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McALLISTER William - 41438 - C Bty - Royal Field Artillery - 96th Brigade - 21st Division

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good morning,

 

I'm looking for more information (civilian) about this soldier :


McALLISTER William - 41438 - C Bty - RFA - 96th Brigade - 21st Division

 

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died of his wounds on 03 October 1915.

he is buried in :

 * location of his grave

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I have his medal card :

 

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here is a frame paying tribute to him :

 

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I'm looking for tuoutes civilian information :
 - Date of birth
- Address
- Name of his parents

 

thank's a lot in advance for your answer.

 

regards

 

michel

 

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good morning,

 

unfortunately, I don't have a subscription.

 

Michel

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George Rayner

He was born 1892 and on 19/10/1914 he was 20 years 220 days old! From his enlistment form.

Born in Muchrum(?) Port William, Wigtown Scotland.

Father Mr W. McAllister 

 

George

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George Rayner

One page from Ancestry...

 

George

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George Rayner

And one other of interest-out of several available! Also Ancestry...

 

 

George

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

Fantastic.
thank you so much for your help.

 

Michel

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George Rayner

You are very welcome. Also sent a PM to you.

I have a French friend who lives quite close to Bethune, and have visited the town often Quite lovely. (Think there is a mention of Bethune in paperwork!)

 

George

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Ivor Anderson

He was with C Battery 96th Brigade.

According to the above pages he got a head wound from shelling on the 27-09-1915 - the first day in action near Bethune, and died of wounds on the 3rd October, just 22 days after landing in France!

If you register with 'Scotlandspeople' you can pay per view and get his birth and census records.

 

 

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

thanks for copying the history.
thanks to this I can locate his position exactly because I know the sector very well.

it's about 100 meters from the DUD CORNER - Loos en Gohelle.

he certainly passed through "le Philosophe" rescue station before leaving by ambulance to Choques.


all I have to do is transcribe it so that it is more readable.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel

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I will need your services to help me transcribe the passage in relation to September 27, 1915.
there are 4 words I doubt (in red below).

 

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Fosse n°7 de Béthune

27/9/15

8 a.m.

Batteries and H.Q. all moved up to position in front of to the saults of fosse n°7 de Béthune. Lt Col. R.C. Coaltes temporarily took over command of 21st Div. Art.

Major Mchorvan temporarily took over command of 96th Brigade R.F.A.

454 rounds fired on Hill 70, Bénifontaine & Hulloch.

Casualties : O.R. 1 killed – 3 wounded – B. battery heavinly shelled for a short time.

 

28/9/15

 

Supporting 2nd Guards Brigade (Gen. P………)

 

thank you para advance for your help.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel

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IPT

South?

Coates?

heavily?

Ponsonby?

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Steven Broomfield

'In front of and to the south of ...'

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brianmorris547

The War Diary of the CRA 21 Div has a handwritten Operational Order No 8. On 27/09/1915 the Divisional artillery was to support an attack by 2 Guards Brigade on the Chalk Pit in H 25 a 5 5 as their first objective and a wood in H 25 d and H 26 a, b and c as their second objective. It gives the zone of fire for 96 F A Brigade as Hill 70 and for the other Brigades as the woods. There is a map in the Div HQ WD which confirms the position of 96 F A Brigade as just south of the road at Fosse 7 (p12/637).

This map shows the positions of Hill 70 at H 31 Centre and the Chalk Pit and woods (Bois Hugo) in H 25 and 26.

Brian 

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WhiteStarLine
10 minutes ago, brianmorris547 said:

Chalk Pit in H 25 a 5 5 as their first objective

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RaySearching

The register of soldiers effects list his father William as the legatee of his effects

 

The claimant of a dependant’s pension is listed as Mrs Jane McAllister (mother) of Old Mill Port William Wigtownshire

 

The family in 1901

Household Members:

Name

Age

William Mcallister

46

Jane Mcallister

43

Nina Mcallister

14

William Mcallister

9

John Mcallister

9

Colin Mcallister

5

Janet Mcallister

4

 

 

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RaySearching

William is commemorated on a family memorial 

in Mochrum parish churchyard

 

image on the following link (scroll down)

THE SCOTTISH WAR GRAVES PROJECT

 

 

Ray

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battle of loos

Good evening,

 

a gran thank you for your help and card presentation.


since I was a little boy, I've been surveying this area with discoveries like:

Cap bagde of the Inniskiling Fusilier, an oilman of Lee Enfield's 13th Northumberland Fusilier - an officer pipes not far from chalk pit wood (I live in Loos and I work at the prison near "Bois Rasé").

 

where it is possible to find the war diary.

 

thank's in advance for your help.

 

regards

 

michel

 

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51 minutes ago, RaySearching said:

The register of soldiers effects list his father William as the legatee of his effects

 

The claimant of a dependant’s pension is listed as Mrs Jane McAllister (mother) of Old Mill Port William Wigtownshire

 

The family in 1901

Household Members:

Name

Age

William Mcallister

46

Jane Mcallister

43

Nina Mcallister

14

William Mcallister

9

John Mcallister

9

Colin Mcallister

5

Janet Mcallister

4

 

 

thank you for the composition of his family.

 

regards

 

michel

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28 minutes ago, RaySearching said:

William is commemorated on a family memorial 

in Mochrum parish churchyard

 

image on the following link (scroll down)

THE SCOTTISH WAR GRAVES PROJECT

 

 

Ray

where it is possible to have a picture of the stele where it is commemorated in the country?

 

thank's for your help.

 

regards

 

michel

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Ivor Anderson

 

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

thank's a lot for the pcture.

 

regards

 

michel

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