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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YOUNG, DAVID
Private 17428, 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born in Mearns in 1890.
Killed in France on 26 September 1915, aged 25.
Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France - Panel 46 to 49 and Newton Mearns Parish Church War Memorial
Son of John & Jeannie Young of 65 Main Street, Newton Mearns.
In 1911 census - Occupation - Grocery vanman.

YOUNG, JOHN MOIR
Private 19015, 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry ( Eastern Ontario Regiment).
Born in Mearns on 30th April 1892.
Killed in Belgium on 26 April 1915, aged 22.
Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaandereren, Belgium - Panel 10-26-28 and Newton Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.
Son of John and Jeanie Moir Young of Holm Cottage, Newton Mearns.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names of these Mearns men who were killed are not recorded on the Civic War Memorial.

MAXWELL, JAMES SIMPSON
Private 22762 1st/7th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Born in Virgin Hall, Penpont, Dumfries on 25th March, 1897.
Killed on 28 September 1918, aged 21.
Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc. Grave reference ll. B. 16
He is commemorated on the Mearns Parish Kirk Memorial, but not on the Civic Memorial.
His Mother Margaret Maxwell died when he was born. His birth was registered by his grandfather who died later that year. He was raised by his grandmother who died in 1914. He then lived with his uncle Robert Maxwell who lived at 2 Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns.

McDONALD, LEWIS
Private 7823, 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Born in Barony, Glasgow in 1882.
Killed in Belgium on 09 November 1914, aged 32.
Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium - Panel 5.
Husband of Elizabeth Clara McDonald (nee Bell) of Newton Mearns.

McINTOSH, CHARLES GEORGE GORDON
Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Born in Glasgow in 1885
Killed at Loos 28 September 1915, aged 30.
Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais France - Grave reference I. B. 6
Commemorated on family gravestone in Mearns Cemetery
Son of Oliver Ross McIntosh and Jeanie Dick McIntosh of 6, Elmwood Gardens, Jordanhill, Glasgow - later of Newton Mearns.
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McINTOSH, JAMES ALEXANDER
Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve H.M.T. "Falmouth III”
Formerly 2nd Officer of S.S. "Cameronia." (Anchor Line).
Born in Glasgow in 1883.
Killed by a mine explosion off Falmouth on 19th November 1915, aged 32.
Buried in Noordwijk General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - Grave reference D. 63.
Commemorated on family gravestone in Mearns Cemetery.
Son of Oliver Ross McIntosh and Jeanie Dick McIntosh of 331 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - later Newton Mearns.

MENZIES, JAMES
Able seaman Clyde 5/2524, Nelson Battalion, R.N. Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Born in Glasgow in 1893.
Killed at Gallipoli, Turkey on 05 June 1915, aged 22.
Buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey - Grave reference B41.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Menzies of 4, Ashview Terrace, Newton Mearns.


OATTS, ERIC PEARCE
Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born in 1892 in Glasgow.
Killed on 03 May 1917, aged 26.
Commemorated on Arras Memorial Pas-de-Calais, France - Bay 5.
Son of John Lumsden Oatts, J.P. and Mrs Ellen Margaret Pearce Oatts of The Beeches, Newton Mearns.
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SEMPLE, THOMAS
Private M2/033921, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.
Born in Mearns in 1889.
Killed in France on 25 November 1918, aged 29.
Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine, Maritime France - Grave reference S. II. CC. 10.
Son of Thomas and Agnes Semple of Blackhall Farm Cottage, Newton Mearns,
Husband of Martha K. L. Semple of 7 Kirkgate, Irvine, Ayrshire.

TEMPLETON, ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS
Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Born in Glasgow in 1890.
Killed on 28 June 1915, aged 25.
Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli) - Panel 92-97 and on the family grave in Glasgow Necropolis.
Son of the Rev. Archibald Templeton, M.D. and Mrs. Templeton of Crookfur, Newton Mearns.

TEMPLETON, GODFREY ALLAN
Second Lieutenant 1st/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Born in Glasgow in 1897.
Killed in France on 27 July 1918, aged 21.
Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference XVII. C. 5.
Commemorated on the family grave in Glasgow Necropolis.
Son of the Rev. Archibald Templeton M.D. and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Templeton of Crookfur, Newton Mearns.
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TENNENT, DAVID S.
Private 305412, 8th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Born in Stewarton in 1897.
Killed at the Somme, France on 20 June 1916, aged 19.
Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave reference VII. F. 37.
Commemorated on Cathcart Castle Golf Club War Memorial.
Son of James S. Tennent, M.R.C.V.S., and Jane Tennent of Brownside Farm, Newton Mearns.

WELSH, GEORGE STIRLING
4th Mate S.S. "Clan Farquhar" (Glasgow), Mercantile Marine.
Born in Mearns in 1897.
Killed on 26 February 1917, aged 20.
Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Son of James and Hannah Welsh (nee Buchanan) of 108, Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Story about then missing 11.

http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mearns-history-group-remembers-1-3296392

MEARNS History Group has discovered 11 First World War heroes from Newton Mearns whose names never made it to the local memorial.

Group member Eleanor Spalding led research into the 39 names already commemorated on the Ayr Road memorial.

It was during this study that she found 11 more men who had slipped under the historical radar — until now.

The missing names are James Simpson Maxwell, Lewis McDonald, Charles George Gordon McIntosh, James Alexander McIntosh, James Menzies, Eric Pearce Oatts, Thomas Semple, Archibald Douglas Templeton, Godfrey Allan Templeton, David S Tennent and George Stirling Welsh.

Eleanor told The Extra: “I started with a list of names, but can now relate these names to individuals and their families.

“It was particularly sad to discover that seven families lost more than one son.”

All 50 of the fallen soldiers are now commemorated on the group’s website, and Eleanor added: “If anyone has knowledge of any of the men or their families, or knows of any others who should be included, please contact me at webmaster@mearnshistory.org.uk.”

The group’s work has been recognised by MP Jim Murphy and MSP Ken Macintosh, who commented: “For years I have stood reading the names on the memorial, wondering who the men were.

“The history group has done a wonderful job in finding out even just a little of the story behind each one and the grief that their loss must have caused.”

The findings are available at www.mearnshistory.org.uk.

The group is now researching the names listed on the WWII memorial. Eleanor is keen to source “living memories” and asks anyone interested to get in touch.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Memorial grounds have been refurbished.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was does the inscription on the new wall at the back say?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: S G Esson can anyone help with this? Reply with quote

STEPHEN GEORGE ESSON
Service: Royal Air Force
Rank: Squadron: 107
Rank: Sergeant Pilot Officer
Service Number 40376

Stephen George Esson was born in Aberdeen in 1919, eldest son of George Forbes Esson and Margaret Esson (née Stephen). He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School from 1929 - 1934. On leaving school he joined the cadet ship, H.M.S. Conway, from 1935 - 1937, where he took the aviation course and became Cadet Captain. He obtained his "A" flying licence when he was eighteen, and in February I938 he was granted a regular commission in the R.A.F. He was lightweight boxing champion of the R.A.F.in 1938 and runner-up in the inter-Services boxing championship of 1939.
He served in 107 Squadron and flew Blenheim bombers. On 23 June 1940 Blenheim R3688 of No. 107 Squadron departed at 16.50 hrs from RAF Wattisham with the mission to bomb enemy targets in Soest, Germany, Osnabrück and Hamm. Sergeant Esson was piloting the aircraft which crashed at Willemsoord, 6km north west of Steenwijk Holland. No cause for the crash has been established. The bodies of the crew were buried in a communal grave in
Steenwijkerwold (Willemsoord General Cemetery, Row O. Coll. grave 1, full military honours being accorded by the Dutch authorities. Sergeant Esson is also commemorated on the Aberdeen Grammar School Memorial and the Scout Association Memorial.
No evidence however has been found which connects him to the Newton Mearns area and it is not clear why his name is on the Newton Mearns Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:34 am    Post subject: Thomas Connelly update Reply with quote

Thomas Connelly Pte 24297 5th Gordon Highlanders b Newton Mearns,Ren. e Glasgow Killed in Action F&F 31/07/1917 CWGC has 242297. Soldiers Effects: Sister: Mary. Soldiers Will 6 pages. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Addenda Panel 59 The Scotsman 07-09-17 P7: Newton Mearns
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