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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Pte. John O'Connor Reply with quote

Oddly not listed on this memorial or any neighbouring ones as far as I can tell.

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Pte. John O.Connor, 2nd Connaught Rangers

(Glasgow Herald 9th Dec 1914)
"Another Coatbridge soldier in the person of Private John O'Connor, son of John O'Connor, Newsagent, Dundyvan Road, was killed in action on November 17. He was only 20 years of age, and enlisted in the Connaught Rangers two years ago."

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Name: O'CONNOR, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 10558
Date of Death: 07/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Connaught Rangers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: O'CONNOR
Firstname: John
Service Number: 10558
Date Death: 07/11/1914
Place of birth: Coatbridge Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: (L.Cpl.) Pte. Alexander Neilson Reply with quote

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Neilson, Alex. L.Cpl. 1st G.H.

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Information reached Coatbrige that Alex. Neilson, eldest son of treasurer Neilson, Coatbridge, had been killed in action. He enlisted on September 11 in the 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, and left Aberdeen for the front five weeks ago. Young Mr Neilson was a popular Coatbridge townsman, and was connected with the firm of Neilson and Clelland (Limited) Ironmongers, of which his father is the head."

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Name: NEILSON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/7073
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of George and E. A. Neilson, of Dunbeth House, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
Surname: NEILSON
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 3/7073
Date Death: 18/11/1914
Place of birth: Old Monkland Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Lt. Alexander Carnegie Baxter M.C. Reply with quote

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Baxter, Alex. C. (M.C.) Lt. 6th S.R.

(Glasgow Herald 25th April 1917)
"Killed in action, on 17th April, Lieutenant Alexander C. Baxter, Machine Gun Company, aged 26, dearly loved youngest son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Baxter, Wemyss Park, Coatbridge."

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BAXTER, A C
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 17/04/1917
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn. attd, 154th Coy Machine Gun Corps
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: I. F. 2.
Cemetery: ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Baxter, of Wemyss Park, Coatbridge.

SNWM
Surname: BAXTER
Firstname: Alexander Carnegie
Date Death: 17/04/1917
Decoration: M.C.
Other: (6 Sco. Rifs). att. Machine Gun Corps (T.).
SNWM roll: MACHINE GUN CORPS
Rank: Lt
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Theodore B. Gracie Reply with quote

North Lanarkshire Council have now added the name of Theodore B. Gracie to the Civic Monument at Coatbridge.
Another brave man finally recognised and remembered.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Pte. William Allan Pithie Reply with quote

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Pithie, Wm. H.L.I. (?.?)

(Glasgow Herald 18th of Feb 1915)
"Information has reached Coatbridge that Private William Allan Pithie (2248), B Company, Glasgow Highlanders, was killed in action on Wednesday last week. He resided with his mother at 100 Calder Street, Coatbridge, was an engineer to trade, and prior to the war was employed in the Weldless Chains (Limited), Gartsherrie. He had five years military training with the Lowland Division Engineers (Airdrie & Coatbridge Territorials), and when war was declared he enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders. He went out to France on November 5. He was shot while carrying a drink of water to a sick comrade. Two brothers of Pithie are at the front with the Airdrie and Coatbridge Territorials, and they were present when the remains were interred in a plantation by lantern light."

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PITHIE, WILLIAM ALLAN
Rank: Private
Service No: 2248
Date of Death: 10/02/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hdrs.) Bn.
Grave Reference: I. H. 2.
Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Marion Smith Pithie, of New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: PITHIE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 2248
Date Death: 10/02/1915
Place of birth: New Cumnock Ayrshire
Other: 9th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Rankin Reply with quote

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Rankin, Robt. Bndmn. R.Ir.F.

(Glasgow Herald 13th March 1915)
"Official intimation reached Coatbridge yesterday that Bandsman Robt. Rankine, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed in action on February 24. He was 24 years of age, and was the youngest son of Mr Alexander Rankin, Water Trust Buildings, Muiryhall Street, Coatbridge, and before he enlisted he was employed at the Stobcross Rivet Works. He was in India for five years, and was expected home just at the time war was declared."

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RANKIN, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 9937
Date of Death: 24/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: RANKIN
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 9937
Date Death: 24/02/1915
Place of birth: Coatbridge Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Pte. Bernard McFarlane Reply with quote

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McFarlane, Berd. Pte. 2nd S.R.

(Glasgow Herald 19th March 1915)
"Private Bernard McFarlane, Scottish Rifles, belonging to Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, has died in Boulogne Stationary Hospital from wounds."

CWGC
McFARLANE, BERNARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 7889
Date of Death: 16/03/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 28.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Native of Coatbridge. Brother of Mrs. Ellen Plunkett, of 160, Garngadhill, Townhead, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: McFARLANE
Firstname: B
Service Number: 7889
Date Death: 16/03/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Pte. Charles Scott Reply with quote

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Scott, Chas. Pte. 2nd H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 25th March 1915)
"In response to inquiries by Mr & Mrs Kerr, Main Street, Coatdyke, regarding the whereabouts of Private Charles Scott (10746), H.L.I., the following letter was received this week from Captain and Adjutant Hope, 2nd H.L.I. -"Dear Sir, In reply to your inquiry regarding No. 10746 Private Scott, of this Battalion, I much regret to inform you that he was reported to me as having died from wounds received at the battle of Mons on August 21, 1914. The report states :- No. 10746 Private Scott reported unofficially as having died at Lambreechin, Pasturges, Mons." Private Scott, who was a Reservist, was a conductor on the Airdrie and Coatbridge tramway cars. He had lodged with Mrs Kerr, 294 Main Street, Coatdyke, for upwards of ten years. His mother resides in Edinburgh. No word had been received from Private Scott since he left for the front in August last."

According to the war return he was 26 years of age.

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SCOTT, C
Rank: Private
Service No: 10746
Date of Death: 24/08/1914
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XVII. B. 27.
Cemetery: CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: SCOTT
Firstname: Charles
Service Number: 10746
Date Death: 24/08/1914
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my research project for the War Memorials in several Coatbridge Churches, which are now united in New St. Andrews Parish Church, I have this small piece of additional information regarding Charles Scott.

He is remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church Memorial and the Coatbridge Civic Memorial.

""It is possible that he was the first Coatbridge soldier who fell in battle as the date suggests.""

Morag
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk Herald, 1st May 1915 (Included in the Denny & Dunipace section)

'Six sons with the colours'

Mr. & Mrs. Aitken, North Square, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge, have no fewer than six sons serving with the colours. They are as follows:

James Aitken, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders [L/C, 2nd Bn., S/3406, died 25th Sptember 1915, age 36]
Robert Aitken, Army Service Corps
Alexander Aitken, King's Own Royal Rifles
David Aitken, Lowland Division, Royal Engineers (Territorials)
Andrew Aitken, Highland Light Infantry [Pte., 16th Bn. 14989, died 1st July 1916, age 26]
John Aitken, Lowland Division, Royal Engineers (Territorials)

Robert first joined the colours during the Boer War, after which he was employed in Portugal. All the brothers are members of Gartsherrie Amateur Swimming Club, and James and Robert have frequently been prize-winners at the annual gala. The father, Mr. Andrew Aitken, is a native of Dunipace, and was employed as an engineer at Quarter Pit for a considerable number of years. He is at present employed in the same capacity in Gartsherrie Iron Works. Mrs. Aitken is a native of Condorrat.

Brothers Andrew & James are listed on a family stone in Old Monkland Cemetery, see: (Page 6) http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=93&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75&mforum=scottishwargraves

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert McClive Reply with quote

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McClive, Robt. Pte. 2nd R.H.

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Robert McClive, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who was wounded at La Basse on March 2 and died of his wounds in the Royal Infirmary, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on March 30, was only 16 years and 6 months old, and was a native of Airdrie. His body was sent through from Newcastle top Airdrie by the War Office, the sergeant in charge having instructions to arrange for the burial at the expense of the department. The War Office also paid the lad's mothers expenses in visiting her boy at Newcastle, where she remained til he died, and she is very grateful for the kindness."

CWGC
McCLIVE, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/2509
Date of Death: 30/03/1915
Age: 16
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. 26.
Cemetery: NEW MONKLAND CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Margaret McClive, of 12, Thorburn Place, Coatdyke, Coatbridge, and the late William McClive. Born at Airdrie.

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Surname: McCLIVE
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 3/2509
Date Death: 30/03/1915
Place of birth: Airdrie
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home.

Link to Scottish War Graves(Page 2): http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=217&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CWGC:
WARK, William S.
Rank: Private
Service No: 27230
Date of Death: 3rd May 1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Bn.
Memorial: Arras Memorial
Panel Ref: Bay 6
Additional Information: Son of Thomas & Marion Wark, 545 Alexander Street, Coatbridge.

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WARK, William S.
Service No: 27230
Date of Death: 3rd May 1917
Place of Birth: Bathgate
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Bn.
Theatre of Death: France & Flanders

Listed on a Family Gravestone in Bathgate (Paulville) Cemetery as son of Thomas & Marion Wark (nee Scott).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: William S. Wark Reply with quote

William is also listed on the Coatbridge Civic Memorial and Bathgate Civic Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Pte. Nathaniel Baillie Reply with quote

Not on the memorial or any other as a far as I can tell.

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Pte. Nathaniel Baillie, Canadians

Canadian Attestation papers

(Glasgow Herald 8th May 1915)
"Mr Walter Leonard has received a postcard from Private R. Lawrence as follows:-"Dear Sir, I am sorry to inform you of the death of Private Nathaniel Baillie, who was killed in action on 23rd inst." Baillie, who was only 23 years of age, was formerly employed in the North British Ironworks, Ellis Street, and he resided in Carradale Street up till about four years ago, when he left for Canada. He came over to this country with the first Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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BAILLIE, N
Rank: Private
Service No: 10881
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nathaniel Baillie is listed on the War Memorial for Cliftonhill Church, Coatbridge which is now in New St. Andrews Church, Coatbridge.

His name was listed in the Hamilton (Ontario) Herald newspaper as “one of a noble army that sleeps in Flander’s fields and on other battle fronts”.

This quote has been inserted on Nathaniel's page in the Memorial Book which I researched for the Church.
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