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Bangour Village Hospital Memorial, Dechmont

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Bangour Village Hospital Memorial, Dechmont Reply with quote

Bangour Village Church was built as a commemoration of the role played by the hospital during the war. It has a memorial chapel listing staff who lost their lives.
As Bangour Hospital is now derelict, the church has been secured and access cannot be had. Pictures of the interior, the memorial and regimental banners can be seen at the following link:

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/248423/details/dechmont+bangour+village+hospital+church/

The names on the memorial are
Donald Appleby
Isabella D Cousins
James Davidson
Walter Fairbairn
Murdo Graham
Donald Gunn
Alexander Hutchison
George T Kerr
Minnie R Mair
Jeannie E McClymont
Hugh McLean
Murdo McLean
William Shaw
James Wightman
Jeannie A Young.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Nurse Isabella Dingwall Cousins Reply with quote

Noticed that Anne had posted, 5 Sept. 2010, about this nurse being on memorials in Dollar.

Isabella Dingwall Cousins, Nurse, died May 1918, age 25, was the daughter of John Cousins, Butcher, and Christina Dingwall.
GROS: 1918 Deaths 666/00 0025

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:54 am    Post subject: Minnie R. Mair Reply with quote

Another staff member who looked after the wounded:

Minnie Ronald Mair, Masseuse, died 2 March 1921, age 38, was the daughter of Ludovic Mair, Minister of Bunkle Parish, Chirnside, and Jane Barclay Miller. Cause of Death: Spinal Tumour and Paralysis.
GROS: 1921 Deaths 685/02 0105

Note: As many as thirty masseuses were employed, who were members of the Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps, and later Military Massage Service. They were paid direct by the War Office. They stayed as Middleton Hall, Uphall and were transported to the hospital each day by a horse-drawn wagonette, and later a motor wagonette. Source: Report of Bangour Village 1914-1923

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:07 am    Post subject: Jeannie E McClymont Reply with quote

Writing is hard to decipher on this death certificate.

Jeannie E. McClymont, VAD(?) Nurse, died 13(?) February 1919, age 21, was the daughter of Thomas Stewart McClymont, Chauffeur, and Jane Pringle. Died Edinburgh War Hospital of Influenza and Broncho Pneumonia.
GROS: 1919 Deaths 666/00 0011

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:15 am    Post subject: Nurse Jeanie Afflick Young Reply with quote

Again writing is difficult to decipher.

Jeanie Afflick Young, Nurse, died 15(?) January 1919, age 27, was the daughter of John Young, Gardener, and Agnes ?. Died Nurses' home, Bangour of Influenza and Broncho Pneumonia.
GROS: 1919 Deaths 666/00 0004

A banner of the Red Cross hangs in the Memorial Chapel to commemorate the nurses.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Donald Appleby Reply with quote

APPLEBY, DONALD S.

Rank: Sapper
Service No: 299658
Date of Death: 23/11/1918
Age: 46
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineer, 2nd Reserve Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 283.
Cemetery: LIVINGSTON CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

Additional Information: Husband of Mary Campbell (formerly Appleby), of 158, Allison St., Crosshill, Glasgow.

Enlisted 20/12/1914. Discharged Chatham 24/08/1918. Silver War Badge: B217590

Death Cert: GROS: 1918 Deaths 669/01 0034
Donald Appleby, Stonemason, Sapper 299658 R.E. Previously served with Royal Scots Fusiliers and Highland Light Infantry. Married to Mary Morrison. Son of Henry Appleby, Railway Surfaceman, and Mary Jack. Died 38 Burnside Place, Dechmont. Cause of death: Carcinoma Superior Maxilla, 9 months.

Also commemorated on the Memorial of St. Nicholas Church, Uphall.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Private Walter Fairbairn Reply with quote

FAIRBAIRN, WALTER MITCHELL

Rank: Private
Service No: 22377
Date of Death: 18/10/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Name: Walter Mitchell Fairbairn
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Residence: Bangour, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Death Date: 18 Oct 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Glencorse, Midlothian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Number: S/22377
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Son of Walter Fairbairn, Joiner, and Barbara Scott.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Private Alexander Hutchison Reply with quote

HUTCHISON, ALEXANDER DUNBAR

Rank: Private
Service No: S/22379
Date of Death: 22/08/1916
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. F. 2.
Cemetery: ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Annabella Dunbar Hutchison, of Inverness.

Name: Alexander Hutchison
Birth Place: Inverness, Inverness-shire
Residence: Bangour, West Lothian
Death Date: 22 Aug 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Uphall, West Lothian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Number: S/22379
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

1911 Census: Working at Bangour Hospital as a Nurse Attendant
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Lance Corporal Hugh McLean Reply with quote

McLEAN, HUGH

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 79519
Date of Death: 10/06/1916
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 160th Tunnelling Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 4 and 5.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Annie Munro McLean, of Bravard, Edderton, Ross-shire; husband of Mary M. M. Forrest McLean, of 3, Mayville Gardens, Trinity, Edinburgh.

Name: Hugh Mclean
Birth Place: Edderton, Ross-shire
Death Date: 10 Jun 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Edinburgh
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers
Number: 79519
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 13610, Cameron Highrs. (180Th Tunn. Coy., R.E.)

1911 Census: Working at Bangour Hospital as Nurse Attendant
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Serjeant George T. Kerr Reply with quote

KERR, GEORGE TILSON

Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 650223
Date of Death: 01/06/1918
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty. 311th Bde.
Grave Reference: I. D. 8.
Cemetery: DAINVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY

Additional Information: Son of George and Phoebe Kerr, of Edinburgh War Hospital, Bangour, West Lothian.


Name: George Kerr
Birth Place: Newington, Midlothian
Death Date: 1 Jun 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Edinburgh
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Battalion: Territorial Force
Number: 650223
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

1911 Census: Father George was employed as a House Steward at Bangour Hospital. His son, Serjeant George Kerr, was a Boy Clerk, Civil Service.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Lance Corporal Murdo Graham Reply with quote

GRAHAM, MURDO

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 3/5958
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn
Panel Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Murdo Graham
Birth Place: Asant, Sutherlandshire
Residence: Lairg, Sutherlandshire
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Number: 3/5958
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

1911 Census: Working at Bangour Hospital as Nursing Attendant
Also commemorated on Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver, Sutherland
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:53 am    Post subject: Private Murdo McLean Reply with quote

McLEAN, MURDO

Rank: Private
Service No: 8235
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 57 to 59.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: Murdo Mclean
Birth Place: Lochalsh, Stormferry, Ross-shire
Residence: Lochalsh
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Uphall
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 10th Battalion
Number: 8235
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

1911 Census: Working at Bangour Hospital as Nurse Attendant
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Buildings at Risk website:

1 October 2015: Planning Permission in Principle for a residential and mixed use redevelopment of the former hospital site is being sought ref:LIVE/0607/P/15. The application notes some of the listed buildings at the site may be proposed for full demolition in a subsequent application. This may include villas 7,8,9 and 21, with other buildings potentially proposed for partial demolition.
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