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Archibald McKillop

Royal Engineers

93rd Field Coy., Royal Engineers
He is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial, the Helensburgh Post Office Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 18.

The family home was 67, East Princes Street, Helensburgh.The son of Archibald and Jane McKillop.
Siblings: Archibald had four brothers, James, Abraham, John and David and four sisters, Kate, Lizzie, Jane and Annie. His brother Abraham died in the war

Archibald McKillop was born in Helensburgh where his father worked as a coachman. On leaving school, he joined the Black Watch and served in South Africa and India, receiving medals and clasps. He was a gymnastics instructor.
On leaving the service he worked as a telephone engineer. Marrying Margaret and having a son Archibald.
At the outbreak of WW1 Archibald joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was later transferred to the Royal Engineers. He died, from sniper fire, at Arras leaving a wife and 9 year old son. He was 41 years old.

 

Abraham McKillop

Black Watch

10th Batt. Black Watch
He is remembered with honour on the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 10.

The family home was 53, James Street, Helensburgh. The son of Archibald and Jane McKillop
Siblings: Abraham had four brothers, James, Archibald, John and David and four sisters, Kate, Lizzie, Jane and Annie. His brother Archibald also died in the war.
Abraham McKillop was born in Helensburgh where his father worked as a coachman. On leaving school, he worked as a carter with the North British Railway Company.
At the outbreak of war, Abraham joined the Black Watch. He died, of dysentery, in a Malta hospital. He was 26 years of age.

Hugh McKellar

Gordon highlanders

1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders He is remembered with honour on the Old Parish Church Roll of Honour and the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 19.

The family home was Camis Eskan Cottage, Helensburgh.The son of the late Hugh McKellar and Mrs Annie McKellar.
Siblings: Hugh had three brothers, Archibald, Hector and John and two sisters, Annie and Ann. Archibald was also killed in June 1918.
Hugh McKellar was born in Helensburgh where his father worked as a shepherd at Drumfork Farm. He was educated at the Clyde Street School.
Hugh followed his older brother into the Gordon Highlanders in March 1918. He was posted to France in September, 1918 and died, killed in action, only one month later.

Archibald McKellar

Gordon highlanders

Gordon Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Old Parish Church Roll of Honour and the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 19.

The family home was Camis Eskan Cottage, Helensburgh. The son of the late Mr McKellar and Mrs Annie McKellar
Siblings: Archibald had three brothers, Hugh, Hector and John and two sisters, Ann and Annie. Hugh also died, killed in action in September, 1918.
 Archibald McKellar was born in Helensburgh where his father worked as a shepherd at Drumfork Farm. He attended the Clyde Street School.
Archibald had enlisted only 10 days before his death from pneumonia during training at Galashiels. He was 19 years of age. After a service at the Helensburgh Parish Church he was buried at Helensburgh Cemetery.

Michael McKechnie

Seaforth highlanders

Seaforth Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the St. Michael and All Angels Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 12.

The family home was 55, East Princes Street, Helensburgh. The son of James and Jane McKechnie.
Siblings: Michael had one younger brother, Donald and two sisters, Jeanie and Alice.
 Michael McKechnie was born in Helensburgh were her father was a chauffeur. After leaving school he was employed as a chauffeur with Mr William Russell of Ardluss.
He joined the local Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in September, 1914.
Michael was wounded in the chest in battle. He was operated on but died nine days later.

John McKechnie

HLI

1/7th Batt. Highland Light Infantry
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 20.

The family home was 39, Grant Street, Helensburgh. The son of William and Bridget McKechnie.
Siblings: John had three older siblings (all had left home by the beginning of the war).  
John McKechnie was born in Row (Rhu) where his father was a fish curer.
He was employed as a fish salesman before enlisting in the Highland Light Infantry.
John died at the Somme, after being wounded in the chest in battle. He was operated on at the Australian Hospital but died 9 days later from bronchial pneumonia. He was 27 years of age.

Archibald R. McKechnie

Argylls

5th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial, the Tyne Cot Memorial, the St. Michael and All Angels Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 13.

The family home was 38, James Street, Helensburgh. The son of Charles and Annie McKechnie.
Siblings: Archibald had three brothers, Charles who served and was wounded in action, James who served in the Royal Navy and Thomas who was too young to serve. 

Archibald McKechnie was born at 90, West Princes Street in Helensburgh and brought up in the town. He was employed by Mr. R.M. Clyde before enlisting in the local Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, being sent to France in early 1917. Archibald died, killed in action, at Arras during the 'great advance' in September, 1917. Initially reported as missing in action and later confirmed dead. He was 18 years of age. His remains were not recovered.

Gilbert McInnes

South African Infantry Brigade

12th Batt. South African Infantry Brigade
He is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial, Park Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 15.

The family home was at 21, East Princes Street, Helensburgh The son of Robert McInnes of Helensburgh and Mary McInnes of 21, Ashbridge Avenue, Toronto. 
Siblings: It was reported that Gilbert had four brothers serving in the forces. Duncan, with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, also died. The others, James, David and Arthur survived the war. He also had a sister, Margaret. 

Gilbert McInnes was born and brought up in 92 West Clyde Street in Helensburgh. His mother later emigrated to Canada.

He was employed with Wm Dow, Grocers before moving to South Africa.

He joined the South African Infantry and returned to fight for his country.

Gilbert was first reported as missing in action on 17th April, 1918 and in  December, confirmed killed at that date. He was 25 years of age.

Duncan McInnes

Argylls

11th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Park Church Roll of Honour and the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 14.

The family home was at 21, East Princes Street, Helensburgh The son of Robert McInnes of Helensburgh and Mary McInnes of 21, Ashbridge Avenue, Toronto. 
Siblings: It was reported that Duncan had four brothers serving in the forces. Gilbert served with the South African Contingent and was also killed. The others, James, David and Arthur survived the war. He also had a sister, Margaret. 

Duncan McInnes was born and brought up in 92 West Clyde Street in Helensburgh. His mother later emigrated to Canada. He was employed with Mr Robert Murray as a fishmonger before enlisting.

He married Jean Strachan and had three children bringing them at Windsor Terrace, 21 East Princes Street at the time of his death.

Duncan died of wounds received in battle at the 63rd Clearing Station, France. He was 32 years of age.

John McHardy

Argylls

2/9th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial, the Congregational Church Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 11.

The family home was at 42, East Princes Street, Helensburgh.The son of Alexander and Isabella McHardy.
Siblings: John came from a family of seven children. He had two sisters, Agnes and Annie and four brothers, George, Charles, Alexander and William. George and Charles also served during the war. Both survived the fighting.
John McHardy was born in Helensburgh where his father was a van driver. He was employed as a van boy (groom) before enlisting in the army.
John died, killed in action, at Arras on the 13th May, 1917, only 2 days after being awarded the Military Medal for 'bravery in the field'. He was 21 years of age. His remains were not recovered.
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