Cardross War Memorial

Archibald Adamson  
Thomas Adamson  
Alexander Adie Alexander Grant Adie, was the son of William and Mary of Cardross Park, Cardross and was originally from Dumbarton. Alexander served in the Royal Engineers as Corporal 7299 after enlisting in Dumbarton. Alex, as he is found on some sources, died on 25 March 1917 aged 20 and rests in Janvel Cemetery, Dieppe.
W H Anderson      V.C.

William Herbert Anderson V.C., born in 1881 was the son of W J Anderson, CBE of Strathairly, Largo, Fife. He married Gertrude Campbell who lived at 23 Abingdon Court, Kensington, London.  William served in the HLI and at the age of 6 was an acting Lt. Colonel.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for events and his subsquent actions that took place on March 25th 1918 at Bois Favieres which resulted in his death..The London Gazette of 30th April, 1918, records his citation :-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned. Grasping the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Anderson made his way across the open in full view of the enemy now holding the wood on the right, and after much effort succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter-attack and drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns and seventy prisoners, and restoring the original line. His conduct in leading the charge was quite fearless and his most splendid example was the means of rallying and inspiring the men during the most critical hour. Later on the same day, in another position, the enemy had penetrated to within three hundred yards of the village and were holding a timber yard in force. Colonel Anderson reorganised his men after they had been driven in and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counterattack. He led the attack in person and throughout showed the utmost disregard for his own safety. The counter-attack drove the enemy from his position, but resulted in this very gallant officer losing his life. He died fighting within the enemy's lines, setting a magnificent example to all who were privileged to serve under him."

Sources vary as to the date of William being KIA either the 25th or 26th of March and William rests in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt along with over 900 identified casualties and over 360 whose name is known only unto their God.

Note :- William's Victoria Cross has been loaned to the Imperial War Museum, London

Franklin Baird  
Hugh Caldwell Hugh served as Gunner 326273 in the RGA after enlisting in Helensburgh. He died of wounds on 13 August 1918 and rests in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-les-Pernois.
George G Chrystal George Gordon Chrystal was the sonb of Mr & Mrs J G Chrystal of Bloomhill, Cardross. He served as a Lieutenant in the A & SH. George was KIA on 25 May 1915 aged 29 and is remembered along with many others whose final resting place is known only unto their God, on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
John W Graham  
Gerald Hopkins  
Edward Kelly  
Lachlan McArthur  
Malcolm McArthur  
Mihael Mc Diarmid  
Donald M MacFarlane  
Malcolm McKillop Malcolm was the son of Malcolm and Mrs McKillop of The Murray's. Cardross. He served as Pte 325865 in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. He was KIA on 11 April 1918 and is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
George McLee George was the son of John and Margaret McLee of Maryland House, Dunbarton, being born in Forfarshire. He served as 13466 in the Scots Guards and died on 23 April 1915 aged 19 and rests in Cardross Churchyard.
Duncan McNaughton  
Duncan MacPherson  
Neil MacPherson  
Alexander McRae  
Malcolm McRae  
David Morris  
Anthony S Murray Anthony Stoddard Murray was the son of David and Frances of Moorpark, Cardross and husband of Hester, who lived at Woodside Crescent, Glasgow. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the A & HS. He died on 23 March 1918 aged 38 and rests in Bellicourt British Cemetery
Note - one source has his date of death the previous day
Frank R Ritchie Frank Robert Ritchie was the son of Robert Crosthwaite Ritchie and his wife Maggie Wilson Ritchie of Kenmure, Cardross. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the HLI and was KIA on 25 May 1915 aged 22. George rests in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy 
Ritchie Shaw  
William Smith  
W Beardmore Stewart William Beardmore Stewart was the son of Duncan and Maria Beardmore Stewart of Auchenfroe, Cardross. He served as a Captain in the RFA. He was KIA on 24 May 1917 aged 33. William rests in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
Robert Struthers Robert Murray Struthers was the son of James and Margaret Murray Sinclair Struthers. He was born in Old Kilpatrick and enlisted into the A & S H in Edinburgh and served as Pte S/14415. Robert was KIA on 5 May 1917 aged 32 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial
David Thomson  
Adam Umpherston Adam was the son of Alexander and Hel of Hoprig, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. He served as Pte 3359 in the A & SH after enlisting in Dumbarton while living in Renton. Adam died of wounds on 12 May 1915 aged 22. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial
William Walker  
1939 - 1945
James S Archibald  
William Davis  
Alexander Dunbar  
James McAree  
James McGreachan  
Charles J McGregor  
Henry L MacInnes  
William McManus  
John P MacNaughton  
James J McPherson  
Allan Purdie  
Robert Tunstall  


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