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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Gartmore United Free Church, WW1 Reply with quote

Main Street, Gartmore.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



In Grateful Remembrance of the Men of this Congregation
Who served in the Great War 1914 – 1918

And of

PETER G. MacFARLANE
DAVID McLAUCHLAN
WILLIAM McLAREN
WILLIAM McNEILL
JOHN THOMSON

Who Lair Down Their Lives For Their Country For Us

“Faithful unto death.”
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McFARLANE, Peter Graham

CWGC:
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 20th Siege Bty.
No: 282600
Date of Death: 11th April 1918
Age: 31
Buried: Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave Reference: II. B. 11.
Additional Information: Son of William and Flora McFarlane, of East End, Gartmore, Perthshire.

SNWM:
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
No: 282600
Place of Birth: East End, Gartmore
Date of Death: 11th April 1918
Theatre of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

Peter is listed on Gartmore Memorial as Peter O. MacFarlane.

See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=687&highlight=gartmore


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McLACHLAN, David

CWGC:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Battalion
No: 1614
Date of Death: 12th March 1915
Age: 22
Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial . Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McLachlan, of West End, Gartmore, Stirlingshire.

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 1614
Place of birth: Gartmore Stirlingshire
Date Death: 12th March 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Listed on Gartmore Memorial as David McLauchlan
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McLAREN, William McDonald

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 8th Battalion
No. S/26123
Date of Death: 24th October 1918
Buried: Vichte Military Cemetery. Grave Ref: I. A. 16

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 8th Battalion
No. S/26123
Place of Birth: Drymen
Date of Death: 24th October 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McNEILL, William

CWGC:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots, 16th Battalion
No: 42953
Date of Death: 10th April 1918
Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel Ref: Panel 1

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots, 16th Battalion
No: 42953
(Formerly Cameronians [Scottish Rifles], No. 23126)
Place of Birth: Pitlochry
Date of Death: 10th April 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THOMSON, John

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders, 7th Battalion
No: 310062
Date of Death: 23rd April 1917
Age: 39
Commemorated: Arras Memorial. Panel Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Additional Information: Son of Robert Thomson, of Spittal Cottage, Gartmore, and the late Christine McLaren Thomson. Husband of Sarah Thomson, of Terreran House, Gartmore, Stirling.

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders, 7th Battalion
No: 310062
Place of Birth: Stirling
Date of Death: 23rd April 1917
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial was originally raised for the adherents of Gartmore U.F. Church;

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 25.03.1922
GARTMORE
TO KEEP THEIR MEMORY GREEN


Two brass mural tablets were unveiled in the U.F. Church on Sunday, bearing the following inscriptions:-

"In affectionate memory of Rev. Malcolm M'Lean, born 1839, died 1920. For 56 years minister of this congregation; an earnest preacher, a faithful pastor, a kind friend. 'He being dead yet speaketh'".

"In grateful remembrance of the men of this congregation who served in the Great War, 1914-1918. And of Peter G. MacFarlane, David M'Lachlan, Wm. M'Laren, Wm. M'Neil, John Thomson, who laid down their lives for their country and for us. Faithful unto death".

The service was conducted by Rev. John Beveridge, B.D., M.B.E., minister of the church, assisted by Rev. J. Christie Johnston and Lieut.-Col. Rev. T. L. Beveridge, Gold Coast. The unveiling was done was Mrs M'Lean and Miss Montgomery. In the evening the Rev. T. L. Beveridge gave an address on "What Christianity has done for the Gold Coast".
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Rev. T. L. Beveridge lost his own son during WW2.
from George Watson's College
https://www.gwc.org.uk/our-school/history-of-george-watsons-college/watsons-war-records/?conflict=WW2
Thomas M. Beveridge, Captain, Southern Rhodesian Medical Corps, son of the Rev. T. L. Beveridge and Mrs. Beveridge, 116 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, attended Watson's from 1915 to 1924. Graduating M.B., Ch.B. at Edinburgh University in 1929, he spent five years at Chitambo, N. Rhodesia, with the Livingstonia Mission of the Church of Scotland, having gained the D.P.H. Diploma at Glasgow University in 1936. In 1937 he became Assistant Health Officer to the Salisbury (S. Rhodesia) Municipality. Joining up at the outbreak of war, he died in Salisbury on 12th February 1944.

BEVERIDGE, THOMAS MORRIS.
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:13/02/1944
Regiment/Service:Southern Rhodesia Medical Corps
Grave Reference:Eur. War Graves Plot. Grave 124.
Cemetery:HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Stirling Observer info on John Thomson Reply with quote

I found a photo of him and info saying he was 2nd son of Robert Thomson. A Partner in Messrs R & J Thomson, Slater & Plasterers, Gartmore.
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