Second Lieutenant George Anderson McDonald, 10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, son of James and Margaret McDonald of Pleasance, Cairneyhill, Dunfermline, died 18 August 1917 aged 19. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (no known grave).
2nd Lieutenant James M Moir RH
2nd Lieutenant Walter Forbes Hutton, 11th Battalion attached to 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 14 July 1916 aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs David Hutton of 58 Brucefield Avenue, Dunfermline. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (no known grave).
Sergeant John Erskine VC The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), service number 200476, D Company, 5th/6th Battalion. Died 14 April 1917 aged 23. Son of William and Elizabeth Erskine. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (no known grave).
Sgt John Jamieson CH
Sergeant William Stewart, 1st/7th Battalion Royal Scots, service number 302871. Died 24th November 1917 aged 34. Son of Walter and Agnes Stewart of Main Street, Cairneyhill. Native of Newlands, Peebleshire. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Lance Corporal William McLaren Erskine, service number 43245, B Company, 17th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 18th November 1916 aged 21. Son of William and Elizabeth Erskine. Buried at New Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Private Robert A Banks, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. Service number 43241. Died 21st October 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (no known grave).
Private James Cook Gordon Highlanders
Private John Donald Gordon Highlanders
Private Alexander Gardner AEF
Private Arthur Glendinning 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, service number S/9035. Died 25 September 1915. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (no known grave).
Private Michael Kirk Gordon Highlanders
Private Charles Lockhart, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, service number 963. Died 26th October 1914 aged 23. Son of Mrs A S Lockhart of 60 Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline. Commemorated at Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium (no known grave).
Private Adam McArthur, 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, service number 8466. Died 4th May 1915 aged 26. Son of John and Christina McArthur of Burnside Cottage, Cairneyhill. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Pte Daniel McMillan N&D
Pte Robert Mercer CH
Pte William Mercer CEF
Private David Scott Philip, A Company, 17th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, service number 355173. Died 2 December 1917 aged 23. Son of James and Elizabeth Philip of West End, Cairneyhill. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (no known grave).
Pte James Philp RH
Pte Robert M Philp RSF
Pte George Reid RS
Private William Sharp, A Company, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, service number S/3604. Died 26th September 1915 aged 22. Son of Henry and Agnes Sharp of 21 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (no known grave).
Pte Thomas Templeman CEF
Gr Michael Conoboy RCA
Sgt William Ramsay RH
Gr George Philp RCA
1939 – 1945
Private William Robertson Hamilton, Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 7366767. Died 6 December 1942 aged 24. Son of James and Margaret Hamilton, Cairneyhill. Buried at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.
Ft Sgt B Lowrie RAF
There are a few men here that I don’t have details for yet – please get in touch if you can provide any information.
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I am related to William Hamilton, his mother was my Gran’s sister . I have discovered the plot William lies in . ( C. 8. 12. ) Benghazi War Cemetery Libya. I noticed on a list of names for the locals who died, he was listed as M. Hamilton. Was this before stone was cleaned up ? Thank you for your help.
Hi Janet. Thanks for getting in touch. I believe the village war memorial was renovated slightly a few years ago so perhaps the names were not so clear before then. I’m glad you’ve discovered William Hamilton’s place of burial. Best wishes. Jacqueline Hunter.
Thank you Jacqueline for responding quickly . Not much chance of visiting which is a pity . And there has been a lot of vandalism in the Cemetery.. William died 2years before i was born , but remember my Aunt Maggie was never the same afterwards. Best wishes.