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L/Cpl David S. Craigie, Gordon Highlanders

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl David S. Craigie, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Most of the non comms that can ever be found relate to WW1. During WW2 things were more organised as far as graves registration, etc was concerned. However, events like the withdrawl of the B.E.F. from France in May / June 1940 made record keeping difficult for those involved.

The man below is recorded as an Overseas Death having died of wounds in France but his details have not been given to CWGC. He is on the SNWM Roll.
If anyone knows anything of him or his family, I would be interested in the details. I understand he resided in Aberdeen, was born at Woodside in 1915 and was with the 5th Battalion.

A case for him is now with M.O.D.


2875645 L/Cpl David Sutherland CRAIGIE
Gordon Highlanders. Age 25
DOW. France 19.05.40
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: L/Cpl David S. Craigie, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

I am now in contact with the NOK.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl David S. Craigie, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

The name of L./Cpl. David S. Craigie was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today.

Name: CRAIGIE, DAVID SUTHERLAND
Initials: D S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 19/05/1940
Service No: 2875645
N.B.: This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news Jim.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Jim.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl David S. Craigie, Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Derek

I didn't actually put this case forward, but was consulted regarding records relating to the death.

Being a Gordon Highlander, he was of further interest to me and I manged to track down his son. Hopefully now that the death is accepted the link can be proved ( not always possible ) between him and the casualty so as to allow CWGC to add to the basic details recorded currently.

David Craige was born at Woodside, Aberdeen in 1915 and resided there at his death. He married in 1935.
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