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George Alexander Strachan Gordon Highlanders


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Looking for any info on George Alexander Strachan born in Edinburgh(Sept 13 1890) Gordon Highlanders .(not sure which battalion) .

If anyone could tell me what unit he belonged to and where he would have fought.

Cheers

Gus

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There's a George A Strachan (reg. no. 666) in the 2nd Gordons, enlisted 4th April 1911, an Old Contemptible who entered the theatre of war (at Zeebrugge) on 7th October 1914 and was discharged due to wounds on 28th June 1915.

Could be your man (there are other George Strachans) - but there doesn't appear to be any surviving service papers in the (burnt) service records to link him to Edinburgh and date of birth.

A GH expert may have this info.

Mike

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He could have been wounded at the battle of Festubert in May 1915 - see The Long, Long Trail here and follow the 20th Brigade and 7th division link on the right..

Mike

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Gus

I cannot supply his battalion but he was issued with a Silver War Badge no.69052 on 23 November 1916.

Douglas

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possible other information : George Alexander Strachan (flour mill worker & Army pensioner) died on 27 February 1926 of pulmonary tuberculosis. His wife Agnes died of TB in 1927.

Douglas

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