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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: POLMONT Reply with quote

Photo by Anne Anderson:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although this Memorial is in Polmont Cemetery, as well as covering Polmont itself, it lists men from the neighbouring villages of Brightons & Craigs, California, Redding, Reddingmuirhead, Shieldhill, Wallacestone & Westquarter.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any cloesups of the names? There's one I'm hoping will be there...
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My best guess is that California, Reddingmuirhead & Wallacestone, Shieldhill and Westquarter are all WW1 as they don't have additional WW2 headings, Shieldhill also has it's own Memorial and Polmont has both this memorial and the Church (external) Plaque. A bit confusing . . . . I know!

(Polmont Church Plaque close ups now posted in the Church thread)



















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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to say David, if the name you're looking for isn't on either of the Polmont Memorials, try Muiravonside - I thought I had posted this one already but obviously not!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annoyingly, the man I want is there, Private William Scott, but I had been hoping the regiments might have been listed. No such luck on this one...
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

Is the following info of any use?

SCOTT, William, Private 1/4 Royal Scots
Died 02.11.1917, age 27, Service No. 20121827
Killed in action in Palestine
Interred: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, XXVI.A.11
Family memorial in Polmont Churchyard
Polmont Church War Memorial Plaque
Son of William & Elizabeth Scott (nee Chapman)
Half brother of L/Cpl. James Nimmo Scott, also Royal Scots,
Killed in action in France 04.05.1918

I have a photo of the Family gravestone if that's any help - the following is the inscription taken from it: (I can send you copies direct or upload it onto photobucket - just let me know)

Sacred to the memory of ELIZABETH CHAPMAN beloved wife of William Scott
Who died 14th April 1891
And his sons
Pte. WILLIAM SCOTT, Royal Scots, killed in action in Palestine 2nd November 1917 aged 27 years
L. Cpl. JAMES NIMMO SCOTT, Royal Scots, killed in action in France 4th May 1918 aged 24 years
Also his second wife ELIZABETH NIMMO died 6th December 1924 aged 72 years
The above WILLIAM SCOTT died 2nd January 1944 in his 92nd year
Also their daughter CATHERINE BLACK SCOTT died 28th February 1977 aged 93 years

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne,

You are an absolute star!

Feel free to forward any photos you might have to myself. Upload them here too, I'm sure they'll be of interest.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a problem David, glad to help!

Can I send photos via PM? I'm a bit of a numpty when it comes to figuring out what can and what can't be attached.

I wouldn't want to start uploading all the photos I've got of CWGC/Family gravestones onto the site - I've got thousands!

I'll upload the Scott one onto photobucket in the meantime and send you the url.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Polmont Reply with quote

CALIFORNIA

Pte. James W. McAloman
Gunner. William McAlonan
Pte. Duncan McLuckie
Pte. Robert Rae
Pte. Robert Shepherd
Sergt. Alexander Thomson
Pte. Charles Wilson
Pte. Robert White

1939 1945

Pte. Alexander Brown
Spr. Thomas Heeps
Str. Marion L. MacMillan
Pte. William P. Shanks
Pte. James Strang
A.B. John G. Tripney

REDDING MUIRHEAD

A.B. Colin Anderson
Pte. Gabriel B. Carmichael
Pte. Andrew Easton
L/Cpl. William Forrester
Pte. William Hannah
C.P.O. James Hall
L/Cpl/ John Hall M.M.
Pte. Walter G. Lamont

1939 1945

P.O. George C. Myles

WALLACESTONE

L/Cpl. Peter Bennie
Pte. David Binnie
Sergt. John Brown
L/Cpl. William McAulay
Pte. William McLuckie
Pte. John Mackie
L/Cpl. William Mackie
Pte. Alexander Walker

REDDING

Pte. Daniel Bain
Pte. James Carman
L/Cpl. Robert Ewing
Pte. William Forrest
Pte. William Grant
Pte. James Jack
Pte. William Laing
Pte. James McCutcheon
Pte. James Martin
Pte. George Maxwell
Sapper. John J. Miller
A.B. Leslie Miller
Pte. James Morrison
Pte. John Murray
Pte. John Robertson
Pte. Jasper A.W. Thomson
Pte. Walter Walker
Pte. Anthony Weir
Pte. Archibald White
Pte. Roderick Wyse

1939 1945

Flt/Sgt. Robert Brown
W.O.II (R.Q.M.S.) H. Lyon
Marine. A. Mulhall
Pte. John Heeps
Officer Neil Henderson
Pte. J. Liddle
Pte. David McLean
C.S. Thomas Mulholland
Pte. Andrew Smith

POLMONT

Major. James F. Morris M.C., C.Deg. (Bel.) & American M.M.
2nd Lieut. Colin H. Stein
Pte. Hugh Borthwick
L/Cpl. John Borthwick
L/Cpl. George Brechin
Pte. John Caldwell
Pte. Charles Carmichael
Gunner. John Cochrane
Gunner. Robert Gentleman
Pte. Robert Gibb
Pte. William Gibb
Pte. Thomas M. Jeffrey
Pte. William Kay
Pte. George Kay
Pte. James Keigan
Cpl. John Lawrie
L/Cpl. Donald McDonald
Pte. James McMillan
Pte. James Scott
L.Cpl. James N. Scott
Pte. William Scott
Cpl. Matthew Shutt
Pte. John Smith
Pte. Alexander Steel
Pte. Adam Stevenson
Pte. John Stevenson
Pte. John R. Stewart
Pte. John Taylor
Cpl. John Wilson
Pte. Thomas Wilson

1939 1945

Flt/Sgt. Robert E.W. Williamson

SHIELDHILL

Pte. William Anderson
Pte. William Beattie
Pte. Thomas Bennett
Pte. Thomas Gibb
Pte. Robert Gray
Cpl. John Jenkins
L/Cpl. Dougald McCowan
Gunner. Malcolm McIsaac
Gunner. William McIsaac
Pte. James Martin
Pte. Kevin Meade
Pte. Maxwell Mitchell
Pte. John Ramsay
Pte. Robert Sim
Pte. Robert Skinner
L/Cpl. John Smart

WESTQUARTER

1939 1945

Pte. Thomas Campbell
Staff Sgt. H.M. Dowds
A.B. James McNeil
Ft/Sgt. George Walker
James Walker R.N.

BRIGHTONS and CRAIGS

Captain. Wm. Learmonth Buchanan
Captain. William A.McPhail
2nd Lieut. Thos. Helm Lawrie
2nd Lirut. Robert Richardson
Pte. Adam Burrell
L/Cpl. Robert Clark
Sapper. James Dick
Cpl. John Edgar M.M.
Sergt. John Forbes
Pte. William Hill
Pte. David Hutchison
Pte. John Hutchison
L/Cpl. James Johnston
Pte. James McDonald
Pte. James Mill
Pte. James Pender
A.B. John Ramsay
Cpl. Jack Stirling
Pte. Alexander Swinton
Pte. John Thomson
Pte. Kenneth McL. Thomson
Pte. Archibald Young
Pte. William Younger

1939 1945

A.B. George A. Alexander
Sapper. James B. Brown
Sgt. George Hotchkiss
Sfn. John W. Gray
Pte. Murdoch Gillies
Cpl. James McFarlane
Pte. Alexander Nicoll
A.B. John R. Russell
Pte. John G. Roberts
2nd R/O. John Rutherford
Pilot Officer. John A. Rose
S/Lieut. John Neilson
Pte. Alexander Wilson
W/O. Patrick Ford
Pte. John L.S. Penman
Pte. James Pottie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Marion Lennox Macmillan, QAIMNS (McMillan on CWGC).
Lost at Sea in the sinking of the S.S. Khedive Ismail 12 Feb 1944.with a total loss of 1,297.
She is commemorated on Brookwood Memorial and family grave in Polmont Cemetery.

Tony
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Pte. W. BROWN, Middlesex Regiment, K.I.A Battle of The Somme.
Sgt. J. V. MURPHY, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, D.O.W Monte Cassino, Italy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MORRIS
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 14/08/1918
Awards: M C and Bar
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 458.
Cemetery: POLMONT CHURCHYARD

I've extracted the following from -
http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/trust/heritage/archives/finding_aids/PDFs/family_papers/family_papers_d-f.pdf


James Fitz Morris was a First World War pilot. He was a former pupil of Laurieston School. He passed Civil Service entrance exams on leaving school but deferred his entry preferring to join to enlist in the army early in the First World War. He initially served as a Motor Despatch Rider with the Highland Light Infantry but was promoted into the Royal Flying Corps after only 3 months where he trained as a pilot. In June 1915 he was mentioned in despatches.
After recovering from a serious accident in August 1916 he returned to duty as in instructor at Harlaxton aerodrome near Grantham in Lincolnshire. During this time he was promoted to Captain. He was back in France by July 1917 and soon began to rack up victories against enemy planes – by the end of August he had amassed 5 victories which qualified him as an ‘ace’
In Sep 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross. In Jan 1918 he was awarded a Belgian Croix de Guerre and a Bar to his Military Cross. He was also recommended for a DSO.
In spring 1918 he was back in Britain. By this time he had been officially credited with 14 victories. His unofficial tally seems to have been between 29 and 31. While at home on leave he was presented with a Sword of Honour and a gold watch by the inhabitants of Polmont.
It was then decided he should be sent to the USA as part of the British Aviation Mission under the command of Brigadier General Charles F Lee. They, along with some American pilots, were to take part in touring air displays of the USA in order to drum up support for the war and the air services in particular. During the exhibition at Cincinnati, Ohio he was killed in an air crash shortly after take off from Western Hills Golf Course, Cincinnati.
Although, the cause of the crash was initially attributes to him fainting at the controls, it appears that the real cause was the mechanical failure of his Sopwith Camel aeroplane.
The tour had attracted huge public interest and the people of Cincinnati reacted to Fitz Morris's death with great sympathy. Due to the dangers caused by German submarines it was decided not to send his body back home until the end of the war. In the meantime his body was laid to rest with full military honours at the family tomb of the Groesbecks, a prominent Cincinnati family.
His funeral cortege was followed by 4,000 mourners with approximately 250,000 lining the route of the funeral procession.
A year later his body was repatriated and he was buried at Polmont Old
Churchyard, again with full military honours.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday October 8th 1922.

So was the land on which it stands later turned into a cemetery or has the memorial been moved?



Derek.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is brilliant! Thanks to the photos of the names, I was able to find the medal card for my granddad's cousin John Smart. There are lots of John Smarts, but only one Lance Corporal. Now all I need is a picture... Any ideas?
Thanks again,
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:49 am    Post subject: Pte. James Strathie Reply with quote

Not listed on this or any other Stirlking area memorial.

WW1
BLACK WATCH
Pte. James Strathie

(Glasgow Herald 19th June 1915)
"Private James Strathie, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action on May 17, was the son of Mrs Strathie, Beancross, Polmont, by whom official intimation of his death has been received. Private Strathie, who was only 17 years of age, joined the Army in January, and went to the front on April 21. Before enlisting he was employed as a ploughman in the Stirling district."

CWGC
STRATHIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7489
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: STRATHIE
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/7489
Place of birth: South Carsebouny Stirlingshire
Date of death: 7 May 1915 (17 May 1915 ?)
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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