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Stamperland Parish Church Clarkston

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Stamperland Parish Church Clarkston Reply with quote

Stamperland Parish Church, Stamperland Gardens, Clarkston G76 8LJ

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 576580




“Following a decision of the Church of Scotland Church Extension Committee to create a new church at Stamperland, a Provisional Kirk Session was formed in 1939 with eleven elders from the three neighbouring parish churches of Greenbank, Netherlee and Williamwood. Magnus Macintosh was appointed as minister. There was no place of worship, but John Lawrence, whose firm had built most of the houses in the parish, offered the use of the shop at 38 Stamperland Crescent and Stamperland Parish Church was in business.
The Shop Church had to be decorated and, thanks to one of our members, the late Hugh Steele, foreman joiner with John Lawrence, and some ladies of the congregation white muslin cloth was folded and draped down the bare walls of the shop. Tip-up seats were loaned by the Church Extension Committee. There was no Communion Table but vital features included an old teacher’s desk with a lectern and an old organ rescued “from somewhere”. Someone in Stamperland had not been paying up their house purchase, had been evicted in consequence and their furniture “pinned”. Hugh Steele had procured some of the furniture for the shop church and thus the first communion in Stamperland was served from a pinned kitchen table.
The Induction Service of the Rev. Magnus J.C. Macintosh M.A. took place in Netherlee Church at 2.30pm on Friday 23rd February. 1940. The first meeting of the Provisional Kirk Session was held in the Upper Room, Netherlee Church Hall on 6th March 1940. The first minute of the Kirk Session records: “Services on Sundays 25th February and 3rd March 1940.” www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/stamperland/index.htm

The war memorial is in the form of a Roll of Honour book.





Many thanks to Sam Esler for allowing me to photograph the Memorial book.

CWGC Details;

Name: DONALDSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/09/1940
Service No: 990676
Additional information: Son of William Donaldson, and of Susan Donaldson (nee Reilly), of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 8552.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (RIDDRIE PARK) CEMETERY, SCOTLAND.

Name: FERGUSON, JAMES KENNEDY
Initials: J K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Unit Text: "C" Sqdn., 3rd (8th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regt.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 03/03/1945
Service No: 293687
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Croix de Guerre. Son of James G. and Mary Ferguson of Clarkston, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 62. K. 3.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, GERMANY.

Name: MAXTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 226 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25/10/1943
Service No: 1343903
Additional information: Son of James Maxton, and of Alice Maxton, of Clarkston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 158.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, ENGLAND.

Name: McVIE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 144 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 16/05/1941
Service No: 61010
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Kate Hughes McVie, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire. Scoutmaster.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row A. Grave 30.
Cemetery: AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY, NETHERLANDS


Name: SCOTT, JOHN THURSBY
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 12/04/1943
Service No: 2763073
Additional information: Son of Robert and Agnes Jane Scott; husband of Margaret Stewart Scott, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. C. 10.
Cemetery: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, TUNISIA.


Name: SMITH, ROBERT WRIGHT
Initials: R W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: 14/03/1943
Service No: 5172553
Additional information: Son of Samuel C. and Jeanie H. Smith, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. K. 8.
Cemetery: EL ALIA CEMETERY, ALGERIA.


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