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Keil School in west Kirk, Dumbarton

 
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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Keil School in west Kirk, Dumbarton Reply with quote









West Kirk, Keil School WM
Church of Scotland

West Bridgend
Dumbarton
Scotland
G82 4AD

OSGB36: NS 390 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7243N 4:34.7599W

Brass rectangular tablet. Keil School crest at top left.

Keil School was an independent secondary school with boarding and day pupils for around 200 pupils. It was an all-boys school up until 1978, when it became co-educational. Keil School closed in July 2000.


The inscription only makes sense if there are names from both the Great and Second World Wars. Possibly those from the LH and RH Columns are from the Great War and JOHN WEBSTER is from the Second World War.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN MEMORY OF THE BOYS OF THIS
SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1939-45

Two rows of names. Forename,middle initial and surname.

Left Hand Column

HAMISH ADAM
CLAUDE A. P. BENTLEY
PETER BENTLEY
DUNCAN BLAIR
WILLIAM CARSWELL
LAINDON CORNWELL
JOHN M. CRAWFORD
ANDREW C. DICK
WILLIAM GRANT

Right Hand Column

ALISTAIR MACLEAN
JAMES C. MACPHEDRAN
ANGUS MACRAE
DUNCAN C. MACTAVISH
JAMES H. MOUAT
DONALD P. MUNRO
LIONEL O. SMITH
ROBERT TAYLOR
IAN T. THOMSON

Centre below both rows
JOHN WEBSTER

“THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY
NIGHT AND DAY”
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex - from a couple of names at random, Claude Bentley Lt. RN(21/6/1942) and James Mouat Sgt. Pilot RAF (6/6/1942), it would seem that this is a WW2 memorial.

Laindon Corwell is, I think, this man
CORNWELL, JOHN LAINDON JACKSON
Rank:Gunner
Service No:986085
Date of Death:05/03/1943
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
3 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Panel ReferenceColumn 16.
MemorialSINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of William Cornwell, and of Martha L. Cornwell, of Troon, Ayrshire
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I can find out the school did not exist under this name and on the Dumbarton site until 1925 - so almost certainly a WW2 memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen the Second World War described in this way on other memoriials as The Great War 1939-1945. It isn't common but I don't know when WW2/Second World War became common terms.

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