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BUTE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The names listed here have been sorted into alphabetical sequence within conflict for ease of access. The memorial contains the surname and initial, rank, Regiment or service and year of death.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

IN
SACRED
AND HONOURABLE
REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919

"THEIR NAME LIVERTH FOR EVERMORE"

BELL

Robert

Private S/15220, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 24. Enlisted Glasgow, resident Rothesay, Bute. Son of Gilbert and Jeanie Bell, of Millhouse, Kingarth, Bute. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.

BLACK, MM

Daniel

Lance Corporal 441249, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 1st September 1918. Aged 28. Born 7th March 1890 in Rothesay. Enlisted 16th September 1915 at Camp Hughes, Manitoba, aged 25 years 6 months. Single man. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 38 inches. Complexion fair, eyes brown, hair dark brown. Religion Presbyterian. Son of Daniel Black, of Kerry Croy Village, Rothesay, Buteshire. Carpenter by trade. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 770 - 45

BLACK

Robert Duncan

Private S/32269, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born and resident Kerrycroy, Bute, enlisted Rothesay, Bute. Formerly 7062, 126542, Lovat Scouts. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10.

BOAG

Dugald

Sergeant 51057 [also 51054], Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 30th October 1917. Born 1st April 1891 Rothesay. Next of kin John Boag, Birgidale, Kingarth, Scotland. Farmer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 17th December 1914 at Winnipeg, aged 23 years and 7 months. Height 6 feet, girth 36½ inches. Complexion fresh and ruddy, eyes dark blue, hair fair. Relgion Presbyterian. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXVII. Row E. Grave 16. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 835 - 2

CRICHTON-STUART

(Lord) Ninian Edward

Lieutenant-Colonel commanding 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion (Territorial), Welsh Regiment formerly Lieutenant, Reserve of Officers. Killed in action 2nd October 1915. Aged 32. Second son of John Patrick, 3rd Marquess of Bute, K.T., and Gwendoline, Marchioness of Bute; husband of Lady Ninian Crichton-Stuart (now the Hon. Mrs. A. H. M. Ramsay), of 87, Lancaster Gate, London. Member of Parliament for Cardiff 1910-1915 and Justice of the Peace for County Fife. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 10.

DEMPSIE

James

Private 9528, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 22nd March 1918.Born Ayr, enlisted Newtown Stewart, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 34 and 35.

FERGUSON

A

Private, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died 1917. No further information currently available.

FERGUSON

Donald

[Piper] Private 103388, 67th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 10th February 1918. Aged 36. Born 3rd January 1882 in Buteshire. Farmer by trade. Enlisted 19 January 1916 at Victoria, British Columbia, aged 34 years. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 35 inches. Complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown. Religion Presbyterian. Passed fit 21st January 1916. Son of the late Archibald and Janet Milligan Ferguson, of Bute, Scotland; husband of Jeanie Ferguson, of Pritchard, British Columbia, Canada; five children. Buried in KAMLOOPS (PLEASANT STREET) CEMETERY, British Columbia, Canada. Grave Reference: B.D. P.5. L.7. S.South. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3043 - 23

GORDON

James

Private S/11221, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Born Lethrot Glen, Fofarshire, enlisted Dumfries, resident Mount Stuart, Bute. Son of Robert Gordon, of The Kennels, Mount Stuart, Rothesay, Buteshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.

HALLIDAY

David

Private S/20365, 14th (Fife and Fofar Yeomanry) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 10th September 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Rothesay, Buteshire. Son of David and Margaret Halliday, of Auchenbothie Lodge, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Born at Craigengillan, Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.

LAMONT

Duncan

Private 28740, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 18. Born Kilchattan Bay, Buteshire, enlisted Glasgow. Son of Mrs. Isabella McK. Lamont, of 43, Market St. East, Glasgow. Buried in BOOTHAM CEMETERY, HENINEL, Pas de Calais, France. Row E Grave 4.

MacDONALD

Sydney

Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion [SDGW states 8th BattalIon) , Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Aged 31. Son of the late James MacDonald and Mrs. MacDonald, of Invergate, Row, Dumbartonshire; husband of Mary A. Macdonald (nee Macewen), of 5, Gillsland Rd., Edinburgh. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12.

MacINTYRE

Donald

[Spelt McIntyre on CWGC] Private S/7413, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 28. Born Kingarth, bute, enlisted Rothesay. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dugald McIntyre, of 10, Abercorn Street, Glasgow. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.

McCABE

Joseph

Private 202240, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 42. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire, enlisted Rothesay, Bute. Husband of Margaret McCabe, of Kennel Cottages, Mount Stuart, Rothesay. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

McCABE

John

[Private] Rifleman 591658, 18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Killed in action 10th February 1917. Enlisted Chelsea, resident Battersea. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 21.

McFARLANE

Duncan

Private 60201, 74th Company, Machine Gun Corps 9Infantry). Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Kingarth, Bute, enlisted Dunoon. Son of Alexander and Margaret Barr McFarlane, of Kingarth, Rothesay, Bute. Formerly 4492, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Buried in ST. QUENTIN CABARET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

McKAY

J

C.S.M., King's African Rifles. Died 1918. No further information currently available.

McKECHNIE

Archibald

Private 8828, 4th Battalion, South African Infantry (Scottish). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Row, Dumbarton, enlisted Stirling, resident Helensburgh, Dumbarton. Brother of Mrs. M. Morrison, of Johannesburg. Born at Kingarth, Rothesay, Scotland. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row N. Grave 2.

McKENZIE

John A

Private 201971, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Ascog, Bute, enlisted Stirling. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

McKENZIE

John

[Listed as MacKenzie on CWGC] Gunner 2048, 4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 13th February 1915. Aged 32. Son of Ann MacKenzie, of Glendnynoch, Sligichan, Portree, and the late Donald MacKenzie. Buried in LODGE HILL CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands. Grave reference: B10. 3. 276D.

McLELLAN

Samuel

Captain, General List and Royal Engineers and Inland Water Transport. Drowned 16th October 1917. Aged 36. Son of John and Mary Jamieson McLellan, of Glasgow; husband of Helen McNab Fulton, of "School House," Kerrycroy, Rothesay, Bute. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Dunkirk, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 1.

McLEOD

Henry

Gunner 300434, Ross Mountain Battery, 4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial). Died in the Balkans 12th October 1918. Aged 28. Born Edinburgh, Midlothian, enlisted Kingarth. Nephew of Catherine McDonald, of East Lodge, Mount Stuart, Rothesay; late of Bute. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 35.

McMILLAN

William

Private 40967, 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 23rd November 1916. Aged 35. Born North Bute, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire and resident Kingarth, Buteshire. Son of Archibald and Cathrine McMillan, of Kingarth, Bute. Formerly 2713, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 10.

ORR

William

[Trooper] Private 3846, 1st (Royals) Dragoons. Died 25th January 1916. Born Stirling, Bridge of Allen, Stirlingshire, enlisted Dunblane, resident Stirling. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 58.

POWELL

Wilfred

Private M2/114771, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 31st July 1916. Born Marden, Hereford, enlisted and resident Rothsay (sic). [WM 1918]

REITH

S

Lieutenant, Deolli Regiment. Died 1918. No further information currently available.

ROY

Norman Fraser

Able Seaman Clyde Z/488, Collingwood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th June 1915. Son of Peter Neilson Roy and Christina Roy, of 99, Somerville Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow. His brother P ARoy also fell - see below. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Greece. Panels 8 to 15.

ROY

Peter Alexander

Engineer Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Sobo", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at Invergordon Naval hospital as a victim of the influenza epidemic 23rd February 1919 [memorial states 1918]. Son of Peter Neilson Roy and Christina Fraser Roy, of 99, Somerville Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow. His brother Norman Fraser also fell - see above. Born at Glasgow. Buried in CATHCART CEMETERY, Glasgow. Grave Reference: 2A. 1090.

SAUNDERS

Frank [William]

[Not listed on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died 1st August 1918. Aged 37. Husband of Jenny C. Meiklejohn Saunders, of Anworth, Craigmore, Bute. Minister of the Parish of Anwoth. M.A., B.D., of Glasgow University. Buried in OULCHY-LE-CHATEAU CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.

STEWART

William

Private 34925, 1st/5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st March 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Kingarth, Bute, enlisted Glasgow. Son of William and Isabella Stewart, of Errol Cottage, Kingarth, Bute. Formerly 5055, Lowland Division, Royal Engineers. No known grave. commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.

WALKER

J

Private, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died 1917. No further information currently available.

WILSON

James

Acting Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1918. probably James Wilson, Corporal M2/184434, 77th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 9th March 1918. Aged 31. Enlisted Church Wesley, resident Woodville, Church Wesley. Buried In the south-east part in WOODVILLE METHODIST CHURCHYARD, Woodville, Derbyshire.

1939-1945

BELL

Alexander Campbell

Sergeant 1451541, 202 Battery, 51 Light A.A./Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4th June 1940. Son of Malcolm and Helen Bell; husband of Margaret T. Bell, of Rothesay, Buteshire. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Column 7.

FISHER

Robert

[Able Seaman] Boatswain, S.S. Balmore (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 12th November 1940. Aged 25. Son of William and Christina Fisher, of Kilchattan Bay, Buteshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 13. Note ** The SS Balmnore was a degaussing ship of 1,925 tons, launched in 1920. She was sunk during an air attack in the Atlantic.

GRANT

William Hutchinson

Second Lieutenant 88951, 21 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st June 1940. Aged 20. Son of William and Jane McIntyre Grant, of Ascog, Isle of Bute. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 1 Joint grave 26.

KERNAGHAN

John

Driver T/220787, Royal Army Service Corps, 18 Water Tank Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th January 1943. Aged 31. Son of Andrew and Helen Murdoch Kernaghan; husband of Jean Kernaghan, of Kingarth, Buteshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 16. Column 3.

MacRAE, DSO

John Donald Christopher S

Major 63165, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 19th July 1942. Son of Colonel Sir Colin William MacRae of Feoirlinn, C.V.O., C.B.E., D.L., J.P., and of Lady Margaret MacRae, O.B.E., J.P. (nee Crichton-Stuart), of Rothesay, Buteshire. B.A., Hons. (Cantab.). Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIX. Row B. Grave 21.

McCABE

Peter

Private 2829589, 5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 11th July 1944. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pendreigh, of Rothesay, Buteshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Reference: Panel 16, Column 1.

McDOUGALL

J J

Private, Gordon Highlanders. Died 1944. No further information currently available.

SHIELDS

James

Gunner 1487581, 8 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese prisoner of war 8th February 1944. Aged 43. Son of Henry Shields, and of Jane Shields (nee Hawthorne); husband of Emma Shields, of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (was Burma). Plot II. Row D. Grave 13.

SMAIL

Heather Mowbray

Leading Wren R/43136, H.M.S. "Assegai", Women's Royal Naval Service. Died when the the troopship SS Khedive Ismail, on which she was travelling, was torpedoed and sunk 12th February 1944. Aged 20. Daughter of Walter and Ida Smail, of Withernsea, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 79, Panel 3.

SMITH

Malcolm

Private 2823260, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 28th JNUne 1944. Aged 24. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 3.

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