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    Default Robert SHANKLAND b c1894 Dumfries - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Robert SHANKLAND joined up on 1 October 1914 declaring age 21y 10m, born Durisdeer, Dumfries.
    Mother MARY in Cumnock, Ayrshire. She appears to remarry - she is later called Mrs GLENCROSS.

    SHANKLAND served with the Ayrshire Yeomanry (No. 1922), Royal Scots Fusiliers (No. 295242) & Royal Engineers (No. 195135).
    Discharged 1919-1920.
    Re-enlisted 18 May 1920 with the Ayrshire Yeomanry (No. 528027). Discharged 1932.

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 95-134 & 136 & 144

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullscott View Post
    Mother MARY in Cumnock, Ayrshire. She appears to remarry - she is later called Mrs GLENCROSS.
    Scotland's People has this transcript:

    Robert SHANKLAND m. Mary GLENCROSS 1892 Sanquhar (10k from Durisdeer).

    Perhaps her husband died and she reverted to her maiden/previous surname. There is a death record which would fit:

    Robert SHANKLAND d. 1904 Kirkconnel, aged 36.

    The marriage certificate could reveal whether Mary was a spinster or otherwise but I haven't any credits to take a look.


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    There's also a death cert for Mary Glencross cross referenced to Shankland. Age 72, d.1944, Old Cumnock. As Peter said for Robert, the death cert should explain all (assuming the informant knew, of course).

    In the 1901 census, Robert & Mary are in Durisdeer, Dumfries - Robert's a railway surface worker. Young Robert (b abt 1893) is there, with 3 sisters.
    Mary was born Glencross abt 1876, she's with her parents (and 2 brothers, 1 sis) in Sanquhar in 1901.
    In the 1911, she's listed as Shankland, in Kirkconnel. The 1911 is only on Scotlands People, so I haven't seen the whole household.

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