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Men, born in Peterhead, who served in the Army and died during World War I contd.  (Me -Y)

 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

RANK

Cause

Place

Date of Death

Decorations

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

MESS

Alfred

Peterhead

Peterhead

Glasgow

9074

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

12/10/14

2nd Bn KOSB (LE TOURET)

MESS

Edwin

Peterhead

Liverpool

9444

SERGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/09/15

2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles Age 39 Son of George & Elizabeth Mess, St Fergus. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

MILNE

George Phillip

Peterhead

Montrose

558

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

21/11/14

1st Bn Black Watch. Age 27 Son of William and Lizzie Milne of Aberdeenshire & husb. Of Mary, Ferry St Dundee. (BOULOGNE)

MILNE

James S

Peterhead

Peterhead

3096

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/07/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 18 Son of Henry T. & Mary Smith Milne, 2 Backgate PHD. (FLATIRON COPSE MAMETZ)

MILNE

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

930

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

29/10/14

2nd Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of Robert Milne, Denside, Sandford Boddam.(YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

MILNE

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Inverurie

23188

L/SGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

11/04/17

12th Bn Highland Light Inf. Age 24. (FAUBOURG D'AMIENS, ARRAS)

MILNE

Robert

Peterhead

Aberdeen

2380

SERGT

Died

France & Flanders

27/05/18

55th Bty. 33rd Bde Royal Field Artill.. Age 37. Son of Robert & Margaret Smith Milne. Hus. of late Elizabeth Durno Milne. (SOISSONS MEMORIAL)

MILNE

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/12137

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

24/05/18

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 22 Son of Willian & Elizabeth Milne, Peterhead. (PERNES)

MILNE

William Leask

Peterhead

Peterhead

292163

CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

23/04/17

7th Bn Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

MITCHELL

Robert

Peterhead

Gt Yarmouth

48876

CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/03/18

8th Bn Machine Gun Corps. (POZIERES MEMORIAL)

MORRICE

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

31587

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

18/11/16

Formerly 143803 Royal Field Artillery 16th Bn Highland Light Infantry. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

MORRICE

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

Aberdeed

266981

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

5/10/17

1st ^th Bn Gordon H. Age 38 Son of George & Mary Morrice, School Rd. Old Aberdeen. (ETAPLES)

MORRISON

John

Peterhead

Peterhead

928

SERGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

31/07/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

MUTCH

James

Peterhead

Ellon

S/43044

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

2/04/17

2nd Bn Gordon H Age 21 Son of James Allan & Isabella Mutch, Strachan Banchory. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

NICOL

James

Peterhead

Banchory

S/14197

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

31/07/17

7th Bn Gordon H. (NO MAN'S COT CEMETERY)

NICOL

Peter

Peterhead

Manchester

37937

PRIVATE

Died

Home

22/12/17

16th Bn Manchester Reg. Age 37 Husb. of A Nicol, Beeston St. Harpurhey Manchester. (CLAYTON-ST CROSS- CHURCHARD)

OGSTON

James S

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/3649

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/07/16

2nd Bn Gordon H. (GORDON CEMETERY MAMETZ)

OGSTON

William John Smith

Peterhead

Hackney

Peterhead

45548

GUNNER

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

6/04/17

"Y" Coy. 12th Trench Mortar Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery. (FAUBOURG D'AMIENS - ARRAS)

PARK

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

9215

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

8/05/15

1st Bn A&SH (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

PEDDIE

Peter

Peterhead

Peterhead

3063

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Husband of E. Peddie, 15 Chapel St. Peterhead. (MAILLY WOOD)

PENNAPT

George Gibson

Peterhead

Peterhead

Gt Yarmouth

351438

CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

24/10/15

Formerly 903 5th Gordon H. (No other details found. Name may be incorrect.)

PENNIE

Andrew

Peterhead

Glasgow

28192

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/09/18

1st Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 31 Son of Alexander Pennie, Cairnfield, Peterhead. (MEATH CEM. VILLERS-GUISLAIN)

PERT

Alexander

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/21132

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

6/06/15

No details found.

PHILIP

William

Peterhead

Dundee

Peterhead

L/15589

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

11/11/14

4th Bn Royal Fusiliers. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

REID

Alexander

Peterhead

Glasgow

1933

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

Gallipoli

28/06/15

B Coy 7th Bn Cameronians. Age 33. Son of Alex & Susan Reid, Paisley Rd West Glas. Husb. Of Helen Reid, Prince's St. Govan. (HELLAS MEMORIAL)

RETTIE

William John

Peterhead

Glasgow

Peterhead

9702

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/01/15

1st Bn Scots Guards. Age 20 Son of Annie Rettie & late Robert Rettie, Hunter St. Glasgow. (LE TOURET)

RITCHIE

Frank

Peterhead

Aberdeen

55663

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/08/18

2nd/4th Bn York & Lancaster Reg. Formerly 042743 ASC Age 20 Son of William & Marg Ritchie, Queen St. PHD. (GOMIECOURT)

ROBB

William Gunn

Peterhead

Leith

Edinburgh

10757

GDSN

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

16/09/16

1st Bn Scots Guards. Age 29. Son of James & Dolina Robb, Crown Place, Leith. (GROVE TOWN CEM. MEAULTE).

ROBERTSON

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

636413

GUNNER

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

17/08/17

Bombardier, C Coy 256 Bge Royal Field Artillery. Age 24 Son of John Robertson, Queen St. PHD. (BRANDHOEK)

ROBERTSON

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

240691

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

4/10/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

ROSS

Allen

Peterhead

Dundee

12406

SERGT

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

21/09/15

10th Bn Highland Light Inf. Age 42. Husband of Helen Ross, High St. Dundee. (BETHUNE)

ROSS

George

Peterhead

Dalkeith

S/10615

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/09/15

2nd Bn Gordon H. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

SAMUEL

James Anderson

Peterhead

Peterhead

1876

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

5th Bn Gordon H. Age 20. Son of Barbara Jane Samuel, Rugby Ave. Hull (MAILLY WOOD)

SANDY

Thomas

Peterhead

Peterhead

241150

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

2/04/18

Died between 21/3/1918 & 2/4/1918. 5th Bn Gordon H. Age 27 Son of Matilda Sandy, Constitution St. PHD. (POZIERES MEMORIAL)

SCOTT

George Geddes

Peterhead

Peterhead

2123

CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/12/16

5th Bn Gordon H. Age 31. Son of Elizabeth Scott, Marischal St. PHD. (THIEPVAL)

SCOTT

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

1544

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

4/04/16

1st/3rd Highland Field Amb. RAMC. Age 26 Son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Scott, Hospital Wynd. Dundee. (HEILLY STATION CEM. MERICOURT - L'ABBE)

SILINEEN

John

Peterhead

South Shields

Harton

3/9565

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

5/03/17

No details found

SIM

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

9660

L/CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

19/05/15

No details found

SIM

William James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/21688

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

19/10/17

Formerly TR/1/10507 TR. Battn . 7th Bn Seaforth H. Age 19 Son of Mr & Mrs John Sim, Kirk S.t PHD. (ST. JULIEN DRESSING STATION CEM.)

SIMPSON

Alexander

Peterhead

Aberdeen

266976

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

20/11/17

5th Bn Gordon H. Age 29. Son of Mr & Mrs James Simpson, Great Northern Rd. Woodside. ABD. (RIBECOURT RD. TRESCAULT)

SIMPSON

Arthur G

Peterhead

Glasgow

Leven

3341

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

15/07/16

9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Bn. Highland Light Inf. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

SIMPSON

William

Peterhead

Perth

S/19998

PRIVATE

Died

Home

28/10/18

1st Bn Gordon H. (SCONE CEM)

SINCLAIR

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

3023

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

31/07/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

SMITH

Alexander O

Peterhead

Peterhead

2506

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (MAILY WOOD)

SMITH

Charles

Peterhead

Glasgow

141209

PRIVATE

Died

France & Flanders

20/05/18

51st Bn Machine Gun Corps. Age 27. Husband of Christina Smith, United Free Church Manse, Stricken. (DENAIN)

SMITH

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

202805

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/10/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

SMITH

James Malcolm

Peterhead

Wick

54322

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

30/10/18

12th Bn H.L.I. Age 20 Son of William Smith, Coronation St. Wick. (TERLINCTHUN, WIMILLE)

SMITH

John

Peterhead

Hamilton Lanarks

Hamilton

352171

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

27/03/18

11th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Formerly 133760 Royal Field Artillery (DERNANCOURT)

STEPHEN

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

240417

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/03/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 18 Son of Andrew & Sarah Stephen, Ellis St. PHD. (ARRAS RD, ROCLINCOURT)

STRACHAN

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/40262

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/03/18

6th Bn. Gordon H. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

STRACHAN

Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

2666

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

2/12/16

5th Bn Gordon H. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

SUMMERS

Andrew

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/40132

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

11/04/17

8th/10th Bn. Gordon H. Age 22. Son of Andrew Summers, Harbour St. Peterhead. (DUISANS, ETRUN)

TAYLOR

David Gray

Peterhead

Aberdeen

307564

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/03/17

D Coy, 1st/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Reg. Formerly 946 Royal Engineers. Age 25. Son of David & Margaret R.M. Taylor, Fountainhall Rd ABD. (PERONNE)

TAYLOR

James

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/41675

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

22/03/18

4th Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Brother of Miss E.B.L. Taylor,Lodge Walk. PHD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

TAYLOR

John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

241234

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

14/04/18

7th Bn Gordon H. (PLOEGSTREERT MEMORIAL)

TAYLOR

John Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43332

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st /5th Bn Gordon H. Age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs William Graham, Love Lane. PHD and husb. of Isabella D.K Taylor, Queen St. PHD. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

TAYLOR

Robert N

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/42269

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

14/08/18

'

9th Bn Seaforth H. Formerly S/24480 A&SH. Age 18. Son of Robert & Annie Taylor, St.Peter St. PHD. (TERLINCTHUN CEM. WIMILLE)

TAYLOR

Thomas W.

Peterhead

Peterhead

240454

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

11/04/17

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. (ROCLINCOURT VALLEY)

TAYLOR

William

Peterhead

Edinburgh

536985

PRIVATE

Died

At Sea

30/12/17

15th Bn London Reg. (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Age 24. Son of George & Maggie Taylor, Powis Tce. ABD. (CHATBY MEMORIAL - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT).

TENNANT

Alexander

Peterhead

Glasgow

Glasgow

S/40561

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

18/04/18

1st Bn Cameron H. Formerly 2847 Lovat Scouts. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

THOM

Albert Robert

Peterhead

Edinburgh

15671

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/07/17

2nd Bn Scots Guards. Age 32. Son of late Alex. & Ann Thom of ABD. Husb. Of Eliza Jane Milne Thom, Loanhead, New Deer. (DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEM)

THOM

Alexander Anderson

Peterhead

Clydebank

S/2319

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/09/15

8th Bn Gordon H. Age 18. Son of John & Georgina Gibson Thom, Longate PHD. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

THOM

Robert

Peterhead

Peterhead

240783

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/10/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

THOMPSON

Allan

Peterhead

Peterhead

Chester

240460

A/SGT

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/07/18

D.C.M., M.M.

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. (BUZANCY)

THOMSON

Alexander John

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/41414

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

19/07/18

8th Bn Black Watch (PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL)

THOMSON

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

1816

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/03/16

B Coy 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Son of Allan & Margaret Thomson, Low St. Burnhaven. (MAROEUIL)

THOMSON

John

Peterhead

Maud

1913

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. (Y RAVINE CEM. BEAUMONT HAMEL)

THOMSON

Joseph

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/20867

PRIVATE

Died

At Sea

4/05/17

14th (Fife & Forfar Yeomanry) Bn Black Watch. (Formerly in Gordon H.) Age 22. Son of Alex. & Helen Thomson, Mintlaw. (SAVONA MEMORIAL)

THOMSON

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

240342

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

21/03/18

5th Bn Gordon H. (POZIERES MEMORIAL)

TOCHER

Edward

Peterhead

Glasgow

10873

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

25/09/15

6th Bn Gordon H. Age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Tocher, High St Banff. (LOOS MEMORIAL)

TOCHER

William

Peterhead

Aberdeen

241260

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

30/08/17

5th Bn Gordon H. Son of Christopher B. & Isabella R. Tocher, Seagate, PHD. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

TRAIL

James

Peterhead

Peterhead

2461

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

1/09/16

D Coy 1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Son of Elizabeth Chalmers Trail, Weavers Lane. PHD. (CITE BONJEAN, ARMENTIERES)

WALKER

Alexander Jamison

Peterhead

Aberdeen

3/6093

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

2/06/15

1st Bn Gordon H. Son of Christina S. Walker, Wellington St ABD. Husb. Of Agnes Walker. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

WALKER

David

Peterhead

Peterhead

592640

PRIVATE

Died

Home

14/07/18

5th Bn Gordon H. (Formerly 2530 - Labour Corps) Husband of Mary Nark, Windmill St. PHD. (PETERHEAD CEMETERY)

WATSON

George

Peterhead

Peterhead

240840

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

26/10/17

2nd Bn Gordon H. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

WATT

James

Peterhead

Kilmarnock

11290

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

28/04/17

M.M

1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 37 Son of James & Annie F.Watt, Fulton Lane Kilmarnock.Husn of Maggie Dearie Watt, Glencairn Sq. Kilmarnock. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

WEBSTER

Arthur

Peterhead

Aberdeen

303138

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

6/10/18

75th Field Amb. RAMC. Son of George Gordon Webster, Northfield Place. ABD. (VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL)

WEBSTER

Frank

Peterhead

Peterhead

240144

A/CPL

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

26/06/17

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Attached to 153rd Trench Mortar Bty. Age 22. Son of John & Maggie Webster of "Benwells" Kirk Sq. PHD. (POPERINGHE)

WILL

David Kelly

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/3556

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

27/04/17

9th Bn. Gordon H. Age 23. Son James & Mary A. Will. Chapel St. PHD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

WILLIAMSON

Charles

Peterhead

Aberdeen

S/3650

L/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

22/08/17

9th Bn Gordon H. Age 27. Son of late Alexander & Isabella Williamson. (TYNE COT MEMORIAL)

WILLOX

William

Peterhead

Mintlaw

73

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

17/03/15

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 24. Son of Andrew R. Willox, Nether Park. Lonmay. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

WILSON

William C

Peterhead

Peterhead

S/43285

PRIVATE

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

13/11/16

1st Bn Gordon H. Age 19. Son of William Wilson, King St PHD. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)

WISEMAN

William

Peterhead

Peterhead

240419

A/CPL

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

17/05/17

5th Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of Joseph Wiseman, Backgate. PHD. (ARRAS MEMORIAL)

WOODS

David

Peterhead

Glasgow

11712

CSM

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

31/07/17

12th Bn Highland Light Inf. Age 23 Son of Margaret Wood. (YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL)

YOUNGSON

Wilson

Peterhead

Peterhead

3036

PRIVATE

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

30/03/16

1st/5th Bn Gordon H. Age 23. Son of Wilson & Isabella Youngson, Seagate. PHD. (AUBIGNY )

1. John Milne - Exact date of death not known - between 9/1917 and 11/4/1917

2.Thomas Taylor - Exact date of death not known - between 9/1917 and 11/4/1917

3. William Taylor was aboard the HT Aragon when it was torpedoed and sunk while entering Alexandria Harbour on 30th December 1917, with the loss of 380 men

4. Albert Thom - Dunhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery - begun in July 1917and used by 11th, 36th and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations

5. Joseph Thomson - Savona Memorial commemorates the 275 casualties who died and whose bodies were not recovered when HT Transylvania was torpedoed on 4th May 1917 with the loss of over 400 men.  The "Transylvania" was proceeding to Salonika with reinforcements when it was sunk off Cape Vado