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1st Coatbridge (Garturk) Boy Scouts

 
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: 1st Coatbridge (Garturk) Boy Scouts Reply with quote

This memorial commemorates 5 members of the 1st Coatbridge Scouts who gave their lives in WW2. Originally the memorial was in the Scout Hall in Whifflet, Coatbridge which was demolished in 1960ís. A new hall was built in Bute Street, Coatbridge and the memorial was relocated there.

The 1st Coatbridge unit disbanded and 2nd Coatbridge Scouts formed and they now use the hall and care for the memorial.

My thanks to Ian R. Grant from New Zealand for the information and Mark Furmage, Scout Leader, for allowing access to the hall.




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOLLAND, JOHN PENDRICH
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 7941655
Date of Death: 27/05/1942
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
Panel Reference: Column 18.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John Pendrich Holland and Mary Paterson Holland, of Whifflet, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHNSTON, GEORGE DALGLEISH (Memorial spelt Johnstone)
Rank: Rifleman
Service No: 3254439
Date of Death: 16/05/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: 6. C. 13.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Place of birth Lanarkshire
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGARRY, ROBERT
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II
Trade: C.S.M.
Service No: 2759455
Date of Death: 27/06/1944
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: V. G. 6.
Cemetery: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Minnie McGarry, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Husband of Marion Gartshore McGarry, of Whifflet, Coatbridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitchell, Alexander Y.

No details can be found.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMITH, JOHN
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: P/JX 355376
Date of Death: 18/02/1944
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Penelope
Panel Reference: Panel 83, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Philson Collins Smith, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mhomac wrote:
Mitchell, Alexander Y.

No details can be found.


There is no rank or unit listed so perhaps he was a civilian casualty?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morag - there was an Alexander Yuill Mitchell born in Coatbridge in 1904 but that is the one and only time I can see him. Curious Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the SNWM site there is the following,

Era WW2
Surname MITCHELL
Forename Alexander
Rank Unknown
Service number
Place of birth
Date of death 10 March 1942
Theatre of death Unknown
Decoration
SNWM roll CIVILIANS KILLED IN SCOTLAND DURING WORLD WAR 1939-1945
Unit name County of Lanark. City of Glasgow.
Other detail (see FITZPATRICK, Edward John).

AND

Era WW2
Surname FITZPATRICK
Forename Edward John
Rank Fire Watcher
Service number
Place of birth
Date of death 10 March 1942
Theatre of death at Royal Infirmary
Decoration
SNWM roll CIVILIANS KILLED IN SCOTLAND DURING WORLD WAR 1939-1945
Unit name County of Lanark. City of Glasgow.
Other detail (otherwise MITCHELL,Alexander). 77 Gorballs Street. Injured 7 March 1942, at Whitelaw's Commerce S

Could this be him? Only possibility I can think of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is him then the man born in 1904 can't be the same one, according to this webpage:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56461096

Edward John Fitzpatrick
Note: Civilian War Dead; a.k.a. MITCHELL, ALEXANDER. Firewatcher. Son of the late Annie Fitzpatrick; husband of Ellen Fitzpatrick, of 77 Gorbals Street. Injured 7 March 1942, at Whitelaw's, Commerce Street; died at Royal Infirmary. Age: 62

That would make this Alexander Mitchell aka Edward Fitzpatrick's date of birth around 1880
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I thought it worth a try even if it was wrong!
Thanks guys for your help.
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