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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell Reply with quote

This memorial is located on the main building of Dalzell Steelworks, and is to the members of staff of David Colville & Sons Ltd, who owned the steelworks.

Apologies for the quality of these photographs. I plan to go back and get better ones.

DSCN9087 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows Local Live map showing location of memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a extensive report of the unveiling of this memorial on Friday 7(?) July 1922 in the Motherwell Times of Friday 14 July 1922 p.2.
The names of the 151 employees are printed and include:

Bertram McRoberts – age 22 – Corporal (S/5377) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Bertram was employed in the Dalzell Steel and Iron Works and was living in Windmill Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined the 1st Battalion in Belgium in January 1915. He served at Ypres, the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, and the Somme again in 1918. He was wounded twice in 1915, at Ypres and Messines, and killed at Sailly-le-sec.
Born 1895 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Agnes (Bertram) McRoberts of Boatgreen, Gatehouse.
Missing in Action on 23 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the War Memorial in Gatehouse, on the Anwoth Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church and on the War Memorial in Motherwell.
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Charles Hunt – age 21 – Rifleman (1987 & 240280) 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Charles was employed at Motherwell Steel Works and was a member of the local Territorials when he was mobilised in August 1914. He went to France with the 1/6th Battalion in March 1915 and was wounded at Neuve Chapelle. It was 6 months before he could return to the front. He was wounded again in mid August 1917 and died in 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1896 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Patrick and Mary Hunt of 75 High Street, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 29 August 1917 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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JOHN JARDINE CURRIE, SCOTTISH HORSE.
John Jardine Currie – age 23 – Private (56017) 256th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
John was employed at the Dalzell Steel Works in Motherwell, Lanarkshire when he enlisted as Trooper (5137) in the Scottish Horse Yeomanry in December 1914. He landed with the 1/1st Battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915. He then served in Egypt where in 1917 he transferred to the newly formed 26th Machine Gun Squadron (256th MGC) of the 2nd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps. John was killed near Jaffa in Palestine at the Battle of Bald Hill.
Born 1894 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire. Son of John Jardine Currie and of Isabella Palmer (Laidlaw) Currie of Townfoot, Ecclefechan, Hoddom..
Killed in Action on 1 December 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Motherwell War Memorial, on the Hoddom Parish War Memorial in Ecclefechan and on the Imperial Camel Corps memorial in London.

His brother, James Laidlaw Currie, was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal as Lance Sergeant (23439) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. (London Gazette 26/11/1917)
23439 L./Sjt. J. L. Currie, K.O.S.B. (Ecclefechan). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. “He rushed a "pill-box" singlehanded and rescued an N.C.O. who had been taken prisoner from four of the enemy, whom he killed. After all the officers and N.C.O.'s in the company had become casualties, he gathered a number of men together and led them forward to the objective against the enemy who were counterattacking. The following day he repelled two counter-attacks. He was ultimately wounded, but led his company through the barrages in good order
(London Gazette 5/2/1918 p.1762)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOSEPH TURNBULL, Cameronians.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

S.M. JOS. TURNBULL, SCOTTISH RIFLES.
Joseph Turnbull – age 33 – Company Serjeant Major (535) 1/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Joseph enlisted as Private 6960 in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in January 1900. He served in South Africa from February to November 1900 and was discharged under the terms of the demobilistion of the South African Field Force. In 1901 he was a railway porter at Stevenston in Ayrshire and by 1907 he was a steelworker in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. He enlisted there and landed with his battalion at Le Havre in March 1915 but was killed three months later at Festubert.
Born 1882 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Armstrong Turnbull and Janet (Hounam) Turnbull of 1 Mary Street, Langholm. Husband of the late Grace Gray (Nisbet) Turnbull of Parkhead Street, Motherwell who he married in 1904 in Uddingston, Lanarkshire. Grace died in 1909 in Motherwell.
Father of Jessie Baxter Thomson Turnbull born at Macdonald Street Motherwell in 1907.
Missing in Action on 15 June 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial and on the Motherwell War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:31 am    Post subject: James Barr GH Reply with quote

James Barr Private S/16704 1st Bn. Garrison Gordon Highlanders b Dalziel e Motherwell Age 34 Died Pakistan 20/04/1917 Son of James and Agnes Barr, of Motherwell, Strathclyde. Killed by Lightning. Occ: Employed in Dalzell Steel Works. Brother died on The Somme. Soldiers Effects: 117/AF 1. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan Hamilton Advertiser 28-04-17 Page 6 Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:34 am    Post subject: Robert Brown GH on memorial Reply with quote

Robert Brown Private S/17241 Gordon Highlanders posted to 2nd/14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish) Hamilton Age 19 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 03/09/1918 Son of William and Susan Brown, of 2, Bothwell St., Camlang, Glasgow. Soldiers Effects: Father: William. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: John Norman Campbell GH Reply with quote

John Norman Campbell A/Sgt S/1779 8th Gordon Highlanders b Motherwell, Lanark e Glasgow Age 20 Died of Wounds F&F 11/11/1915 Son of Mrs Dougan, 4b Camp St; Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery B 011 Plot IV Row B Grave 08A Motherwell Times 17-11-16 Page 4 & 03-12-15 Page 8 Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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Alexander Faskin Pte 4300 4th Gordon Highlanders b Inverurie 17/02/1891 e Aberdeen Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 15/11/1916 Son of William Faskin & Margaret Cran. Husband of Jane Anne McGhie m 1914 Blythswood. Inverurie Bass MI 421. Service Returns: 117/AF 218 Age 26. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Jane A. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C Dundee Courier 08-01-17 P4: Aberdeen. Inverurie & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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William Graham Pte S/3674 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Broughshane, Antrim e Aberdeen r Motherwell Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 01/07/1916 Son of Sarah Graham, 131 Watsonville, Motherwell. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Sarah. Also Nellie Findlayson. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Row B Grave 15 Motherwell Times 28-07-16 Page 4 The Scotsman 03-08-16 P8: Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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John Hastie Pte S/3070 9th Gordon Highlanders b Dalziel, Lanarkshire e Motherwell Age 21 Killed in Action F&F 22/08/1917 Son of John and Elizabeth Hastie, of 6, Cunningair Drive, North Lodge, Motherwell. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Bro: William. Sis: Sarah. Marion. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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William Mathie Hinshaw Pte S/2551 M.M. 1st Gordon Highlanders b Motherwell, Lanark 25/06/1893 e Motherwell Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 18/07/1916 Son of the late William & Mary (nee Mathie) Hinshaw. 1901 Census: 8 Millar St; Motherwell. 1911 Census: Marker in Steel Works. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Mary. Service Returns: 117/AF 83. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C ADJ 19-09-16 P3: Missing: Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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Alexander Little Private S/4964 3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow Age 27 Died Lanarkshire, United Kingdom 30/10/1918 Son of John & Margaret Little. 1901 Census: b 1895. 179 Windmillhill St; Knowetop. Wid: Catherine Barr M 12-07-1918 Glasgow. Mo: Margaret. Dalziel (Globe) Cemetery K. 38. ADJ 17-10-16 P6: Wounded: Motherwell
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David Masterton Cpl S/4923 10th Gordon Highlanders b Carnwath, Lanark e Motherwell Age 32 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 Son of the late John Masterton & Barbara Masteron. (Battle of Loos). Dundee City Roll of Honour: 8 Tannerdice St; Soldiers Effects: Mo: Barbara. Service Returns: 118/AF 503. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Motherwell Times 15-09-16 Page 4 Hamilton Advertiser 16-09-16 Page 1 Dundee & Motherwell & David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell
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