Joined: 20 Dec 2006
|Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:23 pm Post subject: Lennoxtown (Campsie Parish)
|Lennoxtown - Strathkelvin, East Dunbartonshire
Lennoxtown (Campsie Parish) - Strathkelvin District
The Strathkelvin war memorial takes the form of a red sandstone memorial gateway in a gothic style which features some fine sculpture and is unusual in being assymetric in design to fit into the space between the buildings. It stands on the Main Street at the entrance to the kirkyard.
Below a photo of one of my old postcards.
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson John Distinguished Cross Medal
Black James Elliot Military Cross
Fleming John B.
Flett William B.
Galt George Distinguished Cross Medal
Hayworth Harry A.
Kennedy John Military Medal
King Andrew B.
McAllan John T.
McCahill William John
McClinchy William John
McGeechan Peter Military Medal
McGilvary John K.
McGilvary Thomas K.
McLaren John H.
McNicol Allan M.
Miller George S.
Morrison Duncan M.
Paterson John Brown
Ryder Joseph R.
Ryrie William Military Medal
Smith Richard S.
Smith William Murray
Stiling E.G.B. Miller
Stirling H.J.G.S. Miller
Tolland R. Distinguished Cross Medal
Yuill M. Graham
WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Stirling George Archibald Mungo
Last edited by jamiemcginlay on Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:30 pm; edited 1 time in total
Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Location: Just West of Glasgow
|Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:22 pm Post subject: Campsie Parish/ Lennoxtown & Campsie Glen WM Inscription
|This is what I submitted to UKNIWM
The memorial is in the form of a gated red sandstone wall in front of a now disused church. This was the former Campsie Parish Church. It was destroyed by fire in the early 1980s and has not been rebuilt. The memorial gates are directly by the A891/ Main Street in Lennoxtown and open into the kirkyard. The gates are asymmetric with gateways for a car in the centre and people to the left. There is an arch over the main gateway with the main inscription above this. The centre of this arch is surmounted by a gothic cross. There are carved bas relief angels on either side of the main inscription. On either side of the arch are towers with ornately carved gothic tops. Set into these towers are matching sandstone slabs with the names of the fallen from WW1. A smaller brass plaque to the left of the smaller gateway commemorates the WW2 names of the fallen.
Main Inscription over archway leading to former Campsie Parish Church (High Kirk). This is carved into the sandstone
THE MEMORIALOF THE
HONOURED DEAD FROM CAMPSIE PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
WW1 names of fallen carved on sandstone tablets on either side of main archway. Names generally arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial(s) surname and decorations are given.
Left hand Column
JOHN ANDERSON D.C.M.
JAMES ELLIOT BLACK M.C.
JOHN B. FLEMING
WILLIAM B. FLETT
GEORGE GALT D.C.M.
HARRY A. HAYWORTH
JOHN KENNEDY M.M.
ANDREW B. KING
Right hand Column
JOHN T. McALLAN
WILLIAM JOHN McCAHILL
WILLIAM JOHN McCLINCHY
PETER McGEECHAN M.M.
JOHN K. McGILVARY
THOMAS K. McGILVARY
JOHN H. McLAREN
ALLAN M. McNICOL
GEORGE S. MILLAR
DUNCAN M. MORRISON
JOHN BROWN PATTERSON
JOSEPH R. RYDER
WILLIAM RYRIE M.M.
RICHARD S. SMITH
WILLIAM MURRAY SMITH
H.J.G.S. MILLER STIRLING
E.G.B. MILLER STIRLING
R. TOLLAND D.C.M.
M. GRAHAM YUILL
WM. S. KENNEDY
WW2 Inscription and names of fallen on brass plaque. Names arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename(s) and surname only are given.
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF
LENOXTOWN AND CAMPSIE GLEN
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THESE MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945
GEORGE ARCHIBALD MUNGO STIRLING
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”
Joined: 08 Aug 2007
|Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:39 pm Post subject:
|Some of the names on the Lennoxtown memorial are also on the memorial in the Campsie Parish church hall.
|FRED J CARSS
Joined: 07 Jan 2007
|Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:14 pm Post subject:
|The Miller- Stirling brothers family was I believe the origin of the area in Glasgow of Millerstoun. Three brothers served the other was a POW.
R. Tolland DCM is usually listed as P Tolland (Patrick or Peter) and also saved two children who had fallen in the Clyde in 1911. He was killed jumping from a train at a nearby line and was buried in Pert Wellshill Cem with full military honours.
They say that to be immortal you must be remembered.
Remembering the boys of all The Black Watch Battalions
Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)
|Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:53 pm Post subject:
|This man listed on the Second World War panel of the memorial was part of the ill-fated commando raid on the Norsk Hydro heavy water factory at Rjukan in Norway. He is also commemorated on the Operation Freshman Memorial at Skitten in Caithness.
HUNTER, JOHN GLEN VERNON
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 9 (Airborne) Field Coy.
Date of Death: between 19/11/1942 and 20/11/1942
Service No: 2110332
Additional information: Son of John G. V. and Margaret Hunter, of Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire; stepson of Janet Hunter, of Lennoxtown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Z. 23.
Cemetery: Eiganes Churchyard, Stavanger, Norway
Joined: 21 Dec 2006
|Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:44 am Post subject:
|I though perhaps that Francis Robinson (WW2) should have been Francis Robertson ......?
BUT, I can't find a Francis Robertson on CWGC, only a Francis Robinson?
I know it's quite common for memorials to have errors, but this is the first time I've found a gravestone with a wrong surname?
Francis Robertson/Robinson had the middle name of Quigley - obviously his mother's maiden surname, so which is it - Robertson or Robinson??? (I doubt very much if there were two men both called Francis both killed on the same day.)
See Family Gravestone in Campsie Cemetery: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=748&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=lennoxtown&start=30&mforum=scottishwargraves
Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Location: Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
|Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:22 pm Post subject: Sgn. Adrian Andrew Forrester
(Glasgow Herald 30th April 1915)
"Killed in action at the Dardanelles, on the 25th inst. Adrian Andrew Forrester of Glenmiln, Campsie Glen, Stirlingshire, fleet surgeon H.M.S. Implaccable."
FORRESTER, ADRIAN ANDREW
Rank: Fleet Surgeon
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Implacable."
Panel Reference: 9.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: M.B.