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David McKie - Stranraer Burgh WM

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: David McKie - Stranraer Burgh WM Reply with quote

David McKie is named on the Stranraer War Memorial but I cannot trace him on CWGC.

Born 16/5/1887 at Stranraer, the son of David McKie (coachman) and Jane McKie, nee Murdoch.

Medal Index Card. Pte David McKie, 7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers, service number 13102. First served in France: 10/7/1915. Died 19/2/1919. Awarded British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.

Register of Soldiers' Effects. David McKie. 13102, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 19/2/1919 of Pneumonia at War Hospital, Southampton. Outstanding pay to his mother, Jane.

Wigtownshire Free Press: At University War Hospital, Southampton, on the 18th inst, (of pneumonia), 13102 Pte David McKie, RSF, att 273rd London Field Ambulance, third son of the late David McKie, and Mrs McKie, 33 High Street, Stranraer, aged 32 years.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, no pension or service record on ancestry and no record of SWB

could not find him on cwgc or snwm using my usual tricks

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Death Certificate states: 18 Feb 1919 at the University War Hospital, Southampton. David McKie, aged 24, Private in the 2/3 London Field Ambulance No 13102. Cause of Death: 1. Influenza, 10 days. 2 Broncho-pneumonia (double) 9 days.

I guess the problem with this one is that, though there is a Medal Index Card and a Register of Effects entry, we can't tell from those whether he was still a serving soldier. However there is a Pension Ledger Card on Fold 3.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the other hand there is nothing to indicate that he had been discharged!

Well worth a try I think.
The Pension card details should help.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The register of soldiers effects notes the disposal of his final Pay and allowances for soldiers who died whilst serving. If he was discharged, then his Pay account would have been finalized at that time and there would be no entry in the register of soldiers' effects. I believe therefore that he died whilst still in service.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps, I'll see what Terry has to say about this one. Nice for the old D&G alliance to spring into action!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry has forwarded him to CWGC but makes the comment: "Again, the evidence is lacking the normal level (ie no service or full pension record). However, everything points to a service death so we will progress him.



Note that the Effects Register is not reliable as to whether the man was serving or discharged. The entries for many discharged men are not marked ‘died after discharge’ as most are."
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