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Brothers on the memorial
Private Andrew Aitken of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme on the 01/07/1916 aged 26. His brother Lance Corporal James Aitken of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos on the 25/09/1915 aged 36. In total 6 Aitken brothers served. Their father received a letter from King George V thanking him for the families contribution to the war.

Private Alexander Johnston H Arnott of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Died of Wounds on the 25/04/1915 aged 32. His older brother Private James Arnott of the 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 aged 44 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. The Arnott brothers fell exactly 5 months apart.

Driver John Ashwood of the Royal Field Artillery Died of Wounds on the 21/05/1918 aged 22. His twin brother Private William Ashwood of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1916 at the Somme aged 20. Before the War the brothers worked together as Miners in Rosehall Colliery.

Private David Russell Baxter of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was Killed in Action on the 16/09/1916 at High Wood, Somme by the bursting of a shell. His younger brother Private William Baxter of the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 20/07/1916. A 3rd brother James served for 15 months with the Scots Guards before being transferred to the Army Reserve (munitions work).

Lance Corporal Peter Bisset of the 78th Battalion ( Manitoba Regiment ) Canadian Infantry was Killed in Action on the 31/07/1918 aged 22. His older brother Stoker 1st Class William Robertson Bisset of the Royal Navy Died on the 07/04/1916 aged 39 whilst attached to the shore based ship HMS Colleen in Cork, Ireland.

Private William Bogan of the 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who Died of Wounds on the 29/08/1917 aged 20. His older brother Private Thomas James Bogan of the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was Killed in Action 13 days earlier at the Battle of Langemarck aged 22. Thomas was only added to the Addenda Panel on the Tyne Cot Memorial in 2009 and is NOT listed on the Coatbridge Memorial

Lance Corporal Alexander ( Sandy ) Brown of the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders `C`Company was Killed in Action by an enemy shell at Arras on the 09/04/1917 aged 19. His older brother Private William Brown also of the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos on the 25/09/1915 aged 30. Four other brother also served, Robert and Charles in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Daniel in the Royal Field Artillery and Richard of the Royal Army Medical Corps who was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for distinguished conduct on the Battlefield whilst acting as a stretcher-bearer.

Company Sergeant Major Hugh Burns DCM, MM of the 1st Battalion Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ) was Killed in Action on the 12/04/1918 aged 38. His half brother Private Bernard McDonald of the 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916 aged 19 on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. Another half brother Private Peter McDonald of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 27/01/1917 aged 21 at Cuinchy. A 3rd half brother Harry of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was in hospital in East Africa in early 1918 but survived the War.

Lance Corporal ( Piper ) Alexander Clunie of the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 03/05/1917 aged 24 at Arras. His brother Driver William Clunie of the Royal Field Artillery `C`Battery, 87th Brigade Died of Wounds on the 01/08/1916 at the Somme. The Clunie brothers had another brother who served and survived the War.

Sergeant John Cochrane of the 18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/03/1918 aged 35. His younger brother Private William Cochrane of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 05/11/1917 aged 28.

Rifleman Samuel Cordner of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles was Killed in Action on the 18/08/1918. His brother Rifleman George Cordner of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles Died on the 16/02/1917. The Cordner brothers were from Lisburn, Co. Antrim and this is where George is buried. George was not in Coatbridge so is not on the Memorial but both brothers are on their hometown Memorial in Lisburn.

Private Charles Cullinan of the 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment Died of Wounds on the 07/05/1915 aged 41. His younger brother Private John Cullinan of the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers Died of Wounds on the 18/05/1915 aged 35. He is NOT on the Memorial (no connection to Coatbridge). Both men are remembered on the Co. Clare Roll of Honour.

Lance Corporal James Cunningham of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 26/09/1915 aged 19. His older brother Private William Cunningham of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 26/09/1915 aged 22. Both brothers fell with the SAME Battalion on the SAME day which was the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos. Neither brother has a known grave.

Able Seaman George Archibald Docherty of the Collingwood Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, `D`Company 2nd Platoon was Killed in Action on the 04/06/1915 aged 24 at Gallipoli. He was last seen lying face down between the British and Turkish trenches with the back of his tunic covered in blood. His younger brother Private William J A Docherty of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 21/06/1918 aged 22. 2 other Docherty brothers served and survived the War.

Private John Downie of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 21/04/1915 aged 34 at Hill 60, Kemmel. His half brother Private Peter Downie of the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders Died at Home on the 1/11/1918 of Malaria contracted in the East in July 1918. Peter was discharged from the Army on the 15/10/1918 and is NOT recognised by the CWGC.

Private Richard Elliott of the 6th Battalion Cameronians was Killed in Action on the 15/06/1915 aged 25. His younger brother Lance Corporal John Elliott of the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 19/06/1915 aged 23 just 4 days after his brother. John is NOT on the Memorial as he has no connection to Coatbridge. Neither Elliott brother has a known grave.

Lance Corporal Archibald Ewing of the 13th Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 06/05/1916 aged 23. His younger brother Sapper Gray Ewing of the Royal Engineers Died of Wounds on the 13/07/1915 aged 19 at Gallipoli. The Ewing brothers are remembered on the Old Monkland Church Roll of Honour.

Private Samuel Falls of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was Killed in Action on the 27/09/1915 on the 3rd day of the Battle of Loos aged 26. His older brother Private Robert Falls of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 26/08/1914 aged 29. Robert is NOT listed on the Coatbridge Memorial as he left for War from his hometown of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Both brothers are listed on that Memorial.

Able Seaman James Forsyth of the Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Died of Bronchial Pneumonia at home aged 25. He was invalided to the UK on the 01/08/1916 and demobilised to civil employment. He is not recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission due to this. His younger brother Able Seaman William Forsyth of the Royal Naval Division attached to HMS Natal Died on the 30/12/1915 aged 18 when his ship was sunk by an internal explosion in the Cromarty Firth with the loss of 421 sailors, civilians and children. A 3rd brother Henry also with the Royal Naval Division served and survived the War.

Private William Alexander Fotheringham of the 10th Battalion Black Watch Died on the 13/10/1918 in Ireland aged 47. His younger brother Private David Fotheringham of the 10th Battalion Black Watch Died on the 13/09/1916 at Salonika aged 39. The brothers enlisted together in the same Regiment. There`s only 1 digit between their service numbers. David is NOT listed on the Memorial. William had 2 sons also serving and they were present in uniform as their fathers funeral passed through Coatbridge to Airdrie ( St Josephs ) RC Cemetery.

Private James Gartland of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers Died of Wounds on the 24/04/1915 aged 20. His older brother Private William Gartland of the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 27/04/1916 aged 28. A 3rd Gartland brother Edward served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and survived the War. All 3 brothers are remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour.

Private John Gemmell of the 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 12/09/1915 aged 21 when a shell landed in his trench whilst he was on sentry duty. His younger and only brother Corporal William Howard Gemmell of the 10th Battalion Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force was Killed in Action on the 30/09/1918 aged 23. The Gemmell brothers had 5 sisters.

Private Robert Grant of the 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. Robert was originally posted as missing and his death was not confirmed until over a year later. His brother Private Samuel Grant of the 18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 18/07/1916 aged 21 during the Battle of the Somme. 3 other Grant brothers were serving in 1916.

Private John Gray of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917 aged 41 during the Battle of Arras. His younger brother Private Thomas Gray of the 16th Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 27/04/1917 by an exploding shell also during the Battle of Arras aged 33 just 18 days after his brother. 3 other brothers served, 1 also with the Royal Scots, 1 with the Royal Field Artillery and 1 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Corporal Samuel Gribben of the Highland Light Infantry (Depot) formerly 11th Battalion Died of Wounds on the 19/02/1916 at Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, England aged 31. Samuels wounds were received at the Battle of Loos. His younger brother Rifleman Robert Gribben of the 1st Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade was Killed in Action on the 17/09/1916 aged 28. Robert is NOT listed on the Coatbridge Memorial but both brothers are listed on their hometown Memorial in Broughshane, Co. Antrim.

Private George Halbert of the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917 on the opening day of the Battle of Arras aged 25. His younger brother Private Thomas Halbert of the 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers Died of Wounds on the 15/08/1918 aged 21. The Halbert brothers are both remembered on the St Johns Church Roll of Honour.

Private Alexander Hamilton of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 14/09/1914 aged 29. His brother Private Richard Hamilton of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916 on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme and is remembered on the Larkhall and Airdrie War Memorials

Private Charles C Harrison of the 8th Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 aged 24 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. His older brother Private Samuel Harrison on the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was Killed in Action on the 25/01/1915 exactly 8 months before his brother aged 26

Lance Corporal George Hendrie of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 21/05/1916 aged 31. His younger brother Private Matthew Hendrie of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds (gunshot) on the 08/12/1916 aged 26. Both the Hendrie brothers were employed in the Lochrin Iron Works before the War.

Sergeant John Ross Hodge of the 8th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 28/06/1915 at Gallipoli aged 33. His brother David Ross Hodge of the 19th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment was Killed in Action on the 20/09/1917. He is NOT on the Memorial (no Coatbridge connection) but is remembered on the Muirkirk Roll of Honour

Able Seaman Francis Hughes of the Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Died of Wounds on the 22/04/1917 at the Battle of Arras aged 29. His younger brother Able Seaman Michael Hughes of the Howe Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was Killed in Action on the 23/04/1917 also during the Battle of Arras aged 21 just 1 day after his brother. Neither brother has a known grave and both are remembered on the Arras Memorial. 3 other brothers also served, Sergeant John Hughes of the Highland Light Infantry, Sapper William Hughes of the Royal Engineers and Private Andrew Hughes of the Cyclist Corps.

Private David Humm of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died in bed of natural causes on the 01/01/1919 in Northern Russia. His brother Sergeant Thomas Humm DCM of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 21/01/1916 aged 28. Thomas was awarded the DCM "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was in charge of stretcher bearers and displayed an utter contempt for danger when attending the wounded, often under heavy fire ". He was also awarded the Medal of St George for bravery in the field. His Medal of St George 4th Class was granted by the Czar of Russia.

Private James Hutton of the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 16/05/1915 by a snipers bullet aged 24. His younger brother Lance Corporal John Hutton of the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 26/09/1915 on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos aged 21. Neither Hutton brother has a known grave but both are remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Middle United Free Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery.

Sergeant James Irons of the 10/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 14/08/1916 after being shot in the head aged 22. His younger brother Private Wallace Irons of the 7th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 21. Neither Irons brother has a known grave. A third brother David served with the Royal Navy and survived the War.

Private James Laurieston of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 14/09/1914 aged 32. His younger brother Private Thomas Laurieston of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 29/09/1918 aged 21. The Laurieston brothers fell almost over 4 years apart, James in the 2nd month of the War and Thomas 6 weeks before the Armistice. James is remembered on the Coatbridge Memorial and Thomas is remembered on the Airdrie Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant James Lavelle of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 28/08/1915 by a bursting shell aged 25. His younger brother Captain Patrick Lavelle of the 5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers attached to the 155th Trench Mortar Battery was Killed in Action on the 04/10/1915 aged 24. Both Lavelle brothers are remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour and at the Family Plot in Airdrie (St Josephs) RC Cemetery.

Lance Corporal Alexander W Lawrie of the 9th Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 31/07/1917 at Frezenburg aged 20. His brothers were Signalman John Lawrie of the Royal Naval Reserve who drowned on the 24/11/1916 aged 21 and the eldest Private William Lawrie of the 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who Died of Wounds on the 12/10/1916 received at the Somme aged 23. All 3 Lawrie brothers died within 9 months of each other. I personally laid a Poppy at Williams grave as he is the only brother with a known grave. All 3 Lawrie brothers are remembered on the Coats Parish Church Roll of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery.

Private George Lindsay of the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 18/09/1918 aged 24. His younger brother Able Seaman John Lindsay of the Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was Killed in Action on the 05/02/1917 aged 20.

Lance Corporal Charles Loughan of the 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment was Killed in Action on the 31/01/1915 at St Eloi aged 24. His younger brother Private Peter Loughan of the 8th Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action on the 14/07/1916 at Longueval during the Battle of the Somme aged 19. Neither Loughan brother has a known grave. Both brothers are remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour.

Private Henry Matear MM of the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards was Killed in Action on the 27/11/1917 at Cambrai aged 32. Henry received his Military Medal for gallantry on the battlefield. His younger brother Private Samuel Matear of the 1st Battalion Black Watch Died of Wounds on the 14/10/1915 aged 23. Another brother Private Robert Matear of the Army Service Corps enlisted on the 02/02/1916, served in Italy and survived the War.

Private Alexander Mitchell of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 28/08/1916 aged 21. His younger brother Private Joseph Mitchell of the 10th/11th Highland Light Infantry was in hospital wounded at the time of his death. He died of his wounds on the 03/11/1916 aged 19. I personally laid a Poppy at Josephs grave. Both Mitchell brothers are on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour.

Lance Corporal Finlay Muir of the 13th Battalion Royal Scots Died on the 22/10/1915 by accident in France aged 21. His younger brother Gunner Robert Muir of the Royal Field Artillery enlisted as soon as he heard his brother died. He was Killed in Action on the 15/11/1917 aged 21. Another brother was serving with the Navy. Both Muir brothers are remembered at the Family Plot in New Monkland Cemetery.

Private James Munro of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 26/08/1914 at Le Cateaux aged 26. James was only 3 days in France when he was Killed. His older brother Private John Munro of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 19/01/1916 at Hulloch aged 37. His wife Sarah Fisher Munro had 6 brothers serving and this was acknowledged by the King. 2 other brothers also served, Daniel in the Highland Light Infantry and Thomas in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Both Munro brothers are on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour.

Private James McAuley of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 26/09/1915 on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos aged 40. His older brother Private John McAuley also of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action the day before on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. The McAuley brothers lived together, worked together, enlisted together , fought together and fell within 1 day of each other. James is listed on the Memorial, John is NOT.

Private David McEwan of the 1st/5th Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 01/09/1918 aged 18. His brother Private William McEwan of the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1918. Both the McEwan brothers are remembered on the Trinity Parish Church Roll of Honour.

Private Bernard McFarlane of the 2nd Battalion Cameronians Died of Wounds on the 16/03/1915 aged 34. His younger brother Private Robert McFarlane of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 27 just over 6 months after his brother.

Private Donald McIntosh of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 22. His older brother Private Thomas McIntosh of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1917 during the Battle of Arras aged 27. Both McIntosh brothers are remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour.

Private James McKeown of the 1st/6th North Staffordshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 03/10/1918 aged 26. His older brother Private William McKeown of the 1st Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 09/05/1915 at Ypres aged 28. A 3rd brother Private Francis McKeown of the Labour Corps Died on the 21/02/1919 in hospital in London. He is NOT commemorated on the Memorial. All 3 McKeown brothers are remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds and St Patricks Churches Roll of Honour.

2nd Lieutenant Herbert McVie of the 16th Battalion Royal Scots died in 1923 aged 27 and is NOT listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The London Gazette stated - Temporary Lieutenant H J McVie relinquishes his commission on the 25/03/1919 on account of ill health caused by wounds. His half-brother Private Charles Lapsley of the 1st/4th West Riding Regiment was Killed in Action on the 20/11/1915 aged 28.

Private Alexander Paterson of the 1st/9th Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 01/08/1918 aged 33. He was 3 times wounded before being Killed. He was decorated with the Dartar Medal in India at the crowning of King George during his service there before War broke out. His older brother Private John Paterson of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 09/07/1916 aged 41. A 3rd Paterson brother also served and survived the War.

Private James Paton of the 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 22/05/1918 aged 26. His brother Private Peter Paton of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 21/10/1914. The Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser dated 01/06/1918 stated the James` mother had lost 3 sons by that time. James, Peter and 1 other as yet unidentified.

Corporal Robert Pithie of the Royal Engineers was Killed in Action on the 20/07/1916 after being shot through the head aged 31. His brother Private William Pithie of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 10/02/1915 whilst attending a wounded comrade aged 26. Another brother Private Hugh Pithie of the Royal Engineers also served and survived the War. The Pithie brothers are remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery.

Sapper James Pollock of the Royal Engineers Died of Wounds on the 13/09/1915 at Gallipoli aged 26. His younger brother Sapper Robert Pollock of the Royal Engineers was Killed in Action on the 09/05/1915 aged 21. The Pollock brothers lived together, worked together and enlisted together and Died just 4 months apart. Both brothers are remembered on the Coats Parish Church Roll of Honour.

Private Bernard Quinn of the 10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 31. His younger brother Private Thomas Quinn of the 9th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Died of Wounds on the 30/12/1916 aged 19. I personally laid a Poppy at Thomas` grave. A 3rd brother Private James Quinn of the Royal Scots Fusiliers also served and survived the War.

Bombardier Archibald Rae DCM of the Royal Field Artillery was Killed in Action on the 24/10/1916 aged 39. Archibald was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in action the day before he was Killed. He died instantaneously whilst encouraging his men under heavy fire. His older brother Stoker John Rae of the Royal Navy, `HMS Invincible` Died on the 31/05/1916 at the Battle of Jutland 5 months before Archibald fell aged 42. Two other Rae brothers served, Thomas with the Gordon Highlanders and William with the Seaforth Highlanders. Both survived the War. Archibald and John are both remembered on the Dundyvan Parish Church Roll of Honour.

Corporal John Robertson of the Machine Gun Corps was Killed in Action on the 01/12/1917 aged 25. His younger brother Lance Corporal Thomas Robertson of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 09/11/1916 received at Trones Wood, Somme aged 22. Another 2 brothers also served, one of which lay in a Dublin Hospital suffering from wounds at the time of Thomas` death. Both survived the War. John and Thomas are both remembered on the Dunbeth Parish Church Roll of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery.

Private John R Robertson of the 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 27. Two older brothers also fell. Private Thomas C Robertson of the 9th Battalion Black Watch was also Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos aged 34. Neither of the brothers Killed at Loos has a known grave. The 3rd brother was Private Robert G Robertson of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers who Died of Wounds on the 24/04/1918 aged 35. The only remaining brother William also served and survived the War.

Private John Smellie of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 13/10/1914 aged 29. His brother Lance Corporal William Smellie of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 19/12/1914 just 2 months later. The Smellie brothers are both remembered on the Maxwell Parish and East United Free Churches Roll of Honour.

Able Seaman Alexander Thomson of the Hood Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Died on the 22/09/1915 of enteric fever and inflammation of the tonsils aged 19. His older brother Private John Thomson of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died also of enteric fever on the 17/07/1916 aged 22. The Thomson brothers are both remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery.

Private David Walker of the 9th Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 after being shot through the head on the opening day of the Battle of Loos aged 24. His younger brother Private James Walker also of the 9th Battalion Black Watch was also Killed in Action on the same day as David, the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos aged 20. Although NOT a brother Private George Buchanan Arnott also of the 9th Battalion Black Watch who resided with the Walkers and worked with the brothers as well as enlisting with them was wounded and gassed at Loos alongside them. He Died of Wounds on the 28/06/1916 aged 22. Neither Walker brother has a known grave but all 3 of the men are remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church, East United Free Church and the Kipps Locomotive Rolls of Honour.

Able Seaman Henry Walker of the Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was Killed in Action on the 24/04/1917 aged 24. His brother Private James Walker of the 6th Battalion Dragoon Guards contracted an illness in France and died in April 1916. He is NOT listed on the Memorial. Another brother Able Seaman George Walker was wounded on the 28/04/1917 and a 4th brother Oswald was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the time of Henrys death.

Private John Wallace of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 03/10/1915 at the Battle of Loos. His brother Private William Wallace of the 9th Battalion Black Watch Died of Wounds on the 16/09/1915 aged 25. William was hit by a German bullet in the side when out with a work party on the 15/09/1915. His wound was not seen as being serious with his Doctor stating he died from shock the following day.

Private David Wilson of the 1st Battalion Black Watch Died of Wounds on the 18/06/1915 aged 26. His brother Private William Wilson of the 36th Battalion Machine Gun Corps Died of Wounds on the 27/04/1918. Another brother Alexander Wilson was in training with the 10th Battalion Black Watch when his brother David died.