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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Pte. John O'Brien Reply with quote

WW1
A.&.S.H.
Pte. John O'Brien

(Glasgow Herald 5th June 1915)
"Private John O'Brien (2309), of F (Alexandria and Renton) Company 1-9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died from gas poisoning. He was 25 years of age and was employed in the Alexandria works of the United Turkey Red Company (Limited)."

CWGC
O'BRIEN, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 2309
Date of Death: 25/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. B. 10.
Cemetery: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: O'BRIEN
Firstname: John
Service Number: 2309
Date Death: 25/05/1915
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartons (hire?)
Other: 1/9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Private John Yates Reply with quote

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GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. John Yates

(Glasgow Herald 15th June 1915)
"Private John Yates (3592), 1st Gordon Highlanders, son of Mrs Margaret Yates, 51 Napierston Terrace, Jamestown, was killed in action on June 7. He was about 19 years of age, and was a native of Jamestown."

CWGC
YATES, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3592
Date of Death: 07/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: YATES
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: S/3592
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Date of death: 7 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Pte/Cpl/L.Sgt. Peter Robertson Reply with quote

WW1
A.&.S.H.
Cpl. Peter Robertson

His rank on CGWC is Lance Sergeant, SNWM has Private and on memorial and newspaper Corporal. MIC just shows Private.

(Glasgow Herald 28th June 1915)
"Corporal Peter Robertson (2204), of 1-9th A. and S.H. who resided at 18 Wilson Street, Alexandria, is reported missing. He was employed in Messrs Denny's yard, Dumbarton."

CWGC
ROBERTSON, PETER
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 2204
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ROBERTSON
Forename: Peter
Rank: Pte
Service number: 2204
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. Samuel Pollock Reply with quote

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A.&.S.H.
L.Cpl. Samuel Pollock

(Glasgow Herald 28th June 1915)
"Lance-Corporal Samuel Pollock (2847), of 1-9th A. and S.H., who resided at 157 Middleton Street, Alexandria, is reported missing. He is a native of the Vale of Leven and 24 years of age. He was attached to A Company, and was employed in Messrs John Brown and Co.'s yard, Clydebank, prior to enlisting."

CWGC
POLLOCK, SAMUEL
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2847
Date of Death: 10/05/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Catherine Pollock, of 157, Middleton St., Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.

SNWM
Surname: POLLOCK
Forename: Samuel
Rank: L Cpl
Service number: 2847
Date of death: 10 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Pte. William Lee Reply with quote

WW1
A.&.S.H.
L.Cpl. William Lee

His rank is inflated on the memorial and newspaper entry.

(Glasgow Herald 29th June 1915)
"Sergeant William Lee (1913), F (Renton and Alexandria) Company, 1-9th A. and S.H. who resided at 30 Gleneagle Cottages, Scotstoun, has been missing since May 24. He is the son of Mr Charles Lee, a native of the Vale of Leven, and is 19 years of age. His parents resided in Alexandria, but have now removed to Scotstoun."

CWGC
LEE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 1913
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: LEE
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1913
Place of birth: Bonhill Dumbartonshire
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Pte. James Milarvie Reply with quote

Not on the memorial.

WW1
A.&.S.H.
Pte. James Milarvie

(Glasgow Herald 29th June 1915)
"Signaller James Milarvie (1632), F (Alexandria and Renton) Company, 1-9th A. and S.H., son of Mr ands Mrs James Milarvie, 73 Crossburn Street, off Garscube Road, Glasgow, is officially reported by the War Office as missing since May 24. His parents until recently resided in Bank Street, Alexandria, but they have now removed to Glasgow. He is 20 years of age, and was employed in the Ferryfield Works, Alexandria."

CWGC
MILARVIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1632
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MILARVIE
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1632
Place of birth: Dalmuir Dunbartonshire
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1/9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Rflmn. Thomas Hastings Reply with quote

Not on the memorial, although his father did reside here, perhaps the son never did?

(Glasgow Herald 10th July 1915)
"Private Tom Hastings, of the Royal Irish Rifles, has been posted as missing since May 9. He is 22 years of age, and came from India with his regiment and thenwent to the front. Anyone who can give information about him might communicate with Mr Hastings, 20 Raglan Street, Bonhill."

CWGC
HASTINGS, THOMAS
Rank: Rifleman
Service No: 9383
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Second-Lieut. John T. Wilson, Seaforths. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 3rd February, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
WILSON.-
Killed in action, on 28th January, second Lieutenant John Thomson Wilson, Seaforth Highlanders, elder son of Dr. and Mrs. T. Lindsay Wilson, Bonhill, Dumbartonshire."


SNWM - WW1
Surname WILSON
Forename John Thomson
Rank T/2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 28 January 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail (att. 8th Bn.).

CWGC - WILSON, John Thomson
Rank:Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 28/01/1917. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 12.
Cemetery: MARTINPUICH BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Lindsay Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson, of Bonhill, Dumbartonshire.
A medical student.


Headstone schedules record Mr. Y. Lindsay Wilson, Marie Vale, Bonhill, Dumbartonshire.

Backpay and account credits amounting to over 84 were paid to his father, Dr. T. Lindsay Wilson, in late 1917.

1901 Census Dunbartons., Alexandria, 86 Middleton Street, recorded (transcription):- John T. Wilson (4), son, born England; Thomas L. Wilson (57), General Medical Practitioner, born Lanarks., Cambuslang; Elizabeth Wilson (32), Wife, born Pulkayburn (eh?) Sutherlandshire; siblings.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Second-Lieut. Alex. C. Finlayson, R.F.C. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 20th April, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
FINLAYSON.-
Died of wounds received in action, on 9th inst., Alexander Cunningham Finlayson, aged 20, Lieutenant, R.F.C., third son of Mr and Mrs James Finlayson, 27 Bridge Street, Alexandria."

SNWM - WW1
Surname FINLAYSON
Forename Alexander Cunningham
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 9 April 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Other detail (4th Sqd.).

CWGC - FINLAYSON, Alexander Cunningham
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 4th Sqdn.
Grave Reference: II. J. 27.
Cemetery: POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE
Additional Information: Son of James and Christina Finlayson, of "Bredon", Balloch, Dumbartonshire.

Headstone schedules record Mrs. C. Finlayson, Ivybank, Alexandria, Scotland.

1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Bonhill, Alexandria, 35 Bridge Street, recorded (transcription):- Alexander Finlayson (4), son, born Alexandria; James Finlayson (35), Law Clerk, born Glasgow; Christina Finlayson (36), Wife, born Dunbartons., Bonhill; siblings, all born Alexandria.

Some previous service records exist for Lieut. Finlayson.
Service records exist where Alexander added a couple of years to his age and Attested for the Royal Scots Greys (No. 3392) - 28th August, 1914 at Dumbarton. Three years short service.
Alexander C. Finlayson. Born Alexandria. 19 years. Assistant Chemist (3 years at United Turkey Red Co.)
N/K:- Mother. Mrs. Christina Finlayson, 27 Bridge Street, Alexandria.
Joined at Aldershot (1st. Reserve Regiment of Cavalry) 1st September, 1914.
Discharged medically unfit K.Regs. 392 (iii) 9th October, 1914.
43 days from joining to discharge.

Medal index ticket records:-
3/2 Scottish Horse. Private 6107.
Commissioned R.F.C. 5th September, 1916. 2/Lieut.
Father- J. Finlayson, Esq., Ivy Bank, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. James C. Doig, A. & S.H. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 18th May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
DOIG.-
Killed in action, on the 23rd April, Pte. James C. Doig, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 30 years, third son of Mr and Mrs David Doig, Smollett Street, Alexandria.
His trials and his griefs are past,
A blessed end is his at last,
He bore Christ's yoke and did His will,
And though he died he liveth still.
-Inserted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers."

SNWM - WW1
Surname DOIG
Forename James
Rank Pte
Service number 278577
Decoration
Place of birth Campsie Stirlings
Date of death 23 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1/7th Bn.

SDGW - Enlisted Stirling.
Medal index ticket records previous service nr.:- Pte. 7219.

Some service records exist for this soldier.
James Doig, 29 years, 9 months, Blacksmith's Helper, Unmarried, Smollett Street, Alexandria.
1916 at Stirling. No. 4392 (scored out) 3/9 Arg. & Suth. Highrs.
Casualty forms records date of enlistment - 10th July, 1916. Presbyterian.
France, 22nd December, 1916.




CWGC - DOIG, James Crow
Rank: Private.
Service No: 278577.
Date of Death: 23/04/1917. Age: 30.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of David and Mary Crow Doig, of 7, Smollett St., Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

1891 Census Stirlings., Campsie, Lennoxtown, Service Street, recorded (transcription):- James Doig (4), Scholar, son, born Stirling., Lennoxtown; David Doig (35), Fireman Printwork, born Lanarks., Glasgow; Mary C. Doig (27), Wife, born Kincardines., Stonehaven; three siblings, all born Lennoxtown.
1901 Census family living at 7, Lennox Street, Renton, Dunbartonshire. (John Morrison, (50), Seaman, is noted boarding with the family, in this record. He is born Kincardineshire (poor transcribing again - Stonehaven is a good bet), possibly a relative of Mary Doig.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Robert McGill, 10th.Bn. Scottish Rifles. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 23rd. May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
M'Gill.-
Killed in action, on 24th (sic) April, Pte. Robert M'Gill, Scottish Rifles, younger son of Robert M'Gill, 48 Bank Street, Alexandria."

SNWM - WW1
Surname McGILL
Forename R
Rank Pte
Service number 201580
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 26 April 1917
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 10th Bn.

Some service records exist for this soldier. Wounded a number of times during his service and hospitalised Stobhill.
Robert McGill. Born Parish of Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. 27 years, Draper. Enlisted at Glasgow, 25th. November, 1915. 3/5th. Scottish Rifles. Pte. 255.
At Ripon, November, 1915.
At Catterick, April, 1916.
Medal index ticket/ Medal Award Rolls record and confirm prior service:- 5/6Sco. Rif. Pte. 255; 10/Sco. Rif. Pte 201580.

Army register soldier's backpay and War Gratuity to father Robert. Date of death recorded 23/26th. April, 1917. Robert McGill, 10th.Bt. Sco. Rifl. Pte. 201580.


CWGC - McGILL, Robert
Rank: Private.
Service No: 201580.
Date of Death:23/04/1917. Age: 28. (Killed in action.)
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert McGill, of 48, Bank St., Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

1891 Census Dunbartonshire, Bonhill, 48, Bank Street, recorded (transcription):- Robert McGill (2), son, born Alexandria; Robert McGill (50), Blacksmith, born Bonhill; Jessie McGill (45), Wife, born Alexandria; siblings.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Bonhill Memorial - Thomas Taig Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: TAIG
Initial: T
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit: 21st Div Signal Coy
Date of Death: 13/07/1917
Service no: 46094
Grave reference: D 1
Cemetery: COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 27 July 1917

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:26 am    Post subject: John Yates update Reply with quote

John McCorquondale Yates Private S/3592 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Bonhill,Dumbarton e Jamestown Age 23 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 07/06/1915 Son of Margaret Yates, 51 Napierston Terr; Jamestown. 1901 Census: 61 Napierston Terrace, Bonhill. Staying with Grandmother Flora McCorquondale. Newspapers says about 19. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Margaret. Grandmother: Flora McCorquondale. Also in red Hugh McCorquondale. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Glasgow Herald 15-06-15 Evening Times 14-6-15 16-6-15 Page 3: Photo 24-3-15 Page 2
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Second-Lieut. James R. Galbraith, R.F.A. Reply with quote

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WWI: Galbraith James R. Royal Field Artillery Lieutenant


The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 3rd. October, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
GALBRAITH.-
Accidentally killed, on 20th September, James R. Galbraith, Second Lieut., R.F.A., late S.S.M., Yeomanry, beloved eldest son of the late John Galbraith, and of Mrs Galbraith, Glenleven, Alexandria."

Pre-war occupation:- Draughtsman.
Medal index ticket records previous service:- Lanark Yeo. Sgt. 332; R.S.Fus. SSM 295485; R.F.A. 2/Lieut. (Commissioned 23rd. June, 1917).
Theatre of War - 2B; 11th. October, 1915.
Service Award Rolls record 1/1 Lanarkshire Yeomanry, Sgt 332 (as above).

Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to Mrs. Mary Galbraith (mother).
J.R. Galbraith, 2 Lt., R.F.A., died 20.9.1917, accident.


SNWM - WW1
Surname GALBRAITH
Forename James Robert
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 20 September 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Other detail (A. 64th Bde.).

CWGC - GALBRAITH, James Robert
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 20/09/1917. Age: 28. (Died of accidental injuries.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery "A" Bty. 64th Bde.
Grave Reference: I. F. 19.
Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Galbraith, of Glenleven, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

1901 Census Dunbartons., Bonhill, Alexandria, 200, Bank Street, recorded (transcription):- James R. Galbraith (11), Scholar, son, born Bonhill; John Galbraith (45), Grocer, born Dunbarton, Kilmaronock; Mary Galbraith (40), Wife, born Dunbarton, Renton; siblings.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Henry Candlish, Royal Scits. Reply with quote

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WWI: Candlish Henry Royal Scots Private


The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 11th. October, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
CANDLISH.-
Killed in action, on 16th September, Private Henry Candlish, Royal Scots, (late with William Barr & Sons, drapers), beloved husband of Jean Buchanan, Rowantree Bank, Alexandria."

SNWM - WW1
Surname CANDLISH
Forename Henry
Rank Pte
Service number 43518
Decoration
Place of birth Alexandria Dumbartonshire
Date of death 16 September 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail latterly 43931 11th Bn. The Royal Scots.
Also formerly Pte. 3012, Ayrshire Yeomanry.

SDGW - Born/lived/enlisted Alexandria. Born at Ayr.
Service records exist for this soldier. Ayrshire Yeomanry attestation from September, 1916. Married Jane Buchanan at Alexandria, 27th. June, 1906.

Army register soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to Jane (widow).
Henry Candlish, 21st.Bn. R. Scots, Pte. 43931; died 16.9.1917, Belgium in action.
Service Award Rolls record previous Royal Scots service:- 11th. Royal Scots Pte. 43931.


CWGC - CANDLISH, H.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 43931.
Date of Death: 16/09/1917. Age: 39.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 28.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of the late T. S. and Sarah Candlish, of Girvan; husband of Jean Buchanan Cunningham formerly Candlish), of Bellshill, Lanarkshire.

Headstone schedules record Mrs. J. Cunningham, L.M.S. Station House, Bellshill, Lanarkshire.

1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Alexandria, 9, Upper Bridge Street, recorded (transcription):- Henry Candlish (23), Draper's Assistant, single, born Ayr- one of a number of lodgers at this address, occupied by Elizabeth McCowat (70), born Renfrews., Elderslie, and her grown up family.
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