William Callaghan

William Callaghan
Rank: Private
Service No: 265261
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 29/01/1918
Theatre of Death: Egypt
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (1st/7th Bn.)
Cemetery: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Callaghan.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Patrick Callaghan, 8 High Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Patrick, brother Peter and Sisters Elizabeth and Catherine.
1901 census information:
Address: 64 Glasgow Road, Rutherglen.
Father: Patrick (36), coal miner, born about 1865 in Hamilton.
Mother: Jane (33) born about 1868 in Lugton, Ayrshire.
Sister: Margaret (13) born about 1888 in Lugton, Ayrshire.
Sister: Elizabeth (10) born about 1891 in Lugton, Ayrshire.
Brother: Michael (8) born about 1893 in Canada.
Brother: Peter (8) born about 1895 in Canada.
Self: William (4) born about 1897 in Canada.
Sister: Mary I (2) born about 1899 in Canada.
(It states last four children born in Canada but I think this may be a transcription error).

Evening Times 24/7/15

Newspaper transcript – Mr P. Callaghan, 8 High Street, Rutherglen, has received official intimation that his son, Pte. W. Callaghan, 1-7th Scottish Rifles, has been wounded at the Dardanelles, and lies in the Valetta Military Hospital, Malta.