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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Howwood Reply with quote

Howwood - Renfrew District

The Howwood memorial is in the form of a bronze tablet which was originally on the house established and equipped for the District Nurse. There was often a struggle within memorial committees in the years following WWI with some arguing for monuments, and utilitarians supporting ideas for what they considered to be more useful projects which would benefit the community. In the case of Howwood a compromise was reached with a house being equipped for a District Nurse with a bronze memorial tablet set on the wall. Like many such utilitarian memorials, however, it outlived its usefulness, the house has been demolished and on the site a memorial garden was established and the bronze tablet set into the wall at the rear. An additional bronze plaque commemorating the dead of WWII was added later. The garden is in a plot between the houses on Bowfield Road.
The inscriptions read:
Centre Panel:
THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN SET APART AND
ENDOWED FOR THE USE OF A DISTRICT
NURSE BY THE PEOPLE OF HOWWOOD
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT
WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE OF HONOUR
AND FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE THEIR NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED

Left Panel:
THE HOUSE ORIGINALLY
PROVIDED FOR THE
NURSE BEING NO
LONGER NECESSARY
AND NO FURTHER USE
HAVING BEEN FOUND
FOR IT, IT WAS
RESOLVED TO
DEMOLISH IT AND THAT
THIS THE SITE BE LAID
OUT AS A GARDEN
OF REMEMBRANCE




WWI


WWII


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Allan John King's Own Scottish Borderers Private
Allison John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Second Lieutenant 14th A&S.H.
Armstrong John Seaforth Highlanders Lance Corporal 7th Seaforths
Cairnduff Andrew Highland Light Infantry Lance Corporal 9th H.L.I.
Campbell Hugh Seaforth Highlanders Private 8th Seaforths
Clark Philip Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 7th R.S.F.
Clews James Gordon Highlanders Private 1st Gordons
Edgar John Highland Light Infantry Private M.M. 15th H.L.I.
Findlay Matthew Seaforth Highlanders Private 7th Seaforths
Findlay William Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Gilhooley James Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private 10th A&S.H.
Gilhooley John Royal Navy Petty Officer
Graham John Gordon Highlanders Private 1/7th Gordons
Guthrie Gilbert Naval Service Cadet
Guthrie Robert H.B. Scottish Rifles Private 9th S.R.
Haughey James Seaforth Highlanders Private 7th Seaforths
Hunter John Scottish Rifles Company Segreant Major 1st S.R.
Irwin David R.I.R. Sergeant 10th R.I.R.
Irwin James R.I.R. Sergeant 14th R.I.R.
Logan David Royal Air Force Private
McCabe William H. Border Regiment Private 1st Border
McIlroy John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Moore James R.H.A. Bombadier
Murphy William A.S.C. Private
Neillands Robert Imperial Camel Corps Corporal
Nelson William Barr R.F.London Regiment Signalman 2nd. R.F. London Regiment
Niven William Royal Scots Private 12th R.S.
Stevenson John A.S.C.M.T. Private
Trainor John Royal Navy Able Seaman
Weir Robert R. Canadians Trooper Canadian L.H.
Wilson David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 1/4th R.S.F.



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Andrew R. Merchant Navy
Bruce R. Royal Artillery Gunner 57th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
Crosbie C. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Harvey O.S. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Nicol H. Seaforth Highlanders Corporal 6th Seaforths
Smith T. Cameronians Rifleman 2nd. Cameronians


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I recorded for UKNIWM -

The Garden of Remembrance is mostly slabbed with some concrete slabbed steps leading to it from the road. There are some raised flowerbeds which are untended and low hedges. The memorial itself is built of cemented stone, rectangular and about 1 to 1 1/2m tall and 1 to 1 1/2m wide. It is only 0.3 to 0.6m deep.. There is a central large brass plaque from WW1 commemorating the building of a nurses house and the names of the fallen. On either side are two smaller plaques explaining the nurse’s house is demolished but the site has been kept as a war memorial and giving the WW2 names of the fallen.

Address is Bowfield Road, Howwood

Grid Ref NS399609

Left Hand Plaque

THE HOUSE ORIGINALLY
PROVIDED FOR THE
NURSE BEING NO
LONGER NECESSARY
AND NO FURTHER USE
HAVING BEEN FOUND
FOR IT, IT WAS
RESOLVED TO
DEMOLISH IT AND THAT
THIS THE SITE BE LAID
OUT AS A GARDEN
OF REMEMBRANCE


Centre Plaque. There is a Main Inscription and then below this the WW1 names of the fallen in 2 columns. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname. Rank, forename, middle initial, surname and regiment or service given. One man has a decoration.

THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN SET APART AND
ENDOWED FOR THE USE OF A DISTRICT
NURSE BY THE PEOPLE OF HOWWOOD
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT
WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE OF HONOUR
AND FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE THEIR NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED

Left Hand Column

PTE. JOHN ALLAN 2ND K.O.S.B.
2ND LT. JOHN ALLISON 14TH A.& S.H.
L.CORP. JOHN ARMSTRONG 7TH SEAFO.
PTE. HUGH CAMPBELL 8TH SEAFO.
L.CORP. ANDREW CARNDUFF 9TH H.L.I.
PTE. PHILIP CLARK 7TH R.S.F.
PTE. JAMES CLEWS 1ST GORD.
PTE. JOHN EDGAR M.M. 15TH H.L.I.
PTE. MATTHEW FINDLAY 7TH SEAFO.
GUNNER WILLIAM FINDLAY R.F.A.
PTE. JAMES GILHOOLEY 10TH A.& S.H.
P.OFFICER JOHN J. GILHOOLEY R.N.
PTE. JOHN GRAHAM 1/7 GORD.
CADET. GILBERT GUTHRIE NAVAL SERVICE
PTE. ROB. H.B. GUTHRIE 9TH S.R.

Right Hand Column

PTE. JAMES HAUGHEY 7TH SEAFO.
COY. SGT. MAJ. JOHN HUNTER 1ST S.R.
SGT. DAVID IRWIN 10TH R.I.R.
SGT. JAMES IRWIN 14TH R.I.R.
PTE. DAVID LOGAN R.A.F.
BOMBD. JAMES MOORE R.H.A.
PTE. WILLIAM MURPHY A.S.C.
PTE. WM. H. McCABE 1ST BORDER.
PTE. JOHN McILROY 6TH R.S.F.
CORP. ROBERT NEILLANDS IMP. CAMEL. CO.
SIG. WM. BARR NELSON 2ND R.F. LON. REG.
PTE. WM. NIVEN 12TH R.S.
PTE. JOHN STEVENSON A.S.C.M.T.
A.B. JOHN TRAINOR R.N.
TROOPER. ROBT. R. WEIR CAN. L.H.


Below both Columns
PTE. DAVID WILSON ¼ R.S.F.
M.C.M.X.I.X.

Right Hand Plaque

R ANDREW
M.N.
GNR. R. BRUCE
57TH SEARCHL’T REGT. R.A.
F/SGT. C. CROSBIE
R.A.F.
F/SGT. O.S.HARVEY
R.A.F.
CPL. H. NICOL
6TH SEAFORTH HLDRS.
FFN. T. SMITH
2ND CAMERONIANS


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following soldier is listed on this memorial. Information preceded by an Asterisk (*) denotes information not shown on the CWGC or other records.

McCABE, William Henry Private 19252 1st Bn Border Regiment
Born: Armagh Resided: Howwood, Renfrewshire Enlisted: Glasgow (11/Jan/1915).
*Age: 37 Date of Death: 29/06/1915 Cause: Died of wounds (Sustained Gallipoli).
Previous Military Service: Private McCabe stated on his enlistment forms that he had previous service with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
*Family notes: Husband of Mary McCabe (nee Moore), Main Street, Howwood, Renfrewshire; also of Hawthorne Terrace Howwood.
Other notes: Private McCabe’s Enlistment Forms show that he married Mary Moore at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, on 22/12/1899. His Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on His Casualty Form (A.F. B. 103) states that he died of “Gunshot wound to the head” at the 88th Field Ambulance. Private McCabe’s wife received a pension of 10 s per week for herself from 31/1/1916, no children are mentioned, and so it would appear that they had no children at the time of his death.
Census notes: The 1901 Scottish Census shows William (aged 23) residing with his wife Mary (aged 20) at the home of her parents, James and Annie Moore, of Kilnow Cottages, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 119 to 125 or 222 and 223. Helles Memorial.
Other memorials: Private McCabe is commemorated on the Howwood War Memorial, Bowfield Road, Howwood; he is also named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
IWM Records Page No: Volume V, Page 274.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Gilbert Guthrie Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
CADET. GILBERT GUTHRIE NAVAL SERVICE


(Glasgow Herald 28th of September 1915)
"Drowned at Havre, France, on the 19th last, Gilbert Guthrie, aged 19, beloved son of Mrs Gilbert, The Manse, Howwood."

As he was in the Merchant service and died from an accident he does not qualify for the CWGC database.
According to Merchant Service Return the vessel he was attached to was the "Pomeranian".

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:07 am    Post subject: James Clews Reply with quote

James Clews S/20493 1st Gordon Highlanders b Braeside,Howard e Paisley Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 30/04/1918 Son of James and Jessie Clews, of Howwood, Renfrewshire. Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil Fr 0033 Plot I Row B Grave 11
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:08 am    Post subject: John Graham Reply with quote

John Graham Pte S/41466 7th Gordon Highlanders b Lochwinnoch,Renfr. e Lochwinnoch Killed in Action F&F 20/11/1917 Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres Fr 1498 Plot I Row B Grave 05 Howwood & Lochwinnoch
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Cairnduff appears on CWGC as:

Name: CARNDUFF, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 332468
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds) Bn
Date of Death: 27/9/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 131 to 132
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Also named on Girvan War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CARR, E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13972
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 3/7/1916
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Margaret Carr.
Grave Reference: IV F 26
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
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