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Cree - RFA


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I've been asked to find out anything about the above soldier. All the information I have is this: His surname was CREE and he served in the RFA (I have no first name or initial unfortunately), I know he was born in Dundee around 1895-1898. A cursory search of the NA MIC throws up 9 cards for Cree. Can anyone with perhaps access to ancestry or something similar check if there was indeed a Cree born around this time??

With baited breath and crossed fingers and toes


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There seem to be at least 4 candidates in the Scottish 1901 Census (FMP):

Thomas M Cree b abt 1897 in Dundee, son of John M Cree (Jute Dyeworks Manager) and Jessie A M Cree, 29 Morgan Street, Dundee

William Cree b abt 1893 in Dundee, son of John Cree (Mason) and Elizabeth Cree, 8 Gardner Street, Dundee

Robert Cree b abt 1895 in Dundee, son of Robert Cree (Coal Salesman) and R? Cree, 184 Hiltown, Dundee

Joseph Cree b abt 1895 in Dundee, son of Agnes Cree (living on own mean), 19 Paterson Street, Dundee.


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Thanks for that, I shall continue the hunt!

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Hi Ewan

Could this be him?

William Cree, born 1893, son of John and Elizabeth, 1911 Census, 8, Garden Street, Dundee.

Enlisted 1st June 1915, Dundee, Gunner 635549 T.F.

3/1st Forfar Battery, R.F.A. Arbroath, 10th June 1915.

Transferred A/49th Brigade R.F.A.

Transferred D/293rd Brigade R.F.A.

Discharged 6th June 1919, Ripon. Victory and British Medals.

Address at discharge, 105A Nethergate, Dundee.

Trade, Butcher.

Information from Service Record on Ancestry.

Hope this is of help.



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There are just three males named Cree, born in Dundee 1895-1898 on scotlandspeople.

Assuming that these are the Thomas, Robert and Joseph that "R" has posted above then only Robert Cree has a

medal card for the RFA - Acting Sergeant L/6700.


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