Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club

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Roy Howieson – age 24 – Fireman (300614) H.M. Rescue Tug Sesame, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)

The “Sesame” was torpedoed and sunk by a German Motor Torpedo Boat (E-boat) off Normandy on 11 June 1944 while towing a section of the Mulberry Harbour. (Source: thamestugs.co.uk and uboat.net)

Born 1920 in Cambuslang, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of ?????? of 23 Castle Chimmins Avenue, Halfway, Cambuslang.

(Source:Shipping and Seaman WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 11 June 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Liverpool Naval Memorial, Liverpool.


Robert Miller Howison – age 36 – Private (2872385) 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Born 1904 in Maryhill, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of George and Elizabeth Howison. (Source: CWGC)

Husband of Susan McDermaid (MacInnes) Howison of Barrhead, Renfrewshire who he married in Hillhead, Glasgow in 1938.

(Source: CWGC, GRoS – Marriage Register and listed on the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour but without an address)

Died on Active Service on 17 June 1940.

Commonwealth War Grave – Glasgow (Lambshill) Cemetery.