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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Airdrie, North Lanarkshire Reply with quote

The memorial for Airdrie is at the corner of a busy junction near to Monklands Hospital, so it's not easy to just jump out of your car and take a few photos. Hence the reason why there's only one picture at the moment. This one is on my list to go back and do properly.

DSCN9693 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you approach the junction near this memorial from a different direction you see another part of the inscription. The full inscription is something like

'In proud and honoured memory of the men of Airdrie who gave up their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1919'

Unfortunately depending how far back the queue at the junction you are you only see words something like 'The men of Airdrie who gave up' which gives it rather a different meaning!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe they've actually changed the inscription for this very reason!

I think they've removed the "up".
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David

I hope so. It's been quite a few years since I was there.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the names on the memorial is Mark Boreland of the 11th Battalion the Parachute Regiment as his Dakota was approaching the Drop Zone to the West of Arnhem on the second day of operations it was hit by Ack-Ack fire and crashed killing most of those on board






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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
If you approach the junction near this memorial from a different direction you see another part of the inscription. The full inscription is something like

'In proud and honoured memory of the men of Airdrie who gave up their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1919'

Unfortunately depending how far back the queue at the junction you are you only see words something like 'The men of Airdrie who gave up' which gives it rather a different meaning!

Adam


As you can see in the following close-up, they have indeed removed the word "up". If you look closely you might just be able to make it out.

IMG_1873 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here, finally, are the names on the memorial.

First World War:
IMG_1874 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1875 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1876 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1877 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1878 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1879 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1880 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1881 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1882 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1883 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1884 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1885 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1886 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1887 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1888 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1889 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1890 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1891 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1892 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1893 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second World War:

IMG_1894 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1895 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1896 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


I'd be interested to know why there appears to be a name removed after James Dunsmore...


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more photos of the memorial:

IMG_1898 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1899 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_1872 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the first pics I've seen of this.
My great uncle Douglas Black is commemorated on it. He's buried in Germany.

Cheers, Del.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy

Do you have any details of your Great Uncle you could post?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Pte. Douglas Black - H.L.I. Reply with quote

Douglas Black was the younger brother of my grandfather John Black and was born in Airdrie to a very large family. There were eight children in the family who were in the uniformed services in WW2, six male and two female.
Sadly Douglas was the only one to die during the war and was the youngest.

CWGC
Name: BLACK, DOUGLAS
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 05/04/1945
Service No: 14741818
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 49. B. 16.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BLACK
Firstname: Douglas
Service number: 14741818
Date of death: 05/04/1945
Place of birth: Airdrie
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (City of Glasgow Regiment),and THE GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte

The family story is that he was shot by a sniper through the head, who was later found up a tree.

Cheers,
Derek.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial was by monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae of Glasgow, the daybook entry reads:
'Order no. 6870, Airdrie, Creetown memorial'.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the John Bain commemorated here is also on the War Memorial in Methven, Perthshire;
Name: BAIN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/08/1916
Service No: 2426
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 23.
Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES
BORN: AIRDRIE, LANARKSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this David, My husband has 4 great uncles on this memorial Sam Stallard from his fathers side and the three McDowall brothers from his mothers side, for a very long time my husbands greatest wish was to see this but as you say it is in a very awkward place and my husband is in a wheelchair which makes it even more difficult. Thanks again for giving him his wish.
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