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Casualty List : 1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

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From War Diaries August 1916 (Includes deaths from September 1916)

Disposition of the Battalion 1/8/1916 to 4/11/1916. Source: Ray Westlake, British Battalions on the Somme 1916 Leo Cooper 1994


Méaulte (1/8), camp between Buire and Hénencourt (6/8).  Entrained at Méricourt for Longpré (9/8) and from there to Hocquincourt.  Entrained Longpré for Armentières sector (11/8). Entrained at Bailleul for Doullens (30/9) and from there to Beauval.  To Authie (2/10), Bois de Warnimont (4/10), Bus-lès-Artois (Acheux Road Camp) (5/10), Courcelles (8/10), Acheux Road Camp (17/10), Forceville (18/10), trenches at Beaumont-Hamel sector 20/10, Forceville (22/10), Mailly-Maillet Wood (27/10),

Place Date Number Rank Name Nature of casualty Notes
Méaulte 01-Aug-16 2132 Cpl Sim, William Wounded (Later Died of Wounds 17/11/1916)
  01-Aug-16 S/4915 Pte McGee, G Wounded  
  01-Aug-16 S/12774 Pte Carstairs, A Wounded  
  01-Aug-16 S/4370 Pte Mitchell, A Wounded  
  01-Aug-16 S/4572 Pte McConnel, J Died of Wounds 8th/10th Bn. (FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ )
  01-Aug-16 2560 Pte Ewan, James Wounded  
  01-Aug-16 1723 Pte Gray, Samuel Killed in Action Died 31/7/16 (CWGC). Age 23. Son of Samuel and Jessie Gray, of 1, Burlington St., Leith. Born at Lerwick, Shetland. (FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ)  
  01-Aug-16 2060 Pte Baxter, Allan Died of Wounds (HEILLY STATION CEMETERY) B. Kininmonth. e.Peterhead
  01-Aug-16 2326 Pte Munro, Norman M Died of Wounds  Born Cruden. Enlisted Peterhead. (HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE  )
  01-Aug-16 3469 Pte Simpson, William Died of Wounds Age 21. Son of Margaret Simpson, of Woodhead, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, and the late Alexander Simpson. (HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE  ) Farm Servant. Served Oct 1915. Wounded at Arras April 1916.
  01-Aug-16 S/12274 Pte Boyd, W Died of Wounds 1st/5th Bn (HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE)
  02-Aug-16 1969 Cpl Duthie, James Stephen Died of Wounds Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duthie. Born at Fraserburgh. (ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY )
  02-Aug-16 2664 Pte McIntosh, Edward Died of Wounds Age 19. Youngest son of John and Mary A. McIntosh, of South Tophead, Lonmay. Brother of J & S Cumming and J & B McIntosh. Born at Rathen. (ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY )
  03-Aug-16 1750 Pte Dunbar, George Wounded  
  13-Aug-16 2131 L.Cpl Rosie, David Died of Wounds Age 31. Son of William Rosie, of Fraserburgh. (ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY )
Armentières 22-Aug-16 1570 Pte Noble, John Wounded  
  23-Aug-16 2285 Pte Watt, Robert Wounded  
  24-Aug-16 5144 Pte Rankin, T (Patrick) Wounded  
  25-Aug-16 1801 Pte McLeod, William Wounded  
  25-Aug-16 S/12020 L.Cpl Devlin, J Slightly Wounded  
  26-Aug-16 1668 Pte Coull, George Slightly Wounded Apprentice Blacksmith. Later transferred to 1st Bn. Survived the war.
  26-Aug-16 3228 Pte Sinclair, Peter Slightly Wounded  Farm Servant. Enlisted 8/5/1915. Served France/Flanders  9/10/1915 - 21/3/1918. POW 21/3/1918-1/1/1919. Demobilised March 1919.
  September 1916 (Diary not held)          
  06-Sep-16 1790 Pte Mark,  James Died of Wounds Age 20. Son of Mrs. Annie Mark Skene, of Wester Selby, Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Born at Methlick. (BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION)
  19-Sep-16 1407 Pte McGregor, Joseph Died of Wounds Age 23. Son of William MacGregor and Margaret Shearer MacGregor, of 103, Shore St., Fraserburgh.(ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN )
  23-Sep-16 3216 Pte Laurie. Edward J Died of Wounds Age 19. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrie, of St. Lukes Cottage, Cuminestown, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES. Farm Servant.

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