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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MUIR, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26579
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Bn
Date of Death: 25/10/1918
Panel Reference: Panel 6
Memorial: Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43589
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 9th Bn
Date of Death: 23/3/1918
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of John and Helen Scott, of 11, Guthrie St., Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial.

Also named on Hamilton North Parish Church Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel Blair enlisted with the 6th Scottish Rifles on 11 October 1915 at Hamilton. Service Number 3588, later 240818. Home address: 16 Johnstone Street, Hamilton. He was demobilised on 16 January 1919. He died on 24 May 1919 of acute pneumonia, aged 29. Home address: 16 Johnstone Street, Hamilton.
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James Flynn enlisted with the Royal Scots on 12 May 1915 at Glencorse. Home address: 46 Church Street, Hamilton. Service number: 22766. Discharged on 29 February 1916 as no longer physically fit due to gunshot wound to left forearm. Awarded a pension. He died on 19 May 1917 the result of a perforated duodenal ulcer.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pension papers state that Pte James Prentice Gilbert, 304972, Tank Corps, was discharged on 16/7/1919. Scotland's People record his death on July 7 1920 in the district of Milton, Glasgow as a result of cancer of the throat, aged 26 years. Home address 206 Low Waters, Hamilton.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the remaining WW1 soldiers named on the War Memorial I have been unable to locate the following:

Sgt. William Martin Doig R. Highlanders. (Also named on the memorial at Hamilton West Parish Church
Cpl. James Finlay R. Engineers. (Possibly 01529, Corporal, Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport)
Pte. William Paterson Sco. Rif.
Pte. John Russell R. Scots. Fus.
Pte. James Thomson Sco. Rif.
L/Cpl. Robert Young Machine Gun C. (Possibly S/7748)
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923

Lists a Sgt William Doig 9277 Royal Highlanders KIA 1/11/1914
Widow Margaret Gray b. 23/03/1884, four children Jeanie, Margaret, George & James.
Unfortunately no address.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've got the right man guys!

Forfar Herald 27/11/1914.

News has reached Forfar that Sergeant William Doig of the Black Watch, son of Sergeant Doig of the Burgh Police, was killed in action on 2nd October. The sad intelligence was conveyed in a letter received yesterday morning by Mrs William George, 20 Glamis Road, from her husband, who belonged to Sergeant Doig's company and was present with him when he fell. George states that. the Black Watch were under severe attack both from artillery and rifle fire at the time. The sergeant was struck on the back by a piece of a shell which inflicted a severe wound, and he indicated his intention of withdrawing from the trench with the view of securing the services of the doctor. Shrapnel and rifle bullets were flying about them like hail, and George sought to persuade him to remain within the comparative safety of the trench. The sergeant, however, replied that he would risk it. He had only proceeded about ten yards from the trench when be fell, apparently struck a second time and it was found that he bad been killed. Sergeant Doig was 30 years of age. He enlisted in the Army in 1902 and wad eight years with the colours. On leaving the service in 1910 he joined the Hamilton Police and was within a short time of completing his period with the Reserve when war broke out and he was called up. He went to the Continent with his Batta!ion and took part in all the fighting in which the 'Black Watch were engaged from Mons onwards. He has left a widow and four of a family, for whom much sympathy will be expressed. Lance-Corporal George, who is in hospital in Southampton, came to grief two days after Sergeant Doig's death, having been severely wounded about the hack while in the trenches. He too is a reservist.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is named on the Forfar War Memorial.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1432
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks chaps, most helpful.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON, JAMES WEIR
Initials: JW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordnance Mechanic
Service Number: D/MX 90568
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Argus
Date of Death: 27/12/1942
Age: 35
Additional Information: Son of William and Marion Wilson, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire; husband of Georgina Wilson, of Hamilton.
Panel Reference: Panel 71, Column 2
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ACI William J Cumming RAF could be:

Name: CUMMING, JAMES WHITE
Initials: JW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 523342
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 144 Sqdn
Date of Death: 29/9/1939
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of James White Cumming and Lily Cumming, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 2
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial.
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