Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare

Dear blog reader

Following on from my recent blog post on Ardgare, I found 3 articles on Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare which tell us something of his life.

Jacqueline

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DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 8 JUNE 1915

LIEUTENANT R. G. SILLARS

Lieutenant R. G. Sillars, 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is reported unofficially as having been wounded on Saturday, June 5.

Lieutenant Sillars is a son of Mr Duncan Sillars, Ardgare, Shandon, partner of the firm of Messrs Russell & Co, ship and store export merchants, 71 Robertson Street, Glasgow.

Lieutenant Sillars was educated at Kelvinside Academy, and was afterwards associated with his father in business. He joined the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in August last, and went to the front over a month ago. Lieutenant Sillars has been acting as a signalling officer of the 154th Highland Infantry Brigade, 51st Highland Division.

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THE SCOTSMAN WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 1916

MARRIAGES. SILLARS – JACKSON.

At Kilmarnock, and afterwards at the Parish Church, Sorn, on 3rd April, by the Reverend H C Begg, Ronald Gordon Sillars, Lieutenant, 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (TF) [that is, Territorial Force] and Army Signal Service RE [that is, Royal Engineers], only son of the late Duncan Sillars of Ardgare, Shandon, and of Mrs Sillars, Ardgare, to Alice Muriel, only daughter of John Jackson of Bardykes, Blantyre.

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THE SCOTSMAN MONDAY 8 AUGUST 1921

BIRTHS. SILLARS.

At Ardgare, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, on the 5th instant [that is, the current month], the wife of Ronald Gordon Sillars, a son.

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