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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Skelmorlie Reply with quote

Skelmorlie - Inverclyde
The Skelmorlie war memorial is a sandstone celtic cross with flanking wall forming a curve in front of the memorial and incorporating stone benches. The monument stands on the main road at the car park next to the train station/ferry terminal. Its always good to see a memorial being used and here some old buddies enjoy a fish supper after the ferry from Rothesay.




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Campbell Stuart Private
Currie Oliver Private
Dickson Alexander Private
Dickson Neil Private Military Medal
Dickson William Private
Dowds Henry Private
Dunn Herbert Second Lieutenant
Erskine Alexander Private
Fleming Malcolm J.H. Lieutenant
Gallacher James Private
Gilchrist A. Arthur Second Lieutenant
Graham Robert Private
Grant Robert Private
Green David Private
Hart Hugh Gunner
Hunter John Gunner
Johnstone Hugh D. Private
MacFarlane Andrew O.S.
MacKenzie John Lance Corporal
MacKenzie Roderick Private
McCaskie John M. Gunner
Mitchell Archibald Private
Moddie Thomas Sergeant
Morrison Robert Private
Paterson Edward Private
Shannan James Sapper
Stewart James Lieutenant
Stewart John Private
Trotter John Lance Corporal


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Brown Charles D. Pilot Officer
Dodds Peter L. Seaman
Dunnaghie Roderick J. P/O
Fulton James V. Lieutenant Commander
Galbreath Ian B. Sub Lieutenant
Gray James G. Lieutenant
Howie William K. W/T.O.
Johnston Hugh Lance Corporal
Le Fevre John A. Lieutenant Commander
McLay John Private
McMaster Robert Private
Napier Donald G. Captain
Nicholson John D.C. Third Officer
Pairman Andrew D. Private
Wilkinson Desmond V. Lieutenant
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay WM Inscription Reply with quote

What I recorded for UKNIWM:


Main Dedication Inscription

TO THE MEN OF
SKELMORLIE AND WEMYSS BAY
WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WARS

1914 1918 1039 1945



WW1 Names arranged by Surname. Names are split into 2 columns on either side of the cross. Rank, forename, middle initial, surname and decorations given. Regiment or unit, place and date of death not given

Left hand column

1914 1918
PTE STUART CAMPBELL
PTE OLIVER CURRIE
PTE ALEXANDER DICKSON
PTE NEIL DICKSON M.M.
PTE WILLIAM DICKSON
PTE HENRY DOWDS
2/LT. HERBERT DUNN
PTE ALEXANDER ERSKINE
LT. MALCOLM J. H. FLEMING
PTE JAMES GALLACHER
2/LT A. ARTHUR GILCHRIST
PTE ROBERT GRAHAM
PTE ROBERT GRANT
PTE DAVID GREEN
GNR HUGH HART


Right Hand Column

1914 1918
GNR. JOHN HUNTER
PTE HUGH D. JOHNSTONE
GNR JOHN M. McCASKIE
L/CPL JOHN MACKENZIE
PTE RODERICK MACKENZIE
PTE ARCHIBALD MITCHELL
SGT THOMAS MOODIE
PTE ROBERT MORRISON
PTE EDWARD PATERSON
SPR JAMES SHANNAN
PTE JOHN STEWART
LT JAMES STEWART
L/CPL JOHN TROTTER


WW2 Names partly arranged by Surname. Names are split into 2 columns on either side of the WWW1 names. Rank, forename, middle initial and surname given. No decorations mentioned. Regiment or unit, place and date of death not given

Left hand column

1939 1945
PLT/O. CHARLES D. BROWN
P/O RODERICK J. DUNNACHIE
SMN. PETER L. DODDS
LT/COM JAMES V. FULTON
W/T.O. WILLIAM K. HOWIE
LT/COM. JOHN A. LE FEVRE
3RD/O. JOHN D.C. NICHOLSON


Right Hand Column

1939 1945
SUB LT. IAN B. GALBREATH
LT. JAMES G. GRAY
L/CPL. HUGH JOHNSTON
PTE ROBERT McMASTER
PTE JOHN McLAY
CAPT. DONALD C. NAPIER
PTE ANDREW D. PAIRMAN
LT. DESMOND V. WILKINSON.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM - note that the online UKNIWM database has not been updated for over 2 years by my estimate but I understand they are in the process of doing so.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/Motherwell-charity-signs-off-after.6545285.jp
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:28 am    Post subject: Pte. Edward Paterson Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Edward Paterson

(Glasgow Herald 6th May 1915)
"Mr John Paterson, King Street, Maxwelltown, has received ibntimation of the death in action on April 18 of his son, Private Edward Paterson, of the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Private Paterson, who was 40 years of age, was born at Cluden, near Dumfries, and joined the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1896. He took part in several frontier engagements in India, and possessed a medal and two bars. At the outbreak of the present war he was living in Skelmorlie, and he re-enlisted into his old regiment in December. He left for the front the following month. He is survived by his wife and a family of three."

CWGC
PATERSON, EDWARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 8342
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Age: 40
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane Paterson, of 4, King St., Maxwelltown, Dumfries; husband of Bessie Cumming Milligan (formerly Paterson), of Lanark Rd., Braidwood, Carluke, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
Surname: PATERSON
Firstname: Edward
Service Number: 8342
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Holywood Dumfries
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Archie Mitchell, Royal Scots. Reply with quote

1901 Census Ayrshire, Skelmorlie, Auchindarroch Bottom, recorded (transcription):- Archd. Mitchell (4), born Skelmorlie; Archd. Mitchell (38 ), Joiner, born Lanarks., Rutherglen; Isabella Mitchell (36), Wife, born Renfrews., Eastwood; 6 siblings all born Skelmorlie.

SDGW - Born Skelmorlie; enlisted Greenock.

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 18th September, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
MITCHELL.-
Previously reported missing, now officially presumed killed, Private Archie Mitchell, Royal Scots, aged 19, second son of Mr and Mrs Mitchell, Blair Athol, Skelmorlie."


SNWM - WW1
Surname MITCHELL
Forename Archibald
Rank Pte
Service number 16702
Decoration
Place of birth Skelmorlie Ayrshire
Date of death 27 September 1915
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS LOTHIAN REGIMENT
Other detail 11th Bn.

CWGC - MITCHELL, Archibald
Rank: Private.
Service No: 16702.
Date of Death: 27/09/1915.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 10 to 13. (Stone 12 B.)
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Alexander Dickson Reply with quote

Dickson Alexander Private b. e. r.


# - Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. - #


DICKSON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 57492
Date of Death: 03/12/1917
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
1st Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY (N.Z.) MEMORIAL, POLYGON WOOD
Additional Information: Son of Jane Dickson, of 235, Stanmore Rd., Richmond, Christchurch, New Zealand, and the late Alex. Dickson. Native of Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Country: Belgium
Locality: West-Vlaanderen
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: A Arthur Gilchrist Reply with quote

Gilchrist, A. Arthur
Second Lieutenant
b. e. r.

# - POSSIBLE - Only "A""Arthur""Gilchrist""Second Lieutenant" on CWGC and SDGW (Officers) shows "Temp 2/Lt" on SDGW - POSSIBLE - #


GILCHRIST, ALEXANDER ARTHUR
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 03/09/1916
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
attd. 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Grave Reference: II. D. I.
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Gilchrist.
Country: France
Locality: Somme
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James - don't think either of these help with identifying a location but....
There is a Medal Card for Gilchrist, Alexander Arthur
14th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders S/9145 Corporal
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Attached Cameronians Second Lieutenant

and his promotion is in The London Gazette
Publication date:18 January 1916 Supplement:29444 Page:832
Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).
The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants (on probation) :
Dated 21st January, 1916..............
Alexander Arthur Gilchrist...........
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: AA Gilchrist Reply with quote

It's a difficult one Kenneth, It's frustrating my end, I exhausted all I could online, but those two first source records do help. It may take a few searches local newspapers I feel to try and connect 100%
It's highly "probable" I'd say that this could very well be the man we are looking for.
My "highly probable" sometimes can be "hopefull" but this looks like we're on the right track.

Thanks Kenneth good find!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shannan James
Sapper
b. e. Glasgow r.
KIA F&F


# - POSSIBLE - Only "Shannan""Sapper" on the CWGC and SDGW. Although first name shows as John middle name shows as "James". - POSSIBLE - #


SHANNAN, JOHN JAMES
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 424150
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
39th Div. Signal Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Euphemia Shannan, of 5A, Townhead St.,

Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Country: Belgium
Locality: West-Vlaanderen
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject: David Gray Pte GH Reply with quote

David James Boyd Green A/Sgt S/7136 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Lochmaben e Greenock Age 24 Died of Wounds F&F 10/09/1917 Son of William and Williamina Green, of 4, Errol St., Glasgow. Native of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Short Service 29 pages: Occ: Lorryman. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Mary A. Soldiers Will 6 Pages. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot XXV Row P Grave 04 The Scotsman 10-10-17 P10: Skelmorlie. Lochmaben & Skelmorlie
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Brown wrote:
Shannan James
Sapper
b. e. Glasgow r.
KIA F&F


# - POSSIBLE - Only "Shannan""Sapper" on the CWGC and SDGW. Although first name shows as John middle name shows as "James". - POSSIBLE - #


SHANNAN, JOHN JAMES
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 424150
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
39th Div. Signal Coy.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Euphemia Shannan, of 5A, Townhead St.,

Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Country: Belgium
Locality: West-Vlaanderen



Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial as:

SPR. JOHN J. SHANNAN, ROYAL ENGINEERS.
John James Shannan age 25 Sapper (424150) 39th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
John was a clerk employed by the Caledonian Railway Company at Wemyss Bay Station, Renfrewshire after working as a porter at Dinwoodie Station in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire. He had been in France for 6 months when he was killed.
Born c.1891 in the USA. Son of the late James Shannan and of Euphemia (Paterson) Shannan of Dalmakethar, Applegarth and of 5A Townhead Street, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Caledonian Railway Company memorial in Glasgow Central Station.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE WILLIAM DICKSON.

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Pte. W. DICKSON, SCOTS GUARDS.
William Dickson age 24 Private (10172) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
William was a gardener at Castle Wemyss, Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined his battalion in France in February 1915 but was killed during the battle of Loos.
Born 1891 in Lochmaben. Son of William and Mary Ann (McGeorge) Dickson of 40 High Street, Lochmaben.
Missing in Action on 27 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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