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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: St Mary's Cathedral Congregation WW2 Reply with quote

Location: St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
OS Ref: NT 241 735

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George B Syme was a "Liverpudlian" not a Borderer Embarassed

SYME, GEORGE BUCHAN
Rank:Private
Service No:3193018
Date of Death:12/08/1944
Age:27
Regiment/Service:The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
1st Bn.
Grave Reference1. B. 13.
CemeteryKARACHI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of David and Jeanetta Syme; husband of Jessie Baxter Syme, of Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Pte George Buchan Syme Reply with quote

Sir
I have only recently discovered that Pte George Buchan Syme of the Kings Regiment ( Liverpool) is my Uncle and my namesake..

I have seen photo,s of the war grave in Karachi cemetery and only just found out about the memorial in St Mary,s cathederal. I lived in Edinburgh 27 years and never knew about this. Could you furnish me with any further details of my uncle or point me in the direction of further.
information.

Thank you

George Syme.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi George
Getting information on your namesake is a bit of a problem. So much is not available due to time constraints - records are closed until certain dates. To find out what military records you can get and how go to http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/britisharmysoldierafter1913.htm

Some civil records are available at scotlandspeople.gov.uk
for example:
George Buchan Syme was born 1917 in Edinburgh.
He married Jessie Baxter (no surname) in 1942 in Edinburgh and
the "Minor Records - Service Returns" section contains some information on his death - probably due to illness.

As far as I can see the 1st Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment were in Burma in 1944 as "Chindits" but the source I checked was a bit vague.

Hope this helps a bit.

ps He is listed on the Special Forces Roll of Honour under "Chindits 1944"
http://www.specialforcesroh.com/roll-7931.html
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