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Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns Reply with quote

Mearns Kirk, Mearns Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 5DE

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OS Grid Ref: NS 543551



For further information on the church log onto http://www.mearnsparishkirk.co.uk/index.html

The War Memorials are located on the back wall opposite the pulpit.




The WW1 memorial is inscribed as follows:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF XXI MEN OF MEARNS PARISH CHURCH WHO IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914 – 1919. THEIR NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON SO THAT THOSE WHO WORSHIP IN THIS PLACE MAY EVER HAVE BEFORE THEM A RECORD OF THEIR GLORIOUS SACRIFICE.

William Close
Robert Close
Finlay Cunningham
Nelson Dowie
Adam Drysdale
Andrew Hamilton
George Hamilton
Thomas Hamilton
William Hardie
Robert Harper
Hugh McC. Johnston
John Kirkland
John Lang
James S. Maxwell
William Melville
Dougald McKellar
John McLellan
Neil McLellan
R. C. Ferguson-Pollock
William Raeside
Jack L. Wren

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS”



The WW2 plaque is inscribed as follows:

1939 -1945
James Caterer
Douglas B. S. Davie
Andrew Hamilton
James Kirkwood
James Hay Shand
George Shepherd
William Smith

All of the above names on the WW1(except James S. Maxwell) & WW2 plaques appear on the Newton Mearns Civic War Memorial: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=996

Many thanks to the minister, Joe Kavanagh for allowing me access to the church.


John Houston
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