Joseph Burnett (Private) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Battalion.  

Joseph Burnett.

Joseph Burnett (Private) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Battalion.

Joseph was killed in Action on the 15th June 1915 at the second action of Givenchy. He was 23 years of age. Joseph was the son of John & Christina Burnett and they lived at Low Waters Road.

William Alexander Blair – Highland light infantry.

Willoiam Alexander Blair

William Alexander Blair – Highland light infantry. William Died on the 8th of December 1918, he was 20 years old. He and another officer were on duty when a bomb was accidentally struck and exploded, killing the other officer instantaneously and wounding William, who succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

Prior to enlisting he had been a student at the University of Glasgow. He was the son of Malcolm Blair (Headmaster at Beckford Street Primary School) and Annie Hardie. He lived at Allanshaw Street.

John Hamilton Allan Royal Scots Fusiliers – 1st Battalion. 

John Allan.

John Hamilton Allan Royal Scots Fusiliers – 1st Battalion.
John Died of wounds on the 7th of April 1915 near Dickebusch in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. He was 29 years of age. He was the second son of John & Mary 6 Guthrie Street. He was married to Helen Breakenridge and he lived at 5 Wylie Street. He had one child.

William Syme Adams

William Adams 1888-1918.

William Syme Adam. (Quartermaster Sergeant) William was killed in Action on the 23rd of March 1918 at the Battle of St. Quentin (21-23 March) during the German Spring Offensive.
He was 29 years old and part of the 43rd Brigade 14th Division. He was born 13th December 1888 at James Street, Hamilton and was the second son of William Adam & Jane Lamb.
Before the war, he was a Teacher in Motherwell and was married to Marion B Murray. He had two children.