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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Johnstone Reply with quote

Johnstone - Renfrew District
UKNIWM Ref no. 44700

The Johnstone war memorial stands in the centre of Houston Square in the middle of town and is a tall grey granite pedestal standing on a raised granite plinth and supporting the bronze sculpture of a scottish infantryman by Glasgow sculptor Kellock Brown. The pedestal is decorated with bronze panels listing battle honours and the commemoration:
IN HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT
AND
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE
WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 1918


AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:18 am    Post subject: Johnstone WM Reply with quote

What I recorded for the UKNIWM -

The memorial is situated on Houston Square, Main Street, Johnstone.

Parish - Paisley
District Renfrew
County - Strathclyde

Grid Ref NS427632















The memorial is a grey stone stepped, square section base/plinth, with a square section pedestal block above it and a bronze statue of a soldier above this. There are three low stone steps to the base/plinth. The main pedestal block is dressed stone blocks in six or eight courses. The pedestal block has several brass plaques fixed to it. The Dedication Inscriptions for WW1 and WW2 are on the same face as the soldier faces. On the faces on either side of this are inverted triangular brass plaques bearing the countries or place names of WW1 battles. On the rear face of the block is a brass plaque bearing a coat of arms surrounded by thistles and surmounted by a lion rampant. I assume this coat of arms is the burgh shield. The approximate height of the stone monument is 5m and the lowest step is about 4 or 5m by 4 or 5m. The brass statue of the soldier is a kilted highland soldier in full pack and wearing a Tam o Shanter beret. He appears to be striding forward purposefully. He carries a rifle in his right hand with the butt resting on top of the block. The soldier is some 2 m high. He looks just over lifesize. Houston Square is in the centre of the town of Johnstone and the memorial is set in a wide cobbled and slabbed area with a bandstand some 30 or 40m away.


Main Dedication inscription on Square brass Plaque

IN HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT
AND
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE
WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 1918


Second Dedication Inscription in shape of banner

AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 1945


WW1 Battle Name Plaque

GALLIPOLI
MESOPOTAMIA
PALESTINE
EGYPT


WW1 Battle Name Plaque

FRANCE
BELGIUM
SALONIkA
ITALY


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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: unveiling report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday the 10th of May 1924 by Lieutenant-General Sir Walter P. Braithwaite. The figure represents a Private soldier of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The architect was Mr W.J. Blain of Glasgow and the bronze figure made by Mr Kellock Brown.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Pte. Andrew Hamilton Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Andrew Hamilton

Probably the correct man below. His date of death and regiment fit the time of the fighting for Hill 60 when the K.O.S.B. arrived in support. No other A. Hamilton's of the K.O.S.B. died before this date either.

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Private A. Hamilton, 3rd (?) K.O.S.B., has been killed at Hill 60. Private Hamilton was a reservist, and proceeded to France in October last. Deceased leaves a wife and child. He resided at 69 High Street, Johnstone."

CWGC
HAMILTON, A
Rank: Private
Service No: 7470
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 12.
Cemetery: FIRST D.C.L.I. CEMETERY, THE BLUFF

SNWM
Surname: HAMILTON
Firstname: Andrew
Service Number: 7470
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Pte. John Barr Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. John Barr

(Glasgow herald 26th May 1915)
"The parents of Private John Barr, who resided at 14 Dimity Street, Johnstone, have been informed in a letter from a friend that their son was killed on May 12 by shrapnel. He was a Maxim gunner in the 1st A. and S.H., and was in the reserve befor ethe outbreak of war, previous to which he worked in Glenpatrick Carpet Works, Elderslie."

CWGC
BARR, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 4/8581
Date of Death: 12/05/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James Husband Barr, J.P., of "The Angle," 1, French St., Moorpark, Renfrew and the late Ellen McKay Barr.

SNWM
Surname: BARR
Firstname: John
Service Number: 4/8581
Date Death: 12/05/1915
Place of birth: Johnstone Renfrewshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Pte. William McConnell Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. William McConnell

(Glasgow Herald 2nd June 1915)
"Private William McConnell, who resided at 22 Rankine Street, Johnstone, is among the first of the local company of the Paisley Territorials who has been killed at the front. He was hit by a peice of shrapnel. Private McConnell, who in civil life was employed with Mr Matthew Wilson, contractor, Johnstone, was a transport groom in the Johnston Company."

CWGC
McCONNELL, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 1818
Date of Death: 23/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 19.
Cemetery: RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

SNWM
Surname: McCONNELL
Firstname: William
Service Number: 1818
Date Death: 23/05/1915
Place of birth: Barony Lanarkshire
Other: 1/6th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.[/i]
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