Clan MacSporran Association

In Memory

There follows a list of those clanfolk who are known to have given their lives in battle.

Name Country Rank and Regiment Date Age Burial or Memorial
Alexander McSporran Canada Private, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Infantry 14 Apr 1917 29 Pas de Calais, France
Archibald J McSparronAustraliaPrivate, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 5 Aug 1916 26 Somme, France
Clarence C McSparrin USA Private First Class, Pennsylvania 30 Sep 1918 25 Pennsylvania, USA
Duncan McSporran Scotland Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2 Jul 1916 22 Pas de Calais, France
Duncan McSporran Scotland Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2 Oct 1916 19 Pas de Calais, France
Ernest W McSparron Ireland Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 30 May 1942 Runnymede, England
Harry G McSparin USA Private First Class, US Army 182nd Infantry Regiment13 Jun 1945 Manila, Philippines
James A MacSporran USA First Lieutenant, US Army 730th Bomber Squadron 24 Dec 1944 Cambridge, England
James L McSparren USA Private First Class, US Army WW II  Rhode Island, USA
John McSparran Ireland Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles 6 Mar 1917 24 Somme, France
John MacSporran Scotland Trooper, Royal Armoured Corps 21 May 1943 38 Ayr, Scotland
John R McSparron Wales Petty Officer, Royal Navy 10 Dec 1941 24 Plymouth, England
Lorne H MacSporran Canada Rifleman, Regina Rifle Regiment, R.C.I.C. 30 Mar 1945 21 Groesbeek, Netherlands
Lilburn W McSparrin USA Private, 120th Illinois Infantry 5 Jun 1863 
Malcolm MacSporran Scotland Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 13 Nov 1916 23 Somme, France
Niel G McSporran Scotland Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 30 Aug 1944 22 Kiel, Germany
Robert W McSparran USA 19th Virginia Infantry 1 Jul 1863 
Thomas McSparron England Lance Corporal, Northumberland Fusiliers 25 Jun 1916 30 Somme, France
William G McSparron AustraliaPrivate, Australian Infantry, A.I.F 6 Aug 1915 24 Gallipoli, Turkey
William T MacSparran USA Sergeant, US Marine Corps, 5th Regiment 31 Oct 1918 Romagne, France

John R McSparron above perished in the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales by the Japanese off Singapore in 1941. More details of this incident can be found at the Force Z Survivors site on our links page.

Possibly the most remote grave site of those listed above is
this memorial in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Gallipoli in Turkey.

The photograph is courtesy of Keith McSporran of New Zealand.

Any corrections or additions for this page may be sent to John W McSparron

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