Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:17 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 APRIL 1916

Died on service as a result of a chill, Stoker 1st Class DANIEL ROBERTSON, (34), Service No. K/26481, of HMS VICTORY – Theatre of war, home – buried at Ardrossan Cemetery; husband of Mrs Robertson, and father of one child; son of Captain Robertson, Clarendon, Argyle Road, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mr Daniel Robertson, son of Captain Robertson, Clarendon, Argyle Road, Saltcoats, whose death we reported last week, was serving with HM Fleet, and died at Gosport Hospital as a result of a chill.

He was prior to the outbreak of the war engaged in the merchant service, and entered the Navy soon after hostilities commenced. He was thirty-four years of age, and leaves a widow and one child.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:18 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 APRIL 1917

Died on Service, Company Sergeant Major WILLIAM REID, Service No. 200400, Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Palestine – born at Saltcoats; husband of Mrs Reid, 70 New Street, Dalry.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Trooper WILLIAM GEORGE DUGUID, (21), Australian 8th Light Horse, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Duguid, 68 Caledonia Road, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Trooper 363, William George Duguid, 8th Light Horse, 3rd Brigade Australian Imperial Force, third son of Charles Duguid, M.A., 68 Caledonia Road, Saltcoats, by his wife, Jane Snodgrass, daughter of Dr. R. S. Kinnier; born Saltcoats, County of Ayr, 23rd August, 1895; Educated Public School there, and Kilmarnock Academy; went to Australia in 1913, and was an agricultural student at Nhill, Victoria; volunteered for Imperial Service and joined the 8th Light Horse 23rd August, 1914; left for Egypt in February 1915; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, also in Egypt and Palestine, and died on 19 April, 1917, from wounds received in action at the Battle of Gaza.”

The Chaplain wrote: -

“He displayed much courage and fortitude, and his loss is keenly felt in the whole regiment, with whom he was a general favourite.

The Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel Maygar, V.C.), wishes me to add his sympathy with you. He feels you son’s loss keenly, because he bore an exemplary character, was one who could ever be relied upon, and had been right through with the regiment.”
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:04 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 APRIL 1896

SALTCOATS - THE SITE OF THE FAIR

The magistrates have refused applications to allow shows in Raise Street and Springvale Street in view of the recommendation of the Commissioners that the fair should be held in Quay Street and the Braes as formerly.

In respect that the magistrates are advised by the clerk that they cannot legally grant permission for the shows to be placed in Quay Street, they request the Commissioners to provide a place which they can legally allow to be occupied by the shows.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 APRIL 1877

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Criminal Court yesterday, BARBARA McBRIDE or SINCLAIR, wife of a labourer residing in Saltcoats, pleaded guilty to theft, she having on the 12th or 13th instant, lodged in pawn three yards of flannel cloth which she had got from a neighbour woman to be made up into a shirt.

She was sentenced to 20 days' imprisonment.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:54 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 APRIL 1879

DEATH

HENRY: Died at sea, on the 7th March, Captain Daniel Henry (of the ship Roxburghshire), fourth son of the late Mr John Henry, Dockhead Street, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 APRIL 1878

DEATHS

GOODWIN: At Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, James and Jessie, the twin children, of James Goodwin, ship-chandler.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:45 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1916

Died on service, Private THOMAS MAJOR, Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Palestine – son of Mr Thomas and Mrs Jeanie Major, Canal Street, Saltcoats.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:46 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private DAVID BRYANT, (23), 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr Robert and Mrs Elizabeth Bryant, 35 Canal Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received by Mr and Mrs Robert Bryant, 35 Canal Street, Saltcoats, that their second son, Private David Bryant, was killed in action on 23rd April.

He enlisted last December, and was sent to the front on 20th March, so that he had been only a month in the fighting line when he met his death.

Private Bryant was 23 years of age. He served his time as a grocer with Mr Charles Miller, Raise Street, and afterward was employed in Nobel’s Factory as a checker. He was a Saltcoats boy, was educated at the Public School, and was well known in the town.”
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:48 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on Service, Private ANDREW HARKINS, (30), Service No. 8835, Seaforth Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Enlisted at Saltcoats; son of Mrs Harkins, 201 Garscube Road, Glasgow.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:48 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private THOMAS GAULT McKEAND, 6TH Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Brother of John McKeand, 32 Windmill Street, Saltcoats, and Mrs A. Lambert, Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:50 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private GILBERT MACKENZIE (sometimes McKENZIE), 7th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war – France and Flanders – husband of Mrs Mackenzie, 6 Seabank Street, Saltcoats; son of Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, 29 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats; and brother of Archibald Mackenzie, and Mrs James Smith, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald had previously reported: -

“Mrs McKenzie, who resides at 6 Seabank Street, Saltcoats, has been officially informed that her husband, Private Gilbert Mackenzie, Cameron Highlanders, is missing.

Besides being gassed on one occasion he was wounded three times.

Mrs McKenzie and family will appreciate any information that can be given.”
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