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Russell



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Kilbarchan Reply with quote

First post.
While photographing ordinary stones and inscriptions in the East Church burial ground I came across a stone to fallen members of the Kilbarchan Militia. It does not mention a particular military engagement or battle but someone more knowledgeable may be able to identify if it related to some campaign or other.

C10 P Erected by the members of E company Kilbarchan ( 2YVBA & SH) [inscription not clear]
in memory of departed company.
PTp A.Millar died 1865
S. Houston 66
W. Buchanan 68
R. Speirs 70
Corpl J. Manson 73
Sgt Insr W. McDonald 74
Pte G. Stevenson 75
W. Welsh 77
J. Gibson 78
Capt I. Hodgart 79
Segt R. Lindsay 83
Pte J. Inglis 83
H. Barr 84
J. Wilkie 85
Corpl W. Stewart 85
Capt A. Grant 85
Corpl H. Brown 87
Pte F. McGuire 88

AD 1888
Viewed again today and the header is "From Past Wars"
Stones for the Great War and WWll are in a newer cemetery outside the village.

Russell


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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very interesting. I wonder if we should consider putting it on the Scottish War Memorial Project? I think so. Do you have a photo?

I also found this thread about the militia on the Talking Scot forum.

http://www.talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10035&sid=6a51159831512f2840bd23c4a6a9f67b

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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell

The Argyll seem to have been particularly good at remembering their comrades on headstones.

I've seen another one like this in Stirling which Anne posted.

These are Rifle Volunteers (19th Century equivalent of the TA) who have died, probably whilst out of uniform, and have been remembered by their former comrades in the same way some RBL Associations remember their former members today.

This is probably the right forum for this stone.

Regards

Adam
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Russell



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam

The memorial with its various dates seemed a bit odd-ball to me at first but I feel it does deserve a mention. Remembering comrades, even if they were not lost in action, is a worthy action. It must have cost the officer a few pounds to erect too.( I assume that he would be the only one able to afford it !)

Now all I have to do is figure out how photobucket or similar works.
I'll need to post a few more times first though won't I ?

By the way I appreciated your input and info on Kilbarchan Militia on TS. I had forgotten that post its so long ago.

Russell
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Russell

No, you can post photos straight away.

Check out http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=6

If you get stuck, just make a post in the new members section and someone will come to your aid.

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Russell



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Now that I have figured out Photobucket (and how easy it was) all I need is time - and good weather to decipher who actually installed the stone.

Thanks for letting me put this one up. It has bugged me for quite a long time.

Russell
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