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Unidentified Church memorial - possibly Glasgow

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Unidentified Church memorial - possibly Glasgow Reply with quote

This large brass memorial plaque is located at the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, but is not currently on display. My thanks to the staff for allowing me to take these photographs.

The location of this church is unknown, but checking a couple of names on CWGC leads me to believe it may have come from the Maryhill area of Glasgow.









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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checked a couple of the more unusual names on CWGC:

Name: SYMES, JOHN ROY DECIMUS
Initials: J R D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/08/1916
Service No: 6759
Additional information: Son of the late John Thomas Symes, of Maryhill, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 28.
Cemetery: THISTLE DUMP CEMETERY, HIGH WOOD, LONGUEVAL

Name: LONERGAN
Initials: E A W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 14th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 24/09/1916
Service No: 28984
Additional information: Husband of Jessie A. Willis (formerly Lonergan), of 75, Balfour St., Maryhill, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 35.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE

Name: CLAGUE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 04/10/1916
Service No: 20664
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Clague, of 4 Duncruin St., Maryhill. Glasgow. Born at Castletown, Isle of Man.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 56.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

Name: CLAGUE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 34166
Additional information: Son of James and Janet Clague, of 40, Hill St., Maryhill, Glasgow. Native of Castletown, Isle of Man.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 16.
Cemetery: STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cross with crown is quite unusual and puts me in mind of the Templars for some reason. I don't suppose it could have come from the church that was demolished to make way for the runway at Glasgow airport? I think it was All Hallows.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fairly sure that this has a connection to Maryhill, partly due to checking some of the names, and also because it may have some connection to the barracks?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a photograph on Virtual Mitchell

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo4OiJiYXJyYWNrcyI7&pg=1

which seems to show a church within the barracks. It looks a bit substantial for a barracks/ base place of worship. Might it have been there before and the barracks built around it?

There's also a film in the Scottish Screen Archive at

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=8594


which mentions the barracks church "News footage of the construction of flats on the new Wyndford Estate in Glasgow on the site of Maryhill Barracks, including shots of the barracks church and preserved masonry from the barracks site." and "in background - c/u shots of grave stone with inscription 'In Memory of "Monkey" Who Died 19th Oct. 1898 - Erected by Capt. Wemyss, The Royal Scots' - c/u shots of stone blocks with inscriptions 'Lynedoch', 'Abercrombie', 'Crawford', 'Ramsay' [possibly barrack block names?] - gv of buildings - shots of Maryhill Barracks church (1.44)"
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look like a church on the Virtual Mitchell Library. Can't see the original photos on this thread though.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76476
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