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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: LANGHOLM PARISH CHURCH WW1 Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44170

Memorial is inside Langholm Parish church (pictured). The main Langholm war memorial is the other side of the church.





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NY 361 845
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I can see this chap is the only officer listed

Name: ROBINSON, HARRY STANLEY SHEPLEY
Initials: H S S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 09/06/1915
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Robinson, of 29, Charles St., Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 13.
Cemetery: DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

The last time I saw a church memorial with only one officer amongst so many names it was United Free Church memorial. The rest of the officers and several NCOs were on the Church of Scotland memorial.

Having checked the Langhom memorial names on the main memorial though I see that there are only three officers listed out of 131 names so I'm sure it will be the CoS memorial. The UKNIWM doesn't give any more information about its origin but it does say the names are on a brass plaque with a wooden frame. It still looks like it's all wood to me.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see any discernible pattern in the order the names are listed.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

I think they've used the same order as the community war memorial. That is KOSBs aphabetically then other units alphabetically. I checked one of the first names in CWGC and he was KOSB

Name: BELL, ROBERT HENRY MCLAREN
Initials: R H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/08/1915
Service No: 834
Additional information: Son of Mrs. John Bell, of 13, Eskdaill St., Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Which shows it isn't in date order.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Having checked the Langhom memorial names on the main memorial though I see that there are only three officers listed out of 131 names so I'm sure it will be the CoS memorial. The UKNIWM doesn't give any more information about its origin but it does say the names are on a brass plaque with a wooden frame. It still looks like it's all wood to me.

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I photographed all the memorials in Langholm church and checked them against UKNIWM and this can only be the CoS memorial. I wish I had paid more attention in the few minutes I had to take the photos in a dark entrance. From the photos I have, it does seem like some sort of plate (not wood) but the colour is almost identical. My guess from the photos is that it is copper with some sort of matt finish. Here is an alternative pic which may help.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone noticed that there are two James Bell Ewarts listed?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are only two J B Ewarts listed on CWGC for the Great War. One of them has a Hawick connection which should interest you Derek.

Name: EWART, JAMES BELL
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 20/08/1916
Service No: 3/7306
Additional information: Son of Agnes and the late Strathern Ewart, of 17, Trinity St., Hawick, Roxburghshire. Native of Langholm.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 73.
Cemetery: LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE

Name: EWART, JAMES BELL
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 03/09/1916
Service No: 23499
Additional information: Son of James and Janet Bell Ewart, of Caroline St., Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXX. F. 15.
Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2

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