Isaac McKinlay

RankNot known
RegimentNot Known
Military Service

Nothing is known about McKinlay’s military service except that the family gravestone describes him as “killed action 11th April 1917”. He is not listed anywhere on the CWGC web site under I(saac) M(a)cKinla/ey.

The Scottish National War Memorial has a record for Private (9448) J McKinlay, 8th Cameronians who died on the correct date, 11th April 1917, and the Cameronians published Roll of Honour also lists this man, but the CWGC has no record of him.

2 Medal Cards have been found under the name Isaac McKinley but at least one of these men, and probably both, survived the war.

The City of Glasgow Roll of Honour lists Private Isaac McKinlay, Highland Light Infantry of 31 McAslin Street (no date of death given) but there is no sign of him on the CWGC web site. It may be of relevance that McAslin Street, Townhead was formerly known as Albert Street (where the man on the stone seems to have been living in 1901 and 1911).
As a last resort, did he enlist under an alias?


c1889 or c1891 Glasgow

Death11th April 1917
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action

Age26 on gravestone; 28 according to census which seems to be correct.
BurialNot Known
CWGC Information



Isaac McKinlay (c1851-1903) & Margaret Hogg (c1854-1939) married 1873

Father's Occupation



James (c1874-), Mary (c1876-), Margaret (c1879-), Agnes (c1873-), Robina (c1884-1919), Janet (c1886-), Elizabeth (c1887-), Robert (c1891-), David (c1894-), Nora (c1897-), Helen (c1899-)




Not Known


Guillotine cutler (1911)

1891 Census

Parson Street, Glasgow

1901 Census

50 Albert Street, Glasgow

1911 Census

50 Albert Street, Townhead, Glasgow

Home Address

Not Known

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair 370
Other Information

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 Isabel McGregor, Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

Acknowledgements and Sources


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

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