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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will, at some point, look at the Strathearn Herald which covers the Crieff area.
As James Cunningham is also on the Crieff Memorial there may be some mention of him in that paper.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am doing some family history research and came across an 1891 and 1901 census for a James Lawson. On the 1891 it notes him as an Army Pensioner and on the 1901 it includes, Sergeant in the 26th Cameronian Regiment. He was born in 1821 (from 1891 & 1901 census) and died in 1901 in Lanark, Lanarkshire. Addresses were 57 High St (1891) and 47 South Vennel (1901) Lanark
I am wondering if you can dig up anything on him, army record or grave etc.
thanks for your time

Robert Simpson

Ps I am writing from Australia

If anyone is interested I have found more information. He married my GG??Grandmother in 1872 and it has him listed as Staff Sergeant , 2nd Royal Lanark Militia. I have found out that that was incorporated into the Cameronians later.
So if anyone can help thanks

Hi everyone I orginally posted this privately but have got no reply so I am seeing if anyone can help.

I appreciate anyones time

regards

Robert

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looking at some old posts on this thread. This is the James Cunningham commemorated at Crieff;

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 07.12.1918
DEATHS ON SERVICE


CUNNINGHAM - Died of pneumonia, on 12th October, 1918, on board transport bound for France, Sergeant James Cunningham, Quartermasters Corps, Army of Michigan, U.S.A., third son of M. N. Cunningham, Cornton Place, Crieff.

He is not commemorated by the ABMC. I am heading off for a couple of days so no time to follow up. Is he the same man listed here or is the Jas Cunningham on the ABMC the man commemorated on this memorial ?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simmo wrote:
I am doing some family history research and came across an 1891 and 1901 census for a James Lawson. On the 1891 it notes him as an Army Pensioner and on the 1901 it includes, Sergeant in the 26th Cameronian Regiment. He was born in 1821 (from 1891 & 1901 census) and died in 1901 in Lanark, Lanarkshire. Addresses were 57 High St (1891) and 47 South Vennel (1901) Lanark
I am wondering if you can dig up anything on him, army record or grave etc.
thanks for your time

Robert Simpson

Ps I am writing from Australia

If anyone is interested I have found more information. He married my GG??Grandmother in 1872 and it has him listed as Staff Sergeant , 2nd Royal Lanark Militia. I have found out that that was incorporated into the Cameronians later.
So if anyone can help thanks

Hi everyone I orginally posted this privately but have got no reply so I am seeing if anyone can help.

I appreciate anyones time

regards

Robert

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There are very few service records existing prior to WW1 and your James Lawson does not seem to be one of them. I don't know of much information on individuals prior to WW1 except for those who died in the Boer wars. If you had a place of burial, I think someone might be prepared to see if there was a gravestone but I really cannot think of any other source of information for his military career.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Thanks Paul
will see if anyone else can help on other sites

regards

Robert
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From today's Evening Times

Memorial hall rescued by £5m restoration plan

Stef Lach
11 Apr 2011


A £5million restoration plan will breathe new life into a town’s memorial hall.

Work will see the restoration, refurbishment and an extension built at Lanark Memorial Hall.

Mansell Construction Services Ltd is working on the Grade B listed building on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council.

The building has been unused since October 2008 when it closed.

The money was raised by the council with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland.

The hall was built in 1926 in memory of the 232 local men who lost their lives in the First World War.

The project will involve members of the community and schoolchildren in researching and developing a timeline and electronic display of information on local heritage.

Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “This grand old hall has served the community well for over 90 years.

“It is interwoven with the history and cultural traditions of the town.

“These works will repair and transform it into a contemporary facility so that it can continue to involve, delight, educate and entertain people for many years to come.”

Councillor Hamish Stewart said: “This marvellous facility will give Lanark an excellent arts venue to accommodate the cultural life of the town and the surrounding area.”
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Stewart Brothers Reply with quote

The two WW2 Stewart's are brothers and have obituaries in the same edition of the Glasgow Herald.

Captain John Henry Fraser Stewart

(Glasgow Herald 1st November 1945)
"Known to have died in Shirakawa P.O.W. camp Formosa, on 9th June 1945, Captain J.H. Fraser Stewart, Lanarshire Yeomanry, beloved husband of Marguerite Chapman, Stockhill, Ravenstruther, Lanark. and eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Stewart, Whitehouse, Lanark."

CWGC
Name: STEWART, JOHN HENRY FRASER
Initials: J H F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Date of Death: 09/06/1945
Service No: 125568
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 22.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: STEWART
Firstname: John Henry Fraser
Service number: 125568
Date of death: 09/06/1945
Place of birth: Lanarkshire
SNWM roll: THE LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY R.A.
Rank: Capt

Alexander Colin Stewart

(Glasgow Herald 1st November 1945)
"Lost at sea through enemy action on 7th December, 1942, Alexander Colin Stewart B.Sc. A.M.I.C.E. beloved husband of Gladys Farquhar, Helensburgh, and second son of Mr & Mrs John Stewart, Whitehouse, Lanark."

CWGC
Name: STEWART, ALEXANDER COLIN
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian (Bachelor of Science)
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 34
Date of Death: 07/12/1942
Additional information: B.Sc. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart, of Whitehouse, Abington, Lanarkshire; husband of Gladys Stewart, of 104 East King Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: M.V. "HENRY STANLEY"

SNWM
unlisted
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Rev. John Joseph McDonnell Reply with quote

WW1
Rev. John McDonnell, C.M. G.F.

Unlisted on the St Giles memorial for ministers in Edinburgh. Perhaps because he was from Ireland?

CWGC
Name: McDONNELL, THE REV. JOHN J.
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains' Department
Age: 41
Date of Death: 09/04/1918
Additional information: Son of the late Edmond and Johanna McDonnell, of Cork.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 8.
Cemetery: BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: McDONNELL
Firstname: John Joseph
Date Death: 09/04/1918
Other: (Att. 55th M.G.C.).
SNWM roll: ARMY CHAPLAINS DEPARTMENT
Rank: Rev
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: William Howe
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15884
Unit: 5th/6th Battalion
Regiment: Royal Scots
Date of Birth: 1891 - Inverkeithing
Date of Death: 12th July 1917
Son of William and Margaret Howe, of 96, St. Leonard St., Lanark.
Buried in Ramscappelle Military Cemetery - Belgium

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delboy said:
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The two WW2 Stewart's are brothers and have obituaries in the same edition of the Glasgow Herald.

Captain John Henry Fraser Stewart

(Glasgow Herald 1st November 1945)
"Known to have died in Shirakawa P.O.W. camp Formosa, on 9th June 1945, Captain J.H. Fraser Stewart, Lanarshire Yeomanry, beloved husband of Marguerite Chapman, Stockhill, Ravenstruther, Lanark. and eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Stewart, Whitehouse, Lanark."

CWGC
Name: STEWART, JOHN HENRY FRASER
Initials: J H F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Date of Death: 09/06/1945
Service No: 125568
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 22.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: STEWART
Firstname: John Henry Fraser
Service number: 125568
Date of death: 09/06/1945
Place of birth: Lanarkshire
SNWM roll: THE LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY R.A.
Rank: Capt


An article on a planned commemoration of VJ Day appeared today, 8th August 2012, on page 5 of the Lanark Gazette and included a photograph of Captain Stewart with his daughters at home in Ravenstruther before going off to war. The article states:
"Among those attending will be one of the daughters of Captain Fraser Stewart, an architect who lived in Ravenstruther, and who went off to war with the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in the Far East in March 1941.
He was taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942 and died in a Japanese POW Camp on Taiwan in June 1945, leaving a wife and his two young daughters Elizabeth and Lesley."

Captain Stewart also has an entry in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects:
http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=207005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy said:
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The two WW2 Stewart's are brothers and have obituaries in the same edition of the Glasgow Herald.

Captain John Henry Fraser Stewart

(Glasgow Herald 1st November 1945)
"Known to have died in Shirakawa P.O.W. camp Formosa, on 9th June 1945, Captain J.H. Fraser Stewart, Lanarshire Yeomanry, beloved husband of Marguerite Chapman, Stockhill, Ravenstruther, Lanark. and eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Stewart, Whitehouse, Lanark."

CWGC
Name: STEWART, JOHN HENRY FRASER
Initials: J H F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Date of Death: 09/06/1945
Service No: 125568
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 22.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: STEWART
Firstname: John Henry Fraser
Service number: 125568
Date of death: 09/06/1945
Place of birth: Lanarkshire
SNWM roll: THE LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY R.A.
Rank: Capt


An article on a planned commemoration of VJ Day appeared today, 8th August 2012, on page 5 of the Lanark Gazette and included a photograph of Captain Stewart with his daughters at home in Ravenstruther before going off to war. The article states:
"Among those attending will be one of the daughters of Captain Fraser Stewart, an architect who lived in Ravenstruther, and who went off to war with the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in the Far East in March 1941.
He was taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942 and died in a Japanese POW Camp on Taiwan in June 1945, leaving a wife and his two young daughters Elizabeth and Lesley."

Captain Stewart also has an entry in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects:
http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=207005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private JOHN LYON
Service No:
7699
Date of Death:
04/01/1915
Age:
19
Regiment/Service:
Highland Light Infantry

8th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Royal Scots
Grave Reference:
L. 2.
Cemetery:
BOIS-GRENIER COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Margaret Lyon, of 2, Drumlanrig Square, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Samuel Barr Reply with quote

Samuel Barr Pte 6611 1st Gordon Highlanders b Cambusnethan Lanark. e Hamilton r Hampshire Killed in Action F&F 28/03/1918 Soldiers Will 4 pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9
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Charles Downie Pte S/7232 10th Gordon Highlanders b Uddingston ,Lanark e Lanark Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos) Son of Alexander and Catherine Downie, of 48, St. Leonard St., Lanark. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Hamilton Advertiser 16-09-16 Page 1 Hamilton Advertiser 22-09-17 Page 1
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John Greig Pte 292256 4th Gordon Highlanders b St Ninians,Stirling e Stirling Age 38 Killed in Action F&F 27/08/1918 Son of John and Mary Greig, of 24, Caledonia Place, St. Ninians, Stirling. Vis-En-Artois Memorial M. R. 16 Panel 10
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