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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Alexander Sandison Reply with quote

Alexander Sandison
Trooper South African L[ight] H[orse]

Not found in 1911 census.

A possible match in Alexander McHattie Sandison born 22 September 1880 at Barbank, Portsoy.

From information posted on Ancestry he appears to have fought in the Boer War (not confirmed) and remained in South Africa where he died on 20 October 1918 aged 38. Haven't yet determined cause of death or whether it was WW1 related.

This 1891 census applies
Name: Alexr Sandieson
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relationship: Son
Mother's Name: Jane Sandieson
Gender: Male
Where born: Portsoy, Banffshire
Registration number: 153/2
Registration District: Portsoy
Civil Parish: Fordyce
Town: Portsoy
County: Banffshire
Address: Low Street
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 3
Household Schedule Number: 136
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1891_43
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: James Morrison Reply with quote

Assume this is the same James Morrison as recorded on the Parish of Boyndie War memorial (as posted by Ann Park):

Morrison James L/cpl 971 6th Gordon Highlanders e Portsoy Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 10-Feb-15 Son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Morrison, Whitehills, Banffshire. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Fr 0525 Plot I Row C Grave 44 Boyndie & Portsoy

Aberdeen Evening Express Tues 23 February 1915 (with photos):

"Cpl Morrison and Private John McWilliam, of A Coy 6th Gordon Highlanders, who died fighting for King and Country, were both natives of Portsoy"


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: James A Morrison Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
James A Morrison Pte 6616 1st Gordon Highlanders b Fordyce e Aberdeen Age 38 Killed in Action F & F 30-Apr-16 Son of Mary Morrison, 28 South High St; Portsoy, Banffshire. Date maybe 30-11-16. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery B 017 Row M Grave 36


BJ 9 May 1916
Private James Morrison, B Coy [can't read Bn due to crumpled paper] Gordon Highlanders, native Portsoy, employed for a number of years as a butcher by the late P Cruikshank in Burnside.

Also mentions him as Sgt in Volunteers.

A letter from the Chaplain is also quoted.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: William Milne Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
William Milne Pte no Portsoy details


Have tried a few approaches but have not managed to map any of the following to Gordon Highlanders:

1. Portsoy births 1880-1900:
October 1893 William John Ga[??] Milne, born at Church Street, son of Agnes Milne (domicil North Street Aberchirder)

1898 William Walker Milne (not viewed as probably too late)

2. 1911 Census 2 William Milnes in Portsoy:

William Milne, aged 29, at Church Street, with wife Jemima (married 1 year), 0 children, general merchant (own account), born Aberdeen.

William G Milne, aged 32, at Cullen Street, with wife Helen (married 8yrs) and 4 children, general labourer, born Sandend.

3. 1901 Census 1 William Milne, aged 21, born Portsoy, farm servant in Fordyce.

4. 1891 Census 1 William Milne aged 12, at No 48 Sandend, born Fordyce, son of Robert and Jessie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: William Milne Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
William Milne Pte no Portsoy details


This might be a possible match from the AJ (Tuesday 18 July 1916)

SERGT. W.J. MILNE, GORDONS
The death is announced in France of Sergt. William John Milne, Gordon Highlanders, formerly of Aberdeen. A native of Portsoy, Sergt. Milne was brought up by his grandparents, Mr and Mrs W. Milne, who now reside at Gatehouse, Inverurie. He served his apprenticeship as a carpenter at Portsoy, and afterwards worked at Cullen and Keith. Prior to the war he was foreman to Messrs. R. and J. Reid, Bon-Accord Street, Aberdeen. Shortly after the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Gordons, and was made pioneer-sergeant. He had been eight months in France. He was 38 years of age and leaves a widow and two young children.

From SDGW:
Name: William Milne
Death Date: 11 Jul 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Aberdeen
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 4th Battalion
Number: 3220
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

From CWGC
Milne W J
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 3220
Date of Death: 11/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 36.
Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: John Tawse Watson update Reply with quote

John Tawse Watson L/cpl 9599 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Ord, Banff. e Portsoy Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 01/07/1916 Son of Annie Watson, 30 Church St; Portsoy, Banffshire. Enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders in 1907 served in India until 1913. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Annie. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Row B Grave 17 Daily Record: 03-08-16 P5: Portsoy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: John H Buchan info in newspapers has Portsoy... Reply with quote

John H Buchan Bdr L/21499 55th Royal Field Artillery 33rd Bde b Aberdeen e Aberdeen Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 20/04/1918 Grandson of the late John Hall, Braeside of Rothiemaise, Wartle. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Jane Smith. Newspapers has Accidentally Killed. Liercourt Churchyard, Somme Fr 0826 In North East Corner ADJ 11-06-18 P4: Portsoy EE 12-06-18 Page 2 RoH
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