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New Galloway, St Margaret's Church WW1

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: New Galloway, St Margaret's Church WW1 Reply with quote

WMR 44431
OS Map Ref: NX 63569 77816

St Margaret's is an Episcopal church that gathers its congregation from a wide area.

The memorial is a framed print of The Great Sacrifice with a handwritten inscription which is faint in parts, blotted in parts and difficult to read all over.

I will post my transcription of the text with justifications and the names.





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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The printed text:

"The Great Sacrifice
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
I am the resurrection and the life"

The handwritten dedication, this could begin with 'Oh' but I fancy it is 'OL' standing for Oh, Lord.

"OL, "By Thine Agony and bloody Sweat, by thy Cross and Passion, by thy Precious Death" I leave (?) God to deliver us
In Loving Memory
of"

The above in in inner quotes (By Thine Agony etc) is an excerpt from an Anglian Litany found on Google.

Names:
Captain Archibald James Sanderson and James Ronald Hardman Faed (midshipman RN)
Communicants of St Margaret's
also of
Sydney Jones, Charles Herbert Villiers-Stuart, Sydney Boyle Stotherd, Robert John Peel, John Olivier Ethell
Archibald and Alexander Clark Kennedy, Roy Rannard, William Spowage

My research on each of the names (to verify my interpretation of spelling):

Capt Archibald James Sanderson is listed on the Parton civic memorial and on an individual memorial in Parton Parish Church as well as an individual memorial in St Margaret's church

James Ronald Hardman Faed is on the New Galloway civic memorial and has an individual memorial in St Margaret's - he is the only 'local' man on this memorial

Sydney Jones - I found him on on SNWM, served with KOSB but I have not identified any connection with this area

Charles Herbert Villiers-Stuart - his wife lived in Balmaclellan but he is not listed on the Balmaclellan civic memorial

Sydney Boyle Stotherd - not listed on SNWM, found him on CWGC, unable to identify any connection with this area

Robert John Peel and John Olivier Ethell - Australians who have a joint individual memorial in St Margaret's with no known personal connections to the area, I surmise that some Australians may have trained in the area

Archibald and Alexander Clark Kennedy - both listed on the Carsphairn civic memorial, note that both names are spelt with a hyphen on SNWM but on CWGC, Archibald is without

Roy Rannard - difficult one to track down, finally settled on this spelling of the surname and assume that Roy is a nickname for Richard Roland Rannard, an Australian who I guess might have trained in this area with the 2 others - however this attribution must be treated as dubious

William Spowage is listed on the Parton civic memorial
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the church:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picture 'The Great Sacrifice' was also used for the centre of St Joseph's College Roll of Honour (inside the Chapel).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoons wrote: Robert John Peel and John Olivier Ethell - Australians who have a joint individual memorial in St Margaret's with no known personal connections to the area, I surmise that some Australians may have trained in the area.

Name: PEEL, ROBERT JOHN DE NEUVILLE
Initials: R J D N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/03/1917
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Robert Sydney Frederick and Katharine Annette Peel, of Capri, Appian Way, Burwood, Sydney, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: ETHELL, JOHN OLIVER
Initials: J O
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 23rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Alfred William and May Willett Shott Ethell, of The Rectory, Laidley, Queensland. Born at Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Robert John Peel enlisted as Sapper (95) in the 1st Australian Division Signals in Queensland. He was evacuated from Gallipoli with influenza and spent some time in hospital in England. When he recovered he was discharged from the AIF to take a commission in the Royal Warwickshires. During his time with the RWR his address for correspondence was Rev C. Mayhew of St. Margaret's New Galloway. As far as I can make out from the service file the Rev. Mayhew had been a Chaplain in Queensland at some stage before the War.
John Ethell's father was the Rev. Alfred William Ethell of Laidley, Queensland so I guess was known to Rev. Mayhew.

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