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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Pte. Archibald Coke Reply with quote

12341 is Archibald Coke, born Crawford, enlisted at Newbury, Berks. He was formerly 7129 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

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Name: COKE
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 20/07/1918
Service No: 12341
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 7.
Cemetery: MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. Walter Slingsby Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
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Name: SLINGSBY, WALTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Service No: S/10423
Additional information: Son of the late Walter and Mary Slingsby, of Dalbeattie, Kilkcuabrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


I'd love to know Walter's link to Crawfordjohn. He spent all of his younger life in Kirkcudbrightshire and is listed on the Dalbeattie WM and on the Higher Grade School Memorial but I cannot see him on the 1911 census anywhere in Scotland. I did wonder if he married a Crawfordjohn girl but again nothing on scotlandspeople.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't answer Ken's question but many years ago Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture had a query about one of the people listed on the war memorial, [not Walter Slingsby], and we could find no link with anyone in the parish.

Perhaps Walter Slingsby married a girl who had some link with the village but whose family was no longer living there.

Am I correct in thinking that anyone could request to have a name recorded on a particular memorial?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janet

Every community had their own criteria for including names but I've seen a few where the husbands of local women were included.

On my home town's memorial in the north of Scotland it lists a Yorkshire man who was killed whilst serving in an Australian battalion. He had been in Australia since 1911 and I don't even know if he'd ever visited the village where he is commemorated.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the names on Crawfordjohn war memorial -

Robert Lauriston is the son of George Lauriston [a ‘horsekeeper on estate’ at Abington in the 1901 census] & Marion Ritchie.

James Galloway Russell is the son of William Russell, a railway traffic inspector, & Agnes Galloway. According to the 1891 census James was born in Perth. In that year they are in Abington with Agnes’ brother, John Galloway.

George Haig. – In the 1901 census there is a 7 year-old George Haig, son of John Haig, baker, living in Abington. In 1911 George is an apprentice blacksmith.

James Graham. – In Abington in the 1911 census there is a 12 year-old James Graham, born Lanark, enumerated with his grandparents, Thomas Gibson, shepherd, born Lanark, & his wife Agnes, born Pettinain.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. Walter Slingsby Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
DelBoy wrote:
CWGC
Name: SLINGSBY, WALTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Service No: S/10423
Additional information: Son of the late Walter and Mary Slingsby, of Dalbeattie, Kilkcuabrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


I'd love to know Walter's link to Crawfordjohn. He spent all of his younger life in Kirkcudbrightshire and is listed on the Dalbeattie WM and on the Higher Grade School Memorial but I cannot see him on the 1911 census anywhere in Scotland. I did wonder if he married a Crawfordjohn girl but again nothing on scotlandspeople.



I'm getting a wee bit closer to linking Walter to Crawfordjohn (I think!)
The Army Register of Soldiers effects lists his legatees as his sisters, Mrs Mary Norman and Mrs Ada C Thornhill, and a Mrs Isabella V K Blacklaw.
On the 1891 census in Dalbeattie are his sisters Mary Jane Slingsby and Ada Slingsby - so that bit is OK.
In 1911 Isabella Blacklaw, born Stow, Midlothian, and her family are in Crawfordjohn where her husband William was a ploughman born Traquair, Peebles. Isabella Veitch Knox had married William in 1902 in Traquair.
So she is the person named as a legatee but I still don't know what the relationship was and why it warranted his name being added to the memorial!
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