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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: St. Andrew's Parish Church Hamilton Reply with quote

St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Avon Street, Hamilton ML3 7HU

OS Grid Ref: NS 723550



St. Andrew’s Parish Church was formed on the amalgamation of Avon Street Church and Brandon Street Church.

The first memorial is from the old Brandon Street Church.



1914 – 1919
DEDICATED TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

Rev. Gilbert W. Elliott MA Minister of this church 1910 – 1918
John Campbell
Noble Campbell
William Cross
James Fisher
William Harrison
James McBride
Archibald McIntyre
Andrew McMurdo
James L. Tennant
John M. Johnstone

1939 – 1945

ALSO

William Gordon
Andrew Y.P. Dickson

WHO FELL IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: St. Andrew's Parish Church Hamilton Reply with quote

The second plaque commemorates the fallen from the Avon Street Church.



TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS
CHURCH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 -1919

John Andrew
Francis McDonald
Robert C. Gray
Gavin J. Struthers
Robert Hay
William Fraser
Robert T Smith
Robert M. Young
Archibald M. Young
Robert Downie
Peter Orr
Alexander Jack
Andrew T. Jack

1939 – 1945

Hamish Campbell
James Fairservice
Peter D. Hamilton
William MacFarlane
William Pennycook
William Pollock Taylor
William Watson
James Porter

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: St. Andrew's Parish Church Hamilton Reply with quote





The stain glass window is dedicated to a former minister of the church a Rev. James Allan Wylie who was killed in 1894 whilst working as a missionary in China.
The following article appeared in the New York Times.

MURDER OF MISSIONARY WYLIE
Story of the Crime for Which the Chinese Soldiers Were Executed.

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Sept. 16 -- The steamship Oceanic brings details of the murder in China of the Scotch missionary, the Rev. James Wylie. A New-Chwang correspondent of The North China Daily News, writing under date of Aug. 20, says:
“ On the 10th inst. At Liaoyang, fifty miles above this port, soldiers en route for Corea from Tien-Tsin attacked the Rev. James Wylie, a member of the Scotch Presbyterian Mission, with knives and sticks. After cutting him about the head and face and beating him sticks, they left him lying on the ground in the public roadway, where his colleagues found him unconscious and bleeding from his wounds.
“His lower jaw was broken in two places, and he had several wounds about the head and face, among others deep scalp wounds. These wounds however were not so serious as the injuries to the brain caused by blows or kicks. He died at 6 o’clock on the morning of the 16th inst.”

Many thanks to Rita Stewart for allowing me access to the church.

John Houston.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: Brandon U.F. church memorial Reply with quote

The Brandon U.F. church memorial unveiling. Probably on the day before, the 20th of June 1920.

(Glasgow Herald 21st of June 1920)
"A memorial tablet has been unveiled in the vestibule of Brandon U.F. Church, Hamilton to perpetuate the memory of the members and adherents of the congregation who fell in the war. The names of the fallen include the Rev. Gilber W. Elliot M.A. a former minister of the church."

Cheers,
Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Booklet for names on memorial Reply with quote

There's a booklet about the names on the St Andrews memorial.

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"Called The Fallen, the 45-page A4-size book of remembrance lists the names and deeds of the 31 members of St Andrew’s Church who gave their lives for their country.

A page is devoted to each of the 21 killed in World War One and 10 who perished in World war Two.

Some of the St Andrew’s heroes are pictured in grainy black. For others, there are only pictures of their final resting place in a military cemetery.

The booklet has been a “labour of love” for St Andrew’s parishioner Jim Wood, a 77-year-old former RAF man, who wanted people to know the often forgotten stories of valour behind the names on the memorial.

He enlisted the help of Joe O’Raw (80), who is originally from New Stevenston but now lives in Craigneuk.

Mr O’ Raw has produced 30 war memorial booklets for towns and churches in Lanarkshire and he delved into the archives of the Advertiser and other newspapers to tell the stories of those St Andrew’s Church members who paid the ultimate price.

Mr Wood said: “Phrases such a ‘we will remember them’ or ‘their names will live forever’ are said regularly and with sincere feelings, However, as time goes on, each successive generation finds it more and more difficult to relate to individual names.

“I, like a lot of parishioners, look at the memorial with all these names and wonder what lies behind them.”

“When I read the book I was surprised by valour particularly of one man, Captain Robert Downie.

“He signed up as a private, went through the war, was wounded, decorated, went back to the Front Line and died five days before the end of the war trying to capture a railway station.

“Another parishioner, who came back from Canada to sign up, died when HMS Hood was blown up by the Bismark.

“There are so many stories like that and this booklet has brought them all ltogether.”

Ian Forsyth, president of the Royal British Legion Scotland Hamilton branch, said: “They have done a wonderful job and I would like to see more churches and other institutions do likewise.

“I think it will bring the realities of war a bit closer to home especially if we can add the stories of those killed since the last war.”

The booklet (printed by Voice Design and Print, Hamilton) is available from the church for a donation of at least £4 with all proceeds going to Erskine Hospital.
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Name: CAMPBELL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 240455
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th/6th Bn
Date of Death: 18/1/1918
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Campbell, of 30, High Patrick St., Hamilton.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.

and his brother:

Name: CAMPBELL, NOBLE
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 104930
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 21st Coy
Date of Death: 21/3/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Campbell, of 21, Haddow St., Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 90 to 93
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial.

Both are also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Name: CROSS, WILLIAM NICOL
Initials: WN
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 108177
Regiment/Service: 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, "D" Coy
Date of Death: 11/6/1916
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of George and Marion Cross. Employed in Bank of Ottawa, Edmonton, Alberta.
Grave Reference: XIII A 1
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton Grammar School Memorial.
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Name: ELLIOTT, GILBERT WILKIE
Initials: GW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 97860
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 12th Bn
Date of Death: 27/3/1918
Grave Reference: Panel 90 to 93
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial.

Note: SNWM states formerly 45745, Royal Scots.
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Name: DOWNIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Bn
Awards: MC, DCM
Date of Death: 6/11/1918
Age: 27
Additional Information: Brother of Isabel Downie, of 6, John St., Hamilton.
Grave Reference: A 1
Cemetery: Pont-Sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery.

Also named on the Memorial at The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University and on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Name: HAY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Devonshire Regiment, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 28/7/1918
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Robert Hay, of 65, Brandon St., Hamilton; husband of Jessie Russell Brown (formerly Hay), of 62, Woodlands View, Low Waters, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Memorial: Soissons Memorial.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Entry for Andrew Jack.

Name: JACK, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17752
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 25/11/1918
Grave Reference: S 11 CC 25
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Name: JOHNSTONE, JOHN MCANDREW
Initials: JM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: S/40617
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 17/7/1917
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of James and Janet Johnstone, of Gas Works Cottage, Motherwell. Native of Hamilton.
Grave Reference: I G 8
Cemetery: Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

Note: SNWM states formerly 3767, Lovat Scouts.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Possibly ...

Name: MCBRIDE, JAMES WALKER
Initials: JW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/15250
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 136 to 138
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.
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Name: MCDONALD, FRANCIS,
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: S/6142
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn, "A" Coy
Date of Death: 12/10/1916
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Jean Anderson McDonald. Native of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: V J 14
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Name: MACINTYRE, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27974
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 4/10/1917
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Flora Macintyre, of "Parkend," 12, Edward St., Hamilton.
Panel Reference: Panel 66 to 68
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.

Note: SNWM states formerly 4075, Highland Light Infantry.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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