Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:47 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private GEORGE CARTNER, (29), Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of William and Mrs Cartner, 9 Winton Buildings, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received by Mrs Cartner, 9 Winton Buildings, Ardrossan, that her eldest son, Private George Cartner, Royal Scots, was killed on 23rd April.

Private Cartner belonged to Maryport, but had been resident in Ardrossan for six years, and was employed at the harbour.

He joined the Army on 2nd September, 1914, and had been at the front since June, 1915, and had seen much fighting.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on Service, Private DANIEL McCALLUM, (27), Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mrs McCallum, Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan, and the late Daniel McCallum; husband of Mrs Isabella Dunbar or McCallum, Thistle Cottages, Stevenston, and father of Alick.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official information has been received that Private Daniel McCallum, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was reported as missing on 15th September last, is now presumed to have been killed at that time.

Private McCallum was employed in the shipyard when war broke out, and enlisted in September, 1914. He had been in France since July, 1915, and passed through many trying experiences.

His widowed mother lives in Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan, and his wife and child at Thistle Cottages, Stevenston. He was well known in the town, and his death is regretted by all his friends.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Second Lieutenant GEORGE DOUGLAS MACKAY, (25), 56th Punjabi Rifles – Theatre of war, Palestine – son of Mr Hugh and Mrs Bessie G. Mackay, Crescent Park, Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on Service, Private WILLIAM MORRISON, Service No. 292467, Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Born at Ardrossan; Enlisted at Kirkcaldy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 APRIL 1918

CASUALTY OF WAR

Died on service, Private John McCready, (19), Service No. 40756, King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Born at Ardrossan; husband of Mary Ann McCready, 1 Townhead, Kilwinning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 APRIL 1866

VESSEL SPOKEN

EUMENIDES, from Ardrossan to Bombay, 19th February, in latitude 39S, longitude 25W.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:42 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
24 APRIL 1915

Died on service, Private GEORGE DENHOLM CONN, (19), Canadian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born Ardrossan, son of Neil and Rebecca Conn.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“CONN: In Loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private George Denholm Conn, 13th Battalion, 5th Royal Highlanders, born Ardrossan, March 10th, 1896, killed in action at Langemarck, Belgium, 1915.”

Another intimation said: -

“CONN: George Denholm, Private No. 24466, 13th Battalion (5th Royal Highlanders of Montreal_ 3rd Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force; son of Neil Stalker Conn, of Stevenston. By his wife, Park Avenue, Brockville, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Robert Montgomery; born Ardrossan, County of Ayr, 10 March 1896; educated at Public School, Saltcoats; went to Canada, 10th March, 1911; enlisted in August, 1914, on the outbreak of war; left with the first contingent in October, and after training on Salisbury Plain during the winter, went to France in February, and was killed in action at the Battle of Langemarck, 24 April, 1915; unmarried.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
24 APRIL 1917

Died on Service, at Arras, Private CHARLES FRASER OGDEN, (19), 8/10TH Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr Charles Henry Ogden and Mrs Elspeth Fraser or Ogden. Newton, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private, No. 15943, 8/10th (Service) Battalion, the Gordon Highlanders, son of Charles Henry Ogden, of Newton, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, by his wife, Elspeth, daughter of Simon Fraser; born Glasgow, 3 November, 1898; educated Ardrossan Academy; was subsequently engaged in the office of the City Analyst, Glasgow; enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders, 4th December, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, from February, 1917, and was killed in action at Arras, 24th April following.”
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1900

SCOTCH PRIVATE BILL LEGISLATION

The Parliamentary Committee under the Private Bill Procedure (Scotland) Act, sitting at Ayr for the consideration of Ayrshire Provincial Orders, resumed yesterday in the ballroom of the County Buildings.

ARDROSSAN GAS AND WATER ORDER

Ardrossan Gas and Water Order was considered, counsel present being Mr A. S. D. Thomson, instructed by Mr James Cook, Town Clerk, for promoters; and Mr Constable, instructed by Messrs Keyden, Strang & Company, for Ardrossan Harbour.

Mr Thomson for the promoters, explained that the order was to obtain power to erect new gas works and to construct new water works for the use of the burgh. Originally there were seven petitioners against the order, but they had all withdrawn with the exception of Ardrossan Harbour, the sum and substance of whose objection was do not assess us. They did not question the legitimacy of having these new additional works. What the claimed was immunity from the assessment.

Mr James Cook, Town Clerk, Ardrossan, gave evidence as to the need for the proposed works, and as to the relationship between the town and harbour. The harbour undertaking, roughly speaking, formed between a third and fourth of the rateable value of the burgh. In 1876 the burgh adopted the Police Act of 1862, and thereby abrogated the rights of the harbour under the Act of 1864.

Replying to Mr Constable, witness denied that the burgh were promoting this order as a short cut towards securing harbour assessments and preventing legal questions being raised. He was of the opinion that the Earl of Eglinton must have intended that the adoption of the Police Act in 1876 should supersede the rights of the harbour.

Mr Copland, C.E., Glasgow, deponed that the present arrangements for water supply were inadequate, particularly in regard to storage. The estimated cost of the scheme prepared by him was £15,480.

By Mr Constable – He thought the harbour would be very sorry if they had to pay for the water according to the amount consumed.

Mr Andrew Gillespie, Glasgow, gave formal evidence as to gas works extension.

Mr Constable, in the course of his address, urged that if the order was granted the result would be to foreclose the legal questions arising between the parties.

The Court was adjourned to allow of a clause to be adjusted, an on resuming at a quarter-past-two a proviso was adjusted reserving the harbour rights under the Act of 1864, and the preamble of the bill was then held as proved.
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THE GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1902

DEATH

MacDONALD: On the 23rd instant, H. B. MacDonald, ironfounder’s agent, 33 Rowallan Gardens, Crow Road, Partick, aged 54 years – Funeral Saturday, 26th instant, from South Beach Station to Ardrossan Cemetery, on arrival of train Glasgow (St. Enoch) at 2.30 p.m.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1903

DEATH

BARBOUR: At 137 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 23rd instant, John Barbour, son of John Barbour, carpenter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1904

MARRIAGE

STRACHAN – McNAB: At Cape Town, South Africa, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. J. M. Russell, B.D., Peter Donald Strachan, M.B., Ch.B., Philippolis, Orange River Colony, son of the late Rev. James Strachan, Barvas, Lewis, to Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Rev. David E. McNab, Ardrossan.
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