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Glasgow Necropolis, Townhead, Glasgow
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Glasgow Necropolis, Townhead, Glasgow Reply with quote

Location: Between Wishart Street, Firpark Street and Ladywell Street. (The main pedestrian entrance are through the gates are behind St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art, adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral)

Map Reference: NS 605 654

No of Identified Casualties: 18
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Glasgow Cathedral from the Necropolis.



The Necropolis has been described as a ‘unique representation of Victorian Glasgow, built when Glasgow was the second city of the empire. It reflects the feeling of confidence and wealth and security of that time.’

It is a memorial to the merchant patriarchs of the City and contains the remains of almost every eminent Glaswegian of its day. Monuments designed by leading Glaswegian architects including Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson, Bryce, Hamilton and Mackintosh adorn it. Their designs are executed by expert masons and sculptors who contributed ornate and sculptural detail of the finest quality.

The Necropolis remains one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, exceptional in its contribution to the townscape, its symbolic relationship to Glasgow Cathedral and to the medieval heart of the City. It is a major attraction to visitors from the UK and oversees.

It is also a ‘park’ valued by Glaswegian’s for study. On a clear day looking west, one may see the valley of the Clyde bounded by the hills of Cowal, Kyle and Cunninghame.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAM, NORMAN MACLEOD
Initials: N M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: Cdg. 19th Bty.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 28/08/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Florence Adam (nee Watson), of Hill Lodge, Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London, and the late Maj. Gen. F. A. Adam, C.B.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Omega. 248.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

Stone not found.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLACK, JAMES DYKES
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 05/07/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Archibald Campbell Black and Agnes Gray Black, of 27, Huntly Gardens, Kelvinside, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Zeta. 178.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

Stone not found.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRUCE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Airman 3rd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: R.D. Unit
Age: 36
Date of Death: 07/12/1917
Service No: 111521
Additional information: Husband of Annie Bruce, of 66, Kyle St., Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Quintus. 159.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, MALCOLM BROWN
Initials: M B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Orlando.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 12/08/1940
Additional information: Son of Malcolm Campbell and of Mary Brown Campbell; husband of Helen Munro Campbell (nee Carruthers), of Whitecraigs. Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Zeta, Grave 124.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FALCONER, ALEX EDWIN
Initials: A E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Corps of Military Police
Age: 24
Date of Death: 04/09/1942
Service No: 236894
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Margaret Falconer (nee Hutcheson), of Glasgow. Dux of Bellahouston Academy; M.A., Hons. (Glasgow).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Delta, Grave 12.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRANT, THOMAS FYFE
Initials: T F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Conqueror."
Date of Death: 20/11/1918
Service No: M/17547
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Mnema. 145.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

Fourth son of Francis W. Grant.



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRIERSON, Sir JAMES MONCRIEFF
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Commanding II Army Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: late
Age: 55
Date of Death: 17/08/1914
Awards: K C B, C M G, C V O
Additional information: Son of George Moncrieff Grierson and his wife Allison Lyon Walker. Born at Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Primus. 38.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS





From this site:

James (‘Jimmy’) Moncrieff Grierson was the second son of George Moncrieff Grierson, a Glasgow merchant. Grierson was one of the pre-war British Regular Army’s most accomplished and interesting senior officers. After his commission in the Royal Artillery on 9 October 1877 he accumulated an impressive amount of active service in the late Victorian army’s colonial campaigns, including Egypt (1882), Suakin (1885), the Hazara Expedition (1888), South Africa (1900) and China (1900-1). He also passed staff college (1884). In the decade before the outbreak of the Great War he moved through a series of important appointments, including Director of Military Operations at the War Office (1904-6) in the aftermath of the Anglo-French entente, GOC 1st Division (1906-10) and GOC Eastern Command (1912-14).

During the army manoeuvres of 1912 Grierson famously worsted his rival, Douglas Haig, principally through the use of aerial reconnaissance, a tactic that he only reluctantly adopted after forceful lobbying by his cavalry commander, Charles Briggs. Grierson was an accomplished linguist. He was the British Army’s leading authority on the armies of Germany, Russia and Japan, on all of which he published books. Grierson was also a noted bon viveur, with a love of music, fine food and wine, good company and amateur theatricals. He once commented that he had fought his best battles ‘with a knife and fork’. Unfortunately, he had the figure to match. Twelve days into his wartime command of II Corps, on 17 August 1914, Sir James Grierson died of a heart attack in the train taking him to the front. He remains one of the great ‘might-have-beens’ of the war.


Mod Edit Adam.

He also wrote the definitive study of the Pre-1908 Scottish Rifle Volunteers

"Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force, 1859–1908"

He also had an impressive number of decorations including four German ones from his time as the Military Attache in Berlin at the turn of the century.

Egyptian Medal, 1882, clasps for "Tel el Kebir" and "Suakin 1885"
Medjedie, 5th Class
Khedive's Star, 1882
North-West Frontier Medal, clasp for "Hazara 1888"
Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
Saxon Albrecht Order, 2nd Class
Jubilee Medal, 1897
Commemoration of Emperor William I Medal, 1897
Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class (MVO), 1904 3rd Class (CVO)
Prussian Crown Order, 2nd Class, with Star, 1904 Grand Cross
Prussian Red Eagle, 2nd Class, 1904 with Star
South African War Medal, clasps for "Cape Colony", "Driefontein", "Johannesburg", and "Diamond Hill"
Companion of the Bath (CB), 1911 KCB
China War Medal
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Coronation Medal, 1902
Russian St. Anne Order, 2nd Class
French Legion of Honour, Commander
Coronation Medal, 1911
Siamese Crown Order, Grand Cross 1911
Siamese Coronation Medal, 1911
Aide de Camp General to the King

For further info and a photograph of a plaque to Lt. Gen. Grierson in Glasgow Cathedral, see here:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=44280&mforum=warmemscot#44280


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Name: HARROWER, WILLIAM JARVIE
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant (Instructor)
Regiment/Service: Army Gymnastics Staff
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: formerly (3389)
Date of Death: 13/08/1917
Service No: 1049
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Jane Cross Harrower (nee Jarvie)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sextus. 456.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS



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Name: JOHNSON, JOHN BATTISON
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (526243, Pte.) Southern Command Labour Centre,
Age: 24
Date of Death: 19/02/1919
Service No: 321566
Additional information: Son of James Johnson, of 10, Buchanan Gardens, Mount Vernon, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Secundus. 24.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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Name: JOHNSTON, JOHN CAMERON
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 25
Date of Death: 11/07/1940
Service No: 748063
Additional information: Son of John Matheson Johnston and Agnes Cameron Johnston, of Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Epsilon, Grave 617.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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Name: LONGTON
Initials: E R D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Zeta. 134.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

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Name: LORAINE, JOHN COCKBURN
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Unit Text: H.M.S. "St. Vincent."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 11/12/1918
Service No: PO/19949
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Loraine (nee Kinlayside), of 93, Firpark St., Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sextus. 461.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS



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Name: MACLEAN, WILLIAM NORMAN
Initials: W N
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Unit Text: 29th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 07/03/1919
Awards: M C and Bar
Additional information: Son of Andrew Hyslop Maclean and Anne B. Maclean, of 3, Kirklee Gardens, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Epsilon. 410.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

And his brother

Name: MACLEAN, ALEXANDER HARVIE
Initials: A H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 46
Date of Death: 26/08/1914
Additional information: Born at Glasgow. Son of Andrew Hislop Maclean. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 5.
Cemetery: LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY



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