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Old Monkland Cemetery, Coatbridge
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apanderson



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Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: AITKEN, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 14989
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Mary Aitken (nee Leishman) , 68, North Square, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. G. 11.
Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.1

And his brother

Name: AITKEN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/3406
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Mary Aitken (nee Leishman), 68 North Square, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Husband of Ellen Harkness Aitken, of 35, Eglinton Street, Coatbridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 4.
Cemetery: CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALEXANDER, THOMAS LOUDON
Initials: T L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 08/05/1917
Additional Information: Son of James and Elizabeth S. Alexander (nee Loudon)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALLAN, ALEXANDER MAIN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 100th Field Ambulance
Age: 27
Date of Death: 18/02/1917
Service No: 88166
Additional information: Son of Henry and Margaret Allan (nee Main), of 21, Quarry St., Coatdyke, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ARNOTT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 96th Coy.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 02/12/1916
Service No: 22330
Additional information: Son of William Arnott (ex-Bailie) and Mary Arnott (nee Duncan), of Whifflet, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. SNWM lists formerly (16/841), Northumberland Fusiliers, birthplace Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 14.
Cemetery: WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY



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DerekR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad to see the Aitken grave as it is. It makes me wonder.
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give the guys working in Old Monkland their due - they actually try very hard to do what they can with fallen stones.

This one, although broken, is in quite good condition - they maybe just haven't got round to propping it up - either that or the guys who cut the grass have had their usual fun with the 'sit-on' lawnmower thingies.

It looks a bit strange in the photo - it was the best angle though.

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne,
Apologies, it's just when I see headstones at that angle I know that the local neds have been at them - especially in my area.
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least the inscription on the Aitken stone is visible. Half the stones pushed over by the council vandals here in Edinburgh were pushed face down.

Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BADGER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 02/05/1918
Service No: 36782
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Badger (nee Mair). Husband of Catherine [Kate] Badger (nee Laughlan), of 29, Scott St., Baillieston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. R. 37.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARCLAY, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 160th Coy.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1916
Additional information: Son of Peter Barclay, B.A., and Isabel Barclay (nee Hill), of 3, Hornock Cottages, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 13.
Cemetery: TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY

Date of death listed on CWGC 15/11/1916.
Date of death listed on SNWM and Stone 15/11/1918




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BOYD, GEORGE ORMISTON
Initials: G O
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/07/1915
Service No: 3694
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Margaret Boyd (nee Ormiston), of 23, Eglinton St., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. SNWM lists birthplace as Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 16.
Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, ANDREW WILLIAM ALSTON
Initials: A W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/05/1916
Service No: S/4295
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Brown (nee Thomson), of 113, Alexander St., Coatbridge. SNWM lists birthplace as Stenhouse (Stonehouse?), Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. C. 8.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWNLIE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 12/11/1918
Service No: S/16246
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Brownlie (nee Angus). Husband of Jenny Bauld Brownlie, of 4 Burngreen Kilsyth, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. B. 12.
Cemetery: RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY

Listed on CWGC as BROWNLEE





Name: BRUCE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Service No: 15468
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Bruce (nee Lowe), of 16, Sikeside Rd., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. SNWM lists birthplace as Fauldhouse, West Lothian
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SNWM:
Surname CAIRNS
Firstname John
Service number 1345858
Date of death 24/06/1943
Decoration
Place of birth Coatbridge
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank L A C
Theatre of death R.A.F.V.R. C.C.

Not listed on CWGC as he was a 'Former Airman'

My thanks to Andy Ingham from http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/index.php for using his precious Scotland's People credits to find the following information:

"The death of a John Cairns aged 21 was registered on 25 June 1943 at Glasgow.
His occupation is listed as 'Former Aircraftman RAF'.
He died on the 24 June and was living in Glasgow at the time of his death.
His usual address is given as 4 Blair Rd, Coatbridge.
His parents are listed James Cairns & Lily Cairns nee Smillie (deceased).
Cause of death is difficult to read but is due to a disease of some description that spread from the testicles.

Being a former Aircraftman would explain why he is not listed on CWGC site."





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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, COLIN
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 03/07/1916
Service No: S/7103
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Betsy Campbell (nee Jack), of 17D, Eglinton St., Coatbridge. SNWM lists birthplace as Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. F. 35.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY



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