The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, a member of the West Ham Pals ‘The Hammers’ who was born in Lewisham, two brothers from the 6th Gordon Highlanders born in Aberlour, Banffshire and a member of the Australian Infantry who came from New South Wales. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.
Charles Andrew Payne was born at Manchester, Lancashire. In 1915 he joined the 13th Essex Regiment, the West Ham Pals and later found himself in France. During the winter of 1916 he was involved in a misadventure with some of his other colleagues. To find out more of his story click the above heading.
Robert George Stuart was born at Glenlivet, Banffshire into a poor farming family. At 17 years old, he emigrated to Australia where he soon found himself a member of the 19th Battalion Australian Infantry on the outbreak of the Great War. Following a stint at Gallipoli, where he was slightly wounded, he entered the war at Flanders. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.
Alexander James Watt, was born at Aberlour, Banffshire into a farming family, and was the eldest of four boys. He was to enter the French Theatre of War in 1914 and later he was involved in the Battle of Loos in the Machine Gun section in support of the French. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.
William Watt was born at Aberlour, Banffshire. He entered the French Theatre of War on the same day as his brother in 1914. They were both members of the 6th Gordon Highlanders. In April 1917, he was to find himself involved in the Second Battle of the Scarpe as part of the Arras Offensive. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.