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Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« on: Monday 08 July 19 17:18 BST (UK) »
Hi, i am currently trying to trace my family tree for the last year. I'm currently looking for my great grandfather. I'm trying to find something that would indicate his exact birth date or place.

Here's some key points i have found so far, i haven't included birth of children as I'm not sure if these will help me find what I'm after n Please also see the attachments.

Born between 11th March 1888-1890

Married 1912 - Occupation - Soldier, residing at The Barracks. (Sheffield)

I have also been able to find a few military records here's what i found...
Year of birth - 1889
Enlist date - 1/12/1910
Date of discharge - 12/2/19 (age 20)
Regtl No - 63470
Unit - Royal Field Artillery - Driver - Badge number B173101


Died at Ministry Of Pensions Hospital Chapel Alerton, Leeds.
10 June 1942 Age 53.
Cause of death - Carcinoma of lungs resulting from inhalation of nerve irritant gas inhaled on war service.

I believe some of his military records maybe part of the burnt records and therefore missing. I have applied to the MOD for his service records in WW2 with the Royal Defence Corps in Ilford. I'm hoping this might indicate a birth date or place of birth.

In the mean time i wounded if i posted the documents i have manged to find already if maybe someone can spot something that maybe i am missing?

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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 July 19 17:19 BST (UK) »
British Army World War Medal Rolls Index Card - Thomas McDonald

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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 July 19 17:21 BST (UK) »
Military Pension

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 July 19 17:22 BST (UK) »
Sick and wounded list

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 July 19 17:23 BST (UK) »
Discharge book

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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 July 19 18:22 BST (UK) »
Have you looked for Thomas McDonald on the 1939 Register which should give his date of birth?

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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 July 19 19:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Jen.

Sorry I should have mentioned that his dob on 1939 reg is 11th March 1888. Unfortunately 1888 is in consistent with other records. Also on the 1939 register his wife an mother in law also have in correct year of birth.

With his birthday being in March I've therefore been searching in Q1 & Q2 in 1888 & 1889 unfortunately this gives me a lot of results. I don't have any indication of where he could have possibly been born.

I was hoping from the military records I've found and posted on here there might be something missing that might indicate to me an area of birth or possibly where he may have joined.

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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 July 19 19:51 BST (UK) »
I've been discussing this on a local forum for the Sheffield region... I hope I'm allowed to post the link...

http://pub11.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=907514572&frmid=22&msgid=1154641&cmd=show

There I have posted more information and their have been a few people that have helped me out but hinted that I post on other site where people have more of an understanding on military documents.


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Re: Thomas McDonald - WW1 Records
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 July 19 20:57 BST (UK) »
Who married to & father's name & occ. on marriage cert?

Names of children in order may be a clue too?


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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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