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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Parish Church WW2 Reply with quote

Williamwood Parish Church, 4 Vardar Avenue, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7QP

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 566575



Williamwood Parish Church, situated at the junction of Seres Road and Vardar Avenue, Clarkston, Glasgow. The history of Williamwood Church stretches back to 26th December 1936 when the Foundation Stone was laid. www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk

The WW2 Memorial is the church lectern which was dedicated in 1952.



The lectern is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF

Anderson Stanley M.
Bremner William B.
Britton William
Cattan James
Cleland G. Bryce
Cooper Douglas
Davitt James T.
Gillies Donald A.
Gray Douglas
Lamont John O.
Logan Gavin R.
Logan Janie K.
Markham Charles W.
McCulloch Peter A.
Pearce Frederick A.
Stewart James
Wilson James M.

1939 1945

Many thanks to Mrs Hodge for allowing access to the church.

John Houston


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: ANDERSON, STANLEY MILTON
Initials: S M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 514 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 21/07/1944
Service No: 170283
Additional information: Son of Alexander Milton Anderson and Helena Jane Anderson; husband of Elizabeth Gray Liddell Anderson, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29. F. 12.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, GERMANY.

Name: BREMNER, WILLIAM BARCLAY
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.L.C.H. 185.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25/06/1944
Additional information: Son of Henry and Annie M. Bremner; husband of Margaret Barclay Bremner, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 88, Column 1.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, ENGLAND.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: BRITTON, WILLIAM WIGHTMAN
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Supply Assistant
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.L.S.T. 65
Age: 33
Date of Death: 08/09/1943
Service No: C/MX 106808
Additional information: Son of James and Jeanie Britton, of Shawlands, Glasgow; husband of Lorna Britton of Muirend, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 45.
Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, ITALY.

Name: CATTAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/12/1945
Service No: 921417
Additional information: Son of Richard and Jeanie Cattan, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. F. Grave 92.
Cemetery: NEW MONKLAND (RYDEN MAINS) CEMETERY, LANARKSHIRE.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: CLELAND, GEORGE BRYCE
Initials: G B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: First Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Stevenson (South Shields)
Age: 34
Date of Death: 13/09/1942
Additional information: Husband of Mary Cleland, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 45.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.

Name: COOPER, JOHN DOUGLAS LAING
Initials: J D L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/09/1940
Service No: 971470
Additional information: Son of James D. Cooper and Robina M. Cooper of Giffnock, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 1. Grave 5.
Cemetery: PEMBREY (ST. ILLTYD) CHURCHYARD, WALES.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: DAVITT, JAMES THOMPSON
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Whale (London)
Age: 42
Date of Death: 29/03/1943
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Annie Davitt; husband of Ruby Moore Davitt, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire. King's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 47.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.

Name: GILLIES, DONALD ARCHIBALD
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 10/08/1944
Service No: 249284
Additional information: Son of Donald and Margaret Blair Gillies; husband of Roberta Glendinning Gillies, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Native of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. B. 22.
Cemetery: RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, FRANCE.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: GRAY, DOUGLAS MURRAY
Initials: D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 619 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/06/1943
Service No: 1375699
Additional information: Son of Captain G. Campbell Gray and Mrs Gray, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 151.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, SURREY, ENGLAND

Name: LAMONT, JOHN GORDON
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 152 (The Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 07/06/1943
Service No: 982303
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Lamont, of Glasgow; husband of Janet Lamont.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 13.
Cemetery: ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, TUNISIA.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: LOGAN, GAVIN RALSTON
Initials: G R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Baron Ailsa (Ardrossan)
Age: 42
Date of Death: 17/02/1940
Additional information: Son of Gavin Ralston Logan and Janet Logan; husband of Janie E. Logan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. (New Part). Grave 1587.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (EASTWOOD) CEMETERY

Name: LOGAN, JANIE ELIZABETH
Initials: J E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 40
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Additional information: of Roathpark, Hill View Drive, Clarkston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: R.M.S. "LADY HAWKINS"
On 19 January 1942, the Lady Hawkins was torpedoed and sunk by U-66 130 mi (210 km) off the North Carolina coast. An estimated 251 people were killed in the sinking.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: MARKHAM, CHARLES WILLIAM
Initials: C W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 43
Date of Death: 18/06/1942
Service No: 142787
Additional information: Son of John and Emily Markham; husband of Mary Markham, of Clarkston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. B. 10.
Cemetery: TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT.

Name: McCULLOCH, PETER ALEXANDER
Initials: P A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Electrician
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Opawa (Plymouth)
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/02/1942
Additional information: Son of Peter McCulloch, and of Elsie R. McCulloch, of Giffnock, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 76.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

Name: PEARCE, FREDERICK ARCHIBALD
Initials: F A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/04/1944
Service No: 1561521
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Jane Pearce, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3, Column 2.
Memorial: OTTAWA MEMORIAL, CANADA.

Name: STEWART, JAMES
No obvious match on CWGC or SNWM

Name: WILSON, JAMES N.
Initials: J N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Age: 23
Date of Death: 06/11/1946
Service No: 320789
Additional information: Son of Thomas Nicol Wilson and Alexandrina Smith Wilson, of Clarkston, Lanarkshire. G.I.Mech.E.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 13.
Cemetery: PADUA WAR CEMETERY, ITALY.

John
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Williamwood Church Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
Name: DAVITT, JAMES THOMPSON
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Whale (London)
Age: 42
Date of Death: 29/03/1943
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Annie Davitt; husband of Ruby Moore Davitt, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire. King's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 47.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.


From the Galloway News 8/4/1944
Information has been received by Mr A. Davitt, formerly station-master at Kirkcudbright and now of Kirkcowan, that his eldest son Captain J T Davitt, who was presumed lost at sea through enemy action, is now officially reported killed on active service. Educated at Penninghame School, Newton Stewart and Whithorn Higher Grade School, he went to sea during the last war and, while serving at a cadet with the firm of T & J Harrison of Liverpool, he had the misfortune on his first voyage to be torpedoed. His brother resides in Kirkcudbright.
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