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Battlefield West (now Langside) Parish Church WW1 Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Battlefield West (now Langside) Parish Church WW1 Memorial Reply with quote

Langside Parish Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow G42 9QU

OS Grid Ref: NS 581613




The building erected in 1908 survived until the 1980’s. However by 1988 it was in serious need of structural repair, particularly to the roof. Architect’s reports were obtained and it became clear that the full cost of repair would be similar to that of constructing a new building.
In 1990 when the river Cart burst its banks yet again, the building sustained serious damage to the foundations, convincing all involved of the merit of providing a new church building, one better equipped to meet future needs and less costly to maintain. In December of that year the decision was taken to proceed. Following long and often difficult negotiations, planning permission was granted and the old building was demolished in early 1995.
By this time the congregation was meeting in the Cargill Senior Citizens’ Club across the road. Flemings Builders started work in April of the same year and completed the job on schedule. The keys were handed over to the Rev. Liz McIntyre and the congregation by the end of the year on 15th December.
On the afternoon of Friday 8th May 2009, a fire was discovered in a storage cupboard in the sanctuary at Langside Church. Within minutes of raising the alarm and safely evacuating the few people in the building, the fire brigade arrived to tackle the fast spreading blaze. Unfortunately the sanctuary was gutted and much art and equipment was destroyed.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND IN MEMORY
OF THE FOLLOWING WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

James Anderson
David Burgess
John Campbell
John K. Campbell
John Christie
Alexander Cowden
John S. Crichton
Adrian G. Douglas
James Douglas
William Dunsmore
Ramsay Duke
Robert Foster
Alexander Gardiner
Andrew Gerald Irvine
John P. Kerr
Alexander McCormick
Ernest Mackie
William Mitchell
Ralph J.G. Musgrove
George Proudfoot
David Spiers
Archibald Watters

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1914 – 1918
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE
CONGREGATION OF BATTLEFIELD PARISH CHURCH

Many thanks to Ruth Forsythe for providing me with all the above information.

John
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Gunner ANDERSON, Frances James
Service Number 152480
Died 09/12/1917
Aged 38
Royal Garrison Artillery 424th Siege Bty.
Son of William and Ann Rennie Anderson. Native of New Byth, Turriff.
Cemetery/memorial reference: D. 110.
Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Private BURGESS, DAVID HENRY
Service Number 265350
Died 14/04/1918
Aged 26
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1st Bn.
Son of David Burgess, of 92, Overdale St., Langside, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 5.
Commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private CAMPBELL, JOHN
Service Number 9384
Died 06/12/1915
Aged 27
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 3rd/5th Bn
Son of Archibald Campbell, J.P., of "Argyll Lodge," 62, Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. G. 26.
Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Second Lieutenant CAMPBELL, JOHN KING
Died 21/04/1916
Aged 22
Royal Engineers 253rd Coy.
Son of John and Marion D. Henry Campbell, of Scotland.
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. H. 33.
Buried at VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH & Royal Technical College/Strathclyde University.


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Private CHRISTIE, JOHN GOULD
Service Number 56860
Died 28/10/1918
Aged 28
Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) 16th Sqdn.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. P. Christie, of 17, Luin Drive, Muirend, Cathcart, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 41.
Commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Lance Corporal COWDEN, ALEXANDER
Service Number 330289
Died 25/09/1917
Aged 23
Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cowden, of 12, Bolton Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 131 to 132.
Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private CRICHTON, JOHN STEWART
Service Number 4352
Died 20/09/1915
Aged 19
Scottish Horse 1st
Son of James C. and Mary Crichton, of 15, Overdale Avenue, Langside, Glasgow. Born at Shettleston, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: F. 108.
Buried at ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Able Seaman DOUGLAS, ADRIAN GRAHAM
Service Number J/11070
Died 20/01/1918
Aged 22
Royal Navy H.M.S. "Raglan."
Son of William Douglas, of 28, Ledard Rd., Langside, Glasgow, and the late Jane McLay Douglas. Born at Cromarty.
Cemetery/memorial reference: 29.
Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private DOUGLAS, JAMES
Service Number 2909
Died 16/05/1915
Aged 22
Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Son of Bryce Douglas and Bridget Oliphant Douglas, of 9, Battlefield Gardens, Langside, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH & Royal Technical College/Strathclyde University.


Private DUNSMORE, WILLIAM WALLACE
Service Number 28830
Died 05/07/1917
Aged 24
King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Son of Alexander Fraser Dunsmore and Isabella Dunsmore (nee Anderson), of 66, Sinclair Drive, Langside, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. O. 5.
Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private DUKE, RAMSAY
Service Number 74817
Died 30/09/1918
Aged 34
Royal Fusiliers 17th Bn.
M M
Son of Mary Jane Palmer Duke, of Burntisland, Fife, and the late Alex Simpson Duke; husband of Jean Boyle Duke, of 8, Merchiston Place, Edinburgh.
Cemetery/memorial reference: I. D. 9.
Buried at FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Private FOSTER, ROBERT
Service Number 11356
Died 09/08/1917
Aged 45
Scots Guards 3rd Reserve Bn.
Son of William and Margaret Foster; husband of Jessie Jamieson Foster, of 35, Braemar St., Langside, Glasgow. Born at Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Cemetery/memorial reference: 2. 814.
Buried at GLASGOW EASTERN NECROPOLIS
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private GARDINER, ALEXANDER
Service Number 16073
Died 24/08/1918
Aged 34
Highland Light Infantry 6th Bn.
M S M
Son of Alexander and Mary Gardiner, of Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: VII. F. 1.
Buried at WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Driver IRVING, ANDREW GERALD
Service Number T4/213797
Died 05/08/1917
Aged 35
Army Service Corps Base Depot
Youngest son of the Rev. Andrew Irving (Parish Minister), and Sarah Ann Wardhaugh Irving, of Gartmore, Perthshire.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Div. 62. I. G. 7.
Buried at STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Sapper KERR, JOHN POLLOCK
Service Number 47267
Died 18/04/1918
Aged 24
Royal Engineers 25th Div. Signal Coy.
M M
Son of Robina Kerr, of 97, Carmichael Place, Langside, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. F. 27.
Buried at HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Lieutenant MCCORMICK, ALEXANDER
Died 09/08/1918
Aged 29
Canadian Infantry 31st Bn.
M M
Son of Robert and Mary McCormick, of 155, Hyndland Rd., Glasgow, Scotland.
Cemetery/memorial reference: II. A. 2.
Buried at CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Private MACKIE, ERNEST D.
Service Number 40253
Died 25/03/1918
Aged 24
Highland Light Infantry 12th Bn.
Son of Mr. B. Mackie, of 118, Ledard Rd., Langside, Glasgow.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 72.
Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


Private MITCHELL, WILLIAM
Service Number 11530
Died 19/12/1914
Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Lance Corporal MUSGRAVE, RALPH
Service Number 17025
Died 25/09/1915
Aged 38
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Bn.
Husband of Laura A. Musgrave, of 72, Brunswick St., Edinburgh.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 57 to 59.
Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL

Private PROUDFOOT, GEORGE
Service Number 1738
Died 28/06/1915
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 7th Bn.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 93 to 98.
Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.


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Second Lieutenant SPIERS, DAVID
Died 29/06/1918
Royal Scots Fusiliers 4th Bn.
Cemetery/memorial reference: 2A. 1037.
Buried at CATHCART CEMETERY


Lance Corporal WATTERS, ARCHIBALD
Service Number S/12989
Died 02/08/1917
Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow RoH.
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Lieutenant Alexander McCormick (MM)
Canadian Infantry (Alberta) Regiment, 31st Battalion

In 1901 12 year old Alexander McCormick, the oldest of Robert and Mary Denholm McCormick’s four children, lived with his family at 4 Arundel Drive Langside. The family had moved there sometime in the previous decade, having lived at 30 Pembroke Street at the time of the previous census.

By the turn of the 20th century Alexander’s father, Robert, was an equal partner in the well-established ‘furnishing ironmongers and wholesale metal merchants’ business, McCormick and Campbell which had been based at 132 Stobcross Street since at least 1899. Robert, the son of an Ayrshire farmer had married Mary Denholm Lindsay in Glasgow in 1885 and their first son Alexander was born in Partick on 18th March 1889. Three more children joined the family within the following 9 years: Agnes Sloan; David Lindsay McCormick; and James Craig.
We believe that Alexander travelled to Canada sometime before 1911, and he may have been the 18 year old engineer Alex McCormick, listed on board the Ionian passenger ship which left Glasgow for Montreal on 24th August 1907.

Meantime the McCormick family moved from 4 Arundel Drive to 64 Walton Street between 1909 and 1910. By 1918 they were living at 155 Hyndland Drive, the address listed for Alexander McCormick’s parents at the time of his death.

Alexander who gained Canadian nationality served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian infantry and was awarded the military medal during his military career. He died on 9th of August 1918. He is buried at Caix British Cemetery, Department de la Somme in Picardie, France and his name appears on rolls of honour in Canada and Glasgow.

Alexander’s youngest brother James survived war service and was the only son to outlive both his parents. His other brother David died in 1930 of pneumonia at the age of 34 in Dykebar Hospital in Paisley.

Robert McCormick was retired and living in Edinburgh by the time he died aged 81 in 1934. His widow Mary died 11 years later also in Edinburgh. She was survived by her two remaining children James and Agnes (by then married to Robert Scott).

Biography provided by Lynda Frazer, Langside Church.


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