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George Lough

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May Report 31 Dec 2013 15:30

George Lough born 1895 Scotland served WW1 in royal scots fusiliers and in WW11 in royal airforce cannot find any info on him


Porkie_Pie Report 31 Dec 2013 16:22

If he served in WW2 then his WW2 records will be with the MOD

You could apply for them


his medal card for WW1 is on the national archives web site


WO 372/12/140183
Medal card of Lough, George
Corps Royal Scots Fusiliers
Regiment No7111
Rank Private

Date: 1914-1920
Held by: The National Archives, Kew

There is a possible? WW1 service record for him on Ancestry

i don't have a sub to Ancestry but for a lookup you will need to add where and when born



GlitterBaby Report 31 Dec 2013 21:07

Did he have any middle names ?

Two possible Medal Cards on Ancestry

George Lough 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers service no 7111

George H C Lough Royal Scots Fusiliers service no 19749


GlitterBaby Report 31 Dec 2013 21:11

This service record rules out one of the Medal Cards

Name: George Lough

Age at Enlistment: 40

Birth County: Derry

Regimental Number: 7111

Regiment Name: RSF

Number of images: 8

Wrong age and place of birth


Kucinta Report 31 Dec 2013 21:20

This one is too young going by the birth year you gave?

Name: George Lough
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Age at Enlistment: 15
Birth Parish: Eastwood
Birth County: Renfrew
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 16578
Regiment Name: Royal Scot??

There is a letter dated 1926 addressed to the officer i/c Records, Royal Air Force, Ruislip Uxbridge, to say that 10598 Pte George Lough Royal Scots Fusiliers discharged 1914 had no entry in the regimental conduct sheet.

it's in response to a request for information on

3 ? 3324 [Ink blot obscures]Lough G N RAF formerly 10598 Pte George Lough

[EDIT - it might be 'George' under the ink blot, and the G N looks more likely to be be G M]

Royal Scots Fusiliers service from 26/3/12 to 26/6/14, regarding his character and particulars on offences recorded on conduct sheets.

Discharged as not likely to become an [illegible] soldier.

The records are very smudged and hard to read.

Enlisting in 1912 he had a fresh complexion, blue eyes and fair hair, and was Presbyterian.

There is a copy of a letter in his files dated 6th June 1911 saying the enlistment of a further 6 boys in excess of establishment for posting to the 2nd battalion for training as drummer boys or musicians had been approved.

His father is given as next of kin, but the page is so dark as to be virtually illegible, it might be William? or something else beginning with W.

He was aged 15 yrs and 309 days when he attested.

I've added details because of the letter from the air force. However if he was 15 when he enlisted in 1912, then surely he was born c1897 rather than c1900?

This record was found in British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920


Kucinta Report 31 Dec 2013 22:14

This might be the guy in the record above, though seems slightly older. But has possible father called William and born Renfrewshire:

Name: George Lough
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relationship: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire
Registration number: 644/1
Registration District: Bridgeton
Civil Parish: Glasgow Bridgeton
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 192 Dalmarnock Rd
ED: 34
Household Schedule Number: 45
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1901_264
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Wilson 28
Susan Wilson 27
James B Wilson 4
Jane H Wilson 1
William Lough 32<<<<
George Lough 6<<<<