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Kilsyth Town & Victoria Bands

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Kilsyth Town & Victoria Bands Reply with quote

Kilsyth - Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District
The Kilsyth Town and Victoria Bands war memorial is a bandstand which stands in the Burngreen Peace Gardens, Burngreen Road. The names of the fallen of WWI are listed on a granite tablet fixed to the bandstand.



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adamson Thomas Royal Scots 16th
Brown Nathaniel Seaforth Highlanders 8th
Donaldson William Seaforth Highlanders 1st
Gilfillan Simon Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd
Motherwell Robert Seaforth Highlanders 7th
Neil James Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 10th
Neil Robert Royal Scots 16th
Watson John Seaforth Highlanders 8th
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bandstand actually has two plaques on it. Jim has actually posted photos of both of them but he may not have noticed they are for different bands and contain different names.

IMG_0464 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_0463 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Kilsyth Bandstand Memorials Reply with quote

These are the inscriptions I recorded for UKNIWM

Kilsyth Public Band

This memorial is a brass plaque that is bolted to the low railings of a Bandstand in Burngreen Park, Burngreen Road, Kilsyth, G65 0HT.

Memorial Inscription. The order of the names sems to be by rank and then alphabetically. The rank, surname, then initial and regiment are given. No decorations, place or date of death are given.


PRO PATRIA

KILSYTH PUBLIC BAND (curved around a bas relief of a trumpet)

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1919

L/C. RALSTON, J. KOSB PTE. SHAW, D. KOSB
PTE. CALDWELL, A. CIF A.B TAYLOR, J. RNVR
PTE. LEITH, P. QOIGY PTE. TAYLOR, J. A&SH
PTE. McGOWAN, J. AIF PTE. WALKER, T. KOSB
PTE. McKENZIE, A. A&SH PIPER MILLAR, J. A&SH
PTE. JOHNSTONE, F. RSF (PIPE BAND)




Kilsyth Town and Victoria Bands

This memorial is a grey plaque with black writing that is bolted to the low railings of a Bandstand in Burngreen Park, Burngreen Road, Kilsyth, G65 0HT.

Memorial Inscription. It is not clear in what order the names are given. The memorial contains a 4 or 5 digit number that identifies each man, forename, surname and regiment. Rank, decoration, place and date of death are not given.

KILSYTH TOWN AND VICTORIA BANDS (on a bas relief banner or which runs through a wreath, at the top of the memorial plaque).

IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 1919

25576 SIMON GILFILLAN 2ND A.&S.H.
3571 WILLIAM DONALDSON 1ST S. HRS.
3573 ROBERT MOTHERWELL 7TH S. HRS.
3574 NATHANIEL BROWN 8TH S. HRS.
25314 ROBERT NEIL 16TH R.S.
2575 JAMES NEIL 10TH A.&S.H.
20017 THOMAS ADAMSON 16TH R.S.
2920 JOHN WATSON 8TH S. HRS


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20017 THOMAS ADAMSON, 16th. ROYAL SCOTS.
Thomas Adamson age 22 Private (20017) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
In 1901 the Adamson family had moved from Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire and were living at 14 Main Street in Kilsyth where Thomas (senior) was a Letter Press Printer Compositor. By 1914 Thomas (junior) had become a compositor with J. M. Duncan Ltd. Printers in Kilsyth and played in the Kilsyth Victoria Band. He enlisted in Edinburgh in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in January 1916. Thomas died of wounds received on the Somme in the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne. (Source: Service Record and Kilsyth Chronicle 21/7/1916 p.1)
Born 1894 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Adamson of Viewfield, Bathgate, West Lothian.
Died of Wounds on 12 July 1916 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial, on the Bathgate War Memorial and on the Kilsyth Town and Victoria Bands Memorial on the bandstand in Burngreen Peace Gardens in Kilsyth.
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