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Abercorn Parish Church, West Lothian

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Abercorn Parish Church, West Lothian Reply with quote

No photos of the memorial I am afraid but this is an original order of service from the dedication of the memorial (can't be that often that one of these survives eh?)

(edited 14 Aug 07 to replace images)





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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 53687

Stained glass window,two lights (Abraham sacrificing Isaac)

OS Map Ref: NT 080 780
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the church, memorial plaque and memorial window.













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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife and I are very grateful to see this memorial at long last. William and Peter Potter were brothers and my wife's first cousins twice removed.

Name: POTTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Cyclist Battalion
Age: 29
Date of Death: 30/03/1918
Service No: 26/1099
Additional information: Son of the late Peter and Agnes Potter, of Society, Hopetoun, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IXA. C. 2.
Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

Name: POTTER
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 13/10/1914
Service No: 9552
Additional information: Son of Peter and Agnes Potter, of Hopetoun, South Queensferry, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 163/170.
Cemetery: METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Craig McEwan,

McEWEN, CRAIG
Initials: J C
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 08/08/1915
Service No: 544
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Walker McEwen, of Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. Native of Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 18.
Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL

Although listed as KOSB on the memorial a headstone in the churchyard confirms this as the correct John McEwen by giving the same regiment and date of death.

McEWEN, JOHN MAIR
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/10/1918
Service No: 42989
Additional information: Son of Mrs. T. McEwen, of Whitehill, Westruther, Gordon, Berwickshire, and the late James McEwen. Native of Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 21.
Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here are some more details.

COX, REGINALD JOHN PONSONBY
Initials: R J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 8th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 27/09/1915
Additional information: Son of Major John Ponsonby Cox (Durham Light Inf.), and Emily Ponsonby Cox, of Society House, South Queensferry, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 125 to 127.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

PATERSON, J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 24/10/1916
Service No: 14901
Additional information: Son of James Paterson, of Philpstown, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNEDDON, ALEX Possibly
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/09/1918
Service No: 250866
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

ARTHUR, JOHN FLEMING
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 01/01/1915
Service No: 10117
Additional information: Son of Thomas and B. Arthur, of Woodend, Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

CASTLE, E P Possibly
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/11/1918
Service No: 11112
Additional information: Son of Mrs. J.E.Castle, of 74, Park St. Slough, and the late Charles Castle.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 9.52.
Cemetery: UPTON-CUM-CHALVEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, SLOUGH

DALRYMPLE, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 23/11/1917
Service No: 202943
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dalrymple, of Mannerston Farm, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

ENDEAN, George
Private A&SH. No details found. A G. Endean Sgt, Black Watch is on CWGC.

FULFORD, GEORGE WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 14th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/09/1916
Service No: 9921
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Georginia Fulford, of Montgomerie Gardens, Tarbolton Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 22.
Cemetery: MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY

GRAY, CHARLES Possibly
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 17642
Place of Birth: West Calder
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

JARRATT, HUBERT F. W.
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 08/09/1918
Service No: 203086
Additional information: Son of William and Fannie Ann Jarratt, of Kirk Hammerton, York.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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