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G.F.B.R.S. Blackfriars Branch Roll of Honour

 
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mikky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: G.F.B.R.S. Blackfriars Branch Roll of Honour Reply with quote

I have come across this Roll of Honour, any thoughts on it?
To what does G.F.B.R.S. Blackfriars Branch refer?
Quite a few appear to be HLI men.



G.F.B.R.S. Blackfriars Branch

TO THE PRAISE OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BRANCH WHO ACHIEVED IMMORTALITY IN THE GREAT WAR

George Anderson
Thomas Armstrong
David Bell
Andrew Bell
John Black
Thomas Black
George Bowie
Allan Currie
Peter Cook
Robert Colquhoun
Jack Y F Dick
Alexander Y Dick
Robert F Dick
John Gow
Andrew Graham
William Gray
John Hanna
James Holloway
Andrew McFarlane
John McMillan
A M'Culloch
D M'Culloch
John McEwan
Driver McKenzie
William M'Coll
Andrew Menzies
William Merrilees
Andrew Monteith
Andrew Munn
James Murray
William Pollock
Arthur Reid
James Reid
Robert Reid
Alan Roberts
William Scoffield
Frank Torrance
Joseph Thomson
William Wilson
James Wilson

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the Christian symbolism it suggest some sort of Friendly Society to me, especially since it mentions a branch.

Glasgow for G maybe. Society for S perhaps and it could be anything for the others. Friendly for F Bretheren for B. R for Rechabites. I'm just guessing here but that's the way to go.

A look at a Glagow Post Office directory might come up trumps. the NLS has digitised some Scottish PO directories. I don't know if they have any Glasgow ones from the turn of the century.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like page 289 of the 1927 Glasgow Post Office Directory has come up trumps:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glasgow/1927names289.jpg

Glasgow Foundry Boys Religious Society.

HQ Christian Institute, 70 Bothwell Street. Glasgow.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they are still on the go at 15 Tharsis Street, Glasgow.

From Glimpses of Old Glasgow, published 1894

http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/airgli/airgli0125.htm

GLASGOW FOUNDRY BOYS' RELIGIOUS SOCIETY was instituted in 1865. It has for its object the religious, educational, and social elevation of boys and girls. There are eighty-three branches in the city and suburbs, with a membership of 21,000, and a staff of workers numbering close on 2,900. By means of regular Sabbath services, week evening, sewing, cookery, and recreative classes, and other organised efforts for the instruction and encouragement of thrift, the objects of the association are fully maintained and have been eminently successful.

Only 82 more Rolls to find then...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Adam, am impressed. Any ideas where this Roll of Honour can best be displayed?

Mike

Edit Have just read your latest post. I will contact them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike

No problem. I've used the Edinburgh PO directories before and they are a handy resource.

Hopefully since this society is still on the go they'd be interested in getting a bit of their history back.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how you get on with contacting them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Let us know how you get on with contacting them. "

I will do, and thanks to all.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since it has been identified I have moved this into the Glasgow - Other Memorials section.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tharsis St number listed, does not appear to work, but I have emailed the Boys Bgde Glasgow.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received an email from the Battalion Secretary The Boys' Brigade, Glasgow Battalion today. He is going to look further into this, and will keep you informed of any developments.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BB Bn secretary, put me on to another gentleman. He is a fine man, who knows much about the Foundry Boys, and we had a long and interesting chat on the phone. He goes round the schools in Glasgow, giving talks on the Foundry Boys, and their history. The Roll of Honour is on it's way to him, and will be one of the items he uses to illustrate his talks.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike

Good news that it has found an appropriate home.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Adam. He has received it safe and well, so it's gone home really.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76101
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