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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: David Colville & Sons Ltd, Motherwell Reply with quote

This memorial is located on the main building of Dalzell Steelworks, and is to the members of staff of David Colville & Sons Ltd, who owned the steelworks.

Apologies for the quality of these photographs. I plan to go back and get better ones.

















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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows Local Live map showing location of memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a extensive report of the unveiling of this memorial on Friday 7(?) July 1922 in the Motherwell Times of Friday 14 July 1922 p.2.
The names of the 151 employees are printed and include:

Bertram McRoberts age 22 Corporal (S/5377) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Bertram was employed in the Dalzell Steel and Iron Works and was living in Windmill Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined the 1st Battalion in Belgium in January 1915. He served at Ypres, the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, and the Somme again in 1918. He was wounded twice in 1915, at Ypres and Messines, and killed at Sailly-le-sec.
Born 1895 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Agnes (Bertram) McRoberts of Boatgreen, Gatehouse.
Missing in Action on 23 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the War Memorial in Gatehouse, on the Anwoth Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church and on the War Memorial in Motherwell.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Hunt age 21 Rifleman (1987 & 240280) 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Charles was employed at Motherwell Steel Works and was a member of the local Territorials when he was mobilised in August 1914. He went to France with the 1/6th Battalion in March 1915 and was wounded at Neuve Chapelle. It was 6 months before he could return to the front. He was wounded again in mid August 1917 and died in 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1896 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Patrick and Mary Hunt of 75 High Street, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 29 August 1917 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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