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alexmaclennan



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Kilbarchan Reply with quote

The memorial is set on a paved area by High Barholm Road. The base which is 2 to 3m across is made of three octagonal steps with an octagonal 1m high block. The WW1 inscription is a brass shield shaped plaque fastened onto the block by a brass 'belt' with celtic carvings. The WW2 inscription is carved into the stone block below the brass. From the block rises an octagonal pillar topped by a bronze unicorn rampant holding a saltire decorated shield. Overall height about 5m









1..Main Dedication Inscription on Brass Plaque

LEST
WE
FORGET
1914 1918


2. Subsidiary Dedication Inscription under the plaque

1939 1945
TO
KILBARCHAN
HONOURED SONS



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milmor_1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst this memorial has no names inscribed, I will post this soldiers name for reference purposes;

HUNTER Daniel Private 14268 5th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Born: Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire Enlisted: Johnstone, Lanarkshire.
Date of Death: 05/09/1915 Cause: Killed in action
Grave/Memorial: I. C. 5. Green Hill Cemetery.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume IV, Page 31.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Cpl. John Meikle M.M. (Military Medal) Reply with quote

Corporal John Meikle M.M.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd May 1918)
"On 23rd March, Corpl. John Meikle M.M. A. & S. Hgrs. Eldest son of Mrs & Mrs Meikle, Cross, Kilbarchan."

CWGC
Name: MEIKLE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Service No: 276795
Awards: M M (Military Medal)
Additional information: Son of John and Christina Meikle, of Gowanbrae, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MEIKLE
Firstname: John
Service Number: 276795
Date Death: 23/03/1918
Decoration: M.M/ (Military Medal)
Other: 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed by Wright&Wylie,architects,Glasgow in 1921.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Harrison Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. John Harrison, Cameronians

(Glasgow Herald 24th May 1915)
"Private John Harrison, Scottish Rifles, grandson of Mrs Harrison, 5 Quarry Street, Johnstone, has been killed in action. Before the outbreak of war Harrison worked as a slater with his uncle in Kilbarchan, and left for the front in March."

(Glasgow Herald 26th May 1915)
"Mrs Harrison, 5 Quarry Street, Johnstone, has been officially notified that her grandson, Private John Harrison, Scottish Rifles, was killed in action during the recent heavy fighting in France. He enlisted in September, and was sent to the front in March. Before joining the colours he was employed by his uncle in Kilbarchan as an apprentice slater. He was 19 years of age."

CWGC
HARRISON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 12595
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: HARRISON
Firstname: J
Service Number: 12595
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. John Cameron Finlayson, Cameron Highlanders. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 28th November, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
FINLAYSON.-
Killed in action, Private John Cameron Finlayson, Cameron Highlanders, on the 18th November, son of the late John Finlayson, Viewfield, Kilbarchan."

SDGW - Born and lived Kilbarchan; enlisted Glasgow.


SNWM - WW1
Surname FINLAYSON
Forename John
Rank Pte
Service number S/25914
Decoration
Place of birth Kilbarchan Renfrewshire
Date of death 18 November 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1st Bn.

CWGC - FINLAYSON, John Cameron
Rank: Private.
Service No: S/25914.
Date of Death: 18/11/1917. Age: 21.
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 136 to 138. (Stone 137 A.)
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finlayson, of "Viewfield," St. Barchans Rd., Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.

1901 Census Renfrews., Kilbarchan, St. Barchan Road, View Field, recorded (transcription):- John Finlayson (4), born Kilbarchan; Head of household, John Finlayson (38 ), Commercial Traveller, born Glasgow; Mary Finlayson (33), wife, born Kilbarchan; siblings, all born Kilbarchan.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Andrew Raeside, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 9th May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
RAESIDE.
- Killed in action 9th April, Private Andrew Raeside, Canadian Imperial Force, dearly beloved youngest son of Mr and Mrs James Raeside, M--dside, Kilbarchan, late of Renfrew."

SNWM - no trace.

1901 Census Lanarkshire, Glasgow Govan, 55 Eglinton Street, recorded (transcription):- Andrew Raeside (10), Scholar, son, born Ayrshire, Stewarton; James Raeside (50), Stableman, born Renfrews., Mearns; Marion Raeside (41), Wife, born Ayrshire, Stewarton; siblings (four eldest siblings born at Mearns).

Not listed at Renfrew War Memorial.
Not listed Lochwinnoch.
Not listed Glasgow Roll of Honour.
Not listed Stewarton.
Not listed Newton Mearns (there is a Wm. W. Raeside named at Mearns but he is not sibling of deceased's).


CWGC - RAESIDE, Andrew
Rank: Private.
Service No: 871929.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917. Age: 26.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 78th Bn. (Manitoba Regt.)
Panel Reference:
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Marion Howatson Raeside, of "Donconnell," Johnsill Rd., Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Alexander Ritchie GH Reply with quote

Alexander Ritchie Pte 310290 7th Gordon Highlanders b Kilbarchan, Renfrew e Glasgow Killed in Action F&F 22/03/1918 b 1895 1901 Census: 33 New St; Kilbarchan. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Lily. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 22-03-19 P8: Kilbarchan
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