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GEORGE MCDONALD **NOW COMMEMORATED**
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl. S/7765 George McDonald, 8th Black Watch Reply with quote

David

I do not know the detail of the error case you mention.
In general terms, the more pieces of official evidence that can be obtained ( original or clear copy) in support, the better. When CWGC checked the detail you sent, against their original register, it may have revealed a simple scanning error which they would correct without further query.

Where a Service Return exists an Extract can be obtained from GROS which would clearly show the detail and his full service number, part of which is obscured on the McDonald Return image. It will carry most weight, together with the service file.
In his case, as an in service non comm case the Certificate will be obtained to confirm his death.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see George McDonald has been added to CWGC - submitted by volunteer Liz Crow

Name: McDONALD, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/7765
N.B.: This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl. S/7765 George McDonald, 8th Black Watch Reply with quote

Mark

I am checking this. As mentioned on 1st June the Mc / Mac s were being checked at that time by IFCP so it may be Liz provided the initial detail of his case.

Update
It was the case that Liz Crow was checking the Mc / Mac names at the time and had submitted details of George McDonald before my case detail was analysed. In consequence, the " find " is attributed by IFCP to Liz rather than myself and I was not informed personally he had been accepted on 23rd October.

It can be that more than one person uncovers the same missing casualty, as in this case. It could have, of course, turned out the other way round.
The main thing is that George will now be commemorated in perpetuity by CWGC, due to the combined effort.

At present there are 544 outstanding cases submitted by IFCP and awaiting determination.

MISSING NO MORE
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