Recorded On What Would Have Been Fair Day – 1918

PTE McDonald: Mrs McDonald, 54 Holmes Street, has received official intimation that her son, Pte. John McDonald, 1st Scottish Rifles, was killed on 201th May, 1918, through an enemy air-raid on a hospital in France. Pte. McDonald was born in Govan 35 years ago. He was educated at Hill Trust School. He joined up in August, 1914, and left for France the following year. Pte. McDonald was on the Roll of Honour of St. Kiaran’s Church, and prior to the war he was employed by Messrs Beardmore and Co., Dalmuir, as a caulker. He leaves one little girl to mourn his loss, aged 8 years, and was respected by all who knew him.



PTE Weir: Mrs. Weir, 86 Hamilton Street, has received notice that her son, Pte. John Weir, Royal Scots, was killed in action 7th May, 1918 in France. Pte. Weir, who was 19 years of age, attended Fairfield School, and was employed as an apprentice riveter in Fairfield before joining up 15 months ago. He had only been in France for eight weeks.


PTE Slicer: Mrs Slicer, 90 Queen Street, Govan, has been notified that her son, Pte. George Slicer, died of wounds on the 23rd of May, 1918, which were received two days earlier. Pte. Slicer was a pupil at Broomloan Road School. After leaving school he was employed in McIlwraith’s, Broomloan. He joined the Royal Scots in February, 1917, and had been twelve months in France.



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