Thursday, 5 November 2009

Charles and John Bannerman

Cpl. Charles Gray Bannerman 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders was born 9th June 1891 at Backies, Golspie, son of Hugh and Margaret (nee Murray) Bannerman.

Charles, a regular soldier, served in India and shortly after the outbreak of the war he was transferred with his regiment to France.  Charles who died on 26th September, 1915, at the Battle of Loos, has no known grave but is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial. He is also named on the Golspie War Memorial. Medals Victory British and 1914 star.
His brother Sergeant John Bannerman, 6th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders was born in 1894 at Backies. On  Monday 9th April 1917 aged 25 years, he was killed during the Battle of Arras and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France.  He is also commemorated on Golspie War Memorial.

Information supplied by family members and with the kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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