Neil McLellan


Service: Army

Unit: 1st/8th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number:21042

Neil was born in  Easterhouse, Glasgow in 1898, son of Mr Neil and Mrs Marion Keith McLellan. Neil's father was born in Campsie and his mother was born in Jura. It is likely that she had come to Campsie to work in the print mills.   In 1901 the family  lived  in Campsie where Neil snr was employed as a navvy, but by 1911 they  were living in Newton Mearns  at  Gateside. Neil snr was employed as a roadman and Neil jnr was still at school.

Neil was killed in France on 16 April 1918, aged 20 and is buried in Aire Communal Cemetery,  Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference IV. F. 8 and is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.(see also  William Raeside)

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission