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Michael Muldoon - Bo'ness War Memorial **now commemorated **

 
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Gow67



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Michael Muldoon - Bo'ness War Memorial **now commemorated ** Reply with quote

As part of the Bo'ness War Memorial - Without Fear project we have found the following information.

Private Michael Muldoon, 18, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was accidentally killed on 14th November, 1917 at Whinnyhill Range, Burntisland. He was buried with military honours at Bo'ness Cemetery on 17th November, 1917, Section B Lair 197 (thanks to Anne Anderson for help with that). There is no family headstone.

We cannot find Michael on CWGC and, looking at other recent comms, we think there is a good chance he he may be considered a non-comm.

As part of our project this will make an interesting story and wed like to describe it almost like a case study in finding a non-comm.

We'd be grateful for SMRG help in following this up.

Thanks in advance.


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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the Death Register entry, I think that there is ample evidence to refer the case to the In From the Cold Project based on this alone.
He is identified as a Private in the 55th Training Reserve Battalion, that he was shot on the Whinnyhall Range, Burntisland and was stationed at Grangehill, Kinghorn. His death was confirmed by a Captain in the RAMC.
The Army Register of Soldiers effects confirms that he was axccidentally shot at Kinghorn.
How do you want to follow this up??
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Gow67



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kenneth.

We'd be happy for SMRG to refer this to the In From the Cold Project if that's ok?

I'd like to write this up for our project so it would be great if you could PM me details of the process and if you need any further info?
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just received this from Terry Denham IFCP:

Ken

I can see no reason why he should not qualify. I will get the DC and submit the case.

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Terry
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Gow67



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news - many thanks to Anne Anderson and yourself for your help with this.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our pleasure Alan! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Muldoon's name was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour Register on 2 July 2019.


Private
MULDOON, MICHAEL
Service Number TR/2/13417

Died 14/11/1917

Aged 18

55th Training Reserve Bn.
Royal Scots Fusiliers

Son of Patrick and the late Helen Muldoon of Bo'ness, West Lothian.

In memory of Anne Anderson.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Ken (and Anne looking down).

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75463557/muldoon,-michael/

I have received an email from CWGC confirming that they are now looking at providing a headstone at Michael's unmarked grave that we have identified in Bo'ness Cemetery.

I'll keep the group posted.
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