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Merrylea Parish Church, WW2, Glasgow

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: Merrylea Parish Church, WW2, Glasgow Reply with quote

Merrylea Parish Church, 80 Merrylee Road, Glasgow G43 2QZ

OS Grid Ref: NS 575602



www.merryleaparishchurch.org.uk/index.asp

The WW1 memorial can be found here.

Second World War:
The memorial commemorating the fallen fo the Second World War takes the form of a screen:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Merrylea Parish Church Reply with quote



The WW2 Memorial consists of the Organ & Organ Loft.





TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN 1939 45
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
MERRYLEA PARISH CHURCH ROLL OF HONOUR

Christina Donald
James D. Anderson
John Cameron
Ian Graham
Alexander P. Henderson
Harry Higgins
George A. Johnston
Kenneth Mackintosh
Archibald Macpherson
A. Ian Murray
William Ritchie
Stanley C. Strang
David L. Watt

As well as remembering those of the past, the church remember friends who are currently serving in the armed forces.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC WWII DATA:

James D. Anderson

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2042248
Name: ANDERSON, JAMES DEANE
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 101 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 27/12/1941
Service No: 1372860
Additional information: Son of James Deane Anderson and Sadie Blair Anderson, of Muirend, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 8.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

Included on the family stone in Cathcart, Section 2A
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/jamiemcginlay_bucket/CATHCART%20CEMETERY/ANDERSONJAMESDEANEFULL2A.jpg

He is also commemorated on the Giffnock war memorial as Dean Anderson - http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic18.html


Ian Graham

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2493164
Name: GRAHAM, IAN DONALD
Initials: I D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signalman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Dundonald II
Age: 21
Date of Death: 12/11/1942
Service No: P/JX 279333
Additional information: Son of John Brackenridge Graham and Helen Knox Graham, of Muirend, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Some information on HMS Dundonald II - http://www.combinedops.com/Training%20EST%20UK.htm#HMS%20Dundonald%20I%20&%20II

Included on the family stone in Cathcart Cemetery, section 2E. Picture available, not yet uploaded to the SWGP forum.


Harry Higgins (likely)

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2182901
Name: HIGGINS, HENRY HARPER
Initials: H H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt
Age: 23
Date of Death: 22/02/1943
Service No: 1545453
Additional information: Son of William Harper Higgins and Sarah Gray Higgins, of Cathcart, Glasgow; husband of Ina Higgins.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIII. C. 26.
Cemetery: SFAX WAR CEMETERY


George Andrew Johnston

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2822448
Name: JOHNSTON, GEORGE ANDREW
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 26/11/1942
Service No: 1434052
Additional information: Son of George Walker Johnston and Jeanie Johnston, of Newlands, Glasgow. Analytical Chemist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. J. 4.
Cemetery: BEJA WAR CEMETERY

Included on the family stone in Cathcart Cemetery, section K. Picture available, not yet uploaded to the SWGP forum


Archibald Macpherson (likely)

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2456344
Name:McPHERSON, ARCHIBALD
Initials:A
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age:20
Date of Death:16/04/1940
Service No:748419
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Compt. P. Main Cty. Grave 667.
Cemetery:CATHCART CEMETERY

Picture of gravestone available. Not yet uploaded to to the SWGP forum.


William Ritchie

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2940298
Name:RITCHIE, WILLIAM
Initials:W
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age:27
Date of Death:12/10/1943
Service No:1118932
Additional information:Son of Alexander and Agnes Cameron Ritchie; husband of
Audrey Joan Ritchie, of Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 171.
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

A window in the church was dedicated to William Ritchie and his sister by their parents: http://www.merryleaparishchurch.org.uk/churchhistory.asp
The Flight into Egypt (Matt.2:l3) Joseph and Mary take baby Jesus away to escape jealous Herod's "Slaughter of the Innocents". Given in memory of Inez Ritchie (died 24 April 1929) and William Ritchie (killed in action with the RAF on 2 October 1943) by their parents, Mr and Mrs A. Ritchie.

Included on the family stone in Cathcart Cemetery, section P. Picture available, not yet uploaded to the SWGP forum.


Stanley C. Strang

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2847430
Name: STRANG, STANLEY CUTHBERT
Initials: S C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Cadet
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Corinaldo (Glasgow).
Age: 18
Date of Death: 29/10/1942
Additional information: King's Commendation for Brave Conduct ; Lloyds War Medal for Bravery at Sea. Son of Hugh Lancelot Pollock Strang and Emily Strang, of Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 248.
Cemetery: FUNCHAL BRITISH CEMETERY

Commendation for bravery - SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 6 JULY, 1943, p3033
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36078/pages/3033

The Scotsman July 7th, 1943, p3

Merchant Navy Awards
Commended For Bravery
Cadet Robert Hunter Henderson, 46 High Street, North Berwick, and Cadet Stanley Strang, 11 Pilmuir Avenue, Glasgow, S.4, are posthumously commended for bravery.
The following have received an expression of commendation for brave conduct when their ships encountered enemy ships, submarines, aircraft, or mines:-
...
Stanley Strang (deceased), Cadet, 11 Pilmuir Avenue, Glasgow.


Some information on the S.S. Corinaldo - http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2327.html
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