James Gordon WALKINGSHAW

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WALKINGSHAW, James Gordon

Service Number: 6650
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 October 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Grave V. L. 2.
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6650, 18th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6650, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is one of two Australian soldiers of the Great War remembered on the Buckhaven and Methil  war memorial.

Father-Archibald Walkingshaw of 129 Graham’s Buildings, Randolph Street, Buckhaven.

Buckhaven & Methil - Kirkcaldy District 
UKNIWM Ref No. 8730 

The Buckhaven and Methil war memorial is a tall freestone pedestal supporting the freestone sculpture of a uniformed Royal Highlander infantryman. The pedestal rests on a base of two low steps and is surrounded by a low iron railing. The commemorations and names of the WWI dead are listed on large bronze panels on the faces of the pedestal.


The monument stands in the memorial park facing Wellesley Road.

Unveiled on Saturday 22nd December, 1922 by Lord Wester Wemyss, with a Guard of Honour provided by the 6/7th Black Watch, the memorial is recorded as being "a labour of love" for the architect.

G C Campbell, circa 1920; with T Good, sculptor Edinburgh; Ruvie & Son, builder Leven. Polished ashlar with voussoirs. 2 polygonal steps of Arbroath stone with setback railings enclose buttressed plinth with bronze plaques over small projecting pedestals.

NORTH ELEVATION: moulded plaque inscribed 'GREAT WAR/1914-1918/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF OUR HEROIC DEAD' surmounted by carved Burgh Emblem, 'THE BURGH OF BUCKHAVEN, METHIL AND INNERLEVEN/CARBON CARABESQUE'.

Resident 117 Baptist Street, Redfern, Sydney

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