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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Symington, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

Not to be confused with the Symington in Ayshire, which has I believe already been posted.

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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial was by monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae of Glasgow, the daybook entry reads:
'Order no. 6008, Symington, Grey obelisk, Erected August 1921, Daybook 348'.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, Tuesday 16th August 1921.

    SYMINGTON

    The unveiling ceremony and dedication service in connection with the monument erected to the memory of the eight men who fell in the war from Symington (Lanarkshire), took place at Symington on Sunday, in the presence of a large gathering. Mr W. K. Jackson, Convenor of the Memorial Committee, presided, and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Captain Walter E. Elliot, M.P.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman 17/3/1943 p.6

WHITSON . In March 1943 . Captain W. M. A. ( Michael ) WHITSON. R. A. attached R. A. F., younger son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Whition, Symington . Lanarkshire, aged 22.

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WHITSON, WILFRED MICHAEL ALEXANDER
Service Number 95156
Died 12/03/1943
Aged 22
Royal Artillery attd. Royal Air Force
Son of Ralph Alexander Whitson and Anne Laura Morton Whitson, of Glasgow.
WOKING (ST. JOHN'S) CREMATORIUM, Surrey.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CALDWELL, JAMES ROBERT MCDONALD
Initials: JRM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, attd 403rd Howitzer Bde
Date of Death: 26/10/1918
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 60
Memorial: Basra Memorial.

Also named on Biggar School Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: EASTON, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4652
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 59th Coy
Date of Death: 27/7/1917
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of James Currie Easton and Christina Newlands Easton, of 390, Allison St., Glasgow.
Grave Reference: I A 22
Cemetery: Talana Farm Cemetery.

Note: SNWM states formerly 22232, Scottish Rifles.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GIBSON, R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35791
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1917
Age: 34
Additional Information: Son of William and Jane Gibson, of Wellparkhead, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: III C 9
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery.

Also named on Biggar War Memorial, Biggar School Memorial and Biggar Parish Church Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GROSSART, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United KIngdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17197
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 25/10/1918
Panel Reference: Panel 35 and 64
Memorial: Basra Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FINLAYSON, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corpral
Service Number: 7941
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 1/7/1916
Grave Reference: II Q 5
Cemetery: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCMILLAN, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 59645
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 17th Bn
Date of Death: 30/9/1918
Grave Reference: II F 24
Cemetery: Zantvoorde British Cemetery.

Note: SNWM states previously 35678, Lanarkshire Yeomanry.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MANN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27105
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 24/4/1915
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of John Mann, of "Woodlands," Symington, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Panel Reference: Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: REILLY, JOHN ALEXANDER
Initials: JA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 2825512
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 29/6/1944
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reilly; husband of Flora M. Reilly.
Grave Reference: III J 6
Cemetery: Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been able to identify a John Connell who I can tie to a Symington connection.
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