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Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« on: Monday 26 October 15 18:54 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather 1875-1945 was a qualified Medical Practitioner (1900). I have discovered most of his career moves but am totally stuck for the period 1911 - 1918. He was in the 3rd Dundee Highlanders Volunteer Battalion, the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) as a Surgeon-Lieutenant w.e.f. 1903. He also worked in TB Sanatoria in Gloucestershire at least until 1911(as per Census) but ? what happened to him then. I know he was living in  Braunton, Devon when he died.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 October 15 19:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat :)
He was still at the sanatorium in 1913
1913 Medical Register Alexander Kirk Traill
Sanatorium, Salterley Grange near Cheltenham.
I expect you have his marriages and divorce, a few mentions in the papers including a lovely wedding photo. In 1923 he was described as  a medical practitioner of Braunton with Messrs, Wright and Traill.
Still missing his wartime years unfortunately.
Cathy :)
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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 October 15 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much Cathy - that's another two years covered and I hadn't discovered that he was back in Braunton by 1923. Yes I have the marriage(s) and divorce articles. I really thought there would be a record somewhere covering his war time involvement. Thank you again and for responding so quickly.


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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 October 15 19:26 GMT (UK) »
North Devon Journal  29 Oct 1914
Braunton
"the body was taken by cart to the surgery at the Square where Drs, F.R Wright and Traill attended to the case".
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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 October 15 19:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Cathy - you're brilliant. My son and I have been researching the Doc for a few weeks now and, in half an hour, you're finding things out that we hadn't come across. 

Will I be able to access the complete article ?

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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 October 15 20:43 GMT (UK) »

1913 Medical Register Alexander Kirk Traill
Sanatorium, Salterley Grange near Cheltenham.


Adding to Cathy's info above, Alexander was still showing at this address in 1915 and 1917 on the UK Medical Register.

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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 October 15 20:49 GMT (UK) »
A little confusion though...the divorce papers, that you have, show:

...The petitioner stated that his marriage to the respondent, Doris Eva Triall, took place at St. Stephens Church, Cheltenham, on September 23 1913, and since the marriage he had lived at Braunton. There was one child of the marriage, a girl born in 1914...

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Re: Traill, Dr Alexander Kirk
« Reply #7 on: Monday 26 October 15 21:04 GMT (UK) »
 Yes it is a bit confusing. It just doesn't seem possible for him to be working at Salterley Grange sanatorium and in a GP practice in Braunton. But wonder how much he had to do at the Grange - no antibiotics then and the care mostly consisted of good diet, warmth and fresh air at that time. As a Volunteer in the black watch I felt he would be assigned to the eared fort somewhere. Thank you for your help 😀😀

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 26 October 15 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi
The article is available on Findmypast though there is no more info about Alexander. Possibly some small mentions in the British Newspaper Archives? Not available free unfortunately.
Cathy
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