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Burnbank U.F. Church memorial, Glasgow

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Burnbank U.F. Church memorial, Glasgow Reply with quote

Lansdowne Parish Church, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ

OS Grid Ref: NS 575669



Glasgow's most imposing Gothic Revival church was designed by John Honeyman and built in 1862-1863. The carved stonework, including a medallion portrait of John Eadie, is by John Mossman. The spire rises to 218 feet (66.5 metres).
The decision of the minister John Eadie and a section of his congregation to leave Cambridge Street UP for the leafy suburbs of the west end was controversial. As one wag put it,
"This church is not for the poor and needy but for the rich and Dr Eadie.
The rich may come and take their seat but the poor go on to Cambridge Street."
Lansdowne became United Free and then Lansdowne Parish Church.
The Church of Scotland has now approved the transfer of Lansdowne Parish Church to the Four Acre Charitable Trust (FACT). They have a two year option to purchase the property whose spire is the tallest in Glasgow and the most slender in Europe.
FACT hope to obtain funding from various sources to maintain and preserve the A-listed building fabric. A steady income is anticipated by converting some of the back rooms into a restaurant and cafe bar.


Compare the church of today with that of its former glory.
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=37246
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/79848/digital_images/glasgow+416+and+420+great+western+road+lansdowne+united+presbyterian+church/

This memorial from the Burnbank U.F. Church is one of five memorials within the church.





TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
BURNBANK U.F. CHURCH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 1919

Finlay M. Gow
James Nairn
Thomas J. Stewart
Donald A. Gow
Simpson B. Yuille
Peter Hamilton
David Moncrieff
John Arrindell
Harry Arrindell
Thomas Haldane
Archibald S. Douglas
John Ruthven
William Smith
John McLaren
John E. Palmer
William Whyte
William A. Halcrow
Peter Dorward
James Robertson
John Dunlop
James Ross
James Y. Bowie
William Groundwater

1939 1946

Andrew Fleming
William Gentle
Robert Gentle
Norman Gentle
Ian Lamont
Adam McAllister
William McCulloch
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two Arrindells from the unusual Burnbank UF memorial

ARRINDELL, JOHN A.
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Service No: 332154
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 131 to 132.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

ARRINDELL, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Assistant Steward
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Ava" (Glasgow)
Age: 25
Date of Death: 26/01/1917
Additional information: Son of Alton Arrindell, of 15, Scotia St., Glasgow, and the late Elizabeth Arrindell. Born at Govan, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

And CQMS Groundwater from the same memorial

GROUNDWATER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 27
Date of Death: 09/10/1919
Service No: WR/553287
Additional information: Son of John M. Groundwater, of 2, Southbrae Drive, Jordanhill, Glasgow; husband of Helen Phillips Groundwater, of 2, Southbrae Drive, Jordanhill, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 134.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

Listed on the Scottish War Graves Project where the headstone suggests that Helen Phillips Groundwater was his mother not his spouse. It also mentions that CQMS Groundwater had served in Mesopotamia.
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