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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne, that's a good spot of the hill behind, it's definitely not in the same place as it was previously.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Cumbernauld War Memorial Reply with quote

If you 'Google' Cumbernauld War Memorial - and go into Images - the second picture is very interesting - showing an old postcard of the Memorial in its original position with the metal fence around it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elsie

That's a great spot, many thanks for letting us know. It also proves the names are a later addition.

Kind regards

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Cumbernauld War Memorial Reply with quote

Apparently the name wall and the current location are relatively recent (IE within last 50 years). My mum remembers it being at the bottom of Main Street and facing towards it, across from the Spur Hotel, on what is now the Wilderness Brae A8011. It's certainly been in it's current location for at least 20 years (as I remember going to Boys Brigade services there on Rememberance Sundays) but I think it was relocated in the late 1960's or early 1970's.

My great-granduncle's name is on the memorial, Private Frank McGuire, 10th Batallion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed at the Battle of Loos on 25th September 1915, at the age of 19. His body was never recovered. His name is also on a plaque at the Loos memorial in North-Eastern France, at Edinburgh Castle, and at the Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Here's his Pic and Obituary from the Evening Times:


And here is one of the pages from the War Memorial dedication which I found recently in my grandfather's house (I'll have a look for the other pages):
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some photos from a duplicate thread.







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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew CONNOLLY

Commonwealth War Graves Commission/Scottish National War Memorial:
Able Seaman
No: Clyde Z/4796
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Bn., Royal Naval Division
Date of Death: 15th February 1917
Age: 20
Additional information: Son of Michael and Margaret Connolly, 64 Allandale Cottages, Bonnybridge

Commemorated:
Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1A
Bonnybridge Civic Memorial
Cumbernauld Civic Memorial (Listed as Private, R.N.D.)

UK Royal Navy & Royal Marine War Graves Roll: Andrew Connelly, Able Seaman, No. Clyde Z/4796, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Bn., Royal Naval Division. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 15th February 1917. Location of grave not recorded. Relatives notified: Mother, Main Street, Cumbernauld.

UK Naval Medal and Award Rolls: Andrew Connelly, Able Seaman, No. C.Z/4796, Widower of Univ. Leg.(?) I.C. 337/1917*

1911 Census, Living at Allandale Cottages, Allandale, Bonnybridge, Falkirk
Father Michael Connolly, age 49, Labourer, Brickmaking, born Ireland
Mother Margaret Connolly, age 49, born Ireland
Brothers James Connolly, Labourer, Brickmaking, born Ireland
John Connolly, age 20, Labourer, Brickmaking, born Ireland
Sisters Catherine Connoly, age 16, born Ireland
ANDREW CONNOLLY, age 13, Scholar, born Ireland

*I have no idea what the references are on the UK Naval Medal and Award Rolls - I can post a cropped section of the page if anyone cares to have a look.

Bonnybridge Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=87

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:56 pm    Post subject: Frank Beveridge Gordon Reply with quote

Frank Beveridge Gordon Sgt S/8124 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Carronshore,Stirling e Aldershot Age 22 Died of Wounds F&F 03/08/1917 Son of James and Margaret Gordon, of Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire. Wimereux Communal Cemetery Fr 0064 Plot II Row P Grave 04
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject: George Whyte Reply with quote

George Whyte Pte 5525 5th Gordon Highlanders b Cumbernauld e Falkirk Killed in Action F&F 13/11/1916 Soldiers Will 6 Pages. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C
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