August 1914 saw the outbreak of the First World War. It was the Great War – the war to end all wars and it was stated that it would be over by Christmas. At its finish, in November 1918, four years later the losses to the Allied Powers in War Dead amounted to some 5,200,000. Britain herself lost just short of 1,000,000 in the conflict. By 1919, Britain was only too painfully aware of the supreme effort and loss it had endured during the previous 4 years. As a nation, it vowed and promised never to forget those who had given their lives to secure peace. To that end, the local populace of virtually every hamlet, village, town and city throughout the land ensured their heroes would be honored and remembered by the erection of a suitable war memorial to them. The villages and towns of Lanarkshire were no exception and, as we know, many such memorials were erected to the memory of its fallen. These memorials were either in the form of a large village memorial or plaques within local churches or organisation that lost members. 1921 saw the inclusion of Stonehouse among those erected.
Some 30 years later, those same promises and vows were repeated, as the Nation’s Memorials saw the addition of many further names – names of those who gave their lives in the Second World War.
Today, it is hard to remember those you never knew. All that is left is a list of names inscribed on memorial tablets, whom we respect by the laying of wreaths each year on Armistice Sunday. 2018 was the 100th anniversary of the ending of that “war to end all wars”, and it is our wish to see that the memories of those men on our memorial and those not included on it are not forgotten.
Research by the group is on-going to build a biography of these young men, as well as those who returned home.Our members area provides a full list of enlistees (currently over 300) who were either born, lived in or married in Stonehouse. The group has an individual file on each man which in some cases has a photograph, details of their service record, will or information gained from family members in others we have no information at all.
Through this research an additional 28 names were added to the memorial in 2008 and a re-dedication service was held to commemorate this. Since 2008 a further number of personnel have been identified to be added to the memorial. The roll of honour table provides the most up to date list of personnel who were known to be from Stonehouse and were killed in action or died of wounds. this table is listed on a separate page.
Thanks go to the late Mr Jim Davidson, William Mackie and John Rogers. Jim commenced this research and was followed up by William Mackie who checked it and organised the re-dedication ceremony and many individual service records were compiled by John roger. As research continues we know that more will be added.
If you find your way to our site and have any details no matter how small, photographs or any other information of those who are on our Roll of Honour or list of enlistees we would like to hear from you.
Please Contact the group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you come across any errors or have additional information. It is imperative that we try and keep the information as up to date as possible and that you recognise that all information has been researched by local volunteers.
STONEHOUSE WAR MEMORIAL 1914-1918-FALLEN
|SURNAME||FORENAME||RANK||REGIMENT||UNIT||SERVICE NO||CEMETERY||COUNTRY||GRAVE / MEMORIAL||AWARD|
|Allan||George||Corporal||Machine Gun Corps||215th |
|4031||Grevillers British Cemetery||France||IV.A.12|
|Alston||Hugh||Private||Army Service Corps||120962||Stonehouse Cemetery||Scotland||A492|
|Barr||James||Private||Gordon Highlanders||10th Battalion||S /5410||Vermelles British Cemetery||France||III.G.22|
|Barr||William||Lance Corporal||Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)||11th Battalion||S/4070||Loos British Cemetery||France||XV.E.6|
|Bennett||James||Private||Royal Scots||11th Battalion||15055||Hedge Row Trench Cemetery||Belgium||SP.Mem.A.3|
|Brown||Archie||Sapper||Royal Engineers||173rd |
|79665||Bard Cottage Cemetery||Belgium||II.H.12|
|Brown||James||Private||Seaforth Highlanders||2nd Battalion||204645||Loos Memorial||France||Panel 112-115|
|Brown||John||Private||King's Own Scottish Borderers||1st/5th Battalion||17777||Soissons Memorial||France||Panel 15A|
|Brownlie||Robert||Private||Highland Light Infantry||16th Battalion|
|14960||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 15C|
|Burns||John||Private||Royal Scots||13th Battalion||25111||Arras Memorial||France||Bay 1 & 2|
|Callander||John||Private||Machine Gun Corps||212th |
|Arras Memorial||France||Bay 10|
|Cochrane||James Brownlie||Private||Northumberland Fusiliers||24th Battalion||47074||Arras Memorial||France||Bay 2-3|
|Cooper||James||Private||Royal Scots||5th/6th Battalion||251406||Cabaret-Rouge, British Cemetery Souchez||Belgium||VIII.M.1|
|Cooper||William||Private||Royal Scots||9th Battalion||351605||Tyne Cot Memorial||France||Panel 11-14 & 162||Military Medal|
|Couch||Thomas||Private||King's Own Scottish Borderers||6th Battalion||16455||Daours, Com, Cem, Ext.||France||I.A.4|
|Craig||Robert||Sergeant||Machine Gun Corps||99th Company (Infantry)||10114||Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension||France||III.G.35|
|Craig||William||Private||Seaforth Highlanders||9th Battalion||8994||Tincourt New British Cemetery||France||IV.B.11|
|Cross||Fredrick||Private||Highland Light Infantry||8th Battalion||7937||White City Cemetery Bois-Grenier||France||E10|
|Cuthbertson||Robert C||Private||Highland Light Infantry||9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial)||332925||Vis-En-Artois Memorial||France||PANEL 9 & 10|
|Davidson||Alexander||Private||East Yorkshire Regiment||1st Battalion||31527||Cojeul Cem,St Martin-Sur-Cojeul B 58||France||B58|
|Dunsmore/Dunsmuir||David||Lance Corporal||King's Own Scottish Borderers||6th Battalion||43105||Arras Memorial||France||Bay 6|
|Fallow||William||Private||Northumberland Fusiliers||1st/4th Battalion (Territorials)||47579||Niederzwehren Cemetery||Germany||I.L.2.|
|Feelie||Robert||Private||King's Own Scottish Borderers||1st Battalion||19242||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 4A & 4D|
|Ferguson||William||Private||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||5th/6th Battalion||200597|
|Charmes Military Cemetery Essengney Vosges||France||I.H.6|
|Fleming||George||Corporal||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||9th Battalion||43513||Haringhe Military Cemetery||Belgium||III.C.62|
|Forsyth||Samuel||Private||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||2nd Battalion||10613||Merville Communal Cemetery||France||III.O.11|
|French||John (Jack)||Sergeant||King's Own Scottish Borderers||6th Battalion||7741||Fins New British Cemetery, Sorrel-Le-Grand||France||IV.A.21||Military Medal|
|Gibson||William||Private||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||9th Battalion||43561||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 4D|
|Gillies||Thomas||Private||Canadian Infantry||49th Battalion||432451||Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Quebec||Canada||N2/611W|
|Gilmour||William||Lance Corporal||Gordon Highlanders||7th Battalion||S/41469||Marfaux British Cemetery||France||VIII.B.2|
|Gray||John Scott||Private||Machine Gun Corps||52nd Battalion (Infantry)||108481||Bac-Du-Sud Cemetery Bailleullval||France||III.F.23|
|Gray||Robert J||Private||Royal Scots Fusiliers||8th Battalion||59034||Loos Memorial||France||Panel 10-13|
|Grimason||Thomas||Private||Royal Scots||16th Battalion||25128||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 6D & 7D|
|Hamilton||Andrew||Gunner||Royal Garrison Artillery Duke Of Cornwall's||345 Siege Battery||322878||Vlamertinghe New |
|Hamilton||Angus H||Private||Highland Light Infantry||8th Battalion|
|8067||Cabaret-Rouge, Brit' Cem Souchez||France||I.V.D5|
|Hamilton||James D||Private||Seaforth Highlanders||8th Battalion||S / 9613||St Sever Cem Extension Rouen||France||R 11 J 16|
|Hamilton||James Lawrie||Sapper||Royal Engineers||218th |
|134080||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 8A & 8D|
|Hamilton||Peter||Private||Australian Army Medical Corps||4th Light Horse Field Ambulance||18923||Stonehouse Cemetery||Scotland||A396|
|Hamilton||Robert||Private||Machine Gun Corps||Infantry||42355||Etaples Military Cemetery||France||LXV. F.12|
|Hamilton||William||Private||Highland Light Infantry||14th Battalion||333803||Fins New Brit Cem, Sorel-Le-Grand||France||I.F.2|
|Hamilton||William Weir||Acting Sergeant||Royal Fusiliers (City Of London)||4th Battalion||3416||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial||Belgium||Panel 6 & 8|
|Harvie||Robert||Sergeant||Gordon Highlanders||6th Battalion||266863||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial||Belgium||Panel 38|
|Hutchison||Alexander||Private||Canadian Infantry||38th Battalion||410784||Vimy Memorial France||France|
|Kirkland||Peter||Private||Royal Scots||2nd Battalion||39689||Arras Memorial||France||Bay 1 & 2|
|Leiper||Archie Burns||Private||Highland Light Infantry||1st/7th Battalion||39572||Cabaret-Rouge, Brit' Cem Souchez||France||VIII.N.24|
|Leishman||John McInnes||Sergeant||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||11th Battalion||30533||Dorian Military Cemetery||Greece||V.B.4|
|McCallum||Alexander||Private||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)||6th Battalion||1946||Thiepval Memorial||France||Pier & Face 4D|