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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Forth, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

DSCN9213 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9215 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9216 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9218 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSCN9217 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Second World War names:

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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Haywood lost Memorial Reply with quote

I know the Minister of Forth Church and the Church also does the Remembrance day memorial service at Haywood Memorial ( missing village)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forth War Memorial Inscription for UKNIWM

Main Dedication Inscription

1914 1918

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
FORTH AND DISTRICT
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR


WW1 Names of Fallen on 3 panels on other sides of memorial. Some names listed by regiment and then alphabetically. Rank, initial(s), surname and regiment given.

Panel 1.

H.L.I.
PTE. A. CUNNINGHAM
PTE. J. DICK
PTE. H. FLEMING
CORPL. T. JACKSON
SERGT. J. McGRAW
L.CPL. A.H. MOFFAT
PTE. J. TRACEY
L.CPL. D. WADDELL
PTE. J. WEIR
PTE. A.S. YOUNG

A.& S.H.
PTE. A. CLARKSON
PTE. P. WINGATE

R.E.
L.CPL. W. McCORMACK


Panel 2.

ROYAL SCOTS
PTE. A. ALLAN
PTE. J. ALLAN
PTE. R. DAVIDSON
L.CPL. W. FLEMING
CORPL. J. NIMMO
PTE. D. STEWART
PTE. J. TENNANT
PTE. W. WATSON
CORPL. T. WEIR

SCOTTISH RIFLES
PTE. J. CHAPMAN
PTE. D. ORR
PTE. A. YOUNG

DUBLIN FUS.
PTE. W. McCORMACK


Panel 3.
CORPL. G. GILCHRIST SCOTS GDS.
SERGT. R. GORDON SCOTS GDS.
PTE. J. GORMAN SCOTS GDS.
PTE. J. McGEE SCOTS GDS.
PTE. R. MARTIN GORDON HRS.
PTE. A. STEWART GORDON HRS.
PTE. S. STEWART GORDON HRS.
PTE. H. SOMMERVILLE TYNE. SCOTT
PTE. R. SOMMERVILLE CAM. HRS.
PTE. J. WILSON K.O.S.B.
PTE. T. CARRUTHERS R.S.F.
TPR. A. MORTON LANARK YEO.
PTE. T.C. WADDELL N. STAFFS.
PTE. A. ALLAN T.M. BTRY.
PTE. J. WALKER T.M. BTRY.
L.CPL. A.ALLAN CANADIANS
L.CPL. G. McCULLOCH A.I.F.
PTE. J. ORR A.I.F.
PTE. H. PILLANS A.I.F.


Sloping stone under main dedication inscription. Names of Fallen of WW2.

BARRIE, JAMES V. CPL. ROYAL FUSILIERS
DICKSON, GEORGE J. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS
HOWIE, GEORGE T. SGT. ROYAL AIR FORCE
LINDSAY, WALTER PTE. KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDRS.
LITTLE, JAMES PTE. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
McGRATH, HARRY SGT. PARACHUTE REGIMENT
McKENDRICK, PHILIP PTE. ROYAL SCOTS
McMILLAN, ALEXR. PTE. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
NELSON, FERGUSON PTE. SCOTS GUARDS
ORR, ARCHIBALD SGT. ROYAL AIR FORCE
PURDIE, GAVIN W.S. FUSILIER. ROYAL FUSILIERS
WALKINSHAW, JOHN T. SGT. ROYAL AIR FORCE
YUILL, HUGH PTE. GORDON HIGHLANDERS
FLECK, JAMES S. PTE. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the lettering on the WWII panel is slightly less weathered on this older photograph.
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When was the older photography taken? It will give us a timescale of when Private Flecks name was added.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Forth Reply with quote

Some additional information:-

http://www.forth.themutual.net/warmemorials.html#goto_top

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following framed Roll of the Fallen is on display in the Forth Royal British Legion Scotland branch.
Thanks to Mr. Robert Carson for his assistance and information.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Archie Moffat Reply with quote

SNWM
Surname MOFFAT
Forename Archie
Rank L Cpl
Service number 7210
Decoration
Place of birth Carnwath Lanarkshire
Date of death 12 July 1915
Theatre of death Gallipoli
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 7th Bn. (T.).

CWGC
MOFFAT, ARCHIBALD HASTIE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 7210
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 8th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Royal Scots
Panel Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Brother of Robert Moffat, of 1, Moss Terrace, Forth, Lanarkshire

Archie's niece, daughter of Robert Moffat, is a neighbour and friend of mine. She has his Royal Scots badge - she knew nothing of the HLI connection. I suggested he might have transferred when he was promoted; both were in the 52nd Lowland Division. He was also involved in the Quintinshill disaster. His medal card states he arrived in the Balkans on 2nd July 1915.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The history of the 8th Battalion of the HLI seems to be a bit vague.
The Long, Long Trail http://www.1914-1918.net/hli.htm has:
8th (Lanark) Battalion
August 1914 : at Lanark. Part of the Lothian Brigade, unattached to a Division and on Scottish Coast Defences. Seems to have been disbanded by May 1916.
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columba



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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: archie moffat Reply with quote

Yes, I read that too. There's clearly discrepancy in the numbers. SDGW and SNWM both have him in 7th (Blythswood) Battalion (T) but his medal card and CWGC have him in the 8th (Lanark) Battalion. It would make sense for him to be in the Lanark Battalion as he lived in Forth; perhaps he was a pre-war territorial and then transferred to 7th at some point. Given that his medal card has him in the Balkan Theatre from 2.7.15 and his name is on the Helles Memorial, he doesn't seem to have been on Scottish Coastal Defence. Unfortunately his service record seems to be one of the 80%. I can't find it anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few 8th HLI men transferred to the 7th Royal Scots to make its numbers up to overseas service strength before it left for Gallipoli. A couple of them were killed at Gretna.

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, Adam. I didn't know about HLI men attached to the Royal Scots. Do you know how the Battalion was brought upto strength after the crash? I seem to remember (I think) that the 52nd Division's departure to Gallipoli was delayed until it was sorted.

Details of the HLI men killed (Cook and Leckie) and injured can be found at: http://www.forrestdale.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/GretnaList.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: archie moffat Reply with quote

Thank you Adam. I knew I could rely on members of the Forum to provide a solution; you all know so much more than I do about military history (mind you, that wouldn't be difficult - I know very little!) I'll be able to pass on the info to my friend; she's 92 and grew up hearing about her uncle who was killed at Gallipoli. We all know that family stories can grow arms and legs so it's good to have definitive information.
Thank you Ken for your contribution. It's always good to "bounce" ideas off other people - makes the mind go off in other directions!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem folks. As far as I know the 1/7th Royal Scots was made up to strength with other volunteers from the units attached to the Forth Defences and not allocated for overseas service so the 1/6th and 1/10th Royal Scots and 1/8th HLI would have provided more men.

The 2/7th Royal Scots would also have been able to provide men although I think it was the existing first line territorial units which were used.

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