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Alexander McIntosh MBE?

Post by Anniespangles » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Hello everyone .
I am looking into the life of an Alexander McIntosh who was born around 1874 and died in Dumbarton on the 20th of January 1952 aged 78 . I found a really great obituary written in our local newspaper from 1952 where it states he was an MBE and JP in Dumbarton. I would really love to know when and why he was given this gong , I can't search the local press unless I have a date . I phoned the national archive in Kew this afternoon and they pointed me in the direction of the London Gazzett . Alas I found nothing . Just wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas where to look now , it's feeling a bit like a needle in a haystack . :)

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Re: Alexander McIntosh MBE?

Post by Currie » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:02 am

Hello Annie,

Death Notice Alexander McIntosh.
The Glasgow Herald, Jan 21, 1952. ... %2C1483894

The Scotsman (Edinburgh), 31 Mar 1920: p12
To be Members of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order.
Honorary Secretary, Dumbarton War Pensions Committee.

According to the newspaper this was from a supplement to the London Gazette issued the previous day, and that there were 59 gazette pages of MBE recipients alone.

Edinburgh Gazette, 1 April, 1920. Half way down first column. ... 2/page/982

The Scotsman (Edinburgh), 30 Apr 1929: p7.
New J.P.s for Dumbartonshire.
Alexander M'Intosh, The Cottage, Oxhill, Dumbarton.

Hope that's him,

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Re: Alexander McIntosh MBE?

Post by Anniespangles » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:32 pm

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I have just spent the past hour trawling over list of names on Wiki with no luck~ I am over the moon!!! [cheers] xx

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