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apanderson
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Joined: 21 Dec 2006
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Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I enjoy wandering around graveyards, I thought I'd make use of my meanderings and started to send photos to the old War Grave Project (fore-runner of the War Grave Photographic Project). A lot of internal bickering began between the people there and this eventually led to it's demise.

This was just before the Scottish War Memorials Project formed and I just slightly changed my wanderings to visiting local memorials, then when the War Grave Project started ..... well, back to graveyards (mostly!)

I started seeking out the memorials local to me - Denny, Dunipace, Bonnybridge etc., cross referencing the names to 'local' CWGC/Family graves and am still attempting to update the Denny & Dunipace Roll of Honour which I have been plodding through 'on and off' for years! The original Roll contains 902 names and was published (I think) during 1919 as many of the men were killed/died after mid 1919 and are not listed as such in the book.

Anne
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jrah60



Joined: 04 Dec 2009
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Location: East Kilbride

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main area of interest is Glasgow and surrounding districts. I am at the moment trying to photograph and record all the war memorials in the Glasgow churches.
Working on the City of Glasgow Police WW1/WW2 memorial, almost finished.
Working on a project War Memorials in East Renfrewshire, again almost finished.
Same with the East Kilbride War Memorial, almost completed.
Along with my wife we have recently completed the transcription of the City of Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and The WW2 Civilian Roll of Honour, both awaiting publication.
Recently posted the New Kilpatrick Cemetery and New Kilpatrick Churchyard CWGC graves.
Working as a stakeholder with Historic Glasgow on their War Memorial Project.
Visited the Somme this year so I have a lot of photos still to upload.

John
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spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I aim to record all of the war memorials in Dumfries and Galloway, seeking out those lost or just missing. I also work with the WMT and the local council's War Memorials Officer and am currently applying smartwater to all of the at-risk metal memorials.
The local RBL Scotland co-ordinator had to give it up so I have been persuaded to take it on and currently have a house full of poppies and tins.
I record war graves in D&G and memorials around Scotland on an opportunity basis.
Special interest in stained glass memorials.
Enjoy giving talks around the region on related subjects.

\Paul
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dalblair



Joined: 26 Aug 2010
Posts: 554
Location: coupar angus

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently researching:

The War Dead of Coupar Angus,Bendochy and Kettins
The War Dead of HMS Unicorn in Dundee
Those who served and died in WW1&the War Dead of WW2 for Dundee High School

Also helping Mark to fill in the gaps in Perth&Kinross and Dundee.
Particular interest in the designers and makers of memorials.

Any help welcome!!!
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Lindsay



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm was interested in war memorials as an extension of my interest in local history. You can see local names listed on these memorials which give links to past and future generations. I'm also generally interested in graves and the stories behind the people listed.

Moving on, my interest became more focussed in the mining communities. There is often an assumption that mining was a reserved occupation throughout both the first and second wars so miner= non-combatant. But many miners volunteered and lost their lives including my own family. I know from my own childhood that there were wildly varying opinions on those who fought, those who stayed, and those who were conscripted in.

At the moment my contributions are limited to newspaper articles but maybe one day I will contribute some real research into miners and war memorials Smile
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