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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Culter Parish Churchyard Reply with quote

No. of identified casualties: 2

Photos kindly supplied by John Kennedy

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apanderson



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Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BERTRAM, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Age: 55
Date of Death: 18/02/1915
Additional information: Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal. Son of William and Adelaide Bertram; husband of Ethel A. Bertram, of Kersewell, Carnwath, Lanarkshire. Was for 5 years (from 1889) Adjutant of the Scottish Rifles. Served in the Egyptian (1882) and South-African Campaigns; later Lt. Colonel Commanding 9th (Lanark) Bn. Highland Light Inf. Re-joined 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 521. (Against South gable of Church.).
Cemetery: CULTER PARISH CHURCHYARD


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: BURNETT, HENRY BROWN
Initials: H B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op. /Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 20
Date of Death: 04/09/1942
Service No: 652923
Additional information: Son of Henry and Mary Ingram Burnett, of Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 92.
Cemetery: CULTER PARISH CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: MARSHALL, HENRY WILLIAM SOMERVILLE
Initials: H W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/11/1944
Service No: 267571
Additional information: Son of Henry Rissik Marshall and Margaret Monica Marshall; husband of Sylvia Mary Marshall, of Dalemain, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 9.
Cemetery: VENRAY WAR CEMETERY
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





Nore that both CWGC & SNWM have rank listed as Lieutenant (if I've identified the correct man!)

Name: BROWN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Royal Scots
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/09/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Surname BROWN
Firstname David
Service Number
Date Death 23/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth
Other 8th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Lt
Theatre of death Unknown
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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDGW also has him as Lt.
It may be that was being promoted and the family were aware of this. That said, the new rank would not be effective prior to this being notified in the LG. Often death occurred before the LG notice and the present rank is correct.
Sometimes NOK embellished the facts.
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Jim.

I know all about 'embellishments' Laughing

I've found all sorts of them - some just one rank, but others ....... well, some verge on the ridiculous, but as long as we can identify the right man, after all this time, it doesn't really matter if 'promotion' was wee white lie at the time. It's the person - not the rank that matters.

Anne
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