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john duncan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across these las when researching, initially I thought they were from Newtongrange, Midlothian but now believe them to be from Bellshill. I noticed they are not on the memorial can anybody shed any light at all.

Surname MATUSEVICE
Firstname Antanas
Service Number 29152
Date Death 29/07/1917
Decoration
Place of birth
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death France.

Medals returned


Surname BAGDONAS
Firstname Petras
Service Number 29153
Date Death 31/07/1917
Decoration
Place of birth
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death France.

Medals returned.

It's looks like they joined on the same day in Hamilton and died a few days apart. Petras Bagdonas stayed in Bothwellhaugh.


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

What makes you believe they have Bellshill connection. One of them was born in Russia, lived in Bothwellhaugh, and enlisted in Hamilton. No Bellshill connection as far as I can see at the moment. Have you found a newspaper extract or similar that links them to Bellshill?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their names look Lithuanian and Bellshill had a large Lithuanian population in the early 20th Century.

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john duncan



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David , Adam

I have nothing concrete as yet, I am trying to locate them on the Scotlands people site to pin them down. As Adam states there was a large Lithuanian population in Bellshill at the time, they were brought over by the Lothian and the Benhar Coal Companies to work in the pits, thousands ended up in the Bellshill area and hundreds in Newtongrange area.

They may not come form precisely in Bellshill though , but from the surrounding area instead. They will undoubtably have worked in one of the pits though. I would need a bit of help with the local geography though, I have a outline knowledge of the area but thats all.

Suwalki , where they came from was part of the Russian empire and now lies between Poland and Lithuania, through in Newtongrange they were all called 'Russian Poles'. It just struck me as strange that I had never seen a Lithuanian name on the Bellshill memorial , due to there being four Lithuanians on the Newtongrange memorial, with a Ukranian being added in the next few weeks, I thought that given the much larger immigrant population in Bellshill, there would have been some on it.

I would like to have a look at the local papers, but getting the time to come through could be a problem. Do you know when the names went on the memorial in Bellshill by any chance?

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POWER, Henry Private 13225 6th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Bothwell, Bellshill, Lanarkshire Resided: Bellshill Enlisted: Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Date of Death: 15/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VII, Page 131.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LONEY, John Private 2882 5th Bn Connaught Rangers
Born: Carluke, Lanarkshire Resided: Bellshill, Lanarkshire Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Date of Death: 27/08/1915 Cause: Died of wounds (Sustained Gallipoli).
Grave/Memorial: Panel 181 to 183. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume V, Page 128.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEELE, Patrick Private 2891 5th Bn Connaught Rangers
Born: Bothwell, Lanarkshire Resided: Mossend, Lanarkshire Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Date of Death: 21/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 181 to 183. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VIII, Page 61.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Cpl. James Lafferty Reply with quote

Not on the memorial.

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James Lafferty

(Glasgow Herald 15th March 1915)
"Information has reached Bellshill that Corporal James Lafferty (Cameronians), who is a native of Bellshill, has succumbed to wounds received in action. He was 25 years of age, and had served seven years in the Army. He was stationed at Malta when the war broke out and was afterwards transferred to France. He held several trophies for swimming and life-saving."

CWGC
LAFFERTY, J
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 9871
Date of Death: 10/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. B. 3.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: LAFFERTY
Firstname: I (Should be J or James)
Service Number: 9871
Date Death: 10/02/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Cpl


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Thomas Wilkinson Reply with quote

Thomas Wilkinson L/cpl S/17581 5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders born Bothwell, Lanark. enlisted Aberdeen residence Bellshill Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 17-Jul-16 Son of William Wilkinson & Margaret Ballantyne. 1901 Census: Sykehead Pl Main St; B 1892. Mackie Academy Stonehaven Memorial, Master. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B Bellshill Mackie Academy & Stonehaven
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: Pte. James Samuel Hill Reply with quote

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Jas. Hill

(Glasgow Herald 2nd of April 1915)
"Private James Hill, 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles, who resided at Gibson's Land, Calder Road, Mossend, has been killed in action. Previous to the outbreak of war he was employed at the Orbiston Colliery, Bellshill, of the Summerlee Iron and Coal Company. He was called up in August and sent to France in December. He took part in several engagements, meeting his death at Neuve Chapelle. He was only 19 years of age."

CWGC
HILL, JAMES SAMUEL
Rank: Private
Service No: 7648
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 15 and 16.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: HILL
Firstname: J
Service Number: 7648
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: unveiling report Reply with quote

Bellshill & Mosssend memorial.

Made of Peterhead granite at a cost of 1600 by messrs Scott & Rae of Glasgow.

(The Scotsman 5th of September 1921)



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Pte. Gavin Bissett Reply with quote

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Gav. Bissett

(Glasgow herald 22nd May 1915)
"Private Gavin Bissett, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, has been killed in action in the fighting in Flanders. He belonged to Bellshill, his wife residing at Rosevale, North Road, and his parents at Cross Mansions. Prior to enlistment at the beginning of the war he was employed as a miner in one of the Bellshill Collieries. He was 34 years of age, and was well known in sporting circles throughout the county of Lanark. He leaves a widow and four children."

CWGC
BISSETT, GAVIN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/2456
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BISSETT
Firstname: Gavin
Service Number: S/2456
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Bathgate
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Pte. Samuel Steele Reply with quote

Not on this memorial, the one for Bothwell or any other as far as i can tell.

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Samuel Steele

(The Scotsman 13th October 1915)
"Samuel Steele, 9th Black Watch, whose parents reside at 41 North Road, Bellshill, has been killed in France. He was 19 years of age, and was employed in Messrs Beardmore's Mossend Iron and Steelworks."

CWGC
STEELE, SAMUEL
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4542
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: STEELE
Firstname: Samuel
Service Number: S/4542
Date Death: 25/09/1915
Place of birth: Bothwell Lanarkshire
Other: 9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Pte. Samuel Richmond Hope Reply with quote

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Sam. Hope

(Glasgow Herald 26th May 1915)
"Private Samuel R. Hope, 5th Lincolnshires, died in hospital from wounds received in action. Private Hope was 27 years of age, and his parents reside at Braeside, Motherwell Road, Bellshill. He was married, and in residence in Lincolnshire when war broke out."

CWGC
HOPE, SAMUEL RICHMOND
Rank: Private
Service No: 3201
Date of Death: 23/05/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Q. 398 (Screen Wall).
Cemetery: MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Nellie Stone (formerly Hope), of 46, Queen's Avenue, Barton-on-Humber, Hull.

SNWM
Surname: HOPE
Firstname: Samuel Richmond
Service Number: 3201
Date Death: 23/05/1915
Place of birth: Bellshill Lanark
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not commemorated here or at Hawick:


HOGG, JAMES

Rank:
Private
Service No:
56328
Date of Death:
21/04/1917
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

155th Coy.
Grave Reference
A. 82.
Cemetery
DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of John and Helen Hogg, of 511, Main St., Bellshill, Lanarkshire. Born at Wilton, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
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