Casualty List : 1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Names in Blue also appear on Battalion Roll
From War Diaries November 1916 - Beaumont Hamel and after - continued (3 of 4)
Place Date Number Rank Name Nature of casualty Notes Beaumont
13th Nov 2525 Pte Booth, James Died of wounds Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - Auchnagatt - Mr James Booth, Moss-side Auchnagatt has received intimation that his son has died of wounds received in action. Prior to enlisting Pte Booth was a farm servant in the district. (ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL )
13th Nov 3071 Pte Penny, James Died of wounds Age 34. Son of James and Mary Penny, of Fraserburgh; husband of Annie R. Clark Penny, of Craiglea, Fyvie. (HAWTHORN RIDGE CEMETERY) Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - Fyvie - Information was received last week of the death in action at the battle of the Ancre of Pte James Penny. Pte Penny was a married man and went to France only a few weeks ago. Prior to the war he was journeyman saddler to Mr Raeper and was greatly esteemed in the district. He was secretary to the Oddfellows and an intelligent and well read young man. He leaves a widow and three children. 14th Nov 1417 L.Cpl Smith, John Morgan Died of wounds Age 22. Son of George Henderson and Mary Bella Smith, of Fraserburgh. (FORCEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION ) Died of wounds at No 5 Corps Main Dressing Station. Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - Fraserburgh - Died of wounds - L.Cpl John Smith, son of Mr George Smith 5 Charlotte St. He was 21 years of age 13th Nov 3299 Pte Paterson, Andrew Ingram Died of wounds Age 17. Son of James and Annie Paterson, of Old Rattray, Peterhead. (VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY ) Buchan Observer 21/11/1916 Crimond - Mr James Peterson, Old Rattray, Crimond has just received the sad intelligence that his son Alexander, Gordon Highlanders (Signalling Section) died on 13th inst in a casualty clearing station, France, from wounds received in action. Pte Paterson joined the Gordons about 18 months ago and has been in France during the past 5 months. Previous to joining the army he was a farm servant at Netherton of Logie, Crimond. He was a bright young lad of fine physique and was 6 feet in height. He was only 18 years of age.
15th Nov 2132 Sgt Sim, William Died of wounds "C" Coy. Age 20. Son of Mary and the late Robert Sim, of Wool Mill Cottage, Kinmuck, Inverurie, late of Yarves. (FORCEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY) CWGC shows 17/11/1916 Service returns show died at No 4 C M Dressing Station. 14th Nov 2239 Pte Angus, Bruce Robertson Died of wounds Age 24. Son of James and Margaret Angus, of Ellon. (VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY ) Died at No 11 CCS. (Aditional inormation De R's Roll of Honour V3 p7.) Buchan Observer 21/11/1916 - Ellon - Intimation was received yesterday morning by Mr & Mrs Angus, Free Schools, Ellon, that their youngest son has been killed in action. Pte Angus served his apprenticeship as a tailor with Mr J.A. Cook, The Square, Ellon; and afterwards migrated to Canada. He returned home after the outbreak of war and joined the local Gordon Highlanders. 15th Nov 1597 L.Cpl Strath, George Gavin Died of wounds "D" Coy. Age 20. Son of William and Margaret Strath, of Mintlaw. (VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY ) Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Mintlaw - L.Cpl George Strath died at a casualty clearing station in France on the 15th inst from wounds received in action. He was a son of Mr William Strath, The Square, and has been at the front for about 18 months. He had previously been wounded and was promoted L.Cpl a couple of months ago. He was 20 years of age and previous to the war was engaged in farm service. 16th Nov 1373 Pte McDonald, William Died of wounds Son of Mrs. Jane McDonald, of 14, Wallace St., Peterhead. (Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL) 16th Nov 3204 L.Sgt Taylor, William Died of wounds Age 20 Son of William and Isabella Murray Taylor, of Knockleith, Longside. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY) Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - Longside. Mr William Taylor, overseer, Knockleith has received official information that his eldest son has succumbed at a casualty clearing station in France to wounds received in action on 15th November. Prior to enlistment he was engaged in farm service. A younger brother [James]
was killed in action a short time ago.
16th Nov 5570 Pte Robertson, Charles Died of wounds Age 27. Son of George W. and Mary Robertson, of 77, West Main St., Darvel, Ayrshire. (Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL) Born Loudon Ayrshire 23rd Nov 5578 Pte Jamieson, Robert John Died of wounds Age 23. Born Govan Lanarkshire. Son of Joan Jamieson, of 29, Kennedy Drive, Partick (West), Glasgow. (ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY). Service returns show died at No 22 General Hospital Camiers. Original number S/3470. 14th Nov 2nd Lieut Watt, John Died of wounds Son of Mr. J. Watt, of Granite Cottage, Ellon. (MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY) Buchan Ob 21/11/1916 - Ellon - Mr John Watt, shoemaker, The Square, Ellon received a telegram on Saturday stating that his son 2/Lt John Watt GH has been wounded in action. No information has been received as to the extent of the injuries. Previous to the outbreak of war Lt Watt carried on a successful business as a cycle agent in Market Square Ellon. He was an enthusiastic member of the local corps of the Territorials. He was called up at the outbreak of war and received his commission in August 1915. 15th Nov 1806 Pte Thomson, John Duncan Died of wounds Age 19. Son of James and Susan Thomson, of Little Mill, Esslemont, Ellon. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY) 15th Nov 1592 Pte Buchan, James Died of wounds "B" Coy. Age 21. Son of James & Mary Ann Buchan, Mintlaw. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY) MM. Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Mintlaw - Pte James Buchan of the Gordons died in a hospital in France on the 15th from wounds received in action. He was shot through both thighs. Only a fortnight ago it was notified that he had been awarded the MM for his services while acting as signaller. Pte Buchan was a son of Mr James Buchan, tailor, Station Rd, and was 21 years of age. Previous to the war he was a warehouseman with Messrs Rennie & Co Millden.
13th Nov 1635 Sgt Chisholm, William Wounded Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Information has been received by Mrs W Chisholm, A Block, Prison Bldgs that her son had been admitted to hospital at Sheffield. Prior to enlistment he was in the employment of Mr James Simpson, chemist, Peterhead. His father Serg Major Chisholm is also serving in the Gordons. 13th Nov 1220 Sgt Reid, William Wounded Wounded 13/11/16. Died 15/11/1916 at No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Eliza Reid, of Balmacassie, Ellon. (BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY) 13th Nov 1291 Sgt Thomson, William Wounded Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Strichen. Wounded - Sgt W. Thomson is a son of Mr R. Thomson, shepherd, Banks, and was a saddler to trade. 13th Nov 2613 L.Sgt Buchan, Thomas Wounded Buchan Observer 28/11/1916- Mr Alex Buchan 15 St Peter Street has received information that his son Sgt T. Buchan has been wounded and is in hospital in Havre. Sgt Buchan was a farm servant in the Ellon district and joined the Gordons at the beginning of the war. 13th Nov 5540 L.Sgt Ramsay, William M Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916- casualty list - wounded (Newmilne ) Original number S/1938 13th Nov 1564 Cpl Stewart, Robert Wounded Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Kininmonth (and Strichen) - Wounded, Cpt Robert Stewart, bullet wound in the knee. The son of Mr G. Stewart, Blackslack. 13th Nov 5575 Cpl McBride, J Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty lists - wounded - (Rutherglen) 13th Nov 2658 L.Cpl Forbes, James T Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - ( Erie?) 13th Nov 5473 L.Cpl Gourlay, David Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty lists - wounded - Gourley, 5473 L.Cpl D (Hamilton ) Original number S/4493 13th Nov 1841 L.Cpl Watson, Walter Wounded Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - New Aberdour - Mr & Mrs Watson, Warland, have got intelligence that their third son has been wounded. 13th Nov 3202 L.Cpl Booth, Albert Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - ( Aberdeen) 13th Nov 2673 Pte Barron, Alexander G Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - (Peterhead ) 13th Nov 3050 Pte Buchan, John G Wounded Died of Wounds 15/11/1916. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY) Buchan Observer 28/11/1916: Official information has been received by Miss Buchan, 77 Longate Peterhead that her father died of wounds on 15th November 1916. Pte Buchan who was 34 years of age joined in February 1915, prior to which he was a carter in the employment of Messrs James Reid & Sons, carting contractors. 13th Nov 2470 Pte Bruce, Robert Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - (Buchanhaven ) 13th Nov 1795 Pte Cruickshank, Thomas Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - (Ellon) 13th Nov 3594 Pte Fraser, James Wounded Buchan Observer 5/12/1916 - New Pitsligo - Wounded - Mr James Fraser, 77 Low St New Pitsligo, has received intimation that his eldest son has been wounded severely in the right leg which in consequence had to be amputated below the knee. He is in hospital at Manchester. 13th Nov 1361 Pte Hay, James Wounded Buch Observer 28/11/1916 - Strichen - Wounded - Pte Hay is a son of Mr Hay, shepherd, Mormond and was in the Territorials prior to the war. 13th Nov 12323 Pte Hay, William Wounded 13th Nov 3644 Pte Inglis, William Wounded Died of wounds - CWGC shows 28/11/16. Age 22. Son of William and Margaret Inglis, of Delvine Kennels, Murthly, Perthshire, (WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY) Born Grange Banffshire. Service returns show Died of wounds at 14 General Hosp. Wimereux on 14/11/1916. 13th Nov 5217 Pte Keith, James Allan Wounded Died of wounds 19/11/1916. Age 36. Husband of Alice Mary Skene. City Roll of Honour : 3 Orchard St; Aberdeen. Elder surviving son of the late William Keith, Merchant. Husband of Alice Keith, 366 Loons Rd; Dundee. Service returns show died at No 20 General Hospital Camiers (ETAPLES MILITARY HOSPITAL) 13th Nov 1912 Pte Low, William Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 casualty list - wounded - (Maud) 13th Nov 3277 Pte Murray, James Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded (Grantown-on-Spey) 13th Nov 2575 Pte Montgomery, William Wounded Farm Servant. Served Nov 1914 - July 1917. Wounded while acting as stretcher bearer. Later Killed in Action at Battle of Ypres 31/7/17. WBT-(King Edward) p. 132. Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty list - wounded - ( King Edward) 13th Nov 12164 Pte McKenzie, John Wounded Diary shows 6th Bn number - Renumbered for 5th Bn as 5585. - Scotsman casualty list 18/12/1916 - wounded - McKenzie 5585 J (Keith) 13th Nov 4761 Pte Cumming, John Wounded 4761 is original number.(Not 5th Bn) Renumbered for 5th Bn as 5583. Scotsman casualty list 18/12/1916 - wounded - Cumming, 5583, J (Aberdeen) 13th Nov 5534 Pte Mackie, T C Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty lists - wounded (Glasgow ) 13th Nov 5511 Pte Ross, Daniel Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty lists - wounded - (Glasgow ) . Formerly S/2364 13th Nov 1892 Pte Rennie, George Wounded Buchan Observer 28/11/1916 - Tarves - Mr John Rennie, Shethin, Tarves, has received information that his son Pte George Rennie, Lewis Gun Section, has been wounded and is in hospital in Sheffield. Pte Rennie enlisted at the outbreak of war and has been in France for over a year. Mr Rennie has other two sons serving with the colours. 13th Nov 4289 Pte Ross, J W Wounded Scotsman 18/12/1916 - casualty lists - wounded - Ross, 4289 J.W. (Aberdeen) Near Courcelette 29th Nov 3874 Pte Mundie, John Killed in action Buchan Observer: Killed by a shell on 29th November somewhere in France, Pte John Mundie, aged 36 years, 2nd son of James & Mrs Mundie, Rose Cottage, St Fergus. (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT ) Buchan Observer - 19/12/1916 St Fergus: Mr James Mundie, Rose Cottage St Fergus has received intimation from Chaplain D. Gordon Carmichael, that his son was with a working party when the Germans began shelling. Some shells fell in our trenches and a number of our men were killed, including Pte Mundie. He was buried next day where he fell, near Courcelette. Pte Mundie was a young man of winning personality, bright and sunny disposition and of high intellectual qualities. Previous to enlisting he assisted his father in the steam-mill threshing business. 29th Nov 3755 Pte Ligertwood, John Killed in action Farm servant. (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT) Born Millbrex Aberdeenshire (WBT p.223) Service returns show age 23.
29th Nov 4206 Pte Whichcord, A (John) Killed in action Age 18. Son of Annette Mary Whichcord, of 160, Crowborough Rd., Tooting Bec, London, and the late John Arthur Whichcord. (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT)
29th Nov 3677 Pte Andrew, George Killed in action (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT) Born Longside. Enlisted New Deer. Service returns show age 27. Buchan Observer 19/12/1916 - Longside: Mr Alex Anderson, Fortie Croft, Rora, has received information of the death in action of his eldest son. Before the war he was employed in agricultural work. He was killed by a shell while with a working party. 29th Nov 4215 Pte Martin, George T W Killed in action Age 23. Son of T. and E. Martin, of Woodgate Cottage, Addington, West Malling, Kent. (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT)
29th Nov 4213 Pte Smith, Edgar C T Killed in action Age 25. Born Staplehurst Kent. Son of Ephraim and Annie Smith Wray Park Rd., Reigate, Surrey. (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT) 29th Nov 4211 Pte Rutland, John Killed in action (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT) Enlisted Aylesbury. 29th Nov 3933 Pte Young, William F Killed in action (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT ) Enlisted Dundee 29th Nov 5527 Pte Woodhead, Edgar Missing Scotsman - 16/1/1917 - casualty list - missing (Healey). CWGC shows died 29/11/16. "D" Coy. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Julia A. Woodhead, of 95, Redcross St., Rochdale, Lancs. (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL) Original number - S/12329 and later 242352. 29th Nov 4184 Pte Bedford, Reginald Wounded Scotsman casualty list 16/1/1917 wounded (Wellingborough) 29th Nov 3769 Pte Chalmers, James Wounded Scotsman casualty list 16/1/1917 wounded (Fyvie) WBT (Fyvie) p. 237. Auxilliary postman. [shows 4th Bn] Wounded at Courcelette 29th Nov 1916; and at Fampoux 19th May 1917. 29th Nov 5686 Pte King, Herbert George Wounded Died of wounds 4/12/16. Age 36. Son of Andrew and Ann King, of Perth; husband of Jean R. King, of 1 17, Scott St., Perth. (CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY) Service returns show Died at No. 9 CCS. 29th Nov 4194 Pte Grange, John A Killed in action (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT ) Born Watford, Herts. 29th Nov 3361 Pte McGhie, (McGee) John Killed in action (ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT ) Born Old Deer. Scotsman casualty list 16/1/1917 Died of wounds (Peterhead) Buchan Observer 12/12/1916 - Official information has been received by Mrs Peter McGee 28 Windmill St Phd that her son Pte John McGee has died of wounds received while in action. Pte McGee who was 19 years of age enlisted shortly after the commencement of hostilities. In civil life he was a farm servant in the Rora district.
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