William Todd

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Garrison Artillery 1st /4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade, Argyll Battery
1908 Transferred from 1st Argyll and Bute Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) to 4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade with rank of Lieutenant. 1914 Promoted to Captain. 1915 The Argyll and Ross & Cromarty Batteries of the 4th Highland Mountain Brigade were assigned to the 29th Division for the assault on the Dardanelles. They accompanied the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers and were amongst the first artillery ashore on ‘W’ Beach on the 25th April. Todd was mortally wounded during the Battle of Gully Ravine on 28th June.
26th June 1876, Glasgow
Death29th June 1915
Died of wounds
MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 23 or 325.
Son of the late George Todd and of Mrs. Clare Todd, of 33, Cecil St., Glasgow; husband of Allyce Todd, of Duncraoibhan, Lochgilphead, Argyll.
George Todd (c1840-1884) & Mary C Field (c1850-1938)
Farm overseer
George F (c1878-), Cecilia L (c1879-1952), Mary B (c1881–1965), Henry K (c1882-), Frederick J (c1885-)
Allyce McMillan (c 1879-), married 1907; 2 children – George M (c1908-), Elizabeth M (1910-)
Kelvinside Academy
Architect & Burgh Surveyor for Lochgilphead
Easter Haghill Farm, Dennistoun, Glasgow
Not at family home [Victoria Crest Road, Partick]
10 Ann Street, Partick
Duncraobhan, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead
Duncraobhan, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 554
Scottish National War Memorial Lochgilphead War Memorial
Secretary of local golf club
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) Bute Sons and Daughters through the centuries - www.butesonsanddaughters.co.uk/battery.shtml Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.org Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980 – http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=203302 The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ The London Gazette 10 November 1908 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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