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FLOCKHART-THOM, GATESIDE EDENSHEAD CHURCH

 
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: FLOCKHART-THOM, GATESIDE EDENSHEAD CHURCH Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Jane Macnaughton for the photographs.
UKNIWM 44135
Situated within Gateside Edenshead church OS Map Ref 183093

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: THOM, JAMES FLOCKHART
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Secondary Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Secondary Unit Text: and 17th Sqn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/09/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Only son of R.D. and Mary Leburn Thom, of Pitlochie, Gatesicle, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 49.
Cemetery: DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: The former Edenshead Church, Gateshead Reply with quote

My understanding is that this church is now a private house, but colour photographs of the two memorial stained glass windows are to be found in the lobby of the nearby Strathmiglo Church.

The Dundee Courier of 7 July 1919 reported on a memorable memorial service in Edenshead UF Church, Gateside. Two memorial windows, presented by Mr and Mrs RD Thom, in memory of their only son, Captain
J Flockhart Thom, MC, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, and of his comrades in arms from the village of Gateside who also made the supreme sacrifice were dedicated at the morning service by the Rev DW Greenfield. The windows, one on either side of the pulpit, are of artistic design, beautifully tinted, and depict armoured warriors, one receiving the Crown of Life bearing the Shield of Faith and the other advancing with the Sword of Justice... It was stated that the other window [with the roll of honour] was to be regarded as a posthumous gift from Captain Thom himself. The window was designed and executed by Messrs A Ballantine & Son, Edinburgh.
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