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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: LARBERT Reply with quote

From Anne Andersons thread:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And finally, a name I don't seem to be able to find? His name is beneath the first panel on the left of the Memorial (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders beginning with Major J. F. Jones).

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you count East Larbert as West Carron...

Surname DUFF
Firstname John
Service Number 275716
Date Death 12/10/1918
Decoration
Place of birth West Carron Stirlingshire
Other 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

And if the CWGC have scanned C as G could this be Private Duff?

Name: DUFF, JOHN G.
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Service No: 275716
Additional information: Son of Michael and Elizabeth Duff, of 28, Meengal Mill, Carron Rd., Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 12.
Cemetery: IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

he's a First World War Argyll which fits with the location of the extra plaque.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Adam!

The East/West thing should have dawned on me. Embarassed

The Larbert area is one of those places with so many once separate villages all now joined up, making it very difficult to figure out just exactly where one stops and the other starts. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it's the right man. the SDGW CD-Rom has him enlisting in Falkirk. It doesn't have a place of residence on enlistment unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, Monday 25th September 1922

    LARBERT CENOTAPH

    DR M'CLYMONT AND LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    Many thousands of people witnessed the unveiling at Larbert yesterday the beautiful cenotaph and quadrant erected to the memory of nearly three hundred men who fell in the Great War. The opening proceedings took place in Larbert Parish Church, where a memorial service took place. The sermon was delivered by the Very Rev. J. A. M'Clymont, C.B.E., D.D., Glasgow.

    Dr M'Clymont, in the course of his address, stated that the League of Nations was only an extension of the law of Christ to international relationships. It was a development of Christianity that was sure to come sooner or later. Though it had been long in coming, they must remember the difficulties which had always beset such objects.

    At the close of the church service a procession was formed, and headed by a pipe band and a platoon of the 7th A. and S. H. Territorials, marched through the main street to the memorial. At a platform erected at the side of the cenotaph, which was surrounded by a crowd of many thousands of people, the unveiling ceremony performed by Lieut.-Col. Alan Stein, the commanding officer of the 7th A. and S. H.

    Colonel Stein said that it seemed that after the great struggle they had passed through, a terrible disgrace to civilisation that war should still be possible, and he thought that the time was ripe for the League of Nations to become a real power in settling disputes between nations.

    Thereafter a dedicatory prayer was offered up by Dr M'Clymont, and the usual military honours were paid to the memory of the fallen.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: John Duff Reply with quote

He was residing at Inglis Land, Bairnsford, Falkirk in 1914. His NOK were at the CWCG address in May 1917.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: John C Duff, 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Reply with quote

Adam

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And if the CWGC have scanned C as G could this be Private Duff?


This was not the case. I had it checked and found that the original detail was G. It is an Army error.

I found records which , although they do not give Campbell, they are clearly John C Duff.
This info is now with MOD/CWGC and so a check will be made and any error corrected by CWGC in due course.

Thanks for drawing attention to it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news Jim, thanks for chasing it up. It's quite a minor error on the face of it but he deserves to have his correct name in the database.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: John C Duff, 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Reply with quote

Adam

If found in error, and subsequently corrected, it would also mean CWGC replacing the headstone at Iwuy, in due course.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: John C Duff, 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Reply with quote

The details for Pte. Duff have now been updated by CWGC

Name: DUFF, JOHN CAMPBELL
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Service No: 275716
Additional information: Son of Michael and Elizabeth Duff, of 28, Meengal Mill, Carron Rd., Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 12.
Cemetery: IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Jim. Not just replacing G for C but adding his middle name too. A great result.

Thanks for the update.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Lt. Alexander Nimmo Sherriff Reply with quote

WW1
NORTHAMPTON REGT.
Lt A.N. Sherriff

(Glasgow Herald 24th November 1914)
"Sherriff-
Killed in action near Ypres, about 30th October, Alexander Nimmo, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, second son of the late George Sherriff, of Carronvale, Larbert.
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Name: SHERRIFF, ALEXANDER NIMMO
Initials: A N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 30/10/1914
Additional information: Son of George and Catherine J. Sherriff, of Carronvale, Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 45.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:46 am    Post subject: Ft. Sgt. Hugh Martin Matheson Reply with quote

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R.A.F. V.R.
F-Sgt. Hugh M. Matheson

(Glasgow Herald 19th September 1945)
"Previously reported missing August 2-3, 1943, now officially presumed to have lost his life, Fligh Sergeant Hugh Martin Matheson, bomb-aimer and co-pilot, R.A.F. V.R., aged 21 years, dearly loved younger son of Mr & Mrs J. Matheson, 51 South Broomage Avenue, Larbert."

CWGC
Name: MATHESON, HUGH MARTIN
Initials: H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 100 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 03/08/1943
Service No: 1558725
Additional information: Son of John McLeod Matheson and Janet Gay Matheson, of Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 138.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MATHESON
Firstname: Hugh Martin
Service number: 1558725
Date of death: 03/08/1943
Place of birth: Larbert
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Flt Sgt


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial:

Name: INGLIS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant (Quartermaster)
Regiment/Service: General List
Age: 45
Date of Death: 28/11/1915
Additional information: Husband of Helen Inglis, of 38, Queens Drive, Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 918.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=21811&mforum=scottishwargraves#21811
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