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Lansdowne Church, WW1 memorial, Glasgow

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Lansdowne Church, WW1 memorial, Glasgow Reply with quote

Lansdowne Parish Church, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ

OS Grid Ref: NS 575669



Glasgow's most imposing Gothic Revival church was designed by John Honeyman and built in 1862-1863. The carved stonework, including a medallion portrait of John Eadie, is by John Mossman. The spire rises to 218 feet (66.5 metres).
The decision of the minister John Eadie and a section of his congregation to leave Cambridge Street UP for the leafy suburbs of the west end was controversial. As one wag put it,
"This church is not for the poor and needy but for the rich and Dr Eadie.
The rich may come and take their seat but the poor go on to Cambridge Street."
Lansdowne became United Free and then Lansdowne Parish Church.
The Church of Scotland has now approved the transfer of Lansdowne Parish Church to the Four Acre Charitable Trust (FACT). They have a two year option to purchase the property whose spire is the tallest in Glasgow and the most slender in Europe.
FACT hope to obtain funding from various sources to maintain and preserve the A-listed building fabric. A steady income is anticipated by converting some of the back rooms into a restaurant and cafe bar.


Compare the church of today with that of its former glory.
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=37246
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/79848/digital_images/glasgow+416+and+420+great+western+road+lansdowne+united+presbyterian+church/

There are five war memorials within the church.

The first one is the WW1 Lansdowne Church Memorial.



TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS
CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 1919

W. Allison Broadfoot
John Banks
Benjamin Boyd
Alfred Campbell
Angus Johnstone Campbell
John A. Ross Chisholm
Thomas D. Clark
Robert Stewart Laidlaw
Anthony Da Costa
Charles B. Dodds
Tom S. Dunn
Charles W.R. Findlay
John Fleming
James Galloway
Charles B. Grant
John Graham
William Hill
James M.T. Kinloch
Arthur D. Laird
James Lindsay
Hew McGowan
William K. McHowell
James McLachlan
Joseph McNeil
Patrick Kerr McNeil
Robert W. McNeil
Stuart Nimmo
Robert Osbourne
Thomas Rennie
Robert M. Rogers
Robert W. Wybar
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I've seen this name somewhere before.

DA COSTA, ANTHONY aka Antonio
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st/1st Highland Field Coy.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 29/11/1916
Service No: 400295
Additional information: Son of Antonio and Amelia Da Costa, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies; husband of Jenny Dodson Currie Da Costa, of 48, Buccleuch St., Glasgow. Architect and Builder.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 7.
Cemetery: POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

CWGC list him as Royal Fusiliers but I take it the Regiment / Service entry should read Royal Engineers. He is listed as Antonio Da Costa on the Trinidad War Memorial in Port of Spain.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: John L. Rennie Reply with quote

John L. Rennie Corporal S/3274 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow e Cambuslang Age 23 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 02/03/1916 Son of Daniel C. and Alice Rennie, of 17, Crosbie St., Maryhill, Glasgow. Tyne Cot Cemetery B 125 Plot LX Row K Grave 23 Springfield U.F. Church
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