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John Brandie on Woodside Parish Church memorial

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: John Brandie on Woodside Parish Church memorial Reply with quote

I am researching info for the memorial and found nothing in CWGC for him
Durban Hospital, Natal, South Africa, the 20th October, 1917, John, second surviving James engine driver, Mrs Brandie, 211 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen
He is listed next to
Frank Leslie Gordon Spr ME/77 1st South African Engineers Corps (Special) b Aberdeen Age 42 Died of blackwater f South Africa 29/05/1918 Son of Charles Gordon, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour. Youngest son of the late Charles Gordon, Builder, 82 Powis Pl; Aberdeen. Mother: Frances Leslie. Husband of Agnes Middleton Gordon, 32 Lilybank Pl; Aberdeen. Potchefstroom Military Cemetery, South Africa S. A. 63 Pres 52 EE 26-08-18 P3 RoH AJ 27-08-18 Page 1 RoH AJ 29-08-18 Page 1: RoH City & Woodside Parish Church
I don't know where to go next....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - in 1881 James (a railway engine driver) and Ann and their family were in Fraserburgh. John was 10 so born c.1871.
In 1891 Ann and the family were in Wellington St. Aberdeen. John, 20, was an unemployed mason.
By 1917 he would have been about 46 - too old for military service?????

There's some interesting service background for Gordon on the South African War Graves site (photo2) - See "Useful Links" for the link - but there's nothing for Brandie there.

http://www.southafricawargraves.org/search/details.php?id=8420
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: More info Reply with quote

James died 1903 Age 38.. It's John b Woodsie 1891 I'm after.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: James Brandie Will info Reply with quote

Brandie
James
23/9/1903
engine driver, 211 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen, d. 20/07/1903 at Aberdeen, testate.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Death notice... Reply with quote

Evening Express 03 Dec 1917 Page 3 Died Durban Hospital, Natal, South Africa, the 20th October, 1917, John, second surviving son of the late James engine driver, Mrs Brandie, 211 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Anne but you're losing me.
The John Brandie born in Woodside in 1891 was the eldest son of George and Margaret Brandie.
George was an engine driver born c.1868 in Old Meldrum.

I put John Brandie (with a father named James) into the Ancestry search and got two results.
1. was a John A. Brandie born c.1880 Old Aberdeen whose father James was a Police Sergeant.

2. was a John Brandie born c.1871 Old Meldrum the second son of James, a railway engine driver. The eldest boy was George P Brandie born c.1869 in Old Meldrum!

So they were related!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought you might like to see this from the AIF Project:

George Phillip BRANDIE.

Regimental number 1517
Place of birth Old Meldrum Scotland.
Religion Methodist
Occupation Driver
Address Aberdare, New South Wales
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 45
Next of kin Son, John Brandie, 14 Pacific Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date 20 January 1917
Rank on enlistment Corporal
Unit name Railway Unit, Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number 15/9/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll 4th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
Fate Returned to Australia 23 May 1919
Other details War service: Western Front
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: More info needed Reply with quote

I will have to get something maybe school records to find info. Thanks meatime.
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