The Fallen of 1914-1918

Archibald Brown Troop, Corporal,,4th Battalion Black Watch (Picture)Archie Troup

Aged 43, Killed on the 9th May 1915. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial’, Pas de Calais, France. Possibly killed during the Aubers Ridge attack.
He was initiated on the 6th October 1910, and is described in the petition book as a Coal Merchant living at ‘Oakbank’ Church Street, Broughty Ferry.

George Ramsay Stewart, Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment.

Aged 28, Private, Killed on the 23rd September 1916. The Battle of the Somme. He lies in the Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, France.
He was Initiated on the 20th July 1911 and is described in the petition book as a Steam Fitter, residing at 21 Fort Street, Broughty Ferry. He emigrated to Canada prior to the Great War.

Alexander Webster, Private, 16th Battalion Australian Infantry Force,

Aged 28, Killed 31st August 1916, The Battle of the Somme.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
He was initiated on the 25th August 1910 and is described in the petition book as a Bleacher, residing at 8 David Street, Broughty Ferry. Emigrated to Australiaprior to the Great War.

James Sinclair, Lance Corporal, “B” Coy, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Poppy Wreath

Aged 29, Died 24th June 1917, in one of the Battles around Yper. He is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Yper. He was initiated on the 10th September 1914 and is described in the Petition book as a Barman, residing at 3 Lawrence Street, Broughty Ferry.

John Adamson Lorimer, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots,

Aged 40, Died 13th November 1916, The Somme.
Buried in the Serre Road Cemetery No.1, Pas de Calais, France. He was initiated on the 8th May 1902 and is described in petition book as a ‘Van Man’ residing at 25 David Street, Broughty Ferry.

Alexander Kirkpatrick Collins, 2nd Lieutenant, 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Aged 23, Died 29th May 1918, possibly during the Battles of the Aisne & Marne. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. He was initiated on the 6th May 1915 and is described in the petition book as a Commercial Traveller residing at CraigView, Gray Street, Broughty Ferry.

Alexander Murray Stewart, Pioneer 20th Signal Coy, Royal Engineers.

Aged 35, Died 7th July 1918, during the 2nd Battle of the Marne.
He is buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension. Pas de Calais, France. He was initiated on the 4th October 1906 and is described in the petition book as an Organist residing at Osborne Terrace, Broughty Ferry.

William Milne Fraser, Lance Sergeant, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment.

Aged 33, Died 7th March 1917.
Buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, France.
He was initiated on the 25th December 1915 and is described in the petition book as a Public House Manager, 12 Canal Street Perth. He moved to Vancouver Canada.

Alexander Thomson Norrie, Private, 8th Battalion Black Watch,

Aged 27, Died 6th Sept 1917. Buried at Grevilliers British Cemetery, Bapaume, France.

He was initiated on 27th November 1913, age 23, described in the petition book as a Trawl Fisherman, 8 Fort Street, B/Ferry.

Charles Spalding Geekie, Private, Army Service Corps,

Aged 30, died 6th October 1917. Buried at Iringa Cemetery, Tanzania (formerly German East Africa). The British fought a difficult campaign against General von Lettow-Vorbeck from 1915 to 1918. He was initiated 12th September 1912, age 25, described in the petition book as a Butcher, Cyprus Cottage, Broughty Ferry.
Son of Alexander and Janet Geekie, Cyprus Cottage, Monifieth.

Donald Bain, Chief Engineer, Mercantile Marine, S.S. Redemere (Manchester).

Age 46, Steamer, Armed Merchantship, Torpedoed without warning and sunk by UB-40, 6 miles WSW from St Catherines, Isle of Wight, Outer approaches to the Solent, English Channel.
Sunk 28th Oct 1917, 19 lives lost. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. He was initiated on 10th January 1900, aged 29, Marine Engineer, 5 Ramsay Place, Broughty Ferry.
Husband of Johanna Isabella Bain, of 12 Malvern Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, born at Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire.

William George Grant, 285th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery,

Age 35, Sergeant, Died 28th March 1918.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 10 Pozieres Memorial.
Probably killed during the last great German advance during March and April 1918, also known as the ‘Michael offensive’ when British troops were swept back over the old Somme Battlefields. He was initiated on 26th September 1912, described in the petition book as aged 29, Engraver, Park Place.

John George Cook, First Engineer, Mercantile Marine, S.S. Barrister (Liverpool).

Age 35, S.S. Barrister was a defensively armed steamship, on18th Sept 1918, nine miles west of Chicken Rock near Liverpool, it was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German U-Boat, UB 64, 30 lives lost. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. He was initiated on the 13th Feb 1908, described in the petition book as a Marine Engineer, Chestnut Cottage, King Street, Broughty Ferry.

James Campbell Longair, First Engineer, Mercantile Marine, S.S. Erindring (London).

Age 35, S.S. Erindring, Steamer carring iron ore from Santander to Glasgow was sunk by the U 91 on the 5th October 1918 in the Bay of Biscay, there were 22 crew lost.
He is also commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London
He was initiated on the 27th August 1903, aged 20, Engineer, 28 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry. Son of George and Jessie Longair; husband of Georgina Macdonald Longair, of Ashburn Place, Broughty Ferry.

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