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Drumclog Memorial Kirk, Strathaven.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:05 pm    Post subject: Drumclog Memorial Kirk, Strathaven. Reply with quote

Drumclog Memorial Kirk was named in remembrance of the Battle of Drumclog fought in 1679.A copy of the banner under which they fought is painted on the east wall of the Kirk

Thanks are due to Bob Stewart, Chairman, and Gerry Farrell, Vice Chairman of Lanarkshire Family History Society for the photographs and their kind permission to post them on the website.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Greenshields-Leadbetter is also commemorated with a stained glass window in Bedrule Church which was designed by his father.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-8939.html

He is also listed on the Denholm War Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1014

And the Strathaven War Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=417



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREENSHIELDS-LEADBETTER, ALAN EDMONSTOUNE
Rank: Major
Date of Death: 04/08/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery "L" Bty. 15th Bde.
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference:II. E. 22.
Cemetery: CANADA FARM CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Greenshields-Leadbetter, of Spital Tower, Denholm, Co. Roxburghshire.

McMATH, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3630
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Catherine McMath, of Westlinbank, Strathaven, Lanarkshire

McNICOL, J
Rank:Private
Service No:315752
Date of Death:07/11/1918
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Depot
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:KIRKTON BURIAL GROUND, FARR, SUTHERLAND

James MacNicol came from Melvich in Sutherland where he is listed on the local war memorial. He was employed by the Duke of Hamilton in Lanarkshire before the war. The 13th Bn Black Watch was made up from dismounted men of the Black Watch.

MITCHELL, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/11410
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age:22Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John Mitchell, of Hookhead Cottage, Strathaven, Lanarkshire.

RUSSELL, JOHN LEE
Rank: Private
Service No: 7626
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Age:32Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry 8th Bn. attd. 1st/7th Bn. Royal Scots
Panel Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Russell, of Inches, Douglas, Lanarkshire; husband of Mary Renwick Russell, of Post Office Buildings, Braidwood, Lanarkshire.

The 8th Bn HLI did not serve overseas during the First World War. After the Gretna Rail Disaster many men from the 8th Bn HLI volunteered for overseas service with the 7th Bn Royal Scots. On 28th June 1915 the 7th Bn Royal Scots suffered heavy casualties in an attack on Turkish trenches.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Drumclog Church. Reply with quote

William Ramsay Mitchell son of John and Mary is also listed on Strathaven town memorial and that of Strathaven Academy/Avondale Higher Grade School.
His father John was a founding member of Drumclog Church, William was Blacksmith at Caldermill by Drumclog. He is shown as Lcpl on his 1914/15 star but pte on his defence and war medals which match the index card.
I proudly display his medals and family bibles of two brothers from Drumclog church to celebrate the end of the war.
William in Cameron uniform is shown on following link.

http://www.spanglefish.com/CameronianJamesTorrance/index.asp?pageid=610613
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