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Black Watch Royal Highlanders

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Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 12 Sep 2013 22:52

I think the 4th Battalion were Territorial based in Dundee AKA 1/4th (City of Dundee) Battalion

see http://www.1914-1918.net/blackwatch.htm

Roy

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 12 Sep 2013 20:30

Thank you Ann..
I dont know when as I am asking on behalf of someone else and they did not say...

Fans.x


was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 12 Sep 2013 20:18

Yes! When was this?

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 12 Sep 2013 20:07

Silly question... :-0

Are the 4th Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) the same as the 4th Battalion Black Watch please?

Potty

Potty Report 27 Aug 2013 12:34

It's not only records of survivors of WW1 that can be found on Ancestry (or at the National Archives). My uncle was killed and his record is one of the ones that survived.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 27 Aug 2013 12:12

Talking of Simple Minds Mr J I never did like their music much.

You use that high flown wording just to confuddle me dont you???
Cos you know I dont know what half of it means...
Meanie you are.... :-P

Potty

Potty Report 26 Aug 2013 12:34

Grace, his medal card should be on Ancestry and on the National Archives site and also his place of burial or commemoration will be on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's site (CWGC).

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 25 Aug 2013 10:06

Dear Mrs Picky Knickers,

I'm glad that what you have perceived as an error on my part has provided you with some amusement. I know it doesn't take much, simple things, simple minds ect.

In my defence I would point out that threads on the GR message boards are read by many people other than the OP, yourself being a prime example in this instance.

I was not unaware that Antipodean Rachel's Scottish relative had perished during WW1 but thought it worth mentioning generally that if an individual did survive the conflict there might be a possibility that a copy of their WW1 service record survived amongst the WW1 pensions records even if their original service record was amongst the 70% of original service record files that were lost in the fire that destroyed them during WW2.

So Mrs Picky Knickers :-P :-) :-P :-) :-P :-D

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 25 Aug 2013 01:32

He he.
Mr J..Caught out not reading OP correct?
You??
unheard or seen of before now (by me anyhow)
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I have a relative who enlisted in Montrose, Scotland with the 9th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch Royal Highlanders in WW1.

Sadly he died near Arras, France.
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Your answer or part thereof.

If the individual survived WW1 it is worth looking at the British Army WW1 pensions records

Mrs Picky Knickers aint I..?

:-P <3

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 20 Aug 2013 09:48

Ancestry has the British Army WW1 service records online.

Unfortunately only about 30% of records remain as the rest were destroyed by fire during WW2. If the individual survived WW1 it is worth looking at the British Army WW1 pensions records (Also available on Ancestry) to see if their service record appears there.

Good luck

AmazingGrace08

AmazingGrace08 Report 20 Aug 2013 01:17

Good morning all,

I have a relative who enlisted in Montrose, Scotland with the 9th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch Royal Highlanders in WW1.

Sadly he died near Arras, France.

Could anyone tell me, in WW1 where would I find a military record with possibly a description of him?

In Australia I can find these through the Australian National Archives, but not sure of Scotland.

I have his service number and date of death but not a lot more..

Could anyone help or steer me in the right direction?

Thank you :-)