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graeme.ruxton



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Renfrew - Renfrew Victory Baths Reply with quote

I think the case for including this as a war memorial is marginal, but I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt. These swimming baths still function today. Inside the door, there is a notice as follows:

Henry Christian Lobnitz was an immigrant worker from Denmark and started a partnership with his son Fredric Carl Lobnitz and William Andrew Young in 1895. Henry died in 1901, but his son Fredric took control and developed the business. During the First World War Fredric devoted his whole time to service with the Ministry of Munitions for Scotland. For this he was knighted. By the year 1921 the authorised capital of the company was £500,000, and in that year Lady & Sir Fredric Lobnitz gifted the Royal Burgh of Renfrew, The Renfrew Victory Baths.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Renfrew Victory Baths, Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew PA4 8ND

OS Grid Ref:- NS 505676

Many thanks to James Meikle Smith, Renfrewshire FHS, for the following photographs.

Roll of Honour



IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF RENFREW WHO SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES 1914 - 1919


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ABRAHAM, THOMAS ALEXANDER
Rank:Private
Service No:21874
Date of Death:28/08/1915
Regiment/Service:Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 190 to 196.
MemorialHELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:


ABRAHAM, WILLIE
Rank:Private
Service No:28657
Date of Death:26/10/1917
Age:18
Regiment/Service:The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
2nd/5th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 102 to 104.
MemorialTYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of John and Maggie Abraham, of 34, Paisley Rd., Renfrew.

Medal card of Abraham, William G
Corps Regiment No Rank
Seaforth Highlanders 20643 Private
15th Labour Corps 8401 Private
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 28657 Private
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

graeme, on the first posting, said:
Henry Christian Lobnitz was an immigrant worker from Denmark and started a partnership with his son Fredric Carl Lobnitz and William Andrew Young in 1895. Henry died in 1901, but his son Fredric took control and developed the business. During the First World War Fredric devoted his whole time to service with the Ministry of Munitions for Scotland. For this he was knighted. By the year 1921 the authorised capital of the company was £500,000, and in that year Lady & Sir Fredric Lobnitz gifted the Royal Burgh of Renfrew, The Renfrew Victory Baths.

I've just been looking at a Newton Stewart man who was accidentally killed in May 1919 while serving on HMS Pontypool. The “Pontypool” was a Hunt Class Minesweeper built by the Lobnitz Shipbuilding Company of Renfrew. She came into service in June 1918 and was serving with the Mediterranean Fast Minesweeper Flotilla. A sister ship, HMS Kinross (built at Fairfields), was sunk during post-war mine clearance operations on 16 June 1919.
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone confirm these memorial boards are in the Victory Baths?

I will move this to the Civic section as this is obviously the memorial to the men from Renfrew.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, these memorials are located in the Victory Baths, Renfrew.
Confirmed by James Meikle Smith of Renfrewshire FHS.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McMURDO, ALEXANDER EDMINSTONE

Rank: Gunner
Service No: 663058
Date of Death: 10/12/1917
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 175th Bde.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery: ISOLA DELLA SCALA COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John McMurdo, of Kirkland Neuk, Renfrew.
Husband of Maggie Hamilton McMurdo, of 805, Dalmarnock Rd., Glasgow.

McMURDO, WALTER SCOTT
Rank: Private
Service No: 5711
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Age:
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 9th Bn.
Grave Reference : VIII. A. 7.
Cemetery: AEROPLANE CEMETERY
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Son of John and Janet McMurdo, of "Kirklandneuk," Inchinnan Rd., Renfrew, Scotland.
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