Charles Russell McMinn

Private S/13245
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion
1914 Enlisted at Glasgow in the Cameron Highlanders on the 10th September. 1915 Embarked at Southampton on 8th July. On the 21st July he was reported as being absent from his position at 11.40pm by Sgt Hall. The following day he had his pay stopped for 28 days as a result.
March 1892, Glasgow
Death25th September 1915
Nothing is known about the circumstances of McMinn’s death. On the 25th September the 7th Cameron Highlanders suffered a total of 548 casualties on the first day of the Battle of Loos. McMinn was one of 215 men recorded as missing.
Not Known
MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 119 to 124.
Alexander C McMinn (c1866-1946) and Catherine C McCaffer (c1866-1949)
Grocer
William (c1889- ), Donald C (c1891-1917), Archibald (d 1894), Catherine C (c1897-1983), Janet R (c1900- )
Unmarried
Not known
Railway clerk
219 Onslow Drive, Glasgow
Not known
7 Firpark Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair not known
Scottish National War Memorial
Lacking a photograph of Charles we know, from his Service Record, that he was 5’ 8½” tall and weighed 140 pounds when he enlisted. He is described as having brown hair, blue eyes and a pale complexion with a scar on his forehead.
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk). Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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