Lt Col R G A Hamilton, Master of Belhaven and Six other ranks

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Reference WMO/259682

Address:

Belhaven Park

Glenpark Road

Wishaw

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: On the Glenpark Road boundary of the park, facing into the park. In honour of the only son of Lord Belhaven. Six additional names in a separate plaque, probably men associated with the Belhaven estate. See more photos and information on Scottish War Memorials Project link.
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In memory of Lieut. Colonel The Hon Ralph Gerard Alexander Hamilton, Royal Field Artillery, Master of Belhaven, only son of 10th Lord Belhaven & Stenton. Born Feby. 22 1883 Served with the 7th Division in Flanders in 1914. In August 1915 he took out C Battery 108th Brigade R.F.A. Fought in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battles of Ypres, Loos, The Somme Offensive & Messines. Killed in action by a shell on Easter Monday March 31, 1918 at Castel near Amiens whilst commanding 106th Brigade R.F.A. defending the ridge where the German advance was finally stayed. Buried in Rouvrel Cemetery

Additional names - Also in memory of William Bath R.F.A. James Ritchie H.L.I. William Boyd Scots Guards Donald Kerr K.O.S.B. William Winhurst K.R.R.C. Ernest Johnson K.R.R.C.

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