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Remembered Today:

Pte William Garvin Highland Light Infantry 15th Btn

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I'm looking for any information on my 1st cousin twice removed.

His name was Private William Garvin, d 27 Nov 1917 in France & Flanders. His number was 36597.

I have only recently discovered William, none of my family knew anything about him and I would love it if anyone could shed any light on him.

I've got this info from ancestry and I have also found him on CWGC.

Thank you in advance for any help

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You will probably have this information, but just in case you dont Pte William Garvin...Born Rutherglen, resided at Cartcosh Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Hamilton Lanarkshire.

Aye Rob

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Hello and welcome to the forum. You can get a photo of his grave for free from the guys at the following excellent website. Just copy and paste his CWGC details as part of a message on the contact form.


His full entry on SDGW reads as:

Name: William Garvin

Birth Place: Rutherglen

Residence: Gartcosh, Lanarkshire

Death Date: 27 Nov 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow)

Number: 36597

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Good luck with your research


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William Garvins Will form from his Army Pay book is held at the National Archives of Scotland, details in the link http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/ it will be hand written by him and will nominate his NOK.

You may also want to add a request on this thread offering look ups in the book "Coatbridge and the Great War" http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=163227 I don't know if your aware of the Geography but Gartcosh neighbours Coatbridge and he maybe listed in the book.

This from the Scottish War Memorials Project may also interest you http://www.scottishwarmemorials.com/ scroll down to "Lanarkshire Civic Memorials", click on that and scroll down to "Gartcosh" and click on that, images of 2 gate posts to a private house, they have the names of the fallen from WW1 and WW2 on either gate post, Williams name is there, I've isolated Williams name below, but the full thing is worth a look.



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Guest elmosmom26

Thank you so much for all the time you have taken and the replies I've recieved.

I'm genuinely touched.

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