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Alexandria - Dumbarton, Vale of Leven District

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Alexandria - Dumbarton, Vale of Leven District Reply with quote

This grey granite cross with celtic wheel head stands at the entrance gate, within the churchyard, of the parish church on the Main Street, Alexandria.
The memorial was by monumental masons Messrs. Scott & Rae of Glasgow. The company daybook had the following entry:
Order No. 5640, Alexandria, Grey cross, Erected April 1921, DayBook 295.





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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

That's a lot of names for a church memorial. One of the names is a man I have listed in my posts on Sutherland soldiers. He is already listed on quite a few memorials in Sutherland. His wife was from Alexandria.

GILMOUR Allan
Rank: Captain
Unit: 'D' Coy. 10th (Lovat Scouts) Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Died: Died of wounds 16.12.17 (Wounded 24.10.17 at Salmah, Macedonia)
Age: 28
Parents: William E. and Jessie Gertrude Gilmour
Spouse: Mary (MacDonald) Gilmour of Woodbank, Alexandria (m. Aug. 1915)
Son: Allan (Later Colonel Sir Allan Gilmour KCVO MC of Rosehall)
Born: N/K
Home: N/K
Job: Connected to the United Turkey Red Company Ltd.
Commissioned: 1.8.14. Promoted to Captain 12.5.16
Notes: Formerly 2nd Lovat Scouts
Medals: N/K
Buried: Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece
Memorials: Listed on the Durness War Memorial, the Kincardine and Croick War Memorial, Ardgay, the Rosehall War Memorial, Creich, and the Strathy War Memorial, Farr
Commemorated on the Glasgow Sutherland Association Plaque, Dornoch Cathedral
Commemorated by the Gilmour Piping Medal

Do you know if the main memorial in Alexandria has names on it? It would be interesting to know if Captain Gilmour is on that one as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

I've just answered my own question. Your post on Bonhill has Capt Gilmour's name and that of a couple of others listed. above I take it Bonhill is Alexandria and District's memorial and is located in Bonhill.

I'll edit your post to incude Alexandria in the title.

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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Alexandria Parish Church WM, Balloch Reply with quote

This memorial now lies in Balloch by the wall of the big white church by the roundabout. The WM was moved from the former Alexandria Parish Church in Alexandria. I believe the church in Balloch was called the United Reform but is now called Alexandria Parish Church.












1. Main dedication inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
CONNECTED WITH THIS CONGREGATION
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

2. Stone panel below the dedication, names in 2 columns arranged by Surname. Forename (s) and rank are given. Place of death or regiment/service are not. This panel commemorates those who died in World War 2

AND IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 1945
Column 1
PTE. ALEXANDER BEGG
PTE. JAMES G. BROWNLIE
CORPL. JAMES K. CAMPBELL
SERGT. JOHN CRAWFORD
PTE. DAVID CUNNINGHAM

Column 2
PTE. DAVID W. EWING
PTE. WILLIAM S. GILLIES
FLT. SERGT. DAVID M. LEES
SERGT. W.O./A.C. ALEXANDER LOGIE

3. Stone panels on the other 3 sides of the memorial with names of those who died in the First World War. The names are ordered alphabetically by Surname. Rank and Forename (s) also given. Place of death and regiment/service not included.

Panel 1
LIEUT. T.A.J. AITCHISON
PTE. ROBERT AITKEN
. . DANIEL McD. F. ALLAN
. . JAMES ANDERSON
. JAMES ARCHIBALD
. CAMPBELL BEATON
. WALTER BLYTH
LIEUT. IAN. C. CHRYSTAL
CORPL.ALLAN CAMERON
DRVR. THOMAS CAMPBELL
PTE. GEORGE CANDLISH
. HENRY CANDLISH
. ARTHUR CRAWFORD
. . WILLIAM CRAWFORD
. CHARLES CROWE
. . JAMES CUNNINGHAM
. . JAMES DOIG
. . JAMES DOUGAN
LIEUT. JACK FARQUHAR
PTE. ALEX McL. FANNING
. . WILLIAM FANNING
CAPT. ALLAN GILMOUR
SERGT.JOHN GRAHAM
CORPL.GEORGE GLEGHORN

Panel 2
S.S. WILLIAM GRAHAM
PTE. DUNCAN McF. GRAHAM
. . PETER GRANT
. . ROBERT GRANT
GUNR. JAMES IRVING
L.CPL. JAMES LOUGH
PTE. JAMES LAMOND
LIEUT. GEORGE MALCOLMSON
SEC. LIEUT.JAMES MALCOLMSON
CORPL. WILLIAM MAXWELL
PTE. DUNCAN MALCOLMSON
. . ALEX. McD. MOIR
. . DONALD MUNRO
CORPL.GEORGE McCORMACK
SAPPR.PETER J. MACLAGAN
PTE. ALEXANDER McAULAY
. . JOHN L. McCOLL
. . THOMAS McEWAN
. . GEORGE McFARLANE
. . JOHN McGOWAN
. . JOHN McKELLAR
. . ROBERT McKINLAY
. . WILLIAM McKINLAY
. . JOHN S. McLINTOCK

Panel 3
PTE. JAMES McMEECHAN
. . ROBERT McQUEEN
SERGT.JOHN PAUL
L.CPL. SAMUEL POLLOCK
GUNR.THOMAS RICHMOND
. . WILLIAM M. ROBERTSON
PTE. HARRY C. ROBERTSON
. . JOHN ROBERTSON
. . JOHN ROSS
. . ROBERT ROSS
. . WILLIAM ROSS
. . WILLIAM ROUTLEDGE
S.S.M.JOHN STEWART
PTE. WILLIAM SHAW
. . ANDREW M. SIMPSON
. . ROBERT SINCLAIR
. . JAMES STRUTHERS
. . WILLIAM STRUTHERS
. . ROBERT WADDELL
. . HENRY WALLACE
. . JOHN WALLACE
. . JAMES WATT
. . JOHN WIGHT


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Pte. Campbell Beaton Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Campbell Beaton

(Glasgow Herald 14th April 1915)
"Mrs Campbell Beaton, 76 Alexander Street, Alexandria, received word yesterday from the front that her husband, Private Campbell Beaton (174), of F, (Alexandria and Renton) Company of the Dumbartonshire Territorials, the 1st-9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had been killed in action. He died peacefully, and suffered little pain."

CWGC
BEATON, C
Rank: Private
Service No: 714
Date of Death: 07/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: LXIV. H. 23.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BEATON
Firstname: Campbell
Service Number: 714
Date Death: 07/04/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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