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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Glasgow Western Necropolis Reply with quote

Location: Tresta Road, Glasgow G23 5LB
Map Ref: NS 573 696

No. of CWGC Burials: 483 (355 WW1 & 124 WW2, figures taken from CWGC website)

First Burial in Cemetery: April 1882

There are many Shared Graves in this Cemetery. Each individual is/will be listed alphabetically rather than collectively. The dates of death on the stones for each of these shared graves do not always run in date order presumably because the stones were erected sometime after each plot/lair was full. Neither does there seems to be an obvious order to the names which are not listed alphabetically.



Glasgow was one of the ports of embarkation for the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and several military hospitals opened in the city during the First World War, including the 3rd and 4th Scottish General (1,200 beds each), and the Merryflats War Hospital (500 beds).



Battalions of a number of Scottish regiments had their headquarters at Glasgow during both wars, most notably the Highland Light Infantry. The Clydeside shipyards were targeted by German bombers during the Blitz and Glasgow suffered a particularly ferocious attack on the night of 13/14 March 1941 when many civilians and servicemen were killed.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cross of Sacrifice is located beside the Main Entrance in Tresta Road beside Glasgow Crematorium.



A screen wall behind the Cross of Sacrifice carries the badges of the regiments represented in Sections P and H.





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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Boer War memorial sits opposite the Cross of Sacrifice, between Sections B and H.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ABERNETHY, JOSEPH SANDERSON
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 13/06/1944
Service No: 873289
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 2867.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAM, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Air Mechanic 3rd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: Recruits Training Wing
Date of Death: 05/02/1919
Service No: 146453
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 2830.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

All other Service Personnel sharing this grave, are/will be listed alphabetically.

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Name: ADAMS, MICHAEL JOSEPH
Initials: M J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Machine Gun Corps
Unit Text: 22nd Coy.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/12/1917
Service No: 306
Additional information: Son of Henry and Ann Adams. Born at Rockhampton, Queensland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 4.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ADAMS
Initials: T
Nationality: South African
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Regt.
Date of Death: 08/03/1919
Service No: 2237
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 1297.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ADDIS
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Sick Berth Steward
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Grafton."
Date of Death: 18/12/1914
Service No: 150412
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 1558A.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: AITCHISON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Age: 40
Date of Death: 25/10/1940
Service No: 2554004
Additional information: Son of R. H. Aitchison and Jessie G. Aitchison, of Maryhill, Glasgow; husband of Catherine Aitchison, of Maryhill. His brother Hugh Maclachlin Aitchison also died on service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. K. Grave 161.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

And his brother

Name: AITCHISON, HUGH MACLACHLAN
Initials: H M
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit Text: 75 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/09/1941
Service No: J/4782
Additional information: Son of R. H. and Jessie C. Aitchison, of Glasgow. His brother George also died on service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 5A. M. 9-12.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

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Name: AITKEN, WILLIAM ROBERT
Initials: W R
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Field Artillery
Age: 21
Date of Death: 17/06/1919
Service No: 78839
Additional information: Son of James and Jessie Aitken, of 16, Currie St., Port Chalmers, New Zealand.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 3032.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ALEXANDER
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/10th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 376300
Additional information: Son of Helen Alexander, of 22, Portman St., Glasgow, and the late James Alexander.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 2058.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ANDERSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd/8th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (515556) Western Command Labour Centre,
Age: 38
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Service No: 3819
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson; husband of Flora Anderson, of 107, Albert St., Townhead, Glasgow. Born at Stirling.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 2586.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

All the other Service Personnel sharing this grave are/will be listed alphabetically.

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Name: ANDREWS, JAMES CROSS
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. S.N.A. 8 (Glasgow).
Age: 51
Date of Death: 18/11/1940
Additional Information: Husband of Jane Andrews (nee Mackie)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. N. Grave 3375.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ANNETTS
Initials: W F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 6th Depot
Date of Death: 09/04/1915
Service No: 93691
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 1444D.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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Name: ANTHONY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/08/1918
Service No: 41945
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 3100.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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