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by Currie
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Register of Corrected Entries

Hello Andy, This death, of William Buchanan, was in Glasgow in 1954. I guess by then they could have kept a body in cold storage for a while if it was really necessary, although it would be a bit out of the ordinary, and probably unlikely unless there was something suspicious. Maybe the Procurator F...
by Currie
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Ww1 mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Ww1 mystery

Hello Goldiec78 and Welcome to TalkingScot. Hopefully, by 1918, after the slaughter of previous years, there would not have been too many youngsters who hadn't realised that war was Hell and not an adventure. There were no volunteers enlisting in the British Army after 1 January 1916, only conscript...
by Currie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seaforth Highlanders
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Seaforth Highlanders

Thanks Helen,

No luck at all with the newspapers.

Note also that the medal card may show the date he entered a theatre of war and the location.

All the best again,
Alan
by Currie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seaforth Highlanders
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Seaforth Highlanders

Hello Helen, Sorry but I couldn't reply earlier, had a cataract operation last Monday and won't be seeing straight until the other eye is done in a few weeks time. My understanding is that if he stayed in the UK he would not have received any campaign medals and would therefore not have a medal card...
by Currie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obit Govan 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Obit Govan 1942

Older enquiries elsewhere about what appears to be the same death give a date of 15 March. Death/funeral notices in the Glasgow Herald in the 1940's were in the first columns of page one. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19420316&printsec=frontpage&hl=en To navigate to other d...
by Currie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married names
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Married names

It seems that anything was possible and normal.
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Old Scottish newspaper reports about married women, often, or maybe usually, included both maiden and married surnames, such as “Margaret Smith or Jones”.

Alan
by Currie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: hoping to find any info WW2 soldier
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: hoping to find any info WW2 soldier

Hello MGM, I'm sorry, but I cannot find any information additional to that already provided elsewhere. https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=4561&p=topics.Military.wwii.general http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=728715.0 With a bit of luck maybe something more will turn u...
by Currie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Ross of Dumfries?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Ross of Dumfries?

Dumfries and Galloway standard and advertiser, Wednesday, July 23, 1851 DEATHS. Here, on the 17th inst., Joseph, youngest son of Thomas Ross, Nithsdale Inn, Bridge Street, aged 2 years and 10 months. ScotlandsPeople has a Will for Thomas. Not sure what the date signifies. Ross Thomas 1/5/1874 Spirit...
by Currie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seaforth Highlanders
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Seaforth Highlanders

Hello Helen, I thought that Fold3 only had USA military records, but I'm not up to date on that. If he served overseas he would have been awarded one or more campaign medals which would have had his name, unit, and regimental number inscribed on the edge. Do you know if these are still held by the f...