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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: St. Nicholas Church, Lanark Reply with quote

Many apologies for the quality of these pictures as they were taken in a hurry on my camera phone.

St. Nicholas is easily recognisable if you visit Lanark, situated at the bottom of the High Street. Well known for the statue of William Wallace above the door.

DSC00230 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must apologise for this next set of pictures. Not only for the quality but for being unable to identify which memorial belongs to which church.

There are two First World War memorials in the church, and the person I asked was unaware of which one belonged to St. Nicholas, and which one had belonged to St. Leonard's Church, which has now closed.

I will post both here and hopefully at a later date can confirm which is which.

This first one, which I believe may be St. Nicholas (due to its location) is right in front of you as you enter the main doors.

The other evidence for this being the St. Nicholas Church memorial is that it mentions Alexander Shiels Elliot, who is commemorated on a stained glass window inside the church itself. The window has been posted in the individual section.

These pictures are terrible and do not do it justice.

DSC00222 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The names:

DSC00223 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSC00224 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The second memorial is above and on the wall to the left of this memorial.

DSC00226 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

The names from this memorial:

DSC00227 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSC00228 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSC00229 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Second World War memorial is in the main church itself, situated to the right of the pulpit as you look at it.

It does not name a church but since the other Second World War memorial mentions St. Leonards I presume this is the St. Nicholas Church memorial.

Again, some terrible photos. I will make a return trip to improve on these shots.

DSC00233 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

DSC00234 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Hobkirk Parish War Memorial in Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire as:

LIEUT. ALEX. SHIELS ELLIOT, H.L.I.
Alexander Shiels Elliot age 22 Lieutenant, attached to 8th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander was educated at Glasgow Academy before joining his father's auctioneering business. He was commissioned in the 8th HLI in August 1914 and was amongst a number of men from the battalion who were seconded to the 1/7th Battalion of the Royal Scots for overseas service. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1915 and landed at Gallipoli in June but he was killed two weeks later during the battle at Gully Ridge.
Born 1892 in Lanark. Son of the late Ellen Elizabeth (Shiels) Elliot (died 1894) and of William Elliot of Muirglen, Lanark.
The family estate was at Harwood, Bonchester Bridge, Hobkirk.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on an individual memorial on a family grave in Hobkirk Churchyard, on a stained glass window in St. Nicholas Church in Lanark, on the church memorial and on the Lanark War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

The WMR reports are-
WMR 81335 St Leonard's
WMR 81336 St Nicholas' WW2
WMR 81337 St Nicholas' WW1
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