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Dalziel (Old Manse Road) Burial Ground

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Dalziel (Old Manse Road) Burial Ground Reply with quote

Number of Identified CWGC graves: 2

Photos of the Churchyard kindly supplied by John Kennedy.







Names of those buried or commemorated here:

BAILLIE, WILLIAM
MATHER, J D
SMELLIE, WILLIAM
SMITH, ARCHIBALD HAMILTON


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAILLIE, WILLIAM
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:06/04/1919
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force 49th Wing H.Q.
Awards:M C, Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: Spec. Memorial.
Cemetery:DALZIEL (OLD MANSE ROAD) BURIAL GROUND
Additional Information:Son of Daniel and Marion Forsyth Baillie, of Knapdale, Motherwell.

MATHER, J D
Rank:Corporal
Service No:S/6758
Date of Death:20/12/1916
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: Spec. Memorial.
Cemetery:DALZIEL (OLD MANSE ROAD) BURIAL GROUND

The following photo is of the special memorial located in Airbles Cemetery in Motherwell. I am unsure if the actual grave has a marker now or not.

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1856 Erected by William Smellie & Ann Cullen in memory of Agnes Wilson his mother, died 1848 aged 63 years. William Smellie his father, Late of 60th rifles brigade, who was engaged throughout the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, died 1854 aged 66 years. William their son died 1886 aged 34 years. The above William Smellie died 31st January 1897 in his 72 years.

Photo kindly supplied by Gerry Farrell.
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1833 - This stone is the property of Archibald Hamilton Smith out-pensioner (…) [Majesty’s] Royal Hospital [Chelsea,] Sergeant from 34th R...... Agnes Forrest his spouse. This being their intended burial place. Archibald Born 1784 Died 1843. Agnes Born 1783 Died 1861. The remains of him who lie under this mass of clay was once a brave soldier who often fought for his country in foreign land. But cowardly death in time of peace with [scalin ladder] up he climbed and ...... the garrison when least expected ...

Photo and the following article kindly supplied by Gerry Farrell.

"Motherwell seventy years ago and now" (Written 1910)

One of the latter (houses) was let to Sergeant Smith and his wife Nancy Forest. The Sergeant was really what might be desinated a walking curio, and the strangeness of his personality was tangibly presented even after his demise. He was a waterloo man, and had the misfortune to be so severely wounded about the head in the battle that his skull was held together by silver clasps. Prior to his death he had erected, just opposite the side door of the South Dalziel Parish Church a tombstone bearing the following inscription of his own words -

"This stone is the property of Archibald Hamilton Smith, out-pensioner of His Majesty’s Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and a Sergeant from 34th Regiment and Agnes Forrest, his spouse. This being their intended burying place. Archibald Born 1784 Died 1845. Agnes Born 1785 Died 1861. The remains of him who lies under this mass of clay was once a brave soldier who often fought for his country in foreign land. But cowardly death in time of peace with scalin ladder up he climbed and seized the garrison when least expected."
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