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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:38 am    Post subject: Kirkfieldbank, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

Kirkfieldbank is situated on the banks of the River Clyde, just a short drive from the town of Lanark.

This memorial seems very well looked after.

DSCN9423 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9422 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9421 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Clyde Valleys always worth a visit in the Spring and this memorial looks particularly well as its backed by a grove of cherry trees, the blossom provides a beautiful backdrop. When I was taking these pics a local told me that the sculpture was supposed to be of one of the local men listed on the memorial who was a well known footballer. Unfortunately he didn't know which name it was.
Memorial was unveiled on Saturday 21st October 1922 by Lieutenant Colonel C.J. Edmonstoune Cranstoun and a photo of the ceremony was published in The Glasgow Bulletin on Monday 23rd October.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. T.H. THOMSON.

Named on the Dalton Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

THOMAS THOMSON, PTE. K.O.S.B.

Thomas Thomson age 24 Private (12365) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a gardener at Whitecroft Mansion, Carruthertown, Dalton when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed at the battle of Loos.
Born 1891 in Kirkfieldbank, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire as Thomas Heggison Thomson.
Son of Alexander, head gardener at Corehouse, Kirkfieldbank, and Annie (Heggison) Thomson of 28, West Port, Lanark.
(Source: de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour and CWGC)
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and reportedly buried in Cambrin Churchyard.
Commonwealth War Grave Loos Memorial.
Also named on the Dalton Parish Roll of Honour in the Parish Church and on the Lesmahagow War Memorial.
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