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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Glasgow
Town
Nitshill
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
75264
Current location

On the northbound platform of Nitshill train station
Nitshill Road
Nitshill
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G53 7BN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 52222 60154
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough shaped stone of remembrance, upon a rectangular stone base. Smooth, polished face to which is affixed a square black plaque with a decorative illustration of a Victoria Cross and detailed dedication.
Inscription
In memory of/Sergeant John Meikle VC MM/4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) Territorial Force/(11th September 1898 - 20th July 1918) John Meikle was a Glasgow, Barrhead & Kilmarnock Joint Railway clerk/at Nitshill Station, who enlisted in February 1915, at the age of 16 years./Mobilised to France in July 1916, he was awarded the Military Medal after/the overthrow of the Menin Road bridge near Ypres in early October 1917. Returning to France in early 1918, with his trademark heavy walking stick,/he was thrust into intense action centred on the River Marne, east of Paris./His company was attacking in the valley of the Ardre on the afternoon of/20th July, and was held up by machine gun fire. He advanced alone across/150 yards of open ground to destroy a machine gun nest using his revolver/and the walking stick. Later he advanced alone again, but was killed when/almost on top of a further machine gun post. However, his bravery enabled/his comrades to take that position. For his actions he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Meikle Vc Mm, John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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