World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Godfrey Allan Templeton

Service: Army
Unit: 1/7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Godfrey, brother of Archibald was born in Glasgow in 1897. He was the third son of Rev. Archibald Templeton M.D.* and Elizabeth H. Templeton (née Aitken) of Crookfur House, Newton Mearns.

Godfrey was killed in France on 27 July 1918, aged 21 and was originally buried in Epernay French Military Cemetery. He was reburied in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference XVII. C. 5 and is also commemorated on the family gravestone in Glasgow Necropolis.


 *Rev. Archibald Templeton, father of Archibald and Godfrey, was born on 26 December 1844 and licensed in 1871. In the same year he was sent to Pachamba in India to serve the tribal areas under the ‘Santal Mission of the United Free Church of Scotland’. This mission also set up the first hospital in Pachamba. He retired in 1876 and returned to Scotland. In 1888 he married Elizabeth Aitken and practised in Glasgow. The family moved to Crookfur House in Newton Mearns in the early years of 1900. Archibald died at Crookfur House in 1923 and Mrs Templeton, who laid the foundation stone of Newton Mearns Parish Church, died in 1947.

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