|Name:||William James McNaughton|
|Death Date:||31 Dec 1915|
|Rank:||2 Lieutenant T Lieutenant|
|Regiment:||Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|Battalion:||5th Battalion (Territorial)|
|Type of Casualty:||Died of wounds|
CWGC gives us some more information. He is 19 years old, the son of William and Marion McNaughton, Bank of Scotland House, Cumnock.
His father was the bank agent in Cumnock.
|The Evening Times|
From the Daily Record of 5 January 1916:
William James was born in Partick, Glasgow in 1896 to William McNaughton and Marion McPhee Nicol.
3 Ayr Road, Cumnock
William McNaughton 51 bank agent
Marion 47 wife m 25 yrs 3 children 3 living
William J 15 scholar
Jessie Weir servant17
all b Glasgow
279 Byres Rd Partick
12 Grosvenor Place
Ancestry has published War Diaries from Gallipoli
Here is the entry for 1/5th Battalion RSF for 30 December 1915
Trenches were shelled with HE for 4 1/2 hours continuously, shells were falling at a rate of 50 an hour.
The Turks attacked one of our new bomb stations with dynamite and killed or wounded everyone in it.A total of 3 officers including Lt William McNaughton and 16 men were killed, and 30 men were wounded as a result of this one day.