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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: BANNOCKBURN Reply with quote

Standing opposite the Allan Church on Quakerfield.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: reply Reply with quote

Just a bit of further info. This memorial was originally topped by a figure of a Scottish soldier standing with rifle reversed, and stood in the middle of the Ladywell Park (at the rear of it's current location).
When the town hall was demolished in the mid '70s the memorial was relocated here, and at some point the highly unpopular statue was replaced by what you can see now.
I think I've got an old photo of the original memorial, I'll have to check.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Gordon,

I'm looking forward to seeing the original, so thanks for the information.

And thanks also for jogging my memory - I had completely forgotten about posting close-ups.

Anne.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry folks,

I just realised that there is already a Bannockburn thread. Duh! Embarassed

Maybe some of the 'techical team' can fix the duplication.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: reply Reply with quote

the_historian wrote:
Just a bit of further info. This memorial was originally topped by a figure of a Scottish soldier standing with rifle reversed, and stood in the middle of the Ladywell Park (at the rear of it's current location).
When the town hall was demolished in the mid '70s the memorial was relocated here, and at some point the highly unpopular statue was replaced by what you can see now.
I think I've got an old photo of the original memorial, I'll have to check.


Unpopular figure of a Scottish soldier in military mourning fashion! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other Bannockburn thread is here

I've locked the other one and will post the URL for this thread on it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:38 am    Post subject: reply Reply with quote

No problem, Ann.

Dhubthaigh,
I know! In fairness though, the original figure was about the size of one of the dummy paras dropped on D-Day, and apparently looked completely incongruous.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: reply Reply with quote



This is taken from Pictures from the Past; Stirling's neebour villages by the late Bob McCutcheon, local historian. Unveiled near it's present position on 2/10/1921 by Captain (later Sir) Ian Bolton of West Plean House.
It was moved to the Ladywell park after WW2, when the need to add more names gave the excuse to replace the figure with the current 'needle', then moved to its present site in the '70s'.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting.
I, personally, don't think the soldier figure is too bad. Although its difficult trying to get a 'true' perspective from photograph.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: reply Reply with quote

According to the book it was around 6', so I was well out about the size.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Allan Andrew Royal Warwickshire Regiment Sergeant
Allan William Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Anderson John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Armstrong Robert Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Auld David Seaforth Highlanders Private
Barclay William Royal Scots Private
Bell James Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Boyd Joseph Blair Gordon Highlanders Private
Brannan John Royal Army Veterinary Corps Private
Breingan David Highland Light Infantry Corporal
Briggs William Royal Highlanders Corporal
Brown James Gordon Highlanders Private
Buchanan George Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Campbell James S. (M.T.)A.S.C. Corporal
Cowan James Gordon Highlanders Private
Denovan Charles B. Canadians Private 46th Battallion Canadian Infantry
Drummond John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Duncan Hugh Royal Army Medical Corps Sergeant
Durham William Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Flynn Michael Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Frickleton Dominic Royal Highlanders Private
Fulton John Gordon Highlanders Private
Gardner David A. Highland Light Infantry Private
Gibson Adam Seaforth Highlanders Corporal
Graham William Australians Gunner 54th Battallion Australian Royal Garrison Artillery
Gray William Royal Scots Private
Hardie Alexander Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Hart John Gordon Highlanders Private
Hendry Alexander Royal Engineers Sapper
Hooks Patrick Royal Air Force Private
Howie George Fife & Forfarshire Yeomanry Private
Innes Alexander Machine Gun Corps Private
Innes Donald Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Kelso Alexander Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Kelso Thomas Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Kerr James Gordon Highlanders Private
Lamb John Cameron Highlanders Private
Liddell John Cameron Highlanders Private
Livingston John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Lochiel Thomas Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Low John Welsh Seaforth Highlanders Private
Mailey James Royal Highlanders Private
Maley Martin Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Matthew Douglas Royal Field Artillery Private
McArthur John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McDonald James Canadians Private 54th Battallion Canadian Infantry
McDonald James Gordon Highlanders Private
McDue Walter Royal Scots Private
McEwan Thomas Gordon Highlanders Private
McFadyen Adam Scottish Rifles Private Military Medal
McFarlane William Royal Field Artillery Gunner
McInnes Duncan Royal Army Veterinary Corps Sergeant
McLeay Colin K. Seaforth Highlanders Lance Corporal
McLeod Daniel Machine Gun Corps Private
Meldrum George (M.T.)A.S.C. Private
Miller Archibald Royal Highlanders Private
Mitchell J.T.R. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Lieutenant Colonel
Mitchell Matthew Kings Own Scottish Borderers Lance Corporal
Moran Martin Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Private
Moran Peter Highland Light Infantry Private
Muir Thomas Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Newlands John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Norrie Robert Highland Light Infantry Private
O'Brien John Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Ogilvie Alexander Cameron Highlanders Private
O'Hare Patrick Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
O'Neill William Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Paterson George Royal Warwickshire Regiment Private
Penman John Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
Quinn Charles Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Renton David Royal Highlanders Private
Robertson Donald Royal Scots Corporal
Robertson John Northumberland Fusiliers Private
Ross Donald Gordon Highlanders Sergeant Major
Ross James Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Ross John New Zealanders Rifleman New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rutherford John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Shaw James Army Cytclist Corps Private 52nd. Division Company A.C.C.
Shaw William Royal Warwickshire Regiment Corporal
Stevenson Peter Royal Field Artillery Sergeant
Stevenson Thomas (M.T.)A.S.C. Corporal
Stewart Alexander Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Stewart John Scottish Rifles Sergeant Military Medal inD
Taggart Patrick Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Taylor Andrew Royal Highlanders Lance Corporal
Thomson Daniel Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Traynor John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Troup Alexander Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Troup William Royal Warwickshire Regiment Private
Wark John R. Royal Highlanders Private
Whytock Duncan Seaforth Highlanders Private
Whytock Robert Royal Navy Able Seaman Drake Battallion 23rd (Royal Naval) Division
Wighton William King's Liverpool Regiment Sergeant
Wilson Evan Welldon Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Second Lieutenant



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Allan Andrew
Auld John
Bain Robert
Bernard Thomas
Beveridge John
Brodie James
Brown James
Cuthill Daniel
Day John
Dickson Joseph
Docherty John
Docherty Thomas
Douglas William
Dudgeon John
Dudgeon Walter
Duffin James
Fallens James
Ferry Bernard
Flockhart David
Forbes William
Innes Charles
Innes Donald
Lindie Samuel
McAllister Denis P.
McAllister Edward
McArthur Robert
McAuchtrie George
McAuchtrie Thomas
McCallum John
McColl Richard
McKenzie James W.
McNeill James
Morrison Thomas
Muir Michael
Neville John
Ogilvie Alexander
O'Hara James
Owens Robert
Philliben Michael
Plank John
Rankine George
Rew James
Rew William
Ritchie William D.
Scullion William
Snowdon Fred
Warner Joseph
Watson Robert
Welsh William
White George L.
Wilson Thomas P.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MITCHELL, JAMES THOMSON RANKIN
Initials: J T R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Secondary Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 01/04/1918
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Rankin Mitchell, of Bannockburn House, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire. B.A. (Oxon.). Writer to the Signet. Awarded Croix de Guerre with palm (France). Born at Airdrie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 1.
Cemetery: NEW MONKLAND CEMETERY

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic217-0-asc-15.html
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: WWI Roll of Honour. Reply with quote

Thanks to all who have posted here as you have helped me find out more about my relatives Robert and Duncan listed on the Military Memorial. I live a long way away and have recently started to research my family history on my paternal side.
Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy, if you have any personal info or photos of the men, please post it here to help commemorate those who died.

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