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apanderson



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Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Balfron Churchyard Reply with quote

Location: A875 Main Road through Balfron
Map Ref: NS 548 892

No. of CWGC Burials: 1

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILLILAND, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 27/08/1943
Service No: 1551639
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Jeanie Bell Gilliland (nee McMorrin), of Balfron.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 29.
Cemetery: BALFRON CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McLAGGAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 29/11/1918
Service No: 28816
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret McLaggan (nee McIntyre), of Hillhead, Balfron, Stirlingshire. Native of Aberfoyle, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. H. 2A.
Cemetery: LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE

Name: McLAGGAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 2nd Coy.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 16/02/1919
Service No: T4/087877
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret McLaggan (nee McIntyre), of Hillhead, Balfron, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIII. D. 25.
Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

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Tom



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Location: Stirling

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Blackwatch Cpl killed at Waterloo Reply with quote

Here is an interesting one from Balfron Churchyard. Corporal Walter Buchanan of the 42nd Foot, the Black Watch, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo 1815 aged 21. The stone is dated at the base 1816.









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Tom



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Location: Stirling

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: 'Crusader' grave slab Reply with quote

Another interesting stone from Balfron Churchyard. A recumbent sandstone slab (broken) engraved with a sword and said locally to mark the grave of a crusader knight. The sword has (faint) straight quillions at right angles to the blade giving it a cross like appearance however the tapering blade and slightly thinner handle confirm it as a sword. There are no other visible marks.



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