Private John Walmsley

Service Number 12205


World War 1



KIA Aged 24
Born 4 Smith Street, Paisley, third son of Charles (police constable) & Jean Harvie] Walmsley, resident of 3 Ross Street,
Blackhall, Paisley. Educated South School & member of St Barnabas Episcopal Church. Formerly employed with Boyd & Sons Heating Engineers. Enlisted S.G., 12th November 1914 & after training went to France on the 1st May.
Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 & 9


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Scotland In town centre Junction of Gilmour Street and Moss Street Paisley Renfrew Strathclyde PA1 1BZ Paisley War Memorial World War 1
John Walmsley 27-9-1915 View

Further information:

Find more information about a specific soldier visit findmypast. The Scots Guards are delighted that their Enlistment Books from 1840 to 1938 are now available at:

If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton

As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.