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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: South & Levern Parish Church Barrhead Reply with quote

South & Levern Parish Church, 146 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SG

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 502590



This Church of Scotland is located in Barrhead Main Street, a short distance west of the shopping centre and the junction with Arthurlie Street. In 1985 Barrhead South joined with Levern Church to form Barrhead South & Levern Parish Church.
www.southandlevern.org.uk

There are five war memorials located in the main entrance of the church.



The centre plaque which belonged to the South Church and details the WW1 dead.
The plaque is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS CHURCH WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919.

ROYAL NAVY
Surgn. Capt. Thos. Louis Grenet Stewart RND
OS George Ross Wham

ARMY
Pte. William S. Adair Scot Horse
Pte. Thomas Anderson Gordons
Pte. R. Wallace Baxter Camerons
Corpl. Alexander Cameron A&SH
Pte. Roderick Cameron RS
Pte. Andrew Campbell A&SH
Pte. David Campbell NZR
Corpl. John Campbell MGC
Sergt. David W. Carmichael Glas. Highs.
Pte Duncan Chisholm Scots Gds.
Pte. Robert Cunningham A&SH
L/Corpl. Robert Dakers RSF
Pte. James Douglas Camerons
Pte. James Dow RS
L/Corpl. Archie Duncan Ewing RSF
Gnr. Thomas Ferguson RFA
Corpl. William Fleming USA ENG
Pte. Alexander Gilmour Gordons
Pte. Gavin C. Gormlie Gordons
Pte John H. Gormlie Gordons
Sapr. Thomas C. Gormlie AIF
Lieut. William Grier RAMC
Lieut. Hugh Houston RS
Pte. George Hunter Scots Gds.
Pte. Walter Irvine RS
Pte. Samuel Jack Gordons
Sergt. Adam J. Kennedy Gordons
Pte. Peter Leckie Seaforths
Pte. James C. MacFadyen
Pte. Matt. Balmanno Marshall A&SH
Gnr. David Robb Millar A&SH
Tpr. David Miller QORGY
Pte. James Mitchell A&SH
Sergt. James R. Monaghan Glas. Highs.
L/Corpl. William J. McAulay A&SH
Pte. William McCaig Seaforths
Pte. John McIntyre Lab. Batt.
Gnr. Alexander McKay RFA
Gnr. Louis J. McKay HTMB
Pte. James McKenzie Lanc. Fus.
Trp. Andrew McQuarrie Scot Horse
Pte. James F. McQuarrie Ayr Yeo.
Pte. John Robertson RS
Pte. William P. Ross A&SH
Pte. Joseph Simpson Seaforths
Pte. William A. Simpson Glas. Highs.
Pte. James Stewart RF
Lieut. W, Marshall Stewart SR
Pte. Robert R Williamson A&SH
Piper William Woodside A&SH

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: South & Levern Parish Church Barrhead Reply with quote



The second WW1 plaque (Levern Church) is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FROM THIS CONGREGATION FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

William Anderson
John Armstrong
Robert Forrest
James Forsyth
William Forsyth
Alexander Harrison
William Henderson
James Kelly
Andrew Law
James R. Law
Matthew Law
Alexander Logan
Robert Murray
Andrew McIndoe
David Nicol
Robert Ritchie
James Rennie
Robert Smith
David Steven
William Young
John Yuill

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: South & Levern Parish Church Barrhead Reply with quote



This WW2 plaque which is from the Levern Church is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Alexander Braidwood
Colin S. Cunningham
Alexander Logan
Robert McDowall
William McDowall
Andrew R. Nisbet
James R. Welsh

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”
1939 – 1945
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: South & Levern Parish Church Barrhead Reply with quote




The next two WW2 plaques which are from the South Church are inscribed as follows:

THESE TWO PANELS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN ROM THIS CONGREGATION WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND WORLD – WAR 1939 – 1945


PRO PATRIA

Gunner Harold T. Abbott Royal Artillery
Piper Robert Black Kings Own Scottish Borderers
W/O pilot John H. Bradbury Royal Air Force Volunteer Res.
L/Corpl. John Mulholland Seaforth Highlanders

I would like to thank Peter Millan, Church Officer, for allowing me access to the church.

John Houston
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Name: ABBOTT, HAROLD
Initials: H T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 15 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 03/12/1945
Service No: 11007502
Additional information: Son of William Abbott, and of Lilias Abbott, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1A. D. 7.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

Name: BLACK, ROBERT ROBERTSON
Initials: R R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 02/11/1944
Service No: 3192903
Additional information: Son of Thomas White Black and Mary Humphreys Irvine Black; husband of Christina Muir Black, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. C. 2.
Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY

Name: BRADBURN, JOHN HENRY
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 78 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 06/10/1944
Service No: 1343450
Additional information: Son of Stuart Bradburn, and of Anne S. W. Bradburn, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 20. F. 11.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Name: MULHOLLAND, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 06/04/1943
Service No: 2825886
Additional information: Son of Robert J. and Agnes Mulholland, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 10.
Cemetery: SFAX WAR CEMETERY
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William Smellie Adair
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 4 Nov 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Dunkeld, Perthshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Battalion: 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion B Coy
Regimental Number: S/17202
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 30 years
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: William was Formerly a member of the Scottish. Horse regiment no 1680
William was the Son of William Adair, A Iron tuner to trade who was born in 1859 at Barrhead and Katherine Adiar born 1860 at Alexandria Dumbartonshire of "Arrdgowan" Barrhead.
He was the Husband of Margaret Earl Auchincloss Adair of Weir Ave Barrhead East Renfrewshire :
During 1910 The family where at 10 Barnes street ;- Father William -Mother Catherine, Brother James age 14, William 12, Margaret Connell age 10. John age 1 .William died after 2 years service and he is commemorated at Fontaine-au-Bois Communal Cemetery
Fontaine-au-Bois, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and on the family stone in Neilston Cemetery.
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Thomas Smith Anderson
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 27 Nov 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: West Calder
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: S/10540
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Loos France.
Comments- Son Of Mr and Mr James Anderson 245 Main street Barrhead; The war -Another Barrhead soldier killed ;
Mr James Anderson 245 Main street Barrhead has received a letter from an officer intimating that his son Pte Thomas Anderson 2nd Gordon's was killed in action in the trenches near Festubert on Nov 26th 1915; Pte Anderson was 23 years of age, and enlisted in May of the present year (1915) When he joined the army he was in employment of Bathgate Co-operative Society, and prior to that was with the west Calder co-op society having gone there from the Barrhead society in whose fleshing dept he had been employed for a number of years, three brothers of the deceased are in the Army, In letter to Mr Anderson already referred to , Lieutenant Terris says “private Anderson was killed by a rifle bullet through the head, death being instantaneous," He adds- " It will be some comfort to you to know that he suffered absolutely no pain. He died a hero's death. He was one of my best men, and his loss will be felt very much by myself and his platoon. He was buried behind the front line, and I have had a wooden cross placed over his grave. Allow me to sympathise with you in your irreparable loss"
Thomas is commemorated on Panel Reference: Panel 115 to 119. Memorial :LOOS MEMORIAL
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Robert Wallace Baxter
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Death Date: 15 Jul 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Stirling, Stirlingshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 5th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/41540
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 18
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly D/26632, Lovat Scouts, S/20228, Gordon Highlanders.
In Memoriam Baxter - In proud and loving memory of R Wallace Baxter 5th Cameron Highlanders Killed in action 15th July 1918 age 18 1/2 : Son of Isabella and the late Joseph Baxter of Glasgow, Late of Tyrone Ireland; Robert enlisted in the Gordon highlanders Trans to Lovat's scouts then later Cameron Highlanders.
Robert is Commemorated at Grave Reference: II. D. 5. Cemetery:LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK
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Alexander Cameron
Birth Place: Neilston Parish Renfrewshire
Residence: Glasgow, Lanarks
Death Date: 31 Oct 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Paisley, Renfrews
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 10660
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Church Barrhead South Church of Scotland
Corporal Alex Cameron, age 29 The beloved Son of Donald and Mrs Christian Cameron 3 Barnes street Barrhead : Corporal Cameron was in the regular army and had 9 years service- He was in India when the war broke out and came from there to the western Front with the 1st expeditionary force.
Alex is commemorated at Thiepval mem Pier and face 15a and 16c Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
Brother Roderick Cameron Died of wounds at St Omer July 2nd 1918 Mr and Mrs Cameron lost two sons During WW1
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Roderick Cameron
Birth Place: Neilston, Renfrewshire
Residence: Barrhead
Death Date: 2 Jul 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: 12789
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Mother Christiana & Father Donald of Barrhead South Church
Pte Roderick Cameron of the Royal Scots Died of wounds in France on July 2nd and Intimation to this effect has been sent on to his Brother Mr D Cameron , 3 Barnes St Barrhead, Pte Cameron enlisted at the outbreak of war and before that was a lorry man in the employment of the Caledonian Railway Company. He was 29 years of age and had been in France since April 1915;
Roderick is commemorated at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery: Saint-Omer, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: V. C. 37
Brother Alex was killed in action 31st Oct 1916.
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Andrew Campbell
Death Date: 20 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead, Renfrews
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 252266
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
Campbell - In loving memory of Mary Bell wife of Dugald Campbell who died on 13th Oct 1918 at 79 cross Arthurlie street Barrhead Also her Son Andrew Campbell Killed in action France 0th Oct 1918
AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Auberchicourt
Departement du Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: II. F. 10.
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David Peter Campbell
Rank Cpl
Service number 25/727
Place of birth 8 Cogan street Barrhead
Date of death 15 September 1916
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Killed in action-Died while on active service
NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Regiment/Service:New Zealand Rifle Brigade 3rd Bn.
CORPORAL DAVID CAMPBELL
Word has been received that Corp David Campbell, New Zealand infantry, Second son of Mr a Mrs Campbell, Auckland, And late of Victoria place Barrhead was killed on the 15th Sept, Corp Campbell was a Lithographic printer to trade and joined the forces shortly after the outbreak of the war, He was for a time in Egypt and afterword transferred to France. An elder Brother who was in the Flying corps was reported missing in Mesopotamia fully six months, so far no futher report of him has been receievd.
Additional Information:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Campbell, of Waimane Avenue, Northcote, Auckland.
David is Commemorated on Panel Reference: Memorial: CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL
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John Young Campbell
Birth Place: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Death Date: 14 Dec 1914
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Resided; 9 Dovecothall st, Barrhead
Rank: A Sergeant
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regimental Number: 9833
Type of Casualty: Killed in action age 28
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments MISSING -PRIVATE EDWARD CAMPBELL
Intimation has been received by Mrs Campbell Dovecothall street that her son Pte Edward Campbell of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders has been missing since the 23rd April Pte Campbell is 21years of age. An elder Brother Private J Young Campbell of the Gordon Highlanders was killed in December 1914.
Brother Edward was in-fact a prisoner of war; Father Mr Hugh Campbell 113 John st Glasgow received medals etc of his Son John who had 9 years - 95 days service.
John is commemorated on Panel 38 of the Ypres Memorial
Sergeant John Campbell is not listed on Cowan Park Memorial
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David W Carmichael
Residence: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 15 Jul 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Battalion: 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial)
Regimental Number: 2934
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
BHN: July 21st 1916 Sergeant D W Carmichael Glasgow Highlanders 24 years third son of Mr and Mrs James W Carmichael Stone-house Barrhead
Late leader 1st Barrhead troop (14th Renfrewshire) Scout troop Name: David Carmichael
Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1891
Death Date: 15 Jul 1916
Cemetery: The Thiepval Memorial
Burial Country: France
Father: James Wann Carmichael manager of the Barrhead gaslight coy works
David Died on the same Date as Sergeant James R Monaghan of Nitshill- Quite a series of parallels had marked the careers of these two young men. The where both employed in the same department of Messers J.P. Coats Ltd, Glasgow, They both joined the Glasgow Highlanders as privates in Sept 1914, Went to France together in November 1914, Were promoted by the same steps, And completed the tail by dying together in their execution of duty.
Sergeant Monaghan and Carmichael were both connected with the South U.F Church Barrhead- Two other brothers of David's were serving with the colours.
David is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Pier and Face 15 C.
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Duncan Chisholm
Birth Place: Aberdeen
Death Date: 19 Apr 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Barrhead
Rank: GDSN.
Regiment: Scots Guards
Regimental Number: 12728
Type of Casualty: Killed in action Ypres France age 28
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
News reported Pte Duncan Christholm Sg- Killed 8th April 1916 of Bellfield street Barrhead leaves a widow and family of three.
Duncan was a former employee of Messers Saunders and Connor.
In loving memory of our dear son , Private Duncan Chisholm Scots Guards who was killed in action at Ypres on 191th April 1915
May the heavenly wind blow softly O'er that hallowed spot, Though the sea divides his grave from us -he will never be forgot:
By Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers 35 Cogan street Barrhead Renfrewshire.
Duncan is Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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