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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:06 pm    Post subject: Gartcosh Reply with quote

The War Memorial for Gartcosh takes the form of a small cottage. On the entrance gate is two panels, one for each of the World Wars.

I didn't take any photographs of the cottage itself as it appears to be a private residence now.

DSCN9119 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9117 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9118 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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graeme.ruxton



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cottage (72 Lochend Road) is a private residence. According to Historic Scotland's website, it was build as a nurse's cottage. This is an unusual, but not unique (e.g. Howwood in Renfrewshire), form of memorial.

What is more unusual is the timing of this memorial. Again according to Historic Scotland, it was dedicate on 11th November 1933. I'd say this was substantially later than most memorials. The cost was 800, of which 300 came from public subscription and 500 from Smith & McLean Ltd (a local steel mill).

The architect for the project was Gavin Lennox, who I notice was married to a nurse himself.

I'm glad this cottage, the gatepiers, gates and railing have listed status, since (as the photographs above shows), the memorial aspect of the work is very tastefully done.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last name on the WW1 panel is a woman, see the website below for more information about her.

http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/Research/Web%20Sites/Milton%20Soldiers/WWI%20Soldier%20Details/paterson2.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This soldier is named on the memorial,

DAVIES, John Rifleman 3343 6th Bn Royal Irish Rifles
Born: Cadder, Lanarkshire Resided: Gartcosh, Lanarkshire Enlisted: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Age: 32 Date of Death: 10/08/1915 Cause: Died of Wounds.
Family Notes: Son of, Thomas and Elizabeth Davies, of Gartcosh; husband of, Mary Davies, of 19, Dean Place, Gartcosh, Glasgow.
Grave/Memorial: Special Memorial. 8. No. 2 Outpost Cemetery.
Irish War Memorial Reference: Volume II, Page 276.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some further info and updated photos of the panels on the gateposts of the cottage.

WW1


WW2








Gartcosh now has a new memorial directly opposite the Church and beside the above Memorial Cottage, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=72203#72203

Also: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=72213#72213
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: William Burns - Gordons Reply with quote

William L/Cpl S/4750 9th Gordon Highlanders b Cadder,Lanarkshire e Gartcosh,Lanark Age 25 Died of Wounds F&F 05/04/1918 Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Burns, of Gartcosh, nr. Glasgow. 1901 Census: 12 McLean Pl; Father's Occ: Iron Worker. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Agnes. Wimereux Communal Cemetery Fr 0064 Plot X Row A Grave 05 The Scotsman 29-08-17: WBurnsounded. Gartcosh & Gartcosh Parish Church
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Ernest Davies - Gordons Reply with quote

Ernest Davies Pte S/4752 3rd Gordon Highlanders b Cadder, Lanark. e Aberdeen Age 26 Died Home 16/05/1917 Son of Thomas E & Elizabeth Davies, 6 McLean Pl; Gartcosh, Glasgow. Possible 9th Bn. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Elizabeth, Bedlay Cemetery U. K. Bedlay K.58 Gartcosh & Gartcosh Parish Church
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