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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Govan Old Church WW1 Memorials Reply with quote

Govan Old Parish Church, 866 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3BW

OS Grid Ref: NS 560652



Govan Old Church is the oldest place of worship in Glasgow, located in the historic community of Govan – believed to have been the administrative and ecclesiastical centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde. Govan, originally an agricultural and fishing village, grew during the industrial revolution, through the development first of weaving then light engineering, to become, in the early 20th century, a world leader in the ship-building industry. Following the economic depression, and the decline of Scotland’s heavy industry, the face of Govan has changed significantly. In 1912, then an independent burgh with a population of around 100,000, Govan became part of the city of Glasgow. There are signs currently, that with major public investment and the involvement of a range of statutory bodies, public agencies and voluntary organisations, issues of physical and social deprivation are being addressed, and there is a real prospect of effective regeneration.
The congregation of Govan Old Parish Church became part of Govan and Linthouse Parish Church in October 2007 and are committed to playing their part in this process of change. The congregation of the new Parish Church now comprises just over 300 members, predominantly elderly but with a significant number of younger people who also live either in the parish or nearby and are involved with many organisations within the local community.
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1914 – 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS CHURCH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

OFFICERS

Captain Rev. William Black M.A. C.F.
Eng. Lieut. Andrew F. Dickson R.N.R.
Captain John A. Harper M.C. M.A. M.B. Ch. B. R.A.M.C.
Lieut. John Miller H.L.I.
Captain J. Erskine Young R.S.F.
Lieut. William G. Quigley Indian Army

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN

Pte. J.W. Anderson Cameronians
Sgt. William Anderson H.L.I.
Pte. David Armit H.L.I.
Pte. Tom Armit A. & S.H.
Gnr. Alexander Beaton R.F.A.
Sig. Hugh A.A. Bodin R.N.D.
Pte. T.H. Bosworth R.A.M.C.
Pte. J. Brannigan Cameronians
Pte. Charles Burgess Cameronians
Sgt. John Campbell R.F.A.
Cpl. Peter Campbell R.M.
L/Cpl. Andrew Clark H.L.I.
Pte. John Clark Seaforths
Sig. Robert Clarkson R.N.
Pte. George Cornish Seaforths
Pte. William Cosgrove K.O.S.B.
Pte. Alexander S. Coulter H.L.I.
Pte. Thomas Craig C.H.
Pte. Dugald Currie A. & S.H.
Eng. Joseph C. Currie H.M.T.
Pte. George Davidson Canadians
Pte. Thomas Dewar H.L.I.
Pte. Alexander Dickson G.H.
Pte. William C. Dickson Cameronians
Pte. John Dreghorn R.H.
Pte. John Drummond H.L.I,
Pte. William Duff H.L.I.
Pte. Daniel Duncan K.O.S.B.
Pte. Robertson Easson R.S.F.
Gnr. David Elliott Tank Corps
Pte. William Faichney H.L.I.
Pte. John Ferguson Seaforths
Pte. James Frame R.N.D.
Pte. Hugh Fraser S.G.
Pte. William Fyffe C.H.
Sgt. Hugh Gavin Cameronians
Std. William Gemmell M.S.
Pte. Andrew Goldie H.L.I.
Pte. Thomas Grahamslaw G.H.
Pte. Alexander Grossett H.L.I.
Pte. John Hodge R.S.
Pte. Robert Holland A. & S.H.
Dr. Robert Hunter R.F.A.
Pte. Robert Hunter Seaforths
Eng. D.M. Hyndman M.S.T.
Dr. John Irvine R.F.A.
Pte. Alexander Jack S.G.
Pte. William Jamieson R.S.F.
Pte. John A. Jennett R.F.
Cpl. Joseph Kendal R.A.M.C.
Pte. C. Kennedy A. & S.H.
Pte. William Kennedy Cameronians
Pte. Alexander Kidd R.A.M.C.
Sgt. William Lees H.L.I.
L/Cpl. George Liddell C.H.
Gnr. R.H. Lochhead M.G.C.
Pte. David McAbney M.G.C.
Pte. William McAbney Cameronians
L/Cpl. J. McArthur H.L.I.
Pte. A.C. McDonald Seaforths
Pte. Blair McDonald C.H.
Pte. Neil McDonald H.L.I.
Pte. J.S. McDougall S.A. Forces
Cpl. John McDowell R.E.
Pte. W.S. Macfarlane R.A.M.C.
Pte. D.A. McGinigle Cameronians
Pte. Duncan McInnes A. & S.H.
Pte. John McInnes H.L.I.
Pte. John McIntyre H.L.I.
Pte. William McKean A. & S.H.
Sgt. Peter McKenzie R.S.
L/Cpl. E. McKissick K.O.S.B.
Pte. J. McKissick Cameronians
Pte. Neil McLaren H.L.I.
Pte. R. McLean K.O.S.B.
Pte. John McLelland Cameronians
Pte. J.M. Mallon A. & S.H.
Pte. Gilbert M. Merrilees R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Miller A. & S.H.
Pte. Watson Miller H.L.I.
L/Cpl. William Miller R.H.
Gnr. A. Mitchell R.G.A.
Pte. T.W. Moffat Cameronians
Cpl. James Moore Aus. Forces
Pte. David Muir R.H.
Pte. George C. Muir H.L.I.
Pte. Alexander G. Murray R.H.
Sgt. Thomas Nicol H.L.I.
Pte. William Moss Ogg C.H.
Pte. David Paterson A.S.C.
Pte. Robert Paton H.L.I.
Pte. Robert Rae K.O.S.B.
Pte. George Ramsay C.H.
Sgt. Archibald Reid H.L.I.
Gnr. James Reid R.F.A.
Pte. William Rennie H.L.I.
Eng. Arthur G. Ritchie R.N.R.
Pte. J. Rodgers H.L.I.
Pte. Archibald Ronald Cameronians
Pte. William Ross C.H.
L/Cpl. Alexander Scott K.O.S.B.
Pte. B. Sinclair Cameronians
Pte. George S. Slicer R.S.
Sgt. George B. Smith Cameronians
Spr. Robert Stewart R.E.
Pte. A. Thomson Cameronians
Bomb. Joseph Tonge R.F.A.
Pte. Alexander Turnbull H.L.I.
Eng. James W. Walker R.N.R.
Pte. Charles Walls G.H.
Pte. Alexander N. Waugh R.S.
Eng. Howard R. Wilson M.S.
Cpl. A. Woolnough R.B.
Pte. James Wright Cameronians
Pte. William Yule A. & S.H.

“Their name liveth for evermore”
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK, The Rev. WILLIAM DUNCAN T.
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains' Department
Grave Reference II. A. 18.
Cemetery BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3
Additional Information: Husband of Jenny L. Black, of 10, Leven St., Pollokshields, Glasgow.
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DICKSON, ANDREW FERGUSON
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Death: 08/08/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "India."
Panel Reference 13.
Memorial CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Agnes Dickson, of 15, Grantly Gardens, Shawlands, Glasgow, and the late William Dickson.
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HARPER, JOHN ALEXANDER
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 14/02/1917
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 7th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
Awards: M C
Grave Reference I. B. 1.
Cemetery GUARDS' CEMETERY, COMBLES
Additional Information: Son of Alex. R. Harper and Agnes Harper, of 8, Oughton Terrace, Ibrox, Glasgow.

Captain John Alexander Harper, born on 24th April 1888, was the second son of Alexander R Harper, Justice of the Peace (JP), and Mrs Harper, 8 Brighton Terrace, Ibrox. Educated at Hillhead High School and Glasgow University, he had a brilliant career, carrying off many prizes and bursaries. He was, however, no mere book worm, but took as high a place on the Rugby and athletic field as in academic. His was a singularly bright and sunny nature, and he radiated happiness wherever he went. In 1911 he graduated MB ChB, and for a short time acted as house physician in the Western Infirmary. After a visit to India and America he settled down to private practice in Govan, where he held several public appointments.
In December 1915, he went to France as Medical Officer to the 7th Yorkshire Regiment, which was at that time holding part of the Ypres salient. There his devoted and fearless service soon gained him the Military Cross (MC). The official record states that it was granted for "conspicuous gallantry when leading stretcher-bearers during operations. On one occasion when three of his bearers were wounded, he went alone under heavy fire to the aid post." A brother officer describing another of his gallant deeds says,
"John Harper went out time after time in the teeth of a whirlwind of machine gun fire right up to the German trenches and carried the wounded on his broad back."
These incidents, and many more could be cited, are typical of the man. The Adjutant writes;
"It was his greatest pride that he never once left one of our wounded in the trenches or in 'No Man's Land' when the battalion was relieved, and as 80% of this battalion's casualties occurred there, this is a wonderful record."
Colonel Harold Barron, 17th Division, testifies;
"He had earned the respect and admiration of us all through his continued gallantry and devotion to duty and his modesty of bearing. We have lost one that we are proud to have called a friend." (Source, Glasgow University Roll of Honour)
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YOUNG, JOHN ERSKINE
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 24/08/1914
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference II. A. 10/11.
Cemetery FLENU COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:

QUIGLEY, W G
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 02/11/1918
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers attd. Officers School of Instruction
Panel Reference Face 12.
Memorial KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is believed to originate from the Elder Street Macgregor Memorial Church.



1914 – 1919
PRO PATRIA

George S. Anderson M.M.
John Bell
George Bowie
James Boyd
William Cameron
Donald Campbell
Andrew J. Crosbie
Robert E. Cuthbertson
Albert Dakers
James Donald
Alexander C. Drummond M.C.
John Duff
Henry B. Duncan
Robertson Easson
Peter Fisken
David H. Fulton
James Gilmour
James Hall
John Irvine
Malcolm Macgregor
Walter Mackay
John McCallum
George McKay
Joseph McKinney
David McLintock
Andrew Paterson
William H. Ross
John Scott
William F. Shaw
William Shedden
James H. Thomson
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Memorial originated from the St Gabriel's Episcopal Church.


(Photo courtesy of Ian McCracken, Govan High School)


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AND ELECTRIC LIGHT INSTALLED IN MEMORY
OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1921

James Reid
Charles Campbell
James Clark
George Donne
John Gray
John B. Gibson
William D. Reid
Frank Mackie
William G. Walby
William Weir
David Caldwell
Samuel C. Stewart
Alex. Whalley
William Roger

“FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH”

John
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