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St. John's Operative Lodge Rutherglen No. 347

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: St. John's Operative Lodge Rutherglen No. 347 Reply with quote

St. John’s Operative Lodge Rutherglen No. 347, 5 Melrose Avenue, Rutherglen G73 3BU.

OS Grid Ref: NS 616613



www.stjohn347.org/index.htm



TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF
THE BRETHERN OF THIS LODGE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

Andrew Blue
James Allison
James Brown
Colin Campbell
Robert Cranston
Alexander Drysdale
Robert Gray
William Honeyford
John Lauchlan
James Marshall
James Motherwell
Samuel Muir
Thomas Rowat
Thomas McAndrew
John McAuslan
William Nesbit
John Pepper
William Polwarth
John Reid I.P.M.
Joseph Reid
Joseph Reid
Thomas T. Robertson
William C. Russell
William Stoddart

“THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE”

ST. JOHN’S OPERATIVE LODGE No. 347.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE
UNDERMENTIONED BRETHREN WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN
THE WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

Brother Thomas Fenwick
Brother Rev. Peter Dunachie Hamilton
Brother Charles Thomson Maharg
Brother George Kinnear Smith
Brother John Taylor


Extract from the Lodge web-site.

"History of the Masters Chair, 1945 War Memorial
After various deliberations after the war it was decided on 15.10.48 that the memorial should take the form of a Masters chair and negotiations were entered into with the firm of A.A. McIntosh of Kirkcaldy to manufacture same (as far as I can see for £75). It was suggested by the lodge that what was the known as purchase tax should not be charged for the work as it was a war memorial but that was turned down by the authorities at the time. The chair was purchased from lodge funds and was not – as some other artefacts in the lodge – donated by a brother or group of brethren. Instructions to proceed were given and meetings were held with the firm’s representatives on aspects of the design – for example it was decided to increase the height from 4’6” to 5’. The design was finally approved on 9.4.49 and firm instructed to proceed on 13.6.49, the chair to be delivered on 12.9.49 – to be unveiled 21.10.49 (it would appear that the chair originally had a cover). The chair was finally unveiled and dedicated on 18.11.49. The RWM Brother James McNab presided and the clergymen present were Bro. Rev. James Wotherspoon, Chaplain Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow and Bro. Rev. William Wright, Honorary Chaplain Lodge 116. The Last Post was sounded on the bugle followed by Flowers of the Forest on the pipes, then the Dead March from Saul on the organ. There was then one minute’s silence, after which the Reveille was sounded. Both ministers gave suitable sermons and the occasion was certainly a moving one.

Summary of Names

George Kinnear Smith, Sergeant Royal Artillery, age 33. Date of death 2/7/45.
John Taylor, Signalman HMS Nordhay II, age 30. Date of death 10/3/45.
Charles Maharg, Lance Bombardier Royal Artillery, age 33. Date of death 11/8/44.
Peter Dunachie Hamilton, Captain Highland Light Infantry, age 33. Date of death 25/1/41.
Thomas Fenwick, Steward S.S. California, age 42. Date of death 11/7/43.
Thomas Fenwick, Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Date of death 7/10/44"

John
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