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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Dalziel, Surgeon, RN





The stone reads: Sacred to the memory of William Dalziel, Surgeon, RN, who died at Wigtown on 9th day of November 1833 aged 45 years. And Marion Ferguson, his wife, who died 26th day of January 1839 aged 54 years. And of Marion Ferguson Dalziel, their daughter, who died on the 17th day of June 1836 aged 1 year and 5 months.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Hannah Dalziel, surgeon, RN





The gravestone reads: Erected by WA Dalziel, surgeon, RN, in memory of his father, John Dalziel Esq, late writer of Wigtown, who died 14th Feby 1813 aged 48 years. Also to John Hannah Dalziel, Surgeon, RN, his brother, who died on board HMS shp Batavia at Woolwich, March 21st 1816 aged 28 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure how military this is, but it's certainly unusual. John Black Cameron, Knight of Dannebrog. Apparently it is a Danish honour of some type which can be awarded to individuals from the military.





The gravestone reads: Erected in memory of Thomas Roy Cameron, who died 20th July 1849 aged 27 years. Also his brother Alexander Cameron who died at Southampton 20th July 1869 aged 29 years. Also his brother John Black Cameron, Knight of Dannebrog, who died at his residence, Galloway House, London, the 7th December 1877, aged 58 years. His remains are interred in Kensal Green Cemetery.

Edit: The ever-reliable Ken Morrison has come up with a plausible explanation for the "knighthood". Apparently John Black Cameron was the Superintendent and Agent for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies. I'd never heard of the Danish West Indies: they are now the US Virgin Islands as they were sold to the US in 1917.
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