The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Glasgow Corporation Transport, Newlands Depot

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Glasgow and Dunbartonshire - Other Memorials
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
David McNay
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7624
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Glasgow Corporation Transport, Newlands Depot Reply with quote

The separate Depots of the Glasgow Transport Corporation originally had their own memorials. Now that most of the depots have been closed they are located in Parkhead Depot which still operates as part of First Bus.

My thanks to Alex Glass for these photographs.

First of all some general shots of the "Memorial Garden". Please note that this is in the car park and seems to be barricaded in by cars.





Last edited by David McNay on Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:39 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
David McNay
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7624
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newlands Depot. Here's a photo of it as it originally was:



And here it is today. This one has fallen on hard times. It's in serious need of cleaning and repair, and as you can see the small figure at the top has vanished.













Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
David McNay
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7624
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other Glasgow Corporation Transport memorials can be found here:

Dennistoun depot

Langside depot

Whitevale depot
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 5925
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listed on the Crossmichael Parish War Memorial in Kirkcudbrightshire as:
SERGT. JAMES WILSON, M.M. CAMERONIANS.

James Wilson, Military Medal age 26 - Lance Sergeant (30354) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was living with his brother John at John Gray Street in Langside and was working for the Glasgow Corporation Tramways when he enlisted in September 1914 in the 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways) He transferred to the Cameronians and was awarded the M.M. for bravery in the field. (Source: SRoH, Glasgow Roll of Honour and London Gazette 17/7/1917 p.7287)
Born 1891 at Crossmichael. (Source: GRoS Birth Register and SNWM)
Son of John and Agnes (McLean) Wilson of Crossmichael.
Missing in Action 3 May 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave Arras Memorial, France.
Also listed on the Roll of Honour in Crossmichael Parish Church and on the Glasgow Tramways Newlands Depot memorial now in the Parkhead Depot.
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 5925
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and his brother

SERGT. JOHN WILSON, YORK & LANC REG.

John Wilson age 27 Sergeant (34798) 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Formerly Sergeant (13524) 15th Highland Light Infantry. (Source: SNWM and Medal Index Card)
John was living with his brother James at John Gray Street in Langside and was working for the Glasgow Corporation Tramways he enlisted in September 1914 in 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways) He transferred to Y& L Regiment. He was wounded and killed on the Somme. (Source: SRoH and the Glasgow Roll of Honour)
Born 1889 at Crossmichael. (Source: GRoS Birth Register and SNWM)
Son of John and Agnes (McLean) Wilson of Crossmichael.
Husband of Isabel Jane (Skene) Wilson of Rhonehouse, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire who he married in 1916 at Rhonehouse. (Source: GRoS Marriage Register)
Died of Wounds 9 April 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium.
Also listed on the Roll of Honour in Crossmichael Parish Church, on the memorial in Kelton Parish Church and on the Glasgow Tramways Newlands Depot memorial now in the Parkhead Depot.
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 5925
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on a family gravestone in Castle Douglas Cemetery but not (I think) on any other war memorial apart from this one.

WILLIAM KENNEDY LITTLE age 27 Private (276305) 13th Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was a motorman at the Newlands Depot of the Glasgow Corporation Tramways when he enlisted in June 1916. He was mobilised in August 1917 and joined his battalion in France on 2 April 1918.
Born 1891 at Castle Douglas, Kelton Parish. Son of the late Robert and Agnes (Kennedy) Little of Castle Douglas. Husband of Christina (Davidson) Little of 70 Eastwood Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow who he married in October 1914 in Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Missing in Action on 21 June 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 5925
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Glencairn Parish War Memorials as:

PTE. JOHN MARTIN.
John Martin age 24 Private (13379) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry. (known as The Glasgow Tramways Battalion)
John had worked at Woodhead, Auldgirth, Dumfriesshire before he joined the Glasgow Corporation Tramways in 1911. He was living in 1071 Pollokshaws Road and was employed at the Newlands Depot when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1891 in Keir, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Agnes Helen (McKie) Martin (died 1895) and of William Halliday Martin, and step-son of Janet (Scott) Martin, of Snaid Mill Crossing and of Wallaceton, Glencairn who had married in 1899 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 3 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the GCT Newlands Depot memorial now in the Parkhead Depot.
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 2329

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Closure of Depot Reply with quote

Do we know what happened to these memorials following closure of the depot in late 2015?
Are they still here, or were they relocated again to the Riverside Museum, or to the replacement depot at Caledonia on Cathcart Road?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
neilston



Joined: 14 Dec 2012
Posts: 369
Location: Neilston

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Lawn
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Death Date: 27 Nov 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glasgow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Battalion: 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow)
Regimental Number: 13111
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre;
James is commemorated on Panel Reference: Panel 131 to 132. Tyne Cot Memorial .Belgium West-Vlaanderen The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeeksewe
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Glasgow and Dunbartonshire - Other Memorials All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com