HAMILTON AND THE WAR. Mr John Stewart, Hamilton Terrace, Burnbank Road, has received official intimation that his youngest son. Private Archie Craig Stewart, has been killed in action. Private Stewart enlisted in the H.L.I. in September 1914, and in March of this year, he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
After three months’ further training in this Corps he proceeded overseas. In a letter to Mr Stewart, the Commanding Officer speaks highly of the intrepidity which characterised the work of his son, who was very popular with all ranks.
Private Stewart was shot by a sniper while advancing at the front-line trenches on the 25th October. Previous to the war he was employed in the of office Nobel’s Explosives Coy, Glasgow, and was great favourite with his fellow-workers. He was in his 20th year, and was on the roll of Honour of the West United Free Church.
It has been officially reported that Private Gilbert Stodart H.L.I was killed in action, on November 1. Private Stodart was only 18 years of age, and was the youngest son of Gilbert Stodart, for long associated with, the firm Campbell, Binnie, Reid & Coy, Greenfield Foundry.
Mr Stodart resided at Greenlea, Reid Street, Burnbank, but left this country for Southern Rhodesia with his wife and family in the summer of this year, and young Gilbert hoped to join them later. Private Stodart before enlisting, was on the staff of the Clydesdale Bank, Hamilton.
Word has been received this week by Captain C Rocks, Bent Road, Hamilton, of the death of Pte. John Calder, Gordon Highlanders. A comrade writes that Pte. Calder was accidentally killed. He was 22 years of age, was the son of a former foreman at Hamilton Gasworks, but had resided with Capt. and Mrs Rocks since early boyhood, and chummed with Pte. Christopher Rocks, also of the Gordons, who reported killed in action in September last. Prior to enlisting, Pte. Calder was employed as baker with the Hamilton Cooperative Society.
Official intimation has been received that Pte. Wm. Armstrong, Scottish Rifles, was killed in action 21st October last. He was years of age, and was the eldest son of Mrs Armstrong, 18 Union Street. Hamilton. He enlisted on 12th January of last year, prior which he had been employed grocer with the Central Co-operative Society in Hamilton.
Mr Lewis Morton. 26 High Blantyre Road, Burnbank, Hamilton, has received intimation that his son. Private Lewis Morton, A. and S.H, died at Malta on November 3rd from malaria. He was 21 years’ age, and before enlisting was employed at Watson’s Colliery, Burnbank.
Pte. John Collins, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on 12th October. Before enlisting. he was employed at Quarter Colliery.
Mrs Brady, 4 New Row. Quarter, has received information that her brother. Private George Robson. was killed in action abroad between October 19 and 21. He was 21 years of age.