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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Eaglesham Reply with quote

The memorial is situated on the North wall of Eaglesham Parish Church.





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was interested to see that there are more casualties listed for the Second World War than for the first.
Is there any particular reason?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only reason I can think it could be is that either the village expanded in size between the wars or that they widened the scope of who to include after the Second World War.

I'm afraid I don't have a definite answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If memory serves me right Eaglesham was a major pit area. Is it possible that fewer men from Eaglesham went to the first world war because they were down the pit and Bevan boys did the work during the second.

Just a thought to add to the mixing bowl.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eaglesham now falls within South Lanarkshire. If we have a tidy-up of the forum I will move it to the correct area but until further notice I will leave it here in the Renfrewshire section.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: James Melville Reply with quote

James Melville Pte S/3896 9th Gordon Highlanders b Eaglesham, Renfrew. e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 Son of Matthew Melville & Jessie Ann Melville, Montgomery St; Eagleham. Father: Occ: Mason. 1891 Census. B 1890. 1901 Census: 21 Montgomery St; Soldiers Effects: Mother: Jessie. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Evening Times 14-10-15 Page 2

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Unveiling report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday the 3rd of April 1920.

(Glasgow Herald 5th April 1920)
"The war memorial for the parish of Eaglesham, which has been placed on the outer wall of the lower part of the steeple of the parish church, was unveiled on Saturday. The dedicatory prayer was offered by the Rev. D. Langlands Seath, minister of the parish, and thereafter Mr William Browning, chairman of the memorial committee, introduced Mr Joseph Johnstone, M.P. for East Renfrewshire, who performed the unveiling ceremony."

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

1914 - 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN REVERENT AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO UPHELD THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
IN THE GREAT WAR

PRO PATRIA

James Melville
John Perratt
John Dalgleish
Alasdair Stuart Gilmour
Peter Gemmell
Patrick Hughes
John Burns
William Montgomery
John Smith
James Donald Newns
Andrew Archibald
Jack Maguire

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

IN ENDURING MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 -1945

Edward Aytoun
Arthur Bell
John Crompton
Robert Forsyth Gibson
Alfred Gorman
Rankin McQueen Henderson
William Henderson
Alistair Rankin
William Thomson Haddow
Cecil Leitch
James Benham Mackill
John McWilliams
Robert McCabe
Robert MacLennan Ollason
Stanley Smith
Margaret Watt
John Cooke Winton

THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES DEAR UNTO THEMSELVES

WW1 - 12
WW2 - 17
Total - 29
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the WW1 names may be in order of death?

Gemmell 23/04/1917
Hughes 24/11/1917
Maguire 11/10/1918

I can't find those named Newns of Perratt on CWGC. There is a James Perrat of Glasgow, but no Johns.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

Anne posted the first named, Melville, as Loos casualty so it may help with identifying the others if it is date. It's not common but I have seen it elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

John Perratt was known as Jack Perratt. You can find his details on the NAC CEF attestation papers:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.02-e.php?image_url=http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc013/574230a.gif&id_nbr=568618

PERRATT, J
Rank: Private
Service No: A/22771
Date of Death: 14/06/1916
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, I forgot about Anne's post there, Ah a Canadian too!

Melville 25/09/1915
Perratt 14/06/1916
Gilmour 15/09/1916

Gemmell 23/04/1917
Hughes 24/11/1917
Maguire 11/10/1918

Yeah, if you add Melville, Perratt and Gilmour to the mix you can see the chronological sequence.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody have any information on Margaret Watt? Had her listed since thread first started.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: WW1 - 2nd. Lieut. Alasdair Stuart Gilmour, A. & S.H. Reply with quote

Spelling names &c. as publication. Memorial has Christian name spelling wrong.

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 28th September, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
GILMOUR.-
Killed in action on the 15th September, Alastair Stuart Gilmour, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, youngest son of Allan Gilmour, late of Eaglesham, Renfrewshire."

Same publication, day, date:- "CASUALTIES Notes on Officers Mr ALASTAIR STUART GILMOUR. A. and S.H. Second Lieutenant Alastair Stuart Gilmour, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed in action on September 15, was the youngest brother of Captain Angus C. Gilmour, laird of Eaglesham. He was born at Eaglesham House and educated at Harrow and Cambridge. In 1910 he married a daughter of Mr Bell, North End, Durham, and went to reside in London, where he was engaged as a stockbroker. He joined the London Yeomanry as a private, and on obtaining his commission was posted to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Second Lieutenant Gilmour, who was 29 years of age, is survived by his wife and a family of two. He had been only a few days back in the fighting line after recovering from wounds when he was killed."


1901 Census Renfrews., Eaglesham, Eaglesham House, recorded (transcription):- Alastair S. Gilmour (12), scholar, born Eaglesham; Allan Gilmour Jr. (49), Landed Proprietor, born Renfrews., Mearns; Amelia C. Gilmour (53), Wife, born Midlothian, Colinton; siblings and servants.

SNWM - WW1
Surname GILMOUR
Forename Alastair Stuart
Rank T/2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 15 September 1916
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 11th Bn.

Service record 1) Soldier Number: 1505, Rank: Private, Corps: 3rd County of London Yeomanry.
Service record 2) Rank: Second Lieutenant, Corps: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Medal index ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2340171

CWGC - GILMOUR, A.S.
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. H. 10.
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Additional Information:
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