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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Lanark Cemetery Reply with quote

This is a confusing situation, since the CWGC list this as separate cemeteries. However, South Lanarkshire Council has them as separate sections of one cemetery. It's clear that the sections have been added to the original churchyard, which is rumoured to have been the location of the marriage of William Wallace.

So, for the purposes of this forum, the four sections will be grouped together. Mainly because sorting them all would be a complete nightmare.

Details from SLC:

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Lanark Cemetery has four distinct sections which have been developed over many years. The oldest section, St. Kentigerns, which houses the ruins of the old church, is rumoured to be the marrying place of William Wallace, while St. Nicholas has a focal point of the covenanters memorial. St. Leonards and St. Catherines are the newest sections and can be found on either side of the Murray Chapel which was built in memory of the Murray family. There are no new lairs available within the cemetery.


St. Kentigern - No. of CWGC burials: 5
St. Leonards's - no. of CWGC burials: 18
St. Nicholas - no. of CWGC burials: 5
St. Catherine's - no. of CWGC burials: 9

So 37 in total.
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simmo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:04 am    Post subject: Lanark Cemetry Reply with quote

Hi David

I am wondering if you can help me?
On doing my family history I have come across a James Lawson, who on the 1901 census was listed as an Army Pensioner and being a Sergeant in the 26th Cameronian regiment. He died not long after - 15/10 in Lanark, Lanarkshire.
I presume he would not be in a CWGC grave but is anyone able to locate his grave? Also is anyone able to supply any information on him or his regiment?

thanks for your time
yours sincerely
Robert
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I contacted the South Lanark council but although he is buried there, there is no marker on his grave, so it looks like no photo. He apparently is buried in the common part of the cemetery.
A bit disappointing.

regards

Robert
Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad that there is no grave marker - but as far as I know, not one member of my father's family ever had a grave marker

I think you should get an overall photograph of the cemetery he is in, print it, write on the back who he was and where he is buried and put it with the family papers for generations to find in the future.

Glad you were able to confirm where he is buried and his name liives on in this thread on the internet.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul

Thanks for your reply and I agree

regards

Robert
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

Is someone able to take a picture of the area he is buried in or guide me to a site which has photos of the cemetery in it?

Also if you are interested in his story then see what I have found here-

http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=2764

regards

Robert
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now photographed all the War Graves and numerous family gravestones with war related information for this Cemetery.

Thanks to Emma Crossan for information and Amanda Stirrat for locating and directing me to several graves which I could not trace. Both these ladies work for South Lanarkshire Council and their assistance has been invaluable.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALLAN, R

Rank: Private
Service No: 335811
Date of Death: 16/05/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. 16.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDERSON, JOHN CLARKE

Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Flt. Engr.
Service No: 1321148
Date of Death: 04/03/1945
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 192 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 82.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of George White Anderson and Jeanie Anderson, of Kirkfieldbank.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAIRD, PETER

Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service No: 1545735
Date of Death: 31/10/1942
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 119.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BELL, JOHN

Rank: Gunner
Service No: 183395
Date of Death: 25/05/1918
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery Siege Signal Depot (Fareham)
Grave Reference: North wall. 9.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Jeanie Young Bell. Born at East Kilbride, Glasgow.
Husband of Eva Mary Gray (formerly Bell), of 28, Bannatyne St., Lanark.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CARMICHAEL, ROBERT POLLOCK

Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 1374967
Date of Death: 12/04/1944
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 116 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: North Wall. Grave 40.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary Carmichael, of Kirkfieldbank.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRAIG, D

Rank: Sapper
Service No: 79801
Date of Death: 14/11/1920
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Grave Reference: A. 86.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Born at Coalburn, Lanarkshire. Son of Mrs. Isabella Findlay Craig
Husband of Catherine Snow Craig, of 66, Broomgate St., Lanark.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVIE, JAMES W. W.

Rank: Corporal
Service No: 14563941
Date of Death: 30/10/1947
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Army Catering Corps
Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 215.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James Spence Davie and Janet Meikle Davie, of Lanark.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DENHOLM, D

Rank: Private
Service No: 9983
Date of Death: 04/03/1920
Age: 61
Regiment/Service: Royal Defence Corps
Grave Reference: West terrace. 128.
Cemetery: LANARK CEMETERY
Additional Information: Born at Lanark.
Husband of the late Agnes Symington-Denholm.

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