The Waugh Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Passchendaele Mud, 1917
Passchendaele Mud, 1917

1914 - 1918
Soldiers of the First World War
TO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE

Alexander Aimer | *George E.V. Aimer* | Kenneth Aimer| *Renwick William Hunter Anderson* | Robert Armstrong
David Beck | George Cassidy | Sandford E. Cheever, Jr. | Donald Fraser Douglas | John Harold Drury
John James Duncan | Horace Robert Easton | Wilmot A. Easton | Edmund Fairweather | Norman William Johnson
James Roy McCullough | James Mitchell | Charles Mottishaw | John Neil
*Archibald Little Orr*| Dugald Campbell Orr | Hugh Campbell Orr | Samuel Orr, Jr.
Robert Pennycook | John Russell | Robert Russell | Alexander Scott | James Scott | Robert Brown Scott
Andrew Charles Wardrobe | Dewey Wardrobe | John Henry Wardrobe | William Wardrobe
Andrew Waugh | James Waugh | Robert Waugh | *William Waugh*
William John Brockie Wright | *Robert Yeaman* | *Adam Leonard Zimmerman*

We Remember

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

* Commemorated in Perpetuity By The Commonwealth War Graves Commission *

George Vernon Aimer

Second Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer
Second Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer
Royal Flying Corps, New Zealand

 

New Zealand Airman Killed, George Vernon Aimer, June 20, 1916
New Zealand Airman Killed, George Vernon Aimer, June 20, 1916
See original article

Renwick William Hunter Anderson

Lieutenant R. W. H. Anderson

Lieutenant Renwick William Hunter Anderson
Lieutenant Renwick William Hunter Anderson
Canadian Infantry, 10th Battalion
Photo from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

Killed in Action

 

Robert L. Yeaman

Private Robert L. Yeaman

 

72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

 

Adam Leonard Zimmerman

Pistol Shot Kills Capt. Zimmerman

 

George Cassidy, Jr.

Private George Cassidy
Private George Cassidy
Royal Air Force

 

Private George Cassidy
Private George Cassidy
2nd row, 2nd from left

Sandford E. Cheever, Jr.

Corporal Sandford E. Cheever, Jr.
Second Lieutenant Sandford E. Cheever, Jr.
19th Liverpool Machine Gun Corps

 

Jack Drury

Sergeant Jack Drury and Jean Hunter c 1918
Sergeant Jack Drury and Jean Hunter c 1918

 

Sergeant Edmund Fairweather
Sergeant Edmund Fairweather
Canadian Infantry, 99th Battalion
Fairweather Family Tree, ancestry.com

 

Edmund Fairweather

Sergeant Edmund Fairweather
Sergeant Edmund Fairweather
Canadian Infantry, 99th Battalion
Fairweather Family Tree, ancestry.com

Norman William Johnson

Norman William Johnson & Williamina Lumsden
Norman William Johnson & Williamina Lumsden
Gunner, Field Artillery, New Zealand 7th Reinforcements
Apia, Samoa and Egypt

 

NZ troops arrive in German Samoa
NZ troops arrive in German Samoa
Photo courtesy New Zealand History

John Neil

Christina Brown and Private John Neil c 1917
Christina Brown and Private John Neil c 1917
Australian Imperial Force
Courtesy of the Neil Family Tree on Ancestry.com

 

Samuel Orr, Jr.

Lance Corporal Samuel Orr, Jr.
Lance Corporal Samuel Orr, Jr.
72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

209568 Pioneer A. L. Orr Royal Engineers 12 July 1917
209568 Pioneer A. L. Orr Royal Engineers 12 July 1917
Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Photo by Steve Rogers, The War Graves Photographic Project

Archibald Little Orr

Archibald Little Orr
Archibald Little Orr
Pioneer, Chemists Corps Royal Engineers

 

Dugald Campbell Orr


Hamilton Advertizer, Saturday, Nov 3, 1917


Hamilton Advertizer, Saturday, March 23, 1918
Second Lieutenant Dugald Orr, Scottish Rifles

 

Military Cross

The award was created on 28 December 1914 for commissioned officers of the substantive rank of Captain or below and for Warrant Officers. In August 1916, Bars were awarded to the MC in recognition of the performance of further acts of gallantry meriting the award and recipients of a bar continue to use postnominal letters MC. In 1931 the award was extended to Majors and also to members of the Royal Air Force for actions on the ground. Since the 1993 review of the honours system, as part of the drive to remove distinctions of rank in awards for bravery, the Military Medal, formerly the third-level decoration for other ranks, has been discontinued. The MC now serves as the third-level award for gallantry on land for all ranks of the British Armed Forces. - Wikipedia

Robert Pennycook

Private Robert "Bob" Pennycook, c 1914
Private Robert "Bob" Pennycook, c 1914
C.H. Knight & Co., 69 Wellington St., Woolwich, S.E., England

 

John Russell

Captain John Russell, British Army (seated on right)
Captain John Russell, British Army (seated on right)
Photo courtesy Lindsay Russell

 

Robert Russell

Captain Robert Russell, British Merchant Navy (on the right)
Captain Robert Russell, British Merchant Navy (on the right)
Alhambra Studios, P.J. Blackbeard, Proprietor, 338 New Cross Road, London

 

Robert Brown Scott

Robert Brown Scott
Private Robert Brown Scott
British Army Medical Corps

Andrew Waugh

Corporal Andrew Waugh, Royal Canadian Siege Artillery
Corporal Andrew Waugh, Royal Canadian Siege Artillery

Robert Waugh

Robert Waugh Died 19th May 1951
Nanaimo Cemetery
1015361 PRIVATE
ROBERT WAUGH
72ND BATTN. C.E.F.
19TH MAY 1951
TO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE
REST IN PEACE

 

William Waugh

Lance Corporal William Waugh (son of David Waugh and Jane Stewart Anthony) of the Royal Scots 11th Battalion died in the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval on Oct 22, 1916, at the age of 24. See Commonwealth War Graves Casualty Details for William Waugh

Their son William died in France 22 Oct 1916 aged 24 years

Bathgate Cemetery

DAVID & JANE WAUGH
IN MEMORY OF
THEIR DAUGHTER NETTIE
DIED 17th MAY 1932
AGED 28 YEARS
THEIR SON WILLIAM
DIED IN FRANCE 22nd OCT 1916
AGED 24 YEARS
THEIR SON JOHN
DIED 30th JAN 1898
AGED 3 YEARS
INTERRED IN
BATHGATE OLD CEMETERY

 

Thiepval
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Thiepval Memorial

That the world may remember the common sacrifice of two and a half million dead, here have been laid side by side Soldiers of France and of the British Empire in eternal comradeship. - Thiepval Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice inscription

"Here are recorded names of officers and men of the British Armies who fell on the Somme battlefields between July 1915 and March 1918 but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death."

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Robert Russell - British War Medal                 Robert Russell - Mercantile Marine War Medal

 

 

Austrian Heir and His Wife Murdered

 

 

 

 

Andrew Waugh - Attestation Papers

 

 

 

 

John Neil - Attestation Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Orr - Attestation Papers dated Feb 4, 1916, indicates that he had already served one year in the Seaforth Highlanders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Russell - Deptford 1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Russell - Scapa Flow 1916

 

 

 

 

Robert Yeamanl - War Diary

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Armstrong - Gunshot Wounds 1915

 

 

Jack Russell 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions for use of respirator...

 

 

 

 

New York Times, November 11, 1918