World War 1

War Records 1914-18


Private Peter Hamilton


Private Alexander Harper


Corporal Donald Harper


Private James Harper


Private Harry H Heath


Private Daniel Henderson


Private George Henderson


Major Henderson


Sergeant John Harry Henderson


Captain L D Henderson


Captain C G Hogg


2nd Lieutenant David A Hogg


Sergeant Hossack


Private Hugh Hunter








Surname H

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Hamilton Peter Private Glasgow  
Harper Alexander Private Tain Brothers 1
Harper Donald Corporal Tain  1
Harper James Private Tain  1
Hay James Sergeant Not stated  
Heath Harry Private Manchester  
Henderson Not stated Major Invergordon  
Henderson Daniel Private Glasgow Brothers 2
Henderson George Private Glasgow  2
Henderson John H Sergeant Leeds  
Henderson L D Captain Dunstable  
Hogg C G Captain Elgin Brothers 3
Hogg David A 2/Lieutenant Elgin  3
Hossack Not stated Sergeant Garve  
Hunter Hugh Private Leeds  

Date of Paper:  19.02.1915
Surname:  Hamilton
First Name(s):  Peter
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforth
Home Address:  137, Rose Street, South Side, Glasgow

Private Peter Hamilton (2340), D Company, 4th Seaforths, who was killed by a sniper behind the trenches on the 4th inst., was a Clydesdale man. He joined the 4th Seaforths from Glasgow on 20th September, and was trained at Dingwall, leaving here with the last draft that went to Bedford a day or two before the Battalion moved off to France.
As stated elsewhere, deceased met his death by exposing himself without due precautions when out of the billet gathering vegetables.
Deceased resided at 137 Rose Street, South Side, Glasgow, with his mother, who, in addition to a letter from a companion, has received a very sympathetic message from Captain Gilbert W. Fraser (son of Mr John Fraser, ironmonger, Dingwall). Captain Fraser says that Private Hamilton was a great favourite in the company and in the battalion. He was buried with all honours in a quiet little churchyard, under the shadow of a church much ruined by German fire and shells, and not far behind the firing line, being laid to rest beside another fallen comrade.
The Rev. John Macleod, C.T. (minister of Urray Free Church, Ross-shire), conducted a touching service at the graveside. The men of the Battalion were present, as also were Colonel D. Mason Macfarlane, commanding

Date of Paper:  08.12.1916
Surname:  Harper
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Royal Army Medical Corps
Home Address:  10 Murray Street, Tain

A TAIN FAMILY'S SACRIFICE
We reproduce today the portraits of a father and three sons, all of whom have served with the colours, and two of whom have made the supreme sacrifice. The father is Mr Donald Harper, 10 Murray Street, Tain, who himself is an old 72nd Seaforth, having served with the regiment for ten years.

Mr Donald Harper
3014 Pte. Alexander Harper, RAMC, died of wounds received in action on 15th November 1916, while serving in France. Deceased enlisted in the Camerons in 1900, and when war broke out he was a reservist and was called up. He went to France with the British Expeditionary Force and was through many battles, escaping scathless until he fell mortally wounded.
Corporal Donald Harper, KOSB, died in hospital in Aberdeen on 16th October 1915, from illness contracted while on service. He also was an old soldier, having been in the 2nd Seaforths for 12 years.
Private James Harper, 22797, Royal Scots, was discharged from the Army some months ago, suffering from shell shock. Like his brother, he was in the 2nd Seaforths, but after serving in India he was invalided home.

Date of Paper:  08.12.1916
Surname:  Harper
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  King's Own Scottish Borderers
Home Address:  10, Murray Street, Tain

Date of Paper:   08.12.1916
Surname:  Harper
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  2nd Seaforths / Royal Scots
Home Address:  10, Murray Street, Tain

Date of Paper:  12.05.1918
Surname:  Hay
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Not specified

No entry recorded, apart from "wounded"

Date of Paper:  01.10.1915
Surname:  Heath
First Name(s):  Harry H.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:   9, Brighton Road, C-on-M, Manchester

As will be seen from our list of casualties published today, 2854 Private Harry H. Heath, No. 1 Coy., 1/4th Seaforths, was killed in action on 17th August. Deceased, whose photograph we reproduce above, was the son of Mr and Mrs J. Heath, 9 Brighton Road, C-on-M, Manchester. On 4th January last he reached his majority, and ten days later he joined the 4th Seaforth Highlanders, who were training at Bedford. He proceeded to France with a draft in April, and was through the battle of Festubert without being hit. Previous to his connecting himself with the 4th Seaforths he was employed by a fancy slipper manufacturer in Manchester. He was well liked by his fellow workers and popular with his mates in the trenches. An affectionate and considerate son, the loss to his parents is irreparable, and deep sympathy is extended to them by the men at the front and by many people in Ross-shire, who know what it is to suffer.

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Henderson
First Name(s):  Daniel
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  88, Maclean Street, Glasgow

Alongside the photograph of the Seaforth survivors of the torpedoed vessel are photographs of Ptes. George and Dan. Henderson, sons of Mr and Mrs Henderson, 88 Maclean Street, Glasgow, and cousins of Pte. D. Ross. Pte. George Henderson, Camerons, made the supreme sacrifice on 3rd May last in the fighting which took place that day in the Arras sector. Before the war he was engaged in ship-building on the Clyde. A kind a dutiful son, he was also a brave and intrepid soldier, and one of whom officers speak in high terms and praise. He was much loved by his comrades-in-arms.
His brother, Pte. Dan. Henderson, H.L.I., was wounded also on 3rd May in the same battle and is still in hospital in France. Before the war he was in the G.P.O., Glasgow.

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Henderson
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Camerons
Home Address:  88, Maclean Street, Glasgow

Paper:  07.05.1918
Surname:  Henderson
First Name(s):  No indication
Rank:  Major
Regiment:  Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Home Address:  Culcairn Farm, Invergordon

No entry

Date of Paper:  11.05.1917
Surname:  Henderson
First Name(s):  John Harry
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  3/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  26, Potternewton Lane, Leeds

THE LATE SGT. JOHN H. HENDERSON, SEAFORTHS
Sergeant John Harry Henderson, Seaforths, who was killed in action in France on Easter Monday, was a native of Lockerbie, and went to Leeds about five years ago, acting as police constable in Chapeltown district, and resided at 26 Potternewton Lane, Leeds. Mr W. Macdonald, Leeds, writes: "I met Mr J. H. Henderson on the first Sabbath he came to our city. He came to Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he worshipped regularly. I was greatly impressed by his quiet and unassuming manner. He enlisted in the 3/4th Seaforths towards the end of May 1915, and was so ardent a supporter of the Seaforths that 16 other lads from Chapel Allerton, Leeds, enlisted in that famous unit at the same period, and went North to Fort George along with him. Sergt. Henderson was very popular, not only with his men, but with everyone he came in contact." Much sympathy is felt by his many friends in Leeds for his mother and sisters in the great loss they have sustained by the death of so brave and gallant a son and brother.
His mother resides at Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire. A photograph appears today.

Date of Paper:  16.06.1916
Surname:  Henderson
First Name(s):  L. D.
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Dunstable, Bedfordshire

CAPTAIN HENDERSON
Captain L D. Henderson, Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Military Cross on the King's birthday, belongs to Dunstable, Bedfordshire, where he was educated at the Grammar School. As his name implies, he is of Scottish descent. A highly efficient and popular officer, he joined the battalion from the London Scottish after the outbreak of war, and went out to France in November 1914. He is one of three or possibly four officers remaining with the Battalion who marched out of Bedford when it proceeded overseas.
A fellow officer writes: "Captain L. D. Henderson, Seaforth Highlanders, has just received the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in the field, and all who know Capt. Henderson will rejoice over the fact. Capt. Henderson, known to his friends as 'Jock', is the most popular officer in the Battalion. He came from the London Scottish at the outbreak of war, and went to France in November 5th 1914. He went through all the hardships of that first winter in the trenches, was at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, March 1915, where, for good work, he was promoted Captain. It was he who built the now famous 'Duck's Bill' under heavy fire. He has been through May 9th, 1915, September 25th, and October 13th 'shows', in fact he has never left the Battalion since joining, and has endeared himself to every officer and man who served under him. He is still with the Battalion. May he one day come home with the Battalion after gaining further honours. Good old Jock."

Paper:  16.03.1917
Surname:  Hogg
First Name(s):  David A.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  Elgin

THE LATE LIEUT D. A. HOGG
Second-Lieiut. David A. Hogg, Highland Light Infantry, youngest son of Mr A Hogg, road surveyor, Elgin, and Mrs Hogg, who, as we reported a fortnight ago, was killed in action on Feb. 9th, enlisted in the autumn of 1915 in the Sportsmen's Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, and in that unit he rose to the tank of sergeant. For distinguished service during the attack of Delville Wood he received a commission, and at the end of several months' training in France was gazetted to the H.L.I., only taking up his new duties on January 13, when he returned to the front after a short visit home. Lieut. Hogg served his apprenticeship as an architect in the office of Mr C. C. Doig, Elgin, and at the time of his enlistment was road surveyor of the county of Zetland. A lover of games, he was well known in cricket and football fields, while his musical abilities were often at the disposal of concerts and social gatherings.
We also reproduce a photo of Captain C. G. Hogg, Seaforths, who recently received an appointment as a surveyor of roads in France. Captain Hogg is well-known in Ross-shire, where he was road surveyor to the Mid Ross District Committee. A keen Territorial, he was in command of the Brahan Company when he was mobilised.

Paper:  16.03.1917
Surname:  Hogg
First Name(s):  C. G.
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Elgin

Paper:   01.12.1916
Surname:  Hossack
First Name(s):   no entry
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  Garve

M.M. FOR GARVE SEAFORTH
Sergeant Hossack, Seaforths, who has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield, is a native of Croy. About 12 years ago he came to Garve, where his wife and family reside, and was employed as estate carpenter to Major Stirling of Strathgarve. Shortly after the outbreak of the present war he volunteered for active service, and enlisted in the Seaforths at Fort George, from whence he was transferred to Aldershot. Sergeant Hossack's good soldiering qualities were soon marked by his officers, and he quickly rose to the rank of sergeant. After six months training in England he proceeded to France, and along with his regiment took part in many of the heavy engagements on the Western front, where he was recommended for bravery on the battlefield. Both as a soldier and civilian Sergeant Hossack is of a genial and highly obliging disposition, and the honour awarded to him gives the greatest satisfaction to his many friends in the district. A photograph appears in this week's paper.

Paper:  12.04.1018
Surname:  Hunter
First Name(s):  Hugh
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  16 Durand Gardens, London, SW19

There is reproduced today a photograph of one of the gallant young Englishmen who in the early days of the war joined their fortunes with the Seaforths, and who made the supreme sacrifice in the first battle in which the Ross-shires took part. Pte. Hugh Hunter, No. 2000, A Coy., 1/4th Batt. Seaforth Highlanders, was the third surviving son of the late Robert Hunter, of Chester, member of the Society of Engineers, and Mrs A. M. Hunter, 16 Durand Gardens, London, SW19. Born at Whitefriars, Chester, on 21st June, 1892, and educated at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, where he was L./Cpl. in the Cadet Corps, he afterwards became engaged in motor engineering, and was associated with patent agents in London. At the outbreak of war he volunteered, and joined the Seaforths in September, 1914. After training at Bedford for two months, he left with the battalion for the Front in November of that year. Pte. Hunter met his death while acting as observer to Captain Truslove in the advance on Neuve Chapelle, in the early morning of 11th March, 1915, and died of his wounds before reaching the dressing station. His grave has been located in the garden of a house at Neuve Chapelle (EdgewareRoad), S.5. d. 3. 5. He was a very promising engineer and popular with his comrades in private life and in his regiment. Capt. R. W. Hunter, 12th Batt. London Regiment ("The Rangers"); 2/Lt. Malcolm Hunter, London Scottish; and Pte. Maurice M. Hunter, 9th Batt. Australian Imperial Force, are his three surviving brothers on active service.

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