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by crwhitton
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Re: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

Its nearly 10 years ince my last posting. Extensive investigations have not identified Horseman Whitton's parents.
by crwhitton
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: James Hourston Wilson M. C. ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: James Hourston Wilson M. C.

It looks as if he joined as a Pilot Officer for the Duration of the War in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch (Not a Pilot as such). Did you ever discover where he died? I have some information on his sisters deaths His sister Freda'ss child Brenda Morven (or Morvern) Kemp died in Vancouve...
by crwhitton
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Many thanks for your responses and additional information. In my researches I have found that a number of people called "Whitton" from Scotland (and of course many other families) emigrated to Canada around 1900-1914 and they joined the Canadian Forces in WW1 on checking their enlistment records som...
by crwhitton
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Thanks for that information. I have acertained that the Cabotia was carrying Paper pulp together with a shipment of horses presumably from Canada to the British Forces so I assume Horseman Whitton went to perhaps check their accepability and to look after them on the voyage over. Although there was ...
by crwhitton
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

He lost his life when SS Cabitia was sunk by U69 on a voyage from Montreal to Manchester. He was stated to be 29 from Dundee and although I have examined the memorial at "Tower Hill" Memorial in London the WGC do not know his parents and he is not comemorated in any Dundee memorial. I feel this shou...
by crwhitton
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Alexander and Betsy Geekie.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Geekies and Whittet

I have been researching all Scottish families with people called Whitton and Whitten etc in them. As a consequence of this I came across the Geekie and Whittet connection which I have examined just in case. I have concluded that it is indeed Whittet not Whitton and need not be included in my records...