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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Newlands South Parish Church WW1 Reply with quote

Newlands South Parish Church, 37 Riverside Road, Glasgow G43 2EG

OS Grid Ref: NS 572611



The building of Newlands South Church as it appears here was completed in 1902. A mere three years earlier, in 1899, regular worship started in a lesser building now serving as the MacMillan Hall. Then, the members were declared a congregation of the United Presbyterian Church. In 1900, with establishment of the United Free Church, a period of intense activity, steady growth and development of Newlands United Free Church began. A further change of name came in 1929 to Newlands (South) Church of Scotland; and in 1989 the brackets enclosing “South” were removed. www.newlandschurch.org.uk/index.html

The following extracts were taken from the booklet “Down by the Riverside: One Hundred Years of Worship in Newlands South Church.

“The congregation decided after hearing proposals made by a specially elected Committee of Elders and managers to proceed with the erection of:
(a) a Stained Glass Window in the Chancel
(b) a Bronze Tablet bearing the names of the Fallen
(c) a Brass Tablet Roll of Honour

These Memorials and Roll of Honour were dedicated by Rev. MacMillan at a service held on Sunday, 19th December 1920. Shortly afterwards, by permission of the Session, a lady member of the congregation, Mrs Stirling, caused a little oak table to be erected, at her own expense, as a Memorial to her own son. The table stands under the Bronze and Stone Memorial to the Fallen.”







WW1 Memorial

Neil A.S. Aitken
William Aitken
John M. Bannatyne
Archibald B. Barclay
Thomas H. Barclay
Donald R.C. Cameron
John A. Chalmers
Archibald L. Cranston
Robert I.A. Cumming
Alfred E. Fergus
David M. Forbes
John Hall
William C. Logan
John J. Marshall
John Mathieson
Stanley Mathieson
John Melville
Daniel H. Muir
Andrew Murdoch
John Murray
James R.J. Mylles
Thomas MacMillan
Hugh MacTavish
James B. North
Charles Pearson
Robert McB. Stirling
Daniel M. Taylor
Alex Thomson
David Tindal
George Todd
George A. Wright
William R. Yeoman

“The Rev. James MacMillan was kept busy indeed. The duties of his office in ministering comfort to bereaved and troubled parents and relatives were most faithfully carried out by one who was indeed a true pastor of the flock. His own home was plunged into deep sorrow when his eldest son, Thomas, was killed in an accidental crash near to Montrose.”


“Just as the Guides had anonymously received a set of Colours in May, 1924 so also was a set of Colours presented to the 29th Scout Troop by a member of the Newlands Church Congregation in memory of their two sons who gave their lives in the Great War. The donors were Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, of Cathkin Road and appropriately, a member of the Colour Party was one of their younger sons, Ian. The dedication ceremony, on Sunday 15th November 1925, was conducted by the Rev. A.M. Dykes.”


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Newlands South Parish Church Reply with quote

“A Committee was formed from the Congregation in 1946 to determine the most suitable Memorial to commemorate those members of the Church who had given their lives and those who had served in the armed forces during the Second World War. Two courses were decided upon, the first was that we should have a small but artistic Memorial placed inside the Church.
This was to take the form of a parchment book with the names of those who had served, suitably inscribed, the book to be placed inside a clear casket placed on the small table, itself a memorial to one of our member’s sons who had fallen in the First world War.
The Book was placed in the Church on Armistice Sunday, 9th November 1947 and it was unveiled by Brigadier J.W.H. Gow, Commandant of Erskine Hospital and dedicated by one of our elders, Professor Tindal.




“The work of our Minister under war conditions was beset with difficulties better to be imagined than described. The Manse itself was not spared the great sorrow that had visited other homes. By a strange coincidence a son of the Manse in the Second World War was also to lose his life serving his country in the Air Force just like Rev. MacMillan’s son. Rev. Blair’s elder son, Flying Officer Colin C. Blair, RAFVR, was lost somewhere over Norway and there is no record of the confirmation of his death. In 1946 a dedication ceremony was held on Sunday 13th October of a Communion Cup donated to the Church by Rev. and Mrs. Blair in memory of their son Colin.”

Name: BLAIR, COLIN CAMPBELL
Initials: C C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Sqdn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/09/1941
Service No: 77781
Additional information: Son of the Revd. Duncan Blair, M.C., D.D., and Ada Jane Blair, of Bearsden, Dunbartonshire. Honours History and Economics, Glasgow University; Barrister-at-Law.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 29.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, ENGLAND.


The second proposal was that we endow a cottage in the grounds of Erskine Hospital for the use of a disabled ex-serviceman and his family in the hope that we would retain an interest in the family with a view to perhaps educating his children.
The recommendations of the committee were duly carried out but it was to be the spring of 1950 before the cottage that the congregation had donated to Erskine House was completed, dedicated and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Constable and their family.”


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another stunning stained glass window memorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Lt. James Robertson Jack Mylles Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
WW1 Memorial
James R.J. Mylles


(Glasgow Herald 6th of January 1915)
"Killed in action in Flanders, on 30th December, Second Lieutenant James Robert Jack Mylles M.A., the Highland Light Infantry (attached 1st Gordon Highlanders), younger son of Charles and Mary Louden Mylles, 85 Stevenson Drive, Shawlands."

Name: MYLLES, JAMES ROBERTSON JACK
Initials: J R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/12/1914
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary London Mylles, of 86, Stevenson Drive, Shawlands, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 12.
Cemetery: KEMMEL CHURCHYARD

Also remembered on Allan Glen's and Cowglen Golf Club memorials.
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"The Rev. James MacMillan was kept busy indeed. The duties of his office in ministering comfort to bereaved and troubled parents and relatives were most faithfully carried out by one who was indeed a true pastor of the flock. His own home was plunged into deep sorrow when his eldest son, Thomas, was killed in an accidental crash near to Montrose.”

MACMILLAN, THOMAS.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:12/02/1917
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Royal Flying Corps
Grave ReferenceOld. A. 601.
CemeteryGLASGOW (EASTWOOD) OLD AND NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. James and Catherine F. Macmillan, of 23, Monreith Rd., Newlands, Glasgow.
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Private AITKEN, NEIL ANGUS SHAW
Service Number DM2/189522
Died 29/09/1918
Aged 20
1015th M.T. Coy. Army Service Corps
Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. G. 7.
TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, IRAN
Son of John and Annie Aitken, of 87, Earlspark Avenue, Newlands, Glasgow.
His brother William Aitken also fell. ET 10/10/1918 P8
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Able Seaman AITKEN, WILLIAM
Service Number Clyde Z/1970
Died 13/07/1915
Aged 20
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Nelson Bn. R.N. Division
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 8 to 16.
HELLES MEMORIAL, TURKEY
Son of John and Annie Shaw Aitken, of 87, Earl's Park Avenue, Newlands, Glasgow. His brother Neil Angus Shaw Aitken also fell.
A Student ; b.3/6/1893 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Parents, William & Annie S. Aitken, of 87 Earlspark Ave., Newlands, Glasgow. (Royal Naval Division 1914-1918 Transcription).
(ET 02/09/1915 P5)
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Second Lieutenant BANNATYNE, JOHN MILLER
Died 02/08/1917
Highland Light Infantry 12th Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: I. F. 8.
BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Mrs J.M. Bannatyne, Egerton, 40 Quadrant Road, Newlands, Glasgow (Medal Index Card). (ET 07/08/1917 P5 Photo & ET 07/12/1917 P4)
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Lance Corporal BARCLAY, ARCHIBALD BOW
Service Number 1123
Died 28/06/1915
Aged 21
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) "C" Coy. 1st/7th Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: Sp. Mem. A. 79.
TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, TURKEY
Son of Andrew W. Barclay, of 15, Cathkin Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
Commemorated The High School Glasgow. (ET 22/07/1915 P6)
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Private BARCLAY, THOMAS HENRY
Service Number 15243
Died 15/11/1916
Aged 23
Scots Guards 2nd Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: Pier and Face 7 D.
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Barclay, of 15, Cathkin Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
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Lieutenant CAMERON, DONALD RONALD COLIN
Died 13/09/1915
Aged 21
Highland Light Infantry 11th Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: G. 41.
CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, FRANCE
Son of Donald Ronald and Jessie Cameron.
De Ruvigny's RoH. Commemorated Glasgow Academy & Glasgow University.

Extract from Glw. Uni. RoH
Donald Ronald Colin Cameron was born on the 10th April 1895 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, to parents Donald and Jessie Cameron. His father was a dentist and he grew up in the family home at 59 Langside Road, Newlands in Glasgow.
He began studying Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1910 at the young age of 16. In his second year of university he took classes in Anatomy and Physiology. He later took classes in Practical Anatomy. Unfortunately his studies were interrupted with the outbreak of war in 1914 and he never graduated from the university.
Cameron was a member of the Officer Training Corps at the University of Glasgow. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry on the 1st September 1914, promoted Lieutenant in July 1915 with the 11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry and subsequently appointed Assistant Adjutant. He died on the 13th of September 1915 in France at the age of 20. His early death cut short a young life and the chance of a promising career in Medicine.
Lieutenant Donald Ronald Colin Cameron is buried and memorialised in the extension to Cambrin Churchyard Cemetery which is located in the small village of Cambrin, approximately 15 miles north of Arras, France. During the First World War the village was only about 800 metres from the front line trenches and was used for front line burials particularly for soldiers who fell in the Battle of Loos.
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Second Lieutenant CHALMERS, JOHN ALEXANDER
Died 21/10/1918
Labour Corps 1032nd Area Employment Coy. attached Desert Corps. H.Q.
Cemetery/memorial reference: B. 43.
DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA
71 Newlands Road Glasgow (England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 for Alexander John Chalmers).
Commemorated The High School Glasgow. ET 30/10/1918 P8
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Second Lieutenant CRANSTON, ARCHIBALD LINDSAY
Died 16/08/1918
Aged 22
King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. G. 31.
BORRE BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE
Son of Elizabeth and the late Archibald Cranston, of Newlands, Glasgow.
CWGC Headstone Schedules Mrs E.T. Cranston, 4 Newlands Park, Newlands, Glasgow. ET 23/08/1918 P8
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Lieutenant CUMMING, ROBERT JOHN ALFRED
Died 27/08/1918
Aged 22
Highland Light Infantry 7th Battalion attached 1st/6th Battalion
Cemetery/memorial reference: VII. E. 34.
WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE
Son of R.W. and Alice Cumming, of Bank House, Bucklyvie, Stirling. Native of Glasgow.
115 Earlspark Avenue, Newlands (Glasgow RoH).
Commemorated Shawlands Academy. (ET 04/09/1918 P5)
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Gunner FERGUS, ALFRED ERNEST
Service Number 121391
Died 26/07/1917
Aged 20
Royal Garrison Artillery 325th Siege Bty.
Cemetery/memorial reference: I. L. 16.
COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Fergus, of 11, Grantley Gardens, Shawlands, Glasgow.
Commemorated Shawlands Academy.
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