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Alexander Petrie : In From The Cold'


heatherannej
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Yesterday, a CWGC headstone was erected for Alexander Petrie at Blairgowrie Cemetery. He is officially 'in from the cold'. I am so happy.

Alexander was Private T4/061835, Horse Transport, Army Service Corps. He was sent home to die of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. On his records, it is recorded that he "started with a cough about Feb. 1916" and expectoration began "before the end of August" ('16) but he was "kept at duty until end of September ('16). He was discharged on 30 November 1916 and died at his home in Rattray, Perthshire on 02 April 1917.

The process to get him recognised officially as WW1 War Dead began in January 2011. In August 2011, I learnt that my claim had been successful. Yesterday, the quest was complete.

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That's wonderful. Rest in peace soldier boy, gone and never forgotten. :poppy:

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