Second Lieutenant Alexander Douglas Gillespie, Thomas Cunningham Gillespie, John Ronald Gillespie and Ian George Gillespie

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The Old Parish Church

Millrigg Road


ML12 6HT


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone
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This stone is placed here by Thomas Paterson Gillespie (Younger son of Alexander Gillespie of Biggar Park) and Elizabeth Hall Chalmers his wife in memory of their sons who fell in the Great War “At the commandment if the holy one they will stand in their order and never faint in their watches” Alexander Douglas Gillespie of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, 2nd Lieut. 4th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Att.2nd Batt) b. 23.6.1889 killed at the Battle of Loos 25.9.1915 Thomas Cunningham Gillespie of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, Lieut. 2nd Batt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers b. 14.12.1892 killed near La Bassee 18.10.1914. They lie in unknown graves in Flanders, but their grand-parents for 5 generations are buried here, and these 2 brothers were of the 7th generation from James Gillespie d. 1695 and whose grave is in the South West Corner of this Churchyard Pilot Officer John Ronald Gillespie, R.A.F. b. 27.6.1924 killed in action over Germany 7.10.1944 great grandson of Alexander Gillespie of Biggar Park. Flying Officer Ian George Gillespie, R.C.A.F. of Victoria, B.C. Canada b. 17.9.1924 killed in action (Sq#404) attacking enemy Naval Force off Norway 22.12.1943 great great grandson of George Gillespie of Biggar Park.

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