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Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« on: Saturday 30 August 08 23:24 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

I took some photos over the wall of the Old Dalbeth Cemetery within St Peters to show the work that has been done and also how much remains to be done. Its a sorry sight but at least its a step in the right direction. I can make out some inscriptions however intend to revisit with my better camera and zoom lens when I will get closer and hopefully clearer pics of the inscriptions. Anyone wishing copies in higher resolution just pm me and I will mail them to you.

What really saddened me apart from knowing my GGrandfather and his 3 wives and 3 children are in there somewhere was to see the headstone of a fallen WW1 hero what a sad way to be remembered for all they suffered.

Seaman C.E. Campbell - Eternal rest grant onto to him O Lord - Gone but not forgotten.

PIC 1 - How it was - Old Dalbeth is the rectanular area covered by all the trees
PIC2 - Trees now gone.


Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 August 08 23:25 BST (UK) »
More pics of the Cemetery
Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 August 08 23:26 BST (UK) »
And again
Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

1st Royals

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 August 08 23:27 BST (UK) »
And again
Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

1st Royals

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 August 08 23:28 BST (UK) »
Last but certainly not least. The sad memorial to Seaman Campbell. R.I.P.
Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 31 August 08 00:24 BST (UK) »
Well done Gerry - this work should unearth lots of little mysteries - hopefully!!

Is the old part closed at the moment or was it just a case that you weren't near the entrance to it?

The following details are from the CWGC website for O.S., C. E. Campbell, the only CWGC burial in Old Dalbeth
Name: CAMPBELL
Initials: C E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: R.N.Depot (Crystal Palace)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/10/1918
Service No: Clyde Z/9903
Additional information: Son of Ellen Campbell, of 52, Rose St., Garnethill, Glasgow, and the late John Campbell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West side. 396.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (DALBETH) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=665365

Anne

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 August 08 00:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Anne,

No the site still remains closed to public access due to the unlevel ground and some insafe gravestones. The wall along the side was low enough to allow me to see over and take these photos.

Gerry
Farrell / Mcpolan / Devlin / Flood / Kelly/ McGovern/ McCormick
Letham / Leatham / Cattanach/ ODonnell/ BoyleRoss/ McLeod
McAnaw/McInaw/McNay/ Finn/ Eliott
Pollock / Hyslop/ Elder/ Renfrew/ Hart/ Brydon

Motherwell / Anderson / Tradeston / Govan/ Bridgegate/ Aberdeen / Old Machar/ Lanarkshire/ Leadhills/ Penpont/ Muirkirk

1st Royals

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 August 08 14:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Gerry - these are amazing pictures, well done!

At least it looks like they are making some progress, hopefully it won't be too long before we can get in there, and hopefully find Peter's gravestone.

I used to walk through the old part every Sunday on my way to visit my grandmother's grave.  It would be great to someday walk through it again!

Anne

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Re: Photos of Old Dalbeth Cemetery
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 31 August 08 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Sad to see even someones laundry hanging in the cemetery... could even see the closepins....Crookedtail
Paterson ...Lanarkshire,Old Monkland/Ayrshire
Penman..Lanarkshire,Fife
Brown  ..Old Monkland,Dennistown/Townhead
Moir...Dennistown
Beattie..????
Wood...Renfrewshire
Merrilees...Dennistown/Ayrshire
Davies...Wales
Richards..Wales
Howell..Wales