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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: DRYMEN Reply with quote

Drymen - Stirling District
Drymen war memorial stands next to the village square near the library and is a simple tapering granit cross. It bears a particularly fine inscription.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bilsland James S Second Lieutenant Military Cross
Bilsland James C.E. Private
Campbell Archibald Gordon Highlanders Private
Campbell Duncan Royal Highlanders Private
Campbell Duncan Gordon Highlanders Private
Campbell William Highland Light Infantry Private
Cumming George R.H. Corporal
Davie Archibald W. R. Private
Dustan William Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Forrest William R.G. Gunner
Goldie William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Hayman Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Henshilwood Donald Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
Hutchison John S.H Private
Jaffray James R.H. Private
King Thomas B. H Lance Corporal
MacKay John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McAdam Duncan Scots Guards Private
McCallum Hugh Gordon Highlanders Corporal
McCallum Peter C.E.F. Private
McFarlane Alfred Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McGregor Robert R.H. Private
Mclaren Andrew Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McLaren Walter Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
McLean Robert Royal Engineers Sapper
McLean Ronald Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Menzies George R.G. B.S.M. D.C.M.
Morrison John Highland Light Infantry Private
Orr William Scots Guards Private
Roy James F. Royal Highlanders Second Lieutenant
Scott James L. Seaforth Highlanders Private
Simpson Alfred B. Royal Scots Lance Corporal
Steel William F. Royal Highlanders Private
Urquhart Donald R. Seaforth Highlanders Private
Wain Thomas Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Watson Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adamson James O. Royal Marines Corporal
Billett James F. Royal Air Force sc yo.
Blair Robert Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Dow James Merchant Navy Chief Petty Officer
McLaren Duncan Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Rennie Hugh W. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Major


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fine inscription Jim and a plain but impressive memorial. It looks quite well looked after as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inscription is an adaption of the wording on the Memorial Scroll which the casuaties Next of Kin received.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:55 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. James Blsland M.C. Reply with quote

WW1
2nd Lt. James Bilsland, S.R.

CWGC
BILSLAND, J
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/06/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Bn. attd. 10th Bn.
Awards: M C (Military Cross)
Grave Reference: III. D. 21.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Isabella Bilsland, of Braeside, Drymen, Stirlingshire.

SNWM
Surname: BISLAND
Firstname: J
Service: Number
Date Death: 09/06/1916
Decoration: M.C.
Place of birth: Drymen
Other: 11th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: 2nd/Lt
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Spr. Robert McLean Reply with quote

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Spr. Robert McLean R.E.

(Glasgow Herald 1st Nov 1915)
"Sapper R. McLean, Royal Engineers, son of Mr & Mrs W. McLean, Coldrach Lodge, Drymen (killed), was a well known Drymen man, and is 26 years of age."

CWGC
McLEAN, ROBERT
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 19625
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 23rd Field Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Annie McLean, of Coldrach Lodge, Drymen, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: McLEAN
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 19625
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Drymen Stirlingshire
Other: 23rd Field Coy.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank: Spr
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:08 am    Post subject: Pte. William Orr Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. William Orr, S.G.

(Glasgow Herald 7th April 1915)
"Official intimation has been received from the War Office that Private William Orr (4863), of the 2nd Scots Guards, was killed in action on March 12. He was fully 30 years of age and was a native of New Kilpatrick, and for three years he had been employed as a gardener to Mr G.A. Mitchell, Park of Drumquhasale, Drymen. He was called up at the outbreak of the war and came through some very hard fighting. He was well known in the Drymen district and leaves a widow and two of a family."

CWGC
ORR, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 4863
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Foss (formerly Orr), of 3, Arden St., Maryhill, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: ORR
Firstname: William
Service Number: 4863
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Milngavie
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
Theatre of death: F. & F.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject: unveiling report Reply with quote

(The Scotsman 16th october 1921)



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 'possibly' Jim has mistaken 'G' Gordons for 'C' Camerons (Highlanders)

Looks likely that Archibald Campbell is this man:

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion
No: S/21050
Date of Death: 18th April 1918
Commemorated: Loos Memorial. Panel Ref: 119 to 124

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion
No: S/21050
Date of Death: 18th April 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Brother of Private Duncan Campbell, Cameron Highlanders, No. S/10669

Commemorated: Gartmore Civic Memorial and Drymen Civic Memorial

Medal Roll Index (Medal Entitlement): Archibald Campbell, Private, Cameron Highlanders, No. S/21050
British War and Victory Medals.

Soldiers Died in the Great War: Archibald Campbell, Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn., No. S/21050
Resided Gartmore, Enlisted Dunblane, Killed in action 18th April 1918

Soldiers’ Effects: Archibald Campbell. Killed in action.
Father Allan, Brother John, Sisters Jennie & Jenny and Brother-in-law John McNicol Campbell (for Nephew and Niece).

1891 Census (transcription), Living at Spittal, Drymen
Father Allan Campbell, age 45 General Labourer, born Argyll
Mother Janet Campbell, age 39, born Kippen
ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, age 7, Scholar, born Aberfoyle
Siblings John Campbell, age 14, Scholar, born Callander
Mary Campbell, age 11, Scholar, born, Aberfoyle
Duncan Campbell, age 9, Scholar, born Aberfoyle
Jane Campbell, age 5, born Aberfoyle
Janet Campbell, age 3, born Port of Menteith

Can't find the family in 1901.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same again for Duncan Campbell.

Brother of Private Archibald Campbell, Cameron Highlanders, No. S/21050

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion
No: S/10669
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Commemorated: Loos Memorial. Panel Ref: 119 to 124

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion
No: S/10669
Place of Birth: Aberfoyle
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Commemorated: Gartmore Civic Memorial and Drymen Civic Memorial

Medal Roll Index (Medal Entitlement): Duncan Campbell, Private, Cameron Highlanders, No. S/10669
Presumed dead 25th September 1915. British War, Victory and 15 Star Medals.

Soldiers Died in the Great War: Duncan Campbell, Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn., No. S/10669
Born Aberfoyle, Resided Gartmore, Enlisted Whiteinch, Killed in action 25th September 1915

Soldiers’ Effects: Duncan Campbell. Death presumed on or since 25th September 1915.
Father Allan, Brother John and Brother-in-law John McN. Campbell.

1891 Census (transcription), Living at Spittal, Drymen
Father Allan Campbell, age 45 General Labourer, born Argyll
Mother Janet Campbell, age 39, born Kippen
DUNCAN CAMPBELL, age 9, Scholar, born Aberfoyle
Siblings John Campbell, age 14, Scholar, born Callander
Mary Campbell, age 11, Scholar, born, Aberfoyle
Duncan Campbell, age 9, Scholar, born Aberfoyle
Archibald Campbell, age 7, Scholar, born Aberfoyle
Jane Campbell, age 5, born Aberfoyle
Janet Campbell, age 3, born Port of Menteith

Can't find the family in 1901.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Ronald McLean Sgt GH Reply with quote

Ronald McLean Sgt S/11848 1st Gordon Highlanders b Drymen,Stirling e Stirling Age 26 Died of Wounds F & F 17/11/1916 Son of William and Ann McLean, of Coldrach Lodge, Drymen, Glasgow. 1891 Census: Coldrach Lodge, Drymen. & 1901 Census: Father's Occ: Gamekeeper. Soldiers Effects: Father: William. Soldiers Will 8 Pages. Varennes Military Cemetery Fr 0041 Plot I Row G Grave 12
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 2nd Lt. James Blsland M.C. Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
WW1
2nd Lt. James Bilsland, S.R.

CWGC
BILSLAND, J
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/06/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Bn. attd. 10th Bn.
Awards: M C (Military Cross)
Grave Reference: III. D. 21.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Isabella Bilsland, of Braeside, Drymen, Stirlingshire.

SNWM
Surname: BISLAND
Firstname: J
Service: Number
Date Death: 09/06/1916
Decoration: M.C.
Place of birth: Drymen
Other: 11th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: 2nd/Lt


The London Gazette
Publication date:23 June 1916 Supplement:29637Page:6298

Temp. 2nd Lt. James Bilsland, 10th Bn., Sco. Rif.
For conspicuous gallantry. He rallied
men who had lost their Officers under very
heavy shell fire, and led them forward in a
counter-attack.. He also did fine work
establishing bombing posts and arranging,
for supplies of bombs and ammunition.


The other James Bilsland was
BILSLAND, J.
Rank:Private
Service No:19106
Date of Death:23/04/1915
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 4th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Robert and Jeannie Bilsland, of Brandon House, Lakenheath, Suffolk, England.

His Attestation papers show born Kilmaronock, Stirlingshire.
NoK Father Robert of Lakenheath, Suffolk.
He was a Grocer's Clerk when he enlisted at Valcartier in September 1914
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVIE, Archibald W.

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots, ‘A’ Company, 2nd Battalion
No. 39269
Date of Death: 26th September 1917
Age: 30
Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel ref: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Agnes Murray Davie. Husband of Annie Baird Davie, Buchanan Smithy, Glasgow

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
No. 39269
Formerly Gordon Highlanders, No. S/14559
Place of Birth: Balfron
Date of Death: 26th September 1917
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Soldiers Died in the Great War: Archibald W. Davie, Private, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), No. 39269
Formerly Gordon Highlanders, No. S/14559
Born Balfron. Resided Balfron. Enlisted Stirling. Killed in action 26th September 1917
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect that Battery Sergeant Major George Menzies's death might have been post-war.
This is his DCM Citation - The London Gazette 16 April 1918 Supplement:30636 Page:4676

16194 B.S.M. G. Menzies, R.G.A. (Dumbarton)
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For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. He has always displayed coolness and
courage of the highest order, freely exposing
himself in action, and maintaining good
order and discipline in difficult circumstances.
He has also shown great devotion in attending
to the wounded.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BSM George Menzies 16194 of 109 Heavy Battery R.G.A. was discharged as no longer fit for active service on 13 December 1917 and was awarded a Silver War Badge No. 282131. He was aged 37.
He had originally enlisted on 13 August 1903.

I don't see a matching death in Scotland but there is a George Menzies aged 37 who died in the December Quarter of 1917 at Hartley Whitney in Hampshire.

I find it hard to believe that this is a non-com but it looks very like it?????
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