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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 17 December 17 16:47 GMT (UK) »
 51247 John Greer MM was indeed serving with 12th Battalion R Scots.  The MM was gazetted 13 Jun 1919.  However, the war diary for August 1918 does not give any detail of an action such as you describe. On 27 August they were out of the line being inspected by the Div GOC. Perhaps the date is incorrect?  The diary for Sep 18 does list two MCs and 5 MMs (no names) "for the month".  May I ask where the info came from, there may be other clues.

Caveat - I haven't trawled all of 1918.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 17 December 17 16:58 GMT (UK) »
Slight error so previous post amended.
There's no mention of 3/SR on his MIC which isn't unusual as this was a training Batt.
So back in the UK at this time. It's possible he received some sort of injury which took him out of front line service but not bad enough for a discharge but that's just guesswork on my part.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 17 December 17 17:07 GMT (UK) »
I do recalling something in that book about him been injured once I get home il let yous know not sure if there any dates of this thou

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 17 December 17 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Can you give some family info as there's a Thomas Greer 8/A & SH service record. Wife Mary m. 1911 + 2 children Violet & Victor. Ring any bells ?
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 17 December 17 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Thomas and Mary Docherty's family were
Thomas Greer - he was born 12.10.1879. At 42 Turner Street Glasgow.
He was Illegitimate as his parents did not marry until 1880.
He was a coal Miner and married Elizabeth Jane Fox on the 21.7.1906 at Sandwick Kent
England.

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« Reply #32 on: Sunday 17 December 17 17:45 GMT (UK) »
JOHN BUCHANAN GREER was born 7.11.1892 at 27 Wemysshill, Ovetown. Died
24/9/1948 at the County Hospital, Motherwell.
Married
Humphrey Greer b1893
Married Alice Munro died 1949
Abraham Douglas 1897 married Mary trueman
Died 1957
William b 1895
James Buchanan Greer 1881

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« Reply #33 on: Sunday 17 December 17 18:44 GMT (UK) »
It's probably a good idea to let you put all of this together as there's a lot of info about a number of men & it can get confusing.
Let us know who in particular you want info on & we'll deal with them one at a time.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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« Reply #34 on: Sunday 17 December 17 19:12 GMT (UK) »
Jim my great papa is John so he would be number one
As for the rest Iím also helping other far out relations particularly Abraham but I take what yous can help with and I really appreciate it all

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #35 on: Monday 18 December 17 12:58 GMT (UK) »
Re. John as MaxD has said the action in which he won his MM didn't take place on the date you mentioned.
I believe it took place a month later on the 28th. Sept. E. of Becelaere Belgium.
The 12th. were in reserve & not part of the main force that attacked the German front line a few days earlier. On the 27th. Sept. they were brought up to relieve the 11/R.Scots & on the 28th. were ordered up to Becelaere where they took over a previously held German trench.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/