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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXANDER RONALD MILLER
born 7th July 1874, died 18th August 1901
Returned from South Africa, 18th May 1901
After 16 months active service with 2nd V.B.S.R.
Son of Alexander Ronald and Jean Miller (nee Black), Glenlee, Hamilton.



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The Veterans Corner

JOHN STEVENSON
Private, 14th Foot, Crimea 1854 56, died 1911, age 79

HUGH CRAWFORD
Private, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, Kabul 1878 80, South Africa 1880 82, died 1912, age 70

JOHN MORRISON
Gunner, Royal Artillery, 21 years service, died 1913, age 71

SAMUEL LARMER
Gunner, Royal Artillery, Crimea 1854 6, India 1857 8, died 1916, age 83

PATRICK KEANE
Scots Guards and Seaforth Highlanders, Afghanistan, Sudan 1894 5, Abu-Klea,
21 years service, died 1918, age 89?



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Robert Crainey listed last on the inscription is the Sergt. Robert Crainey of the A. & S. H.

If so, he was the son of Edward Crainey and it looks like he was married twice. Firstly to Doris May Ives and secondly to Sarah.

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Name: HARMER, EDWIN L.
Initials: E L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/09/1944
Service No: T/10698783
Additional information: Son of Edwin and Annie Harmer, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I, D, 20.
Cemetery: CASERTA WAR CEMETERY

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Marine ANTHONY C. CALLOW, P900664Q, Royal Marine Reserve Scotland, 8th August 1997 aged 29

Marine Anthony Callow, RM Reserve Scotland, died in a road traffic accident. He joined the RM Reserve in 1994 earning his Green Beret in July 1995. He had previously served almost 4 years in the Regular Army.





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Name: GRACIE, THEODORE BYRNE
Initials: T B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 16/02/1918
Service No: 15814
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Gracie; husband of Annie Gracie of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Private Gracie is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Section 229 Lair 72. Compartment 1
Cemetery: OLD MONKLAND CEMETERY

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BEGLEY, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 10919
Date of Death: 21/03/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 16.
Cemetery: ETRETAT CHURCHYARD, FRANCE
Additional Information:
Youngest son of Robert and Catherine Begley, of 10c, Dunbeth Rd., Coatbridge.



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The family gravestone is spelt CRANSTOUN but both CWGC and SNWM spell Cranston.

CRANSTON, JOHN
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service No: L915 (SNWM 4915)
Date of Death: 23/07/1918
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. 3rd King's African Rifles
Panel Reference:
Memorial: DAR ES SALAAM BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Tanzania.
Place of Birth: Brechin Forfarshire



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