Lived 4 East Breast, Greenock. Grandnephew of James McColl. Member of Sabbath School taught in Mount Pleasant Church. Shopman with Messers. McAllister and Fyfe. 3 sisters Lizzie, May and Jenny. Son of Elizabeth Howitson, 4 Duke Street, Galston.
Enlisted 8/10/14. Rejected from enlisting 05/10/14 for poor eyesight. Promoted 1/2/15. Died when shot through head.