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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Twechar, East Dunbartonshire Reply with quote

I have a confession to make: I have no idea where Twechar is. It's so long ago that I took these photographs that I'm having trouble remembering exactly where it is! I think it's located near Kilsyth, and I promise I'll get a map reference sooner or later.

Anyway, this link features a photograph of the unveiling of the memorial. It's the third photo on the page.

Now for my photos:





First World War names:





Second World War names:

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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twechar is just east of Kirkintilloch
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alexmaclennan



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Location: Just West of Glasgow

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Twechar WM Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I submitted to UKNIWM

WW1 Inscription and names of the fallen.Names are ordered by rank, then by regiment and finally alphabetically by surname. Rank, forename, surname, decoration and regiment given. Place and date of death not given.

ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF
TWECHAR AND DISTRICT
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN HEROES
1914 – 1918

LIEUT. JOHN EWART DEANS R.N.R.
LIEUT. ROBERT S. HORNE A.&S.H.
Q.M.S. ROBERT SCOTT S. HRS.
SGT. PETER McEACHRAN S. HRS
SGT. THOMAS STEVENSON S. HRS
L.CPL. FRANK McLELLAN G.HRS.
L.CPL. WM.N. JOHNSTONE R.S.F.
PTE. CHARLES BARRETT A.&S.H.
PTE. DANIEL COMRIE A.&S.H.
PTE. JAMES CREE A.&S.H.
PTE. EDWARD DIFFER A.&S.H.
PTE. WILLIAM DITTY A.&S.H.


On the plinth below

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVERMORE”


Continuation of WW1 names of the fallen on a second face

PTE. BEN DOCHERTY A.&S.H.
PTE. DAVID REID A.&S.H.
PTE. ROBERT WILSON A.&S.H.
PTE. WILLIAM NEAVES G. HRS.
PTE. ANDREW DAVIDSON S. HRS
PTE. MATTHEW GUNNIES S. HRS
PTE. DENNIS LYONS S. HRS
PTE. DAVID ROBERTSON S. HRS
PTE. JOSEPH STEVENSON S. HRS
PTE. HUGH YOUNG S. HRS
PTE. DANIEL BURNS H.L.I.
PTE. ALEXANDER MUIR K.O.S.B.
PTE. WILLIAM CLENNACHAN DORSETS
PTE. DAVID GIBSON R.I.R.
PTE. JOHN LAW CANADIANS

‘THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE’


WW2 Inscription. No obvious order to names. Rank, forename, surname, decoration and regiment given. Place and date of death not given.

IN MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN HEROES
IN THE WAR 11939 – 1945

PTE. WILLIAM LYNN, A.&S.H.
PTE. JOHN TAYLOR, A.&S.H.
PTE, SAMUEL SHAW, A.&S.H.
TPR. WALTER CURRIE, R.A.C
L/CPL. JOSEPH THOMSON, A.&S.H.
O/S. WILLIAM ANDERSON, RN.
F/SGT. DAVID CHALMERS, D.E.M., R.A.F.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial was erected by Glasgow monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae. Their daybook entry reads:
Order No. 5606, Twechar, Grey Cross, Erected November 1920, Daybook 227.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CREE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: 275174
Additional information: Son of William and Martha Cree; husband of Helen Wilson Cree, of 94, Stone Place, Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 21.
Cemetery: MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY

SNWM:
Surname CREE
Firstname James
Service Number 275174
Date Death 10/10/1918
Place of birth Twechar Dumbartonshire
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Pte. James Cree is not listed on the Shotts Civic Memorial although his wife's address in listed there on CWGC.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DITTY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 24/07/1917
Service No: 275119
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Margaret Ditty, of 101, Barrhill, Twechar, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 3.
Cemetery: LA BELLE ALLIANCE CEMETERY

Also listed on Kirkintilloch Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=119&highlight=kirkintilloch

Listed on Family Grave in Kilsyth Cemetery, see: (Page 3)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=511&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=kilsyth+cemetery&start=30&mforum=scottishwargraves

Cpl. Ditty's Grave at La Belle Alliance Cemetery, see 'Overseas Burials' thread: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1016&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled by Captain Buchanan M.C.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:58 am    Post subject: Frank McLellan is listed as Francis McLelland Reply with quote

Francis McLelland Lance Corporal S/8530 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Kirkintilloch,Dumb. e Kirkintilloch Age 18 Killed in Action Somme, France 14/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Pte W Neaves Reply with quote

Neaves William Pte S/40818 4th Gordon Highlanders b Kirkintilloch,Dumb. e Glasgow Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 23/04/1917 Son of Robert and Martha Lamb Neaves, of Easterton Farm, Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire. Brown's Copse Cemetery, Rouex Fr 0604 Plot II Row F Grave 21
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