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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Drumchapel Reply with quote

The memorial is in front of St Andrews Church, Garscadden Road, Drumchapel.

It is a Celtic cross with wheel on a block and stepped pedestal. The cross has no ornamentation other than relief edging.












Main Inscription facing Garscadden Road

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM DRUMCHAPEL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
AND IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

Inscription on the Plinth

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”



WW1 names of the fallen arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial, surname and regiment or service given. No decorations given. Date and place of death not given.

1914 - 1919
JAMES CAMPBELL 13TH R.S.
JOHN . CAMPBELL 2ND R.S.
ROBERT CAMPBELL 12TH H.L.I.
THOMAS CAMPBELL 9TH A.&S.H.
PETER COLLINS R.F.A.
ROBERT DUNLOP A.S.C.
JOHN GIBSON R.E.
PETER GOLDIE 7TH H.L.I.
WILLIAM H. GOLDIE 5TH R.S.
JAMES HOUSTON R.F.A.
JOHN MACKELVIE 12TH H.L.I.
JOHN B. MACKINNON 6TH G.H. (POSS C.H.)
ALEXANDER MEIKLEM 3RD N.F.
ROBERT MEIKLEM A.S.C.
CASSILS WHITEMAN ?


WW2 names of the fallen arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial, surname and regiment or service given. No decorations given. Date and place of death not given.

1939 – 1945
ROBERT C. ADAM S.GUARDS
ROBERT C. ANDERSON R.N.V.R.
WILLIAM C. HUNTER N.F.S.
RODERICK CUMMING R.A.F.
ROBERT J. LAING M.N.
ROBERT M. LAWSON R.A.
MATTHEW C. MAIR R.A.F.
THOMAS MILLER R.N.V.R.
A. ALLISTAIR MUNRO R.E.
WILLIAM H.P. OMNET R.A.F.
THOMAS SHEARER 12TH R. LCRS.
ROBERT D. WOODHEAD N.F.S.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Robert & Alexander MEIKLEM Reply with quote

Two brothers:-
Dvr. Robert Meiklem, R.A.S.C.
Pte. Alexander Paterson Meiklem, 12th. Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers.


1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Drumchapel, Drumry Cottage, recorded (transcription):- Robert Meiklem (15), Apprentice Blacksmith, son, born Dunbartons., New Kilpatrick; Alexr. Meiklem (12), Scholar, son, born New Kilpatrick; Walter Meiklem (51), Wright, born New Kilpatrick; Margaret Meiklen (41), Wife, born New Kilpatrick; one sibling - Walter Meiklem (7).
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CWGC - MEIKLEM, Robert
Rank: Driver.
Service No: T4/040632.
Date of Death: 06/04/1919. Age: 33. (Died of pneumonia.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps Southern Div. Train
Grave Reference: III. E. 20.
Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Margaret Meiklem, of Drumry Cottage, Drumchapel, Glasgow.
Native of Dunbartonshire.


UK Service Medal and Award Roll records "a/Corporal".

SNWM - No trace.

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The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 10th February, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MEIKLEM.-
Killed in action, on 28th January, Alex P. Meiklem, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 28 years, second son of Walter Meiklem, Drumry Cottage, Drumchapel."


SNWM - WW1
Surname MEIKLEM
Forename Alexander
Rank Pte
Service number 39240
Decoration
Place of birth New Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire
Date of death 28 January 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Unit name THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS.
Other detail 12th Bn. formerly 180183 R.E.

SDGW - Enlisted Dumbarton.

Not listed Dumbarton War Memorial.
Medal index ticket notes "Forfeited for self-inflicted wounds" but this is scored out and a note "BM & VM Restored" with the relevant standing order reference recorded.

CWGC - MEIKLEM, Alexander Paterson
Rank: Private.
Service No: 39240.
Date of Death: 28/01/1917. Age: 28. (Died of wounds.)
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers "A" Coy. 12th Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 2. Row H. Grave 6.
Cemetery: FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Margaret Meiklem, of Drumchapel, Dunbartonshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: WW1 - L/Cpl. G. M. Cassels WHITEMAN, 18th. Bn. Glos. Regt. Reply with quote

SNWM - WW1
Surname WHITEMAN
Forename George Moody Cassell
Rank L Cpl
Service number 38394
Decoration
Place of birth Methil Fife
Date of death 11 September 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Unit name THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT.
Other detail latterly 53628, 18th (Service) Bn., The Gloucestershire Regt.

SDGW - Born Methil; lived King's Norton, Birmingham; enlisted Warwick.

CWGC - WHITEMAN, George Moodie Cassels
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Service No: 53628.
Date of Death: 11/09/1918. Age: 19. (Killed in action.)
Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment 18th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. E. 10.
Cemetery: VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE
Additional Information: Son of James T. Whiteman, of 148, Middleton Hall Rd., King's Norton, Birmingham, and the late Alison C. Whiteman.
Born at Drumchapel, Dunbartonshire.


1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Helensburgh, 121 Princess Street East, recorded (transcription):- George M. C., Whiteman (1), son, born Fifes., Methil; James T. Whiteman (33), Clerk Sewing Machine, born Fifes., Kirkcaldy; Alice C. Whiteman (36), Wife, born Fifes., Kirkcaldy; 1 sibling, born Partick.



Also listed Glasgow High School:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=70025#70025

and Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, WW1 Roll of Honour :- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9008&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was well found Andrew.

Interesting to see that his birth was registered in two places:

1 1899 WHITEMAN GEORGE MOODIE C M ROW OR RHU /DUNBARTON
2 1899 WHITEMAN GEORGE MOODIE C M BUCKHAVEN /FIFE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
That was well found Andrew.

Interesting to see that his birth was registered in two places:

1 1899 WHITEMAN GEORGE MOODIE C M ROW OR RHU /DUNBARTON
2 1899 WHITEMAN GEORGE MOODIE C M BUCKHAVEN /FIFE


Interesting indeed Ken, as that gives four locations for his birth:

Buckhaven and Methil (given as place of birth in the Census, SDGW and the roll of honour) in Fife - both are next to each other so a Methil birth could I suppose be registered in Buckhaven.

Drumchapel (CWGC) is between Bearsden and Clydebank but Rhu is miles away, west of Helensburgh.

Very confusing.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:16 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. William H. Goldie, M.M., 11th.Bn. Royal Scots. Reply with quote

One of two brothers on this memorial.

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 14th May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
GOLDIE.-
Died, on 5th May, of wounds received in action on 3rd May, Private William Hodge Goldie, Military Medallist, Royal Scots, fourth son of the late Andrew Goldie, postmaster, Drumchapel, and Mrs. Goldie, Louisville, Drumchapel."

SNWM - WW1
Surname GOLDIE
Forename William
Rank Pte
Service number 12894
Decoration MM
Place of birth New Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire
Date of death 5 May 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS LOTHIAN REGIMENT
Other detail 11th Bn.

SDGW - Born New Kilpatrick; lived Dumbarton; enlisted Edinburgh.
Medal index ticket carries wrong service nr (12897). Lists rank Cpl and a note thereon (confirmed by Service Medal Award Rolls) that his rank was reduced to Pte. by FGCM for misconduct (drunkenness).
France, 11th May, 1915.

Soldier's register of backpay and War Gratuity to his mother, Catherine.
1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Drumchapel, Rosebank, recorded (transcription):- William H. Goldie (11), Scholar, son, born Dunbartons., New Kilpatrick; Andrew Goldie (55), Joiner and House Factor, born Ayrshire, Catrine; Catherine Goldie (45), Wife, born Glasgow, Blythswood; siblings, including Peter Goldie (6), Scholar, son, born New Kilpatrick.


CWGC - GOLDIE, William H.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 12894.
Date of Death: 05/05/1917. Age: 27.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots "D" Coy. 11th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: IV. D. 57.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Additional Information: Son of Mrs C. D. H. Goldie, of "Louisville," Drumchapel, Glasgow, and the late Andrew Goldie.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:26 am    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Peter H. Goldie, 7th.Bn. Highland Light Infantry Reply with quote

The younger of the two Goldie brothers remembered here.

SNWM - WW1
Surname GOLDIE
Forename Peter H
Rank Pte
Service number 2364
Decoration
Place of birth Drumchapel Dunbartonshire
Date of death 12 July 1915
Theatre of death Gallipoli
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 7th Bn. (T.).

CWGC - GOLDIE, Peter H.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 2364.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 173 to 177. (Stone 175 A.)
Memorial:HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Catherine Drummond Hodge Goldie, of 56, Thornwood Avenue, Partick, Glasgow, and the late Andrew Struthers Goldie.

SDGW - Born and lived Drumchapel; enlisted Glasgow. Pte. 2364 7th. (Blythswood) (Territorial) Battalion, H.L.I.
Medal index ticket records Theatre of War first served in, (2B) Balkans, 2nd. July, 1915.
Recruiting for the 7th. (Blythswood) (Territorial) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry took place at its headquarters, 69 Main Street, Bridgeton, and were said to be "brisk" in early November, 1914. Two foreign service battalions were already undergoing training and recruiting for a reserve battalion was attracting considerable attention.

Soldier's register backpay and War Gratuity to sole legatee, Catherine D.H. (mother).
1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Drumchapel, Rosebank, recorded (transcription):- Peter Goldie (6), Scholar, son, born Dunbartonshire, New Kilpatrick; Andrew Goldie (55), Joiner and House Factor, born Ayrshire, Catrine; Catherine Goldie (45), Wife, born Glasgow, Blythswood; siblings, including William H. Goldie (11), Scholar, son, born New Kilpatrick.

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