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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Wanlockhead Reply with quote

Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland. That's a useless bit of trivia.

Meanwhile, here's some photos of the village memorial:

DSCN9662 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9663 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9664 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9665 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref: NS 874 129
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial has been researched and details on the Roll-of-Honour website at http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Dumfriesshire/Wanlockhead.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent some time in the Tolbooth Museum in Sanquhar (closed in winter months) and the attendant produced an excellent book about the memorial and allowed me to photograph a number of pages from it. There cannot be many copies of it around so this was very fortuitous. I shall post some more pages when I have had time to sort the photos. Higher res available on request as usual.









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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice posting Paul.
Where have all the trees gone in the background?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Nice posting Paul.
Where have all the trees gone in the background?


I think that is one of them remaining in the first photo, I guess the rest just died of old age Confused

By the way, I don't think the names in this roll of honour in the book are available on any memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next 5 pages from this book.









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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb photographic record. Its amazing whats still out there when you dig around.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next 5 pages of roll of honour book









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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The final 6 pages from the roll of honour book











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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more pics of Wanlockhead.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Wanlockhead - 'Her Sons of the Great War' Reply with quote

Found on my researching that this wee booklet was gifted to all Wanlockhead Service people or their families. It was produced in 1920 and the Author was W.G. Wilson, President of War Relief Society with contributors from John Mitchell Manager of the Lead Mines, Rev C. Patrick Blair Parish Minister, and John EdmondHeadmister.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Wanlockhead War Memorial Reply with quote

This memorial was ordered on 2/5/1920 by Mr Thomas Gracie, Church St Wanlockhead, in Log Book No 3005 and erected 15/7/1920 by Beattie & Co Carlisle, cost 332.7/-. As a model for the figure Beattie obtained the services of a sergeant belonging to the Border Regiemnt who was based in Carlisle Castle.
Mr. McConnel of Eliock unveiled the Memorial.
Note the post address for Wanlockhead is Lanarkshire. This information collected when I visited Beattie & Co in July 2010.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanlockhead War Memorial Reply with quote

teddy wrote:
Note the post address for Wanlockhead is Lanarkshire


Wanlockhead is in postcode district ML12 which has Biggar, South Lanarkshire as its post town. ML12 actually covers communities in South Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Wanlockhead is in the latter.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Post Code for Wanlockhead Reply with quote

Adam, Thanks for note; I only highlighted this - as some people see themselves in Dumfries and Galloway and others in Lanarkshire - so for some a sore point; so just stated where postal address was.
Thanks, Teddy.
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