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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this man for Dalbeattie?

BROWN, JAMES
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion
Age: 39
Date of Death: 24/08/1917
Service No: 827040
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Ann Brown, of 693 William St., Dalbeattie, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. D. 20.
Cemetery: LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Dalbeattie WW2 memorial:
CPL. SAMUEL THOMSON, REC.CRPS.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reconnaisance Corps.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David
Would he have been attached to another unit?
The only CWGC ref I can find for a Cpl. Samuel Thomson shows:
31 Base Supply Depot RASC.

Since posting the above I have found a Corp. Thomas Thomson of the 52nd Reg Rec Corps RAC Died 19/2/1945 (age 25 - so DoB 1919ish) but also a birth record for Samuel Thomson 1919 at Dalbeattie.
I'm still trying to work out if it's the same guy!
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.L.A. Women's Land Army
R.E.M.E. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul

Thanks for another two entries. I can't believe we haven't included REME before now!

I have now updated the list.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more

P.M.R.A.F.N.S Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service

any idea what F.A.N.S. stands for?

Nearest I can get is FANY so could it be a misprint and be First Aid Nursing Service (which didn't exist)? On New Galloway WW2 (Margaret Robb).

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul

I think it is actually T-A-N-S on New Galloway WW2. The Territorial Army Nursing Service.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Beeswing WW2 memorial - REV. HENRY SMITH MA CF
He was a Chaplain in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department.
So CF - Chaplain to the Forces?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps - add RACD to list?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strictly speaking it should be RAChD but people rarely get it right

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We already had R.A.Ch.D but not C.F. so I've added the latter.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some I had to seek help for on the War Graves site.

H.M.M.T - His Majesty's Motor Transport

H.M.M.T.B - His Majesty's Motor Torpedo Boat

H.M.M.L - His Majesty's Motor Launch

Perhaps the lists could be combined or only one now added to so we don;t have to search both?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about RFM?

Any ideas? It's from an entry in the Daily Record, a man named Neil Stewart, in the RFM. His brother John was in the Scottish Rifles and was killed and the entry mentioned his brother.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

Do you think it could be Rifleman and his regiment has maybe been missed?

Name: STEWART, NEILL
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 09/09/1915
Service No: 10173
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Surname STEWART
Firstname Neill
Service Number 10173
Date Death 09/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Barony Glasgow
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM IRISH REGIMENTS
Rank Rfn
Theatre of death F.& F

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