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Research into the Sproul family (and all its name variations) has been going on for many generations. For the past 5 years, the project has been actively piecing together the collective family tree with the use of historical records and Y-DNA testing. This has allowed the tracing of many of the Sproul family lineages, primarily out of Ulster into North America, Australia and areas of the UK.

We are now at a stage where the research takes us back into Scotland and in particular Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire with evidence pointing to the possibility that the Scottish family origins began with Walter Spreule, seneschal to Malcolm V, Earl of Lennox, (c. 1285AD)


The project is now trying to make contact with people across Scotland who have an interest in or link to the Sproul family. We are keen to reach as many distant relatives of the Sproul family as possible.

The Sproul Project has many online resources and reading materials to share with interested researchers, as well as many members in the project who regularly sponsor DNA testing.

To find out more or join the project please visit the project’s website at



On behalf of Paisley South Church, we invite members and visitors to this website to look over the following lists of people commemorated on the church’s six war memorial plaques. The church would like to hear from anyone who can provide personal information about any of those fallen. If you can help please get in touch with the church via the contact page at

Photographs of the memorial plaques can be viewed at

1914 – 18

Aitken David Lance Corporal, 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Allan Ivan L.S.
Balfour John Private, 5th Seaforth Highlanders
Balnave Jr. David
Barclay I George
Bell William
Brodie Matthew
Brown John W.
Campbell Malcolm Private 10th Scottish Rifles
Carven M.A. David
Christie William
Cook William
Cooper John Private, 6th Gordon Highlanders
Crockett Malcolm Private, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Darling Jacob
Dow William J.
Fleming Andrew Private, 8th Gordon Highlanders
Fraser William Private, 1st Gordon Highlanders
Galbraith Robert Private, 9th Highland Light Infantry
Galletly Duncan
Gemmell James B. Gunner, 84th R. F. A.
Hall William Private, 4th Cameron Highlanders
Hamilton John Lance Corporal, 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Henderson James Private, 10th
Henderson George
Henderson Arthur
Holliday Albert Private, 1st Gordon Highlanders
Husbands Alexander Private, 1st Cameron Highlanders
Hutchison William Private, 7th Highland Light Infantry
Innes William
Isaac Earnest W.
Jamieson John
Keir J. Harley
Kennedy John R. Private, 1/5th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Lamont Donald Private, 8th R. INN. FS
Lang James
Lawson John
Lees Arch
Lindsay John
Lochrie James
MacNab James
MacPhail Hugh Driver, 86th Royal Fleet Auxiliary
McDermid Peter Private, 5th King’s Own Scottish Borderers
McDougall Robert
McInnes James Private 9th Scottish Rifles
McKay William
McLanahan Andrew
McLardie Achibald
McLeish David
McLennal Hamilton
McVean Alexander Sargeant Major, 75th G. E. F.
McVean Maclcom Bombardier, 38th Royal Fleet Auxiliary
McVie Robert
Millar James
Miller John T.
Muir Thomas
Mylet Hugh
Paton George
Paton James
Paton Norman M.
Ritchie Donald J. Private, 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Sandilands Alexander Private, 11th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Shankland James Private, 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Shanks Joe
Sharp William M.
Smith David
Smith Hugh C.
Stevenson John
Stevenson William
Stirling Andrew Private, 8th Black Watch
Tagg Walter M. Private, 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Thomson William Lance Corporal, 2/9th Highland Light Infantry
Tolmie George
Wallace John Private, 18th Highland Light Infantry
White William Private 9th Scottish Rifles
Wright Robert V.C. M.C.
Young Robert


1939 – 1945

Adam Robert Leading Stoker, Royal Navy
Armour Eric K.
Ayton John
Belford Adam H.
Black James Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Bolton Robert C
Brodie James
Calderwood Alex
Cook Basil M.
Cowie John
Cunningham Peter
Douglas Alex. D. S.
Earl William M.
Ferguson Robert
Fulton James Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Gray Joseph Private, Black Watch
Hamilton Robert Trooper, Royal Tank Regiment
Hamilton James S.
Hamilton William P.
Harper Hugh 2nd Engineer, Merchant Navy
Houston R. William
Jackson William L.
Kerr Samuel Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Lawson Robert
Lawson William
McPherson John L,
Millar Thomas F.
Murray Thomas Private, Essex Regiment
Priestly William Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders
Reid Watson Cadet, Air Training Corps
Russell James
Scott Ferguson Corporal, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Stewart Ronald
Tait George
Turley Robert G.
Whyte Rober C.
Whyte Neil M.
Whyte Alex Whyte