William Todd

Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Garrison Artillery 1st /4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade, Argyll Battery
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds

MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 23 or 325.
CWGC Information

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)

Father's Occupation

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

1881 Census

Easter Haghill Farm, Dennistoun, Glasgow

1891 Census

Not at family home [Victoria Crest Road, Partick]

1901 Census

10 Ann Street, Partick

1911 Census

Duncraobhan, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead

Home Address

Duncraobhan, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 554
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Lochgilphead War Memorial

Other Information

Secretary of local golf club

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much 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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