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Thomas Docherty

Argylls

8th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial and the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 52.

The family home was at 23, East Princes Street The son of Thomas Docherty, journeyman mason (deceased) and Mary Johnston, domestic servant, (unmarried).
Thomas Docherty was born in Helensburgh and marked on his birth certificate as illegitimate. Thomas was brought up by his paternal grandmother at 23, East Princes Street in the town. After leaving school, he trained as an upholsterer and moved to Glasgow where he married and was bringing up one small child at Flemington Street, Springburn when called to serve.
Thomas died of wounds received in battle, he was 33 years of age.

William Walker

royal scots fusiliers

Royal Scots Fusiliers
He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial, the Scottish National Memorial, the Old Parish Church memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 22.

The family home was Camis Eskan, Helensburgh The son of Mr Walker (chauffeur)
Siblings: His brother, Archie, was in the Royal Navy.
William Walker was born in Corstorphine, Edinburgh and later moved to Helensburgh where his father was chauffeur to Mr Gow, at Camis Eskan.
William followed in his father's footsteps being employed as a chauffeur for Dr MacRae, Surgeon at the Stobhill Military Hospital, before enlisting in the spring of 1916.
William was reported missing in action on 30th July 1916 and it was later confirmed that he had died on that date. He was 32 years of age.
His remains were not recovered.

Alexander Richardson

Royal Naval Reserve

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
He is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial, Old Parish Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 27.

The family home was 14, Glenfinlas Street, Helensburgh The son of Robert Richardson, (engine driver) and Janet Richardson
Siblings: Frank one brother, Robert, and four sisters, Jessie, Susan, Agnes and Ellen.

Alexander Richardson was born in Helensburgh, where his father was an engine driver for the North British Railways.

Alexander joined the RNVR in October 1914. In September 1915, he was home on sick leave after seeing fighting in the Dardanelles.

Sent to France, he was attached to the Howe Batt. Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was then transferred to the 189th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery, R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, attached to the Drake Battalion.

Alexander was reported missing on 23rd April 1917, and it was later confirmed he died on that date. He was 20 years old.

David Robertson

Australian Imperial Force

15th Batt. Australian Imperial Force.
He is remembered with honour on the Lone Pine Memorial, St. Michael and All Angels Church Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 35.

The family home was 18, Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, the son of George Robertson and Williamina McIntosh Robertson (Mina)..
Siblings: David had three younger brothers, George, Hector and James and a sister Jessie. George served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
 David Robertson was born in Helensburgh where is father was a badge porter and he was brought up in the town. He was a choirboy at St Michaels and All Angels Church.
He emigrated to Australia and returned with the Australian Expeditionary Force to fight for his home country. Listed as wounded in May 1915, he was brought back to Scotland to recover and then returned to duty.
David died at Gallipoli, killed in action. He was 24 years old. David's brother-in-law, Jack Taylor, died in 1917 and is also named on the memorial.

Ralph George Campbell Robb

Scottish Rifles

10th Batt. Scottish Rifles
He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial, the Scottish National War Memorial, Larchfield School Memorial, St. Michael and All Angels Church Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 34.

The family home was Kintillo, 18 Stafford Street, Helensburgh The son of George H Robb (solicitor) and Grace Denholm Armour Robb.
Siblings: alph had two brothers, John and George and a sister Mary. 
Ralph Robb was born at Eastwood, Giffnock, his father was a solicitor in Glasgow, later moving to Helensburgh.
He was educated at Larchfield School and was a member of Helensburgh Cricket Club.
Ralph was reported missing in action, later confirmed killed in action at Loos. He was 20 years of age.
His remains were not recovered.

James Robertson

Gordon highlanders

9th Batt. Gordon Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 17.

The family home was Not Known The son of Mr John Robertson
Siblings: His brother, William, was a painter addressed at 2 Charlotte Street, Helensburgh
James Robertson was born in Helensburgh but little is known of his early life. What is known was taken from the Obituary in the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times of the day.
James died at the Somme, killed in action by a German Sniper.

Frank Lawson Ramsay

Royal Navy

Royal Navy Reserve
He is remembered with honour on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, the Scottish National War Memorial, St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 33.

The family home was 8, Prince Albert Terrace, Victoria Road, Helensburgh The son of James Ramsay (widower) of Anne Cottage, Willis Street, Forfar.
Siblings: Frank had an older brother, Herbert and two younger brothers, Norman George and Alfred, and two sisters, Lily and Agnes.
Frank Ramsay was born in Forfar and brought up by his widowed father.
It is believed that Frank moved to Helensburgh when he was employed as second engineer on the steam yacht 'Hebe' owned by Sir Thomas Coat.
He married Esther Lewis at the United Free Church, Scotstoun and lived in Albert Terrace in Helensburgh.
Frank died when his Torpedo Boat. HM TB 96, was involved in a collision in the Straits of Gibraltar. He was lost at sea aged 29.

Alfred Anthony Douglas Raeburn

Highland Light Infantry

Highland Light Infantry
He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial, the Scottish National War Memorial, Larchfield School Memorial, Glenalmond School Memorial, St Michael and All Angels Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 16.

The family home was Woodend, 20 Millig Street, Helensburgh The son of Sir William H. Raeburn, 1st Baronet of Woodend, and the late Lady Raeburn
Siblings: Alfred had an older brother, William Norman.
 Alfred Raeburn was born in Helensburgh, where is father was in the shipbuilding industry. He was educated at Larchfield School and then Glenalmond College, in Perthshire, where he was a Lance Corporal in the O.T.C.
He completed a course in shipbuilding and engineering with a view to entering his father's business. He was a member of the Helensburgh Cricket Club, played football and enjoyed angling.
Alfred died, killed in action at the Somme. He was 23 years of age. 

Thomas Howie

royal scots fusiliers

9th Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers He is remembered with honour on St Brides Church Roll of Honour and the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 5.

The family home was at 37, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh The son of Alexander Howie (carter) and Jane Howie

Thomas Howie was born at Dundonald, Ayrshire. His father worked as a carter. Thomas was employed as a cab driver with Messrs Waldie in Helensburgh.

He had married Agnes Reid, a domestic servant, in Troon in 1908 and was bringing up three young children.

Thomas was killed in action at the Somme. He was 33 years of age.

John O'Brien

Highland Light Infantry

10th Batt. Highland Light Infantry
He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial, St. Joseph's Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 30.

The family home was Alma Place, Helensburgh The son of Mrs O'Brien
Siblings: John had a brother, Michael.
John O'Brien was born in Kerry Island, Ireland and was later living with his widowed mother in Alma Place, Helensburgh.
After being reported as missing, John was later confirmed dead, killed in action.
His remains were not recovered.
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