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Old Manse Road Burial Ground, Dalziel

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Old Manse Road Burial Ground, Dalziel Reply with quote

2 WW1 CWGC graves.

Photos of the Churchyard kindly supplied by John Kennedy.





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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are now commemorated by a special memorial in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

Dalziel (Old Manse Road) churchyard is still in existance, (better known locally as South Dalziel Parish Churchyard) so I'm a little unsure as to why this memorial is here rather than in the original burial place.

I am told that that road was widened at the churchyard and some graves were lost at the time - this may include these two.

Name: BAILLIE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 49th Wing H.Q.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/04/1919
Awards: M C, Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Marion Forsyth Baillie, of Knapdale, Motherwell. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Dalziel (Old Manse Road) Burial Ground.

Name: MATHER
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 20/12/1916
Service No: S/6758
Additional information: Alternative Commemoration - buried in Dalziel (Old Manse Road) Burial Ground.



Also posted here (Airbles Cemetery)http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=14&highlight=airbles
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



1856 Erected by William Smellie & Ann Cullen in memory of Agnes Wilson his mother, died 1848 aged 63 years. William Smellie his father, Late of 60th rifles brigade, who was engaged throughout the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, died 1854 aged 66 years. William their son died 1886 aged 34 years. The above William Smellie died 31st January 1897 in his 72 years.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



1833 - This stone is the property of Archibald Hamilton Smith out-pensioner (…) [Majesty’s] Royal Hospital [Chelsea,] Sergeant from 34th R...... Agnes Forrest his spouse. This being their intended burial place. Archibald Born 1784 Died 1843. Agnes Born 1783 Died 1861. The remains of him who lie under this mass of clay was once a brave soldier who often fought for his country in foreign land. But cowardly death in time of peace with [scalin ladder] up he climbed and ...... the garrison when least expected ...

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"Motherwell seventy years ago and now" (Written 1910)

One of the latter (houses) was let to Sergeant Smith and his wife Nancy Forest. The Sergeant was really what might be desinated a walking curio, and the strangeness of his personality was tangibly presented even after his demise. He was a waterloo man, and had the misfortune to be so severely wounded about the head in the battle that his skull was held together by silver clasps. Prior to his death he had erected, just opposite the side door of the South Dalziel Parish Church a tombstone bearing the following inscription of his own words -

"This stone is the property of Archibald Hamilton Smith, out-pensioner of His Majesty’s Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and a Sergeant from 34th Regiment and Agnes Forrest, his spouse. This being their intended burying place. Archibald Born 1784 Died 1845. Agnes Born 1785 Died 1861. The remains of him who lies under this mass of clay was once a brave soldier who often fought for his country in foreign land. But cowardly death in time of peace with scalin ladder up he climbed and seized the garrison when least expected."
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