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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: STRATHBLANE Reply with quote

Location: Junction of Glasgow Road & Campsie Dene Road


Strathblane war memorial stands on the main road in the middle of the village and was designed by Glasgow sculptor Alexander Proudfoot who lived in the Strathblane.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Barr John Y. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lieutenant
Binnie Philip Cameronians Second Lieutenant
Blair Robert Highland Light Infantry Private
Cartwright James C. A.S.C. Private
Cartwright William J. Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Devlyn William Highland Light Infantry Private
Dillon John R.A.M.C. Private
Don George Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Edmonstone William G. Coldstream Guards Lieutenant
Ker William Royal Naval Division Lieutenant
Lowe Alex Royal Engineers Sapper
MacIntyre James Seaforth Highlanders Private
McCulloch John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McIntyre Donald Lovat Scouts Private
McNeil Donald Black Watch Sergeant
Mitchell Alexander Scottish Rifles Private
Morrison Daniel King's Own Scottish Borderers Private
Moyes Wilfrid B. Royal West Surrey Regiment Sergeant Military Medal
Orr R.B. Rowley Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Captain
Paterson William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Rankin Colin Highland Light Infantry Lance Corporal
Rigg Robert Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Robb James Life Guards Trooper
Scott Archibald L. Machine Gun Corps Private
Stewart Michael King's Liverpool Regiment Private
Thomson Ferguson Scots Guards Private Military Medal
Yarrow Eric Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lieutenant


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Callender James Royal Artillery Gunner
MacLean Andrew M. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant
MacNicol Archibald Royal Engineers Sapper
McKay Gilbert Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Petty Officer
Pedder Richard N.R. Highland Light Infantry Lieutenant Colonel
Turnbull Alexander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Chief Petty Officer
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spoons



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely pics

I know what I would like to do to the little &?@$" with the felt pen but I think I would be standing in a long queue Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:

I know what I would like to do to the little &?@$" with the felt pen but I think I would be standing in a long queue Sad

And you'd be queuing behind me. Mad
Very sad to see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photographs are from a few years ago. You'll be pleased to know I saw the memorial In December (2006) and it was clean.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: Strathblane WM Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I recorded for UKNIWM


Main dedication inscription on main block

SACRED TO
THE MEMORY
OF THOSE FROM
THE PARISH OF
STRATHBLANE
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR


Subsidiary inscription on plinth below main inscription

THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

Names in 3 colums on 3 faces of the octagonal base. Names arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename, middle initial, surname, decoration, rank and regiment or unit given. Place and date of death not given

Column 1

JOHN Y. BARR
LT. A&S.H.
ROBERT BLAIR
PTE. H.L.I.
JAS. C. CARTWRIGHT
PTE. A&S.H.
WM. J. CARTWRIGHT
GNR. R.F.A.
WM DEVLYN
PTE. H.L.I.
GEORGE DON
GNR. R.F.A.
WM. G. EDMONSTONE
LT. COLDSTREAM GDS.
WILLIAM KER
LT. RN. DIVN.
ALEX LOWE
SPR. R.E.


Column 2

ALEX MITCHELL
PTE S.R.
DANIEL MORRISON
PTE. K.O.S.B.
WILFRID MOYES M.M.
SGT. R.W.SURREY REGT.
JOHN McCULLOCH
PTE. A&S.H.
DONALD McINTYRE
PTE. LOVAT SCOUTS
JAS. MACINTYRE
PTE. SEAFORTH HLDRS.
DONALD McNEILL
SGT. BLACK WATCH
R.B. ROWLEY ORR
CAPT. A&S.H.
WM. PATERSON
PTE. A&S.H.


Column 3

COLIN RANKIN
L.CPL. H.L.I.
ROBERT RIGG
CPL. GORDON HLDRS.
JAMES ROBB
TPR. LIFE GDS.
ARCHD. L. SCOTT
PTE. M.G.C.
MICHAEL STEWART
PTE. KINGS LIVERPOOL REGT.
FERGUSON THOMSON M.M.
PTE. SCOTS GDS.
ERIC YARROW
LT. A&S.H.
PHILIP BINNIE
2ND LT. 3RD S.R. CAMERONIANS
JOHN DILLON
PTE. R.A.M.C.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STRATHBLANE WAR MEMORIAL

The Stirling Observer of the 25th August 1921 recorded the unveiling on Sunday 21st August 1921 by His Grace the Duke of Montrose of the monument erected in memory of those who fell in the Great War. A joint service was held in the parish church at 12 noon after which a large gathering marched to the memorial led by a pipe band for the dedication and unveiling at 1.30pm. The comrades of the Great War headed the procession, followed by the Duke of Montrose, Sir Archibald Edmonstone and His Honour Judge Grahame. Following on were representatives of the various public bodies, the Boy Scouts, the ministers and Kirk Sessions, the relatives of the public then the general public.
The Duke of Montrose in unveiling the monument paid tribute to the sacrifice made by those from the parish who had died for their country. Speaking with deep feeling, he pointed out "what the war had meant to those who took part in it, and what their sacrifice meant to those who had benefited by their death, and what it ought to mean to the people of our land as an incentive to noble and self sacrificing lives."
The Rev T Johnson offered a prayer of dedication, and thereafter His Honour Judge Grahame formally gifted the site. Four trumpeters then sounded "The Last Post" and the Rev W.B. Moyes pronounced the Benediction.
The monument was designed by Robert Lorimer and was constructed of Doddington stone. It consists of a square base, each side being panelled to receive the inscriptions and names, a slender shaft rises from the base, and at the top of the shaft are four shields, the finish being a cross. A sum of over 800 was readily subscribed for the purpose of erecting it.

All in all a total of 25 men from the parish fell in the Great War.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the wall surrounding the war memorial is a plaque remembering Marine Gary Wright who died in Afghanistan in 2007.
There is also a bench with a name plate on it elswhere.

(see page 13)
http://www.strathblanefield.org.uk/theblane/Blane%20December%2007.pdf
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone confirm this memorial's location? Is is at the junction of Glasgow Road & Campsie Dene Road in Blanefield?

Thanks

Adam


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's the location.

Map Reference: NS556796

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Donald Johnston McNeil Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
WW1

DONALD McNEILL
SGT. BLACK WATCH


(Glasgow Herald 1st of December 1914)
"Killed in action, on 10th November, 1914, in Flanders, Sergeant Donald J. McNeil, 1st Black Watch, aged 24, only son of the late Daniel McNeil, tailor and clothier, Strathblane, and grandson of Mr John S. Gardner, Alreoch, Milngavie."

Also on Milngavie Memorial.

CWGC
Name: McNEIL, DONALD JOHNSON
Initials: D J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/11/1914
Service No: 2534
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Jessie McNeil, of Strathblane, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXII. C. 17.
Cemetery: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: McNEIL
Firstname: Donald Johnston
Service Number: 2534
Date Death: 10/11/1914
Place of birth: Strathblane Stirling
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Pte. William Devlyn Reply with quote

WW1
Wm. Devlyn Pte. H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd March 1915)
"Killed in action in France, on the 21st February, William Devlyn, in his 23rd year, youngest son of Mrs Devlyn, Burnside, Blanefield."

"Information has been received in Blanefield of the death of Private William Devlyn, B company, Glasgow Highlanders. Mr Devlyn was a popular member of the local tennis club, and was much esteemed by his many friends. It is intimated that he was killed doing duty in the trenches along with his platoon. He was in business with his brothers, Messrs R. and M. Devlyn, 167 West Nile Street, Glasgow."

CWGC
DEVLYN, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 2370
Date of Death: 21/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Grave Reference: I. J. 20.
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY

SNWM
Surname: DEVLYN
Firstname: William
Service Number: 2370
Date Death: 21/02/1915
Other: 9th Bn. (T).
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
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alan



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner James Henry Callander fell near Bemmel, The Netherlands and is buried in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
http://www.royalartilleryunitsnetherlands1944-1945.com/90-field-regiment.html
A photograph of his headstone is shown here -
http://www.royalartilleryunitsnetherlands1944-1945.com/roll-of-honour-61.html

He is also commemorated in Strathblane Parish Church Cemetery on his family tombstone -
"In loving memory of William Callander beloved husband of Margaret Jane Clarke Died 8th Jan 1936, aged 71 years
Their eldest son James Henry killed in action in North West Europe, 2nd Oct 1944 aged 26 years.
The above Margaret Jane Clarke Died 7th April 1966"

It really troubles me to note that it appears his name is spelled incorrectly on the Strathblane War Memorial. Really troubles me...


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alan



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also of interest is the following website -

http://wakefieldfhs.org.uk/genealogyjunction/Stirlingshire/Strathblane/StrathblaneWarMemorial.html

Although some of the information just doesn't seem right to me and given the number of spelling mistakes and lack of source references, I wouldn't rely on the information given there and would check them out thoroughly myself first.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan

Thanks for the updates and information about Gunner Callander.

Adam
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