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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:09 am    Post subject: Cove and Kilcreggan Reply with quote

Cove and Kilcreggan War Memorial Inscription
UKNIWM 8539 & 5965









This memorial has two entries (from the image sent to me by UKNIWM of entry 5965). This is a Celtic cross on a small plinth and base block on the shore of Cove Village opposite the Cove Burgh Hall. The memorial faces the Hall away from the Clyde. The main face contains the dedication inscription on the lower shaft and the names of fallen from WW1 on the base block in two columns. The front face of the cross is heavily carved with ornate circular celtic designs and is heavily bossed. The rear face of the cross is also carved but less heavily. The names of the fallen from WW2 are on the rear block. The memorial is on a grassed and slabbed area with a low metal railing around it. The cross is 2 ½ to 3m tall overall.

Address – Cove, Coulport, Rosneath G84 0LR

Parish - Rosneath
District – Dumbarton
Region - Strathclyde

Grid Ref No NS223813


Main Dedication Inscription

1914 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
COVE AND KILCREGGAN
MEN WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR


WW1 Names. Forename, middle initial, surname decorations and regiment given. Rank, place and date of death not given. Names in two columns.

Left Hand Column

ROBERT AUSTIN 1ST GORDON HRS
J. CAMERON CAMERON HRS
ERNEST L. CLAASEN H.L.I.
DAVID DOWNIE R.F.A.
JAMES DUGGAN 1ST RL. INISC. FUS.
JAMES GEDDES TANK CORPS
W. GIVENS 6TH R.H.
J STUART KIRKLAND ROYAL NAVY
CRAWFORD EWING LANG, 9TH H.L.I.
ALEXANDER MACFARLANE A. & S.H.
WILLIAM MACKAY A. & S.H.
GEORGE M. C. MACKINLAY 14TH A. & S.H.
GEORGE MACPHERSON 7TH BLK WATCH
ALEX W. MARSHALL, 8TH BLK WATCH
JOHN C. MURRAY, R.F.A


Right Hand Column

DOUGLAS PATERSON 1ST THE BORDER REG.
DAVID ROBERTSON SCOTS GUARDS
P. FERGUS ROGERS 5TH CAMERON HRS.
JAMES ROSS MACHINE GUN CORPS
JOHN SCOTT GORDON HRS.
ARCHIBALD G. SKELLY 7TH CAMERON HRS.
DAVID C. SKELLY 5TH CAMERON HRS.
R. C. STEVENS ROYAL NAVAL DIV.
ALAN MACDONALD STEVENSON RL. AIR FCE.
WM. GEORGE TEACHER 15TH H.L.I.
DAVID TENNENT 8TH H.L.I.
DOUGALD THOMSON R.G.A.
DUNCAN THOMSON 5TH SEAFORTH HRS.
WILLIAM TUGWELL 1ST RL. INISC. FUS.
LEWIS A. WATT 9TH A. & S.H.



WW2 Names. Forename, middle initial, surname decorations and regiment given. Rank, place and date of death not given. Names in two columns.

I.H. HEDDERWICK, INDIAN ARMY
IAIN R. MACDIARMID, D.F.C., R.A.F.
IAN McLACHLAN, R.N.V.R.
JOHN O’BRIEN, R.M.
JOSEPH T. TODD, R.A.
ROBERT T. TYTLER, R.A.F.V.R.


30 Names from WW1

6 Names from WW2


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this memorial cover this part of Argyll all the way from Coulport round to Rosneath?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think so. The villages of Rosneath, Kilcreggan & Cove are smallish. The WM lies directly outside the Burgh Hall for Cove, between Cove & Kilcreggan, so I would think is a good candidate for a memorial for the area. Coulport is mainly a MOD base, not many houses there.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unusual to see "Names on Other Side" inscribed on the memorial itself.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This man is not on the memorial:

Name: CAMERON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 23
Date of Death: 01/02/1943
Service No: 127843
Awards: D F M
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Sarah Margaret Cameron, of Kilcreggan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 30.
Cemetery: BARBOUR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Gnr. Joseph Tait Todd Reply with quote

alexmaclennan wrote:
JOSEPH T. TODD, R.A.


(Glasgow Herald 20th Aug 1945)
"Suddenly (result of an explosion) , on 26th July, 1945, Gunner, J.T. Todd, L.A.A. Regt. R.A. aged 20 years, dearly beloved eldest son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Todd, Letter Cottage, Coulport, Cove.
-sadly missed.
"

Name: TODD, JOSEPH TAIT
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 337 Bty., 102 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 26/07/1945
Service No: 14554896
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Georgina Todd, of Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4. Column 1.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled Sunday September 17th 1922.



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Robert Austin GH Reply with quote

Robert Austin Pte S/21392 1st Gordon Highlanders b Strone, Argyllshire e Dumbarton Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 01/10/1918 Son of William C. and Jane Austin, of Ferndean Cottage. Cove. Dumbartonshire. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery Fr 1483 Plot VI Row B Grave 05 AJ 14-11-18 P5: Cove.
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