Charles Russell McMinn

RankPrivate S/13245
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentCameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

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.

AgeNot Known
MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 119 to 124.

Alexander C McMinn (c1866-1946) and Catherine C McCaffer (c1866-1949)

Father's Occupation



William (c1889- ), Donald C (c1891-1917), Archibald (d 1894), Catherine C (c1897-1983), Janet R (c1900- )




Not known


Railway clerk

1901 Census

219 Onslow Drive, Glasgow

1911 Census

Not known

Home Address

7 Firpark Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

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 Sources

Much 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 (, Findmypast (

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

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The Long, Long Trail –

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The Scottish War Memorials Project –



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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