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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jane

I see Francis Muir is not listed on the Scottish National War Memorial online database. It does list another 9 CEF soldiers from various units who died on the same date 19/04/1916.

It may be worth getting in touch with them to see about getting his name added. I'm assuming you have quite a lot of paperwork, birth certificates, attestation papers etc so I would hope that would be enough to convince the Trustees of the SNWM to add another Scot, Lance Corporal Muir, to the CEF Roll of Honour in Edinburgh Castle.

http://www.snwm.org/website/frames.html

Even if he is not listed on a war memorial anywhere at least he will be commemorated in his home country.

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the WW1 Roll of Honour for Glasgow, so I'll check and see if he's listed in it.

David
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Ian Riley



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just looked for a Muir or a Davidson Muir on a database of Merseyside War Memorials (Liscard is in the administrative county of Merseyside for the purposes of the Imperial War Museum survey rather than in Cheshire as it was during WW1). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anybody matching that name with Liscard or North Wirral (that's the area in which Liscard lies) connections.

Ian
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CSMMo



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Areas of Interest Reply with quote

What started as a family research project has mushroomed into a full blown research project of a unit that gets little credit for its deeds in available history books. They were a unique unit, which, in WW1 was hard to find, particularly in artillery as there was so much redundancy in the army.
My unit is the batteries of the 4th Highland (Mountain) Brigade, RGA (TF); the Argyll Mountain Battery, the Bute Mountain Battery and the Ross & Cromarty Mountain Battery. My grandfather was a member. They were the only mountain gun unit in the TF and in the UK as what few mountain batteries there were were on active duty in the Indian Army. Mobilized with the Highland Division, the HQ, BAC, the Argyll and the Ross Batteries were detached in March 1915 and transferred to the 29th Division where they were the only TF artillery unit. They landed the first guns ashore at Helles in Gallipoli around noon on 25 April (try finding that in the history books!) and were in action with 1st Essex at Hill 138 that night and the next day. Ross Battery was detached to support the French as soon as they landed. Their Highland Ponies were put into action as soon as they landed. The guns were taken up the hill and emplaced, then the ponies and drivers were returned to W Beach to provide the only transport available for the ammunition and water desperately needed by the infantry fighting a few hundred yards away. For the rest of the campaign, the mountain guns were used extensively as they were able to move their guns right up to the front line trenches and up on the cliffs to knock out machine gun nests and provide enfilading anti-personnel fires. Their casualty figures reflect this. In August, they were detached from 29 Division and assigned to 11 Division and, once again, provided the first guns ashore - at Suvla Bay. Combat veterans by now, they moved immediately to their first positions and dug their guns in, only to be interrupted by an infantry officer who charged up on horseback and excitedly told them that they were a mile in front of the infantry they were to support. Typical of that landing, unfortunately, they moved back to the beaches only to move forward and occupy those same positions again the next day.
That's the thumbnail sketch of the 4th HMB at Gallipoli (There are articles to be published soon in 'The Gallipolian' and 'Gunner' journals). This research focussed my attention on the numerous beautiful war memorials in Scotland.
I hope I didn't blether away too much. I'm pleased to see this forum and hope to contribute to it soon.
In addition to contemporary photos of the Rothesay memorial, I have a photo taken of the dedication in 1922.
Mike Morrison
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paul Nixon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chailey 1914-1918

There are some Scots soldiers and men who served in Scottish regiments, listed on my website.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interests are not generally war related, I just like photographing memorials as an excuse for taking my Suzuki Bandit out for a run if and when it stops raining! Seriously though, identifying any members of Army Pay Corps, Army Pay Department, Corps of Military Accountants and Royal Army Pay Corps who are listed on any war memorial, plus photographs of any war graves - intend to put up a site to support the museum.

Already have a strong collection of memorial photos in Dumfrieshire, Kirkudbrightshire, some in Lanarkshire and Edinburgh and quite a lot south of the border (mainly Hampshire and Northamptonshire)
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Roxy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks,

I am interested in the Great War generally (my ggf died at Loos with 10SR) and know some names from the GWF. I'm currently living in Gloucestershire (serving in light blue) but am trying to get to Moray. I'll post any Highland/Moray memorials on the forum and when visiting my Mum in West Lothian (Borden: not a million miles from Houston House!) I'll try to get some photos. I also take piccies of War Graves for the British War Memorial Project.

Willing to help out anyone if I can.

Roxy
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxy wrote:
I'll post any Highland/Moray memorials on the forum


Roxy

We've only a couple of photos from Moray and around that area so far so any photos you can post would be much appreciated.

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Adam
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
I just like photographing memorials as an excuse for taking my Suzuki Bandit out for a run if and when it stops raining!

Welcome to the club Wink

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donny anderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all started when my father gave me grandfathers WW1 pair and SWB (Gordon Highlanders) and a great uncles memorial plaque, kia first day of Loos (also Gordon Highlanders) and I got interested in the Gordons, WW1 and medals all at the same time. Now I collect and research medals to the Gordons (only small stuff Sad ). I have not been to France but some very kind members of the BMF and the GWF supplied me with photos of me Great uncles name on the Loos Memorial.

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gunnerman1632



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the process of having a War Memorial erected in my old home town of Baillieston. The area covered is not just Baillieston it also includes Bargeddie,Swinton,Broomhouse and Mount Vernon.
I trying to research the names I have already (approx 124) and it comes at a cost finacially. Does anyone know were I can do more research into these men for free or without costing much ? The only information I have on them just now is from the CWGC website. I also have names on my list that dont even appear on the CWGC list.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gunnerman1632 wrote:
I'm in the process of having a War Memorial erected in my old home town of Baillieston. The area covered is not just Baillieston it also includes Bargeddie,Swinton,Broomhouse and Mount Vernon.
I trying to research the names I have already (approx 124) and it comes at a cost finacially. Does anyone know were I can do more research into these men for free or without costing much ? The only information I have on them just now is from the CWGC website. I also have names on my list that dont even appear on the CWGC list.


Hi and welcome
I did a post on that a while back, you can find it here
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1969
And don't overlook your local library, family history society and any local historians you can trace. Also, if you have a subscription to Ancestry.co.uk, then it is a one off fee only and you can look up all the census entries you want - the 1901 census is good for looking up great war entries (details of siblings etc).
Good luck
\Paul
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five years on from the last post on this topic, I thought I'd bring it back to the fore.

So...what's your interests? IF you haven't posted before, let us know. If you posted about this previously, have they changed? How is your research going?

For my part, my research into Scots in the Boer War has stalled slightly, although I do intend to return to it eventually.

My research into the banking staff has expanded somewhat since HBOS became part of Lloyds Banking Group. That meant at least two more financial organisations being added! I add to it from time to time, although it's not a constant process.

In addition to this, I am currently looking at transcribing several Rolls of Honour for republication.

That's in addition to all the admin for this forum and other parts of the Scottish Military Research Group!
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My area of interest is primarily my local area, Arbroath & surrounding districts war dead.
Add to that any snippets I can find out about my still mostly unknown family involvement in WW1.

Derek.
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anne park
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: My interest is now an obsession Reply with quote

I started with my great uncle's WWI paperwork, medals etc and I then went on to research the local memorial in Banchory. Then it was the ones for Durris and Kincardine O' Neil. After that it just took off.
I still get information about war memorials that are not on the site and just do my best to research the men well mostly men....
I will never finish this project but I just love doing research and finding out that little bit of info about someone still gives me a thrill.
Going to a grave in France and visiting A Banchory Mannie is the best.
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