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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. Donald Noble Reply with quote

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Age: 19 (actually 17)


Derek

I had the CWGC record checked thinking it may be a scan error, but it confirms the age given and verified in the original record by his family was 19.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Nairn in WW2. the Coggs (cousins?) were lost on the same ship.

COGGS, JAMES MAIN.
Rank:Able Seaman
Date of Death:10/04/1942
Age:35
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. Empire Prairie (Greenock)
Panel ReferencePanel 44.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of John Main Coggs and of Janet Coggs (nee McIntosh), of Nairn.

COGGS, ROBERT MAIN.
Rank:Able Seaman
Date of Death:10/04/1942
Age:33
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. Empire Prairie (Greenock)
Panel ReferencePanel 44.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Robert Main Coggs and Frances E. Main Coggs, of Nairn

At 02.20 hours on 10 Apr, 1942, the unescorted Empire Prairie was torpedoed and sunk by U-654 east of Philadelphia. The master, 43 crew members and five gunners were lost.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Fraser, Bridge of Allan Reply with quote

Jim,

I'm sure the CGWC records are accurate as per the info they have, which you checked were confirmed by the n.o.k.
I can only surmise he lied about his age to enlist and ěs parents chose not to have it corrected?

I did look up his Birth Certificate which agrees with the newspaper article.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Pte. Donald Noble Reply with quote

Derek

I am not doubting the true age, and can agree the scenario you describe may well be correct.
He was in France exactly one month.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Pte. Frederick Masson Reply with quote

WW1
Parish of Ardclach
Pte Fred Masson 4th Gordon Hrs

The battalion he was in varies from newpaper entry to memorial and database entries.

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Mr Masson, blacksmith, Glenfirniss (sic) Village, Nairnshire, has been officially informed that his son, Private F. Masson 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action at Neuve CHapelle on March 12. Private Masson served his apprenticeship as an engineer in Glasgow. "

CWGC
MASSON, FREDERICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/6796
Date of Death: 12/03/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Brother of Alex. Masson, of Glenfirness, Nairn.

SNWM
Surname: MASSON
Firstname: Frederick
Service Number: 3/6796
Date Death: 12/03/1915
Place of birth: Ferness Nairn
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Pte. Harry Mc/MacDonald Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Harry MacDonald, 2nd Cameron Hrs.

(Glasgow Herald 17th April 1917)
"Mrs MacDonald, Lochdhu, Nairn, has just received official information that her adopted son, Private Harry MacDonald, 2nd Battalion Camerons, died of wounds on April 5. Private MacDonald joined the Army four years ago, two of which he served with his regiment in India."

CWGC
McDONALD, H
Rank: Private
Service No: 8958
Date of Death: 07/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. F. 10.
Cemetery: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: McDONALD
Firstname: Harry
Service Number: 8958
Date Death: 07/04/1915
Place of birth: Nairn
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Smn. John Findlay Reply with quote

WW1
Seaman John Findlay Patrol Service

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Findlay - Accidentally drowned at Granton, Firth if Firth, on 1st May, while serving on H.M. Submarine sweeper Ruff. John, second son of Capt. Findlay, Nairn, and beloved brother of Mrs. Keillor, Algie Street, Langside, Glasgow."

(Glasgow Herald 6th May 1915)
"News has been received by Mrs Keiller, who resides at 29 Algie Street, Glasgow, that her brother Seaman John Findlay, had been drowned in the Firth of Forth at Granton last Saturday while engaged on mine-sweeping duty, on H.M. submarine sweeper Ruff. Seaman Findlay, who was 28 years of age, was the second son of Captain Findlay, Nairn. Two brothers of Seaman Findlay are engaged in Navy service, one on His Majesty's yach Albion and the other on H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. Yesterday the body of Seaman Findlay was removed from Edinburgh to Nairn for interment."

CWGC
FINDLAY, J
Rank: Seaman
Service No: 3983/B
Date of Death: 01/05/1915
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve H.M. Trawler "Ruff."
Grave Reference: C4. 251.
Cemetery: NAIRN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Findlay, of 96, Harbour St., Nairn.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Lt. James Lawton Mackintosh Reply with quote

WW1
Lt James L. Mackintosh Indian Army

(Glasgow Herald 5th May 1915)
"Mackintosh-
Killed in action in Belgium, on 1st inst. James Lawton, second lieutenant, 1st H.L.I. younger surviving son of the late Hugh Mackintosh, Braeval, Nairn, and Mrs Mackintosh, 12 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh
."

CWGC
MACKINTOSH, JAMES LAWTON
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/05/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. G. 2.
Cemetery: WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES
Additional Information: Son of Henrietta I. Mackintosh, of 33, Lomond Rd., Trinity, Edinburgh, and the late Hugh Mackintosh. Native of Nairn.

SNWM
Surname: MACKINTOSH
Firstname: James Lawton
Date Death: 01/05/1915
Other: Unattached List for Indian Army. Att. 1st Highland Light Infantry.
SNWM roll: THE INDIAN ARMY.
Rank: 2nd Lieut
Theatre of death: France.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:10 am    Post subject: better pics Reply with quote

excellent close up and readable pics of all names here.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:21 am    Post subject: Pte. Angus MacGillivray Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Angus MacGillivray

(Glasgow Herald 11th of May 1915)
"Mrs MacGillivray, Wilson Street, Nairn, has been informed that her son, Private Angus MacGillivray, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, has died from gas poisoning."

CWGC
MacGILLIVRAY, ANGUS
Rank: Private
Service No: 1327
Date of Death: 05/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. B. 40.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. MacGillivray, of 3, Wilson St., Nairn.

SNWM
Surname: MacGILLIVRAY
Firstname: Angus
Service Number: 1327
Date Death: 05/05/1915
Place of birth: Cromarty Ross-shire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939 – 1945

Burgh and Parish of Nairn

Cpl Thomas MacGregor 1st Airborne Div.

In the early hours of 4 April 1944, during a training exercise, a Stirling bomber towing a Horsa Glider carrying No.3 Platoon, 7th KOSB, hit a tree on high ground and crashed, killing all aboard. 24 Borderers were killed, together with 6 RAF personnel and 2 glider pilots.

MacGREGOR, THOMAS.
Rank:Corporal
Service No:3187776
Date of Death:04/04/1944
Age:28
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th (Airborne) Bn.
[1st Airlanding Brigade, 1st Airborne Division]
Grave ReferenceSec. D7. Grave 369.
CemeteryNAIRN CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Murdo and Agnes MacGregor, of Nairn.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:42 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Green Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Robert Green, H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 4th June 1915)
"Bandsman Robert Green, 2nd Highland Light Infantry, has died from wounds received on May 17. Private Green enlisted in the regiment when it was stationed at Fort George eight years ago. He was then 13 1/2 years of age. He has seen service since the commencement of the war, and during all that time had acted as a stretcher-bearer. It was while on this duty he received his fatal wound. A few months ago he was slightly wounded. His mother resides in Nairn."

CWGC
GREEN, R
Rank: Bandsman
Service No: 10785
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 88.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GREEN
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 10785
Date Death: 17/05/1915
Place of birth: Kirkcaldy
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Bandsman
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Pte. Alister A. MacKintosh Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Alastair MacKintosh, 2nd Seaforth Hrs.

(Glasgow Herald 4th June 1915)
"Private Alister Mackintosh, 2nd Seaforths, was killed in action on May 13. Before joining the regulars about two years ago Private Mackintosh was in the employment of Admiral Fraser, Nairn, and was for several years a member of Nairn Boys Brigade. He was 18 years of age."

CWGC
MACKINTOSH, ALISTER A.
Rank: Private
Service No: 1290
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MacKINTOSH
Firstname: Alister A
Service Number: 1200 (1290)
Date Death: 24/05/1915
Place of birth: Nairn Morayshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Mc/MacDonald Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. William MacDonald, 2nd Seaforth Hrs.

(Glasgow Herald 8th of July 1915)
"Private Wm. MacDonald, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on May 2. He resided in Nairn."

CWGC
McDONALD, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 6440
Date of Death: 02/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McDONALD
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 6440
Place of birth: Rafford Elgin Morayshire
Date of death: 2 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Alexander J Watson Memorial has 6th? Reply with quote

Alexander John Watson Pte S/40979 9th Gordon Highlanders b Nairn 19/08/1893 e Nairn Age 24 Killed in Action F&F 28/06/1917 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Watson, of 12, Douglas St., Nairn. Roll of Honour: Vol IV: Page 226. Mother Helen Murray. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension B 058 Plot III Row C Grave 26
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