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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Thornhill Congregational Church Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

This memorial was originally in Thornhill Congregational church. The church closed and amalgamated with Thornhill Parish Church in 1977 and the memorial was moved there at that time. The original Congregational church is now a private house.

Current location is Thornhill Parish Church at OS Map Ref NX 882 958.

Unusual to see WW1 to Korea all on the same plaque. I presume this means that the memorial was created sometime between 1951 and 1977.

I was fortunate to meet Mr Jardine and get this information from him. He used to be a member of this church and his brother is listed on the memorial.

All the names are also on the Morton (Thornhill) civic memorial with the following exceptions:

Pte Wm Sharpe KOSB

Name: SHARPE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 15/01/1916
Service No: 15160
Additional information: Son of William and Helen Sharpe, of Cample Slacks, Closeburn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

William Sharpe is listed on the Closeburn memorial but presumably worshipped in this church. He is also on SNWM.

Sgt J Brown Met Police

Name: BROWN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 34
Date of Death: 06/11/1940
Additional information: Constable, Metropolitan Police. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. L. Brown, of 6 Kinnell Street, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire; husband of Ruth Shove Brown, of 4 The Drive, Longston Avenue, Harlesden. Died at Police Station, Salusbury Road.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: WILLESDEN, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

John Brown is not on any other local memorial, nor on SNWM.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Thornhill Memorial, Congregational Church Reply with quote

The building is not the Congregational Church, this is the Virgin Hall Church in West Morton street, Thornhill.
The photo of the church memorial was in Congregational Church, in Drumlanrig St Thornhill, enter Thornhill from Dumfries side and building found on right hand side about eight buildings down I think; and when stopped use as church made into the local Squash Club, never private house, still Squash Club in 2009. The memorial is now in Thornhill Parish Church.

The photo of building is Virgin Hall Church which until this year was owned and used by Parish Church as Hall, sold and from May 2009 houses Chinese anitique and modern furniture and everything you can think about Chinese, owner is Sue Collins-Palmer and under name of Zitan. There is Church memorial in this building, WW1, and is in light marble, and will remain in the building for everyone to see. This building found at top of West Morton St. Also houses tourist information for the area. Not open Mondays or Sundays and open from 11.0 daily to around 4.30 I think. Have photo of memorial.

In Parish Church Roll of Honour for WW1 and Memorial for WW2
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: Congregational Roll of Honour Reply with quote

This roll of honour was moved from the Congregational Church in 1977 when it joined with Morton Parish Church and today will view it there.
It has 11 men of roll with 9 all on the Morton WM and the other 2 as follows: William Sharpe is down on the Closeburn WM, rolls and on family grave in Closeburn Churchyard.
John Brown is on grave in Old Morton Cemetery and not on any local WM's. he is found on cwgc as Seg John Brown, Civilian War Dead, Metropolitain Police, died at Police Station in Salisbury on 6/11/1940 aged 34 years. Parents were Mr. & Mrs Brown of Thornhill, married to Ruth Shove Brown of Harlesdon. Reporting authority was Willwsdwn Municipal Borough.
Note this above photo of church is wrong one, not Congregational Church but the Thornhill Virginhall Church. The photo of roll is correct.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teddy

Thanks for the reminder. I have now removed the photograph of the church.

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject: Cpl. Walter Daniel Possee, Glosters - Korean War Reply with quote

KOREAN WAR 1951
Cpl. Walter D. Possee, Glosters

Surname: POSSEE
Forenames/Initials: Walter Daniel
Rank: Cpl
Service: Army
Service Number: 5110764
Regiment/Corps: GLOSTERS
Date of Birth: 04 November 1920
Age: 30
Date of Death: 26 April 1951
Cemetery Name: UN Memorial Wall
Cemetery Address: Korea
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 19.021916

Official information has been received by Mrs Gordon, Millihills, that her brother, Private William Sharpe, 8th K.O.S.B., was killed in action in France on 15th Janaury. Deceased, who was 33 years of age, resided with his parents at Campsie Slacks, Closeburn, previous to enlisting. He joined the Borderers in September, 1914, and went to France in July of last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72168
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