Cecil Gordon Gray-Buchanan

Cecil Gordon Gray-Buchanan
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 592
Date of Death: 29/05/1915
Theatre of Death: Gallipoli Peninsula
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Australian Light Horse (2nd Bn.)
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Col. James Ross Gray-Buchanan and Catherine F Gray-Buchanan. Native of Glasgow.

Rutherglen Lore information: Sons of Col. J R Gray-Buchanan, Eastfield.
Anzacs information: Born Glasgow; enlisted Rockhampton, QLD. NOK James M Gray-Buchanan.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour Information: s. of Lieut-Col (Hon Col) James Ross Gray-Buchanan, of Eastfield, Cambuslang and Scotstoun, late Commanding 3rd and 4th Battns. The Cameronians and previously for many years with the 26th Cameronians; by his wife, Kate, dau. of James Farie of Farme and grandson of Thomas Gray-Buchanan, of Ardoch and Scotstoun; b Eastfield, Rutherglen 9 Sept. 1886; educ. Cargilfield School and Fettes College, Edinburgh; joined the Australian Light Horse on the outbreak of war and was killed in action at the Dardanelles, 14 May 1915. The Col. Commanding the regt. Wrote that he had had the opportunity of observing him on a good many occasions, both on shipboard and in Egypt, and his service was ever a credit to himself and his family and that he was seen to fall gallantly doing his duty to the last.
1891 census information:
Address: Eastfield House, Rutherglen.
Father: James R (51), Col: 3rd Battn. Cameronians, coal master born about 1840 in Glasgow.
Brother: Thomas F (15) born about 1876 in Bridge of Allan.
Sister: Mary R (14) born about 1877 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Kate F (11) born about 1880 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Violet S (8) born about 1883 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Walter B (5) born about 1886 in Rutherglen.
Self: Cecil (4) born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Elizabeth (2) born about 1889 in Rutherglen.

Also commemorated on the Memorial at Cargilfield Prep School, Edinburgh and on the family headstone in Rutherglen Cemetery.

Brother of Walter Gray-Buchanan.