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|Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:23 pm Post subject: Lennoxtown (Campsie Parish)
|Lennoxtown - Strathkelvin, East Dunbartonshire
Lennoxtown (Campsie Parish) - Strathkelvin District
The Strathkelvin war memorial takes the form of a red sandstone memorial gateway in a gothic style which features some fine sculpture and is unusual in being assymetric in design to fit into the space between the buildings. It stands on the Main Street at the entrance to the kirkyard.
Below a photo of one of my old postcards.
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson John Distinguished Cross Medal
Black James Elliot Military Cross
Fleming John B.
Flett William B.
Galt George Distinguished Cross Medal
Hayworth Harry A.
Kennedy John Military Medal
King Andrew B.
McAllan John T.
McCahill William John
McClinchy William John
McGeechan Peter Military Medal
McGilvary John K.
McGilvary Thomas K.
McLaren John H.
McNicol Allan M.
Miller George S.
Morrison Duncan M.
Paterson John Brown
Ryder Joseph R.
Ryrie William Military Medal
Smith Richard S.
Smith William Murray
Stiling E.G.B. Miller
Stirling H.J.G.S. Miller
Tolland R. Distinguished Cross Medal
Yuill M. Graham
WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Stirling George Archibald Mungo
Last edited by jamiemcginlay on Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:30 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Location: Just West of Glasgow
|Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:22 pm Post subject: Campsie Parish/ Lennoxtown & Campsie Glen WM Inscription
|This is what I submitted to UKNIWM
The memorial is in the form of a gated red sandstone wall in front of a now disused church. This was the former Campsie Parish Church. It was destroyed by fire in the early 1980s and has not been rebuilt. The memorial gates are directly by the A891/ Main Street in Lennoxtown and open into the kirkyard. The gates are asymmetric with gateways for a car in the centre and people to the left. There is an arch over the main gateway with the main inscription above this. The centre of this arch is surmounted by a gothic cross. There are carved bas relief angels on either side of the main inscription. On either side of the arch are towers with ornately carved gothic tops. Set into these towers are matching sandstone slabs with the names of the fallen from WW1. A smaller brass plaque to the left of the smaller gateway commemorates the WW2 names of the fallen.
Main Inscription over archway leading to former Campsie Parish Church (High Kirk). This is carved into the sandstone
THE MEMORIALOF THE
HONOURED DEAD FROM CAMPSIE PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1919
WW1 names of fallen carved on sandstone tablets on either side of main archway. Names generally arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial(s) surname and decorations are given.
Left hand Column
JOHN ANDERSON D.C.M.
JAMES ELLIOT BLACK M.C.
JOHN B. FLEMING
WILLIAM B. FLETT
GEORGE GALT D.C.M.
HARRY A. HAYWORTH
JOHN KENNEDY M.M.
ANDREW B. KING
Right hand Column
JOHN T. McALLAN
WILLIAM JOHN McCAHILL
WILLIAM JOHN McCLINCHY
PETER McGEECHAN M.M.
JOHN K. McGILVARY
THOMAS K. McGILVARY
JOHN H. McLAREN
ALLAN M. McNICOL
GEORGE S. MILLAR
DUNCAN M. MORRISON
JOHN BROWN PATTERSON
JOSEPH R. RYDER
WILLIAM RYRIE M.M.
RICHARD S. SMITH
WILLIAM MURRAY SMITH
H.J.G.S. MILLER STIRLING
E.G.B. MILLER STIRLING
R. TOLLAND D.C.M.
M. GRAHAM YUILL
WM. S. KENNEDY
WW2 Inscription and names of fallen on brass plaque. Names arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename(s) and surname only are given.
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF
LENOXTOWN AND CAMPSIE GLEN
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THESE MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WAR
GEORGE ARCHIBALD MUNGO STIRLING
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
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|Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:39 pm Post subject:
|Some of the names on the Lennoxtown memorial are also on the memorial in the Campsie Parish church hall.
|FRED J CARSS
Joined: 07 Jan 2007
|Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:14 pm Post subject:
|The Miller- Stirling brothers family was I believe the origin of the area in Glasgow of Millerstoun. Three brothers served the other was a POW.
R. Tolland DCM is usually listed as P Tolland (Patrick or Peter) and also saved two children who had fallen in the Clyde in 1911. He was killed jumping from a train at a nearby line and was buried in Pert Wellshill Cem with full military honours.
They say that to be immortal you must be remembered.
Remembering the boys of all The Black Watch Battalions
Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)
|Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:53 pm Post subject:
|This man listed on the Second World War panel of the memorial was part of the ill-fated commando raid on the Norsk Hydro heavy water factory at Rjukan in Norway. He is also commemorated on the Operation Freshman Memorial at Skitten in Caithness.
HUNTER, JOHN GLEN VERNON
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 9 (Airborne) Field Coy.
Date of Death: between 19/11/1942 and 20/11/1942
Service No: 2110332
Additional information: Son of John G. V. and Margaret Hunter, of Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire; stepson of Janet Hunter, of Lennoxtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Z. 23.
Cemetery: Eiganes Churchyard, Stavanger, Norway.
[/color]On speaking to this man's descendants at the Motherwell Family History Fair, 27th October 2018, it was discovered that his name was John Glen Vannen Hunter. His death is also listed on Scotland's People under the correct names.
Joined: 21 Dec 2006
|Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:44 am Post subject:
|I though perhaps that Francis Robinson (WW2) should have been Francis Robertson ......?
BUT, I can't find a Francis Robertson on CWGC, only a Francis Robinson?
I know it's quite common for memorials to have errors, but this is the first time I've found a gravestone with a wrong surname?
Francis Robertson/Robinson had the middle name of Quigley - obviously his mother's maiden surname, so which is it - Robertson or Robinson??? (I doubt very much if there were two men both called Francis both killed on the same day.)
See Family Gravestone in Campsie Cemetery: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=748&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=lennoxtown&start=30&mforum=scottishwargraves
Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Location: The County of Angus
|Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:22 pm Post subject: Sgn. Adrian Andrew Forrester
(Glasgow Herald 30th April 1915)
"Killed in action at the Dardanelles, on the 25th inst. Adrian Andrew Forrester of Glenmiln, Campsie Glen, Stirlingshire, fleet surgeon H.M.S. Implaccable."
FORRESTER, ADRIAN ANDREW
Rank: Fleet Surgeon
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Implacable."
Panel Reference: 9.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: M.B.
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Location: The County of Angus
|Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:45 am Post subject: Drummer Adam Galt
(Glasgow Herald 11th May 1915)
"Drummer Adam Galt, 7thArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Territorials), was killed in action on April 26. He was a son of Parish Councillor James Galt, Union Place, Lennoxtown. He was 23 years of age, and had been in the Territorials for a number of years. Previous to the war he was employed in the engraving department of Lennoxmill Printworks."
Service No: 1216
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 9.
Cemetery: SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA
Additional Information: Son of James and Isabella Galt, of Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire.
Service Number: 1216
Date Death: 26/04/1915
Place of birth: Lennoxtown Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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|Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:04 am Post subject: John Scott Pte GH
|John Scott Private S/11492 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Campsie, Stirling e Lennoxtown Age 19 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 11/04/1917 Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 16-05-17 P6: Lennoxtown
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Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie
|Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:35 pm Post subject:
|WILLIAM MURRAY SMITH age 48 Sergeant (2652) 1/9th (Dunbartonshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
William had been headmaster at West School, Maryculter, Kincardineshire where his two sons were born and where his first wife died in 1897 from typhoid due to a conaminated water supply to the schoolhouse. In 1901 he was lodging at the Lennox Arms Hotel in Lennoxtown and was headmaster of the Craighead School, Milton of Campsie, Dunbartonshire. His sons were living with his parents at Church Street in Inveraray, Argyllshire. William re-married in 1904 and he and his sons became members of the Territorial 9th A&SH. After he enlisted, he and his sons, Sergeant (1544) Henry Donald McIntyre Smith, and Sergeant (1545) Robert Campbell McIntyre Smith, landed with the 1/9th battalion in France in February 1915. The boys were wounded at the second battle of Ypres and William was wounded while he was visiting Henry who was waiting to be evacuated. William was removed to hospital but died of blood poisoning in the 14th General Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1866 in Inveraray, Argyll. Son of Henry Dunn Smith and of Lillias Cameron (Murray) Smith.
Husband firstly of Sarah MacGregor (MacIntyre) Smith who he married in 1894 in Glasgow.
Husband secondly of Jessie Watson (McCulloch) Murray Smith of 125 Great Western Road, Glasgow who he married in 1904 in Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 19 May 1915 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
and his son
ROBERT CAMPBELL McINTYRE SMITH age 20 Second Lieutenant, 1/8th (Argyllshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was living in Lenzie, Dunbartonshire and was a member of the Territorial 9th A&SH when he was mobilised as Private (1545) in August 1914. He landed in France with his battalion in February 1915 but was wounded at Ypres and evacuated to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. After he has recovered he was commissioned in October 1915 and posted to the 1/8th Battalion in France.
Born 1896 in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. Son of William Murray Smith and Sarah MacGregor (MacIntyre) Smith.
Killed in Action on 20 June 1916 and buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, France.
Robert's brother, Henry Donald McIntyre Smith, also was a member of the Territorial 9th A&SH and was mobilised as Corporal (1544) in August 1914. He was wounded a few hours after his brother and was visited by his father in the medical dug-out when a shell burst nearby. His father was wounded by shrapnel and later he died. Henry continued to serve with his battalion and as Sergeant (325070) he was discharged from the army in February 1919. His address was 11 Hilldrop Crescent, Campden Road, London N7.
Born 1895 in Maryculter, Kincardineshire, I believe he died (aged 65) in 1961 at Rowley Regis in Staffordshire.
William and Robert are named on War Memorials in Milton of Campsie and on the Inveraray War Memorial.
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