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Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor Reply with quote

Caldwell Parish Church, 39-41 Neilston Road, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire, G78 4AL

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref. NS 434552
Some information on Uplawmoor can be found on East Renfrewshire’s Portal to the Past website.
http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/heritage/heritage_places/heritage_uplawmoor.htm?textsize=2



There are two brass war memorial plaques placed on the back wall either side of the pulpit.



The right hand plaque is dedicated to WW1 and is inscribed as follows:

1914-1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN REVERENT AND LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS CHURCH AND PARISH WHO FELL IN ACTION IN THE GREAT WAR FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS AND ADHERENTS OF THE CHURCH OCT. - 1920

Private John B. Clarkston Royal Engineers
Engineer Artificer William Craig Royal Navy
Lieutenant John H. McMurdo 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal H. R. Paul 1/3 Lowland Field Ambulance
Sergeant James Porter 6th Batt. Cameron Highls.
Captain Gordon Gordon Smith 11th Batt. Royal West Kents
Lieutenant Norman Gordon Smith Royal Air Force

“Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends”
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor Reply with quote

CWGC Details.

Name: CLARKSON (Note different spelling from memorial plaque)
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: North Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn. (formally 5220 Lowland Division R.E.)
Date of Death: 05/08/1917
Service No: 34784
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 305.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), FRANCE.

Name: CRAIG, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Genista."
Age: 31
Date of Death: 23/10/1916
Service No: 1547EA
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Gemmell Craig, of Laurier, Manitoba, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 23.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, ENGLAND.


Name: McMURDO, JOHN HAMILTON
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn. attd 5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/05/1918
Additional information: Son of Peter and Caroline Hamilton McMurdo, of Easter Highgate, Beith, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

Name: PAUL
Initials: H R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 1st/3rd Lowland Field Amb
Age: 29
Date of Death: 01/10/1918
Service No: 318274
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Maggie Richardson Paul, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 5.
Cemetery: LOUVERVAL MILITARY CEMETERY, DOIGNIES, FRANCE.

Name: PORTER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private (He is listed as Sergeant on the memorial plaque)
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 23/07/1918
Service No: S/14094
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Porter, of Shilford, Neilston, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

Name: GORDON-SMITH
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 12.
Cemetery: HEESTERT MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

Name: GORDON-SMITH, NORMAN
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 12th Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/12/1915
Additional information: Son of Gordon Gordon-Smith and Elisabeth Gordon-Smith (nee Petrie). Born at Berlin, Germany.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIIA. D. 9.
Cemetery: CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor Reply with quote

The left hand plaque is dedicated to WW2 and is inscribed as follows:



TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS CHURCH AND PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

John Rutherford Campbell Cameron Highlanders
John Ebner Glen Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
John Steven Lawns King’s Own Scottish Borders
Charles Raeside Merchant Navy
David Ballantyne Ralston Royal Air Force

“AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor Reply with quote

CWGC Details

Name: CAMPBELL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 14/01/1945
Service No: 2937383
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Margaret Mackenzie Grant Campbell; husband of Christina Campbell, of Kilmacolm.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 433.
Cemetery: KILMACOLM CEMETERY, SCOTLAND

Name: GLEN, JOHN EBNER
Initials: J E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Pyramus.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 20/03/1944
Awards: M B E
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Burray Glen; husband of Janey Blair Glen (nee Fulton), of Uplawmoor.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E.I. Grave 87.
Cemetery: NEILSTON CEMETERY, SCOTLAND

Name: LAWNS, JOHN STEVEN
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/02/1945
Service No: 14644428
Additional information: Son of John and Nancy Lawns, of Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 2.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, MYNAMAR.

Name: RAESIDE, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Senior Second Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Port Victor (London)
Age: 37
Date of Death: 30/04/1943
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON

Name: RALSTON, DAVID BALLANTYNE
Initials: D B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 51 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 03/04/1943
Service No: 1346417
Additional information: Son of Adam Livingstone Ralston and Elizabeth Ralston, of Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. D. 10.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, GERMANY.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Caldwell Parish Church Uplawmoor Reply with quote

There are two rolls of honour located on the side wall.
One for WW1 and one for WW2.





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

I see the first plaque says to "Church and Parish" so I'm inclined to say this is a civic memorial for Uplawmoor too.

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

You could be right as there is no free-standing civic war memorial in the village of Uplawmoor.

John
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: Pte. John Steven Lawns Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
Name: LAWNS, JOHN STEVEN
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/02/1945
Service No: 14644428
Additional information: Son of John and Nancy Lawns, of Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 2.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, MYNAMAR


(Glasgow Herald 22nd March 1945)
"Killed in action in Burma in February 1945, Private John Steven Lawns, K.O.S.B. aged 22 years, dearly beloved only son of Mr & Mrs John Lawns, Bridgend, Uplawmoor."
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