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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: New Cathcart Church WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

Cathcart Trinity Church, 90 Clarkston Road, Glasgow G44 3DA

OS Grid Ref: NS 581603




Cathcart Trinity Church evolved from the amalgamation of Cathcart South and New Cathcart Churches. www.cathcarttrinity.org.uk/
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following stained glass memorial is from the New Cathcart Church.
It is located in a narrow corridor and photographing it proved quite a challenge.



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The centre panel is shown the Spirit of one who has given his life, supported by angels and clothed in a white robe, at his feet are laid his khaki clothes, helmet etch and St. Andrews’ Banner.
On the left are three women standing with bowed heads, hold staves on which are hung laurel wreaths; kneeling is a fourth figure in grey draperies, holding a scroll containing the name of seven of the soldiers who fell:

Gilbert Anderson
Thomas Barr
William Gardner
Archibald W. Gilchrist
Edward Arthur Hitchcock
Andrew Lennox
William Lightbody
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A frame signifying “Love” is set at the foot and cypress foliage is shown in the background. This group represent “grief” and under each is written “GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS.” Rev vii. 17.
On the right hand is another group of women robed in brighter colours. This illustrates “thanksgiving”. The three standing figures are singing and their staves now have golden wreaths. A kneeling figure in yellow, supports a scroll on which are the names of the remaining seven soldiers who fell,

Thomas McCulloch
James McGeorge
Richard D.S. MacKenzie
Thomas Mason
David P. Nevison
James Robertson
James Wright

Underneath is written “THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE” The dedication is written at the foot of the middle window “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF OURS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919”
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I will sing praises unto
Thee among the Nations

To the Glory of God
And in affectionate
Remembrance of the men
Of this congregation who laid down
their lives in the Second World War 1939 – 19145

They which are written in the Lamb’s book of Life

Thanks be to
God which giveth
Us the Victory

Edward Allan
George A. Davie
William J. Dick
David D. Milroy
Andrew L. Smillie
John Thorburn
Samuel J. Wallace
Thomas Wallace
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Roll of Honour has just recently been found, refurbished, reframed and hangs in the memorial corridor of Cathcart Trinity Church.

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Andrew Wilson Beaton was born c.1866 in Dalry, Ayrshire, the son of William Beaton, a baker and his wife Jessie Jamieson. His early career is not known, but he may have been initially more of an architectural draughtsman than an architect as he exhibited a sketch of Bridgegate in Glasgow in the Royal Scottish Academy and from 1894 he exhibted at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts regularly between then 1902 but then ceased to exhibit until 1942-43. In 1894 he married Catherine Stirling McIntyre. He seems to have had some connection with James Austen Laird for whom he made the drawings in Academy Architecture in 1903. He studied at Glasgow School of Art at the late age of thirty-four in 1901-1902, by which date he had already commenced practice at 223 West George Street, Glasgow, moving to 227 in 1901. Like so many others he gave up practice after the Finance Act of 1909: his practice had consisted wholly of small scale alterations, particularly on tenements. He died March 6 1944. (DSA Architect Biography Report)

Many thanks to William Martin for allowing me access to the church and for providing information on the history of the memorials.

John
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