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Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private Donald McCOLL, (32), Service No. 11984, 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Tobermory; enlisted at Ardrossan; husband of Alice McColl, Blanche Villa, Alderman’s Hill, Palmer’s Green, London.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private ROBERT JAMES WRIGHT, Service No. 13321, 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Glasgow; enlisted at Ardrossan; resident of Glasgow.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private WILLIAM WRIGHT, (23), 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of John Morton and Elizabeth Wright, Parkhouse Farm, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs J. Wright that their eldest son William A. Wright, signaller and telegraphist, R.S.F., missing since Loos, 25th September, 1915, is now presumed to have been killed on that date or since died.

Previous to joining the R.S.F. he had been with Nobel’s Garrison at Ardeer from the outbreak of the war, and previous to that was employed by the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company as a signalman.

He was 23 years of age, and is deeply mourned by his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 SEPTEMBER 1880

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending Saturday: -

Coastwise, 1117 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 SEPTEMBER 1884

SCOTCH BANKRUPT – SEQUESTRATION

JAMES MILLER, grocer and wine merchant, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. Creditors to meet in the Railway Hotel, Ardrossan, 6th October, at twelve o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 SEPTEMBER 1884

ARDROSSAN BOWLING CLUB

The closing tie for the prize given by the president was played last night between Messrs Richard Norris and James Clark.

The prize was won by Mr Norris.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 SEPTEMBER 1887

DEATH

McMILLAN: At Alexander Place, Ardrossan, on the 26th instant, aged 23 and 6 months, Angus McMillan, eldest son of Captain Alexander McMillan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
27 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private THOMAS BROWN MacGREGOR, Service No. S/16988, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Dundonald; resident of Irvine; enlisted at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1874

SEAMEN NEGLECTING DUTY

At a special J.P. Court at Ardrossan – Provost Barr and Mr A. Mack on the bench – held in the Town Hall on Saturday, CHARLES HUNTER and ARTHUR HANSEN BENSON, two seamen on board the ship ELFRIDA, presently lying in Lamlash Bay, were charged with neglecting duty.

While the evidence proceeded, the prisoners used very disrespectful language to the bench.

They were found guilty, and sentenced each to 12 weeks’ imprisonment, with hard labour.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1875

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

The Ardrossan Club have not been fortunate in securing a large entry for their St. Leger Stakes, but still it bears in favourable comparison with that decided at Abington, under the auspices of the Scottish National last week, while the entry for the All-Aged stakes is largely in excess.

The preliminary proceedings were carried through at the Eglinton Arms Hotel early in the afternoon, and were succeeded by a dinner, to which about thirty members and their friends sat down, presided over by D. C. Gairdener, vice-president. The proceedings were of a most cheerful character, and anticipations were indulged in a more prosperous career for the club in the future.

At the close of last season a number of hares were put down on the grounds and so well have they bred that there is every prospect of excellent sport being obtained tomorrow. The meet is at Sharphill in the neighbourhood of Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1876

VESSEL SPOKEN

The PTKJ, barque, from Ardrossan, August 13, in latitude 6N, longitude 22W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

The members of the Ardrossan club mustered in strong force at the George Hotel, Kilmarnock, last night to assist at the draw for their autumn meeting, which will be begun today over the Earl of Eglinton’s estate near Ardrossan.

The St. Leger obtain the capital acceptance of 44 out of an original entry of 60, notwithstanding that a couple of those were void through the death of Mr John Speir, one of the oldest and best members of the club.

For the Ardrossan Castle Stakes 22 put in an appearance, so that if the hares are at all plentiful, there will be two excellent days sport.
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