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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 24 February 07 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much - this has filled in a lot of detail which makes other things make sense now.  We are virtually sure this is the correct one.  hmg

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 24 February 07 17:52 GMT (UK) »
  Hi hmg
   Forgot to say that there are pictures of all three brothers.
 If you would like them I could get my pal to scan them and send them
 to my computer then i could foreward them to you if you can send me a
 private message with your e-mail address.
 bougie
Bouglas, Hogg, Crozier,Selkirkshire.; Duff,Berwickshire. Hogarth,Berwickshire.; Short,Blythe,Moore and Sproat, Ettrick;  Offord,Gould,Essex; Mcvittie,Langholm.;Armstrong,Chambers, Cononbie.
Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 13 March 07 21:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
What a fabulous site.  Have just started tracing the Scottish bit of our family tree and what do I find but you chatting about my husband's great grandfathers brother - John Huggan, father Thomas Huggan, mother Jessie Douglas.  Bougie you mention that you have a photo of him - would you be able to send me a copy please and any more info it has about him- it would be fabulous to show his great niece.
Thank you so much in anticipation.
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 13 March 07 22:42 GMT (UK) »
  Hi Hollis
  Welcome to roots chat. Yes this is a great site. I have had help from many
 people in many different parts of the country in tracing my family tree.
 In regards to the photo you would like, thats no problem but i will have to
 get my pal to scan it and send it to my computer first. May take about a week.
 I have recieved your email address.
  bougie
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 14 March 07 21:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Bougie,
I can't wait it will be fabulous to put a face to one of the many names in our tree.
H

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 21 March 07 00:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello Bougie,
If you wouldn't mind, could you look up Sgt. Frank Walker of the Royal Fusiliers. He ended up marrying a German girl in Cologne in 1922 and went on to be Vice-Consul at the British Consulate in Zurich. His brother was John Henry Walker, my grandfather. They may have lived at 1 Laing Terrace, Hawick.
Also John Nelson, my grandmothers brother may have been at the Somme. His mum and dad were Robert and Margaret Nelson of 5 Garfield Street.
Bougie, I want to say on behalf of everyone who has taken advantage of your kind generosity...a very hearty THENKS LAD !!!!
Regards Hawickborn.
BURNS,Hawick.
WALKER, Ednam/Hawick.
NELSON, Hawick/Middlebie.
MIDDLEMISS, Yetholm/Ednam.
FURNESS, Denholm.

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 24 April 07 19:28 BST (UK) »
   Hi Hollis
 I'm sorry that you haven't recieved your photo yet. My friend was ill [better now] Then i had family issues [also okay now] Then computer problems[seems
 to be working okay now] . Your picture will be on its way in the next week.
   sorry again
  bougie
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Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 24 April 07 19:53 BST (UK) »
   Hi Hawickborn[were you born here?]
   Sorry its taken so long to reply. I've had a few probs.
 The bad news is none of the names you mentioned are in the book.
 There can be reasons for this such as the book was published so quickly
 after the war that a few names were missed or the families didn't notify them,
 or other reasons. Only a few were omitted and its bad luck that both of yours
 were.  There are other Walkers and Nelsons in there are others in your family
 that served.
   So sorry
  bougie
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 25 April 07 05:07 BST (UK) »
Hello Bougie,
Thank you for looking the Nelson and Walker soldiers for me. I just happened upon your post one day. Your book seems to be a pretty interesting one.
My grandmother Walker,(nee Nelson), only had one brother, John, and we have no records of her father being at war. Granny's brother-in-law, Frank, went on to be vice-consul for the British Embassy in Zurich.
Yes, I was born and raised in Hawick. We left when Beeching closed the railway line in 1969, my late dad worked for BR as a signalman. After hemming and hawing about emigrating to Canada or Australia, dad decided that he wanted to be close to Hawick. I think I ended up doing all the travelling for him !
Still have a few family members there, and I try to get back often....bit o' a trek from the Yukon !!!
Thanks again Bougie and keep up the good work.
Glad to hear everything has settled down for you now.
Cheers Sandra.
BURNS,Hawick.
WALKER, Ednam/Hawick.
NELSON, Hawick/Middlebie.
MIDDLEMISS, Yetholm/Ednam.
FURNESS, Denholm.