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David Gemmell
« on: Saturday 20 August 22 17:25 BST (UK) »
Looking for their families, so that identities can be confirmed by DNA comparison.
If anyone can help with the whereabouts of any surviving family.
MODWarDetectives@mod.gov.uk. would be delighted to hear from you.
Links to Glamorgan so that seems the best option at the moment.


Pte David Gemmell - 1st Battalion, Black Watch -  killed in action 25 January 1915

David Gemmell was born in 1869 in Dundee to David Gemmell (1824 to 1904) and Mary Cable (1824 to 1902). He was the youngest of eight children -  his siblings were:

Helen (born 1849)
Eliza, Jean and Jane (all listed as born in 1861)
Jessie (1866 to 1948)
Joan/Johanna (born 1855)
Georgina (born 1864)

The 1891 Census shows him aged 22 years and living with his parents at Hilltown in Dundee. By the time of the next Census in 1901 he was a plumber and lodged in a house in Stobcross Street, Glasgow.

Three of David’s sisters married:

Jessie, married George Williamson and they had three sons, George (1896 to 1952 Glamorgan), James (1899 to 1971 Glamorgan) and Edwin (1903 to 1976 Glamorgan) mentioned on ancestry tree.

Joan/Johanna (1854 - 1877) married Jesse Carr in 1875 in Dundee.
A daughter - Adelaide May Kezia Carr - 1876–1935
born 28 April 1876  Dunn Street, No 31, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
died  1935 - East Glamorgan, Glamorgan, Wales.
Married 1902 - Parish Church, Canton, Glamorganshire, Wales.
Had 2 daughters -  Grace Hancock in 1907 - 1964 London Middlesex  and  Christine Hancock 1909 - 1997 USA


Eliza  1858 - 1943  Westfield Road, No 23, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland  married Andrew Petrie Thomson 1858 - 1907 Dundee Angus.
Daughter - Edith Eliza THOMSON 1895–1984
born 9 October 1895 -  Willowbank Cottage, Camphill, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
died 17 April 1984 - Mundarmalla, Nytyle, Sidlaw, Angus, Scotland.

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Re: David Gemmell
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 August 22 18:32 BST (UK) »
Looking for their families, so that identities can be confirmed by DNA comparison.
If anyone can help with the whereabouts of any surviving family.
MODWarDetectives@mod.gov.uk. would be delighted to hear from you.
Links to Glamorgan so that seems the best option at the moment.


Pte David Gemmell - 1st Battalion, Black Watch -  killed in action 25 January 1915

David Gemmell was born in 1869 in Dundee to David Gemmell (1824 to 1904) and Mary Cable (1824 to 1902). He was the youngest of eight children -  his siblings were:

Helen (born 1849)
Eliza, Jean and Jane (all listed as born in 1861)
Jessie (1866 to 1948)
Joan/Johanna (born 1855)
Georgina (born 1864)

The 1891 Census shows him aged 22 years and living with his parents at Hilltown in Dundee. By the time of the next Census in 1901 he was a plumber and lodged in a house in Stobcross Street, Glasgow.

Three of David’s sisters married:

Jessie, married George Williamson and they had three sons, George (1896 to 1952 Glamorgan), James (1899 to 1971 Glamorgan) and Edwin (1903 to 1976 Glamorgan) mentioned on ancestry tree.

Joan/Johanna (1854 - 1877) married Jesse Carr in 1875 in Dundee.
A daughter - Adelaide May Kezia Carr - 1876–1935
born 28 April 1876  Dunn Street, No 31, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
died  1935 - East Glamorgan, Glamorgan, Wales.
Married 1902 - Parish Church, Canton, Glamorganshire, Wales.
Had 2 daughters -  Grace Hancock in 1907 - 1964 London Middlesex  and  Christine Hancock 1909 - 1997 USA


Eliza  1858 - 1943  Westfield Road, No 23, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland  married Andrew Petrie Thomson 1858 - 1907 Dundee Angus.
Daughter - Edith Eliza THOMSON 1895–1984
born 9 October 1895 -  Willowbank Cottage, Camphill, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
died 17 April 1984 - Mundarmalla, Nytyle, Sidlaw, Angus, Scotland.

Sandra

Some relatives/decendants stayed in Scotland and I have also posted looking for info in Dundee.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=865184.new#new

Thanks everyone.
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Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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