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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Union Bank of Scotland, Second World War Reply with quote

Location: 110 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Not listed on UKNIWM.

This memorial is located on one of the columns in the main banking hall, and is to the right of you as you enter the main door. It was placed into storage when the building closed in 2000 and was returned when the building re-opened in 2008.

The booklet about the building which I have states that both memorials were designed by T C Campbell Mackie, Master of Design at Glasgow School of art.

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is one of the ones I am researching, and as you can see, the lack of first names has made it very difficult to identify a number of these men.

I have found most of them, but several have up till now proved elusive.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kells Parish War Memorial in New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire as:
CONDUCTOR, JOHN ROBB, R.A.O.C.
John Robb age 29 Warrant Officer Class 1 : Conductor (7593838) Royal Army Ordinance Corps.
John was on the staff of the Union Bank of Scotland in Stirling when he enlisted. He had served his apprenticeship in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He served in the 51st Highland Division and was captured at the surrender at St. Valery-en-Caux in June 1940. John died suddenly in the prisoner of war camp hospital at Hildburghausen in central Germany and was buried there. His body was re-interred in Berlin in August 1950.
Born 1914 in New Galloway, Kells. Son of John and Agnes (Milligan) Robb of Mains of Kenmure, New Galloway, Kells.
Died on Service on 19 June 1943 and buried in Berlin 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Germany.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the War Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire as:

CROSBIE, JAMES AITKEN
FL. LT. ROYAL AIR FORCE

James Aitken Crosbie age 22 Pilot Officer (101493) 94 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy and was employed at the Union Bank in Gatehouse when he enlisted. He was a local Scoutmaster and footballer. He was promoted from Flight Sergeant (1060538) to Flight Lieutenant May 1941.
Born 1920 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet. Son of George and Jessie (Aitken) Crosbie of Creebridge Garage, Newton Stewart.
Died of Wounds on 4 April 1942 and buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Girthon Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church and on the Kirkcudbright Academy memorial.

At the time of his death, 94 Squadron were flying Curtis P40 Kittyhawks on fighter patrols over the Western Desert.
On 28 March 1942 they were escorting bombers of 12 Squadron, South African Air Force on a raid on Martuba airfield in Libya when they were attacked by German and Italian fighter aircraft. James was wounded and crashed landed. His aircraft was recovered and he was treated in a field ambulance but he later died in hospital
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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