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Droocoo

Hi all,

 

I am researching Bmbdr 54029 William McKay 245th RGA and would like some help interpreting this part of his record. I understand that he was wounded on the 25th March 1918 with a GSW to his left ankle. What is the "Scotia" or "Scolia" part?

 

Kindest Regards,

 

Andrew

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Waddell
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Possibly this boat, HMS 'Scotia'-

 

https://sites.google.com/site/holyheadwarmemorial19141918/home/hms-scotia

 

The two letters before it are difficult to read and may be A.Y for Auxiliary Yacht, which doesn't line up with that ship. H.T (Hired Transport) is a possibility but it looks like an A.

 

Scott

 

 

 

 

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Droocoo

Scott,

 

I was wondering whether it was the HMS Scotia but it looks like an AY to me

 

Andrew

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Waddell
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Could be Auxiliary Transport (A.T).

 

(The T's are similar in To and Scotia)

 

Just noted in that story that the Scotia was damaged by a bomb at Calais on 18 July 1918 and quickly returned to service. Your man was transported a little over a month later. The ship was in the area at the time.

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Pat Atkins

'Evacuated to England per A? "Scotia"' - can't get the second of those two letters (T as in Aux Transport seems plausible though); certainly suggests that's the ship.

 

Cheers, Pat

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Droocoo

Pat,

 

I think that is what I'll assume and that the clerk got it wrong somehow.

 

Thank you,

 

Andrew

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