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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Jim,

The problem is he's mentioned on the great war name panels. So I imagine they were made before 1939.

Perhaps he served under another name and his original is not known to the CWGC? A mystery for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:52 am    Post subject: William Kinloch Eriksen Reply with quote

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Eriksen, Wm. K.

Name: ERIKSEN, WILLIAM KINLOCH
Initials: W K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 08/12/1915
Service No: 14269
Additional information: Only son of Janet Eriksen, of 6, Fox St., Preston, and the late Marinius Godfrey Eriksen. Born at Bo'ness, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 8.
Cemetery: ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:11 am    Post subject: Pow family Reply with quote

Richard Pow is not on CWGC or SNWM. A Richard Grant Pow died in 1919 of Acute Lymphatic Leukemia aged 25 in Bo'ness. He was described as a coal miner.

It may be his brother William listed on the memorial also.

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Pow, William

CWGC
Name: POW, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 6th/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 43217
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: POW
Firstname: William
Service Number: 43217
Date Death: 31/07/1917
Place of birth: Bo'ness
Other: 6/7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Pte. Joseph Sherratt Reply with quote

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Sheratt, Joseph

(Glasgow Herald 5th Dec 1914)
"Private Joseph Sherratt, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, is reported missing. This information is contained in letters to friends in Bo'ness. The writer is Corporal Mathieson of the Camerons, who states that he regrets to say that private Sherratt had been missing since the battle around Ypres on November 11 .... the enemy broke through their lines. "B" company, to which private Sherratt was attached, suffered heavily, and all were reported missing except the writer and a private."

CWGC
Name: SHERRATT, JOSEPH
Rank: Private
Service No: 8070
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: SHERRATT
Firstname: Joseph
Service Number: 8070
Date Death: 11/11/1914
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Pte. John Friars Reply with quote

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Friars, John

(Glasgow Herald 11th Dec 1914)
"Mr John Friars, Richmond Terrace, Bo'ness, was yesterday noitified by the War Office of the death of his eldest son, Private John Friars of the Scots Guards, who was killed in action on October 27. Friars was born in Bo'ness 22 years ago, and enlisted at Linlithgow fully a year ago."

CWGC
FRIARS, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 8678
Date of Death: 26/10/1914
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John Friars, of Richmond Terrace, Bo'ness, West Lothian.

SNWM
Surname: FRIARS
Firstname: John
Service Number: 8678
Date Death: 26/10/1914
Place of birth: Linlithgow
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Pte. James Reilly Reply with quote

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Reilly, James

I believe this to be the man on this memorial. There are no James Reilly's listed in the Glasgow RoH or at Coatbridge.

(Glasgow Herald 14 Dec 1914)
"Private James Reilly, of the Black Watch, died from wounds on November 22 and was buried in Merville Cemetery. He was born in Coatbridge, enlisting from Bo'ness five years ago. He proceeded with his regiment from India to the front. He was aged 23."

CWGC
Name: REILLY, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 1790
Date of Death: 22/11/1914
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. L. 36.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. J. Reilly, of 73, Mordaunt St., Glasgow.

SNWM
Surname: REILLY
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1790
Date Death: 22/11/1914
Place of birth: Coatbridge
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Pte. Andrew McCleary Reply with quote

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McCleary, Andrew

(Glasgow Herald 17 Feb 1915)
"Mrs McCleary, residing at Bridgeness, has been officially notified that her husband, Private Andrew McCleary, 1st Scots Guards, has been missing since the operation on January 25. McCleary belongs to the Edinburgh district. He enlisted when a youth, and served in the South African War. Last December when he re-enlisted in his old regiment, and left for France a month later. McCleary was for a time employed in the yard of the Forth Ship Breaking Company at Bridgeness."

CWGC
McCLEARY, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 12428
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs. Annie McCleary, of 27, Mayfield Terrace, Bo'ness, West Lothian.

SNWM
Surname: McCLEARY
Firstname: Andrew
Service Number: 12428
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Clough Co Antrim
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: David Gold Miller
Rank: Pioneer
Service Number: 268449
Unit: 70th Motor Air Line Section
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Date of Birth: 1895 - Inverkeithing
Date of Death: 21st March 1918
Son of George and Ann Miller - Inverkeithing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Tait Reply with quote

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Tait, David Pte.

(Glasgow Herald 10th March 1915)
"The death at the front of Private David Tait, 2nd Royal Scots, was yesterday communicated with friends at Bo'ness. He would seem to have been killed in the trenches on March 1. A comrade, writing of Tait's death, says the Germans were raining bullets on the British on a clear moonlight night, and the young soldier was shot through the head. He was a native of Bo'ness, aged 22, and formed one of a band of local lads who joined at the outbreak of war."

CWGC
TAIT, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 2990
Date of Death: 01/03/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William Tait, of Panacre Place, Bo'ness, West Lothian.

SNWM
Surname: TAIT
Firstname: David
Service Number: 2990
Date Death: 01/03/1915
Place of birth: Bo'ness
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: Pte. Michael Hamilton Reply with quote

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Hamilton, Michael

(Glasgow Herald 12th March 1915)
"Official information was received at Bo'ness yesterday that Private Michael Hamilton, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, had died in the General Hospital, Boulogne, on March 1 from severe wounds sustained in action in France about three weeks previously. Hamilton had been in the Army about 5 years, two of which he spent in India, proceeding to the front in January. He was the youngest son of Mr George Hamilton, Furnace Row, who has three other sons in the Army."

CWGC
HAMILTON, MICHAEL
Rank: Private
Service No: 8929
Date of Death: 01/03/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 16.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of George and Catherine Hamilton, of 64, Castleloan, Bo'ness, Linlithgow.

SNWM

Surname: HAMILTON
Firstname: Michael
Service Number: 8929
Date Death: 01/03/1915
Place of birth: Newtown Bo'ness Linlithgowshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Gordon Hossack Reply with quote

Gordon Hossack Pte S/4251 9th Black Watch born St Machar 26/06/1883 enlisted Glencorse residence Midlothian Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Son of James Hossack & Mary Ann McIntosh. Husband of Jane Trainer Hossack. 1891 Census: Stirling. 1901 Census: Old Machar. Occ Combmaker. City Roll of Honour: 48 Furness Row, Bo'ness. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 78 to 83 Aberdeen City & Bo'ness
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on CWGC or on Bo'ness Civic Memorial?

SNWM details:Surname: WATSON
Firstname: Frank
Date of death: 04/12/1942
Place of birth: Bo'ness
Other: S.S. "WAR AFRIDI"
SNWM Roll: MERCHANT NAVY & FISHING FLEETS (Part 2)
Rank: Fireman

'Francis' is listed on a family grave in Bo'ness Cemetery as the son of Andrew & Elizabeth Watson (nee McCarroll) on which is inscribed 'as a token of respect from the Ship's Crew'. Also stated is that he was killed on active service at Rosyth.

On his death registration, he is listed as Francis Farquaharson Watson, Merchant Seaman, single, died 4th December 1942 at Rosyth Dockyard, Dunfermline (usual residence 22 East Bay?, Bo'ness), son of Andrew Watson, Foundry Labourer* (deceased) and Elizabeth Watson nee McCarroll.

His cause of death is listed as Fracture of the skull, falling from a height.

Father - Pte. Andrew Watson (died 22nd March 1918 aged 26 years) is listed on Bo'ness Civic Memorial, listed on the family gravestone and is commemorated at Pozieres Memorial.

Have I found a non-comm?

Same information listed on 'Non-Comm' thread, here: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=52987#52987

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Francis Farquarson Watson was buried in Section BN, Lair 17, Bo'ness Cemetery on 8th December 1942.

The Lair Owner was Andrew Watson.

There was an RCE annotation on the death registration but on checking, there was no 'view/download' button to see it, so after contacting Scotland's People, they kindly sent me a copy of the image, but there is no additional information except that the home address looks now more like East-Bog rather than East-Bay.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Francis Watson, Mercantile Marine Reply with quote

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Anne

I'm afraid not. See response to Non Comms post on this.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=52987#52987
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Pte. James McIntosh D.C.M. Reply with quote

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McIntosh, James D.C.M.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd April 1915)
"1789 Private McIntosh, J. 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders - For conspicuous gallantry and dash on November 23 and 24, 1914. In voluntary assisting in the leading of parties of the 58th Vaughan's rifles, which resulted in the recapature of the enemy trenches"

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McINTOSH, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1789
Date of Death: 24/03/1919
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Awards: D C M
Grave Reference: B. 662.
Cemetery: BO'NESS CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander McIntosh, of 6, Miller Pit, Bo'ness.

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