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HLI Chronicle 1917 - The Royal Highland Fusiliers

SUppl9lM1U tJO S.L.I. Ohf'07licle, January, 1917.


found lightly held. A party of men collected

by C.S.-1\1. M'Menemy bombed down the

trench to the left and held it until relieved,

when they rejoined the Battalion in Reserve

trenches.

The Brigade remained in the same trenches

all the 16th until 11 p.m., when they moved

out into position for attack, and dug in.

The Brigade proceeded to the attack at 7-15

a.m. on April 17th. An Indian Regiment, who

had orders to move up to within 200 yards of

the enemy's trenches before the artillery

bombardment ceased, found so little opposition

at the time that they went right into

the enemy's trenches. The H.L.I., moved

forward as units in front, went out to captured

trenches, and spent the day in trenches

occupied by the Indians before the attack.

At 6-30 p.m. the Turks commenced to

bombard the new line, and shortly afterwards

the Battalion was ordered up to reinforce

the front line, which was about 1000 yards

distant. They arrived there to find our line

being pressed back, and were compelled to fall

back too, during which time they lost 3 officers

wounded and 3 missing. The front line of the

Battalion made a stand in a trench some

distance in rear, and from this a counterattack

was attempted, which, however, failed.

The Battalion then reformed as far as was

possible in two parties, moved down to the

left, and reinforced the trench occupied by

an Indian Regiment. At 3 a.m. on the 18th

the Battalion was relieved, and went back to

the trenches dug the previous night. At 2 p:m.

they moved back to Reserve with the

remainder of the Brigade to dug-outs

about 3000 yards behind the trenches.

From 19th to 2.4th April the Battalion remained

in reserve at Beit Aieessa. There was a good

deal of sickness among the men, but not many

went to hospital.

Late on the 23rd April orders were received

to attack a position about 3000 yards southwest

of Beit Aieessa. The Battalion paraded

at 1-45 a.m. on the 24th, and arrived at the

point of assembly at 2-30 a.m. From here the

Brigade moved in single file down a nullah

for about one mile due south. On arrival at

the position of deployment the Brigade had

to turn west. The H.L. I. and another

Battalion were in the front line, two Companies

of each forming a second line 100

yards in rear. At 4-15 a.m. the advance

commenced, the objective being supposed

to be 800 yards ahead. First shots were

fired after moving about 400 yards. After

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ad\Tancing 1300 yards and no definite line

baving been met with, it was decided to

dig in:- along a nullah, which was accordingly

done. During the morning the front line was

enfiladed by an enemy mounted battery which

appeared on the left flank. On t,he arrival of

the Staff it was found that the force had

advanced 500 yards further than where the

enemy were supposed to be Patrols were

pushed forward to reconnoitre the enemy's

trench 1000 vards in front. which was found

unoccupied.. Order" were· received at 11-30

a.m. to occupy this trench, but these were

cancelled a quarter of an hour later, and the

rest of the day was spent in digging in.

During the remaind('r of the month nothing of

importance occurred. There was an outbreak

of cholera, and on the .30th six cases were

reported from hospital, with three deaths.

Some Notes.

A CAREFUL and deeply interested perusal

of the issues of the "H.L.I. Chronicles"

latterly must, I feel sure, leave many of the

older enthusiasts of the Battalion wondering

ing, like I, at the lesser degree of prominence

held in that journal by the affairs of the

Battalion than was the case previous to this

war, when each quarter's issue brought us

well into the limelight.

One must make allowances, certainly, for

the number of Battalions which now go to

make up our Regiment; but I cannot help

experiencing a feeling akin to fear that our

old comrades everywhere are not being

sufficiently informed of how their successors

are endeavouring to uphold the honour,

traditions, powers of endurance, and, in brief,

to sustain the wonderful name of our grand

Regiment, of which we now have more reason

than ever to be proud.

We have been" through the mill." :Many

of our old hands have departed-some to

return, some also not to. Our casualties

have, of course, been consistent with the

prominent part we have always been proud to

take in the strenuous operations in which we

have been engaged. Sickness and disease

have taken their toll. Many familiar faces

are now replaced by faces less well known.

Our Officers and senior N.-C.O.'s have changed

and changed again. But we are here in

Mesopotamia, and we are in the fighting line.

During the Mesopotamian summer, however

(June to September), operations both on the

part of the Turks and British might be termed


of the year ended with Hogmanay observed

as well as circumstances would permit.

The Battalion were all fairly comfortably

housed. Our Sappers and Pioneers had

provided tables and seats for all, and at

12.45 p.m. every billet was visited by our

Colonel, where he found every man ready to

be seated to a good dinner, which was followed

by Christmas pudding, fruits, sweets, and

nuts, and English beer and cigarettes ad lib.

A satisfactory meal made possible by the

generous grant of 750 francs from the Division.

The many gifts from our numerous kindly

patrons had been issued to the men during the

previous week, and were much in evidence.

They are much appreciated and valued by all,

and the heartiest thanks are tendered to all

donors.

The afternoon was spent by the men in

harmony. \Ve were unfortunate in not being

able to secure the Division Ministrel Troupe

for our amusement all the afternoon, but a

Regimental Band played selections in a

marquee erected at the Headquarters Mess

from 5 p.m. till the sma' wee hours.

3Iilitary duties and the exigencies of the

service prevented the attendance of many of

{Jur invited guests and Regimental Officers

whom we should have liked to have met, but,

as our French landladies are always saying,

" Se la guerre."

The dinner, of which a copy of the menu

card is attached, prepared by "Tommy"

Veal, the civilian chef to the Regimental Mess

in pre-war days, was a complete success, and

the Pipe music all that could be desired.

MENU.

Oysters. Cock-a-Leekie.

Sole Colbert.

Haggis and Nips. Roast Turkey.

Brussel Sprouts.

Potatoes. Asparagas and Butter.

Plum Pudding.

Chocolate Souffle. Scotch Woodcock.

PIPE PROGRAMME.

March, "The 25th's Farewell to Meerut "

Strathspey, "Stirling Castle"

Reel,. . " Duntroon "

Piobaireachd, "The Bells of Perth"

March, " Atholl Highlanders' Farewell to Looh Katrine"

Strathspey,

Reel,..

" The Devil in the Kitchen"

"Deil Amang the Tailors"

. { . . "Sootland the Brave"

RegImental Marches "Blue Bonnets o'er the Border"

Slow l\larch,

Slow March,

. . . . . . "Lord Leven "

"Guid nicht, an' joy be wi' ye a'."

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE. 9

Home Notes.

WE have now been in our billets for three

months. The training has been progressing

very favourably in spite of tl -; reduced

facilities occasioned by the change from

camp-a change, however, which was absolutely

necessary, as the l\iusketry parties can

testify after their experiences on the range,

where they have to clear away the snow from

the sights of their rifles before each shot!

Being in a city like this, where places of

amusement abound, we have not been thrown

so much on our own resources to provide

recreations as at camp; thus, apart from the

ordinary work of the Battalion, we have not,

as a whole, been engaged in any noteworthy

activities such as concerts, football matches,

etc. We have not had even a Zeppelin raid

to provide variety !

Regarding the Officers' Mess, we are glad

to report that at last we have succeeded in

wiping out the debt which has been exorcising

the minds of the Mess Committee, to whose

efforts we owe much for the present satisfactory

state of affairs.

We have had recently to take over another

house, a short distance away from the Mess,

to accommodate the increasing number of

Officers.

QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL,

DUNBLANE.

INTIMATION has been received that the bed

in the above school, to which the Regiment has

the right of nomination, will be vacant on

27th June, 1917.

The O.C. Depot, H.L.I., Hamilton, will be

glad to receive applications to fill the above

vacancy.

(1) Candidates must be between the ages

of 9 and 11.

(2) Candidates must be the sons of those

who have served, or are serving, in the Regular

Battalions of the H.L.I. on the Normal Form

of Attestation.

(3) Preference will be given to (a) orphans,

(b) fatherless children.

(4) Applications, with full particulars, should

be addressed to the O.C. Depot, H.L.I., Hamilton,

Scotiand.


A similar entertainment was held on New

Year's Day.

The weather during January has been very

wintry and cold, but the good work goes

steadily on, and everyone is a cheery optimist

regarding the prospects of the big push in the

Spring.

Further Notes.

THE H.L.I., always renowned as a sporting

Regiment, had keen intentions of winning

a certain Garrison Cup, and these intentions

would have been fully realised if there had not

been another combine to apply the spoke to

the Highlanders' wheel. They managed the

length of the semi-final, and reached that

stage without any undue exertions, but then

came along the Battalion Royal Scots

Fusiliers. This was the hurdle the Kilties

failed at, and only by one goal. It was rather

a tame affair, and those who looked on-at all

events, the Highlanders who were theremust

have been sighing for the old lot who

are now engaged in a greater game over the

Channel, but who, as a combine, were invincible

in Army football at home--ay, or

abroad either, for that matter.

In our team that day we had L.-Corpl. Wm.

Kerr, the Garrison boxing champion (lO stone),

Sergt. Harrower (Third Lanark), Sergt.

M'Intosh (Queen's Park), and CorpI. Andie

Wilson (Middlesbro'). One of the notables

on the winning side was Lochhead (Swindon),

well known to Ayrshire" Soccer" enthusiasts.

ST. AN DREW'S DAY.

Scotland's patron Saint is never forgotten

in the Army, and on St. Andrew's Day we

had the usual quiet recognition.

The Officers had a special evening to themselves;

the Sergeants fraternised with their

brothers of the Royal Scots; and the men

had a special dinner and concert in the

dining hall in the evening. Regimental Sergt.­

Major A. D. Neate was responsible for the men's

entertainment. L.-Corpl. Willie Neill, now

overseas, did his duty in the chair manfully,

and energetically assisted in encoring and

insisting on the various artistes for more.

CROSS-COUNTRY RACE.

We had several good men and true in the

Garrison long-distance race; but we didn't

triumph here, although 5th place was really

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not bad business, considering that our" deerfoots"

had little opportunity to train

thoroughly for such an event, or perhaps

it might be better to say that they doubtless

started too late in the day to get into fighting

trim. They did their best, and what more

can be expected of any man?

Northern Notes.

THE training of the Battalion has had farreaching

and important effects, as was shown

by the visit of the T.l\i£.B. in the early weeks

of December. A large percentage of our

" Bi" men had their categories changed to

" A," and apropos of this fact we are inclined

to call ourselves a Sanitorium Battalion,

because our treatment seems to cure the halt,

the maim, and the blind.

Our amateur orchestra under Corporal

Turnbull has made tremendous strides of

late. In conjunction with the Officers and

men, they gave a splendid entertainment in

the town nearby in the first week of December.

The Officers contributed a sketch, which was

received excellently by the most fastidiou8

audience in these parts. Our eyes were

opened, too, by the versatility displayed by

these actors. Another concert took place

across the water. We, in our capacity as

"Chroniclers," were unable to be present,

but we have the excellent evidence of neutrals

that the show was an excellent one. We are

promised more of these entertainments in the

future, and are looking forward eagerly to

them. Meantime, we must chronicle our

grateful thanks to those whose unselfish

efforts have made such things possible.

At Christmas and New Year we donned our

festive garb and made right merry. There

were (fortunately) no carol singers brave

enough to exercise their calling in our midst;

but the pipes and drums heralded in the New

Year with much skirling and mighty beatings.

Part of the dinner on New-Year's Day was

Pork, which arrived on its own legs.' Our

butcher had to call in the aid of eight stalwarts

to prepare the lively Pork for its journey to

the dinner-table.

After the C.O. had come round and wished

us all the best of luck, we made merry. Old

sores were wiped out, old feuds forgotten, and

new friendships formed. Our oldest and evergreen

defaulter chose that time to ask his

C.S.M., in a stage whisper, " Whit aboot ma


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17627 Pte. Hill, J.

28808 Sgt. Hayward, C.

12015 Bug. Haldane, J.

40315 Pte. Hastings, F.

4024 Pte. Hughes, P.

29092 Pte. Hill, W.

7308 Pte. Hutchison, W.

12909 Pte. Hoggan, J.

B9234 Pte. Hanson, E.

31440 Pte. Hannah, J.

A8148 Pte. Hendrie, M.

19280 Pte. Hainey, M.

23673 Pte. Harrison, F.

12285 Pte. Hill, R.

21379 L.-C. Hughes, P.

17014 Pte. Hunter, R.

30587 Pte. Hopkins, S.

43032 Pte. Horsburgh, J.

B21016 Pte. Hubbard, F.

.'13476 Pte. Hutton, W.·

43277 Pte. Harvie, E.

43209 Pte. Hamilton, J.

43057 Cp!. Harkness, G.

13361 L.-C. Hastings, E.

13777 Pte. Haddow, A.

41044 Pte. Hutchison, J.

13304 L.-C. Houston, J.

916 Pte. Hagan, C.

43037 Pte. Honeyman, W.

15631 Pte. Hutohison, T.

13139 C.S.M. Harkness, J.

40926 Pte. Houston, W.

13978 L.-C. Home, R.

33397 L. -C. Hunter, J.

14757 Sgt. Hosie, J.

3494 Pte. Hackett, W.

40681 Pte. Higgison, R.

43090 L.-C. Hamilton, J.

8998 Pte. Hewitt, R.

2837 Pte. Hogg, H.

8118 Pte. Hutchison, R.

43016 L.-C. Herd, A.

33431 Pte. Haldane, G.

40596 Pte. Hendry, A.

40931 Pte. Hendry, J.

31440 Pte. Hannah, J.

27140 L.-C. Jack, R.

B21337 L.-C. Izatt, T.

27130 Pte. Innes, J.

17417 Sgt. Jamieson, A.

1484 Pte. Irvine, G.

17146 Pte. Jones, S.

12196 Pte. Jaekson, J.

17409 L.-C. Johnstone, J.

20049 Cp!. Jeficoate, T.

1955 Pte. James, G.

40136 Pte. Inglis, W.

40289 Pte. Johnstone, J.

40088 Pte. Inglis, D.

21225 L.-C. Irvine, D.

29218 Cp!. Jones, J.

43140 Pte. Jack, W.

539 Pte. Irvine, J.

28992 Pte. Innes, W.

43138 Pte. Johnston. R.

22465 Sgt. Ireland, j.

2699 Cp!. Johnston, J.

4172 Pte. Kane, W.

13904 Pte. Kelly, B.

2113 Pte. Kidd, W.

18855 Pte. Kennelly, C.

5985 Pte. Kelly, J.

24648 Pte. Kelly, J.

2550 Pte. Killen, D.

5588 Pte. Kelly, R.

11936 A.-Sgt. Kerr, P.

43420 Pte. Kay, W.

40263 Pte. Kerr, J.

22932 Pte. Kane, T.

43475 L.-C. Kelly, J.

9215 Cp!. Kenyon, A.

1510 Cp!. Kitchen, J.

40373 Pte. Kerr, T.

29221 Pte. Kinnear••T.

B9542 Pte. Kelly, j.

B21278 Pte. Knox, R.

29439 Pte. Kidd, J.

12151 Pte. Kerr, J.

21460 Pte. Keene. W.

31456 Pte. Kennedy, L.

24483 Pte. Kelly, T.

6917 Pte. Kennedy, J.

11101 A.-Cp!. Keenan, J.

40403 Pte. Kerr, H.

25102 Pte. Kelly, J.

5992 Pte. Kemp, D.

B21123 Pte. King, F.

40054 Pte. Keenan, P.

25076 Pte. Kerr. R.

11716 Pte. Kinloch, E.

A8091 L.-C. Kelly, H.

30242 Pte. Kay, W.

43054 Pte. Knight, J.

43058 L.-C. Keelan, G.

40339 Pte. Kirkland, J.

41037 Pte. Kerr, A.

17050 Pte. Kyle, G.

31625 Pte. Kinsey, E.

9112 Pte. Kane, P.

43355 L.-C. Keiller, J.

40896 Pte. Kennedy, W.

22422 Pte. Keenan, E.

40986 Pte. Kitson, G.

40373 Pte. Kerr, T.

40650 Pte. King, J.

3803 Pte. Kennedy, M.

4253 L.-C. Lawson, B.

21032 Pte. Lawton, N.

20059 Pte. Leitch, A.

7368 Pte. Lawson, K.

12515 Pte. Logan, M.

19758 Pte. Larkin, F.

28793 Cp!. Littiewood, A.

B21226 Pte. Liddell, J.

43423 Pte. Lockhart, A.

3958 Pte. Leitch, R.

43422Pte.Lambroughton,D.

10469 A.-Cp!. Land, W.

40219 L.-Sgt. Johnstone, J. 24459 Pte. Logan, J.

40321 Pte. Jamieson, J. 8912 Pte. Lang, T.

22842 Pte. Ironside, J. 3923 Cp!. Lees, R.

11887 Pte. Innes, W. 43271 L.-C. Lindsay, D.

41062 Pte. Jackson, D. 4772 L.-C. Lynch, E.

27337 Pte. Jack, W. 2935 Pte. Lauder, A.

27205 Pte. Inglis, D. 19473 L.-C. Lothian, W.

43043 Pte. Ireland, J. 2112 Pte. Leek, S.

40017 Pte. Lister, J.

883 Pte. Logue, .T.

2145 Pte. Lappin, H.

40205 Pte. Lamb, C.

29477 Pte. Lloyd, F.

17427 Pte. Livingstone, G.

43269 L.-C. Lyon, J.

43477 L.-C. Liddle, T.

42 Pte. Low, C.

8296 Pte. Lindsay, J.

40081 Pte. Lavin, .T.

36 Pte. Livingstone, A.

28527 Pte. Lamont, R.

13988 Sgt. Love, W.

13607 Pte. Low, J.

263 Pte. Lawn, C.

16250 Pte. LeVy, J.

8739 Pte. Laird, J.

25518 Pte. I..ewis, T .

40813 Pte. Lewis, W.

40412 Pte. Lohan, J.

25190 Pte. Lang, A.

23875 Pte. Lawton, A.

B21341 Pte. Louden, A.

25383 Pte. Lynch, A.

33504 Pte. Leonard, F.

12496 Pte. Lee, W.

25420 Pte. Logan, J.

2001 Pte. Lynass, J.

1188 Pte. Laidler, J.

22262 Pte. Lee, T.

33489 Pte. Little, A.

40017 Pte. Lister, J.

8326 Pte. Lehany, P.

27228 Pte. Lightbody, T.

40895 Pte. Lumsden. N.

15002 Pte. Lees, J ..

31458 Pte. Lafierty, E.

12243 Pte. Laird, J.

10949 Sgt. Lorimer, D.

14203 Cp!. Lindsay, J.

15668 Pte. Levy, B.

13111 Pte. Lawn, J.

30292 Pte. Livingston, A.

41054 Pte. Laird, G.

43080 Pte. Lamont, J.

30275 Pte. Lunney, J.

30530 Pte. Lowe, T.

2797 Sgt. Leiper, F.

2082 Pte. Mitchell, P.

850 Cp!. Martin, A.

9212 Pte. Malley, P.

293 L. -C. Martin, W.

19485 Pte. Marsh, S.

8892 Pte. Miller, R.

12897 Pte. Miller, T.

5008 Pte. Murray, P.

8995 Cp!. Marshall, T.

24636 Pte. Michie, J.

B8937 Pte. Martin, P.

16833 Pte. Milton, J.

3741 Pte. Morrison, R.

3530 Pte. Mulholland, J.

43482 Pte. Malcolm, J.

43462 Cp!. Mitchell, J.

22337 L.·C. Mair, J.

A8762 Pte. Morrison, D.

19490 Pte. Mitchell, J.

5258 Pte. Menzies, W.

43428 Pte. Morton, H.

43305 Pte. Mitchell, J.

4377 Pte. Marshall, P.

4903 Pte. Mooney, J.

43322 Pte. Maxwell, J.

25114 Pte. Morran, W.

9132 Cp!. Melluish, C.

16838 Pte. Malarkey, C.

27185 Pte. Miller, W.

40122 Pte. Muir, A.

4271 Pte. Masterton, G.

26243 Pte. Morton, A.

4537 Pte. Matson, S.

17563 Pte. Mollison, J.

885 Pte. Morrison, W.

12368 Pte. Milligan, J.

5011 Pte. Munro, J.

562 Pte. Mullen, T.

27185 Pte. Miller, W.

43480 Pte. Muldoon. A.

40178 Pte. Moore, S.

40218 Sgt. Murphy, T.

27204 Pte. Mailer, A.

1975 Pte. Marshall, J.

14552 Pte. Milne, E.

43482 Pte. Malcolm, J.

26495 Sgt. Marfteet, H.

40030 Pte. Mullen, P.

40013 Pte. Muir, D.

40368 Pte. Millen, J.

40396 Pte. Mitchell, R.

8995 L.-C. Marshal1, T.

12723 Pte. Murphy, W.

3991 Pte. Moss, T.

1975 Pte. Marshall, J.

22940 Pte. Mellis, P.

19477 Pte. Montgomery, R.

33487 Pte. Main, R.

40742 Pte. Miller, A.

29031 Pte. Marshall, A.

29482 Pte. Maguire, T.

B21288 Pte. Mair, J.

13384 Pte. Matheson, D.

21184 Pte. Murray, F.

12003 Pte. Miller, J.

10347 Pte. Mitchell, W.

8326 Pte. Mllrray, G.

8946 Pte. Munro, J.

10581 A. -Sgt. Miller, R.

25156 Pte. Montgomery, D.

2769 Pte. Miller, H.

13419 L.-Sgt. Mllrphy, J.

19291 Pte. Martin, G.

A21463 Pte. Mathews, H.

33477 Pte. Mllrray, H.

33488 Pte. Millar, G.

B9504 Sgt. Murray, G.

43236 Pte. MiIrray, J.

41040 Pte. Mullen, H.

A8762 L.-C. Morrison, D.

27283 Pte. Mack, J.

43093 Pte. Malcolm, D.

40534 Pte. Menzies, M.

40517 Pte. Mllnro, A.

43513 L.-C. Milne, W.

9404 Pte. Maynard, W.

757 Pte. Mitten, W.

3530 Pte. Mlllholland, W.

43087 Cp!. Martin, G.

A7814 Pte. Moreland, W.

40657 Pte. Morton, W.

43047 Pte. Mowatt, G.

13804 Pte. Miller, T.

40861 Pte. Mitchell, J. H.

12897 Pte. Millar, A.


·40306 Pte. Todd, D.

llOl7 Sgt. Taylor, J.

43444 Pte. Thomson, J.

40359 Pte. Templeton, J.

40324 Pte. Tannahill, M.

5932 Pte. Tomlinson, W.

19783 Pte. Todd, W.

25898 Pte. Thomson, A.

B8122 Pte. Thomson, G.

B21009 A.-Sgt. Tyler, R.

B8338 Pte. Thorburn, R.

23231 Pte. Todd, R.

24963 Pte. Toner, J.

21585 Pte. Tolson, E.

-ln370 Pte. Traynor,.R.

22829 Cpl. Thomson., R.

·40739 Pte. Tulloeh, T.

. 21592 Pte. Taylor, F.

.21409 Pte. Tierney, C.

B21482 Pte. Turner, B.

18242 Pte. Taylor, W.

18222 Cpl. Taylor, J.

B21085 Cpl. Tallett, E.

.27029 Pte. Todd, W.

12113 Pte. Turner, .T.

-41017 Pte. Tinto, W.

14492 Pte. Thomson, W.

-33385 Pte. Taylor, C.

15130 Sgt. Turner, R.

-40912 Pte. Thomson, L.

15955 C.S.M. Tilley, R.

41012 Pte. Trainor, J.

A7682 Pte. Tait, D.

14872 Sgt. Teasdale, L.

40864 Pte. Thompson, D.

40978 Pte. Turpie, D.

43367 L.-C. Thow, J.

13600 Pte. Taylor, J.

-40928 Pte. Ure, A.

7764 Pte. Varley, J.

18507 Pte. Wilcox, T.

.A7602 Cpl. Wilson, A.

4147 Pte. Watson, T.

.23164 Pte. Wilkea. W.

12485 Pte. West, J.

4748 Pte. Wright, J.

22094 Pte. Welsh, T.

25870 L.-C. Westwater, A.

15938 Sgt. Watson, A.

21642 Pte. Wilson, M.

22894 Pte. Watson, F.

40135 Pte. Ward, J.

19304 L.-C. Wamoek, S.

14833 L.·C. Wylie, W.

2052 Pte. Willison, R.

29323 Pte. Wright, J.

40157 L.·C. White, W.

19061 Pte. Weir, R.

40184 Pte. Watt, J.

14507 L.·C. Wright, J.

A7602 Cpl. Wilson, H.

17035 Pte. Walsh, J.

12565 Pte. Welsh, J.

40635 Pte. Wall ace, J.

40371 Pte. Wilson, J.

43463 Pte. Wallace, R.

3699 Pte. Wilson, D.

19612 Pte. Wilson, M.

386 L.-C. Weir, A.

29205 Pte. Wilson, J.

23304 Pte. Whyte, J.

2886 Pte. Wooley, A.

25883 Pte. Whitelaw, A.

385 Pte. Webster, H.

B21251 L.·C. Watson, J.

10701 Pte. Wright, W.

381 Pte. Watson. G.

899 Cpl. White, W.

18797 L.-C. Walker, W.

31374 Pte. Watson, W.

40789 Pte. Wilson, G.

40062 Pte. Walker, W.

8055 Pte. Watson, J.

lI071 C.S.M. Williams, J.

15900 Pte. Walker, R.

8306 Pte. Wood, J.

11927 A.·Cpl. Wright, G.

8132 Pte. Westwood, R.

31155 Pte. Wilson, J.

12231 Pte. Will ox, W.

19308 Pte. Wotherspoon, A •

A9008 Pte. Watson. T.

30411 Pte. Watson, J.

40954 Pte. Wilson, J.

B21484 Pte. Watson, W.

30550 Pte. Watson, M.

17286 Pte. Wilson, W. 33472 Pte. Walker, J..

.31379 Pte. Wilson, J. 2961 Pte. Watson, T.

2009 Pte. Ward, J. 40918 Pte. Wilkie, W.

16940 L.-C. Welsh, P. 33478 Pte. Wills, F.

11812 C.S.M.Warrington,H.12231 Pte. Will ox, W.

7411 Pte. Wardlaw, G. 43061 L.-C. Watson, W.

18203 L.·C. Westwell, A. 43299 Cpl. Wright, W.

693 L.·C. Wilson, W. 15988 Sgt. Watson, A.

14655 Pte. Webster, J. 22615 Pte. Wotherspoon, J.

43824 Pte. Wilson, A. 43011 Pte. Wallace, R.

3025 Pte. Wilson, A.

18244 Pte. Watkins, H.

18515 Pte. Watson, J.

7882 Pte. Ward, M.

2961 Pte. Watson, T.

1286 Pte. Wilson, J.

43325 L.·C. Wilson, A.

33828 Cpl. Ward, W.

22693 Pte. Wallace, J.

5807 Pte. Wilson, L.

30581 Pte. Young, W.

ROLL OF N.-C.O.'S AND MEN REPORTED

MISSING.

27177 Pte. Anthony, C. 81042 Pte. Anderson, J.

27169 Pte. Allan, H. 40917 Pte. Anderson, W.

15135 Pte. Armstrong, R. 48081 Pte. Armstrong, W.

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27126 Pte. Armour, F.

15502 Pto. Broadhead, A.

41055 Pte. Bryson, J.

2959 Sgt. Baird, J.

28682 L.-C. Bennett, H.

29398 Pte. Brewster, E.

14811 Sgt. Buohan, J.

40456 Pte. Baxter, A.

40566 Pte. Barr, W.

33405 Pte. Brown, A.

88407 Pte. Buehanan, J.

14915 Pte. Bennett, J.

1488 Pte. Bums, J.

14798 Pte. Brodie, A.

2926 Pte. Burns, R.

1581 Cpl. Cumming, R.

22266 Pte. Carmichael, D .

38485 Pte. Cameron, A .

40892 Pte. Cowe, P.

31613 L.·C. Cowan, N.

38415 Pte. Connelly, R.

40587 Pte. Crawford, E.

40563 Pte. Cannichael, A.

80265 Pte. Cameron, A.

14888 Pte. Carson, F.

27252 Pte. Cairns, G.

15119 Pte. Crawford, J.

83410 Pte. Carnegie. W.

15055 Pte. ColqUhoun, A.

14919 L.-C. Craig, W.

83416 Pte. Craigie, W.

88408 Pte. Cadogan, J.

41080 Pte. Cameron, R.

25514 Pte. Dougall, J.

27294 Pte. Dallas, G.

33418 Pte. Dick, A.

40905 Pte. Dickson, J.

15018 Pt-e. Duncan, T.

33420 Pte. Donald, G.

38391 Pte. Dunnet, A.

38422 Pte. Elliott, J.

8579 Pte. Eastrop, J.

40848 Pte. Finlayson, P.

40844 Pte. Forbes, T.

88424 Pte. Fergnson, G.

4054 7 Pte. Ferguson, A.

41006 Pte. Ferguson, D.

40548 Pte. F1eming, W.

15025 Pte. Fairbairn, H.

80327 Pte. Ferguson, J.

41028 Pte. Forsythe, W.

26690 Pte. Fairlie, D.

83425 Pte. Floming, J.

48188 Pte. Fraser, I.

40923 Pte. Finlayson. A.

29478 Pte. Gaines, H.

27350 Pte. Graham, R.

B21270 Pte. Graham, S.

40911 Pte. Galloway, G.

83427 Pte. Gardiner, A.

41019 Pte. Greenhorn, R.

27262 Pte. Gibb, C.

1429 Pte. Gordon, M. ,

1426 Pte. Gill, J.

14679 Cpl. Gow, D.

9845 Pte. Gunning, W.

4128 Pte. Hamilton, J.

12853 Pte. Howitt, J.

48026 Pte. Harley, R.

43045 Pte. Hodge, R.

25715 Pte. Horn, M.

48112 Pte. Hamilton, R.

31614 Pte. HcaIy, J.

80406 Pte. Haddow, J.

48121 L.-C. Hyslop, J.

80857 Pte. Hamill, P.

43\44 Pte. Hughes, J.

80383 Pte. Hill, J.

40546 Pte. Hay, A.

81622 Pte. High, A.

30262 Pte. Harkins, J.

88437 Pte. Irvine. J.

29256 Pte. Johnston, J.

8856 Pte. Jackson, W.

41048 Pte. Kinncar, W.

1376 Pte. Kelly, W.

38488 Pte. Kerr, W.

14196 Pte. Kennedy, D.

9863 Pte. Low, J.

14206 L.-C. Lang, W.

27378 Pte. Logan, C.

48184 L.·C. Lang, G.

27285 Pte. Lawrie, J.

28566 Pte. Lang, J.

31628 Pte. Lovie, E •

5508 Pte. Leitch, G.

26304 Pte. Lindsay, H.

48174 Pte. Loudon, H.

5340 Pte. Morton, A.

12868 Pte. Milligan, P.

25384 Pte. }lorrison, J.

B21176 Pte. Mabbett, W.

83450 Pte. Miller, W.

15691 Pte. Mills, D.

28686 Pto. Martin, E.

2785 Pte. Murphy, A.

40528 Pte. Murdoeh, J.

40948 Pte. Murray, W.

48025 L.-C. Mitchell, R.

43086 Pte. Mitchell, R.

48115 Pte. Milne, A.

27860.Pte. Mather, T.

27270 Pte. Manson, J .

81664 Pte. Marshall, J.

14450 Cpl. l\


12068 A.-Cpl. Gallagher, P 25140 Pte. Paterson, R.

24846 L.·O. Howie, W. 31500 Pte. Paton, J.

25129 Pte. Hearton, J. 9242 Pte. Rodger, W.

3534 Pte. Halley, W. 1636 Pte. Rodger, E.

17334 Pte. Lennox, O. 18916 Pte. Rush, O.

27285 Pte. Lawrie, J. 31503 Pte. Rcbinson, J.

7001 Pte. MIKechnie, M. 5937 Pte. Stewart, W.

25536 Pte. M'DougaJl, T. 7351 Pte. Scott;W.

9052 Pte. M'Queen, J. 12903 Pte. Scott, J.

1521 L.-Sgt. M'Kenzie, J. 25142 Pte. Slavin, F.

A7772 Pte. Marshall, A. 10497 Opl. Trine, G.

25191 L.·O. Martin, R. 29086 Op!. Taylor, G. (died).

31465 Pte. Melville, J. 11407 Pte. Welsh, R.

1752 Pte. Morris, A. 10230 Pte. Wilson, R.

1938 Pte. Mitchell, A. 26976 Pte. Wilson, H.

A8780 Pta. Nicol, W. 17652 Pte.Williams,J.(died)

25135 Pte. Olson, O. 27272 Pte. Woodburn, R. C

Obituary Notices.

SECOND LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER YOUNG

DICK, H.L.I., who has died in hospital of

wounds received in action, was the youngest

son of Mr. David Dick, auctioneer, Glasgow.

He was 23 years of age, and was educated at

Allan Glen's School, where he was noted as an

athlete. He joined the H.L.I. on the outbreak

of war, and after serving twelve months

in the trenches he was promoted to the rank

of Second Lieutenant.

INTIMATION has been received by his parents

at· Ninewar, East Lothian, that SECOND

LIEUTENANT TOM CURR has fallen in action.

He enlisted in the Royal Scots shortly after

the outbreak of war, and later was transferred

'to the Highland Light Infantry and received

It commission. Before the war he was training

for the teaching profession, and at Edinburgh

University proved himself a brilliant student,

being an M.A. with honours and a Bachelor of

Science. He was a great athlete, and the

winner of many prizes. In golf, football,

a.nd cricket circles he was well known in East

Lothian. He was the eldest son of Mr. W. S.

(Jun, commissioner to Mrs. Hamilton Ogilvy,

for the Belha ven, DirJeton, and Winton estates.

MR. and Mrs. John G. Wight, 230 Kenmure

Street, Pollokshields, have received intimation

that their younger son, SECOND LIEUTENANT

JOHN G. WIGRT, H.L.I., was killed in action

on November 2. Prior to beinggazetted I.ieut.

Wight saw service in France, having joined the

H.L.I. soon after the outbreak of war. He

was a well-known player at Whitecraigs and

Dundonald Golf Oourses, and in golfing circles

had a large number of friends. Lieut. Wight

was in his twenty-seventh year, and was on

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t·he staff of Messrs. Baikie & Hogg, Gordon

Street, Glasgow.

MAJOR CHARLES EDWARD ANDREWS, Highland

Light Infantry (killed in action on October

25), was the only son of Captain Henry

Smith Andrews, 74th Highlanders. Born in

August, 1871, he was educated at Oundle

School and Sandhurst. Major Andrews received

his commission in the Highland Light

Infantry in May, 1891. Seconded to the

West African Frontier Force in 1898, he saw

service in West, Africa, receiving the medal

in the same year. He rejoined the Highland

Light Infantry in 1899, and served with them

during the South African Campaign, being

present at the actions of the Modder River

and Magersfontein,for which services he

received the Queen's Medal with two Clasps.

Promoted Captain in 1900, he joined another

Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry,

and was afterwards seconded as adjutant

to a Volunteer Battalion of the Regiment,

remaining with them until November, 1908.

Promoted Major in 1908, he rejoined his

original Battalion in India, and was present

at the Coronation Durbar at Delhi, receiving

the Durbar Medal. He was one of the four

Officers, all since killed in action, who received

the new Colours from His Majesty the King.

Leaving the Army in December, 1913, he

rejoined at the outbreak of the war as second

in command of a Service Battalion of the

Highland Light Infantry, and went with them

to the front in )1ay, 1915. He served consecutively

with them from that date until he fell

in action on October 25. Major Andrews

was mentioned in despatches from Sir Douglas

Haig in October, 1915. He married in 1901,

and leaves a widow and one daughter.

EDINBURGH University and Border friends.

have learned with regret'of the death in action

of SECOND LIEUTENANT E . .T. H. MACILDOWIE,

H.L.I. The deceased Officer was a ward

of the late Rev. Robert Borland, D.D.,

minister of the parish of Yarrow, Selkirksbire,

and was well known in the Border district.

Deciding to study for the ministry of the

Church of Scotland, he took a portion of his

Arts course at Edinburgh University, where

he assisted in the formation of the University

Borderers' Association, but after the death of

Dr. Borland some years ago he removed to

Glasgow. At the University there he graduated

RD. For a period he acted as assistant

in one of the large parishes of the city.


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HONOURS AND AWARDS.

His Majesty the King has been /!fr!1Oiously pleased

to award the Military Medal for bra.very in the field

to the undermentioned (London GatMte, 11th October,

1916) :­ 2389 Pte. A. Duthie.

4488 Corpl. C. Green.

1797 A..Sergt. J. MacNab.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased

to award the Meritorious Servioe Medal to the under·

mentioned in recognition of valuable servioes rendered

during the present War (London Gazette, 18th October,

1916);- .

9160 Sergt. A. R. Douglas.

9309 A.-Sergt. F. Durbin.

2275 Pte. E. D. P. Hardy.

10773 Sergt. G. H. Nunn.

A supplement to the London Gazette of 19th October,

1916, oontains a despatch from Lieut.-General Sir Peroy

Lake, Commanding the Indian Expeditionary Force

" D," addressed, to the Chief of the General Staff in

India, and dated from the General Headquarters,

Basrah, 24th August, in which he submits a detailed

list of Offioers, Warrant Offroers, Non-commissioned

Officers, and men whom he desired to bring to special

notice for their meritorious services in the course of

the operations in Mesopotamia from 19th January to

30th April, the period including the efforts in the further

attempt to relieve Kut. -­

The following is a list of the Highland Light Infantry

and those connected with the Regiment :-

Lieut. A. G. Emblow, Lancashire Regiment (Special

Reserve) (attached).

2nd Lieut. C. E. C. Hill (killed).

Major J. H. Hope (killed).

Lieut. (Temporary Captain) R. Knox (killed).

Regt.-Sergt.-Major J. Breslin.

Corpl. (A.-Sergt.) J. Caldwell.

Sergt. J. Findlay.

C.-S.-M. T. Hammill.

Regt.-Q.M.S. E. H. Morgan.

L.-Corpl. A. Robertson.

Major (Temporary Lieut.-Colonel) H. R. G. Deacon,

D.S.O., Connaught Rangers (attached).

-London Gazette, 20th October, 1916.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased

to confer the Military .Cross on the undermentioned

Officers and Warrant Officers in recognition of their

galla.ntry and devotion to duty in the field :­

2nd Lieut. James Bailie, H.L.I.-For oonspicuous

galla.ntry and devotion to duty in action. When

wounded and told by a Medical Officer to walk to a

dressing station he returned to his Company, which

was about to attack, and did good work until he was

again hit and severely wounded.

Temporary Captain William Kennedy, H.L.I.-For

eonspicuous galla.ntry during operations. He handled

his Company with great skill in the defence of his part

of the line. He organised men from various Regiments

who were retiring before a counter-attack. Though

himself wounded he remained at his post, and was

mainly instrumental in repulsing a counter-attack.

2nd Lieut. (Temporary Lieutenant) John Martin,

H.L.I.-For conspiouous gallantry during operations.

When an Offioer was hit by a sniper, and two stretcher·

bearers had become casualties trying to get him in,.

2nd J.ieut. Martin orawled out and brought him in.

single-handed.

2nd Lieut. Andrew Nairn, H.L.I.-For conspiouous'

gallantry during operations. For three days he kept

his lnaehine·gun and team in a shell hole very olose

to the enemy's position, and only brought it back

when there was no further danger of a counter-attack.

During this time he was entirely isolated under hea!l

shell and machine-gun fire, and had only one day s.

rations.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased"

to approve of the award of the Distinguished Condue!>

Medal to the undermentioned Warrant Offioers, Nonoommissioned

Officers, and men for acts of galla.ntry

and devotion to duty in the field :­

10951 Pte. D. Brown, H.L.I.-For conspiouous

gallantry in oontinually carrying bombs a.nd ammunition

to the front line, where they were most urgently

needed. On two oocasions the guide was either killed

or wounded, but he brought the ammunition safely

through.

8609 CorpI. J. Caldwell, H.L.I.-For oonspiouous

gallantry and ability in operations. Corpl. Caldwell

constantly rallied men in suocessive positions whioh

had been taken up under heavy fire, thereby stemming

the enemy's advanoe. He continued his fine work

until incapacitated by his wounds.

8939 Sergt. J. Findla.y, H.L.I.-For conspicuous.

goed work a.nd devotion to duty at all times. Throughout

operations his work has been exoellent.

9165 Q.M.S. E. H. Morgan, H.L.I.-For oonspicuous.

good servioe and devotion to duty throughout the

operations. He has rendered exoellent services.

B21397 Pte. J. Rankin, H.L.I.-For conspiouous

gallantry when at a detached post. After more than

half the garrison had been killed or wounded he volunteered

to go for help. He crossed over a hundred yards

of open space under heavy shell fire. Later he assisted

to dress the wounded until wounded himself.

21295 L.-Corpl. A. Robertson, H.L.I.-For conspicuous

gallantry. After his Company ComlIUlonder

had been wounded L. -CorpI. Robertson dressed his

wounds, and successfully helped him to stop the advance

of the enemy by collecting bombs from other units

and using them under a heavy riHe fire.

9428 Sergt. J. Robertson, H.L.I.-For oonspicuous

gallantry during operations when, under very heavy

fire, he repeatedly rallied the men of his own and two,

other Regiments. He also assisted to earry in wounded

and exhibited throughout great coolness and courage.

5421 Corpl. J. Workman, H.L.I.-For conspicuous

gallantry during operations. He kept his machine-gun

in action for seven hours, in a position with very little

cover and under heavy shell-fire, while troops -were

consolidating their position. He was wounded while

performing this duty.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleaseS.

to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field_

to the undermentioned N.C.O.'s a.nd men:­

23948 Sergt. H. Aitken. •

29167 Pto. J. H. Davies.

2126 L.-Corpl. P. G. Donaldson.

2822 Pte. W. F. Harria.

29097 Pte. J. Higgins.

A/7311 Pte. P. Higgins.

16018 Pte. R. Hood.

2744 Pte. J. C. Hunter.

4129 Pte. ,T. S. Hutchison.


had our kit for ten days, but I got a shave this

morning-the first for four days.

September 15.-We have been having a hard

time of it these last two days. Our Brigade

is holding on to a position· until other Corps

Gome up on our flanks, and they have got our

range well. You will have seen the casualties

-Archie Craig and Powell killed, Martin and

Latham wounded. They are using highexplosive

shells, and the noise is terrible.

September 17.-We have now been for four

days like rabbits in a burrow, holding a position,

heav--ily shelled. One of my patrols

captured a German patrol yesterday, and we

got the officer and his horse-a fine beast,

with a good saddle on him. We have had a

most uncomfortable four days of it. The

shelling is constant, and we have been without

our kits for at least a fortnight now.

September 19.-Last night we came into a

village and had a good night's rest; but tonight

we go up to the trenches again to relieve

the Worcesters.

September 23.-We came in to billet! yesterday

morning, marching all night, and are glad

to be off that hill for a bit. We have had continuous

shelling for ten days, and lost three

Officers-Fergusson, M'Kenzie, and M'Donald

-also our Medical Officer, O'Connell, who was

killed in the trenches looking after Fergusson.

The 21st was the worst day. While taking

my Company to a trench a shell burst just in

front of us, threw myself and a sergeant

down, and killed and wounded five men

beside Uil. The Colonel has had a bullet hole

through each sleeve of his waterproof.

Gaussen, Whistler, and Lilburn are all back,

wounded. We are resting here for a couple

of days probably, and are all wanting some

sleep badly-my average for the last ten days

being three hours in the twenty-four.

September 24.-We were a wakened this

morning by the sound of heavy guns, and an

order has just come in for us to be ready to

move at a moment's notice, so we are standing

by. The enemy appear to be making an

attack in force. We have had three days'

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rest, and are all feeling quite fit again. We

are billeted in a very large sheep farm, with

huge barns, where the men sleep. The

Officers are in the big house itself, and we use

the drawing-room as our Mess Room. We

have got our kits up at last. We captured a

German officer's horse one4flight last week.

We had taken up a position at night, and the

Company was digging itself in, when down a

(lross-road (up which a small look-out post had

been sent) there was a sudden burst of firing,

and round the corner galloped a horse, hotly

pursued by a German on foot. We made him

a prisoner and caught the horse. Our post

came in-2 wounded (siMe dead)-also a

wounded German cyclist with his cycle.

The German patrol had fired at our men,

and evidently frightened the horse, which

threw its rider. That same night, while

marching in the dark to take up the line for

the position, we had to cross a big plateau,

where a battle had taken place the day before,

and we were constantly walking on dead And

wounded Germans. Very cold at night,

but we have all been keeping awfully fit in

spite of all; so have the men, and, goodness

knows! they have been soaked through at

night often enough. Our most pressing need

at present is boots. Some men are literally

on their stocking soles, with putties wound

round their insteps.

September 25.-At present the Brigade is

in Reserve, and last night was out to dig

trenches in rear of this village. We were not

in till dawn.

September 29.-They have been shelling the

place we are in to-day, and sent a shell clean

through the farmhouse where the Officers

of the W orcesters had their Mess, but it did

not touch any of them! The Germans have

had an airship anchored about seven miles

away observing their Artillery fire for the

last few days. One of our guns got it to-day,

but they have put up another this evening.

OotOber I.-We moved two days ago, and

are at present Reserve Battalion to the

Division. We are under the slopes of a hill,

on which are five batteries all pounding away


ehind us all day, and being pounded in return.

So the noise is continuous. It is quite a relief

when there is a pause sometimes. Last night

two of our Companies moved out a mile in

front as Reserve to the Brigade, lining the

trenches. We lay on a sunken road in a

covered ditch all night. During the day

when (we are in these farms) we have a man

posted with a whil'!tle to look out for aeroplanes,

and if the whistle blows we all dart

for cover. If they saw us we should get some

shells for a certainty.

OctOber a.-Came up here on night of lst

to a new hill. We are holding an entrenched

position, along the edge of a great big wood,

on the summit. of the hill-one of a series of

positions on north bank of Aisne. We have

had a lot of sniping since we came here, off

and . on, all day aad night. The German

trenches are about 800 yards from us. Our

trenches are on the inside of the wood, well

covered in, but shells bursting everywhere.

October 4:.-Still here, and weather dry.

I am sitting in my trench writing this, and it

is exactly like being in the butts and hearing

the crack of the bullets behind. We have got

our kits up from the village, and it will be good

to have them to-night. We get water from a.

spring half-way down the steepest part of the

hill, and there are 182 wide steps (on each of

which you walk two paces) down to it, so you

can imagine how steep it is. I have a tall,

thick oak tree in the middle of my line, with

a wire ladder up to the lower branches, and

80 get a man on to the top, where he can see

everything in front, when clear. It is about

My feet up, so wants some climbing. We

are now bursting shells from 6-in. Howitzers

over their trench, about 14:00 yards away,

and Pte. C--, who is up the tree observing,

has just shouted down to me that the last shot

hit the trench, the guns being 6000 yards away.

This shelling goes on all day from both sides,

80 it is quite a rest not to hear a shell for even

five minutes. We hear them whistling through

the air, and can generally tell now where they

come from, and where they are going to,

also what kind of shell it is.. Attendance at

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Artillery Camps of Exercise for infantry

Officers will not be necessary in future.

October 7.-We had an alarm about 11

o'clock last night. They were firing on another

Company, and a good many bullets were

coming over and dropping well down the hill

behind, and among our transport. My big

German horse (the patrol incident) was shot

through the head by a spent liunet, so that

is the end of him. At this point we were

startled by a loud report just behind us,

which sent the earth rattling round us, so of

course we thought they had opened on our

trench with "Black Marias" (i.e., heavy

Lyddite shell). However, we found it was

only our sappers amusing themselves by

blasting some rock in a sapping trench that

they are running out of the main one. A lot

of shelling going on to-day, and there has

been a big fight away on our right.

October lO.-We are very short of exercise

here. A path runs along the side of the hill,

inside the wood, behind the trenches, so we

promenade along that. I am running a sap

trench out to a small rise in the ground,

beyond my trenches, with the object of

getting a small trench in front, with a better

view. Yesterday four of us were all in it,

when suddenly they opened shrapnel fire.

It is very narrow, and you would have laughed

to see us all try to squeeze into the bottom of

the trench-too narrow scarcely to stand in.

It finally ended by our all lying along it,

packed like sardines. Luckily the shelling

did not last long, or I would have been considerably

flattened out, as I was underneath 1

October 11.-Two of us are sitting out in the

sun, behind a little bank, in front of our

trench, and a sniper is sending bullets more

or less over our heads as we write, while our

big guns are bursting shell over the enemy's

trench; but it is very peaceful and pleasant

in the sun-and Sunday, too. A service was

held in a beautiful old chateau just outside

the village (about two miles away), which is

being used as a hospital. There are most

beautiful tapestries and panellings, with rich

Persian carpets on the floor. Luckily the


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sleeping on the floor here, with some straw

and a waterproof sheet under us.

December 25.--Last, night all Company

fommadners had to go out and look at

trenches we are taking over. The roads

were so slippery we had to walk all the way-four

miles. It was a thick foggy morning,

so there was little or no sniping. Later on

I went along by myself to look at a trench on

the right of those we are taking over, and

held by another Corps. It was a Territorial

Battalion, and as I couldn't find an Officer

near by I questioned the sergeant in charge,

and found out several details I wanted to

know. The sequel was that, late in the

evening, the C.O. got an urgent wire from the

Headquarters of the Territorial Battalion to

know whether one of his Officers had visited

one of that Battalion's trenches in the morning,

as the N.-C.O. had reported a suspiciouslooking

Officer who had asked a lot of questions

and walked away. They thought afterwards

that it must have been a German spy.

To think I have sunk so low! I suppose I

had taken off my glengarry to mop my brow,

and my hair looked suspicious! Moreover,

as it was so thick and foggy, I had walked

right across the front instead of coming up

from behind, so they thought I had come direct

from German lines.

December 30.-At last the rain has stopped

and we had a dry night, with a touch of frost,

so are feeling more cheerful. The advance

trenches had a lot of water in them yesterday,

so last night the Company in reserve was

ordered to carry stuff into the trenches from

the village near, which had been demolished

by shell fire--doors, tables, chairs, in fact,

anything that would help to build a solid

bottom to the trench.

OPERATIONS AFTER KUT.

PREPARING 1


month. Up to the middle of April (from 1st

March) our expenses were 'l,lready over £725.

We are trusting to our generous friends to

help us to meet the8c increasing calls on us.

H.L.l. PRISONERS OF WAR

(REGULAR BATTALIONS).

UNDER the management and direction of

Mrs. Whall a special matinee was given at

Hengler's Circus, Glasgow, in aid of the funds

for the above, on January 16th, 1917. The

house was crowded, and the first-class performance,

carried out by Hengler's Grand

Cirque, was greatly appreciated. In an interval

.the. following letters from the Equerry to

the Colonel-in-Chief, H.R.H. The Duke of

Connaught, and from the Colonel of the

Regiment, General Sir W. Pitcairn-Campbell,

wereshewn on the screen. Lieut-Colonel

N oyes, Commanding the Depot, H.L.l., also,

in a brief speech, thanked Messrs. Hengler for

.their generosity in giving the entertainment

free of charge for the benefit of the H.L.L

Prisoners of War. We understand that a sum

'of £313 was handed over, as a result, to the

Prisoners of War Care Committee.

[COPY.]

Clarence House,

St. James's, S.W:,

10th January, 1917.

DEAR MRS. WHALL,-I have submitted your

'letter of the 30th December to H.R.H. the

Duke of Connaught, who has heard with much

pleasure of the efforts that are being made in

aid of the funds for providing comforts for the

prisoners of war belonging to the Highland

Light Infantry.

His Royal Highness understands that you

have organised an entertainment in aid of

these funds, and, while thanking you for the

part you are taking in this matter, he would

ask you to convey to the members of Henglers'

Circus his appreciation of the services which

they have so generously rendered in aid of

the funds, and which His Royal Highness is

anxious to thank them for as Colonel-in-Chief

of the Highland Light Infantry.

Believe me,

Yours truly,

(Signed) MALCOLM MURRAY,

Lieut. -Colonel,

Comptroller toH.R.H. the Duke of

Connaught.

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE.

[COPY.]

2nd January, 1917.

Headquarters,

Western Command,

Chester.

DEAR MRS. WHALL,-I have forwarded your

letter to the Duke of Connaught. As Colonel

of the Highland Light Infantry I would like

to thank the proprietors and all the performers

of Henglers' Circus for their great kindness in

giving their services in aid of the funds for

the prisoners of war of the Regiment. I am

sure that the proceeds will enable the Committee

to gladden many of the hearts of those

in the Prisoners' Camps in Germany.

I must thank you also personally for your

kind help in the matter.

Yours very sincerely,

(Signed) W. PITCAIRN CAMPBELL,

General.

THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY

THE Guardsman, he is splendid; the Lancer

he is gay;

Hussars, when they do ride abroad, steal

lassies' hearts away;

But, oh! the Highland Infantry are sturdy

lads and true,

And in their ranks there's many a one who's

dear to me and you.

They wear the Scots broad bonnet with

gallant, rakish tilt;

Their piper skirling at their head with proudly

tossing kilt;

Yet, tender as a woman's is the heart of each

braw lad,

And when he leaves his bonny glen the world

grows gray and sad.

Oh! sure amongst the Regiments who fill the

Roll of Fame,

The H.L.L can proudly boast it holds an

honoured name;

And in the hearts of those at home, the hearts

of you and me,

They shine with Love's undying glow,

though far across the sea.


His MlI,jesty the King hll,s been graciously ple&.sed

to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field

to the undermentioned N.C.O.'s and men;­

44026 Pte. M. Mannion, K.O.S.B. (late H.L:I.).

18973 CorpI. A. M'NicoI.

8586 Sergt. A. Rae.

18M3 Pte. D. Robertson.

His MlI,jesty the King has been graciously pleased

to award the Meritorious Medal to the undermentioned

warrant offioers in recognition of valuable

lervices rendered with the Armies in the field during

the present war;­

l541 Reg. Q.M.S. W. E. Nicoll.

London Gazette, 12th Mar., 1917.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased

to confer the Military Cross on the undermentioned

Offioers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion

to duty in the field ;- .

2nd Lieut. James Rodger Brown, H.L.L--Fot con·

.picuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid

on the enemy's trenohes. He showed great courage

and initiative throughout the whole operation,and was

personally responsible for the capture of one prisoner.

2nd Lieut. Walter M'Farlane Coulter, H.L.I.-For

oonspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a

raid on the enemy's trenches. He led his men with

grea,t dash, and the success of the raid was largely due

to his personal coolness and initiative. He hason many

previous occasions done fine work.

2nd Lieut. John Ferrar Holms, H.L.I.-For con·

apicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organised

a bombing attack, and succeeded in repulsing an enemy

raiding party at a critical time. He set a splendid

enmple of courage and determination.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased

to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct

Medal to the undermentioned N.C.O. for acts of gallantry

and devotion to duty in the field ;­

6292 Segt. J. M'Callum, H.L.I.-For conspiouous

gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered most

va.luable services during a raid on the enemy's trenches

and materially assisted in the suocess of the operations:

AWARDED A BAR TO THE MILITARY MEDAL.

A731i Pte. P. Riggins.

AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL.

4927 Pte. A. Bennett.

1785 Sergt. W. C. Board.

4098 Pte. J. Douglas.

11397 Sergt. A. D. Hawkes.

4627 Pte. J. Houston.'

1619 Bugler W. Logan.

6035 Pte. G. Maxwell.

ll472 CorpI. A. M'Vee.

. 4199 Pte. J. F. Paterson.

7898 Pte. J. Reynolds.

-LO'oo01l Gazette, 26th Mar., 1917.

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE.

"LONDON GAZETTE."

Special Reserve of OJJiceT8.-Lieut. W. T. Davies,

H.L.I., to be Captain, 13th November, 1916; 2nd

IJieut. F. J. Craigie.Halkett is confirmed in his rank,

18th January, 1917.

General Smff.-Major W. H. E. Segrave, D.S.O.,

to be G.S.O. (Ist Grade) and to be temporary Lieut.­

Colonel while so employed, 24th January, 1917.

Memoranda.-Captain W. Lilburn to be temporary

Lieut.-Colonel whilst Co=ndant. of a School of

Instruotion, 9th Deoember, 1916.

To be Brevet-Major on Retired Lisl.---Captain

(temp. Major) L. C. F. Oppenheim (retired pay),

late Dragoon Guards and H.L.I., 1st January, 1917;

2nd Lieut. G. Richardson to be AotingCaptain, 1st

December, 1916.

Special Reaerve.-2nd Lieut:' , L. G. Burleigh is

seconded for daty with M.G. Corps, 8th May, 1916.

Regular Foroes.-Sergt.·Major J. Breslin to be 2nd

Lieut. for service in the field, 17th December, 1916.

Rayal Flying Oorps.-To be Wing Commander

and to be temp. Lieut-.Colonel while so employed­

Captain (temp. Major) W. G. S. Mitehell, M.C., H.L.I.,

18th December, 1916.

Regular Forces.-Captain D. M. Murray.Lyon to be

acting Major, 16th December, 1916.

Special Reserve.-To be 2nd Lieutenant-Albert

Gooding, from an Officers' Cadet Unit, 25th January,

1917.

Regular Forces.---Captains to be Majors-S. Acklom,

M.C.; C. H. M. M'CaUum, 8th February, 1917.

Special Reserve.-To be 2nd Lieut.-William Storrie,

from an Officers' Cadet Unit, 25th January, 1917.

Regular Forces.-2nd Lieuts. to be temporary

Lieutenants for service with King's African Rifl_

J. T. Moult, Special Reserve; F. J. Craigie-Halkett,

Special Reserve; C. W. Andrewes, Special Reserve,

5th January, 1917.

Service BattaliO'n.-Temp. Captain R. Nasmyth,

M.C. (from Adjutant) to be Acting Lieut.·Colonel,

11th December, 1916.

Special Reaerve.-Captain (temp. Major) L. C. F.

Oppenheim to be temporary Lieut.·Colonel whilst

employed as a Military Attache, 1st February, 1917.

Regular Forces.-L..Corpl. W. J. Donnelly, from a

Service Battalion, to be temporary 2nd Lieut. (on

probation), 8th January, 1917.

Service Battalion.-To be 2nd LieutB. (on probation)

-8ergt. D. A. Hogg, from Service Battalion Royal

Fusiliers, 13th January, 1917; Coy. Q.M.S. A. F.

Ferguson, from a Service Battalion, 9th January, 1917;

Petty Officer J. M'Lellan, from Royal Naval Division,

9th January, 1917.

Special Reserve.-To be 2nd Lieut., from Officers'

Cadet Unit-Douglas Neilson Reid, 25th January,

1917.

Service BattaliO'n (North Lancashire Regiment).­

Major H. M. Craigie.Halkett (H.L.I.), from Aoting

Lieut.-Colonel (South Lancashire Regiment) to command

a Battalion and to be temporary Lieut.·Colonel,

17th January, 1917 .

Regular Forces.---Captain J. E. Otto, H.L.I., Special

Reserve, to be Assistant Provost Marshal and to be

seconded, 21st February, 1917.


34075 Pta. Jones, W.

28733 Pte. Jibson, J.

2619"2 Pte. Irvine, H.

B21225 Pte. Irvine, D.

12196 Pte. Jackson, J.

40199 Pte. Inglis, A.

28910 Pte. Kerr, W.

40337 Pte. Kane, J.

41160 L.-C. Knox, J.

879 L.-C. Kirby, E.

26950 Pte. Kelly, J.

33300 Pte. Knight, W.

40896 Pte. Kennedf, W.

11101 Cpl. Keenan, J.

41172 Pte. Kenever, J.

25917 Pte. Kirk, W.

40965 Pte. Kerr, M.

14658 Pte. King, W.

41037 Pte. Kerr, A.

17328 Pte. Kea:n, A.,

B21035 Pte. Kennedy, G.

23762 Pte. Leokie, W.

32964 Pte. Leitoh, G.

13111 Pte. Lawn, J.

3646 Pte. Lovatt, W.

7657 Pte. Lappin,P.

34496 Pte. Lewis, T.

8160 Pte. Lang, J.

9322 Pte. Lunn, J.

1189 Pte. Laughland, D.

10240 Pte. Law, P.

33350 Pte. Low, J.

30428.Ptll. Locher.hie, S.

28602 Pte. Logu.n,.E.

24314 Pte. Lloyd, J.

32190 Pte. Logan, J.

. 31'117 Pte. Light, G.

42443 Pte. Lynch, P.

7720 Pte. Murray, D.

8995 Cpl. Marshall, T.

4263 Pte. Mulligan, T.

24151 Pte. Miller, D.

34042 Pte. Murray, J.

32618 Pta. Miller, J.

8920 Pte. Mangham, C.

40261 Pte. Murrie, R.

1975 Pte. Marshall, J.

2117 L.·C. Maynard, A.

28382 Pte. Matthew, R.

28493 Pte. Miller, J.

24140 Pte. Marjiotta, J.

19478 Pte. Martin, J •.

24514 Pte. Mailey, W.

7694 Pte. Murray, .J.

41204 Pte. Murison, W.

41122 Pte. Morris, W.

7762 Pte. Muir, W.

12314 Pte. Murray, W.

32433 Pte. Marquis, A.

35432 L.·C. Martin, D.

35446 Pte. Mailey, W.

24117 Pte. Melvin, G.

25487 Pte. Milligan, J.

25295 Pte. Maitland, E.

40093 Pte. Millar, J.

20385 Pte. Moores, A.

:88018 Pte. Martin, A.

•13185 Pte. Mair, G.

·40093 Pta. Millar, J.

B21129 Pte. Munro, A.

43020 Pte. Me1ville, p.

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE. IIQ

40534 Pte. MeIUiies, H.

35500 L.·C. Millikin, T.

10906 Pte. Moore, M.

27263 Pte. Moffat, R.

26653 Pte. Milligan, T.

27339 Pte. Maxwell, M.

40711 Pte. Mitchell, J.

30362 Pte. :f.lorgan, J.

39084 Pte. Morrison, J.

35083 Pte. Muthall, T.

40295 Pte. Merry, J.

5241 Sgt. Maore, W.

24293 Pte. M'KeIUiie, J.

4631 L.·C. M'KeIUiie, W.

40943 Pte. M'Gregor, M.

23290 Pte. M'Pake, J.

40696 Pte. M'Millan, W. B.

40427 Pte. M'Dade, J.

8512 Sgt. M'Donald, H.

40442 Pte. M'Kenzie, A.

3245 Pte. M'Donald, J.

29236 Cpl. M'Cann, A.

5246 Pte. M'Keohnie, R.

28919 Pte. M'Kenzie, W.

81 A.-S. M'Dowell, J.

5911 Pte. M'Kenzie,A.

28494 Pte. M'Cluskey, J.

41014 Pte. M'Kay, J.

10137 L.·C. M'Grory, J.

18368 Pte. M'Allister, J.

26488 Pte. M'Nab, J.

7035Cpt. M'Bain, D.

11645 L.-C. M'Guire, 1'.

A8050 Pte. M'Corkindale,

T.

B7958 Pte. M'Leod, E.

28456 Pte. M'Lean, T.

11375 Pte. M'Cann, E.

11535 Sgt. M'Donald, J.

32721 Pte. M'Kenna, J.

32698 Pte. M'Gahey, J.

32645 Pte. M'Alameny, S.

4612 Pte. M'Alpine, D.

5446 Pte. M'Donald, J.

18381 Pte. M'Innes, E.

29109 Pte. M'Cue, T.

40285 L.·C. M'Kirdy, T.

23753 Pte. M'Lardy, A.

28501 Pte. M'nhone, C.

20381 Pte. M'Culloch, J.

9701 Sgt. M'Keohnie, N.

1833'1 Pte. M'Intyre, J.

25769 Pte. M'Gonnigle, J.

28921 Pte. M'Callum, J.

11453 Pte. MacAulay, p.

32721 Pte. M'Kenna, J.

28926 Pte. M'Laren, J.

13068 Pte. M'Donald, J.

31745 Pte. M'Jj'arlane, R.

5672 Pte. Mackinman, R.

19541 Pte. M'Henry, J.

28926 Pte. M'Laren, J.

35671 Pte. M'Donald, D.

15037 Sgt. M'Farlane, E.

34069 L.·C. M'Lean, J.

32561 Pte. M 'Ghee, J.

35490 Pte. M 'Kill, R.

25456 Sgt. M'Lean, T.

26488 Pte. M'Nab, J.

30892 Pte. M'Hugh, A.

13594 Pte. M'Isaac, A.

18228 Pte.1I1'Inally, E.

28430 Pte. M'Mullen, J.

30511 Pte. M'Gilvray, J.

35043 Pte. M'Laren, W.

41599 Pte. M'Gabe, D.

14635 L.·C. M'Auley, J.

31157 Pte. M'Gourley, D.

41568 Pte. M'Gregor, H.

21131 L.·C. Newton, J.

29623 Pte. Norwood, W.

25701 Pte. Nish, J.

B9346 Pte. Nicol,A.

33126 Pte. Neil, W.

20387 L.-C. Nelson, J.

A9007 Pte. Neish, G.

35073 Pte. Nicholson, H.

41226 Pte. NeaJ, T.

9385 Pte. NewaU, J.

27248 Pte. Niool, R.

32577 Pta. O'Neil, G.

771 L.·C. Q'Rnurke, J.

B21132 Pte: Oxtoby, S.

11084 Pte. Oswald, R.

26492 Pte. O'Hara, G.

35245 L.·C. O'Neill, J.

27122 Pte. O'Connor, R.

16872 Pte. O'Sullivan, T.

19847 Cpt. Paterson, A.

19982 L.·S. Porteous, C.

B8495 Pte. Paul, J.

A8935 Pte. Pollock, T.

28397 Pte. Phillips, J.

20388 Pte. Page, B.

15088 Pte. Paterson, J.

11419 Pte. Paget, W.

41212 Pte. Parker, M.

32996 Pte. Parker, J.

41245 Pte. Plummer, C.

30407 Pte. Parker, J.

43068 Pte. Patton, E.

30373 Pte. Paxton, A.

34118 Pte. Paterson, J.

33021 Pte. Pierce, B.

26772 Pte. Quaile, C.

3138 Pte. Reid, T.

40755 Pte. Richmond, R.

40930 Pte. Reid, J.

3862 Pte. Reynolds, J.

23064 L.-C. Reid, J.

25274 Pte. Ross, A.

B7688 Pte. Robb, T.

22408 L. ·C. Roan, J.

648 Pte. Ronald, A.

33367 Pte. Ross, T.

33461 Pte. Reid, D.

B7962 Pte. Ross, R.

32840 Pte. Russell, W.

33365 Pte. Robb, A.

24877 Pte. Ross, J.

28135 Pte. Ritchie, W.

35661 Pte. Robertson, S.

(Since Died).

15171 Pte. Robertson, S.

29667 Sgt. Robinson, J.

12374 Pte. Ross, J ..

40942 Pte. Riddell, J.

B8602 Pte. Rice, J .

35098 Pte. Roberts, W.

35332 Pte. RoBS, J.

30450 Pte. Ribi, J.

40992 L.-C. Reid, J.

23657 Pte. Reid, A.

8872 L.·C. Rumgay, W.

29510 Pte. Shardlow, E.

19869 Pte. Smeaton, J.

10962 Sgt. Small, J.

18274 L.-S. Smith, W ..

27303 Pte. Sneddon, T.

1273 Pte. Shields, J.

357 Pte. Scott, J.

1905 Pte. Sherry, M.

29371 Pte. Skinner, J. H.

40515Fte. Smith, A.

25136 Pte. Stewart, D.

23900 Pte. Sutherland, A.

30855 Pte. Smith, W.

24447 cpt Saunders, W.

H003 Ac.-C. Sheridan, P.

25144 Pte. Soott, W.

25326 Pte. Stewart, E.

A8322 Pte. Steven, T.

23157l'te. Smith, W.

11616 Cpt. Stockey, F.

11177 Cpt. Smit\t, D.

26898 L.·C. Sou tar, G.

24796 Pte. Sharpe, D.

27356 1'te. Scott, W.

41021 Pte. Sawers, R.

31764 Pte. Sawers, J.

B21406 L.·C. Stuart,.P.

21648 Pte. Shatton, R.

653 L. ·C. Stephen, A.

.40970 Pte. Scholan, A.

33305 Pte. Smith, G.

30654 L. ·C. Smith, A.

14803 L.-C. Sommerville,

E.

27005 Pte. Sco.tt, J .

27009 Pte. Skene, W.

3797 Pte. Sheridan, W.

. 8038 Pte. Smart, J.

25136 Pte. Stewart, D.

35667 Pte. Stutchbury, A..

33373 Pte. 'Small, A.

35130 Pte. Stevenson, J.

43441 Pte. Struthers, C.

23776 Pte. Smith, J.

41229 Pte. Stewards, H.

43221 L.·C. Schoffield, J.

40682 Pte. Sprott, J.

32393 Pte. Stewart, W.

25326 Pte. Stewart, D.

57467'Ptc. Summers, W.

41165 Pte. Scott, S.

43100 Pte. Stewart, J.

22659 Pte. Sweeney, C.

26197 Pte. Tait, J.

40424 Pte. Tiffney, T.

5847 Pte. Thomson, P.

40130 Pte. Taylor, R.

13600 Pte. Taylor, J.

6452 C.·S. Taylor, T.

9078 Pte. Thomas, C.

20354 Pte. Turner, R.

20353 Pte. Turner, J.

29066 Pte. Trainer, J.

23926 Pte. Taylor, P.

21610 Fte. Thorogood, A.

35071 Pte. Townsley, W. ;

4928 Pte. Traynor, P.

40863 Pte. Ta;yior, J.

29548 Pte. T&ylo:i t J.


74 HIGHLAND LIGHT EFANTRY CHRONICLE.

"shadows at noon being less.") The proper

dressing and intervals were obtained by means

of a cord with pieces of red flannel equally

spaced along it. We are all filled with great

hopes of a bumper crop from this effort,

but we must" wait and see." Another large

plot of about 2 acres has been sown with oats,

which have a very promising appearanee, in

spite of the large number of sparrows, rooks,

and pigeons which frequented the field in

its early stages. A suggestion that some of

the "substitutes" might be utilised as

" scare-crows" was not entertained by the

authorities.

ON 19th April the O.C. District made an

inspection of the Depot, and took the occasion

to present the Military Medal to No. 13426

Sergt. Milroy.

ON 5th i\iay Major Wishart, our veteran

Recruiting Officer, retired, after holding the

position of KO., 7lst Recruiting Area, since

the beginning of the war. It is a difficult

matter to adequately describe the debt that

the Army owes to Major Wishart. After

more than 40 years' service, including two

campaigns--Zululand, 1879, and South Africa,

1899-1902-the gallant Major was on the.

retired list when the war broke out. He at

once undertook the work of Recruiting Officer,

7lst Area (although over the Psalmist's three

score years and ten), and has carried out his

duties since, through all the changing phases

of Recruiting, with an energy and enthusiasm

which would be the envy of a man half his

age. In the days of Voluntary Recruiting,

particularly, his personality did much to fill

the ranks of the New Armies which are now

fighting our battles overseas.

DURING the remainder of the quarter

nothing startling has occurred. The flow

of recruits continues steadily, and with the

cessation or withdrawal of exemptions a good

class of men is coming to the Colours.

THE joint Depot's band and pipers have

had a considerable number of engagements,

and more in prospect, and, although almost

entirely composed of boys, have won considerable

praise wherever they have performed.

The eredit for this is due to Bandmaster

Adams (H.L.I.) and Bandmaster Seymour

(Scottish Rifles).

WE cannot conclude these Notes without

offering our hearty congratulations to the

O.C. of the Agricultural Company-Major

Dixon, H.L.I.-on his recent marriage. There

is an old saying, "Happy the wooing that's

not long a-doing," the truth of which is

clearly exemplified in his case !

LATER NOTES.

A HANDSOME silver cup has been received

at the Depot, won by a Battalion of the Regiment

at the Division Horse Show on 12th

June, 1917, for 1st in tug-of-war.

IT has given great satisfaction to the band

boys of the same Battalion here to see in a

recent Gazette the award of the Military Medal

to No. 12095 Piper (Acting CorpI.) T. Richardson.

Piper Richardson came here as a boy

on mobilization, and in due course, after

reaching mS/n's estate, proceeded to the front.

A son of the Regiment (his father was for many

years a piper in the 1st Battalion, and is now

again serving in the field), he has thus early

brought credit to the Regiment of bis birth.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Military Hospital, Trent Bridge,

Nottingham, 10th May, 1917.

SIR,-. Amongst the papers in my paeket here

I find an item of interest of which you might

like to make use-a programme of Field

Sports. ""'hen I rej oined the Battalion on

24th April they were lying in Reserve, daily

expecting orders to move up to the front and

attack.

The whole of the ground all around was

absolutely pitted with shell holes, large and

small-not a level square yard anywhere.

By way of a change from parades, and as 8

means of recreational occupation, the Officers

of "C" Company conceived the idea of

Company Sports. It was a great scream all

through. Even in the 100 yards flat race

runners were at times lost to view by dropping

down some deep shell hole or crater, and some

got hung up on barbed wire.

The football match was most laughable.

The whole Company turned out, making about

50 a side. The" field" was larger than any

international ground-not a level square yard

anywhere, and bundles of barbed wire lying

concealed in many places. The "centre"

was a huge shell hole, twelve feet deep and


71t HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE.

Pte. D. Connell, H.L.I., .. ..

Pte. P. Feeley, H.L.I., . .

Pte. N. GemmelI, H.L.I., ..

Pte. S. Hay, H.L.I ,

Pte. W. Johnston, H.L-I., . .

Pte. J. Lynch, H.L.I., .. "

Pte. D. Mackenzie (or M'Kenzie),

.H.L.I., ....

Pte. W. Murray, H.L.I., ..

Pte. J. Robertson, H.L.I.,

Pte. T. Rogan, RL.I.,

LIST CCCCLXXXI.

Effects, 1914-15.

Pte. J. Smith, H.L.I.,

LIST CCCCLXXI.

Effects, 1913-14.

Pte. P. Duffy, RL.I.,

LIST cccccn.

Effects, 1916-17.

Pte. P. Boyle, H.L.I., ..

Pte. R. Brown, H.L.I.,

J>te. A. Burgess, H.L.I., ..

Pte. L. M. Cohen, RL.I., ..

Pte. J. Fox, RL.I.,

Pte. W. Hill, H.L.I.,

- Pte. D. M'Lean, H.L.I.,

Pte. J. Madden, H.L.I., ..

Pte. C. Neil, H.L.I.;

Pte. E. Oldroyd, H.L.I., .. . .

Pte. W. Ritchie, H.L.I. (attached

. Royal Scots), .. . . . .

Pte. W. Sandilands, RL.I.,

Pte. J. Smith, H.L.I.,..

Pte. W. Turkington, H.L.I., ..

.. LIST ccccxcn.

Effects, 1915-16.

Pte. J. Anderson, H.L.I., .. .,

J>te. T. Anderaon, H.L]., ..

Pte. A .. Campbell, H.L.I., :.

Qorpl. J. Carradice, H.L.I.,

Pte. A. Cunningham, H.L.I.,

A.-Sergt. A. Hamilton, H.L.I.,

Pte. S. Lema, H.L.I., ..

Pte. J. M'Aloon, H.L.I., ..

Pte. M.,Smith, n.L.I.,

. . LIST. CCCCXLII.

Effects, 1910-11.

Pte. C. 'M'Cann, H.L.!., •.

£8 18 9

5 4 9

4 10 4

0 12 9

17 6 8

0 19 3

1 18 5

1 12 6

4 7 11

6 11 6

£18 8 8

£3 5 5

£14 12 9

3 12 0

4 17 3

090

11 1 11

087

1 4 5

060

12 6 5

o 7 5

10 8 10

4 11 7

6 14 6

11 12 1

£3 14 0

189

3 11 6

8 7 9

O· 2 11

2 1 7

238

5 6 11

o 9 11

£2 2 2

LIST CCCCCIII.

Effects, 1916-17.

Pte. S. Carey, H.L.I., £3 310

Pte. R. Hamilton, H.L.I., 2 11 4

Pte. A. Hastie, H.L.I., 13 19 0

Pte. J. Howie, H.L.I., .. 3 6 6

Pte. J. M'Ferran, H.L.I., .. 6 6 5

Pte. J. M'Kay, H.L.I., . . . . 6 12 8

Pte. H. Smith (alias H. Stark),

H.L.I., .. 7 6 15

Pte. W. Wilaon, H.L.I., .. 6 7 1

LIST CCCCXCIII.

Effects, 1915-16.

Pte. D. Clark, ·H.L.I., . . " £0 8 2

L.-CorpI. D. Donaldson, H.L.I., .. o 5 8

Pte. C. Downie, H.L.I., .. 3 1 11

Pte. B. Flatt, H.L.I., . . . . 19 1 3

A.-Sergt. W. M'Kinlay, RL.I., .. 24 5 4

L.-Sergt. A. W. Marshall, RL.I., .. 7 8 8.

Sergt. R. Munro, H.L.I., .. 11 11 0

t.-CorpI. J. O'Rourke, H.L.I., 5 6 9

Pte. J. Stewart, RL.I., .. . 1 14 8

Pte. J. Tonner, H.L.I., ;} 12. 6

LIST CCCCLXXXIII.

Effects, 1914-15.

Pte. J. Barclay, H.L.I., .. £5 7 6

Pte. J. Boyle, H.L.I., .. o 11 6

Pte. J. Graham, H.L.I., .. 2 15 1

Pte. J. Gribbon, H.L.I., .. 6 14 8

Pte. J. Reynolds, H.L.I., .. 2 3 10

Pte. J. Thompson, RL.I., 5 10 7

LIST CCCCLIII.

Effects, 1911-12.

Pte. R. Blackley (alias Wataon),

H.L.I., £7 9 3

TOBACCO FUND.

Balance Credit as per last Account

(April, 1917, "Chronicle "), ., £17 Hi 3

May 7.-Mr. Thorpe, in memory of

his father, the late Lieut. Thorpe,

H.L.I., 1 10 O·

-_._­

£19 5 3

Expended.

May 22.-Martins, Ltd., tobacco

and cigarettes, .. .. 17 0 0

Balance in hand, .. £2 I) 3

Per Mrs. A. Balfour, .. £28 14 6


Supplement to 11.lbl. Cnrom:cle, .Ill I!!, l!l17.

CAI· ''. R ALI·'I' ALLEN F CLLER WITI ST LElt, T!.I.. 1.

Died of Wonoch;.


C5548 Pte. Windle, J. 38218 Pte. Wilson, J.

43283 Pte. Wells, S. 20848 Pte. Wood, A.

17037 Pte. Wilson, J. 29321 Pte. Wells, P.

42812 Pte. Weir, C. 31155 Pte. Wilson, J.

22319 Pte. Watson, J. 32051 Pte. Weir, A.

18789 Pte. White, A. 14569 Pte. Wilson, W.

17079 Sgt. Wallace, H. 25841 Pte. W aller, A.

8715 Pte. Warwick, B. 33323 Sgt. Ward, W.

38288 Pte. Warrall, W. 42490 Pte. Weatherstone,

25914 Pte. Walsh, F. W.

14546 Pte. Watson, W. 18199 Pte. Whalley, J.

25282 Pte. Wainwright, L. B21250 Pte. Wilson, D.

32639 Pte. Ward, J. 389 Pte. Young, P.

40687 Sgt. vVhittam, A. 13513 Pte. Younger, T.

38033 Pte. Williamson, W. 27053 Pte. Young, A.

18797 L.·C. Walker, W. 42244 Pte. Young, A.

38058 Pte. Wilson, M. 30602 L. ·C. Young, D.

41928 Pte. Wilson, D. 42725 Pte. Young, T.

38294 Pte. Watt, W. 381117 Pte. Zive, M.

3445 Pte. Wood, R.

DEATH OF A 7lST CRIMEAN AND

MUTINY VETERAN.

ON 18th April the remains of the late Mr.

James Brown, Indian Mutiny and Crimean

veteran, West George Street, Coatbridge,

were interred in Old MonkIand Cemetery

with full military honours. A short service

was conducted at the house and grave by Mr.

Minty, assistant at Coats Parish. The cortege

included a firing party of twenty-four from

the H.L.I., Hamilton, under the command of

Company Sergeant-Major M'Gee, with two

pipers and two buglers, while Chief Constable

M'Donald and twelve members of the Coatbridge

Police Force in uniform also paid a last

respect to the dead hero. The coffin, whi.ch

contained the remains, was covered with the

Union Jack i"nd deceased's cap and side-arms.

The flag at Greenhill was lowered half-mast,

and llr. Allison, his teachers, and all the school

children assembled in the playground and stood

to the salute as the cortege passed along.

The pall-bearers were Mr. James Brown,

William Brown, Robert Brown (sons), James

Brown and James Brown (Scottish Horse),

H. Crichton, Jame1 Allan, and Thomas Palmer

(grand-sons). The pipers played "The

Flowers of the Forest," and after three-volleYS

had been fired over the grave the Last Post

was sounded.

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THE KING'S APPRECIATION.

THE following special order to the troops was

issued by the King :­

"On the conclusion of my fourth visit

to the British Armies in the Field, I leave you

with feelings of admiration and gratitude

for past achievements, and of confidence in

future efforts.

" On all sides I have witnessed the scenes

of your triumphs.

" The battlefields of the Somme, the Ancre,

Arras, Vimy, and Messines have shown me

what great results can be attained by the

courage and devotion of all arms and services

under efficient commanders and staffs.

" Nor do I forget the valuable work done by

the various departments behind the fighting

line, including those who direct and man the

highly-developed system of railways and

other means of communication.

"Your comrades, too-the men aDd women

of the industrial army at home-have claims

on your remembrance for their untiring service

in helping you to meet the enemy on

terms which are not merely equal, but daily

improving.

" It was a great pleasure to the Queen to

accompany me, and to become personally

acquainted with the excellent arrangements

for the care of the sick and wounded, whose

welfare is ever close to her heart.

" For the past three years the Armies of the

Empire and workers in the homelands behind

them have risen superior to every diffi­

·culty and every trial.

"The splendid successes already gained,

in concert with our gallant Allies, have

advanced us well on the way towards the

completion of the task we undertook.

"There are doubtless fierce struggles still

to come and heavy strains on our endurllonce

to be borne.

" But be the road before us long or short,

the spirit and pluck which have brought

.you so far will never fail, and, under God's

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE. 129

guidance, the final and complete victory of

our just cause is assured.

" General Headquarters, British Armies in

France, July 14, 1917."

HONOURING THE BRA VE DEAD.

ME:l.IORIAL SERVICES IN GLASGOW.

FULLY 1200 people attended a memorial service

at Glasgow Cathedral yesterday afternoon.

The service was held in honour of the Officers,

non-commissioned Officers, and men of the

Highland Hght Infantry who fell in the

Battle of the Somme and elsewhere in 1916.

The Battalion was raised by the Glasgow

Chamber of Commerce, and among those

present at the Cathedral were Colonel Morton,

the first Commander of the Battalion; Major

Young; Colonel Sir Archibald M'lnnes Shaw;

Captain Robert Begg, 8eaforths; Captain

R. T. Grant; Captain Laird; Lieut. W. G.

King; and Lieut. J. Haig Haddow. Many

soldiers of all ranks were among the congregation,

including a number of wounded men

belonging to the Battalion. The Dead March

in " 8au1 " was played at, the commencement,

and the service throughout was most impressive.

The preacher was t,he Rev. A. Herbert

Gray, and the praise included the anthem

" What are these ¥ " sung by t,he choir.

Preaching from the text" We also are compassed

about with so great a cloud of witnesses,"

lVIr. Gray commenced his discourse

by saying-" We are met to recall a very great

page in the history of our city and district.

In the year 1916 hundreds of young men, of

whom we are thinking, dared to die in a great

cause; young, strong, and free, full of high

hopes and great abilities, in love with life,

and in a hundred ways fitted for mastery in it,

yet they consented to deal with death. A

hundred other ambitions had fiushed their

hearts, but because humanity called they laid

them all aside and went to the great war.

No such life was their choice, but when -it

became their destiny they accepted it with a


130 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE.

smile. Its horrors and rigours did not daunt

them, and its terrors won no victory over

their spirits. They made one of the finest

Battalions that ever left these shores, for some

of the best of our rising generation were in

their ranks, and although they were not

soldiers by profession they proved themselves

worthy of a Regiment that has traditions of

honour as old as the British Army. Therefore

in God's house we may well first of all rejoice

concerning them and give thanks to God

who has put so great spirit into man. Though

tears be in our hearts, we must not fail to feel

proud and thankful--proud because they were

our brothers, and thankful because they

finished their course in faith." On concluding,

Mr. Gray said-" "Ve may not only mourn our

dead, or only honour them, we must also

hearken to them. It was a cherished conviction

with them that Britain was worth

dying for. They had a deep-seated faith in

you and your countrymen that you would

yet make Britain more worth dying for.

They had a vision of the British as a nation

of really free men, free not only from foreign

dominion, but from greed, luxury, and lust.

There can be no sufficient memorial to them

but a different and better Scotland. The

monuments to the dead of this war are not yet

up. It may be they will be only brass plates

and marble slabs, but before God they deserve

a better monument, a monument of Britain

turned to God, a Britain temperate, chaste,

and believing, a Britain really free at last.

From a hundred graves in that foreign land,

from the spots' where they fell and which are

now sacred spots for us, from trench and shell

hole where death found them their voices call

-young musical voices, the voices of boys

still in their teens, the voices of martyrs on

life's threshold, and they ask a better Britain

as their memorial."

H.L.I. AND GALLIPOLI.

Yesterday afternoon a service was held in

Partick Parish Ohurch in memory of the J-6th

Highland Light Infantry who fell in. Gallipoli

on July 12, 1915. While the 6th H.L.I.

arranged the memorial service, there were

present relatives and friends representing

other battalions who were engaged on that day.

There was a large congregation. The Rev.

Dr. John Smith, senior chaplain of the I-6th

H.L.I., conducted the service. Oaptain

George Laird, who was severely wounded in

the fight at Gallipoli, read the lessons.

Dr. Smith, in the course of his sermon,

said-" To-day we gather to pay tribute

to the noble dead. It is not for the purpose of

stirring the memories lest we forget that we

hold this service. Of forgetting there is not

the slightest fear. Nothing can dim the glory

of that day's record. We bury the tragic

failure of the whole campaign and resurrect

the undying heroism and stupendous sacrifice

shown by our men. No one can cavil at the

truth that we are saved by the precious blood

of Christ, for it is by blood, the blood of our

best, the blood of our youth, that our country

is being saved-the soul of the nation, the life

of the State, and the spirit of the Empire.

Their memory is blessed and fragrant to us.

They have made us rarer gifts than gold.

We have received beauty for ashes. They

have left us the precious legacy of their

herosim, the solemn obligation to prove ourselves

worthy of the gallant hearts who bled

for us, the scared duty to see that- the red,

sweet wine of youth was not poured out in

vain. The problem of the survival of our

dead heroes presses with too personal a weight

to be left over as though it were a matter of

mere academic concern. And the tremendous

fact that every day adds sheaves to vast

blood-red harvest compels us to face anew

the great query of the Veil -and what may

lie behind it. What shall we say 1 What is

our hope? God is love-owe build our faith

on that. It is a short, simple creed, and the

simplest creed is the most rational. Jesus

Ohrist has declared God as the Father of all

men. An souls are His. From the acceptance

of this article life and immortality break upon

us as the flowers unfold themselves to the

rising 8un."--Glasgow Herald, 9th July, 1917.


134 HIGHLAND LIGHT

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

ApPLICATIONS from persons supposing themselves

entitled as next·of·kin should be addressed to

"The Seoretary, War Offioe, Park St.

James' Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside

"Effects."

LIST CCCCCIV.

Effects, 1916·17.

Pte. B. FcrguBon,

Sergt. G. Gemmell,

Pte. T. M'Kay,

Pte. J. M'Kenzie,

Pte. H. M'Millan,

Pte. J. Morrison,

Pte. T. D. Orr,

Pte. W. A. RUB8ell,

Pte. C. Siddell,

Sergt. T. Wilkinson, ..

Pte. J. Gallie,

Pte. J. Kerr, .. . .

Pte. J. M. Mackenzie,

Pte. W. F. M'Lean,

Pte. R Marr, ..

Pte. W. Murdoch,

Pte. F. Patrie,

Pte. W. Scott, ..

Pte. T. Spence, ..

L .. CorpI. A. Williamson,

£1 4 7

24 8 0

138

048

2 13 3

1 16 4

o 11 2

4 16 3

1 18 4

26 8 7

o 13 3

850

3 12 10

146

1 13 10

2 19 2

8 0 10

12 4 2

1 16 8

16 3 4

FIRST REPUBLICATIO,," OF LIST CCCCXCIV.

Effects, l!H5·16.

Pte. A. Cairns,

£2 10 11

Pte. S. Gibson,

4 6 11

Pte. J. M'Clusky,

o 8 10

Pte. P. M'Niven,

o 7 6

Pte. C. Menzies,

1 1 8

Pte. J. Skinner,

311

L.·Corpl. A. Wands (attached R Scots), o 2 6

Pte. J. S. Donaldson,

1 0 1

Pte. J. M'Cafferty,

057

Pte. G. M'Kinlay,

2· 6 6

Pte. A. Maddison,

o 8 10

Pte. A. D. Murray,

083

Pte. D. Stewart,

o 8 10

Pte. R. Wilson,

5 18 0

SEO:>ND REPUBLICATION OF LIST CCCCLXXXIV.

Effects, 1914·15.

Pte. J. Bateman, £0 18 3

Pte. J. Schutz, 599

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

Al'PLICATIO,,"S from persons supposing themselves

entitled as next·of.kin should be addressed by letter

to" The Secretary of State for War, Imperial Institute,

South Kensington, London, S.W.7," and marked

ou tside "Effects,"

LIST CCCCCV.

Effects 1916·17.

ALL H.L.I.

Pte. W. CaIlaghan, ..

Pte. W. eameron,

Pte. J. Cole, .,

L ••CorpI. D. Devine, ..

£0 14 3

11 5 6

273

1 10 7

Pte. A. Dodds,

Pte. P. Fitzgerald, ..

L..Corpl. J. Hamilton, . . . .

Pte. E. H. Hartrig (alias A. Harvey),

Pte. S. Horton, . . . . . .

Pte. B. Howard,

Sergt. J. Trons,

Pte. A. Johnstone,

Pte. J. Kelly, ..

Pte. W. Kelly,

Pte. P. D. Kinchin,

Pte. J. Kinnear,

Pte. P. Lavery,

Pte. D. M'Adie,

L..Corpl. A. M'Kay, ..

L..CorpI. J. M'Lean, ..

Pte. D. Reid, ..

Pte. R Sturrat,

Pte. B. Taylor,

A/CarpI. A. Thorn,

LIST CCCCXCV.

}j,'ffect8 1915·16.

Pte. W. J. Horton, .. . .

Pte. J. Jl.l'Manus (attached R. Scots),

Pte. T. Stark, .. .. ..

Pte. L. Tilbrook,

Pte. J. Black, ..

Pte. J. Clayton,

LIST CCCCLXXXV.

Effects 1914·15.

LIST CCCCCVI.

Effect8 1916·17.

ALL H.L.I.

Pte. J. Adams,

Pte. W. Bryce,

L. ·Sergt. E. Cumming!!,

Pte. W. Douglas,

Pte. F. Dunbar,

Pte. W. Dunn,

Pte. W. Geoch (attached R. Soots).

Pt€. H. Jardine (attached R. Scots),

Pte. W. N. Lumsden,

Pte. J. M'Aulay,

Pte. J. M'Donald,

Pte. A. M'Millan,

Pte. V. Meadows (R. S. Fus., attd. H.L.I.),

Pte. H. Mills, ..

Pte. J. Paterson,

Pte. J. L. Russell,

Pte. G. Tornlinson,

Pte. C. Turnbnll,

Sergt. G. Whitten,

Pte. R. Wilson,

Pte. W. Wright (attd. York and Lane. Regt.),

Pte. J. Brown,

Pte. J. Brown,

Pte. J. Foley,

Pte. J. :\f'Ghee,

Pte. J. M'Kerrell,

Pte. J. Smith,

LIST CCCCXCVI.

Effects 1915-16.

496

5 14 8

6 7 10

1 9 2

949

5 15 7

5 9 8

203

3 5 3

2 10 2

20 12 2

12 6 4

o 7 6

855

3 11 11

1 17 7

1 9 7

369

o 8 11

1 7 4

£3 8 8

347

1 0 0

016 8

£4 510

608

£2 17 11

510 6

7 10 4

2 9 9

417 4

412 0

1 6 4

1 18 9

028

2 12 8

239

15 10 7

386

1 13 0

o 411

34,8

611

12 4 0

11 17 4

013

248

£8 4, 9

3 19 4,

731

o 17 7

1 15 3

2 IS 0


142 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE.

14597 S.M. G. J. Taylor, H.L.I.-For oonspiouous

gallantry and devotion to duty under an intense

bombardment which lasted for twenty-four hours.

When the Battalion ammunition store was blown in

he organised a working party under heavy shell fire,

and personally superintended the recovery of the boxes.

He then led a oarrying party forward with ammunition

on his own initiative, and although two of the party

were killed by the intense shell fire he suocessfully

oompleted his task, personally filling the places of the

men.

AWARDED TllE DISTINGUISHED CONDUOT MEDAL.

11339 Sergt. A. Gibson (ForIar), H.LI.-For oon·

spiouous gallantry and devotion to duty during a

raid upon enemy trenches. He led his men through

hostile wire inspite of a heavy trenoh mortar bombard·

ment, afterwards going voluntarily into No Man's Land

to search for missing men. He went right baok into

the enemy's trenches whilst the'bombardment was still

going on, setting a magnifioent example of fearlessness

and great devotion to duty.

4804 C.S.M. J. M'Quillan (Glasgow), H.L.I.-For

oonspiouous gallantry and devotion to duty, under

a heavy gas bombardment, in visiting all the posts of

a garrison at very great personal risk and enoouraging

the men, who were considerably shaken and oonfused

by the gas. Afterwards he conducted a ration party

with hot meals through the enemy's barrage to the

same garrison, and finally went out to an advanoed sap

and repaired our wire during a heavy bombardment.

His conduot throughout was marked by the very

finest initiative and fearless disregard of dangor.

4582 C.S.M. J. D. Smith (Glasgow), H.L.I.-For

conspiouous gallantry and devotion to duty during

an intense hostile bombardment of a farm. He kept

oontinually going round the posts, heedless of personal

risk, and although twioe knooked down and partially

buried he keft on at his duty, encouraging all N.C.Oo's

and men to' stand to " at a critioal stage. His gallant

conduct was largely instrumental in the successful

defence of the farm.

AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL.

14120 CorpI. G. Berrie (Glasgow).

5316 Corpl. W. Brown (Bankhcad).

9287 Scrgt. H. Cook (Leytonstone).

3627 Pte. W. Copeland (Glasgow).

14140 Sergt. H. T. Cross (Glasgow).

35162 CorpI. T. Cullen (Glasgow).

15973 L.-Sergt. W. Diokson (Carluke).

42633 Pte. S. Dunnett (Ayr).

15937 CorpI. F. Famell (Renfrew).

15582 L.-Oorpl A. V. Follett (Glasgow).

1390 CorpI. J. Forbes (Glasgow).

40899 Pte. A. B. Forrest (Dalkeith).

18380 Corpl. D. Gordon (Musselburgh).

43005 Pte. J. M. Grubb (Kirkcaldy).

1481 Pte. J. E. Hogg (Leeds).

8752 Pte. J. Keenan (Glasgow).

8617 L.-CorpI. R. Legg (Glasgow).

3393 Pte. D. Mackay (Glasgow).

B/21232 Pte. R. M'Aulay (Perth).

17910 Sergt. R. M'Brearty (Greenock).

29025 Pte. J. M'Laughlan (Coatbridge).

36662 Pte. K. M'Lennan (Shettleston).

23582 Pte. J. Murphy (Dundee).

42604 Pte. E. Ormsby (Paisley),

34093 Pte. T. Simpson (Culleybackcy).

1371 Pte. T. Swan (Glasgow).

3632 Pte. A. H. Walker (Glasgow).

14306 Pte. D. Wilkie (Glasgow).

353079 Pte. F. S. Wilder (Troon).

London Gaze.tte, 17th September, 1917.

GRANTED THE MILITARY CRoss.

2nd Lieut. W. H. Blackie.

2nd Lieut. J. Bria.

2nd Lieut. D. K. Brown.

Temp. Captain W. D. Bryan.

2nd Lieut. J. W. Eling-Smith (Special Reserve).

2nd Lieut. (temp. Lieut.) R. M. D. Fairweather

(Speoial Reservc and R.F.C.).

Temp. 2nd Lieut. (Acting Lieut.) J. Gillies.

Temp. 2nd Lieut. W. T. Gordon.

Temp. 2nd Lieut. J. H. Hamilton.

Temp. Lieut. (temp. Captain) R. L. Hannay.

Temp. 2nd Lieut. (Acting Lieut.) R. R. Marshall.

Temp. Lieut. J. A. M'Kinlay.

Temp. Lieut. (temp. Captain) T. R. Myles.

Temp. 2nd Lieut. I. T. Parker.

2nd Lieut. (Aoting Captain) J. Shirley.

-London Gazette, 26th September, 1917.

Particulars of the Awards will appear in a la,tel'

Gazette.

GRANTED THE MILITARY MEDAL.

17650 L.-Corpl. (Acting Corp!.) H. Harrison (Middlesbro').

25036 Sergt. H. Nollis (Glasgow).

29294 Pte. P. O'Sullivan (Southwark).

London Gazette, 26th September, 1917.

Obituary Notices.

OFFICERS.

CAPTAIN JAlI1ES RUSSELL, M.C.-Died. The death

took place reoentiy at Craiglockhart Military Hospital,

Edinburgh, of Captain James Russell, M.C., Highland

Light Infantry. Captain Russell, who was 39 years

of age, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Russell,

Dalfruin, Kelvinside, Glasgow. He was educa,ted

at Glasgow Academy, and was prominent in Rugby

football, playing back for the Glasgow Aoademioals,

and on several occasions representing Glasgow in the

Inter-City game against Edinburgh. After serving

for some years with the old 1st Lanarkshire (Volunteer)

Artillery, he retired with the rank of Captain. He was

one of the first Officers to join the Chamber of Com.

merce Battalion on its formation soon after the out·

break of war, and he went to the front in November,

1915. About a year ago he was wounded in the arm

by shrapnel, and was for some time in hospital in

Franoe. Captain Russell, who was married, and resided

at 10 Derby Crescent, Kelvinside, was a, partner in

the firm of Messrs. W. F. RUBseU & Sons, ooal exporters,

Glasgow.

SECOND LIEUTENANT JOHN MrORIE, H.LI. (killed),

was the youngest of four sons of Mr. John Miohie,

M.V.O., factor to the King on the Balmoral estates,

all of whom volunteered for aotive service. Befonl

the war Lieutenant :Michie was ohief teller in the

Market branch of the North of Scotland and Town


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43099 Pte. Boyle, P. 32810 Pte. Dooherty, R.

41820 Pte. Brown, G. 42297 Pte. Du.nlop, J.

10686 C.S.M. Burns, G. 31596 L.-C. Dickson. D.

41831 Pte. Brown, J. 41304 Cp!. Drummond, R.

26985 L.-C. Burns, R. 41894 Pte. Eastw(J()d, E.

23472 Pte. Burden, J. 29171 L.-C. Eastwick, H.

2942 Pte. Bryce, A. 41738 Pte. Evers, T.

:':3836 Pte. BNchin, S. 41762 Pte. Fleming, A.

J 3271 L.-C. Brawn, J. 21268 Cp!. Forb3s, D.

:! 7194 Pte. Bolton, R. 17316 Sgt. Fullerton, H.

:>3038 Pte. Barr, T. 43082 Pte. Fleming, J.

2721 Pte. Craig, R. 42375 Pte. Forbes, J.

21499 Sgt. Clare, G. 33422 Pte. Elliott, J.

30539 Pte. Christie, J. 40443 Pte. Fleming, W.

43285 Cp!. Clark, A. 42361 Pte. Evans, S.

33482 Pte. Chase, A. 30667 Pte. Ftater, J.

38215 Pte. Clar;', C. 30264-L.-C. Eddie, J.

473 Cp!. Coohrane, W. 36561 Pte. Frcarson, R.

38217 Pte. Cullen, F. 32939 Pte. Fleming, W.

42422 Pte. Clinton, R. 40906 Pte. Fergu.son, J.

42603 Pte. Co.ok, J. 33425 Pte. Fleming, J.

42891 Pte. Carr, P. 32448 Pte. Frasel', A.

38216 Pte. Conly, D. 33339 Pte. Findlay, J.

41099 Pte. Craven, H. 20661 Cpl. Eastham, F.

B21088 Pte. Coles, E. 33463 Pte. Ferguson, G.

20065 Pte. Camp bell , W. 40027 Pte. Farquhar, A.

26760 L.-C. Cramaie, J. 40547 Pte. Ferguson, A.

42388 Pte. Campbell, D. 4291 Pte. Fairlie, J.

26447 Pte. Conlin, J. 38254 Pte. Floyd, R.

27489 L.·C. Crichton, G. 4146 Pte. Forrest, A.

40892 Pte. Crowe, P. 39285 Pte. EWan, J.

14478 Pte. Coghill, J. 41636 Pte. Glencorae, J.

25429 Pte. Christie, W. 33125 Pte. Gtant, W.

15843 C.Q.M.S. Cowdm,W. 20602 Pte. Graham, E.

10298 Pte. Cooper, J. 27336 Pte. Gibson, J.

41305 Pte. Christie, C. 28519 Pte. Grant, D.

36512 Pte. Cuthbertson,W. 23144 Cpt Grant, A.

21582 Pte. Chrichton, J. Bfl063 Sgt: GlSY, J.

457 Pte. Callaghan, J. 230 L.-C. Gibson, R.

3620 Pte. Carmthers, W. 20968 Pte. Gray, J.

4324 Pte. Cassidy, W. 41971 Pte. Gough, H.

22098 Pte. Cherry, A. 42568 Pt. Griffen, D.

15119 Pte. Crawford, J. 42641 Pte. Graham, J.

13935 L.-C. Campbell, J. 4913 Pte. Gilmour, S.

33334 Pte. Cameron, J. 15149 Pte. Gray, C.

36424 Pte. Campbell, R. 23232 Pte. Graham, D.

36584 Pte. Coey, J. 40328 L.-C. Galloway, J.

18116 Pte. Coull, C. 34109 Pte. Gauld, J.

38122 Pte. Cameron, H. 42307 Pte. Graham, N.

40692 Cp!. Carmiohael, T. 14679 Cpl. Gow, D.

42499 Pte. Coulton, J. 33427 Pte. Gardine.·, A.

43409 Pte. Connor, T. 6542 Pte. Gregor, A.

41973 Pte. Craig, D. 29478 Pt,. Gaines, H.

4730 Pte. Cairney, F. 969 Cpl. Gillespio, G.

33416 Pte. Craigio, W. 33340 Pte. Gibb, R.

17593 Pte. Duddy, W. 41912 Pte. Gardiner, A.

42825 Pte. Dodds, W. 40911 Pte. Galloway, G.

13865 L.·S. Douglas, D. 36713 Pte. Graham, G.

27243 L.·C. Dornan, J. 26199 Pte. Goudie, G.

1541 Pte. D.;ianey, J. 3885 Pte. Gray, A.

3415 Pte. Desson, A. 19426 Pte. Greenwoo:l, W.

18823 Pte. Doyle, A. 41936 Pte. Griffen, R.

38158 Pte. Doualdson, C. 31655 Pte.'Gauld, A.

42616 Pte. Dunca.n, J. 37833 Pte. Hope, D.

31243 Pte. Depous, L. 11881 Pte. Hop:


43475 Cpl. KeIly. J. 37171 Pte. Little, R.

28047 Pte. Keenan. R. 99547 Pte. Lamb, E.

30532 Pte. Kilminster, A. 5989 Pte. Lorimer, R.

41506 Pte. Knox, W. 41402 Pte. Lister, H.

35317 Pte. Kirton, G. 42621 Pte. Lynn, R.

4172 Pte. Ka.ne, W. 41838 Pte. Lindsa.y, W.

22097 Pte. Kemp. J. 19286 Pte. Laughran, J.

A8091 Cpl. KeIly, H. 38222·Pte. Logan. H.

43227 Pte. Kirkwood, D. 41512 Pte. Layton, G.

37801 Cpl. Keen, A. 28525 Pte. Low, D.

37172 Pte. Kakenauohus, 29110 Pte. Mulhall, T.

Y. 42051 Pte. Murray, H.

41504 Pte. Kirkwood, D. 40646 Pte. Moore, E.

37625 Pte. Kane, P. 25572 Pte. Moflat, W.

41380 Pte. Lynett, H. 29030 Pte. Murray, A.

41398 Pte. Link, A. 29506 Pte. Maltby, W.

3684 Pte. Lappin, M. 22967 Cpl. Milne, A.

31290 Pte. Laing, J. 40602 Pte. Munro, D.

28730 Pte. Lee, J. 562 Pte. Mullen, T.

41885 Pte. Langhorn, A. 40534 Pte. Menzies, M.

10867·Pte. Littlejohn, A. 37082 Pte. Mackin, M.

29224 Pte. Ludditt, W. 29032 Pte. Marshall, W.

37152 Pte. Logan. J. 29084 Pte. Morrison, J.

28322 Pte. Lees, J. 39299 Pte. Miller, W.

11264 Pte. Lambert, S. 29235 Pte. Mitohell, J.

22676 Pte. Lennon, J. 27293 Pte. Murphy, J.

2797 C.S.M. Leiper, F. 23541 Pte. Martin, S.

28046 Pte. Livingstone, J. 32263 Pto. Maokay, D.

38538 Pte. Linning, W. 37771 Pte. Moflat, P.

29805 Pte. Law, J. 17606 Pte. Miller, J.

31054 Pte. Lyall, D. 11621 Cp!. Marshall, J.

33778 Pte. Lawrie, T. 3514 Pte. Mitohell, P.

39146 Pte. Livesey, F. 3005 Pte. Meikie, A.

42077 Pto. Lawns, J. 38525 Pte. Maxwell, A.

33431 L.·C. Lamb, J. 33212 Pte. Moore, R.

39143 Pte. Ledward, A. 42025 Pte. Moore, M.

33445 L.·C. Livingstone, J.10710 Cpl. Mollison, J.

41054 Pte. Laird, G. 34971 Pto. Miller, A.

30764 Pte. Long, J. 42472 Pto. Mathieson, W.

311032 Sgt. Lang, R. 40053 Pte. Murdoch, J.

26546 Pte. Lumsden, J. 21096 Sgt. Mintor, G.

40813 Pte. I..ewis, W. 34775 Pto. Millar, J.

38476 Pte. Lynhan, W. 42367 Pte. Mooney, W.

39294 Pto. Leiper, A. 21924 Pte. Murray, G.

41951 Pte. Logan, J. 26270 Pte. Muohan, J.

37842 Pte. Lochrey, J. 20793 Pto. Moore, J.

3636 Pte. Lloyd, E. 1975 Pto. Marshall, J.

30879 Pte. Lindsay, J. 36580 Pto. Markie, W.

33116 Pto. Littlejohn, R. 37947 Pto. Moir, J.

42419 Pte. Lawson, A. 23101 Pte. Mallinson, R.

35190 Pto. Lang, A. 20758 Pte. Meldrum, J.

43477 Cp!. Liddle, T. 34742 Pto. Maurer, P.

18488 Pte. Lindsay, G. 34113 Pte. Morrison, W.

935 Pte. Lyons, J. 33549 Pte. Miller, G.

9651 L. -C. Livingston, J. 35307 Pte. Meek, J.

42580 Pte. Love, D. 14696 Pte. Martin, J.

12904 Pte. Lugton, J. 43047 Pte. Mowatt, G.

20151 Pte. Lamb, E. 31709 Pte. Milne, G.

18669 Cpl. Levy, P. 14750 Pte. Mitchell, J.

24457 Pto. Lennie, T. 1028 Pte. Miller, M.

4253 Pte. Lawson, B. 40070 Pte. Martin, R .

.36586 Pte. Lang, H. 33581 Pte. Manson, A.

40288 Pte. Lochtie, T. 32947 Pto. Murray, S.

.32909 Pte. Lafferty, J. 36428 Pte. Murrsy, J.

108 L.·C. Lennon, G. 10916 Pto. Moore, M.

8976 Pte. Lind, H. 40670 Pte. Morrison, A.

40353 L.·C. Lauder, W. 3057 L.·C. Morris, G.

-40205 Pte. Lamb, C. 42249 Pte. Marriott, J.

21385 Pte. Lauder, W. 37880 Pte. Muirhead, D.

7776 Pte. Leyden, P. 34112Pto. Martin, J.

. 37138 Pte. Lyons, C. 42119 Pte. MUMO, A.

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43250 L.-C. Mitohell, A. 40246 L.·C. Millan, J.

34739 Pte. Meikie, A. 36595 Pte. Muir, D.

39298 Pte. Murray, H. 14530 Sgt. M'Alpine, S.

36619 Pte. Munro, J. 35310 Pte. M'Kinnon, A.

42050 Pte. Monteith, A. 30397 Pte. M'GIeish, J.

37843 Pte. May, E. 42772 Pte. M'Gill, J.

40601 Pte. Morrison, A. 9061 Pte. M'Leod, A.

42061 Pte, Miller, J. 42527 Pte. M'Kenzie, J.

13299 A.·Cp!. Mulvey, T. 42681 Pte. M'Caw, J.

24636 Pte. Mitohie, J. 31019 Pte. M'Rae, M.

19760 Pte. Martin, J. 35141 Cpl. M'Cluskey, R.

36731 Pte. Murphy, J. 34115 Pte. M'Gregor, D.

41776 Pte. Maxwell, A. 32766 Pte. M'Kinnay, H.

13746 L.-C. MeIdrum, J. B8967 Sgt. M'Glone, J.

35323 Pto. Miller, A. 32706 Pte. M'Kenzie, J.

21815 Pte. Marohbank, D. 22348 Pte. M'Hugh, G.

28787 Pte. Murphy, J. 42179 Pte. M'Innes, R.

310 Pte. Martin, P. 42172 Pte. M·Bride, R.

10916 Pte. Moore, M. 7207 Pte. M'Neill, J.

38259 Pte. Malone, T. 12900 Pte. M'Laren, J.

42433 Pte. Malcoim, J. 42420 Pte. M'Farlane, J.

17393 C.S.M. Mowatt, W. 17220 Pte. M'Cool, W.

B8290 Pte. Montgomery, A7477 Pto. M'Neill, W.

G. 42736 Pte. M'Calman, N.

38413 Pte. Main, W. 30103 Pto. M'Pherson, J.

18647 Pte. Muir, H. 15274 Pte. M'Phail, J.

38056 Pte. Muir, A. 20960 Pte. M'Shane, J.

40731 Pte. Ma.nn, P. 22017 Pte. Ma.oCormick, J.

42475 Pte. Murray, J. 42662 Pte. M'Bride, T.

40711 Pte. Mitchell, J. 25046 Pte. M'Laughla.n, G.

22852 Pte. MUMO, W. 8679 Pte. M'Guire, J.

38416 Pte. Murray, J. 35201 Pte. M'Luskie, W.

2251 L. ·C. Moodie, J. 620 Pte. M'Ca.nn, J.

8008 Pte. Mel;on, P. 8917 Pte. M'Laughlin, J.

12173 Pte. Murdooh, A. 22860 Pte. M'Ghee, P.

40030 Pte. Mullen, P. 41955 Pte. M'Gill, P.

17069 Pte. Monaghan, A. 31314 Pte. M'Gowan, T.

13794 L.·Sgt. Murra,y, P. 25787 Pte. M'Garry, A.

38117 Pte. Murdoch, J. 21820 Pte. M'Dermott, J.

17338 Pte. Mellon, G. 43075 Pte. M'DonaId, A.

40275 Sgt. Matthew, W. 40603 Pte. M'Nab, C.

24819 Pte. Morgan, W. 35742 Pte. M'Leod, J.

22991 Pte. Morrison, W. 36525 Pte. M'Millan, A.

40507 Pte. Morrison, R. 34629 Pte. M'Cal1um, W.

40325 Pte. Meiville, J. 598 Pte. M'Brearty, J.

3741 Pte. Morrison, R. 35327 L.·C. M'Pherson, J.

40711 Pte. Mitohell, J. 19527 Pte. M'Daid, C.

40392 Pte. Murison, J. 13366 Pte. M'Nulty, J.

40634 Pte. Morrison, N. 41774 Pte. M'Pherson, A.

31756 Pte. Milroy, A. 23394 Pte. M'Gibbon, H.

12379 Pte. Monaghan, G. 37942 Pte. M'DonaId, J.

A8325 Pte. Murray, D. 14901 L.-C. M'Combie, A.

41656 Pto. Murray, R. 13102 Pte. M'Clymont, W.

14242 Cp!. Miller, M. 34941 Pte. M'Master, G.

37211 Pte. Martin, D. 12373 Pte. M'AuIey, J.

28727 Pte. Medvidoff, D. 42005 L.·C. M'Donald, G.

35495 L.-C. Mason, F. 32698 Pte. M'Gahey, J.

36716 Pte. Miller, W. 40612 L.-C. M'Monnies, J.

41680 Pte. Msden, W. 7696 Pte. M'Leod, J.

41655 Pte. Murray, R. 40508 L.·C. M'Donald, J.

31756 L.·C. Milroy, J. 14097 Pte. M'Guire, J.

40176 Pto. Martin, R. 25299 Pto. M'Corquodale,

41677 Pte. Murphy, J. D.

42541 Pto. Minto, W. 42741 Pte. M'Whinnie, H •

4763 Cpl. Moisee:i, J. 32558 Pte. M'Kay, J.

41697 Pte. Myles, J. 36684 Pte. M'Leod, J.

41392 Pte. Moorn, J. 21829 Pte. M'Garry, M.

28701 Pte. Moore, T. 40577 Sgt. M'Nair, R.

20033 Pte. Mason, W. 34730 Pte. M'Ewan, R.'

26493 Pte. Murray, W. 33813 Pte. M'Donald, P.

28382 Pte. Matthews, R. 33000 Pte. M'Gregor, D .

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