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Scottish Regiment records
« on: Friday 08 May 20 20:28 BST (UK) »
There is a gravestone in a Manitoba cemetery that states the person was a Private in the Scottish Regiment and died in 1927.  Does anyone know where any records or archives are for this Scottish Regiment?

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 May 20 21:22 BST (UK) »
Liam, there were many Scottish Regiments, do you mean a Canadian Scottish Regiment like the Black Watch?

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 May 20 23:23 BST (UK) »
It may have been a Canadian Scottish Regiment, I'm not too sure.  The grave is in Manitoba, Canada and the gravestone says Scottish Regiment.  Here's the gravestone attached.  I'd like to find out more but am not sure how to go about doing so and unfortunately only have this so far.

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 May 20 00:17 BST (UK) »
Hi.

To help pin him down...

Here is a short obituary from the Winnipeg Free Press (April 12 1927).  It says his address was 612 Erin Street. 

1926 census at this address...is John, wife Lillian and 2 sons.   The census says John is 35, he came to Canada in 1912.   He was born in Scotland.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=census1926&op=img&id=e011232505

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 May 20 00:23 BST (UK) »
1921, he and Lilian are in Winnipeg.  John is a salesman.  30 years old, born in Scotland.  Came to Canada in 1912.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1921&op=img&id=e002890054

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 May 20 11:26 BST (UK) »
Death Notice in Scottish newspaper, 'Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser' Saturday 16th April, 1927.
     HODGE. - At Winnipeg, Canada, on the 8th inst., John Hodge, aged 35 years, beloved husband of Lilian Cruthers, and eldest son of the late William Hodge, Sweethills, and of Mrs Hodge, 1 Grahamshill Avenue, Airdrie. (By Cable).
     Personnel Records of WW1 Canadian Soldiers are available On-line on the Library and Archives Canada Website.
     John Hodge, born 9th June, 1889, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
     Enlisted: 13th March, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion - Manitoba Regiment. Reg. No: 2381169. Rank: Pte. Address: 323 Beverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Occ: Teamster. Single. Next-of-Kin: Mrs Helen Hodge (Mother), Sherwood, Airdrie P.O., Lanarkshire, Scotland. Mother a widow. 1 brother serving with the British Army. 3 sisters, aged 14, 16 and 29.
     Discharged Medically Unfit on 21st Sept. 1918. Address on Discharge: 455 Lipton Street, Winnipeg. Deceased: 8/4/1927.
     
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"Scotsman! I am not a Scotsman -- I am a Fifer."

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 May 20 14:04 BST (UK) »
Good work!  ;D

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 May 20 18:18 BST (UK) »
Here he is 1916 census in Winnipeg at the Beverley St address....is a teamster. 

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1916&op=&img&id=31228_4363961-00844

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Re: Scottish Regiment records
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 May 20 18:35 BST (UK) »
Here is the link to the Library and Archives Canada WW1 records that ecksdochter found above.   As mentioned above, you can download the full military file from this page.   It usually takes a while to download these files...slow!

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=462619

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