Shandon War Memorial

And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations
To the Glory of God
and in Grateful Memory of
Pte Peter Anderson Scot Rifles Peter was born in Shandon, Dumbartonshire the son of John and Agnes of Stow. He enlisted in Row or Rhu. He served as Pte 27569 in the Cameronians. He died of wounds on 16 August 1917 and is rests in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3. He left a widow Mrs A T Anderson of Picken Street, Riccarton, Kilmarnock.
Pte A MacKenzie Seaforths  
Lieut W Douglas Miller RGA & RFC Walter Douglas Miller was the son of the Rev. Hugh Miller, MA and his wife Annie Scott Miller of the Manse, Shandon. He served in the RGA and RFC. He was KIA on 2 October 1916 aged 24 and is remembered on Arras Flying Services Memorial along with nearly 1000 other casualties
Lieut Ian M Miller 2nd A & S Highdrs Ian MacLeilain Miller was the brother of Walter who is listed above. He served as a Lieutenant being KIA on 25 September 1915 aged 20 and rests in Cambrin Churchyard Extension
Who were Killed in Action
Capt M Downie RAMC James Maitland Downie was the son of James Walker Downie MBCM and his wife Elsie Susannah Walker Downie of Woodside Crescent, Glasgow. He died on 28 October 1918 and rests in Basra War Cemetery.
NOTE - he is also remembered on Rhu War Memorial
Pte Geo Mills Gordon Highdrs George was born in Shandon and enlisted in Stirling, joining the Gordon Highlanders as Pte TR/1/31193. He died 'at home' (in the UK) and rests in Faslane Cemetery
Pte A Elrick KOSB No information can be found at this time to comfirm details for this casualty. But he is also remembered on Rhu War Memorial

Who died on Active Service 
and of thirty six men from the district who took part in the Great War 1914 - 1919 and returned in Safety

Give, thanks O heart for the high souls
that point us to the deathless goals

To the Glory of God in remembrance of the young men of Shandon who gave their lives in the Second World War
1939 - 1945
L Cpl John Cairns   Possibly, John who served as 7926189 in the Royal Tank Regiment and died on 26 June 1944 aged 38 and rests in St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux
Flt Sgt Thomas S G Greive   Thomas Steel Greenshields Grieve was a Flight Sergeant in the RAFVR. Thomas died on 10 August 1942 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial
Pte William Greive   Possibly - Willliam the son of Thomas and Christina nee Steel. William married Ellen and lived at Whifflet, Coatbridge. He served as Pte 2980294 and died on 14 July 1943. He rests in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.
Pilot Officer James McGibbon B.Sc.   James was the son of Mr James McGibbon CMG and Mrs McGibbon of Shandon. He served as Pilot Officer 84016 in the RAFVR. He died on 29 September 1940 and rests in Faslane Cemetery
  Williamson Draper Merchant Navy William served as an Ordinary Seaman onboard MV Arthur F Cowin out of London. He died on 13 February 1941 and is remembered on Tower Hill Memorial along with many others who served us on the sea, who have no known final resting place.
  John McDaid Merchant Navy  
The people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves. Neh. 11 2


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