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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Taylor W F F Reply with quote

Taylor William F F Sjt 7th Field Artillery 1st Div USA Ex Force New York F & F 02-May-18 Register of Voters : 15 May 1919 Wm (a) Soldier: 99 Castle St; Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France Plot C Row 10 Grave 1
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Mitchell Charles Reply with quote

Mitchell Charles Sjt 265839 4th Gordon Highlanders e Huntly Age 30 Killed in Action F & F 13-Apr-18 Son of John & Mary A Mitchell (nee Raitt). John Mitchell, Builder, Huntly. Brother Robert 13-4-18. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: CQM Sgt A Archibald, DCM Reply with quote

Alexander Archibald's gallantry award and MID have been added to the CWGC record today. His brother, Capt John Archibald, was awarded the MC and Bar.

Citation.

1588 Sgt. A. ARCHIBALD 6th Bn. Gordon Highlanders (Banff & Donside). "For conspicuous gallantry at Neuve Chapelle on March 13th, 1915, when he carried despatches and collected wounded under heavy fire" (L.G. 30.6.15)
Mentioned in Despatches - LG 1 Jan 1916)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: CQM Sgt A Archibald, DCM Reply with quote

kinnethmont wrote:
Alexander Archibald's gallantry award and MID have been added to the CWGC record today


That's great news to hear of an amendment to a CWGC record. How long did it take from initail request to the amendment going in?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: CQM Sgt A Archibald, DCM Reply with quote

It took a month to be added.
The military authorities would not have have become involved in this case since I supplied indisputable evidence of the awards having been made. It is likely the omission is tied to the fact Alexander has no NOK listed in the register. It is sad that the family link to his brother, Capt John Archibald ( MC & Bar), was not supplied by his parents in the 1920's.

I have always found CWGC most interested and helpful in keeping their records accurate, it helps to have a " link " to CWGC.

**** I fully expect to have a missing local soldier who died in the Ypres Salient in 1917, added to the CWGC Roll in the New Year.

UPDATE
**** 11 Nov 2008. CWGC advised today that 241689 Pte William Kelly Will of Peterhead will be added to their Debt of Honour Roll. See details at Peterhead Memorial thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Huntly War Memorial Reply with quote

Details of the 227 casualties on the Huntly War Memorial were placed on the internet at www.kinnethmont.co.uk/huntly on the 90th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

All were identified from various sources and the casualties confimed with the exception of five men whom I cannot verify 100% at present. These are, therefor, noted as - Believed to be correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiling report.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morrison William James Knowles Pte 27902 10th Cameronians b Keithhall e Aberdeen r Huntly Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 23-Jul-18 Husband of Jessie Morrison, Bridge St; Ballater. Maybe 7th Bn Black Watch S/41191 may 23rd or 24th. Tullich MI Entry No 80 Soissons Memorial M. R. 18 Ballater & Huntly



Something wrong here and also at Ballater


The Huntly man was 27 and family members confirmed he was the son of William Morrison, King St., Huntly., Husband of Mary Morrison ms McMillan, 26 George St., Huntly, Aberdeenshire
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Cobban Anthony Reply with quote

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Cobban Anthony (Tony) Cpl 811562 50th Canadian Inf (Alberta Regt) b Huntly 31/10/1883 e Edmonton Age 36 Died of Wounds Aberdeen 17-Jan-20 NoK: Anthony Cobban, 5 Market St; Huntly (Father) Occ: Bridgeman. Son of Mrs Jane Cobban. Register of Voters 15 May 1919: Anthony (Carter) & Mrs Jean Cobban (nee Mitchell). 1891 Census 202 : Huntly 2/132: 79 George St; Mother Jane) 1901 Census 202: Huntly 1/37 : 5 Market St; Huntly Cemetery U. K. Huntly


Buried 21st. January, 1920. Huntly Cemetery. Family Lair G1729. Photo:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Cobban was a non comm who I submitted to MOD / CWGc a few years ago. The case was accepted and his is now a war grave with his details recorded on the CWGC Roll.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Pirie Alex Reply with quote

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Pirie Alexander A/sjt S/15351 8/10th Gordon Highlanders b Huntly e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 31-Jul-17 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Belhelvie Huntly & Keith
Sgt. ALEX. PIRIE's parents were ROBERT PIRIE & MARGARET DUNCAN living at 60, George Street, Huntly, at the time of the father's (ROBERT's) death 30th. April, 1917.

Their relationship to ALEXANDER PIRIE being their son - inscription on their headstone in Huntly Cemetery. "Also their son ALEX PIRIE who fell in action 31st. July, 1917."

Hope this helps.

Aye the inscription (transcript) referred to above may well be in error to the extent perhaps of missing out the "grand" word to make the thing read " ... also their grandson ALEX PIRIE ....". So there's a resulting address of 60, George Street remaining which, coupled to a death certificate informant (maybe the father of said Alex. Pirie + his address) = confirmation of the parents. Confused


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: 1901 Census Reply with quote

Name: Alexander Pirie
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Robert Pirie
Mother's Name: Margaret Pirie
Gender: Male
Where born: Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 202
Registration District: Huntly
Civil Parish: Huntly
Town: Huntly
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 58 George St
Occupation: Apprentice Moulder
ED: 1
Household Schedule Number: 102
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1901_68
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Pirie 63
Margaret Pirie 51
Alexander Pirie 14
Robert Simpson 6
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beat me to it. Just been to the cemetery. Words on Pirie grave are okay and as transcript. Panic over.

"In loving memory of my husband ROBERT PIRIE who died
60, George St., Huntly, 30 th April 1917 aged 76 years
Also their son ALEX PIRIE who fell in action 31 st July 1917
And MARGARET DUNCAN, wife of the said ROBERT PIRIE,
who died at Kinnoir, 16 th June 1933 aged 83 years."


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Ancestry info on Alexander Pirie Reply with quote

The is a couple of items about Alexander Pirie 1911 Census 2nd bn Gordons in India.
Pension Records 14 pages so if you can review them you might get more info.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Pirie Alexander A/sjt S/15351 Reply with quote

Quote:
Pension Records 14 pages so if you can review them you might get more info.


This appears to be a different man - 8946.
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