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Glenaray & Inveraray WW1 (Inverary Parish Church)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is in a church, but to me it seems unlikely that all those men, named on the other memorial also, all were adherents of the Established Kirk. As already suggested by Adam it may really be a "civic" memorial in a church.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
We have a precedent of Australian officers being recorded as communicants at a Scottish church:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1716

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Very true Adam, I'd forgotten about them.
It does remain unclear whether this is a church or civil memorial but .......
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every name on the WW1 church plaque appears on what we have called the Civic with the exception of one which I think might be a mix-up - but not an omission

This is Jackson, whose forname varies between the two: Daniel F. (on the church) and Donald Fisher on the 'Civic'

There are 10 more names on the 'Civic' than there are on the 'Church'.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William D Kirkland was in UK for two months only, October to December 1916. From 16/12/1916 he was in overseas with the BEF
He had a cousin, Miss Agnes Ballantine McCulloch residing in Edinburgh in May 1917 who was his NOK . She was receiving effects / medals of Hugh Kirkland as his NOK in Lithgow, Australia in 1920.

Hugh had two weeks leave to UK prior to his death.
Nothing to indicate any link to Argyll in either mans record.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've come to the conclusion that names would be added to church memorials if someone put them forward for inclusion - no matter how much or how little the man concerned was connected himself.

I personally have come across loads of similar cases and it's not until you begin to try and trace the family background through census returns etc., that a link somewhere along the line can sometimes be established.

We're never likely to find out the criteria set out by each and every war memorial committee but I think it's better to find someone somewhere rather than not at all.

Maybe in the case of the Kirklands, someone in their family thought it would be a lovely place to commemorate the boys, added a few quid to the collections, put the names forward and that was that!

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