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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

The memorial lies in the centre of Furnace village beside the school, Furnace Inn and village hall. It lies on a triangular site at the junction of a subsidiary road that enters the main village road at an angle. The plan of the site and memorial is trapezoidal.

The memorial is set on a raised stone platform reached by several short steps and is surrounded by a low metal railing. The memorial is made of roughly dressed granite blocks with the main dedication inscription carved on a shield above the names of the fallen from WW1. A brass plaque below these contains a dedication and names of the fallen from WW2. The stone monument itself is 5 to 6 m high, about 2m at the back by about 1.2 to 1.5m at the front (the difference in the base at the front and back is because of the trapezoidal plan). It is surmounted by a stone cross which is perhaps 1m high. Unusually for the West of Scotland, it is not a celtic cross.

No Rcahms entry for this monument.








Main dedication inscription on a shield shaped stone plaque

IN MEMORY
OF
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1914_1919

THEY DIED THAT WE
MIGHT LIVE

WW1 list of names below main dedication. Rank, first initial, surname and regiment are given. The list seems to be arranged firstly by rank and then by regiment

CAPT. D. MARTIN M.M.
LIEUT. J. McCORQUODALE R.N.R.
SERGT. D. McCALLUM M.G.C.
CPL. J. GERRAND A. & S.H.
PTE. F. COCKBURN A. & S.H.
PTE. W. McINNES A. & S.H.
PTE. R. ROBINSON A. & S.H.
PTE. J. DREW A. & S.H.
PTE. A. TOWNSLEY A. & S.H.
PTE. C. TOWNSLEY A. & S.H.
GNR. J. McFARLANE R.G.A.
PTE. J. CRAWFORD H.L.I.
PTE. H. CAMPBELL H.L.I.
PTE. D. McVICAR H.L.I.
PTE. W. McVICAR R.A.M.C.
PTE. J. McVICAR C.I.
PTE. A. McCALLUM C.I.
PTE. D. BOWN S.G.
PTE. M. HUGHES S.RS
PTE. H. MUNRO A.S.C.
M.W. A. MUNRO MS.

Brass plaque under WW1 list of names. Names in two columns

IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF FURNACE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD~WAR
1939 ~ 1945

Column 1
PTE. ROBERT CAMPBELL A.& S.H.
TPR. W. CAMPBELL ROYAL TANK REGT

Column 2
PTE. D. MacMILLAN R.A.S.C.
PTE. P. DREW ROYAL CORPS OF SIGS.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5997
OS map ref: NN023001

Please note that the 3 yew trees mentioned in the UKNIWM listing are now long gone and that the OS map ref they provide is slightly out.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Francis Douglas Cockburn Reply with quote

Francis Douglas Cockburn Pte 3729 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders b Banchory e Inverary, Argyll Furnace, Argyll Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 13/11/1916 Son of Alexander & Jane Cockburn. Birth 252/ 48. 1901 Census: Brooklyn Cottage, Banchory Ternan. B 1889. Fa: Occ: Granite Quarry Blacksmith. Short Service 13 pages Occ: Blacksmith. Quarry Houses. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Alexander. Service Returns: 115/AF 232. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15A & 16C

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Furnace W/M Reply with quote

Listing the casualties from the WW1 at FURNACE WAR MEMORIAL in Argyll :

CWGC index :

MARTIN D , Master , date of death 18 December 1916 : Mercantile Marine , "Opal ",

Memorial - Tower Hill Memorial London

SNWM index:

MARTIN , DONALD , 18th December 1916, Master , Mercantile Marine , Opal No 102659


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW 1

CWGC index

Mc CORQUODALE, J , Lieutenant , 24th October 1915, aged 50, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Columbine

grave N 2322 Glasgow Western Necropolis

eldest son of Donald & Sarah McCorquodale, husband of Elizabeth McCorquodale of 17 Crosbie St Maryhill Glasgow .


SNWM index

Mc CORQUODALE ,John , date of death 24th October 1915 . Royal Navy, T /Lieutenant , Royal Navy Reserve.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1 section of Furnace W/M

CWGC index:

McCALLUM , DAVID , serjeant , 27484, death date 3rd November 1916 ,
Machine Gun Corps (infantry), 100th Coy,
memorial - Panel Ref - Pier & Face 5c & 12 c Thiepval Memorial , Somme France


SNWM index:

McCALLUM, DAVID, 27484, death date 3rd November 1916, born Inverary, FORMERLY 6654 A & SH., Machine Gun Corps , Sgt , theatre of war France & Flanders


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR INDEX:


Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Mc CALLUM , DAVID , Born Inverary , Enlisted Paisley , death date 3rd November 1916 Died of wounds , Sergeant , 27484 , theatre of war France & Flanders, Formerly 6654 A & SH




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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: furnace Reply with quote

WW1

CWGC index :

GERRAND , JOHN THOMAS . Lance Corporal , 2510, death date 29th April 1916, aged 36 , Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , 8th Bn ,

grave I B 13 Aubigny Communal Cemetery Ext, Pas De Calais France

Son of Thomas & Jane Gerrand , of Tarbert , Loch Fyne


SNWM index :

GERRARD , JOHN T. 2510 , death date 29th April 1916, born Kelcamonell, Argyllshire, 1/8th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , Lance Corporal , theatre of war - France & Flanders


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR index:

Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ), 1/8th Battalion,

GERRARD , JOHN T , born Keleamonell, Argylls, , enlisted Dunoon Argylls , residence Blairmore Argylls
death date 29th April 1916 , Lance Corporal , no 2510 , died of wounds France & Flanders ,


* ** NOTE the spelling differences but the Furnace war memorial lists him as being

CPL J GERRAND , ARGYLLS ***



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

CWGC index:

COCKBURN, FRANCIS DOUGLAS , Pte 3729, death date 13th November 1916 , Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1/8th Bn,
panel ref Pier & Face 15a & 16 c Thiepval Memorial France

no next of kin shown etc


SNWM index:

COCKBURN , FRANCIS DOUGLAS , 3729, death 13th November 1916 , born Banchory Aberdeenshire , 1/8th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , Pte , theatre of war France & Flanders

SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) 1/8th Battalion,
COCKBURN, FRANCIS DOUGLAS ,
born Banchory Aberdeenshire, Enlisted Inveraray, Argylls , Residence FURNACE Argylls . death date 13th November 1916 , Pte , Killed in action , no 3729, theatre of war France & Flanders


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

CWGC index :

McINNES, W ., Pte , 17644, death 25th April 1917, aged 24, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 11th Battalion,
grave 111 F 8 Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, France,
son of Archibald & Mary McInnes, of Bridge Terrace , FURNACE Argyllshire

SNWM index:

McINNES, WILLIAM , S/17644, death 25th April 1917 , Born FURNACE Argyllshire , 11th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , Pte , theatre of war France & Flanders


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) 11th Battalion,
McINNES, WILLIAM, Born FURNACE Argylls , Enlisted Stirling , Residence FURNACE Argylls , Pte S/ 17644, death 25th April 1917 Died of wounds Theatre of war France & Flanders


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1:

CWGC index:

ROBINSON , R , Pte S/6947 death 9th April 1917, Argyll & Sutherland highlanders 10th Battalion,

grave B 25 Mindel Trench British Cemetery St Laurent - Blangy France

No next of kin details recorded on this CWGC index.


SNWM index:

ROBINSON , ROBERT, S/6947, death 9th April 1917, born CUMLODDEN Argyllshire
10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , Pte theatre of war France & Flanders .

SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ), 10th Battalion,
ROBINSON, ROBERT , born CUMLODDEN, Argylls, enlisted Glasgow , residence Loch Fyne Argylls , Pte S/6947, Death date 9th April 1917, Killed in action , theatre of war France & Flanders


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

CWGC index :

DREW , JOHN , Pte , S/43590, Death 1st October 1918, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders ), 8th Battalion ,

Panel no 94-96 Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium

No next of kin shown


SNWM index :

DREW , JOHN , S/ 43590., death 1st October 1918 , born Inverary Argyllshire , 8th Battalion, Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) , Pte Theatre of war France & Flanders


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ), 8th Battalion, DREW JOHN , born Inverary Argyllshire , Enlisted Inverary , Residence not shown, death 1st October 1918 Pte , S/ 43590. Killed in action Theatre of war France & Flanders


*** Furnace war memorial records Pte J Drew Argylls


Information from our colleague Kenneth Morrison :-

DREW , JOHN : Medal Card shows :

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 202421 Private

Royal Highlanders S/ 43590 Private

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

Furnace war memorial lists :

Pte A TOWNSLEY , Argylls


Our Colleague : Jim Grant from Aberdeenshire has a good suggestion that the casualty may be : Thanks again to him for his assistance



CWGC index :

TOWNSLEY , A. , Pte , T/40985 , Death 10th AUGUST 1921 , aged 39 years ,

ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

Grave : CA C 577 Berwick-Upon -Tweed Cemetery

son of R. & JANE TOWNSLEY, of Aberdeen and
husband of CHARLOTTE TOWNSLEY , of 36 Chaple St Berwick on -Tweed. Served in South African Campaign


SNWM Index :

Not shown



BRITISH ARMY WW1 MEDAL ROLL re TOWNSLEY :

TOWNSLEY, AMBROSE , - KOSB, ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS , A.S.C. , Pte ,


Service numbers KOSB 6496, ARMY SERVICE CORPS T/40985 , ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS service number not shown
(*** seems that he served with the KOSB then the Argylls then ASC per this medal roll index)

Medals : Victory medal : RASC/ 101B16316619
British Medal : do do
15 Star : RASC/1 C39 3186

theatre of war served in (3)

date of entry therein 3 AUGUST 1915


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Not listed as he died on 10th August 1921 and after the submission of casualties to the War Office from the Regiments /Corps



may be a possibility !



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

CWGC index:

TOWNSLEY, CHARLES , pte S/17318, death 23rd August 1918 aged 30 , Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 10th Battalion,

panel 10 Vis-en Artois Memorial France

son of John Townsley & Bella McDonald Townsley, husband of Bella Williamson Townsley



SNWM Index :

TOWNSLEY CHARLES , S/17318, death 23rd August 1918, 10th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders , Pte theatre of war France & Flanders


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) 10th Battalion, TOWNSLEY, CHARLES , born not shown , Enlisted Stirling, Residence Campbeltown, Argylls , Pte S/17318, death 23rd August 1918, killed in action, theatre of war France & Flanders.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: furnace Reply with quote

WW1 :

CWGC index:

McFARLANE , JOHN, Gunner, 110835, death 11th July 1917, aged 24 , Royal Garrison Artillery, 303 Siege Bty,
grave IV G 3 Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium

son of Alexander & Mrs McFarlane , husband of Christina Keir McFarlane of FURNACE , Argyll. Native of FURNACE


SNWM index:

McFARLANE , JOHN, 110835, death 11th July 1917,
born Powder Mills , Loch Fyne Argyllshire , Royal Garrison Artillery , gnr ,
theatre of war France & Flanders .


SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR :

Royal Garrison Artillery , McFARLANE JOHN ,
Born Powder Mills , Loch Fyne, Argyllshire , enlisted Stirling, Residence Power Mills ( possibly Powder Mills ?? )
Gunner 110835 , death 11th July 1917 , killed in action , theatre of war France & Flanders


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