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Church of Scotland Chaplains, WW2, St Giles

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Church of Scotland Chaplains, WW2, St Giles Reply with quote

This memorial is situated to the left of the much larger First World War Memorial to Ministers and Divinity Students. This seems to only cover men serving as Chaplains to the Forces.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 8754

choice of picture plus close up to show inscription



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reverend Copland is also listed on the Greenock War Memorial

COPLAND, The Rev. WILLIAM ROBERT
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Age: 31
Date of Death: 16/09/1942
Service No: 94093
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Copland; husband of Agnes Mitchell Copland, of Gourock, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 15. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

He was returning from the Middle East when he died when the RMS 'Laconia' was sunk by U-156.

He was a fromer pupil of Greenock High School and is also listed on the Old West Kirk War Memorial in Greenock
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