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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Houston Reply with quote

Houston - Renfrew District
UKNIWM Ref no. 44697

The Houston war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and boss. There are celtic designs carved into the upper face and sides of the cross, and a simple cross cut into the back. The cross stands on a tapering pedestal which ascends in three steps. The names of the WWI dead are carved in relief on the face of the shaft. The names of the WWII dead are carved on the face of the pedestal. The monument stands at the top end of the village on Carochan Road.
Judging by a number of letters which appeared in newspapers after the Great War regarding the siting of war memorials the roadside shrines which were a feature of northern Fance and Belgium seem to have left a lasting impression on many returning soldiers who felt that the sense of peace and sanctuary often found in such locations was the ideal for such monuments. Renfrewshire which has a countryside resembling a tapestry criss-crossed with minor roads, with fields surrounded by hedgerows and interspersed by woods, has a number of fine memorials which encapsulate this ideal with memorials such as this one at Houston, and at Kilmacolm, discovered among trees by the wayside.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Andrew Robert
Barr Archie Lochhead
Barr Matthew
Boyd William
Bradley Thomas
Bryce Alexander
Buchanan Willie Hunter
Campbell James
Dooley Daniel
Ferrier Alexander
Fraser James
Gillan William
Kidd John
Lewis William
McCorkindale Dugald
McIntyre Donald
Watson Alexander S.A.
Webster Harry M.M.
Whyte John Scott M.C.
Wilson Hugh
Wilson William


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Barrie James Wood
Carey Thomas
Ferguson William
Harvey Hugh
Imrie Peter
Johnston Thomas
Meechan Daniel
Webb Henry Trevor
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Houston WM Reply with quote

This is what I recorded for UKNIWM


The memorial is a celtic cross with wheel which is on a 3 tiered base. The WW1 names and dedication are carved onto the bottom of the shaft of the cross. Above this is intricate carved celtic knotwork panels with a central boss in the cross. The WW2 names and dedication are carved onto one of the base tiers. Approximate height of the whole memorial is 3 to 4m. There is a simple, knotted cross incised on the back/north face of the cross. The memorial is built in a round enclosure reached from the road by two steps and surrounded by a low stone wall. There are open fields beyond. The memorial lies at the top of a hill within the village close to a hotel and village school. The memorial faces south, down the hill. The memorial lies on the B789 also known as Barochan Road/Main Street, within the village.

WW1 Names of the fallen are generally arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial, surname and decorations given. Rank, regiment or unit, place and date of death not given.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1914 – 1919
ROBERT ANDREW
ARCHIE LOCHHEAD BARR
MATTHEW BARR
ALEXANDER BRYCE
WILLIE HUNTER BUCHANAN
WILLIAM BOYD
THOMAS BRADLEY
JAMES CAMPBELL
DANIEL DOOLEY
ALEXANDER FERRIER
JAMES FRASER
WILLIAM GILLAN
JOHN KIDD
WILLIAM LEWIS
DONALD McINTYRE
DUGALD McCORKINDALE
ALEXANDER S.A. WATSON
JOHN SCOTT WHYTE M.C.
HUGH WILSON
WILLIAM WILSON
HARRY WEBSTER M.M.


WW2 Names of the fallen NOT arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial, surname given. No decorations given. Rank, regiment or unit, place and date of death not given.

1939 – 1945
WILLIAM FERGUSON
HUGH HARVEY
HENRY TREVOR WEBB
DANIEL MEECHAN
PETER IMRIE
THOMAS CAREY
JAMES WOOD BARRIE
THOMAS JOHNSTON


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: William Ferguson Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
WILLIAM FERGUSON


(Glasgow Herald 25th August 1945)
"At a prisoner of war camp, Thailand, on 13th October 1943, Lance-corporal William Richardson Ferguson, R.E.M.E., second son of Mr & Mrs D. Ferguson, Home Farm, Houston, and beloved husband of Mary Hunter, 94 West Avenue, Viewpark, Uddingston."

L.Cpl. Ferguson died from avitaminosis (vitamin deficiency through starvation) whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands building the railway of death in Thailand.

CWGC
Name: FERGUSON, WILLIAM RICHARDSON
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Age: 32
Date of Death: 13/10/1943
Service No: 7636651
Additional information: Son of Duncan and Sarah Ferguson; husband of Mary C. H. Ferguson, of Viewpark, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 110.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: FERGUSON
Firstname: William R
Service number: 7636651
Date of death: 13/10/1943
Place of birth: Renfrewshire
Other: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
SNWM roll: SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Rank: L/Cpl

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had information from a relative of William Lewis, who is listed on this memorial, that he may have been either a Marine Engineer or an Electrical Engineer and that he may have died in March 1915 while on active service aboard a ship that went down with all hands in the North Sea.

There are two men with the name William Lewis who died in 1915 whilst serving in the Mercantile Marine but neither fits in with the information the relative has.

His family details were:

Born on 17th September 1887 at Houston, Renfrewshire.

His parents were William Lewis, a doctor b. 1849, died July 1891 and Annie Johnston Lewis b. 1850, died 1926.

Can anyone help verify if this is the correct William Lewis and what ship he was on?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject: Donald McIntyre GH Reply with quote

Donald McIntyre Pte S/40486 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders e Glasgow Killed in Action F&F 26/08/1917 Soldiers Effects: Wid: Agnes. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 The Scotsman 01-10-17 P9: Houston
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private
BARR, ARCHIE LOCHHEAD

Service Number 2267

Died 15/11/1915

Aged 18

7th Bn.
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Son of Robert Barr, of Old School House, Houston, Renfrewshire.


INSCRIPTION

HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Matthew Barr
Residence: Houston, Renfrew
Death Date: 12 Jul 1915
Death Place: Gallipoli
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 2362
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre

father James Soldiers effects

DEATH 12 Jul 1915
BURIAL
Helles Memorial
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey Add to Map
PLOT Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 92 to 97.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: William Boyd
Birth Place: Crosslie, Renfrews
Residence: Crosshill, Paisley
Death Date: 10 Aug 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Bridge of Weir, Paisley
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 10th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/18251
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Name
William Boyd
Father
William Boyd
Mother Annie
Birth
abt 1897
Residence
Lang's Land Crosdee, Parish of Houston, Renfrewshire 1915
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Thomas Bradley
Birth Place: Houston
Residence: Houston
Death Date: 29 Mar 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion: 1st 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 77065
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 400517, R.E.
Name: Thomas Bradley
Death Date: 29 Mar 1918
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
Burial Country: France
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Regimental Number: 77065
Region or Memorial: France
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Alexander Bryce
Residence: Houston-by-johnstone
Death Date: 23 Oct 1918
Death Place: Balkans
Enlistment Place: Hamilton
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Regimental Number: T4/042803
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre
BRYCE Alexander. T4/042803, 209th Horse Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps, He was wounded in the Balkans and died in Malta on the 23rd October 1918. Born at Houston by Johnstone and enlisted at Hamilton. At rest in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Name: Alexander Bryce
Gender: Male
Death Date: 23 Oct 1918
Death Place: Malta
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Regimental Number: T4/042803
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: William Hunter Buchanan
Birth Place: Houstonfield Lodge, Houston
Residence: Houston
Death Date: 6 May 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Yorkhill, Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 41233
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 3504, Glasgow Yeo.

Service No: 41233
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Bn.

Son of James and Jeanie Buchanan, of Cochrane Place, Houston, Renfrewshire.

Burial Place: Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: James Campbell
Birth Place: Houston, Renfrews
Death Date: 5 Dec 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 5407
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private
DOOLEY, DANIEL

Service Number 245768

Died 26/10/1917

Aged 21

12th Bn.
Manchester Regiment

Son of William and Mary Dooley, of Fulwood Mains, Houston, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.

Name: Private Daniel Dooley
Death Date: 26 Oct 1917
Cemetery: Bleuet Farm Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Elverdinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Alexander Ferrier
Death Date: 23 Aug 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regimental Number: 265722
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Surname FERRIER
Forename Alexander
Rank Pte
Service number 265722
Decoration
Place of birth Houston
Date of death 23 August 1918
Theatre of death France
Cause of death d.
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name In or attached to THE CAMERONIANS
Other detail 7th Bn
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private
FRASER, JAMES
Born Houston Renfrewshire Scotland
Service Number 3056
Wounded in action 22/8/1918
admitted from no16 ambulance train 23/8/1918 into no3 general Hospital suffering from GSW to right arm and leg and died at 10:45 on the 4th.
Died of wounds 04/09/1918
Aged 32
33rd Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Buried at MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
Location: Seine-Maritime, France
Cemetery/memorial reference: VIII. F. 8A.
INSCRIPTION
"HE DIED BELOVED BY ALL"
Son of William and Jane Wylie Fraser, of "Crosslee," Johnstone, Scotland.


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