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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Lanark, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 54241

The memorial for Lanark is in the form of a memorial hall, which is still used for concerts and various performances.

The names are on plaques in the entrance foyer. It's a truly beautiful location, very well maintained with some stunning stained glass.

The outside of the hall:

IMG_0646 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The foyer, looking to the right as you enter:

IMG_0637 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The foyer, looking to the left:

IMG_0638 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Stained glass on either side of the front doors:

IMG_0641 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0642 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The First World War plaques are on the left and right hand side walls of the foyer. I have closeups of the names if anyone is interested.

IMG_0623 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0622 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The Second World War names are on the smaller plaques on the facing wall as you enter, to the left and right of the inner doors of the foyer.

IMG_0629 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0628 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

There is also a plaque for names of men died in conflicts since 1945.

IMG_0643 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Closeup of these names:

IMG_0644 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any closee-up shots of the 4 x banks of names 1914-18?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMG_0630 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0631 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0632 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0633 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0624 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb,

What caught my eye almost immediately was Sgt James Cunningham USA Army - why?

He is also listed on the Crieff War Memorial, Perthshire.

Story must be found.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My initial reaction was "WOW".
And the more I look at it, the more I am impressed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Superb,

What caught my eye almost immediately was Sgt James Cunningham USA Army - why?

He is also listed on the Crieff War Memorial, Perthshire.

Story must be found.


I guess its just the same as all the many Canadian and Australian Army you see on the Memorials, emmigrated and joined up over their, going through the AIF records last night I found a Wishaw man who was a sailor and when his ship stopped in Australia he went and enlisted, despite having no ties to the country - in the Cambusnethan and Wishaw booklet (see Davids thread for copies on CD) I noticed a few locals who served in the US Army, as well as some in the Italian army (I think Cleland memorial has an Italian Army soldier).

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following record is from Ellis Island arrivals in the USA;

FIRST NAME: JAMES
LAST NAME: CUNNINGHAM
ETHNICITY: BRITAIN-SCOTCH
LAST PLACE OF RESIDENCE: WISHAW, SCOTLAND
DATE OF ARRIVAL: SEPTEMBER 22, 1911
AGE AT ARRIVAL: 33Y GENDER: M MARITAL STATUS: M
SHIP OF TRAVEL: CAMERONIA
PORT OF DEPARTURE: GLASGOW
SHIP MANIFEST: 0020

This may/may not be THE one. (David - would Wishaw area be covered by this memorial?)
However if it is I'd like to, if possible, get his casualty report and connection to Crieff, whatever that is.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked through the Wishaw and Cambusnethan book and no James Cunningham that I could see. Wishaw and Lanark are about 10 miles apart or so and Wishaw is fairly well covered by memorials but its possible he was born in Lanark and lived their before moving to Wishaw the on to the States.

At some point I hope to check the WW2 newspapers in Lanark, so can have a look at some WW1 papers, hopefully someone can narrow down a date of death.

David, I dont suppose you have any clerer pics of the WW2 names do you? just so I can try check for any Airborne Forces casualties

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Cunningham
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
8th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 16, 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 13 Grave 15
St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Thiaucourt, France
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alistair,

These are the best I could get for the Second World War names:

IMG_0640 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0639 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0636 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0635 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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AB64



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers David,
The first name is Norman Vere Douglas Adams,a Glider Pilot carrying KOSB to Arnhem, his glider came down in the sea and their are 2 stories as to how he died, one has him killed on impact, the other has him and one of the KOSB soldiers staying inside the glider (I think it was to get the dingy) the KOSB man said to Lieut Adams that it was too risky with all the cables inside so he was getting out and urged Adams to do the same - but he didnt follow him out and was never seen again. The basic nature of the first story, and detail of the second make me think the second is more likely.

below are 2 scans from the Hamilton Advertiser





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fettes College War memorial has Capt Adams listed as Royal Artillery. The Lanarkshire Yeomanry, like many Scots T.A. units was converted to Artillery in the late 1930s and early 1940s and was the 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

(I will post the Fettes College photos in the Edinburgh section when I get a chance)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
The Lanarkshire Yeomanry, like many Scots T.A. units was converted to Artillery in the late 1930s and early 1940s and was the 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

(I will post the Fettes College photos in the Edinburgh section when I get a chance)

Adam


And also 156th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

I will add details/cuttings as above to the other memorials when they are listed and I have anything

Ta

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AB64 wrote:


At some point I hope to check the WW2 newspapers in Lanark, so can have a look at some WW1 papers, hopefully someone can narrow down a date of death.



Went to Lanark today for a look at the papers, its not great, they have scrapbooks of cuttings from papers rather than the full newspapers, I had a look for James Cunningham but no luck.

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