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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Camelon (St. John's) Churchyard Reply with quote

Location: Main Street/Glasgow Road, Camelon, FK1 4HJ
Map Reference: NS 866 805

No. of CWGC Burials: 0

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURT, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "A" Coy., 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 28632
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Margaret Burt (nee Liddle), of Camelon, Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. A. 6.
Cemetery: VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS



There is a second son, *William Burt mentioned on this stone. It states his date of death as 17th October 1918, age 29? years and that he died in active service in Damascus, Syria.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MITCHELL, GORDON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 96th Field Coy.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/08/1917
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Ann Mitchell (nee Costelow) 6 Broomfield Terrace, Springburn, Glasgow. Native of Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 41.
Cemetery: BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY



Name: MITCHELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: 2nd Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: Railway Ordnance Dept.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 31/10/1918
Service No: WR/264819
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Ann Mitchell (nee Costelow) 6 Broomfield Terrace, Springburn, Glasgow. Native of Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. N. 3B.
Cemetery: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT



The third son mentioned on the stone, McLeod Mitchell, remains unidentified.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT, WALTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Age: 23
Service No: 276421
Additional Information: Son of James & Isabella Scott (nee Clark)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Enlisted Falkirk (SDGW)





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SHANKS, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 21/08/1918
Service No: S/40371
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Burt & Margaret Shanks (nee Couser)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. M. 16.
Cemetery: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 08/10/1917
Service No: 87778
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Enclosure No.2 III. C. 10.
Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY

Residence: Camelon, formerly Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (SDGW)



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the Burt Family stone at the beginning of this thread, I think I have now solved the mystery.

The second man listed on the stone, whom I had wrongly presumed to be David Burt's brother, was in fact his step-brother.

Margaret Burt (nee Liddle), Andrew Burt's 1st wife and mother of David Burt died 1st December 1897 and within a year, Andrew married Barbara Laing in Falkirk.

On the 1891 Census, the Burt Family is headed by 32 year old Andrew Burt, Iron Moulder living at Port Downie (Camelon) and with him, his wife Margaret Liddle and 5 children.

By 1901, 42 year old Andrew and family are living at Union Buildings, Camelon with 3 more children and a 'Lodger' William Laing, who turns out to be Barbara's son.

William Laing, son of Barbara Laing married Elizabeth Robertson on 4th February 1916 at Falkirk. Elizabeth's address on their Marriage Registration being 15 Prospect Street, Camelon, which matches the address listed on CWGC.

CWGC:
Name: LAING, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 905th M.T. Coy.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 17/10/1918 (born c1890)
Service No: M2/082322
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Robertson Laing, of 15, Prospect St., Camelon, Falkirk. Married 1916, Falkirk
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 74.
Cemetery: DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY

SNWM:
Surname LAING
Firstname William
Service Number M2/082322
Date Death 17/10/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Cairney Hill Fife
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Egypt.
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