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Kipp's Locomotive Repair Department, North British Railway
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Kipp's Locomotive Repair Department, North British Railway Reply with quote

This small memorial plaque is on the wall of what is now an Indian Restaurant. I'm told it used to be a railway workers welfare club or similar organisation.

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Grant Cullen



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, David,

I can fill you in on a little of the background on this memorial. The North British Railway had a locomotive maintenance shed and yard about half a mile east of the present site of Coatbridge Sunnyside station known as `Kipps` - apparently that was the name of the farm upon whose land the shed was built in the 1860`s. In the early part of the 20th century this depot was home to almost 80 railway engines and was a big employer in the area. The memorial was erected in the early 1920`s and was affixed to the outside wall of the engine shed offices. When the shed was closed by British Railways in 1964 with subsequent demolition and site clearance taking place several years later. Tthe plaque was recovered by local railwaymen and taken and affixed to wall of what was then the quite new Railway Staff Association Social Club. After the Social Club in the 70`s closed the premises was empty for a while before becoming a short lived pub. I understand the present Indian restaurant is one of the better `eateries` in Coatbridge. I stopped to take photos of the plaque a few years ago and spoke to the owner who seemed quite proud of his little piece of history . Using the CWGC website and a book `Coatbridge and the Great War`, published in 1919 by the local Baptist Minister , Rev Lindsay and his daughters. I did a bit of research on the names on the plaque and had an article published in the North British Railway Study Group Journal several years ago.

Grant Cullen
(Coatbridge Exile)
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant

That's an excellent piece of background on this memorial. The memorial only gives names so if you've any more information on the names on this memorial we'd be delighted to read it here.

Regards

Adam
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Tuesday 21st March 1922:

Coatbridge - Mr William Whitelaw, chairman of the North British Railway Company, yesterday visited Coatbridge, and in presence of a large gathering, unveiled a large grey granite tablet containing the names of the men employed at Kipps who served during the war. The memorial, which was dedicated by the Rev. Adam Maxwell, has been placed on the wall of the office facing the Company's main line between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and between Kipps and Sunnyside Station.

Small note: The Rev. Adam Maxwell was my great-great-great-uncle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Anderson

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC.
ARNOTT, GEORGE BUCHANNAN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4298
Date of Death: 28/06/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. A. 9.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John and Sarah Arnott, of "Braefoot," Armadale Rd., Whitburn, West Lothian. Native of Coatbridge.

The following information taken from War Memorial Books in New St. Andrews Church, Coatbridge.

Private
9th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders
Died of Wounds 28th June 1916
Age 23

Born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Son of Mr. John and Sarah Arnott,Whitburn.
His full name was George Buchanan Arnott.
Prior to enlistment he was employed as a locomotive driver, Kipps Works.
Service number was 4298.
His name is listed on the following Memorials:
Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 9.
Coatbridge Civic Memorial.
Whitburn Civic Memorial.
Kipps Memorial located in Railway Social Club Sunnyside Road,
now an Indian Restaurant.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC

CLUNIE, ANDREW
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 18567
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 9th Bn.
Awards: M M
Panel Reference: Panel 90 to 93.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Stepson of Peter Neilson, of 12, Kipps Row, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
Surname CLUNIE
Firstname Andrew
Service Number 18567
Date Death 21/03/1918
Decoration MM
Place of birth Falkirk
Other formerly 19368, H.L.I.
SNWM roll MACHINE GUN CORPS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.

The following information was taken from the War Memorial Books in New St. Andrews Church, Coatbridge.

Andrew Clunie M.M.

Company Sergeant Major
9th Bn. The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed in Action 24th March 1918

Company Sergt. Major Clunie was awarded the Military Medal in April 1917 for gallantry on the field, while he has been no fewer than four times mentioned in dispatches. He was also awarded the Military Service Medal.

Born in Falkirk.
Stepson of Mr. Peter Neilson, 12 Kipps Row, Coatbridge.
Service number was 18567
(formerly 19368 H.L.I.)
His name is listed on the following Memorials:
Pozieres Memorial, France.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 90 to 93.
Coatbridge Civic Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Clunie.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC.
COYLE, CHARLES
Rank: Private
Service No: 203453
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial; ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Charles and Mary Coyle, of 72, Ronald St., Coatbridge.

SNWM.
Surname COYLE
Firstname Charles
Service Number 203453
Date Death 22/03/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Old Monkland Lanarkshire
Other 10/11th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC
DUNN, GEORGE
Rank: Sapper
Service No: WR/276179
Date of Death: 07/02/1919
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 49th Broad Gauge Coy. Railway Operating Div
Grave Reference: II. E. 14.
Cemetery: ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE
Additional Information:
Son of William and Agnes Dunn.

The following information was taken from the War Memorial Books in New St. Andrews Church, Coatbridge.

George Dunn
Sapper
The Royal Engineers
49th Broad Gauge Company, Railway Operating Division
Died of Pneumonia 7th February 1919
Age 24

Born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Son of Mr. William and Agnes Dunn, 11 Weir Street, Coatbridge.
Prior to enlistment he was employed with Kipps Locomotive Works.
Service number was WR276179.
His name is listed on the following Memorials:
St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise, France.
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 14.
Coatbridge Civic Memorial.
Kipps Memorial, located in Railway Social Club, Sunnyside Road,
now an Indian Restaurant.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SNWM

Surname GARDNER
Firstname Thomas
Service Number S/3187
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth New Monkland Lanarkshire
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC

IRONS, JAMES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 19453
Date of Death: 14/08/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

SNWM

Surname IRONS
Firstname James
Service Number 19453
Date Death 14/08/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Old Monkland Lanarkshire
Other 10/11th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC

LEONARD, DENIS
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 11712
Date of Death: 23/08/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 97 to 101.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


SNWM
Surname LEONARD
Firstname Denis
Service Number 11712
Date Death 23/08/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Enniskillen Co Fermanagh
Other 6th Bn.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank A/Sgt
Theatre of death Gallipoli.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duncan Storrie

Thanks to Ken Morrison for finding this man. Spelling on CWGC differs to Kipps Memorial. (Storrie)

STORIE, D
Rank: Private
Service No: 12621
Date of Death: 10/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Grave Referenc: V. B. 13.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
Additional Information:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC
WALKER, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4299
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9th Bn
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James Walker, of 77, Burnbank Rd., Coatbridge.

SNWM
Surname WALKER
Firstname David
Service Number S/4299
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Old Monkland Lanarkshire
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.


The following information was taken from the War Memorial Books at New St. Andrews Church, Coatbridge

David Walker
Private
9th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Died of Wounds 25th September 1915

Born in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Son of Mr. James Walker, 77 Burnbank Street, Coatbridge.
Prior to enlistment he was employed as a fireman
with Kipps Locomotive Works.
Service number was 4299.

His name is listed on the following Memorials:
Loos Memorial, France.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 78-83
Coatbridge Civic Memorial.
Kipps Memorial, located in Railway Social Club Sunnyside Road,
now an Indian Restaurant.
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