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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look on 'FamilySearch'. Jacob Plank and Sophia Teddish (I am assuming this is the same family) had, between 1856 & 1867, 7 children all registerd in Westray and Papa Westray, Orkney.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One WW1 name that caught my eye UCLOW needs a correction
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Name: UGLOW
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/08/1917
Service No: 23553
Additional information: Husband of L. Uglow, of "Coralbank," Wyndham Rd., Ardbee, Rothesay.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 58.
Cemetery: VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname UGLOW
Firstname William
Service Number 23553
Date Death 21/08/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Launceston Cornwall
Other 17th Bn.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Cpl

There are 9 WW1 casualties with this name - the entry for Willard Alec Uglow reads:
Only son of William James and Hettie Uglow, of 2, Nelson Rd., Wanstead, Essex. A linguist (Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German). Metallurgical Chemist in Duisberg, Germany.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Donald Mac/McLean Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
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MACLEAN DONALD ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL 1914


(Glasgow Herald 8th Dec 1914)
"Corporal Donald McLean, 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, whose name appeared in yesterdays casualty lists as "missing" is a native of Partick, and for a long number of years was employed in Messrs White flour mills as a carter. Latterly he has been employed in Rothesay, where his wife and 5 young children resided at 11 Staffa Place. During the retreat from Mons McLean was promoted to the rank of corporal, having remained behind at Le Cateau under heavy fire to dress to dress the wounds of an officer (Lieutenant Stirling 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders), who had been severely wounded. McLean has been over 12 years in the army, and took part in the South African War."

CWGCName: McLEAN, DONALD
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 8380
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane McLean, of Kelvinhaugh St., Glasgow; husband of Nellie McLean, of 31, Sleigh Drive, Lochend, Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: McLEAN
Firstname: Donald
Service Number: 8380
Date Death: 21/10/1914
Place of birth: Barony Lanarkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: A/Cpl


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday the 16th of September 1922 by the Marquis of Bute.

The memorial cost 2,500 and was designed by messrs Charles E. Tweedie and sons, architects of Edinburgh. The Bronze is by Mr C. d'O Pilkington Jackson, sculptor of Edinburgh.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:19 am    Post subject: William Dawson Reply with quote

Hi Adam,
In regard to William Dawson, S/8064, Gordons, K-I-A 8th April 1917 in Arras - he lived at 28 Bridge Street, Rothesay with his parents William and Mary.
In the 1911 Census he was working at "South Saint Colmac" farmstead, North Bute.
I have also discovered that he made out a Will in November 1914.
The next time I visit the UK, I shall look in at the Rothesay Library and check all the newspaper archives for any further information.
Keep up the good work!
Best wishes,
Brian Dawson
(Sydney)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT CALLAN who died in 1917 was born at Port Bannatyne in 1891, the son of John McConnel Callan & Elizabeth Thomson Andrews. He died of malaria 20 Sep 1917 at Salonika and is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria. John McC Callan was a sea captain and later a licensed grocer at 19 East Princes Street, Rothesay. He was born in Manchester to George Callan a road surveyor from Muirkirk, Ayrshire and Grace Anderson.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: William Dawson update Reply with quote

8th/10th Bn Gordon Highlanders this was a Service Bn.
8/10th (Service) Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders was formed on the 11th of May 1916 when the 8th Gordons amalgamated with the 10th. They served with 44th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division. They were in action during the Battles of the Somme, including The Battle of Pozieres, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette and the capture of Martinpuich, The Battle of Le Transloy and the attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt. In 1917 they were in action in The First and Second Battle of the Scarpe, including the capture of Guemappe during the Arras Offensive.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Ancestry has a tree for William Henry B Uglow... Reply with quote

William Henry B. Uglow
Birth1878 Launceston, Cornwall, England.
Death 21 Aug 1917 Somme, France.
Parents William Uglow & Ellen Terry.
Husband of Letitia Ramsay.
Married 1 March 1901. Age 23.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: John MacLennan Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

John MacLennan Major & QSM 1st Gordon Highlanders b Urray, Ross-shire 08/12/1864 Age 51 Died Home 09/08/16 Son of George Stewart MacLennan & Margaret Scott. Husband of Christina Watson Forrest MacLennan, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour: 1 Woodstock Rd; Son Iain Donald Forrest MacLennan also died: 12-5-17. Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Springbank) P.23. Aberdeen Daily Journal 10-08-16: Roll of Honour. Aberdeen City.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a copy of the Roll of Honour for Rothesay and Bute - it's in the pipeline for one of the projects for the SMRG to transcribe and digitise.

If there's sufficient interest I might bump it up the list.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Gnr. Alexander McKeith Reply with quote

WW1
1915
Gnr. Alexander McKeith, R.G.A.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd June 1915)
"Gunner Alex. McKeith, Argyll Mountain Battery (T.), has been killed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It appears that he was taking a meal at an interval in the fighting, when he was struck by a stray bullet from the Turkish trenches, and died soon afterwards. Gunner McKeith was transferred from the Bute Mountain Battery into the Argyll Battery in March last, and is the first Bute Territorial to be killed in action since war commenced. He was over 20 years of age, and was an apprentice plumber to trade. His mother resides in Barone Road, Rothesay."

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McKEITH, A
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 1304
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery 4th (Highland) Mountain Bde.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 172.
Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES
Additional Information: Son of James McKeith, of 29, Barone Rd., Rothesay, Bute.

SNWM
Surname: McKEITH
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 1304
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Rothesay
SNWM roll: ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY (T.F.)
Rank: Gnr
Theatre of death: Gallipoli.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Pte. Harold C. Cameron Reply with quote

WW1
1915
CANADIANS
Pte. Harold Cameron

(Glasgow Herald 28th June 1915)
"Died in hospital, France, on 24th June, of wounds received in action, Private Harold Cameron, aged 28 years, 1st Canadians, 2nd Brigade, 5th Battalion, sixth son of the late John Cameron, Fernycrag, Craigmore, and of Mrs Cameron, 7 Strathview Gardens, Bearsden."

Attestation papers

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CAMERON, H C
Rank: Private
Service No: 12975
Date of Death: 24/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row F. Grave 6.
Cemetery: LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

Can you make out any answers on Private Cameron's attestation paper?

If he's not on SNWM I'm sure Lt Col Binks would like to know about him.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some info here (although they have noted the same problem)
http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=6900
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Cameron info Reply with quote

Yes, i played around with the image a bit, the next of kin is "Mother E. Cameron" address "7 Strathview Gardens, Bearsden, Scotland", which ties in nicely with the newspaper info.

The Canadian Great War Project person managed to figure out the rest and it is in the entry Ken provided a link to. He was born 1888 and was a bank manager.

I believe SNWM will now only consider new commemoriations if they come from a family member who also has documentary proof. SNWM Q4
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