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Comrades in Arms---Stott and Binnie.

 
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Comrades in Arms---Stott and Binnie. Reply with quote

This beautiful picture is displayed in the Oban War and Peace Museum. It was difficult to photograph due to the pale colour of the print and the lights reflecting off the glass.

Harry Stott of Bradford and Donald Binnie of Oban. Both men have the same grave reference.






STOTT, HARRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 325836
Date of Death: 13/04/1917
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 1st/9th Bn
Grave Reference: H. 44/57.
Cemetery: AGNY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. S. E. Stott, of 77, Beckside Rd., Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorks.

BINNIE, DONALD CURRIE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 7484
Date of Death: 13/04/1917
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 1st/9th Bn.
Grave Reference: H. 44/57.
Cemetery: AGNY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Catherine Binnie, of Victoria Cottage, Oban, and the late Alexander Binnie.
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another little find within the Oban War and Peace Museum.



McCULLOCH, ROBERT
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 873231
Date of Death: 10/09/1943
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 2 Air-landing Anti-Tank Bty.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave XV. E. 6-35.
Cemetery: BARI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Place of Birth: Argyllshire.
Son of Hugh and Annabella McCulloch, of Glasgow; husband of Martha McCulloch, of Glasgow.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There a little puzzle about Binnie and Stott.
SDGW shows Binnie as enlisting in Oban (but no birth or residence details) with the No:7484. His medal card has 9/7484.
SDGW shows Stott as enlisting Sunderland and resident in Bradford with the No:325836. his medal card has 9/7483 and 325836.
(The date of death was right in the middle of Territorial renumbering)

So it looks as though they enlisted together, served together, died together and were buried together, but what's the Oban/Bradford connection????

p.s. Binnie is not on the SNWM.
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Ken for your comments. I'm wondering if the two mothers were sisters or related in some other way. Tried to search for clues but got "stuck".

Can you tell me what SDGW stands for, please. Can't find my abbreviations list!

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Morag
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Morag, I must stop using FLA's Smile

SDGW = Soldiers who Died in the Great War.

"In 1921 His Majesty's Stationery Office published, on behalf of and by authority of the War Office, two lists of those who died during the Great War. One volume, packed with minute typescript, gave the basic details of nearly 42,000 officer casualties. It required an additional 80 volumes to list all the 'other ranks' who gave their lives in a war that claimed a daily average of over 450 British Army fatalities."

It's now available (for a fee) on-line via various sites.
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