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THE 8th BLACK WATCH

IN LONGUEVAL AND DELVILLE WOOD - 14th/21st July 1916

The 8th Black Watch was part of the 26th Brigade of the 9th (Scottish) Division which was in reserve at the opening of the Battle of the Somme. Its commanding Officer was the Lieutenant-Colonel C.W.E. GORDON.

The Battalion was in line at Montauban and in Bernafay Wood from the 8th to the 11th July, then in bivouac in Carnoy. During this period the 8th Black Watch sustained 24 fatal casualties.

During the attack of the 14th July, the 8th Black Watch was at the far right of the line of the 9th Scottish Division, with the 10th Argylls on its left. The operation was based on the surprise caused by a night attack and a short bombardment preceding the assault.

At 03. 25, after a five minutes bombardment, the units sprang of which some with the sound of the bagpipes. The Germans, at first completely surprised, reacted quickly : there was fierce hand to hand combat in the village, but by midday, the southern part of Longueval was in the possession of the Scottish Soldiers. The losses had been heavy. Indeed, short preliminary bombardment, although violent one, had not destroyed in-depth defenses and had not destroyed the tunnels. Moreover, the destruction by the bombardement allowed more cover for the defenders.

The 8th Black Watch encountered great difficulties in front of a machine-gun nest in the south-est corner of Longueval, supported by two field guns positioned in wood. They eventually succeeded at the end of the afternoon and the edge of wood was occupied. Outposts were installed further in the wood where a certain amount of enemy action continued. These outposts were relieved by the South Africans on the 15th July.

Two companies of the Battalion took position in the village and strengthened its line which remained unchanged until the German attack on the 18th July.

At 8.00am on the 18th July, a bombardment of a unprecedented severity was open on the wood and Longueval. Every part of the area was searched and smothered by shells until 3.30pm. The 3rd Division was expelled from the northern part of Longueval. The strong points built by the Scottish prevented the capture of the whole village by the Germans. At 6.00pm, on Highland Battalions C.O.'s initiative, all men available were gathered and the 8th Black Watch, 7th Seaforths and 5th Camerons launched a counter-attack which allowed to restore the line in the village and took contact again with the remains of the South African Brigade in Delville Wood. Many men of the 8th Black Watch reported as Missing in action during this day were lost during a impetuous pursuit of the Germans in the wood.

The remains of the Battalion was relieved on the 21st in the morning by elements of the 10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and posted in Carnoy.

8th BLACK WATCH WAR DIARY - JULY 1916

It was again in action on the Somme in October 1916 in front the Butte de Warlencourt, sustaining 203 casualties of whom 57 killed.

The 8th Black Watch sustained 568 casualties in Longueval and Delville Wood of whom the following 137 men killed, died of wounds or missing in action, and buried or commemorated in France or UK (no included potential wounded men died at home during or after the War).

Lance Corporal

David ABBOT

Born and enlisted at Dundee.

Formerly Royal Garrison Artillery (47666).

Killed in action on the14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Charles Varley ADAMSON

Born at Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Enlisted at Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery (Grave XIV.B.5A)

 

Private

John ANDREW

Born at Calderhead, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at  Shotts, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

William G. BAIRD

Born at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Corporal

Dugald BARCLAY

Born at Barony, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916.

Rest in peace in London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval (8.K.16.)

 

Private

Thomas BELL

Born and enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Archibald BLACK

Born at Stirling. Enlisted at Dunblane, Perthshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Robert BLACK

Born at Dumbarton, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Dunfermline.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Charles BLAIR

Born and enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 25.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

William Norman BLAIR

Born at Heaton, Northumberland. Enlisted at Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 18.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

John BLYTH

Born at Dundee, enlisted at Leith.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 19.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

William BOYD

Born at Kilmadock, Perthshire. Enlisted at Dunblane, Perthshire.

Killed in action, declared missing in action on the 31st July 1916 - Age 24.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Peter BRADIE

Born at Dunblane, Perthshire. Enlisted at Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

James BREWSTER

Born at Dysart, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Cupar, Fifeshire.

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 35.

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.E.42.)

 

Corporal

William Crochart BRIGGS

Born at Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916 - Age 29.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Corporal

John Moir BRUCE

Born at Guildtown, Pertshire. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916.

Rest in peace in Delville Wood Cemetery (XXIII.R.2.).

 

Private

Robert BRUNTON

Born at Leven, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Perth.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916.

Rest in peace in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie (I.B.59.).

 

Sergeant

John BUCHANAN

Born at Law, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Rest in peace in Delville Wood Cemetery (IV.B.3.).

 

Lance Corporal

John BUCHANAN

Born at Tillyallan, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 23

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Captain

Henry John BUTTER

C Company.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Archibald CALLUM

Born at Inveresk, Midlothian. Enlisted at Musselburgh, Midlothian.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 20.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Second Lieutenant

William McAdam CAMERON

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 28.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

James CAMPBELL

Born in Belfast. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Captain

J.D. CARSWELL

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Sergeant

John CHRISTIE

Born at Arbroath, Forfarshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Sergeant

Duncan CLARK

Born at Dundee. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 39.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Arthur COOK

Born and enlisted at Lambeth, London.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916 - Age 33.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Frank COOMBER

Born at Redhills, Surrey. Enlisted in London.

D Company.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 17.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

Charles John COSH

Born at Heath, Glamorganshire. Enlisted at Hertford, Hertfordshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lieutenant

John Fairweather CRICHTON

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 31.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

John CULLEN

Born at Tradeston, Glasgow. Enlisted at Clydebank, Dumbartonshire.

Killed in action onthe 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Robert CURRIE

Born at Calder, Lanarkshire. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Sergeant

James DEWAR

Born at Auchterderran, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Robert DEWAR

Born at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

James DUNCAN

Born at Markinch, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Cupar, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

William L.M. EASTON

Born and enlisted at Forfar.

Killed in action, declared missing in action on the 30th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Sergeant

Duncan FERGUSON

Born and enlisted at Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 23.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Second Lieutenant

James Grant FERGUSON

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 27.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Donald McDougall FORD

Born at Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Ladybank, Fifeshire.

B Company.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

John GARDINER

Born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

Alexander G.M. GARDNER

Born at Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 31.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

Frederick Charles GEORGE

Born at Leytonstone, Essex. Enlisted at St Pancras, Middlesex.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 35.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Dennis GILHOOLY

Born at Canongate, Edinburgh. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Captain

George Bruce GILROY, M.C.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (I.D.26.).

 

Lance Corporal

Francis GREEN

Born at Alexandria, Dumbartonshire. Enlisted at Dumbarton.

Formerly 8428, 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Lance Corporal

John GUNN

Born at Loanhead, Midlothian. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Formerly 6567, 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 22.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

James HALLIDAY

Born at Renton, Dumbartonshire. Enlisted at Dumbarton.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 33.

Rest in peace in La Neuville British Cemetery (I.B.40.).

 

Private

Andrew HARGRAVES (or HARGREAVES)

Born at Markinch, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

James HEANEY

Born at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Enlisted in Manchester.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

George HEBENTON

Born at Kirriemuir, Forfarshire. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 21.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

William Henry HEELEY

Born at Norristhorpe, Yorkshire. Enlisted at Dewsbury, Yorkshire.

Died of wounds on the 22nd July 1916 - Age 26.

Rest in peace in Abeville Communal Cemetery (IV.G.9.)

 

Private

John HENDERSON

Born at Perth. Enlisted at Lochgelly, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Rest in peace in Serre Road Cemetery n2 (XXX.F.1.)

 

Private

John HISLOP

Born at Kincardine, Perthshire. Enlisted at Dunblane, Perthshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Robert HOOD

Born at Ruthwell, Dumfrieshire. Enlisted at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

William HORSBURGH

Born at Gladsmir, Haddingtonshire. Enlisted at Aldershot.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 50.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Walter HORT

Born at Carlisle, Cumberlandshire. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

William HOUGHTON

Born at Barrow-in-Furness. Enlisted at Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916.

Rest in peace in Delville Wood Cemetery (XII.J.1.)

 

Private

James HUGHES

Born at Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire. Enlisted at Dumbarton.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Francis HYNDS (or HYND)

Born and enlisted at Gorbals, Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 25.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Robert KIMM

B Company.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 23.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A).

 

Private

Henry Sibley KING

Mising in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 17

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Addenda panel)

 

Private

Alexander Stewart LAIRD

Born at Kirknewton, Midlothian. Enlisted at East Calder, Midlothian.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

Reginald LANCHBERY (or LAUCHBERY)

Born at Dundee. Enlisted at Kingston-on-Thames.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie (I.C.34.)

 

Private

David LAUGHLAN (or LAUGHLIN)

Born at Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Hamilton.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

James LAWSON

Born at Barony, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916

Rest in peace in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt (I.D.3.)

 

Private

Gideon LEES

Born at Earlston, Berwickshire. Enlisted at Selkirk.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

Alexander LESLIE

Born at St Giles, Edinburgh. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Albert Walter LESTER

Born at Bath, Somersetshire. Enlisted at Bryanmawr, East Brecon, Wales.

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.D.49.)

 

Lance Corporal

Daniel LOCKHART

Born at Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Enlisted at Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 41

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Percy William LONGMUIR

Born at London. Enlisted at Southampton.

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916

Rest in peace in Heilly Station Cemetery (II.D.27.)

 

Private

Peter LOUGHAN (or LONGHAM)

Born in Belfast. Enlisted at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

B Company

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Thomas LUNAN

Born at Carnbee, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Daniel MacDOUGALL

Born at Bridgeton, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

James MacLENNAN

Born at Arbroath, Forfarshire. Enlisted at Brechin, Forfarshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Alexander MAIR

Native of Glasgow. Enlisted at Clydebank, Dunbartonshire.

Died of wounds on the 6th August 1916 - Age 42

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen (B.28.35.)

 

Lance Corporal

James Henry MARTIN

Born at Dalrymple, Ayrshire. Enlisted at Southampton.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

Thomas McALISE

Born at Ballintoy, Co. Antrim. Enlisted at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Alexander McANGUS

Born and enlisted at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Francis McCAFFERTY

Born at Hetton-le-Hole, Durham. Enlisted at Houghton-le-Spring, Durham.

Formerly Royal Garrison Artillery, 47437

Killed in action onthe 19th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

William Alexander McDONALD

Died of wounds on the 20th August 1916 - Age 34

Rest in peace in Abbevile Communal Cemetery (III.B.20.)

 

Private

Thomas McDOUGALL

Born at Edinburgh. Enlisted at Dunfermline, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Allan McDOWALL

Born at Girvan, Ayrshire. Enlisted at West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie (I.C.59.).

 

Private

Archibald John McFARLANE

Born at Barony, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Formerly Royal Garrison Artillery, 45448.

Killed in action on the 14h July 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Joseph McGINTY

Born at Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Cowdenheath, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

William B. McINTOSH

Born at Dundee. Enlisted at Perth.

Declared on the 30th July 1916 missing in action

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

John McKENZIE

Born at Inverness. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Matthew McKIE

Born at Dunblane, Perthshire. Enlisted at Inverkeithing.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 27

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

James McLEARY

Born at Townhead, Glasgow. Enlisted at Clydebank, Dumbartonshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

David McLORIE

Born at Wigtown. Enlisted at St Helens, Lancashire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Ebenezer McNEILL

Born at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.C.28.).

 

Private

Henry MELDRUM

Born at Kinghorn, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Leven, Fifeshire.

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt (I.D.1.).

 

Lance Corporal

William Rollo MELDRUM

M.M.

Born at Airlie, Forfarshire. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

William MILLER

Born and enlisted in Birmingham.

Died of wounds on the 3rd August 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery (58.55056.).

 

Lieutenant

Eric MILROY

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 28

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

John MITCHELL

Born in Glasgow. Enlisted at Dundee.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

James MOIR

Born in Edinburgh. Enlisted at Barrow, Lancashire.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Lance Corporal

William MUNLEY

Born at Neilston, Renfrewshire. Enlisted at Renfrew.

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Lance Corporal

James MUNN

Born at Old Kilpartick, Dumbartonshire. Enlisted at Clydebank, Dumbartonshire.

Formerly Royal Garrison Artillery, 45428.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Second Lieutenant

Edward Douglas MURRAY

Died of wounds on the 20th July 1916 - Age 32

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.F.1.).

 

Private

William B. NICHOL

Born and enlisted at Dundee.

Died of wounds on the 17th July 1916

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.D.34.).

 

Corporal

Arthur OSBORNE

Born at Hounslow, London. Enlisted in Manchester.

Died of wounds on the 1st August 1916

Rest in peace in Flixon (St Michael) Churchyard (A52).

 

Private

Herbert PAGE

Born and enlisted in Sheffield.

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Dive Copse British Cemetery (II.A.2.).

 

Private

William John Hughes PRESTON

Born at Kilwinning Park, Glasgow. Enlisted at Hertford.

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

John PROUDFOOT

Born at Stanley, Perthshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 23.

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.C.7.).

 

Private

Hugh QUINN

Born at Strabane, Co Tyrone. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

David RENTON

Born at Bannockburn. Enlisted at Stirling.

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension (II.C.41.).

 

Private

John ROBERTSON

Born at Comrie, Perthshire. Enlisted at Stirling.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

George ROBSON

Born at Rawalpindi, India. Enlisted at Felling-on-Tyne.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

John ROSS

Born at St Aubyn, Devonport, Devon. Enlisted at Plymouth.

A Company

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Corporal

James RUSSELL

Born at Maryhill, Glasgow. Enlisted at Stockton-on-Tees, Durham.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

George SCOTT

Born and enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

William SCOTT

Born and enlisted at Blackburn, Lancashire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Alexander Neil SHIELDS

Born at Airlie, Forfarshire. Enlisted at Carnoustie, Forfarshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Thomas SIM

Born at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. Enlisted at Warrington, Lancashire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Rest in peace in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval (XI.M.4.).

 

Private

Thomas SIMPSON

Born at Beath, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

John SMEDLEY

Born and enlisted at Nottingham.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Lance Corporal

Alexander SMITH

Born at Bridgeton, Glasgow. Enlisted at Aldershot.

Died of wounds on the 1st August 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen (B.29.12.).

 

Corporal

Arthur Hullard SMITH

Born at Tynecastle, Edinburgh. Enlisted at Balcaskie, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

David SMITH

Born at Portobello, Midlothian. Enlisted at Inverkeithing, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

His brother, James Smith, was killed on the 9th July 1916 at Montauban or in Bernafay Wood and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Alfred SPENCER

Born and enlisted in Liverpool.

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Thomas Stewart SPROLL

Born at Leith. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Duncan STEVENSON

Born at Paisley, Renfrewshire. Enlisted at Maryhill, Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Rest in peace in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension (II.E.43.).

 

Private

David Robert STEWART

Born at Dunkeld, Perthshire. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Died of wounds on the 6th August 1916 - Age 32

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen (B.33.23.).

 

Private

Ezekiel STURGEON

Born at Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

John TAGGART

Born at Bathgate, Linlithgowshire. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Formerly Royal Field Artillery, 9493.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Peter THOMSON

Born at Dundee. Enlisted at Perth.

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Henry (or Harry) TULLY

Born at Shettleston, Glasgow. Enlisted in Glasgow.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval (XXX.O.1.).

 

Private

Edward TURNER

Born at Lassodie, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

James WARD

Born and enlisted at Cumnock, Ayrshire.

C Company

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

David Walker WATT

Born at Cellardyke, Fifeshire. Enlisted at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

C Company

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen (A.27.18.).

 

Private

William WELSBY

Born at Salford, Lancashire. Enlisted in Manchester.

Killed in action on the 18th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

William WEMYSS

Born and enlisted at Leith.

Killed in action on the 17th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Andrew WHYTE

Born and enlisted at Dunfermline, Fifeshire.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

James WHYTE

Born at Monquither, Aberdeenshire. Enlisted at Hounslow.

Killed in action on the 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Panel 10A)

 

Private

Thomas Sandilands WILSON

Born and enlisted at Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (1.D.23.).

 

Private

Charles WOOD

Born at Wandsworth, London. Enlisted in Edinburgh.

Declared on the 30th July 1916 Missing in action. His body was found after the War.

Rest in peace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval (VI.E.38.).

 

Private

William YOUNG

Born at Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Enlisted at St Andrews, Fifeshire.

Died of wounds on the 27th July 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery (IX.A.7A.).