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Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
All I have is his name, Adam Mair, posibly born in the Cambuslang area of Glasgow. He was a miner and  I think employed by Shotts Iron Company. The family moved to Penicuik where he worked at The Roslin (Moat) pit. This was prior to 1914 and he enlisted in the army and fought at The Somme. This is to aid me in tracing his service in WW1. I have tried many sites to no avail

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Re: Trying to trace Grandad
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:14 GMT (UK) »
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Was Adam Married ? If he was what was his wife's name ?  Regiment if known ? When did he move to Penicuik  ?

There was a Adam Mair born 1880 married 29 December 1899 - Burnbank.  Regiment Name 8th Gordon Hussars. Colliery Foreman.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB2-R363

Adam Mair   Self (Head) Annie McDermott - Spouse
Kate Mair   Child -  Mary Mair Child - Adam Mair - Child Annie Mair   - Child

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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:17 GMT (UK) »
WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 - Pte Adam Mair - Born 1880 Cambuslang Scotland. Discharge Date:   8 Dec 1919 - Service Number 280753 - Regiment 7th H. L. I.
Reference Number:   1/MM/14359 - further details at Fold 3


https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB5-FKL1

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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:22 GMT (UK) »
Another possibility?

Adam Mair, 2341, 8th Bn, Gordon Highlanders
Born 1880, Wishaw, Lanarkshire

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB2-R363

Plus:
8th Bn, Royal Scots. A. Mair
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB5-63FK

5th Bn, Highland Light Infantry, A. Mair
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB5-FKL1
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Trying to trace Grandad
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:28 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat


Was Adam Married ? If he was what was his wife's name ?  Regiment if known ? When did he move to Penicuik  ?

There was a Adam Mair born 1880 married 29 December 1899 - Burnbank.  Regiment Name 8th Gordon Hussars. Colliery Foreman.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB2-R363

Adam Mair   Self (Head) Annie McDermott - Spouse
Kate Mair   Child -  Mary Mair Child - Adam Mair - Child Annie Mair   - Child

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His army number 2341, Gordon Highlanders.

The record indicates he was discharged medically unfit in October 1914  :-\
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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Is this the same Adam Mair ? Was he discounted ?

Old Message board post 2006................

"looking for any info on adam Mair or his wife Annie Mair nee Mcdermid ( possible of Irish parents), married 1900. He Coalminer in Lanarkshire and latterly with Shotts Iron Company, Roslin, Midlothian"

https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/mair/340/

1901 census 87 Whitehill Road Hamilton Lanarkshire

Adam Mair   21 Annie Mc D Mair   2


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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 15:40 GMT (UK) »
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he enlisted in the army and fought at The Somme
Where has this come from?
We really need something a bit more positive.
You say he was possibly born 1880 Cambuslang.
We need to know for definite.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Many thanksfor the replies, it's now ringing many bells. His wifeI believe was Annie and I have recollections of the sons/daughters and no mention of my father Alexander Mair

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Re: Trying to trace Grandad Adam Mair WW1 record glasgow area
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 17:23 GMT (UK) »


What year was your father born ?

Can see  Alexander Mair  - M - 1914 - 627/ 475 - Cambuslang     ???

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