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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Milton of Campsie Reply with quote

Milton of Campsie - Strathkelvin District, East Dunbartonshire
The Milton of Campsie memorial is a grey granit celtic cross which stands in front of the kirk on Craighead Road. I don't know anything about this memorial but have a feeling it may be fairly modern (either that or its in excellent condition). It does not bear the names of the fallen but has a nice inscription at the base of the pedestal, a quote taken from the Declaration of Arbroath. Scottish quotes are fairly rare on war memorials and always good to see.




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An extract from the Declaration of Arbroath as an inscription. I don't think I've seen that before.

Adam

By the way Milton of Campsie is in East Dunbartonshire so I've moved this post.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milton of Campsie is where my mum grew up and the church and the memorial are right across the street from my aunts house, she can see it from her window.

The names of the men from the war are listed in the church hall I believe. My mum knew some of them during the Second World War and their families, though she was just a kid then.

The names were William Shovlin, and another was James Davis, a few of them are listed in the Commonwealth Grave directory. James Davis is in a cemetary in Egypt and William Shovlin (Air Force) is listed on a memorial in Singapore, killed in August 1942.

George A. Mungo Stirling is on the Milton and the Lennoxtown memorial. His parents lived in Milton.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picture below is supplied and reproduced by kind permission of Lorna (a.k.a. cinnamon girl). The memorial was erected on the Queen's Jubilee Year 2002 and the names are identical to those on the memorial panels in the Church Hall (posted under church memorials)
Unfortunately we can't confirm the location yet.


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALLAN DANIEL
CARMICHAEL THOMAS
COCHRANE WILLIAM
DEMPSIE PATRICK
DONALD DAVID
FLEMING JOHN B.
FLETT WILLIAM B.
GILCHRIST JOHN
GRANT JOHN
GRAY MATTHEW
JENNINGS JAMES
KELLY MICHAEL
KING ANDREW B.
LANG WILLIAM
LESLIE WILLIAM
LYNCH SAMUEL
MCALLISTER CHARLES
MCCAFFER JAMES
MCCLEARY JAMES
MCPHERSON DANIEL
POLLOCK THOMAS
SMITH ROBERT
SMITH WILLIAM MURRAY
THOMSON FREDERICK
TURNBULL JAMES



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ARMSTRONG ANDREW
CLIVE ANDREW
CONNELL ROBERT
CONNELL THOMAS S.
DAVIS JAMES
DICK JAMES R.
FERRIE HUGH
FERRIE WILLIAM
MCALISLANE ROBERT
SHOVLIN WILLIAM
STIRLING GEORGE A.M. MILITARY CROSS
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Campise memorial Reply with quote

The location of the memorial of the stone is located right next to the white cross, they are side by side, outside the Campsie Church on their property. I wish I had got more photos, but I didn't have a chance to take any when I was there last May.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following photos show the two stones mentioned previously and also a third stone.

Note all the wee crosses in the flower bed in front.

Anne







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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Declaration of Arbroath link Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
An extract from the Declaration of Arbroath as an inscription. I don't think I've seen that before.

Adam

By the way Milton of Campsie is in East Dunbartonshire so I've moved this post.


Lauriston WW2 RoH also has a Declaration quotation.

Derek.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Fly.Off. William Shovlin Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
SHOVLIN WILLIAM


(Glasgow Herald 22nd September 1942)
"Information has been received by his mother, who resides at Milton of Campsie, that Pilot Officer William Shovlin, R.A.F. has been killed on active service in India.
He was a teacher in St Machan's Roman Catholic School, Lennoxtown, and an M.A. of Glasgow University.
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Name: SHOVLIN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 353 Sqdn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 13/08/1942
Service No: 101589
Additional information: Son of James and Sarah Shovlin, of Milton of Campsie, Glasgow. M.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 413.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Pte. John Grant Reply with quote

WW1
John Grant

(Glasgow Herald 19th June 1915)
"Private John Grant, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, has died of wounds received in the fighting in France on May 18. Grant was a native of Milton of Campsie, and was latterly employed as a gardener at Kirn. He was 21 years of age."

CWGC
GRANT, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 15913
Date of Death: 18/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference I. C. 25.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GRANT
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 15913
Place of birth: Rutherglen Lanarkshire
Date of death: 18 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:26 am    Post subject: Matthew Gray Reply with quote

Matthew Gray Private TR1/10477 52nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b East Dunbartonshire Age 19 Died 22/11/1918 Son of Matthew and Catherine Gray, of Bute Villa, Milton of Campsie. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Matthew. Died Gen Hosp. Colchester. Campsie Cemetery 986.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM MURRAY SMITH age 48 Sergeant (2652) 1/9th (Dunbartonshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
William had been headmaster at West School, Maryculter, Kincardineshire where his two sons were born and where his first wife died in 1897 from typhoid due to a conaminated water supply to the schoolhouse. In 1901 he was lodging at the Lennox Arms Hotel in Lennoxtown and was headmaster of the Craighead School, Milton of Campsie, Dunbartonshire. His sons were living with his parents at Church Street in Inveraray, Argyllshire. William re-married in 1904 and he and his sons became members of the Territorial 9th A&SH. After he enlisted, he and his sons, Sergeant (1544) Henry Donald McIntyre Smith, and Sergeant (1545) Robert Campbell McIntyre Smith, landed with the 1/9th battalion in France in February 1915. The boys were wounded at the second battle of Ypres and William was wounded while he was visiting Henry who was waiting to be evacuated. William was removed to hospital but died of blood poisoning in the 14th General Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1866 in Inveraray, Argyll. Son of Henry Dunn Smith and of Lillias Cameron (Murray) Smith.
Husband firstly of Sarah MacGregor (MacIntyre) Smith who he married in 1894 in Glasgow.
Husband secondly of Jessie Watson (McCulloch) Murray Smith of 125 Great Western Road, Glasgow who he married in 1904 in Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 19 May 1915 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

and his son

ROBERT CAMPBELL McINTYRE SMITH
age 20 Second Lieutenant, 1/8th (Argyllshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was living in Lenzie, Dunbartonshire and was a member of the Territorial 9th A&SH when he was mobilised as Private (1545) in August 1914. He landed in France with his battalion in February 1915 but was wounded at Ypres and evacuated to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. After he has recovered he was commissioned in October 1915 and posted to the 1/8th Battalion in France.
Born 1896 in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. Son of William Murray Smith and Sarah MacGregor (MacIntyre) Smith.
Killed in Action on 20 June 1916 and buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, France.

Robert's brother, Henry Donald McIntyre Smith, also was a member of the Territorial 9th A&SH and was mobilised as Corporal (1544) in August 1914. He was wounded a few hours after his brother and was visited by his father in the medical dug-out when a shell burst nearby. His father was wounded by shrapnel and later he died. Henry continued to serve with his battalion and as Sergeant (325070) he was discharged from the army in February 1919. His address was 11 Hilldrop Crescent, Campden Road, London N7.
Born 1895 in Maryculter, Kincardineshire, I believe he died (aged 65) in 1961 at Rowley Regis in Staffordshire.


William and Robert are named on the Campsie Parish War Memorial in Lennoxtown and on the Inveraray War Memorial.
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