Scotland (North) Branch

Centenary Project

1915

 

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984, Private, Alexander Roy, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, died at Bedford of pleurisy, 13 January 1915, age 19. Buried Dipple Graveyard, near Fochabers.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Frazer.

Sergeant-Major, George Sellar, former regular soldier in the Black Watch with 25 years service, drill instructor at Dufftown, died of natural causes 21 Jan 1915, age 48. Buried Mortlach Parish Churchyard, Dufftown.

1883, Private, Alexander Roy, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, died at Bedford of pneumonia following measles 23 January 1915, age 22. Buried at Dallas Parish Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Glen Ross

899, Private, Charles Wilson, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at Bedford 24 January 1915, age 21. Buried at Mortlach Parish Churchyard, Dufftown.

The poppy cross was laid by Glen Ross.

919, Private, Alexander Gray, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at Keith 26 January 1915, age 18. Buried at Keith Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Jim Mackay.

10691, Private, William Troup, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at Bedford 27 January 1915, age 17. Buried at Mortlach Parish Churchyard, Dufftown.

The poppy cross was laid by Glen Ross.

2299, Private, Henry Dyker, Gordon Highlanders, died of scarlet fever at Peterhead on 3 February 1915, age 19. Buried in Buckie New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Jim Kilpatrick.

307303, Boatman, Frederick Williams, HM Coastguard, accidentally drowned while on patrol at Lossiemouth on 5 February 1915, age 36. Buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

The poppy cross was laid by Martin Swail, Deputy Station Officer, HM Coastguard, Lossiemouth.


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2678, Private, Joseph Allan, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, died of cerebro-spinal fever (meningitis) at Elgin Fever Hospital on 15 February 1915, age 20. Buried in Dallas Parish Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Glen Ross.

416, Private, John Young, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at Bedford on 16 February 1915, age 23. Buried in Buckie New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Frazer.

2806, Private, J Wilson, Seaforth Highlanders, died of cerebro-spinal fever (meningitis) at the Elgin Fever Hospital on 19 February 1915, age 16. Buried in Rothes Old Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Glen Ross.

2782, Private, Alexander Patterson, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, died of meningitis at Elgin Fever Hospital, 10 March 1915, age 18. Buried at Inveraven Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Claire Russell, Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire, and her granddaughters Flora and Iona.

1146, Private, James Clark, Seaforth Highlanders, died of meningitis at the Elgin Fever Hospital on 4 April 1915. Buried in Essil Cemetery, Garmouth.

The poppy cross was laid by June Mackay who is researching casualties from Garmouth and Kingston.

2778, Private, James George, Seaforth Highlanders, died on 18 April 1915 after putting his head out of a train window and being hit by a bridge parapet. Buried in Elgin South Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Barry Kitchener, guest speaker at our April branch meeting.

28779, Private, William McIvor, 16th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, died of wounds in Clacton, Essex, on 11 May 1915. Buried in Enzie (St Ninian's) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Frazer.
1638, Private, Lewis Anderson, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, died of pneumonia at Bedford on 3 June 1915. Buried in Edinkillie Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Jill Stewart.
 

CZ/780 Able Seaman John Ritchie, Royal Naval Division, who is buried in Buckie Cemetery. He was a 17 year-old who died of diphtheria 9 October 1915 in the Campbell Hospital, Portsoy.

The poppy cross was placed by Catherine Hepburn.

3/5316 Private James Crampshee, Gordon Highlanders. He died of wounds 10 October 1915 in hospital in Manchester and is buried in Cabrach Parish Churchyard.

The cross was placed by Pte. Crampshee's grandson, John Crampshee, who also laid a family wreath.

12207 Private Robert Williamson, Gordon Highlanders, who died of meningitis in hospital in Dundee 10 November 1915. He is buried in Bellie Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Frazer, but unexpectedly she was joined by Miss Harrold, from Elgin, the lady in the picture, who also laid a cross; she is Pte Williamson's niece.

464 Corporal James Brander, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, who died at home 16 December 1915 of tuberculosis, having previously been with the battalion in Bedford. Buried in Urquhart Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Frazer.

 

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