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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:15 pm    Post subject: Lesmahagow (or Abbey Green) Cemetery Reply with quote

Location: Coalburn Road, Lesmahagow

This is a very attractively laid out cemetery, worth a visit.

Number of identified CWGC graves: 23.

overview by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Names of those buried or commemorated here:

ADAMSON, JAMES YOUNG
BAIRD, HUGH
CAIRNCROSS, WILLIAM WISHART
CALLAN, PETER DARGAVAL
COATS, ALEXANDER
DEMPSTER, A
ELLIOT, JOHN
FAWCETT, LEOPOLD GEORGE FREDERIC
GLEN, J
GOLDIE, THOMAS
HART, DAVID PROVAN
HARVIE, GAVIN
KIRK, W
LANG, WILLIAM DYET WYLIE
LAW, CHARLES T
LIDDELL, W
MACKIRDY, DAVID ELLIOT
MAITLAND, JOHN G.
MUIR, JOHN PERCIVAL
MUIR, THOMAS
PRINGLE, JAMES
PRINGLE, ROBERT GRAY
SCOTT, ANDREW M
SCOTT MACKIRDY, CHARLES DAVID
SMITH, ROBERT
SYMINGTON, T


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAMSON, JAMES YOUNG
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 02/12/1915
Service No: 8667
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Agnes Young Adamson, of Newtown, Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1437.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

ADAMSONJY by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BAIRD, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 04/07/1918
Service No: 20449
Additional information: Son of James and Susan Brown Baird, of Manse Cottage, Lesmahagow. Born at Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1318.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

BAIRDHugh by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
BAIRDHugh2 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
BAIRDHugh3 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAIRNCROSS, WILLIAM WISHART
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 30/05/1940
Service No: 5108015
Additional information: Son of Alex K. Cairncross and Elizabeth W. Cairncross, of Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot B. Grave 123.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

CAIRNCROSSWW by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
CAIRNCROSSWW2 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CALLAN, PETER DARGAVAL
Initials: P D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: 03/02/1941
Service No: 13068855
Additional information: Son of Margaret Tennant Callan; husband of Margaret Tait Callan, of Kirkmuirhill.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot G. Grave 75.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

CALLANPeterD by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COATS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Reserve Cavalry Regiment
Unit Text: 4th
Age: 18
Date of Death: 27/03/1918
Service No: D/21948
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Agnes Coats, of 16, Hillview Place, Coalburn, Lanarkshire. Employee of Caledonian Railway Co.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1006.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

COATSA by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
COATSA2 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DEMPSTER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd/7th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 14/07/1917
Service No: 277663
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Dempster, of 14, Old Hill, Auchenheath, Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 5.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

DEMPSTERA by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ELLIOT, JOHN
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 27/02/1919
Service No: 41661
Additional information: Son of John Elliot, of The Crescent, Milton Park, Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 106.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

This might be a record for one burial, as Private Elliot is commemorated on no less than four separate stones.

The CWGC stone:

ELLIOTJG by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The family gravestone which is next to the CWGC stone:

ELLIOTJGfamily by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

A stone erected by his lodge:

ELLIOTJGmasonic by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

And one from his bible class:

ELLIOTJGchurch by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GLEN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Colour Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 31/10/1919
Service No: 899
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: J. 203.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

GLENJ by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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Name: GOLDIE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 49 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/12/1940
Service No: 631889
Additional information: Son of John and Julia Goldie, of Coalburn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot I. Grave 63.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

Stone not found.
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Name: HART, DAVID PROVAN
Initials: D P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/12/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: (Served as PROVAN). Son of Edward and Janet Hart, of Netherfauld House, Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 53.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

PROVANHARTD by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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Name: HARVIE, GAVIN
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 29
Date of Death: 14/01/1945
Service No: 1435357
Additional information: Son of Gavin Rodger Harvie and Isabella Burns Harvie, of Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot K. Grave 50.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

HARVIEG by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KIRK
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 07/05/1916
Service No: 10287
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 698.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

KIRKW by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LANG, WILLIAM DYET WYLIE
Initials: W D W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/03/1945
Service No: 137074
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. J. Grave 91.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

LANGWDW by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

LANGWDW2 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

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Name: LAW, CHARLES
Initials: C T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Scawfell
Age: 33
Date of Death: 09/02/1943
Service No: P/JX239474
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Marion Law, of Larkhall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot B. Grave 169.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

LAWCT by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
LAWCT2 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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