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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 25 April 07 22:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Bougie,

Hope all is well now.  Thanks for letting me know. Looking forward to seeing the picture all the more now because I have found his signing up papers and more details of his address etc in Canada.  This family ancestry is incredibly additictive and rewarding!.

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Hollis

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 02 May 07 02:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Bougie,

I wonder if you could look up my grandfather's uncle in your book. He was Richard Musgrave, son of Rebecca Musgrave. He was living in Hawick in 1891 at Slitry Hard (does that sound right?), and the family lived there ever after. He was born in 1886. He was in a Canadian Infantry Battalion and he was killed in action in 1917.
If you are able to find them, it would be great.

Thanks,
Stephanie
 
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Wiltshire: Hibberd, Fray, Hunt
London: Lansdown, Fossett, Proctor, Reynolds, Gwin, Durell, Butler
Northumberland: Oxnard
Yorkshire: Agar, Walker, Banks
Leicestershire: Coltman, Hardy
Cumberland: Musgrave, Armstrong
Roxburghshire: Coltman, Douglas
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 02 May 07 20:27 BST (UK) »
  Hi Stephanie
  I think this may be the one though the address is different.
 SERGT RICHARD MUSGRAVE, CANADIANS , WHO WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY
 MEDAL FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD.
 HE IS THE SON OF MRS MUSGRAVE, 21 DRUMLANRIG SQUARE, HAWICK, AND
 PRIOR TO GOING TO CANADA WAS IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF MR ATKINSON,
 AUCTIONEER.
 A COMRADE OF THE DECEASED WRITING TO MRS MUSGRAVE SAID-;
 "YOUR BOY WAS ONE OF THE BEST THAT EVER WAS CONNECTED TO THE
 REGIMENT. OUT OF THE TRENCHES OR ON PARADE HE WAS ALL THAT A SOLDIER SHOULD BE. HE WAS SMART , KEEN, AND CHEERFUL, AND CARRIED
 WITH HIM THE FRIENDSHIP OF ALL WHO CAME IN CONTACT WITH HIM.
 HE WAS A BRAVE BOY FEARLESS AND ALWAYS ENCOURAGING OTHERS
 TO DO WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT, AND HE DIED AT THE HEAD OF THE
 PARTY HE WAS IN CHARGE OF. YOUR SON WAS ONE OF THE "TERIES" WHO
 HAVE DONE SUCH SPLENDID WORK, AND WHO HAVE LAID DOWN THEIR
 LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND ITS CAUSE".
 There is a photo of him also.
     Hope this is the right one
       bougie
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 02 May 07 21:25 BST (UK) »
Bougie,
Yes, it is the right one. The address is correct. I meant they lived in Hawick ever after, not at Slitry Hard. That's terrific. I would love to see the photo if possible. 

Thanks so much,
Stephanie
Sussex: Comber, Pilbeam, Dancy, Isted, Taylor, Maginnes, Best
Wiltshire: Hibberd, Fray, Hunt
London: Lansdown, Fossett, Proctor, Reynolds, Gwin, Durell, Butler
Northumberland: Oxnard
Yorkshire: Agar, Walker, Banks
Leicestershire: Coltman, Hardy
Cumberland: Musgrave, Armstrong
Roxburghshire: Coltman, Douglas
Dumfriesshire: Musgrave, Armstrong

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 05 May 07 05:41 BST (UK) »
Bougie,
Is there anything in your wonderful book on the name ADAM WALDIE ,former lad from Hawick but resided in BC Canada.His parents were Margaret and Robert Waldie.
Killed in action in 1918.He was my great Uncle.
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #32 on: Monday 07 May 07 13:45 BST (UK) »
Hi

Not to steal Bougie's thunder but there were many G Scott's killed in WW1-I have attached a possibility for you taken from commonwealth war graves website-any connection?

 Name:     SCOTT
Initials:    G
Nationality:    United Kingdom
Rank:    Driver
Regiment/Service:    Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text:    55th Div. Ammunition Col.
Age:    29
Date of Death:    06/06/1917
Service No:    656447
Additional information:    Son of William and Elizabeth Scott; husband of Helen Brown Scott, of 7, Union St., Hawick, Roxburghshire. Native of Hawick.
Casualty Type:    Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:    I. A. 31.
Cemetery:    VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #33 on: Monday 07 May 07 21:23 BST (UK) »
Yes, this is the same one - although there is a discrepancy of one day in the date of death.  Helen Scott was my maternal grandmother - although Brown was the name of her second husband ie my grandfather (so I'm not sure why that later name would have been given too).  Thank you!  hmg

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 19 May 07 14:27 BST (UK) »
Hi there, i was wondering if you could tell me if thee was any Burnets in the book.  I have recently found a branch of my family tree in Hawick and their surname was Burnet and they lived at langsyde, hawick
Thankyou, caroline
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 09:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

I would be very grateful if you could please check to see if there were any Park's listed.  My Grandfather John Park served with the Australian Forces but he still had brothers living in the Hawick area.

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