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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Stepps, North Lanarkshire Reply with quote

UKNIWM No. 10384

Location: Cumbernauld Road, Stepps.
IMG_2921 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_2922 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_2930 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_2923 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

There is nothing to indicate which are First or Second World War names, but these are the Great War names:

IMG_2924 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_2925 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

IMG_2926 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Second World War names:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MARGARET AGNES MILLER, WAAF, is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire.

[Following information provided by members of RAF Commands website]
Born at Millerston, Glasgow and registered at Garngadhill in 1924, her father's occupation given as 'Army Pensioner'.
Died aged 18, of natural causes, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on 30th May 1943 that suggests she was serving at RAF Dyce, now Aberdeen Airport.
The western side of the old churchyard was chosen by the authorities for the burial of casualties from the air station. Margaret is buried in a row that initially contained the eight casualties of a Wellington that crashed on 19th January 1942. Subsequently two of the casualties were moved from Dyce to their hometown and Margaret was interred in one of the vacant sites.

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Pte. W. BROWN, Middlesex Regiment, K.I.A Battle of The Somme.
Sgt. J. V. MURPHY, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, D.O.W Monte Cassino, Italy.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TORRANCE, JAMES LENNOX
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 100th Bty.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 29/10/1918
Service No: 92744
Additional information: Son of Gavin and Jeanie L. Torrance, of "Dalblair", Whitehill Avenue, Stepps, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 6.
Cemetery: ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE

The above man is listed on a Family Gravestone in Riddrie Park Cemetery.

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=12634&mforum=scottishwargraves#12634


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems a little strange to me that when it came to altering the memorial to accommodate the Second World War victims (including Margaret Miller), that they did not change the dedication to “Our lads who fell in the Great Wars”. The photograph above shows that the “s” in “Wars” is a little different from the other lettering, suggesting that the original WW1 stone was retained and altered. I appreciate that it might have been difficult to engineer an elegant change to indicate that not only “lads” died, but if I was a relative of Margaret at the time, I think I’d have pressed for some solution to be found.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a sad fact that many war memorials dedicated to "THE MEN OF THIS PARISH" or whereever contain the names of females, The only consolation in many cases is that they do have the courtesy to give the ladies their full forename's.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:24 pm    Post subject: Dvr. James Lennox Torrance Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Name: TORRANCE, JAMES LENNOX
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 100th Bty.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 29/10/1918
Service No: 92744
Additional information: Son of Gavin and Jeanie L. Torrance, of "Dalblair", Whitehill Avenue, Stepps, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 6.
Cemetery: ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE

The above man is listed on a Family Gravestone in Riddrie Park Cemetery.

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=12634&mforum=scottishwargraves#12634


(Glasgow Herald 5th November 1918)
"In hospital, France (of pneumonia), on 28th October, Driver James L. Torrance, R.F.A. aged 23 only surviving son of Mr & Mrs Gavin Torrance Dalblair, Whitehill Avenue, Stepps"

SNWM
Surname: TORRANCE
Firstname: James Lennox
Service Number: 92744
Date Death: 29/10/1918
Place of birth: Paisley
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Dvr
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: James Colvin Reply with quote

James Colvin Pte S/18622 4th Gordon Highlanders b Cadder, Lanarkshire e Hamilton Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 25/03/1918 Soldiers Effects: Mother: Hannah. Service Returns: 118/AF 270. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Kilsyth Chronicle 12-07-18 P1: Stepps
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM J. JOHNSTONE.

Named on the Tinwald Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

LIEUT. WILLIAM J. JOHNSTONE, M.C. FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY.
William Jeffray Johnstone, Military Cross – age 20 – Lieutenant, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.
William was educated at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow and at Fettes College in Edinburgh before he began his studies at Glasgow University. He was a member of the Officer Training Corps at all three locations and was commissioned in November 1915. He went to Egypt in February 1917 was promoted to Lieutenant in July and awarded a M.C. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great dash and determination in an attack when his company commander became a casualty and set a splendid example of leadership and resource”.
Born 1897 in Kelvinside, Partick, Glasgow. Son of William and Mary Lockhart (Jeffray) Johnstone of Allanhill. St Andrews, Fife, of Cowhill Tower, Amisficld. Tinwald and of Cardowan House, Stepps. near Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 28 December 1917 and buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Kelvinside Academy and Fettes College memorials, and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
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