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tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« on: Sunday 16 July 17 12:46 BST (UK) »
Dear Members, I trying to track down the relatives of a Peebles warhero named Sgt John McLauchlan. John McLauchlan was the Wireless Operator of a 620 Sqdn Stirling bomber shotdown 26th July 1943 over the Dutch village Lieshout. His aircraft returned from a raid on the German capital city Essen and intercepted by a german nightfighter. Sgt John McLauchlan was 29 when he died and was the son of John McLauchlan and Margaret McLauchlan(Ne Learmonth) of Peebles, husband of Agnes Brodie McLauchlan of Peebles. Later I will erect a memorial and write a booklet in memory of this crew.
Any help much appreciated!!  Many Thanks,
Adrian van Zantvoort
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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 July 17 12:59 BST (UK) »
Looks like the father John McLauchlan passed away 1917 and mother Margaret in 1963

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Burial Peebles St Andrews Cemetery  Peebles Scottish Borders, Scotland.
GPS (lat/lon): 55.65357, -3.19989

Father John  - https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163884598

Mother Margaret J Learmonth McLauchlan

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163884599

son John also listed -

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163884600

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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 July 17 13:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Adrian ,

Possible marriage John McLauchlan / Agnes Brodie Tod 1943 , Peebles Peebles(shire).



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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 July 17 13:08 BST (UK) »
John S McLauchlan - Father - Killed in action - 26 June 1917  ???

Note from GN: 41601. 10th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 26th June 1917. Panel22.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial  Ypres (Ieper) Arrondissement Ieper West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 for John McLauchlan - Pvt 10th Scottish Rifles - 41601 - to whom authorised :- wid Margaret.

Scotlands People gives john McLauchlan - service returns - 1917 - aged 29 years (born 1888)

MCLAUCHLAN JOHN - 29 - 1917 - 129/AF 289
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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 July 17 13:10 BST (UK) »
2nd marriage for Agnes ?
Agnes Brodie Tod / William Henry Leadson  , 1946 , Peebles Peebles(shire)



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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 July 17 13:18 BST (UK) »
There was a Margaret Jack Learmonth born 1889

Margaret Jack Learmonth - 1889 - 701/ 299 - West Calder

birth of John Scott McLauchlan - 1887 - 778/ 187 - Selkirk

Marriage -

John Scott McLauchlan - Learmonth - Margaret Jack - 1913 - 842/ 6 - 6 - Moffat

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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 July 17 13:28 BST (UK) »
Parents marriage -

McLauchlan - WilliamMcLauchlan - Christina Scott - 1885 - 778/ 15 - 15 - Selkirk.

John Scott McLauchlan had a brother William A McLauchlan

4 Buccleuch Rd Selkirk  1891

William McLauchlan   27 Christina McLauchlan   26
William A McLauchlan   5 John S McLauchlan   3
Walter Rennie   26
Thomas Henicham 34

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Re: tracking down Peebles warhero relatives of Sgt John McLauchlan
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 July 17 16:30 BST (UK) »
Possible sibling for John - SP Index has Andrew Learmonth McLauchlan born in 1917 in Peebles. Unfortunately this is not viewable online.
Andrew married a Mary Margaret Scott in Peebles in 1946 again not viewable online yet.

Difficult to trace after this online at SP because of the rules - 100 years for a birth, 75 years for a marriage and 50 years for a death.

One option you might like to try lancaster103 is to contact the local newspaper to see if they can help with any descendants  www.peeblesshirenews.com

Good Luck

Dorrie

P.S. Just had a thought. I have a cousin who lives in Peebles and I will ask him if he knows the surname of McLauchlan.
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