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Chalmers Church, Uddingston - WW2

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Chalmers Church, Uddingston - WW2 Reply with quote

Uddingston Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston G71 7HF

OS Grid Ref: NS 696602



Uddingston Old has its roots in the resolutions to build two distinct Churches in the 1870s. Over the years, both Churches have enjoyed vibrant worship, finally joining together in 1982 to form Uddingston Old Parish Church. The two churches were Trinity Parish Church and Uddingston Chalmers Church. www.uddingstonold.org.uk

The stained glass window had originally been posted as two individual memorials, but it is clear from the wording on both windows that together they comprise the Second World War memorial for Chalmers Church.





TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS CHURCH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 1945

Major James Alexander Ritchie Royal Engineers
Rifleman Daniel Thomson 7th Cameronians


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Name: RITCHIE, JAMES ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/02/1946
Service No: 251686
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Jean Ritchie; husband of Christina Greenshields Ritchie. B.Sc. Hons. D.R.T.C.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, ENGLAND

Surname RITCHIE
First name James A
Service number 251686
Date of death 20/02/1946
Decoration
Place of birth Fife
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank Capt
Theatre of death Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45.
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Name: THOMSON, DANIEL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 18/01/1945
Service No: 3254225
Additional information: Son of William and Ellen Thomson, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: J. 21.
Cemetery: SITTARD WAR CEMETERY, NETHERLANDS

Surname THOMSON
First name Daniel
Service number 3254225
Date of death 18/01/1945
Decoration
Place of birth Lanarkshire
Other
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank Rfn
Theatre of death Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45
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