Remembrance Sunday 11 Nov 2018 from 10:45am

This year the joint Remembrance Sunday at Dumbarton Riverside 2018Remembrance Sunday Service with Dumbarton: West Kirk will be held at Riverside, starting at 10:45am

We have collated the Rolls of Honour of names for those who died in both World Wars from the Dumbarton churches which are now represented by Riverside and The West Kirk.  To view the full list click here:RollOfHonourPewCards2018

We have been researching more information about those we are remembering.  If you know of any further details we could add please do let us know.

Our Earliest recorded WW1 death

Brown,   John         Eng          HMHS Rohilla        on 29.10.1914       Off Whitby

Our Latest recorded WW1 death

Johnston,  John     HMS Glasgow on 19.12.18 at Cattaro Austria aged 30

Youngest recorded in WW1 was 18 years old, eldest was 39

Wilkie,       James                Pte           Cameronians     on 9.5.18          at Le Touret           aged 18

McMillan, William M       Cptn        11th A & S H       on 25.9.15       at Loos          aged 39

Our Earliest Recorded WW2 Death

Wood,     Thomas Buchan   Gunner   Light A/A Reg RA on 9.7.1940 aged 19

Our Latest recorded WW2 death

Adams,   David      Lt Col MBE      14th Army Burma Army Service Corps on 27.6.1946

Our Youngest recorded in WW2 was 19 years old

Wood,     Thomas Buchan   Gunner   Light A/A Reg RA on 9.7.40 aged 19

Civilian Occupations include:

Advertising agent

Places People died While Serving in Both World Wars

Ramillies nr Cambrai
off Whitby
Menin Rd Ypres
off Stavros
Vimy Ridge
Hulluch nr Loos
Foulden Hill farm Berwickshire
Tyne Cot, Ypres
Grenay, France
Pau Chapelle
Pont du Hem
off Kinsale
Sanctuary Wood
Cuinchy, France
Thiepval Somme
off Sheerness
off Waterford
Poperinge, Belgium
Menin Gate Ypres
Le Touret
Bancourt, France
The Atlantic
The North Atlantic
The West Atlantic
Off Crete
The English Channel
Dixon Drive during air raid
The Mediterranean
North Africa
Cattaro, Austria

Services Those Who Died Belonged to

14th Army Burma Army Service Corps
150th Siege Battery RGA
16th Para Field Ambulance RAMC
18th King’s Royal Rifle Corps
1st Canadian Light Infantry
1st Royal Tank
1st Scottish Horse
1st Scottish Rifles
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Advance Workshop RAOC
Ambulance driver
Australian Imperial Fces
Black Watch
Cameron Highlanders
Canadian Mnted Rifles
Canadian Scottish
Dragoon Guards
Durham Lt Infantry
Highland Light Infantry
Inland Water Transport
Light A/A Reg RA
London Regt PO Rifles
Mercantile Marine Tspt
Merchant Navy
MM SS Feltria
New Zealand Exped Frces
Royal Anglesey RE
Royal Engineers
Royal Field Artillery
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
HMS Glasgow
HMHS Rohilla
HMS Charybdis
HMS Dido
HMS Ermine
HMS Manistee
HMS Pembroke
RNR HMS Avenger
RNR Princess Irene
RNR Steering Eng SS Lusitania
Royal Scots
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Ryl Army Medical Corps
Ryl Canadian Army
Ryl Garrison Artillery
S African Scottish
Scots Guards
SS Almenara
SS Darcoila

Last Known Local Addresses

Barloan Cres
Beechwood Terrace
Boghead Rd
Braefoot Cardross Rd
Braehead Cardross Rd
Brewery Lane
Bruce St
Burnside Rd
Burnside Terr
Castle Terr
Cherrytree House
Church Pl
Clyde St
College Park St
Eastfield Terr
Estherlee Geils Ave
Glasgow Rd
Glencairn Gibson St
Greenvale Terr
Hartfield Terr
Hazeldene Alexander St
High St
Kerri/ Dunvegan, Kirktonhill
Latta St
Leven St
Park Cres
Quay St
Risk St
Riversdale Oxhill Rd
Rockview Terr
Silverton Ave
Spital Cottage Victoria St
Wallace St

Scots in Great War London

To coincide with the Centenary of the Armistice, a number of Scots organisations in London have combined to produce a book ‘Scots in Great War London’  that records stories, and examines the close links between the organisations, and their shared hopes fears and tragic losses. It notes too that Scotland’s casualties were disproportionately higher than those from other parts of Britain.Scots in The Great War Talk

One of the contributers to the book, the BBC’s health Editor Hugh Pym, and his wife Susan (both elders at St Columba’s) came to Riverside this week to share stories collected in ‘Scots in Great War London’. Susan grew up in Dumbarton and Riverside is her ‘home church’. Donations were collected for the work of Poppy Scotland and Borderline, the charity that works with homeless Scots in London.

There was a well-established Scots community of around 90,000 in London before the Great War broke out in 1914. Their work and background covered a wide range of professions, jobs and social backgrounds, but their Scottish-ness was a bond between them. Organisations like the Caledonian Club, the Caledonian Society and the London Scottish FC (rugby) catered for social and sporting interests, while Crown Court and St Columba’s Church of Scotland congregations catered for spiritual and social needs. There were links too with Scots regiments like the Scots Guards and the London Scottish Regiment.

When war broke out many who belonged to Scots organisations signed up – and many never came back. At the same time troops from Scotland passed through London going to and from the Front. Over the course of the War St Columba’s fed and entertained nearly 50,000 Scots troops passing through London, going to war or going home.

Thank You, Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

Dumbarton: Riverside has been awarded 10 silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust really appreciate being included in the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today.

“There But Not There” is a project running across the UK for the centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, with silhouettes installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind

The ten transparent silhouettes will be placed around the Sanctuary at Dumbarton: Riverside during Remembrance 2018, the centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 First World War, forming a striking and thought provoking presence for those sitting amongst them in the

Riverside is the historic parish church of Dumbarton, with links to the former garrison in the Castle. We will hold a joint service with The West Kirk at Riverside on 11 November. For this year we are making plans to use projected photos, video-clips, display the war memorials, seeking to understand the different reactions people may have had on 11 November 1918. We are working on researching the names on the war memorials in conjunction with a local history group based in Dumbarton Library and the local Secondary School. The Boys Brigade will ring the bell in the evening. The Sunday School will be planting poppies and preparing a lunch, with war-time songs afterwards.

Job Vacancy – Caretaker

Dumbarton Caretaker Position 2018

Church & Hall Caretaker Required

Part-time, based on 15 hours per weekDumbarton Caretaker Position 2018

Church and Halls Caretaker – Remit:

  • Opening halls for organisations and meetings
  • Setting up / putting by, tables and chairs for groups and organisations
  • Keep a check on the Church and Halls. Report to the appropriate persons any health & safety or cleaning issues.
  • Church Heating. Make sure that it is on/ set for Halls and Church
  • Attending to the Church grounds: cutting grass, weeding, collecting litter, clearing paths etc
  • Keep the Church Cupboards in kitchen, under stairs etc clean and tidy.
  • Putting out the bins for refuse collection
  • Checking the halls and church are secure and alarm is set before leaving
  • And any other reasonable duties required

Rate of pay:

This is a part-time post, equivalent to 15 hours per week worked flexibly over the course of the year. Living wage rate.

Holiday entitlement:

6 weeks per annum (including public holidays)

Evening/weekend work will be required

Application Form in Microsoft Word Format – Click here to download

Application Form in PDF Format – Click here to download

Completed application form should be signed and returned to:

or by post to:

Liz McAllister
Riverside Parish Church
High Street
Dumbarton G82 1NB

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th July 2018