Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:04 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 March 1874

DEATH

At Sandlands, Saltcoats, on the 16th instant, Elizabeth Parker, daughter of the late John Parker, spirit merchant, Renfield Street, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MARCH 1879

BIRTH

FAIRGRIEVE: At the West U.P. Manse, Saltcoats, on the 15th instant, the wife of the Rev. George Fairgrieve; a daughter.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:01 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1822

SCOTCH BANKRUPT

HUGH BROWN, merchant and coal-master in Saltcoats. Creditors to meet in Milne’s Inn, Irvine, 22 March and 9 April, at 12.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 MARCH 1918

Died at sea on HMS MOTAGUA, Fireman THOMAS POLLOCK TURLEY, (23), husband of Elizabeth Cairns Turley, 5 Stanhope Street, Townhead, Glasgow; and son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Turley, 13 Raise Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Thomas Turley, fireman, R.N.R., who lost his life on naval service, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs James Turley, 13 Raise Street, Saltcoats.

He was previously in the gun cotton department of Messrs Nobel’s and he joined the Naval Service at the outset of the war. He was a Saltcoats boy, was educated at Kyleshill School, and will be remembered by young people who attended Mr Duguid’s Sunday School as a fellow member.

Fireman Turley, who was 23 years of age, resided in Glasgow, and leaves a widow, for whom and for the parents deep sympathy is felt.”


[The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list the father’s name as Thomas, and the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald report it as James.]

[U.S. destroyer MANLEY’s stern collided with HMS MOTAGUA’s counter, causing MANLEY’s depth charges to detonate. A heavy explosion followed, completely wrecking MOTAGUA’s poop and stern and causing extensive damage and human casualties.]
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:33 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 MARCH 1834

DEATH

At Saltcoats, on the 18th instant, Robert Black, Esquire, in the 69th year of his age.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:34 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
21 MARCH 1918

Died on service, Private THOMAS GRIER, Royal Scots Fusilier – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Rachel Chisholm Grier, Moorpark Road West, Stevenston; brother of Sam and Christina Grier, 5 Hirst Place, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Word has been received that Private Thomas Grier, R.S.F., has been killed in action.

Private Grier, who resided at 21 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, was previously employed in Ardrossan Shipyard and was home on furlough a month ago. He leaves a widow (who is daughter of Mr and Mrs Dan Clark, Auchenharvie Cottages, Stevenston) and two children, and deep sympathy will be felt for them.

In a letter of sympathy to Mrs Grier, Lieutenant H. A. Hilton says: -

“It would come as a big shock, I know, as your husband had only just returned from leave, and unfortunately the attack commenced the day after he reported.

In addition to your husband, we have lost two officers, and nearly twenty of our men are reported missing, so that for the few lucky ones that are left it has been a sad experience. Your husband was a very willing soldier, and it might be some consolation to you to know that he died instantaneously as close as he could be to the enemy.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
21 MARCH 1918

Died on service, Private ISAAC ALLAN, Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – brother of William Allan, 11 Raise Street, Saltcoats, and nephew of Mrs William Scott, 16 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Mrs William Scott, 16 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats, has received word that her nephew, Private Isaac Allan, Black Watch, was posted as missing on the 21st March, 1918.

He was employed in the Nobel’s Explosives Company, Ardeer, previous to joining the Army in 1914. He has been wounded several times.

Any information regarding him would be thankfully received at the above address.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:55 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 MARCH 1926

GOLF – AYRSHIRE v. GLASGOW

The team that will take part in the Ayrshire-Glasgow match at Dundonald on Tuesday, includes: -

R. H. Smith, and Hugh McInnes, Ardrossan and Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:44 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1900

SALE OF TENT GROUND FOR EGLINTON HUNT MEETING AT IRVINE

Yesterday afternoon the stances for refreshment tents for the sale of excisable liquors took place at Bogside for two days of the Eglinton Hunt Meeting.

The total sum raised was £150, including: -

£16 – Andrew Bain, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1912

DEATH

STIRRAT: At 104 Durward Avenue, Shawlands, on 22nd instant, Agnes Shanks, widow of Matthew Stirrat, shipmaster, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:47 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 MARCH 1918

Died on service in a hospital, Driver JAMES CHESTNUT, (23), Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery – Theatre of war, Egypt – son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Chestnut, 38 Raise Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Driver James Chestnut, R.F.A., third son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Chestnut, 38 Raise Street, Saltcoats, has died in a hospital abroad. He went abroad with the Ardrossan Territorials, and had never been home since.

Prior to the war, he worked in the gun cotton department at Ardeer Factory.

Driver Chestnut, who was 21 years of age, was a native of Saltcoats, and was educated at Kyleshill School.

Mr and Mrs Chestnut, who are deeply sympathised with in their bereavement, have still three sons on service – two in the Navy and one in the Army.”
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:26 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1868

BIRTH

At Canton Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 23rd instant, Mrs James Baillie; a son.
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