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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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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAY, JOHN B
Initials: JB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 141343
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 4th Bn
Date of Death: 4/5/1917
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of William Day, of Kirkfieldbank, Lanark, Scotland.
Memorial: Vimy Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: REID, W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Service Number: 302989
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 1st/7th Bn
Date of Death: 12/11/1917
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of David and J. Reid, of Dublin Row, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark.
Grave Reference: XXVI B 13
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery.

Note: SNWM states formerly 7683, Highland Light Infantry.

Also named on St Nicholas Church War Memorial, Lanark, and Lanark War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILLON, WA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 22104
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 25/5/1918
Grave Reference: St. Leonard's Sec. West Terrace. 51.
Cemetery: Lanark Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUNCAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 31131
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 61st Coy
Date of Death: 23/11/1917
Age: 32
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Duncan; husband of Elizabeth Brown (formerly Duncan), of The Stell, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark.
Panel Reference: Panel 12 and 13
Memorial: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GOVAN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: S/11832
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 20/11/1917
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Govan, of Kirkfieldbank, Lanark.
Grave Reference: I B 14
Cemetery: Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault.

And his brother:

Name: GOVAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 251415
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 5th/6th Bn
Date of Death: 11/8/1918
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Govan, of Kirkfieldbank, Lanark.
Grave Reference: V E 11
Cemetery: Bouchoir New British Cemetery.

Both are also named on Lanark War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NIVEN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 302844
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 7th Bn, formerly Highland Light Infantry
Date of Death: 24/11/1917
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of William O. and Agnes Beck Niven, of Ramoth, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark.
Panel Reference: Panel 10 and 11
Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Inglis is named on Lanark and Kirkfieldbank War Memorials.

His Pension Papers do exist and state that he lived at Kirkfieldbank, Service Number 27205, rank Private, regiment HLI. He was discharged on 10/3/1919 on grounds of disability and died 5/11/1921.

Death Record (Scotland's People) shows he was a House Painter (Army Pensioner) who died at Bellahouston Hospital (residence Kirkfieldbank, Lanark). Died 5/11/1921, aged 33. Cause of Death: Chronic Intestinal Nephritis and Uraemia.
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