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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Bonhill (Alexandria & Balloch) Reply with quote

Bonhill - Dumbarton District

The Bonhill war memorial which I think also covers the Alexandria and Balloch communities. It stands in the park on Balloch Road, almost opposite the old Albion car works which is now a retail centre.




Unfortunately the panels don't photograph very well so I'll print them below

WWI:
Aitchison Thomas A.J. Highland Light Infantry Lieutenant
Aitken Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Allan Daniel McD. F. Black Watch Private
Anderson James Gordon Highlanders Private
Anderson William G. Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Andrew Arthur London Regiment Lieutenant
Andrews Adam Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Angus James F.M. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Archibald James Gordon Highlanders Private
Armstrong Arthur Scottish Rifles Private
Arnott Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Bain John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Barnes Henry W. King's Liverpool Regiment Private
Beaton Campbell Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Bell Andrew Scottish Rifles Sergeant
Biggar Matthew Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Bisland Walter Gordon Highlanders Private
Blair Neil Highland Light Infantry Private
Blyth Walter Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Boyd James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Brannigan William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Brooks Harry R.J. Royal Engineers Sapper
Brooks Robert J. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Brown Joseph Machine Gun Corps Private
Cain Archibald Seaforth Highlanders Private
Caldwell Daniel Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Callinan John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Cameron Alexander Gordon Highlanders Private
Cameron Alexander Machine Gun Corps Driver
Cameron Allan New Zealanders Corporal
Cameron Archibald Royal Engineers Lance Corporal
Cameron George Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Cameron William Australians Private
Campbell A. Melfort Royal Navy Midshipman
Campbell Duncan Royal Army Service Corps Private
Campbell John Black Watch Private
Campbell John G. Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Campbell Peter Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Campbell Thomas Royal Army Service Corps Driver
Campbell William E. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Candlish George Highland Light Infantry Private
Candlish Henry Royal Scots Private
Cantley George Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Carmichael Martin Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Carmichael Thomas Royal Army Service Corps Private
Carr James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Carrol Thomas Royal Scots Private
Chalmers David Royal Field Artillery Captain
Chapman John D. Royal Navy Engineer
Chrystal Ian C. Seaforth Highlanders Lieutenant
Clark William H. Ordnance Corps Private
Cleary William Seaforth Highlanders Private
Cleghorn George Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Connelly Patrick Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Constable James Highland Light Infantry Corporal
Cook Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Copeland Hugh Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Craig Arthur Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Craig Frederick C. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Craig George Scots Guards Private
Craig James Seaforth Highlanders Sergeant
Crawford Arthur Canadians Private
Crawford William Canadians Private
Crombie John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Crowe Charles Highland Light Infantry Private
Cunningham James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Cunningham James Canadians Private
Cunningham Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Cunningham Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Cunningham William Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Curley Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Currie Alexander Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Currie Kenneth Royal Field Artillery Driver
Cusick James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Davelle Michael Royal Scots Private
Davie Hugh S. Canadians Lieutenant
Davie William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Dempster William Y. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Denny Joseph Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Denny William Royal Field Artillery Driver
Devaney William Transport Service Cabin Boy
Docherty James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Docherty Joseph Royal Irish Regiment Private
Doig James C. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Dolan Michael Black Watch Lance Corporal
Donnelly Peter Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Dougan James Seaforth Highlanders Private
Dow John Machine Gun Corps Private
Dowall William Scottish Rifles Private
Easton Archibald Gordon Highlanders Private
Elliot James Royal Scots Private
Ewing Alexander Crum Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion Second Lieutenant
Fanning Alexander McL. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Fanning William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Farmer Peter Royal Scots Private
Farquhar Jack Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant
Ferguson Colin Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Ferguson Donald Cameron Highlanders Private
Ferguson James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Ferguson John Scottish Rifles Lance Corporal
Ferrie Denis Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Finlayson Alexander C. Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant
Finlayson Peter Forfar Yeomanry Private
Finnigan James Royal Scots Private
Finnigan Thomas Black Watch Private
Fleming Hugh Highland Light Infantry Lieutenant
Flind James Gordon Highlanders Private
Franklin Harry Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Freel Harry United States Army Corporal
Freel John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Gaitens Patrick Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Galbraith James R. Royal Field Artillery Lieutenant
Gallacher Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Galt James Black Watch Private
Galt William Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Gellatly Andrew B. Machine Gun Corps Private
Gilmour Allan Lovat Scouts Captain
Goldie Thomas Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Goudie James Royal Engineers Sergeant
Goudie Robert A. Black Watch Private
Graham Duncan McF. Gordon Highlanders Private
Graham John Cameron Highlanders Sergeant
Graham Peter African Rifles Captain
Graham William Royal Field Artillery Farrier
Grant Peter Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Grant Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Gray Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Green Francis Black Watch Corporal
Haddow Walter Seaforth Highlanders Private
Haggarty Gregory Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Haggarty Peter Gordon Highlanders Private
Hall John R. Gordon Highlanders Private
Hartley David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Henderson Finlay Canadians Private
Hogg William Royal Scots Private
Howard James R. Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Irving James Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Izatt Gordon W. Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Jackson George P. Cameron Highlanders Private
Jardine Daniel Scots Guards Sergeant
Jardine George Royal Irish Fusiliers Private
Jenkinson David Royal Scots Sergeant
Jenkinson John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Jenkinson Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Kane James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Kempton Thomas Highland Light Infantry Corporal
Kennedy Donald Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Kennedy Thomas Royal Engineers Sapper
Kennedy William Durham Light Infantry Private
Kinloch James Australians Private
Kinsella Hugh Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Kirkshaw Thomas Seaforth Highlanders Private
Lafferty James Sherwood Foresters Private
Lamont James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Lamont Robert Royal Scots Private
Lang David S. Highland Light Infantry Private
Lee William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Lees George M. Machine Gun Corps Private
Lees John Australians Private
Leishman John Black Watch Private
Leishman William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Leitch John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Lennie William G. Royal West Kent Regiment Private
Leslie David Northumberland Fusiliers Lance Corporal
Leslie Robert McK. Black Watch Corporal
Lindsay James R. Seaforth Highlanders Private
Lindsay Peter McF. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Lough James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Lowe Henry Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Lynn John Scots Guards Private
MacDonald James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
MacKenzie Peter Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
MacLagan Peter Royal Engineers Sapper
Malcolm Alexander Royal Navy Seaman
Malcolmson Duncan Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Malcolmson George South Africans Lieutenant
Malcolmson James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Maley John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Malloch James Machine Gun Corps Private
Malloch John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Marquis Ernest Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Martin Francis Australians Private
Martin Patrick Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Maxwell William J. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
McAdam Walter Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
McAllion John Royal Navy Seaman
McArthur James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McAulay Alexander Scots Guards Private
McBeth Charles Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
McBride Arthur Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McBrien William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McCairns William Seaforth Highlanders Private
McCallion Patrick Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McCallum William G. Royal Defence Corps Private
McColl John 9th Lancers Private
McColl John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McColl John Second Dragoons Trooper
McCormick George Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal
McCrimmon John Royal Air Force A.M. Air Mechanic ?
McCutcheon John Machine Gun Corps Private
McDermid Donald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McDonald Alexander Scottish Rifles Private
McDonald George Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McDonald John Gordon Highlanders Private
McDonald John Royal Air Force A.M. Air Mechanic ?
McDonald John Royal Army Service Corps Private
McDonald John Seaforth Highlanders Private
McDonald William Canadians Sergeant
McEwan Alexander Australians Private
McEwan John Royal Army Service Corps Private
McEwan Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McFadyen William Highland Light Infantry Private
McFarlane Alfred Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
McFarlane George Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McGill Robert Scottish Rifles Private
McGookin Robert Royal Scots Private
McGowan John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McGregor Alexander Scottish Rifles Private
McGregor Neil Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
McInnes Robert Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
McIntyre Chris Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McIntyre Daniel Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Signalman
McIntyre Duncan Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McIntyre George Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McIntyre George Seaforth Highlanders Private
McIntyre James New Zealanders Corporal
McIntyre John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McIntyre John Cameron Highlanders Sergeant
McIntyre Walter G. Border Regiment Lieutenant
McKay Murdoch Gordon Highlanders Private
McKay Watson Black Watch Private
McKean James Transport Service Wireless Operator
McKechnie William Royal Scots Private
McKellar John Highland Light Infantry Private
McKerracher Don Gordon Highlanders Private
McKinlay Francis Royal Scots Private
McKinlay Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McKinlay William Scottish Rifles Private
McLachlan Daniel Highland Light Infantry Private
McLachlan David Black Watch Lance Corporal
McLean James P. Gordon Highlanders Private
McLellan James D. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McLintock John S. Australians Private
McMeechan James Scottish Rifles Private
McMillan John M. Kings Own Scottish Borderers Lieutenant
McMillan Neil Royal Navy Wireless Operator
McMurrich Alexander Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
McNair Hugh Canadians Private
McNicol Matthew Gordon Highlanders Private
McQueen Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McRae George Royal Field Artillery Driver
McRae James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McRae John Canadians Private
McRae Robertson Royal Engineers Driver
McRae William Royal Engineers Sapper
McVean Hugh South Africans Lance Corporal
Melville George Royal Field Artillery Driver
Menzies David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Millar John McC. Royal Scots Private
Miller Charles Gordon Highlanders Private
Miller Charles S. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Miller Hugh F. Gordon Highlanders Private
Miller James Machine Gun Corps Lance Corporal
Miller John Highland Light Infantry Private
Miller John Royal Scots Private
Moir Alexander McD. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Montgomery John N. Canadians Corporal
Morris Thomas Scottish Rifles Private
Mullan Frank Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Munro Donald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Munro William K. Canadians Corporal
Murie David Tank Corps Gunner
Murphy Patrick Seaforth Highlanders Private
Napier Thomas Highland Light Infantry Private
Nellis James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Private
Newton John Canadians Private
Newton John South Africans Private
Newton Robert D. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Nixon Patrick Royal Irish Fusiliers Private
O'Brien Daniel Second Dragoons Private
O'Brien John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Ogg William Gordon Highlanders Private
O'Hare John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Park Johnston L. Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Parker George Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Parlane William R. Royal Field Artillery Driver
Paterson James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Paterson William West Yorkshire Regiment Signalman
Paul John Australians Sergeant
Peters Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Peters Thomas Royal Scots Fusiliers Corporal
Peterson Norman Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Pollock Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Pollock Samuel Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Proctor James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Quinn James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Rae Daniel Seaforth Highlanders Private
Richmond Thomas Royal Navy Gunner
Ritchie John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Ritchie John H. Scots Guards Private
Robb Charles Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Robb John Cameron Highlanders Private
Robertson Harry C. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Robertson John Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Robertson Joseph Seaforth Highlanders Private
Robertson Peter Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Robertson William M. Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Rochford James Scottish Rifles Private
Ross Andrew Royal Army Service Corps Private
Ross George Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Ross John Scots Guards Private
Ross Robert Royal Air Force Clerk
Ross William Black Watch Private
Routledge William Royal Horse Artillery Driver
Russell John McG. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Sharp Buchanan Royal Engineers Sapper
Simpson Andrew M. Black Watch Private
Sinclair Robert T. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Smith James Gordon Highlanders Private
Smith William McF. Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Snowdon Robert Gordon Highlanders Private
Spence John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Starsmeare Walter G. Royal Engineers Sapper
Stevenson Archibald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Stevenson Donald Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Stevenson Rory Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
Stevenson Thomas Black Watch Private
Stewart John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant Major
Stirling Thomas Gordon Highlanders Private
Strachan Robinson Australians Driver
Struthers James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Struthers William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Strutt John King's Liverpool Regiment Corporal
Taig James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Taig Thomas Royal Engineers Sapper
Tait David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Tait William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Taylor Alexander Gordon Highlanders Private
Taylor James Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Thomson John Scottish Rifles Private
Thomson Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Travers Hugh Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Turnbull Angus H. Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Urquhart Donald Seaforth Highlanders Private
Waddell Robert Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Walker Benjamin Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Wallace Henry Royal Scots Private
Wallace John Scottish Rifles Private
Ward David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Wardlaw Robert Black Watch Private
Watkinson William W. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Watson Hugh Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Watt George M. Scottish Rifles Lance Corporal
Watt James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Westland Ed. B. Gordon Highlanders Private
White Andrew Seaforth Highlanders Private
Wight John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Wilson John T. Seaforth Highlanders A/Captain
Wilson William Australians Private
Wright William B. Highland Light Infantry Private
Yates John Gordon Highlanders Private
Young John P. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Young Thomas Black Watch Private


WWII:
Aitken Charles Royal Air Force Sergeant
Alexander John Green Howards Corporal
Begg Alexander Cameron Highlanders Private
Brikmyre David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Brownlie James C. Royal Artillery Gunner
Bryan Horace Cameronians Rifleman
Caldwell Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Campbell Allan Merchant Navy Seaman
Campbell Duncan Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Campbell James K. Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Campbell Robert Cameron Highlanders Private
Cannon John Royal Scots Private
Chalmers Robert J. Highland Light Infantry Private
Crawford John Royal Air Force Sergeant
Crossan William Royal Navy Gunner
Cruickshank Walter Black Watch Private
Cunningham David Pioneer Corps Private
Davies Alfred J. Royal Navy Petty Officer
Deuchars William McG. Merchant Navy Chief Engineer
Docherty Edward Royal Air Force Sergeant
Donnelly Henry Royal Air Force L.A.C.
Dow Allan Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Duffy Joseph Royal Artillery Gunner
Easton Charles Royal Engineers Sapper
Ewing David Y. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Farmer Frances Royal Artillery Gunner
Ferguson James Royal Air Force Sergeant
Fleming James Highland Light Infantry Private
Forrest Thomas Merchant Navy Engineer
Gass George Cameron Highlanders Corporal
Gilchrist W. Purcell Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lance Corporal
Gillies William Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Glass James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Graham Charles Royal Navy Stoker
Hannan John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Kinniburgh Alexander Royal Air Force Flying Officer
Lamont George W. Royal Armoured Corp (Airborne)
Lees David M. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Logie Alexander Royal Air Force Sergeant
Major David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Marr William Merchant Navy Engineer
Martin James Scots Guards Guardsman
Martin John Royal Artillery Gunner
Martin Robert Royal Navy Stoker
McAllister Malcolm Royal Artillery Gunner
McAusland John Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal
McColl John Royal Artillery Gunner
McDonald Frank H. McK. Seaforth Highlanders Private
McDonald Thomas Royal Air Force Sergeant
McFarlane Duncan M. Merchant Navy Radio Officer
McFarlane George Cameron Highlanders Sergeant
McFarlane James Royal Air Force Sergeant
McFarlane John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
McGowan Adam Royal Army Ordnance Corps Sergeant
McGowan William F. Royal Artillery Gunner
McGregor William Auxilliary Fire Service Patrol Officer
McLellan Joseph Royal Fleet Auxiliary Radio Officer
McMurrich John Cameron Highlanders Private
McNairn Edward Cameron Highlanders Private
Miller Francis R. Royal Army Service Corps Private
Miller Robert W. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal
Miller Thomas M.S. Royal Air Force Sergeant
Munro Neil E. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Nugent James Royal Air Force Sergeant
Peters Archibald T. Royal Navy Petty Officer
Shearer Duncan C.R. McN. Royal Air Force Sergeant
Sloss Charles C. Royal Artillery Bombadier
Smith John C. Royal Army Service Corps Private
Smollett Alastair D. Telfer Black Watch Lieutenant
Sneddon John Royal Artillery Gunner
Sneddon Thomas Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Somerville James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Stevenson Matthew Royal Air Force Sergeant
Thompson William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Wallace Peter M. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Walsh Charles Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal
Whyte James A. Royal Navy Stoker
Young Andrew Cameron Highlanders Private
Young William Australians Driver
Yuill Arthur Royal Armoured Corp Trooper
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Bonhill Parish WM Reply with quote

I think this memorial should be called 'Bonhill Parish' as this is part of the main inscription on the memorial. It lies in Christie Park, Alexandria opposite the Loch Lomond Outlets, formerly the Albion Motor Car Works (and was also a torpedo factory after being a car factory).

Renton, Alexandria, and part of Balloch lie to the west of the river Leven. Bonhill, Jamiestown and part of Balloch lie to the east of the river. The villages have now grown together so that they form a single connurbation.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Bonhill Parish WM Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
I think this memorial should be called 'Bonhill Parish' ....Renton, Alexandria, and part of Balloch lie to the west of the river Leven. Bonhill, Jamiestown and part of Balloch lie to the east of the river. The villages have now grown together so that they form a single connurbation.



Alex

As the parish memorial does this mean this memorial covers all the villages of Renton Alexandria, Balloch, Bonhill and Jamiestown?

We currently use a topic title policy of using the parish and the town they are located in if that is different from the parish name. This makes it easier for people to search for a memorial.
Many people from outside Dunbartonshire searching the forum looking for a memorial in Alexandria might not know that Bonhill is part of Alexandria or is the name of the parish. If we exclude that from the topic title people might not be aware that we have the Alexandria memorial.

In the memorial list it is listed as Alexandria & District.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Argyll Reply with quote

Excellent work transcribing the names of those on the memorial opposite the former Argyll works (not the Albion factory) in Alexandria in the Parish of Bonhill. Many of the names would be the friends and colleagues of my late grandfather who served part of his apprenticeship at the Argyll works. What a price the Vale paid!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From tomorrow's Lennox Herald. (The article is dated 28th January 2011)

http://www.lennoxherald.co.uk/dunbartonshire-news/dunbartonshire-news/dumbarton-news/2011/01/28/christie-park-war-memorial-restoration-to-be-ready-by-october-114557-28052918/

Christie Park war memorial restoration to be ready by October

Jan 28 2011 by Lorraine Waddell, Lennox Herald (main ed)

VALE veterans should have a new war memorial in time for this year’s Remembrance Day service.

The cenotaph at Christie Park, which is the biggest of its kind in West Dunbartonshire, is scheduled to be restored by mid-October.

The work will overhaul the dilapidated monument which has been subjected to vandalism and weather damage.

Plans include installing lights and a CCTV system, as well as erecting a new fence and gate.

And the cenotaph will also be repointed, cleaned, and new stone steps will be built around it.

The proposals have been drawn up by West Dunbartonshire Council in co-ordination with external agencies.

The work, which is set to go out to tender in the coming weeks, will cost around £120,000 in total.

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokeswoman said: “Design drawings have been produced for the restoration of the war memorial in consultation with Historic Scotland.

“Officers from the council’s architectural services section are currently developing tender documents for the scope of works.

“It is anticipated that work will start at the beginning of June 2011, with a completion date of mid-October 2011.

“Funding for this project will come from Entrust external funding.”

The Vale of Leven Remembrance Day Association has been given a copy of the masterplan and members have been asked to provide any feedback on the plans.

A report into the condition of the cenotaph, which is made from sandstone, describes the monument as being in relatively good condition but having suffered from “vandalism and weathering.”

The report reads: “The vandalism requires regular cleaning of the structure and all of this has caused loss of mortar from stone joints and loss of lettering on the slate panels.”

The memorial, which currently stands within Christie Park, was formerly known as the Bonhill war memorial and was officially unveiled in 1921. The B listed monument was designed by artist Sir David Young Cameron.

It includes the names of those from the Bonhill parish who lost their lives in both the first and second world wars.

Annually, veterans – along with local dignitaries – gather at the memorial to pay tribute to soldiers who have fallen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
The memorial, which currently stands within Christie Park, was formerly known as the Bonhill war memorial


If it was formerly known as the Parish of Bonhill War Memorial what is known as today? Is it the Vale of Leven War Memorial?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Dvr. William Ritchie Parlane Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Parlane William R. Royal Field Artillery Driver


(Glasgow Herald 1st May 1918)
"Killed on 23rd April, William Ritchie Parlane, Driver, R.F.A., beloved husband of Jeanie M. Connell and younger son of James Parlane. Roselea, Alexandria"

Name: PARLANE, WILLIAM RITCHIE
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 223rd Bde.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 23/04/1918
Service No: 218416
Additional information: Son of James and Jessie Parlane, of Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row C. Grave 6.
Cemetery: ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: PARLANE
Firstname: William Ritchie
Service Number: 218416
Date Death: 24/04/1918
Place of birth: Alexandria, Dumbartonshire
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Gnr
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice to get updated photos of this memorial, and of the main inscription.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. The article reproduced above states work will be completed in time for Remembrance Day, so I will make a trip after that to get up to date photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Gray Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WWI:
Gray Robert Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private


(Glasgow Herald 14th of December 1914)
"At the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, on the 11th last, Robert Gray A. & S. Highlanders, eldest son of Inspector Gray, Ferryfield House, Alexandria."

(Glasgow Herald 14th of December 1914)
"The death is announced of Private Robert Gray, of the 3rd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. He was about 40 years of age, and resided with his parents at Ferryfield House, Alexandria, his father being ex-Inspector William Gray of the Dunbartonshire Police Force. He joined the Army about a month ago, and died in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, on Friday."

CWGC
Name: GRAY
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 11/12/1914
Service No: 3/8023
Additional information: Son of William Gray, of Ferryfield House, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. 1 "C" B. 1138.
Cemetery: GREENWICH CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Smith Reply with quote

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Smith James Gordon Highlanders Private


(Glasgow Herald 5th Dec 1914)
"Information has been received by Mrs Charles Miller, Main Street, Alexandria, from her husband, Private Charles Miller, of the Gordon Highlanders, stating that one of his Vale of Leven companions in the "Gordons" has met his death at the front on November 18 last in the person of Private James Smith. He belonged to the Vale of Leven district, and resided at 363 Main Street, Bonhill. He was about 32 years of age, and had served his time in the Cameron Highlanders. On the outbreak of war he was employed in the Beardmore's yard, Dalmuir. He joined the Gordon Highlanders, His wife had a postcard from him dated two days before he died."

CWGC
Name: SMITH, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3518
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Sweeney McDonald (formerly Smith), of 392, Main St., Banhill, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.


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Surname: SMITH
Firstname: James
Service Number: S/3518
Date Death: 18/11/1914
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Pte. William Tait Reply with quote

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Private William Tait, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (perhaps a transcription mistake or memorial error? It should be the Gordon Highlanders)

(Glasgow Herald 7th Dec 1914)
"On Saturday Mrs William Tait, 34 Lennox Street, Alexandria, received official information from the war office that her husband, Private William Tait (No. 7643), of the Gordon Highlanders, had been killed in action on October 31 last. He was well known in the Vale of Leven district, was 30 years of age, and a native of Jamestown. He had served 15 years in the army. He was a reservist and was employed in the Lennnox Foundry, Alexandria, when called up. He was well known in juvenile football circles, being the ex-trainer of the Jamestown Thistle Football Club."

CWGC
Name: TAIT, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 7643
Date of Death: 31/10/1914
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Clachers, of Jamestown, Dumbartonshire; husband of Mrs. E. G. Coates (formerly Tait), of Finkle St., Thirsk, Yorks.


SNWM
Surname: TAIT
Firstname: William
Service Number: 7643
Date Death: 31/10/1914
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Cpl. John McIntyre Reply with quote

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McIntyre John Cameron Highlanders Sergeant


(Glasgow Herald 9th Dec 1914)
"Mrs John McIntrye, Sandbank, Bonhill, has been informed of the death of her husband, Corporal John McIntyre, of the 3rd Battalion Cameron Highlanders. He was a reservist and a native of the Vale of Leven, and was employed as a stager in Beardmore's yard, Dalmuir, when called up. He was a well known Vale of Leven swimmer, being a captain and treasurer of the Vale of Leven Swimming Club."

CWGC
Name: McINTYRE, JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 5965
Date of Death: 02/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McINTYRE
Firstname: John
Service Number: 5965
Date Death: 02/11/1914
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Cpl
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Pte. Charles Miller Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Charles Miller

(Glasgow Herald 24th Dec 1914)
"Information has been received at Alexandria that Private Charles Miller of the Gordon Highlanders is missing. The news has been sent home to Alexandria by one of his companions at the front. Private Miller, who is a married man, is the son of Mr Miller, Victoria Street, Alexandria. He joined Lord Kitcheners army on the outbreak of the war, and having volunteer training he was dispatched to the front with the Gordons. No official intimation has been received from the War Office that he is missing, and his friends are hoping for the best. He was employed as a joiner in one of the Dumbarton shipbuilding yards before he joined Lord Kitcheners Army."

(Glasgow Herald 1st July 1915)
"Mrs Charles Miller, 40 Mitchell Street, Alexandria, will be thankful to any person who can give any information about her husband (3388) Private Charles Miller, C Company, 1st Gordon Highlanders, who was in action on December 14, 1914, and has been officially posted as missing since that date. Private Miller was a joiner with Messrs Denny and Co., Dumbarton, before enlisting on September 1."

CWGC
MILLER, CHARLES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3388
Date of Death: 14/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MILLER
Firstname: Charles
Service Number: S/3388
Date Death: 14/12/1914
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Newton Reply with quote

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ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Robert D. Newton

(Glasgow Herald 12th March 1915)
"Mr & Mrs Joseph Newton, 38 Crescent, Alexandria, have received information that their son, Private Robert Newton (10780), of the 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed in the trenches. Private Newton, who was a native of the Vale of Leven, was born at Bonhill, and was in his twenty eighth year. He had been about seven years in the Army, and came from India with his regiment about the end of last year."

CWGC
NEWTON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 10780
Date of Death: 27/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: NEWTON
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 10780
Date Death: 27/02/1915
Place of birth: Alexandria Dumbartonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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