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Gartsherrie Church, Coatbridge
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a name: JOHNSTONE, Geo. P.O. Hood Bn RND.

So it's probably this man:

Name: JOHNSTONE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 21/08/1918
Service No: Clyde Z/1460
Additional information: Son of the late William Johnstone, of 210, High St., Dumbarton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 15.
Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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apanderson
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Very Happy

Wonder what his connection to Garsherrie was? (SNWM have no place of birth for him)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update - this table was being disposed of by the church. I arranged for it to be kept in storage by my family, and it has since been donated to the museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

David McNay wrote:
Found this recently. In the hall of the church there is a table and chairs, with a very small plaque on the top.

DSC00080 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSC00079 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The photo isn't clear so here's a transcription:

"Dedicated to the Glory of God and ion loving memory of one hundred men connected with the congregation who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Jubilee of Church 1923."

I haven't been able to determine which church this came from. I can say with a fair degree of certainty that it wasn't Maxwell Church, as I don't remember ever seeing it there.
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