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by Currie
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Royal Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Royal Artillery

Hello Ailsa, British Army WW2 soldier’s service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence. I believe they still hold the records of anyone in service after 1921. https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records ForcesWarRecords are claiming to have records...
by Currie
Thu May 27, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Frasers of Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Frasers of Fort William

Hello Margaret, The Gale database, British Library Newspapers, is a subscription service available only to libraries, universities and suchlike. Library members can generally get free access from home. https://www.gale.com/intl/primary-sources/british-library-newspapers There is a pay site, The Brit...
by Currie
Wed May 26, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Unknown Soldier WWII - KELLER LEN SCOTT
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Unknown Soldier WWII - KELLER LEN SCOTT

Hello Wilma, I think this has pretty well ended up in everyone’s too-hard basket. There has been much indulging in flights of fancy about what his real name may be. Here’s the story of a Black Watch member of the 51st Division who managed to remain hidden after St. Valery. Dundee Courier, Friday, Se...
by Currie
Wed May 26, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Frasers of Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Frasers of Fort William

Aberdeen Journal, Friday, February 26, 1943 All Parties having CLAIMS against the Deceased JAMES WYNESS FRASER, Motor Engineer, who resided at Glengarry Buildings, Fort-William, or against the firm of J. & W. FRASER, Motor Engineers, Central Garage, Linnhe Road, Fort-William, of which Deceased was a...
by Currie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cat Family Genealogy.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Cat Family Genealogy.

Cat Family Genealogy. Imagine being a cat and having all records older than about 20 years withheld because of privacy concerns. Imagine being a cat when that means that up to maybe fifteen generations of your family are hidden from view. For a human that would be the equivalent of maybe 300 or so y...
by Currie
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family of John Proctor and Margaret Macrae
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Family of John Proctor and Margaret Macrae

While it is possible to pin down the location of a infantry regiment at any particular time the Royal Artillery were “everywhere” which is what their cap badge motto, “Ubique”, means. Because they were in a support role and in relatively few numbers they tended not to be mentioned much in the newspa...
by Currie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer

Nice find Sally. The Evening Times report https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kN9AAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C6cMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4595%2C3585500 List of band members. No mention of a George and none of McBain either. There was probably a lot of chopping and changing. https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/opinion/1401...
by Currie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Occupation - Blockmaker.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Re: Occupation - Blockmaker.....

Hello Juliet, and Welcome to TalkingScot. If the Blockmaker was from an area anywhere near a ship building operation then the blocks would undoubtedly refer to those of the block and tackle variety. According to the “Chimney Corner Companion", 1827, the Royal Navy required nearly half a million, to ...
by Currie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Fifeshire Militia
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Fifeshire Militia

That’s ok Wilma. I found another couple. Caledonian Mercury, Thursday, Mar. 13, 1806 Dover, March 7.--The Hereford and Fifeshire Militias have received orders to march from hence on the 16th inst. to Deal. Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1806 The Fifeshire and the Renfrewshire Militia have mar...
by Currie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Fifeshire Militia
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Fifeshire Militia

Here’s the regiments.org page for the Fifeshire Militia, but it’s fairly incomplete. Uniform given as scarlet with yellow facings. https://web.archive.org/web/20070416100323/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/volmil-scotland/militia/fife.htm List of officers 1809. https://www.google.com.au/books/...