Lt William Elmslie

1891 Jun 1. Born Africa on ADRIC roll. I fact I think that he was born in Caithness, while all his siblings were born in Central Africa. His brother Alexander was born in Njuyu, Central Africa Protectorate. The Livingstonia Mission had two stations in Angoniland from 1882 : Njuyu, where a church has been formed with nine members, and Ekwendeni. Walter Angus Elmslie was a Scottish missionary of the Livingstonia Mission in Malawi. Born in Aberdeen and educated at the University of Aberdeen, he began his service in Malawi as a doctor at Njuyu. In 1889 he opened a new station at Ekwendeni among the Ngoni people, where he spent most of the rest of his missionary career. He was ordained by the Free Church of Scotland in 1897. He is chiefly remembered for his patient and pioneering work among Chief M'mbelwa's Ngoni people He died in Scotland in 1935

1901 census South Kilminster Farm House, Wick

GRANT, Alexander Head Married M 78 1823 Farmer
Murrayshire
GRANT, Margaret Wife Married F 67 1834
Latheron, Caithness
GRANT, John Son Single M 42 1859 Farm Manager
Wick, Caithness
GRANT, Elizabeth Esther Daughter Single F 30 1871
Wick, Caithness
GRANT, James Son Single M 27 1874
Wick, Caithness
GRANT, Eather Levach Sister-In-Law Single F 66 1835
Latheron, Caithness
GRANT, Elizabeth L Sister-In-Law Single F 64 1837
Latheron, Caithness
ELMSLIE, Elizabeth E Granddaughter F 12 1889 Scholar
Central Africa B S
ELMSLIE, Alexander W Grandson F 16 1885 Scholar
Central Africa B S
ELMSLIE, William Grandson F 9 1892 Scholar
Wick, Caithness
ELMSLIE, Walter Angus Grandson M 8 1893 Scholar
Central Africa B S
ELMSLIE, John Grant Grandson M 5 1896 Scholar At Home
Central Africa B S
WATERS, Elizabeth Servant Single F 24 1877
Dunnet, Caithness

1911 Census The only William Elmslie of the right age is a Bank Clerk, born Wick 1892, and a boarder in Edinburgh. This appears to be him

1915 Jan 11. Married in Aberdeen to Marie Louise Campbell

1915 Aug 18 Land Balkans

1918 Jan 30. Territorial Force, Yeomanry. Cadet William Elmslie to be 2nd Lt.

1919 Apr 28. Scottish Horse.— 2nd Lt. W. Elmslie to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Coy., from 23rd Mar. to 28th Apr. 1919

Gazetted out as Lt

1920 Sep 3 Joined ADRIC with service no 478. Posted to M Coy. Section Leader 8 Sep

1920 Dec 28. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Jul 13 to 24 Aug on Leave

1921 Sep 30. The undermentioned Offrs. relinquish their commns., under A.O. 166/21, as amended by A.O. 332/21, and retain their rank, except where otherwise stated: — Scottish Horse Territorial Force, Lt W Elmslie and is granted rank of Lt

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jun 25. A Punch press operator living in Canada, UK address of 5 Hayton Rd, Aberdeen. Had been living in Canada, and was returning to Canada

I cannot find him after that.

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