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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: SPRINGFIELD Reply with quote

Springfield - Fife
Does not appear to be registered with UKNIWM

The Springfield war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and celtic knotwork pattern carved in relief on the face of the head and upper section of the shaft. The cross stands on a low tapering pedestal which rests on a plinth. The commemoration and names of the WWII dead are listed in black lead lettering on the face of the shaft, and the names of the WWI dead on the face of the pedestal.
The monument stands in its own small garden surrounded by iron railed enclosure halfway along the main road in the village.
An additional marble memorial in the form of an open book has been placed in front of the monument which reads:
(LEFT PAGE)
FROM
SPRINGFIELD
EX-SERVICEMEN
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

(RIGHT PAGE)
IN
MEMORY OF
OUR FALLEN
COMRADES
8-1-22





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
CROMBIE JAMES R.H. PRIVATE
CROCKETT JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE
GLEN ANDREW HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CORPORAL
GARLAND JAMES R.H. LANCE CORPORAL
GLEN JOHN ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
GARLAND ARCHIBALD ROYAL ENGINEERS PRIVATE
HART WILLIAM R.H. PRIVATE
KIDD NEIL MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
LITTS PETER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MATHEWSON JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CORPORAL
MITCHELL JOHN R.H. LANCE CORPORAL
MORE WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS LANCE CORPORAL
MUNRO ANDREW R.H. LANCE CORPORAL
MCANDREW WILLIAM R.H. LANCE CORPORAL
WHITE JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MACDONALD JOHN R.H. PRIVATE
MACDONALD WILSON ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
NESS GEORGE LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE
NELSON DAVID NEW ZEALANDERS PRIVATE N.Z.C.
NELSON ALEXANDER MOTOR TRANSPORT PRIVATE
OGILVIE JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
RANKINE JAMES CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
RAMSAY JAMES SCOTS GREYS PRIVATE
REID JOHN SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
ROLLO GEORGE CANADIANS PRIVATE
SWINTON JOHN CANADIANS LIEUTENANT
SWINTON ALEXANDER AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE
WHITE ROBERT R.H. PRIVATE
WHITE ALEXANDER ? PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
BURKE J.E.S. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
HUTCHISON P.B. ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS PRIVATE
WALKER J.S. SCOTS GUARDS LANCE SERGEANT
WILSON GEORGE ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
MCGILLIVRAY R.H. ROYAL TANK REGIMENT TROOPER
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clarkc_bpo



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Here are my photos of the same memorial :










regards,
Clark
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Clark and great to see them added to the post after messing you about so much!
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spoons



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie, there seems to be a photo missing on your original post.

One I looked up............

Name: BURKE, JAMES EDWARD STANLEY
Initials: J E S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 50 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 19/07/1941
Service No: 995760
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Susan Burke, of Cupar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. Grave 311.
Cemetery: CUPAR NEW CEMETERY
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a particularly odd way of listing the casualties for the Second World War. It's almost as if they just tried to fit them in any old way.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very strange. Why didn't they use on of the other sides of the plinth?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very strange. Why didn't they use one of the other sides of the plinth?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very strange. Why didn't they use one of the other sides of the plinth?
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday 8th of January 1922.

(Glasgow Herald 9th January 1922)
"Lady Cochrane of Cults yesterday afternoon unveiled at Springfield the Aberdeen granite Celtic Cross, erected on ground gifted by Mr Matthew N. Honeyman, Hawarden, Kirkintilloch, in memory of the 30 men of the parish of Springfield who fell in the war."

Derek.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WMR 85505
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