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Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 NOVEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private WILLIAM McNICHOLL, (17), Service No. S/4865, 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston – enlisted at Paisley - son of Elizabeth McNicholl, 17 Stevenson Street, Paisley.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service of wounds, in a casualty clearing station, Private ALBERT CARMICHAEL, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – wife and two children reside in Boglemart Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private Albert Carmichael, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), is officially reported to have died of wounds in a casualty clearing station on 26 September. He joined the Army in August, 1916, and from November of the same year he served at the front.

Prior to joining up he was employed in Nobel’s factory for over seven years.

He leaves a widow and two children, who reside in Boglemart Street, Stevenston.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
27 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on Service, Private MICHAEL NICKSON, (27), 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Wesham, Lancashire; resident of Wesham, Lancashire; enlisted at Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1867

A SAD MISTAKE - A BOY KILLED

On the afternoon of Monday last a sad accident occurred at the Turf Dyke Pit, Stevenston, which has resulted in the death of a boy called Scott, ten years of age, and inflicted serious injuries on a man named McIver. The boy Scott, it seems, was in the habit of proceeding to the pit mouth for the purpose of taking his father's tools to be sharpened. He had been at the pit mouth for this purpose today, as usual, when he and Peter McIver, the engineman, agreed to go down the pit.

In order to accomplish this McIver left his engine in charge of a young lad, named Stirrat, who seems to have known very little about it.

When McIver and Scott got on the cage, instead of descending, the shaft was drawn up to a height of some 50 feet from the ground, sweeping over the pulleys. In descending the heavy iron cage struck the stonework below with great force, and the boy Scott was thrown out and sustained fracture of both thighs and compression of the brain, injuries which resulted in death thirteen hours after the accident.

The man McIver clung tightly to the iron bar, and was not suddenly pitched out. He, however, had several of his ribs fractured, one lung wounded, and several cuts and bruises. It is hoped he may recover, though his injuries are very severe.

Pending further investigation, Stirrat has been taken into custody.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 SEPTEMBER 1882

MARRIAGE

MILLIGAN – YOUNG: At the Grand Hotel, Glasgow, on the 28th instant, by the Rev. John Grahame, minister of Stevenston Parish Church, assisted by the Rev. F. W. Walters, minister of the St. Vincent Unitarian Church, William J. Milligan, writer, to Alice, youngest daughter of the late David Young.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
29 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Private JOHN DUFFY, 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mrs Duffy, Auchenharvie Cottages, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private John Duffy, H.L.I., who resided at Auchenharvie Cottages, Stevenston, has been killed in action.

The deceased soldier was one of six brothers serving, and unfortunately leaves a widow and six children.

While the world rejoices at the results of the trials of such men, the joy is blurred with great sorrow.

Our sympathies are with the widow and family.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
29 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Private LEONARD BERNARD WEST, Norfolk Regiment – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mrs West, 2 Townhead Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mrs West, 2 Townhead Street, Stevenston, has been informed that her husband, Private L. B. West, Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action on September 29th.

Private West, who was employed in Messrs Nobel’s factory, was the well-known walking ex-champion, and competed regularly in the walking competitions at all the local sports gatherings.

The chaplain, in a letter to Mrs West, sends his deepest sympathy. “We out here,” he says, “can only send our sympathy to those at home, and assure you that we pray God to grant you His help and comfort. Your husband is one of the many brave men and boys who have laid down their lives for others, and have left behind them an example of courage and self-sacrifice which those of us who remain will try to keep before us as long as we live.”

Mrs West will be truly sympathised with in her bereavement.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died of service, Private ROBERT McINTYRE GREEN. 14th Battalion London Scottish – Theatre of war, at home – died of wounds in a Leicester Hospital – buried in New Street Cemetery, son of James H. Green, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

Private Robert McIntyre Green, London Scottish, has been seriously wounded at the front, and has been invalided home to England, with severe wounds in neck and arms.

Private Green served his apprenticeship with Mr McNaught, joiner, Saltcoats, and was a sturdy chiel.

We hope the report is exaggerated, and that “Bertie” will recover speedily.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Private ROBERT LEMEN MORRISON (sometimes MORISON), (19), 17th Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of George and Matilda Morrison, Constabulary Station House, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Sergeant Morrison, Constabulary Station, Stevenston, has received official intimation that his son, Private Robert Morrison, Royal Scots, was killed in action on 30th September.

Private Morrison, who was 19 years of age, joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was 18, and was drafted to the front in March last, when he was transferred to the Royal Scots. He was wounded in August and sent to the base, but he recovered and was sent back to the line.

Prior to enlistment he was employed in the goods office of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway at Stevenston, where he is well known. He was born in Dreghorn, but had resided with his parents in Stevenston for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Temperance Friendly Society, and was connected with the Established Church.

Deep regret is felt in the community at his death, and widespread sympathy goes out to his parents.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
1 OCTOBER 1916

Died on service, Sergeant JOHN DREGHORN, (33), 2nd Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, Salonika – husband of Isabella Dreghorn, Limekiln Road, Stevenston.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
1 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service, Private THOMAS YOUNG, (22), 11TH Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war – France and Flanders – son of Alexander and Mary Stewart Young, 39 New Street, Stevenston; and brother of Alexander.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Word has been received that Private Young, Royal Scots, was killed in action on 1st October, 1918. He was the third son of the late Mr Alexander Young and of Mrs Young, butcher and grocer, New Street, Stevenston, and was 22 years of age.

Private Young was well known and esteemed in the town, and deep sympathy will be extended to his mother and the family.

In a letter to deceased’s mother, his officer says: “He was a very good chap, and all that are left of us will miss him a great deal.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service, Private JOHN SMITH, Service No. 60117, 5/6th Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Ayr; resident of Bartonholm; son of Henry Smith, Deep Draught, Bartonholm.
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