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Gretna, Old Parish Church, WW1

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Gretna, Old Parish Church, WW1 Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44148

In Gretna Old Parish Church, near to Gretna Green civic memorial at OS Map Ref: NY 319 680

An unusual shape and quite difficult to photograph because of the curved, reflective surface.

Names:

Robt Anderson CDNS
Thos W Beattie DLI
L Cpl D G Bell KOSB
Cpl Robt Birnie RE
Jos Blacklock CDNS
L Cpl Jos Burnett ASH
Sergt Jas Carlyle KOSB
Wm Coupland RIF
John G Dickson CAMS
Jas Elliot KL
Hrld Fell RF
Chris Graham KOSB
Wm Henry RSF
L Cpl Walt Hutton KOSB
Geo Johnstone CDNS
Herbt J Lavers LNL
Jas Lucas KOSB
Sam McCarl BR
Wm McCarl KOSB
And Mackie SH
Geo I Mckay RN
Wm R McKay RSF
Edw McMurray RS
John Maxwell SG
Peter Merrick RB
Jas H Murray HLI
Cecil H O’Dell LF
Fred G O’Dell RF
Jas Phillips BR
John Phillips KOSB
John Rome MGC
Lieut K J Stafford MC RFA
Dav Stevenson KOSB
L Cpl W Telford HLI
Jas Thompson KOSB
Robt Wood RSF
Roberta E Robertson MW

37 Names

Roberta E Robertson was a Munitions Worker and her name is also on the Dumfries civic memorial.

I could not find Geo I Mckay RN on either SNWM or CWGC.

K J Stafford was the son of the church minister and his father was killed in the bombing raid in WW2 being listed on the memorial roll for the bombing raid and also having an an individual memorial in Gretna Old Parish church.









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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the men named here are also on the Gretna Parish War Memorial.

Roberta Ewart Robertson – age 20 – Civilian Munitions Worker.
Roberta was killed in an explosion in the munitions factory at Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Daughter of William and Priscilla (Ewart) Robertson of 34 Bank Street, Dumfries.
Died on 27 March 1917 and buried in Dumfries (St Michael's) Cemetery.
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