Name:-   Nairne, William Graham

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   29

Rank:-   Second Lieutenant

Number:-  

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  3rd Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers attd. 2nd Bn.

Date of death:-   11th July 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    I.A.9.

Family information:-    Son of Thomas Graham Nairne and Mrs. Nairne, of Dunsinnan, Perthshire.

1891 Census

16, East Links, North Berwick, East Lothian

Thomas G Nairne, head, 57, living on private means, b. Collace, Perthshire

Maud D Nairne, wife, 32, b. Madeira

Ethel W Nairne, daughter, 9, scholar, b. Collace, Perthshire

Robert G Nairne, son, 7, scholar, b. Collace, Perthshire

William G Nairne, son, 5, scholar, b. Portobello, Mid Lothian

Emily Boules, 43, governess, b. France

Jane Bruce, 18, housemaid domestic servant, b, Ireland

Elizabeth Crighton, 27, housemaid domestic servant, b. Haddington East Lothian (address given as 3 Tantallon Terrace, East Berwick)

Margaret R Cuthbert, 25, tablemaid domestic servant, b. North Berwick

Anne MacVorran, 45, cook domestic servant, b. Islay, Argyllshire

Mary McLean, 44, housemaid domestic servant, b. Sleat, Invernessshire (address given as Glen House East Links)

Betsey O’Connell, 44, housemaid domestic servant, b. St Andrews, Fifeshire (address given as 2 Tantallon Terrace, East Berwick)

Betsey Rolland, 26, laundreymaid domestic servant, b. Elie, Fifeshire (address given as 3 Tantallon Terrace, East Berwick)

Extra information:-

On his British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Card an note of an application by Mrs. Maud Nairne, 3, Carlton Drive, Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

Oddly, the above address is just over one mile from where I was born! (ed.)

The Index Card  also states that a letter was sent to his brother, Major R G Nairne, Woodmount, Hythe.

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