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looking for Hew Dalrymple..


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Hi All

I am researching all the deceased soldiers from the Great War who came from the Mackay District.

One I am after more information on is

DALRYMPLE, Hew, 2nd Lieutenant,

Born: 1885-02-15 at ?, QLD, Australia.

Father: David Hay DALRYMPLE,

Mother: Euphemia Margaret McLEAN.

Cause of Death: ? on July 1, 1916 while serving with 08th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry in France at the age of 31 years.

Burial place or Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, France Panel No: Pier & Face 2A,

Memorials: Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board; Pinnacle Playhouse Honour Board; .

I am trying to obtain biographical details as well as details of his unit and ideath etc...

Obviously all i can obtain is his CWGC records and as he enlisted in the B.E.F. I cant obtain any info from the AWM

Any information on this man would be greatfully received.

Glen Hall

Research Officer

Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Po Box 1349, MACKAY QLD 4740. phone (H) 49 592 572

mobile 0427 559 020

email: bushpig3@bigpond.com

our website: http://www.mackayhistory.org

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Here is his Medal Card and details from Soldiers Died in the Great War database © Naval and Military Press Ltd 2006.


Regiment, Corps etc.: Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry)

Battalion etc.: 8th Battalion

Last name: Dalrymple

First name(s): Hew

Initials: H


Rank: 2/LT (TP)

Date died: 1 July 1916

How died: Killed in action

Supplementary Notes:

Regards Mark


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You can download copies of the 8th SLI War Diaries from The National Archives. I did so for the 8th SLI man I was looking for. Unfortunately my downloads started at 28th July 1916 otherwise I'd have been happy to have had a look to see if I could help - but they are available and usually name officers.

The cost will depend on how many pages are involved but you can get an estimate from the TNA before you decide whether or not to buy.


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