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Men, born in Peterhead, who served in the Army and died during World War I  (A-Mc)

 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

Residence

Number(1)

RANK

Cause(2)

Place(3)

Date of Death

Decorations

Notes (Name in CAPITALS in brackets represents cemetery, or memorial, if no known grave.)

ADAMS

Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

240432

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

18/04/17

1st/5th Bn Gordon H (4)  (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

AIRD

Hugh

Peterhead

Aberdeen

9419

GDSN

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

20/01/15

1st Bn Scots Guards. Age 20. Son of Hugh Aird, Martin Rd, Insch. (LE TOURET MEMORIAL)

ALEXANDER

Harry

Peterhead

Peterhead

2733

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/03/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

ALLARDYCE

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

241174

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

11/04/17

5th Bn Gordon H. Age 28 Son of John Allardyce St Peter St. PHD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

ANDERSON

Adam James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

38570

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/03/18

13th Bn Royal Scots. Age 19. Son of Adam James & Agnes Anderson, Union Grove ABD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

ANDERSON

Charles

Peterhead

Peterhead

37358

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

16/09/16

61st Coy Machine Gun Corps (Formerly 3348 Gordon H) Age 20. Son of William & Jane Anderson, Auchirie, Cruden Bay. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

ANDERSON

Peter

Peterhead

Dundee

394

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

9/04/17

1st Bn Gordon H. (DUISANSA CEM, ETRUN)

ANDERSON

Robert Tennant

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

77256

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

27/04/18

9th Royal Fusiliers .Formerly 1896 3/2nd H.F.A RAMC (MAILLYWOOD CEM)

BAIN

John

Peterhead

Inverurie

265464

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

9/04/17

1/6 Gordon H. Formerly 10020. Age 36. Husband of Mary Ann Bain, Smithfield Lane, Woodside ABD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

BAIRD

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

240761

SERGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

11/05/18

"A" Coy 1st Gordon H. Age 23. Son of Isabella Davidson Baird & Late William Baird, Port Henry Rd PHD. (ETAPLES - 5)

BAIRD

John Stewart

Peterhead

Peterhead

240878

A/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/10/17

2nd Gordon H. Age 20 Son of Isabella Davidson Baird & late William Baird, Port Henry Rd (TYNE COT MEMORIAL-6 )

BAIRD

William George

Peterhead

Peterhead

M/354029

SERGT

Died

Home

30/10/18

Motorised Transport,. A.S.C.( Formerly 2692 Gordon H.) Age 23 Son of David & Jane Baird North St. PHD. (PETERHEAD CEM) Buried 6th Nov 1918

BANNERMAN

Douglas James

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/20013

PRIVATE

Died

At Sea

15/04/17

2nd Bn Black Watch (Royal H.) (CHATBY MEMORIAL - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT - 7 )

BARCLAY

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/22813

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

30/12/17

7th Seaforth H. Son of James Barclay Holburn St Aberdeen (SOREL-LE-GRAND)

BATE

William Thomas

Peterhead

Birmingham

Peterhead

1006

CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

20/05/17

15th Bn Royal Warwickshire Reg. Age 21, Son of W.T. Bate, R.N., Ada Rd Bordesley Birmingham. (ETAPLES)

BEAGRIE

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

240324

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

14/08/17

D Coy 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 28. Son of Peter & Georgina Milne Beagrie of PHD. Husb. of Amelia Milne. Broad St PHD. (MENDINGHEM)

BEATON

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

10275

A/SGT

Died

East Africa

7/08/16

Gordon H. Age 29. Husb. of Mary B. Beaton, Bonaccord St ABD. (FREETOWN, KING TOM MEMORIAL)

BENNETT

Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

3/5844

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

29/10/14

2nd Bn Gordon H. (Formerly 2692 Gordon.H) Age 24. Son of Frederick & Ann Bennett Marichal St PHD. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL- 6 )

BIRNIE

Alexander

Peterhead

Glasgow

Peterhead

S/14335

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

6/05/16

C Coy 7th Bn Cameron H. Age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Alex Birnie, Longate. PHD. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

BIRNIE

John

Peterhead

Edinburgh

35623

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/09/18

1st Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Husband of Mrs M.W. Birnie West Richmond St Edinburgh. (MEATH CEM. VILLERS-GUISLAIN)

BREMNER

William James

Peterhead

Peterhead

Peterhead

9134

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

Mediterranean

1/07/16

1st Bn 2nd Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Age 31. Husband of Chrissie Taylor Bremner. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

BROOKS

Alan J

Peterhead

Aberdeen

266773

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/03/18

7th Gordons (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

BROOKS

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

3839

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. (ANCRE BRITISH CEM. BEAUMONT-HAMEL)

BROWN

David Bissett

Peterhead

Peterhead

Peterhead

1871

SERGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of William & Isabella Brown, Clarence St ABD. (MAILLY WOOD)

BRUCE

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43299

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

11/04/17

1st Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

BRUCE

Joseph M

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/14070

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

18/08/16

1st Bn. Gordon H. (BRONFAY FARM CEM. BRAY-SUR-SOMME)

BRUCE

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

3/4626

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

29/10/14

2nd Gordon H (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

BUCHAN

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

3/5845

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

4/11/14

2nd Bn Gordon H. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

BUCHAN

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/7942

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/8th Gordon H. Age 20 Son of Mr & Mrs A.D. Buchan, Roseberry Tce Wick. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

BUCHAN

William G

Peterhead

Fraserburgh

Aberdeen

27939

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/07/16

16th Bn. Royal Scots (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

BURNETT

James Fyvie

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/13649

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

23/08/16

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 28. Son of Jesse Thomson Burnett, Princes St PHD. (LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEM.)

BURNETT

William John Bruce

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Peterhead

138113

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

28/09/18

63rd Bde Machine Gun Corps R.N. Div. Formerly S/22841 A&SH. Age 19. Son of Sarah Geddes, Port Henry Lane PHD. (SUNKEN RD CEM. BOISLEUX-ST MARC)

CADGER

Andrew

Peterhead

Aberdeen

242085

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

10/04/18

1/5th Seaforth H. Age 27. Husband of Catherine Cadger, Daisy Cottage Hatton (LILLERS)

CALDER

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

10393

CPL

Killed in Action

Italy

27/10/18

2/8th Gordon H (TEZZE BRITISH CEM)

CARLE

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43315

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

14/06/17

1st Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

CATTO

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

2127

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

14/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19 Son of John & Agnes Catto, The Smithy, Roseharty Fraserburgh. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

CHALMERS

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

292570

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/07/18

1/5 Gordon H. Son of Mr J Chalmers, Prison Blg. Peterhead (VILLEMONTOIRE)

CHALMERS

Joseph

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/6134

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

3/07/18

9th Gordon H. Age 28. Son of Alex. & Elizabeth Chalmers High St Cuminestown. (AUBIGNY)

CHAPMAN

Harry

Peterhead

Chatham Kent

Chatham

G/18846

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

9/08/17

6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regt) Age 29. Son of Mrs A. Chapman, Old Rd Chatham. (ARRAS)

CHISHOLM

Alfred

Peterhead

Ayr

Maybole Ayr

201728

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

Egypt

16/12/17

1st/5th Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers( Number formerly 9369). (JERUSALEM MEMORIAL)

CHRISTIE

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

202375

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

2/04/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

CLARKE

James Henderson

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/21418

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/04/18

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of James & Mary Clark, Park Rd ABD. (LAPUGNOY)

COCKBURN

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Peterhead

S/31014

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/03/18

7th Bn Cameron H. Formerly 6790 Lovat Scouts (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

CORDINER

James D

Peterhead

Peterhead

143936

SPR

Died

Salonica

20/09/18

287th Army Troops Coy Royal Engineers Age 27 Only son of Jane Cordiner, Boddam. (LAHANA)

CORDINER

Thomas

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43072

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

7/10/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

CRUICKSHANK

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

3533

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

5th Bat.Gordon H. Age 19. Son of Mary Cruickshank, Peterhead (MAILLYWOOD)

CRUICKSHANK

Robert

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/24008

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

19/04/18

Seaforth H. Formerly TR/1/18670 T.R. Battn. (Irish Reserve)

DALGARNO

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

809

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

29/10/14

2nd Gordon H. Age 20 Son of Mrs Mary Bruce, Links St Peterhead (ZANTVOORDE)

DALGARNO

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

6365

SERGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

1/11/14

2nd Gordon H Age Age 34 Brother of Edwin Dalgarno, Walker St. Torry. (ZANTVOORDE)

DALGARNO

John Smith

Peterhead

Aberdeen

7286

A/BDR

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

10/06/17

"A" Baty, 174 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Age 22. Son of Lydia Joyner Dalgarno, Weavers Lane PHD (VLAMERTINGHE)

DAVIDSON

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

3/3553

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st Bn Gordon H (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

DAVIDSON

Arthur

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/14709

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

Egypt

30/12/17

14th ( Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Bn) Black Watch.Age 25 Son of Patrick & Jemima S. Davidson of Peterhead. (RAMLEH)

DAVIDSON

Bailie Patrick

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

74828

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

30/08/18

11th Bn Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 15471 41st T.R Battn (COMBLES)

DAVIDSON

George

Peterhead

Aberdeen

9971

PRIVATE

Died

Germany

27/10/18

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 30. Brother of Mrs Elizabeth Jacobs, Park St, Port Credit Ontario. (NIEDERZWEHREN)

DAVIDSON

John

Peterhead

Liverpool

Liverpool

14185

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

3/10/16

12th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regt.). Age 31. Son of late James & May Davidson;husband of Deborah, Dean St. Waterloo, Liverpool. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

DAVIDSON

Robert

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/43691

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/08/18

1st Bn Gordon H. Formerly 29613 Cameron H. (VIE-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL)

DAVIDSON

Russell Watt

Peterhead

Peterhead

240064

L.SGT

Died

East Africa

1/10/17

Gordon H. Attached to King's African Rifles. Age 23. Son of David & Williamina Davidson. Queen St. PHD. (DAR ES SALAAM)

DAVIDSON

Thomas

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43279

CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

28/09/17

1st Bn Gordon H. (DOZINGHEM)

DAVIDSON

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

2532

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

31/07/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

DAVIDSON

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

6499

A/COL-SGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

17/05/15

D.C.M

2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers.Age 34 Husband of Annie Davidson, Chestnut Row, Aberdeen. (LE TOURQUET)

DAVIDSON

William Lamb

Peterhead

Peterhead

240773

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/03/18

7th Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

DUELL

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Peterhead

27175

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

8/03/16

17th Bn Royal Scots (ST VAAST POST, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE)

DUFF

James

Peterhead

Dundee

3099

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/09/15

4th Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), (LOOS MEMORIAL)

DUFFUS

James

Peterhead

New Deer

S/43069

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

6/09/16

2nd Bn Gordon H. (DELVILLE WOOD)

DUGUID

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/3648

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

20/02/17

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 29 Son of John & Jessie Duguid, Windmill St PHD. (FAUBOURG D'AMIENS, ARRAS)

DUNBAR

George

Peterhead

Banchory

290010

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

16/04/18

Gordon H. (former service number 555) Age 21. Son of George & Jane Dunbar, Spital, ABD. (VIEILLE-CHAPELLE, LACOUTURE)

DUNBAR

Norman

Peterhead

Banchory

Peterhead

117055

CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

19/07/18

Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 4884 Gordon H. Son of George & Jane Dunbar, Spital. ABD. (METEREN)

DUNCAN

William H

Peterhead

Aberdeen

202441

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

Egypt

23/10/17

1st/5th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. (GAZA)

ELRICK

Gardiner

Peterhead

Edinburgh

12559

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

3/07/16

2nd Bn Gorgon H. Age. 19. Son of Margaret Elrick, West Nicolson St. Edinburgh. (DAOURS)

EWAN

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/17308

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/03/18

6th Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of John & Helen Ewen, Jamaica St. ABD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

FALCONER

George Patton

Peterhead

Peterhead

36721

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

25/10/18

9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 4931 A.S.C . Brother of Mr P. Falconer, Abbey Hill, Edinburgh. (AWOINGT)

FERGUSON

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

240645

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/06/17

1st/5th Bn. Gordon H. Age 20 Son of George & Mary Dyce Ferguson, The Cottages H.M. Prison PHD. (VLAME RTINGHE)

FLETT

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Buckie

25905

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

21/01/17

6th Bn KOSB Age 42 Son of late Alex & Helen Flett. Husband of Christina Kelman Flett, Mid St. Fraserburgh (FAUBOURG D/AMIENS, ARRAS)

FORBES

John

Peterhead

Glasgow

Glasgow

9694

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/08/14

2nd Bn KOSB (HAUTRAGE)

FORBES

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

240044

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/03/18

5th Bn Gordon H. (POZIERES)

FORMAN

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

2533

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

18/03/16

B Coy 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Aleander & Jane Forman, PHD. (ECOIVRES, MONT-ST ELOI)

FRASER

Alexander

Peterhead

Lanark

32448

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

15/07/17

15th Bn Highland Light Infantry (NIEUPORT MEMORIAL)

GARDEN

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

240939

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

3/12/17

5th Bn Gordon H. (CAMBRAI)

GEARY

David Kelly

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/23131

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

14/03/18

8th Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Formerly 1/1972 38th T.R. Battn.

GEDDES

Andrew

Peterhead

Peterhead

241253

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

5/08/17

1st/6th Bn Gordon H. Age 29. Son of Andrew Geddes, Errol St. PHD. (ETAPLES)

GEDDES

Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

240623

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/07/18

5th Bn Gordon H. (SOISSONS MEMORIAL)

GEEKIE

Allan

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/15218

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/04/17

4th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of Mrs Elizabeth C. Mackay, Hardgate ABD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

GIBSON

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

3/6495

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/09/15

2nd Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Isabella and the late John Gibson, Regent Quay, ABD. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

GORDON

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

240431

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

18/04/17

D Coy 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of Mary Gordon, Threadneedle St. PHD. (ARRAS)

GORDON

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

201978

A/CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

21/03/18

4th Bn Gordon H. (formerly service no. 5176). Husband of H. Duncan (formerly Gordon) Rosedale Ave, Winnipeg, Canada. (GREVILLERS)

GRAHAM

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

1156

PIPER

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

3/06/15

5th Bn Gordon H. (PONT-DU-HEM, LA GORGUE)

HALL

William

Peterhead

Inverness

600110

A/BDR

Died

Palestine

4/11/18

18th Bge Royal Horse Artillery. Son of John Hall, Dess Cottage, Dess Station, ABD. (RAMLEH)

HAY

Alexander

Peterhead

Glasgow

Peterhead

10469

GDSN

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/01/15

1st Bn Scots Guards. Age 22. Son of George Hay, Longside. (LE TOURET MEMORIAL)

HENDERSON

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

5447

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/10/14

2nd Bn Gordon H. (YPRES MENIN GATE)

HENDERSON

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/40251

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

12/07/17

2nd Bn. Gordon H. Son of Mrs J. Henderson, 14 Ugie St. PHD. (ECOUST-ST. MEIN)

HEPBURN

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Peterhead

141614

SPR

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

17/10/16

9th Field Coy Royal Engineers (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

HIRD

William James

Peterhead

Gloucester

7179

C.S.M

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

8/09/16

1st Bn Gloucester Reg. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

HUTCHISON

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

33043

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

10/05/17

12th Royal Scots. Age 37. Son of Sarah Hutchison, Boddam Formerly S/10713 A&SH; 25849 R.S. F (AUBIGNY)

HUTTON

Thomas

Peterhead

Aberdeen

3188

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of William & Margaret Hutton, Walker St, Torry. ABD. (AUCHONVILLERS)

INNES

Alexander James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

29646

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

24/06/18

1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Formerly R/258865 ASC. Age 21. Son of Elizabeth A. Webster, Albion St. Peterhead. (LAPUGNOY)

JACK

John Watt

Peterhead

Edinburgh

315639

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

4/10/18

Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Formerly 5410 13th Scottish Horse Bn. Age 25. Son of William Jack, St John's Wood, Inverugie. (UNICORN CEM. VEND'HUILE)

JACK

Malcolm Chalmers

Peterhead

Aberdeen

301279

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

6/06/18

2nd/1st Highland Field Ambulance. RAMC. Age 24. Son of John & Mary Jack, Dales House near Peterhead. (ETAPLES).

JAFFRAY

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

1829

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/07/16

M.M

8th Bn Gordon H. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

JAMIESON

William Butter

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/14056

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/08/17

8th/10th Bn Gordon H. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

JOHNSTON

Hugh Milne

Peterhead

Reading Berks

Reading

G/12791

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/04/17

1st Bn The Buffs (East Kent Reg.) Formerly G/24721 9th Battn. Royal Berks. (MAROC BRITISH CEM>)

KEITH

James Rennie

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43280

CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

6/05/18

D Coy 1st Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Robert & Annie Keith, Constitution St. PHD. (LAPUGNOY)

KELMAN

James F

Peterhead

Truro

S/23037

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

13/10/18

6th/7th Bn Gordon H. (AVESNES-LE-SEC)

LATTO

Alexander Fall

Peterhead

Anstruther

290161

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/04/17

1/7 Black Watch (BROWNS COPSE CEM)

LAWRENCE

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

8873

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

27/08/14

1st Bn Gordon H Age 28. Son of late James & Mary Thomson Lawrence, Ship Row, PHD;Husb. of Joan Couper Lawrence, Ogilvie Tce Leven. (LA FERTE-SOUS JOUARRE MEMORIAL)

LEASK

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

240726

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

24/03/18

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 21. Son of Mrs Nelly Murray, Hay Cres. PHD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

LIVINGSTONE

James

Peterhead

Paisley

Paisley

69103

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

3/10/18

9th Royal Fusiliers. Age 28. Husb. of Elizabeth, Neilson Rd. Paisley. (Formerly SE/2787 Royal Army Vet. C) (LA CATEAU)

LONDON

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

116999

L/CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

1/10/18

Formerly 203351 Gordon H (No other details found)

MACKIE

Peter

Peterhead

Peterhead

240111

SERGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

17/05/17

5th Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS)

MAIR

Robert James Bruce

Peterhead

Aberdeen

35749

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

26/08/18

5th Highland Light Infantry . Age 27. Son of John & Christian Bruce Mair. (ST HILAIRE)

MARSHALL

Thomas James Webster

Peterhead

Jarrow

3/1901

SERGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

12/06/16

6th Bn KOYLI. Age 46. Husband of Mrs Marshall, Short Row Jarrow-on-Tyne. (ST SEVERE)

MATTHEW

William Davidson

Peterhead

Aberdeen

315430

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

9/08/18

1/6 Bn Black Watch (ST SEVERE)

MAY

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Peterhead

41363

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

12/04/18

1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 19. Son of John May, Landale Rd Peterhead. (PLOEGSTREET)

MCCLURE

Alexander

Peterhead

Glasgow

Peterhead

A/6845

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

22/10/18

2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas McClure, Kirk St Peterhead. (NIEDERZWEHREN)

MCCONNELL

Philip

Peterhead

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

11282

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

9/10/14

"D" Coy 2nd Bn KOSB. Age 20 Son of Jonathan & Sarah McConnell, Polton. (LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE)

MCDONALD

Bruce

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43308

SERGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Foster son of C. McDonald, "Ormidale", West Carn Rd Barnhill Broughty Ferry Forfarshire. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

MCDONALD

Donald

Peterhead

Newry

Peterhead

19102

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/03/16

13th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. Age 25. Son of Peter & Janet Webster McDonald, Marischal St PHD. (MESNIL RIDGE)

MCDONALD

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

200104

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/11/17

4th Bn Gordon H (CAMBRAI)

MCDOUGALL

Thomas McIntosh

Peterhead

Newcastle on Tyne

52738

SERGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

7/11/17

D Baty. 15th Bge Royal Field Artillery. (LIJSSENTHOEK)

MCGEE

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

292186

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/04/17

6th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Margaret McGee, 58 Roanheads (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

MCINTOSH

Samuel

Peterhead

Leeds

Grimsby

3/10659

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/07/16

M.M

2nd Bn Duke of Wellingston's (West Riding Regt.) (THIEPVALL MEMORIAL)

MCKAY

Adam Sutherland

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/41424

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

15/04/18

B Coy 1st/7th Bn Black Watch (Royal H.) Age 18. Son of John & Catherine McKay PHD. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

MCKENZIE

Francis Murray

Peterhead

Belfast

41084

A/SGT

Killed in Action

Italy

1/01/18

66th Gen. Hosp. RAMC. Age 44. Husband of Mary Elizabeth McKenzie, Finimore St Belfast.

MCLEAN

George

Peterhead

Dundee

Dundee

23018

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

12/05/18

ALIAS for George STEPHEN. "C" Coy 1st Bn KOSB. Age 20. Son of James C & Christina M Stephen, Peterhead. (CINQ RUES)

MCLEOD

William

Peterhead

Leith

S/40581

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

10/05/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. Age 40. Son of James & Christina McLeod, 67 Longate PHD. Husb. Of Mary Helen McLeod. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

MCWILLIAM

David

Peterhead

Peterhead

240543

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

5/12/17

5th BnGordon H. (CAMBRAI MEMORIAL)

1.Number: Service numbers were not necessarily unique to a man in the early years of the War.  Each Battalion issued numbers from 1 to several thousand.  A search of the PRO WWI medals using service numbers only clearly shows this duplication.  Men who were in the Regular Army or in the Territorials at the outbreak or early years of the War seem to have three or four digit numbers.  <en who joined the New Armies - Kitchener's volunteers, have an "S" in front of the number.  Numbers could change when men changed units (see William Baird).  On 1st March 1917 a new series of six digit numbers was issued to all men.  The record for George Dunbar shows the way a man's number changed.  Men in the Army Servive Corps (ASC) had a prefix that described their role, e.g. M=Mechanical Transport.

2. Cause of Death: This information came from "Soldiers died in the Great War".  No expansion on "Died" was given.  I assume it means died from illness or some reason other than from a direct battle injury.

3. Place: Home means UK, not necessarily Home Town.

4. The Gordon Highlanders were the local regiment for the North East.  The 5th Battalion (Buchan & Formantine) were headquartered at the Drill Hall in Kirk Street Peterhead.  Here recruits received basic training.  A memorial to the 5th Gordons was erected outside the Hall in 1923.  The 1st/5th Gordons formed part of the 51st Highland Division and saw action at the Somme and Passchendale.

5. Etaples : During WWI the area around Etaples was the scene of a huge concentration of British army camps and hospitals.  There were 16 hospitals and a convalescent depot that could deal with 22,000 sick or wounded.  Most of those buried in the cemetery were men who died from wounds while at one of the hospitals.

6. Menin Gate & Tyne Cot Memorials:  The names of men who died in the Ypres Salient before 16th August 1917, and have no known grave, appear on the Menin Gate Memorial.  The names of those who died after that date and have no known grave are recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial.

7. Chatby Memorial : 
Douglas Bannerman was aboard the HT Cameronia carrying reinforcements to Mesopotamia when it was torpedoed on 15th April 1917 east of Malta with the loss of 127 men.

8. 13th November 1916: Thirteen Peterhead-born men died on this day.  They were all members of the 1/5th Batallion of the Gordon Highlanders who were involved in the battle of Beaumont Hamel during the last weeks of the Somme campaign.


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