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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Undefined
Town
Undefined
County
Undefined
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
90337
Previous locations
  • Lobnitz Shipbuilders
    Renfrew
    Renfrew
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Roll of Honour with a picture of a soldier and a sailor on a dockside at top
Inscription
THE ROLL OF HONOUR/LIBNITZ & CO LIMITED/RENFREW/The names inscribed are those of men employed by the firm/who joined the fighting forces during the Great War 1914-1919/Killed in action, or Died on Service/[names in 4 columns]/[names of the served in 6 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abraham, Wm. G
Bates, John
Beaton, Hugh
Brannigan, Jn. Edward
Cameron, John
Campbell, James
Christie, John
Cochrane, Wm. S
Cook, John
Craig, Alex.
See details for all 44 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 542
    Served and returned: 498
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, a few ranks, a few service numbers
    Order of information: the fallen by surname THEN forename FOLLOWED by the served by surname THEN forename
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8005&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Company records are held at the University of Glasgow-GB 248 UGD 356/:/GB/248/UGD/215/:/GB/248/UGD/130/3/:/GB/248/UCS/004 Administrative / Biographical History Henry Christian Lobnitz was born in Frederica, Denmark , in 1831 into a family connected with the Danish Royal Arsenals and moved to London with the object of gaining greater engineering experience. After spending some time with Penn & Sons , Greenwich, and John Russel during during construction of the Great Eastern , he then served as an engineer on a naval vessel during the Crimean War. On the conclusion of his service he moved to the Clyde and joined the shipbuilding firm of Coulborn & Co (est 1847 as James Henderson & Son), at Ship dock, Renfrew, Scotland. In 1874, he took over the business which was renamed Lobnitz, Coulborn & Co . Although dredging plant and rock-cutting plant were developed from then on, the shipyard produced hulls as orders became available, with cargo vessels, cable ships, tugs and steam yachts being built in addition to specialised vessels. Henry Lobnitz strengthened the management of the firm in 1890 by assuming as partners his son Frederick and William A. Young , who had recently severed his connections with Hawthorn & Co ., Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1895 he converted the partnership into a private limited company as Lobnitz & Co Ltd . After two years of declining health, Henry Lobnitz died in December 1896 and was succeeded as chairman by William A Young. After the turn of the twentieth century, the firm's output was almost entirely devoted to the construction of dredging plant, hoppers and roadbreakers, a cycle broken only during the two world wars, by the building of escort vessels, minesweepers, tugs and minor naval craft. At the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war Frederick Lobnitz offered his services to the government and joined the Ministry of Munitions in May 1915, serving under William Weir (later Lord Weir), taking over as director of Lobnitz & Co Ltd himself at the end of 1916. In recognition of those services Frederick Lobnitz was knighted in 1920. During the war, William A Young took charge as managing director having retired some years before, leaving the firm on Sir Frederick's return in 1916. Control of the shipyard's work remained in the latter's hands until his death in December 1932 , when he was succeeded by his widow, his elder daughter and his son, H Pearson Lobnitz . Apart from the interruption caused by the 1939-1945 War, the yard continued to build specialised vessels. It became a public company in 1945 , when its premises were considerably updated and modernised to allow for prefabricated shipbuilding construction, and the engineering workshops were extensively re-equipped. This additional investment did not change their fortunes during the mid-1950s when the specialist field which had sustained them for so many years was eroded by shipbuilders through out the world. The issued share capital of 250,000 shares at 10 shillings each was acquired by Hedmex Investments Limited at a price of 42 shillings per share in 1957 . The following year an approach was made to G & J Weir Ltd pump manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland, suggesting a merger with their neighbours William Simons & Co Ltd , ship and dredger builders, Renfrew, Scotland. This was turned down by Weirs who, although recognising some merit in having Lobnitz's better equipped machine shops, felt that there would be little chance of obtaining orders for new hulls at competitive prices for some time. Weirs changed their mind in 1959, believing that the operation of a combined shipyard would be an advantage, and an announcement of their takeover was made in August of that year. The firm was then merged with William Simons & Co Ltd in 1959 to form Simons-Lobnitz Ltd , shipbuilders, Renfrew, which traded until 1964 .

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