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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: KILMADOCK PARISH, DOUNE WW1 Reply with quote

Doune - Stirling District

The Doune war memorial is a freestone cenotaph with a cross in relief on the face. The tall pedestal rests on three circular steps. A low wall runs along the back and both sides of the site which is terraced with a series of low steps.
The commemoration and names of the dead are carved in stone tablets set into the faces of the pedestal.
The monument stands on Callander Road.



The tablets were badly weathered when these photographs were taken in the 1990's. I don't know if they have been restored and I don't have a transcription yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Jim mentioned in his post I wonder if this memorial has been refurbished ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Doune WWII Memorial Reply with quote

The WWII memorial plaque is attached to the wall at the right of the main WWI memorial.









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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Early days. Reply with quote

Here is a makeshift memorial set up around the merket cross c.1919 (from Around Doune and Deanston by Karen Ross):



and the unveiling of the present monument in 1922 (as above):



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the 'makeshift memorial' is Lady Muir's War Shrine mentioned here;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5025
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
I wonder if the 'makeshift memorial' is Lady Muir's War Shrine mentioned here;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5025


I suspect Lady Muir may have had more than one 'makeshift memorial' - one at Deanston as well?. Do you remember your reply to my photos of the Deanston memorial:

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Good post. Interesting to see how they have listed the men on the memorial. In this style it would, usually, be alphabetical.


If you count down the names of the Deanston men James Stewart is number 28! Are they perhaps listed in chronological order of deaths?

Lady Muir & Sir A. K. Muir were great benefactors to the area and following much debate and controversy in Doune as to whether the fallen should be remembered by the erection of a memorial or a public hall they donated the Muir Hall to the village in the same year as the war memorial was unveiled. They also donated an impressive clock to the village of Deanston around the same time.

I will post a photo of the memorial and Muir Hall shortly.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: War Memorial and Muir Hall Reply with quote

Here is a view from behind the memorial, to the village beyond, showing the proximity of the Muir Hall (on the right of the picture):



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tom,

There is certainly a James Stewart listed on this memorial but he is a private. The one I mentioned in the query re. Lady Muir's Shrine is a second lieutenant - different casualties. However your theory could be correct for the names on the old mill. Will have to look at that.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Clearer Photos Reply with quote

Here are some slightly clearer photos of the WWI names although some are becoming quite weathered and difficult to read:









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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom,

I believe the memorial was going to be renovated as it was falling into a state of disrepair. I see its had a clean up - is that it or will more remedial work be done ?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Tom,

I believe the memorial was going to be renovated as it was falling into a state of disrepair. I see its had a clean up - is that it or will more remedial work be done ?

Mark


Hi Mark,
The main monument has obviously been repointed as has the foundations but the surrounding walls etc have largely been left alone with the odd crack filled. I assume that is 'job done' but at some point in the near future the names on one side at least would require to be re-engraved.



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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURN-MURDOCH, COLIN THOMAS
Initials: C T
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis)
Secondary Regiment: Military Police and Levies
Secondary Unit Text: attd. South Waziristan Militia
Age: 27
Date of Death: 30/05/1919
Additional information: Son of Thomas Monck Burn-Murdoch and Regiaulde de Maule Burn-Murdoch, of Gartincaber, Doune, Perthshire. Wounded in Mesopotamia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 2.
Memorial: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)


Also listed on the Merchiston Castle School War Memorial, Edinburgh.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3789

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on 29th July 1922 by Sir Ian Hamilton
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. John Paterson Cameron, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 29th. June, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
CAMERON.-
Previously reported wounded and missing on 31st October, 1917, now officially presumed to have died on or since that date, Pte. John Paterson, Pioneer Batt., Canadians, second son of the late John Cameron of Loudounhill, Ayrshire, and late of Kames, Doune."

CWGC - CAMERON, John Paterson
Rank: Private.
Service No: 102605.
Date of Death: 31/10/1917. Age: 31.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Pioneers "B" Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 32.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron, of Loudounhill, Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland.

1901 Census Perthshire, Kilmadock, Kames, recorded (transcription):- John Cameron (14), Scholar, son, born Ayrshire, Loudoun; John Cameron (57), Farmer, born Loudoun; Catherine Cameron (51), Wife, born Lanarks., East Kilbride; siblings.
1891 Census - family recorded living at Loudounhill, Ayrshire.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Robert Blennie GH Reply with quote

Robert Blennie Pte S/41041 7th Gordon Highlanders b St Ninians, Stirling e Stirling Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 23/04/1917 Son of Elizabeth D Blennie, 47 Newhouse, Stirling & the late Robert Blennie. 1901 Census: 12 Newhouse, Stirling. Father's Occ: Railway Carter. Soldiers Effects: Father Robert. Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux Fr 0604 Plot II Row C Grave 43 Doune & Stirling
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