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Angus Galbraith


Angus Galbraith was born in 1879 in Paisley, Scotland to Angus Galbraith and Margaret Foulds, the fourth of their five children. Angus Snr. was a Bricklayer while his son was a General Labourer and later a Vanman with the Provident Co-operative Society. The family lived in George Street and Sir Michael Street in Paisley. On the 29th of December 1905 Angus Galbraith married Margaret Glen at her home, 5 Sir Michael Street, “according to the forms of the Baptist Church”, as recorded on the marriage certificate. A son, Angus, was born the following year and they lived in 24 George Street.

Angus enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in November 1914 but was discharged the following month as “Medically unfit for further service”. At some later stage he re-enlisted in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, whose job was the maintenance and repair of armaments and munitions. In October 1918 he was in Ireland with the 15th Section. Presumably returning home on leave he travelled on the 10th on RMS Leinster along with six others from the Corps. Only one of the seven survived, but not Angus Galbraith, though his body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.

His name is recorded on the Scottish National Roll of Honour and there is a brief biography in Paisley’s Fallen in the War by James Meikle Smith.



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