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Merchant Navy Mate Lost
« on: Sunday 23 May 10 20:47 BST (UK) »
An 85 year old neighbour of mine was in the Merchant Navy during the 2WW with Charlie Kilgour of 124 Hilltown, Dundee.   They were great friends but were assigned to different ships and lost touch with each other.  According to a letter from his father (Charles Kilgour Senior) he was on a tanker.  I can't find any record of Charlie's death during the War. 

I would very much like to reunite the two friends if Charlie is still living.

Can anybody help or point me in the right direction of where to look?

Charlie's contact address in 1944 was

A.275780
SS Frumenton
R Chapman & Son
Maritime Buildings
Newcastle on Tyne, EC1


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Re: Merchant Navy Mate Lost
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 April 13 01:18 BST (UK) »
Hello, My name is Linda Stanley and I live in NewZealand. I am the daughter of Charles Kilgour who lived at 124 Hilltown Dundee.
My dad is still very much alive and will be turning 87 this year.  He is in a home now so cannot be contacted directly but I can convey any info to him from other people although how much of it he would understand I'm not sure of.
It is lovely to know there are still some of his neighbours and friends still with us. Please advise if you need any more info.
Regards
Linda.

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Re: Merchant Navy Mate Lost
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 April 13 08:39 BST (UK) »
Hello Linda

It was such a lovely surprise to hear from you.   My neighbour who was your Dad's friend in the war does not have a computer so I am going to print out your message and belt up the road to give it to him.

Watch this space.

Angie

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 April 13 08:48 BST (UK) »
Hello Linda

They are either not up yet (only quarter to nine here) or they are away on holiday.  I have put a note through the door. 

Best wishes

Angie


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« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 April 13 11:53 BST (UK) »
Dear Linda

Ken has just come round having got my note.  He is so excited about finding Charlie Kilgour!  He would very much like to write to you but, as you can understand, is not into computers.  I wonder if you could write to me on my home e-mail -   (*)

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Re: Merchant Navy Mate Lost
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 April 13 13:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Angie,
Sorry I am new to this and not terribly computer savvy, I received a message saying I could not send personal messages so not sure where to go from here.  I'm happy to send you my address but don't know how.  Any ideas??
Linda

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Re: Merchant Navy Mate Lost
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 April 13 13:04 BST (UK) »
Hi, I think you have to make 3 posts, if you reply to this message that takes you to three, good luck with your quest,
Frank.
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 April 13 13:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks Frank,
Hope this works.
Linda

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 April 13 13:09 BST (UK) »
Just had a look and it may be five  :'( if it will not let you just reply again.
Frank.
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