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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Douglas, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

Located in the local cemetery, this is one of the most religious looking memorials I've seen.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very religeous. I don't think I've ever seen another war memorial with the crucifixion on it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cross shaft with its tree of life carving is very similar to the red sandstone cross at Shandon near Helensburgh. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same sculptor.

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Archibald John Royal Scots Private Douglas
Black William LNS. DGS. Corporal 6th INS DGS Douglas
Blackwood John S.R. L/Sergeant 9th S.R. Douglas
Brown James A & L.V.B. Private Douglas Water
Brown Peter Royal Scots Private 7th Royal Scots Glespin
Cleland Alexander Highland Light Infantry Private Douglas
Collins John Highland Light Infantry Lance Corporal 16th H.L.I. Douglas
Colthart Thomas Royal Scots Private 2nd. Royal Scots Douglas
Graham William Canadians Private 21st Canadians Douglas
Grant Alexander C.H. Private Douglas Water
Haines Reginald Highland Light Infantry Private 16th H.L.I. Douglas
Hall James Scottish Rifles Private 9th Scottish Rifles Douglas
Hart David P. L.N.L. ? Lieutenant M.C. 5th L.N.I. Douglas Water
Henry John Highland Light Infantry Private 7th H.L.I. Douglas West
Henry Michael Highland Light Infantry Corporal 7th H.L.I. Douglas West
Hynds Alexander Highland Light Infantry Private M.M. Douglas
Inglis Thomas Royal Air Force Private Douglas Water
Ireland Tom C.L.I. Private Douglas
Johnston Andrew Royal Scots Private 2nd. Royal Scots Douglas
Kennon Robert R.S. Private 8th R.S. Douglas Water
Kerr Alison Royal Scots Private Douglas
Kerr James Gold A.S.C. Private Douglas
Laidlaw James Black Watch Private Douglas West
Lambert Frank Royal Scots Private Crawfordjohn
MacLeod William Royal Scots Fusiliers Private Douglas
Marshall James Gordon Highlanders Private 8th Gordon Highlanders Glespin
McCormack Joseph Highland Light Infantry Private 8th H.L.I. Glespin
McMurray Edward Scottish Rifles Private 9th Scottish Rifles Douglas
Melvin James Cameron Highlanders Private Crawfordjohn
Mitchell Bertie Roral Engineers Pioneer Douglas
Moffat John S.R. Private Douglas Water
Moore John Clark King's Own Scottish Borderers Second Lieutenant 1st K.O.S.B. Douglas
Muir John Highland Light Infantry Private Crawfordjohn
Notman Adam R.S. Private 3rd R.S. Douglas West
Ogilvy David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private Douglas West
Ostler Robert Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private Douglas
Park Charles Scottish Rifles Private Douglas
Pickering Frank 2nd. DGS CMDG. 9th R.B. Lieutenant Colonel D.S.O. 9th R.S. Douglas
Prentice Andrew Scottish Rifles Private 9th Scottish Rifles Douglas
Ramage Robert Highland Light Infantry Private 8th H.L.I. Douglas Water
Renwick Adam Highland Light Infantry Private Douglas
Russell Edward Highland Light Infantry Private 8th H.L.I. Douglas Water
Russell James S. Canadians Private 1st Canadian Scottish Douglas Water
Russell John Royal Scots Private 7th Royal Scots Glespin
Scott Archie D. Scottish Rifles Private M.M. 2nd Scottish Rifles Douglas
Shankland Tom Durham Light Infantry Private 6th D.L.I. Douglas
Sloan James Black Watch Sergeant M.M. 8th Black Watch Douglas
Smith John S.G. Private 2nd S.G. Douglas
Somerville James Royal Engineers Sapper Douglas
Stoddart Andrew Scottish Rifles Private 6th Scottish Rilfes Douglas
Telfer Alexander Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant Douglas
Telfer David Highland Light Infantry Private Douglas
Telfer William Highland Light Infantry Private Douglas
Tonner James Royal Engineers Sapper Crawfordjohn
Turnbull George Highland Light Infantry Private 11th H.L.I. Douglas
Turner George S.R. Private 5th S.R. Douglas Water
Veitch William Scottish Rifles Lance Corporal Crawfordjohn
Waddell John R. King's Own Scottish Borderers L/Sergeant 6th K.O.S.B. Douglas Water
Walls John Machine Gun Corps Private Douglas
Watson George Royal Scots Private 1st Royal Scots Douglas
Watson Robert Machine Gun Corps Sergeant Douglas
Watt Thomas Highland Light Infantry Private 8th H.L.I. Douglas
White William C.H. Private 7th C.H. Douglas
William Aikman King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 6th K.O.S.B. Douglas
Wilson Gavin Canadians 3rd CAN. D.A.C. Douglas Water
Wilson Robert R.S. Private 12th R.S. Douglas West
Wood Alexander Black Watch Private Douglas



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bannatyne Hugh Royal Air Force L.A.C.
Barbour Robert Royal Engineers Lance Corporal
Blackwood Thomas Royal Artillery Bombadier
Bruce Andrew Scots Guards Lance Corporal
Bryson William Royal Air Force Sergeant Engineer
Carroll Don Royal Army Service Corps Driver
Davidson William Royal Air Force Flying Officer
Gedrim John Scots Guards Sergeant
Gill Ronald Merchant Navy C/O
Gold James Royal Air Force Corporal
Grant James Merchant Navy Seaman
Hall William Merchant Navy Able Seaman
Hare James Royal Navy Able Seaman
Harley John Royal Corps of Signals Signalman
Home George Gospatrick Douglas Royal Air Force Flying Officer
Johnston George Scots Guards Private
Johnston Robert Cameronians Lance Corporal
Lowe Henry Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
McInnes Thomas Royal Air Force Sergeant
Muir Matthew Parachute Regiment Paratrooper
Murray A. McL. Australians Captain AUS. L.I.
Pearson John Royal Corps of Signals Signalman
Prentice James Royal Air Force Sergeant Pilot
Robertson George Royal Marine Commandos
Samson George Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Saul William Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant Pilot
Williamson Adam Cameronians Private
Williamson James Cameronians Corporal
Wilson James Royal Air Force Sergeant Engineer



MALAYA:
Bruce Duncan C. Hussars Trooper Malaya 1955 15/19 HUSSARS
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 54203
OS map ref: NS830300


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Hutton Reply with quote

Buried in this cemetery but not listed on the memorial is James Hutton.

(Glasgow Herald 19th January 1920)
"Died at Braehead, Douglas, 16th last, from ilness contracted on service, James Hutton, late Royal Scots, and piper.
H.L.L. Military funeral at Douglas, Tuesday 1pm.
"

CWGC
Name: HUTTON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: Depot
Age: 42
Date of Death: 16/01/1920
Service No: 39184
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Christina Hutton; husband of Annie Martin Hutton, of Braehead, Douglas. Served in the Chitral Expedition (1895), and the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 350.
Cemetery: DOUGLAS (GATESIDE) CEMETERY

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Headstone pic at SWGP
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Douglas war memorial Reply with quote

In Douglas St. Bride's churchyard is this grave.

[Commonwealth war grave] 15233 Private C Park, The Cameronians (Sco. Rif.) 16th September 1918 age 38.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry Lowe who died in WW2 is commemorated on the family stone in the new section of Douglas Cemetery.

V. In memory of Nathaniel Veitch beloved husband of Agnes Newton who died 24th Sept 1947 aged 73 years; also their dear grandson Harry Lowe died of wounds in France 6th June 1940 aged 20 years; the above Agnes Newton died 18th April 1954 aged 78 years; their daughter Janet Murray Lowe died 5th Dec 1981 aged 83 years. ‘Peace perfect peace’ [open book] In memory of Nancy Lowe died 8.5.2004 aged 77, beloved wife of Nathaniel (Beecher) died 7.9.2009 aged 86. Forever loved.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Douglas war memorial Reply with quote

Janet wrote:
In Douglas St. Bride's churchyard is this grave.

[Commonwealth war grave] 15233 Private C Park, The Cameronians (Sco. Rif.) 16th September 1918 age 38.

Janet


I was in St Bride's Churchyard in May this year (2104) and took photos of the grave of 15233 Pte. C. Park.

I can't upload the photo, but If you can advise me how to, I'll forward the photograph.

CWGC: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/666644/PARK,%20CHARLES
PARK, CHARLES
Rank: Private
Service No: 15233
Date of Death: 16/09/1918
Age:38
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Grave Reference:14. 2.
Cemetery:DOUGLAS (ST. BRIDE) CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Jane Park, of 5, Glebeview Terrace, Douglas, Lanarkshire.

SNWM show him listed as Pte. 13233 , 11th Bn: http://www.snwm.org/content/roll-search/?id=439381&searchid=7e5b5a6f45ea621d8febf946b14bcc30&page=1
Era WW1
Surname PARK
Forename C
Rank Pte
Service number 13233
Decoration
Place of birth Douglas
Date of death 16 September 1918
Theatre of death Great Britain
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 11th Bn.

The ScotlandsPeople website show a Charles Park was born on 5 Aug 1878 at Douglas.
He is not listed in the Service Returns.
But I found his death record of 16 Sep 1918 at the Cottage Hospital, Douglas. He is shown as age 34, a coal miner (Private 11th Battalion Scottish Rifles). The cause of death is 'Pancreatic Disease Cholangitis".
If he was born 1878 and died 1918 he would have been 40 at the time of his death, so maybe he told a small fairytale about his age when enlisting.

His MIC on Ancestry shows him as 15233 Sco Rifles; entered (un-named) Theatre of War on 20 Sep 1915; entitled to BWM, Victory and 15 Star.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HART, DAVID PROVAN.
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:27/12/1918
Age:21
Regiment/Service:The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Awards:M C.
Grave Reference:L. 53.
Cemetery:LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY
Additional Information (Served as PROVAN). Son of Edward and Janet Hart, of Netherfauld House, Lesmahagow.

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic95.html

The London Gazette
Publication date:5 April 1918 Issue:30614 Page:4224
2nd Lt. David Hart Provan, N. Lan. R.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
dutv in an attack. When the advance was
held up by an enemy strong point he at once
collected fifteen men, counter-attacked and
captured the strong point, taking two
machine guns and twenty prisoners. He
showed great courage and contempt of
danger.


Medal card of Provan, David Hart
Lothian and Border Horse 3074 Corporal
Lothian and Border Horse 35180 Corporal
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Second Lieutenant
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: James Marshall Reply with quote

James Marshall Pte S/1935 8th Gordon Highlanders b Holytown, Lanarksh. e Hamilton Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos). Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Soldiers Effects: Father: Thomas. 1901 Census: Douglas Water Rows, Carmichael. Mother: Agnes McLure. B 1885. Occ: Coal Miner. Glespin on Memorial. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Douglas, South Lanarkshire
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: William McLeod RSF. Reply with quote

William McLeod RSF is also mentioned on the memorials Kilwinning Ayrshire.
Residing Beslie he worked on the estate at Montgreenan.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:54 pm    Post subject: Bertie Mitchell. Reply with quote

Bertie Mitchell is remembered on the church memorials Dundonald Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXANDER TELFER, SGT. A&SH.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Sgt. A. TELFER, ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.
Alexander Telfer age 20 Sergeant (S/9918) 14th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Born 1897 in Douglas, Lanarkshire. Son of Alexander and Annie (Pendreigh)Telfer, of Braidlea, Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Annie was born in Langholm in 1874 and married Alexander, a gamekeeper, in Langholm in 1892.
Died of Wounds on 24 April 1917 and buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shankland Tom Durham Light Infantry Private 6th D.L.I. Douglas.

Named on the Moffat War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

SHANKLAND, PTE. T. DURHAM L. I.
Thomas Shankland age 32 Private (6/5995 & 251004) 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Thomas enlisted as Private 4240 in the 3/5th DLI in November 1915. He was posted to the 6th Battalion in France in December 1916.
Born 1886 in Moffat. Son of William and Agnes (Aitken) Shankland of Townfoot, Douglas, Lanarkshire. (Source: Hamilton Advertiser 25/5/1918 p.1)
In 1901 Thomas as an apprentice forester in Douglas and in 1911 he was a boarder at Mill Cottage, Rushyford, Ferryhill in County Durham where he was a forester on Sir William Eden's Windlestone Estate.
Husband of Caroline or Kitty (North) Shankland of 3 Beaconsfield Street and of 21 Greenbank Crescent, Darlington who he married in 1916 in Darlington.
Missing in Action on 26 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Douglas School memorial.

For those of us of a certain age - Windlestone was the birthplace of the former Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden.
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