Casualty List : 1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Names in Blue also appear on Battalion Roll
Casualties for September - November 1918
From the Battalion War Diaries
Note: WO = War Office Weekly Casualty List showing location of next of kin.
|2/9/1918||S/3421||Pte||Scott, Peter||Wounded||GSW left hand. Enlisted 1/9/1914. Discharged 6/3/1919. Age 31.|
|3/9/1918||240603||Pte||Strachan, Alexander||Wounded||Previously wounded in July 1916 and March 1918.|
|6/9/1918||S/5892||Pte||Russell, Frederick G||Wounded|
|7/9/1918||203614||Pte||Hardie, James||Wounded||Wounded again 4/10/1918|
|10/9/1918||S/11751||Pte||Kenley, Charles Garland||Died of wounds||Age 23. Husband of Mary Ann Kenley (Finnie - married 1914), of 2, Magdala Place, Aberdeen. (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE) Died at 57 Field Ambulance from injuries. Grocer's assistant in civil life.|
|12/9/1918||S/22751||Pte||Pirie, George C||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Aberdeen)|
|12/9/1918||291485||Pte||Armstrong, Thomas J||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Riston)|
|12/9/1918||201352||Pte||Anderson, Stuart||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Bedford)|
|12/9/1918||291380||Pte||Naismith, Robert||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Glasgow)|
|12/9/1918||313017||Pte||Cuthbert, Richard||Wounded||Transferred from Cameron H. Enlisted 20/11/1916. Discharged 25/2/1919. Age 30.|
|12/9/1918||291778||Pte||West, Walter H||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Putney SW)|
|12/9/1918||S/23278||Pte||Porter, John W||Wounded||WO casualty list 15/10/1918 - wounded (Prudhoe) GSW to arm. Enlisted 28/1/1916. Mobilized 28/4/1918. Discharged 23/2/1919 Age 21. (Newcastle on Tyne.)|
|13/9/1918||Lt||Dean, George||Killed||Age 31 Husband of Margaret Dean, of Rowan. Cottage, Ellon (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE) Scotsman 21/8/1918: "Killed. Husband of Mrs Dean, Leysland House, Ellon and son of the late Mr Dean, Mill of Leask, Slains, and was in business in South Africa."|
|24/9/1918||Lt||Haig, Alexander Weir||Wounded||Remained at duty|
|5/10/1918||2/Lt||Buchanan, Adam Heaton||Killed|
DCM citation for Sgt Murray states: "On 5th October 1918, when advancing towards the Haute Deuil Canal, his platoon was suddenly engaged from a strong concealed position. His officer (Buchanan) was killed, and a number of other casualties occurred. He immediately took command, and by his skilful handling of his men, avoided further casualties."
|5/10/1918||S/40448||Cpl||Antonelli, John||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Renton)|
|5/10/1918||235380||L/Cpl||Henderson, William||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Newcastle)|
|5/10/1918||S/23243||Pte||McGuire, James||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Johnstone)|
|5/10/1918||201489||Pte||Moir, Alexander||Wounded||Enlisted 9/10/1915. To France 10/11/1915. Discharged 2/5/1919. Age 23|
|5/10/1918||S/40187||L/Cpl||Parsons, Raymond R||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Harlesden NW)|
|5/10/1918||235358||L/Cpl||Thomson, David M||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Glasgow) GSW right hand. Admitted Chatham Military Hospital 11/10/1918.|
|5/10/1918||S/8533||Pte||Baxter, Hugh||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Denny)|
|5/10/1918||241646||Pte||Charge, Henry||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Hammersmith)|
|5/10/1918||S/1716||Sgt||Glendinning, Thomas||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Stromness)|
|5/10/1918||S/23250||Pte||McBrier, James||Killed||Son of Mrs. McBrier, of Placecraig Lodge, Airdrie. (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE)|
|5/10/1918||62573||Pte||Elder, George||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|5/10/1918||13875||Pte||Jackson, Joseph||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|6/10/1918||300587||Pte||King, David||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|6/10/1918||330040||Pte||Gowrie, Stanley||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|8/10/1918||2/Lt||Tindall, Alexander George||Killed||Age 26. Son of Sarah Wells Tindall, of 167Crown St., Aberdeen, and the late Robert Tindall. (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE) Originally Pte S/23942 4th A & SH. Joined from base 1/9/1918 and posted to C Coy.|
|10/10/1918||242498||L/Cpl||McLachan, James||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Ballindalloch)|
|10/10/1918||S/7846||Pte||Fraser, Alexander||Wounded||Died of wounds at No. 54 CCS on 10/10/1918. Age 31. Native of Huntly. Son of Mr.and Mrs.William Fraser; husband of Charlotte Copland Fraser, of 3 Market St., Insch, Aberdeenshire. (CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY)|
|10/10/1918||203021||L/Cpl||Duff, Robert A||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Aberdeen) |
Aberdeen Evening Express 22/10/1918 - Mrs Duff, 19 Drum's Lane has had information that her husnamd L/Cpl Robert Duff has been wounded. Before joining up. He was a branch manager with the Northern Co-operative Society.
|10/10/1918||S/42466||Pte||Dixon, Thomas Duncan||Wounded||Died of wounds 25/10/1918. Born Montrose. Enlisted Dundee. (Also shown as Dickson)|
|10/10/1918||S/8197||Pte||Stewart, Allan||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Aberdeen)|
|10/10/1918||S/17666||Pte||Tapplin, Aubrey W||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Waddington)|
|10/10/1918||S/22704||Pte||Sinclair, Alex G||Killed||Age 19 . Son of; James and Barbara Graey Sinclair, Huddart St, Wick. (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE)|
|10/10/1918||S/20426||Pte||Arnott, Robert||Killed||Age 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arnott, of 429, Cullen Terrace, Carron Rd., Falkirk.(PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE)|
|10/10/1918||S/22398||Pte||McArthur, John||Killed||Son of Mrs. B. McArthur, of 133, Back St., Dumbartonshire. (PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE)|
|11/10/1918||S/10121||Pte||Carey, Andrew||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Foveran)|
|11/10/1918||271174||Pte||Urie, Donald McL||Wounded||Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|11/10/1918||S/22786||Pte||Kerr, John||Wounded||WO casualty list 12/11/1918 - wounded (Gilmerton)|
|13/10/1918||62560||Pte||Milliken, David||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|13/10/1918||302618||Pte||Hodge, Reginald J||Wounded||2nd Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|13/10/1918||2/Lt||Haddon, W J||Wounded||Previously enlisted as Private in 7th Gordons. Commissioned 17/12/1917. Joined 5th Gordons 1/6/1918. To UK wounded 19/10/1918 (Muirkirk, Ayrshire)|
|14/10/1918||S/23349||Pte||Cordiner, William H||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Peterhead). Casualty list (Progress report) 18/10/1918 - No. 13 CCS France - No. 23329 Pte Cordiner, W, - GSW scalp and back - improving. Enlisted 2/4/1917.|
|4/10/1918||203614||Pte||Hardie, James||Wounded||GSW left hand. Sent to 51 CCS and then No 8 Stationary Hospital . To UK Military Hospital Chatham. Discharged 4/2/1919. Mother's address - 47 Palermo St Springburn Glasgow.
Born 1898. Occupation: forge hammer driver. Enlisted 2/3/1916 - service from 30/7/1917. Joined 5th Bn on 20/8/1918.
Previously wounded 791918
|4/10/1918||202691||Pte|| Southern, A||Wounded|
|8/10/1918||325326||Pte||Watt, Peter||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached to 5th Gordons|
|8/10/1918||202597||Pte||Thomson, John||Wounded||16th Royal Scots attached to 5th Gordons|
|10/10/1918||41140||Pte||Jordan, Henry||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached to 5th Gordons|
|11/10/1918||302340||Pte|| Cane, George W||Wounded||9th Royal Scots attached to 5th Gordons|
|11/10/1918||62592||Pte||McInnes, M||Wounded||Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|14/10/1918||S/23220||Pte||Bellany, John S||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Cockenzie)|
|14/10/1918||241875||Pte||McLaughlin, Laurence||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Glasgow)|
|14/10/1918||S/13506||Pte||Pyper, David||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Aberdeen)|
|15/10/1918||290289||Pte||Hutchison, J||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 -wounded (Aberdeen)|
|16/10/1918||2/Lt||Haig, Alexander Weir||Wounded||Died of wounds 17/10/1918. 1st Bn attached 5th Bn Age 29 Son of James & Margaret Johnston (nee Peacock) Haig, Dalkeith, Midlothian. Formerly L.Sgt 1st Camerons (8742) . Address 21 Hardy St Wimbledon.|
|17/10/1918||S/17681||Cpl||Butchart, John B||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Broughty Ferry) GSW to the back. To UK 19/10/1918 - Reading War Hospital 19/10/1918 - 14/2/1919. Enlisted Newcastle 11/12/1915 - served from 12/4/1917. Occupation: Ship wire worker. Tay Square Broughty Ferry.|
|17/10/1918||S/23254||Pte||Semple, John||Wounded||WO casualty list 23/11/1918 - wounded (Burbank)|
|17/10/1918||22669||Pte|| Brown, Charles E||Killed||9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons|
|17/10/1918||S/5182||Pte|| Bain, Charles||Wounded|
|5/11/1918||242212||Pte||Cooper, Alexander Smith||Killed||Age 40. Son of Mrs. Duncan (formerly Cooper), 35 Sunny Bank Place, Aberdeen, and the late William Cooper; husband of Jeannie Cooper, of 24, Rosebank Place, Aberdeen. (WEZ-VELVAIN (WEZ) CHURCHYARD) Farm servant in civil life. Married 1903.|
Alexander Smith Cooper is the last recorded combat casualty of the 5th battalion. Sadly there is no reference in the Diary to the activity that led to his death. The battalion was in camp behind the lines at that time.
Several men of the battalion died later from wounds or illness.
William Deans S/43011 died on 23rd October while a POW as did 2/Lt John James Chalmers who died of illness on 20th November. Both men had been captured at Fresnoy on 21st March 1918.
Hamilton Lindsay 260130 was another man who died while in captivity. He was wounded and captured during the German advance on 21st March 1918. When he did not return after the war, his wife made enquiries through the Red Cross regarding his fate. On 14th April 1919 the Red Cross advised that he had succumbed to pneumonia on 5/11/1918 at Kattowitz (Katowice) in Upper Silesia.. After the war, the bodies of all British soldiers in Poland were exhumed and concentrated in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery. He was 27 years of age and was born in the village of Galston, Castle Douglas Kirkcudbrightshire.
William Rae S/15783 died of wounds at No 8 CCS on 25th October. The Midlothian Journal of 8 November 1918 state: Private William Rae, Gordon Highlanders (attached Trench Mortar Battery), has died of wounds received in action.
Michael Collins S/10013 died of appendicitis and TB at Bradley Gate Military hospital at Huddersfield on 24th November.
The last man to die who was recorded as being in the 5th battalion, was 242378 George Forbes of Keith, a released POW. He had been wounded in the leg and captured in March 1918. He survived imprisonment but died shortly after release on 29th December 1918 of acute appendicitis at No 1 CCS in France.
The family of Alexander Smith Cooper, the last man from the battalion to be killed in battle had the following inscription placed upon his gravestone:
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