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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Kilsyth Reply with quote

Kilsyth - Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District

The Kilsyth war memorial is a grey granite cross on pedestal. It stands In Burngreen Peace Gardens, Burngreen Road (The Bandstand behind is also a war memorial).



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Abercromby Harry
Adamson Robert
Allison John
Anderson Alexander
Anderson James
Anderson James G.
Anderson Robert
Anthony Charles
Arneil Thomas S.
Bankier Samuel
Barr James
Barrie William
Bell Alexander
Black Robert
Black Robert R.
Bow George
Bowe Archibald
Bowe William
Boyce Bernard
Boyce Patrick
Brown George
Brown John
Brown Nathaniel
Brown Patrick
Brownlee Thomas
Bryson James R.
Buntine William
Burns Alexander
Burns Andrew
Burns George
Caldwell Alexander
Caldwell Peter
Campbell John
Carr John
Chapman John
Clark James
Clelland David
Cobb Seth
Comrie Thomas C.
Comrie William H.B.
Cook Taylor
Coyle Francis
Coyle John
Coyle Peter
Coyle William
Deerin Edward
Differ Patrick
Doherty Patrick
Donaldson William
Drain Michael
Edmonstone William C.
Farrow William
Fisher Neil
Fleming Andrew
Fleming Henry
Frew Robert
Fyfe William
Gallagher Bernard
Garrie James
Glancey Daniel
Goodwin Robert
Goodwin William
Gordon Adam
Gould Louis



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Abercrombie Robert
Abercrombie Robert
Aitken Robert
Bankier Archibald
Black Robert S.
Brown William
Bryce Thomas
Cochrane George G.
Comrie William D.
Connor Francis
Crawford William D.C.
Docherty William
Elliot William A.
Field Eric
Gilfillan George
Graham Matthew W.
Gray Joseph
Haggart John
Irvine William
Laing John
Laing William B.
Lang John
Lennox John M.
Loudon Alexander
MacPherson William
Marshall James
Maxwell Robert
McAuley Frank
McDonald Roderick
McFatter John
Melling Andrew N.
Melling Joseph
Mitchell Thomas
Mooney William T.
O'Neil William
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Kilsyth WM Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I recorded for UKNIWM


Inscription on lower shaft of cross

THEIR
NAME
LIVETH
FOR
EVER-
-MORE


Main memorial Inscription

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
OUR MEN
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 – 1918
1939 – 1945
VE DAY 1945 – 1995

“FOR OUR TODAY
THEY GAVE THEIR TOMORROW”
VJ DAY 1945 - 1995


WW1 names of the fallen arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial and surname only given. The names are arranged in 7 columns with one panel on either side of the main inscription, three panels on the rear of the monument and one panel on each side


Panel to left of main inscription
HARRY ABERCROMBIE
ROBERT ADAMSON
JOHN ALLISON
ALEX. ANDERSON
JAMES ANDERSON
JAMES G. ANDERSON
ROBERT ANDERSON
CHARLES ANTHONY
THOS. S. ARNEIL
SAMUEL BANKIER
JAMES BARR
WILLIAM BARRIE
ALEXANDER BELL
ROBERT R. BLACK
ROBERT BLACK
GEORGE BOW
ARCHD. BOWE
WILLIAM BOWE
PATRICK BOYCE
BERNARD BOYCE
JOHN BROWN
PATRICK BROWN
GEORGE BROWN
NATHANIEL BROWN
THOS. BROWNLEE
JAMES R. BRYSON
WILLIAM BUNTINE
ALEXANDER BURNS
GEORGE BURNS
ANDREW BURNS
ALEX. CALDWELL
PETER CALDWELL

Panel to right of main inscription
JOHN CAMPBELL
JOHN CARR
JOHN CHAPMAN
JAMES CLARK
DAVID CLELLAND
SETH COBB
THOS. C. COMRIE
WM.H.B. COMRIE
TAYLOR COOK
FRANCIS COYLE
JOHN COYLE
PETER COYLE
WILLIAM COYLE
EDWARD DEERIN
PATRICK DIFFER
PATRICK DOHERTY
WILLIAM DONALDSON
MICHAEL DRAIN
WM. G. EDMONSTONE
WILLIAM FARROW
NEIL FISHER
ANDREW FLEMING
HENRY FLEMING
ROBERT FREW
WILLIAM FYFE
BERNARD GALLAGHER
JAMES GARRIE
DANIEL GLANCEY
ROBERT GOODWIN
WILLIAM GOODWIN
ADAM GORDON
LOUIS GOULD

Side panel
DUNCAN GREY
JOHN GRAY
WILLIAM GRAY
CHARLES GRINDLAY
DAVID GRINDLAY
JOHN GRINDLAY
JOHN G. GRINDLAY
JOHN S. GRINDLAY
WILLIAM GRINDLAY
ARCHD. HAGGARTY
DUNCAN HARTLEY
JOHN HENRY
WILLIAM HOEY
DAVID HOLLIGAN
ROBERT HOLMES
PETER INNES
JOSEPH INGLIS
ROBERT IRVINE
ARCHIBALD JARVIE
JAMES JARVIE
JOHN JARVIE
WILLIAM M. JARVIE
DAVID JENNINGS
THOMAS JOHNSTONE
DAVID JOHNSTONE
JOHN JOINER
GEORGE KELLY
JOHN KELLY
PATRICK KELLY
CHARLES LAING
ROBERT LAING
JOHN LANG
WILLIAM LAW

Left hand panel at rear of memorial
THOMAS LAWRIE
JAMES LEISHMAN
WILLIAM LEISHMAN
DUNCAN LEITH
PETER LEITH
ROBERT U. LITTLE
ALEX. LOCKHART
JOHN LOCKHART
ALEX. LOUDEN
JOHN MACKIE
WILLIAM MARSHALL
PATRICK MEECHAN
WILLIAM MELLING
JOHN MENZIES
ALEX. MILLER
DAVID MILLER
DAVID D. MILLER
JOHN F. MILLER
JAMES MILLER
JOHN MILLER
ROBERT MOFFAT
WILLIAM MOFFETT
JAMES MOLLOY
GEORGE MORRISON
JOHN MORRISON
JAMES MORTON
HENRY MORTON
ALEX. MOTHERWELL
DAVID MOTHERWELL
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
ROBERT MUNN
DANIEL MURRAY

Centre hand panel at rear of memorial
PATRICK MURPHY
FRANCIS McAULEY
FRANCIS McBRIDE
ROBERT McBURNIE
PATRICK McCANN
WILLIAM McCANN
JAMES McCART
PATRICK McCART
PATRICK McDERMOTT
DONALD McDONALD
DUNCAN McDONALD
JOHN McDONALD
DUNCAN McFARLANE
JAMES McFARLANE
FRANCIS McGEOUGH
JOHN McGILVRAY
ROBERT McGLINCHEY
JAMES McGOWAN
JAMES McGRANDELLS
JOHN McILLWAINE
WILLIAM McILLWAINE
ALEX. McINNES
DOUGLAS McINTYRE
GEORGE McINTYRE
BERNARD McKAY
ROBERT McKENNA
ALEX. McKENZIE
HECTOR McLEAN
CONSTANTINE McMAHON
RICHARD McMANUS
CHARLES McPHERSON
WILLIAM McPHERSON

Right hand panel at rear of memorial
JOHN McWHINNIE
JAMES NEIL
ROBERT NEIL
JOSEPH NICOL
ROBERT NIMMO
ALEX. NISBET
BERNARD O'NEIL
JAMES O'NEIL
PATRICK O'NEIL
JAMES O'ROURKE
PATRICK O'ROURKE
ALEXANDER ORR
JOHN PATON
JAMES POLLOCK
JOHN POLLOCK
JAMES PROVAN
ALEX. RALSTON
JOHN RALSTON
JOHN RANKIN
JOHN G. RANKIN
CHARLES RHODES
ISAAC ROBINSON
ALEXANDER ROSS
DANIEL ROWATT
JAMES RUSSELL
JAMES A. RUSSELL
ROBERT RUSSELL
WILLIAM RUSSELL
PETER SEMPLE
WILLIAM SERVICE
ALEXANDER SHAW
DAVID SHAW

Side Panel
JOHN SHAW
PETER SHAW
DAVID SINCLAIR
WILLIAM SINCLAIR
GEORGE SMITH
ROBERT SMITH
WILLIAM SOMERVILLE
DANIEL STARK
HUNTER STARK
ALEX. STARK
ROBERT STARK
ROBERT S. STARK
WILLIAM STARK
JAMES STARRS
ALEX. STEVENSON
ALEX. STEVENSON
GEORGE STEWART
ROBERT STEWART
JAMES TAYLOR
WILLIAM TAYLOR
JAMES THOMSON
CHARLES TONNER
PATRICK TURLEY
ALEX. WADDELL
JOHN WADDELL
THOMAS WALKER
ROBERT WALKER
JOHN WATSON
ALEX. WEIR
ROBERT WEIR
CHARLES Y. WILSON
GEORGE WILSON
WILLIAM WILSON
JAMES WILSON


WW2 names of the fallen arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial and surname only given. The names are inscribed on the plinth. arranged in 5 columns with three panels on the front of the monument and one panel on each side


Left hand panel main face
ROBERT ABERCROMBIE
ROBERT ABERCROMBIE
ROBERT AITKEN
ARCHD. BANKIER
ROBERT S. BLACK
WILLIAM BROWN
THOMAS BRYCE
GEORGE G. COCHRANE
WILLIAM O. COMRIE
FRANCIS CONNOR
WILLIAM D.C. CRAWFORD

Centre panel main face
WILLIAM DOCHERTY
WILLIAM A. ELLIOT
ERIC FIELD
GEORGE GILFILLAN
MATTHEW W. GRAHAM
JOSEPH GRAY
JOHN HAGGART
WILLIAM IRVINE
JOHN LAING
WILLIAM B. LAING
JOHN LANG
JOHN N. LENNOX
ROBERT MAXWELL

Right hand panel main face

ALEX. LOUDON
JAMES MARSHALL
ANDREW N. MELLING
JOSEPH MELLING
THOMAS MITCHELL
WILLIAM T. MOONEY
FRANK McAULEY
RODERICK McDONALD
JOHN McFATTER
WILLIAM MACPHERSON
WILLIAM O'NEIL

Side Panel
DANIEL O'ROURKE
ROBERT A. PARTICK
JOHN POLLOCK
ANTONIO PORTUNATI
CHARLES ROBERTS
JAMES A. SHAW
ROBERT SMITH
THOMAS STARRS
JAMES W. STEVENSON
ROBERT D. STEVENSON

Side Panel
JOHN TAGGART
PETER M. TAUNS
MALCOLM THOMSON
JAMES L. WATSON
JOHN WEIR
DAVID S. WHYTE
EION A. WHYTE
BERTIE M. WHYTE
ROBERT R. WILSON
MATTHEW P.WYPER


Name of a soldier who died in N Ireland inscribed below the centre panel on the rear of the memorial

L/CPL B. .F. .BLAIR N IRELAND 1979



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNVEILING OF KILSYTH WAR MEMORIAL
25th AUGUST 1923


At long last, and after many of the inhabitants had almost given up hope of seeing a public war memorial in their midst, Saturday saw the unveiling of the monument an accomplished fact. The monument is in the form of a Celtic Cross of Aberdeen granite, standing 18 feet high, on a broad base which contains three panels on either side and one at each end, in seven of these panels are inscribed the names of 227 men who were killed or died on service in the war. On either side of the upright column of the memorial is a pendant sword, while underneath is a laurel wreath. There are inscribed on the upper portion the words, "Their name shall live for evermore." In one of the centre panels is the inscription, "Erected to the memory of our men who laid down their lives in the great war, 1914-18." The work was executed by Messrs Scott & Rae, Glasgow. An iron railing with gate surrounds the monument, the railing being the work of Mr McLay of Kirkintilloch. The cost of the memorial is fully £500. The weather, unfortunately, did not deal kindly with the occasion. Rain commenced to fall during the proceedings and was coming down heavily, before the close of the programme. A procession was formed at the Academy grounds and marched round the town and along Station Road to the Burngreen. The Town Band led the way, followed by ex-service-men, the memorial committee, representatives of public bodies, Public Band, Girl Guides, Cadets, and Boy Scouts. The Territorials formed a guard at the monument. Apologies for absence were sent by Mrs. Moncrief, Mr. Thomas Johnston, MP, and Mr. James Boyd.

The burgh flag and the flag at the Bowling Green were flown at half-mast.

A platform was constructed beside the memorial. On this members of the memorial committee, the clergy, and others taking part, Mr. Charles Edmonstone, and Mr. C. E. Horsbrugh had seats. Ex-Provost Cook, chairman of the memorial committee presided.

Members of Kilsyth Co-operative Choir and friends, under the leadership of Mr. James H. Gibson, led the singing of the 46th. Psalm. Rev A. G. Millar, High U.F. Church, delivered the prayer of invocation. In thanking God for granting victory to our arms he prayed that as God had given us victory He would help us to reap the fruits of it, and not lose the fruits of it in peace. He prayed that, as we went backward and forward, the monument would not only remind us of those brave men, but be an inspiration for us all to live lives worthy of the great sacrifice made on our behalf.

The Town Band, in the Bandstand, rendered "Memory of the Brave," and the buglers sounded " The Last Post,"

One minute's silence was observed. Then the buglers sounded "Reveille."

Ex-Provost Cook said that they had with them that day Sir Archibald Edmonstone, Bart., who needed no introduction to a Kilsyth audience. The memorial committee considered that Sir Archibald was the right man to unveil this memorial. He was one who had taken a deep interest in the community and had the deepest sympathy with those who mourned the loss of near and dear ones who fell in the war, and was one who had known that very sad experience of weary waiting for news from the front, and also, alas, the pangs of the final blow. They were greatly honoured in having Sir Archibald with them that day, and he (the chairman) had much pleasure in calling upon him to unveil the war memorial.

Sir Archibald Edmonstone said :- My friends, ladies and gentlemen, we are assembled here for a very solemn purpose. We have come together to do honour to the memory of the 227 brave men of Kilsyth who gave their lives for us in the great war. I know that words can very feebly express our deep feelings and emotions – and mine, I fear, must be very few and faulty- but I would like to say this: I do not think that this occasion should only be looked upon as a sad one and full of sorrowful retrospect. On the contrary, I think our minds should be filled with pride and thanksgiving for the precious possession which has been given us in the memory and example of these gallant men. I hope, and believe, that this beautiful monument round which we stand may prove a blessing and help to many in Kilsyth. To those who mourn, surely it will be a great consolation and happiness to see always in their midst o perpetual emblem of the honour and reverence of those they loved. Then, again, to many others, I think it will be a help, you know, ladies and gentlemen, there come in every life moments of crisis and doubt and indecision, when there seems a parting of the ways – one steep path leading upwards towards duty and self-denial, and the other sloping downwards to self-indulgence, ease, and carelessness. At such times, when men look upwards to this memorial, perhaps a voice will come from it, saying : "Remember us ! Think of us ! We were young ; we were happy : we loved our lives : we loved our homes, and yet we gave up everything, to do our duty and the serve our King and country." I hope, please God, that those who listen will be given strength to follow worthily in the footsteps of these gallant soldiers trod. Ladies and gentlemen, I know of no finer words that I can quote than those spoken by H.M. King George when he viewed the graves of his fallen soldiers in France. The King said- I fervently pray that both as nations and individuals we may so order our lives after the ideals for which our brethren died, that we may be able to meet their gallant souls once more, humbly, yet unashamed. I have now the honour to unveil this beautiful memorial. May it stand sacred for ever in Kilsyth.

Sir Archibald drew the cord which allowed the covering to slip from the memorial.

The Public Band played "For King and Country."

Church bells were rung .

Rev Duncan Cameron, Parish Church, delivered the dedicatory prayer, humbly beseeching Almighty God that He would consecrate their thoughts and purify their hearts, that they may worthily be remembered among the men who gladly laid down their lives for the sake of their country and kindred ; that God would strengthen us that we might walk worthily in their footsteps ; and might the remembrance of all they did and suffered be an inspiration and strength to us throughout all our days. In the name of this community, and by their request, he dedicated for ever to their memories this memorial of their sacrifice and of their heroism, and might God grant unto us that the memory of these heroic men might ever be fresh and beautiful in our souls.

Kilsyth Pipe Band played a lament.

Captain Norman Anton led of the placing of the wreaths round the foot of the monument. His was followed by many others. This proved the most touching part of all this afternoon's ceremony. Some were as gorgeous as the garden or greenhouse could supply, others as clever as the imitator of nature could fashion them, and others simply little mementoes carried by widows to commemorate departed husbands, little children in memory of their dad who never came back, by parents who recalled a boy they lost, or sisters mindful of a brother. Many found their grief welling up in tears, and it was a severe trial to come forward to deliver their floral tributes to place on the memorial.

After Kilsyth Co-operative Male Voice Choir had sung "Soldier, Rest, thy warfare o'er,"

Parish Councillor Alexander Arneil, moving a vote of thanks to Sir Archibald Edmonstone, said they were delighted to have him with them that day, to mingle his sorrow with their sorrows, and they thanked him for coming such a long distance to be present. Some might think their efforts had been small after all the boys who had gone had done for them; yet it was their names were inscribed on the memorial.

Sir Archibald said he had to thank the company very much and Mr. Arneil for the very kind words. He could only tell them that he was deeply touched by the kind wishes of everyone here that he should come to be with them for this ceremony. He did not think himself worthy of undertaking such a task as that which had been placed upon him, except for one thing, and one only, and that was that for more than fifty he had been associated with Kilsyth and he had never known anything but kindness and consideration from the people. He could think of no people in the world whose heart was more filled with sympathy and affection for Kilsyth and its people than his was. He felt so proud of Kilsyth during the war for having done so splendidly, for 1171 men enlisted in His Majesty's forces from Kilsyth; and there were 227 who did not come home again for whose relatives one felt so deeply. He wished also to say just a word or two

To express how deeply he felt the sorrow which had come upon Kilsyth recently through the pit disaster. It was so awfully sad to think of, and he felt so much for those who had been so terribly bereaved amongst them.

The chairman said he had something very important to say, but the weather seemed to be breaking down and it would not be fair to continue the proceedings too long. They could scarcely think that it was nine years 21 days since their empire went to war. Hundreds of their brave men answered to the call of King and Country; and, alas, many of them never returned. At the close of the war, scheme after scheme was put forward for some kind of memorial which they felt ought to be raised in memory of the brave men who made the supreme sacrifice. Scheme after scheme was discussed and allowed to drop. At last the committee felt that the duty was incumbent upon them to carry through a memorial of some kind. They would have liked to have been in the position to have raised something far larger than they really had got. But it was not the size of the of the monument that would matter, for no matter how large any monument might be that they could erect, it would be as nothing to the debt we owed to the brave men who had laid down their lives. He took the opportunity to express their heartfelt sympathy with those who had lost near and dear ones in the war, and on behalf of the committee, thanked those is any way helped to erect the and carry out the arrangements in connection with the war memorial. At this stage, in name of the war memorial committee and the inhabitants of Kilsyth and district, he asked Provost Freebairn as representing the Town Council, to take this memorial into their care and keeping. The trust, no doubt, was a sacred one, a trust which the relatives of the men whose names appeared on the tablets had reposed in him, and he hoped the Provost would see that trust carried through to the full.

Provost Freebairn said it was with the greatest pleasure that he, on behalf of the Town Council accepted custody of this war memorial. The Council accepted it as a sacred trust, and the war memorial committee would see that every care was taken of the memorial, and all they could do would be done for the sake of the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. There had been something said of the men who had made the supreme sacrifice, and they were all agreed with everything that had been said. There was just one thing he would like to say in addition, and that was that they ought to remember the many who were walking about – living dead. Many were young men who began life with bright prospects or were looking forward to something away in the future, laying their plans and having their ambitions like those other men who went to the war. He thought they also had made a supreme sacrifice for us. It was quite within his recollection when he used to go into Glasgow before the war, that he might walk through the greater part of the city and he would scarcely find one man in the same position as he was. But he found now that it was hardly possible to turn a street corner but he had a companion in misfortune; and many with had to put them all aside and bow to the inevitable. He hoped the Government and the whole community would see their plans and ambitions in front of them to it that they did not forget what these men have done. He thought it was just as bad for those men walking about half-dead as those who who made the sacrifice completely. He was putting in a word for the men who had been disabled and would have to bear the brunt for many long years. He had much pleasure in accepting this trust, and the Council would do all in their power to keep the memory of these men green.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This soldier is named on the memorial,

COYLE, John Corporal 13387 6th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Kilsyth, Lanarkshire Enlisted: Kilsyth, Lanarkshire.
Date of Death: 10/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Reference: Volume II, Page 185.

Three other soldiers with the surname Coyle are listed on the memorial, I wonder were they related.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This soldier is named on the memorial;

McGLINCHEY, Robert Private 13034 "C" Coy 6th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Derry Resided: Kildrum, Co Derry Enlisted: Kilsyth (Aug 1914).
Age: 34 Date of Death: 10/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Family Notes: Son of, Robert and Mary McGlinchey, of Kildrum, Killea, Londonderry.

Pte R. McGlinchey, 6th Battalion Dublin Fusiliers, has been missing in the Dardanelles since August 10th. His father resides at Kildrum, Derry. The Derry Standard, 11 October 1915.

Special Notes: Private McGlinchey is not listed on the IWM records.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Other Memorials: Private McGlinchey is commemorated on, the Kilsyth War Memorial, Burngreen Peace Gardens, Burngreen Road, Kilsyth; he is also named in, the Roll of Honour Books, in the Scottish War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that this is the Francis McBride listed on this memorial.

McBRIDE, Francis Private 3067 6th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers
Born: Chapelhall, Lanarkshire Resided: Croy, by Glasgow Enlisted: Kilsyth, Stirling.
Date of Death: 17/08/1915 Cause: Died of wounds (Sustained Gallipoli).
Grave/Memorial: Panel 185 to 190. Helles Memorial.
Other Memorials:
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume V, Page 268.
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McCANN, Patrick Private 18093 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Kilsyth, Stirling Enlisted Kilsyth.
Date of Death: 04/06/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh.
IWM Records Page No: Volume V, Page 283.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A soldier of WW2 - note the CWG site.

Name: PORTUNATI, ANTONIO
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 21/07/1943
Service No: 2992036
Additional information: Son of Antonio Portunati, and of Nellie Portunati, of Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 50.
Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY
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SNWN:
Surname PORTUNATI
Firstname Antonio
Service number 2992036
Date of death 21/07/1943
Place of birth Glasgow
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Sicily

Antonio (Tony) Portunati is listed on a family stone in Kilsyth Cemetery: See (Page 5)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=511&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=kilsyth+cemetery&start=60&mforum=scottishwargraves

His father (also named Antonio Portunati) served A. & S. H. 1914 - 1918.

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WW2
Pte. George Gilfillan

CWGC
Name: GILFILLAN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/08/1944
Service No: 2986046
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gilfillan, of Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. A. 4.
Cemetery: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GILFILLAN
Firstname: George
Service number: 2986046
Date of death: 23/08/1944
Place of birth: Stirlingshire
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death : Malaya

My cousin from Strathblane took this photo when visiting the cemetery at Chungkai. Little did he know the soldier came from a mere 10 miles away from his hometown.

George Gilfillan died of avitaminosis (vitamin deficiency caused by starvation) whilst a Prisoner of the Japanese working on the Burma-Siam Railway.



Derek.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
SNWN:
Surname PORTUNATI
Firstname Antonio
Service number 2992036
Date of death 21/07/1943
Place of birth Glasgow
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Sicily

Antonio (Tony) Portunati is listed on a family stone in Kilsyth Cemetery: See (Page 5)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=511&postdays=0 21.^&postorder=asc&highlight=kilsyth+cemetery&start=60&mforum=scottishwargraves

His father (also named Antonio Portunati) served A. & S. H. 1914 - 1918.

Anne


In http://www.memento-mori.co.uk/34.pdf Antonio (Tony) is noted as having died 21/6/1943.

It's maybe just a typo somewhere but it might cloud some search results.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two Robert Abercrombies:

Name: ABERCROMBIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 26/01/1944
Service No: 2699398
Additional information: Son of Peter and Sarah Abercrombie, of Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, X, 7.
Cemetery: ANZIO WAR CEMETERY

SNWM:
Surname ABERCROMBIE
Firstname Robert
Service number 2699398
Date of death 26/01/1944
Decoration
Place of birth Stirling
SNWM roll SCOTS GUARDS
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death Italy

Name: ABERCROMBIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The London Scottish
Age: 33
Date of Death: 04/02/1944
Service No: 14383835
Additional information: Husband of Alice Murray Abercrombie, of Bainsford, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: CASSINO MEMORIAL

The above Robert (Gordon Highlanders) is listed on a stone in Kilsyth Cemetery as the son of Robert & Christina Abercrombie nee Branks.

SNWM:
Surname ABERCROMBIE
Firstname Robert
Service number 14383835
Date of death 04/02/1944
Decoration
Place of birth Stirlingshire SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS and THE LONDON SCOTTISH
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Italy.

Kilsyth was at one point within the County of Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CALDWELL
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Service No: 1524
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Caldwell, of 27, Parkburn Rd., Kilsyth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. 516.
Cemetery: KILSYTH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. Charles Grindlay Reply with quote

One of the six Grindlay casualties.

(Glasgow Herald 4th of November 1916)
"Killed, on 18th November, Lance Corporal Charles Grindlay, Canadian Infantry, second son of the late Charles Grindlay, Kilsyth, and deeply loved husband of Isabella Stevenson, Calgary, Alberta, late of The Schoolhouse, Slamannan."

Name: GRINDLAY, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 50th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Service No: 434877
Additional information: Husband of Isabella Jackson (formerly Grindlay), of Lonira, Alberta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 31.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: C.E.R.A.1. James Russell Reply with quote

WW1
James Russell

(Glasgow Herald 1st Dec 1914)
"Amongst those lost on H.M.S. Bulwalk were two Coatbridge men.... The other was James Russell, son of Mrs Janet Russell, at present residing in Kilsyth. He was born at Langloan, Coatbridge and served his time as a boilermaker with Wm. Arnott & co. and was for some years employed at Hudsons boiler works, Coatbridge. Russell enlisted in the Royal Navy as an artificer a number of years ago."

Name: RUSSELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Bulwark."
Date of Death: 26/11/1914
Service No: 269300
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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