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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: BRIDGE OF ALLAN Reply with quote

This Memorial sits in a Public Park on Henderson Street/Main Street in Bridge of Allan.

It has, what I think are 4 Regimental Badges at the top of each side but they're all quite badly eroded or covered with moss/lichens and are difficult to photograph because of the height.






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that this is one of those memorials which doesn't look better with age.
However, it would really be quite impressive cleaned up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One that's been missed off this memorial?

Name: ROSS, DONALD NEIL CAMPBELL
Initials: D N C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "D" Bty. 46th Bde.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 30/11/1917
Additional information: Son of the Rev. G. A. Johnston Ross, D.D., and Mary Louisa Campbell Ross, of Union Theological Seminary, New York City, U.S.A. Born at Bridge of Allan, Scotland. Volunteered for service while a student at Princeton University, 1916.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. AA. 17.
Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spotted Derek!

Ths following link is to his memorial in Forman Hall, Roberton, near Hawick:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3215&highlight=

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a list of names from World War One who are not listed on Bridge Of Allan's War Memorial. As the memorial is now being refurbished I have informed the people behind the project of these men. I don't know what criteria was used to list the names originally, but three names certainly should be looked into.

Pte. John Galloway and Pte. W. Hyslop.

Both of whom were, Born and Resided in Bridge,
Also Gunner G.G. Mollison, who Resided in Bridge Of Allan.

The others who were Born in Bridge Of Allan, I can appreciate may have moved from the town at an early age, and therefore could easilly have been missed.

This is the list:-

Name: AITKEN
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: 04/07/1918
Service No: S/360737
Additional information: Son of William Milne Aitken and Agnes Edgar Aitken, of 39, Russel St., Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. 607.
Cemetery: FALKIRK CEMETERY
Born: Bridge of Allan.


Name: GALLOWAY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Service No: S/11077
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Agnes Galloway, of Airthrey, Bridge-of-Allan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Born: Bridge of Allan.
Residence: Bridge of Allan.



Name: GORDON
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/04/1916
Service No: 1685
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 10.
Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Born: Bridge of Allan.


Name: HYSLOP
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 14th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Service No: S/12453
Additional information: Nephew of Mary Smith, of West Lodge, Airthrey, Bridge of Allan. Born at Bridge of Allan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. A. 2.
Cemetery: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH
Born: Bridge of Allan.
Residence: Bridge of Allan.



Name: McBAIN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Service No: 139578
Additional information: Son of Alex McBain, of 81A, High St., Nairn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Born: Bridge of Allan.


Name: McRAE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 27/09/1915
Service No: 337
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 125 to 127.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Born: Bridge of Allan.



Name: PANTON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/04/1916
Service No: 26157
Additional information: Son of David Panton, of Fife; husband of Mary Ann Panton, of 16, Maryfield Place, Camelon, Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 7.
Cemetery: RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY
Born: Bridge of Allan.


Name: PORTEOUS, JAMES CUNNINGHAM
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Service No: 9618
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Porteous, of Broomhill, Bonnybridge, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 17.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY
Born: Bridge of Allan.



Name: SHARPE
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/07/1918
Service No: S/41359
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 4.
Cemetery: CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY
Born: Bridge of Allan.


Name: SINCLAIR
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/05/1917
Service No: 277393
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 44.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
Born: Bridge of Allan.




Name: MOLLISON
Initials: G G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 34th Bty. 189th Bde.
Date of Death: 24/09/1917
Service No: 126292
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 15.
Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY
Residence: Bridge of Allan.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be good to get new pics when the memorial has been renovated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting us know about the refurbishment William.

There's something about this memorial I like but I can't quite put my finger on why. I imagine it'll look fantastic when it's finished.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Anne, I hope it will be ready for Remembrance Sunday.

Willie.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess work is behind schedule?

I visited today [25.11.08] hoping to see a resplendent beautifully restored memorial but this is the sight I beheld.

Plenty signs of work going on but no sign if any workmen.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is scary to look at but I'm sure it will be magnificent when finished (I hope !)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my giddy aunt, I hope it will be ready for 11.11.09

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that IS scary! I think I am overdue to do a post on maintenance of memorials.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks, The problem with the memorial is the company carrying out the renovation has gone into recievership and the materials for the renovation are locked in their yard. It is hoped that when the mess is sorted out, and they get access to the materials, work will continue and there will be a rededication service and parade either in May or as part of Veterns Day celebrations June or July. Willie.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Stevenson wrote:
The problem with the memorial is the company carrying out the renovation has gone into recievership and the materials for the renovation are locked in their yard.


Mmm... that is bad news Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on this situation ?
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