He the son of George Begg and Margaret Tannahill of Greenbank and the brother of James McGee Begg.
In December 1917, reported in the Scotsman, he was admitted as a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, the newly formed Cumnock History Group has been researching the names on the War Memorial plus other men with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in Cumnock Chronicle of the time. The research is not limited to those who died but also to men and women who served, using family history information.
The group would like to appeal to individuals with knowledge of family members for photographs of the soldier, either in uniform or not, and photos of medals or other memorabilia eg letters sent home from the Front. If you would be prepared to share these on this site, please email the web manager cumnockhistory [at] icloud.com The group is willing to share any copies of documents found with the soldier's descendants.
|Cumnock Chronicle Jan 1919|
|Regiment||Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|Other Records||John McKay - RoyalScotsFusiliers 240110|
|Cumnock Chronicle 3 May 1918|
|Medal Roll Card|