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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHITELAW, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 19th Wing
Age: 35
Date of Death: 14/02/1919
Service No: 279012
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Fairlie Whitelaw; husband of Margaret Telfer Whitelaw, of 57, Old Mill Rd., Uddingston, Glasgow. Born at Uddingston.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 730.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILLIAMSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 17/11/1916
Service No: S/15615
Additional information: Husband of Mary Ann Williamson, of 33, North Rd., Bellshill.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 410.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: YOUNG, GEORGE GRIMSON
Initials: G G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Copra
Age: 21
Date of Death: 14/02/1945
Service No: D/JX421545
Additional information: Son of William Kay Young and Helen Grimson Young; husband of Annie Donald McLaughlan Young, of Fallside, Uddingston.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. Grave 3190.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polish war grave.

Szer P Bielen, 12th March 1946, aged 38.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: William GARDNER
Rank: Colour-sergeant
Force: 42nd Regiment ( The Black Watch )
VC won: Bareilly, Indian Mutiny, 5 May 1858
London Gazette: 23 August 1858
Born: Nemphlar, Lanarkshire, 3 March 1821
Died 24 October 1897, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Location of VC: Lord Ashcroft VC Collection
Remarks None None MSM

On 5 May 1858 at Bareilly, India, Colour-Sergeant Gardner saved the life of his commanding officer who, during the action had been knocked from his horse when three fanatics rushed upon him. The colour-sergeant ran out and bayoneted two of the assailants and was in the act of attacking the third when he was shot down and killed by another soldier of the regiment.

Gardner was also awarded the MSM.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This grave most likely commemorates:

Name: ADAMS, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: 44387
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

SNWM:

Surname ADAMS
Firstname David
Service Number 44387
Date Death 01/08/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Uddingston
Other 9th Bn. formerly T.R./2/13390. 55th T.R.Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

SDGW confirms place of birth and residence as Uddingston. Enlisted at Hamilton.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers who died within three days of each other.

Name: AITKEN, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: S/4585
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: AITKEN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th/10th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: S/2447
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALEXANDER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Faulknor
Date of Death: 05/10/1942
Service No: P/SSX 28421
Additional information: Son of William and Annie Alexander, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 94.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARR, WILLIAM BUNTIN
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 16/07/1942
Service No: 1062414
Additional information: Son of William Margaret Auld Barr, of Mossend, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 77.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BISSETT, GAVIN
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: S/2456
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BOLES, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 3/3495
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Boles, of 7, Central Avenue, Viewpark, Uddingston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: BOLES, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Indefatigable."
Age: 17
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Service No: J/46754
Additional information: Son of Margaret Boles, of 1, Ardmore Terrace, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, and the late John Boles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 13.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unable to 100% confirm this name, but this seems the most likely match:

Name: BROWN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 2024
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

SNWM:

Surname BROWN
Firstname John
Service Number 2024
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Bothwell Lanarkshire
Other 11th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

According to SDGW, place of residence was Mossend, Lanarkshire.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRUNTON, THOMAS LOUITT
Initials: T L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 196 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 31/03/1945
Service No: 1567407
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Brunton, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: British Plot. 15. Coll. grave 9.
Cemetery: ARENDAL HOGEDAL CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURNS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 11/02/1945
Service No: 14731891
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Nellie Strachan Burns, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. E. 15.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 21/09/1918
Service No: 36208
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Campbell, of 27, Maxwell Place, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 13.
Cemetery: MEATH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN



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