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neilston



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Hi Guys Reply with quote

Hi Guys
Matt here from The Neilston War memorial Association
We are campaigning to get a memorial built in Neilston East Renfrewshire.
We are near 15k but have a long way to go to get this monument built.

We have have a list of soldiers who have died in all conflicts from ww1 to present but we might need some help cross referencing this,to make sure we have not omitted any one form the list of dead who will be commemorated in this new monument in Neilston.

Fantastic site

Cheers Matt
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your endeavours. Please keep us up to date with your progress and if you have any names to check why not post something in the queries section.

Cheers

Adam
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spoons



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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt, welcome

You may already have done this, but just in case there is a trick you aren't aware of ...............

Go to http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/searchswm.php and put Neilston in as place of birth and it comes up with 133 names, all with links to the Scottish National War Memorial records - plenty for you to check there.

Then try
http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/sxH4H.php?value=1&pageno=1
where you can find 61 names with links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records.

Then also http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/sxww2.php?value=-1 where there are a further 27 names for WW2 linked to CWGC records.

There is the Boer war memorial at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3303&highlight=neilston if the names there are within your scope.

And the window in the catholic church at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3318&highlight=neilston

Also the primary school memorial at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5338&highlight=neilston in fact, probably best to just use this forum's search for Neilston and see what it picks up.

Finally, the War Memorials Trust has some free and impartial advice on creating new war memorials at http://www.warmemorials.org/uploads/publications/49.pdf

\Paul
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neilston



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys
I am looking to get the complied list from one of our members with the Neilston and local district list of causalities I will use that to check to see if we have any missing names. I will post the list when I get it.

Thanks for the pointers lads
Great Stuff

Thanks Matt
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jrah60



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt,
Welcome to the forum, I've sent you a pm with some info.
John
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apanderson
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys and GALS please Matt!! Laughing

There are one or two us us ladies here too!

Anne

P.S. Welcome aboard!
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neilston



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Guys and GALS please Matt!! Laughing

There are one or two us us ladies here too!

Anne

P.S. Welcome aboard!


OOPPSS Embarassed
Sorry Gals Razz
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jrah60



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt,
Some more

2nd Lieut. Matthew Montgomery
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5337

2nd Lieut. Thomas Dougray
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5313

St. Imoges Churchyard
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1155&mforum=scottishwargraves

John
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neilston



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Crumyard farm where Matthew lived. This is situated just outside Neilston on the road to Uplawmoor.

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neilston



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
Matt,
Some more

2nd Lieut. Matthew Montgomery
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5337

2nd Lieut. Thomas Dougray
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5313

St. Imoges Churchyard
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1155&mforum=scottishwargraves

John


Thank you John
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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then try
http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/sxH4H.php?value=1&pageno=1
where you can find 61 names with links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records.

Then also http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/sxww2.php?value=-1 where there are a further 27 names for WW2 linked to CWGC records.


Matt

Although a starting point for research, you need to be aware that the casualty might never have lived at the address on CWGC.
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