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Offline Mollydog

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Kirkcaldy ??
« on: Monday 30 April 07 08:03 BST (UK) »
I know Kirkcaldy is in Fife, but is there any chance there may be (or may have been) a place in Stirlingshire or around Glasgow with that name or like name?

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 April 07 08:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Molly

There is only one Kirkcaldy as far as I know. The town in Fife.  I did a check on the Gazeteer just to check if there were any smaller places but none came up.

There is/was the parish of Kirkcaldy and Dysart from 1901 to 1975. This was the same Kirkcaldy.

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 May 07 01:14 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Gadget for confirming that.  I was really hoping there might have been another Kirkcaldy somewhere near Glasgow so I could join a missing ancestor, but alas there is no hope on that one!

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 01 May 07 01:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Mollydog,

How about giving us the names and we will lokk p for you as best as we can.

Tom
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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 01 May 07 02:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tom

It's all to do with a Canadian WW1 record in which John Menzie(s) lists his next of kin as Marion Menzie of Kirkcaldy, Scotland.  I am trying to ascertain whether it is my John Menzies and if it is, I know for a definite fact that his next of kin lived in Banknock, Stirlingshire at that time, so I was hoping there could be a place around that area called a similar name.

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 01 May 07 09:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Mollydog,

There are 2 x John Menzies mentioned on local WW1 War Memorials, one in Kilsyth and the other in Bonnybridge. Banknock is in the middle between both places.

The following are the details of each of the Johns, where they're commemorated and any other relevant details I could find.

MENZIES, John, Pte., Royal Army Medical Corps, 17th Field Ambulance, died 25.11.1917, age 24
Service No: 73953, son of John & Margaret Menzies, Clune, Bonnybridge   
Comm. at: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, III.A.13
Comm. at: Bonnybridge War Memorial, Stirlingshire      
                        
MENZIES, John, Guardsman, Scots Guards, died 24.01.1920
Service No: 5018
Comm. at: Kilsyth Cemetery, 2nd Extension, Grave 1006         
Comm. at    Kilsyth War Memorial
(British War Memorial Project have a photo of his gravestone)

You could also check out this site:  http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com

You have to register before you can do a search, but it's free. After you register, scroll down to 'Cemeteries and Memorials', go to the foot of this page, then enter the words, Scottish Memorials. You will then be directed to a kind of sister site called 'Scottish War Memorial Discussion Forum'

There is a thread in the Fife section (Civic Memorials) on Kirkcaldy War Memorial and the person who's thread it is says to contact him for further info.                   

Anne         
                     

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 May 07 13:24 BST (UK) »
Hi mollydog,

I did a search on ancestry.co.uk for a Marion Menzies, got 3 results in area, 2 in the Kirkintilloch area, (is the place like Kirkcaldy?, it is near Banknock) and 1 in Camelon. the Camelon was born in 1840 would have been in 70's at time of WW1, the other 2 were born 1804 and 1807.

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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 May 07 07:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Anne, but the John Menzies I am trying confirm did not die until 1970.  His parents were also John and Margaret.  Why why is everybody called the same names!!!

Thanks Tom, Kirkintilloch?? maybe.  I may investigate it a bit more as it certainly starts with 'kirk".

Thanks again to all.  Everyone is always willing to help out on this site.
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Re: Kirkcaldy ??
« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 December 15 01:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Mollydog,

I am trying to reach descendants of Home Child John Menzies who came to Canada in 1908.

Please let me know if I have reach his relative.

Thanks Judy.