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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain James Hamilton, Cameronians.
Possible scanning error by CWGC.
All records (including CWGC Grave Registration) show his death as 3rd not 1st of January.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No Interest in Memorial for Uddingston - On Monday night a public meeting was held in the Grammar School, Uddingston, to consider whether a memorial to those who fell in the Great War should not be erected even yet. Sir Thomas Wilson presided, and expressed the opinion that something should yet be done. The attendance was extremely poor, and it was decided to adjourn without coming to any decision. [Motherwell Times 25 January 1924]


Strange as the cricket club erected one soon after the war finished
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:51 pm    Post subject: Lightfoot Reply with quote

Donít if he is listed on the Uddingston one but I know he is on the cricket one.

I have a L J Lightfoot who I canít find anything about. I think based on cricket reports the L may have stood for Lieutenant and he may have died in 1915 but canít pin him down

Any help or guidance would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:53 pm    Post subject: Names Reply with quote

The names on the memorial are held in Hamilton at the council offices. Little sign stats so near the memorial
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A snippet!

Scottish Referee 6 July 1914 p.1
There is a strong probability that Lieut. L. J. Lightfoot will be lost to Uddingston after this season. The Army officer, ēwho is an old Bedford Grammar School and Sandhurst pupil, has applied to the military authorities for a transfer, and there is a big chance of his petition being granted.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
A snippet!

Scottish Referee 6 July 1914 p.1
There is a strong probability that Lieut. L. J. Lightfoot will be lost to Uddingston after this season. The Army officer, ēwho is an old Bedford Grammar School and Sandhurst pupil, has applied to the military authorities for a transfer, and there is a big chance of his petition being granted.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject: Evening news Reply with quote

There is an article from the newspaper archive but I donít have access if anyone can help. Edinburgh evening news 23 October 1915. This might be him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Evening news Reply with quote

SouthsideChaz wrote:
There is an article from the newspaper archive but I donít have access if anyone can help. Edinburgh evening news 23 October 1915. This might be him.


It doesn't help much Chaz.

Thirty-three members of Uddingston Cricket Club are in the forces. One (Sergeant James Cochran) is a prisoner of war, another (Sergeant. Dan Smith) has been wounded, and three (Captain Gandy, Lieutenant Lightfoot, and Private Hugh Scott) have been killed in action.

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GANDY, WILLIAM HENRY
Died 12/07/1915
Aged 37
7th Bn
Highland Light Infantry
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Jessie M. Gandy, of "Holmview," Brooklands Avenue, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:15 pm    Post subject: Cheers Reply with quote

Thanks, it looks like Lightfoot did not die.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaz - there is a Medal Card for a Lieutenant L J Lightfoot of the Army Pay Department who went on to become a Captaln before he transferred to the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant and became a Wing Commander.
Possibly Leslie J Lightfoot??????
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:27 pm    Post subject: Cheers Reply with quote

I found some info as well like that. He was listed as dead at the cricket club.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However on the 1901 census in Bedford (remember the Bedford Grammar School ref) there was a Leslie Jabez Lightfoot, aged 11, born in India.
He was a boarder.
Later Leslie Jabez Lightfoot was a Lt in the Middlesex Regt. He died in West Sussex in 1975.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Cheers for your help. I am convinced that his death was wrongly reported which I think the cricket club were not informed.

Even though I have not seen it, I think the club have a memorial with his name on it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:56 pm    Post subject: Cricket Reply with quote

Got two names i am having trouble with from Uddingston cricket.

Thomas Nelson i think died 1917
Alexander H Young

Alexander is listed in the on the war memorial at the Uddingston old parish church which is next to the ground and there is a Thomas Frame Neilson not Nelson who went to the same church
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamilton Advertiser 9/6/1917.

UDDINGSTON AND THE WAR.
Mrs John Neiison, Castle Place, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, has received official notice from the Record Office. Hamilton, that her son, Pte. Thomas F. Neilson, Scottish Rifles, was killed in action on 20th May. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, was a member of the Territorials, and was called up at the outbreak of war, and went to France with the first contingent on 19th March. 1915. He was a member of Uddingston 2nd eleven cricket, and previous to enlisting was employed in the office of Messrs A. G. Moore & Co. at Blantvreferme Coliery. He was an enthusiastic member of Uddingston Boysí Brigade, and acted corporal and drummer during its existence; and an active worker in the associations connected with Chalmers United Free Church.

Private 1950 & 240269 Died 20 May 1917
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