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suzebain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul/Jas,
The only query I would have with this man is that he has no middle name/initial recorded on either the memorial or the plaque, although I realise this may be a oversight, especially if he was a farm worker from outwith the village.
I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of this sooner or later !
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know whether this would account for the date of death discrepancy, but on quite a few occasions I've come across the date of burial or cremation being mixed up with the the actual date of death.

In William Mitchell's case, the dates are only a couple of dates apart - could this be the reason?

If you're looking for someone at any Cemetery Records Office, it's the date of Burial/Cremation they look up, not the date of death.

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Methlick - Gordon District
UKNIWM Ref No. 8605

The Methlick war memorial is a grey granite cenotaph located outwith the kirkyard at the car park at burial ground.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for the above photo which isn't great. Having looked through the post I thought no photo had been posted and that my photo was better than nothing but my computer finally decided to reveal Suzebain's pics after I'd posted my own poor effort. I need a new computer.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: photo Reply with quote

A snippet of information - as you'll see from my photos of the memorial, the trees are no longer there. The overgrown trees were felled a year or so ago and I believe the area is to be landscaped. The trees were planted by Capt George A C Moir's mother.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:16 pm    Post subject: Pte. William M. Barclay Reply with quote

WW1
GORDON HRS.
Pte. Wm. M. Barclay

(Glasgow herald 12th July 1915)
"Mr Charles Barclay, Haddo, Methlick, has been informed by the War Office that his eldest son, Private William Barclay, was killed in France on July 5. In a letter to Mr Barclay the chaplain of the 1-5th Gordon Highlanders states that Private Barclay was shot through the head by a sniper, and never regained consciousness."

CWGC
BARCLAY, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 1902
Date of Death: 05/07/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. A. 9.
Cemetery: AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Lizzie Barclay, of Haddow Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

SNWM
Surname: BARCLAY
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1902
Place of birth: Methlick Aberdeenshire
Date of death: 5 July 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: William Hay Mitchell Reply with quote

Hi, I came across this forum through a search of my own ancestors. I am the direct great grandson of Sapper William Hay Mitchell as listed on the Methlick war memorial.
I would be interested in exchanging information about my Great Grandfather.

Best Regards
Stephen Mitchell
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