Born Melbourne, Australia. Son of Mr and Mrs W. McNab, 8 George Square Greenock. Worked in the Torpedo Factory. Lived at 2 Jamaica Street
William: born 1894 Melbourne. In 1914 he was employed as a Joiner with the firm of Matthew Kirkwood (Greenock). On 1st June 1915 he enlisted at Greenock and joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, having joined the Territorial Army at the outbreak of the War. By December 1916 he is writing to his grandmother from Egypt where he was serving with the 52nd Lowland Division. His local newspaper obituary states that he had previously seen action at Gallipoli and in Palestine. He was killed in action in France on 1st August 1918 – so tragically close to the War’s end – having reached the rank of Acting Company Sergeant Major.
Signed with the 5th Argylls in 1910. Served with B Coy Was at Largs, Woodhead and Monzie Camps
Joined Argylls at Gallipoli 28/6/1915. Left for the UK 17/5/1916 as time expired. Joined 5th Argylls in the field on 7/11/1916. Appointed Acting Company Sergeant Major on 19/1/1918