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Neilston, Boer War Memorial

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Neilston, Boer War Memorial Reply with quote

The memorial stands at the entrance to the kirk on Main Street, Neilston.



INSCRIPTION READS:
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF


JOHN MCCORKINDALE CAMPBELL
BORN 23RD. JUNE 1878
DIED NEAR RUSTENBURG, 1ST OCTOBER 1900

JOHN CLANNACHAN
BORN 24TH MAY 1883
DIED AT KALL SPRUIT, 14TH MARCH 1902

GEORGE WILLIAMS
BORN 2ND JULY 1883
DIED AT KLERKSDORP, 3RD APRIL 1902

THE THREE VOLUNTEERS FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN
1900 1902


ERECTED BY
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN & FRIENDS
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neilston



Joined: 14 Dec 2012
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Location: Neilston

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Death of A Neilston Volunteer
Private John Campbell 7284 C Company volunteers
Killed in South Africa at Rustenburg 1st Oct 1900
23 years Old son of Robert Campbell of Neilston.

John was out gathering wood for the camp at Kaffir Kraal a mile off camp when they encountered Boers who fired on them.
The three members of the group surrendered
Private Gillespie of Campbelltown was shot
John Campbell of Neilston was shot dead after surrendering
and a Private McKendrick escaped.

Oct 12th Barrhead news 1900.
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