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Casualty List : 1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
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A page of the casualty lists appears to be missing from the Battalions War Diary of November 1916.
The following list is from the Scotsman of 18/12/1916. Men who had already been listed are not included.
Places names are locations of next of kin.
Date No Rank Name Nature of
Notes 13 Nov 1916 5536 Pte Aird, James Wounded Darvel Formerly S/10388. Later 242358 3238 Cpl Allan, Henry Wounded New Byth 3085 Pte Anderson, John Wounded Peterhead (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 3826 Pte Andrews, Alexander Wounded Longside (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 3984 Pte Annand, Thomas Wounded St Fergus 563 Sgt Ballantyne, Samuel Wounded Old Meldrum 3470 Pte Barrack, James Ferguson Wounded New Deer. Later killed 28/7/1918. photo 1883 Pte Beagrie, John C Wounded Stuartfield 3690 Pte Birnie, George Wounded Mintlaw 5454 Pte Bradley, H Wounded Blackburn 5573 Pte Brogan, Peter Wounded Liverpool. Formerly S/10769. Later 242394. Deserted 12/2/1918 2613 L.Sgt Buchan, Thomas Wounded Peterhead (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) POW in 1918 2659 Pte Burr, Andrew Fowler Wounded Methlick. Killed 21/3/1918 5460 Pte Calder, Albert W Wounded Battersea SW. Formerly S/12111. Later 242294. Discharged 10/10/1917 3751 Pte Catto, William Wounded Mintlaw (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) Killed 20/9/1917 1616 L.Sgt Chalmers, Charles T Wounded Tarves (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) Killed 16/5/1917 2240 Pte Chalmers, George M Wounded Peterhead. Killed 16/5/1917 1635 Sgt Chisholm, William Wounded Peterhead (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 1675 Pte Colvin, John A S Wounded Fraserburgh. POW 1918 2731 Pte Connon, George Wounded Peterhead (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 5466 Pte Critchley, Percy Wounded Wigan. Formerly S/9967. To France 15/10/1915. Later 242299. Discharged to Reserves 21/3/1919 3408 Pte Cruickshank, James Wounded Ellon (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) SWB Attested 6/9/1915 . Discharged 15/6/1917. 241088 2680 Pte Dalziel, Frederick D Wounded Peterhead. To France 21/8/1915. Discharged 24/4/1918. SWB 3263 L.Cpl Davidson, George Wounded Peterhead. Later Labour Corps then RFC. To France 12/10/1915. Discharged 9/3/1919 2971 Pte Davidson, James B Wounded Carlisle 1665 Cpl Dickie, John A Wounded Turriff (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) (WBT p 52 )Commissioned 1/8/1917. Address 59 Balmellie St Turriff. 2062 Pte Dunbar, Harold Wounded Rathen 3794 Pte Duncan, Alexander G Wounded Banff 2192 L.Cpl Farquhar, James Wounded Longside (Buchan Observer 21/11/1916) 5468 Pte Ferguson, A Wounded Sheffield 1657 L.Cpl Findlay, Robert Wounded Udny 5471 Pte Fletcher, Walter Wounded Edinburgh 5470 Pte Fraser, Donald Wounded Edinburgh Formerly S/6542 2213 L.Cpl Fraser, James Wounded Cruden (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 3843 Pte Gill, David Wounded Marnoch. Killed 29/4/1917 3834 Pte Gow, James Wounded Aberdeen 3607 Pte Henderson, Alexander Wounded Foveran. WO364- Born 1892 Attested 7/12/1915 (Blairgowrie) GSW Left Hip 13/11/1916, Wounded 13/10/1918 GSW left knee. Discharged 13/2/1919 2051 Pte Hendry, John Wounded Fraserburgh. Killed 31/7/1917 3221 Pte Hood, Joseph Wounded Peterhead (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 1915 Pte Hunter, William T Wounded Fraserburgh. Killed 31/7/1917 1976 Pte Innes, Charles B Wounded Fraserburgh 626 Pte Johnstone, John Wounded Fraserburgh. Disembodied 6/3/1919 5434 L.Cpl Johnston, J Wounded Edinburgh 3214 Pte Lawrie, Donald D Wounded Greeness 5435 L.Cpl Logan, Oliver Wounded Alloa. Formerly S/5192. Commissioned 17/12/1917. MM 1912 Pte Low, William Wounded Maud 5493 Pte McKenzie, Alexander B Wounded Wick. Formerly S/13380 (8/10th Bn). Later 242325. SWB Enlisted 4/11/1915. Discharged 17/4/1919 5585 Pte McKenzie, J Wounded Keith 5534 Pte Mackie, T C Wounded Glasgow 2196 Pte McRae, George Wounded Fochabers 3706 Pte McRobbie, Donald Wounded Fraserburgh 3281 Pte Machray, Archibald J T Wounded Aberdeen 1531 Pte Marshall, George Wounded Turriff (WBT p 86) (Buchan Observer 12/12/1916) 3629 Pte Masson, A J Wounded Port Errol (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) 5498 Pte Masson, Harold Wounded Glasgow. Formerly S/10800 Gordon Highlanders. To France 24/11/1915. Enlisted 17/6/1915 Discharged 14/12/1918. SWB. Address 36 Hayfield St Glasgow. 5589 Pte Maun, James L Wounded Aboyne 3672 Pte Middleton, William Wounded Kennethmont. Also wounded 31/7/1917. Died of influenza at No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station 8/12/1918 (9th Bn). Son of William and Ann Middleton, Midton of Cults, Kennethmont, earlier at Shanquhar Cottage, Gartly . 241236 2475 Pte Milne, John Wounded Buchanhaven 3434 L.Cpl Milne, John A Wounded Peterhead 2919 Pte Mitchell, Peter Wounded Kinnellar 1381 L.Cpl Morrison, James Wounded Fraserburgh. Died of wounds 29/11/1916 (Buchan Observer 12/12/1916) Age 21. Son of James & Mary Morrison, 70 Frithside St; Fraserburgh. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY) Service returns show died at No. 44 CCS. Buchan Obs 12/12/1916 - Fraserburgh - Cpl James Morrison who was wounded in the recent fighting has succumbed to his wounds in hospital. He was attached to the Gordons. He was the son of Mr James Morrison, slater, Frithside St, was 21 years of age and was a sawyer with Messrs Gray and Co, timber merchants. 2275 Pte Morrison, William G Wounded Peterhead. (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) POW 1918 5499 Pte Munro, G Wounded Aberdeen 3806 Pte Munro, John Wounded Banff 3071 Pte Penny, James Wounded Fyvie (Buchan Observer 5/12/1916) (WBT p 251) Died of wounds 13/11/1916 3626 Pte Pirie, Alexander Wounded Fraserburgh 1626 Pte Reid, George Wounded Old Aberdeen 3987 Pte Reid, William Alexander Wounded Lonmay. SWB - WO364. Attested Fraserburgh 9/12/1915. Age 20 Horseman - Lonmay. Army Res 9/12/15 - 2/6/16 Embodied 3/6/1916. Home 3/6/16 - 25/8/1916. BEF 26/8/16 - 31/1/17. Wounded 13/11/1916 Shrapnel wound R knee. Pneumonia 6/1/1917. To UK 14/1/1917 (Bristol War Hospital) 2848 Pte Ritchie, Robert Wounded New Deer. To France 5/12/1915. SWB. Discharged 21/9/1917 1664 Pte Robertson, Alexander L Wounded Turriff (WBT p102) 1631 Pte Ross, Robert J Wounded Banff 5520 Pte Samson, R C Wounded Motherwell. MM 2910 Pte Sandy, Joseph Peterhead (Buchan Observer 5/12/1916) Mrs Sandy, Kirk St Peterhead has received news that her youngest son has been wounded in the right leg and is now in Horton Hospital Epson. He is 19 years of age and previous to joining the colours was employed at the Great North of Scotland Granite Works. 2424 Pte Sangster, John Wounded Udny 5549 L.Cpl Sergeant, James Wounded Blackburn. Hormerly S/13577. Enlisted 28/11/1914 (or 1915). SWB. Discharged 5/9/1919. 242371 1939 Pte Simpson, James Wounded Fraserburgh 3062 Pte Simpson, James Wounded Fraserburgh. 3875 Pte Slessor, Peter Wounded Fraserburgh 3099 Pte Smith, F W Wounded New Pitsligo 1689 Cpl Sorrie, Henry Wounded Rathen (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) Mr Sorrie, baker, Gowanhill, Rathen, has received information that his youngest son has been wounded. One leg has been fractured above the knee and his right arm has been injured. Cpl Sorrie is not yet 20 years of age and has been with the colours since the outbreak of war and has been on active service for over 18 months.Prior to the war he was serving his apprenticeship with Messrs Park, cartwrights, Invernorth. 2146 Pte Strachan, William Wounded Fraserburgh. Killed 26/6/1917 3630 Pte Taylor, Alexander Fraserburgh. Mrs Taylor, at present residing with her parents at Hobshill, Hatton, has received news that her husband has been wounded and is in hospital. Before joining the Gordons he was employed as a painter with Mr William Stuart Fraserburgh. His wound is not serious. 3393 Pte Taylor, Charles Wounded Peterhead 5551 Pte Temple, George Wounded Blackburn. Formerly S/13580. Later 242373 3760 Pte Thompson, Adam Wounded Port Gordon 3336 Pte Thomson, George Wounded Ellon 1384 L.Cpl Tocher, George Wounded Fraserburgh To France 5/12/1915. Disembodied 14/2/1919 2416 L.Cpl Wallace, George A Wounded (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) L.Cpl George A. Wallace, youngest son of Mr James Wallace, Knock St, Stuartfield, has been seriously wounded in action. L.Cpl Wallace joined the Gordons in October 1814. He had previously been wounded in the legs. Before he joined the colours, L.Cpl Wallace was employed with Mr Rae, Overtob, Dudwick, Ellon and was at one time porter at Ellon Station. SWB. Discharged 12/4/1917. 3781 Pte Wallace, William Wounded Mintlaw. Killed 20/5/1918 3775 Pte Watson, John Wounded Fyvie (WBT p 257) 2285 Pte Watt, Robert Wounded Strichen (Buchan Observer 28/11/1916) Information has been received in Strichen that Pte Robert Watt, a grandson of Mrs Ironside, Water St, has been wounded in action on 13th inst. In a letter Pte Watt, who has now been wounded for the second time, describes how the men of the Buchan battalion advanced on the Germans, many of them singing "I'm nae awa tae bide awa." They had reached the German second line when Pte Watt was struck on the face and left leg by a piece of a bomb.
Born 8/11/1897 at 7 Queens Gardens Row, New Windsor, England to Ann Jane Ironside- Domestic Servant (housemaid). Emigrated to Canada in 1920.
1474 Cpl Wilson, Robert Wounded Aberdeen. Cpl Robert Wilson, son of Mr Alexander Wilson, late watchmaker of Ellon, now at Aberdeen, has been admitted into a hospital in England suffering from a wound in the shoulder received in the recent fighting. Cpl Wilson was boots at the Station Hotel, Ellon, previous to the war. He was gassed on a previous occasion. 5563 Pte Young, James Wounded Glasgow 5581 Pte Young, John H Wounded Thurso
WBT= War Book of Turriff
SWB = Silver War Badge
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