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You are now in section 2K. Richard Colquhoun, James McLay, Arthur McMillan, Peter Fleming Paton, George Petticrew, and William A Smith are remembered here.
Richard Colquhoun is remembered at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Richard joined the 5th Argylls in 1908 as a 15 year old Clerk. He is reported to have died of wounds. He lived with parents, Richard and Jane Colquhoun, at 52 Inverkip Street. He had a brother Duncan, & 4 sisters.
James McLay is buried here at Greenock Cemetery. Noted as dying of rheumatic fever at Liverpool Hospital having contracted an illness while on active service. James was the son of Mr & Mrs McLay, 7 Belville Street. He was an Apprentice plumber with Messrs Mitchell, West Stewart Street.
Arthur McMillan, born in Greenock, was the son of John and Margaret Macmillan, of 43, Addison Road, Fairview in Dublin. There is a memorial with his name remembered at Clontarf Methodist Church. He fought with the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers and fought at Gallipoli. He is Remembered at Helles Memorial.
Peter Fleming Paton is buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Peter joined the Royal Engineers in May 1916 and arrived in France in January 1917. He died near Alberr of wounds received in action the same day. He was the son of George & Margaret Paton, of Port Glasgow and husband of Ann Montgomery Paton, 28 Ballindalloch Drive, Alexandra Park, Glasgow. He was a member of the staff of the Clydesdale Bank. Aged 34. He was educated at Clune Park School.
George Petticrew is remembered at Loos Memorial. George was the son of James Petticrew, 1 McLean’s Building, Port Glasgow Road in Greenock.
William A Smith is remembered at Tower Hill Memorial. William was the husband of Catherine Mearns, 2 Alexandra Mansions in Greenock. He served with the SS Cape Finisterre which was sunk by U-17 off Cornwall. 35 lives were lost.
Move on to section 2L which is next to 2K, away from the road and towards the rest of the cemetery.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk