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Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 OCTOBER 1859

DEATH

At 14 South Kinning Place, Glasgow, on the 28th ultimo, John Currie, formerly of Saltcoats, in his 85th year.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
4 OCTOBER 1916

Died on service, Private JAMES NOLAN, Service No. 25917, Royal Dublin Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Balkans – born at and a resident of Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland; enlisted at Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
4 OCTOBER 1917

Died on service, Private WILLIAM ANDERSON, (21), Service No. 897B, 1st Battalion Australian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1891

IRVINE ACCIDENT

On Saturday morning a young man named Gilbert Walker was seriously injured by being dragged along Eglinton Street and part of High Street after a runaway horse. He had come from Saltcoats with horse and cart, which belonged to his father, to sell fish.

The horse bolted, and went along at a made pace till brought to a standstill by coming into collision with a farmer’s cart. Walker held on by the reins, but fell when the horse was stopped in the manner stated, and was carried into the shop of Doctor Buchanan unconscious. Doctor Thomson, who came up at the time, found him to be suffering from severe shock.

He was removed in a cab to Saltcoats, two hours later, still unconscious.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 OCTOBER 1891

IRVINE - APPOINTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

Mr James Smith, formerly Inspector of Police at Saltcoats, has been appointed Superintendent of Police for the Irvine District in room of, Mr Murdoch Bain, who has retired on pension.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 OCTOBER 1816

CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE – AYR, SEPTEMBER 26

JOHN BROWN, alias SCOTT, and JOHN ELLIOT, were brought to the bar, and were charged with the commission of two acts of theft from the house of William Crawford, innkeeper, in Saltcoats; and a public house in Dalry.

Both pannels having pleaded guilty, they received sentence of banishment for seven years.

[Australian Convict Records show that JOHN BROWN, along with 249 other convicts, left the U.K. on a ship named LARKINS on the 24th of July 1817, and arrived in New South Wales on the 22nd of November, 1817. JOHN ELLIOT, for whatever reason does not appear to be listed.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 OCTOBER 1942

DETAILS OF SHIP IN A LETTER

JOHN PATON, (17), Galley Boy, belonging to Saltcoats, who was stated to be earning £23 a month, was fined £10 at a West of Scotland Sheriff Court yesterday on pleading guilty to a charge of having on September 14, despatched a letter by post which described the duties of the ship he was serving on, and gave information regarding its personnel and equipment which might have been of use to the enemy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 OCTOBER 1907

FIRE IN SALTCOATS

Yesterday morning an outbreak of fire occurred in the grocery establishment of Mr J. W. DONOHOE, 15 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats.

The whole of the stock was destroyed, and the damage is estimated to exceed £200.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
8 OCTOBER 1915

Died on service, Private WILLIAM MATHIESON, (19), Service No. S/3686, 2nd Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; enlisted at Perth.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1843

MARRIAGE

At Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 2nd instant, by the Rev. David Landsborough, John Barclay, Esquire, of Woodside, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr Hugh Crawford, merchant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1889

THE SCHOOL BOYS’ STRIKE

Yesterday afternoon about 30 boys came out on strike from Saltcoats Public School. They were in the fourth, fifth, and sixth standards, and it is said that they wished shorter school hours.

They marched to Ardrossan and afterwards returned to the playground.

The scholars in Standard VI repented of the step they had taken, and entering school at four o’clock, stood their punishment.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
10 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service from a stomach wound received in action, Private JAMES WALLACE, Service No. 127282, 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Thomas and Mrs Wallace, 12 Gladstone Road, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mrs Wallace, 12 Gladstone Road, Saltcoats, received a note on Saturday, written on Tuesday, 8th, from a casualty clearing station, that her son, Private James Wallace, had been admitted there with a wound in the stomach, and was about to undergo an operation. Since then, however, she has received a note from the Matron stating that her son had died on the 10th. He was in the Machine Gun Corps with the Naval Division.

Private Wallace was employed in the Cordite Division at Nobel’s before enlisting, and was well known locally.

Deep sympathy is felt for the relatives."
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