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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Ancestry has the answer... Reply with quote

The name was not under the Brebber name they really don't get it right but I use numbers and/ or dates just anything to get the info.....glad to help.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely "off-topic" but Vinicombe Street is the site of the oldest motor garage surviving in Glasgow and back in the good old days (the 1960's) was the home of the distinctive green Post Office Telephones vans based at the Western Telephone exchange.
I used to park my Mini there and collected my Morris Minor van for a day of fault repairing in the West End of Glasgow.
Happy days!
http://www.botanicgardensgarage.org/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also off topic - green for telecoms, red for postal!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:40 am    Post subject: Michael Welsh GH Reply with quote

Michael Welsh Private S/16089 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders 31 Pakistan 15/06/1918 Rawalpindi War Cemetery 3. B. 19. The Scotsman 10-07-18 P6: Stirling
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Welsh isn't on the Stirling war memorial (doesn't mean he's not from Stirling - I've found quite a few others!) CWGC and SNWM have no links to Stirling either. Some more investigations methinks!!

(He's not under Walsh either)

Edit: I've just found mention of Michael Welsh in a list of Stirling Men for Active Service in the Stirling Observer of 3rd August 1915. (They printed lists of men who had enlisted until the end of 1915)

Michael Welsh, labourer, 16 Lower Castlehill - 14th A&SH. I suppose he could have transferred to the Gordons but doesn't explain why he isn't on the war memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum had an exhibition called Stirling 100 last year and there is now a Youtube video. It gives the research results for 100 men of the district (not just the city) who died in WW1.
I was intrigued by James Milgrew aged 59. The printed Roll of Honour has: Milgrew, James, Sergt. 2nd K.O.S.B., Slater, 25 St. John Street. I could find no-one with these details but I did find: MILGREW, JOHN
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 8203
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn
Panel Reference: Panel 22
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
An article in the Stirling Observer of 11th May 1915 explained it all: Sergeant John Milgrew, of the 2nd King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who is a Stirling man, has been officially notified as having been killed in action on 24th April. Sergeant Milgrew was a son of Mr James Milgrew, slater, 25 St John Street, who whilst on duty as a member of the local National Reserve in England took ill of pneumonia and died there a few months ago. Sergeant Milgrew was a reservist with the KOSB and had been in America for several years. He at once responded to his country’s call and rejoined the 2nd Battalion in which he enlisted 12 years ago and in which he was recently promoted from corporal to sergeant. He was 31 years of age and married. His wife resides at 26 Kelvin Street, Grangemouth. So, both James and his son John died in the the course of their duties. John is commemorated on the Grangemouth War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As today is the centenary of the first day of the Battle of Arras, I was looking again at the Stirling lads who were killed during the battle. I found that Thomas Begg and Alexander Rough were brothers-in-law and both were killed on 23rd April 1917.

BEGG, THOMAS MATHIE WILSON
Rank: Private
Service No: 275825
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "B" Coy. 7th Bn
Grave Reference: C. 5.
Cemetery: ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jean Begg, of 6, Lower Craigs, Stirling

Surname BEGG
Forename Thomas
Rank Pte
Service number 275825
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 23 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1/7th Bn

ROUGH, ALEXANDER
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: S/2843
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 17.
Cemetery: TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Begg Rough, of 6, Lower Craigs, Stirling.

Surname ROUGH
Forename Alex
Rank Sgt
Service number S/2843
Decoration
Place of birth St Ninian’s Stirlingshire
Date of death 23 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 11th Bn.

Alex's wife, Margaret Begg, was pregnant with their second child when he was killed. Alexander Thomas Begg Rough was born in October 1917.

There is also an Alexander Rough on the 2nd WW section of the Stirling Memorial.

ROUGH, ALEXANDER THOMAS BEGG

Rank: Serjeant
Service No:2986626
Date of Death:16/09/1944
Regiment/Service:Hampshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XIX, C, 1.
Cemetery: CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY

Surname ROUGH
Forename Alexander T B
Rank Sgt
Service number 2986626
Decoration
Place of birth Stirling
Date of death 16 September 1944
Theatre of death Italy
Cause of death d.
SNWM roll SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Unit name In or attached to SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Other detail The Hampshire Regt.
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