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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LIDDELL
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 21/06/1919
Service No: 242005
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: J. 300.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MAITLAND, JOHN G.
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Age: 23
Date of Death: 20/05/1947
Service No: 14283132
Additional information: Son of James and Jean L. Maitland, of Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. (S. W. Extn.). Grave 31.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY



Also commemorated on the family stone:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MUIR, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 09/11/1918
Service No: 2448531
Additional information: Son of William and Helen McGregor Muir, of Endrick Bank, Newtown, Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1196.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MUIR, JOHN PERCIVAL
Initials: J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: General Service Corps
Age: 37
Date of Death: 29/03/1943
Service No: 14540406
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Janet D. Muir, of Carluke.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot L. Grave 61.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PRINGLE, ROBERT GRAY
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Bacchante."
Age: 20
Date of Death: 18/02/1919
Service No: J/71837
Additional information: Son of Robert and Grace Pringle, of 15, The Crescent, Lesmahagow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1326.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PRINGLE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr. Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 26/11/1944
Service No: 1825745
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1251.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Secondary Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 1st/2nd North Scottish Bde.
Date of Death: 20/08/1915
Service No: 36400
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 63.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/01/1944
Service No: 3248107
Additional information: Son of Robert and Margaret Brown Smith, of Lesmahagow; husband of Annie Smith, of Coalburn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot A. Grave 157.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SYMINGTON
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
Unit Text: 26th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/12/1918
Service No: 314595
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 102.
Cemetery: LESMAHAGOW (OR ABBEY GREEN) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photographs kindly supplied by John Kennedy.





David Elliot Mackirdy of Birkwood
General in the army, Colonel of Second Battalion the Welsh (late 69th) Regiment
Died at Cannes 15th January 1894
Interred in Lesmahagow Churchyard



In loving memory of CHARLES DAVID SCOTT MACKIRDY, Lieutenant, XI Hussars
Younger son of of W. A. Scott Mackirdy of Birkwood
Killed in action in France on 22nd March 1918 between Maissemy and Vermand, Picardy aged 24 years
Also Leopold George Frederic Elliot Fawcett, Captain, Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Killed in action on 6th November 1917 near Gaza, Palestine aged 28 years.

I've been unable to find a CWGC reference to Charles David Scott Mackirdy - I imagine it's one of a dozen variants in spelling that I haven't thought of, however, the following is from SNWM:

Surname MacKIRDY
Firstname Charles David Scott
Service Number
Date Death 22/03/1918
Decoration
Place of birth
Other (in German hands). 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars.
SNWM roll COMMANDS AND STAFF; CAVALRY (EXCLUDING GREYS AND SCOTTISH YEOMANRY)
Rank Lt
Theatre of death Unknown

The relationship between these 2 men is unknown.

Name: FAWCETT, LEOPOLD GEORGE FREDERIC
Initials: L G F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Additional information: Son of Lt. Col. J. Malcolm Fawcett and the Hon. Mrs. Caroline Fawcett, of Peckleton House, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Born at Scaleby Castle, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. 84.
Cemetery: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY

The above 2 men are commemorated at St. Silas Church, Woodlands, Glasgow, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=42858&mforum=warmemscot#42858


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - thank goodness for "Geoff's Search Engine"
9 men from the 11th Hussars are listed on 22 March including:

Name: SCOTT MACKIRDY, CHARLES DAVID
Initials: C D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Additional information: Son of William Augustus Scott Mackirdy and Lucy Scott (nee Bell), of Birkwood, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed John got there first - both men are listed on St.Silas Church Memorial, Woodlands, Glasgow.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic5479.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well sleuthed Ken!

Do we presume there is some sort of relationship between the 2 men then?

Amazing where these men 'turn-up'

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sincere thanks to Margaret Richardson for sending me the following photos of 2 Leicestershire memorials on which Leopold George Frederic Fawcett is listed.

The 1st photo shows Peckleton Church Memorial (name 2nd from top).



These next two are from Kirkby Mallory, which is about 3 miles away from Peckleton. Leopold's parents lived about half way between the 2 villages.





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I may have solved the mystery regarding Leopold Fawcett and Charles Mackirdy. I found 2 Memorials in Lesmahagow Old Parish Church yesterday and have posted them on the appropriate site. However I will also post here.






From the inscription on the first plaque it states " cousins Eva and Elliott Mackirdy" Is this the answer to the mystery?
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