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Sgt. Walter Forrester, A&SH **now commemorated**

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: Sgt. Walter Forrester, A&SH **now commemorated** Reply with quote

Anyone know if this case was ever followed up????
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic728.html&highlight=kilmaronock
I think he was Sgt. 1204 A&SH.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have forwarded this case to Terry Denham of the In From the Cold Project.
Sergeant 1204 Walter Forrester 8th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders enlisted on 19 December 1910 and was discharged on 25 April 1916 as no longer fit for active service (KR xvi - wounds) He was issued with Silver War Badge No. 246542 on 1 October 1917.
He died on 7 January 1920 of "Renal Disease (result of wounds received in action)"
Although his service/pension records do not seem to have survived, there is probably enough evidence to have his case considered.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've arranged to talk to West Dunbartonshire Cemetery Office staff tomorrow and will post their response.

Anne
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry has e-mailed me to confirm that Walter was added to the CWGC Register today (1 July 2015)
Thanks to Anne Anderson (and the nice lady at West Dunbartonshire Council)we know the details of his burial place in the Kilmaronock Parish Churchyard.

FORRESTER, WALTER.
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:1204
Date of Death:07/01/1920
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/8th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial:UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Additional Information:Son of Walter Forrester of Kilmaronock.

Amended Council name - never could tell my East from my elbow. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!
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