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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

Busby Parish Church is located within the village of Busby at Church Road, Busby, G76 8EB.
The church is an amalgamation of the old West Parish and East Parish churches.
Thanks to the minister Rev. Jeremy C. Eve for allowing me access to the church.



The WW1 and WW2 plaques are located on the facing wall of the vestibule on entering the church.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote



The bronze WW1 plaque has the following inscription written along the top followed by the roll of honour.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
BELONGING TO THIS CONGREGATION WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

WILLIAM H. BARR
JOHN MITCHELL DUFF
WILLIAM DUFF
JAMES A.S. HENDERSON
ADAM KELLY
HUGH KELLY
NEIL McEACHRAN
WILLIAM JAMES N. MILLER
JOHN MITCHELL
TOM O’BRIEN
CHARLES OWEN
JAMES PAIRMAN
JAMES PITT
JAMES T. POLLOCK
JAMES W. CAMERON REID
THOMAS THOMSON
ROBERT F. TURNBULL
SUTHERLAND S. WRIGHT

AND YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN FOR YE WERE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE



Underneath is the WW2 brass plaque with the roll of honour.

1939 – 1945
ALEXANDER DUNLOP
CHARLES MORRISON
DOUGLAS MANNEY
GEORGE D. THOMSON
DAVID WHITE

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote



There is a third memorial, which is located on the wall of the stairway leading to the balcony.
This memorial is in the form of a framed parchment listing all the members of the congregation who served in WW1.
The names of the ones who did not survive the war are marked with an asterisk.
These names appear on the WW1 plaque except for HORATIO SHANKS -
Army Ordinace Corps.

WW1 and WW2 CWGC details to follow.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

WW1 CWGC Details.

Name: Barr, William Hewat
Initials: W.H.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text:
Age: 17
Date of Death: 31/12/1917
Service No: 54294
Additional information: Son of Mr. & Mrs. John Barr of “Ashgrove”, Busby, Lanarkshire. He was killed in an accident at St Leonards on Sea , Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. 784
Cemetery: CATHCART CEMETERY, GLASGOW

Name: Duff, John Mitchell
Initials: J. M.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians(Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 24/08/1919
Service No:
Additional information: Son of William and Anne Mitchell Duff of “Ramleh”. East Kilbride Road, Busby. He died of pneumonia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. J. 11
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR(BURMA)


Name: Duff, William
Initials: W.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: “D” Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Service No:
Additional information: Son of William and Anne Mitchell Duff of “Ramleh”. East Kilbride Road, Busby. He was killed during the attack on the enemy trenches at Gulley Ravine.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 90
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, TURKEY
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

WW1 CWGC Details (cont'd).

Name: Henderson, James Angus Smith
Initials: J. A. S.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn. Attd. 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No:
Additional information: Son of David & Isabella Henderson, Thurso, Caithness. He was lodging with his aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. David Smith of James Place, Busby, Lanarkshire. He was killed during the German onslaught near St. Quentin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 77 and 78
Cemetery: POZIERS MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE

Name: Kelly, Adam
Initials: A.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 12/09/1915
Service No: 2767
Additional information: He lived in Church Land, Busby when his father died there in 1913. The family then moved to “Willowbank”, Sheddens, Busby, Lanarkshire. He was killed in the front line at Givenchy.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 2
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, PAS DE CALAIS< FRANCE


Name: Kelly, Hugh
Initials: H.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 20/07/1918
Service No: 269040
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Kelly, of “Allanbank”, Clarkston, Glasgow. Native of Busby. In the ferocious battle of the Ardre Valley, he lost his life on the first day of the attack.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 6
Cemetery: ST. IMOGES CHURCHYARD, MARNE, FRANCE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

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Name: McEachran, Neil
Initials: N.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 59th Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: and 3rd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 20/05/1919
Service No:
Additional information: Son of Neil Alexander Love McEachran and Ellen Florence Warren McEachran, of “Homelands”, Thorntonhall, Glasgow. M.A. of Glasgow and a Bursar. He was killed when his aircraft crashed whilst he was firing at ground targets at low level.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. E. 13
Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY

Name: Miller, William James Napier
Initials: W. J. N.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds) Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/04/1918
Service No: 332122
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Marjory Miller, of 5 Rppdebloem Gardens, Clarkston, Glasgow. He was killed in action near Mount Kemmel.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. A. 40
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, FRANCE


Name: Mitchell M.M., John
Initials: J.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 10/07/1917
Service No: 3773
Additional information: Husband of Mary Mitchell, of Main St., Busby, Lanarkshire. He was mortally wounded whilst serving in the front line near the Menin Road.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. B. 4
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, POPERINGE, BELGIUM
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

(cont'd)

Name: O’Brien, Thomas
Initials: T.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scottish Horse
Unit Text: 1st
Age: 23
Date of Death: 13/10/1915
Service No: 4004
Additional information: Son of Michael and Mary Henderson O’Brien, of 3 Station Rd., Busby, Lanarkshire.
He was badly wounded at Gallipoli and was sent on a hospital ship to Cairo where he died.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 129
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT

Name: Owen, Charles
Initials: C.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/05/1915
Service No: 10022
Additional information: Originally from Busby, Charles had moved to 27 Hamilton Place, Cathcart, Glasgow. He was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. L. 6
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE


Name: Pairman, James
Initials: J.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 03/07/1916
Service No: 26988
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Mary Pairman, of “Old Manse”, Busby, Lanarkshire.
He was killed in action during the attack on the Leipzig Salient.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B.9
Cemetery: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD, SOMME, FRANCE
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Name: Pitt, James
Initials: J.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th/6th Bn.
Age:
Date of Death: 23/09/1918
Service No: 34239
Additional information: James’ widow lived in Durham Place, Busby, Lanarkshire.
He was killed in action near Bapaume.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 27.
Cemetery: THILLOY ROAD CEMETERY, BEAULENCOURT, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE

Name: Pollock, James Temple
Initials: J. T.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: 2nd Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: No. 3 Special Coy.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/07/1917
Service No: 128017
Additional information: Son of Robert Hugh and Mary Barr Pollock, of 6 Rua dos Clerigos, Oporto, Portugal. He resided with his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John McInnes in Clarkston, Glasgow. Enlisted in the HLI in 1915. He was killed at Sanctuary Wood on the Menin Road.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.


Name: Reid, James William Cameron
Initials: J. W. C.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: “F” Coy. 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Service No: 2995
Additional information: Son of George and Agnes Reid, of “Glenpark”, Busby, Lanarkshire.
He was killed at Richebourg L’Avoue.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 38
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE
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Name: Thomson, David Alexander
Initials: D. A.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: attd. Reserve Signal Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 26/11/1918
Service No: 126961
Additional information: Son of Walter and Christina Lawson Thomson, 21 Main St., Busby, Lanarkshire. He died of disease.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 5.
Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA ROAD) CEMETERY, TANZANIA

Name: Turnbull, Robert
Initials: R.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/16216
Additional information: Son of John and Ellen Turnbull, of Main St., Busby, Lanarkshire.
He was killed in “Fosse” trench in the Hohenzollen Redoubt.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124
Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE.


Name: Wright, Sutherland S.
Initials: S. S.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: “D” Bty. 1st/4th(South Midland) Howitzer Bde.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 29/02/1916
Service No: 7207
Additional information: He lived in James Place, Busby and was married with three children.
He was killed by a German shell near Gommecourt.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 7.
Cemetery: FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Busby Parish Church Reply with quote

WW2 CWGC Details.

Name: Dunlop, Alexander
Initials: A.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Unit Text:
Age: 38
Date of Death: 11/05/1945
Service No: 320330
Additional information: Son of John and Catherine McNiven Dunlop: Husband of Mary Mackersie Dunlop, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. B. 11.
Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, LIBYA.

Name: Manney, Douglas Wallace
Initials: D. W.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text:
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/06/1943
Service No: 108857
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Wilson Manney, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 300
Cemetery: STANDERTON CEMETERY, SOUTH AFRICA.


Name: Morrison, Charles
Initials: C.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S. S. Empire Surf (Sunderland)
Age: 61
Date of Death: 14/01/1942
Service No:
Additional information: Husband of Jean Millar Morrison, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 46.
Cemetery: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.
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Name: Thomson, George Deans
Initials: G. D.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 756 Field Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 11/09/1944
Service No: 2125132
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Cameron Thomson, of Dunoon, Argyllshire; husband of Theodora Hughes Thomson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Divn. 67. Row Q. Grave 6.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HARVE, FRANCE.

Name: White, David
Initials: D.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 49 Sqdn.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/04/1940
Service No: 39090
Additional information: 49 Sqdn. Flew Hampdens out of Scampton, Lincs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. Grave 4A. C. 8 -10
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY, GERMANY.

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