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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Burke Reply with quote

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Burke, Wm.

(Glasgow Herald 13th March 1915)
"News has been received from Major Arthur, commanding the 1st Field Company Lowland Divisional Engineers (T.) that Sapper William Burke, of that company, has died of wounds received in action at the beginning of the month. He was wounded on the 2nd inst. and died in hospital on the 4th. Burke, who was lodged at 83 Alexander Street, Airdrie, belonged to Glasgow."

Not on Glasgow RoH or the memorial at Irvine.

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BURKE, W
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 2060
Date of Death: 04/03/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 1st Field Coy. (Lowland Div.)
Grave Reference: I. A. 29.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Burke, of Irvine, Ayrshire.

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Surname: BURKE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 2060
Date Death: 04/03/1915
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 1st Low. Field Coy.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank: Spr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Lt. John Douglas Alston Reply with quote

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Alston, J. Douglas

(Glasgow Herald 18th March 1915)
"A telegram was received my Mr Andrew T. Alston, Inspector of Poor of New Monkland, at Airdrie on Tuesday night stating that his son, Second Lieutenant J. Douglas Alston, 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), had been killed in action on 12th inst. The young officer was a law agent prior to receiving his commission, being a procurator in the office of his relative, Mr John Alston, Town Clerk, Coatbridge. He took an active part in the recruiting movement in the district before being commissioned, and was then located at Nigg, from which, after training, he was transferred to France. He was in action shortly after going to the front, and was one of the three survivors out of a company of 100 to which he had been attached, and he was then allowed a short furlough home. He returned to the front about a month ago, and appears to have fallen, with many other Scottish officers and men, in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle."

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ALSTON, JOHN DOUGLAS
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. J. 1.
Cemetery: BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT
Additional Information: Son of Andrew T. and Georgina Cowie Alston, of Thornhill, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

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Surname: ALSTON
Firstname: J D
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Airdrie
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Lieut
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Jas. Davidson on memorial I hope this is the man Reply with quote

I found two entries on my database as he is listed on Thiepval Memorial and must have been found and buried James Davidson Cpl 202135 5th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) born Huntly enlisted Hamilton residence Airdrie Age 36 Killed in Action F & F 16-Feb-17 Son of James Davidson, 64 Gordon St; Huntly. Other details Thiepval Memorial Pier 4D. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel Fr 1890 Plot XXXIX Row G Grave 7 Huntly Memorial
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: L.Sgt. Robert Black D.C.M. Reply with quote

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Black, Robt. (No mention of award on memorial)

(Glasgow Herald 2nd April 1915)
"10755 Private (Acting Corporal) Black, R. 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry - For gallantry between December 19 and 22, 1914. in working a bomb mortar under heavy fire. When ordered to return he remained to assist a wounded comrade."

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BLACK, ROBERT
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 10755
Date of Death: 08/03/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Awards: D C M (Distinguished Conduct Medal)
Panel Reference: Panel 35 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

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Surname: BLACK
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 10755
Date Death: 08/03/1916
Decoration: D.C.M.
Place of birth: Old Monkland Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the people of Airdrie were ahead of most towns in collating a Roll of Honour from early in the war in order to better create a memorial at the wars end.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd posted this image previously. It's an old postcard I found a while back.

postcard by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

It appears the inscription along the top wasn't always marked out in black.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The soldiers in No2 dress would be Royal Engineers TA whose TA centre was a few hundred yards from the memorial, beside Coatdyke railway station. The centre has now gone and housing built on the site.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. John Wilson Reply with quote

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Wilson, John, R.E.

(Glasgow Herald 13th May 1915)
"News reached Airdrie yesterday to the effect that No.1 section of the 1st Field Company, Royal Engineers (Territorials), Airdrie and Coatbridge, had suffered severely as the result of a recent engagement. The section, it is reported, was practically wiped out. One officer (Lieutenant Wilson) was killed... Of the 49 men in the section only 5 came back."

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WILSON, JOHN
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 1st Lowland Field Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Carr Reply with quote

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Carr, John

(Glasgow herald 29th May 1915)
"Private John Carr, 2nd Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), is officially reported to his wife at Airdrie as having been killed in action on the 9th inst. Before enlisting at the outbreak of hostilities he was a quarryman at Glenmavis. He leaves a widow and one child."

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CARR, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 12821
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

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Surname: CARR
Firstname: J
Service Number: 12821
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVE, PETER BROWN.
Rank:Fifth Engineer Officer
Date of Death:Between 18/03/1944 and 19/03/1944
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
M.V. Behar (London)
Panel ReferencePanel 15.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Peter Brown Love and Jeannie Love; husband of Marion Ritchie Love, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire.


https://sites.google.com/a/mercantilemarine.org/mercantile-marine/War-time-Stories/behar-massacre
Passenger cargo ship Behar, 7,840grt, (Hain SS Co.) had been sailing from Newcastle, New South Wales & Melbourne with a cargo of zinc and 9 passengers. On the 9th March 1944 the ship was intercepted by the Japanese Cruiser Tone South-West of the Cocos Island and sunk.
Of the 104 crew, DEMS gunners and passengers picked up out of the water 72 were randomly picked out an subsequently beheaded on the Tone's quarterdeck on the evening of the 18/19th March. The execution order came from Vice Admiral Sakonji, who was later hung for war crimes 21st January 1948
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. Hugh Adamson Reply with quote

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Adamson, Hugh

(Glasgow Herald 3rd July 1915)
"Lance Corporal Hugh Adamson, 1st Gordon Highlanders, is reported to his parents at 12 Menzies Street, Airdrie, as having been killed in action. He has a brother a sergeant inthe 10th Battalion, and both their names are on the Airdrie Academy Roll of Honour."

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ADAMSON, HUGH
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/3536
Date of Death: 17/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: ADAMSON
Forename: Hugh
Rank: L Cpl
Service number: S/3536
Place of birth: New Monkland Lanarkshire
Date of death: 17 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Cpl. James Kelly Reply with quote

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Kelly, Jas.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd July 1915)
"Bandsman Coporal J. Kelly, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, is reported to his mother at 3 Gourlay's Lane, Airdrie, as killed in action on May 8. He was attached to the R.A.M.C. and lost his life in an endeavor to save his commanding officer, who was taken prisoner. He was about 20 years of age."

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KELLY, JAMES
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 8761
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 47.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: KELLY
Forename: James
Rank: Cpl
Service number: 8761
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Date of death: 8 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugh Adamson

Lance Corporal
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Died of Wounds 17th June 1915
Age 22
Born in New Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Son of Mr. Hugh and Christina Adamson.

Service number S/3536.

His name is listed on the following Memorials:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38.

Coatbridge Civic Memorial.

There is an inscription on the family gravestone in New Monkland Cemetery, Airdrie.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. Andrew Aitken Reply with quote

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Aitken, And.

(Glasgow Herald 12th July 1915)
"Killed in action at the Dardanelles, about 20th June, Lance-Corporal Andrew Aitken, 1/4th Royal Scots (Q.E.R.), formerly Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh, only and dearly beloved son of the late John F. Aitken, ironmonger, and Mrs Aitken, Craigmont, Airdrie."

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AITKEN, ANDREW
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 1027
Date of Death: 19/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 4th Bn. (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles)
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 30.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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Surname: AITKEN
Forename: Andrew
Rank: L Cpl
Service number: 1027
Place of birth: New Monkland Lanarkshire
Date of death: 19 June 1915
Theatre of death: Gallipoli
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Other detail: 4th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Airdrie Memorial - 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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