McNeill, Alexander Malcolm, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, Number S/7809. Born 27th November 1891 son of James and Christina McNeill of Redford Row, Muiravonside, Stirlingshire. Brother of James, Peter, Jean and Lizzie. Coal Miner. Lived in Bonhard Cottage, Carnock, Fife and enlisted in Aberdeen on 28th November 1914. Killed in action aged twenty four on 1st July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz

McNeill, Alexander Malcolm, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, Number S/7809. Born 27th November 1891 son of James and Christina McNeill of Redford Row, Muiravonside, Stirlingshire. Brother of James, Peter, Jean and Lizzie. Coal Miner. Lived in Bonhard Cottage, Carnock, Fife and enlisted in Aberdeen on 28th November 1914. Killed in action aged twenty four on 1st July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz

Private William Thom in 1915, from Whitehills, Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire,Scotland. Served with the Gordon Highlanders 1st/4th Battalion. Died WWI in 1917.

Private William Thom in 1915, from Whitehills, Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire,Scotland. Served with the Gordon Highlanders 1st/4th Battalion. Died WWI in 1917.

WWI Scotish Soldier  Scottish soldiers wear kilt in battle; Kilt apron used to replace the sporran (held items) and protected the kilt when in the line; Gas carried in small bags over the kilt, like a sporran.

WWI Scotish Soldier Scottish soldiers wear kilt in battle; Kilt apron used to replace the sporran (held items) and protected the kilt when in the line; Gas carried in small bags over the kilt, like a sporran.

British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: British Infantry: Gordon Highlanders

British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: British Infantry: Gordon Highlanders

1st Gordons traveling on Bren gun carriers near Loon-Op-Zand in Holland Oct 30th 1944

1st Gordons traveling on Bren gun carriers near Loon-Op-Zand in Holland Oct 30th 1944

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+    Soldier from the Canadian Highlander Regiment. 1917

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Soldier from the Canadian Highlander Regiment. 1917

The Porthole / Sergeant and Private of the 42nd Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848) Date: 1843–47

The Porthole / Sergeant and Private of the 42nd Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848) Date: 1843–47

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