Martin Kyle

Private 46253
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Scots, 13th Battalion
Kyle enlisted (was conscripted?) on 2nd March 1916. He did not go to the front until 25th July 1917 which suggests he spent some of the intervening period in the reserve but his service records are so badly damaged it is impossible to tell. He joined the 13th Battalion Royal Scots on 10th August 1917. This battalion had been in France since July 1915 as part of 45th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division. By August 1917 it had moved north to the Ypres salient
c1895, Glasgow
Death22nd August 1917
Between 21st and 24th August the battalion incurred 266 casualties in action of whom 112 were posted missing. Kyle was amongst these 112 missing and his body was never recovered.
MemorialTyne Cot Memorial, Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Allan Kyle (c1852-1906) & Jane Martin (c1854-1925)
Carting contractor
Henry (-1942) , Jeanie (c1882-) (Mrs Semple), Allan (c1884-), Andrew (c1886-), Rebecca (c1889-) (married), Maggie (c1891-) (married)
Jessie Martin, married 25th January 1917. Jessie may have remarried by 1920 because in some parts of Kyle’s service records she is named as Jeanie/Jessie Queen. Daughter Jeanie Martin Kyle born 22nd October 1917
Not known
Apprentice Cartwright (1911)
320 Garngadhill, Glasgow
34 Glenpark Street, Glasgow
42 Clyde Street, Anderston, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair 320
Scottish National War Memorial
Widow was awarded a pension of 18s 9d per week for herself and her child starting on 22nd April 1918
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, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotlands People The Long, Long Trail The Scottish War Memorials Project Service Records of Martin Kyle. 13th Battalion the Royal Scots, War Diary 1st Aug 1917 – 31st Dec 1917. (TNA WO WO 95/1946/4)  


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

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