Killearn War Memorial

To the men of Killearn Parish who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1919
Walter Aitken Pte SR Walter was born in Killearn, the son fo Walter and Eliza. He enlisted in Glasgow, serving in the Scottish Rifles as 43298. He died of wounds on 23 September 1917 and rests in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery with over 10,000 other men and one woman, Nellie Spindler QAIMNS
George Battison Spr RE Possibly, George Battison, son of Preston and Susan of Watson Crescent, Edinburgh. He served in the ASC 402 Mechanical Transport Coy. as M/205140 and died of wounds on 10 Novem ber 1917 aged 25 and rests in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.
Robert Carr Pte Gordon Hdrs  
Alex Dobbie Pte Gordon Hdrs Alexander Dobbie was born in Killearn and enlisted in Paisley. He served as S/40956 and died on 13 October 1918 and rests in Vadenourt British Cemetery, Maissemy.
Wm G Edmonstone Lt Coldstream Gds Note :- William is also mentioned on the Strathblane Memorial
Walter Fairlie L/Cpl A & SH Walter was the son of David and Margaret Fairlie of Blairessan, Killearn. He served as 20865 and died on 20 October 1917 aged 22. Walter rests in Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux
Peter Gordon Pte Scots Guards  
William Jenkinson Sgnlr Grenadier Guards  
John Johnston Pte Black Watch  
Hendry Lamont Pte Royal Scots  
Hugh Lennie Pte CEF Hugh was born on 21 September 1875, the son of Mrs Janet McKellar Lennie of Balfron Station, Stirlingshire. His attestation papers state that Hugh lived in Portland, Oregan, USA, but was born in Killearn. He was 6; 3" tall (very tall for the time) and he had a 41" fully expanded chest, with a fair complection, blue eyes and brown hair. Hugh served in the Alberta Regiment of the Canadian Infantry as 895501 and died on 10 August 1918 aged 40 and is remembered along with may others from the Canadian Regiments on the Vimy Memorial, near Arras.
Thomas Mackie Pte HLI  
Andrew Marshall Dr HLI  
David Marshall Ag Cpl MGC  
Kenneth Miller Lt SR  
William Morrison Dr RE  
Hugh McCallum L/Cpl Gordon Hdrs  
Peter McCallum Pte CEF  
Archibald McLaren Pte Gordon Hdrs  
John McLean Pte A & SH  
William McLean Pte A & SH  
Ernest P Orr-Ewing Capt Scots Gds Ernest Pellow Orr-Ewing born on 29 January 1882 was the son of Sir Archibald and Lady Orr-Ewing of Ballikinrain. He was KIA on 15 September 1916 aged 33and is remembered at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs with over 3000 identified and unidentified casualties from the Commonwealth
William Paterson Pte A & SH  
John Sanderson Lt Border Regt  
John Scott Gnr RFA  
Herbert Sporton Sergt A & SH Herbert E Sporton - according to Herbert's enlistment papers he was born in Clerkenwell, lived in Edinburgh and enlisted in Glasgow. He served as S/7485. He was KIA on 26 November 1917 and is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial
David Wilson Lt A & SH  
Also of the Men who fell in the War 1939 - 1945
Frederick Barclay Sergt Recce Corps Frederick was the foster son of Elizabeth Gray of Stewarton, Ayrshire. He served as 3316703 and died on 16 September 1941 aged 22. he rests in Killearn Parish Kirkyard along with 3 other servicemen.
John B B Bromilow Capt KOSB John was the son of Major General D G Bromilow, DSO and Mrs M Bromilow of Killearn and husband of Violet. John served as 69139 and died on 28 January 1944 aged 27. John, like Frederick Barclay rests in the Parish Kirkyard of Killearn.
James L Fraser Lt RNVR James Lovat Fraser was the son of William and Jessie of Killearn. He served on HMMTB ( His/Her Majesty's Motor Torpedo Boat ) 233, being Mentioned in Despatches. He died on 18 April 1943 aged 23 and also rests in Killearn Kirkyard.
Duncan K McCuaig   DFC Fl/Lt RAF

Dundan Kennedy McCuaig,was the son of Norman and Bertha and husband of Olwen Inez McCuaig of Dunblane. He served as a pilot in 541 Sqdn - thePhotographiuc Reconnaissance Unit as 67629. He died on 28 September 1944 aged 24 an rests in Sage War Cemetery, Germany.

Eric N McCuaig F/Sergt RAF Eric Norman McCuaig was the son of Norman and Bertha McCuaig and brother to Duncan (above). He served as 1365253 and died on 19 August 1942 aged 23 and is remembered along with many others from the Air Services whose final resting place is not known.
Far spread the graves that shrine the glorious dust.
For them whose names these stones receive in trust.
Grant them O Lord thy Sabbaths peace divine
ane let thy light for ever on them shine


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