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Lt Gen Grierson, Glasgow Cathedral

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Lt Gen Grierson, Glasgow Cathedral Reply with quote

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In Glasgow Cathedral OS Map Ref NS 590 650

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General Grierson died a few days after landing in France with the BEF in August 1914. Had he lived he may have taken the job of Commander-in-Chief instead of Douglas Haig.

He wrote the definitive reference work on the Pre-1908 Scottish Volunteers. "Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force 1859-1908"

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: Lt. Gen. James Moncrieff Grierson Reply with quote

He appears to be the very first Death notice of a soldier in the Glasgow Herald from the war (Aug 19th 1914).
Interestingly he was repatriated for burial in Glasgow which, must be a rare thing among those who died abroad during the war.

Name: GRIERSON, Sir JAMES MONCRIEFF
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Commanding II Army Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: late
Age: 55
Date of Death: 17/08/1914
Awards: K C B, C M G, C V O
Additional information: Son of George Moncrieff Grierson and his wife Allison Lyon Walker. Born at Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Primus. 38.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Lt. Gen. James Moncrieff Grierson Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Interestingly he was repatriated for burial in Glasgow which, must be a rare thing among those who died abroad during the war.


The great and the good could pull strings early in the war to get bodies of loved ones repatriated but the practice was stopped in the spring of 1915 I think.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to his grave in the Necropolis: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=141&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&mforum=scottishwargraves

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A better pic

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