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Duncan Mitchell
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 12:11 BST (UK) »
Hi looking for information/service record of Duncan Mitchell colour sergeant C company Black Watch regiment. Married Emily McKay in Limerick in 1910.
Thanking you in advance.
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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 June 18 13:57 BST (UK) »
It may help people willing to search to know that his father William was also a Colour Sergeant with Black Watch.

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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 June 18 16:07 BST (UK) »
You don't give a time frame?

A Sergeant Drummer Duncan Mitchell appears in the Black Watch Boer War medal roll (Colour sergeant would be the next step up) so serving around 1900 - possibility for father.

A medal card for a Company Sergeant Major D Mitchell (one up from C/Sgt) Black Watch for the Great War served in the 3rd and 8th Battalions which includes a DCM awarded 1916 - possible son?

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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 June 18 17:08 BST (UK) »
I think this is his wife in 1911
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Limerick/Limerick_No__4_Urban/Richmond_Street/631459/

if correct this is likely Duncan, the first person on this return
aged 29 born Scotland
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002758515/

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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 June 18 18:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all the replies,
William Mitchell was also a colour sergeant in the Black Regiment.

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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 June 18 18:08 BST (UK) »
Sorry Black Watch regiment.
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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 June 18 19:27 BST (UK) »
My first post went awry a bit, I mis-read the older one's name.

William Mitchell - does the address Janitors House University Edinburgh in 1918 compute at all?

That is a C/Sgt William Mitchell whose service record does not survive but who was discharged to civilian employment in 1918.  Just to note there were quite a number of William Mitchells in the Black Watch!

Duncan Mitchell - a birth date of 1882 makes it unlikely that D Mitchell in the Boer war is the same man as the D Mitchell in the Great War.  However, the 1911 DM that Sinann IDs is certainly a starter for Duncan.  Again no service record apparent but significant is the Distinguished Conduct Medal which the family would surely be aware of?

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Re: Duncan Mitchell
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17 June 18 20:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Max, I'll make some enquires in the families.
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