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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

I like this memorial. It forms a gate over the entrance to the local cemetery.

DSCN9635 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9636 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The First World War names are recorded on panels inside the gate:

DSCN9637 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9638 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The side of the gate inside the cemetery has two panels bearing the names of the Second World War dead:

DSCN9641 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9639 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial covers the district around Lesmahagow.

Under the Coalburn section is this man who is also commemorated on the St Silas Church War Memorial in Glasgow.

SCOTT MACKIRDY, CHARLES DAVID
Initials: C D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Additional information: Son of William Augustus Scott MacKirdy and Lucy Scott (nee Bell), of Birkwood, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL, FRANCE
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Sub.Lieut. Alexander McGilvary Meikle Reply with quote

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Alexander Meikle

(Glasgow Herald 20th October 1945)
"Reported missing at sea, on 7th October, 1945, Sub Lieutenant Alexander McGilvary Meikle, R.N.V.R. aged 20 years, third son of Alex. and Catherine Meikle, 45 Strathaven Road, Lesmahagow."

Name: MEIKLE, ALEXANDER MCGILVARY
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Copra.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 07/10/1945
Additional information: Son of Alex and Catherine Wylie Meikle, of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 90, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

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Surname: MEIKLE
Firstname: Alexander McGilvary
Date of death: 07/10/1945
SNWM roll: ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank: Ty Sub Lieut
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles David Scott McKirdy is commemorated on this stone in Lesmahagow Kirkyard.

[stone with family crest] In loving memory of Charles David Scott MacKirdy, lieutenant XI Hussars younger son of W A Scott MacKirdy of Birkwood killed in action in France on 22nd March 1918 between Maissemy and Vermand, Picardy aged 24.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Samuel Lynch - Blackwood Reply with quote

Samuel Lynch Pte S/8600 9th Gordon Highlanders b Lesmahagow,Lanark. e Blackwood Killed in Action F&F 03/11/1918 Soldiers Will 4 pages. Taintegnies Communal Cemetery B 435 Row B Grave 1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject: James McKenna - Blackwood Reply with quote

James McKenna Pte S/4576 10th Gordon Highlanders b E.Benhar,M'lothian e Blackwood Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 Resided in Watsonville. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Motherwell Times 8-10-15 Page 5 Evening Times 7-10-15 Page 7
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:23 pm    Post subject: Thomas Colthart - Lesmahagow Reply with quote

Thomas Colthart Private S/10009 M.M. 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Lesmahagow e Hamilton Age 24 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 04/10/1917 Son of Mrs. Janet Colthart, of Rowantreehill, Forth, Lanarkshire. Tyne Cot Cemetery B125 Plot XLIII Row D Grave 10
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: William Harrison - Lesmahagow Reply with quote

William Harrison Second Lieutenant 3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders attd. 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders b Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire Age 20 Died of Wounds Somme, France 05/07/1916 Son of John and Elizabeth Campbell Harrison, of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. 1901 Census: St Mathutes, Lesmahagow: Father's Occ: Medical Practitioner. Attd 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1 Fr 0062 Plot II Row A Grave 07
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject: Alexander Kerr - Lesmahagow Reply with quote

Alexander Kerr Pte S/5386 10th Gordon Highlanders b Lesmahagow,Lanark 07/08/1891 e Hamilton, Lanark. Age 22 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos). Roll of Honour Vol II Son of Richard Kerr, of Springbank, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Hamilton Advertiser 16-09-16 Page 1 Evening Times 10-11-15 Page 6: Missing.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Robert Thomson GH Reply with quote

Robert Thomson Private S/13545 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Lesmahagow e Hamilton Age 38 Killed in Action Somme, France 19/06/1916 Son of John Thomson, Middleholm Cottage, Lesmahagow. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt Fr 0394 Plot V Row E Grave 03 Hamilton Advertiser 15-07-16 Page 1 The Scotsman 14-07-16 P3: Lesmahagow
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Gavin Struthers Private S/13682 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Lesmahagow, Lanark e Aberdeen Age 40 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 15/06/1918 Son of John Struthers, of Newtown, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Mother Annie. 1881 Census: b 1878 : 7 Kirk Square, Lesmahagow. 1891 Census: Elmbank Buildings, Lesmahagow. 1901 Census: Newtown, Lesmahagow. Occ: Tailor. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Has S/3682. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 The Scotsman 24-07-18 P7: Lesmahagow. Masonic Lodge St. John No.20., Lesmahagow
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James Sykes Pte 292249 7th Gordon Highlanders e Hamilton Age 21 Died of Wounds F & F 27/04/1917 Soldiers Effects: Fa: James. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot II Row G Grave 26 Hamilton Advertiser 12-05-17 Page 1 The Scotsman 26-05-17 P10: Lesmahagow
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the WW2 panel
JOHN H. BARR

John Hamilton Barr age 32 Flight Sergeant (1366045) 172 Squadron, Coastal Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
John had graduated with a B.Sc. Degree from Glasgow University in 1933 and was a teacher in Dalbeattie in September 1939. His Wellington bomber, equipped with Leigh Searchlight, was lost after taking off from RAF Chivenor in North Devon on an anti-submarine patrol in the Western Approaches/Bay of Biscay.
Born 1911 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Son of Alexander Hamilton Barr and of Barbara (Foggo) Barr. Husband of Anne McDiarmid (Anderson) Barr of Kirkbean who he married in 1939 in Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son-in-Law of Alford and Jane Anderson of Craigbittern, Sandyhills, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 29 September 1943 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Windsor, U.K.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, on the Colvend Parish War Memorial and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: John CURRY, Pte 7295 8th Bn HLI, DoW 27 Oct 1915 Reply with quote

CWGC
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Name: CURRIE, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 7295
Date of Death: 27/10/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
8th Bn
Grave Reference: II. 83.
Cemetery: LARKHALL CEMETERY, DALSERF

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Surname: CURRIE
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service Number: 7295
Place of Birth: Larkhall [actually Rosebank, Dalserf]
Date of death: 27 October, 1915
Theatre of Death: Home
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds
SNWM roll: HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit Name: In or attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other Detail: 8th Bn (T).

JOHN CURRIE was born at Rosebank, Dalserf, on 28 November, 1895.

His parents were John Currie, a Bottomer in a Coal Pit, and Marion Stewart Scott who were married at Crossford on 1st February, 1895.
His paternal grandparents were John Currie, a Shepherd, and Ann McTaggart.
His maternal grandparents were Daniel Allan Scott, a Carter, and Margaret Wilson Stewart.

The 1901 ROSEBANK Census was taken on 31 March, 1901.
The family are listed at 27 & 28 Rosebank, Dalserf, as follows:
John Currie, age 34, Head, Pitheadman, b Cadder
Marion Currie, age 31, Wife, b Strathaven
JOHN CURRIE, age 5, Son, Scholar, b Dalserf
Daniel A. Currie, age 3, Son, b Dalserf
Margaret S. S. Currie, age 2, Daughter, b Dalserf
Ann McT. Currie, age 1, Daughter, b Dalserf
James F. Scott, age 12, Stepson, Scholar, b Lesmahagow
Daniel Scott, age 66, Father-in-Law, Widower, b Lesmahagow
Daniel A. Scott, age 29, Brother-in-Law, b Strathaven.

Residing at 26 Rosebank, Dalserf, was:
John Currie, age 59, Head, Widower, Shepherd, b Cardross
Archie Currie, age 21, Son, Pit Labourer, b Dalserf
Maggie Currie, age 30, Daughter, Housekeeper, b Cadder
Ann Currie, age 28, Daughter, Dressmaker, b Cadder
James Currie, age 11, Grandson, Scholar, b Dalserf.

On 22 August, 1903, Marion Scott or Currie, age 34, died at Netherburn, Dalserf.
The cause of death is shown as 'Pernicious Anaemia'.
JOHN CURRIE was 7 years and 9 months old when his mother died.

The 1911 COALBURN Census was taken on 2 April, 1911.
The family are listed at Bellfield Terrace, Coalburn, as follows:
John Currie, age 42, Head, Widower, Pitheadman, b Cadder
J. L. F. Scott, age 22, Stepson, Coal Miner, b Lesmahagow
JOHN CURRIE, age 15, Son, Pithead Boy, b Rosebank
Daniel Currie, age 13, Son, Scholar, b Rosebank
Margaret Currie, age 12, Daughter, Scholar, b Rosebank
Ann Currie, age 11, Daughter, Scholar, b Rosebank
Archibald Currie, age 8, Son, Scholar, b Netherburn
William Currie, age 7, Son, Scholar, b Netherburn.

JOHN CURRIE joined the 8th Bn Highland Light Infantry as Pte 7295, and went to France on 17 February, 1915, with his Battalion.

JOHN sustained severe wounds in action and was invalided back to Scotland.

JOHN CURRIE Died of Wounds on 27 October, 1915, age 19, at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.
His 'Usual Residence' is shown as Bellfield Terrace, Coalburn.
The cause of death is shown as:
"Shell wound of Pelvis & Lower Abdomen - 5 months. Scepsis & Necrosis; Excision, Emaciation & Multiple bed sores; While under influence of Chloroform. As Certified by A. Ernest Maylord, M.B.".
The Death Record shows that his father John Currie was residing at Bellfield Terrace, Coalburn.
A report from The Procurator Fiscal's Office shows the Cause of Death as:
"Cardiac Failure while under the influence of Chloroform administered for the purpose of curing injuries.
As Certified by John Glaister, M.D., who made a post mortem examination of body".

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for JOHN CURRIE shows that he is buried at Larkhall Cemetery.
There are 10 WW1 casualties buried at Larkhall Cemetery.

The Scottish National War Memorial (SNWM) at Edinburgh Castle shows that JOHN CURRIE Died of Wounds on 27 October, 1915.

The entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) shows that JOHN CURRIE was born at Larkhall [he was actually born in Rosebank] and enlisted in Coalburn.

The Medal Rolls Index Card (MIC) for JOHN CURRIE shows that he was awarded The 1914-15 Star Medal, The Victory Medal and The British War Medal.
His father John applied to the War Office to have his son's medals sent to him at 5 Croft Terrace, Coalburn.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his Outstanding Pay of 10/15/11 was distributed as follows:
To his father John - 7/11/2
To his brother Daniel - 1/1/7
To his sister Margaret - 1/1/7
To his sister Ann - 1/1/7.

A War Gratuity of 4/10/- was paid to his father John.

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