World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Dougald (Dougall) McKellar

Service: Army
Unit: 15th Battalion Royal Scots Lothian Regiment
Formerly 202677 Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 51234

Dougald was born in Glasgow in 1886, son of parents Dougal and Jeannie McKellar who moved to Newton Mearns and lived initially at Watson’s Land. Dougald's father was employed as a bleacher. In the 1901 census, aged 15, Dougald was employed as a bleachfield worker and in the census of 1911, aged 25, he was living with his parents at Co-operative Buildings, Barrhead Road and his occupation was listed as a bleacher at a bleachworks.

Dougald was killed in Belgium on 9 April 1918, aged 32, and is commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium - Panel 1 and on Mearns Parish Church War Memorial.

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