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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stuart - I've updated the entry for Todd
I did find his MIC which also shows "D of W" and that he was in the 7th Battalion, however 1914-18.net relates that Battalion was reduced to cadre on 10/6/1918 with almost 400 troops transferred to the 6th Battalion
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. William Hyslop Cowan Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial, but he grew up in the town before leaving for the army as a young man.

L.Cpl. William Hyslop Cowan, Gordon Highlanders

(Glasgow Herald 22nd April 1915)
"News has been received that Corporal William Cowan, of the 2nd Scots Guards, a native of Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, was killed in a night attack on the German trenches on December 18. Corporal Cowan joined the Army as a youth, and on completing his term of service he was engaged as a fireman in a private fire brigade in London, and afterwards acted as a school janitor at Berkshire Road School, South Hackney, under the London County Council. On the outbreak of war he offered his services as an instructor and later volunteered for the front."

CWGC
COWAN, WILLIAM HYSLOP
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 10842
Date of Death: 18/12/1914
Age: 46
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Alexander and Euphemia Cowan; husband of Elizabeth Harris (formerly Cowan), of 29, Tipner Rd., Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth.

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Surname: COWAN
Firstname: William Hyslop
Service Number: 10842
Date Death: 18/12/1914
Place of birth: Dumfries
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: L/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM 6022-the duplicate record- has now been removed
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Robert Lawrie Reply with quote

Robert Lawrie Pte S/11975 1st Seaforth Highlanders b Kirkbean, Aberdeen. e Aberdeen Age 25 Killed in Action Persian Gulf 22/02/1917 Son of John Lawrie, Roddanhill, Kirkton, Dumfries. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Sis: Rachel. Bro: William. John. Basra Memorial, Iraq M. R. 38 Panel 37 to 64 The Scotsman 14-03-17 P10: Langside.
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