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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Waterside Reply with quote

Waterside - Cumnock & Doon District
Waterside Institute, Church Hall , Authority - East Ayrshire, OS Ref No. NS 437 086, UKNIWM Ref No. 5973

The Waterside war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with central boss and wheel-head standing on a tapering pedestal and base. There are celtic patterns carved in relief on the cross-head and shaft. The names of the dead are listed in lead lettering on the pedestal. The dedication reads:
ERECTED
BY THE PEOPLE
OF WATERSIDE
TO PERPETUATE
THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN
WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
This memorial was in the news a few years back when a new resident threatened to demolish the memorial which he claimed stood on his land. As far as I know the memorial is still there.








WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson Joseph McKnight R.H. Private
Blain William Hawthorn Highland Light Infantry Lance Corporal
Blainey John Royal Scots Fusiliers Lance Corporal
Collins Joseph Scots Guards Sergeant
Colville Alexander Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant M.M.
Dinwoodie George O.B. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Dinwoodie John King's Own Scottish Borderers Private
Fagan John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Fearns James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Frew Robert Royal Scots Private
Fullerton Isaac Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Graham James Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Hendrie James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Kearney William Leinsters Sergeant 2nd. LNSTr.
Lyon Duncan Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
May Claude Simpson Highland Light Infantry Sergeant
McCaldon David Murdoch Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
McCaldon James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
McCulloch Henry Royal Scots Private
McCutcheon Alexander Highland Light Infantry Private
McPate James R.D.F. Private
Muir Walter Cowan Royal Scots Fusiliers Corporal
Muirhead John Gordon Highlanders Private Cameron Highlanders?
Murdoch John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Rollo Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Scott Alexander Royal Garrison Artillery Bombadier
Swallow John Henry Royal Scots Private
Tennant William A. South Africans Private Late Addition?
Thomson Edward Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Vallance Adam Gordon Highlanders Cameron Highlanders?



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Cairns Matthew Black Watch Private
Colquhoun David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Ferguson John Royal Air Force L.A.C.
Hamilton John Black Watch Private
Lafferty Thomas Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
McHattie William Scots Guards Corporal
McLeod Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Waterside Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
This memorial was in the news a few years back when a new resident threatened to demolish the memorial which he claimed stood on his land. As far as I know the memorial is still there.



I have been to Waterside a few times and never seen the memorial - I must try harder to see if it is there.

The memorial was grade C(S) listed on 19 Mar 1993.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited the memorial yesterday and spoke to the house owner of the property. He is certainly against the memorial being on his land but resigned to the fact that he cannot do anything about it. UKNIWM holds 3 newspaper cuttings about his previous attempt to have it removed in 1993. I pointed out that, should there be local agreement to move to an alternative location, the WMT would possibly contribute towards removal costs and I left him with details. Apparently there is local opposition to it being moved to any alternate location.

The memorial is not so easy to find, turn into the only obvious road into Waterside, past the school, to the track at the end, turn right and follow the track to the end.

The area around the memorial is now laid to gravel although whether by the householder or others is not clear. The wreaths show that it is still used as a place of commemoration and the granite appears to have been cleaned at some time in the last few years. The only minor problem is the weeds (bindweed) growing around the base.











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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update and photos sent to UKNIWM.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These names are also on the Dalmellington Parish Memorial. Interestingly that memorial was the subject of legal action over its position when it was first built.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=717

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Adam Vallance Pte GH Reply with quote

Adam Vallance Private S/11818 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Dalmellington e Glasgow Age 26 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of David and Emma Vallance, of Drumgrange, Dunaskin, Ayrshire. Native of Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. C. 01 Evening Times 24-7-16 Page 5: Photo
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