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    On tracing my great uncle Joseph McLaughlin, b.7th Nov 1890, Kilwinning, Scotland, I came across a handwritten US Army draft note 1917, a Joseph from Killlinning, 1891, (arithmetic was wrong), Army Serial number 1210224. Further, I found in Flemish that he was killed 16th august 1918, buried in the only US WW1 cemetery in Europe with 367 comrades, Waregem, Belgium. Leaping forward the US Army gave me copies of family correspondence US and Scotland, copy of dog tags, then welcomed me as the first family member to stand at his grave for near 100 years – a thought provoking experience. With permission I posted a Scottish flag at his cross. He’d been posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. Joseph’s story in the book “The Soldiers of the Flanders Field American Military Cemetery” Christopher Sims and Patrick Lernout 2017.

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    My Hicks family from Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire, England is connected to the Dandridge Family connected to George Washington his wife was a Dandridge. It's such a long time ago that I found this out.

    George Washington
    1732–1799
    BIRTH 22 FEB 1732
    DEATH 14 DEC 1799 • MT Vernon
    husband of 4th cousin 1 x removed of wife

    Martha Dandridge
    1731–1763
    BIRTH 4 APR 1731 • Chestnut Grove, New Kent, Virginia, USA
    DEATH 25 SEP 1763 • Chestnut Grove, New Kent, Virginia, USA
    4th cousin 1 x removed of wife

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