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A Morris



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:37 am    Post subject: Dunfermline Man - Watson Reply with quote

Hi,

Can anybody help with the following request?

I have identified the below man commemorated on the Dunfermline WW1 Memorial:

Andrew Watson
Born 1891 in Dunfermline
Father James - Mother Helen
Died 12th Feb 1918 while serving as 3rd Engineer Officer on HMHS Neuralia at Durban in South Africa - aged 27

I can find no CWGC or SNWM record for this man. Can anybody confirm that he normally should be commemorated or are men serving on HMHS excluded?

Rgds,
Alex
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was he perhaps Merchant Navy?

If he was, and his death was not the result of enemy action, then he won't be commemorated by CWGC.
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A Morris



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,

I only have newspaper articles as a reference. According to the Dunfermline Journal he was serving with the Royal Navy.

I am trying to find evidence of any service records.

Rgds,
Alex
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