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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan WW1 Reply with quote

Ardrossan WW1 War Memorial

Designed by Dr. Macgregor Chalmers, a Glasgow architect and his successor, Mr J. Jeffry Waddell who finished the work upon Dr. Chalmers' untimely death.
The memorial was sculpted by Mr. James A. Young of Glasgow and its erection was supervised by ex Bailie John Inglis, a builder from Ardrossan.

Depicted in the stonework are some personalities from Scottish History (but I'm at a loss to explain the reason why?)





Photographs courtesy of Kevinstoke.

Nice link to more pics is here: http://travel.webshots.com/album/556538046AiHBeS
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is another ww2 memorial in Ardrossan by a rememberance garden, I found it whilst walking through the town centre, maybe someone has a photo of that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked the Ardrossan memorial, its good to see something Scottish. As far as I can remember the figures are:
Upper shaft - 'RELIGION' , SAINT COLUMBA
Mid shaft - 'NAVY' ADMIRAL WOOD & 'ARMY' ROBERT THE BRUCE
lower shaft. 'PEACE' DAVID LIVINGSTONE, ROBERT BURNS & JAMES WATT
The choice of Admiral Wood to represent the navy is interesting. There is an article on Admiral Wood here:
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other/wood_andrew.htm


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adams John
Adamson George Addis
Adamson Robert Thorburn
Alexander Archibald C.E.
Anderson David Shanks
Anderson George
Ashton John
Beckett James Ranald
Bell Lawrence
Blackwood John
Boa William H.
Boyd David
Boyd John
Breckenridge George
Breckenridge William
Brennen Hugh
Bruce Robert Andrew
Cairns William
Caldwell Duncan
Caldwell Thomas
Carpenter George
Cartner George
Chrystie James Alexander
Clinton Thomas
Conn William Galloway
Cook Donald MacQueen
Cook William
Cranston Thomas
Crawford David
Cullen Hugh
Cullen John
Curlett John
Currie Robert Breckenridge
Dick William
Docherty John
Docherty Patrick
Donnachie William
Douglas Gilbert
Dow Dugald
Fleming John
Fleming William
Fleming William Robert
Gardiner Duncan
Gates Thomas
Gibb James Shirra
Gibson Daniel M.
Goodwin Matthew Deane
Gray James
Green Robert McI.
Grierson John
Guthrie William
Hamilton James
Hamilton James Smith
Harvey John
Houston James
Hunter James
Irvine Thomas Young
Irvine William
Johnstone John
Jones Alfred
Kean Andrew
Kerr John Peter
Kerr Robert
Killin Duncan
Laughland Raymond
Leitch John
Leonard William
Linton Henry McEwan
Logan Peter
Lynch Hugh
MacKay George Douglas
Martin Alexander
McArthur Dugald
McCafferty Hugh P.
McCallum Daniel
McCallum James
McCaskill Alexander
McCreadie Robert
McDonald Archibald
McDonald David
McDowall John
McEwan David
McEwan Duncan
McFarlane John
McGill Daniel
McGillivray John
McGillivray William
McGrattan Thomas
McIlroy James
McInnes William
McIntyre William
McKirdy John
McLachlan Duncan
McLean John
McLeish Thomas
McMillan John
McMillan John Mathieson
McMillan William
McNamee Patrick
McNicol Angus
Melvin William
Miller John Orr
Morton James McLaren
Muir Alexander
Muir James
Munn Francis
Munn John William
Munro Archie
Murphy John
Murray Andrew S.
Nolan Peter
Nolan William Craig
Norwood James A.
Ogden Charles Fraser
Pearson Maxwell C.
Phinn William
Radcliffe James
Radcliffe William
Ramsay George
Rankin John
Ritchie Robert
Roche Patrick
Rodger William C.
Rodman Arthur Mathieson
Roxburgh James Cook
Roxburgh John Hampton
Skillen Robert
Smith Angus Ross
Smith Charles
Smith James Ritchie
Smith Mathew Patterson
Smith Thomas Howie
Smyth William
Stairs Robert S.
Stevens J. Bright
Stevenson George Arthur
Tait William
Taylor Andrew
Taylor George Walker
Taylor John
Thomson Thomas
Travers Andrew
Tummilty Charles
Urquhart Ian S.
Walker Archibald Kennedy
Wallace Tom
Wallace William H.
Watt Edwin H.
Whitehead James
Wright William


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:39 am    Post subject: Ardrossan WM Inscription Reply with quote

Ardrossan, WW1 South Beach Road War Memorial
Inscription and Additional Details
UKNIWM Ref No 9776

Main Inscription in 3 long lines of text

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND RECEIVED EACH FOR HIS
OWN MEMORY PRAISE THAT WILL NEVER DIE AND WITH IT THE NOBLEST SEPULCHRE
NOT THAT IN WHICH THEIR MORTAL BONES ARE LAID BUT A HOME IN THE MINDS OF MEN

(Brass plaque with names of fallen)

1914 - 1918


Inscription on the reverse face of the monument

THINE O LORD IS THE VICTORY


WW1 Names of the fallen. Names arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial and surname given. Rank, decorations, regiment or service, place and date of death not given. Names in 6 columns on a brass plaque.

Column 1

JOHN ADAMS
GEORGE ADDIS ADAMSON
ROBERT THORBURN ADAMSON
ARCHIBALD C.L. ALEXANDER
DAVID SHANKS ANDERSON
GEORGE ANDERSON
JOHN ASHTON
JAMES RANAND BECKETT
LAWRENCE BELL
JOHN BLACKWOOD
WILLIAM H. BOA
DAVID BOYD
JOHN BOYD
GEORGE BRECKENRIDGE
WILLAIM BRECKENRIDGE
HUGH BRENNEN
ROBERT ANDREW BRUCE
WILLIAM CAIRNS
DUNCAN CALDWELL
THOMAS CALDWELL
GEORGE CARPENTER
GEORGE GARTNER
JAMES ALEXANDER CHRYSTIE
THOMAS CLINTON
WILLIAM GALLOWAY CONN


Column 2

DONALD MACQUEEN COOK
WILLIAM COOK
THOMAS CRANSTON
DAVID CRAWFORD
HUGH CULLEN
JOHN CULLEN
JOHN CURLETT
ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE CURRIE
WILLIAM DICK
JOHN DOCHERTY
PATRICK DOCHERTY
WILLIAM DONNACHIE
GILBERT DOUGLAS
DUGALD DOW
JOHN FLEMING
WILLIAM FLEMING
WILLIAM ROBERT FLEMING
DUNCAN GARDINER
THOMAS GATES
JAMES SHIRRA GIBB
DANIEL M. GIBSON
MATTHEW DEANE GOODWIN
JAMES GRAY
ROBERT McI. GREEN
JOHN GRIERSON


Column 3

WILLIAM GUTHRIE
JAMES HAMILTON
JAMES SMITH HAMILTON
JOHN HARVEY
JAMES HOUSTON
JAMES HUNTER
THOMAS YOUNG IRVINE
WILLIAM IRVINE
JOHN JOHNSTONE
ALFRED JONES
ANDREW KEAN
JOHN PETER KERR
ROBERT KERR
DUNCAN KILLIN
RAYMOND LAUGHLAND
JOHN LEITCH
WILLIAM LEONARD
HENRY McEWAN LINTON
PETER LOGAN
HUGH LYNCH
GEORGE DOUGLAS MACKAY
ALEXANDER MARTIN
WILLIAM MELVIN
JOHN ORR MILLER
JAMES McLAREN MORTON


Column 4

ALEXANDER MUIR
JAMES MUIR
FRANCIS MUNN
JOHN WILLIAM MUNN
ARCHIE MUNRO
JOHN MURPHY
ANDREW S. MURRAY
DUGALD McARTHUR
HUGH P. McCAFFERTY
DANIEL McCALLUM
JAMES McCALLUM
ALEXANDER McCASKILL
ROBERT McCREADIE
ARCHIBALD McDONALD
DAVID McDONALD
JOHN McDOWALL
DAVID McEWAN
DUNCAN McEWAN
JOHN McFARLANE
DANIEL McGILL
JOHN McGILLIVRAY
WILLIAM McGILLIVRAY
THOMAS McGRATTAN
JAMES McILROY
WILLIAM McINNES


Column 5

WILLIAM McINTYRE
JOHN McKIRDY
DUNCAN McLACHLAN
JOHN McLEAN
THOMAS McLEISH
JOHN MATHIESON McMILLAN
JOHN McMILLAN
WILLIAM McMILLAN
PATRICK McNAMEE
ANGUS McNICOL
PETER NOLAN
WILLIAM CRAIG NOLAN
JAMES A. NORWOOD
CHARLES FRASER OGDEN
MAXWELL C. PEARSON
WILLIAM PHINN
JAMES RADCLIFFE
WILLIAM RADCLIFFE
GEORGE RAMSAY
JOHN RANKIN
ROBERT RITCHIE
PATRICK ROCHE
WILLIAM C. RODGER
ARTHUR MATHIESON RODMAN
JAMES COOK ROXBURGH


Column 6

JOHN HAMPTON ROXBURGH
ROBERT SKILLEN
ANGUS ROSS SMITH
CHARLES SMITH
JAMES RITCHIE SMITH
MATTHEW PATTERSON SMITH
THOMAS HOWIE SMITH
WILLIAM SMYTH
ROBERT S. STAIRS
J. BRIGHT STEVENS
GEORGE ARTHUR STEVENSON
WILLIAM TAIT
ANDREW TAYLOR
GEORGE WALKER TAYLOR
JOHN TAYLOR
THOMAS THOMSON
ANDREW TRAVERS
CHARLES TUMMILTY
IAN S. URQUHART
ARCHIBALD KENNEDY WALKER
TOM WALLACE
WILLIAM A. WALLACE
EDWIN A. WATT
JAMES WHITEHEAD
WILLIAM WRIGHT


The memorial is made of blonde sandstone and is in the form of a tall cross on a circular base. The base is about 6 to 8m in diameter and consists of a circular slabbed area gained by two concentric circular steps. The memorial faces west towards the sea. On either side of the memorial plinth is a semicircular sandstone low wall with bench. There is a carved detail of circular celtic knotwork on the front edge of each bench. The base of the memorial is cemented sandstone blocks and is about 3m wide by 2 to 3m high. The main inscription is carved on the upper part of the base. Below that, the brass plaque with the names of the fallen. Below that 1914 – 1918 is carved. The cross is probably 7 to 8m high. There are three heavily carved panels on the shaft of the cross. At the top panel is a figure identified as ‘St Columba’ and the word ‘Religion’. The middle panel has two figures identified as ‘Admiral Hood’ and ‘Bruce’ and the words ‘Navy’ and ‘Army’. The lowest panel has three figures identified as ‘’Livingstone’, Watt’ and ‘Burns’ and the word ‘Peace’. Above these three panels is a celtic knotwork carving on the cross which has a plain central boss. No wheel. There are further small carvings on the narrow faces of the cross and a panel of carved detail on the narrow faces of the shaft opposite the St Columba panel. There is an incised cross with simple celtic knotwork on the reverse face of the cross. The memorial is set on a grassy park between the South Beach Road or Promenade and the sea.

http://www.threetowners.com/Ard%20folder/ardr_ww1.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ardrossan War Memorial names here:

http://www.threetowners.com/Ard%20folder/ardr_ww1.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FLEMING, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 28/11/1916
Service No: 4377
Additional information: Son of John and the late Agnes Fleming, of 47, Montpelier Park, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. D. 183.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
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Name: ADAMSON, GEORGE ADDIS Initials: G A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Second Lieutenant Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers Unit Text: 6th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Robert M. Adamson, M.A., and Robina S. T. Adamson, of St. John's Manse, Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

From "Edinburgh University" Roll of Honour:
ADAMSON, GEORGE ADDIS (b. 1898).

Ardrossan Academy ; Dux; First XV. and XI. Cadet Corps 1909-12. Student
of Arts, 1916-17. O.T.C. Infantry, July to Dec. 1916, Cadet; Officer Cadet Dec.
1916. 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Lieut. Jan. 1917. France. Fell in
action at Passchendaele on I2th October 1917. PI. II.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. James Alexander Chrystie Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
WW1
JAMES ALEXANDER CHRYSTIE


(Glasgow Herald 27th Nov 1914)
"Second Lieutenant James A. Chrystie, of the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Royal Scots Fusiliers, who is reported among the missing, is the only son of Provost Chrystie, of Ardrossan. He joined the R.S.F. last November, and prior to that had been an officer in the Ardrossan Academy Cadet Corps. When he went to Glasgow he joined the Officer Training Corps, in which he latterly filled the rank of Captain. He was in his last year for the medical degree at Glasgow University, and was within a few days of sitting his final examinations when called up."

Name: CHRYSTIE, JAMES ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 30/11/1914
Additional information: Son of James Brown Chrystie and Elma Eliza Chrystie, of Ardrossan, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel 57.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander McCaskill Reply with quote

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McCaskill Alexander


(Glasgow Herald 28th December 1914)
"Intimation was received in Ardrossan from the War Office on Saturday that Private Alexander McCaskill, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, has died in France of wounds received on November 21. Private McCaskill, whose wife resides at Hill Street, Ardrossan, was a reservist, and went out with the Expeditionary Forces. He was through the retirement from Mons and took part in subsequent engagements in France. He was employed at the shipyard, Ardrossan."

CWGC
McCASKILL, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 8535
Date of Death: 21/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. M. 34.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: McCASKILL
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 8535
Date Death: 21/11/1914
Place of birth: Irvine Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
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Proposed cost of £1600. Whether it was this in the end is unknown.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Daniel McGill Reply with quote

CWGc Information

Name: McGILL
First name: Daniel
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scots Guards
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 26/09/1914
Service no: 4661
Additional information: Brother of Mrs E Dickie, of 5, Fullarton Place, Stevenston, Ayrshire
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


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CWGC Information

Rank: Private
Service No: 6533
Date of Death: Between 28/10/1914 and 07/11/1914
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit: 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel 58.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late William Munro, of Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

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CWGC Information

Name: MURPHY
Initial: J
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Service no: 8268
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 19 and 33
Cemetery: YPRES(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Daily Record 4 September 1915
"ARDROSSAN
Mrs Murphy, 33 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, has received official notice that her son, Pte. John Murphy, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, has died from wounds received on 16th June.
Pte. Murphy was previously reported as wounded and missing. He was a reservist and was called up in August, 1914. He was wounded at Ypres. Prior to mobilisation he was employed at Messrs Nobel's Factory, Ardeer"

John is also on the Saltcoats Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:55 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Hugh P McCafferty Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: McCAFFERTY
First names: Hugh Peter
Rank: Private
Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit: 11th Bn
Age: 33
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service no: S/16783
Additional information: Son of Mrs Agnes McCafferty, of 45, Burns Square, Ayr; husband of Isabella McCafferty, of 2, Gladstone Rd., Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Bay 9
Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Hugh's service record shows he was born in Cardiff and prior to enlisting was a Printer. He married Isabella Denholm in Leith on 27 December 1907 and they had three children George born 3rd Jan 1909 in Ayr; Elizabeth Agnes born 23rd December 1909 in Ayr and John Denholm born 31st January 1915 in Saltcoats. His siblings were George, age 32, living in Old Cumnock; Patrick, age 31, living with his mother at 45, Burns Statue Square, Ayr and Robert, age 28, living at 14 Garden Street, Ayr. Isabella was awarded a weekly pension of 29/7 for herself and 15/10 for the children.

Hugh is also on the Saltcoats Memorial

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 26 April 1918

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John Orr Miller Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: MILLER
First Names: John Orr
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: "C" Coy. 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn
Age: 28
Date of Death: 16/04/1918
Service No: 202138
Additional information: Brother of Miss Janet R. B. Miller of 60, Princes St., Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 9
Cemetery: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

The A&S Herald Intimations database shows John as the son of the late Adam Miller, Hurlford & Mrs Miller of 50, Princes St., Ardrossan

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows John was born in Riccarton and enlisted in Ardrossan
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