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Thomas Rae - a veteran of Waterloo

 
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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Thomas Rae - a veteran of Waterloo Reply with quote

This memorial cross and plaque are in the Queen's Aisle in St Michael's Kirk, Linlithgow.





The small medallion at the top is inscribed
Wellington Waterloo June 18th 1815

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
and in memory of
Thomas Rae
Born 1776 - Died 1833
A Veteran of Waterloo
Thomas Rae enlisted at the age
of 18 He was discharged at Edinburgh
Castle on Oct 11th 1816 Fought with
the Highlanders in Egypt Spain
and at Waterloo Was wounded
various engagements and worn
out in the service of his country
Died and was buried in the Kirkyard
of St Michael's
In proud and affectionate memory
the adjacent Celtic Cross was
Gifted by Colin C Rae his American
Great Grandson
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My Great Uncles
Pte George Gibson 9th Cameronians died 28/12/16 at Arras
Pte James Lawson 6th Cameron Hldrs. died 21/3/18 at Monchy
Kirkcaldy WM
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great info.
Any idea what sort of time period the cross and plaque wre put in?
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a Lithgae boy myself, I only go across to visit my daughter and her family. Keep it quiet but I'm really from deepest East Ayrshire myself. It's quite amazing really because my daughter was married in the kirk and my grand daughter was christened there and I've been to a few services as well and I never really noticed these memorials until I started getting involved with this Forum and taking my camera for a walk for some peace and quiet - one man and three women until my son in law gets home at beer o clock!!

Anyway I'll be back next week and I'll try and find out some of the history behind the Waterloo Cross.

Richard
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hazelrae



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This plaque is for my 4th great grandfather Thomas Rae it was put up in 1962 from his great grandson from america. This information of when it was put up has come form the church.
Is there anyway I could find out anymore information about his army career as the death records from Linlithgow at the time of his death have been destroyed and I can not find his grave in the graveyard.
I would be grateful if anybody would be able to help me.
Thank You
Hazel
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