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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Rutherglen Old Parish Church Reply with quote

Rutherglen Old Parish Church, Queen Street, Rutherglen G73 1JP

OS Grid Ref: NS 612617



The fourth church to be built on the site, and the church which is presently in use, was constructed in 1902 by the famous Glaswegian Victorian architect, J J Burnett. It consists of blonde ashlar stonework supporting traditionally pitched and slated roofs with open timber beams and trusses.
According to David Ure’s History of East Kilbride and Rutherglen published in 1793, the site of the present church may originally have been a centre of Druid worship. The evidence for this was a circular ring of trees which enclosed the graveyard up until the 17th century – circular rings of trees being typical of Druid ‘groves’. The earliest surviving records of the graveyard round the church date from 1262 A.D.
There has been a church building on the site of the present church for 1400 years. The first church was founded in the 6th century by St. Conval, a disciple of St. Kentigern, the Patron Saint of Glasgow. www.rutherglen.clara.co.uk/index.htm



Pte. Alex. Ballantyne, Royal Army Service Corps
Pte. Thomas Ballantyne, 8th Batt. Cameronians (S.R.)
Armourer William Barclay, Royal Navy
Pte. Robert Brown, Royal Warwickshire Reg.
Pte. Robert Bennett Bryce, 5th Batt. Cameron Hdrs.
Trooper Cecil G. Gray Buchanan, 2nd Batt. Light Horse A.I.F.
Capt. & Adj. W.B. Gray Buchanan, 2nd Batt. Cameronians (S.R.)
Driver James Craig, Royal Field Artillery
Pte. Walter Crichton, London Scottish
Sapper George Cunningham, Royal Engineers
Pte. James Dick, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Pte. Robert Bryson Don, 7th Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Pte. Alexander Douglas, 1st Batt. Cameronians (S.R.)
2nd Lt. Allan John Edmiston, 2nd Batt. Cameronians (S.R.)
Pte. James Forbes, 7th Batt. Cameron Hdrs.
2nd Lt. David Forsyth, (B.A. B.D.) 7th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Gunner John Gemmell, Royal Field Artillery
Sergeant William Graham, Royal Air Force

Pte. Alex. Gray, 10/11th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Gunner John Halliday, Royal Field Artillery
Pte. John Hill, Royal Army Service Corps
Pte. George Hudson, 1/7th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Pte. George Kemp, 14th Batt. Argyll & Sutherland Hdrs.
Lieut. Robert Kerr, 19th City of London Regiment
Pte. Samuel S. Lamont, M.M., 9th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Pte. Robert Love, (A.M.I.C.E.) 1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders
Stoker Robert Madden, Royal Navy
Sig. John Maxwell, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Sergt. Wm. O. Miller, D.C.M., 9th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Pte. Alex. Morrison, 9th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Pte. Herbert Morrison, 2nd Batt. King’s Own Scot. Borderers
Capt. James Macallan, (M.B., Ch.B.) Royal Army Med. Corps
Pte. Thomas Livingston McAndrew, Royal Army Ser. Corps
Corpl. Thomas McConnell, (M.I.M.E.) 9th Batt. Gordon Highlanders
Pte. James McCormack, 2nd Batt. Gordon Highlanders
Capt. T. McCosh, (M.B., Ch.B.) M.C., Royal Army Medical Corps

Lieut. Robert S. Macfarlane, 15th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Lieut. William W. McLean M.C., 2nd Batt. Argyll & Sutherland Hdrs.
Pte. John McNeil, 7th Batt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Sapper Alex. Bennett Park, Royal Engineers
Corporal James Paterson, Royal Field Artillery
Pte. John W.R. Paton, 6th Batt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Pte. William Pepper, 13th Batt. Royal Scots
Pte. John M. Pollock, 28th Batt. City of London Regt.
Pte. Charles Reid, 2nd Batt. Scots Guards
Pte. William Brown Reid, 1st Batt. Cameronians (S.R.)
Pte. James Richardson, V.C. Manitoba Regiment
Gunner Gabriel Robb, Royal Field Artillery
Air Mech. Gordon Dargai Ross Shearer, Royal Air Force
Pte. Neil Thomson, Cameronians
Corporal A. Williamson, 9th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Lieut. John Wilson, 1/5th Batt. Argyll & Sutherland Hdrs.
Pte. Robert Colquhoun Woodburn, 16th Batt. Highland Lt. Infantry
Pte. Archibald Young, 6th Batt. Cameron Highlanders

Name: RICHARDSON, JAMES CLELLAND
Initials: J C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private (Piper)
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/10/1916
Service No: 28930
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of David and Mary Prosser Richardson, of Princess Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia. Native of Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 36.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30967, dated 18th Oct., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when, prior to attack, he obtained permission from his Commanding Officer to play his company "over the top". As the Company approached the objective, it was held up by very strong wire and came under intense fire, which caused heavy casualties and demoralised the formation for the moment. Realising the situation, Piper Richardson strode up and down outside the wire, playing his pipes with the greatest coolness. The effect was instantaneous. Inspired by his splendid example, the company rushed the wire with such fury and determination that the obstacle was overcome and the position captured. Later,after participating in bombing operations, he was detailed to take back a wounded comrade and prisoners. After proceeding about 200 yards Piper Richardson remembered that he had left his pipes behind. Although strongly urged not to do so, he insisted on returning to recover his pipes. He has never been seen since, and death has been presumed accordingly owing to lapse of time."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Rutherglen Old Parish Church Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Rutherglen Old Parish Church Reply with quote


ALSO IN THE SECOND WORLD-WAR 1939 – 1945

Lieut. Hercules S. Findlay, Royal Naval Reserve
Driver John S. Gunn, Royal Engineers
Sapper William Hutchison, Royal Engineers
Sgt. John Johnstone, 5/7th Gordon Highlanders
Pte. William D. McCann, Black Watch
Flt/Sgt. Hugh McC. McClymont R.A.F.V.R.
P/O Alasdair L. Mackenzie Royal Air Force
Sgt/F.E. David L. Whammond Royal Air Force
W/O/A.S. Robert M. Wilson Royal Air Force

“AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Rutherglen Old Parish Church Reply with quote

This memorial was originally in Rutherglen East Parish Church


IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE SELF SACRIFICING SPIRIT
OF THE YOUNG MEN
OF THIS CONGREGATION
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR

PER CRUCEM AD CORONAM
(By the cross to a crown)

Robert Aitken
Alexander Baird
David Brown Barrie
Thomas Barrie
Edward Gorman Cowan
John Currie
John McKerral Fisher
Andrew Struthers Foster
John Gardiner
Matthew Crawford Greig
Walter Johnson
James Kelly
Robert Speirs Kelly
William Kennedy
Leonard James Largent
William Lindsay
David McGill
John Matchett
David Murray
Lawton Keir Rodger
Gilbert Ruthven
Walter Downie Scott
Robert Simpson
William Smith
William Miller Weir
Andrew Wilson

1914 – 1919

SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

Douglas Bryson
John P. Currie
Andrew Deans
Thomas Duncan
James Emerson
Andrew Graham
John Johnston
Charles A. Reid
William Short

Many thanks to Hugh Millar, Session Clerk, for allowing me access to the church.

John
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Name: MACALLAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps, East Lancashire Regiment, attd. 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/02/1917
Age: 31
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Janet Alexander Macallan, of "Underwood," Douglas Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen. Born at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire.
Memorial Reference: XXIV. B. 8.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ.

Also has a memorial plaque to him within the Church, and is named on Rutherglen War Memorial, on Stonelaw School memorial, Glasgow High School Memorial and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
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Name: BALLANTYNE, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: M2/175410
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps, 63rd Div MT Coy
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Age: 24
Additional Information: Husband of Mary W. Stark Ballantyne, of 6, Bain St., Cambuslang, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: I A 4
Cemetery: Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy.

and his brother:

Name: BALLANTYNE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Bn
Date of Death: 28/6/1915
Age: 19
Additional Information: Brother of Miss M. M. Ballantyne, of 3, Highburgh Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 93 to 98
Memorial: Helles Memorial.

Alex Ballantyne is also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Name: BARCLAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Armourer's Crew
Service Number: M/8661
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Defense
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Barclay, of 35, Greenhill Rd., Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: 17
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial.

HMS Defense was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. There was only one survivor.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.


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Name: BROWN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33723
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 14th Bn
Date of Death: 5/5/1918
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Margaret Brown, of Rutherglen, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: II H 28
Cemetery: Aire Communal Cemetery.

Note: SNWM states formerly 176868 RASC.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Name: BRYCE, ROBERT BENNELL
Initial: RB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/18506
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 18/7/1916
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15B
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial.

Also named on Stonelaw High School Memorial and Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Air Mech. Gordon Dargai Ross Shearer, Royal Air Force

Daily Record 15/1/1918 p.4
Mr. W. Ross Shearer, Public Library, Rutherglen, has received intimation that his son, Air Mechanic Gordon D. Ross, Royal Naval Air Service, has been lost at sea. He was his 20th year, and prior to joining the Air Service two years ago was employed in the Post Office as assistant to the Postmaster at Newlands, Glasgow.

Air Mechanic 2nd Class
SHEARER, GORDON DARGAN ROSS
Service Number F/17782
Died 24/12/1917
Aged 20
R.N. Air Station (Dundee).
Royal Naval Air Service

Son of William Ross Shearer and Margaret Irving Shearer, of Library House, Rutherglen, Glasgow.
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Name: CRAIG, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 23945
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Div Ammunition Col, 3rd Sect
Date of Death: 7/4/1917
Age: 36
Additional Information: Husband of Martha Craig, of 10, Bankhead Rd., Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: I C 5
Cemetery: Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Name: CRICHTON, WALTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 2524
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish), 1st/14th Bn.
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Age: 25
Additional information: Son of Walter and Fanny G. Crichton, of 8, Millrigg Rd., Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 54.
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Name: CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 2424
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 2nd (Lowland) Field Coy
Date of Death: 6/8/1915
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham, of 151, Farmeloan Rd., Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328
Memorial: Helles Memorial.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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Name: DICK, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41293
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 66 to 68
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.

Note: SNWM states formerly 37219, Scottish Rifles. Born Rutherglen.
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Name: DON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12959
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Don, of 2, Regent St., Rutherglen, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 46 to 49
Memorial: Loos Memorial.

Also named on Rutherglen War Memorial.
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