Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling

Roll of Honour

Memorial ChapelSet within our Memorial Chapel. the Roll of Honour displays the names of 72 individuals, 50 of whom fell in World War I, 21 in World War II and one in the Korean War. At Holy Trinity, we remember them and the suffering that they and their families endured. We pray that, by their sacrifices, we have learned the severe lesson that God has taught us, of the consequences of losing His peace. We remember, too, that this kind of suffering is still being endured by people caught up in the conflicts of today's world. We pray that, throughout the world, people may instead settle their differences by debate and mutual tolerance, devoting their energies to fighting our real enemies: greed, hate, ignorance, poverty and sickness, wherever they may be found.

If you know additional information about the people commemorated, please contact us.

These entries are listed alphabetically by surname within each of the three conflicts:

World War I

World War II

Korean War

World War I

Pte Robert AdamsPte Robert Adams, 1st Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Previously served in a cavalry regiment. Home address: 58 Cowane Street, Stirling. Son of William Adams and H. Casey Adams, 76 Main St., St. Ninians. Brother of Helen Adams, 3 Viewfield Place, Stirling. Vanman with Stirling Co-operative Society. Killed in assault on Bait Aisa, Mesopotamia, 18/04/1916, age 23. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Gunner William AdamsGunner William Adams, 110th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Home address: 58 Cowane Street, Stirling. Son of William Adams and H. Casey Adams, 76 Main St., St. Ninians. Brother of Helen Adams, 3 Viewfield Place, Stirling. Worked with the Abbey Craig Laundry Company, Causewayhead. , Killed in action, Somme sector, 23/09/1916, age 26. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, France.

 

Pte James Alexander, 38th Labour Coy, Labour Corps, previously served with 2nd/7th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Husband of Margaret Alexander, neé McKenzie, 48 Broad Street, Stirling. Died in Stirling Royal Infirmary, 11/12/1918, age 42. Buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery.

Lt Rollo Merlin Graham Aytoun, 2nd Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Only son of Col. Andrew Aytoun, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, and Lilias Aytoun. Lieut. Aytoun was Holy Trinity’s first fatality of the war. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1910, promoted to Lieutenant in July 1912 and was among the first British troops in France in 1914. Initially, they took up positions in the Mons sector, but could not contain the German onslaught and retreated to more defensible positions. Gen. Smith-Dorrien ordered the British II Corps to make a stand at Le Cateau to slow the German advance. This was achieved with heavy casualties on both sides.The Battalion history records the circumstances of Lieut. Aytoun's death as follows: ”D” and “C” Companies moved out with “B” in support and later “A” Company (sent to support Major A. H.  Maclean, “C” Company”) having lost Captain Walker, was by some error retired upon Headquarters, except one platoon under Lieutenant Aytoun, which went on northwards through the zone of artillery fire and lost severely. Memorial plaque in south aisle of Holy Trinity. Died 27/08/1914, aged 24 and buried in Le Cateau Communal Cemetery, France.

Capt. Alexander Murray McGregor Bell, 2nd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Home address: 26 Albert Place, Stirling. Brother of Lt William Bell. Seriously wounded at battle of Neuve Chapelle, March 1915. Died of wounds in London hospital 28/04/1915. Buried in Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery, London.

Lt William BellLt William Bell, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Home address: 26 Albert Place, Stirling. Brother of Capt. Alexander M. M. Bel. Killed in action, Arras sector, 10/04/1917. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.

Pte James, Blair, 8th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Home address: 24 Bow Street, Stirling. Son of Archibald and Margaret Blair. Killed in action 27/05/1918, age 19. Buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.

William Forbes BoothOrderly with the British Red Cross Society attached to 11 Stat Hospital. Died 07/11/1918 in unknown circumstances. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

Sgt Graham Bremner, 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action, Somme sector 14/07/1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.

Pte David D Campbell, 17th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Son of John and Mary Ann Campbell, of 27 Alhambra Arcade, Stirling. Father, caretaker at the Arcade, was killed there in the 1920s after a 'disturbance'. Killed in action, Flanders 27/06/1917, age 21. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Pte J. C. CherryPte John Giles Cherry, 8th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Painter living at 12 Spittal Street, Stirling. Son of James Cherry, tailor, and Elizabeth Cherry, 38 Upper Castlehill, Stirling, Killed in action 05/07/1915, age 25. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

Pte Harry Coleman, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), Killed in action, Aisne sector, 31/05/1917. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’huile, France.

Pte George Counter

 

Pte George Counter, 2nd Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Second of five sons of Sgt. Major Counter and Mrs. Elizabeth Counter, 19 Upper Craigs, Stirling, who served in the A&SH. All born at Stirling Castle. Educated at the Duke of York's School for Soldiers' Sons and at age 14/15 joined 1st Bn A&SH as a boy bandsman. Served in South African War. Killed in action, Somme sector, 20/07/1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.

Rifleman Richard Counter, 16th Bn, London Regt (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Previous service with Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and Gordon Highlanders. Fourth of five sons of Sgt. Major Counter and Mrs. Elizabeth Counter, 19 Upper Craigs, Stirling, who served in the A&SH. All born at Stirling Castle. Under-footman to Mr Crum of Auchenbowie. Enlisted in A&SH shortly after the outbreak of war. Died of influenza and pneumonia in France 02/02/1919, age 26. A victim of the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19, which killed more people than World War I. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

Coy Sgt Maj. William Lawson Crichton, 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Born on 20 March 1897 and was one of two Scottish boys from the Hibernian School, Dublin, who came to the Queen Victoria School, Dunblane, when it opened in June 1909. His father was a private in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and was deceased when William started at QVS. His mother had re-married and was called Mrs Lenton. William's half brother, Albert Lenton, also attended QVS and joined the Army Ordnance Corps on 29 July 1911. According to his school reports, William was good at reading and writing but not so good at artichmetic. He passed Standard 7 in December 1910. In 1911 he was awarded The Primus Medal. He left school on 13 August 1914.  Went with 11 other pupils to Balmoral as colour corporal to receive the school colours from the hands of Edward VII. Also attended coronation of George V. Secured studentship to Trinity College, Dublin in June 1914, but joined Gordon Highlanders 14/08/1914. Promoted lance-corporal, October 1914, then Sergeant June 1915. Promoted CSM after battle of Loos. Killed in recapture of 'The Bluff', an old spoil-heap adjoining the Ypres-Comines Canal, 02/03/1916. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

2nd Lieut P. C. Drummond2nd Lt Patrick Campbell Drummond, 8th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of Patrick Drummond, seedsman, 39 Randolph Rd., Stirling, and Mrs. J. M. Drummond. Nephew of the late Prof. Henry Drummond. Belonged to Drummond family of Tract Enterprise fame. Husband of Dorothy Marchand Drummond, who died of fever at Kuala Lumpur, 12/12/1914. Educated at Stanley House, Bridge of Allan and Loretto School. Formerly played for Stirling County Cricket Club and High School FP Rugby Club. Rubber plantation manager in the Federated Malay States. Killed in action, battle of Loos, 25/09/1915, age 28. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.

2nd Lt Norman Edwin Fairlie, 3rd Bn, attached to 2nd Bn., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of R. N. Fairlie, 36 Castelnau Gardens, Barnes, London, and the late Ada Mary Fairlie (nee McLaren), Killed in action, Armentières, 21/10/1914, age 22. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium and at the Valley Cemetery, Stirling.

Pte Mark Fawley, 14th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Robert and Joan Fawley, 32 James St., Stirling. Born at Hawick., Wounded on 21 March 1918 and died in Edmonton Military Hospital, London on 05/03/1919, age 22. Buried in Hawick (Wellogate) Cemetery.

2nd Lt Hugh Fielding Forrester, 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forrester, Annfield, Stirling. On 14 March 1916, Forrester, aged 19, disembarked at Basra to join his unit, part of a British and Indian force attempting to relieve the besieged town of Kut-al-Amara. He was one of a number of replacements for casualties sustained in a costly assault on Turkish positions at Sheikh Sa'ad on the River Tigris. On 22/04/1916, Forrester’s battalion was thrown into a desperate assault at Sannaiyet. A Black Watch officer recorded: "A final attack was planned for that day to be made by two Brigades, but at the last moment the Brigade on our right found the ground impassable due to the rising of the marsh. Consequently in the assault we were exposed to a heavy fire from our right flank as well as from the front. Nevertheless the gallant Highlanders swept across the muddy ground, drove the enemy from the first line and assaulted the second. Lieutenant Forrester led his platoon against the third line, but from that gallant assault none returned." Forrester had been in Mesopotamia for forty days. In total, 48 men of the Black Watch emerged unscathed out of an attacking force of 842. A week after Forrester's death, the garrison at Kut surrendered.

Pte Alfren M. GwynnePte Alfred McArthur Gwynne, 2nd/7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Youngest of five sons of late John Gwynne, carpet weaver, and Mary McGilvray Gwynne, 4 Bank Street, Stirling, who served in the war. Employed in coal pits before enlisting. Killed in capture of Frankfurt Trench, Somme sector, 15/11/1916. Buried in Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, France.

Lce Cpl James Gwynne

 

 

Lce Cpl James, Gwynne, 2nd Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Eldest of five sons of late John Gwynne, carpet weaver, and Mary McGilvray Gwynne, 4 Bank Street, Stirling, who served in the war. Miner and husband of Janet Moodie Gwynne (later Honeyman), 39 Upper Castlehill, Stirling. Killed in action, 23/03/1916, age 31. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France.

Maj. James William Hamilton-Alston, 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Maj. Charles Henry Alston MBE, 25 Clarendon Place, Stirling; husband of Sarah Fullerton Brown Alston. Died, possibly of natural causes, Somme sector, 03/01/1917, age 47. Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Pte James Hynd, 4th/5th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hynd, I0 Upper Bridge St., Stirling; husband of Jessie Hynd, 12 Viewfield St., Stirling. Killed, third battle of Ypres, 31/07/1917. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

Brig. Gen. H. B. KirkBrig. Gen. (Brevett Lt Col.) Henry Buchanan Kirk, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, commanding 93rd Infantry Brigade. Son of Lt.-Col. T. B. Kirk, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Memorial plaques in north aisle of Holy Trinity. Died of pneumonia, 12/05/1916, age 49. Buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, France.

Pte George MacKenzie, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Previously served in Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. No further details known.

 

Pte. Robert N. Marshall, enlisted on 16 December 1914 in the 11th (SER) Btn A&SH and was sent to France on 15 July 1915. Survived the Battle of Loos and was moved to Hill 170 because of his mining experience. He was killed above ground by a trench mortar on 5 January 1916 aged 42 and is commemorated in Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles, France. He was married to Margaret Marshall of 40 Broad Street, Stirling and it's thought he had up to 12 children. He's the son of George and Elizabeth Marshall. (Please note: we were informed recently by Simon of the Royal Engineers that we were commemorating the wrong Robert Marshall! Thanks to his very professional research and the input from his granddaughter, we are now able to update our records accordingly).

Capt. A. J. MartinCapt. Arthur J. Martin, 2nd/9th Bn, Highland Light Infantry. Home address: 16 Melville Terrace, Stirling. Son of Joseph & Tekla Martin and husband of Jane Elizabeth Martin, "Woodview", Portlaw, Co. Waterford, born in Bristol and educated at Clifton College. Came to Scotland as a young man. Joined 5th Volunteer Battalion HLI as 2nd Lt. 21/11/1890. Promoted Lt. 25/06/1902. Left army 28/03/1906 Connected with Caledonian Tube Co., Coatbridge, Rejoined HLI at outbreak of war, temporary captain 26/09/1914, subsequently captain. Killed 15/05/1915, age 38. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue, France.

 

Pte Donald McArthur, 1st/5th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Home address: 29 Queen Street, Stirling. Killed at second battle of Gaza, Palestine, 20/04/1917. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel.

Pte William McArthur, 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action, battle of Loos, 27/09/1915. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.

Lce Cpl William McIntosh, "H" Coy, 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Son of George and Jane McIntosh, 64 Cowane St., Stirling. Died of wounds, Lahana, Greece, 14/10/1917, age 25. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.

Lce Cpl James McKenzie, 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Regular soldier serving in India at outbreak of war. Son of John McKenzie, 23 Broad Street, Stirling. Killed in action, Somme sector, 03/09/1916, age 26. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.

Pte William K. MorganPte William Kidd Morgan, 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of William and Isabella Morgan, 28 Cowane St., Stirling. Joined the Stirling Observer as an apprentice compositor after leaving school. Left to enlist in the Gordon Highlanders and served for six years before working as a miner at Valleyfield Colliery. Enlisted in A&SH soon after the outbreak of war. Father served in A&SH, brother-in-law, Henry Morgan, in Royal Scots Greys and brother-in-law, Robert Parker, in Royal Engineers. A letter concerning his death was sent to his mother by Pte. David Buchan, whose parents lived in Seaforth Place, Stirling, stating, "Wullie had been shot through the head and killed instantly". Pte Buchan said that in the fighting that led to his death, two of his pals had been badly wounded. One was the son of Mrs Forrester, fish merchant, Barnton Street. A Pte Moore also wrote to say that Morgan "died a hero's death", adding: "he was not afraid and always in the thick of the fighting". Killed at Battle of Loos, 26/09/1915, age 28. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France 

Lt Maurice Charles Mowbray, 89th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Son of Archibald J. H. and Margaret Mowbray, Allan Park Lodge, Stirling. The Royal Engineers Field Companies built and maintained railways, roads, water supplies, bridges and front-line fortifications for infantry and artillery. They also maintained field guns and other mechanical equipment. Separate signalling companies maintained telephones, wireless equipment and other media. Field companies often worked under fire on the battlefield. Mowbray died on 23/08/1917 during the battle of the Menin Road, which formed part of the Third Battle of Ypres. Front line engineering works were vital in this battle as a combination of very heavy rain and destruction of the drainage system by the initial British bombardment transformed the battlefield into a swamp of heavy mud in which many soldiers - including engineers - drowned. Memorial plaque in south aisle of Holy Trinity. Awarded Military Cross. Aged 21 at his death, he is buried in The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. The Royal Engineers have recently dedicated a replica cross to replace the original one which was rapidly deteriorating and his great niece was among those present.

Ordinary Seaman James MunroOrdinary Seaman James Munro, HMS Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Son of Thomas and Mary A. Munro, 89 Baker Street, Stirling. Father employed at army ordnance stores, Stirling. Miner before joining Royal Navy. Died at Battle of Jutland along with c. 850 officers and men of battlecruiser HMS Indefatigable, which exploded during exchange of gunfire with battlecruiser SMS Von der Tann, 31/05/1916, age 18. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.

 

2nd Lt Alastair John Greville Murray, 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Son of Maj. Alastair Murray and Mary Murray, Polmaise Castle, Stirling. He was the last of the Murrays of Polmaise, a prominent Stirling landowning family. He had newly been commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalionn, Cameron Highlanders, when he was killed on 14/09/1914, age 20. After the Battle of the Marne, the Germans retreated northwards and dug in on elevated ground immediately to the north of the river Aisne. This marked the end of the ‘war of movement’ and the beginning of trench warfare. The British and French crossed to the north bank of the Aisne, but found themselves at the foot of steep slopes surmounted by well-prepared German positions. Murray almost certainly fell in one of the many uphill assaults made on 14 September on the Chemin des Dames, a road of about 14 miles in length, running along a narrow ridge overlooking the Aisne.  The British Expeditionary Force then redeployed to northern France and Flanders, in order to shorten its supply lines. Memorial plaque in sanctuary of Holy Trinity, beneath altar rail. Buried in Montcornet Military Cemetery, France.

Pte Thomas Alexander Neilson, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action in capture of Frankfurt Trench, Somme sector, 15/11/1916. Buried in Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, France.

Pte Charles E. OliverPte Charles Edward Oliver, No. 2 Coy. 1st/6th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Son of John Henry Oliver, clerk, and Elizabeth Oman Oliver, 10 Abbey Road Place, Stirling. Brother-in-law of Pte Arthur J. Slorance (see below). Died of wounds after a heavy shell came through the roof of his dugout, 24/08/1916, age 18. See History page 1905-1917 on this site for letters relating to his death. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, France.

Sapper Robert L. Parker

 

 

Sapper Robert Lindsay Parker, 179th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers. Home address: 58 Cowane Street, Stirling. Formerly a miner at Millhall Colliery. Left a widow and two children. Killed in action, Somme sector, 19/12/1915, age 22. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.

 

Pte William C. ReidPte William Cassells Reid, 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Miner, son of James Reid. 33 Lower Craigs, Stirling. Killed in action, battle of Loos, 25/09/1915. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France

Lce Cpl James Reynolds, 2nd Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action, 20/05/1915. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France

Pte Arthur J. Slorance

 

Pte (Driver) Arthur J. Slorance, 717th Mechanical Transport Coy. Attached to IX Corps Heavy Artillery, Army Service Corps. Previously served in Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of John Slorance and Elizabeth Slorance (neé Drysdale). Enlisted on 17 August 1914 and previously worked as a motor haulage man at Fallin Colliery. Husband of Elizabeth Catherine Oman Slorance (neé Oliver), 25 Abbey Road, Stirling, who was sister of Pte Charles Edward Oliver (see above). Also left three young sons: John Henry (age 9), Arthur (age 7) and James (age 4). His brother,Andrew Slorance, also died in 1916 at a hospital in Bombay from malaria contracted in Mesopotamia. Born 10/07/1882 at Ancrum, Roxburghshire. Died of wounds, Flanders, 30/09/1917, age 35. Buried in Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium.

Sgt James Rollo Smith, 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 1a Friars St., Stirling. Killed in action, battle of Loos, 25/09/1915, age 21. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.

Pte Stanley Stephens, 1st/8th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Home address: 12 Abbey Road, Stirling. Killed in action, Aisne sector, 28/07/1918. Buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.

Lt Col. Henry Francis Dundas Stirling MC, 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force), Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Son of John Stirling (Lt. Col. Royal Artillery) and Henrietta Charlotte Stirling of Gargunnock. Killed at battle of Mohammed Abdul Hassan, Mesopotamia, 09/01/1917, age 33. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Pte Charles Teasdale, 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action, Flanders, 25/04/1915. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium.

2nd Lt Frederick Masefield Cockburn Tod, 7th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of Frederick Tod, secretary of the Clydesdale Bank, and Alice Tod, 2 Snowdon Place, Stirling. Educated at Stirling HS, Downs Preparatory School, Clifton and Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh. Indentured apprentice to Messrs Brown, Fleming and Murray CA, Glasgow. Killed in action, battle of Loos, 25/09/1915, age 19. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.

Staff Sgt George V. White, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attached to 185th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 06/07/1918. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, France.

2nd Lieutenant Evan Welldon Wilson, 4th Bn, attached to 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Younger son of Maj. William and Ada Jane Wilson, 4 Park Place, Stirling. As the 4th Battalion remained in the UK for the duration of the war, Wilson may have been redeployed as a replacement for earlier losses or may have volunteered for front-line service. He was killed in the Arras offensive, a large-scale attack launched by the British as part of a plan devised by the charismatic French General Robert Nivelle. Some ground was won, but the attacks withered in front of the Hindenburg Line. Wilson was killed on 23/04/1917 in the Second Battle of the Scarpe, possibly in capturing the village of Guemappe, in which his battalion took part. At his death, he was aged 20 years and 2 days. The ground won at Arras was of little consequence due to the overall failure of the Nivelle offensive to break through the formidable German defences. Memorial plaque in south aisle of Holy Trinity. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.

Pte Richard Griffiths Wilson, "D" Coy. 6th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Eldest son of Kate Griffiths Wilson, of Hayford House, Stirling, and the late Andrew Wilson, F.I.C. Educated at High School, Stirling. On 21 March 1918, the Germans launched the Kaiserschlacht offensive, as a last desperate try to break through to Paris. The first wave of attacks was made in the St Quentin area, where over 30 miles of territory was taken, but the objective of capturing Amiens was not achieved. The second wave of attacks was to the north, along the rivers Lys and Lawe. The British  were pushed back across both rivers in a 10-mile retreat. Fierce fighting was centred around Estaires on the river Lawe on  9-11 April and, on 12 April, Wilson was reported missing west of the Lawe. The German offensive’s power diminished and the Allies recovered to mount a counter-offensive which ended in November with Germany’s request for an armistice. Memorial plaque in south aisle of Holy Trinity. Aged 18 at his death, he is commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Lt Charles Frearson Younger, Lothians and Border Horse. Son of 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie and Lucy, his wife; husband of Marjory Caroline Younger, of Gartur, Stirling. Died, Somme sector, 21/03/1917, age 31. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

World War II

Pte John M. BoothPrivate John McKenzie Booth, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Jenny Booth, husband of Robina Booth, 29 Weir Street, Stirling. One child. Miner at Manor Powis Colliery. Served in Territorials. Died of wounds while a POW in France between 20/05/1940 and 30/06/1940, age 30. Buried in Franleu Churchyard, France.

 

 

 

Corporal John Farmer Boyd, 1st Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.  Son of William Boyd and Isabella Charlotte Farmer Boyd, of Alva. Died serving with occupation forces in Japan 28/06/1946, age 20. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

Sgt James B. BrownSergeant James B. Brown, 75 Heavy Regt, R.A., Sig. Sec. Royal Corps of Signals. Son of George E. and Agnes Brady Brown, 27 Hazelbank Gardens, Stirling. Joined Territorials c. 1937 while under age. Served in France with 51st (Highland) Division. Evacuated from Cherbourg. Saw action in Tunisia. Died of wounds in Italy 22/10/1944, age 24. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

 

 

Sergeant Ian Ronald Wentworth Clark, 53 Sqdn RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Brigadier H. J. D. Clark MC and Mrs Clark, of Glenardoch, Doune. 53 Sqn was equipped with Bristol Blenheims and flew bombing missions from south-east England until February 1941, when it moved to Cornwall on anti-submarine and anti-shipping missions. As Clark died on 04/02/1941, age 19, it is unclear whether the move to Cornwall had taken place. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

LAC Billie CooperAircraftman 1st Class William 'Billy' Cooper, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Eldest son of Robert and Helen Cooper, 8 Gillies Hill, Cambusbarron. Keen member of Cambusbarron BB Coy. Vanman with Allan Park Dairy. Joined RAF 1941. Died in hospital from complications following an injury sustained while playing rugby 05/10/1944, age 21. Buried in Bannockburn Cemetery.

 

Lce Cpl Harry Cormack, 6th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Son of Robert and Minnie Glass Cormack, 23 Wellgreen, Stirling. Worked with W. Marshall & Son, electrical engineers, Stirling, before joining army as a regular. Killed in action in France, 16/07/1944, age 23. Buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, France.

Lieut-Commander Colin George Walter Donald RN, HMS Vimy.  Son of Thomas W. and Sarah Gertrude Donald, of Glasgow, husband of Kyriena Donald. Killed by sniper fire during evacuation of Boulogne 23/05/1940, age 35. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Pte John GwynnePrivate John Gwynne, 2nd Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Mr and Mrs Gwynne, 4 Bank Street, Stirling. Employed at Manor Powis Colliery before enlisting. Died of enteritis in a Japanese POW camp in Malaya 08/03/1942, age 28. Buried in Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia.

 

 

 

Gnr Alfred J. KennyGunner Alfred James Kenny, 113 (2/5th Bn The Durham Light Inf.) Lt A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery. Only son of James and Christina Kenny, 20 Union Street, Stirling. Compositor with the Stirling Journal before joining army in 1940. Killed in action in Normandy 28/06/1944, age 36. Buried in St Manivieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France.

 

 

LAC William A. LeeAircraftman 1st Class William Alexander Lee, 211 Sqdn, RAF. Son of William H. and Charlotte Lee, nephew of Mr. C. Abercromby of St. Ninians, Stirling and John Abercromby, 29 Coblecrook Gardens, Alva. Member of Holy Trinity choir as a boy. Worked as a plumber before joining RAF in 1938 at age of 18. Served in Middle East, Greece and Far East with 211 Sqn, flying Bristol Blenheims. Japan's entry into the war caused No. 211 to be dispatched to Singapore but by the time it arrived, airfields in Malaya were under constant attack and most of the squadron's operations were flown from Sumatra. Captured by Japanese. Died when the prison ship he was aboard was bombed by allied aircraft 29/11/1943, age 23. Comemmorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

F/O Ian F. LivingstoneFlying Officer (Pilot) Ian Frederick Livingstone, 83 Sqdn, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Alexander and Kate Livingstone, Livilands Lane, Stirling. Vice-captain of Stirling High School FP Rugby Club, secretary of Ochil View Tennis Club and an assistant scoutmaster. Joined RAF 1940. Stained glass window (St Andrew) in north aisle of Holy Trinity. Shot down by German night fighter over the Netherlands 09/03/1942, age 25, flying an Avro Manchester (L7426) from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire while returning from a thousand-bomber raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed in the Ijsselmeer, 3 miles ENE of Enkhuizen, Netherlands. Body washed ashore with those of two other crew members. Recovered by Germans and buried in Bergen General Cemetery, Netherlands.

Sgt John LyonSergeant John Lyon, 18th Div. Sigs, Royal Corps of Signals. Son of Robert and Mrs Lyon, Back o' Dyke, Alloa. Husband of Mrs M. Lyon, 3a Hope Street, Stirling. Driver with Mr J. Wallace, plasterer. 17 years' service as a Territorial. Died in Singapore POW camp in 09/03/1945, age 42. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr) Myles MacKenzie, 45 Sqdn, RAF. Son of Myles and Mary Mackenzie, of Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. Died in Eritrea 02/10/1940, age 23. At this time, 45 Sqn were flying Bristol Blenheims against the Italians. Buried in Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.

Sgt Robert S. McKillopSergeant (Air Gnr.) Robert Shaw McKillop, 57 Sqdn , RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Mr and Mrs W. McKillop, 12b Woodside Road, Stirling. Former pupil of Holy Trinity PS and Stirling HS. Employed in coal dept. of Stirling Co-operative Society. Joined RAF c. 1942. Two sisters serving in WRNS. Shot down over Germany 06/12/1944, age 20, flying in an Avro Lancaster (PD264) from RAF East Kirby, Lincolnshire in raid on Giesson, Germany. Robert was first buried in Erdhausen Cemetery and then reinterred in Hanover War Cemetery. Robert is also remembered on the family headstone in Ballengeich Cemetery, Stirling.
 
See http://aircrewremembered.com/riddell-william.html for more information about Robert and his crewmates.


Sapper Archibald MillsSapper Archibald Mills
, 677 Artisan Works Coy, Royal Engineers. Son of Duncan Stuart and Sarah Currie Mills, 35 St John Street, Stirling. Husband of Isabella Wallace Mills, 10 Atholl Place, Stirling. Miner at Manor Powis Colliery, then builder's labourer with B. Reynolds & Sons, Stirling. Joined RE 1940. Evacuated from Dunkirk. Died from injuries received in a road accident in Normandy, after volunteering to do a job instead of a colleague 11/09/1944, age 42. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, France.

 

Private Lawrence Munro, 450 Bty, 67 (6th Bn The Welch Regt) Searchlight Regt, Royal Artillery. Son of William and May Munro, of Stirling. Died in Stirling 22/06/1940, age 18. Buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery.

Corporal (W.Op./Air Gnr.) James Leslie Ricketts, 107 Sqdn RAF. Flew on one of five Bristol Blenheims (N6184) despatched from RAF Wattisham (Suffolk) at 1600 hrs on 04/09/1939 to attack German warships reportedly in Schillig Roads near Wilhelmshaven. Four of them were not heard from again. The other failed to locate the enemy and brought its bombs back. Cpl Ricketts' aircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire from the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and crashed in the harbour. In total, 15 Blenheims took part in the raid, of which 5 were lost. Body recovered by Germans and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

Gnr John D. S. RobertsonGunner John Donaldson Shaw Robertson, 3 bty, 1 Searchlight Regt, Royal Artillery. Son of George and Sarah Robertson; husband of Louisa Janet Forbes McKenzie Allan Robertson, 9 Duff Crescent, Stirling. Having previously served in the army, was on reserve list at beginning of war. Worked with Menzies Motors, Stirling. Left a family of four. Killed at Dunkirk 28/05/1940, age 35. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

 

 

Major Peter Samwell MCMajor Hugh Peter de Lancy Samwell, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Rev. Edward Hugh Samwell, Rector of Christ Church, Falkirk and Florence Nellie Kate Samwell. Lived with his wife, Klare Else Lieselotte Samwell at 10 Dalmorglen Park, Stirling. Managing Director of Scottish Radio Industries, Denny. 2nd Lieutenant in the Territorials before the war. Wounded in November 1942 at El Alamein and again in March 1943. Awarded the Military Cross (MC) in 1943 for gallantry in action on Mareth Line, North Africa. Took part in the invasion of Sicily. Recorded his experiences of war in North Africa and Sicily in a book entitled An Infantry Officer with the Eighth Army. In Italy played a leading role in defending soldiers accused of mutiny in September 1943, as documented in the famous book Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed by Saul David. Killed in action in Belgium in the final phase of the German Ardennes offensive on 12 January 1945, age 33. Buried in Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.

Private John Campbell Turner, 8th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of William and Isabella Turner, 63 Ferguson Street, Stirling. Died of wounds in a French hospital, 7 June 1940, age 21, after being reported missing for several weeks. He had been fighting a rearguard action at a chateau in northern France. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Before the war he was employed as a painter with Mr William McLaren, Maxwell Place, Stirling and he was a former member of The Boys' Brigade.

Assistant Steward Alexander Webster, S.S. Rhineland (Leith), Merchant Navy. Torpedoed in North Atlantic 21/09/1941, age 18. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London.

Korean War

Capt. Neil Anselan Buchanan, 'C' Company 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Col. and Mrs E. P. Buchanan of Touch. Educated at Cargilfield and Rugby. Commissioned in 1947 and served in Palestine and Hong Kong. On 6 September 1950, while approaching the village of Nam Dong, his 14-man patrol came under heavy fire on three sides. Two men were killed and at least five wounded. Buchanan, hit in both legs, ordered the patrol to withdraw, leaving him behind as carrying him would make them too vulnerable. Armed with a Bren gun, enabled patrol to escape be fighting a single-handed rearguard action until overwhelmed. The ground was later regained. His body was recovered and buried within the UN Military Cemetery in Busan, Korea on Wednesday 25 April 1951 at 16:00 within plot 34 Column 3, Row 2 Grave 699. He was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette Edition 39406 page 6472. He was posthumously awarded the American Silver Star. Aged 23.

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