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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #18 on: Monday 22 February 10 06:40 GMT (UK) »
There are no indexes by name until you get to WW1 medals. If you are convinced he joined the Black Watch/Royal Highlanders this is the stadard text for the 19th Century - http://www.naval-military-press.com/royal-highland-regiment.the-black-watch-formerly-42nd-and-73rd-foot.-medal-roll.1801-1911.html

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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #19 on: Monday 22 February 10 11:07 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi

He's not in that book - unless he has an alias!   :'(
Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
McKay:

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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Yes it seems he is not going to be easy to find, I found heaps of langston stuff in America but they don't seem to think any body existed before they got there. I Think I may go down the marrige records rout and see if I can find something that way This family history stuff certainly keeps you busy

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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Whereabouts was James from/born/resided?  Any idea of his age! as he might have gone on to serve in the Great War.  :)
Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
McKay:

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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 24 February 10 09:21 GMT (UK) »
James was born in Largs and yes I believe he did serve in the great war and and also was a horse breaker for the army, but i think that was in Australia, I have managed to find out that he was a member of a local branch of the RSL ( Returned Soldiers Leage) so I am going to contact them, Unfortunately His only surviving daughter one of eight is now quite badly affected by dementia. Most of the grandsons and daughters don't know anything. I know were he is buried so I can work out his age from that.

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Re: Soldier in the Blackwatch
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 03 March 10 21:29 GMT (UK) »
ancestor of mine also was in the Blackwatch (royal highlanders) 1st Battalion during the first world war.   
Finnigan, Casey, Quillan, Aitken, Sladen, Borg - Glasgow
Currie, Mckenzie, Low, Fraser, Ross, Louden - Aberdeen
Mckenzie, Campbell - Tain
Sladen - Kent, Wales & British India
Finnigan, Casey - County Monaghan