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Minerva

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Can anyone help me please with this 'mystery man'. I have no details of which Bn or Regt. TNA (recent personal visit) does not appear to have records for him. So far all I can gather is that he was 'probably' born in Nottingham in 1892. By 1901 the family were in Girvan. He was KIA on 11 July 1915 and is remembered on the Menin Gate. I am researching the ROH of the school he attended. There is a school visit to the Battlefield cemetaries next week and I could really do with some information on this chap.

If anyone can help, I and the school would be very grateful.

Minerva

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Hello Minerva

There are 2 Medal Cards for James both on national Achives and on Ancestry below are links to the N/A cards.

He was originally Private 3198 9th HLI.

On the reverse of both cards it is stated that his mother applied for his medals but you can only see those on Ancestry.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=3423790&queryType=1&resultcount=13

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=3423774&queryType=1&resultcount=3

Dental

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From The Times of July 21st, 1915:

Fallen Officers

The Official Lists

Second Lieutenant James M. T. Kinloch, Royal Engineers, who fell in Flanders on July 11, aged 23 was the third son of the late Mr. Peter Kinloch of Buckingham Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, and of Mrs Kinloch, of Montgomerie street, Kelvinside, Glasgow. He was serving with the 171st Field Company.

NigelS

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Thanks for this - I must learn to think/search 'outside the box'..

Appreciate your help

Minerva

Hello Minerva

There are 2 Medal Cards for James both on national Achives and on Ancestry below are links to the N/A cards.

He was originally Private 3198 9th HLI.

On the reverse of both cards it is stated that his mother applied for his medals but you can only see those on Ancestry.

http://www.nationala...&resultcount=13

http://www.nationala...1&resultcount=3

Dental

A mystery man no longer - thank you

Pat

From The Times of July 21st, 1915:

Fallen Officers

The Official Lists

Second Lieutenant James M. T. Kinloch, Royal Engineers, who fell in Flanders on July 11, aged 23 was the third son of the late Mr. Peter Kinloch of Buckingham Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, and of Mrs Kinloch, of Montgomerie street, Kelvinside, Glasgow. He was serving with the 171st Field Company.

NigelS

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Minerva

He could well have a service record. There is one for a KINLOCH J under WO339/127821 in the NA Catalogue. Later in the war they seemed to only record the first initial of the Officer.As there is just the one file with J this is likely to be him. There were no hits on the other Officer file series WO374. There are members here who have a WO338 Index and they can tell you for sure if this Officer is indeed an RE one.

Sotonmate

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Sotonmate,

I did actually check WO339/127821 when I visited TNA last week, but unfortunately it was not my man.

Minerva

Minerva

He could well have a service record. There is one for a KINLOCH J under WO339/127821 in the NA Catalogue. Later in the war they seemed to only record the first initial of the Officer.As there is just the one file with J this is likely to be him. There were no hits on the other Officer file series WO374. There are members here who have a WO338 Index and they can tell you for sure if this Officer is indeed an RE one.

Sotonmate

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