Charles Reid

Charles Reid (James Charles Reid)*
Rank: Private
Service No: 10500
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards (2nd Bn.)
Le Touret Memorial

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs Reid, 17 Hamilton Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Isabella Reid.
1901 census information:
Address: 10 Wardlawhill Street,  Rutherglen.
Father: George (42) inspector Clyde Navigation Trust, born about 1859 in St Andrews.
Mother: Isabella (41) born about 1860 in Haddington.
Sister: Jessie (13) born about 1888 in Hamilton.
Sister: Marguerite (12) born about 1889 in Glasgow.
Brother: Douglas (10) born about 1891 in Glasgow.
Self: Charles (4) born about 1897 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Isabella 51, Margaret 22, William Douglas 20, James Charles 14 and Sybella 8.

Evening Times 27/5/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Reid, 17 Hamilton Road, has ? information of the death of her son Private Charles J Reid (19) No. 10500 Scots Guards, ? was killed in action in France. He was shot through the heart. He was a ? . Prior to joining the ? he was employed  to the wages department of Messrs. Templeton and Co., carpet manufacturers, Greenhead, Glasgow.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen and Rutherglen Old Parish Church and Wardlawhill Parish Church, Rutherglen.

*There is a Charles Reid as well as a J C Reid on the cenotaph. However, I believe they are the same person as I can find no record of JC Reid in the army records and the only birth in Rutherglen in the correct time frame is James Charles Reid born 1896.