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It's not unusual unfortunately.  I think someone makes a mistake on Ancestry & then others blindly follow the hint without verification through certificates/census.

If it's the same tree, Flora was the sister of my grandfather, John Wilson b 1892.

World War One / Re: What is separation allowance on army records???
« on: Wednesday 30 August 17 13:56 BST (UK)  »
A very old thread but I thought anyone doing a search might find this useful:

Just realised the OP was in touch with me through Ancestry last year about Lachlan & Flora.

Late coming to this but I have a Lachlan MCinnes McKinnon born 27 November 1887 in Greenock but he was married to Flora Gillies Wilson who he married on 13 Aug 1913, again in Greenock

Renfrewshire / Re: Ann & Janet Wilson, sisters of Greenock
« on: Tuesday 18 February 14 19:51 GMT (UK)  »
Taken some doing but I've found a newspaper report of Janet marrying Robert Graham of Airth Mill on 8 Jan 1894.
Just to find Ann now.

The Common Room / Soldiers and Sailors Family Association.
« on: Sunday 12 January 14 17:52 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching the Soldiers and Sailors Family Association(SSFA) during WW1.  When war broke out and there was the mass enlisting in the Army the government paid Separation Allowance to wives, children or dependent adults of the men who joined. This included, for the first time, wives who were 'not on strength'.  The government of the day could not cope with such a massive task and do the 'job' fell to the volunteers of the SSFA, in the main these were ladies who saw it as their 'duty' to help.  If anyone has experience in their family of SSFA at the time either as a volunteer or as someone who received help I'd be grateful for their story.

Their work continues today

World War One / Re: Service Numbers
« on: Monday 23 December 13 10:56 GMT (UK)  »
oops! I should read what I write before I post.  Of course your right!   :)

World War One / Re: Service Numbers
« on: Monday 23 December 13 10:18 GMT (UK)  »
Re TF renumbering. It was 1917

Re Post 1920 numbering

"Once issued, the man would retain the same number irrespective of his transfers and postings within the army. If a man (who had been given one of the new numbers) left and re-enlisted, he would retain his old number."

Quote is from

& here's how the post 1920 system worked.

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