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mhomac



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Chalmers Church, Larkhall Reply with quote

Thanks are due to Mr. Robert Reid for the information and giving his permission to reproduce it here and to use his photograph.

The original Chalmers Church was next to Union Street School, now known (Glengowen Primary) Union Street, Larkhall
Note: the remembrance marble tablet was inside the original Chalmers Church, and was built into the outside brick work at the New Chalmers Church in Strutherhill which indicates the name of all the church members who also participated in the war. This plaque include that of Hugh F. Dewar and his brother Joseph who were members of Chalmers Church Congregation.
The tablet is of beautiful design and workmanship in greyish marble. A connection with the engraving of the names of distinction has been made between those who fell and those who survived the names of the former being in letters of gold while those of the latter are in black lettering.
The sculptor was Mr A. Anderson Rhind from Hamilton



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see the image.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam
I am not sure what happened to remove the picture. However, I have posted it again and hopefully it will remain this time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Robert Johnston Todd could he fit? Reply with quote

Rank:Private
Service No:S/11924
Date of Death:19/09/1918
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "D" Coy. 12th Bn.
Grave Reference: V. F. 1. Cemetery:DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Gavin and Janet Johnston Todd, of Burnside Place, Larkhall, Lanarkshire. Native of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who are David and Gavin Sym?????
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are Sime on the civic war memorial

Sime, David - Cameron Highlanders Private
Sime, Gavin - Kings Own Scottish Borderers Corporal

The late Kevin Stokes gave some more information here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=585

These 2 were my great grans brothers. The spelling of their names are wrong as they were Gavin and David SIM no E.

My great Grans husband my GGF Daniel Wallace was in the Scots Guards and the story goes that he passed David on the line the day David was killed. Davids body was never recovered an his M.I.C. states death accepted as 28/3/18.

Gavin spent 10 month in hospital before he died of wounds on the 5/5/16. He was wounded the day the btn. landed in France. I will have to get the war diary to see if he is mentioned because he must have been the first or one of the first soldiers to be wounded in the K.O.S.B.

I spoke to the man at the council a while ago and they said they were going to change it, when is another matter.


Looks like their names were recorded wrongly on two memorials in Larkhall.

SIM, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/16210
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Surname: SIM
Forename: David
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/16210
Place of birth: Dalziel Lanarkshire
Date of death: 28 March 1918
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name: Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 7th Bn.

SIM, GAVIN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 14116
Date of Death: 05/05/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers "C" Coy. 7th Bn.
Grave Reference:V. C. 15.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Gavin Sim, of 33, Hamilton St., Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

Surname: SIM
Forename: Gavin
Rank: Pte
Service number: 14116
Place of birth: Lesmahagow Lanark
Date of death: 5 May 1916
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Unit name: Unknown Unit attached to THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail 7th Bn.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Adam.
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