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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: Captain John Neil Guthrie not SG Reply with quote

Rank:CaptainDate of Death:18/05/1915Regiment/Service:Irish Guards 1st Bn. Grave Reference: II. A. 18. Cemetery:LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MILLIGAN, JAMES, SCOTTISH HORSE, TROOPER.

James Milligan age 24 Private (315905) 13th Battalion (Scottish Horse Yeomanry) Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James was employed with father at Quhytewoolen Dairy near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted as Private (5570) in the 1/2nd Scottish Horse Yeomanry in May 1915. He was posted to Egypt where the 13th Battalion, Black Watch was formed from men from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scottish Horse at Abbassia in Egypt on 1 October 1916. The battalion then moved to Salonika where, in October 1917, James contracted malaria and then dysentery. He died in the 42nd General Hospital.
Born 1895 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Jane (Ferguson) Milligan of Draw Bridge Cottage, Gatehouse, of Quhytewoolen Dairy, Lockerbie and of Valgreen Farm, Murroes, Dundee.
(Source:CWGC, D&G Standard 6/2/1918 p.3 and Dundee Courier 4/2/1918 p.3)
Died on Active Service on 24 January 1918 and buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Also named on the Gatehouse of Fleet War Memorial, the Anwoth Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church and on the Lockerbie War Memorial.
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