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Hi Jack...Yes, still lots to confirm in my tree as well! I'll let you know if I come across anything that matches your tree :)

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Pattersons of Forfar and Kinnell
« on: Sunday 19 August 18 21:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jack,

Wow!  You've been able to get quite far back in your tree!  I'm impressed and a bit jealous!  My earliest Patterson/Paterson is James Paterson b. approximately 1767.  I'm uncertain of his place of birth.  some people have him born in Latheron, Caithness, Scotland to Alexander Paterson & Elizabeth Sutherland although I've not been able to confirm that.  My James Paterson married Jean Cothill/Cuthill on 12 Dec 1796 in Kinnell,Angus/Forfarshire. 

I too have a Andrew Anderson, but he was born in Marykirk Kincardineshire in 1769 to James Anderson & Helen Piper.  He married twice, to Anne Millar and then to Anne Reid.

Think our lines may cross at some point but not apparent yet!


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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Pattersons of Forfar and Kinnell
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ellen...I replied to your PM message as well :).  This is the correct family and looks like we're distant cousins!  Have quite a bit on this line but not so much on Thomas Patterson's children so would appreciate any information you have!
Best,
Jennifer

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Renfrewshire / Re: Neilson family in Paisley
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 21:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi Gill,

Hoping you pop back on here (I've also sent you a PM).  My cousin is in Port Glasgow area now doing some family history searching and meeting with extended family.  Would love to see the cemetery where Duncan Neilson and Mary McPhee are buried.  Could you pass along the name?

thanks
Jennifer

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Armed Forces / Re: South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF)
« on: Thursday 13 July 17 12:03 BST (UK)  »
this is FANTASTIC information!!! thank you both :)!

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Armed Forces / Re: South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF)
« on: Thursday 13 July 17 01:35 BST (UK)  »
thank you both so very much!  very enlightening :)  And yes, it does confirm he arrived in UK prior to enlisting. so that solves the mystery of my original photo. 

a question:  what does the phrase "taken on strength" mean? 

Nice catch on the marriage...I have found the marriage certificate already but nice to see it was noted in his military record as well.

also very cool to see that there is a war diary.  the link took me to a place to download it correct?

nice to pin down that he was in France during the war.  I believe they've sent me his entire file and I don't see any dates before his enlistment in may 1916 so I don't think he was involved in the German 1915 campaign you mentioned.  but will let you know if I find anything that says otherwise. 
Again thanks so much for your help!
Jennifer

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Armed Forces / Re: South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF)
« on: Wednesday 12 July 17 13:22 BST (UK)  »
UK military short form

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Armed Forces / Re: South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF)
« on: Wednesday 12 July 17 13:21 BST (UK)  »
page 3 south africa document

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Armed Forces / Re: South African Overseas Expeditionary Force (SAOEF)
« on: Wednesday 12 July 17 13:14 BST (UK)  »
page 2 south africa record

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