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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Four Brothers Reply with quote

Several of my local memorials have four brothers who died in the Great War.

Kells (New Galloway) has four McCheyne brothers
Crossmichael has four McClelland brothers
Gatehouse of Fleet has four Davidson brothers AND
it also has four Patterson brothers!

Just how common is four brothers listed on a memorial? And do any other memorials have TWO sets of four brothers?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart are Charles, James, William and Peter Stewart - sons of James and Janet (McKeand) Stewart of "Rosehill," York Road and of 13 Station Road, Newton Stewart. James was the Foreman Porter at Newton Stewart Railway Station.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
On the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart are Charles, James, William and Peter Stewart - sons of James and Janet (McKeand) Stewart of "Rosehill," York Road and of 13 Station Road, Newton Stewart. James was the Foreman Porter at Newton Stewart Railway Station.

Thanks Ken, I wish I could claim that it had slipped my mind but I don't think I was ever aware of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lauder, IIRC.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject: Aberdeen City Roll of Honour 5 brother + 4 brothers Reply with quote

Tocher family lost 5
Peter Tocher Pte 7596 1st Gordon Highlanders b Woodside, Aberdeen Age 43 Died Home 30/10/1923 Son of Peter Tocher, Stone-driller & Elspet Tocher, 58 Hutcheon St; Aberdeen. This couple lost 5 sons. All Gordons. City Roll of Honour: Hutcheon St; Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Trinity) Sp Mem bottom corner ADJ 03-04-15 Page 7: PoW ADJ 28-09-25 P7 City

and Neilson lost 4

Charles Neilson CSM 2284 5th Gordon Highlanders b Ellon 27/11/1889 e Peterhead Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 01/06/1916 Son of James & Christina (nee Hadden) Neilson, 7 Station Rd; Ellon, Aberdeenshire. City Roll of Honour : Stotfield Lossiemouth. Born Montrose. Voters 18/19 James (Postman) & Christina. Bertie C (a) Postman. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 29 : photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. Brothers Rolland & James also Killed. Brother William died WWII. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Maroeuil British Cemetery Fr 0015 Plot I Row F Grave 06 AWJ 09-06-15 P10 RoH EE 14-06-16 :Photo ADJ 07-06-16 P7 EE 14-06-16 P2: Photo: Ellon. AFC & Ellon & Lossiemouth

Reid family lost 4 sons

Alexander Reid Pte 192584 15th Canadian Inf (Central Ontario Regt) b Udny, Aberdeen 11/09/1892 Age 24 Died of Wounds F & F 19/04/1917 Son of William & Mary (nee Cruickshank) Reid, Woodside Disblair, Newmachar. 3 Brother also died James & Robert & William. 1891 Census 249A/4/18/35:Tillymaud Cottage:age 6 mo. 1901 Census :249A/2/9/37: Orchardton (b Udny) age 10. Canadian Records:Occ: Teamster. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot II Row B Grave 79 Udny Green

Taylor family also lost 4 sons

George Hunter Taylor Cpl 29086 14th Highland Light Infantry Torphins 17/07/1890 Aberdeen Coull by Aboyne 26 Killed in Action F & F 23/08/1916 Son of Francis & Mary Taylor, Norton Cottage, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire. MI 208 1891 3/7/29. 1901 Census Beltie Terrace. Formerly 23378 Scot. Rif. Brothers Alexander, Herbert Charles & James Melvin also died. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery Fr 0779 Grave 22 EE 31-12-17 Page 2: Photo Kincardine O'Neil & Torphins
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