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Does anyone have any information about the following men?

I am putting together a local history book (well really a Roll of Honour), I have found a lot of details about the men from the West Lothian Courier Archives, SDGW, CWGC, SNWM and the United Collieries Active Service Roll 1914 - 1919.

However there is still a lot of info that I don’t have.

ROBERT DARLING

2nd Battalion

SCOTS GUARDS

Rank Gdsn

Service number 7737

Date of death 15/09/1916

Place of birth Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 D.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

WILLIAM DICKSON

2nd Battalion

GORDON HIGHLANDERS

Rank Lance Sergeant

Service number S/7854

Date of death 04/10/1917

Place of birth Amadale

Age

Resided Slamannan

Enlisted Falkirk

Theatre of death F &F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 135 to 136.

Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

ARCHIBALD DONALDSON

11th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT).

Rank Private

Service number 11936

Date of death 24/10/1917

Place of birth Eastfield Lanarkshire

Age 23

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted

Theatre of death F & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

JOHN DORNAN

2nd Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT).

Rank Private

Service number 2979

Date of death 22/06/1915

Place of birth Glasgow

Age

Resided Armadale / New York USA

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 45.

Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

LEWIS DOUGLAS

9th Battalion.

THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)

Formerly 18903

RSF

Rank Private

Service number 27945

Date of death 03/05/1917

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death France

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.

Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

JAMES DOYLE

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 26163

Date of death 22/05/1916

Place of birth Fauldhouse

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 33.

Cemetery: LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY

MICHAEL DOYLE

12th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 15829

Date of death 14/07/1916

Place of birth Wishaw

Age

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

DONALD DREW

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 34245

Date of death 09/04/1917

Place of birth

Age 19

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1 and 2.

Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

JAMES PROVEN DRYSDALE

9th Battalion

BLACK WATCH

(ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)

Rank L/CORPORAL

Service number S/11078

Date of death 26/02/1917

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age 26

Resided

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI. J. 4A.

Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

JOHN DRYSDALE

Tunneling Coy.

New Zealand Engineers

Rank Sapper

Service number 37462

Date of death 05/05/1917

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided

Enlisted

Theatre of death

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. K. 43.

Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

NEIL DRYSDALE

B Coy 10th Battalion

ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

(PRINCESS LOUISE’S)

Rank Private

Service number 303372

Date of death 06/11/1918

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Glencorse

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. I. 6.

Cemetery: CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS

JAMES WATSON DUFF

7th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 2656

Date of death 12/07/1915

Place of birth

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death GALIPOLLI

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 26 to 30.

Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL

WILLIAM DUNCAN

B Battery 180th Bde.

ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

Rank Gnr

Service number 242841

Date of death 14/04/1918

Place of birth Whitburn Linlithgow

Age 21

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.

Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL

JAMES EDMOND

2nd Battalion

SCOTS GUARDS

Rank Sergeant

Service number 6567

Date of death 25/05/1918

Place of birth Prestonpans

Age

Resided Prestonpans

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. I. A. 3.

Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

THOMAS ELLIOT

11th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 13377

Date of death 14/07/1916

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age 19

Resided Avonbridge Stirlingshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

JOHN ELLIS

10th Battalion

ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

(PRINCESS LOUISE’S)

Rank L/CORPORAL

Service number S/6132

Date of death 07/11/1918

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age 26

Resided

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. H. 10.

Cemetery: WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS

SAMUEL EVANS

5th/6th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS

(LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 52936

Date of death 27/02/1919

Place of birth

Age 23

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted

Theatre of death Germany

Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. D. 7.

Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

DAVID FERGUSON

6th Battalion

KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

Rank Private

Service number 28152

Date of death 24/03/1918

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Edinburgh

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37.

Cemetery: POZIERES MEMORIAL

WILLIAM FORGIE

6th/7th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS

Rank Private

Service number 43230

Date of death 31/07/1917

Place of birth

Age

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: XXIX. C. 5.

Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

WILLIAM FORRESTER

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 13781

Date of death 16/06/1915

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 8. 38.

Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN

JAMES FRASER

1st Battalion

GORDON HIGHLANDERS

Rank Private

Service number 43015

Date of death 13/11/1916

Place of birth Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

MATTHEW FRASER

2/10th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Attached 7th/8th

KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

Rank Private

Service number 2867

Date of death 18/08/1916

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F.& F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SIMON FRASER

2nd Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 43147

Date of death 06/05/1917

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. K. 41.

Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

WILLIAM FREW

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 40404

Date of death 29/05/1918

Place of birth Westrig, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 29.

Cemetery: PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY

EDWARD FRIEL

8th Coy.

MACHINE GUN CORPS (Infantry)

Formely 4134

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 17466

Decoration MM

Date of death 14/07/1916

Place of birth Shotts, Morningside, Lanark

Age 41

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

FRANCES GILFOYLE

16th Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 27071

Date of death 09/04/1917

Place of birth Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Age 23

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 5.

Cemetery: TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES

DAVID GILMOUR

8th Battalion

BLACK WATCH

(ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)

Formerly S/5646 A.& S.H.

Rank Private

Service number S/17594

Date of death 06/01/1917

Place of birth Westrigg Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided

Enlisted East Linton

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pelves German Mil. Cem Mem.

Cemetery: VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT

WILLIAM GILMOUR

11th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 25804

Date of death 12/04/1917

Place of birth Slamannan

Age

Resided Blackridge, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1 and 2.

Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

ALEXANDER HUTTON GRAHAM

8th (Service) Battalion.

YORK AND LANCS

Formerly 15850 H.L.I.

Rank Private

Service number 34831

Date of death 02/06/1917

Place of birth Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 11.

Cemetery: POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

DAVID GRIEVE

8th Battalion

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Sergeant

Service number 42

Date of death 15/11/1914

Place of birth Pencaitland East Lothian

Age

Resided Tranent

Enlisted Tranent

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. B. 5.

Cemetery: RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES

CHARLES GRUMBLEY

6th Battalion / 7th Battalion

KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

Rank Private

Service number 7886

Date of death 16/12/1917

Place of birth Allahabad India

Age 33

Resided Manchester, Lancashire

Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire

Theatre of death F.& F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 8.

Cemetery: HEUDICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

HUGH HART

7th Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 2413

Date of death 22/05/1915

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age 20

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death Home.

Grave/Memorial Reference:

Cemetery:

(KILLED IN THE GRETNA TRAIN CRASH)

WALTER HARVEY

ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

Rank CORPORAL

Service number 70855

Date of death 21/02/1916

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age 21

Resided

Enlisted Glasgow

Theatre of death Home

Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 45.

Cemetery: BATHGATE CEMETERY

ARCHIBALD HASTIE

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 16238

Date of death 02/06/1915

Place of birth Kirkfieldbank Lanarkshire

Age

Resided Shotts

Enlisted Bathgate

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.

Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

STEPHEN HASTIE

2nd Battalion.

ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

Rank L/Corporal

Service number S/15208

Date of death 18/08/1916

Place of birth Tranent Haddington

Age

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Stirling

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. K. 34.

Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

THOMAS HEWITT

2nd Battalion

ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS

Rank Private

Service number 3881

Date of death 14/04/1915

Place of birth Lauarievalve Co Armagh

Age

Resided Belfast

Enlisted Finner Camp Co Donegal

Theatre of death F & F

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 42.

Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

JOHN HICKS

6th Battalion

HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY

Rank Private

Service number 2831

Date of death 12/07/1915

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided

Enlisted Glasgow

Theatre of death Gallipoli

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 173 to 177.

Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL

JAMES HOGG

3rd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 2553

Date of death 3/05/1915

Place of birth West Calder

Age 21

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted Bathgate, Linlithgowshire

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 92.

Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)

ROBERT DUNN HOOD

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)

Rank Private

Service number 2887

Date of death 14/12/1914

Place of birth Whitburn

Age 19

Resided Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Enlisted

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.

Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

WILLIAM HUNTER

2nd Battalion.

ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS

Rank Private

Service number 41835

Date of death 18/08/1918

Place of birth Armadale, Linlithgowshire

Age

Resided Fauldhouse

Enlisted Edinburgh

Theatre of death F. & F.

Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 799.

Cemetery: METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY

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Guest christopherfriel

Hello there,

I have some information on Edward Friel, mostly just family information I came across while compiling my genealogy. Edward was one of 14 children born to Hugh and Annie Friel. The family was originally from Portstewart, Derry, Ireland, but later moved to the Armadale area because of the extensive coal mining there (just about every male in the family was a coalminer). Edward was one of several family membes to serve in The Great War. My great-grandfather, Hugh Friel (Edwards nephew) also served, he was a member of the Argyl & Sutherland Highlanders (sp?). According to my grandfather, Hugh's son, who is still alive today, while on leave Hugh went to visit his uncle Edward, unfortuneately Edward was killed in action just the day before he arrived. Whether or not Edward had any children prior to his death is unknown to me. Any information you may have about Edward or any other of the Friel's who served in the war would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me directly if you wish at christopherfriel@yahoo.com.

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