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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: New member from Peeblesshire Reply with quote

My name is Evelyn and for the last few years I have been researching the men on the war memorials at Kirkurd and Newands. I don't have any family connection with any of the men I just wanted to find out a bit about each one so when their names were read out at the Remembrance Services I knew who they were, where they lived, what they looked like. I also passed the information on to the local primary school.
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Evelyn,
Welcome to the project.
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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Derek!
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David. Just spending some time finding my way round the forum. Really interesting posts!
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum and some great memorials to start with.

Do you know anything about Janet Brown the munitions worker from Kirkurd who died?

Kind regards

Adam
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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know very little about Janet Brown In 1911 she was 11 years old living at Old Harestanes (near Blyth Bridge) with her parents, John and Annie, and younger siblings, Thomas Agnes and John. I understand that there is a memorial at York Minster for all munitions workers who died during the Great War and I have tried to contact them regarding this but, so far, without success. Just noticed that you share the same surname - are you a relative (she asks hopefully!) Very Happy
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to tell you that Janet Brown is not named on the list of Munitions workers on the Women's Memorial in York Minster.
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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Ken.
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EvelynR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just come across a newspaper article reporting the dedication of a memorial organ in Kirkurd UF Church in 1919 and it mentions that Janet Brown "one of our girls" died at munitions work in London.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvelynR wrote:
Just noticed that you share the same surname - are you a relative (she asks hopefully!) Very Happy


No, sorry, no relation!

Cheers

Adam
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