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North British Locomotive Company, Springburn

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: North British Locomotive Company, Springburn Reply with quote

North British Locomotive Company, 110 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4TD

OS Grid Ref: NS 606675




After the merger of Neilson, Reid and Company, Sharp, Stewart and Company, and Dübs and Company in 1903, it was necessary to centralise the administration of all three works. In 1909, this magnificent building, designed by James Miller, was opened as the headquarters of the North British Locomotive Company. It was opened by The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Rosebery.
Over the doorway, a sculpture of a North British 'Atlantic' class locomotive, with chains and haulage gears as swags, is flanked by two classical figures representing 'speed' and 'science'.
After the liquidation of the North British Locomotive Company in 1961, the building was bought by Glasgow Corporation and used as an annexe of Stow College, until becoming Springburn College of Engineering in 1965 and Springburn College in 1981. After merging with Barmulloch College, its name changed to Glasgow North College. It is now a business centre.( Extract from Glasgow Digital Library)


Inside, across the foyer, are three magnificent stained glass windows, a war memorial by William Meikle & Sons.
Two of the panels are conventional, the central one showing a soldier with Mars the God of war, and on one side of it the classical figure of a blacksmith forging a sword.
The third panel is very unconventional, representing a female munitions worker, one of the thousands who replaced the men who went off to fight, working in the 'Mons' and 'Marne' munitions factories of the Atlas Works.
The windows also show the crests of the regiments depicted on the large bronze plaque which lists the names of the fallen. The window was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on 9 March 1921.
Over 3000 men from the North British Locomotive works served in the 1914-18 war, and more than 300 died in the killing fields of Flanders and elsewhere.
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In 1914, the directors of the North British Locomotive Company offered the main part of their administration building in Flemington Street to the Scottish branch of the British Red Cross, as existing hospitals were insufficient to cope with the war wounded. It opened as Springburn Hospital on 24 December 1914.
Springburn Hospital was one of three emergency military hospitals in the area. Bedding and comforts were donated by the public, and the Red Cross booklet of 1915 states that for the sum of £50 a donor could name a bed. Patients not confined to bed wore distinctive blue suits with red ties.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: North British Locomotive Company Reply with quote



Many thanks to Councillor Alastair Watson, a former Railwayman, for directing me to these superb memorials.

John
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That's a very handsome WW1 memorial in particular.
Good photos John. They should be very interesting to research.

Derek.
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Hugh Valentine Boyd Private 3/6591 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Perth 05/11/1874 e Glasgow Age 39 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 22/05/1915 Son of Hugh and Isabella MacNiel Boyd; Henriettia St; Husband of the late Agnes Boyd. Short Service: 2 Pages: Occ: Machine Rivitter. Soldiers Effects: Guardian of stepdau: Margaret: Mrs Agnes Johnstone. Guardian of son: Hugh: Mrs Edith Shand. Soldiers Wills 4 Pages. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Fr 0134 Plot I Row A Grave 130 AJ 15-06-15 P5 Dundee Courier 15-06-15 P5 Daily Record 13-08-16 P3: Missing.
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Donald Aitken Private S/6715 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Barony, Lanark. e Glasgow Age 27 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of Alexander & Mary Aitken, 1Easfield Terr; 1891 Census: Fa Occ: Engine Fitter. 1901 Census: 290 Balgray Rd; Short Service: 7 Pages. Occ: Boilermaker. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Mary F Aitken. Soldiers Wills 4 Pages. Atken. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 29 Daily Record 03-08-16 P5: Glasgow The Scotsman 03-08-16 P8: Glasgow & Springburn Loco
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Joseph Brown Pte S/2793 9th Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow e Glasgow Died Germany 10/11/1915 Soldiers Effects: Father: Joseph. Glasgow City Roll of Honour: 10 John Carrick St; Springburn. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany Gy 1 Plot XI Row F Grave 21 Glasgow & Sprinburn Loco
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Alexander Eadie Pte S/2956 1st Gordon Highlanders b Irvine 05/12/1887 e Glasgow Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 22/07/1915 Son of Alexander & Alice Catherine Bain Eadie. Glasgow City Roll of Honour: 139 Wolseley St; Oatlands. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Agnes. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Employed in Dubs Loco Works, Polmadie. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Evening Times 9-8-15 Page 3: Photo The Scotsman 10-08-15 P7 Glasgow & Sprinburn Loco
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Peter Gilmour Pte 292435 7th Gordon Highlanders e Glasgow Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 26/04/1917 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, of 57, Carleston St., Springburn, Glasgow. Glasgow City Roll of Honour. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot II Row G Grave 23 The Scotsman 24-05-17 P6: Glasgow & Springburn Loco
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John Anderson

CWGC:
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 21st Signal Company
No: 51705
Date of Death: 31st October 1918
Buried: Ovillers New Communal Cemetery, Solesmes
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Janet W. Anderson, ‘Braehead’, Cadder, Bishopbriggs, Husband of Agnes McEwan Anderson. Native of Auchinloch, Lenzie.

SNWM:
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 21st Signal Company
No: 51705
Place of Birth Calder (Cadder?), Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 31st October 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

SNWM:

Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 21st Signal Company
No: 51705
Place of Birth Calder (Cadder?), Lanarkshire
Place of Enlistment: Glasgow
Date of Death: 31st October 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

MIC:
John Anderson, Sapper, Royal Engineers, No. 51705. Killed in Action 31st October 1918
Medal Entitlement: 1914 – 15 Star, British War & Victory Medals

Soldiers’ Effects:
John Anderson, Private/Sapper, Royal Engineers, 21st Signal Company, No. 51705.
Killed in Action in France 31st October 1818. Father Hugh, Widow Agnes.

Commemorated:
Bishopbriggs Civic Memorial, Lenzie Academy Memorial & the North British Locomotive Company Memorial (Springburn)

Kirkintilloch Herald, 20th November 1918. ‘Bishopbriggs Engineer Killed’
Mr High Anderson, headmaster of Bishopbriggs School, received word on Tuesday that his elder son, Sapper John Anderson, Royal Engineers, had been killed in France. He was engaged repairing some telephone wires, when he was killed by the bursting of a shell. He was 32 years of age, was employed as an engineers in Hydepark Works and enlisted 3½ years ago. Mr. Anderson’s younger son is also in France and saw his brother before he died.

1901 Census, Living at School House, Cadder (transcription)
Father Hugh Anderson, age 49, Teacher of Elementary School, born Sorn, Ayrshire
Mother Janet Anderson, age 43, born Neilson, Renfrewshire
Children: Maggie Cameron Anderson, age 19, Pupil Teacher, born Neilston, Renfrewshire
Agnes Tannock Anderson, age 17, Pupil Teacher, born Cadder
John Anderson, age 14, Timekeeper’s Clerk, born Cadder
Williamina Anderson, age 12, Scholar, born Cadder
William Brownlie Anderson, age 10, Scholar, born Cadder
Janet Wishart Anderson, age 6, Scholar, born Cadder
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Can't see the following man:

Falkirk Herald, 24th June 1916, ‘Argyll Severely Wounded’
On Wednesday night, telegraphic communication was received by Mr. Peter Leith, engine driver, residing at Unitas Terrace, Bonnybridge, advising him that his son, Lance-Corporal Duncan C. Leith, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had been severely wounded and admitted to hospital. Private Leith, who enlisted about eighteen months ago, was employed by the North British Railway Company at their Cowlairs Locomotive Works.

CWGC:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion
No. 7568
Date of Death: 21st June 1916
Age: 25
Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Peter and Catherine Campbell Leith, Unitas Terrace, Bonnybridge.

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion
No. S/7568
Place of Birth: Kilsyth
Date of Death: 21st June 1916
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds

SDGW:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion
No. S/7568
Place of Birth: Kilsyth
Place of Residence: Bonnybridge
Place of Enlistment: Glasgow
Date of Death: 21st June 1916
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds

MIC:
Duncan C. Leith, Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, No. S/7568
Medal Entitlement: British War & Victory Medals
(He also qualified for the 1914-15 Star, the receipt for which is incuded in his Service Record)

Soldiers’ Effects:
Duncan Campbell Leith, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, No. S/7568.
Died of Wounds 21st June 1916. Father & Sole Legatee, Peter

Commemorated:
Bonnybridge Civic Memorial, Kilsyth Civic Memorial, Family Gravestone in Kilsyth Cemetery
Dennyloanhead Free Church Roll of Honour: D. C. Leith, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
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