The Reid family were natives of Campbelltown in Scotland. Working as farmers on the Auchincruive Estate in Argyllshire.
John Reid – Uncle
Jane S Reid – Aunt
John Reid Jr – Nephew – served in Argyll’s
Gavin Reid – Nephew – killed with NZEF
William Reid – Nephew -Served with NZEF
Two solid silver farming medal to John Reid - Uncle
A large solid silver awarded to John Reid Sr for having the ‘Best One Year Old Colt’ at the 1885 Kintyre Agricultural Society event at Oatfield in Scotland.
A smaller solid silver medal to John Reid Sr from 1873 for ploughing.
Both lightly polished.
1914/15 Star to 857 L-Cpl John Reid 1st 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
John Reid was born in Campbelltown in Argyllshire. A farmer by trade who worked on his family’s farm on the estate at
Pre-war Territorial who had enlisted in 1909. Served in France and Flanders from 1st May 1915, he was wounded 10th August 1915, suffering a GSW to the head. He recovered and rejoined his unit six days later.
He had two more hospitals stays, both for Influenza. Discharged on 8th March 1916, his seven-year enlistment period being up.
1914/15 Star = 857 L.Cpl J Reid A & S Highrs
Condition – GVF
British War Medal to 41626 Pte W Reid NZEF
When war broke out William Reid was working on his Uncles ( John) farm, in New Zealand, as a dairyman.
He enlisted on 3rd January 1917, 70 days later he was serving in France. He suffered a very nasty wound on 4th October 1917, a serious gunshot wound to the scrotum. He survived the war but doesn’t seem to have gone back to the front after his wound
Service papers online
British Medal = 41626 Pte W Reid NZEF
Condition = GVF
Two solid silver farming medals to Gavin Reid – Later 39893 Pte G Reid NZEF – Killed in action
A large solid silver medal presented to Gain Reid for winning 1st place in the Junior Class for ploughing. The event took place at Auchenaroch in 1903.
A smaller solid silver medal dated 1905 also for ploughing.
Gavin Reid was also working on his uncles' farm in New Zealand as a milk vendor. He attested on 3rd October 1916, joining the 3rd Wellington Battalion. Sadly killed in action on 5th October 1917. He is remembered on the Tyne Cote Memorial.
Service papers online
Cased Solid Silver medal to Jane S Reid for 1907/08 Donations to, ‘Alloa Burgh School Board’