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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Renfrew, Renfrewshire Reply with quote

From RCAHMS
http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/pls/portal/newcanmore.newcandig_details_gis?inumlink=197382 (Link will only work if you have registered with Canmore)

Renfrew, Hairst Street, War Memorial
Type of Site: War Memorial
NMRS Number: NS56NW 337
Map reference: NS 5062 6754
Parish: Renfrew (Renfrew)
Council: Renfrewshire
Former District: Renfrew
Former Region: Strathclyde

From UKNIWM
UKNIWM Ref no. 8835
http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.8835/fromUkniwmSearch/1

MEN OF RENFREW

Address
ST ANDREWS CROSS
RENFREW
STRATHCLYDE
SCOTLAND

Type: PILLAR/COLUMN
Other Location Details: ST ANDREWS CROSS

OS Map Ref: NS 490 660 (incorrect)

Inscription

IN HONOURED
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
RENFREW
WHO SACRIFICED
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVER
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR

(NAMES)

Components
Component Material
MEMORIAL STONE

Physical Description
PILLAR SURMOUNTED BY A HERALDIC SCOTTISH LION AND SHIELD, ON ELABORATE HEXAGANOL PLINTH CARRYING NAME PANELS. ON THREE STEPPED BASE.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
FIRST WORLD WAR
Died 159

Ceremonies
Date: 03 AUGUST 1922
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: RENFREW Reply with quote

Thanks to Nicola Burnett for photographs.
The memorial is situated on Hairst Street at its junction with Inchinnan Road, Renfrew. It was recently moved to a new position in Hairst Street due to a change in the street









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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great set of photos - I deleted '*No photographs*' from the title as it is no longer appropriate.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abraham, Thomas Alexander Private 21874 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Carntressy, Pettigo, Co Donegal (4th May 1886) Resided: Renfrew Enlisted: Paisley.
Age: 29 years Date of Death: 28/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Previous Military Service: Formerly SR/390 R.G.A.
Family Notes: Son of, Thomas and Mary Ann Abraham (nee Johnson).
Religion: Church of Ireland. Trade/profession: Farmer (1901 census).
Census Notes: The 1901 Census shows Thomas (aged 14) residing at, Carntressy, Templecarn, Co. Donegal, with is sisters, Ann Jane (aged 30, Head of Family), Fannie (aged 12), Maggie (aged Cool; also listed on the Census, were, Robert (aged 4, son) and Ethel Jane Ross (aged 3, Niece).
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume I, Page 2.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed these photographs the first time around. There are tantalising glimpses of the relief carvings. The UKNIWM description doesn't mention them but it looks like a Great War highlander one one panel (probably representing an Argyll) and it looks like a crusader on the other.

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason the age for Private Abraham's sister Maggige showed up as a smiley. Her age in 1901 was 8 years. Just to keep the record straight.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I attach photos of the two reliefs on the memorial and a further photo of the whole memorial that shows how it looks in situ now that the sympathetic refurbishment of the surroundings have been completed.






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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graeme

Many thanks for posting the photographs of the relief carvings, it's a shame the weather has taken its toll on the sandstone.

Is that a biplane above the highlander?

Kind regards

Adam
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Douglas Reply with quote

WW1
W. Douglas A.&.S.H.

(Glasgow Herald 1st May 1918)
"At No.1 War Hospital, Exeter, on 28th April, of wounds received in action, Private Wm. Douglas, A. & S.H. in his 19th year, only son of Mr & Mrs Robert Douglas, 6 Blythswood Road, Renfrew"

CWGC
Name: DOUGLAS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 28/04/1918
Service No: S/21064
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Douglas, of 6, Blythswood Rd., Renfrew. Born at Renfrew.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. H30.
Cemetery: RENFREW (ARKLESTON) CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: DOUGLAS
Firstname: William
Service Number: S/21064
Date Death: 28/04/1918
Place of birth: Renfrew
Other: 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.

Derek.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: S.Sgt. Andrew Hamilton Reply with quote

WW2
A. Hamilton

(Glasgow Herald 28th September 1945)
"In Siam, in 1943, while a prisoner of war in Japanese Hands, Andrew Hamilton, F.M.S. Volunteers, late of Ipoh, dearly loved only son of Mr & Mrs T. Hamilton of Glenturret, Renfrew."

CWGC
Name: HAMILTON, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Staff Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
Age: 35
Date of Death: 23/10/1943
Service No: 7734
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Julia Helen Hamilton. of Renfrew.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. B. 10.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Lt. (E) James Gall Murray Reply with quote

WW2
J.G. Murray

(Glasgow Herald 5th November 1945)
"Murray-
Previously reported missing, now officially reported killed in action in Singapore on 14th February, 1942, Lieutenant James Gall, R.N.R. (late with Jardine, Mathieson & Co., Hong Kong), beloved son of the late William Murray and of Mrs E. Murray, Aranthrue, Renfrew.
"

CWGC
Name: MURRAY, JAMES GALL
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Li Wo
Age: 38
Date of Death: 14/02/1942
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Murray, of Renfrew.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2, Column 2.
Memorial: LIVERPOOL NAVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MURRAY
Firstname: James Gall
Date of death: 14/02/1942
SNWM roll: ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank: Ty Lieut (E)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Archibald Murdoch Reply with quote

WW1
A. Murdoch, K.O.S.B.

(Glasgow Herald 15th of November 1916)
"Killed in action 19-21st October, Corporal Archie Murdoch, K.O.S.B. formerly H.L.I. aged 24 years, elder son of John Murdoch, 39 Bell Street, Renfrew."

CWGC
Name: MURDOCH, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 21/10/1916
Service No: 44019
Additional information: Son of John and Janet Murdoch, of 63, Sandy Rd., Renfrew.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXIII. D. 2.
Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

SNWM
Surname: MURDOCH
Firstname: Archibald
Service Number: 44019
Date Death: 21/10/1916
Place of birth: Renfrew
Other: 6th Bn. formerly 15687. H.L.I.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Cpl


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: William Alexander Smith French Seaforth Highlanders Reply with quote

William Alexander Smith French Lt 6th Seaforth Highlanders Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 16-May-17 Son of John French, Timber Merchant and Florence French, of Cluny, Renfrew. Lived at Sunnybank, Forres. Occ: Worked for The National Bank, Forres. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 FG 30-5-17 1/1 & 6-6-17: Photo FN 2-6-17 1/1 Forres & Renfrew
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Old Pic Reply with quote

A pre-WW2 postcard of it in its previous location.

In the first photo on this thread you can see the right hand side of the tenement block in the postcard.



Unveiled on Saturday the 5th of August 1922.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Alexander Anderson Thom GH Reply with quote

Alexander Anderson Thom Pte S/2329 8th Gordon Highlanders born Peterhead 13/03/1897 enlisted Clydebank Age 18 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Son of John Thom, Seaman, late Peterhead, now residing in Renfrew. Mother: Georgina Gibson. 1901 Census: 1, Coast Guard Station, Kirkwall. B 1897. Pte Robert Gibson Thom, HLI also killed. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 BO 19-09-16: Dis Cas P5
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