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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Clydebank Reply with quote

Clydebank - Clydebank District
The Clydebank war memorial takes the form of a Clock Tower with a carillion of bells in the tower of the Town Hall on Dumbarton Road.
There is a shrine with sculpture at the base. The inscription reads:
THE
GLORIOUS
DEAD
1914 - 1918
THIS SHRINE
WITH THE
CLOCK AND CHIMES
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF CLYDEBANK
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WARS
1939 - 1945
NON OMNIS MORIAR

The memorial was dedicated on Sunday 8th June 1931 and the memorial unveiled by Sir Iain Colquhoun. The Press, Friday June 12th 1931, reported that Colquhoun criticised recent war books which have been published focusing on the horrors and pointlesness of the Western Front and as part of his speech he related the following anecdote:
One day his company had been ordered to advance half-a-mile towards the enemy lines. They had done so in small groups, and after the group in which he had been had gone some distance they had come upon what appeared to be a small crater. Peal after peal of laughter had come out of the crater, and looking into it the members of his (Sir Iain's) group had seen five of their regiment standing up to the knees in mud. He (Sir Iain) had asked if the men were mad or suffering from shell shock. The reply had been - "No, it is only MacDonald giving us 'a turn'." "Well", Sir Iain proceeded, "when you realise there was a MacDonald in every company-yes, in every platoon of the British Army-to give a turn when things were bad, you will realise the intense pride of a regimental officer in commanding such men."

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Pettsy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 8th Nov 09. They are going to unveil the new Clydebank War Memorial. I have been waiting a long time for this!!

My great grandfather and his four brothers will be named on there.

All were killed in the Great War.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:40 am    Post subject: West Dunbartonshire Exhibitions Showcase Life During WWII Reply with quote

As part of ‘Singer, Sirens and Silent Heroes’, a project which aims to provide a lasting legacy of experiences of people of the area during the Second World War, West Dunbartonshire Council Culture Section will present two exhibitions, which commemorate its pivotal involvement in the War. World War II Exhibition, Clydebank Museum, August 15 – November 7 2009 and Silent Heroes a photographic exhibition at Backdoor Gallery from August 22– September 26 2009

More at http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/arts-culture-and-libraries/cultural-services/exhibitionsshowcaseww2/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there names recorded for this memorial and if so where can they be viewed?
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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Clydebank Town Hall Memorial Reply with quote

There are no names on the memorial. I do not know if there is a list of names somewhere else in the building,

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: News report of origins for Clydenak War Memorial Reply with quote

Glasgow Herald article from 23rd September 1928 regarding plans for Clydebank memorial and fundraising efforts so far.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Capt. Alfred James Mackay Reply with quote

Captain Alfred James Mackay

(Glasgow Herald 15th September 1945)
"Previously reported missing in Burma, on 20th March, 1944, now officially reported killed in action on that date, Lieutenant Alfred J. Mackay, Seaforth Highlanders, India command, dearly loved younger son of the late Alfred Mackay and Jennie G. Mackay, 385 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank."

CWGC
Name: MACKAY, ALFRED JAMES
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Secondary Regiment: Indian Parachute Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: seconded to 152nd Bn.
Date of Death: 20/03/1944
Service No: 162674
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 17.
Memorial: RANGOON MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MACKAY
Firstname: Alfred J
Service number: 162674
Date of death: 20/03/1944
Place of birth: Glasgow
SNWM roll: SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS, THE DUKE OF ALBANY'S)
Rank: Capt
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: WW1 Roll of Honour for Clydebank Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Are there names recorded for this memorial and if so where can they be viewed?


A WW1 roll of honour was unveiled in 2009 as part of a refurbishment of the memorial.

(Article)
On Remembrance Day 2009 West Dunbartonshire Councillors joined the Lord Lieutenant of West Dunbartonshire, the Provost, invited dignitaries and members of Clydebank community to witness the unveiling of the Clydebank War Memorial, and re-dedication service following improvement works which allowed the Town to honour a commitment made way back in 1922 which was to include a roll of honour of the fallen from the World War I on the Clydebank War Memorial. After 87 years the Council was able finally to deliver on the promise. Clydebank Councillor Gail Casey said: ‘It was an honour for me to be able to attend this important civic event to recognise the sacrifice made by others in the defence of our country. This is a tremendous improvement and adding the names was a wonderful idea. It might have taken Clydebank Councillors 87 years to deliver on this promise but this monument clearly demonstrates that we will always remember them.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/community-and-living/war-memorials/

"West Dunbartonshire Council unveiled a Memorial Wall to commemorate service personnel from Clydebank who lost their lives during active service with the armed forces. The ceremony took place at Clydebank Town Hall, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2009 at 2:00 pm.

Below is a searchable database of many of the records currently held. Please search for anyone of whom you may have personal knowledge"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: databae missing Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
From: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/community-and-living/war-memorials/

"West Dunbartonshire Council unveiled a Memorial Wall to commemorate service personnel from Clydebank who lost their lives during active service with the armed forces. The ceremony took place at Clydebank Town Hall, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2009 at 2:00 pm.

Below is a searchable database of many of the records currently held. Please search for anyone of whom you may have personal knowledge"


Link broken.
I cannot find the database on the councils website anywhere.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:15 am    Post subject: WW1 Johnstone Brothers Reply with quote

WW1
L.Cpl. William Johnstone
Pte. David Johnstone


(Glasgow Herald 26th April 1915)
"Intimation has been received by Mr Thomas Johnstone, 157 Radnor Street, Radnor Park, Clydebank, that his second son, Private David Johnstone, 1/9th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (T.F.), has succumbed to wounds received on April 5. Private D. Johnstone, who was only 18 years of age, joined the Territorials in May Last, and prior to mobilisation was employed as an apprentice pattern maker in the Singer Factory, Clydebank. A tragic circumstance is that this is the second son Mr & Mrs Johnstone have lost within a fortnight, the eldest, Lance-Corporal Wm. Johnstone, having died on April 5 as the result of wounds from the same shell which injured his younger brother."

JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2565
Date of Death: 05/04/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel 57.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnstone, of 67, Radnor St., Clydebank, Glasgow.

JOHNSTONE, D (David)
Rank: Private
Service No: 2164
Date of Death: 15/04/1915
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 84.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Johnstone, of 67, Radnor St., Clydebank, Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Does George McMillan's name appear on the memorial? Reply with quote

Name:George McMillan
Given Initials:G
Rank:Corporal
Death Date:30 May 1940
Number:2873515
Birth Place:Ayr
Residence:Clydebank
Regiment at Enlistment:Gordon Highlanders
Branch at Enlistment:Infantry
Theatre of War:France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
Regiment at Death:Gordon Highlanders
Branch at Death:Infantry

McMILLAN, GEORGE
Rank:CorporalService No:2873515
Date of Death:30/05/1940 Age:32
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference
Grave 2.Cemetery MIANNAY CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone please get new pics of the memorial with the large name panels that now surrounf the figure?

http://cdn1.vtourist.com/4/6789126-Clydebank_Town_Hall_war_memorial_Clydebank.jpg%3Fversion%3D2
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