William Brechin

Private S/12185
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion
1915 Served in France from 10 May. Wounded on 7 August and died the same day.
6 September 1877 Glasgow
Death7th August 1915
Killed in action
BurialPont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, VI. E. 6
Brechin was originally buried in Indian Village Graveyard No. 1 when he died but in 1920 this graveyard was cleared and the bodies reburied in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery.
Son of William and Mary Brechin, of Glasgow.
William Brechin (c1842-1919) & Mary Allan (c1848-1937)
Master Flesher
James (1871-1875), Thomas (1874-), Euphemia (c1876-), John (c1880-), Hugh (c1882-), Agnes (1882-1883), Robert (1884-1886), Mary (c1886-), Janet (c1889-)
High School of Glasgow
Stockbroker’s clerk, Gow Brothers & Gemmell, 86 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
125 Douglas Street, Glasgow
Bruce Road, Kinning Park
2 Bruce Street, Kinning Park
2 Bruce Road, Pollokshields
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Upsilon Lair 164
Scottish National War Memorial High School of Glasgow War Memorial Pollokshields Parish Church
Cousin of 2nd Lieut Robert Hood Brechin who died 30 September 1916 and a member of the family who owned Brechin Brothers, Butchers, a well known chain of butcher shops in Glasgow and the surrounding district.
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 The High School of Glasgow, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), and Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk), Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.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  


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

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