William Thomas Kedie

1914 Star (and Clasp), British War Medal, Victory Medal
Black Watch, 1st Battalion
1901 Gazetted Second Lieutenant 8 May in 1st Battalion Black Watch. He served in the closing stages of the South African War. 1904 Promoted Lieutenant 13 September 1913 Promoted Captain 20 March 1914 Studying at the Staff College during January. Went to France on 14 August. It was probably at this time that he served as transport officer at a base port [unidentified]. 1915 Kedie returned to his battalion and was wounded in January. He was shot through the head and at first refused to go to hospital but was later invalided home. He was wounded again in April 1915 at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle by a shot through his side and spent time in a nursing home in London recovering. When fit for duty he was appointed to the Headquarters Staff of 29th Division in the Dardanelles and arrived there about the end of July.
26 August 1881 Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Death21st August 1915
Killed in action in Gallipoli, probably at the Battle of Scimitar Hill, Suvla (though this has not been verified). There is a major discrepancy between the information from the CWGC which says Kedie is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in northern France and his parents’gravestone in the Necropolis which says he was killed in action in Gallipoli. Newspaper reports also report him as killed in Gallipoli.
MemorialLe Touret Memorial, Panels 24 to 26.
Robert Kedie (1844-1915) and Jeanie Forsyth (1854-1911). Married 1877.
Drapery warehouseman, Stewart & Macdonald.
Annie (c1879-), Mabel (c1885-)
Kelvinside Academy
Regular soldier
Not found
Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst
1915 - 15 St James Terrace, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Zeta Lair Not Known
Scottish National War Memorial Hawick Municipal Roll of Honour
He left personal estate in UK to the value of £17,733.  He left £50 to the officers of the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch to purchase a point-to-point race cup to be ridden for by catch-weights of 14 stone and over.
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 (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk), etc, etc Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.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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