DOUGALD (DOUGALL) McKELLAR

Service: Army

Unit: 15th Battalion Royal Scots Lothian Regiment

 Formerly 202677 Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

Rank: Private

Service Number: 51234


Dougald was born in Glasgow in 1886, son of Mr Dougal and Mrs Jeannie McKellar  who moved to Newton Mearns and lived initially at Watsons Land. Dougald's father was employed as a bleacher. In the 1901 census, aged 15 Dougald was employed as a bleachfield worker and in the census of 1911 he was living with his parents at Co-operative Buildings, Barrhead Road. His occupation was listed as a bleacher at a bleachworks.

He was killed in Belgium on 9 April 1918, aged 32 and is commemorated on  Ploegsteert Memorial,  Hainault, Belgium - Panel 1 and also on Newton Mearns Parish Church  War Memorial.

 

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission