clackmannan, enlisted Stirling. Husband of Helen M. Geddes, of 24, Dean Park St., Edinburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 13 and 14.
GRAHAM William
Private 276056, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 15 November 1916. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Row E. Grave 3.
HARROWER, MC Peter
[Memorial states Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion attached to 12th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 17 October 1918. Aged 27. Son of Joseph Harrower, of The Knowe, Clackmannan. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 2.
HOWIE John
Private 3658, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 17 September 1915. Aged 18. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of William and Margaret Howie, of Clackmannan. Buried in MAILLY-MAILLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 11.
HUGHES John
Private 276106, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 7 August 1917. Aged 19. Born Dunfermline, Fifeshire, resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Jane Hughes, of The Old Bnckwork, Clackmarman. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42.
HUNTER William
Private S/40898, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly 2141, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Enlisted Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. Buried in GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 21.
HUTTON Adam
Corporal 3662, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 31 July 1916. Aged 22. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of George and Elizabeth Hutton, of 12, The Square, Clachnannan. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 32. Grave 20.
KERSHAW Kenneth Robert Beresford
Second Lieutenant Kenneth Robert Beresford
Kershaw IWM (HU 123530)
[Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Buried in FOSSE 7 MILITARY CEMETERY (QUALITY STREET), MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 192:

KERSHAW, KENNETH ROBERT BERESFORD, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The Gordon Highlanders, yr. s. of William Arthur Kershaw, of Oakdene, Wooburn, co. Bucks, Managing Director of Messrs. Thomas & Green, Ltd., by his wife, Mary Marie, dau. of William Mitchell, of Wallingford, Berks; and gdson. of William Kershaw, of Springfield, Heywood; b. Maidstone, co. Kent, 28 March, 1892; educ. Borlase School, Great Marlow; Rossall School, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and, on leaving there, went to France and lived for some time with a French pastor to learn the language; subsequently went to live with a German Pfarrer at Winningen, on the Moselle, near Coblentz, to learn that language and study generally; returned to England, when he began the study of Engineering, first in London, then with Messrs. Bertrams. Ltd., of Edinburgh, and, passing on to his technical studies, started work with Messrs. J. & A. Weir, Ltd.; enlisted In the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 6 Aug. 1914, two days after war was declared, quickly attained the rank of Sergt., and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Gordon Highlanders 22 Sept. following; was appointed Machine Gun Officer, being sent to Camberley Staff College for a captain's course; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the beginning of July, and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25 Sept. 1915. Buried there. Capt. T. G. Taylor wrote: " During all the time he has been out here he has been doing splendid work, and he gained the affection of us all, and not only of us, but also of his men. They all loved him, and would, in fact, follow him anywhere. I had to send two platoons up with the assaulting columns, and I could see it would have broken his heart if I had not sent him for one. Hi thanked me with all his heart when I told him I had selected his platoon for one He did perfectly splendidly, and I have brought his conduct forward to the notice of the Brigadier, and Col. Scott has forwarded my recommendation to the Divisional Commander. I don't think I could do better than quote what I wrote about the work of his platoon in my despatch, as I feel sure you would like the actual words used best: ' No. 11 Platoon followed the 6th and 7th line of the 9th Black Watch. Seeing that the left flank of the Black Watch was exposed Lieut. Kershaw led his platoon half left and charged some German 1st line trenches immediately on the left of the Black Watch, who at this time had not been able to reach the German 1st line trenches owing to a hot fire from machine guns, rifles and bombs. These trenches he took unaided. The 2nd line was captured almost without opposition, and an advance made on Loos. Within some 300 yards of Loos, where a road crosses the front, a hot fire was encountered from M.G.'s. Lieut. Kershaw was killed at this point after having been previously wounded. All accounts agree that this officer performed most gallantly leading that part of the line to the assault on Loos.' His men say he was perfectly splendid, always in front, and leading the whole way. Well, what more can I say ? No one ever did better, and it is quite impossible to replace him. I trust you will accept my very deepest and sincerest sympathy in your great. and if you will allow me to say so, our great and irreparable loss. We have always been more like a family in our little company mess than anything else, and I can assure you that I speak on behalf of my brother officers as well as myself in all that I have said. I called for volunteers from his platoon as soon as we were withdrawn from action, and we brought him in on Monday. These are the names of the men I selected—the whole platoon volunteered: 3878 Private M. McIntyre. 6836 Private T. Dempsey, 9496 Private T. Kirkwood, and the Platoon Sergt.. 6414 Sergt. G. Henderson. They went out under a heavy shell fire and brought him in. I had the padre to read the service. We laid him in a little soldiers' cemetery near Quality Street—the village of Pit or Fosse No. 7," and Coy. Q.M.-Sergt. S. Farrow: " There was never any doubt as to how his platoon would behave in battle. His boys learned to know him, and everyone knew he would lead them well, and they would follow his lead, and so it proved when the time to strike came. Lieut. Kershaw spoke to the boys, gave them the lead. and right up to the last spared no thought for himself, but encouraged and cheered his lads on, helping them to a victory in which he was not spared to partake. He died so bravely, just as a real British officer. To anyone who has not actually perceived it, I think it may be difficult to understand how it can be possible for men to care so intensely for a fellow-man in so short a time, barely a year; yet I have seen and know that throughout Mr. Kershaw's platoon, and not only his platoon, but the whole company, he was respected and admired, and now his memory is revered." Unm.

KING James
Private S/2242, 10th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Culross, Fifeshire, resident Clackmannan, enlisted Stirling. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 125 to 127.
MACKIE J
Private
McBEATH Robert
Private 11093, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 11 August 1916. Resident Clackmannan, born and enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
McCALLUM Margaret

Sister, Clackmannan District Nurse. By the time the Spanish Flu and Typhoid Pandemics were under control 450 people had died including Sister McCallum who died 30 September 1919. Buried in Tursovka.

The only female on the Clackmannan's War Memorial is Sister Margaret McCallum. Sister McCallum was a Clackmannan District Nurse who originally came from Helensburgh.

She was one of 151 Scottish District Nurses who volunteered in World War 1 to provide Nursing Services should the War Office or Admiralty call upon them to work in any hospital which was being organised and approved by the Red Cross. She volunteered with the Red Cross as a Qualified Nurse and worked at the Anglo-Russian Hospital in Petrograd (St Petersburgh) which had 200 beds in it.

The hospital was known as “the Empire's (British) gift to our Russian Allies” and operated between 1915-1918. The hospital was closed in February 1917 and staff evacuated to England when the Russian Revolution started.

A picture taken at the Anglo-Russian Hospital when the Russian Empress and 2 of her
daughters Officially opened in the hospital in May 1916

After she left Petrograd, Sister McCallum spent some time working at Homeville Auxillary Military Hospital in Headcorn near Maidstone, Kent.

She then joined a Red Cross mission to Czechoslovakia which was battling Spanish Flu and Typhoid Fever at the time. The team that went over established First Aid Stations, Refreshment Stations, A Children's Home and an Epidemic Hospital. They also assisted the hungary, orphans, mothers, children and the elderly in any way they could.

The Red Cross Mission established their headquaters in Tursovka as the spread of the infections were horrendous here. They took over a local school where they established an epidemic hospital with 2 30 bedded disinfection units, they also had a boiler which helped with cleanliness and therefore helped to decrease the risk of infection. The Czechoslovakian Army and local women helped at the hospital and they also had a cook.

Sister McCallum was involved in setting up medical stations in an attempt to get the Spanish Flu and Typhoid Fever under control and stop it spreading in the weakened population who were under nourished. Her stations gave the starving people brought to them from distant villages by Slovak soliders, a serious of baths to disinfect them. Some of the people had never seen a bath before and were scared of them so would howler and scream and fight not to go into them. One nurse said of Sister McCallum “Miss McCallum small though she was, was a wonder at bathing the people and a most devoted worker”

The staff at these medical stations were all worried about being biten by insects which carried the typhoid fever they all wore the full local military uniform of coats, trousers, caps and high boots, but Sister McCallum refused and wouldn't wear the uniform. Unfortunately this lead to her being biten probably by a lous and contracting Typhoid Fever.

By the time the Spanish Flu and Typhoid Pandemics were under control 450 people had died. Sadly Sister McCallum died on the 30th September 1919, she is buried in Tursovka.

The mission Sister McCallum was on lead to the provision of proper medical services in the region and to this day the local people have not forgot Sister McCallum's sacrifice and they still honour her each year.

Her colleague's from Clackmannan clearly didn't forget about her either as they erected the plaque below in her honour which was displayed in Clackmannan Parish Church.

McDERMOT F
Private
McDONALD William
Private 238, 1st Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 11 May 1915. Born and resident Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, enlisted Stirling. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 44.
McFARLANE James
[Listed as Private on memorial] Gunner 96612, "5 C" Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 24 September 1917. Aged 24. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McFarlane, of 8, Kirk Place, Clackmannan. Cremated and commemorated at GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. 1 "C." B. 1142.
McFARLANE John
Private S/25061, 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) formerly 3998, F & F Yeomanry. Killed in action 24 July 1918. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Stirling. Buried in BOUILLY CROSS ROADS MILITARY CEMETERY, Marne, France. PLot I. Row H. Collective grave 1-6.
McLEAN Hugh
Corporal 276095, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 21. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Hugh and Margaret McLean, of 15, The Square, Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143.
McLEAN William
[Listed as Private on memorial] Sapper 414783, 418th Field Company, Royal Engineers formerly 176820, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died in United Kingdom 13 March 1917. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in CLACKMANNAN CEMETERY, Clackmannanshire. Row D. Grave 18.
MILL, MM James
Private 275403, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died 20 September 1917. Aged 25. Brother of Jean Mill, of 7, North St., Clackmannan. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143.
MILL Robert
Private S/11842, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.
MORRISON William
Private 352362, 1st/9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of John and Isabella Morrison, of 42, Main St., Clackmannan. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 12.
MUNRO T
Lieutenant
NICHOLSON Thomas
Private 35224, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 231074, Royal Engineers. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Stirling. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 40 and 41.
RAMAGE George
Private 29138 [CWGC] or 29188 [SDGW], 14th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry formerly 22575, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Mrs. C. McFarlane, of 8, The Square, Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 108 to 112.
SNADDON Andrew [Johnston]
Major, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry formerly 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) (2½ years). Killed in action 8 October 1916. Aged 27. Born 19 October 1888 in Clackmannan. Son of Andrew and Margaret Snaddon, of Clackmannan, Scotland. Enlisted Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada 1 April 1915 at 12am, aged 26 years. Employed in Banking. Single. Height 5 feet 11 inches, chest 33½-37½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 27. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9130 - 2
SNEDDON Andrew
[Private on memorial] Guardsman 13622, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 29. Born Clackmannan, enlisted Greenock, Renfrew. Son of Thomas Richard and Ann Sneddon, of 40, Broad St., Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D.
SNEDDON David
Private 276378, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 19. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Mrs. Ann Sneddon, of 40, Broad St, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row D. Grave 55.
SOMERVILLE James
Private S/40463, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 24 January 1917. Resident Clackmannan, born and enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in MARTINPUICH BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 9.
TERRY Andrew [B]
[Sergeant on memorial] Lance Sergeant 15806, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Clackmannan, resident Alloa, Clackmannanshire, enlisted Glasgow. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.
WATSON John
Lance Corporal 276008, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Resident Kennet Village, Clackmannanshire, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
WYLIE David
Private 2630, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) transferred to 148647, 185th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 18 July 1916. Aged 35. Resident Clackmannan, enlisted Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of William and Marget Fraser Wylie, of Clackmannan. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 14.

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ARCHIBALD Robert Boyd Ferguson
Driver 2378826, "W." Air Formation Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25 June 1942. Aged 32. Son of George and Margaret Ferguson Archibald; husband of Mary Archibald, of Clackmannan. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 7. Row E. Grave 11.
BINNIE James
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1824919, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On a night operation to Braunschweig his aircraft, an Avro Lancaster III, serial number ND655, took off from R.A.F. East Kirby, it and its crew were lost without trace 23 May 1944. Aged 21. Son of James Burns Binnie and Jessie Binnie, of Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 225.
BRAND Adam
No further information currently available
COOK James [Thomson]
Gunner 1743614, Royal Artillery. Died 14 July 1941. Son of Robert and Annie Cook; husband of Margaret S. Cook, of Clackmannan. Buried in CLACKMANNAN CEMETERY, Clackmannanshire. Section F. Grave 142.
EDWARDS William
No further information currently available
GARMORY Robert
Leading Aircraftman 947596, 162 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 August 1942. Aged 24. Son of Anthony and Isabell S. Garmory, of Clackmannan. Buried in HABBANIYA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 2.
HALL John Forrester
Private 7611548, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached Royal Artillery. Died 3 April 1941. Aged 22. Son of Henry Crichley Hall and Janet Miller Hall, of Clackmannan. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXX. Row J. Grave 2.
HEPBURN James
Aircraftman 1st Class 985681, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 December 1941. Aged 25. Son of George and Helen Hepburn, of Clackmannan. Buried in CLACKMANNAN CEMETERY, Clackmannanshire. Section I. Grave 10-11.
HOGG George
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1561925, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Took off from R.A.F. Wickenby on a night operation to Mailly-le-Camp flying in an Avro Lancaster III, serial number LM516, when his aircraft was shot down on its bombing run and crashed at Poivres (Aube) some 20 Km NNE of Arcis-sur-Aube, 4 May 1944. Aged 21. Born in Clackmannan 9 June 1922, a twin, his twin sister, Jean Hogg, was in the W.A.A.F. Son of James and Margaret Hogg, of Clackmannan, Scotland. Buried in POIVRES CHURCHYARD, Aube, France. Grave 15.
LINDSAY John [Erskine]
Flying Officer 139097, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 January 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Ronald McDonald Lindsay and Jane Michie Walls Leishman Lindsay, of Clackmannan. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 3.
McCARD James
Private 2971420, 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died as a German Prisoner of War 27 December 1944. Aged 42. Born Glasgow, resident Clackmannanshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 11. Row D. Grave 8.
McGHIE John Alexander Johnstone Mills
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1820458, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Having taken off from R.A.F. Metheringham on a night mission to Stuttgart flying in an Avro Lancaster I, serial number ME778, his aircaft crashed near Durmersheim 29 July 1944. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 11. Row H. Collective grave 8-11.
PATERSON John [Mackenzie]

Chief Engineering Officer, S.S. Duncarron (Grangemouth), Merchant Navy. Supposed drowned at sea7 September 1941. Aged 45. Born 13 June 1896 in Campese Glen. Son of William and Mary Paterson; husband of Agnes Paterson, of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. Ship's record lists his address at 21, RichmondTerrace, Clackmannan. Originally served in World War 1 as M32035, Royal Navy, enlisted 27 May 1918 for the duration of hostilities, then height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 37½, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion, served from 23 August 1918 to 10 March 1919. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Campsie, Strirlingshire, son of William and Mary Paterson, resident Burnbank Cottage, Campsie, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 36.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1942:

PATERSON John Mackenzie of 6 North-street Clackmannan died 7 September 1941 at sea Confirmation of Agnes Ramage or Paterson widow. Sealed Llandudno 30 March.

PHILP Frank [Mitchell]
Aircraftman 2nd Class 998678, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 May 1941. Aged 20. Son of Andrew and Flora Philp. Buried in CLACKMANNAN CEMETERY, Clackmannanshire. Section F. Grave 84.
POWELL John Henry Courthope
Major 68370, "A" Squadron, 2nd Fife And Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 19 July 1944. Aged 32. M.A. Son of Richard Henry and Barbara Frances Powell; husband of Helen Clare Powell, of Edinburgh. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 24.
RAMAGE Alexander

Captain 183771, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 153 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10 July 1944. Aged 28. Born 12 September 1915 Clackmannanshire, resident Clackmannanshire. Son of William and Margaret Ramage; husband of Ida Ramage, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. M.B., Ch.B. (St. Andrews). In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Officer, Hospital Resident Medical Officer, Longton Hospital Upper Belgrave Road, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row L. Grave 3.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

RAMAGE Alexander of 23 Dundee-road Etruria Stoke-on-Trent died 10 July 1944 on war service administration Chester 9 March to ida Ramage widow and William Ramage coal miner.
Effects £1078 11s. 10d.

REID William
No further information currently available
RUSSELL Christopher Donaldson
Sergeant (Observer) 1002563, 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying out of R.A.F. Alconbury on night operations to Hamburg in a Vickers Wellington IC, serial number X9742, last heard 3 hours after take-off calling for help 14 January 1942. Aged 25. Son of John and Jessie Russell, of Clackmannan. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 92.
TALLIS Arthur
Private 2982788, 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died as a German Prisoner of War 16 December 1944. Aged 25. Born Dunfermline, resident Clackmannanshire. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 2A. Row C. Grave 11.
TALLIS James
Sapper 2136789, 91 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Wounded N.W. Europe, died of wounds 13 June 1944. Aged 23. Born 7 September 1920. Enlisted 12 December 1940 in Burton. Son of Arthur and Mary Tallis, of 2, Balfour Street, Clackmannan. Buried in HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot 1. Row N. Grave 9.
YOUNG J
Probably Alexander YOUNG, Aircraftman 1st Class 1304211, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 August 1941. Aged 29. Son of James and Elizabeth Young, of Kennet. Buried in CLACKMANNAN CEMETERY, Clackmannanshire. Section E. Grave 42.

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