Aberdour War Memorial – WW1 Missing Names

The following people are connected with Aberdour, died in the war but do not appear on the War Memorial.
Private John AIRD – Royal Scots Life Story & CWGC
Born 1890 Aberdour.
Jessie Clark.
Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 age 27, France.
Son of George Aird, of 3, East William St., Edinburgh; husband of Jessie Clarke Aird, of 33, Milton St., Edinburgh.

Private George BEVERIDGE – Seaforth Highlanders Life Story  & CWGC
Born 1891
Died Killed in action 25th September 1915, age 24, France

Private William BLYTH – Royal Scots Fusiliers Life Story & CWGC
Born 1889
Died Missing in action 19th July 1918, age 29, Belgium

Private James DAVIDSON Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Story & CWGC
Born 31st July 1892, Aberdour
Died of disease 11th November 1918, age 26, Alexandria, Egypt

Lieutenant Alfred DAVIE – Highland Light Infantry Life Stores
Born 29th November 1888
Lived Kilrie Gates, Kinghorn, Fifeshire, 1890
Employed Apprentice Ironmonger
Died Killed in action 21st April 1917, Gaza
 On Kinghorn War Memorial

Private Andrew Christie DAVIE – Kings Own Scottish Borderers Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1890, Kilrie Gates, Kinghorn
Died Killed in action 26th August 1918, France
On Kinghorn War Memorial

Private Thomas EASDALE – Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Life Stories & CWGC
Born 22nd April 1893, Roddenbraes, Kinghorn
Employed Baker, Kinghorn
Died Killed in action 15th October 1915, age 23, Ypres, Belgium
 On Kinghorn War Memorial

Private Alexander ERSKINE – Seaforth Highlanders Life Story & CWGC
Born 1885.
Died Between 12 May 1917 and 16 May 1917, age 32, France.
Son of Alexander Erskine, of Burdie House, Loanhead, Midlothian, and the late Margaret Hill Erskine.
Husband of Jessie Spears Pulsford (formerly Erskine), of Cedar Lea, Easter Aberdour.

Private Hendry FOSTER – Kings Own Scottish Borderers Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1890
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Foster, of 6, Invertiel Rd., Kirkcaldy
Died of wounds 8th July 1916, age 26, France

Corporal Robert FOSTER – Royal Marine Light Infantry CWGC
Died Missing in action 28th April 1917

Sub Lieutenant Ralph Lacy GORDON – Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Life Story & CWGC
Born East Sheen, Surrey 1882.
Served at HMS Tarlair. more
Died 19th June 1918, age 36. Aberdour (St Fillan’s church hall) Cemetery.

Private William GRAHAM – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGC 
Died of Disease 3rd November 1918, Cairo, Egypt

Private John Thomas GRAY – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) CWGC
Born Son of William Gray, of 9, McGregor’s Buildings, Woodmill St., Dunfermline.
Died 26 August 1917, age 19, Belgium.

Private William GRAY – Royal Scots Fusiliers Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1872
Died Missing in action 14th January 1917, age 45, France

Private James Buuchanan HUGHES – Middlesex Regiment Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1883
Son of Christina Paterson Buchanan Hughes and the late F. A. Hughes
Died Missing in action 15th February 1915, age 32, Belgium

Private David JOHNSTON – Royal Scots Life Story & CWGC
Born 1893.
Son of Mrs. David Johnston, of Wallace St., Brucefield, Dunfermline.
Died Died 21st August 1916, age 23, France.

Electrical Artificer 3rd Class James Hughes KIRTON – Royal Navy Life Stories & CWGC
Born 7th November 1891
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kirton, of London; husband of Violet Kathleen Kirton, of 20, Marine Parade, Dover
Served on HMS Tarlair
Died Influenza 9th November 1918, age 27, Dover
Lieutenant DAVID LOCHTIE – Royal Naval Reserve CWGC
Served on HMS Seagull
Died 30th September 1918 when HMS Seagull was sunk in a collision with the merchant ship SS Corribb in the Firth of Clyde
Private James MALLET – Royal Scots Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1878
Died of wounds 4th May 1917, age 39, France
Private Norman M McINTOSH – Royal ScotsCWGC
Died 28th March 1918, Arras, France.
Lance Corporal John MORRIS –  Cameron Highlanders CWGC
Died Missing in action 22nd October 1914, Belgium
Private Campbell NICOL – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGC
Died Missing in action 13th October 1915, France

Gunner Andrew PATON – Royal Garrison Artillery Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1895
Son of George and Mary Paton, of Glebe Place, Kirkton, Burntisland
Died Missing in action 16th August 1917, age 22, Belgium

Chief Engine Room Artificer Robert Darney RAMSEY – Royal Navy Life Story & CWGC
Born 13th July 1882 to William Hall Ramsay and Georgina Ramsay, of Aberdour.
Married Grace Cochrane Ramsay, of 67, Erroll Rd., Hove, Brighton.
Joined the Royal Nay in 1904.
Served on HMS Inflexible at the Battle of Falkland Islands and at the Dardanelles.
Died 31 May 1916, age 32 at the battle of Jutland on board HMS Invincible. Suffered magazine explosion during the Battle of Jutland. There were only 6 survivors out of a crew of over a thousand.

Serjeant Henry ROBERTSON – Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1895
Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. M. Robertson, of Inverkeithing
Died Killed in action 20th April 1918, age 23, France

Private Alexander RUSSELL – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGC
Only Son of Alexander and Jane Russell, of Earl’s Row, Donibristle, Crossgate
Died of wounds 27th August 1916, age 24, France

2nd Lieutenant Andrew David Aitkin SHORT – Lancashire Fusiliers Life Story & CWGC
Born 1895.
Died 26 March 1918, age 23, France.
Son of Mrs. A. Short, of The Stables, Otterston, Aberdour.
More at Nottinghamshire County Council Roll of Honour.
On Dalgety Bay War Memorial.

Lance Corporal William TODD – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1888, Aberdour
Lived High Street West, Leslie, 1891 –  23 North Street, Leslie 1901
Married Grace
Died  21st June 1915, age 27, died of wounds while a POW, France

Corpral Andrew TURNBULL – Royal Scots Life Story & CWGC
Born Aberdour.
Died 23rd April 1915, Killed in Action, Arras, France.

Private Thomas Walker – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Story & CWGC
Born 1884 Aberdour.
Joined up in Cowdenbeath 2nd May 1915.
Served in France & Belgium.
Died Killed in action 16th June 1915, age 31, France.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Walker, of 39, Townhill Rd., Dunfermline.

Private John WATSON – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGS
Died Killed in action 9th May 1915, France

Private William WILSON – Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Life Stories & CWGC
Born 1893
Son of Charles Wilson, of 24, Balgonie Terrace, Cardenden, Fife
Died Killed in action 9th May 1915, age 22, France

This information was obtained from Jose Eglinton. Additional information from the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  Please send any corrections and/or additions to stfillanschurch@gmail.com

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