World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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Charles George Gordon McIntosh

Service: Army
Unit: 8th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Charles, brother of James, was born in Glasgow in 1885, son of Oliver Ross McIntosh and Jeanie Dick McIntosh of 280 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - latterly of Moy Lodge, Elmwood Avenue, Newton Mearns. Oliver McIntosh was a music seller and piano tuner. Charles was educated at Hamilton Crescent School, Alan Glen's School and afterwards in Gotha, Germany. He joined the Glasgow Highlanders (probably in a Territorial Battalion) on leaving school and worked as a manager in his father's firm, Messrs Ewing and McIntosh.

When war was declared he rejoined his regiment and went to France at the beginning of November. He served first as a lance corporal but was promoted and gazetted second lieutenant in the 8th Black Watch, joining the battalion only on 25 September.

Charles was killed at Loos on 28 September 1915, aged 30 and is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference I. B. He is also commemorated on the family gravestone in Mearns Cemetery.

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