Scotland (North) Branch

Centenary Project

1918

 

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265780, Private, William Guthrie, 6th Gordon Highlanders, was born in Portsoy in November, 1896, and enlisted in October, 1914. He served on the Western Front from December, 1915, and was wounded at Ypres in September, 1917. He died in Frensham Military Hospital, Farnham, Surrey, on 12 January, 1918, and is buried in Buckie Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

12372, Private, John Mackay, Scots Guards, was born in Keith in May, 1884. He had served overseas with the Scots Guards since May, 1915, but was later discharged and was awarded the Silver War Badge in May, 1917. He died in Inverness of tuberculosis on 17 January, 1918, and is buried in Forres (Cluny Hill) Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

18963/DA, Deck Hand, John Reid, Royal Naval Reserve, was born at Sunnyside, Portgordon, on 26 August, 1899. An apprentice at Elgin solicitors, Hamilton & Reid, he joined the Royal Naval Reserve, but died on 18 January, 1918, in the Naval Hospital, Plymouth, just three weeks after commencement of his training. He is buried in Buckie Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Timothy Finnegan.

K/47297, Stoker 2nd Class, John Newlands, Royal Navy, was born in November, 1899, at Whiterashes, Keith. He is shown on records as serving on HMS Victory, but this name was used for a number of shore establishments during WW1. He died of emphysema on 20 January, 1918, and is buried in Keith (Old) Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

10938/DA, Able Seaman, John Coull, Royal Naval Reserve. John Coull was born in Portgordon in April, 1898, and enlisted under-age in September, 1914, into the Royal Naval Division and was twice wounded at Gallipoli. Transferred to the RNR in April, 1916, he served on HM Trawler Clover Bank and was killed by enemy action off Dover on 15 February, 1918. He is buried in Buckie Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Catherine Hepburn.

44281, Private, Peter McDonald, 54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, was born in Fearn, Ross-shire, in January 1875. He joined the Canadian Army in August 1915 and served on the Western Front from the following August. Suffering from myalgia in the shoulder and neck in late 1917 he was transferred to hospital the UK where he was found to be suffering from an aortic aneurism, from which he died on 13 March 1918. He is buried in Rothes Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Sandra Ross.

266036, Private, George Williamson, Seaforth Highlanders, was born at Alves in May 1896. He joined the army in December 1914 and served in France from July 1916. He was invalided back to the UK in October 1916 after having contacted pleurisy attributed to exposure to cold and wet conditions on active service, and was discharged from the army on health grounds in July 1917. He died on 19 March 1918 and is buried in Forres (Cluny Hill) Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

 
   
         
   
       
 



     
     
 

 

 

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