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    I am looking for Neil Whyte b 1886 in Strone Point, Scotland. He was a volunteer in the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders in the early 1900s . His Father Donald was a 93rd Highlander I think he was a Crofter or Shepherd b in Argyle and his Mothers name was Janet She was born on South Uist

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    Hi
    The only Neil Wh*te I can see in 1891 census is Neil White aged 4 born Strone Argyll and a boarder

    3 Wooden Cottages, Kilmun, Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll
    Jane McCaul 60 head Enish, Lochboisdale
    Neil White 4
    James Devlin 28 Lodger Gardener Renfrew, Greenock
    Finlay Redman 19 Lodger Assistant Grocer, Renfrew, Greenock
    Bernard Dockerty 24 Lodger Labourer Ireland, Donegall
    James Cameron 56 Lodger General labourer, Argyll, Islay

    1901 Still with Jane McCaull
    Strone Place (sunk Flat)
    Jane Mccaul 67 kilpheder, South Uist
    Neil White 14 Nephew, Message Boy Strone Argyll

    If this is your Neil the censuses aren't much help with parents.

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    Searching on Scotlands People for a Neil Whyte/White 1886-1890 only brings up one result. Neil Whyte birth registered 1890 registration district Kilfinan ref 518/22
    BUT this one is on the 1891 census on familysearch.org no others in the household shown
    Neil Whyte Age 1
    Born Argyllshire
    Registration District: Kilfinan Argyllshire

    I am still looking to confirm it on ancestry.com - can't see him in the censuses but this seems to be this Neil Whyte's military record on familysearch.org
    Neil White
    Military Service 1917
    Residence Place Argyllshire, Scotland
    Age 27 born c 1890
    Birthplace - Kilfinan, Argyllshire
    Military Company/Regimen - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
    Military Regiment - 775/350405
    Battalion - 16th, 3rd Provisional Battalion

    Not having access to the original census images means I can't check the original for transcription errors.
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    I think that the first thing that you need to do is find his birth certificate. For that, you need Scotlands People. It's a pay to use site, but you can open an account and then search the index free, you have to pay to download certificates. See HERE. That'll give you the names of both parents plus where and when they married.

    As far as I can see, they have birth certificates for 3 Neil Whytes b. 1886, but none in Argyll & Bute. I can't get any further without using my own credits.

    You could also check the 1891 census (when, as a child, he should still be with his parents)

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    Neil Whyte migrated to New Zealand and married Margaret Ida Phoebe Fraser in 1912

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    Quote Originally Posted by gengrant View Post
    I am looking for Neil Whyte b 1886 in Strone Point, Scotland. He was a volunteer in the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders in the early 1900s . His Father Donald was a 93rd Highlander I think he was a Crofter or Shepherd b in Argyle and his Mothers name was Janet She was born on South Uist
    Where did you find all the above information about military service for he and his father and his parents names?
    Do you have his marriage certificate, death certificate?
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    I wonder if this is his immigration record
    Neil White
    Immigration 27 Jan 1904 at Wellington, age 18, single, servant, estimated birth year 1886
    Ship - Gothic
    Departure port - Plymouth
    Arrival port - Wellington
    The original document image is on familysearch.org but just has the basic information as above.
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    Hi christanel,
    I found it in his Attestation for General Service in 1916 in the New Zealand Army in which he quotes his Father was Donald Whyte and his Mother was Janet. In question 20 have you ever served in any Military Force he has answered Palmerston North Rifles NZ and the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders (Vol) he was Disharged in1918 as being no longer physically fit, his serial no was 44811 Rank S/Serg.

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    Hi christanel,
    I think that could be him on the Gothic as in the NZ Electoral Roll there is a Neil Linton Whyte in the 1905-1906 Manawatu Roll occupation storehand.

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