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Piper William Carlile, Johnstone

 
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KevinStoke
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Piper William Carlile, Johnstone Reply with quote

The Reverend Ian Benzie sent me this photo to put on the website. It is near the town centre of Johnstone

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin

Excellent, thatís just the sort of memorial we are looking for. Itís not in a prominent position and I canít find anything on the internet about it. Shame about the muddy footprints though.

Here are the CWGC and SNWM details for Piper Carlile.

Name: CARLILE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Service No: 3162
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Surname CARLILE
Firstname William
Service Number 3162
Date Death 16/06/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Johnstone Renfrewshire
Other 1/6th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

It's quite a modern memorial. I wonder if it replaced an older memorial? Perhaps it was given by John Gillin's family?

Adam
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