Kenneth Reid Gilroy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 12.03.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 18.03.1892
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Clatto, Fife
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  • Mother:

    Annie B. Gilroy, Cupar, Fife

  • Father:

    George A. Gilroy, Cupar Fife

  • Siblings:

    Douglas & George

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  • Children:

More about Kenneth Reid Gilroy

Kenneth was the brother of Captain George Bruce Gilroy, 8th Battalion Black Watch who died of wounds 15.07.1916. Lt. Kenneth Gilroy was born on March 18th.1892. he was the son of G.A.Gilroy Esq. of Clatto, Cupar, and younger brother of Captain G.B.Gilroy of the same Black Watch regiment. He came to Winchester from Ardvreck School in Scotland, and in 1911 left to take aCommission in the 2nd. Battalion Black Watch, joining them in India. He fell mortally wounded near Neuve Chapelle on march 12th. 1915 and died a few hours after.

Kenneth R. Gilroy   Lieutenant   Black Watch

BROUGHTY OFFICER WOUNDED.

Intelligence has been received at Castleroy, Broughty Ferry, that Lieut. Kenneth R. Gilroy, of the 2nd Black Watch, has been wounded at the front.  No details are given.

Broughty Ferry Guide 19th March 1915

BROUGHTY OFFICER KILLED.

Mr Geo. A. Gilroy, manufacturer, Dundee, who resides at Clatto, Fife, has received intimation that his second son, Lieutenant Kenneth R. Gilroy, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, has been killed.  The stories received of the manner in which the gallant soldier met his death are somewhat conflicting.  One is that we had captured some German prisoners, and that one of them shot him in the head.  The other is that, having captured a number of prisoners, the Germans continued firing, despite the fact that their bullets found their own men as well as the British soldiers, one of whom was Lieut. Gilroy.  About two months ago Lieut. Gilroy was wounded in the head, and was home for a short period.  Twenty-three years of age, Lieut. Gilroy was educated at Winchester, whence he passed on to Sandhurst.  He got his commission in the 2nd Battalion Black Watch on 2nd May, 1914.

Broughty Ferry Guide 19th March 1915

Information kindly supplied by Ian McDonald, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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