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There are 6 gravestones with world war one memorials in this section: Peter Rodger Allan, Thomas Gray, James Grieve, John Daniel Buchanan, Alfred John Lyle and Robert MacFarlane. Look at the images to see what they look like. Stay in this section to hear about these men, before moving to the next section.
Peter Roger Allan is remembered at the Pozières Memorial in France. Peter, was born on 8th November 1885 and educated at the Greenock Academy. He was the youngest son of John Allan, Timber Measurer, who lived at 48 Brougham Street in Greenock. Peter emigrated to South Africa in 1911 and settled in Nataal as a Sugar Boiler. He enlisted in the South African Infantry on 25th March 1917 and fought in France and Flanders from October 1917. Peter was killed in action near Cambrai on 22nd March 1918 and was buried where he fell. His body was not recovered post war.
Thomas Gray is Remembered at the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Thomas joined the 5th Argylls in 1909 as a 15 year old. He was the brother of Mrs. Catherine Gray Elder, 3, Virginia Street, with whom he was staying. He had been an Apprentice Joiner at Cairds shipyard. Thomas died of wounds on the Hospital Ship Rewah of wounds sustained on 12th July 1915 at the charge of Atchi Baba. He was 21.
James Grieve is buried at Llwyngwril (St Celynin) Churchyard. James was married to Jeannie, and lived at 9 Dellingburn Street in Greenok. He was an Engineer on His majestys Yacht Kethailes which was sunk after a collision with the Bibby Line steamer Leicestershire. James had played football for Morton at one time.
John Daniel Buchanan is buried at Guards Cemetery, Jivonshi. John was the only son of Mrs. William C Buchanan of 62, Finnart Street, and the late William C Buchanan. John was a draughtsman with Fairfields shipyard, having served his apprenticeship at Cairds. He was a member of both the Royal West of Scotland Rowing Club and the first XI of the Greenok Wanderers. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and served in the Trench Mortar section. He was killed at Jivonshi-ley-La.
Alfred John Lyle, while fighting at Gallipoli in 1915 with the 5th Argylls, received shots to his knee, leg and right lung and was admitted to the 'Blue Sisters' hospital in Malta. He recovered and returned to duty. Alfred died as a result of illness contracted while on active service in France.
Robert MacFarlan is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. Robert was the brother of S.M. MacFarlan, 54 Broam Street in Greenok. Robert was a gunner with the 152nd Brigade and was 23 years old.
Once you are ready, move on to section O which is just up the hill. The next section will automatically start when you go in. Section O is a slightly wider section. Just a reminder: if you walk into another section the audio will stop and a new one start.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock Cemetery WW1 Memorials Walk