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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Craigneuk, North Lanarkshire Reply with quote

No names appear on this memorial, but there are several inscriptions.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows Local Live map showing location of memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Craigneuk War Memorial Group" have received £30,000 to add name panels to the towns war memorial

http://www.wishawpress.co.uk/wishaw-news/local-wishaw-news/wishaw-news/2010/09/22/craigneuk-war-memorial-group-gets-30-000-76495-27314065/

From article..."CRAIGNEUK War Memorial Group have been presented with a cheque for £30,000 – which will now go towards upgrading the cenotaph.

The cash came from the Environmental Key Fund and Wishaw councillor John Pentland handed over the cheque to volunteers.

Situated outside Craigneuk Library, the cenotaph does not have the names of the fallen, but Craigneuk War Memorial Group have tracked down the records of every person from the area who died during the two World Wars and later conflicts.

They now hope to add the names to the memorial. A special panel will be reserved for Victoria Cross holder William Clamp who, although born in Motherwell, was educated at Craigneuk Public School. He was killed when he rushed a machine-gun post in October 1917 at Poelcapelle in Belgium, capturing 20 prisoners before being cut down by a sniper.

Patricia Tait, secretary of Craigneuk War Memorial Group, said: “The £30,000 we received from the Environmental Key Fund will make a vital contribution in helping us to pay tribute to the fallen from the World Wars.

“The memorial is a real focal point for the local community and allows people to pay their respects. We’ve had lots of great feedback on our plans. Lots of children have been saying to us that they will be able to find their great-granddad’s name inscribed on the cenotaph.

“The fallen from the Berryhill district will also be added to the memorial panels and if anyone has a family member who died in the wars we would like them to get in touch.

“We are very impressed with the Environmental Key Fund and they have given us lots of help and support. I would certainly encourage all community groups which need support to submit their application today.”

The £30,000 which the group received came from the Environmental Key Fund’s main grants programme and will also be used to add new seats and landscape the memorial garden.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news. In these tough economic times things like this could easily have been put off.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The work to add the name panels is underway.

I find it odd that even though the steering group set up to raise the money and get the work done was called the "Craigneuk War Memorial Group" the article never once calls it a memorial, always a cenotaph?

Wishaw Press article

"The 1914-18 war claimed 159 lives from the area, the 1939-45 conflict saw another 84 men make the ultimate sacrifice and two lives were lost in Northern Ireland.

A special panel will be reserved for Victoria Cross holder William Clamp who, although born in Motherwell, was educated at Craigneuk Public School. He was killed when he rushed a machine-gun post in October 1917 at Poelcapelle in Belgium, capturing 20 prisoners before being cut down by a sniper.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Pannels update Reply with quote

they are almost ready Fences are still up

But saw the pannls yesterday gold letters on black (there must be a joblot of this going about)

Whole site is looking good
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new name panels are to be unveiled soon. The Wishaw Press have an article today.

“The new memorial will be officially dedicated on Saturday, August 27, at 11am but anyone wishing to attend should be at the memorial for 10.30am as a large attendance is expected.”
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take it the photos that appeared recently on the SMRG blog will be posted here.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some general shots of the new layout of the memorial.
DSCF0200 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCF0207 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCF0204 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial plaque to William Clamp VC situated in front of the memorial. I've included this here and not as a separate individual memorial as its part of the overall memorial, so felt it should be included here.

DSCF0191 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First World War names. Note the Scots Guards entry with no rank.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second World War and post-1945 names. Note the incorrect spelling of Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders (rather than Argyll).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SMRG blog article mentioned by Mark above can be found here:

http://scottishmilitary.blogspot.com/2011/08/craigneuk-war-memorial-restored-and.html
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David posted some valid points on his blog regarding the addition of the name panels.
I think it's been a fantastic effort and much hard work has been done. However I do agree that the material containing the names looks a litle out of place.
A recent post by milmor_1 regarding the Fauldhouse memorial shows how it may have looked if the choice of material was consistent. I'm sure there are many other examples (and opinions)

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=900&highlight=
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wee error in the spelling of surname on the HLI column:

Devanney should be Devaney.

Additional info as follows:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission/Scottish National War Memorial:
Private
Highland Light Infantry, 8th Battalion
No: 8653
Date of Death: 20th July 1916
Additional Information: Born Baillieston
Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, II. D. 59

Birth Certificate:
On 11th September 1891, at Hutcheson’s Land, Baillieston, James Devaney, son of Michael Devaney, Coal Miner and Susan Devaney nee Murphy. Parents Marriage: 2nd January 1887 at Baillieston

Medal Card: James Devaney, Private, 1st/8th Highland Light Infantry, No. 8653

Soldiers Died in the Great War: James Devaney, Private, Highland Light Infantry, 8th (Lanark) Battalion (Territorial), No. 8653
Born Baillieston. Resided Wishaw. Enlisted Lanark. Died of wounds 20th July 1916

Service Record details:
James Devaney, 77 English Street, Shieldmuir, Wishaw attested at Lanark, 7th June 1915
1st/8th Highland Light Infantry, No, 8653
Attached to Scottish Rifles
Born Baillieston. Age: 19 years 9 months. Occupation Hammer Driver. Height 5 feet 6 ins
Next of Kin: Parents, Michael & Susan Devaney, 77 English Street, Shieldmuir, (Craigneuk) Wishaw
Died of wounds at 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 20th July 1916

1901 Census, Boarding at 19 Braehead Rows, Old Monkland Western District (Baillieston or Bargeddie)
Father Michael Devaney, age 37, Coal Miner, born c1864, Muirkirk
Mother Susan Devaney, age 33, born c1868, Bothwell
JAMES DEVANEY, age 9, Scholar, born c1892, Baillieston
Sister Susan Devaney, age 11, Scholar, born c1890, Baillieston

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