Archibald Templeton


Service: Army

Unit: 8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Rank: Lieutenant

Archibald, born in Glasgow in 1890, brother of Godfrey, was the fourth and youngest, son of *Rev. Archibald Templeton M.D. and Mrs Elizabeth H. Templeton (neé Aitken), latterly of Crookfur House, Newton Mearns.

He was killed at Gallipoli on 28 June 1915, aged 25 and is commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey - Panel 92-97 and also on the Glasgow Academy War Memorial  and the family gravestone in Glasgow Necropolis.

*Rev. Archibald Templeton was born on 26th December 1844 and licensed in 1871. In the same year he was sent to Pachamba in India to serve these tribal areas under the “Santal Mission of the United Free Church of Scotland”. This mission also set up the first hospital in Pachamba. He retired in 1876 and returned to Scotland. In 1888 he married Elizabeth Aitken and practiced in Glasgow. The family moved to Crookfur House in Newton Mearns in the early years of 1900. Archibald died at Crookfur House in 1923 and Mrs Templeton, who laid the foundation stone of Newton Mearns Parish Church, died in 1947.

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission