Tait, Ralph Hastie, Private, 8th Battalion Royal Scots, attached 8th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, Number 7805. Born Walston, Lanarkshire son of James Tait of Stevenson, Dolphinton, Peebleshire. Resident in Peebles and enlisted at Lanark. Killed in action aged 20 on 18th May 1915. His name is recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, Panel 37 and 38. (added 16/04/08)
Tant, Robert Ross. Born 1910 son of William and Margaret Tant of 12 West Port, Linlithgow, husband of Reita Tant of 3 Knights Court, Knights Park. Served in the RAF, Number 513685, from 1931 to 1934, as a Draughtsman. His last two years in RAF service were at Tangmere. Married in 1936 to Reita Norris from the Norris and Marston families involved with the Sunbeam Motor Company. Later he was one of the Design Team in the Hawker Aeroplane Company where he was responsible for some of the drawings modifying the Hurricane Main Wing Spar to take two 20 mm cannon in place of .303 Machine Guns, producing the Hurricane 2c. Killed aged 33 by an early V1 at about eight o’clock on the evening of 29th June 1944, cycling home from the Hawker Design Office at Claremont Hall. Hawkers arranged for his mother and a brother and sister to travel to Kingston for his funeral. He is buried in Kingston upon Thames Municipal Borough Cemetery. Name submitted by his Nephew in Fife. (added 28/07/09)
Tavendale, David Robertson, Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Queens’ Own Cameron Highlanders, Number 4427. Born Edinburgh 8th January 1881 son of James and Janet Tavendale, husband of Kathleen Elizabeth Gorman and father of Helen and David. Enlisted 6th June 1898. Served South Africa and awarded Queen’s South Africa Medal with clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and King’s South Africa Medal with clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. Company Sergeant Major 1st October 1913. Mentioned in Dispatches. Killed in action on 11th November 1914 at Nonne Bosschen Wood during the attack of the Prussian Guard at the First Battle of Ypres. He is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Grave reference VIII.B.13. Name submitted by his Granddaughter in Victoria, Australia. (added 06/06/08)
Taylor, Archibald. Craftsman, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers,
Number 10572138. Born 1919, son of Archibald and isabella Taylor of
Greenock. Died aged 25 on 24th June 1944 and buried in Greenock
Cemerery Sec.C.C.C. Grave 187. (added 13/09/05)
Taylor, Charles Gillan Nicholson, Sergeant 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Son of David Taylor and Jane Nicholson. Born Locherbie, Dumfriesshire on 19th December 1921. Enlisted 1936 as a Boy Soldier in the North Staffordshire Regiment and served in India, Palestine, Egypt, North Africa, Italy and North West Europe. Landed in Normandy with the 59th Division and after the battles at Caen when the Division was disbanded he was transferred to 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Wounded and listed as missing in action in Holland in October 1944. Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft XIB, Fallingbostel. Liberated April 1945. Served until 1948 when he joined the Belfast Fire Service until 1972. Retired aged 65 in 1986 as Fire Safety Officer for Short and Harland Aircraft Company, Belfast. Died in 2003 shortly before his 82nd birthday. Name submitted by his son. See also Charles and William Nicholson. (added 2/05/07)
Taylor, Daniel Martin.
Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born 10th
May 1895, Enlisted in May 1915 in Glasgow and arrived in Gallipoli
in June 1915. Lt TAYLOR was killed, aged 20, on 28th June 1915
during the Battle of Gully Ravine and initially buried at Geoghan's
Bluff Cemetery before being moved to Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
after the war (Sp.Mem 372). He was the second son of John Eadie
TAYLOR and Jessie Gay MARTIN of Chislehurst, 19 Newlands Road,
Newlands, Glasgow, Scotland. (added 23/11/05)
James. b. 1891. Sergeant. No. 20/706. 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn,
Northumberland Fusiliers. English. Born in Tynemouth,
Northumberland. Enlisted at South Shields, County Durham, England.
He died on 1st July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the
Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
He was the son of George and Jane Taylor, 81 Edith Street, South
Shields, County Durham.(added 10/05/01)
William. b. 1830. Sergeant. 79th Cameron Highlanders. Scottish.
Enlisted in March 1848. Promoted Corporal in April 1854. Served in
the Crimean War at the Battles of Alma, Balaklava and before
Sebastopol. Served in the Indian Mutiny, recapture of Lucknow, and
the Residency, Fort Rooyia, Allygunge and the Battle of Bareilly.
Left the service in June 1860. Re-enlisted as a Private in the 43rd
of Foot. Promoted Corporal in January 1863, transferred to 101st
Royal Bengal Fusiliers in April 1864. Promoted Sergeant in September
1864. Discharged to Pension in April 1870. Foreign service in
Ireland 1848-49; Canada 1849-51; Turkey and the Crimea 1854-56; East
India 1857-59 and again in 1867-68. He was awarded the following
medals: Crimea with Bars; Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol; India Mutiny
with Bar; Lucknow; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He married
Mary Rodgers in February 1853 at St.Cuthberts in Edinburgh and they
had five children. (added 19/08/99)
Francis Henderson, Private, 4th/5th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Number 3526. Born Montrose son of Elizabeth and Francis Thomson 68 Northesk Road, Montrose. Enlisted Bervie, Kincardineshire. Wounded in the action at Schwaben Hohe Redoubt, Thiepval on 14th October 1916 and died of wounds aged 21 on 25th October 1916. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Grave reference B.12.8. (added 17/03/08)
Thomson, George 2/Lt Born 15 November 1877 at Dalmuir House, Old
Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland to James Rodger Thomson and
Marion Paterson Neilson of Clydebank, Scotland. James Rodger Thomson
was the owner of J&G Thomson Shipbuilding, later to become John
Brown. Died 11 September 1916 at Guillemont, Somme, France and
buried 12 September 1916 in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont,
France. Lt Thomson joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force to World
War 1 in 1914 after to emigrating to Canada in 1907 along with his
other brothers. He was assigned to duty with the Division
Ammunition Park as a private soldier. His enrolment number was 2424.
On arrival in England in early 1915, he was offered a commission in
the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a 2Lt which he readily
accepted. This offer was made as a result of his late father being
an Honorary Colonel of the regiment. Due to the horrific losses
suffered by the London Scottish in earlier campaigns of 1916, George
was seconded to duty with them. He died in that portion of the
Battle of the Somme that took place around the area of Guillemont
and not far from other infamous battle names such as Courcelette,
Fleurs and the Quadrilateral. He died of his wounds that same day
and was buried the following day in the Guillemont Road Cemetery.
Thomson, William Neilson born 24 July 1871 at Princes Terrace, Partick,
Glasgow. Eldest surviving son of James Rodger Thomson and Marion
Paterson Neilson. Joined the 1st Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteer
Corps and was commissioned 2/Lt 22 February 1890. He was posted to
'G' Company at Maryhill. He resigned his commission on 4 December
1895. In 1899, he joined the Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry and
was sent to South Africa at the declaration of the Boer War. In
1901, he transferred to the State Railway Service (later know as the
Imperial Railway Service) where engineers were sorely needed to
drive armoured trains carrying troups and ammunition. William died,
while so employed, of yellow fever at Watervaal Onder, Transvaal on
4 March 1901. He is buried in at Watervaal Onder, South Africa.
Thomson, Private, Number 16752, 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Lived in Glasgow and was a driver with Glasgow Tramways Corporation. Husband of Janet and Father of Colin, Nellie, Lily, and John. Killed on the 25th September 1915 at the Battle of Loos. His name is recorded on the Loos Memorial Panel 46-49. Name submitted by his Great Great Granddaughter.
Todd, Joseph. Born
1914 Gorbals, Glasgow. 3192683 Pte , Pioneer Corps. served during
WW2 with 181 Coy in Normandy, Nijmegan,Caen, Gemany. Demobbed in
1946 and returned to Glasgow. Passed away suddenly in 1964. (added
Todd, William. B 1910 Gorbals, Glasgow. 3322684 Pte ,(brother of the above
Joseph) Pioneer Corps Served during WW2 with 75 Coy. Landed on sword
beach, Normandy on the 6th June 1944. moved up through Caen,
Nijmegan. In December 1944 he was granted home leave due to his
three year old son Alfred having been found drowned in the river
Clyde. On his return to Holland weeks later he learned that most of
his unit had been killed in action. On the 10th of March he crossed
the Rhine into Germany. On the 1st of July 1945 he entered the
capital city of Berlin, He was finally demobbed in 1946 and returned
home to Glasgow. Passed away peacefully 1983 submited by John Todd.
Tominey, Thomas Patrick, Private, 7th Battalion Black Watch, Number 3324618. Born 3rd June 1912 in Glasgow son of Margaret and Patrick Tominey of 438 Moffat Street, Hutchiesontown, Glasgow. Received serious head wounds at the battle of El Alamein on 26th October 1942. He died aged 30 at Gabes on 1st April 1943. He is buried in Heleopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Grave reference 3.G.22. Name submitted by his Great Niece in Perthshire. (added 16/10/09)
Gillian MM, Private, number 252388, 10th Bn. Canadian Infantry
(Alberta Regiment). Awarded Military Medal Sept 17th 1918. Born
Turriff, Aberdeenshire Sept 2nd 1891, son of Mrs Jane Topp of
Aberdeenshire, husband of Margaret C B Topp of Cabri, Saskatchewan,
Canada and father of Ernest John William Topp, born Sept 17th 1918.
Came to Canada before WW1 and when war broke out joined CEF. Killed
in Action aged 26 Sept. 28th 1918 at Marcoing Line at Sailly, France
and buried at Haynecourt British Cemetery Grave III.B.9. (added
Tovey, Duncan. Member
of the London Scottish Regiment in WWI and founder member of the
Regimental Association, the Glenworple Highlanders. Recorded diary
of the same period, up until he was wounded at Givenchy on December
24 1914. Accounts from the diary [link].
John Patrick. b. 1892. 2nd Lieutenant. 9th Bn, Australian Imperial
Force. Australian. Joined the AIF on 15th May 1916, posted to 23rd Reinforcements, 9th Bn and sent to Corporals School. In November 1916 he
embarked from Brisbane on the Kyarra headed for the UK. In
January 1917 he was posted to the 3rd Training Bn at Durrington
England. May 1917 he was posted to France. In August he was attached
to the 1st Australian Division HQ and promoted to Lance Corporal. In
May 1918 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. In June 1918 he was
posted to 5th Army School and returned to the 9th Bn in July. On
21st July 1918 he was wounded in action during an incident for which
he received the Albert Medal. He was evacuated to 3rd General
Hospital Calais and then to 3rd London General Hospital. After
several months of recuperation he was returned to Australia on the Sardinia reaching home in late December 1918. On 12th
February 1919 he was listed in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
no. 23 as being awarded the Albert Medal the details of which are:
"His Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to award the
Albert Medal to the Undermentioned Officer, in recognition of
gallantry displayed in saving life. Second Lieutenant John Patrick
Tunn. On 19th July 1918, as some Australian troops were advancding
to an attack in France, one of the men tripped on some wire, and a
rifle grenade fell from his rifle to the ground with the pin out.
Second Lieutenant Tunn, who was about ten yards away, saw what had
happened, and ran back and picked up the grenade. In doing so he
also tripped on the wire and the grenade fell from his hand. He
picked it up again, and as he did so it exploded and blew off his
right hand, besides wounding him in the head. The men were unhurt".
John was born in Glasgow 8th July 1892 and emigrated to Brisbane
with his parents at the beginning of the century. After his army
service he married May Louse Sherman and had two sons and a
daughter. He died on 15th October 1955 and is buried in a Brisbane
Cemetary. (added 05/07/99)
Patrick. b. 1894. Private. No.18440. Army Service Corp. Scottish.
Served during World War One. Known as Peter, he was born in
Caledonia Road, Glasgow, the eldest of nine children, to Edward and
Elizabeth McIntyre Tunn. He married Agnes Vance Moir in August 1928
at McLeod Parish Church, Glasgow, and they had four children. Peter
died in February 1960 and his ashes were scatterd at the Craighton
Cemetery, Glasgow. (added 30/08/99)
Andrew Stewart. Private. No. S/11546. 5th Bn, Cameron Highlanders.
British. Served during WWI, and died in September 1915. His name is
commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. (added
Alexander Hugh Munro. b. 1911. Serjeant. 1st Bn, Royal Scots (the
Royal Regt). Scottish. He served in India. Killed in action in
France on 26th May 1940 age 29, and is buried at Le Paradis War
Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Comrie and Annie Turner.
Husband of Mary Cairns Turner and father of Alexandra, Edinburgh,
Scotland. (added 10/08/01)
Alexander Rankine. b. 1906. Private. 2nd Bn, The Black Watch.
Scottish. He joined the Black Watch in September 1939 and trained in
Perthshire. He served in Crete and Tobruk. He was the Senior Shop
Acts Inspector for the City of Glasgow, he died in Glasgow in 1982.
He was married to Jane "Sheena" Aitken Mitchell Turner and had two
daughters Merle and Georgena. (added 05/07/99)
Turner, Alexander Rankine.
b. 1878, joined Pioneer Corps in Word War 1.Got commission in Royal
Engineers, invalided out, died 1923, was Baillie in the Glasgow City
Corporation. Husband to Margaret Clydesdale Meek. Father to
Alexander, Margaret and James (added 4/12/04)
John Herbert. b. 1883. Private. No. 7956. 1st Bn, Scots Guards.
British. Killed in action in November 1914 during the first Battle
of Ypres aged 21. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate
Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born in Leeds the eldest
son of Arthur Rhodes Turner and Mary Turner. He was a member of the
Territorial Army prior to the war. (added 17/03/99)
Robert Munro. Scottish. Petty Officer Stoker C/KX 83399. H.M.S.
Welshman, Royal Navy. Died on Monday, 1st February 1943 when his
ship was hit with one torpedo from the German submarine U-617 and
sank 35 miles east-northeast off Tobruk, Libya. Eldest son of Comrie
(died from war injuries 1950) and Annie Turner of Edinburgh. Brother
of Alexander killed in action 1940. (added 10/05/05)