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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: St Andrews Church, Ayr Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location - St Andrews Church, Park Circus Ayr, OS Map Ref NS 337 212







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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting middle name on the Great War plaque. Hans

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He seems to have been born in Orkney. I don't know for sure but I wonder, given the location and seafaring heritage, if unusual given names are more commonplace there (and in Shetland?).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: John Hans Tait info Reply with quote

Name: John H Tait
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relationship: Son
Father's name: Alexander H Tait
Mother's name: Maggie Tait
Gender: Male
Where born: St Andrews, Orkney
Registration Number: 25
Registration district: St Andrews
Civil parish: St Andrews
County: Orkney
Address: Quoyburray
Occupation: Scholar
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:58 am    Post subject: Checking on family trees for John Hans Tait.... Reply with quote

I found details of John Hume Tait so maybe not the right man
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Tait Reply with quote

He is listed under the KOSB section of the town's memorial.

TAIT, JOHN HANS
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private (Signaller)
Regiment/Service; King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 202807
Additional information: Brother of Violet A. W. Tait, of 52, Ashgrove St., Ayr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SIMKINs look to be brothers - and died one day apart

Name: SIMKIN, KENNETH CHARLES
Initials: K C
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
Unit Text: A.I.F. 2/2 Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/04/1941
Service No: NX1413
Additional information: Son of Walter William and Elsie Simkin; husband of Edith Eileen Simkin, of Scone, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. D. 7.
Cemetery: PHALERON WAR CEMETERY Greece

Name: SIMKIN, WILFRED EDWARD
Initials: W E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Fiona
Age: 30
Date of Death: 18/04/1941
Additional information: Son of Walter William and Alice Henrietta Simkin, of Ayr; husband of Mav Sinclair Simkin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 60, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Convoy service ship FIONA (R, 2,190t, 1927), was sunk by aircraft off Sidi Barrani, Egypt
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 85086
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