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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Holytown Cemetery Reply with quote

This is the main cemetery. Details of the Parish Churchyard and the United Free Churchyard will follow in separate posts. Also known as Bothwell (Holytown) Cemetery in old IWGC Registers.

Address: Old Edinburgh Road, Holytown

Number of CWGC burials: 20



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLACKLEY
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/05/1918
Service No: 20888
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Jeanie Gibb Blackley; husband of Martha Donaldson Blackley, of 80, Nimmos Rows, New Stevenston, Holytown. Born at Longrigg, Airdrie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 625.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BUCHANAN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 26/07/1947
Service No: 3323474
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Buchanan; husband of Agnes Buchanan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 211.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAVAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Regimental Serjeant Major
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
Age: 29
Date of Death: 13/02/1920
Service No: 95077
Awards: M S M
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 749.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CORBETT, HELEN
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Date of Death: 10/03/1943
Service No: W/33461
Additional information: Daughter of James and Agnes Corbett.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 347.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY



This was the only grave marker for Helen Corbett at the time of this photograph.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casualty Details
Name: DAWSON
Initials: J Y
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/02/1919
Service No: 56181
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 689.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FERGUSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 31
Date of Death: 04/01/1946
Service No: 2092172
Additional information: Son of Robert and Ellen Ferguson; husband of Grace Ferguson, of New Stevenston.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 70.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FISHER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (8523)
Date of Death: 19/01/1920
Service No: 35862
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 756.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILLIES, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 76 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/08/1942
Service No: 741756
Additional information: Son of Thomas Emerson Gillies and Mary Gillies, of New Stevenston. M.A. (Glasgow).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. N. Grave 28.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRAY, THOMAS MAIN GARDNER
Initials: T M G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 25 O.T.U.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/10/1942
Service No: 1343177
Additional information: Son of William Hart Gray and Elizabeth Harriet Aitken Gardner Gray, of Chapelhall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 27.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casualty Details
Name: HAMILTON, ANDREW GIRDWOOD
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/08/1941
Service No: 7917998
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Hamilton, of Chapelhall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 196.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACKIE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/03/1944
Service No: 3246607
Additional information: Son of William and Isabel Bruce Mackie, of Carfin; husband of Annie Mackie, of Carfin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. F. Grave 114.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McARTHUR, HARRY GLENNIE
Initials: H G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 122 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 01/11/1945
Service No: 1573572
Additional information: Son of Harry Glennie McArthur and Jean Andrews McArthur, of Chapelhall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 1205.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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Name: McPHERSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 18
Date of Death: 21/04/1945
Service No: 14905777
Additional information: Son of William and Jeanie McPherson, of Chapelhall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 237.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RODGER, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 42nd Field Coy.
Date of Death: 11/11/1918
Service No: 412255
Additional information: Husband of Mary Rodger, of 40H, New St., Calderbank, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 662.
Cemetery: HOLYTOWN CEMETERY



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