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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Cardross Reply with quote

Cardross - Dumbarton, Helensburgh District.

The Cardross war memorial is a sandstone cenotaph flanked by a wall terminating in pylons which are crowned with bronze lamps burning an eternal flame. The wall enclose a raised and paved area. The names of the WWI dead are listed on six bronze tablets set into the wall. The names of the WWII dead are listed on two bronze tablets set into the wall at a lower level.
The inscription carved into the face of the cenotaph reads:

OUR
GLORIOUS
DEAD

1914-1919
1939-1945

The memorial stands on the north side of the main road through the village, opposite the junction with Station Road.



WWI TABLETS








WWII PANELS




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adamson Archibald
Adamson Thomas
Adie Alexander
Anderson W.H. Victoria Cross
Baird Franklin
Caldwell Hugh
Chrystal George G.
Graham John W.
Hopkins Gerald
Kelly Edward
MacFarlane Donald M.
MacPherson Duncan
MacPherson Neil
McArthur Lachlan
McArthur Malcolm
McDiarmid Michael
McKillop Malcolm
McLee George
McNaughton Duncan
McRae Alexander
McRae Malcolm
Morris David
Murray Anthony S.
Ritchie Frank R.
Shaw Ritchie
Smith William
Stewart W. Beardmore
Struthers Robert
Thomson David
Umpherston Adam
Walker William


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Archibald James S.
Davis William
Dunbar Alexander
MacInnes Henry L.
MacNaughton John P.
McAree James
McGeachan James
McGregor Charles J.
McManus William
McPherson James J.
Purdie Allan
Tunstall Robert
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

W. H Anderson VC's name caught my eye. Here is his CWGC entry with citation:

Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM HERBERT
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Awards: VC
Additional information: Son of W. J. Anderson, C.B.E., of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, husband of Gertrude Campbell Anderson, of 23, Abingdon Court, Kensington, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 36.
Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT
Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 30th April, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned. Grasping the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Anderson made his way across the open in full view of the enemy now holding the wood on the right, and after much effort succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter-attack and drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns and seventy prisoners, and restoring the original line. His conduct in leading the charge was quite fearless and his most splendid example was the means of rallying and inspiring the men during the most critical hour. Later on the same day, in another position, the enemy had penetrated to within three hundred yards of the village and were holding a timber yard in force. Colonel Anderson reorganised his men after they had been driven in and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counterattack. He led the attack in person and throughout showed the utmost disregard for his own safety. The counter-attack drove the enemy from his position, but resulted in this very gallant officer losing his life. He died fighting within the enemy's lines, setting a magnificent example to all who were privileged to serve under him."

The family details on CWGC give Largo in Fife and London. There is no mention of Cardross. He also had some connection to Invershin in Sutherland where he is mentioned on a headstone. I got this information second hand so I can't comment further.
He is also listed on a family memorial along with his three brothers in Glasgow Cathedral and the Glasgow Academy War Memorial. I wonder what the Cardross connection is since his brothers aren't listed?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Col Wm Anderson VC is also listed on the Fettes College War memorial in Edinburgh. See here

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Thomson Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WW1
Thomson, David


(Glasgow herald 6th October 1914)
"Died from wounds received in action on H.M.S. 'Pegasus', at Zanzibar, David Thomson, R.M.L.I. son of James Thomson, Kilmahew, Cardross."

Name: THOMSON, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Pegasus."
Age: 28
Date of Death: 27/09/1914
Service No: PLY/12483
Additional information: Son of James Thomson, of West Lodge, Kilmahew Castle, Cardross, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. Born at Arrochar, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. A. 11.
Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Adamson Reply with quote

WW1
Thomas Adamson

(Glasgow Herald 21st May 1915)
"Corporal Thomas Adamson, 2nd Camerons, youngest son of Mr Robert Adamson, Garfield Villa, Cardross, was killed in action at the front on the 11th inst. Corporal Adamson, who was about 26 years of age, was trained in the Helensburgh branch of the Bank of Scotland, but for some years before the outbreak of war he was a clerk in the greenside branch of the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. He enlisted in September last, and went to France fully two months ago."

CWGC
ADAMSON, THOMAS
Rank: Corporal
Service No: S/11312
Date of Death: 11/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ADAMSON
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: S/11312
Date Death: 11/05/1915
Place of birth: Cardross Dumbartonshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Second Lieutenant Anthony S. Murray, A. & S. H. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, January 10th., 1919. Public Notice (p. 1):-
"2ND. LT. ANTHONY S. MURRAY. 8TH. A. & S. HIGHLANDERS.
CAN ANY RETURNED PRISONER OF WAR GIVE ANY INFORMATION regarding the above Officer who was Wounded and Taken Prisoner from Spooners' Redoubt, near St. Quentin, on 22nd. March, 1918?
It is known that his wound was dressed in a German dressing station, and that thereafter he walked some miles, and was last seen to be taken up by a transport waggon containing other British wounded.
Any INFORMATION as to what happened to him subsequently will be gratefully received by his wife, Mrs Murray, 18 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow. "

CWGC: MURRAY, A. S.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 23/3/1918. Age: 38.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.

Grave Reference: III. L. 7.
Cemetery: BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.
Additional Information: Son of David and Frances Murray, of Moorpark, Cardross; husband of Hester Murray, of 18, Woodside Crescent, Glasgow.

SNWM: WW1
Surname: MURRAY.
Forename: Anthony Stoddart.
Rank: 2nd Lieut.
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