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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname: FRIEND
Forenames/Initials: John
Rank: Rifleman
Service: Army
Service Number: 24084249
Regiment/Corps: CAMERONIANS
Date of Birth: 08 January 1947
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20 April 1967
Cemetery Name: New Monkland Landward Cemetery
Grave Row: A
Grave Number: 292
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

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Lt. Col. J. F. GIBSON, M.C., T.D., D.L., died 31st January 1963 aged 69 years
Husband of Jessie Hutchison Chapman.

Likely to be James Forsyth Gibson, awarded the MC when Acting Captain, 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers.



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Surname: HENDRY
Forenames/Initials: Wilson
Rank: Able Seaman
Service: Royal Navy
Service Number: JX 639571
Ship: HMS Pembroke
Date of Birth: 30 September 1925
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28 January 1948
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

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Surname: LEISHMAN
Forenames/Initials: Peter
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Air Force
Service Number: G2230851
Station: RAF Acklington
Date of Birth: 13 December 1927
Age: 38
Date of Death: 15 July 1966
Cemetery Name: Chevington Cem Morpeth Northumberland
Grave Section: G
Grave Number: 48
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

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JOHN McBRIDE died 18th March 1970 aged 44 years
At Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
Through wounds received in February 1945
Son of John and Janet McKay McBride (nee Skinner)



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JAMES KING McPHERSON, M.M. died 21st January 1976 aged 55 years
Son of James and Sarah W. McPherson (nee MacDonald)

No. 2076927 Acting Lance Sergeant James King McPherson was serving in 554 Field Company, Royal Engineers when he was awarded the Military Medal.

Here is the citation:







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JOHN MILLER, M.M.
Died 10th October 1962 aged 76 years
Husband of Sarah Cherry.

There are 12 First World War recipients of the Military Medal so it has unfortunately not been possible to identify his service details without further information.



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GAVIN B. MOTHERWELL, Lieut. Col., R.E. (T) T.D.,
Provost of Airdrie 1930-33
Died 23rd April 1943
Husband of Margaret Parsons.

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Surname: MURCHISON
Forenames/Initials: Robert Harvie
Rank: Corporal
Service: Army
Service Number: 24248609
Regiment/Corps: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date of Birth: 28 October 1946
Age: 33
Date of Death: 20 October 1980
Cemetery Name: New Monkland Cemetery
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

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Sergt. SAMUEL NUTT Snr., late Scots Greys and Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Who died in Glasgow, 15th May 1885
Son of Samuel and Margaret Nutt (nee Alston).



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JAMES PATERSON, died at Basra Military Hospital 20th December 1919 aged 23
Son of James and Isabella Paterson (nee Gilmour)

This man may have had no military connection apart from the fact he died in a Military Hospital.



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JOSEPH ROBINSON, D.C.M., late R.S.M., Royal Engineers
Died 20th January 1962 aged 82 years
Husband of Margaret Forsyth Gibson.



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WILLIAM SHANKS, Major R.E.(T.), M.C., Croix of Guerre
Who died at Dulthorne, Airdrie 18th June 1923 aged 30 years
Son of Robert and Jeannie Wotherspoon Shanks (nee Rankin).



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Lieut. Colonel Peter Spence, V.D., J.P., late 5th V.B. Scottish Rifles
Died at Northfield, Airdrie, 27th August 1926 age 79
Husband of Janet Morrison Smith.





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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES WILLIAMSON, M.M.,
Died 25th March 1963 aged 54 years
Husband of Nan Pettigrew

Likely to be No.2985705, Private James Williamson, 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette dated 14/9/43. It was awarded for his actions during the battle at Wadi Akarit.

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