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    Default Farquhar MORRISON, Aberdeen b c1879

    This man's request for replacement discharge documents are filed (in the WW1 Service Records, WO 363) with the records of a Charles MARTIN.
    MARTIN & MORRISON may be the same man, but no mention is made of an alias.
    Perhaps this is a simple mis-file:

    Farquhar MORRISON:
    Filed a request for replacement docs on 19 June 1939, aged 59 years;
    Home address: Oldmill Hospital, Aberdeen.
    Service (first engagement, so served in WW1 - possibly as MARTIN?): Jan 1897-1909, as Private 5727 Cameronian Scottish Rifles.

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 136201-136214 (many blank)

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    A possibility
    1881 Scotland census
    Spital 60, Old Machar
    Farquhar Morrison 22 Stone Cutter (Journeyman) Old Machar, Aberdeen Shire
    Elsie Morrison 22 Peterhead, Aberdeen Shire
    Farquhar Morrison 1 Old Machar, Aberdeen Shire
    Hellen Jane Morrison 3 days Old Machar,

    In the 1891 his mother's name is transcribed as Elspet.

    North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Poor Law Applications and Registers, 1849-1917
    Farquhar Morrison - Occupation Mason, Personal application, Cardiac disease.
    Marital status Single
    Admission Age 34
    Record Type Applications for Relief
    Birth Date about 1878
    Birth Place Scotland Aberdeen
    Admission Date 8 Jun 1912
    Admission Place Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Father - Farquhar Morrison, mason, died at Aberdeen poor house 6 weeks ago.

    British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
    Farquhar Morrison
    Birth Date about 1878
    Birth Place - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Age - 33
    Document Year - 1911
    Regimental Number - 8354
    Regiment Name - Rgyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    Form Title - Army Reserve (Special Reservists) Attestation
    Number of images - 7
    His brothr John living on Canada and brother Charles in New York with an unamed cousin in Glasgow

    Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924
    Farquhar Morrison
    Estimated birth year about 1879
    Birth Place Scotland
    Age 41
    Date of Arrival 18 July 1920
    Port of Arrival Quebec
    Port of Departure Liverpool, England
    Ship Name Melita

    UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Farquhar Morrison
    Arrival Age 43
    Birth Date about 1878
    Wife Willimina 56? and daughter Bella 9
    Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Arrival Date 2 Aug 1921
    Port of Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
    Ship Name Saturnia
    Shipping Line Canadian Pacific Line
    Official Number 113969

    On ScotlandsPeople there are two birth registrations for this name 1877-1881

    FARQUHAR MORRISON 1879 Reference 168/2 43 Old Machar

    FARQUHAR Morrison 1879 Reference 168/2X 50 Old Machar Aberdeen Burgh

    So do we have two men with the same name, born in the same place and year or one man with 2 reference numbers for his birth registration.
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    So do we have two men with the same name, born in the same place and year or one man with 2 reference numbers for his birth registration.
    They are two different men Christina.

    Farquhar Morrison b. 2nd January 1879, Barrow St, Woodside, Aberdeen. Father Daniel, road labourer, mother Elizabeth, m.n. Warrack(?) married 28th June 1867, Old Machar. Ref 168/2 43

    Farquhar Morrison b. 10th December 1879, 45 Spital, Old Aberdeen. Father Farquhar, journeyman stonecutter, mother Elspet, m.n. Saunders, married 13th May 1879, St Nicholas. Ref 168/2X 50

    They could be related, of course!

    Last edited by christanel; 26-05-2020 at 8:33 PM. Reason: Added a bit

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    There's a 4581 Pte Farquhar Morisson of the 3 Battn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders with all 3 basic WW1 medals became unfit on 18 Apr 1915 and is on the Silver War Badge list(badge 153358). His SWB card says that he enlisted 27 Sept 1898, discharged unfit on 18 Apr 1915. wound under para 392 (xvi) KR. Had served overseas.

    Service numbers back then changed as soldiers changed regiments


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