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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Arrochar Reply with quote

Arrochar - Dumbarton, Helensburgh District

The Arrochar war memorial is in the form of a churchyard cross, recognisable by its more slender shaft and small cross-head. These crosses were traditionally erected to the south of pre-reformation churches to denote consecrated ground. It is carved in a freestone and has a particularly attractive lettering. It stands by the roadside above the village (on the left hand side as you approach Arrochar from Tarbert (Loch Lomond).
Apologies for the photographs which don't do the memorial justice, it stands in quite a dark spot and I've never managed to get a decent shot, if anyone can contribute a better pic then great!


The names on the memorial are
WWI
Beattie John
Carmichael John
Currie James
Gillies Malcolm
Hammond W.H.
Kerr James
McCann Francis
McIntyre Alexander
McGregor John
Morrison John
Pannell William
Parslow H.W.
Phimster Alexander
Toprance Donald
Young James A.


WWII
Campbell John
Farrell Hugh
Miller David
McLean Arthur W.
Steel Robert
Ward Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Arrochar WM photos Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Pte. Malcolm Gillies Reply with quote

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Malcolm Gillies

(Glasgow Herald 24th April 1915)
"Mr & Mrs James Gillies, Ruglass Cottage, Arrochar, have four sons serving in the 2nd Gordon Highlanders. Three of them, who are in the Regulars, have been wounded and are at home recovering. Private Dougald Gillies, who is 28 years of age, has been seriously wounded in the stomach, leg and face by shrapnel. Sergeant Duncan Gillies, who is 26 years of age, was wounded at Ypres in November, being shot through both legs. He has been about nine years in the Regulars. He was wounded while coming out of the trenches by shrapnel. Piper James Gillies, who is a year younger, has been about 9 1/2 years in the Regulars and was wounded in the ankle. The youngest of the quartet is Private Malcolm Gillies. He is about 18 years of age and in training at Aberdeen. Sergeant Duncan Gillies is a champion wrestler."

He was "Killed in Action" on the first day of the battle of the Somme aged 20.

CWGC
GILLIES, M
Rank: Private
Service No: S/9620
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 40.
Cemetery: GORDON CEMETERY, MAMETZ

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Surname: GILLIES
Firstname: Malcolm
Service Number: S/9620
Date Death: 01/07/1916
Place of birth: Arrochar Dumbartonshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Malcolm Gillies Reply with quote

Malcolm Gillies Private S/9620 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Arrochar e Glasgow Age 25 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Brother of Mrs Larcher, late Langside, Glasgow. Newspapers gave age 19. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 40 Daily Record 12-08-16 Page 2 Evening Times 20-7-16 Page 6: Photo Glasgow Herald 24-04-15
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