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Laurieston Civic, WW1 & WW2

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Laurieston Civic, WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

Laurieston - Falkirk District

Situated at the junction of Mary Street (A803) and Boyd Street (B805)

Map Reference: NS 911 794

The Laurieston war memorial is a freestone cross set on a wide and tapering pedestal of rustic freestone blocks.
The cross head is in the tree-of-life style with vines carved on the face and the following inscription is carved in relief on the shaft face:

1914
1919

1939
1945

TO OUR
GLORIOUS DEAD
WHO FELL
IN THE
GREAT WAR

The names of the WWI dead are listed on a bronze tablet set into the centre of the pedestal face, and the names of the WWII dead are listed on two flanking bronze tablets.
I do not have a transcription yet for this memorial as some of the names on the WWI panel were illegible, and one of the additional small bronze WWII panels appears to have been removed when the photos were taken in the 1990's.
The monument stands at the junction of Polmont Road and Boyd Street.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice to get an up to date photo of this memorial to see if it has been refurbished and the plaques sorted.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Muir Reply with quote

WW1
Muir, Alex.

(Glasgow Herald 4th Dec 1914)
"News has reached Laurieston, near Falkirk, of the death in action on November 20 of Private Alexander Muir, 2nd Battalion K.O.S.B. Private Muir, who was a reservist, had been in France since September 15. He had been previously wounded and was recommended for bravery. Private Muir took part in the South African War, in the course of which he sustained a wound."

CWGC
Name: Muir, Alexander
Rank: Private
Service No: 6798
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MUIR
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 6798
Date Death: 18/11/1914
Place of birth: Laurieston Stirling
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:34 am    Post subject: Sgt. James Brand Reply with quote

WW1
Brand, Jas.

(Glasgow Herald 12th Dec 1914)
"Official information has been received by his parents, who reside at Laurieston, near Falkirk, that Sergeant James Brand, of the 2nd Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, has been missing since November 10. Sergeant Brand, who has been in the Army for six years, went to France with the First Expeditionary Force, and his relatives have had no word on him since November 2. In a number of letters which he sent home he mentioned that the men at the front were being well treated. Sergeant Brand was an expert range-finder, and was also an athlete of considerable note."

CWGC
Name: BRAND, JAMES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 306
Date of Death: 10/11/1914
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Janet Brand, of 58, Grahamsdyke Terrace, Laurieston, Falkirk.

SNWM
Surname: BRAND
Firstname: James
Service Number: 306
Date Death: 10/11/1914
Place of birth: Falkirk
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Pte. Henry Begg Reply with quote

WW1
Begg, Henry

CWGC
Name: BEGG, HARRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 2087
Date of Death: 20/07/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "C" Coy. 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: F. 15.
Cemetery: BEAUVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Hardie Begg, of 177, Grahamsdyke St., Laurieston, Falkirk. Previously served in the Falkirk Territorials, and was employed at the Boot Factory, Laurieston.

SNWM
Surname: BEGG
Firstname: Harry
Service Number: 2087
Date Death: 20/07/1916
Place of birth: Laurieston Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Pte. James McLay Reply with quote

WW1
McLay, Jas.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd April 1915)
"Information has been received by his mother, who resides at Mary Street, Laurieston, near Falkirk, of the death of Private James McLay, B Company 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. The intimation comes from Captain Davidson, commanding B Company, who state that Private McLay died of wounds of the 14th inst. He and three others were in a dug out when a shell struck it. Private McLay, who was 26 year of age, enlisted in the Seaforths eight years ago, and after a years service at home was drafted with his regiment to India, where he remained until the outbreak of the war. Whilst in India he received a medal for his share in the quelling of a native disturbance, and at Delhi Durbar he was awarded another medal, a distinction conferred on only one man in each company. He went to the front in September last."

CWGC
McLAY, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 10015
Date of Death: 13/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McLAY
Firstname: James
Service Number: 10015
Date Death: 13/04/1915
Place of birth: Laurieston Falkirk
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl Richard Alexander Leishman Reply with quote

WW1
Leishman, Richard

(Glasgow Herald 29th May 1915)
"His relatives at Laurieston, near Falkirk, have also been officially notified that Lance Corporal Richard Leishman, 7th A. and S.H., has died from wounds received in action. Lance-Corporal Leishman, who had been in the Territorials before the declaration of the war, was formerly employed in the Commercial Bank, Grangemouth."

CWGC
LEISHMAN, RICHARD ALEXANDER
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2090
Date of Death: 28/04/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 31.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Marion Leishman, of 7, Mary St., Laurieston, Falkirk.

SNWM
Surname: LEISHMAN
Firstname: Richard
Service Number: 2090
Date Death: 28/04/1915
Place of birth: Lauriston (Laurieston) Stirlingshire
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:23 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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