John Stuart Chalmers
Date of Death: 17/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (9th (Glasgow Hds. Bn.)
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
Additional information: Son of the late Hon. Lt. Robert Allan Chalmers (Bengal Sappers), and his wife Catherine Barrett; husband of Isobel S Chalmers (nee Robertson) of 20 Cadzow Drive, Cambuslang. One of six brothers who served in the war, three of whom fell.
Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs. Chalmers, Stonelaw House, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Executor Andrew Robertson Esq. and Andrew Salmond Esq.
Glasgow University information: Was a pupil at the High School of Glasgow after leaving there he undertook his apprenticeship to law. After completing his apprenticeship he started in business for himself as a law agent, but also joined the Glasgow Highlanders as a commissioned officer.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: s. of the late Lieut. the Hon. Robert Allan Chalmers, R.E.I.A.; b. Dakshi, India in 1882; educ. Hillhead Public School and Glasgow University; joined the Highland Light Infantry in 1900; received a commission and was gazette 2nd Lieut. Highland Light Infantry in 1907; served with the forces in France and Flanders and Great Britain August 1914, and was killed in action near Bailleul 17 April 1918. Buried there. He m. at Rutherglen, Glasgow, 28 July 1917, Isabel dau. of Robert H Robertson of Stonelaw House, Rutherglen.
1901 census information:
Address: 33 Cecil Street, Patrick.
Brother: Robert S (20) insurance clerk, born about 1881 in India.
Self: John S (19) law apprentice, born about 1882 in India.