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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Leadhills Reply with quote

Well worth a visit to this former lead mining village, I think the highest village in UK and the highest golf course, but I digress.

UKNIWM Ref: 54245

OS Map Ref: NS 880 150



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more shots of the memorial.

DSCN9660 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9659 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9661 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, I envy you the weather, it was foul when I happened to be passing.

I know, how can you 'happen to be passing' leadhills? Roundabout route back from Edinburgh to Dumfries to get a few piccies.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Blackwood Thomas Neilson R.A.M.C. Corporal
Brown John Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Cook James Highland Light Infantry Private
Cook William MacDonald Highland Light Infantry Private
Dunlop Thomas King's Own Scottish Borderers Lance Corporal
Harkness William Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Hope David Blyth Scottish Rifles Private
McLean David Moffat South Africans Private
Menzies William Royal Scots Private
Miller Adam Royal Scots Private
Miller Walter Seaforth Highlanders Private
Noble John Wilson Northumberland Fusiliers Second Lieutenant
Park William Seaforth Highlanders Private
Paterson William King's Own Scottish Borderers Private
Simpson John Scottish Rifles Private
Smellie Andrew Gordon Highlanders Private
Williams Joseph Royal Engineers Sapper



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Dempster William Royal Navy Able Seaman
McLintock Thomas Leadhills Clydesdale Black Watch Private 1st T SCOT B.W.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cook, James, Highland Light Infantry, Private

Private Cook was killed in the Gretna Rail Crash. He is one of several HLI men who died along with the 1/7th Royal Scots that day.

he is buried alongside them in Rosebank Cemetery in Edinburgh

COOK, JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Royal Scots
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 7980
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Watson Cook, of Ramsay Place, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. Born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY

His brother William died on the Somme a year later:

COOK, WILLIAM MacDONALD
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 03/07/1916
Service No: 1163
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Watson Cook, of Ramsay Place, Leadhills, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked up the WW2 names as well.

DEMPSTER, WILLIAM
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Sandwich
Age: 21
Date of Death: 28/03/1941
Service No: P/JX191166
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Forsyth Dempster, of Gowan Bank, Leadhills.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 141.
Cemetery: LEADHILLS CEMETERY

Jim's transcription above includes a place of birth. I'm sorry to say Thomas McLintock's middle names aren't Leadhills Clydesdale.

McLINTOCK, THOMAS HARRISON
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The Tyneside Scottish
Age: 24
Date of Death: 01/07/1944
Service No: 3060964
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Helen McLintock, of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16, Column 1.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stone is in the cemetery extension to Leadhills Burying Ground.

NC 5. [war grave] W. Dempster, Ordinary seaman R.N., P/JX.191166 H.M.S. ‘Sandwich’ 28th March 1941 age 21. ‘It is only those who have lost can tell what parting means without farewell.’

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be John Brown who is commemorated on this stone at Leadhills.

In loving memory of our father Thomas Brown who died 7th May 1921 aged 73 years; also our mother Mary Baird who died 17th May 1909 aged 60 years; also their son John Brown beloved husband of Jean Wilson who fell in action near Lille 15th April 1918; also their grandson George Brown who died 27th August 1924 aged 22 years.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two Cook brothers who died during WW1 are listed on the family stone in Leadhills Burying Ground.

Erected by William in loving memory of his wife Ann Stevenson Veitch who died 5th October 1902 aged 69 years; also their four children who died in infancy; also the above William Cook who died 18th January 1908 aged 71 years; also Mary Watson beloved wife of John Cook who died 21st Nov 1925 aged 66 years; also their sons, James Cook who was killed in Gretna disaster 22nd May 1915 aged 27 years; also William McDonald Cook who fell in action at the Somme 3rd July 1916 aged 32 years; also the above John Cook who died 31st Dec 1934 aged 73 years. Blessed are the dead that died in the Lord.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas Dunlop and his parents, John & Annie, are commemorated on a gravestone in Leadhills.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be David Blyth Hope on a stone at Leadhills, son of John Hope & Janet Gibson.

also David their son who fell in action in France 20th Sept 1917 aged 22 years.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to a family stone at Leadhills, David McLean died on active service in Durban, South Africa, from fever 3rd Jany 1917 aged 22 years.

The full transcription of this stone is in the book of MIs produced by Lanarkshire FHS.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photograph of the CWGC stone for Wm. Dempster is posted on Leadhills, lanarkshire war Graves pages.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Andrew Smillie Reply with quote

Andrew Smillie Private 18 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Barony,Lanarkshire e Hamilton Age 24 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 29/10/1914 Son of Mrs. Thomas Smillie, of Hopetoun Place, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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