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Linwood parish church (Church of Scotland)

 
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graeme.ruxton



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Linwood parish church (Church of Scotland) Reply with quote

In the entrance hall, on your right as you walk into the church, is a brass plaque in recognition of those of the parish who died in the first world war but also those who served and came back. The plaque was likely moved from the old parish church in Linwood when the new church was built in 1965 (the previous one being built in 1860).

Apologies for the large number of photos, this was the best I could do in the narrow space and with the lighting conditions.

























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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note William Ferguson HLI has been added to the list of those who served .

It's not that common for a church memorial to list those who served and those who returned on the same plaque, and to list units, so a good memorial here for anyone researching Linwood's Great War history.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of thos listed in the first section

EDMISTON, Allan
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 252nd Siege Bty.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 06/09/1918
Service No: 190372
Additional information: Son of Margaret and the late Gavin Edmiston. Born at Linwood, Paisley. A joiner.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 11.
Cemetery: VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT

And two brothers, just young men. One has the family in Partick, and the other in Inkerman

KENNEDY, James R
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 10/03/1916
Service No: 22883
Additional information: Son of James and Susan Kennedy, of Partick, Glasgow. His brother, Pte. William Kennedy, 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders, also killed in action 4 Oct., 1918.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 5.
Cemetery: FORCEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

KENNEDY, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 04/10/1918
Service No: S/31160
Additional information: Son of James and Susan Kennedy, of 4th Row Inkerman, Paisley. His brother James also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

And another man from March 1916

KERR, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 02/03/1916
Service No: S/2698
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr, of 5, Napier St., Linwood, Paisley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38.

I wonder if Archibald Pearston on the memorial is this man born in Denny?

PEARSON, Archibald
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 28/08/1917
Service No: 14713
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. D. 9.
Cemetery: ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And two more

PIRRIE, JOHN NEIL
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Service No: 24456
Additional information: Son of Robert Pirrie, of 11, William St., Johnstone, Renfrewshire; husband of Elizabeth Fyfe Pirrie, of 2, Park Place, Linwood, Paisley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 5.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

YOUNG, Leslie
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Service No: 201296
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. F. 5.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Place of birth: Johnstone, Renfrewshire
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