Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

William Gibson Farquharson Wedderspoon

Son of W Gibson and Mary Wedderspoon, 32 Cluny Grdns, Edinburgh and Rangoon, Burma. His family had close links with Greenock. In 1921 he lived C/O Farquharson 5 Morton Terrace Greenock. Born c1894

Brother of Jack Henry Butcher Wedderspoon. Died 1965

War service from 12/11/14 part of BEF 1914 attached to 2nd Notts & Derby Regiment. He then became officer commanding of 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment - the training battalion.  Claimed Silver War Medal in 1921

The 2nd Battalion was part of the British Expeditionary Force which landed in France in September 1914 and went straight into the bitter fighting on the Aisne. On 20 September (the anniversary of the Battle of the Alma - a previous Battle Honour of the 95th) the Battalion carried out a counter-attack to plug a gap in the British Lines. The casualties were almost identical with those at the Alma; 17 out of 22 officers and 214 out of 930 other ranks. Reinforced, the Battalion fought another major battle in October at Ennettiere on the way to Ypres, holding a vastly superior German force for 48 hours and losing in the process 16 officers and 710 other ranks.

William Gibson Farquharson Wedderspoon