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Men from the Peterhead area who enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders and died in World War I

 Sources:
1. "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1918"

2. Public Records Office - Documents on Line - WW1 Campaign Medals

3. Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Surname Christian Names Born Enlisted

Number

RANK Cause Place Date of Death Decorations Notes (Name in CAPITALS in brackets represents cemetery, or memorial, if no known grave.)
ALEXANDER Peter Fyvie Peterhead

3724

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 28. Son of Helen Alexander, 81 Station Rd Ellon. (Y RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT HAMEL)
ANDERSON Alexander Cruden Peterhead

2704

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/03/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Grandson of Mrs Agnes Anderson
BRUCE James St Fergus Peterhead

240281

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

24/03/18

' 12th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of William & Mary Bruce of Mains, Inverugie. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)
BUCHAN Alexander

Peterhead

240687

SERGT Killed in Action France & Flanders

11/04/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Son of Alexander Buchan, 15 St. Peter's St PHD. (ETAPLES)
BUCHAN John Tait Fraserburgh Peterhead

1923

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

4/06/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 25. Son of William & Christian Buchan. "Native of Fraserburgh". (MAROEUIL)
BUCHAN William Crimond Peterhead

S/43669

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

14/06/17

' 31st Bn Gordon H. Age 22. Son of Annie Buchan, of Rattrayhead. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)
CHALMERS John B

Peterhead

S/40061

L/CPL Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/10/17

' 2nd Bn Gordon H. Age 24. Son of Alexander & Isabella Chalmers, 63 Kirk St, PHD. (HOOGE CRATER CEM.)
CORDINER David Stephen Boddam Peterhead

S/11250

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

18/08/16

' 1st Bn Gordon H. Son of Alexander B & Janet Cordiner, of 6 "A" St, Boddam. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)
COWIE Peter

Peterhead

3322

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/03/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 17. Son of R. Cowie, 17 St. Andrew St. PHD. (MAROEUIL)
CRUICKSHANK George Slains Peterhead

241095

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 8th/10th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of George Cruickshank, of Little Collieston, Slains. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)
DAVIDSON Alexander Cruden Peterhead

202803

SERGT Killed in Action France & Flanders

15/11/16

' 4th Bn Gordon H. Age 41. Son of Alex & Elizabeth Cruickshank Davidson, of Mains of Artamford, Maud. Husb. Of Helen Davidson, Rosslyn Cres. Edinburgh. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)
DUNCAN John Cruden Peterhead

S/40265

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

28/03/17

' 2nd Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Mr J. Duncan of Stirlingbrae, Boddam. (H.A.C. Cem, ECOUST-ST MEIN)
DUNCAN William C

Peterhead

240767

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

31/07/17

' 5th Bn. Gordon H. Age 31. Husband of Fanny Duncan, 5 Roanheads. (NEW IRISH FARM CEM.)
FORREST George J

Peterhead

240975

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

27/05/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of William and Elsie Smith, PHD. (HAUTE-AVESNES)
FRASER George A Old Deer Peterhead

1784

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/03/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 18. Son of Lewis & Christine Fraser, Easterton PHD. (MAROEUIL BRITISH CEM.)
FRASER John

Peterhead

3609

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Colin and Sophia Jaffreay Fraser of PHD. (MAILLY WOOD)
FRASER Thomas Old Deer Peterhead

S/40340

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

14/06/17

' Reg. No. formerly 3558. 1st Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Fohn & Margaret Fraser of Stirling Hill Boddam. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)
GIBB Alexander New Deer Peterhead

3220

PRIVATE Died of Wounds Home

11/08/16

' 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. (NEW DEER CEMETERY)
GRANT James Longside Peterhead

241137

L/CPL Killed in Action France & Flanders

17/05/17

' Reg. No. formerly 3518 . 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of William & Janet Grant of Millbank, Longside. (ST NICHOLAS BRITISH CEM.)
GRANT Louis Alexander New Deer Peterhead

241194

SERGT Died of Wounds France & Flanders

2/08/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of John F & Jessie A. Grant of "The Chestnuts" Mintlaw. (ABBEVILLE)
HARPER John Boddam Peterhead

2500

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of James & Ann Harper, Boddom. ("Y" RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT-HAMEL)
HUTTON Alexander Metcalfe

Tyrie

Peterhead

3639

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H Age 19. Son of Annie Mitchell (formerly Hutton) & Thomas Mitchell (stepfather) of 110 Gellymill St Macduff. ("Y" RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT-HAMEL)
HUTTON Thomas

Peterhead

240749

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

24/08/17

' 8th/10 Bn Gordon H. Age 25. Son of Thomas and Mary Hutton, 14 Harbour St PHD."Went to France with 1st/5th Bn in May 1915". (TYNE COT)
JOHNSTON George Ellon Peterhead

241135

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

27/11/16

' 2nd Bd Gordon H. Age 18. Son of Margaret Johnston, of Bilbo Cottage, Port Erroll. (REDAN RIDGE, BEAUMONT HAMEL)
KEILLOH Alexander

Peterhead

2241

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of James and Annie Keilloh, 96 Water St Strichen. (Y RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT HAMEL)
KELMAN Henry Edward Longside Peterhead

241141

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

2/04/18

' 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of James & Christina Kelman, Upper Claystiles, Fraserburgh. (POZIERS MEMORIAL)
LEASK Edward New Pitsligo Peterhead

240458

PRIVATE Died of Wounds Home

17/05/17

' Gordon H. Age 22. Son of George & Eliza Leask, Elm Cottage, Maud. (STRICKEN PARISH CHURCH)
McARTHUR Alexander Longside Peterhead

2065

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

17/06/15

' D Coy, 5th Bn, Gordon H. Age 19. Son of John & Elspeth McArthur, Burnside Rora, Longside. (LE TOURNET MEMORIAL)
MILNE Alexander Longside Peterhead

2190

PRIVATE Died Home

8/02/15

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 16. Son of James Milne, Laburnum Cottage, Longside. (LONGSIDE NEW CHURCH)
MILNE William Old Deer Peterhead

240964

L/CPL Killed in Action France & Flanders

28/07/18

M.M 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Milne, Hillhead, Sandford, Boddam. (BOUILLY CROSS ROADS MILITARY CEM)
MILTON William Boddam Peterhead

241269

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

2/04/18

' 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 22. Son of John & Jane Milton, Roadside Forgie, Keith. Banff. (POZIERES MEMORIAL)
MORRICE John Garden Cruden Peterhead

2936

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

31/07/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Son of William & Jane Morrice, Bogengarrie, Mintlaw. (AUCHONVILLERS)
MUNRO Angus Bain

Peterhead

2773

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/03/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 29. Husb. Of Margaret Munro, 19 Longate PHD. "Native of Peterhead." (MAROEUIL)
MURRAY James Porter

Peterhead

6427

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/4th Bn Gordon H. Age 16. Son of Robert and Margaret Murray, Shielhill St Fergus, PHD. (MAILLY WOOD)
MURRAY William D Boddam Peterhead

240577

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

12/04/17

' 1st/4th Bn Gordon H. Age 28 Son of Mary Murray of Buckie Farm, Boddam. (AUBIGNY)
PARK George Stephen

Peterhead

3552

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

1/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Park of Boddam. (AUCHONVILLERS)
PATERSON Alexander Ingram New Deer Peterhead

3299

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 17. Son of James & Annie Patterson, Old Rattray. (VARENNES)
PATERSON Daniel

Peterhead

240700

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

24/05/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 22. Son of George & Eleanor Paterson, 4 Roadside Croft Crimond. "Native of Strichen". (AUBIGNY)
PYPER Alexander G.

Peterhead

S/.40192

A/CPL Died of Wounds France & Flanders

12/04/18

' 1st/6th Bn Gordon Highlanders. Age 22. Son of Georgina Pyper of Oldwhat, New Deer, & late James F. Pyper.. (LAPUGNOY)
REID James Longside Peterhead

241298

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

26/05/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 26. Son of Alexander & Margaret Reid, East Kinknockie, Mintlaw. ( BROWN'S COPSE CEM. ROUEX)
ROBERTSON Alexander Bruce

Peterhead

240704

L/CPL Killed in Action France & Flanders

24/07/18

' 7th Bn Gordon H. Age 24. Son of George & Elsie Robertson, 6 Union St Peterhead. (SOISSONS MEMORIAL)
ROBSON William

Peterhead

2266

PRIVATE Died of Wounds France & Flanders

28/07/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of Walter and Jane Robson, 25 Broad Place (sic) Peterhead. (HEILLY STATION CEM. MERICOURT-L'ABBE)
SELBIE Alexander Longside Peterhead

3546

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of late James Selbie & Jane Davidson Baird of PHD. (SERRE RD CEM.)
SIMPSON John C Boddam Peterhead

240812

A/CPL Killed in Action France & Flanders

12/04/18

' 5th Bn. Gordon H. Age 33. Husband of Nellie Simpson, 9 Stirling Village, Boddam. (PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL)
SMITH William Stricken Peterhead

3427

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 18. Son of William & Wilhelmina, Woodend, Fyvie. (SERRE RD. CEM).
STEPHEN William Old Deer Peterhead

241072

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

30/07/16

' 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of James & Elsie Stephen of Mosside, Crichie. (CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEM.)
THOMSON Lawrence

Peterhead

240785

CPL Died of Wounds France & Flanders

9/08/18

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 31. Husband of Bella Lumsden (formerly Thomson), 8 St Andrew St. Peterhead. (SENLIS)
WALKER Robert Longside Peterhead

3478

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

13/11/16

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Robert & Mary Walker, Dens, Blackhills PHD. ("Y" RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT HAMEL)
WATT Harry

Peterhead

240808

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

31/07/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 22. Son of Joseph & Annie Watt 16 St Mary St Peterhead (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)
WATT William Old Deer Peterhead

2317

PRIVATE Killed in Action France & Flanders

17/09/15

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of Samuel & Jane Montgomerie Watt of 20 Constitution St Peterhead. (PERONNE RD CEM. MARICOURT)
WILLOX James

Peterhead

240692

A/SERGT Died of Wounds France & Flanders

24/06/17

' 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs James Willox, 41 Windmill St Peterhead. (LIJSSENTHOEK)
                 

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