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John Reid cap badgePrivate John Reid

1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service No: 11059

John Reid grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert and Jane Savage Reid of 57 Scotts Row, Craigneuk, Wishaw. From the 1901 Census - Address - 73b Bank St, Coatbridge - Robert Reid aged 34, Jane Reid aged 29, Andrew Reid aged 11, John Reid aged 10, Jane Reid aged 5, Samuel Reid aged 1. John's Pension was awarded to his mother Jane.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 135 Bank St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 17/11/1914 during the Battles of Ypres (first Ypres)


Ayr 1914


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22 / DOB - 15/04/1892

Buried / Remembered

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 19 and 33), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, often referred to simply as the Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave. Between October 1914 and September 1918 hundreds of thousands of servicemen of the British Empire marched through the town of Ypres's Menin Gate on their way to the battlefields. The memorial now stands as a reminder of those who died who have no known grave and is perhaps one of the most well-known war memorials in the world. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. In the case of United Kingdom casualties, only those prior 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. New Zealand casualties that died prior to 16 August 1917 are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

Additional Information

The Battalion arrived at Le Havre on the 14/08/1914 and were part of the 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. John arrived in France on the 22/08/1914. The 7th and 9th Brigades, 3rd Division took part in the Battle of Nonne Bosschen on the 11/11/1914. This was part of the Battles of Ypres (First Ypres), 19th October – 22nd November 1914 : Often known as the First Battle of Ypres, this is a series of named battles that also form part of the outflanking encounter. It becomes a desperate epic fight east of the city of Ypres which finally results in stalemate and entrenched warfare. It takes place at the same time as the Battle of the Yser, fought nearby by the Belgian Army against the Germans, and the battles to the south at Messines, Armentieres and La Bassee. See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his listing in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial Panel List, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial x 2, John's Pension Records x 3 and the Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge.

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