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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Armadale, West Lothian Reply with quote

Armadale War memorial
Location: Off South Street
OS Ref: NS 938 683

You can easily miss this memorial if you don't know where to look. I did the last time I was in Armadale. If you head up South Street from Main Street it is in a gap in the buildings on your left hand side half way up the brae. It is not facing the road so it is easy to miss from this direction. If you take the next turning on your left and go round the back of a building you can park on some rough ground next to this site.

I'd be delighted to know why this site was chosen because I have to say on a wet January morning it was not at its best.

Saying that it was well looked after and there were many poppy wreaths at it's base.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The light was poor today so the photographs of the name panels aren't that great. I'd be more than happy for better images to be posted. these will have to do today.

There are a lot of names.

Left hand panel




Right hand panel



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Gordon from Armadale has set up a website about the Great War dead from Armadale and the surrounding area. It is here:

http://www.freewebs.com/ww1daleboys/index.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the men listed under the 'Subsequent Campaigns' list I found on the Armed Forces memorial Roll of Honour

CLARK, Archibald Buchanan
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22355669
Regiment/Corps: KOSB
Place of Birth/Home Town: Armadale
Date of Birth: 14 November 1930
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22 May 1951
Cemetery Name: UN Memorial
Cemetery Address: Pusan, Korea
Grave 17:11:806

Unfortunately I couldn't find these two men:

Dougal B Smith

Alex white
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to information that I found here

http://www.armadale.org.uk/rollofhonour.htm

and from the Korean Roll of Honour site, this was one of the men.

Number 22370442
Rank Pte
Name SMITH, Daniel
Unit A & SH att KOSB
Date of Death 04.11.51
Commemorated or Buried No Known Grave

If White was also killed in Korea as stated, there were 3 named White who died in Korea, 2 of whom had A as a second initial. Further research will be needed.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: William Banks GH Reply with quote

Banks William L/Cpl S/10738 9th Gordon Highlanders b Bathgate, Linlithgow e Bathgate Age 36 Died of Wounds F&F 20/08/1916 Husband of Julia Banks, of North Mossend, Armadale, West Lothian. Soldiers Wills 4 Pages. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'abbe Fr 0833 Plot III Row D Grave 41 AJ 18-09-16 P3: Armadale
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: James Christie GH Reply with quote

James Christie Pte 3/6153 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Beath, Fife e Edinburgh Age 23 Died of Wounds F&F 17/05/1918 Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Christie, of 13, E. Main St., Armadale, West Lothian. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot IV Row K Grave 18 The Scotsman 29-06-18 P7: Armadale
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMART, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7431
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 4/8/1918
Grave Reference: V B 13
Cemetery: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel

Also named on Innerleithen and Peebles War Memorials and on the North British Railway Memorial, Edinburgh.
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