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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: Union Bank of Scotland, First World War Reply with quote

Location: 110 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Not listed on UKNIWM

This memorial was unveiled in 1922. According to a booklet I have, both the First and Second World War memorials were designed by T C Campbell Mackie, Master of Design at Glasgow School of Art.

110 St Vincent Street used to be the Glasgow head office of the Union Bank of Scotland and was then the Glasgow Chief Office of the Bank of Scotland, before closing in 2000.

The building re-opened in 2008 as part of the Bank of Scotland after major refurbishment.

The refurbishment of the main Banking Hall has included the addition of several "Meeting Pods" - one of these is a little in front of the First world War memorial, making it hard to photograph.

Here's a scan from the Roll of Honour book published some time in the 1920s, showing the memorial.

UBS Memorial by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The First world War memorial remained in place during the refurbishment (albeit covered and protected from any potential damage). It has been restored and cleaned and looks in immaculate condition.

I was told one of the reasons it remained in place was because they couldn't work out how it had been fixed in place, so it was decided to leave it rather than damage it by trying to remove it.

The department I work for moved into the building this week, and I was pleased to be able to take some photographs, including closeups of the names.

This is the best shot I could get of the whole memorial. As I stated above, there is a "meeting pod" in front of it, and two large columns on either side, making photographing the whole memorial rather difficult without the use of a very large stepladder.

IMG_5514 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr

Closeups of the names:

IMG_5511 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_5512 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
IMG_5513 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr


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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the Dictionary of Scottish Architects this memorial originally hung in Ingram Street from 1919 until the new UBS Head Office was opened in 1927

http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/building_full.php?id=211074

It also has a bit about Thomas Mackie who designed the memorial.

http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=204476



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on Wednesday 26th April 1922 by His Grace the Duke of Atholl,Chairman of the Bank.
Carved by Martyns of Cheltenham.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES CAMPBELL.

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries as:

CAMPBELL, J. - BLACK WATCH.
James Campbell age 20 Private (S/17763) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
In 1911 James was living with his grandfather Duncan Campbell in Crieff, Perthshire and was a clerk at the Union Bank of Scotland branch in Crieff when he enlisted in November 1916. He joined the 8th Black Watch in January 1917 but was evacuated home due to illness and returned to France in July 1917. He served with the 1st Battalion before he joined the 1/7th Battalion.
Born 1897 in Glasgow. Son of Alexander George Campbell and Margaret (Gillon) Campbell of 20 Maxwell Street, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 12 December 1917 and buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, France.
Also named on the Crieff War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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