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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:45 pm    Post subject: Twins Reply with quote

I must admit, this is one that stopped me in my tracks! Named on Lanark War Memorial and in St Nicholas' Church, Lanark are twin brothers who served in the same battalion and who died on the same day. What awful news for their parents.

Name: FRAME, ADAM DICKSON
Initials: AD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 332364
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 27/5/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of James and Jane Dickson Frame, of 32, Waterloo Rd., Lanark.
Panel Reference: Bay 8
Memorial: Arras Memorial.

And his twin brother:

Name: FRAME, JAMES CRAWFORD
Initials: JC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 332363
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 27/5/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of James and Jane Dickson Frame, of 32, Waterloo Rd., Lanark.
Panel Reference: Bay 8
Memorial: Arras Memorial.


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hamilton Advertiser in their summary of the war for 1917 noted that both brothers were killed by the same shell.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this St Nicholas' Church, Lanark, rather than St Stephen's?
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake, St Nicholas. I'll amend above. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there’s an old thread somewhere here on siblings or fathers and sons who died on the same day.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carluke and Lanark Gazette 16/6/1917

LANARK AND THE WAR.
TWIN BROTHERS KILLED IN ACTION
Not since the outbreak war has news so sad reached any home in the Royal Burgh, as that which reached Mr and Mrs James Frame, Waterloo Road, at the end of last week, when they received the official information that their twin sons, Private James C. Frame (5467) and Private Adam D. Frame (5468), both of the Glasgow Highlanders, had been killed in action in France on 27th May. _ The deceased soldiers belonged to Lanark and were 21 years of age. They enlisted in January. 1916, and after a period of training, went out to France in July of the same year. They were invalided home in December of last year. spent a short period of leave at home in February of this year, leaving the second time for France on 28th April last. Previous to enlisting, Private James Frame was employed as an ironmonger with Mr Sinclair, High Street, and was previously in the employment of Messrs McMorran. Private Adam Frame served his apprenticeship as a butcher with Mr Capie, Bloomgate, and was in the employment of Mr Robert Hamilton, Bloomgate, when he enlisted. The two young men were much liked in Lanark, and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to Mr and Mrs Frame in their sad bereavement.

The following letter from an officer has been received by Mr Frame:
Dear Mr Frame - You will already have heard from the War Office of the death in action of your twin sons. It is with feelings of the deepest regret that I have to write this letter, but I thought you would like to know how it happened. The boys were sitting in the trench side by side, as they always were, when a shell came into the trench and killed them, killing at the time their officer (Mr Binnie) and wounding several other men............


Note the report has their original 4 digit numbers.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken. Their officer must have been:

Name: BINNIE, DAVID WILLIS
Initials: DW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 27/5/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of David Dreghorn Binnie, M.A., LL.B., and Barbara Manson Eadie Binnie, of Elwine, Giffnock, Glasgow. Educated at Warriston School, Moffat, and Glasgow Academy.
Grave Reference: I C 15
Cemetery: Croisilles British Cemetery.
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