- Lieutenant Andrew Philip Stewart
- Died Age 21 on 02/06/1918
- Glasgow Western Necropolis Cemetery
Lieutenant Andrew Philip Stewart was born in Glasgow in June
1896 to Samuel Stewart, a gymnastics instructor and teacher, and
Betsy Phillip, who had worked in her father's home-run market
garden store before getting married.
When the war broke out Stewart was already a Private in the 5th
Scottish Rifles, and after joining the Expeditionary Force worked
his way up to Lieutenant in the 9th King's Own Scottish
Stewart was involved in an action at Combles, on the Somme, on
24 march 1918, for which he was posthumously awarded the Military
The citation for his award was published in a supplement to the
London Gazette in July 1918:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a
difficult rearguard action, when his tactical handling of men
caused the enemy to suffer heavy casualties and enabled his own men
to withdraw with a minimum of loss. He was wounded just as the last
remnant of his command had reached safety."
Andrew was invalided home, and after his recovery he made his
way to Ireland where he accidentally drowned while bathing in Loch
Corrib on 2 June 1918. He is buried here in the Western Necropolis
of Glasgow Cemetery. The photograph of Andrew shows him wearing one
of the emergency issue winter goat-skin coats (also known as
'woolly bears') that were first issued in the winter of 1914-15.
His cap badge shows this was taken when he was with the Scottish
Andrew had an elder brother, Henry (known as Harry) who also
died in the war, being killed at Gallipoli, while serving with the
5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, on 14 July 1915. He is
among those with no known grave commemorated on the Helles
Memorial, panels 173-177.
- Dr Archibald Thomson Campbell
- Died Age 53 on 22/02/1916
- Glasgow Western Necropolis
Dr Archibald Thomson Campbell qualified and began his medical
career in 1886.
Following a number of trips to the Far East as a ship surgeon,
he returned to Scotland and settled in the north-western district
He quickly built up an extensive practice and became an active
member of the British Medical Association.
In his spare time, Campbell was a keen golfer and was
instrumental in forming the Glasgow Medical Golf Club.
Campbell was attached to the home hospital reserve and, when the
First World War broke out, he was appointed to the Military
Hospital at the Garrison, with the rank of Captain.
He continued to fulfil this duty until his death in February
1916, following a short illness.
- Second Lieutenant David Cunningham Woodside
- Died Age 26 on 26/02/1916
- Glasgow Western Necropolis
David Cunningham Woodside was born in 1890, the second son of
Reverend David Woodside and his wife Elizabeth.
After leaving Glasgow High School, he served his apprenticeship
as an architect, attending classes at the Glasgow School of
In August 1914, he enlisted as a Private in the 6th Battalion of
the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. Six months later, he was
commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion (Territorial)
of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
In June 1915, Woodside and the rest of his Battalion found
themselves serving in Gallipoli - where they would remain for the
rest of the campaign.
The Battalion took part in the fierce fighting on 29 and 30
December, ahead of the evacuation that was to take place just days
Woodside was severely injured by a bomb explosion on 31
December. After receiving some medical attention in a hospital in
Malta, he was removed to Yorkhill Military Hospital, Glasgow. It
was there that he died, on 26 February 1916.
Woodside had three younger brothers who served in the war, two
of whom also fell.