Walter Bruce Gray-Buchanan
Rank: Captain and Adjutant
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Theatre of Death: France
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (Adjt. 2nd Bn.)
Cemetery: Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
Additional information: Son of Col. J R Gray-Buchanan of Eastfield by Cambuslang. Native of Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Sons of Col. J R Gray-Buchanan, Eastfield.
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 20 Aug. 1885; educ. Cargilfield School and Fettes College, Edinburgh; gazette 2nd Lieut. 3rd Battn. Cameronians, 16 Feb. 1905, transferred to 2nd Battn. 16 Feb. 1907 promoted Lieut. 13 Oct. 1909, and Capt. 3rd Nov. 1914 and appointed Adjutant 8 Feb. 1915. He was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 10 March 1915 and was buried there; a comrade wrote: “One of those whose memories will never be forgotten and whose deeds will add to the glories of the old regiment.
Soldier’s Effects information: Executor Col. James Ross Gray-Buchanan.
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.
Self: Walter B (5) born about 1886 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Cecil (4) born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Elizabeth (2) born about 1889 in Rutherglen.
Brother of Cecil Gray-Buchanan.