Walter Bruce Gray-Buchanan

Walter Bruce Gray-Buchanan
Rank: Captain and Adjutant
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Theatre of Death: France
Age: 29
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.
1901 census information:
Both Walter and Cecil are at Cargilfield Prep School, Edinburgh.

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

Brother of Cecil Gray-Buchanan.