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Caldercruix & Longriggend Church WW1
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apanderson
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHITESIDE
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 19/08/1916
Service No: 27649
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 6.
Cemetery: QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN

Surname WHITESIDE
Firstname Francis
Service Number 27649
Date Death 19/08/1916
Place of birth Roughrigg Lanarkshire
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos BUT quite obviously two separate memorials here and will have to be split.
I know I don't get things right (quite often in fact Wink) but I get a bee in my bonnet about this particular issue.
Grump over!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Och - you're allowed a wee grump Mark, after all it's that season!

The big plaque with the three columns is definately Caldercruix, the smaller one is Longriggend. The single WW2 Plaque is anybody's guess.

If you want to separate the two into their own threads - go ahead (I don't know how to split threads). Embarassed

I do understand you're feelings as I get a bee in my bonnet over similar things. I just wish there weren't so many amalgamated churches everywhere! (No excuse though!!)

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerald William Walker.
Born 10 May 1893 , Barrhead ,
Birth Place: Neilston Parish, Renfrew
Residence: Caldercruix
Death Date: 20 Sep 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Airdrie, Lanark
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 9th Battalion
Regimental Number: 11344
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 24
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre William Walker
Eldest son of Gerald Thomas Walker of Hillend House, Caldercruix , Airdrie (Under Manager of Glengowan Print Works) and Alla Mackintosh of Invergordon.
Gerald was Single
Educated at the Public School , Barrhead and Allen Glen's School , Glasgow
Trade -Apprentice Calico Printer
Enlisted in the Scottish Rifles Proceeded with his Battalion to France and Flanders,Killed in action near the Bremen Redoubt and buried where he fell.His Commanding Officer wrote: "I am certain there never was a platoon sergeant who was higher in his officers' estimation than your son; in fact , we were more like chums to one another.He died like a true soldier immediately after doing great work in capturing 80 German prisoners, for which he was to be recommended for the Military Medal.You may well be proud of your son, for he died a hero's death, and what more can be said of him"
He was a keen footballer and extremely fond of music.
Gerald is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A. Zonnebeke Arrondissement Ieper West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.
He is not commemorated on Cowan park memorial Barrhead He is commemorated on Caldercruix and Longtiggend Church 1 Main Street, Caldercruix. .
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