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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Uddingston, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

The War Memorial for Uddingston. There are no names recorded on this memorial.

DSCN9295 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9296 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough the Duddingston War Memorial in Edinburgh is a Celtic cross without any names listed, just like the Uddingston War Memorial.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Mjr. James Alexander Ritchie Reply with quote

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Maj. James Alexander Ritchie

(Glasgow Herald 5th of March 1946)
"Killed in mine disaster at Monopol, Grimberg Collieries, Ruhr, Germany, on 20th February 1946, Major James Alexander Ritchie, R.E. mining engineer, aged 28 years, dearly beloved husband of Christina Greenshields Buchanan, of Runanga, Carluke, and eldest and dearly beloved son of Mr & Mrs A.M. Ritchie of Brooklands, Uddingston."

Name: RITCHIE, JAMES ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/02/1946
Service No: 251686
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Jean Ritchie; husband of Christina Greenshields Ritchie. B.Sc., Hons., D.R.T.C.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:35 am    Post subject: Pte. John Guy Reply with quote

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Pte. John Guy

(Glasgow Herald 11th of January 1915)
"Official information has been received by his parents at Uddingston that private John Guy, H.L.I. of Lees land, Thorniewood, Uddingston, was killed in action at Ypres on November 13th last.
He had been two years in the Army, and had been in France since the outbreak of the war. This is the first man reported killed from this district.
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Name: GUY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 13/11/1914
Service No: 12185
Additional information: Son of Samuel Guy, of 43, Thorniwood Rows, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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]
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting article.

I wonder if apathy is the primary reason for the one or two other parishes around the country having no memorials?
Clearly someone put wheels into motion at some point as there's a memorial there now, albeit with no names. Perhaps after the second world war?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if it isn't more that whilst nobody wishes to forget the sacrifice, some don't want a daily reminder of their loss.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting indeed that apathy in 1924 was overcome and a memorial eventually unveiled. Some towns never unveiled a memorial but has any reserach been done on why some could have theirs in place as early as 1919-20 and yet others were still dithering five years after the war?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Meiklejohn Reply with quote

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Pte. William Meiklejohn

(Glasgow Herald 12th May 1915)
"Private William Meiklejohn, 1st Scots Guard, on of the late George Meiklejohn, moulder, Porterswell, Uddinston, was killed in action on Tuesday, May 4. From a letter sent by Corporal David Clements (an Uddingston friend) it seems that Meiklejohn, who was 26 and unmarried, had only gone into the trenches on the Sunday previous and had been sniped by the enemy. He was employed as a painter in Uddingston previous to enlisting, and was for years a well known member of Uddingston 'C' company."

CWGC
MEIKLEJOHN, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 11614
Date of Death: 04/05/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 3.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of George Meiklejohn, of 79, Main St., Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
Surname: MEIKLEJOHN
Firstname: William
Service Number: 11614
Date Death: 04/05/1915
Place of birth: Uddingston
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Samuel Smith Reply with quote

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Sgt. Samuel Smith

(Glasgow Herald 3rd March 1915)
"Information has been received by Mrs Smith, 64 Lindams, Uddingston, that her husband, Sergeant Samuel Smith, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 93rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed in France. He was 38 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children. He was at one time a miner with the Clyde Coal Company, Hamilton, and resided in Burnbank, enlisting about 20 years ago, was in the Indian frontier campaign, and received medal and clasp for bravery in the field."

CWGC
SMITH, S
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 5490
Date of Death: 22/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. L. 24.
Cemetery: RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES

SNWM
Surname: SMITH
Firstname: Samuel
Service Number: 5490
Date Death: 22/02/1915
Place of birth: Aldershot
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Sgt


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Pte. George Connor Reply with quote

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Pte. George Connor

(Glasgow Herald 5th March 1915)
"Information has reached the village of Nackerty, Uddingston, that Private George Conner A Company, 2nd Battalion the Cameronians, has been killed. Private Conner, who was 22 years of age, originally enlisted in the Scots Greys, but transferred to the Cameronians shortly before New Year. His remains have been buried at Voormezeele. Private Conner was a miner in No.2 pit, Nackerty Collieries, previous to enlisting."

The newspaper article confuses the Cameronians with the Camerons.

CWGC
CONNOR, G
Rank: Private
Service No: S/15950
Date of Death: 16/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 16.
Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2

SNWM
Surname: CONNER
Firstname: George
Service Number: S/15950
Date Death: 16/02/1915
Place of birth: Bothwell Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking back at earlier posts and looking at the inscription on the memorial was this one erected after the Second World War?

I believe there is someone in Lanarkshire recently honoured by the Daily Record who could maybe track down the names?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or we could do it ourselves.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:35 am    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Ellis Reply with quote

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Pte. Alexander Ellis

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"Private Alexander Ellis, 3rd H.L.I., aged 36, residing at Ivy Place, Old Mill Road, Uddingston, was killed in France on March 21. He was employed as a miner in Messrs Addie's Viewpark Colliery, Uddingston, previous to enlisting."

CWGC
ELLIS, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1325
Date of Death: 21/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ELLIS
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 1325
Date Death: 21/03/1915
Place of birth: Ayr
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Skehan Reply with quote

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Pte. Thomas Skehan

(Glasgow Herald 3rd APril 1915)
"Mrs Skehan, Alpine Terrace, Uddingston, received official notice from the War Office yesterday that her son Private Thomas Skehan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, had been killed in action on March 11. Skehan was only 24 years of age, and had been at the front since early in the war. He had been twice wounded and in the hospital at Rouen, and had just returned again to the front when he was killed."

CWGC
SKEHAN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 10496
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Catherine Skehan, of 12, Alpine Terrace, Uddingston, Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: SKEACHAN
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 10496
Date Death: 11/03/1915
Place of birth: Uddingston Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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