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    Default CONNOLLY Thomas died Jan 1914 Glasgow

    A few very badly damaged pages, mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Thomas CONNOLLY, joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at Dumbarton, 9 November 1912.
    Regt. No: 6690.

    The only fully legible page (203088) details his death: "accidentally fell from a scaffold on which he was employed in the Dock Shipbuilding Yard here, into the hold of a boat a distance of 21 feet."

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 203081-203092

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    Odd. Normally if a serviceman died during the Wars, he still had a CDGC entry, but I can't find him.

    There's only 1 Thomas Connolly death registered on Scotlands People in 1914 - aged 19, mother's MN Stanton, registered in Hillhead (Glasgow).. I don't have any credits left at the moment.

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    Father John Connolly 21 Ship? Terrace Dumbarton.
    He was 18 years and 1 month when he joined up in November 1912. Occupation rivet and ??? on ship.
    Thomas Connelly
    Enlistment Age: 18
    Birth Place: Dumbarton, Dumbarton
    Military Date: 1912
    Regimental Number:6690
    Other Regimental Numbers:7429

    Regiment Name: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
    Form Title:Army Reserve (Special Reserve)

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    On FMP
    1901 census
    171, High Street, Dumberton
    John Connolly 35 shipyard labourer, born Ireland
    Mary wife 34 Ireland
    Mary Ann daughter 15 Printfield worker born Dumbartonshire
    Patrick 12, Dumbartonshire
    Thomas 6, Dumbartonshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Robertson View Post
    Odd. Normally if a serviceman died during the Wars, he still had a CDGC entry, but I can't find him.

    There's only 1 Thomas Connolly death registered on Scotlands People in 1914 - aged 19, mother's MN Stanton, registered in Hillhead (Glasgow).. I don't have any credits left at the moment.
    Thank you Moderators - SUPER suits you all, finding that information from just one piece of evidence!

    Lesley - The reason for no CDGC entry is probably because he died BEFORE the War - in January 1914. And as he died in Glasgow Hospital, that's probably the correct death entry.

    Thank you again.

    Jane

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