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by q98
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: What was a "Retort Setter"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

What was a "Retort Setter"?

A 1905 newspaper report described a relative as a "Retort Setter" and further stated he recently completed a "new double retort bench of his own design for the Newton-On-Ayr Gas Company. The bench is intended for six double ovens of six retorts each." What was a (gas) "Retort Setter"? Jim McCreadie ...
by q98
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Where in Ayrshire is John McCreadie buried?
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Where in Ayrshire is John McCreadie buried?

Sorry Angus, nothing yet received :cry: . Try again as I'm confident you would enjoy reading the material.

Jim (ex-Saltcoats)
by q98
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Where in Ayrshire is John McCreadie buried?
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Where in Ayrshire is John McCreadie buried?

Jim is indeed still monitoring this query; I'm nothi8ng if not determined. I dropped off the radar for a short time to assess my finances as I am now on Disability Pension - found an ISP at half the previous cost. Angus mate, you have done so much work in your response that, if you wish, I can forwa...
by q98
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: GALLOWAY's of Roxburgh
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: GALLOWAY's of Roxburgh

Hi LeeR

Have you seen this website?

http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/det ... KB00047423
by q98
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Mary AVERKOFF of Innisfail circa 1917
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Mary AVERKOFF of Innisfail circa 1917

MANY thanks LeeR Mary was nominated as beneficiary of the death pension of 6320 Private John McCreadie, 15 Battalion, following his 1917 death in action. Written advice located in John's Service Record advised her claim was "Rejected on the ground that claimant is not considered to be a dependent wi...
by q98
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Researching ORR siblings - Chelsea Green, London, Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Researching ORR siblings - Chelsea Green, London, Ontario

James John ORR was born 10th May 1885 at Glasgow. He advised 2 years previous military service with " Canadian, 5th Royal Highlanders " in his Attestation Papers at enlistment on 10 Sep 1914 in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). He was killed at Villers-Bretonneux, 25th April 1918 (2nd battle of V...
by q98
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Royal Naval Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Royal Naval Ratings

This link may assist a little:
http://www.unithistories.com/officers/R ... reviations

Jim McCreadie
Fremantle
Western Australia
by q98
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: AM I ABLE TO LOCATE BIRTH NAME USING OTHER DATA
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: AM I ABLE TO LOCATE BIRTH NAME USING OTHER DATA

Thank you Lesley for your advice. I can prove my line back to David FERGUSON (b. 1735) who, in 1762, married Margaret McCREADIE (b. 1740). The remaining data sought to complete my tree is my Aunts birth name and place. " Nice to have " data would be the burial location of John McCREADIE (b. 13 Jul 1...
by q98
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: AM I ABLE TO LOCATE BIRTH NAME USING OTHER DATA
Replies: 2
Views: 175

AM I ABLE TO LOCATE BIRTH NAME USING OTHER DATA

I should be extremely grateful if anyone can advise if I am able to locate a birth name using data contained in "Extract of Entry in the Adopted Children Register kept at the General Registry Office, Edinburgh". The individual concerned was my Aunt. The extract lists: Entry/Adopted Name/Date of Birt...
by q98
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Marine Radio Coastal Communications
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Marine Radio Coastal Communications

Hi Hugh Send/receive minimum 30wpm. Served HMS Mercury (RO training & later as Ships Co.), Zulu, Yarnton, Intrepid and RFA Gold Ranger for 3 months. When the North Sea started up, they were looking for Radio Officers with PMG ticket not ex-military sparkers, then within a couple of years that change...