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St. Ninian's Old Churchyard

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: St. Ninian's Old Churchyard Reply with quote

Location: Kirk Wynd, St. Ninians, Stirling (1 mile south of Stirling Town Centre)
Map Reference: NS 796 916
No. of CWGC Burials: 4

The Churchyard is kept locked and the key is available from the Cemetery Records Office at Viewforth (approx half a mile away towards Stirling)



Erected in the 1730's, the Steeple in the graveyard at St. Ninians Old Parish Church is all that remains of the old church.

While Stirling Castle was under attack during the Jacobite rebellion, the original church was used as a powder magazine and was widely believed to have been blown up by the retreating Jacobite army in 1746.

An account kept in Stirling Council Archives, suggests that the Jacobites enlisted local help to remove the gunpowder. Some of the locals took the opportunity to help themselves... "filling their pockets and hiding parcels of powder under most of the seats of the church." A guard who saw what was happening, fired a warning shot, ignited the powder and blew up the church along with several people.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURNS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn
Date of Death: 02/03/1919
Service No: S/26846
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. Burns*, of St. Ninians.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 271.1.
Cemetery: ST. NINIANS OLD CHURCHYARD

*Husband of Kathleen Kemp (From MI)





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Name: CUNNINGHAM
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 22/02/1919
Service No: 23349
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 340 2.
Cemetery: ST. NINIANS OLD CHURCHYARD

Stone not found.


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Name: HARDIE
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/09/1916
Service No: 4419
Additional information: Son of Mr. A. Hardie, of Stein Square, Bannockburn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 198. 5.
Cemetery: ST. NINIANS OLD CHURCHYARD





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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McFARLANE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 283rd M.T. Coy.
Age: 43
Date of Death: 06/03/1919
Service No: M2/114510
Additional information: Son of the late John McFarlane; husband of Sarah Emma McFarlane, of 8, Rothes Rd., Dorking, Surrey. Born at Whins of Milton, Stirling.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Old ground. 410.
Cemetery: ST. NINIANS OLD CHURCHYARD





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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DENOVAN, CHARLES BOWIE
Initials: C B
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 46th Bn.
Age: 33 (Inscription lists age as 34)
Date of Death: 22/08/1918
Service No: 1009253
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Denovan, of 5, Academy Place, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 1.
Cemetery: BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

See also: (Bannockburn Cemetery) http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=22&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CALDWELL
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 09/10/1915
Service No: S/7295
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. K. 10.
Cemetery: HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Surname CALDWELL
Firstname Thomas
Service Number S/7295
Date Death 09/10/1915
Place of birth St Ninians Stirlingshire
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER, ALEXANDER NAPIER
Initials: A N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 196th Land Drainage Coy.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/11/1918
Service No: 458106
Additional information: Son of William and Annie Hunter (nee Napier), Whins of Milton, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 44.
Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

Don't know what happened to the first photo!! Confused (Must have been in too big a hurry that day). At least I'll have a rough idea what to look for when I go back.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES MEIKLEJOHN, R.N., died 22nd October 1885 aged 50.
Son of William & Margaret Meiklejohn (nee Coldwell)



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