Hendry \ Findlay WW1 Rememberance Wall

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Hendry \ Findlay - WW1 and WW2 Rememberance Wall

Over the years of rooting around in the various branches of the family tree I have gathered records of a number of individuals who gave their lives for their country. I thought I would gather them all toghether in a page of rememberance with a bit of information on each. Obviously a substantial amount of this has come from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, with additional bits and pieces from my own research and others. "We will remeber them".

WORLD WAR 1 - WORLD WAR 2


World War 1 - 1914-1918 - "lest we forget"


Samuel Dart

Samuel Dart was the son of Isaac Madge aka Dart and Mary Jane Litson, whose birth was registered in Jan/Mar 1888 in Newport, Monmouthshire. He married Agnes Violet Pritchard with the marriage registered in Jan/Mar 1908 in Newport, Monmouthshire aged 20

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private S. Dart Service Number 20032 11th Bn. South Wales Borderers who died on 7 July 1916, aged 28. He was buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France (Ref: VI. J. 7.) He left a widow but no children that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Samuel Dart and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Joseph Madge and Anne Wotton.

John Arthur Dyer

John Arthur Dyer was the son of Unknown and Elizabeth Saunders, whose birth was registered in Jul/Sep 1887 in Wandsworth, London. He married Alice Maud Hutchins on 11 June 1905 in Newington, London aged 17

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Rifleman John Arthur Dart, Service Number R/36734, 10th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, who died 24 September 1917, aged 30. Husband of Alice Maud Dyer, of 15, Margate Rd., Acre Lane, Brixton, London. He was commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Ref: Panel 115 to 119.)He left a widow and 4 children that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that John Arthur Dyer was the son of Elizabeth Dyer, nee Saunders\Sanders and A.N. Other. Elizabeth Saunders\Sanders was initially married to Samuel Dyer. Samuel Dyer is the great grand uncle of John Gordon Mathieson Hendry. Their common ancestors were Samuel Dyer and Sarah Buller.

George Henry Dart

George Henry Dart was the son of William Madge aka Dart and Alice Newberry, whose birth was registered in Jan/Mar 1883 in Newport, Monmouthshire. He married Catherine Williams with the marriage registered in Apr/Jun 1903 in Newport, Monmouthshire aged 20

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private G. H. Dart, Service Number 46517, 8th Bn. Welsh Regiment, died 10 August 1918, aged 35. He was buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq (Ref: IV. D. 5.). He left a widow and 3 children that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that George Henry Dart and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Joseph Madge and Anne Wotton.

John William Young

John William Young was the son of James Young and Jessie Glenny, born about 1889 in Canada? He married Ella Jane Russell on 9 June 1913 in Regina, Canada aged 24

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Sapper John William Young, Service Number 155331, Royal Engineers, died 13 November 1916, aged 27, the son of John Young, of 2, Teviot Crescent, Hawick, husband of Ella J. Russell Young, of 3, Albion Place, Hawick, Roxburghshire. He was buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France (Ref: I. G. 25.) He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that John William Young was married to Ella Jane Russell. Ella Jane Russell and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Alexander Grieve and Elizabeth Young Rutherford.

Charles Stevenson Townsend

Charles Stevenson Townsend was the son of George Townsend and Janet Baillie Stevenson, whose birth was registered in Apr/Jun 1888 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. He married Emily S Willavise with the marriage registered in Jan/Mar 1912 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire aged 23

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation NOTE: The CWGC documentation has him recorded as C. T. Townsend but the report from the newspaper The Banbury Advertiser of Thursday 17 December 1914 seems to confirm this was actually Charles Stevenson Townsend as he was the "adopted" son of Alfred Robert Loweth, of Castor Mills, Peterborough.

Sergeant C. T. Townsend, Service Number 7448, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment, died 15 November 1914. He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: III. C. 32.) He left a widow and 2 children I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Charles Stevenson Townsend is the grand nephew of John Stevenson. Their common ancestors were Alexander Stevenson and Janet Baillie. John Stevenson married Hannah Manners Mathieson. Hannah Manners Mathieson and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 4 times removed. Their common ancestors were James Adam and Jean Kemp.

Francis Bradwell

Francis Bradwell was the son of Andrew Bradwell and Annie Mullin, whose birth was registered in Jan/Mar 1890 in Hayfield. He married Frances Bennett on 17 May 1913 in Stockport, Cheshire aged 23

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private F. Bradwell, Service Number 11107, 8th Bn. Cheshire Regiment, died 14 November 1915, aged 25. He was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli) (Ref: II. D. 1.). He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Francis Bradwell was a 1st cousin to Ann Bradwell and Ethel Bradwell. Their common ancestors were Edwin Bradwell and Mary Eyre. Ann Bradwell and Ethel Bradwell were married to the brothers Robert Thomson Hendry and Alexander Hendry, who were great uncles of John Gordon M. Hendry.

Edward Crosby Bell

Edward Crosby Bell was the son of John Henry Bell and Annie Maria Violetta Jerome, born on 5 November 1888 in Sunderland. He married Jane Daisy Holm Adam on 27 November 1915 in Canada aged 27

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Edward Crosby Bell, Service Number 552541, No. 1 Coy.Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), died 30 October 1917, aged 28, the son of John Henry Bell, of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England and husband of Jean D. H. Bell, of 3141, Point Grey Rd., Vancouver, British Columbia. He was commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Ref: Panel 10.) He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Edward Crosby Bell was married to Jane Daisy Holm. Jane Daisy Holm Adam and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Adam and Elizabeth Nisbet.

Claude Cambridge Fenner

Claude Cambridge Fenner was the son of Henry Algernon Thrapnel Fenner and Fanny Harriet Felmingham, born on 26 May 1867 in Muree, Punjab, India. He married Louise Victoria MacMahon with the marriage registered in Apr/Jun 1899 in Lewisham, London, England aged 31

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Lieutenant Colonel Claude Cambridge Fenner, Mentioned in Despatches, Cdg. 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force), died 23 November 1914, Aged 47, the son of H. A. S. Fenner, of Malincourt, Oxshott, Surrey, and husband of Louise V. Mathieson (formerly Fenner), of 6, Park Circus Place, Glasgow. He was buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery. Richebourg, L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: I. B. 4.). He left a widow but no children that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that James Harper Mathieson and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors were James Adam and Jean Kemp.

Matthew Adam

Matthew Adam was the son of Mathew Adam and Mary Campbell Cree, born on 22 December 1892 in 9 Dalblair Road, Ayr. He married Margaret MacGregor on 1 May 1918 in The Cottage, Cassillis Rd, Maybole, Ayrshire aged 25

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Lieutenant Matthew Adam M.C., 15th Sqdn. Royal Air Force, previously Royal Scots Fusliliers, died 7 August 1918, aged 25, the son of Matthew and Mary Campbell Cree Adam; husband of Margaret MacGregor Adam, of The Cottage, Maybole, Ayrshire. he was Buried at Fienvillers Brittish Cemetery, Somme, France. (Ref: A. 16.). He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Matthew Adam and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Adam and Elizabeth Nisbet.

Arthur Dart

Arthur Dart was the son of Isaac Madge aka Dart and Mary Jane Litson, whose birth was registered in Apr/Jun 1881 in Newport, Monmouthshire. He married Martha Annie Needham on 27 August 1904 in Holy Trinity, Newport, Monmouthshire aged 23

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Sergeant A. Dart, Service Number 14653, 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers, died 10 December 1917, aged 36. He was buried at Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France (Ref: I. A. 5.). He left a widow and 6 children that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Arthur Dart and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Joseph Madge and Anne Wotton.

James William Angus Dundas

James William Angus Dundas was the son of John Dundas and Agnes Rugg, born in 1884 in Olrig, Caithness. He married Mary Jane Witherspoon Paulin on 28 June 1907 in St George, Edinburgh, Midlothian aged 22

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Lance Corporal James W. A. Dundas, Service Number 38319, 10th/11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry, died 22 March 1918, aged 33. He was commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: Bay 8.). He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that James William Dundas married to Mary Jane Witherspoon Paulin. Mary Jane Witherspoon Paulin and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were James Findlay and Catherine Sutherland.

Archibald Gibson Brown

Archibald Gibson Brown was the son of John Howat Brown and Elizabeth Auld, born in 1876 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He married Sarah Ann Jamieson Rennie on 24 June 1903 in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire aged 26

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Captain Archibald Gibson Brown, 9th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died 25 May 1915, aged 368, , 9th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Ref: V. A. 6.). He left a widow and 3 children I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that Archibald Gibson Brown was the husband of Sarah Ann Jamieson Rennie. After his death Sarah Ann Jamieson Rennie married William Adam Kemp. William Adam Kemp and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Adam and Elizabeth Nisbet.

William Alexander Thorburn

William Alexander Thorburn was the son of William Alexander Thorburn and Jane Anderson Strathearn, born on 29 March 1896 in Stobhill, Midlothian.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private William Thorburn, Service Number 16629, 2nd Bn. Royal Scots, died 3 May 1917, aged 21, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thorburn, of 2, Kingsknowe Rd., Longstone, Slateford, Edinburgh. He was commemorated at Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: Bay 1 and 2.)

His connection to our family is that William Alexander Thorburn and Eileen Allison Findlay are 3rd cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were John Thorburn and Margaret Dewar.

Robert McLennan

Robert McLennan was the son of Robert McLennan and Mary Ann MacLean, whose birth was registered in Oct/Dec 1886 in West Derby, Liverpool.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Robert McLennan, Service Number 17183, 11th Bn. Royal Scots, died 8 July 1918, aged 32, the son of Mary and the late Robert McLennan, of Edinburgh. He was buried at Le Peuplier Military Cemetery, Caestre, Nord, France (Ref: A. 16.)

His connection to our family is that Robert MacLennan and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Robert MacDonald and Margaret MacKenzie.

Ernest Frederick Dyer

Ernest Frederick Dyer was the son of Henry Dyer and Sarah Williamson, whose birth was registered in Jul/Sep 1889 in Stretford, Lancashire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Gunner Ernest Frederick Dyer, Service Number 705989, 42nd Bty. 2nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery, died 5 December 1918 aged 30, at the Station Hospital, Rouen, France, the son of Henry and Sarah Dyer. He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France (Ref: S. II. NN. 2.).

His connection to our family is that Ernest Frederick Dyer and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Samuel Dyer and Sarah Buller.

James Turnbull Grieve

James Turnbull Grieve was the son of Michael Grieve and Agnes Turnbull, born on 3 July 1893 in Central Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private James Turnbull Grieve, Service Number 228, 18th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F., died 27 August 1915, aged 22. He was commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli) (Ref: 61.)

His connection to our family is that James Turnbull Grieve and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Alexander Grieve and Elizabeth Young Rutherford.

Hugh Reginald Stanley Clarke

Hugh Reginald Stanley Clarke was the son of Rev Walter John Clarke M.A and Sarah Alice Maude Noott, born on 17 August 1891 in Braeton Cottage, Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Second Lieutenant Hugh Reginald Stanley Clarke, 11th Bn. Gordon Highlanders, died 18 August 1916, (possibly Guillemnt, Hardecourt Road, Lonely Trench Area,) aged 25, the son of the Rev. Walter John Clarke and Mrs. Clarke, of The Rectory, Kelso, Roxburghshire. He was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.)

His connection to our family is that Brother of Gladys Marjorie Clarke the wife of William Law Jnr. William Law Jnr and Eileen Allison Findlay are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Hugh Law and Susanna Robb.

John Blair Kirk

John Blair Kirk was the son of Thomas Kirk and Margaret Warnock, born on 17 August 1897 in 526 Duke Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private J. B. Kirk, Service Number 13525, 1st Bn. Scots Guards, died 5 June 1918, aged 20, the son of Mrs. Kirk (now Walker), of 8, Bellfield St., Gallowgate, Glasgow. He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, Somme, France (Ref: II. D. 31.)

His connection to our family is that John Blair Kirk and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Ebenezer Hendry and Margaret Donaldson.

Arthur MacDonald

Arthur MacDonald was the son of Harry MacDonald and Emma Snow, born on 14 May 1894 in Plumstead, London.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation NOTE: Service record identifies DoD as 22 July 1916 - GCWOG Site lists death 2 July 1916.

Private Arthur McDonald, Service Number G/11392, 1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died 2 July 1916, aged 22. He was ommemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 11 C.)

His connection to our family is that Arthur MacDonald and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Robert MacDonald and Margaret MacKenzie.

Frederick James Strong

Frederick James Strong was the son of James Strong and Emma Madge, whose birth was registered in Apr-Jun 1889 in Crediton, Devon.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Stoker 1st Class Frederick James Strong, Service Number 310788, H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Navy, died 1 November 1914, aged 25. (During the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile). He was mmemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom (Ref: 3.).

His connection to our family is that Frederick James Strong and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Madge and Frances Dart.

Bertie John Strong

Bertie John Strong was the son of James Strong and Emma Madge, born on 10 May 1885 in Crediton, Devon.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Bertie Strong, Service Number 447963, 50th Bn. Canadian Infantry, died 19 November 1916 aged 31, the son of the late James and Emma Strong. He was commemorated at Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France .

His connection to our family is that Bertie John Strong and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Madge and Frances Dart.

Douglas John Martin Geddes

Douglas John Martin Geddes was the son of John Fletcher Geddes and Janet Ellen Williamson, born on 22 January 1895 in Brandon, Canada.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Douglas John Martin Geddes, Service Number 533027, 2nd/15th Bn. London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), died 27 December 1917, aged 23, the son of John Fletcher Geddes, and Helen Geddes, of 61, Fairview Rd., Stamford Hill, London. he was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza) (Ref: P. 65.)

His connection to our family is that Douglas John Martin Geddes and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Alexander Williamson and Jane Glen.

Louis Sandbach Dean

Louis Sandbach Dean was the son of Thomas Sandbach Dean and Catherine MacConochie, born on 15 April 1892 in Old Buckenham, Norfolk.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Louis Sandbach Dean, Service Number 762953, 1st/28th Bn. London Regiment (Artists' Rifles), died 30 December 1917, aged 25, the son of the late Rev. T. Sandbach Dean (Vicar of Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk), and of Mrs. A. C. Sandbach Dean, of Hillcot, Victoria Avenue, West Swanage, Dorset. he was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 12 C.)

His connection to our family is that Louis Sandbach Dean was the son of Thomas Sandbach Dean and Catherine MacConochie. Catherine MacConochie was the second wife of Alexander Williamson. Alexander Williamson is the great grand uncle of John Gordon Mathieson Hendry. Their common ancestors were Alexander Williamson and Jane Glen.

William Leggat

William Leggat was the son of James Leggat and Jean Carswell, born in 1883 in Kinning park, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Second Lieutenant W. Leggat, 7th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died 2 July 1915, aged 33. He was buried at Pieta Military Cemetry, Malta (Ref: XXVI.4.) ged 33.(..and commemorated on the family headstone in Cathcart cemetery.)

His connection to our family is that Robert Leggat and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were James Allison and Margaret Ritchie.

Robert Leggat

Robert Leggat was the son of James Leggat and Jean Carswell, born in 1888 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Lance Sergeant Robert Leggat, Service Number 4946, 1st/14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish), died 1 July 1916, aged 28, the son of James Leggat, of "Duncarnock", Dumbreck, Glasgow. He was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.) (..and on the family headstone in Cathcart cemetery.)

His connection to our family is that Robert Leggat and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were James Allison and Margaret Ritchie.

John Alister Fleming

John Alister Fleming was the son of Robert Stewart Fleming and Maggie Lawson Irons, whose birth was registered in Jan/Mar 1893 in Beckenham, Kent.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Second Lieutenant John Allister Fleming, 1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died 22 July 1916, aged 23, the son of the Revd. R. S. Fleming and Margaret L. Fleming, of 11, Elm Rd., Beckenham, Kent. He was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 11 C.)

His connection to our family is that John Alister Fleming was the son of Robert Stewart Fleming and Maggie Lawson Irons. Robert Stewart Fleming was the brother of Jane Amelia Fleming who married Robert Findlay. Robert Findlay is the grand uncle of Eileen Allison Findlay. Their common ancestors were Thomas Findlay and Elizabeth MacDonald.

John Fettes Miller

John Fettes Miller was the son of James Stewart Miller and Elizabeth Fettes, born in 1886 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private J. F. Miller, Service Number 16264, 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry, died 12 September 1918, aged 32, the son of James S. and Elizabeth Miller, of 32, Annette St., Govanhill, Glasgow. He was buried at Vaux Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: I. J. 18.)

His connection to our family is that James Fettes Miller is the uncle of Elizabeth Fettes Miller. Their common ancestors were James Stewart Miller and Elizabeth Fettes. Elizabeth Fettes Miller was married to William Gilbert Gray. William Gilbert Gray and Eileen Allison Findlay are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were John Dougal and Isabella Johnston.

George Waldo Allan

George Waldo Allan was the son of Charles Allan and Margaret Adam, born in 1894 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private George Waldo Allan, Service Number 3310, 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn. Highland Light Infantry, died 17 May 1915, aged 20, the son of the Rev. Charles Allan, M.A., and Margaret Allan, of Duneira, Greenock. A Medical Student. He was commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: Panel 37 and 38.)

His connection to our family is that George Waldo Allan and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 4th cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were James Adam and Jean Kemp.

David George Younger

David George Younger was the son of John Younger and Georgina Torrance Woodburn, born in 1893 in Plantation, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Second Lieutenant David George Younger, 17th Bn. Highland Light Infantry died 1 July 1916, aged 23, the son of John Younger, of Overbridge, 1, Dumbreck Rd., and of Mrs. Younger, of 17, Fotheringay Rd., Pollokshields, Glasgow. He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France (Ref: VI. H. 6.)

His connection to our family is that David George Younger and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Adam and Elizabeth Nisbet.

Robert Govan Younger

Robert Govan Younger was the son of John Younger and Georgina Torrance Woodburn, born in 1896 in Plantation, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Robert Govan Younger, Service Number 39344, 2nd/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, died 3 April 1918, aged 22, the son of John Younger, of Overbridge, I, Dumbreek Rd., and of Mrs. Younger, of 17, Fotheringay Rd., Pollokshields, Glasgow. He was buried at Avenses-Sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery, Nord, France (Ref: C. 14.).

His connection to our family is that David George Younger and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Adam and Elizabeth Nisbet.

Frederick Aubrey Cooke

Frederick Aubrey Cooke was the son of Frederick John Lock Cooke and Rosina Maria Lock, whose birth was registered in Apr/Jun 1899 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Rifleman F A Cooke, Service Number S/9849, 12th Bn. Rifle Brigade. He was buried at Essex Farm cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Ref: I. G. 2.). He gave his age on enlistement as 19 years and 22 days which would give a DoB of 24 March 1896. As his birth was registered in the April-June quarter of 1899, I suspect his birthday was actually 24 March 1899. This would have made him just turned 16 when he enliisted and just shy of his seventeenth birthday when he was killed.)

His connection to our family is that Frederick Aubrey Cooke was the son of Frederick John Lock Cooke and Rosina Maria Lock. Frederick John Lock Cooke was initially married to Ellen Louisa Thomson. Ellen Louisa Thomson and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Robert Thomson and Elizabeth Smart.

Fred Tremlett

Fred Tremlett was the son of Philip Tremlett and Sarah Ann Madge, whose birth was registered in Oct-Dec 1884 in Crediton, Devon.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Frederick Tremlett, Service Number 5195, 1st/3rd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), died 28 September 1916, aged 31, the son of the late Phillip and Sarah Ann Tremlett. He was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.)

His connection to our family is that Fred Tremlett and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were William Madge and Frances Dart.

William James Francis

William James Francis was the son of Frederick William Francis and Amelia Jane Le Brocg, born about 1893 in Dublin, Ireland.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Corporal William James Francis, Service Number 729, 10th Bn. Army Cyclist Corps, died 6 July 1917, aged 23, the only son of Frederick William and Amelia Jane Francis, of 18, Pembroke Estate Cottages, Merrion, Co. Dublin. He was buried at Oak Dump Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Ref: H. 5.).

His connection to our family is that William James Francis is the son of Frederick William Francis and Amelia Jane Le Brocg and the grandson of William Francis and Jane Victoria Share. After the death of Jane Victoria Share, William Francis married Mary Elizabeth Williams. Mary Elizabeth Williams and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors were Henry Dyer and Elisheba Winter.

Charles Miller Brown

Charles Miller Brown was the son of John Gibb Brown and Lydia McLaren, born on 4 October 1877 in 175 Holm Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Company Sergeant Major Charles Miller Brown, Service Number 8165, died 25 September 1915, aged 37, 8th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was commemorated at Loos memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: Panel 53 to 56.).

His connection to our family is that Charles Miller Brown and Eileen Allison Findlay are 3rd cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were James Dougal and Margaret Cant.

John Stewart Alexander

John Stewart Alexander was the son of William Alexander and Marion Reid Stewart, born on 19 January 1878 in Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private John Stewart Alexander, Service Number 29713, 4th Coy. 1st Bn. Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F., died 15 October 1918, aged 40, the son of William and Marion Reid Alexander, of Scotland. He was buried at Terlincthun British cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France (Ref: V. F. 17.).

His connection to our family is that John Stewart Alexander and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 2nd cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors were Andrew Burns and Margaret Blackwood

Thomas Paterson Purdie

Thomas Paterson Purdie was the son of Thomas Paterson Purdie and Jessie Clark Jack, born in 1896 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Second Lieutenant Thomas Paterson Purdie, 13th Bn. attd. 20th Bn. Welsh Regiment, died 10 July 1916, aged 19. He was commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Ref: Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.).

His connection to our family is that Thomas Paterson Purdie was the son of Jessie Clark Jack and Thomas Paterson Purdie, and the grandson of William Jack and Jessie Forrest. William Jack was initially married to Margaret Aitchison Hendrie. Margaret Aitchison Hendrie and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 4 times removed. Their common ancestors were John Hendrie and Agnes Fraser.

Randolph Collins

Randolph Collins was the son of Frederick George Collins and Elizabeth Dunseath, whose birth was registered in Jan/Mar 1895 in Chorlton, Manchester, Lanacashire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private Randolph Churchhill Collins, Service Number 1662, "D" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Manchester Regiment, died 4 June 1915, aged 20, the son of the late Frederick George and Elizabeth Collins. He was commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli) (Ref: Panel 159 to 171).

His connection to our family is that Randolph Collins is the son of Frederick George Collins and Elizabeth Dunseath. Elizabeth Dunseath was previously married to John Madge. John Madge is the great grand uncle of John Gordon Mathieson Hendry. Their common ancestors were Joseph Madge and Anne Wotton.

George Caddick

George Caddick was the son of Peter Caddick and Maud Dyer, born 15 March 1898 and baptised 11 May 1898, Leesfield, Lancashire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Private George Caddick, Service Number 59072, 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, the son of Peter Caddick, of 3, Pittses, Oldham, died 21 March 1918, aged 20. He was commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (Ref: Bay 2 and 3.)

George Caddick and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Maria Dyer, and her parents Samuel Dyer and Sarah Buller.


World War 2 - 1939-1945 - "lest we forget"



Andrew Allison Law

Andrew Allison Law was the son of Thomas Law and Mary Marshall Allison, whose birth was born on 23 November 1916 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Andrew Allison Law, Service Number 87053, 58 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 03 September 1941, aged 24, the son of Thomas and May Marshall Allison Law, of Edinburgh. He was buried in Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Ref: Sec. J. Grave 123.) He was killed when the Whitley V Bomber he was piloting crashed at 23.45 into a field near at Turnbull Farm and burst into flames. They had taken off from Linton-on-Ouse at 19:21 but received a recall signal at 20:30 and were ordered to divert to Acklington airfield.

His connection to our family is that Andrew Allison Law is the uncle of Eileen Allison Findlay. Their common ancestors were Thomas Law and Mary Marshall Allison.

Ebenezer Alexander Hendry

Ebenezer Alexander Hendry was the son of Ebenezer Hendry and Margaret White Stevenson, who was born about 1912 in Klerksdorp, S.Africa. He married Mary Athalie Bate on 25 January 1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa aged 24

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Lieutenant Eben. A. Hendry M.C., Service Number 54714, 13 Field Coy. South African Engineer Corps, died 17 December 1942, aged 30. He was buried at Benghazi war Cemetery, Libya (Ref: 6. B. 24.). He left a widow and 2 children.

His connection to our family is that Ebenezer Alexander Hendry and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Ebenezer Hendry and Agnes Williamson.

James Love Law

James Love Law was the son of William Law Snr and Elizabeth Love, whose was born on 23 October 1901 in West Bank, High St, Elgin. He married Violet Isabel Warner

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Flight Lieutenant James Love Law, Service Number 88780, Royal Air Force, died 21 November 1942, aged 41, the son of William and Elizabeth Law; husband of Violet Law, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.He was buried at Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria. (Ref: I. E. 16.) I believe hHe was killed during an air attack on the airfield at Bone. He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that James Love Law and Eileen Allison Findlay are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Hugh Law and Susanna Robb.

James Hendry Kelso

James Hendry Kelso was the son of Thomas Kelso and Jane Bell Hendry, born in 1918 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Private James Henry Kelso, Service Number 2933393, 1st Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders , died 10 June 1944, aged 26, the son of Thomas and Jean Kelso. of Bowling, Dunbartonshire. He was buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India (Ref: 5. K. 7.)

His connection to our family is that James Hendry Kelso and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 4th cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were John Hendry and Margaret Neil.

Chaseley Edward Thomas Wright

Chaseley Wright was the son of Chaseley Edward Thomas Wright and Margaret Ada Jezzard, who was born about 1914.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Aircraftman 1st Class Chaseley Edward Thomass Wright, Service Number 518075, Royal Air Force serving in H.M.S. Courageous, died 17 September 1939, aged 25, the son of Chaseley and Margaret Wright, of Deal, Kent. He was commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom (Ref: Panel 3.). He died on board HMS Courageous when she was torpein in the South-West approaches (Southwest of Ireland), 150nm WSW of Mizen Head, Ireland U-boat U29, commanded by Captain W T Makeig-Jones. The carrier went down in only twenty minutes and 518 of her 1,200 compliment went with her, including her commander.

His connection to our family is that Chaseley Wright and Eileen Allison Findlay are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors were Thomas Findlay and Elizabeth MacDonald.

Evan Victor Jones

Evan Victor Jones was the son of Evan Jones and Catherine Evans, whose was born on 27 October 1918 in Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire, Wales. He married Jessie N Bradwell with the marriage registered in Apr/Jun 1939 in Bangor, Wales aged 20

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Citation

Lance Bombardier Evan Victor Jones, Service Number 4196504, 382 Bty., 116 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery, died 12 July 1944, aged 25, the son of Evan and Catherine Jones, of Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire; husband of Jessie Neasta Jones, of Llanfairfechan. He was buried at St. Manvieu Warb Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France (Ref: IX. B. 13.) He left a widow and 1 child that I am aware of.

His connection to our family is that his wife Jessie N Bradwell is the niece of the sisters Ann Bradwell and Ethel Bradwell whose common ancestors were George Edwin Bradwell and Ann Walker. The sisters Ann Bradwell and Ethel Bradwell married the brothers, Robert Thomson Hendry and Alexander Hendry respectively, and Robert Thomson Hendry and Alexander Hendry are Alexander Hendry are the grand uncles of John Gordon Mathieson Hendry. Their common ancestors were Ebenezer Hendry and Agnes Williamson.

Ian Robert Hendry Waddell

Ian Robert Hendry Waddell was the son of Robert Hall Waddell and Margaret Hendry, who was born on 6 April 1921 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Second Radio Officer Ian Robert Hendry Waddell, M.V. Narragansett (London) Merchant Navy, died 25 March 1942, aged 20, the son of Robert H. and Margaret Waddell, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire. He was commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom (Ref: Panel 72.)

His connection to our family is that Ian Robert Hendry Waddell and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were Ebenezer Hendry and Agnes Williamson.

James Findlay Coats

James Findlay Coats was the son of James McAllister Paterson Coats and Elizabeth Spence Findlay, born on 1926 in Garngadhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Apprentice James Findlay Coates, Steam Trawler Noreen Mary (Granton) Fishing Fleet, died 5 July 1944, aged 17. He was commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom (Ref: Panel 127.). The Noreen Mary was attacked and sunk by submarine U247 with gunfire while fishing 20 miles West of Cape Wrath. 6 dead, 2 Missing & 2 survivors.

His connection to our family is that James Findlay Coats and Eileen Allison Findlay are 3rd cousins. Their common ancestors were James Findlay and Catherine Sutherland.

John Lawrence Hendry

John Lawrence Hendrie was the son of James Coats Hendry and Bridget Lenora Roughan, born on 13 January 1915 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was married to Gwenyth Ailsa Hendry, maiden name unknown.

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) John Lawrence Hendry, Service Number 416114, 106 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Royal New Zealand Air Force, died 31 August 1943, aged 28, the son of James Coates Hendry and Bridget Lena Roughan, of Auckland City, New Zealand; husband of Gwen A. Hendry. He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (Ref: 26. D. 5.) Killed when the Lancaster Bomber he was piloting was shot down whilst on an operation to Berlin. He left a widow.

His connection to our family is that John Lawrence Hendry and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 4th cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were John Hendry and Agnes Fraser.

William Nesbit Hendry

William Nesbitt Hendrie was the son of James Coats Hendry and Bridget Lenora Roughan, born on 20 July 1917 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Sergeant William Nisbet Hendry, Service Number 39067, 485 Sqdn. Royal New Zealand Air Force, died 8 July 1941, aged 23. He was commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom (Ref: Panel 64.). His Spitfire was lost somewhere over the North Sea.

His connection to our family is that William Nesbitt Hendry and John Gordon Mathieson Hendry are 4th cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors were John Hendry and Agnes Fraser.

Ernest George Collins

Ernest George Collins was the son of Frederick George Collins and Elizabeth Dunseath, whose birth was registered in Oct/Dec 1881 in Chorlton, Manchester, Lanacashire. He married Mary Emma Hyde on 19 December 1908 in St Edwards, Barnsley, Yorkshire aged 27

Commonweaslth War Graves Commission

Cook Ernest George Collins, S.S. Marcella (London) Merchant Navy, died 13 March 1943, aged 61 off the coast of Kenya. He was commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom. (Ref: Panel 68.) He left a widow.

His connection to our family is that that he was the son of Frederick George Collins and Elizabeth Dunseath. Elizabeth Dunseath was initially married to John madge (died 1875). John Madge is the great grand uncle of John Gordon Mathieson Hendry. Their common ancestors were Joseph Madge and Anne Wotton.