Roll of Honour
Set 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.
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These entries are listed alphabetically by surname within each of the three conflicts:
Pte Robert Adams, 1st Bn,
Gunner William Adams, 110th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Home address:
Pte James Alexander, 38th Labour Coy, Labour Corps, previously served with 2nd/7th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Husband of Margaret Alexander, neé McKenzie,
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
Capt. Alexander Murray McGregor
Lt William Bell, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Home address:
Pte James, Blair, 8th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Home address:
William Forbes Booth,
Orderly with Royal Army Medical Corps and British Red Cross Society. Enlisted in RAMC in 1915. Served in Malta for over a year until, following an attack of dysentery, he was sent home and subsequently discharged as physically unfit for further duty. In March 1916, volunteered to serve with the British Red Cross Society in France, where he was attached to No. 11 stationary hospital. Died from influenza on 0
Sgt Graham Bremner, 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action,
Pte David D Campbell, 17th Bn,
Pte John Giles Cherry, 8th Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Painter living at
Pte Harry Coleman, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), Killed in action,
Pte George Counter, 2nd Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Second of five sons of Sgt. Major Counter and Mrs. Elizabeth Counter, 19 Upper Craigs,
Rifleman Richard Counter, 16th Bn,
Coy Sgt Maj. William Lawson Crichton, 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders. Born on 20 March 1897 and was one of two Scottish boys from the
2nd Lt Patrick Campbell Drummond, 8th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of Patrick Drummond, seedsman,
2nd Lt Norman Edwin Fairlie, 3rd Bn, attached to 2nd Bn., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of R. N. Fairlie, 36
Pte Mark Fawley, 14th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Robert and Joan Fawley,
2nd Lt Hugh Fielding Forrester, 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forrester, Annfield,
Pte Alfred McArthur Gwynne, 2nd/7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Youngest of five sons of late John Gwynne, carpet weaver, and Mary McGilvray 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
Maj. James William Hamilton-Alston, 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Son of Maj. Charles Henry Alston MBE,
Pte David Hunter MM, 1st Bn Black Watch, was the fifth son of Mrs Hunter of Seaforth Place, Stirling. He died of gastritis at a base hospital in France on 28 August 1918, after four days' illness. He worked for many years in the parcel department of the Caledonian Railway in Stirling and in Crieff, but latterly he acted as assistant manager in the Crieff Picture House. He enlisted in 1915 and took part in a good deal of the fighting in France and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field in autumn 1917. He is buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France. He is not mentioned on the Roll of Honour memorial in the church, but his death was reported in the Church Magazine of October 1918.
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
Brig. 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,
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
Pte Donald McArthur, 1st/5th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Home address:
Pte William McArthur, 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action, battle of Loos,
Lce Cpl William McIntosh, "H" Coy, 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Son of George and Jane McIntosh,
Lce Cpl James McKenzie, 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Regular soldier serving in
Lt Maurice Charles Mowbray, 89th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Son of Archibald J. H. and Margaret Mowbray, Allan Park Lodge,
Ordinary Seaman James Munro, HMS Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Son of Thomas and Mary A. Munro,
2nd Lt Alastair John Greville Murray, 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Born 22 July 1894, the only son of Maj. Alastair and Mary Murray of
Pte Thomas Alexander Neilson, 7th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action in capture of Frankfurt Trench,
Sapper Robert Lindsay Parker, 179th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers. Home address:
Pte William Cassells Reid, 10th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Miner, son of James Reid. 33 Lower Craigs,
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),
Pte Stanley Stephens, 1st/8th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Home address:
Lt Col. Henry Francis Dundas
Pte Charles Teasdale, 2nd Bn, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action,
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,
Pte Charles Walker, 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Went missing in August 1917, now officially reported killed (HT Church Magazine, August 1918). Not mentioned on Church Memorial.
Staff Sgt George V. White, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attached to 185th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died
Thomas White, Master Gunner of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, passed away last month after a painful and trying illness. He was buried with military honours at Ballingeich Cemetery, the service eing conducted by the Rector. Recorded in the June 1919 edition of the Church Magazine.
2nd Lieutenant Evan Welldon Wilson, 4th Bn, attached to 11th Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Younger son of Maj. William and Ada Jane Wilson,
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
Lt Charles Frearson Younger, Lothians and Border Horse. Third and youngest son of 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie and Lucy, his wife. Married Marjory Caroline Murray in 1913 and lived at Gartur,
World War II
Private 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.
Sergeant 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.
Aircraftman 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.
Private 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.
Gunner 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.
Aircraftman 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.
Flying 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.
Sergeant 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.
Sergeant (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 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.
Gunner 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 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.
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.