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Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church WW2

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church WW2 Reply with quote

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA


Many thanks to James Meikle Smith for the photograph.

1939 1945

Wireless Op. Donald I. Blair
Naval Stoker John Leckie
Sapper Ronald G. McCallum
Lieut. Douglas H. McCrone
Rifleman Hugh R. Stevenson
Signaler William Stevenson
Sgt. Pilot Charles J. Stuart
Private William L. Thallon
Leading Air. Fitter Harry S. Turner
Signaler William Whyte

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Name: BLAIR, DONALD IAN
Initials: DI
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 210070
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Van Meerlant
Date of Death: 4/6/1941
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of John William and Ruth Ella Blair, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 52, Column 3
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

The Dutch minelayer Van Meerlant was decommissioned 14 March 1941 and transferred to the Royal Navy the same day. HMS Van Meerlant was mined in the Thames Estuary 4 June 1941 while serving with the Royal Navy. 3 Officers and 38 men were lost with the ship. (Source: Uboat.net)

Also named on Paisley Grammar School Memorial.
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