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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church Reply with quote

260 Bath Street, Glasgow.

Google map showing location

NS 582 659

Not listed on UKNIWM.

The church has a tearoom/restaurant built on to it, which is open from 9am to 4pm. It looks quite nice and might be worth a visit when in town, although I didn't stay long enough.

My thanks to the caretaker and the organist for allowing me into the church to take these photos.

No names listed for WW2, although the memorial commemorates the dead of that war as well as the Great War.









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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't resist looking up one of the names

DEMPSTER, EBENEZER
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Service No: S/43161
Additional information: Husband of the late Isabella Dempster.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 135 to 136.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Interestingly there is a Thomas Mochrie listed as well. I wonder if he was the 4th Mochrie (the one not a brother of the other three) killed at Loos discussed yesterday in the Kilbirnie thread?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only other T Mochrie listed on CWGC is:

Name: MOCHRIE
Initials: T H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Service No: 8162
Additional information: Son of Mrs. K. Mochrie, of 10, Sufton St., Birkby, Huddersfield.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 7.
Cemetery: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

I'm not sure if this proves anything, as IIRC, 5 SR was a Glasgow battalion.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know if this memorial was previously sited at the old Renfield Street Church?

I notice one of the names is John Hope. The Minister at the old Renfield Street Church was Dr Leslie Hope.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

The following information was provided by Stewart Kerrigan of Renfield – St. Stephen’s Church. It is reproduced here on the understanding that anyone using the information will please acknowledge its source.

The current congregation is the "descendant" of several former congregations and church amalgamations going back to the mid 1700s. Hence our collection of several war memorials.
In summary the current building in Bath St, was originally built for an Independent Congregation in 1852, which ceased functioning around 1873,. The building was gifted to the Church of Scotland in 1875 and became Blythswood Parish Church not to be confused with Bath St UP Church later Blythswood UF Church which stood on the opposite side of Bath St. Renfield originates from the former Renfield St Church now British Homes Stores - BHS site , not to be confused with Renfield Church which originally was in Renfield St at Gordon St and then stood at the corner of Bath St/Elmbank St. St Stephen's was originally at the corner of Cambridge St/Renfrew St.
As you will see by the various congregational war memorials it would be unrealistic to include all the former names. The last amalgamation was in 1974, between Renfield and St Stephen's when the current name of Renfield -St Stephen's name was adopted.


This memorial is located on the wall behind the communion table.





ST. MATTHEW’S BLYTHSWOOD PARISH CHURCH

Erected with the Communion Table
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
&
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM
BLYTHSWOOD AND ST. MATTHEW’S PARISH CHURCHES WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR GOD, KING & COUNTRY
1914 ~ 1918
These two churches were united on 11th June, 1920

________

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN MAY LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR FRIENDS
________

THEIR NAME SHALL REMAIN FOR EVER
AND THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

Robert Alexander
Arthur Baillie
Edward H. Baillie
Thomas Bain
James Bicket
William Bolton
Donald Brown
George Buchan
William Burleigh
Robert G. Campbell
John Y. Colquhoun
William Colquhoun
William Currie
Thomas R. Dalziel
Bryce G. Dalziel
Robert Davidson
Frank Deans
Alexander Desson
Robert Dinning
William Douglas
James A. Dow
John Dow
David W. Dundas
James Edward
Alfred Elliot
Neil M. Fay
Robert Fergus
James Ferris
Easton Fleming
Adam Florence
Alexander Fraser
Louis Fraser
John Fulton
Robert Fulton
Samuel Gilchrist
George Hamilton
Joseph Harley
Alexander Harvey
John Horn
T. Hunter
Robert Jamieson
Robert N. Johnston
Duncan King
Harry Lang
Philip Lang
Jack Lauderdale
Hope Letters
William Logan
William Lothian
William Lowe
Matthew Lowson
James M’Alpine
James M’Auslane
James M’Cabe
Robert M’Gregor
Andrew MacIntyre
Ian Mackay
James Mackie
John M’Lachlan
Gregor M’Lachlan
Peter M’Laren
Neil M’Quarrie
John M’Knight
Edward Malcolm
Lyon R. M. Malloch
Thomas Mason
John M. Mitchell
David W. Munro
Anthony S. Murray
William Patrick
Hugh Reid
James F. Roy
Percy Russell
William Skilling
John Smith
A. Graham Spark
Joseph D. Tait
Robert Tennant
Donald Weir
John Weir
James White
John White
James A. Wylie
A. Smollet Young


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

BLYTHSWOOD PARISH CHURCH ROLL OF HONOUR

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote




LECTERN
Presented by THE WOMAN’S GUILD as part of WAR MEMORIAL
3rd September, 1922
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

Within a storeroom in the church quite a number of memorials, from churches long since gone, have been stored for safe keeping. Some of the memorials are in need of some TLC, hence the apologies for the quality of some of the photographs.

BUCCLEUCH PARISH CHURCH

Buccleuch Parish Church was created from a union of Garnethill Parish Church and Port Dundas Parish Church (which had been destroyed by fire in 1914) in 1916. The congregation united with St. Stephen’s Parish Church in 1946, after which the former Buccleuch parish Church was used as halls by the united congregation. Buccleuch Halls were demolished in 1968 and the War Memorial which was in the premises has since been lost. As far as can be established, no record exists of the Names on this Memorial, who are known only to God.


COWCADDENS CHURCH

The War Memorial from Cowcaddens Church was made of carved marble and removed when the building was closed for congregational use in 1977. The Memorial was placed in storage in the crypt of Renfield – St. Stephen’s Parish Church, along with other Memorials, as there was insufficient space to display all the War Memorials in the church that were in the possession of the united congregation.
Some of the Memorials in storage were damaged on 26th December, 1998 when the church steeple collapsed during a hurricane storm. The crypt was very badly damaged. The Memorials made of metal, although scratched, were eventually recovered from the rubble. Unfortunately, because the Memorial from Cowcaddens Church was made of marble it was shattered and destroyed and never recovered. As far as can be established, no record exists of the Names on this Memorial, who are now known only to God.

GRANT STREET CHURCH




1914 – 1919

To the Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance
Of Those Belonging, who, in the Great War
Gave Their Lives for Freedom, Righteousness and Humanity

David Dobbie
Alexander S. Douglas
Allan A. Fulton
Robert E. Fulton
John Herd
Thomas Wilson Kerr
John Maclean
Robert John Macleod
James A. Ogilvie
John Peart
John Phillips
Shaw Stewart Picken
Andrew G. Purdie
Robert Robertson
Robert B. Smart
David Thane

“Greater Love Hath no Man than This, That a Man Lay Down His Life for his Friends”
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

LYON STREET CHURCH



1914 – 1919

To the Glory of God and Sacred Memory of the Men
Of this Church who Fell in the Great War

Thomas Birnie H.L.I.
George Blackhurst Camerons
Joseph B. Carlton R.F.A.
Samuel Carlton H.L.I.
William Carson Royal Scots
John Corbett R.S.F.
James Elliot H.L.I.
Joseph Forrester R.A.
William Fyfe S.R.
Charles Greig S.R.
James Harrison M.M.
James Henderson R.S.
Edward Illingworth M.M.
Henry Illingworth Canadians
James B. Jamieson H.L.I.
Alex’r Knox S.R.
Alex’r Lyle A. & S.H.
Alex’r Lyon H.L.I.
Thomas McCabe Camerons
Thomas McCaw H.L.I.
Joseph C. McCall A. & S.H.
Robert McLaren S.R.
Hector McLean Royal Scots
Robert McManus Irish Guards
James A. McPhee Sherwood For’s.
Samuel H. McPhee H.L.I.
James Martin Sherwood For’s.
William Martin H.L.I.
Thomas J. Milne H.L.I.
David A. T. Mitchell M.G.C.
Alex’r Morrison M.G.C.
William Morrison S.R.
Robert Neish S.R.I.
George Niven R.S.F.
George Paterson R.F.A.
Robert Phair S.R.
Walter Robson A. & S.H.
James Sim H.L.I.
Matthew Simpson R.N.D.
Arch’d C. Thomson R.N.D.
David T. Thomson H.L.I.
Abie Turner S.R.
John Vickerman H.L.I.
David Wallace Gordons
William Whiteside H.L.I.
Robert Wilson S.R.
John Wright Seaforths
Andrew Keldie Seaforths
James Porter H.L.I.
Alex’r Robb S.R.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

MILTON PARISH CHURCH



1914 ~ 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS
CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Thomas Anderson
Thomas G. Anderson
George Blackhurst
John Brown
Henry Davidson
Albert Downs
Murdoch McF. Emery
Peter Ewing
Robert Fraser
William Fraser
Robert Goldie
Gordon Hamilton
Hugh Henderson
John Henderson
William Howe
Robert A. Johnston
Stewart Johnston
William Jolly
John Kinnear
William Lauder
James Loudon
John D. Menzies
Malcolm Morrison
John Muir
William McCallum
William McCulloch
George McDonald
James McIntosh
James McPhail
Edward Phillips
John Pollock
Victor Reid
William Reid
Robert W. Scotland
Robert Semple
John Stewart
Harry Sutherland
Walter Watson
John C. Weir
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RENFIELD STREET CHURCH

1914 ~ 1919

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE CONNECTED
WITH THIS CHURCH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

Thomas G. Angus
William Boyle Jnr.
Robert Boyle
John Brown
Alexander Buchanan
James Craig
John Colquhoun
William Cochrane
Robert Cochrane
William Cowie
Robert Cousland
Donald Dunbar
Robert G. Dunbar
Ebenezer Dempster
James Docherty
Roderick J. Elphinstone
William Elphinstone
George A. Elphinstone
John R. Forsyth
David Fraser
Alexander D. Gourlay
Robert McL. Gourlay
Henry C. Gaw
L. Seymour Graham
Samuel Gorman
James Greig
David Hazlett
John Hope
Alexander McA. Johnston
Livingstone Johnston
Edward J. Manson
Thomas H. Mochrie
Adam S. Miller
Samuel C. McCaig
Donald Mackenzie
John McKay
Malcolm McMillan
William McMillan
Charles McQueer
James S. Paterson
William B. Sime
Thomas P. Smith
William Steel
Peter Stewart
Charles W. Taylor
George Tait
William Thomson
Herbert G. Taylor
Mungo S. Walkinshaw
Alexander Williamson
Charles P. Williamson
Frank A. Williamson


1939 ~ 1945

REMEMBRANCE
OF ALL THOSE IN CHURCH AND MISSION WHO SERVED
DURING THE WAR IN ANY BRANCH OF NATIONAL SERVICE
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR LIBERTY AND FREEDOM
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

SHAMROCK STREET CHURCH




1914 ~ 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN GRATEFUL HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR –
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES A RANSOM FOR MANY

Rob’t Anderson
Wm. Anderson
Alexander Bogie
John M. Cameron
Wm. Campbell
Frank Carson
James Devine
Charles M. Elder
Wm. Hamilton
R. R. Henshelwood
Alexander Innes
William F. Ireland
Duncan King
William Logan
David Lowe
John McCall
Chs. L. McCulloch
Wal’t J. Macdonald
John McIntyre
Daniel McLaren
William Mateer
William Miller
John Mitchell
Robert Morrison
James Morton
Harry Oliphant
David Paterson
William Pringle
D. Richardson
J. A. Robertson
Alexander Smith
Archie Stewart
John D. Stewart
William A. Stewart
John Wallace
William Wallace
John S. Watson
Robert Welsh
Andrew Whitelaw
Wm. A. Woodburn

“Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory”


LECTERN
The Lectern in Shamrock Street Church was part of the War Memorial
and inscribed:
In Memory of the Lads who Died
1914 - 1919
This Lectern was later moved to Renfield – St. Stephen’s Parish Church where
it was used until it was irreparably damaged when the steeple collapsed in 1998.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Renfield St. Stephen's Church Reply with quote

ST. GEORGES ROAD CHURCH



TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS CHURCH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

Private George Angus 1st – 7th H.L.I.
Lance Cpl. William Barr 2nd Scottish Rifles
Private John Cameron 5th Royal Scots
Private Alexander Campbell 16th H.L.I.
Private Thomas Corbett 12th Royal Scots
Corporal Peter Chrichton 8th Royal Scots
Signaller Arthur Drummond 18th H.L.I.
Lance Cpl. Thomas Finnie 1st Scottish Rifles
Sergeant William Finnie 9th Scottish Rifles
Sergeant John R. Fisher 5th Scottish Rifles
Private Alex Ferguson 9th Scottish Rifles
Private Thomas Gibb 17th H.L.I.
Sergeant John Gill 17th H.L.I.
Private Peter Hamilton Glasgow Highlanders
Private John Lobban 1st Gordon H’landers
2nd Lieut. Daniel McIntosh Royal Garrison Art’ly
Private Thomas McPherson 9th Scottish Rifles
Lance Cpl. John McQueen 6th Cameron H’land’rs
Engineer John McArthur R.N.
Private Alex. Maitland 10th Scottish Rifles
Private James Maitland 1st – 4th Seaforths
Corporal Robert Morrison 2nd Rhodesians
Private William Morton Glasgow H’rs
Corporal Alex. Murphy Army Service Corps
Private James Nelson 1st Royal Scots Fus.
Sapper Matthew Pollock Royal Engineers
Eng’r Sub. Lt. David Rae R.N.R.
Private John Robertson 16th H.L.I.
Private Alex. Shearlaw 12th Royal Scots
Sergeant James Simpson M.G.C. – 6th H.L.I.
Corporal William Simpson 1st Cameron H.H’rs
Pioneer Wm. McD. Straiton Glasgow Highlanders
Lance Cpl. Wm. Thomson Walker 16th H.L.I.
Sergeant John Weir 1st – 6th H.L.I.
Private Alexander Weir A. & S.H.
Private John White 11th Royal Scots

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
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ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH CHURCH



1914 ~ 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS AND ADHERENTS OF THIS CHURCH
WHO SERVED DURING THE GREAT WAR AND IN LASTING
AND REVERENT MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

John Booth
John Brown
William Buchan
James F. Darge
J. Duncan (Royal Navy)
J. Duncan (Gordons)
Charles Fort
Alex. Fraser
Arch. Gilkison
George D. Gow
Thos. G. S. Hardie
Chas. H. Henry
A. T. Johnston
Geo. M. Lang
Alex. MacArthur
Wm. C. McFarlane
Donald. M. McLean
James McLean
Alex. Macrae
Wm. D. Mather
Alf’d. W. Michie
John Miller
Duncan Mundell
Angus Paterson
John Paterson
John Percy
Jn. Reid (King’s Liverpool)
Jn. Reid (Seaforths)
Robert Robb
Alex. Ross
Frank Samson
William Scobie
Alex. Smith
David Smith
Francis B. Smith
James J. Smith
Robert Smith
Donald Turner
David Wallace
Wm. Wallace
Daniel Waters
George Watt
John Wright

Their Name Liveth for Evermore
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