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Next of kin exhibition: Dumfries

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Next of kin exhibition: Dumfries Reply with quote

As featured on Reporting Scotland last night, the next-of-kin exhibition begins it's nationwide tour. Article on BBC website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-31940350
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The three man mentioned are:

BAILLIE, ANDREW FOREST.
Rank:Private
Service No:1401
Date of Death:22/05/1915
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots "A" Coy. 7th Bn.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Agnes F. Baillie, and the late William Baillie. Born at Leith.

McCALL, G.
Rank:Private
Service No:178248
Date of Death:19/08/1918
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 87th Bn.
Grave Reference:II. C. 3.
Cemetery:HILLSIDE CEMETERY, LE QUESNEL
Additional Information:

The 87th Battalion were the Grenadier Guards of Canada (hence the cap badge)
George was born at Heck, near Lochmaben (as John George McCall) but was brought up near New Abbey and is listed on the War Memorial there.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=258


Surname SANDERS.
Forename Alexander Wright.
Rank Sgt
Service number 21332
Decoration
Place of birth St Michaels Dumfries
Date of death 12 April 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Unit name THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS.
Other detail 18th Bn. formerly 9276 Manchester Regiment.

Alexander is named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=543
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