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Rachmagl

David McGimpsey - Highland Light Infantry

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Rachmagl

Hi guys,

 

I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction in finding out more info on my great great grandfather David McGimpsey.  I have found his marraige details, but cannot find any bith details, I did however recieve this from a family member, and was hoping I could possibly find out more details from his military records.

 

Any suggestions on where to begin or where to look would be greatly appreciated.  I have had a look on forces war records but nothing seems to be matching his regiment number there.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

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brianmorris547

As you can see from the Discharge Certificate he did not serve abroad. This page on The Long, Long Trail covers each Battalion of the HLI. He would most likely have been in one of the home service Units. There is also a museum in Glasgow I believe which might be able to help.

Brian

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/highland-light-infantry/

EDIT: He may have served abroad but not on Active Service.

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corisande

One needs more details to establish who he was

 

what does his marriage cert say?

 

was the family from Northern Ireland or Scotland?

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roughdiamond

If he's Scottish and his year of birth from the Demobilisation Certificate is 1886, it should be easy enough to find his Birth Certificate on Scotlands People.

 

Sam

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corisande

Sam

 

Reason I asked the question is that I could not get him on Scotlandpeople nor on Irish GRO as born in that year nor close

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BillyH
17 hours ago, Rachmagl said:

I have had a look on forces war records but nothing seems to be matching his regiment number there

 

Much better to concentrate on 'Ancestry' or 'Find My Past' (in my opinion).

 

BillyH.

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HERITAGE PLUS

There is also a Family Tree on Ancestrey (the Muckle Family) with a David McGimpsey born Newtownards in 1887.

 

Several McGimpsey men are named on the memorial at the link below, are any related to you?

 

http://eddiesextracts.com/rohpci/rohards1.html

 

Dave

 

 

Edited by HERITAGE PLUS

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