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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Design Chosen for Paisley Memorial Reply with quote

A fascinating report on the successful Paisley War Memorial Design.



Mrs McNab who lost three sons unveiled the memorial



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Cpl 29001 Thomas Livingstone 14th Bn HLI Reply with quote

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Name: LIVINGSTONE
Initials: T
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 14th Bn
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Service No: 29001
Grave Reference: II. F. 10.
Cemetery: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH

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Surname: LIVINGSTON [birth record shows LIVINGSTONE]
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 29001
Date Death: 24/04/1917
Place of birth: Paisley
Other: 14th Bn. formerly 21029 Scottish Rifles [Not on his MIC]
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Cpl

THOMAS LIVINGSTONE was born at 20 Abbey Street, Paisley, on 18 September, 1897.
His parents were Alexander Livingstone, a Smith’s Hammerman, and Elizabeth Ramsay or Livingstone.

His parents were married on 31st March, 1881, at Trinity Church, Paisley.
His paternal grandparents were Joseph Livingstone, a Smith’s Hammerman, and Mary Livingstone.
His maternal grandparents were James Ramsay, a wood farmer’s labourer, and Martha Watkins.

On 7th May, 1900, his mother Elizabeth Ramsay or Livingstone, age 37, died at 20 Abbey Street, Paisley.
Thomas Livingstone would have been 2 years and 7 months old at that time.

In the 1901 census, Thomas Livingstone, now age 4 was living with his father and siblings at 20 Abbey Street, Paisley.

On 10th August, 1910, his father Alexander Livingstone, age 48, died in Royal Alexandria Infirmary, Paisley. His ‘Usual Residence’ was 7 Mill Street, Paisley.
Thomas Livingstone would have been age 12 years 11 months at this time.

In the 1911 census, Thomas Livingstone now age 13, is living with his siblings at 2 Unsted Place, Paisley.

Thomas Livingstone, Robert Lang (my grandfather), and 10 others died on 24th April, 1917, at Villers-Plouich, France.
Thomas Livingstone was 19 years and 7 months old on 24th April, 1917..

The following link is to a website dedicated to the 14th Battalion HLI and the specific page for Thomas Livingstone:
http://www.14hli.co.uk/died/livingstone.html
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the main memorial there is a plaque to commemorate the bombing of the Woodside First Aid Post on 6 May 1942, killing 96 people.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Lance Sergeant George Muir Reply with quote

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L.Sgt. George Muir

(Glasgow Herald 13th May 1915)
"News of the death of Sgt. Geo. Muir, 2nd A. and S.H., while a prisoner of war in Germany, has been received by his wife, who resides at 10 McKenzie Street, Paisley, from the Red Cross Agency for Prisoners of War at Geneva. Sergeant Muir was 28 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children. He enlisted eight years ago but had been in the reserve for three years, during which he was employed with Messrs J. and P. Coats. He had been missing since September 21. A brother of Sergeant Muir is also a prisoner of war."

* I wonder if this should say August?

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MUIR, GEORGE
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 10368
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

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Surname: MUIR
Firstname: George
Service Number: 10368
Date Death: 26/08/1914
Place of birth: Devonport Devonshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Higgins Reply with quote

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Pte. John Higgins

(Glasgow Herald 15th May 1915)
"The deaths of another two Paisley soldiers are announced. Private John Higgins, Seaforth Highlanders, a Reservist with about 14 years service, was killed on April 25. Private Higgins, who was employed as a plater's helper, was called up at the outbreak of war. He was 31 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children, who reside at 22 Lawn Street, Paisley."

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HIGGINS, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 9753
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 1.
Cemetery: SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA

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Surname: HIGGINS
Firstname: John
Service Number: 9753
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Paisley
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Shaw Reply with quote

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Pte. James Shaw

(Glasgow Herald 1st June 1915)
"Mrs Shaw, 21 High Street, Paisley, has received a letter from the Rev, Herbert Reid, chaplain of the 1-6th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Paisley Territorials), now at the front, informing her that her husband, Private James Shaw, was killed last Wednesday. He was in the trenches when he was struck by a shell. Major Hugh Donald, the regimental doctor, attended him, but he did not regain consciousness. The chaplain adds in his letter that Private Shaw "was buried beside his comrades who were killed on Sunday." Private Shaw was 25 years of age, a native of Forres, and was employed by the Paisley and District Tramway Company when he joined the Army. He was married about a year ago."

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SHAW, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 4480
Date of Death: 25/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 24.
Cemetery: RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

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Surname: SHAW
Firstname: James
Service Number: 4480
Date Death: 25/05/1915
Other: 1/6th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. James McQuade Reply with quote

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Pte. James McQuade

(Glasgow Herald 1st June 1915)
"Private James McQuade (35), of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action on May 9. Intimation of his death has been made to his wife, who resides at 10 Hannay Street, Paisley. Private McQuade first joined the Army 17 years ago. He fought through the South African War, and had four medals and clasps. Soon after the outbreak of the present war he rejoined his old regiment, and he was sent to France about Christmas. Previous to rejoining he was employed with Messrs Babcock and Wilcox."

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McQUADE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/6289
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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Surname: McQUADE
Firstname: James
Service Number: 3/6289
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Dall Holms Reply with quote

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Pte. William Dall Holms

(Glasgow Herald 3rd June 1915)
"By the death of Private William D. Holms, son of Mrs Margaret Holms, 3 Calside Place, Paisley, who is officially notified as killed in action in Flanders on May 10, the number of Paisley men who have died on service reaches 100. Private Holms enlisted in the 2nd Cameron Highlanders in September, and went to the front in January. Previous to joining the Army he was employed with Messrs Kilpatrick and Sons, plumber and electricians, Paisley."

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HOLMS, WILLIAM D.
Rank: Private
Service No: S/12950
Date of Death: 10/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: HOLMS
Firstname: William Dall
Service Number: S/12950
Date Death: 10/05/1915
Place of birth: Paisley
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Watson Reply with quote

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Pte. James Watson

(Glasgow Herald 5th June 1915)
"Information of the death of Private James Watson, Scottish Rifles, has been received. He was killed on May 9. He enlisted in September, and has been at the front since the beginning of March. Before enlisting he was employed with Messrs John Marshall and Co., ironfounders, Paisley. Private Marshall's wife died some months ago, and he leaves six children, who live at 2 Mossvale Lane, Paisley."

Likely the below man, but just possibly 12924

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WATSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 2171
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 43
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of the late Catherine McPherson Watson.

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Surname: WATSON
Firstname: J
Service Number: 2171
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Hamilton
Other: 1/6th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Pte. John Flannagan Reply with quote

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Pte. John Flannagan

(Glasgow Herald 5th June 1915)
"Mrs Handley, 92 New Sneddon Street, Paisley, has been officially informed that her brother, Private J. Flannagan, 3rd H.L.I., was killed by a shell on May 14. He was 24 years of age, and had served for seven years in the Army. He was undergoing his annual training as a Reservist when the war commenced, and was mobilised, going to France in early November."

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FLANNAGAN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 7088
Date of Death: 14/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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Surname: FLANNAGAN
Firstname: John
Service Number: 7088
Date Death: 04/05/1915 (14/05/1915)
Place of birth: Paisley
Othe: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Paisley Memorial - Lieut William W Paterson Reply with quote

The following article was in the Daily Record and Mail Thursday July 20, 1916
"PAISLEY OFFICER KILLED
News has reached Paisley that Lieut. William W. Paterson, of the firm Messrs D. D. Dickie, Son and Paterson, writers, High Street, has been killed at the front. The deceased, who was about 30 years of age, was a son of Rev. John Paterson, Wellwynd Church, Airdrie, and took over the above-mentioned partnership about four years ago. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the H.L.I. as a private. His promotion was rapid, and before last New Year he was granted his commission. His mother resides at 5 Victoria Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow"
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:13 am    Post subject: Gordon Highlanders who were born and enlisted in Paisley Reply with quote

I am going to put info as I don't have a list I hope they are all listed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: James Agnew GH Reply with quote

James Agnew Pte S/10753 1st Gordon Highlanders b Paisley,Renfrew e Paisley,Renfrew Killed in Action F&F 13/11/1916 Queen's Cemetery, Puisieux Fr 0802 Row A Grave 34
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: Thomas Anderson GH Reply with quote

Thomas Anderson Private S/6793 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Paisley,Renfrew e Paisley Age 23 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 11/03/1915 Son of Thomas Anderson, 10 Underwood Road, Paisley. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 to 41 Daily Record 27-03-15 Page 5
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