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|Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:28 pm Post subject: Not so much a non-com more a mis-com
|William Birrell Macaulay, Private (3392) 9th Battalion, Royal Scots is listed by CWGC on the Thiepval Memorial in France - however he died in Aberdeen.
He is named on the Selkirk Roll of Honour as:
MACAULAY, WILLIAM B., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-16.
William Birrell Macaulay – age 19 – Private (3392) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was a law clerk in a solicitors' office in Selkirk when he enlisted and he joined his battalion in France in October 1915. William was badly wounded in July 1916 and had a leg amputated before he was evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital at Albyn Place in Aberdeen where he died.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Macaulay formerly of the Fleece Hotel in Selkirk (died 1910) and of Ellen (Caird) Macaulay of 45 St. George's Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
He died of his wounds on 11 August 1916 and thanks to investigations by the folks at the In From the Cold Project we know that he is buried in the Newcastle-on-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.
CWGC now has the case.