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Telfer, Jedburgh.
« on: Saturday 22 July 17 13:57 BST (UK) »
I have just come across 5 brothers in the same family (from a photo) that all went to war but one died in WW1.
Really would like to know more dates on the others deaths which I can't find.....
William Telfer b1882 Southdean
John Telfer b1883 Southdean
George Telfer b1885 Southdean
James Telfer b1893 d1917 (we visited his grave in Arras)
Adam Telfer b1895 Jedburgh

Also a question please. I have a photo which isn't very clear of them all in uniform, how would I go about to know which Regiment they served in?

Thank you.

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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

Re the photo - if you can scan the picture and put it up on the Armed Forces Board, I'm sure someone would be able to identify the regiment:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/armed-forces/


Do you know if the other brothers came back to Scotland,  as death registration is different for Eng and Wales (or they might have emigrated).


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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:18 BST (UK) »
As James was in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, it would be worth looking at that Regiment first for the brothers, then if no luck, I would search for other Scots Regiments.
If you search WW1 military records and put the surname Telfer, together with Scot or Scots as the keyword, you are likely to find the brothers.
They may not have used Southdean or Jedburgh as their birthplace, they may have used Roxburgh/Roxburghshire or even just Scotland as where they were born.
If you can find them in the WW1 Service Records, you should be able to confirm it is them if they have their next of kin listed on there.
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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:19 BST (UK) »
I have no clue to be honest if they came back to Scotland. Because of the limited information I can't even find any family of theirs, wife, children etc...
Thank you I will put their picture up now.

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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you. James Telfer wasn't in the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
And the brothers uniform were different to James uniform.

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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:23 BST (UK) »
Which regiment was he in? I found a James Telfer died 22 Mar 1917 on the Arras Memorial and thought it was him!
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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:28 BST (UK) »
What were the names of their parents?
Were they William Telfer and Agnes Smith?
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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:29 BST (UK) »
He died 21/04/1917 Wancourt, Arras (I think Near Pas de Calais).
Their parents were William Telfer and Helen Thomson.

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Re: Telfer, Jedburgh.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 July 17 14:33 BST (UK) »
On the 1901 Census it looks as if George, James and Adam are with their parents at Jerdonfield Lodge, Jedburgh.



Parents are

William Telfer, 45, shepherd, b. Hobkirk

and

Helen, 45, b. Jedburgh

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