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KELTY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and Post WW2 Conflicts - Details information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2023

The memorial is located on the road side outside the bowling green on Station Road, Kelty, Fife. The memorial takes the form of an imposing and evocative Highland soldier in steel helmet, greatcoat and 1914 equipment stands pensively leaning on his Rifle with left fist to chin and stands on a rectangular stone pillar on a three stepped base with names of the fallen on all four sides of the base. Transcribed here are 232 names for World War 1 around three sidees of the memorial, 51 names for World War 2 listed on the front face and 2 names from other conflicts listed on the upper step on the front side. The memorial was first unveiled by Sir Charles E Adam of Blairadam 26 November 1921 and rededicated 15 June 2005. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order within conflict; several names have been added since those original ones were unveiled, these have been added to the end of some of the lists and may not be within the correct conflict.

*** Note: there are quite a few men without details, as much as we have tried we have as yet to find details. We have not found them on the CWGC, SDGW, Naval Records or in the Newspapers but that is not to say that they are there but not found. ***

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 6 February 1919, page 2:

WAR MEMORIAL FOR KELTY.

The war memorial at Kelty is to take the form of statue of a design not yet decided upon, to be erected near the main the village. on tbe sides will be inscribed the names of the local men who have fallen in action. It is estimated that £2000 will forthcoming.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 7 May 1919, page 7:

THE KELTY WAR MEMORIAL.

The committee appointed at Kelty to carry out the erection of a war memorial that been very active and has now intimated the the proposed memorial is to take the form of a statue 16½ feet high. Will consist of a soldier placed on a base of free-stone. round which the names of the fallen will be inscribed.

Ar a meeting of Beath School Boarde yesterday it was agreed to allow the memorial to be erected in front of the public school, trousers. A photograph produced showed a soldier in trousers, and the suggestion was made that the statue should be one dressed in the National Highland costume—that of a kilt.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 6 February 1919, page 2:

KELTY'S MEMORIAL TO FALLEN HEROES.

It has now been ascertained that the number of soldiers belonging to Kelty who have fallen in the war is 184. A committee appointed to acquire a war memorial have been actively carrying out their duties, both in collecting subscriptions and arranging for the memorial, which estimated to cost £800.

Photograph Copyright © Russell Edwards 2023

TO
THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF KELTY & DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 - 1918
AND 1939 - 1945

KOREA 1952.
IRAQ 2004

1914-1918

ADAMSON Campbell

Lance Corporal 572, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Born Dunfermline, Fifeshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42.

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 June 1917, page 5:

TWO KELTY BROTHERS KILLED IN ACTION.
Mr John Adamson, Naismyth Place, Kelty, has been officially informed of the death in action of his two sons, Gunner D. Adamson, R.G.A., and Private John Adamson, Gordon Highlanders. The brothers were killed within a few days og each other.
ADAMSON David [Miller]

Gunner 306466, Highland (Fifeshire) [RGA - (Territorial Force)], 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 May 1917. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Dumfermline. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 7.

Death reported in The Scotsman - Wednesday 4 July 1917, page 8, and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 7 July 1917, page 3..

   

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 June 1917, page 5, and Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 June 1917, page 5:

TWO KELTY BROTHERS KILLED IN ACTION.
Mr John Adamson, Naismyth Place, Kelty, has been officially informed of the death in action of his two sons, Gunner D. Adamson, R.G.A., and Private John Adamson, Gordon Highlanders. The brothers were killed within a few days of each other.

ADAMSON John

Private 310057, 1st/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Born Kinross, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 36.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 5 June 1916, page 6 and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 17 June 1916, page 2:

Mr John Adamson, 29 Naismith Place, Kelty, has received intimation that his son, Private John Adamson, has been seriously wounded. Private Adamson enlisted in the Black Watch on the outbreak of war, and has seen much active service. Other two brothers are serving with the colours.
Death reported in the Daily Record - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 6 and in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 June 1917, page 1.
ALLAN George
Private 1631, 12th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action in Salonika 10 December 1916. Aged 32. Born Beath, Fifeshire, resident Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, enlisted Stirling. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan, of 66, Overton Road, Kirkcaldy. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section F. Grave 1393.
ALLAN James
probably James ALLEN, Private S/6580, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 9 December 1915, page 1:

KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
Information has been received by Mr and Mrs Harry Jones, Braewell, Main Street, Kelty, that their son James has been killed in action in France, having been shot by a German sniper.
Private James Jones joined the 8th Black Watch on the outbreak of war, and went to France with the regiment in May this year. He had been twice previoublv wounded, and was just recovered from wounds. He was 19 years of aged and worked as a miner prior to enlistment. Other two brothers, William and Thomas, are serving. The former is at present in France, while Thomas is in hospital in Stockport recovering from wounds received 26th September last.
Mr James Allan, baker and confectioner, Main Street, Keltv has received official intimation that his son, Harry James Allan, of the Scottish Horse, has died of wounds on a hospital ship, he having been wounded at the Dardanelles.
Trooper Allan joined the Scottish Horse in Aug., 1914, and went to the Dardenelles five months ago. He was 22 years of age, and prior to enlisting was engaged learning farming at Kirriemuir.
ALLAN John

Second Lieutenant 6/1446, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Killed in action 27 March 1918 in Somme, Northern France. Aged 25. Born 2 June 1892. Son of George Allan of, Huntly, New Zealand. Husband of Isabella Allan, of Doune Terrace, Kelty, Fife. Sailed 14 February 1915 to 26 March 1915 from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 5. See also New Zealand, Auckland Museum, Online Cenotaph.

Photograph (left) From the Otago Witness of 25th October 1916 on page 36 when he was a Company Sergeant Major.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 21 July 1915, page 4:

KELTY MAN KILLED AT DARDANELLES.
Intimation has been received in Kelty of the death of John Allan, son of Geo. Allan, and formerly of Kelty. Allan for health reasons left with other members of his family four years ago for New Zealand.
Extract from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 21 July 1915, page 4:
MANY FIFE MEN
In Latest Casualty Lists.
Mrs John Allan, Doune Terrace, Kelty has been notified of the death in action of her husband, Lieut. John Allan, New Zealand Forces. Lieut. Allan enlisted in the ranks at the outbreak of war, and saw much service, especially at the Dardanelles. He was 27 years of age, and prior to emigrating was employed as a miner in Kelty. He leaves one child.
ALLAN John
No further information currently available
ANDERSON Edwin [Leslie]

Private 51371, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly S/26583, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service 14 October 1918. Aged 26. Native of Aberdeenshire. Born Tunniff, Aberdeen, enlisted Aberdeen. Son of James and Jeannie Anderson; husband of Annie Clark Anderson, of Ross's Buildings, Station Road, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MAUBEUGE-CENTRE CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 21.

Extract from Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 11 December 1918, page 1, Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 12 December 1918, page 1, and Aberdeen Evening Express - Thursday 12 December 1918, page 2:

ANDERSON.—Died at a prison Camp in Germany, of pneumonia. Pte. Edwin Leslie Anderson, aged 28 years, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Anderson, Willow Cottage, Blackburn, Kinellar, and beloved husband of Annie Clark, Boss Buildings, Kelty.
ANDERSON James
Sergeant 275028, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Dunfermline, Fifeshire, resident Kinross, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
ARMOUR William

Private 13913, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 9 August 1916. Born Hartlepool, Durham, resident Auchinleck, Ayr, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 3:

KELTY HEROES—TWO KILLED-A THIRD MISSING.
Information as been received by Mr Colin Terris, bandmaster of Kelty band, that Private William Armour, King’s Own Scottish Borderers was killed in action the 9th inst. Private Armour, who came to Kelty from Auchinleck. Ayrshire, some years ago, was solo trombone player in the Kelty band. He joined the colours on 1st September, 1914, and had been on active service for over a year. Before the war he resided with Mr Harry Robertson. Pleasance, Kelty. He was 29 yearsof age, and worked as a miner in Kelty. A brother was killed at the Dardanelles.
BAIN Alexander
Gunner 45284, No 2. Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of James and Agnes Pratt Bains, of 3 Croall Place, Kelty. Discharged from service 15 May 1916 at Fort Brockhurst, Gosport having been found no longer phyically fit for War Service, suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, aged 23 years 8 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 34-36½ inches, pale complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, Coal Miner by trade, intended place of residence 3 Croakk Place, Kelty, Fife. Single at enlistment. Attested 30 August 1914 at Lochgelly, aged 21 years 346 days, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 129 lbs, chest 34-36 inches, pale complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Served in Ceylon 13 March 1915 to 25 March 1916, at home 26 March 1916 to discharge 15 May 1916.
BAIN John

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Enlisted 1 September 1914. Brother of Robert (below).

Extract from Dundee Courier - Saturday 8 April 1916, page 4:

TWO KELTY SOLDIER BROTHERS MISSING.
Mrs John Bain, Main Street, Kelty, has received official intimation that her husband, Private John Bain, Black Watch, has been reported missing;
Private Bain joined the army on 1st Septemeber, 1914, and was sent abroad three months later. He is a brother of Private Robert Bain, the popular footballer, who has also been missing since 25th September last year.
BAIN Robert

Private S/6249, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 5 Septeber 1915. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Brother of John (above). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

See above for newspaper article.

BALLANTYNE Thomas

Private 23104, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Born Methil, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fife, enlisted Lochgelly. Son of Mr. T. Ballantyne, of 145, Wellesley Road, Methil, Fife. Buried in MEATH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 17 October 1918, page 2:

Killed.
Pte. Thomas Ballantyne, Scottish Rifles whose parents reside in East Fife— formerly with Kelty Co.-Op. Society.
BARKER James
No further information currently available
BARNES Thomas [Henry]

Private S/8277, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 August 1915. Aged 39. Born Liff, Forfarshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Husband of Agnes Barnes, of 38, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 15.

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 4 September 1915, page 5:

KELTY SOLDIER KILLED.
Information has been received by Mrs Barnes, 38 Naismith Place, Kelty, that her husband, Private Thomas Barnes, has been killed in action. Private Barnes previously served three years in the 10th Hussars. He joined the 1st Black Watch February, and had been only six weeks in the trenches. Private Barnes was 38 years of age, and leaves a widow and four children. Previous to enlisting, Barnes was employed at the Aitken Pit, Kelty.

Extract from Dundee People's Journal - Saturday 4 September 1915, page 9:

BLACK WATCH HERO.
ENGINEMAN KILLED BY PIECE OF SHELL.
The wife of Private Thomas Barnes, 1st Black Watch, who resides at Naysmyth Place, Kelty, has received word of the death of her husband as the result of being hit by a piece of shell. Private Barnes had previously served in the 10th Hussars, and he enlisted in the Black Watch last February, going to the front eight weeks ago. Barnes was a native of Dundee, although he had resided long in the Keltry district, where he was employed as a pumping engineman. He was 39 years old, and leaves a widow and four young children.
BEVERIDGE Charles
possibly "G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders).
BEVERIDGE Robert [Hodge]
Sapper 137664, 178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers formerly 2498, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 4 June 1916. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of William and Magdalene Beveridge, of 24, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Discharged from territorial Force in the field 2 November 1915, enlisted in the field 3 November 1915 in the field, aged 27 years 1 month, miner by trade, single, resident 24, Croall Place, Kelty, Fifeshire, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 168 lbs, chest 35-38½ inches. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 40.
BLACK John [R]

Private 3160, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Elgin, Morayshire. Son of Mr. D. Black, of 51, Naismyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 15.

Death reported in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 10 January 1917, page 4.

BLACK Robert [Wilson]
Private S/41572, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 8 May 1918. Aged 20. Born Loanhead, Midlothian, enlisted Perth. Son of Robert and Janet Black, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.
BLACKWELL John

Private 2425, 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 16 June 1915. Born Dundee, resident 20 Viewfield, Kelty, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.

Death reported in Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 30 June 1915, page 3.

BLUES Charles

Private 23794 [listed as 23704 on SDGW], 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly 54207, Royal Army Medical Corps and 3/28194, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 22. Born Forfar, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Extract from Montrose Review - Friday 25 August 1916, page 4:

Forfar Casualties.
Private Charles Blues (son of Alexander Blues, Newmonthill) failed to answer the roll call after an engagement in July. Prior to enlistment Private Blues, who is 22 years of age, was employed at Kelty, where his wife resides.

Extract from Forfar Dispatch - Thursday 14 June 1917, page 2:

Another man previously reported missing has now been posted killed, Private Charles Blues, son of Mr Alexander Blues, Newmonthill. Private Blues first of all joined the R.A.M.C. but he went to France towards the end of 1916 with the Royal Scots. He leaves a widow and two children who reside in Kelty.

Reported missing in Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 5 and FifeFree Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 3.

BOGAN Robert

Private S/11533, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 22 April 1916. Born Dundee, Forfarshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 8.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 30 May 1916, page 3:

DUNDEE BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Mrs Bogan, Grievesland Terrace, Kelty, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband, Private Robert Bogan, has been killed in action.
Private Bogan joined the Black Watch in September last year. He came to Kelty from Dundee twelve years ago, and prior to enlistment was employed as miner in the Aitken Pit. He was 31 years of age, and is survived by a widow and four children. His mother is at present residing in Dundee.

Extract from Dundee People's Journal - Saturday 21 April 1917, page 10, and repeated Saturday 27 April 1918, page 12:

BOGAN —ln loving memory of my dear husband, Private Robert G. Bogan, Black Watch, who was killed in action, on the 22d April 1916, aged 31 years.—To memory ever dear.
He sleeps beside his comrades.
In hallowed grave unknown.
But his name is written in letters of love
On
the hearts left home.

—Inserted bv his wife, Helen Jack Bogan. 20 Grieves land Terrace. Kelty, Fife.
BOYD John

Corporal S/40188, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in actionn 20 November 19817. Born Mossend, Midlothian, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.

Death reported in The Scotsman - Saturday 29 December 1917, page 11.

BOYD William

Lance Corporal S/6580, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 10 April 1917. Aged 33. Born Mossend, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Son of William Boyd, of West Calder, Midlothian; husband of Margaret Boyd, of 29, Miller's Buildings, Kelty, Fife. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 25.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 27 February 1915, page 3:

KELTY BLACK WATCH CORPORAL KILLED AT THE FRONT.
Information was receivedat Kelty yesterday informing Mrs Boyd of the death at the front of her husband, Corporal William Boyd, of the Black Watch.
Boyd, who leaves a widow and four children took part in the South African War, and was badly wounded at Magersfontein, and has since then been employed in the mines Kelty. Boyd is a brother of Police Constable Jamet Boyd, Dunfermline.
Death reported in The Scotsman - Wednesday 9 May 1917, page 7.
BROWN Duncan [Campbell]

Sergeant 23266, 150th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). formerly 2425, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 24 November 1916. BornAnderston, Glasgow, resident Kelty, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot II. Row N. Grave 4.

Death reported in Dundee Courier - Thursday 21 December 1916, page 3.

BROWN James
No further information currently available
BROWN John
Private 303225, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 12.
BROWN Robert

Sergeant S/3148, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of James and Margaret Brown, of Kelty; husband of Helen Brown, of 70, Adans Terrace, Kelty, Fife. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 27 July 1916, page 3:

KELTY BROTHERS IN CASUALTY LISTS.
Mrs Brown, Church Row, Kelty, has received intimation that her two sons, Pte. Richard Brown and Sergt. Robert Brown, have been wounded in action, the former being wounded by shrapnel, while the latter has been “gassed.”
The two brothers joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in August, 1914, and have since been on active service for 18 months. This is the second time Richard has been wounded. Sergt. and Pte. Brown worked ae miners in Kelty prior to enlistment.
Death reported in The Scotsman - Saturday 18 August 1917, page 10, and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 21 August 1917, page 10.
BRUCE Peter
No further information currently available
BRUCE William
No further information currently available
BUCHAN Robert [Allen]

Private 23792, 11th Battalion (Depot), Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly 54200, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 31 July 1916. Aged 33. Born Cupar, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Annie Allen Buchan, of 26, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife, and the late Andrew Buchan. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1859.

Extract from Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 12 August 1916, page 2:

Private Robert Buchan, Royal Scots, son of Mr Andrew Buchan, Naysmyth Place, Kelty, has died from wounds received in France. He joined thc R.A.M.C. in January 1915, and was later translated to the Royal Scots. He worked in Aitken Pit as a colliery fireman, and was 33 years of age. He was well-known in Masonic and football circles. For years he looked after the financial affairs of the Kelty Rangers.
BURNS Robert
Private 2605, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.
BUTTERS Robert

Able Seaman Clyde Z/3073, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing in action assumed killed 13 November 1916. Born 11 June 1894. Son of Mrs John Butters, resident at Blairanthie, By Bliar Adam, Fife. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, chest 34-36 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes. Butcher by trade. Admitted to hospital in Malata, transferreed from H.M.H.S. "Somali" 21 September 1915 with Dermatitis of legs, then transferred to Royal Naval Hospital Corradino, Malata between 27 November 1915 and 5 December 1915 suffering with Ulceration to both legs, Embakred aboard Hospital Ship Northland for Alexandria 16 December 1915, transferred to Base at Alexandria 18 December 1915. Transferred to 1st Reserve Battalion, Blanford 8 May 1915 then Nelson Battalion 29 June 1915, rejoined unit at Mudros West 10 January 1916. Admitted to 13th general Hospital, Boulogne 26 July 1916 with bullet wounds to left wrist. Rejoined unit from R.N.D. Base Depot at Etaples 16 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 11 December 1916, page 3:

KELTY NAVYMAN MISSING.
Mr John Butters, Blairenbathie, Kelty, has been informed by the War Office that his son has been posted missing. Private Robert Butters joined the Naval Brigade on the outbreak of war, and took part in the operations at the Dardanelles, and later on was wounded in France. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a butcher with the Kelty Co-Operative Society.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 December 1916, page 3:

KELTY MAN MISSING
Mr John Butters, Blairenbathie, Kelty, has been notified that his son, Private Robert Butters, has been reported missing. Butters was wounded recently, and returned to the firing line a short time ago.
CLARK James
Private 266107, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 24 April 1917. Aged 21. Died of wounds 24 April 1917. Born Coupar Angus, Perthshire, enlisted Perth. Son of David and Margaret Kelly Clark, of 7, Commercial Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot iV. Row C. Grave 20.
CONDIE John
Private 2505, "G" Comapny, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 3 May 1915. Resident Kelty Head, Kelty, Fifes, enlisted Kinross. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42.
CONNELLY Patrick [S]
Private S/3257, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 27 September 1915. Aged 20. Born Broxburn, Midlothian, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Connelly, of 19, Cocklaw Street, Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.
COOPER Alexander [S]

Private S/17438, 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) formerly S/4/041702, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in Salonika 8 May 1917. Born Monkland, Ayrshire, resident Kelty, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

Reported as missing in The Scotsman - Wednesday 25 July 1917, page 8.

COOPER Robert

Gunner 306259, 231st Siege Battery(Highland (Fifeshire). [RGA - (TF)]), Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12 September 1917. Born Row, Dumbartonshire, enlisted Dunfermline. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row L. Grave 1.

Death reported in the Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 27 October 1917, page 2, and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 7 August 1917, page 9, and The Scotsman - Wednesday 24 October 1917, page 5.

COWAN Thomas
Private 7873, "G" Company, 2nd/1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 19 November 1914. Aged 24. Born Dunfermline, resident Lumphinnans, Fife, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of John and Elizabeth Cowan, of Kelty, Fife; husband of Margaret Reilly (formerly Cowan), of 5951, Marcus Avenue, Detroit, Mich., U.S.A. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Specuial memorial 14.
CRAIGIE Robert

Corporal 290228, 'A' Company, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 April 1917. Born and enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire, resident Kelty. Oreviously wounded. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Saturday 26 May 1917, page 3, and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 19 May 1917, page 7, and Daily Record - Saturday 26 May 1917, page 5.

CRAWFORD James
Private 2504, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Henry and Ellen Crawford, of Seafar House. Oakfield Street, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42.
CROWE John

Private S/2398, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Auchingrey, Lanarkshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Brother of Robert Crowe, of "Roselea", Lower Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 to 115.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 26 November 1915, page 1 (note surname spelling difference):

KELTY SOLDIER REPORTED MISSING.
Official information has been received by Mrs Arthur M'Curly, Lower Oakfleld, Kelty, that her nephew, Private John Crow, has been missing since September, and that no trace of him can be found as a prisoner of war. Private Crow joined the Seaforths shortly after the outbreak of war. He was employed as a miner prior to enlistment.
CUSH Abraham
[Listed as Abram on memorial] Private S/2541, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Died of wounds 15 October 1918. Aged 26. Born Drumcree, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern ireland, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Michael and Elizabeth Cush, of "Drumherrif", Scotch Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh. Buried in IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 16.
CUTHBERT Robert

Private S/29577, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 13 October 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. Son of David and Mary Cuthbert, of Bellevue Place, Main Street, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.

Death recorded in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 2.

DAURIS Thomas
[Possibly spelt DORIS] No further information currently available
DAVIDSON Robert
No further information currently available
DAVIDSON William

No further information currently available

possible Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 2 May 1918, page 2:

Private William Davidson, Gordon Highlanders, grandson of Mrs Davidson, Kinnaird, Blairadam, whose wife resides at Upper Oakfield, Kelty, has been reported wounded. Private Davidson was postman in Kelty for many years prior to enlisting.

Details of his being wounded appeared in Dundee Courier - Friday 3 May 1918, page 3:

Pte Wm. Davidson, Gordon Highlanders, grandson of Mrs Davidson, Kinnaird, and whose wife resides at Upper Oakfleld, Kelty.

DAVIS Melville
No further information currently available
DEWAR James

Gunner 104279, 46th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 2.

DOUGLAS David
No further information currently available
DOW John

Private S/9222, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Died of wounds 24 April 1916. Aged 26. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire, resident London, Middlesex. Son of John and Elizabeth Dow, of Woodend Park, Kelty, Fife. Buried in NIEPPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 1 May 1916, page 2:

KELTY SEAFORTH DIES OF WOUNDS.
Information has been received by Mr John Dow, Woodend Park, Main Street, Kelty, that his son, Private John Dow, Seaforth Highlanders, haa died of wounds.
Private Dow. who was 26 years of age, had been in the Civil Service in London for the past nine years. He enlisted in July of last year. He was wounded by a trench mortar, and died the following day. A brother, Alfred, is in the Mechanical Transport.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 6 May 1916, page 5:

KELTY SEAFORTH DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mr John Dow, Woodend Park, Kelty has received word that his son, Private John Dow, Seaforth Highlanders, had died on 24th April of wounds received the day previous by a rifle grenade. Private Dow had been nine years in London under the Civil Service when he joined the army in July last year going to France three months later. Private Dow was 26 years of age, and mush respected by all who knew him. Another brother is attached to the Mechanical Transport in France.

Death reported in Daily Record - Wednesday 10 May 1916, page 4 and Dundee Courier - Wednesday 10 May 1916, page 3.

DRUMMOND John

Private 3/2599, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 12 June 1915. Aged 19. Born Sunderland, Durham, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. In may 1915 he was attened to at the 4th Stationary Hospital, St. Omer, after being wounded, third finger truned septic, discharged 14 May 1915. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Thursday 17 June 1915, page 3, also reported in Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 19 June 1915, page 2, and also Dundee Courier - Saturday 26 June 1915, page 3:

KELTY MINER FALLS.
In a letter from the sergeant of his platoon to his friends in Kelty, news was conveyed that Private John Drummond, 1st Battalion Black Watch, was killed in action in France on June 12. Private Drummond joined the Bleck Watch over year ago. and had been in France since October. Previous enlisting the deceased worked as a miner in Kelty.
DUFFY James
Private 35195, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 4 October 1918. Born Blanadam, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
DUFFY Patrick
Private 099228, Mechanised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service 17 March 1919. Aged 29. Son of Mr. C. Duffy, of 34, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1441.
FALLON Joseph aka Joe

Private 384667, 44 Labour Company, Labourer Corps formerly 9095, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of valvular disease of the heart 30 November 1918 (problem originated January 1917 in Ypres after a gas attack). Aged 32. Husband of Jessie Fallon, of Bellvue Place, Kelty, Fife; married 1912. Born Derby, a Coal Miner by trade, attested 15 August 1914 in Lochgelty, aged 26 years 36 days, height 5 feet 3¾ inches, weight 124 lbs, chest 33¾-37 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Roman Catholic. Evacuated to England to England to 22 General Hiospital 3 June 1918, in Lewisham Military Hospital 5 October 1918. Discharged from active service para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations 21 November 1918 at Nottingham to Belle Vue Place, Kelty, Fifeshire. Awarded a Silver Badge. Buried in Scotland.

FERNIE Ebenezer

Sapper 121618, 250th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 19 May 1917. Born Crossgates, Fifeshire, resident Kelty Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 22.

Death recorded in The Scotsman - Thursday 14 June 1917, page 7 and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 16 June 1917, page 2..

FISHER George
Private 1801, "G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 3 May 1915. Aged 18. Born Beith, Ayrshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Walter and Marion Fisher, of 47, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 9.
FLEMING James H
Private S/44786, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 18. Native of Kelty, Fife. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth. Son of Alexander and Christina Fleming, of Norton Cottages, Lassodie, Dunfermline. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 4.
FLOCKHART Alexander

Sergeant S/7692, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 21. Born Kinross, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9 and 10.

Extract from Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 18 May 1918, page 3:

PRO PATRIA MORI
SERGT. ALEX. FLOCKHART,
Argyll Sutherland Highlanders.
Official intimation has been received by Mrs David Flockhart, Dick's Buildings, Kelty, that her son, Sergt. Alex. Flockhart, has been killed in action in France on 12th April. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, enlisted in the beginning of 1915, and proceeded to France shortly after enlisting, being wounded in April, 1917. Two brothers are serving, Charles, in France with the A. & S. Hdrs., and David, in Egypt with the Black Watch. His father was the late David Flockhart who resided at Gladstone Terrace, Kinross. The sympathy of the many friends of the family in Kinross go out to his invalid widowed mother at this time of her loss.

Report of him being wounded appeared in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 June 1917, page 1.

FORD William

Private S/7565, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlnders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Beith [sic - Beath], Fifeshire, resident Kelty, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 26.

Deasth reported in Dundee Courier - Thursday 27 July 1916, page 3.

FORRESTER David

Lance Corporal S/17304, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Died on service in the Persian Gulf 12 December 1917, Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot X. Row C. Grave 14.

Details appeared in The Scotsman - Monday 14 January 1918, page 3, and Dundee Courier - Thursday 14 March 1918, page 3.

FORRESTER Henry

Private 12908, 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Glasgow. Brother of Andrew Forrester, of 5, Mitchell Street, Leven, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

Details mentioned in The Scotsman - Saturday 11 May 1918, page 6.

FOTHERINGHAM James

Private M2/105392, 35th Ammunition Sub. Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 18 November 1917. Aged 32. Born Auchtertool, Fife, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Husband of Euphemia Fotheringham, of 40, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1613.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Friday 30 November 1917, page 3.

FOWLER John
Sergeant 91859, 161st Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 5 May 1919. Aged 41. Son of George Fowler, of Edinburgh; husband of Isabella Jackson Fowler, of 22, Dewar's Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, F ifeshire. Grave 180.
FRASER Archibald
Lance Corporal 3/2465, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Elgin, Morayshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Annie Gordon (formerly Fraser), of 1, Pleasance, Kelty, Fife, and the late George Gordon (stepfather). No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.
GILCHRIST Archibald

Private 15851, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Blantyre, Lanarkshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Husband of Elspeth Gilchrist, of 10, Drum Road, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.

Death recorded in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 June 1917, page 1, and Mid-Lothian Journal - Friday 08 June 1917, page 2.

GORDON Charles
No further information currently available
GOURLAY Alexander
No further information currently available
GRAY John
No further information currently available
GREEN Martin
Private 4883, 4th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 38. Born and enlisted Dundee. Son of Joseph Green, of Station Road, Kelty, Fife, and the late Martha Green; husband of Helen Ross (formerly Green), of 5, Bernard Street, Dundee. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.
HAMILTON Robert

Private 276284, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Aged 32. Enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Patrick and Jeanie Hamilton, of Dalry, Ayrshire; husband of Isabella Hamilton, of Gowanlea Cottage, Mossgreen Street, Kelly, Fife. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 22.

His death was reported in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 2 May 1917, page 2, and in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 23 May 1917, page 1.

HANLEY John
No further information currently available
HARKINS Thomas
No further information currently available
HARPER Samuel
Private 16425, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Balkans 19 September 1918. Aged 26. Born Broomhouse, Lanarkshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Agnes Harper, of Adamsville, Kelty, Fife, and the late Robert Harper. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row A. Grave 10.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 17 October 1918, page 2:

Killed.
Pte. Samuel Harper, Royal Scots, whose mother resides at Adamsville, Kelty.
HARVIE William
No further information currently available
HENDERSON Archibald [Brown]
Acting Bombardier 322631, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's), [RGA - (Territorial Force)], 21st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 December 1917. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row F. Grave 16.
HENDERSON William [Hill]

Private 17663, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 20 November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Kelty, Fife, enlisted Perth. Son of William and Elizabeth Brown Henderson, of 50, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row O. Grave 8.

HENDERSON William [Hill]
Guardsman 17663, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 20 November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth. Son of William and Elizabeth Brown Henderson, of 50, Nasmyth Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row O. Grave 8.
HODGE Alexander
No further information currently available
HODGE Robert

Lance Corporal 14204, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Agnes B. Hodge, of Briarlea, Viewfield, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 15 August 1916, page 3 and from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 3:

KELTY SOLDIER MISSING.
Mrs William Hodge, Brierlea, Viewfield, Kelty, has received official information that her son, Private Robert Hodge, Royal Scots, has been missing since the beginning of July last.

Private Hodge enlisted at the outbreak of war, and has been on active service for twenty months. Before the war he worked as a miner in Kelty. A brother is at present in the trenches.

Reported missing in Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 5.

HUGHES David [Lister]

Private 843, Guards Machine Gun Battalion, formerly 7383, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Born Beath, Kelty, Fife. Wounded in action at Festubert, near Ypres, with general shrapnel wounds to left leg 16 May 1915, admitted to 6th London Field Ambulance then 2nd London Clearing Station 15 May 1917, suffered from shortness of breath and stomach pains, in hospital 5 months, result was tuberculosis in both lungs, medical examination resulted in discharge to sanatorium. Died of illness 10 November 1917. Son of Marjorie Hughes, brother of John Hughes, of 3 Upper Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. Chelsea Pensioner No. 120137/4. Attested at Lochgelly 15 February 1909, aged 22 years 10 months, a Miner by trade, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 132 lbs, chest 33½-36½, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Transferred to Reserve 8 December 1911, mobilized 6 August 1914. Transferred to Machine Gun Battalion 1 February 1917. Discharged being no longer physically fit for War Service Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations 9 October 1917, aged 31. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Beath, Kelty, Fifeshire, Private serving with the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, billeted at Kasr El Nil Barracks, Cairo, Egypt. Buried Tuesday 13 November 1917 in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire.

Death recorded in St. Andrews Citizen - Saturday 17 November 1917, page 4. Burial recorded in The Scotsman - Monday 12 November 1917, page 10.

HUGHES Francis
Corporal 14206, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Born Blantyre, Lanarkshire, resident and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 98 (Addenda).
HUGHES Thomas

Sergeant, Scots Guards. Mother resident at Upper Oakfield, Kelty.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Tuesday 18 December 1917, page 3. [Records not found under Scots Guards]

HUGHES William
Private 50757, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly S/11779, Royal HIghlanders and 51663, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action in Egypt 20 July 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Robert Hughes, of Comely Bank, Main Street, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
HUNTER Robert
Corporal 429044, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Born 13 December 1896 in Kelty, Fifeshire, Scotland. Son of Fred and Maud Hunter, of Mission City, British Columbia, Canada. Labourer by trade. Single. Attested 20 March 1915 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, aged 18 years 4 months, height 5 feet 6¾ inches, weight 145 lbs, chest 32-35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, religious denomination Church of England. Arrived Shorncliffe, England 3 July 1915, embarked France 23 August 1915. Suffered a bout of diarrhorea 2 October 1915 admitted to No. 2 Canadian Field Ambulance, discharged from Field Ambulance 6 October 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal 13 May 1916, appointed Corporal 7 June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4634 - 30

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 October 1916, page 1 (note date discrepancy):

Mrs C. Terris, Keltyhead, Kelty, has been informed that her nephew, Private Robert Hunter, Canadian Forces, was killed action in France on 16th September last. Private Hunter left Kelty for Canada with his parents six years ago, when war broke out he joined the Canadians, and went to France over a year ago. He was 19 years of age. Before going to Canada his parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Hunter, resided at Rose Cottage, Main Street, Kelty.
HUTTON William aka Willie

Private 241221, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 28 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. Son of David and Helen Hutton, of "Burnbrae," Bath Street, Kelty, Fife. Employed as a Painter prior to wenlistment in 1915. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row E. Grave 10.

Details appeared in The Scotsman - Monday 2 December 1918, page 3, and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 3 December 1918, page 34.

HYND James
Private S/26416, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in United Kingdom 10 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hynd, of Kelty; husband of Elizabeth Hynd, of 20, East Row, Hill-of-Beath, Crossgates, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1303.
HYSLOP Alexander
No further information currently available
INGLIS [William] Anderson [Turboyne]

Lance Corporal 30440, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 2531, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Killed in action 6 October 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Helen Inglis, of Halbeath, Dunfermline. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 77 to 79.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 2 November 1917, page 4 (note differing ages):

WELL-KNOWN FIFE FOOTBALL PLAYER
Is Killed in Action.
Anderson Inglis, one of the best backs and most popular footballers that ever played in Fife, has been killed in action. He was for several seasons a prominent member of Raith Rovers' team, and did much to raise the Kirkcaldy club to the status which secured them admission to the First League. He was in the team which ran into the semi-final and final of the Scottish Cup. Anderson Inglis belonged to Kelty where he carried on a successful posting business He enlisted in the Veterinary Corps when war was declared, and month ago was transferred to an East Lancashire Regiment, and went to the fighting line. He was 33 years of age, a widower, and leaves one child.
IRELAND Allan

Lance Corporal S/3017, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Beath, Kelty, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire, resident Edinburgh, Midlothian. Son of Robert and Annie Ireland, of 13 Grevies Land Terrace, Kelty; husband of Agnes Ireland, of 19 Grevies Land Terrace, Kelty, married 15 February 1918 in Kelty. Attested 31 August 1914 in Kelty, Fifeshire, aged 21 years 359 days, a Miner by trade, single, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 130 lbs, chest 34-37 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Wounded in action 28 May 1916, treated at 45th Field Ambulance, the 9 Casualty Clearing Station, then 1 General Hospital, transferred to England aboard the "Panama", then admitted to hospital with wound to right arm and fractured humerus 11 June 1916, discharged 1 September 1916. Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 14 August 1917. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 16 October 1918, page 2:

TO-DAY'S CASUALTIES.
Private Allan Ireland, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, son of Mr Robert Ireland, Grievesland Terrace, Kelty, has died in a prison camp in Germany. Prior to enlisting early in the war, Private Ireland was employed as a miner. He had been missing for some time, and his parents were not aware that he was a prisoner.

Details appeared in The Scotsman - Saturday 25 August 1917, page 9.

IRELAND Matthew [Thomas]

Private S/41135, 1st/6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 8 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Cardiff, Glamorganshire, resident Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Son of Matthew and Annie Ireland, of Helen Place, Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 19.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 2 May 1918, page 2:

Private Matthew Ireland, A. and S. Highlanders, son of Mr Matthew Ireland, Main Street, Kelty, has been reported wounded and missing. Ireland was employed as assistant the grocery department of the Kelty Co-Operative Society prior to joining the army.
IZATT John

Private M2/099263, XIX Corps Troops, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service of pneumonia 5 July 1918. Born Dunfermline, resident Allan, Fife, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Parents resident Kelty. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 46.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 10 July 1918, page 1:

Driver John Izatt, M.T.A.S.C., whose parents reside in Kelty, has died of pneumonia in France. Izatt, who was formerly a miner, was trained at the Fife Mining School, Cowdenbeath, and had been in France since 1915.
IZATT Robert

Sapper 503243, 2nd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers. Presumed killed in action 2 June 1916. Born 29 January 1889 in Kelty, Fifeshire, Scotland. Son of James and Maggie B. Izatt, of Kelty, Scotland. Attested 3 September 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, aged 26 years 8 months, Miner by trade, single, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, chest 31½-35½ inches, dark complexion, light brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Arrived England 30 January 1916 aboard S.S. Missanabo, embarked for France 13 March 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4731 - 35

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 13 June 1916, page 1:

KELTY MAN POSTED MISSING.
Mr James Izatt, Dunochil House, has received intimation that his son, Private Robert Izatt, has been posted missing since 2d June.
Private Izatt left Kelty and went to Canada three years ago. He joined the Canadian forces shortly after the outbreak of war, and came to England with the second Canadian contingent.
IZATT Robert
There is a Richard IZATT, Lance Corporal S/26870, 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 35. Born Crossgates, Fife (CWGC) or Clydebank, Dumbartonshire (SDGW), enlisted Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Son of James and Mary Izatt; husband of Elizabeth Izatt, of 56, Bridge St., Leith, Edinburgh. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ORCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row A. Grave 1.
JACK Alexander

Gunner 1060, 1st /1st Battalion (Highland Fife) Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Liberton, Midlothian, enlisted Dunfermline. Son of George and Margaret Jack, of 36, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MAILLY-MAILLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 34.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 28 September 1916, page 4, also recorded in Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 September 1916, page 5 and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 25 November 1916, page 2:

WELL-KNOWN KELTY SPORTSMAN KILLED.
Mr and Mrs Geo. Jack, 36 Croal Place, Kelty, have received a letter from the Major intimating that their son, Gunner Alex. Jack, was killed by a shell on the 23d inst.
Gunner Jack joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in April, 1915, and has been in France over a year.
He was well known throughout Scotland as a distance runner, and for many years figured prominently at the race meetings held at Powderhall Grounds, Edinburgh.
He ran under the nom-de-plume A. Wilson, Edinburgh. He was 24 years of age, and worked as miner in the Aitken Pit, Kelty, prior to the war.
JAPP Alexander

Gunner 45311, 36th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 20 October 1916. Aged 21. Born Beath, Kelty, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Lochgelly. Son of Alexander and Maggie Japp, of 49, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 6.

Death reported in Dundee Courier - Tuesday 21 November 1916, page 3, Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 25 November 1916, page 7, and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 25 November 1916, page 2.

JAPP Andrew

Private 201383, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 2 November 1917. Born Kinglassie, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 10 and 11.

Death reported in The Scotsman - Friday 30 November 1917, page 3.

JOHNSTONE Alexander

There was an Alexander JOHNSTON Alexander Johnston, Private 202270, 4th/5th (Angus and Dundee) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 27 September 1917. Born High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. Son of Ruth Johnston, 67 Naysmith Place, Kelty. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. GRave 9.

Reported missing in Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 25 October 1917, page 3.

JONES James

Private S/3396, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 28 November 1915. Born Monmouth, Wales, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 21.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 9 December 1915, page 1:

KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
Information has been received by Mr and Mrs Harry Jones, Braewell, Main Street, Kelty, that their son James has been killed in action in France, having been shot by a German sniper.
Private James Jones joined the 8th Black France on the outbreak of war, and went to France with the regiment in May this year. He had been twice previoublv wounded, and was just recovered from wounds. He was 19 years of aged and worked as a miner prior to enlistment. Other two brothers, William and Thomas, are serving. The former is at present in France, while Thomas is in hospital in Stockport recovering from wounds receioved 26th September last.
Mr James Allan, baker and confectioner, Main Street, Keltv has received official intimation that his son, Harry James Allan, of the Scottish Horse, has died of wounds on a hospital ship, he having been wounded at the Dardanelles.
Trooper Allan joined the Scottish Horse in Aug., 1914, and went to the Dardenelles five months ago. He was 22 years of age, and prior to enlisting was engaged learning farming at Kirriemuir.

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Thursday 9 December 1915, page 6:

KELTY SOLDIER SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD.
Official intimation has been received by Mr H. Jones, who resides in the Bridgend district Kelty, that his son, Pte. Jas. Jones, 8th Black Watch, has been killed in action in France. Pte. Jones was employed as a miner previous to enlisting, shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. Death, Mr. Jones was informed, was instantaneous, a bullet passing right through his head.
KELLY John
+No further information currently available
KILMARTIN Patrick
Private 3/2466, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born St. Josephs, Dundee, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 17.
KING David [Young]

Private 9509, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 4 May 1916. Aged 32. Native of Kelty, Fife. Born Orwell, Kinross, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. Son of Robert King, of 91, Scott's Row, Berryhill, Wishaw. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 8.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 17 May 1916, page 4:

KELTY K.O.S.B. MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mr Robert King, 24 Naismyth Place, Kelty, has received intimation that his eldest son, Private David King, died of wounds received last week.
Private King had seen much service, having enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borderers twelve years ago, nine of which he spent in India. He was seriously wounded a year ago, but had returned to action. Two of his brothers are at present in the fighting line.

Death reported in The Scotsman - Wednesday 24 May 1916, page 11.

KING John

Private S/4278, 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 31 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Beith [sic - Beath], Fifeshire, enlisted 1914 in Dunfermline. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 21.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 24 August 1916, page 2:

LOCHORE GORDON KILLED.
Private John King, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action on 31st July last. His wife, who resides in Lochore, has been notified by the War Office to this effect.
Private King joined the army in September, 1914, and has been in France for fifteen months. He was 27 years of age, and worked as a miner before the war.
Private David King, a brother [see David Young King above], was killed in France in May this year, while Private Robert King, the only surviving brother, is at present on active service. His father, Mr Robert King, resides 24 Naismith Place, Kelty.
KING Judah

[Listed as Juden KING on SDGW] Private S/6936, 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action in Salonika 9 May 1917. Aged 40. Born Kingscavil, Linlithgowshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Husband of Marguerite King, of 94, Naysmith Place, Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

Reported missing in Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 16 June 1917, page 2, and Dundee Courier - Thursday 14 June 1917, page 3 and reported killed in Dundee Courier - Saturday 20 April 1918, page 3..

KING Robert

Private S/17354, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 17 July 1916. Born Beath, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 4.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 27 July 1916, page 4:

KELTY CAMERON KILLED IN ACTION.
Mrs King, Grievesland Terrace, Kelty, has received intimation that her husband, Private Robert King, has been killed in action.
Private King enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders after the outbreak of war, and went to the front about six months ago. Some years ago he was a prominent cyclist, and took part in all the big race meetings throughout Scotland. Prior to enlistment he worked in the Aitken Pit, Kelty. He was 34 years of age, and is survived by a widow and three young children.
Mrs Blair, Mann's Buildings, Lower Oakfield, Kelty, has been notified that her husband, Private Matthew Blair, has been admitted to hospital suffering from wounds. Private Blair, who was a companion of the late Private King, joined the Cameron Highlanders about the same time, and had been in the trenches only three weeks. He was a miner in the Lindsay Pit, Kelty, prior to enlistment.

Reported as killed in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 3.

LAFFERTY Thomas
No further information currently available
LEISHMAN Andrew

Private S/40641, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly S/4203, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 15 April 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Kinross, Kinross-Shire. Son of Mrs. Barbara Purdie, of 55, Adam's Terrace, Kelty, Fife. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 35.

Reported as died of wounds in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 19 May 1917, page 2.

LOWE James

Private 2564, "G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Aged 23. Reewsident Newcraighall, Midlothian, enlisted Kinross. Son of James Alfred and Helen Lowe, of 36, Main Avenue, New Craighall, Musselburgh, Midlothian, late of Kelty. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 44.

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Wednesday 9 June 1915, page 4:

Private James Lowe, 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He resided, before he joined the Army, with his parents at Pleasance, Kelty. He joined the Army in September, and was killed April 25 in France. His father is the R.A.M.C., stationed at Edinburgh Castle.
LYNCH Bernard

Lance Corporal 7644, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 9 October 1916. Born Edinburgh, Midlothian, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Mr Bernard Lynch, Adams Terrace, Kelty, brother of Private Joseph Lynch, Scottish Rifles, and Private J. Lynch (see below), Royal Scots. Buried in COURCELLES-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 1.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 October 1916, page 1:

Information has been received by Mr Bernard Lynch, 31 Adam's Terrace, Kelty, that his son, Lance-Corporal Bernard Lynch, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action on the 9th inst. Lance-Corporal Lynch joined the colours eight months ago, and has been six months on active service. Sergeant James Lynch, a brother, who was a reservist, was killed in action nine months ago, while Private Joseph Lynch was seriously wounded on the 25th of last month. All three brothers worked as miners Kelty prior to enlistment.

Also see his brother's details below.

Death reported in the Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 11 November 1916, page 2.

LYNCH James

Corporal 9325, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 14 December 1914. Born Edinburgh, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Glencorse, Midlothian. Son of Mr Bernard Lynch, Adams Terrace, Kelty, brother of Private Joseph Lynch, Scottish Rifles, and Private B. Lynch (see above), A. and S.H. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 18 January 1915, page 4:

KELTY'S FIRST VICTIM OF THE WAR.
Sergeant J. Lynch, C Company, Royal Scots, is the first Kelty victim of the war, being killed in the trenches at Ennis Brois Kenniel 14th December. A son of Mr Bernard Lynch, Adams Terrace, Kelty, who has other two sons serving (only a daughter being left of the family)— Private Joseph Lynch, Scottish Rifles, and Private B. Lynch, A. and S.H. [see above]
MacLAREN James

[Listed as McLAREN on CWGC, SDGW and in Newspaper] Private 11971, 2nd Bataalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 17 October 1915. Born Bridgend, Perth, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 25 October 1915, page 4:

News was received in on Saturday evening that Private J. M'Laren has been killed in action in France. Private M'Laren joined the A. and S.H. at the outbreak of war. He was employed as a miner in Kelty, and resided at Cosy Cottage, Station Road.

Extract from Perthshire Advertiser - Wednesday 27 October 1915, page 8:

“GOD'S WILL BE DONE.”
COMRADES TRIBUTE TO BRAVE PERTH SOLDIER.
Official intimation has been received in by Mr Peter M'Laren, 5 Campbell’s Buildings, St Catherine’s Road, that his brother, Private James M‘Laren, 2nd Batalion Scots Guards, was killed in action in France on Sunday, 17th October. Private M'Laren left Perth several years ago, and was employed in the Blair and Bathie Pit, Kelty. He enlisted at Cowdenbeath in September of last year, and had been in France since May last. He was 25 years of age, and was unmarried.
Apropos of death a comrade writes:
“You will be surprised no doubt to receive a letter from me, who is to you a complete stranger, but I cannot feel myself that you are unknown to me, for your son Jimmie has spoken to me of you on several occasions. We made an attack on the enemy on Sunday morning, 17th October, at five o’clock. About eight o’clock Jimmie was killed. He died instantaneously, and did not suffer. He was a hero, and he died a hero’s death. He never once flinched. How can I express to you my very great sympathy. You have lost a son, and I have lost a comrade, the truest and best that a man could have. We were chums from the time he came to France, and I feel his loss very keenly. How much more must you ? Believe me my deepest sympathy is yours. Jimmie and myself had each other’s addresses in case anything should happen. God’s will be done. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
MARSHALL David

Private 7759, 14th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 3 September 1917. Born and enlisted Kinross, resident Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3.

Death recorded in The Scotsman - Monday 8 October 1917, page 7 and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 13 October 1917, page 2, and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 9 October 1917, page 24, and The Scotsman - Monday 8 October 1917, page 7.

MARSHALL Harry

Private 20294, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds in Salonika 6 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Dunfermline, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Robert and Margaret Marshall, of Albany House, Station Road, Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 October 1916, page 1:

Official information has been received by Mr and Mrs Marshall, Station Road, Kelty, that their only son, Private Harry Marshall, Royal Scots, was killed action 6th inst. Marshall, who was 24 years of age, enlisted in January last year. Before the war he was in business as a painter with his father.
MARTIN George
Private 1883, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 28 March 1915. Born Beith, Ayrshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 5.
McANDREW Peter
No further information currently available
McCALLUM Peter

Private 4350, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 25 July 1916. Aged 17. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of Mr. P. McCallum, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 53.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 2.

Extract from Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 12 August 1916, page 2:

Private Peter M'Callum has been killed in action on 27th July. The news of his death was sent by a companion of M'Callum's who is in the same regiment Private M'Callum enlisted in the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders (Territorials) in March 1915, and went to France last October. He was the only son of Sergt. Peter M'Callum, Royal Engineers, who has been twice wounded, and who was awarded the D.C.M. about a year ago for conspicuous gallantry while on duty. Prior to enlistment Private M'Callum worked in Blaircnbathie Pit. He was only 17 years of age.
McCONVILLE James

Private 28694, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers formerly 2802, Fife & Fofar Yeomanry. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. Son of James and Agnes McConville, of 1, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

Death recorded in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 11 September 1917, page 27, and reported wounded and missing in The Scotsman - Thursday 27 September 1917, page 8.

McCULLOCH Samuel
No further information currently available
McCURLY Andrew
[Spelt McCURLEY on SDGW and CWGC] Sergeant S/2397, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born West Calder, Midlothian, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Husband of Mrs. Margaret McCurley, of 12, Drum Road, Kelty. Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 25 November 1915, page 2:

KELTY MAN MISSING.
Another Wounded and Gassed.
Official intimation has been received vy Mrs Robertson, Croal Place, Kelty, that her husband, Private George Robertson, has been missing since September, and that he is not a prisoner of war.
Private Robertson joined the Scots Guards on the outbreak of war, and was seriously wounded early this year. He was employed as miner prior to enlistment.
Mrs Andrew M'Curley, Drumsink Row, Kelty, has also received information that her husband has been wounded in the leg and gassed. Private M'Curley, who joined the 7th Seaforths in September, 1914, was home a few weeks ago after coming through the heavy fighting last September.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Saturday 29 July 1916, page 5:

KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Information has been received by Mrs M'Curley, Drumsink Row, Kelty, that her husband, Sergeant A. M'Curley, was killed on 14th inst.
Sergeant M'Curley joined the Seaforth Highlanders in August, 1914. He was wounded on 25th September and invalided home. Prior to enlistment deceased worked as a miner in the Aitken Pit, Kelty. Thirty-three years of age, he is survived by a widow and two children.

Reported as killed in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 3.

McGARRY Dennis
Lance Corporal 11439, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 12 August 1916. Born Maybole, Ayrshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.
McGARRY James
Private 2029, "G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 26 April 1915. Aged 28. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross/ Son of Robert and Annie McGarry, of 79, Adams Terrace, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 44.
McGARRY, MM James

Private 267265, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 1577, Highland Cyclist Battalion. Killed in action 8 November 1917. Aged 20. Resident Cantsdam, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Native of Kelty. Youngest son of James McGarry, of Cantsdam, Kelty. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 21.

Extract from Glasgow Observer and Catholic Herald - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 5:

Mr James M'Garry, Cantsdam, Kelty, Fife, has been notified that his youugest son, James, was killed in action on the 8th inst. Pte. M'Garry was attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and was very popular. In September, 1916, he was awarded the Military Medal for devotion to duty, and in November of the same year was mention in despatches again, and was offered a commission, which he refused on account of his youth. During one of the engagements in which he took part his officer was lying badly wounded in the danger zone, but at great personal risk he crossed the bullet-swept ground and carried his officer to a place o£ safety. Out of gratitude for this action, his officer presented him with a handsome gold wristlet watch as a memento of his brave action. Pte. M'Garry was 20 years of age. Born in Maybole in 1897, he got his early education at Our Lady and St Cuthbert's School, Maybole. About, tén years ago the family migrated to Fife, when he finished his education at Cowdenbeath Catholic School. The deepest sympathy of a very large circle of friends is exended to his father, his only brother Charles, and to the other members of the family. This is he second bereavement sustained by this family during the war, as an older brother, Denis, was killed on 12th Auguat, 1916.—R.I.P.

Death also recorded in Dundee Courier - Friday 30 November 1917, page 3, and The Scotsman - Wednesday 12 December 1917, page 7, and Glasgow Observer and Catholic Herald - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 12.

McGARRY Robert [George]
Private 2679, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 11 February 1915. Aged 24. Born Edinburgh, enlisted Perth. Son of Robert and Annie McGarry, of 79, Adams Terrace, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.

Extract from The Scotsman - Saturday 6 March 1915, page 12:

THREE KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
The parents of Private Thomas Orr, H.L.I., residing at Lindsay Row, Kelty, have received intimation from the War Office that their son died on 16th February from wounds received ihe previous day.
Mrs M'Garry, Adams Terrace, Kelty, has been notified of the death of her son, Piper Robert M'Garry, Black Watch, at Béthune . He was wounded there on 7th February, and died in hospital on 11th February at Marville. PiperM'Garry was one of the mainstays of the Kelty Pipe Band for the last four years, and one of the villages most prominent footballers.
Mrs James Watson, Woodend Park, Kelty, has received word from the War Office that her husband, Private James Watson, of the Black Watch, fell at La Bassée on 25th January. His body was recovered and buried on 9th February. Private Watson joined the Army at the end of November and left for the front on 11th January. He was forty-seven years of age, and is survived by a widow aad nine of a family. One of his sons is in the Army.
McHALE Anthony

Private 279017, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 3 September 1917. Aged 36. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Husband of Margaret McHale, of 3, Lindsay Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IBV. Row E. Grave 29.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 11 September 1917, page 3:

Pte. Anthony M'Hale (35), A. and S. Highlanders, whose widow and four children reside at Lindsay Row, Kelty.

Death reported in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 13 October 1917, page 2, and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 9 October 1917, page 21.

McKAY Hugh
No further information currently available
McKAY James

No further information currently available

McKENZIE William
No further information currently available
McLUSKIE James Kerr

No further information currently available - cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Friday 8 October 1915, page 6:

KELTY SOLDIER KILLED.
Private J. M'Luskie, 11th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, son of Michael M'Luskie, Rohan Cottage, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, has been killed in action in France. Private M'Luskie enlisted after the outbreak of hostilities. Prior to doing so he was employed as a miner in Kelty.He was married about two years ago.

Extract from Edinburgh Evening News - Friday 5 November 1915, page 6:

KELTY MAN A PRISONER OF WAR.
Information hss been received by Mrs Kerr, Naismyth Place, Kelty, that her husband, Pte Jas. M'Luskie Kerr, who was reported killed in action France 8th October, is a prisoner of war in Germany. Pte, Kerr joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders a year ago. Previous to enlisting he was a miner in Kelty.
McMILLAN David
Private 3021, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 8 February 1915. Resident Glasgow, Lanarkshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9 and 10.
McMULLAN David
No further information currently available
McNEALLY John

[Spelt McNEALY on SDGW and CWGC] Private 6255, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Cleator Moor, Cumberland, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline. Brother of Thomas (below). Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 7.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 21 August 1916, page 2:

SOLDIER WHO WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION
IS FATALLY SHOT IN THE NORTH.
MEMBER OF PATRIOTIC KELTY FAMILY.
News was received in Kelty by telegram on Saturday evening that Private Thomas M'Neally, of the Black Watch, had died from injuries received in a gun accident the North.
M'Neally, who was 21 years of age, and was the son of Private William M'Neally, Russell Row, Kelty, has been in the firing line twice. He was wounded on the first occasion, and in the second instance was “gassed.” While recovering the second time, about three months ago, he was married, and his widow resides in Church Road, Kelty.
His brother is Private J. M'Neally, of the Border Regiment. Two uncles have fallen fighting for their country—Private James Fitzpatrick, who was killed at Loos, and Private John M'Neally, who was killed in action in July.
McNEALLY Thomas [H]

[Spelt T H McNEALY on SDGW and CWGC] Private 3/1897, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in United Kingdom 19 August 1916. Born Newcastle, Northumberland, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. Brother of John (above). Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1750.

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 26 August 1916, page 3:

FATALLY SHOT IN THE NORTH.
News was received in Kelty by telegram on Saturday evening that Private Thomas M'Neally, of the Black Watch, had died from injuries received in a gun accident in the North.
M‘Neally, who was 21 years of age, and was the son of Private William M'Neally, Russell Row, Kelty, has been in the firing line twice. He wounded on the first occasion, and in the second instance was “gassed.” While recovering the second time, about three montlis ago, he was married, andhis widow resides in Church Road, Kelty.
His brother is Private J. M‘Neally, of the Border Regiment. Two uncles have fallen fighting for their country—Private James Fitzpartick, who was killed at Loos, and Private John M‘Neally, who was killed in action in July.

His death reported in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 23 September 1916, page 3.

McNEIL Charles

[Spelt McNEILL on SDGW and in newspaper] Private 276037, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born West Calder, Midlothian, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Buried in CRUMP TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave lost. Special memorial. Row B. Grave 7.

Death recorded in The Scotsman - Saturday 23 June 1917, page 9.

McNEIL Charles

[Listed as MACNEILL on SDGW and CWGC] Private 201727, 1st/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Egypt 4 December 1917. Born Stobhill, Midlothian, resident with his wife and children Roseberry Place, Kelty, enlist Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 50.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Tuesday 18 December 1917, page 3.

McNEIL Michael
No further information currently available
MELVILLE John

Trooper 12/934, Auckland Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. Killed in action 12 August 1916. Born 23 June 1884. Resident 3 England Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Brother of Miss Marion Melville, of Norris Cottage, Kelty, Fifeshire, Scotland Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 49. See also Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 22 August 1916, page 4:

TWO FIFE SOLDIERS DIE AT THE FRONT.
Trooper John Melville, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 12th inst. Mr John Clerk, Norris Cottage, Main Street, Kelty, has received a telegram to this effect.
Melville went to New-Zealand from Kelty seven years ago, enlisting on the outbreak of war. He was wounded at the Dardanelles. He was 36 years of age, and before going abroad was a member of the Cyclist Corps.
MILL Alexander

No further information currently available

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 10 June 1918, page 3.

Died.
Pte. Alex. Mill, A. and S. Highlanders, son Mr Orr Mill, 3 Clarion Cottages, Kelty.
MILLAR Robert

[Listed as MILLER on CWGC and SDGW] Private S/9050, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 39. Born Denny, Stirlingshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Husband of Helen Paterson Miller, of Burnbank House, Main St., Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Friday 18 May 1917, page 4:

KILLED.
Pte. Robt. Miller (39). Black Watch, whose wife and two children reside at Adam's Terraoc, Kelty.

Death recorded in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 16 June 1917, page 2.

MILNE James
No further information currently available
MITCHELL Alexander aka Alex
"G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Resident Kelty.
MOORE Edward
No further information currently available
MOORE James
No further information currently available
MOORE William
No further information currently available
MORGAN William

Private S/7138, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Carlisle, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 22 October 1915, page 2:

Official intimation has also been received by Mr Joseph Morgan, Adamsvilla, Kelty, that his son, Private William Morgan, 2d Black Watch, has been missing since 25th September.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 15 March 1916, page 2:

MISSING KELTY SOLDIER REPORTED DEAD.
Victim of Fear-Stricken German.
After having been posted as missing since September 25, Mr Morgan, residing Kelty, has received information that his son, Private W. Morgan, Black Watch, was killed on that date.
Mr Morgan has tried various sources for information regarding his son, but was through the Red Cross Society that a wounded comrade in the V.A.D. Hospital, Dunblane, gave Mr Morgan details of his son.
It was after the charge on above date, while digging the enemy out of the " dug outs," they surprised a party of them. One big German, more out of fear than anything else, fired his gun at random and killed Private Morgan.
The deceased soldier enlisted at the outbreak of war, and previous to doing so was employed as miner at Kelty Pits.
MOYES David

Private 275055, 10th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born Auchtertool, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Blairadam, Fifeshire. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 9.

Wounding recorded in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 3.

MUIR David [B]

Private 275121, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Lugar, Ayrshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 3 and in the Daily Record - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 6, and in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 June 1917, page 1.

MUIR Robert

Corporal S/7523, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Beath, Ayrshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 28 September 1916, page 6 (note certyain differences):

KELTY MAN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.
Information has reached Mrs Muir, Mayfield House, Kelty, that her husband, Lance- Corporal Robert Muir, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was seriously wounded on the 16th inst
L.-C. Muir, who was in business as hairdresser at Main Street, Kelty, joined the colours on the outbreak of war, and has been nearly two years on active service.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 28 November 1916, page 3:

KELTY MAN PRESUMED KILLED.
Official information has reached Mrs Muir, Mayfield House, Tower Oakfield, Kelty, that her husband, Corporal Robert Muir, who was previously reported missing, is now presumed have been killed on 15th September.
Corporal Muir joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders shortly after the outbreak of war. He was 30 years of age, and carried on business as a hairdresser in Main Street, Kelty, prior to enlistment.
He survived bya widow and four young children.
MURPHY James

Private S/40906, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly S/40379, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 40. Enlisted Kinross, Kinross-shire. Son of William Murphy and Sophia, his wife; husband of Annie O'Donnell (formerly Murphy), of Upper Oakfield, Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.

Details in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 11 May 1918, page 2.

NELSON Andrew

Sapper 132396, 185th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died from the effects of gas poisoning 4 February 1916. Aged 25. Born Elphinstone, Co. Edinburgh, resident 47 Brick Row, Kingseat, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 9.

Extract from Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 4 March 1916, page 2:

Sapper Andrew Nelson, 185th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers, has succumbed to the effects of gas poisoning at Albert on 4th February, 1916. A native of Kelty where his mother resides, deceased was twenty-five years of age. He is survived by his wife and one child at 47 Brick Row, Kingseat.
NELSON David
[David WATSON NELSON on SDGW and David Wilson NELSON on CWGC] Private 2206, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 18 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Torryburn, Fifeshire, enlisted Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. Son of James Nelson, of Black Road, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.
NICHOLSON James
No further information currently available
NIVEN Robert
Private 27852, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers formerly 3211, Fife & Fofar Yeomanry. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Husband of Mary Niven, of 11, Glass Work Street, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
O'DONNELL John
No further information currently available
O'DONNELL Patrick
Private 27723, Highland Light Infantry. Died on service 27 January 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Catherine McDonough O'Donnell, of Graham's Buildings, Cantsdam Road, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1363.
ORR David
No further information currently available
ORR Thomas

Private 8902, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 16 February 1915. Aged 20. Born Dalziel, Lanarkshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr, of Dalziel Motherwell. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 4.

Extract from The Scotsman - Saturday 6 March 1915, page 12:

THREE KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
The parents of Private Thomas Orr, H.L.I., residing at Lindsay Row, Kelty, have received intimation from the War Office that their son died on 16th February from wounds received ihe previous day.
Mrs M'Garry, Adams Terrace, Kelty, has been notified of the death of her son, Piper Robert M'Garry, Black Watch, at Béthune . He was wounded there on 7th February, and died in hospital on 11th February at Marville. PiperM'Garry was one of the mainstays of the Kelty Pipe Band for the last four years, and one of the villages most prominent footballers.
Mrs James Watson, Woodend Park, Kelty, has received word from the War Office that her husband, Private James Watson, of the Black Watch, fell at La Bassée on 25th January. His body was recovered and buried on 9th February. Private Watson joined the Army at the end of November and left for the front on 11th January. He was forty-seven years of age, and is survived by a widow aad nine of a family. One of his sons is in the Army.
OSBORNE John [Smart]
Private. Died of wounds. Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Tuesday 18 December 1917, page 3. possibly John OSBORNE, Private 29142, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry formerly 146579, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 6 December 1917 in Salonika. Aged 30. Born Shotts, Lanarkshire, resident Musselburgh, Midlothian, enlisted Cowdenheath, Fifeshire. Son of James and Mary Osborne, of 44, Millhill, Musselburgh, Edinburgh. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 1305.
OWENS Michael
Private 1802, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 29 January 1915. Aged 24. Born Loanhead, Midlothian, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of John and Ann Owens, of 2, Kelty Head, Kelty, Fife. Buried in PROWSE POINT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3.
OWENS Peter

Private S/29552, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 20 August 1917. Born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 11 September 1917, page 3:

Missing.
Pte. Peter Owens (20), Cameron Highlanders, son of Mrs Owens, Cantsdam, Kelty.
PANTON Joseph

Private 203135, 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action between 21 March and 26 March 1918. Aged 30. Born Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Addenda Panel 6.

Reported missing in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 1 May 1918, page 3.

PATERSON John
Private 6959, 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 10 November 1914. Aged 33. Born Alloa, Clackmannanshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of Robert and Mary Paterson, of 75, Gladstone Terrace, Kinross; husband of Cecilia A. N. Paterson, of 46, High Street, Kinross. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Haiaut, Belgium. Panel 9 and 10.
PATERSON Robert

[Listed as PATTERSON on memorial] Able Seaman Clyde Z/4878, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 20 February 1917. Born 27 January 1895 in Kelty. Son of William Paterson of "Braemount," Station Road, Kelty, Fife. Entered the service 1 June 1915. Resident "Braemount," Station Road, Kelty, Fife. Miner by trade. Religious denomination Presbyterian. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 36-40½ inches, light brown hair, light brown eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 8 March 1917, page 4:

KELTY MINER KILLED IN ACTION.
Official information has been received by Mr William Paterson, Braemount Road, Kelty, that his third son, Leading Seaman Robert Paterson, was killed in action 20th February.
L.S. Paterson joined theNaval brigade as the outbreak of war, and took part in operations at the Dardanelles. He was 22 years of age, and worked as a miner in Lindsay Colliery, Kelty.
Other three brothers are in the army, two of whom are at present in France, while the other is in a hospital in England recovering from wounds received in'action.
PAUL Matthew [W]

Corporal S/40784, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 9 November 1917. Born West Calder, Midlothian, enlisted Edinburgh. Buried in BO'NESS CEMETERY, West Lothian. Plot/Row/Section/Area B. Grave 985.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 1:

KELTY TEACHER DIES WOUNDS.
Corporal Matthew W. Paul, Lovat Scouts, who has died wounds in an English hospital, was the third son of Mrs Paul, Deanfield Road, Bo'ness. He was born at Breich, Midlothian, educated at Bo'ness Academy and graduated at Glasgow University. His first appointment as a teacher was in Kelty Public School, which appointment he held at his enlistment in June, 1915. In December of the same year he was sent to France.

Extract from Linlithgowshire Gazette - Friday 16 November 1917, page 3:

BO'NESS MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Corporal Matthew W. Paul, Lovat Scouts, died of wounds last Friday at Canadian Hospital, Taplow, at the age of 29. Friends in the town were under the belief that Corporal Paul was regaining strength, much so, it was said, that he expected to be able to travel north soon. The news of his death, therefore, was quite unexpected, and caused deep regret.
Born Breich, Midlothian, Mr Paul came with parents to Bo’noss early in life. He was educated at Bo’ness Academy, and, adopting teaching as a profession, graduated in arts at Glasgow University. Five years ago he was appointed an assistant in Kelty Public School, and held that appointment when he enlisted in June, 1915. Crossing to France in December, 1916, he was wounded in the head on April 9th last, and had been in hospital since.
The first intimation Mrs Paul received that her son was dangerously ill was contained in a telegram which reached her last Friaay, and the same evening a message arrived that the young man had passed away. The remains were brought to Bo'ness on Tuesday, and the funeral took place in Bo’ness Cemetery the following day.
Matthew Paul was a bright, promising lad, and a keen debater, his favourite themes being land and social reform.
PENMAN Bertie

Private 40461, Depot, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds caused by a bullet wound through left shoulder and chest 1 June 1919. Aged 31. Husband of E. Paterson Penman, of 21, Adams Terrace, Kelty, Fife. A Fireman at Fife Coal Company, Kelty. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 1661.

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 2 October 1915, page 5:

KELTY MAN KILLED.

Extract from Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 2 October 1915, page 5:

Information has been received by Mr Peter Lawson, Cransdell, Main St.. Kelty, that his step-son, Lance-Corporal John Penman, has been killed in France.
Lance Corporal Penman joined the 2nd Black Watch ten years ago, and was for eight years with his regiment in India prior to being sent to France in October last year.
Other three brothers, David, Thomas, and Charles Penman, are in the army, the two former being at present in France.

Wounding listed in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 03 December 1918, page 13.

PENMAN John

Lance Corporal 102, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Friday 1 October 1915, page 6:

KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Information has been received by Mr Peter Lawson, Cransdell, Main Street, Kelty, that his step-son, Lance-Corporal John Penman, has been killed in France.
Lance-Corporal Penman joined the 2d Black Watch ten years ago, and was for eight years with his regiment in India prior to being sent to France in October last year.
Other three brothers, David, Thomas, and Charles Penman, are in the army, the two former being at present in France.
Information has also been received that many well-known men belonging to Kelty have been wounded in the recent heavy fighting; among whom are Sergeant W. Watson, Corporal R. Johnston, Private Thomas Gibb, and Private William Watters. Johnston and Watters belong to the 2d Black Watch, having enlisted ten years ago, while Sergeant Watson and Gibb joined on the outbreak of war.
Corporal Johnston, who was home for a short furlough three weeks ago, has been wounded for the fourth time.
PENMAN Lawrence Tony
Private S/41494, 1st/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 11 December 1917. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 2.
PENMAN William
No further information currently available
PENNY James

Private 14295, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1917. Born and resident Dundee, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 31 July 1916, page 3:

KELTY SOLDIERS WOUNDED.
Mr Alexander Penny, Viewfield Place, Kelty, has been notified that his son, Private James Penny, has been admited to hospital suffering from wounds received in action.
Private Penny, who joined the Royal Scots in the beginning of last year, was wounded in September last at the battle of Loos. He is only eighteen years of age.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 11 April 1917, page 3:

KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
Private James Penny, Royal Scots, whose death in action is reported, is a son of Mr Penny, Viewfield, Kelty. Prior to enlisting —just after the outbreak of war—Private Penny was employed as miner. Although only 19 years of age, he had seen fully two years' service in the fighting area, and had I been wounded three times —once at Loos and twice on the Somme.

Extract from Dundee People's Journal - Saturday 7 April 1917, page 10:

PENNY.—Killed in action, the 21st March, No. 4295 Private James Penny, Royal Scots, aged 19 years, son of Mr and Mrs Penny, Kelty, Fife, and beloved grandson of Mrs Watson, No 10, Wolseley St.—sadly and deeply mourned. (American and Canadian papers please copy.)

Oh, Jamie, dear laddie, miss you fu’ sair,
For some noble purpose God ta’en yc awa';
Oor name noo is lonely sin’ vacant yer chair,
Thou joy o' oor heart an' the light o' oor name.

—Mrs‘Watson, No. J.O St., Dundee.

PHILIP James

either J PHILIP. Lance Corporal 2409, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in United Kingdom 30 January 1917. Born Edinburgh, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 770.

or [Listed as James PHILP on CWGC] Private S/41791, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly S/17152, Royal Hussars. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 18. Born Kinross, Kinross-Shire, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Philp, of 5, Kelty Head, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.

PITCAIRN John

Corporal 275618, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 26. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of John and Elizabeth Pitcaim, of 25, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

Death records in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 9 May 1917, page 3, and Dundee Courier - Saturday 26 June 1915, page 3 and Dundee Courier - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 3, and in the Daily Record - Wednesday 30 May 1917, page 6..

PITCAIRN Robert
Private S/3458, 1st Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 5 June 1915. Aged 32. Born Townhill, Fifeshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of John and Elizabeth Pitcairn, of 25, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9 and 10.
PROUDFOOT Alexander
No further information currently available
PRYDE George

Private 3903, 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 7 April 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Glasgow. Son of George Pryde; husband of Mary Pryde, of 12, Livsay Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 247.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 8 April 1915, page 2:

TRAGIC DEATH OF KELTY MAN.
Shot Through the Head.
Affair Shrouded in Mystery.
A distressing shooting accident took place in Dunfermline last evening, resulting in the death of Private George Pryde, of the 9th H.L.I. How the accident occurred is at present shrouded in mystery, but it appears that a rifle report was heard in the Clinic Institution, where the H.L.I. is billeted, and on investigation Private Pryde was found lying on the floor with bullet wound in the side of his head. He was in an unconscious condition, and a rifle was lying by his side.
He was immediately taken to the Military Hospital in the eastern district of the town.
Drs Fleming and Cairncross were in attendance. There was, however, little hope for his recovery, and he passed away within half an hour of his admission.
Private Pryde was a member of the pipe band of his battalion. He was formerly a miner, and resided at 12 Lindsay's Row, Kelty, where he leaves a widow and family. He was about 30 years of age.
RAE Alexander
Private S/7427, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 8 January 1916. Born West Calder, Midlothian, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 25 and 63.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 11 February 1916, page 1:

BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Mr William Kelly, Adams Terruce, Kelty, has received information from the War Office that his step-brother, Private Alexander Rae, 2d Black Watch, has died of wounds received at the Tigris. Rae enlisted in January, 1915, and leaves a widow and four of a family. Prior to joining the colours he resided at 18 Dewar's Row, and worked in the Aitken Pit.
RAMAGE James

Private 3/2744, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3 February 1915. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Perth. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Friday 12 February 1915, page 6:

KELTY SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Information has been received by Mr Alex. Ramage, 25 Naismyth Place, Kelty, to the effect that their second eldest son, James, has been killed action 3d February.
Ramage, whose photo we reproduce, was 20 years of age. and enlisted in the Black Watch at the outbreak of war. Previous to joining, he was an engineer in the employment of the Fife Coal Company, Kelty. Other two sons and a son-in-law are also serving with the colours, and news received a few days ago that the oldest son was wounded and was in an English hospital.
REDDINGTON Michael
Lance Corporal 24633, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Bicks, Co. Mayo, resident Knockmore, Co. Mayo, enlisted Cowden Heath [sic - Cowdenbeath]. Son of John and Bridget Reddington, of Bunacurry, Knockmore, Ballina, Co. Mayo. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 144 to 145.
REDMOND John

Private 276347, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 8 May 1917. Aged 22. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Redmond, of 14, North Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in BEATH OLD CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 453.

Reported killed in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 9 June 1917, page 3, and The Scotsman - Thursday 7 June 1917, page 7..

ROBERTSON Alexander

Private 53818, 75th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 21 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Linlithgow, Midlothian, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline. Son of Alex. H. and Christina Robertson, of B Black Road, Kelty, Fife. Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY (LANCASHIRE DUMP), MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 1.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 29 August 1916, page 2 and Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 02 September 1916, page 3:

Mr Alexander Robertson, 8 Grievesland Terrace, Kelty, has received information that his son, Lance-Corporal Alexander Robertson, was killed on the 21st inst.
Lance-Corporal Robertson joined the R.A.M.C. shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been on active service over a year. He was 24 years of age, and worked as a miner in Kelty prior to enlistment. Sapper James Robertson, a brother, is at present in hospital wounded. Another engaged as a mine-sweeper, and third is at present in the trenches.
ROBERTSON Christopher aka Chris

Gunner 47850, 35th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 May 1916. Born Dunbar, Haddington, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 9.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 26 May 1916, page 2:

KELTY MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Another of Kelty's sons has made the supreme sacrifice. Mrs C. Robertson, Watson's Buildings, Keltyhill Road, Kelty, has received a letter from a chaplain at the front intimating that her husband had died wounds.
Gunner Christopher Robertson enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery in November, 1914, and went to France in September last. He came to Kelty from Dunbar fifteen years ago, and had worked in Kelty as a miner up to the time of enlistment. He was 29 years of age, and is survived by a widow and four children.
ROBERTSON George

Guardsman 9289, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Born Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 25 November 1915, page 2:

KELTY MAN MISSING.
Another Wounded and Gassed.
Official intimation has been received vy Mrs Robertson, Croal Place, Kelty, that her husband, Private George Robertson, has been missing since September, and that he is not a prisoner of war.
Private Robertson joined the Scots Guards on the outbreak of war, and was seriously wounded early this year. He was employed as miner prior to enlistment.
Mrs Andrew M'Curley, Drumsink Row, Kelty, has also received information that her husband has been wounded in the leg and gassed. Private M'Curley, who joined the 7th Seaforths in September, 1914, was home a few weeks ago after coming through the heavy fighting last September.
ROBERTSON Thomas
No further information currently available
RODGER Alexander
Private 263036, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 2 August 1917. Aged 21. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of William and Catherine Rodger, of 32, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 28.
RODGER Graham

[Listed as RODGERS on CWGC and SDGW] Private 3137, 10th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 25 October 1917. Aged 38. Born Inveresk, Midlothian, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of William Rodgers, of Kelty; husband of Rachel Rodgers, of 25, Adams Terrace, Kelty, Fife. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 8A.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Saturday 3 November 1917, page 3:

Pte. Graham Rodger, A. and S. Highlanders, whose widow and eight young children reside at Adam's Terrace. Kelty. He is the third of his family to have made the supreme sacrifice within the past six months.

Death recorded in The Scotsman - Thursday 29 November 1917, page 8.

RODGER Thomas
Private 7636, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 27. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Edinburgh, Midlothian. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodger, of Naysmith Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 2.
RODGER William
Private 276251, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 5 May 1917. Aged 32. Resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kinross. Son of William and Catherine N. Rodger, of Kelty; husband of Isabella Rodger, of 18, Viewfield Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 33.
SALMOND Charles
Private 7882, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 26 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Townhill, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Son of John and Katherine Lethem Salmond. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.
SALMOND William

Corporal 2147, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died on service 3 May 1917. Aged 24. Son of the late John and Catherine Salmond, of Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in DUNFERMLINE CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Plot/Section/Area/Row W. Grave 79.

His injuries were reported in Dundee Courier - Friday 2 July 1915, page 6:

2147 Pte. W. Salmond, Broadie's Buildings, Keltyhill, Kelty—gunshot wounds, left shoulder and leg (severe).
SHERRY James

Private 3/2467, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 10 July 1915. Born Linlithgow, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Thursday 22 July 1915, page 4 (note date discrepancy):

KELTY BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Mrs Sherry, who resides at Adams' Terrace, Kelty, has received information to the effect that her son, Private James Sherry, of the 2d Black Watch, was killed in action in France on the 8th July.
Sherry, who was a miner, joined the Black Watch a year before the outbreak of the war, when he was seventeen years of age. His father has since enlisted in the Army Service Corps.
SIMPSON William C
Sergeant 629, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Born and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 19.
SINCLAIR James

Private 21727, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 22 October 1917. Born Beath, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14.

Death reported in Mid-Lothian Journal - Friday 15 February 1918, page 2.

SINCLAIR John

No further information currently available.

SMITH Andrew

Private 5941, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Missing beleived killed in in action 11 November 1914. Resident of Kelty according to Newspaper. Born West Calder, Midlothian, resident Paisley, Renfrewshire [according to SDGW], enlisted Perth, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.

Extract from Dundee People's Journal - Saturday 11 September 1915, page 9:

HAS SILENT SCOT BEEN IDENTIFIED
Fife Woman Thinks He is Missing Son


Private Andrew Smith

In an hospital France lies a Scots soldier bereft of memory and speech. As stated in last week’s “People’s Journal,” no clue has been found leading to his identity, and many anxious wives, mothers, and sisters are torn between conflicting doubt and heart-rending fears. Perhaps the scarred soldier, with his hospital card marked “Unknown,” is the boy a mother continually prays for—it may be a wife and children, half resigned to the loss of a loved husband and father, find hope returning. There have been many anxious-eyed women these past months, and the identity of the mysterious, silent Scot lying in a French hospital will bring joy to some home when his name is known.
Fitted the Son.
Mrs Smith, 45 Naismith Place, Kelty, one of the many distraught mothers seeking information as to the whereabouts of a missing son. She had six in the colours. One died from wounds; two are in the trenches, 2 at war stations, and one, Private Andrew Smith, D Company, 2d Camerons, missing. Mrs Smith says that the description of the silent Scot would fit the son she hasn’t heard of since November last. To repeated inquiries at the War Office the reply has invariably been “Lost trace of him.”
A married sister of Private Smith—Mrs Kelly, 24 Webster Street. Bridgeton, Glasgow, told me that the soldier who lies bereft of memory and speech could be her brother.
“The last we heard of Andrew was that he was lying wounded a trench, which was afterwards blown up,” said Mrs Kelly; “but we have never given hopes.
Mother Won’t Believe.
To all our inquiries at the hospitals where any of his chums might be we could learn very little. None of his companions could say that he was killed, and we still cling to the belief that he will turn up. Perhaps if some of the soldiers who saw the lad who can’t tell anything about himself saw my brother’s photo they would be able to say if it was Andrew who was lying out there. My mother won’t believe Andrew is dead, and, oh! what a blessing it would be to all if this man turned out to be him!”

Reported missing in Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 27 May 1916, page 5, Dundee Courier - Tuesday 23 May 1916, page 3, The Scotsman - Tuesday 23 May 1916, page 6 and The Scotsman - Wednesday 24 May 1916, page 11.

SMITH Edward
No further information currently available
SMITH Matthew

Private 9943, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 17 July 1916. Born Ballingry, Lochgelly, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 12 August 1916, page 5:

KELTY FAMILY HARD HIT BY WAR.
Mr John Smith, Naismith Place, Kelty, has been informed that his son. Private Matthew Smith, Cameron Highlanders, has been missing since 18th July. Private Smith is the sixth brother in the family to join the colours since the outbreak of war. He was employed in the Aitken Pit, Kelty, prior to enlistment. Private Andrew Smith, who was a reservist, has been missing since October, 1914, and is presumed to be dead, while Sergeant Patrick Smith died of wounds a year ago. The remaining three brothers are at present on active service.

Reported missing believed killed in the Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 3.

SMITH Patrick
Sergeant 1839, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry formerly Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 28 June 1915. Aged 43. Born Pontefract, enlisted Featherstone, Yorkshire. Son of John and Margaret Smith of Kelty, Fife; husband of Mary Smith, of 27, Park View Place, Lochgelly, Fife. Served in the Sudan (1896) and in the South African War. Buried in NORTH FEATHERSTONE CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Grave reference 54. 25.
SMITH Thomas
Lance Corporal 9876, 3rd Guards Brigade, Machine Gun Company, Scots Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 21. Born Cupar, Fifeshire, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Thomas and Elspeth Smith, of Allison Place, Kelty, Fife. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 21.
SNEDDON George
Private 2620, "G" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Resident Rosehall Cottage, Kelty. Enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial. Row C. Grave 7.
SNEDDON George

Private 201382, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds in Egypt 21 November 1917. Born Shotts, Lanarkshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 85.

Wounding recorded in Dundee Courier - Friday 30 November 1917, page 3, and Mid-Lothian Journal - Friday 28 December 1917, page 3.

SPITTAL Robert

[Not listed on SDGW] Gunner 175030, 214th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 20 February 1919. Resident Kelty. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot IV. Row I. Grave 22.

Death menionted in The Scotsman - Tuesday 8 April 1919, page 7.

STEVENSON Peter [Roy]

Private 34538, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 12 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Kinross, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Dunfermline. Son of David Stevenson. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

Mentioned in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 11 June 1918, page 24.

STEWART Robert

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of James and Mary Stewart, of Hawthorn Gottage, Station Road, Kelty, Fife. M.A. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 10 July 1916, page 5:

FIFE K.O.S.B. OFFICER IS KILLED.
Information has been received from the War Office by Mr James Stewart, Hawthorne Cottage, Station Road, Kelty, that his eldest son, Second-Lieutenant Robert Stewart, King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed in action on 1st July.
Lieutenant Stewart, who was assistant teacher in Kelty Public School for three years prior to enlistment, joined the Royal Scots shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, but was afterwards transferred to the K.O.S.B. He graduated M.A. at Edinburgh University four years ago, having had a brilliant college career. He was 26 years of age.

Extract from The Scotsman - Wednesday 12 July 1916, page 8:

LT. ROBERT STEWART , KELTY.
Lt Robert Stewart ( killed ) joined the Army as a private at the beginning of the war . While at Edinburgh University he was a member of the O.T.C. He was the eldest son of Mr James Stewart , Kelty, and was 27 years of age.
STEWART Walter J
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STRATTON James

[Spelt STRATON on SDGW and CWGC] Private 39653, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly S/17041, Royal Highlanders. Killed in action 6 June 1917. Born Tulliallan, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.

Death recorded in The Scotsman - Tuesday 10 July 1917, page 7.

SYME Hugh

Guardsman 9835, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 10 October 1917. Born Armadale, Linlithgow, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10.

Death recorded in Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 17 November 1917, page 2.

SYME William

Private 3841, 5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 14 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. Son of Peter and Maggie Meechan Syme, of 3, Miller's Buildings, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.

Death reported in the Dundee Courier - Monday 30 October 1916, page 4 and Dundee Courier - Wednesday 15 November 1916, page 4.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 31 October 1916, page 2:

Mr Peter Syme, 3 Millar's Buildings, Kelty, has received intimation from the War Office that his son, Private William Syme, has been killed in action. Private Syme enlisted in the Black Watch shortly after the outbreak of war. Prior to enlistment he worked as a miner in Kelty.
TAGUE, DCM Patrick

Private 9894, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Wounded in action with shot wounds to the chest 17 October 1915; died of pneumonia in United Kingdom 13 February 1916, Born and resident Linlithgow, enlisted Edinburgh. Husband of Margaret (nee Gordon) Tague, married 20 September 1915 in Kelty, Fifeshire. Miner by trade. Attested 3 September 1914 in Edinburgh, aged 27 years 10 months, born Linlithgow. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in LINLITHGOW CEMETERY, West Lothian. Row F. Grave 208.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Tuesday 15 February 1916, page 6:

KELTY D.C.M. DIES IN HOSPITAL.
Private Patrick Tague, Bellevue Place, Kelty, the latest D.C.M. for that village, has died in Queen Alexandra Hospital, London.
Tague, who was formerly a Glasgow policeman, and later miner in Kelty, joined the Scots Guards. While on leave in August last he was married to Miss Margaret Gordon, Kelty.
On October 15, while leading a bombing party, he was wounded, but he stuck to his work, and his personal example and bravery held the party together till ordered to retire. He was then badly “gassed,” and was sent to hospital in London.
His was the fourth D.C.M. to be won by a Kelty soldier, and warm was promised him. A public testimonial was also being prepared in his native town of Linlithgow.
TODD Hugh
Able Seaman Clyde Z/7720, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 24 December 1917. Enetered service 17 Jauary 1916. Born 9 November 1897. Resident Lower Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. Religious denomination Presbyterian. Labourer by trade. Next of kin his sister, Agnes Ferguson Todd, of Lower Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 34½-36½ inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.
TORRANCE John
No further information currently available
TURBAYNE Thomas [Terris]

Lance Corporal 482, 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Enlisted 28 August 1914. Associated with Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See also Australian War Memorial

Extract from Kinross-shire Advertiser - Saturday 12 August 1916, page 2:

Mr John Terris, Main Street, Kelty, has received information that his brother-in-law, Lance-Corporal Thomas Turbayne, has been wounded in France. Lance-Corporal Turbayne, who belongs to Kelty, went to Australia some years ago, and when the war broke out he joined the Australian forces, and went through the Dardanelles campaign.
TURNBULL George

Private S/4148, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born and enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 2 June 1915, page 4:

Kelty Man Killed In Action
The parents of Private George Turnbull, residing in Hunter's Terrace, Kelty, received word from the chaplain that their son had been killed in action. George was 28 years old, and joined the 1st Seaforth Highlanders after the outbreak of war. Deceased was a prominent member of the True Blue Lodge, L.O.L., Kelty, and took active interest in the working of the Lodge. He has another brother in the Scots Guards, who has been in the trenches for the past five months, while a brother-in-law, who saw much active service the Boer war and was mentioned in the despatches, is a drill instructor Newcastle.
TURNBULL William
Guardsman 9678, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Born Glasgow, enlisted Kelty, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.
TURPIE Andrew

Lance Corporal S/3925, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 29 May 1916. Aged 20. Born Milnathort, Kinross-Shire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Youngest son of Andrew and Margaret Turpie, of Chipperkyle, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, Fife. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 22.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 5 June 1916, page 3:

KELTY MAN KILLED AT THE FRONT.
Mr Andrew Turpie, Chipperkyle, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, has received intimation that his son, Lance-Corporal Andrew Turpie, was killed in action in France on 29th May. The sad news was sent by his brother James, who is in the same regiment.
Lance-Corporal Turpie enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the outbreak of war, and went to the front a year ago. He was 20 years of age, and worked as miner in Kelty prior to enlistment. Another brother is with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 17 June 1916, page 2:

KELTY N.C.O. KILLED IN ACTION.
Information has been received by Mr and Mrs Turpie, Chipperkyle, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, that their third son, Lance-Corporal Andrew Turpie, has been killed in action. Lance-Corporal Turpie, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland High;anders on the outbreak of hostililies, and went to the front a year ago. He was employed as a miner in the Aitken Pit, Kelty, prior to enlistment. Two of his brothers are in the army.
WALLACE John
Private 129840, 46th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 36071, Cameronians. Killed in action 9 September 1919. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenheath. Son of Alexander Wallace, of Shiels, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation (North).
WATSON James

Private S/6968, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 9 February 1915. Born Cockpen, Midlothian, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 10 March 1915, page 6:

KELTY BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED AT LA BASSEE.
Fatal La Bassee has claimed another Fife victim—Private James Watson, Black Watch—who leaves a widow and family at Woodend Park, Kelty.
On 25th January Watson met his death, but his body was not recovered until Feb. 9, when he was buried. Deceased has resided at Kelty for the past sixteen years, and joined the army on November 11.

Extract from The Scotsman - Saturday 6 March 1915, page 12:

THREE KELTY SOLDIERS KILLED.
The parents of Private Thomas Orr, H.L.I., residing at Lindsay Row, Kelty, have received intimation from the War Office that their son died on 16th February from wounds received ihe previous day.
Mrs M'Garry, Adams Terrace, Kelty, has been notified of the death of her son, Piper Robert M'Garry, Black Watch, at Béthune . He was wounded there on 7th February, and died in hospital on 11th February at Marville. PiperM'Garry was one of the mainstays of the Kelty Pipe Band for the last four years, and one of the villages most prominent footballers.
Mrs James Watson, Woodend Park, Kelty, has received word from the War Office that her husband, Private James Watson, of the Black Watch, fell at La Bassée on 25th January. His body was recovered and buried on 9th February. Private Watson joined the Army at the end of November and left for the front on 11th January. He was forty-seven years of age, and is survived by a widow aad nine of a family. One of his sons is in the Army.
WATTERS Robert

Private 9204, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died on service 21 June 1915. Born Beath, Fifeshire, enlisted Lochgelly, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 25 February 1915, page 4:

Fortune and misfortune have been the lot of the Watters family, who reside at Cantsdam, Kelty. The Distinguished Conduct Medal was gained by William Watters, 2d Black Watch, while his brother, Private Robert Watters, is reported missing.
The fate of Robert is causing the family great anxiety. Mrs Watters' later letters have been returned stamped first wounded and then missing. Sergeant Boyd made inquiries on her behalf, and elicited the information that Watters was missing.
WEATHERLEY David
No further information currently available
WHITE William
There is a William WHYTE in Naval Records, Able Seaman K52840, H.M.S. Diligence, Royal Navy. Hospitalised with diabetes 1 November 1918, invalided 3 December 1918. Born 19 February 1898 in Kelty, Fifeshire. Enlisted 23 July 1918, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 23 inches, fair hair, blue eyes, frsh complexion. Formerly a Coal Miner.
WHYTE Charles

[Listed as WHITE on SDGW, CWGC and in Newspaper] Private 16801, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 20 July 1916. Born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 D.

Death reported in Dundee Courier - Wednesday 23 August 1916, page 4.

WHYTE John

Private S/41593, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders formerly 30433, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Born Leslie, Fifeshire, enlisted Cowdenbeath. Grandson of Mr David Simpson, Leslie Place, Kelty. Buried in ECOUST MILITARY CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

Death recorded in Dundee Courier - Friday 30 November 1917, page 3.

WICKHAM Alexander
probably Private 275059, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born and enlisted hire, resident Sauchie, Clackmannanshire. Son of Alexander Wickham, of 34, Fish Cross, Sauchie, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
WILSON Thomas
Private 17701, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 17. Born Dunfermline, resident Kelty, enlisted Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Brother of James Wilson, of 3, Croall Place, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 57 to 59.
WILSON William

Private 28722, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers formerly 2812, Fife & Fofar Yeomanry. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire, enlisted Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire. Son of Andrew Wilson, of Normond Cottage, Cocklaw Street, Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

Death recorded in Daily Record - Tuesday 4 September 1917, page 4, and The Scotsman - Tuesday 4 September 1917, page 7.

WOOD David Telfer
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WOODS John

[Listed as WOOD on CWGC and SDGW] Private M2/099074, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 91st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 17 August 1917. Aged 28. Resident Kelty, Fife, enlisted Dumfermline. Son of James and Helen Wood, of Kelty; husband of Jean Wood, of 254, Laurel Place, Perth Road, Cowdenbeath, Fife. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 7.

Details appeared in The Scotsman - Thursday 20 September 1917, page 8.

WOODS Robert [Smith]
[Listed as WOOD on CWGC and SDGW] Second Leiutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly Serjeant 2398, "B" Company, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial Force), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Suffered a severe shrapnel wound to his side; died of wounds 24 November 1917. Husband of Marion Wood. Pension c/o J R Calder, Esq., J.P., Clerk of Pension Committee, The Schoolhouse, Kelty, Fife. Resident Doune Terrace, Kelty, Fifeshire. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 2.

His injuries were reported in Dundee Courier - Friday 2 July 1915, page 6:

2398 Sergt.R. S. Wood, Doune Terrace, Kelty— shrapnel wound, side (severe).
WOTHERSPOON George [R]
Private S/25059, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) formerly 3948, Fife and Fofar Yeomanry. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Born Slamannan, Stirlingshire, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 19.
WOTHERSPOON Thomas

Private 29352, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born Slamannan, Stirlingshire, resident Bathgate, enlisted Edinburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 17 August 1916, page 3:

KELTY MAN REPORTED MISSING.
Mr Thomas Wotherspoon, Oakfield, Kelty, has received information that his son, Private Thomas Wotherspoon, Royal Scots, has been missing since 14th July last. He is 24 years of age, and was for some time employed as a tailor with the Kelty Co-Operative Society.
YOUNGER William

Private 7981, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died on service 23 July 1917. Aged 53. Born and enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire, resident Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of the late William and Helen Younger. Served in Egyptian and South African Campaigns. Buried in NEUFCHATEL-HARDELOT (NEUFCHATEL) CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 9.

Recorded in The Scotsman - Saturday 25 August 1917, page 9.

YOUNGER William
Private 25731, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 9661, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 13 April 1918. Born Kelty, Fifeshire, resident Polmont, enlisted Stenhousemuir. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.
1939-1945
ADGER Andrew [Syme]
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1369466, 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying out of Woodhall Spa, Lincs, Killed in action during a raid on Berlin flying in a Lancaster I, serial number W4825, when his plane was lost 2 March 1943. Aged 23. Born 23 April 1920, Kelty. Fife. Son of William John and Annie Adger, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany Plot 14. Row C. Collective grave 1-9.
ALEXANDER George
Fireman and Trimmer, S.S. Chulmleigh (London), Merchant Navy. One record list him as died as a result of cold and exposure and another as presumed drowned 24 December 1942. Aged 28. Born and resident 69, Centre Street, Kelty. Son of Alex and Mary Alexander, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in TROMSO CEMETERY, Norway. Grave reference Nn. C. 3.
ALLAN James
Private 2759069, 51st (15th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry [City of Glasgow Regiment]) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. Accidentally killed 7 March 1941. Aged 23. Born and resident Fifeshire. Youngest son of William and Grace Allan, of 8A, Centre Street, Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3897.
ANDERSON John

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1550924, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Coastal Command). Flying out of Ballykelly, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in a Liberator GRV, serial number FL990, died when his aircraft crashed into high ground at Stroove near Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Eire, in low cloud soon after taking off from Ballykelly on an ASW patrol 19 June 1944. Aged 22. Native of Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Henry and Violet H. H. Anderson, of Kelty. Buried in DUNFERMLINE CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Eastern Division. Grave 7954.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 1 July 1944, page 8:

Flight Sgt, John Anderson (22) R.A.F., son of Mr and Mrs H. Anderson, Union Buildings, Kelty, has been killed while on service. The funeral took place to Dunfermline Cemetery, when eight R.A.F. sergeants were pall-bearers.
BAIN James
No further information currently available
BERNARD Alexander [Russell]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1004002, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Bomber Command). Flying out of Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, in a Handley Page Hampden I, serial number AE250, died of wounds 12 January 1942, received when his aircraft crashed landed near Brampton, Cumberland, when lost and out of fuel while returning from a mine laying sortie. Aged 21. Native of Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Bernard, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 4533.

Extract from Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 15 January 1942, page 5:

KELTY SERGEANT GUNNER KILLED
Sergeant - Gunner Alexander Russel Bernard, son of Mr Robert Bernard, driver of the Kelty ambulance waggon, has died as the result of injuries sustained in an aeroplane accident somewhere in England.
Previous to joining the R.A.F. he was an operator in Kelty Picturc House.
He was due home on leave this week when the family intended celebrating his 21st birthday.
The funeral takes place to-morrow with full military honours to Beath Churchyard.

Extract from Dundee Courier - Friday 23 January 1942, page 4:

BERNARD.—On active service during Jan. 1942, Sergt. Alexander Russell Bernard. R.A.F., in his 21st year, dearly beloved youngest son of Mr and Mrs Robert Bernard, 169 Main St., Kelty. To know him was love him.
BIRRELL Thomas
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BROWN John
Sergeant 646619, 1 Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME), Royal Air Force. Died on service 16 October 1943. Aged 22. Native of Kelty, Fifeshire. Based at Heliopolis, Egypt. Son of Peter C. Brown and Janet Brown, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 5. Row N. Grave 8.
CARSCADDEN David
Driver T/14792628, Royal Army Service Corps. Accidentally killed in United Kingdom 15 November 1944. Aged 28. Born Kinross-shire, resident Flintshire. Son of Ann Young Carscadden; husband of Marjory Carscadden, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3748.
COOK Adam
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CORDERY Neil Michael
Private 2758489, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Presumed died of wounds in Cyrenaica 21 November 1941. Aged 22. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of James and Ann C. Cordery, of Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 64.
COYLE Owen
Private 2756581, 6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action in North Africa 11 April 1943. Aged 24. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of William and Mary Jane Coyle, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 15.
DEWAR George
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DEWAR Thomas
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DOIG Janet
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DRUMMOND George W
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DRUMMOND John

Leading Aircraftman 1551788, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on service 9 June 1943. Aged 21. Son of James and Christina Hodge Drummond, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3738.

DRYSDALE Douglas
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DUNN Alexander
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1369631, 158 Conversion Flight, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Bomber Command). Based at East Moor, Yorkshire, he was in a Halifax II, serial number BB203, when he was killed when the aircraft crashed at Cornborough Farm near Sheriff Hutton, Yorkshire, when control was lost due to rudder stall while on the approach to East Moor 16 July 1942. Aged 25. Native of Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Alexander and Agnes Dunn, of Kelty. His brother John also died on service (see below). Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3912.
DUNN John

Junior Engineering Officer, M.V. Domala (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Killed by enemy action 2 March 1940. Aged 24. Born Kelty, Fifehsire, resident Alison Place, Kelty, Fife. Son of Alexander and Agnes Dunn, of Alison Place, Kelty, Fife. His brother Alexander died in the United Kingdom (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 35.

Extract from Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 5 March 1940, page 1:

BRAVE ENGINEER
The number killed end missing is greater than any since the Athenia was torpedoed with the loss of 112 lives.
Chief Officer Brawn said:
“The bomber first came over with its navigation lights 0n.
“Some of the men were able to get out by the tunnel escape. Among them was Junior Engineer J. Dunn, of Kelty, Fife. He had a broken leg and terrible burns on the face, but he crawled the length of the ship and clambered up 40ft perpendicular iron ladder on to the poop.
“His bravery and stamina were amazing.
“A warship got a boat nearly to us, but had to recall it owing to the heavy seas. Our only chance to save Dunn was to lower him Into the water. We gave him a lifebelt and threw a lifebuoy to him.
“He was eventually picked up, but did not survive his terrible injuries.
Extract from Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 5 March 1940, page 1:
“GREATEST HERO"
Stories of rescues from the British liner Domala, which became a blazing inferno after being mercilessly bombed and machine-gunned in the English Channel were told by survivors at South Coast port yesterday.
Greatest hero, according to Chief Officer William Brawn, was a junior engineer, J. Dunn, of Allison Place Kelty, Fife.
Although injured and burnt young Dunn crawled 300 feet down the engineroom tunnel, through flames and fumes.
He had among other injuries, a broken leg, yet he crawled up a perpendicular escape ladder to the deck.
He protested when he was placed on cradle to lower him into one of the boats.
“I’m all right,” he said. “Carry on with the rescue work.”
He was eventually taken aboard the British destroyer that came to their rescue, but died from his injuries soon afterwards.
“He was the greatest hero of all—he never uttered a single word of complaint.” said Mr. Brawn.
It was officially announced last night that the missing are 19 of the 46 European officers aboard, 36 of the 106 native crew, and 45 of the 143 native passengers.
Among them are the only two women aboard—Mrs. Elcoat, of Manchester, and Mrs. Wymer, both stewardesses. They are believed to have been killed in the explosion.
The number killed and missing is greater than any since the Athenia was torpedoed, with the loss of 112 lives.
GALBRAITH Dougal McTavish
[Listed as Dougald] Signalman 2583951, Royal Corps of Signals attached 3rd Indian Signal Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 24 September 1943. Aged 24. Born Coatbridge, resident Fifeshire. Son of John and Sarah Galbraith, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section. Plot A. Row B. Grave 1.
GALLACHER William
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 98728, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died at sea 25 November 1941. Aged 22. Born 17 May 1919 in Kelty, Fifeshire.Son of John and Jean Gallacher, of Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 1.
GIBSON James
No further information currently available
GILLESPIE Thomas
Private 1500748, 7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds in Western Europe 24 March 1945. Aged 26. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of Thomas and Margaret Gillespie, of Kelty, Fife. In 1942 he was temporarily missing in the Western Desert. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 53. Row G. Grave 5.
GOBLE Edward [Joseph]
Able Seaman P/JX 166090, H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy. Died at sea 15 March 1942. Aged 45. Born 8 June 1897 in Upway, Dorset. Son of William and Nancy Goble; husband of Lily May Goble, of Kelty, Fife. He was a Greenwich Schoolboy when he enlisted 8 June 1915 for 12 years, height 5 feet 3¼ inches, chest 35 inches, dark hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Joined R.F.R. 8 June 1927. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 3.
GRAY George [Malcolm]
Wireman D/MX 574796, H.M.L.C.T. (R.) 334, Royal Navy. Died from asphyxiation caused by accidental drowning at River Torridge, Bideford, Devon, 22 January 1946. Born 21 October 1924 in Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gray; nephew of Alex Gray, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3895.
GRAY Thomas
Aircraftman 1st Class 3021120, B.S.R.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost while in transit in the Landing Ship Tank LST 420 which was sunk when it hit a mine near the Middelkerke Bank in bad weather off Ostend, Belgium 7 November 1944. Aged 19. Native of Kelty, Fifshire. Son of Alex and Winifred Gray, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in BLANKENBERGE TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 25.
HOEY Robert
No further information currently available
HUNTER Daniel
No further information currently available
HUNTER John
Private 2756648, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action between 15 June 1940 and 16 June 1940. Age 21. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of William and Jane Hunter, of Kelty, Fife; brother of Neil (below). Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 67. Row R. Grave 14.
   

Extract from Dundee Courier - Monday 1 July 1940, page 2:

WAR CASUALTIES
KELTY BROTHERS MISSING
Two Kelty brothers. Pte. Neil Hunter, R.A.M.C., and Pte. John Hunter, Black Watch, sons of Mrs Hunter, 71 Naysmith Place, are reported missing.
Neil, who is married, lives at 61 Naysmith Place. He wrote home to his wife as recently as 21st June. A keen footballer, he was in the team that won a divisional cup.
John, who is unmarried, joined the Black Watch early in the war. Previously he was a miner in No. 11 pit colliery, Lumphinnans.

HUNTER Neil [Grant]

Private 7260657, 1 General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Missing in action 17 June 1940. Aged 31. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of William and Jane Hunter; husband of Jean Hunter, of Kelty, Fife; brother of John (above). No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 143.

Extract from The Police Gazette - Wednesday 17 June 1931, page 9:

HAMPSHIRE.
63Aldershot (Co).—For shopbreaking, 15th inst.—Niel [sic] Grant Hunter, b. 1909, 5ft. 4½in., c. fresh, h. brown, e. hazel, scar on head. Private No. 7260657 of Royal Army Medical Corps. Home address at Kelty, Fife.
HUTTON Robert
No further information currently available
LAIRD Robert
Private 2750574, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died on service 31 January 1946. Aged 41. Son of Robert and Marion Laird; husband of Janet Laird, of Kelty. Probably a Prisoner of War repatriated. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3372.
MacKINTOSH David
Private 2932882, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Missing in action believed killed in action 5 June 1940. Aged 21. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of James and Deborah Mackintosh, of Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 128.
MASON James
No further information currently available
McCABE [Lewis] William [Jenkins]
Sergeant (Observer) 998680, 148 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed when the Wellington IC, serial Z8724, in which he was flying crashed into a dispersal pen when taking off from Fuka while setting out on a raid on Benghazi 14 September 1941. Aged 20. Based at Kabrit, Egypt. Native of Kelty, Fife. Son of John Donaldson McCabe and Helen Victoria McCabe, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIX. Row E. Grave 14.
McGREAVIE George
No further information currently available
McHALE Bartholomew
Private 2932906, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action in Burma 5 May 1944. Aged 24. Born Midlothian, resident Fifeshire. Son of Thomas and Helen McHale, of Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 18.
MENZIES George
No further information currently available
MILLER Alexander
No further information currently available
MORRIS James
No further information currently available
PATON Kenneth [John]
Gunner 879011, 227 Battery, 76 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Discharged from service 11 October 1945 having been found medically unfit for further service under Para 390 (xvi) King's Regulations, died on 13 October 1945. Aged 30. Son of Thomas Paton, and of Ainslie Porteous Paton (nee Keir), of Kelty; husband of Myra Paton of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3751.
PHILP William
Fireman and Trimmer, S.S. Port Denison (London), Merchant Navy. Missing presumed drowned when his ship was lost 26 September 1940. Aged 29. Born 15 November 1910 Kelty, Fifeshire, resident 39 Oak Street, Kelty, Fifeshire. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Philp, of Kelty, Fife. Height 5 feet 3 inches, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 83.
ROBERTSON Alexander
Fireman and Trimmer, S.S. Port Denison (London), Merchant Navy. Missing presumed drowned when his ship was lost 26 September 1940. Aged 29. Born 20 May 1912 in Kelty, Fifeshire, resident 31 Croall Place, Kelty, Fifeshire. Husband of Janet Robertson, of Kelty, Fife. Height 5 feet 10 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 83.
RUSSELL Thomas [Henry]
Sergeant 862119, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died on service in United Kingdom 13 May 1944. Aged 24. Born Edinburgh, resident Perth. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Russell, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 3660.
SKINNER John
No further information currently available
SNEDDON George

Gunner 1107119, 80 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 9 September 1944. Aged 37. Born and resident Kelty, Fifeshire. Husband of Catherine S. Sneddon, of Kelty, Fife. Buried in MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.

Extract from Sunday Post - Sunday 13 January 1946, page 4:

A Father's Gratitude
WOULD you please allow me to express sincere thanks to the officers and men of the 110 Battery, Scottish Horse, who have gifted the sum of £60 to the widow and children of my son, Gunner George Sneddon, in appreciation of his service?
He was killed little, over year ago on active service in Italy.—George Sneddon, sen., Alpine House, Oakfield Street, Kelty.
SNEDDON Joseph
Able Seaman D/SSX 13358, H.M.S. Titania, Royal Navy. Died on service 26 January 1945. Aged 38. Born 17 January 1907 in Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire. Son of Thomas and Helen Sneddon; husband of Agnes Sneddon, of Kelty. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Grave 4357.
STARK John H
No further information currently available
THOMSON Hugh
No further information currently available
THOMSON William

Rifleman 2766652, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Missing presumed killed in action 4 July 1944. Aged 21. Born and resident Fifeshire. Son of William Thomson, and of Johan Penman Thomson, of Kelty, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 10.

Extract from Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian - Saturday 26 August 1944, page 3:

KELTY MAN MISSING.
Mrs Thomson, 93 Naysmith Place, Kelty, has been informed that her youngest son, Rifleman W. Thomson, Cameronians, is missing, believed drowned. Previous to the war he was a postman at Kelty.
POST WORLD WAR 2
EASTON Robert Kennedy
Korea 1952 - Private 22549798, Black Watch. Killed in action 31 July 1952. Aged 23. Born 7 August 1928. Buried in Un Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, South Korea. Section 22. Row 8. Grave 1490.
LOWE Paul
Iraq 2004 - Private 25139804, Black Watch. Died 4 November 2004. Aged 19. Born 28 December 1984. Buried in BEATH CEMETERY, Dumfermline Fife. Nex extension. Grave A01.

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