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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: John McGillivray Reply with quote

John McGillivray Pte 76679 Tank Corps C Coy e Aberdeen Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 11/04/1917 Son of John & Elspeth W. McGillivray, 33 North St; Bo'ness, West Lothian. Formerly 4165 Gordons. Soldiers Effects: MGC. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 10 The Scotsman 11-06-17 P7: Missing. Also 18-08-17 P10: MGC: Bo'ness
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: James Imrie GH Reply with quote

James Whittet Imrie Pte S/2908 9th Gordon Highlanders b Denny, Stirlingshire e Bo'ness Age 26 Killed in Action F&F 09/07/1917 Son of John Imrie & Margaret Wittet. Husband of Alice McCarthey. M 1912 Cowdenbeath. Residence 15 James St; Donibristle. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Alice. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery B 010 Plot IV Row G Grave 09 The Scotsman 06-08-17 P3: Bo'ness
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Corporal Matthew W. Paul, Gordons. Reply with quote

MATTHEW WILSON PAUL

Middle name/initial is missing on memorial. CWGC has initials only. SNMW has no middle name.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, November 13th., 1917. Deaths on Service notice:-
"PAUL.- Died of wounds on 9th November at Canadian Hospital, Taplow, Corporal Matthew W. Paul, aged 29, third son of Mrs Paul, Deansfield Road, Bo'ness, and of the late Mr Andrew Paul.- Funeral to Bo'ness Cemetery on Wednesday at 2 p.m.; friends please accept this (the only) intimation and invitation."


FreeBMD: Death registered Eton 3a 948 (Q4 1917). Matthew W. Paul (twenty-eight).
Birth registration: 1889, West Calder 701/ 3.
Matthew Wilson Paul.


In 1914 Waldorf Astor invited the Canadian Red Cross to build a military hospital within the grounds of Cliveden estate, at Taplow, Buckinghamshire - the H.R.H. Duchess of Connaught Hospital. The hospital was dismantled at the end of hostilities.

SNWM - WW1
PAUL, Matthew
Rank: Corporal. Service number: S/40784.

Place of birth: West Calder, Midlothian.
Date of death: 9th. November 1917.
Cause of death: Died of wounds
SNWM roll: 4th. Bn. THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS

CWGC:- PAUL, M.W.
Rank: Corporal. Service No: S/40784.
Date of Death: 9/11/1917.
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders.

Cemetery: BO'NESS CEMETERY. (Grave B. 985.)

1901 Census West Lothian, Bo'ness 663/1 6/ 5:
Andrew Paul (46), Annie Paul(42); Jessie Paul (20); Agnes Paul (19); Andrew Paul (17); David Paul (14); Matthew Paul (12); James Paul (9).

1911 Census West Lothian, Bo'ness 663/1 1/ 6:
Andrew Paul (56); Annie Tait Paul (52); Matthew Wilson Paul (22); James Paul (19).

Parents marriage registration: 1878, Dirleton 705/ 10. Andrew Paul/ Annie Tait.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listed (Trooper, Lovats Scouts) on Glasgow University Roll of Honour, see:
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-search/?submit=y&sname=paul&fname=m&rank=&regiment=&degree=&awards=

His entry only lists very basic details.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew Wilson Paul - Graduated MA in 1911, He was a teacher at Kelty School. Enlisted June 1915 and went o France in the December.
Born 23/12/1888 in Breich, Midlothian. Ed. at Bo'ness Academy.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 14/11/1917 p.1 and
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH21496&type=P
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Bo'Ness War Memorial - Andrew Huldberg Reply with quote

Update on previous posts of September 2013 regarding my great uncle Andrew Huldberg who was included on the Bo'ness War Memorial when in fact he did survive WW1.
Through the International Red Cross records I have discovered that Andrew fought in the first battle of Ypres. He was captured on 14/11/1914 and interred in Wittenberg POW camp on 16/12/1914. He remained there until 3/4/1916 when he was transferred to Altengrabow Camp. On 19/9/1917 he was transferred to Zerbst Camp. I do not know when he was repatriated but I take it that he probably remained in Zerbst until then.
There is a record of my great grandmother's (his mother) enquiry to the Red Cross about him dated December 1916.
The family had moved away from Bo'ness and were living in Leith at the time of the 1911 Census. I think that they may have moved away as early as 1902/03. Although Andrew and his siblings were all born in Bo'ness most of them continued to live in Leith or Edinburgh for the rest of their lives. As Andrew and the family had moved away from Bo'ness several years before the outbreak of WW1 I wonder why he was included, albeit erroneously, on that particular memorial?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a guess .....

Possibly someone local put his name forward and if the family had no further contact with the Bo'ness area, the details of his repatriation may not have been known.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Bo'ness War Memorial - Without Fear Project Reply with quote

Delighted to announce that Bo’ness Town Trust Association has received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme to undertake a project called “Without Fear: tracing the Great War stories of the fallen on the Bo’ness War Memorial”.

The latin phrase Sine Metu meaning “Without Fear” forms part of the Bo’ness town coat of arms. This project aims to discover more about the 398 men named on the Bo’ness War Memorial who died during WW1.

The Association has asked members Robert Jardine, Richard Hannah and Alan Gow (me!) to undertake the project on it's behalf. We are all local amateur researchers with an interest in WW1.

The results of this research will be found in an illustrated book, website, exhibition and talks.

As a long time user of this brilliant site for my own family military research I hope that members can help with our mammoth task of researching our names. In return I will share info on our findings with SMRG and also make the offer to help anyone out there with their own research where there is a link to Bo'ness.

All the best,

Alan Gow (Gow67)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Alan
I got your message but I am blocked from sending you a reply - not sure why! I would love to have any information you have about my great uncle. What can I do now.
Thank you.

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Diane
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Andrew Huldberg Reply with quote

I've PM'ed Diane with information that we have found including a photo of Andrew Huldberg from his Merchant Navy records after the war.

We think that Andrew Huldberg’s inclusion on the Bo’ness War Memorial is simply an administrative error, and not the only one.

After WW1 there was some uncertainty in Bo’ness as to if and when a War memorial would actually be built and indeed it didn’t happen until 1924.

As far as we can make out, the criteria for inclusion seems a bit vague, and there are no written records we have found so far to confirm. It appears if you were in, or had been in, the armed forces and you died for any reason between 1914 and the WM being built your name could be included. Information suggests that there was a public consultation exercise but if there were no local family members to offer corrections, as is probably the case with Andrew, then the name would be included on the WM.

The POW angle would perhaps account for Andrew’s inclusion but a local newspaper article reports that there was a ceremony in January 1919 to honour returning POWs and according to the report, Andrew was in attendance!

The suggestion is that information was obtained in Bo’ness before 1924 to the effect that Andrew was now deceased. How that happened will probably remain a mystery, but despite the newspaper article I can imagine someone thinking that if Andrew wasn’t around then he must have perished in Germany.

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