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ForeignGong
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Hi All

My Uncle and his brother both are wearing what appears to be MM ribbons on the attached photo. I have found the LG for my Uncle who is sitting but cannot find Thomas Beatson, 7th Seaforth Highlanders, S/2431.

I usually have no trouble with the gazette but this one has me stumped

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Peter

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  • Can't find an MM
  • Just an MID whilst temp 2Lt
  • Gazette Info: Gazette issue 431442. Mentioned in Despatches.
    Gazette Date: 08/07/1919
    Gazette Page: 8707
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http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C675190

 

may have some detail as it will have his papers from first enlistment as an OR through to 2/Lt. Snag is it will need to be read at Kew, or order a copy.

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Hi Sotonmate

Thank you for that as I'm going to the UK in Sept and will have to do a couple of days at Kew.

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I thought there was a reference book about all the MM's WW1, Bravery in the Field????? does anyone have it and look up my uncles brother please??????

 

I'm doing research for my cousin on her side of the family and she showed me the above photo, as I stated looks like an MM ribbon same as John Mack Beatson, sitting on the left of photo.

 

Once again any help greatly appreciated

 

Peter

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The main title of the book is "FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD......." by Peter Warrington. The listings for Beatson are:-

Albert M., Pnr. 479956 Royal Engineers

John M., Sjt. 72201 Machine Gun Corps

William G., Pte. 138222 Machine Gun Corps, 63rd Bn.

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Are you sure that the other man is Thomas Beatson?

I know anything is possible in a photo, but Thomas Beatson was a corporal when he went to France, and he reached WO 2 before being commissioned; all in the Seaforth Highlanders.(medal rolls, ancestry) but he is not wearing a kilt.

(He was wounded in August 1915 (as a private??), and gassed at the beginning of November 1915 (as a lance-sergeant.) (Daily casualty lists, thegenealogist))

RM

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Yes, according to my cousin, the three people are her Father, then her Uncle and her Aunt, the back of the photo has been anointed with their names and she claims the hand writing is her Fathers. 

I will have to wait till I come to the UK in Sept and look at his service papers. One way or another I am determined to solve this.

 

Thank you all for your input, much appreciated.

 

Peter

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  • 6 months later...
1 hour ago, ForeignGong said:

Could be, when was the ribbon authorised?


November 1917 according to Wiki.

 

Derek.

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