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Offline FDH

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Siam, Thailand
« on: Friday 16 March 18 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know what would be the best place online to check for information on someone who died in Siam, Thailand in 1949, his last name was Mundie.  He was a teacher in 1891 according to the Scotland census so I assume he went out to Thailand to teach but not sure where to look for information.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Siam, Thailand
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 March 18 17:32 GMT (UK) »
GRO Consular Deaths, available on FindMyPast, has this:

William H Mundie, born 1864, whose death was registered in Bangkok (1946-1950).

DCON   Vol 43 Page 357 Line 19
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Siam, Thailand
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 March 18 19:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that, found the info. Stupidly never thought to actually check Scotland's People and found out that he was a retired journalist when he died.

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Re: Siam, Thailand
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 March 18 19:40 GMT (UK) »
There's an obituary in The Scotsman, 26 April 1949. He had been editor of the Bangkok Times and received an OBE in 1937 ( I think it was actually 1941). During the Japanese occupation he had been allowed to remain in his home, under police supervision, because of his advanced age.
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Re: Siam, Thailand
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 18 19:46 GMT (UK) »
From Google Books:

"William Hacket Mundie, O.B.E. (M.A. 1889), a native of St. Fergus and a pioneer of journalism in Siam, where he was for some forty years editor of the Bangkok Times, died at Bangkok, Siam, on 9 April 1949, at the age of eighty-two. After graduating he became a schoolmaster before emigrating to Siam in 1896 as assistant ..." (Aberdeen University Review - Volume 33 - Page 200)
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Re: Siam, Thailand
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 18 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that ShaunJ

Did not know he was an O.B.E, wish he was in my family tree! I'm doing a family members tree (cousin of cousin etc) so she will be so chuffed with this.  I have managed to find some articles in the british newspapers archives, including one for a son who died while climbing.