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    There is another possibility. Quite a few men...

    There is another possibility. Quite a few men were initially listed as deserters, but then were found to be casualties or even POWs. Check the CWGC and POW sites, just in case.
  2. BMDs in Scotland didn’t start until 1855. Before...

    BMDs in Scotland didn’t start until 1855. Before that, we have to reply on the Parish Registers which can be found on Scotland’s People. Sometimes, the Church of Scotland Minister entered the...
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    BLack sheep? One of my Uncles was never mentioned...

    BLack sheep? One of my Uncles was never mentioned after he got divorced and rapidly remarried....
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    If you want to look for living family, the best...

    If you want to look for living family, the best people I know of are the Salvation Army finding service. I know of a couple of people looking for living (half) sibs who used them. The SA even handled...
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    I am sorry. I don’t think she is a member...

    I am sorry. I don’t think she is a member anymore. Her profile does not exist in the system, so we have no way to reach her.

    As you don’t say otherwise, it seems likely that your father is alive,...
  6. If those people died before 1855, they will not...

    If those people died before 1855, they will not have death certificates. There are only a few possibilities of finding their deaths:
    If they left a testament or an inventory - these will be on...
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    That doesn’t look like the Black Watch tartan....

    That doesn’t look like the Black Watch tartan. It’s very dark.
    You could try searching the uniform tartans of the other Highland regiments and comparing them. The sett (the number of lines going up...
  8. Doreen, if you go to the LDS site FamilySearch...

    Doreen, if you go to the LDS site FamilySearch HERE and search William Wilson, spouse = Jean Jack and country = Scotland, you will get 15 hits. Some of them are probably duplicates, it will tell you...
  9. Incidentally, is your William J the husband of...

    Incidentally, is your William J the husband of Mary Lyall?
  10. I've had a look at the SP index and my own...

    I've had a look at the SP index and my own database. Thomas Wilkie and his wife Agnes Hilson had daughters baptised in Whitsome in 1807 and 1808. They then had children baptised in Foulden in 1811,...
  11. My thanks button seems to have vanished since the...

    My thanks button seems to have vanished since the site’s reboot, so here’s a real, typed by my own lily white paws thank you to you and all your team. Both FreeCEN and FreeBMD make family research...
  12. I worked out the Whitsome ones by checking all...

    I worked out the Whitsome ones by checking all the occupations of fathers in the Parish Records, but that’s not as easy to do now that everything is digital. Back in the mists of time, it was...
  13. The simple answer is that there were no hard...

    The simple answer is that there were no hard rules - just mostly tradition and financial. In much of the Borders, there would be a smithy in the village at the centre of the Parish, and some of the...
  14. To understand, you need to look at the history of...

    To understand, you need to look at the history of the area. The Elliotts were one of the famous Border Families who tended to behave as though they were Borderers first and Scots or English second. ...
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    Could you please clarify, Joe. Are you looking...

    Could you please clarify, Joe. Are you looking for Tailor the name, or the occupation?

    PS Please remove the commercial website from your profile. We don't allow them.
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    Found them. In the 1871 census for Old Monkland,...

    Found them. In the 1871 census for Old Monkland, Lanark, on Ancestry, they are listed as Reilley.

    William's birth is given as England abt 1836. Jane's is Ireland abt 1835.
    5 kids listed: Jane Ann...
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    Would you please check the date of William &...

    Would you please check the date of William & Jane's marriage? 1889 or 1854? I assume the latter since the kids were otherwise born well before their parents married.

    I can't find them in the 1871...
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    Is it my imagination, or is there a Guards...

    Is it my imagination, or is there a Guards Memorial? I seem to remember it being mentioned on Armistice Day...

    Judging by the memorials in my OPs, people went onto the memorial the next of kin...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Darren....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Darren.
    Have you checked the Commonwealth War Graves site? It will give you whatever information the family provided plus general info about the cemetery....
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    Did you notice the Albert HE Gerrish whose death...

    Did you notice the Albert HE Gerrish whose death was registered in Bristol in 1914 according to FreeBMD?
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    To help anyone looking further, the man who died...

    To help anyone looking further, the man who died on 30.03.1918 was 20962 Private Herbert Bowen of the 2 Btn Coldstream Guards. He is buried at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. If you go to the...
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    He could have served earlier. Maybe in Africa or...

    He could have served earlier. Maybe in Africa or India?
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    Janet, an additional source of information might...

    Janet, an additional source of information might be the newspapers. I recently spent a wet weekend happily following my Great Uncle George and his Black Watch battalion from their home base in Perth...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. I have to...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. I have to admire your optimism! I can’t think of any records that will provide a result without a surname, so please be sure to tell us if you do identify him....
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    They’re still working on it, having got the main...

    They’re still working on it, having got the main features operating, so I don’t know whether the current scheme is permanent.
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