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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Neilston Parish Church Reply with quote

Neilston Parish Church, Main Street, Neilston, East Renfrewshire, G78 3ET

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 478573


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

There has been a Christian presence on the site for over 1,000 years. Originally a single-storey building, the church was enlarged 1746-98, including the balcony.
In 1964 the two Church of Scotland charges in Neilston – Old and South – united to form the present Neilston Parish Church.
Two windows which commemorate the South Church dead of World War II were installed in the Old church, as was the brass plaque commemorating the WW1 dead.
www.neilstonparishchurch.org.uk




First World War memorial windows were inserted into the ancient Gothic window in the North Wall (1920).
There is an Abbey Studio motif in the centre window.
Communion Table and Chairs were installed at the same time.

The left hand window is inscribed as follows:

“Thy watchman shall lift up the voice”

Francis Douglas Andrew
Samuel Agnew
William M. Anderson
Daniel Barr
James Cairnduff
Archibald J. Campbell
Edward Clannachan
Richard Cosh
Alexander A. Craig
George Docherty
Adam N. Dunlop
Robert Ferguson
John Gillespie
Archibald C. Graham
William Gray
Archibald Hay
William Honeycomb
Thomas A. Hughes
John Lawns
Donald Leitch


The centre window is inscribed as follows:
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace.”
This window is dedicated to the greater Glory of God and to the memory of the sacrifice made by the men of our church in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

The right-hand window is inscribed as follows:

“Behold I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling”

Thomas Love
Kenneth Macdonald
Alexander Martin DCM
Matthew Montgomery
Frank McKinlay
Robert McArthur
Hugh McCartney
Daniel McCready
Robert McMaster
Matthew Killoch McVean
Duncan McVean
Alexander Pollock
Alexander M. C. Pollock
James Smith
Robert Walker
Robert Watson
Basil W. Watt
John Wilson
Joe Wood
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Neilston Parish Church Reply with quote

The Communion Table


The brass plaque on the communion table is inscribed as follows:
“Gifted by the Congregation along with a Memorial Window
To Commemorate the Men Belonging to this Church
Who Gave Their Lives in The European War
1914 – 1918”
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Neilston Parish Church Reply with quote



This plaque originated from the South church.

“Sacred to the memory of the men of this congregation who fell in the Great War.”

2nd Lt. A.R Ferguson
Sgt. I. Davidson
Sgt. A. Winning MM
Cpl. R. McLintock
L/Cpl. W. Andrew
L/Cpl. J. Paton
Pte. A. Craig
Pte. A. Gebbie
Pte. H. B. Johnston
Pte. P. McGuffock
Pte. W. Paterson
Pte. T. E. Shemwell
Rman. W. Hopkinson
Gun. R. Inglis

“Henceforth a Crown”
1914 – 1919

In the bottom right hand corner is the signature of Marion H. Wilson who designed the plaque.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Neilston Parish Church Reply with quote

The two Second World War Memorial windows were brought from the South Church after the union of 1964 and were installed within the sanctury. In 2004 they were moved from their internal sites to replace the opaque glass windows on either side of the vestry.




The stained glass windows are inscribed as follows:

“For God So Loved The World”


“To The Glory of God & in Memory of

2nd. Lieut. Dougray T (RSF)
Sig. Durward G. G. (RCS)
Cpl. McLintock J. W. (RAOC)
Pte. Maxwell T. (PC)
L/Cpl. Morrison F. (ASH)
Gnr. Robertson J. R. (RA)




“Greater Love Hath No Man”

2nd. RO Spencer W (MN)
Sgt. Wilson J (RAF)
Cpl. Wilson W (RAF)
Sgt. Wilson T (RAF)
Pte. Porter W (ASH)
LAC Pollock J (RAF)

Who Fell in World War 1939-1945


Many thanks to John Proud and Marian Brown for allowing access to the church.

John Houston


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic photos - congratulations with the shiny brass, I well know what that is like.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Pte. Richard Cosh Reply with quote

WW1
Richard Cosh

(Glasgow Herald 10th Dec 1914)
"Mrs Cosh, Wellpark Cottages, Neilston, has received intimation that her son Richard, a private in the Royal Scot Fusiliers, was killed in France in early November. Private Cosh was one of the original Expeditionary Force and had been through most of the fighting since Mons, where he had his rifle guard shot away. He was a reservist, and had been employed with the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway before being called up."

Also listed on the Neilston Primary School memorial, but not upon the Neilston civic or Stranraer memorials.

There is a Richard Cosh listed on the Whithorn memorial, but this is a different man.

CWGC
Name: COSH, RICHARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 7426
Date of Death: 03/11/1914
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference III. I. 10.
Cemetery ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cosh, of 13, Wellpark Cottages, Neilston, Glasgow. Native of Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

SNWM
Surname: COSH
Firstname: Richard
Service Number: 7426
Date Death: 03/11/1914
Place of birth: Stranraer
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


From the Neilston Bobbins and threads site.
This is Mrs Cosh`s shop the Houses at the side of the Hut are Well-park Terrace. Unsure of the date or who is in the photo, But this most likely is a relative of Mr`s Cosh.
Note the streets here in Neilston are named after streets in Duke street Glasgow, because the people who moved to Neilstion from Duke st Glasgow and named them after their old streets. they moved to take up positions in the crofthead Mill after a mill in duke street closed.
Wellpark is the name of the Tennent's Brewery in Duke street.


Cheers Matt
Neilston War Memorial association
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:43 pm    Post subject: Neilston Parish Church - Frank Douglas Andrew Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: ANDREW
First names: Francis Douglas
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: 12th Bn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service no: 23060
Additional Information: Son of John and Janet Andrew , of Nether Kirkton, Neilston, Renfrewshire. Native of Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Grave reference: XIX. D. 3
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald Intimations 25 July 1917
"DEATHS
ON SERVICE
ANDREW
- Died of wounds, at 11th General Hospital, France, on 19th April, Sergeant Frank D Andrew, beloved husband of Elizabeth McLauchlan, Barrhead, and youngest son of John Andrew, Nether Kirton, Neilston, late of Ardrossan"
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Daniel Barr Pte S/2376 8th Gordon Highlanders b Neilston,Renfrew 09/12/1896 e Barrhead Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 13/10/1915 Son of James & Elizabeth. Soldiers Effects. Mother: Elizabeth Craig Paisley. 1901 Census: 96 Kelburn St; Father's Occ: General Labourer. Mother: 2 Mill Place, Camphill. Occ: Apprentice Moulder, Doulton. Menin Gate Memorial M. R. 29 Panel 38 Evening Times 28-10-15 Page 2: Photo. Doulton & Co. Limited & Neilson Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDREW
First names: Francis Douglas
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: 12th Bn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service no: 23060
Additional Information: Son of John and Janet Andrew , of Nether Kirkton, Neilston, Renfrewshire. Native of Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Grave reference: XIX. D. 3
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald Intimations 25 July 1917
"DEATHS
ON SERVICE
ANDREW - Died of wounds, at 11th General Hospital, France, on 19th April.
Sergeant Frank D Andrew, beloved husband of Elizabeth McLauchlan, Barrhead, and youngest son of John Andrew, Nether Kirton, Neilston, late of Ardrossan"


Sergeant 23060 Francis Douglas Andrew of the 12th Highland Light Infantry died of wounds on the 19th April 1917 at Camiers France age 25.
Frank was Born 1892 at Ardrossan Ayrshire , was schooled at the Neilston public school on high street Neilston, he is listed on the Neilston school war ww1 memorial & Neilston Church memorial. He resided at Nether Kirkton, Neilston Renfrewshire.:
Frank was the Son of John Andrew (Iron Moulder)and Janet Andrew (Nee Miss Douglas) His Mother was deceased 1913 when Frank was married, Frank Married Elizabeth Buchanan Mclauchlan on the 28th of November 1913 in a united Free Church of Scotland service at Kelburn st hall Barrhead.
Frank was 22 and Elizabeth (A printfield worker from 2 Lowndes st Barrhead) was 19 years, her father John was also an Iron moulder and her Mother was Mary (nee Ms Gardner) The Wedding was witnessed by Arthur Goodwin *Neilston Soldier and Jeanie McLauchlan (Eliz sister) . Frank and Elizabeth had a child in 1914 called Mary Gardner Andrew, No doubt named after Elizabeth's Mother. they lived in 192 cross Arthurlie street Barrhead. Frank is "Remembered with Honour
Etaples Military Cemetery Grave Ref. XIX. D. 3. Etables Pas De Calais France."
* Arthur Goodwin Franks best man at his wedding was also killed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private 202712 Samuel Agnew

12th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed In Action 19th September 1918 at Salonika in Greece age 21 years .
Young Samuel 5 foot 5 1/2 tall enlisted 25th February 1916 age 18 1/2 at Barrhead

He was a Marble cutter to trade, The Son of Samuel and Sarah Agnew of 27 Barnes street Barrhead Renfrewshire( Samuel senior was Club keeper Janitor at the constitutional Club1 cross arthurlie street Barrhead )
The Family attended the Neilston Kirk and Sam is remembered on the WW1 commemorative stained Glass window and on the Cowan park Barrhead war Memorial.

In Greece Samuel is "Remembered at Doiran Military Cemetery Grave /mem ref V1.A.5: Doiran cemetery 3/4 of a mile south end of Lake Doiran Greece"

Sams elder Brother John resided at 5 Glaston Ave Barrhead age 30 in 1901, Also Brother James age 23 lived in Neilston at Kirkton Hill, His sisters Maggie 28 and Lizzie 26 lived with their parents at Barnes street Barrhead,And Brother George Agnew was listed as a Soldier with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Battalion age 19 years in 1918, was registered as being with the BEF in France when his Brother Sam died .
At the beginning of 1918 the Allied troops in Salonika were prepared for a major offensive intended to end the war in the Balkans. The Greek Army had been reorganised and joined the Allied force. The offensive began in July 1918 but the British contingent did not play a significant part until early September. Then the British attacked a series of fortified hills. The final assault began along the whole front on 15 September 1918; the British being engaged in the Lake Doiran area. This battle was really on the 18 and 19 September 1918 and was a disaster for the British Divisions. They had to frontally assault 'Pip Ridge' which was a 2000 foot high heavily defended mountain ridge with fortresses built on some of the higher mountains, notably Grand Couronne. (This was what the Bulgarians had been working on in the first months of 1916 and early 1917.) They sustained very heavy casualties.
The following report from one involved gives some idea of what the men went through. By 'An Unprofessional Soldier' on the Staff of 28th Division. He entitled his paper: " I saw the Futile Massacre at Doiran". It is from Issue 46 of " I Was There" published 1938/9 " The Battle of Doiran is now a forgotten episode of the Great War, overshadowed by the doings of Haig in France and Allenby in Palestine. There was no full contemporary account of the Battle in any British Newspaper.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private William M Anderson
3rd House Cavalry Died of wounds 6th November 1915 at Alexandria Egypt age 41. William was Born in Neilston, enlisted Neilston but resident in Barrhead, He was an ex-pupil of Neilston Public school and is remembered on the School memorial ,He is also remembered on the Barrhead war Memorial & Neilston Church WW1 memorial window The only surviving son of Matthew Anderson, Joiner, Barrhead late of Neilston now 88 Kelburn street: CLARKE'S 1896 DIRECTORY. Scottish post office directory Gives Matthew Anderson Joiner Neilston; William- (Anc Cavalry of the line (Incl Yeomanry and Imperial camel corps) Scottish horse Yeomanry. Private, 3rd Scottish Horse, 06/11/1915, 871. Born and enlisted in Neilston, Renfrewshire -1915 death Notices: Died in hospital in from wounds received at Gallipoli peninsula Trooper Wm Anderson . Wm was employed by the Gateside waterproofing company, He was a keen footballer who played for the Old Neilston football club and Arthurlie FC, He was a survivor from the Boer War. "Remembered with Honour
Lala Baba Cemetery Grave Ref: I A 22. Turkey."
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