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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Mary Piggot McCartney Reply with quote

A female casualty that is hopefuly in the Greenock Roll of Honour book is remembered in the W.V.S. Roll of Honour held in Westminster Abbey.

Mary Piggot McCartney, A.R.P. worker, Greenock,

[edit]As it happens she is not in the WW2 roll of honour for Greenock.

I see there is a Lochhead mentioned earlie in the thread, a relation perhaps?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Rev. William Robert Copland Reply with quote

Chaplain William Robert Copland

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He is remembered also on the memorial in Old West Kirk in Greenock

Name: COPLAND, The Rev. WILLIAM ROBERT
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Age: 31
Date of Death: 16/09/1942
Service No: 94093
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Copland; husband of Agnes Mitchell Copland, of Gourock, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 15. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
A female casualty that is hopefuly in the Greenock Roll of Honour book is remembered in the W.V.S. Roll of Honour held in Westminster Abbey.

Mary Piggot McCartney, A.R.P. worker, Greenock,

I see there is a Lochhead mentioned earlie in the thread, a relation perhaps?


An extraordinary coincidence. As a result of my interest in female casualties I checked CWGC for this lady and she certainly qualifies for inclusion in my project.

The coincidence being that there are only two McCartney civilians, with apparantly no connection, who died on the same day miles apart.

Name: McCARTNEY, MARY
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 42
Date of Death: 16/04/1941
Additional information:Auxiliary Nurse, W.V.S.; Secretary of theLocal Soldiers' Comforts Fund; of 9 Thom Street. Wife of John McCartney. Died at 9 Thom Street.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: GREENOCK, BURGH OF, SCOTLAND



Name: McCARTNEY, MATTHEW
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 12
Date of Death: 16/04/1941
Additional information:of 1 Veryan Gardens, Whitewell Road. Son of Matthew and Caroline McCartney. Died at 1 Veryan Gardens.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: BELFAST, COUNTY BOROUGH, N. IRELAND

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Theft from Memorial Reply with quote

For the second year in a row this memorial has had metal stolen from it by thieves for scrap. I would love to get my hands on them.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. James Devine Reply with quote

From the Greenock WW2 Roll of Honour.

DEVINE, James L/Cpl. Gordon Hdrs. 1940-1942 May, 1942 Singapore

(Glasgow Herald 3rd September 1945)
"In hospital at Changi, Singapore, in June 1942, James Devine M.A. (Hons) B.A. (Oxford) B.D. Lance Corporal, the Gordon Highlanders, aged 29 years, dearly beloved twin son of Mr James M. Devine, 30 Brisbane Street, Greenock."

L.Cpl. Devine died of dysentery whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.

The date of death varies from source to source. SNWM, Greenock Roll of Honour and War Return all have May (or the 20th of May) while the obituary and CWGC have an approximate time in June.

CWGC
Name: DEVINE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: between 01/06/1942 and 30/06/1942
Service No: 2888242
Additional information: Son of James M. Devine and Margaret C. Devine, of Greenock, Renfrewshire. M.A. Hons. (Glasgow), B.A. (Oxon), B.D. (St. Andrews).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. A. 20.
Cemetery: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: DEVINE
Firstname: James
Service number: 2888242
Date of death: 20/05/1942
Place of birth: Moray
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS and THE LONDON SCOTTISH
Rank: L/Cpl
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some photos of the Greenock Wellpark memorial, taken 28th August 2011.



























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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking pictures there!

It's a superb memorial to the war dead of Greenock.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably worth copying some pages of Jim's copies of the unveiling booklet here on this page so you can refer to them whilst looking at Tam's photographs.





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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:39 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. John MacDougall McKinnon Reply with quote

Not remembered in the Greenock RoH nor on the memorial at Innellan is L.Cpl. John M. MacKinnon.

(Glasgow Herald 19th September 1945)
"Died at a prisoner of war camp, Zentsuji 2, Japan, on 28th November, 1944, John MacDougall MacKinnon (MacKinnon, MacKenzie & Co. Calcutta) second son of the late Mr & Mrs D. MacKinnon, of Greenock and later Innellan.
-Mrs Gray, 137 Eldon Street, Greenock, his sister will be pleased to hear from any released prisoners from this camp.
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CWGC
Name: MACKINNON, JOHN MACDOUGAL (Probably should be MacDougall)
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps
Age: 48
Date of Death: 28/11/1944
Service No: 4645
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Isabella Mackinnon; husband of Norah Mackinnon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. G. A. 4.
Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: MacKINNON
Firstname: John MacDougall
Service number: 4645
Date of death: 28/11/1944
Place of birth: Greenock
Other: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps.
SNWM roll: SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Rank: L/Cpl

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Cpl. John Dickie Reply with quote

From the Greenock WW2 Roll of Honour:
DICKIE, John Cpl. A. & S.H. 1931-1944 21st September, 1944 At Sea

Corporal John Dickie died whilst a POW of the Japanese. The transport ship he was aboard, the 'Hofuku Maru' was sunk by American aircraft, which resulted in the 1047 of the allied POW's out of a total of 1289 to perish.

CWGC
Name: DICKIE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 21/09/1944
Service No: 2979294
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 80.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: DICKIE
Firstname: John
Service number: 2979294
Date of death: 21/09/1944
Place of birth: Greenock
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank: Cpl

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very impressive memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Ronald Arthur Reply with quote

WW1
William Ronald Arthur

(Glasgow Herald 13th November 1945)
"In loving memory of W. Ronald Arthur, killed at Beaumont Hamel, 13th November 1916, youngest son of the late J.F. Arthur, Greenock, and Mrs Arthur, 13 Montrose Gardens, Milngavie."

CWGC
Name: ARTHUR, WILLIAM R.
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Service No: 3770
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ARTHUR
Firstname: William Ronald
Service Number: 3770
Date Death: 13/11/1916
Place of birth: Greenock
Other: 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Ch.Eng.Off. Robert Kirkwood Burns Reply with quote

WW2
Chief Engineer Officer Robert Kirkwood Burns

Not listed in the Greenock WW2 RoH

(Glasgow Herald 21st March 1945)
"At a prisoner of war camp, Hong Kong, on 10th November 1943, Robert Kirkwood Burns, chief engineer, China Navigation Company, beloved husband of Jessie McVicar, 24 Nelson Street West, Greenock, and only son of the late Mr & Mrs Robert Burns, Greenock."

CWGC
Name: BURNS, ROBERT KIRKWOOD
Initials: R K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Chengtu (London)
Age: 54
Date of Death: 10/11/1943
Additional information: Son of Robert and Martha Kirkwood Burns; husband of Jessie McVicar Burns, of Greenock, Renfrewshire. Also a member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. A. 40.
Cemetery: STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BURNS
Firstname: Robert Kirkwood
Date of death: 10/11/1943
Place of birth: Greenock
Other: S.S. "CHENGTU".
SNWM roll: MERCHANT NAVY & FISHING FLEETS (Part 1)
Rank: Chief Engineer Officer


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:53 pm    Post subject: F.O. George Ferguson Reply with quote

WW2 Greenock RoH
FERGUSON, George F/O R.A.F. 1940-1944 22nd May, 1944 Over Germany

(Glasgow Herald 3rd July 1945)
"Reported missing in May, 1944, on operations over Germany, now presumed killed, Flying Officer George Ferguson, only son of Captain and Mrs George Ferguson, 41 Brisbane Street, Greenock, and husband of Virginia Sherwood, Toronto, Canada."

CWGC
Name: FERGUSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 57 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 22/05/1944
Service No: 131132
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem.
Cemetery: ASSENS (FYN) NEW CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: FERGUSON
Firstname: George
Service number: 131132
Date of death: 22/05/1944
Place of birth: Greenock
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Fg Off
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Gnr. John Alexander Russell Reply with quote

Greenock WW2 RoH
RUSSELL, John A. L/Cpl. R.A. 1940-1941 24th December, 1941 At Sea

(Glasgow Herald 22nd September 1942)
"Reported mising, December, 1941, now formally presumed drowned, on active service, with middle east force, John Alexander (Ian) Russell, M.A., deeply loved husband of Janet M.M. Carstairs, 21 Courthill Avenue, Glasgow, S4, and elder son of Mr & Mrs A.S. Russell, 50 Brisbane Street, Greenock."

Name: RUSSELL, JOHN ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 153 Bty., 51 H.A.A. Regt.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/12/1941
Service No: 1531548
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3. Column 3.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
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