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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Bearsden Reply with quote

Bearsden - Bearsden & Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

The Bearsden War Memorial stands at Bearsden Cross at the junction of the Drymen and Roman Roads. It was unveiled on Saturday 14th May 1924 by Sir Ian Colquhoun and features a bronze group by sculptor Alexander Proudfoot with two 9 foot figures which stand on a 15 foot pedestal of Portland Stone. The group represents 'The Triumph of Sacrifice'. There was comprehensive coverage of the unveiling ceremony in The Glasgow Herlad of 16th May 1924, Page 5. In a note to the newspaper the sculptor Alexander Proudfoot wrote:
'The Bronze group shows a winged angelic figure supporting the figure of a stricken youth.
The figure of the Youth represents the sacrifice of the nation's youth and the winged figure symbolises the National Consciousness of the sacrifice and also the Victory.
The head of the winged figure turns towards the Youth expressing by the action the divine regard and preciousness of the sacrifice.'





The WWI names are:
Buchan William G.
Buchanan William
Campbell James
Campbell John
Carpenter John N.
Carruthers Donald R.
Carslaw John H.
Chalmers John R.T.
Cook Alexander B.
Cook William
Coull James
Currie Gilbert H.
Daye Donald B.
Deans Robert
Dishington William
Douglas John
Duvoisin John H.
Edgar Walter
Forsyth William Jnr.
Fowler William
Fulton James C.
Fulton Robert E.
Gibson J. Douglas
Gordon Michael
Gowans William I.
Grant Duncan B.
Guthrie Charles W.
Hood John
Hulley Alan
Jackson Henry McKenzie
Kay Hugh R.
Kay Walter H.
Kennedy William A.
Kirkwood William J.
Kirsop Conrad R.J.
Logan John F.
MacBeth John D.G.
MacFarlane John T.
Marten George K.R.
McCabe James
McDonald C. Gordon
McDonald Harold S.
McFarlane James A.
McNicol James P.
Miller Peter
Moir George W.
Moir Gordon
Muir William
Munro Robert
Munro Thomas
Munro William
Niven Donald
Niven James D.
Paterson Alexander
Peebles William F.
Pooley Richard S.
Porrit John M.
Pratt John C.
Purvis Thomas W.
Reid David
Reid Robert
Reid Robert R.
Ritchie Hugh N.
Robinson W. Henry
Ross James A.
Ross Malcolm
Russell Arthur
Russell Hamish G.
Shearman Samuel
Twaddle David
Walker Daniel
Waterston Robert
Whiteley Cyril S.
Young John S.


The WWII names are:
Adams Herbert P.
Aitken Kenneth
Alexander Douglas F.
Allan W. Lothian
Anderson Edward
Baxter J. Steven
Billing James M.M.
Blythe Thomas A.
Brockhill William
Bromley Charles
Brown James F.G.
Carnochan Robert J.
Christie Harry J.
Christie William M.
Craig James
Davidson Douglas
Davie Douglas G.
Devitt Robert
Dunlop George E.
Edward David V.
Edward Sophy C.
Edwards John
Fisher James A.
Fraser Alistar
Gates Edwin W.
Gibbeson John C.
Goodall William B.
Graham Thomas D.
Grant Keachie
Gutteridge Colin S.
Hamilton William C.
Hastie Campbell B.
Henderson Barrie M.S.
Hercus George G.
Hughes Edward C.
Jamieson Harry J.
Kilroy James
Kirsop Purvis A.
Lindsay Allan
Livingstone Neill
MacLeod Ian
MacNaughtan Duncan
Maxwell Andrew
McDonald George W.
McDonald Gordon
McGavin David P.
McKechnie Andrew
McKellar Archibald A.
McKinlay Frank W.
McMurray Eric F.
McPherson Andrew
Moir Francis G.
Mosen Frederick H.
Muir John R.
Neilson Gilbert
Page Michael
Pollock Walter W.
Ponsford James
Rankin Andrew
Rennie T. Niven
Robertson Thomas
Ross Ian
Russell James I.
Salmond Peter S.
Shaw Hamish D.B.
Smith Robert A.D.
Smith Robert F.
Thomlinson John
Walker Andrew P.
Walker John
Watson William S.
Wilson George
Wotherspoon Eric A.L.B.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A postcard which was found in "Miss MacDougalls Photo Album".

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Ldg. Smn. Edwin William Gates Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Gates Edwin W.


(Glasgow Herald 3rd September 1945)
"Previously reported missing while prisoner of was on the Lisbon Maru, now officially presumed to have lost his life on 2nd October, 1942, Acting Leading Seaman Edwin William Gates, R.N. beloved only son of Mr & Mrs W.F. Gates, Soundings, 40 Maxwell Avenue, Weterton, Bearsden."

The 'Lisbon Maru' was carrying 1816 British POW's from captured Hong Kong to Japan. After the ship was torpedoed by the American submarine USS Grouper it sank slowly. When the prisoners broke out of the sealed holds upon realisation they were to go down with the ship they were shot at by the Japanese on other ships when on deck and in the water. Later the survivors were picked up by other vessels or made it by swimming to an island and returned to captivity. 970 remained alive.

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Name: GATES, EDWIN WILLIAM
Initials: E W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Tamar
Age: 37
Date of Death: 02/10/1942
Service No: C/J 105411
Additional information: Son of William Francis and Janet R. Gates, of Westerton, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 52, 1.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUVOISIN, JOHN HURLL
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hdrs.) Bn.
Date of Death: 15/07/1916
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Additional info: Son of Emile Francois & Sara Duvoisin (nee Hurll), listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GOWANS, WILLIAM IRELAND
Initials: W I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 13/10/1917
Additional information: Son of William Gowans, of "Woodmyre," Bearsden, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Additional info: Mother's maiden name was Ida Margaret Ireland. Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HOOD, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 57th Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: and 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/08/1917
Additional information: Son of Archibald J. and Mary Mitchell Hood, of "Sherwood", Glenburn Rd., Bearsden, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 6.
Cemetery: HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: KAY, HUGH REID
Initials: H R
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery
Unit Text: 43rd Bty. 8th Bde.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Service No: 307729
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of William Kay, of Kirk Place, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, and the late Isabella Haddow Kay. B.A. Toronto University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

And his brother

Name: KAY
Initials: W H (Walter H.)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A.
Cemetery: BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI MILITARY CEMETERY No.1

Both brothers listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: KENNEDY, WILLIAM A.
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Service No: 26218
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Additional info: Son of Thomas Clark & Mary Kennedy (nee Paterson), age at death 19 years.

Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden


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Name: McDONALD, HAROLD STEWART
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 21/09/1918
Additional information: Son of William and Marion A. E. McDonald, of "Glencoe," Bearsden, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 25.
Cemetery: TARGELLE RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN

Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden


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Name: McFARLANE, JAMES ARTHUR
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/09/1916
Additional information: Son of Archibald McFarlane and Marie Wilson or McFarlane, of "Atherstone," Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Born at Lenzie, near Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. H. 9.
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: McNICOL, JAMES PERCIVAL
Initials: J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn. attd. 10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/06/1918
Additional information: Son of James and Annabella Dick McNicol, of Huntly, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 7.
Cemetery: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT

Listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: MOIR
Initials: G W (George Walker)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Service No: 6353
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. I.
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Age at Death: 23

And his brother

Name: MOIR
Initials: G (Gordon)
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Secondary Regiment: 94th Russell's Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Date of Death: 10/06/1919
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face F.
Memorial: KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL

Age at Death: 28

Additional info: Sons of Gordon & Mary Ewing Moir (nee Sevenson).

Both brothers listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: NIVEN, D McL. (Donald MacLean)
Initials: D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Rhodesia Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd
Age: 27
Date of Death: 29/04/1917
Service No: 1004
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Adam Maclean Niven.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: DAR ES SALAAM BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL

And his brother

Name: NIVEN
Initials: J (James)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 253rd Tunnelling Coy.
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 5.
Cemetery: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Age at Death: 30

Both brothers listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: PATERSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 13/07/1918
Additional information: Son of John and Kate Marshall Paterson, of 99, Millbrae Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

And his brother (not listed on Civic Memorial)

Name: PATERSON
Initials: J (James)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 20/09/1917
Additional information: Son of John Paterson and Catherine Marshall Paterson, of 99, Millbrae Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
One of three brothers, all officers in the Cameronians, who served in the War.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 13.
Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

Both above brothers listed on Family Gravestone in New Kilpatrick (Hillfoot) Cemetery, Bearsden.


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Name: PURVES, THOMAS WILLIAM DICKSON
Initials: T W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 32
Date of Death: 25/12/1918
Service No: 105249
Additional information: Son of Thomas Henderson Purves and Susan Dickson Purves; husband of Isabella McKenzie Purves, of 5, George St., Whiteinch, Glasgow. Born at Largs, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 258.
Cemetery: NEW KILPATRICK (OR HILLFOOT) CEMETERY
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