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Swinton Parish Church - WWI Roll

 
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Merseman



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Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Swinton Parish Church - WWI Roll Reply with quote

This seems to be for the Church of Scotland (Established) congregation.

Printed by McDougall's Educational Co Ltd of London & Edinburgh, with the nice headings: "Honour Where Honour Is Due" and "Our Roll Of Honour In The Great War".

Along the top margin it reads:
"Rev DDF Macdonald MA - Recruiting Officer"
and he was the Church of Scotland minister in Swinton.

According to GAC Binnie's book on Berwickshire churches:
Quote:

The Free Church minister was also a recruiting officer, and there was a competition between the two ministers as to the number of recruits they could raise.


As you can see each man is numbered, 1 to 62.

The 4 casualties are among the 24 on the Swinton civic memorial...

... perhaps the Free Church minister was more successful at recruitment?
(or his flock a lot less fortunate)

I took a dictaphone recording if there are legibility problems.




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Merseman



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






62 served of whom 4 died

Casualties
9 - Lance Corporal William Dods - 4th KOSB
27 - Private Thomas Turnbull - "
29 - Private John Wilson - London Scottish
34 - Private Thomas Graham - Black Watch
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same style Roll of Honour at Glendevon, Perthshire

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1685&highlight=glendevon
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 78894
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