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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On re-checking the name panels, I notioced that NONE of the men on Willie's list (on Page 1 of this thread) has been added.

Or the man Derek found ....... Confused

I wonder why - perfect opportunity I would have thought?

Anne
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Anne,

This is an e-mail I sent to Col. Jim Christie (Bridge of Allan Community Council), on the 19th.May 2009, as yet I have received no reply.

Hi Jim , I have been down at the archives this morning trying to find some information on the men missing from the Bridge of Allan war memorial.

The missing men I was searching for were:- Pte. John Galloway, Cameron Highlanders, Born and Resided, Bridge of Allan.

Pte. W. Hyslop, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Born and Resided, Bridge of Allan.

Gunner G.G. Mollison, Royal Field Artillery, Resided in Bridge of Allan.

My research was in the Stirling Observers 1916 and 1917.

In the Stirling Observer August 22nd.1916, Page 3, Col. 3, "Airthrey Soldier Missing", I found the report of Pte. John Galloway, reported missing.

Continuing my research into 1917, I found in the Observer, June 5th. 1917, page 3, Col. 1, "Private John Galloway", the details confirming his death, which I am sending to you as per attachment above.

I continued my research to the last Observer of 1917, but could find no reference to, Pte. W. Hyslop, Died 24/04/17, or Gunner G.G. Mollison, Died 24/09/17.

Hope this information is useful to you.
Can you please confirm receipt of this e-mail?

Willie Stevenson.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting us know the situation Willie.

Do you think in the end it came down to money? Obviously there's no room on the existing panels to squeeze any more names on - but I would imagine that a wee extra panel wouldn't have been that expensive?

The 'Committee' may not have reckoned on someone coming along and upsetting their wee apple-cart.

Anne

P.S. Although the memorial has been all refurbished, I actually preferred it the way it was. It seemed to have a lot more character. Still, probably in another 90 or so years, it'll eventually get back to the way it was. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi anne,
As far as I am aware the Community Council were going to add names missing from the memorial, it was certainly mentioned in speeches made at the rededication ceremony, it may be that they are trying to find names right up to the present day, I don't know, I was just a little concered when I didn't even get a reply to my e-mail. Anne I've got the report with photo from the Observer of PTE. Galloway which I would like to add to the forum, it's on an e-mail attachment, I don't know how to do this, can you help me?

Willie.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A copy of the article in Willie's post, above.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anne,

I really appreciate that. You may now understand my disappointment at not receiving an acknowledge of my e-mail to Col. Jim Christie. This man was not only born and resided in Bridge of Allan but also worked there, not only that but it looks like he did all that, a few hundred yards from where the Bridge of Allan Memorial stands . If there is anything I can help you with donít hesitate to contact me, I will be delighted to help you in any way I can.

Willie.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Lt. Walter Wingate Primrose Reply with quote

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Walter Wingate Primrose, Lieut. R.A.F.

(Glasgow Herald 1st of March 1917)
"Primrose-
On 27th February (the result of an aeroplane accident) Walker Wingate, Lieutenant, R.N. aged 19.5 years, son of Robert Primrose, chaplain R.N.V.R. and Mrs Primrose, Bridge of Allan.
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Name: PRIMROSE, WALTER WINGATE
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Marines
Secondary Unit Text: and R.N. Div.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 27/02/1917
Additional information: Son of Robert and Catherine M. Primrose, of Springfield Manse, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 450.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (CRAIGTON) CEMETERY

Also listed on the Kelvinside Academy memorial.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:04 am    Post subject: Lt. James Lovat Hosack Fraser Reply with quote

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James Lovat Hosack Fraser, Lieut. 8th Cameron Hrs. attd M.G.C.

(Glasgow Herald 24th of February 1917)
"Of wounds received in action, 18th last, James Lovat Hosack Fraser, aged 24, Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps, formerly of the Cameron Highlanders, eldest son of Dr Hosack Fraser, Bridge of Allan."

Name: FRASER, JAMES LOVAT HOSACK
Initials: J L H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
Unit Text: 75th Coy.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/02/1917
Additional information: Son of Dr. John Hosack Fraser and Mrs. Christina Brown Fraser, of "Fernfield", Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 10.
Cemetery: PONT-DE-NIEPPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Listed on a family gravestone in Logie Cemetery, see (Page 3):
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=242&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&mforum=scottishwargraves


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed by Stewart&Paterson,Architects,Glasgow in 1923.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Site gifted by Major Edmund Pullar of Westerton House who also gifted the public water supply to Bridge Of Allan!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Pte. James Lucas Meiklejohn Reply with quote

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James lucas Meiklejohn, Private. Canadian E.F.

(Glasgow Herald 11th March 1915)
"Lieutenant H.E. Sullivan, No. 2 Company P.P.C.L.I. gives te following details of the death of Private James Meiklejohn, who was killed at St Eloi, France, on January 26. "I was with James when e was shot. This occurred while he was on guard in the trench. He died nobly, doing his duty under very trying circumstances, bravely and cheerily. His death took place about 10am on the 26th. We buried him just behind the trench where he fellas soon as it was dark. We made a wooden cross in the trench and put it at the head of his grave. Private Meiklejohn was a good and brave soldier, and his death is a great loss to us." Before leaving for Canada Private Meiklejohn lived in Bridge of Allan, where his relatives still reside."

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MEIKLEJOHN, J L
Rank: Private
Service No: 730
Date of Death: 26/01/1915
Regiment/Service: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Grave Reference: III. C. 5.
Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Memorial transcription Reply with quote

RAISED IN HUMBLE GRATITUDE
TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF BRIDGE OF ALLAN WHO DIED
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919


John S. Abercromby, 2nd Lieut. 17th Middlesex Regt.
Laurence Allan, Driver. R.A.S.C. (M.T.)
William Anderson, L.Corp. 9th Gordon Hrs.
William Anderson, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
James Bell, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
John Bell, Private. 8/10th Gordon Hrs.
Hugh Bruce, Sergeant. 7th A.&.S.H.
Alexander P. Burns, Private. 5th A.&.S.H.
Robert Burns, Private. 16th H.L.I.
James Campbell, Sergeant. 8th Gordon Hrs.
William Campsie, Piper. 12th The Royal Scots
Robert William Cassels, Private. King's Royal Rifles
John Clark, Gunner. R.F.A.
Robert Clark, Private. R.A.O.C.
James Clink, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
John Cummings, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
John McLellan Dewar, Corpl. 1st H.C.B.
Thomas D. Dewar, Private. 26th Royal Fusiliers
Hugh Drummond, Private. 1st Black Watch
Frederick Evans, L.Corpl. 1st Gordon Hrs.
Andrew Ferguson, Private. 6th The Royal Scots
William M. Forbes, Private. 13th Scottish Rifles
James Fotheringham M.M. Corpl. Canadian E.F.
James Lovat Hosack Fraser, Lieut. 8th Cameron Hrs. Attd M.G.C.
Duncan R. Henderson, Private. Canadian E.F.
Malcolm Arnold Hepburn, Lieut. 2nd Seaforth Hrs.
Andrew Guy Hutcheson M.C. Captain. 9th Cameronians
James Kennedy, L.Corpl. 1st A.&.S.H.
William Graham King, Bombardier. R.G.A.
Robert S. Laidlaw, Lieut. Royal Navy
John Lannagan, Sergeant. 14th A.&.S.H.
James Lucas Meiklejohn, Private. Canadian E.F.
Henry S.K. Mellis, Bombardier. R.G.A.
Robert Munro, Sergeant. 9th Black Watch
William D. Munro M.C. C.de.G Captain. 8th A.&.S.H.
Samuel McDonald D.C.M. Private. Canadian E.F.
John McDonald, L.Corpl. Canadian E.F.
Duncan K. McFarlane, L.Corpl. Impl.Camel.Corps.
James McGeachin, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
Richard McGillivray, Corpl. Canadian E.F.
Thomas G.G. McIntosh, Lieut. 11th The Royal Scots
John Findlay McIntyre, Sergeant. King's African Rifles
Robert L. McIntyre, Private. 7th Lancs.Fusrs.
John McKee, Private. 2nd Cameron Hrs.
Allan McKenzie, Private. 2nd A.&.S.H.
Henry Hay McKenzie, Private. 2nd The Royal Scots
John McKenzie, Private. 8/10th Gordon Hrs.
William Bruce McKenzie, L.Corpl. 9th Black Watch
Malcolm McKinnon, Corpl. 7th A.&.S.H.
Joseph McKinstrie, Private. 7th Cameron Hrs.
Charles W. MacLaren, Sergeant. 5th Scottish Rifles
John Russell Naismith, Private. Australian E.F.
David Nicol, Captain. 14th A.&.S.H.
Walter Wingate Primrose, Lieut. R.A.F.
James Rae, Sergeant. 10th A.&.S.H.
James Rae, Private. 2nd Black Watch
Andrew Ramage, Private. 1/5th Seaforth Hrs.
James Ramsay, L.Corpl. 7th Cameron Hrs.
John R. Ramsay, Corpl. 7th A.&.S.H.
David Rintoul, L.Corpl. 7th Cameron Hrs.
Henry W. Robertson, 2nd Lieut. 11th A.&.S.H.
William Robertson M.M. Private. Royal West Kents
Samuel Robertson, Sergeant. 10th Gordon Hrs.
John P. Robertson, Private. 7th R.S.F.
John Rodgers M.M. Private. 8th Gordon Hrs.
Ian Rose, Private. 6th Seaforth Hrs.
D.N. Campbell Ross, 2nd Lieut. R.F.A.
John Salmond, C.Q.M.S. 2nd Black Watch
George Brown Service, 2nd Lieut. M.G.C.
Donald S. Smurthwaite, 2nd Lieut. 2nd Black Watch
David Campbell Stalker, Private. 7th A.&.S.H.
Harold Thomson D.S.O. C.De.G Lieut. Colonel. 1st R.S.F.
William J. Tod, Private. 1st Canadian M.G.C.
A.St.J.M. Warrand, Captain. 1st Black Watch attd R.F.C.
Alexander D. Watson, L.Corpl. 1st K.O.S.B.
Oliver Watson, Sergeant. 7th A.&.S.H.
Henry R.H. Watson, E.R.A. Royal Navy
William Watson, Driver. R.A.S.C. (M.T.)
Charles J. Williams, Private. 1st Black Watch
Andrew Wilson, Private. 1st Black Watch
William Wilson, Private. 10th A.&.S.H.

1939-1945

* Isaac Gibson, C/Petty Officer. Royal Navy
John C. Allan, Sapper. Royal Engineers
James B. Anderson, L.A.C. Royal Air Force
James Campbell, Private. 2nd Gordon Highlanders
John D.F. Cullens, Able Seaman. Royal Navy
George A. Gauld, Bombardier. Royal Artillery
Thomas Glen, Flight Sergt. Royal Air Force
Ian B. Haldane, Lt. Colonel. Border Regiment
Robert F. Maxwell, Corporal. R.A.S.C.
Ian M. Menzies, Corporal. Royal Engineers
George Miller, Corporal. 7/10th A.&.S.H. (H.D.)
John P. McBride, Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Arthur McIntosh, Private. 8th Black Watch
James P.M. Ritchie, able Seaman. Royal Navy
* Thomas S.R. MacIntyre, L/Sergeant. 8th Royal Scots

(* later additions)

WW1 - 81
WW2 - 15
Total - 96
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Pte. Charlie Williams Reply with quote

Scottisheart wrote:
I've been searching for my great uncle, Charles John Williams, for AGES. I have a few items (ribbons from medals, an Acton plaque, and pictures) but nothing with reference to regiment/battalion, etc. Now at least I have a direction - 1st Blackwatch.

Kelly Scottisheart


To add to what Anne provided.

(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"In a letter to a friend in Bridge of Allan, Lance-Corporal John Carmichael, of the 1st Black Watch, tells how another Bridge of Allan man, Private Charles Williams, of the same regiment, met his death. The writer, who has only recently returned to the front after having been invalided home, says :-"Previous to coming here we had the 2nd Battalion lying about a mile from our billets. I met two of the "Bridge" chaps - Johnnie Salmond and Jimmy Rae - and they were both looking very fit. I have met Wilson and McLaren of our own Battalion, also Andrew McLeish. I received information yesterday as to how Charlie Williams met his death. He was on his way to regimental headquarters with a few others to get a piece of wood to make a cross for a chum of his who had fallen when a shell burst in the midst of them, killing him and wounding the others."

Derek.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KILLED IN NORTH AFRICA.
Pte. Arthur M'lntosh, Black Watch, son of Mrs M'lntosh, 28 Cawdor Road, Bridge of Allan, has been killed in action in North Africa.

Twenty-three years of age, Pte. M'lntosh was a Territorial when war broke out, and has been on service since the beginning of hostilities, and was evacuated from Dunkirk.

In civil life he was employed with Messrs Mundell & Co., joiners, Stirling. His brother, George, is a R.Q.M.S. with the Tank Corps in North Africa.
Evening Telegraph 18 May 1943
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Pte. Henry (Harry) Hay McKenzie Reply with quote

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Henry Hay McKenzie, Private. 2nd The Royal Scots

(Glasgow Herald 13th April 1915)
"Mr James McKenzie, Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan, has received intimation of the death of his son, Private Henry McKenzie, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots. McKenzie served his apprenticeship with Messrs Robert Rose and son, painters, Bridge of Allan, and went to Glasgow a few years ago, enlisting on the outbreak of war. Previous to his leaving for the city he was a prominent member of the local football team."

CWGC
McKENZIE, HARRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 13893
Date of Death: 28/03/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late James B. and Mary Whitehead McKenzie.

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Surname: McKENZIE
Firstname: Harry
Service Number: 13893
Date Death: 28/03/1915
Place of birth: Bridge of Allan Stirlingshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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