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Offline 13Linda

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info on Girvan
« on: Monday 03 July 17 18:55 BST (UK) »
HI There,
I came across info of my grandfather who signed up for the army at Glasgow, in 1915.  His discharge papers say "discharged at Girvan.  Is Girvan a town or a street. He was discharged after 2 months due to being  too young.--He lied about his age. :)

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Re: info on Girvan
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 July 17 19:41 BST (UK) »
its a town (accurately a burgh) in Ayrshire.https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/girvan-p242901

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Re: info on Girvan
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 July 17 22:37 BST (UK) »
so there was a military post there in 1915?

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Re: info on Girvan
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 10:54 BST (UK) »
I've found reference to 18 Battalion Highland Light Infantry training there in 1915 and other references to Girvan Camp Ayrshire.  I'm afraid I don't know what and where.  A posting on the Ayrshire board may turn up someone with local knowledge.

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Re: info on Girvan
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 22:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much.  The 18th HLI is the one. 

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Re: info on Girvan
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 14:35 BST (UK) »
Coincidently a piece on "Memory Lane" page of last week's "Ayrshire Post" newspaper was about Lieutenant Thomas Boyce of the Highland Light Infantry, one of 4 brothers from Girvan serving in the war. Lt. Boyce was a professional soldier, 4th generation of a military family. By 1917 he'd served in Gallipoli and Egypt.