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Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
13 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service in the Citadel Hospital, Cairo, Bombardier JAMES DUNCAN ARNOTT, (20), Royal Field Artillery – Theatre of war, Egypt – son of James and Helen Arnott, Braeside, High Road, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official information has been received of the death on service of Bombardier James Arnott, Royal Field Artillery.

Deceased, whose death though malaria fever, occurred on October 13 in the Citadel Hospital, Cairo, was a Territorial in the Ardrossan Company R.F.A., and was mobilised at the outbreak of war. After nine months’ training he proceeded to Egypt with the First Egyptian Expeditionary Force, with whom he served for three years and a half. He had seen much of the Palestine campaign and the fighting which precipitated the fall of Jerusalem.

He had in his many communications sent home several interesting curios.

That after such an extended period of continuous absence from home, death should have come to him through sickness almost at the conclusion of hostilities will be keenly felt by his sorrowing parents and his sisters, who reside at “Braeside”, Stevenston, and to whom the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.

Deceased, who was in his 21st year, was of a loveable disposition and widely known and respected, and was at the beginning of hostilities employed as an electrician in Blochairn Steel Works, Glasgow.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 OCTOBER 1893

ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday ROBERT WALKER, carter, Boglemart Street, Stevenston, was convicted of having on the 7th instant, assaulted his housekeeper, Janet Erskine.

The offence being aggravated by previous conviction, he was sent to prison for thirty-days, the Sheriff remarking that had the prisoner not got some provocation he would have given him sixty-days.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 OCTOBER 1873

STEVENSTON - MINER DROWNED

A miner named JOHN MIDDLETON, aged 41 years, went amissing on Monday.

He left his house about 5 a.m., stating that he was going to the pit to work, and with his pit-clothes on, but when the men returned in the evening from the pit in which he usually wrought, and stated that they had seen nothing of him during the day, considerable anxiety was excited, and a search was at once instituted.

Two men descended the Dip Engine Pit, which is used only for drawing water, but no traces of the missing man were found there; grappling irons were then procured, and a search made in the mill dam or pond (which, with heavy rains which have recently fallen, was full of water) and the body of the unfortunate man was found in the water between 11 and 12 p.m.

The poor man had not been at work for a week, having been oppressed with a fit of melancholy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 OCTOBER 1877

CASE UNDER THE MINES REGULATION ACT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN WHITEFORD, collier, Stevenston, was charged with a contravention of the Mines Regulation Act, 1872, in so far as on several occasions in July last, he being then employed to inspect with a safety lamp before the time of commencing work in the No. 5 pit of Auchenharvie Colliery, and also to make a true report of its condition as regards ventilation, said pit being a mine in which fire-damp has been found within a period of twelve months, he failed to record in the book kept for that purpose his report as to the ventilation of the pit.

The accused pleaded guilty.

The Procurator Fiscal explained that Whiteford had made the required inspection through he had failed to make a report. No accident resulted, and the case was brought forward more as a warning than with a view to punishment being inflicted.

The Sheriff, in these circumstances, imposed a nominal penalty of 5s – at the same time expressing a hope that it would be a warning to persons in similar positions that the Act must be rigidly enforced.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
16 OCTOBER 1916

Died on service, Private ROBERT McDONAGH, Service No. 26822, 10th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at and resident of Naas, Ireland; enlisted at Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1890

A FREQUENT OFFENDER

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JANET DALZIEL, hand sewer, Schoolwell Street, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and malicious mischief there on the 14th instant. She had been 16 times previously convicted, receiving 60 days’ imprisonment on each of the last six occasions.

She was sentenced to 60 days’ imprisonment.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
18 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service, Corporal ROBERT K. BLACKLEY, Service No. 295090, 12th Battalion Royal Dcots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders and Home – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Ayr; resident of Dalrymple.
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