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WW1 Uniform

Braveheart

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Hello Hennypenny, here is what I have found so far.
In the Evening times rolls of honor, I found John Herriot from Glasgow (CPL) from the 2nd battalion Highland Light Infantry Wounded on 02/09/1915.
here are some links to information.
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=731749
http://www.1914-1918.net/hli.htm
http://www.1914-1918.net/2div.htm

I have found that Samuel d Herriot has 32 pages of service records on Ancestry.
But I have been told because they are brothers enlisted together there is only one number between them. So maybe there will be more information for there for John.

WWW.Ancestry.co.uk
I will keep digging for more
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Hello again, Braveheart.
I must have got the dates mixed up. 12 Sep 14 was Sam's enlistment date and his death, 25 Sep 1915.

I was aware that John Herriot had been wounded and sent home but had no idea exactly when. I have retrieved the Evening Times index and shall try to get a copy of the page.

I have not yet accessed Ancestry but shall also try to get the Service Records.

Yet another question - are all the service records available oat Ancestry?
My maternal grandfather (Royal Scots) and another uncle (Gordon Highlanders) both died during the war and it would be a real coup to have their records also.

I cannot thank you enough for the help and advice you have given me.

Regards,
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Braveheart, I am overwhelmed - it will take me a while to digest everything but has inspired me to delve even deeper.

My maternal grandfather had been a regular in the Royal Scots for many years, left after his term was up and rejoined when WW1 broke out. He was posted to France, repatriated because of illness and died in the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

His details - from CWGC - QMS William George PITCHER, No.325263, Depot, Royal Scots, died 24 Dec 1917.

My uncle - Pte. Victor Richard Thomas PITCHER, No.2494 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders, died 25 Jul 1916.
Victor received a 'card' noting his Gallant Conduct in the Field on 18th July 1916 - I have no idea of its significance.

I am fortunate in that I have detailed information about the death of Victor, gleaned from letters sent to his mother, particularly from his Platoon Commander who described exactly where he was killed - at a quarry at Caterpillar Valley between Montaubon and Longueval. I have visited the site.

I also received, from the Gordon Highlanders Museum, a copy of the War Diary for that month.

I have rattled on too long.

Again, thank you for your help.
Regards,
Penny
 

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Hi penny I have got more information for you
http://www.1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=146924
these guys on this forum have done great job finding this information for you.
but they could'nt find anything about a gallant conduct on the field.
Is it possible I could have a copy of the month diary you have for the Gordon Highlanders.
now it seems that Wiliam also has a lot of pages on Ancestry site.
normal all you get is a Mic but you have got loads to work with.
It was nice speaking with you, and I wish you all the best,take care
Braveheart.

ps here are 3 picture that could be useful,from friend who is researching 1/8th Bn Royal Scots The picture of the soldier with weapon is the normal uniform of that era, the picture of the SGT is on the same memorial, and would have known William Pitcher
 

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Hi Braveheart,
I have tried to attach the 3 pages of the War Diary (pdf files) but my attempt failed. Any suggestions? After this it will be 'off to Ancestry' for me. All of your help is much appreciated.
Many thanks and best wishes.
Penny
 

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Hi penny, yes I did get the copies from you, thank you, my friend george sent me a copy of the war diaries for 1/8th bn Royal scots and he gave these pictures both men are from the same Battalion.
the young lad,was his father (john Killed 29/01/1915) and George Souness(Killed 22/03/1918)Who , as a member 8th Royal scots,Would have known William Pitcher, and would have served with in france 1915.
Its possible that SGT Souness uniform was issued by William as his role of QM.
take care Braveheart
http://www.thegordonshighlanders.co.uk/pages/diary.htm
 
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