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Kilmaronock Parish Kirkyard

 
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JIMMCGINLAY



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Kilmaronock Parish Kirkyard Reply with quote

Kilmaronock church is situated on the north side of the A811 east of Gartocharn.
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JIMMCGINLAY



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FORRESTER, Walter

CWGC ENTRY: No match found

Death Certificate confirms cause of death was war related and the year of death falls within the CWGC period so I don't know why he is not recorded.
Death Certificate:
Walter Forester, Journeyman Gardener, Late Sergeant A&S.H. (Single).
3.30 a.m. January 7th 1920, Woodend Lodge Kilmaronock.
Male, 29 years.
Father Walter Foprester, Journeyman Joiner, Mother Catherine Forester M.S. Stewart.
Cause of death, Renal Disease (result of wounds received in action)
As certified by Maud E.D. MacKinnon, ? ? Drymen.
Informant Walter Forester, Father, Present.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the result of the information in Jim's post above and recent research, Walter name was added to the CWGC Register today (1 July 2015)
Thanks to Anne Anderson (and the nice lady at West Dunbartonshire Council)we know the details of his burial place in the Kilmaronock Parish Churchyard, so although he is temporarily allocated to the UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE he will be ‘moved’ as soon as the grave formalities are completed.



FORRESTER, WALTER.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:1204
Date of Death:07/01/1920
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/8th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial:UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Additional Information:Son of Walter Forrester of Kilmaronock.


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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walter Forrester's brother William also served - I can't find any records to confirm further info.



Ancestry's Census transcription:

1901 Census, Living at Woodend Lodge, Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire
Walter Forrester, age 45, Joiner, born Thornhill, Perthshire
Catherine Forrester (nee Stewart), age 37, wife, born Kinbuck, Perthshire
Robert Forrester, age 17, son, Joiner’s Apprentice, born St. Ninians, Stirlingshire
Thomas Forrester, age 13, son, Scholar, born Kilmaronock
Walter Forrester, age 11, Scholar, born Kilmaronock
William Forrester, age 8, Scholar, born Kilmaronock
Helen Forrester, age 6, Scholar, born Kilmaronock
John Forrester, age 3, born Kilmaronock
James Forrester, age 1, born Kilmaronock

The family were at Woodend Lodge on the 1891 Census.
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - the National Archives index shows just 5 William Forresters who served in the Gordons.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_fn=william&_ln=forrester&_no=&_crp=gordon&_ttl=&discoveryCustomSearch=true&_cr1=WO+372&_dt=M&_col=200&_hb=tna

Two are clearly the same man S/992 (incomplete) and S/9226 and he is William W. Forrester - a private and then Corporal.
However he was discharged due to wounds on 9 May 1917 and awarded a SWB no. 188375.

The final two changed regiment - possibly after recovering from wounds????

It could be worth searching the MICs on Ancestry to see which were 10th Battalion men.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go again!! Laughing

Maybe one of these days I'll try and figure out which one he is - for the moment though, I'm happy to attach him to the same family!

Anne
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wee addition to Walter Forrester's details. The following photo is a close-up of the small stone lying at the base of the main stone:



Sergt. Walter Forrester, No. 1204, 8th A. & S. H.
Wounded 22nd June 1919, Died at Buchanan 7th January 1920
A Tribute of respect from Drymen District Comrades of the Great War
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