Battalion Roll : 1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914





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    Number Rank Name Address Additional Notes
  "G" Company           
  (Fraserburgh)          
1   362 Col. Sgt Melvin, George 19 High St, Fraserburgh SWB. Discharged. 26/2/1918. Mentioned in the book"Gallant Gordons" by James and Liz Taylor Fraserburgh 1992. p.42
2   363 Sgt Proctor, George King Edward St, Fraserburgh  To France 2/5/1915. Disembodied  14/12/1918. 240031.
3   366 Sgt Duthie, Alexander B 44 Broad St, Fraserburgh  Disembodied 2/3/1919
4   367 Sgt Thompson, Alexander B 27 Grattan Pl., Fraserburgh  240033. WOCL2. Address on medal card:33 Saltoun Pl. Fraserburgh
5   675 Sgt Paterson, A.A 22 Manse St, Fraserburgh  
6   626 L.Sgt Johnston, John 67 High St, Fraserburgh  Disembodied 6/3/1919. 240048
7   679 Cpl Mitchell, Edward 44 Castle St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 9/8/1915 (Sergeant)
8   894 Cpl Blackhall, Leonard Anderson Saltoun Pl, Fraserburgh Scotsman 13/9/1915 casualty list wounded. Commissioned into Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 2/11/1916. Post war address shown on medal card as Jahore, Malaya.  MC.
9   680 Cpl Philip, J 11 North Lane, Fraserburgh  
10   786 Cpl Walker, Charles 67 Mid St, Fraserburgh Discharged to Class Z  22/2/1919. 240060
11   1439 L.Cpl Watt, George Ritchie 36 North St, Fraserburgh Wounded 10/7/16. Commissioned 2nd Lieut. 25/9/1917
12   1416 L.Cpl Anderson, Robert 55 Shore St, Fraserburgh  To France 2/5/1915. Became POW in March 1916. Disembodied 20/3/1919 (MiC)  (See Additional information)
13   383 L.Cpl Findlay, George P 8 Castle St, Cullen Killed in action 1/5/1916, Age 28. Son of J. W. and Agnes Findlay, of Cullen
14   510 L.Cpl Mackie, William M School St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 17/6/1915
15   524 L.Cpl McLagan, Stewart Commerce St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 12/4/1918 (PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL) (240038)
16   1381 L.Cpl Morrison, James 7 Frithside St, Fraserburgh Died of wounds 29/11/1916 Age 21. Son of James and Mary Morrison, of 70, Frithside St., Fraserburgh. (PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY)
17   1426 L.Cpl Wood, William Mid St, Rosehearty


Wounded 31 July 1916. Transferred to 4th Bn in 1917. Was accidently shot at by an MP at Etaples, causing a riot. He died of wounds.
Buch Ob 18/9/17: Rosehearty: Mr John Wood, Mid Street, Rosehearty, has received information that his son, Corporal Wm Wood, Signal Company,  Gordon Highlanders, died in hospital in France on the 9th inst. from gunshot
wounds in the head. Corporal Wood, previous to the war, was a joiner
with Mr A. McKenzie.
18   1471 L.Cpl Gregor, Robert Woodbine Cot., Memsie Killed in action 3/8/1917. "A" Coy. Age 25. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Gregor, of 22, High St., New Aberdour.
19   1330 Pte Bain, John A 29 North St, Fraserburgh Discharged 19/4/1916 KR 392 (XI). Later Rotal Navy.
20   1618 Pte Barclay, Alexander Sinclairhills, Memsie  240198. Transferred to Royal Engineers.
21   1940 Pte Barclay, Alexander 61 Cross St, Fraserburgh Wounded 27/7/16. Discharged to CL Z 19/2/1919. MM. Later S/43658
22   1966 Pte Barclay, Alexander 20 Manse St, Fraserburgh  To France 2/5/1915. Transferred to 4th Bn. Killed in action 9/4/1917.
23   1569 Pte Brown, John 60 Charlotte St, Fraserburgh Wounded October 1915. Disembodied 28/3/1919
24   1575 Pte Bruce, Andrew 28 High St, Fraserburgh To France 5/12/1915. Killed in action 30/7/16. Age 19. "B" Coy. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bruce of 28, High St., Fraserburgh
25   1495 Pte Buchan, William 52 Castle St, Fraserburgh Wounded 29/7/16. Later Royal Flying Corps.
26   1923 Pte Buchan, John Tait 37 Commerce St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 5/6/16. Age 25. Son of William and Christian Buchan. Native of Fraserburgh
27   1971 Pte Buchan, Ben 29 Shore St, Fraserburgh  
28   1775 Pte Burnett, John 62 Frithside St, Fraserburgh Died of wounds 8/8/1915. Born Fraserburgh
29   1973 Pte Bannerman, Alex G Quarry Rd, Fraserburgh Transferred to King's Royal Rifle Corps
30   1970 Pte Birnie, John 57 High St, Fraserburgh  WO364:  Enlisted 5/8/1914 aged 20. Labourer. Discharged as medically unfit 8/12/1914.   Formerly in 3rd Bn. GH. Character shown as "Bad". Fined on two occasions at Bedford. Next of kin Mrs Rosie Bothwick or Birnie 59 High St.

31   1440 Pte Clark, William Peathill, by Fraserburgh Disembodied  9/4/1919. 240128
32   1950 Pte Cruden, Harry 53 Saltoun Pl., Fraserburgh Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) 23/6/1916. Transferred to 6th King's African Rifles.(Lieutenant)
33   1947 Pte Chalmers, Francis 16 Hanover St, Fraserburgh  
34   1234 Pte Davidson, Douglas William 36 Cross St, Fraserburgh Attested 1/12/1910. Age 17 Apprentice cooper with Davidson & Sons. Signed for foreign service at Bedford 18/9/1914. To France 2/5/1915. Discharged 1/12/1915 - termination of engagement. Father - J.P. Davidson 31Frithside St Fraserburgh.
35   1179 Pte Davidson, Walter P 36 Cross St, Fraserburgh Attested 12/4/1910. Age 17. Apprentice cooper with Davidson & Sons. Signed for foreign service at Bedford 19/9/1914.  Discharged at Bedford 3/12/1914 (152 (11) TF Regs) Next of kin John Davidson, Frithside St Fraserburgh.
 
36   2128 Pte Davidson, Alexander 8 Duke Lane, Fraserburgh Scotsman 18/6/1917 - casualty lists - wounded "Davidson, 240436, A (Fraserburgh)".  Discharged 20/1/1919. 240436
37   1924 Pte Davidson, Edward G 16 Athol St, Perth Killed in action 31/7/16. Son of late C. Davidson, Macduff and brother-in-law of Mrs Davidson, 6 Lemon L St Aberdeen.
38   1969 Pte Duthie, James Stephen 3 Castle Lane, Fraserburgh Died of wounds 2/8/16 Age. 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duthie. Born at Fraserburgh.
39   1572 Pte Fraser, William Sinclairhills, Memsie Attested 25/2/1913. Age 18. Farm servant. Signed for foreign service at Bedford 18/9/1914.  Discharged  at Bedford 23/4/1915 "being medically unfit for further service" para 392 (xvi) KR. Father, George Fraser.
 
40   1181 Pte Forbes, Edward Batchan's Brae, Fraserburgh Wounded 31/7/16. Labour Corps.
41   1945 Pte Findlayson, John (Not supplied) Attested 5/8/1914. Age 21. Labourer - Harbour Commission. Address 54 Hanover Street Fraserburgh. Signed for foreign service Bedford 19/9/1914. Discharged Bedford 3/12/1914 156 (11) TF Regs. Mother Mrs Findlayson (Annie Cameron) 59 Hanover St.
 
42   1922 Pte Gill, Alexander Pitsligo St, Rosehearty Killed in action 31/7/16. Age 28. Son of Ann Gill, of 32 Pitsligo St. Rosehearty
43   1915 Pte Hunter, William 9 Cross St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 31/7/1917. (MM) Age 22. Son of Mrs. Isabella Third, 9 Cross St., Fraserburgh. Previously wounded - Scotsman casualty lists 7/7/1915.
44   1946 Pte Hamilton, H.W 61 Cross St, Fraserburgh Attested 5/8/1914. Age 19, fireman with Harbour Commission. Born Glasgow. Discharged at Perth 29/9/1914. 156 (11) TF Regs. Father: James Hamilton 61 Brown St Fraserburgh.
45   1951 Pte Murray, W,H Sinclairhills, Memsie  
46   1954 Pte Hutchison, Douglas School St, Fraserburgh Wounded 24/7/16. Killed in action 20/11/1917. "B" Coy. Age 20. Son of Alexander Thomas and Christina Fyfe Hutcheson 30 Charlotte St., F'Burgh.
47   1955 Pte Hendry, James 4 Hanover St, Fraserburgh Attested 5/8/1914. Age 18. Labourer. Discharged 20/11/1914 at Bedford - being medically unfit para 156(II) TF Regs.  Father James Hendry. 
48   1958 Pte Henderson, Alexander C 62 Cross St, Fraserburgh Wounded 31/7/16. Later Killed in action 23/4/1918. Age 25. Son of Alexander Henderson 62 Cross St., Fraserburgh, and the late Mary Reid Henderson
49   2051 Pte Hendry, John 21 Frithside St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 31/7/1917. Age 31. "B" Coy attached to 6th Bn. Son of Robert and Jessie Hendry, of 21, Frithside St
50   1478 Pte Jenkins, George S 67 Mid St, Fraserburgh  
51   1937 Pte Ironside, John 25 Kirk Brae, Fraserburgh Discharged to Class Z 21/2/1919. 240351
52   785 Pte Leask, James 56 Charlotte St, Fraserburgh Born abt. 1882. Rural postman. Son of Alex & Jane Leask, 56 Charlotte St. Fraserburgh. (1901 census) Disembodied 4/3/1919. 240059
53   1933 Pte Livingstone, Forbes Stratheyre, Banchory Wound  Sept 1915 - Wound to scalp - caused by shrapnel ; missing March 1916. POW. Disembodied 17/3/1919
54   1264 Pte Mitchell, Alfred George 33 Water St, Strichen  Attested 12/1/1911. Age 22. Journeyman painter. Address Atholl Cottage, Maud. Discharged at Bedford  24/12/1914, being medically unfit para 156 (II) TF Regs. Father: Thomas Mitchell, Atholl Cottage Maud.
55   1269 Pte Mitchell, A 33 Water St, Strichen  
56   2050 Pte Mutch, Charles 14 Love Lane, Fraserburgh Attested 10/8/1914. Age 23. Cooper. Discharged at Bedford 26/12/1914 - physically unfit. Father: James Mutch.
 
57   1693 Pte Mackie, John 30 School St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 3/6/1915 (LE TOURET MEMORIAL)
58   1823 Pte McDonald, John 31 Broad St, Fraserburgh Attested 21/4/1914. Age 20. Cooper with Charles McDonald. Discharged Bedford 15/12/1914- unfit for service para 156 (II) TF. (Brother Charles age 27  same address attested 5/8/14 - discharged 26/9/1914 - not on Roll)
59   1925 Pte McDonald, James 50 High St, Fraserburgh Transferred to ASC (M/352732) Son of David & Jane McDonald. Born abt. 1896 (1901 census) Mentioned in booklet Gallant Gordons". pp. 36-37
60   2049 Pte McDonald, John 71 Frithside St, Fraserburgh Killed in action 30/7/16 (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL)
61   1918 Pte McIntosh, William 9 Manse St, Fraserburgh Attested 5/8/1914. Age 27. Labourer. Address 9 Manse St. Discharged Bedford 19/12/1914 "being medically unfit".
 
62   1942 Pte McAngus, John Bruce Villa, St Combs Disembodied 1/4/1919 
63   1972 Pte McGregor, William Kintore Tce, Inverurie Born Inverurie.  Killed in action 21/3 - 2/4/1918. Age 23. Son of George and Mary McGregor 7 Kintore Tce, Inverurie.
64   1926 Pte Maitland, William Barclay 60 Prince St, Peterhead Commissioned 26/9/1917 (GH). Awarded DSO (9/1/1918) Trans. To RAF.
65   1931 Pte Middleton, Archibald 52 High St, Fraserburgh Wounded March 1916; 24 July 16; 30 July 1916. Disembodied 28/3/1919 240349
66   1953 Pte Middleton, George B 52 High St, Fraserburgh Wounded 29/7/16.  240359
67   1962 Pte Morrison, Hugh G.C Rosehearty Wounded 4/6/16. Disembodied 4/3/1919. 240366
68   1974 Pte Martin, Andrew 35 Broomhill Rd, Aberdeen Transferred to Scottish Horse 288024. Demobilized - no date
69   1570 Pte Noble, John 35 Braeheads, Fraserburgh Wounded 22/8/16. SWB. Discharged  20/3/1919.  240178
70   1917 Pte McLeman, John Charlotte St, Fraserburgh Buch. Ob. 30/4/1918. Prisoner of war. He is a son of Mr McLennan [sic], 1 Charlotte St., Fraserburgh and was formerly a grocer with Messrs A. McDonald & Sons. Disembodied 18/3/1919.  240347
71   1960 Pte Peterson, Roderick (Paterson) Glasgow St, Clydebank Discharged to Class Z 12/2/1919. 240364
72   1166 Pte Reid, Sydney Francis 33 Broad St, Fraserburgh Transferred to Royal Navy as a Trainer. (5047 TS)
73   1636 Pte Reid, William Phingask, Fraserburgh Disembodied 11/2/1919. 240208
74   1404 Pte Ritchie, William 8 Grattan Place, Fraserburgh Scotsman 8/11/1915 - casualty list - wounded from June/July 1915 reported. Served in several other units. Discharged to Class Z. (No date) 
75   1927 Pte Ritchie, A Braeheads, Fraserburgh  
76   1964 Pte Ritchie, Paul Pitsligo St, Rosehearty Scotsman 13/9/1915 casualty list wounded. Disembodied 7/5/1919. 240368 
77   2131 Pte Rosie, David 92 High St, Fraserburgh Born Fraserburgh. Died of wounds 13/8/1916 Age 31. Son of William Rosie, of Fraserburgh. (ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY )
78   2135 Pte Robertson, Andrew S College Bounds, Fraserburgh Served Lancashire Fus. and Labour Corps.
79   1438 Pte Sim, John A 14 Mid St, Fraserburgh Wounded 7/4/16. Disembodied 21/3/1919. 240126
80   1299 Pte Sim, Richard 14 Mid St, Fraserburgh Scotsman 19/8/1915 casualty list - wounded.  MiC shows Discharged - no date. Service number indicated March 1911 enlistment so probably Termination of engagement March 1916.
81   1930 Pte Sim, James A 72 Main St, Broadsea Died of wounds 15/7/1915 at No 10 Stationary Hospital, St Omer. Age 25. Son of James and Ann Sim, of 72, Broadsea
82   1956 Pte Simpson, James Eddie's Bdgs, Fraserburgh  
83   1963 Pte Simpson, John 54 Mid St, Fraserburgh  
84   1943 Pte Smart, James S Caroline Place, Fraserburgh SWB. Discharged 16/10/1917. 240355
85   1944 Pte Stevenson, Alexander (Not provided) Born Deskford, Banffshire. Killed in action 31/7/16 (THIEPVAL MEMORIAL) To France 5/12/1915. MiC shows next of kin: Uncle, T. Lawrence, Broad Rashes, Deskford near Cullen, Banffshire.
86   1961 Pte Smith, George 82 Menzies Rd, Torry Wounded 26/4/1917. Disembodied  26/3/1919. 240365.
87   1916 Pte Tough, James 163 Sinclair Rd, Torry Wounded 12/7/16. Later MGC.
88   1952 Pte Taylor, John 4 Castle Lane, Fraserburgh Died of wounds 22/5/1915 at No 2 Field Ambulance. Age 29. Son of John B. and Bella Taylor,16 Broad St. Lane, Fraserburgh. (BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY)
89   2010 Pte Urquhart, James The Terrace, Sandhaven  D.C.M. awarded for gallantry at Beaumont Hamel (War Diary 16/12/1916). Also MM.  Disembodied 5/4/1919
90   1628 Pte Webster, Gordon College Bounds, Fraserburgh Transferred to RGA as a driver. Disembodied 4/3/1919. 240205
91   1403 Pte Wemyss, William M 37 Manse St, Fraserburgh Attested 22/11/1911. Age 20. Sawyer (unemployed). Signed for foreign service Bedford 18/9/1914. Discharged Bedford 25/1/1915. 392 (xvi) KR. Father Charles Wemyss. Enlisted Aberdeen RFA 1/3/1915 (4310) Discharged 30/4/1915 392 (iii) c  (medical reasons)
 
92   1921 Pte Wemyss, Robert 37 Manse St, Fraserburgh Attested 5/8/1914. Age 24. Canvasser. Signed for foreign service 18/9/1914. Discharged Bedford 29/1/1915. 392 (xvi) KR. Mother Elsie Wemyss.
 
93   1567 Pte Wilson, Robert M Pitsligo St, Rosehearty Employed as a scout.  B Company. Scotsman 13/9/1915 casualty list wounded. Mentioned in "Gallant Gordons". pp. 38-44.  
WO364 Attested 11/2/1913. Age 17 Baker. 35 Pitsligo St Rosehearty. Wounded in action 15/8/1915. (Rifle grenade to knee)  
1/3 HFA Millincourt.15/8-20/8  - 5 CCS Corbie.15/8. 5 Gen Hosp Rouen. 19/8. Amputation of right leg.  Trans to England 5/9 on HS Asturias (?) Lord Derby War Hosp. 31/12/1915.10/5/1916 Queen Mary's Conv Hospital Roehampton.
Discharged 12/5/1916 
Mother Isabella B. Wilson  
94   1699 Pte Watt, Peter Noble 52 Braeheads, Fraserburgh Transferred to MGC
95   1765 Pte Watt, William J 23 Albert St, Fraserburgh Wounded March 1916. Also Scotsman20/10/1917-casualty lists-wounded-240272 (Fraserburgh). SWB. Discharged 11/1/1918.
96   1941 Pte Wallace, Alexander 17 Manse St, Fraserburgh Born in Fraserburgh. Killed in action between 21/03/1918 and 02/04/1918.(POZIERES MEMORIAL) See James below.
97   1959 Pte Wallace, James 17 Manse St, Fraserburgh Scotsman -casualty lists 18/6/1917-wounded 240363 (Fraserburgh). Buchan Observer 23-4-1918 "Pte James & Alexander Wallace, missing, are sons of Mr Wallace, tailor Fraserburgh. Both enlisted at the beginning of the war. James was a printer to trade, Alexander a cartwright." Disembodied 10/3/1919.  240363
98   1733 Pte Proctor, C King Edward St, Fraserburgh  
99   1948 Pte Harper, William 2?? Union Grove, Fraserburgh Wounded 27/7/16. 240357.





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