William Cameron Macfarlane

Driver 176260
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 103rd Brigade
103rd Brigade RFA was part of the 23rd Division and took part in the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Ypres) in July and August 1917.  Nothing is known about Cameron’s military service but, as he did not hold the 1914-15 Star, it can be presumed that he did not go to the front until 1916 at the earliest.
c1880, Glasgow
Death21st August 1917
On the 20/21st August 102nd and 103rd Brigades were involved in relieving artillery brigades belonging to 48th Division and Cameron seems to have been killed during this time.  Although the War Diary of the divisional artillery records postings to and from the division there is no record of casualties suffered so nothing further is known about Cameron’s death. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial so his body was either not recovered or not identified.
MemorialTyne Cot Memorial, Panel 4 to 6 and 162.
Son of Margaret MacFarlane, of 129, North John St., Glasgow, and the late Archibald Stirling MacFarlane.
Archibald S MacFarlane (c1837-1915) & Margaret Thomson (c1847-1930)
Catherine M (c1873-1947), Jeanie F (c1874-1955), Margaret T (c1876-1917), Peter A (c1879-1956)
Not known
Commercial clerk
13 Holmhead Street, Glasgow
Holmhead Street, Glasgow
13 Holmhead Street, Glasgow
Not known
Not known
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair 271
Scottish National War Memorial
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 103rd Brigade, Royal field Artillery, 23rd Division War Diary Sep 1916-Oct 1917. (TNA WO 95/2171/1-4)


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

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