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WRIGHT, William = BROWNE, William 2379 = also see BROWN, William 23791


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Matlock1418

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Can find on CWGC:

WRIGHT, Andrew, 3/6607, Pte., Gordon Highlanders d. 18.10.16

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1555999/ANDREW WRIGHT

And a MIC is available for him

 

Can't find on CWGC:

BROWNE, William / WRIGHT, 2379, Pte., Highland Light Infantry d. 12.1.17

Can't find a MIC either - so potentially a HS death I suppose.

 

Musing if this is just my inability to search & find, or ...

Please, can anyone help me out with him?

Any other info / different details??

Rather naturally I'm currently wondering if he is perhaps a non-comm???

TIA

:-) M

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Is it possibly 23791 William BROWN, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 12/01/1917, remembered on the Thiepval Memoral.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/765857/

There are currently no additional documents showing on his CWGC webpage, so can only guess as to whether it was another surname incorrectly transcribed when the CWGC was first digitised.

A picture of the relevant panel might reveal whether he is shown as Brown or Browne, but to be honest given the volume of names on that memorial there are likely to be both.

 

Soldiers Died in the Great War has him as Private 23791 William BROWN, who was Killed in Action on the 12th January 1917 whilst serving in France & Flanders with the 14th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was born and enlisted Glasgow.

 

His Medal Index Card shows him as 23791 William BROWN, H.L.I. Qualified for VM & BWM only.

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

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15 minutes ago, PRC said:

Is it possibly 23791 William BROWN, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 12/01/1917, remembered on the Thiepval Memoral.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/765857/

There are currently no additional documents showing on his CWGC webpage, so can only guess as to whether it was another surname incorrectly transcribed when the CWGC was first digitised.

A picture of the relevant panel might reveal whether he is shown as Brown or Browne, but to be honest given the volume of names on that memorial there are likely to be both.

 

Soldiers Died in the Great War has him as Private 23791 William BROWN, who was Killed in Action on the 12th January 1917 whilst serving in France & Flanders with the 14th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was born and enlisted Glasgow.

 

His Medal Index Card shows him as 23791 William BROWN, H.L.I. Qualified for VM & BWM only.

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

 

Looks to be him.

 

Effects shows William Brown alias William Mardin Wright (sic). Monies paid to his father Andrew Wright.

 

Craig

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Matlock1418
12 hours ago, PRC said:

Is it possibly 23791 William BROWN, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 12/01/1917, remembered on the Thiepval Memoral.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/765857/

 

11 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

Effects shows William Brown alias William Mardin Wright (sic). Monies paid to his father Andrew Wright.

Peter & Craig,

Thanks for your swift replies

Had looked for Brown but ... !? - What a difference a digit makes!

Was always most likely he was commemorated but my current lack of research resources made it a bit of a puzzle - seeming now quickly resolved.

Browne/Brown - regardless, Wright seems to be the more correct surname!

Cheers.

:-) M

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He is in the casualty list published in The Scotsman, February 10th, 1917.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive 

 

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Matlock1418
51 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

He is in the casualty list published in The Scotsman, February 10th, 1917.

Thank SB

:-) M

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Now we have the 23791 regimental number another PC turns up under WRIGHT

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Image courtesy of WFA / Fold3, with thanks.

Family now seem to be identified from these cards as:

Parents: Andrew & Maggie Wright

Brother: Andrew Wright

:-) M

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Matlock1418
On 02/08/2020 at 20:14, ss002d6252 said:

Effects shows William Brown alias William Mardin Wright (sic). Monies paid to his father Andrew Wright.

ScotlandsPeople https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/  shows a single record search result for a "Wright, William, born 1890-1900" =

William Martin Wright

Born: 1898

Ref: 560/233 

Registration District: Cathcart (Lanark)

Not viewed record in full as I don't have a subscription, but seems likely the above man.

:-) M

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4 hours ago, Matlock1418 said:

Now we have the 23791 regimental number another PC turns up under WRIGHT

1566568856_WRIGHTWilliam23791.png.d58f4bc31e82e0d1258a38620f35a8fa.png

Image courtesy of WFA / Fold3, with thanks.

Family now seem to be identified from these cards as:

Parents: Andrew & Maggie Wright

Brother: Andrew Wright

:-) M

 

I thought I'd found him until I read this...

1901 census 19 Kay Street, Glasgow.

Andrew Wright b1850 ...head

Andrew Wright b 1893...son.

William Wright b 1891....son

Unfortunately mothers name is shown as Jane.

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3 hours ago, Matlock1418 said:

ScotlandsPeople https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/  shows a single record search result for a "Wright, William, born 1890-1900" =

William Martin Wright

Born: 1898

Ref: 560/233 

Registration District: Cathcart (Lanark)

Not viewed record in full as I don't have a subscription, but seems likely the above man.

:-) M

 

 

Looks like this man

From Findmypast

 

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Matlock1418

Thanks again SB

:-) M

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On 02/08/2020 at 20:14, ss002d6252 said:

23791 William BROWN, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 12/01/1917, remembered on the Thiepval Memoral.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/765857/

There are currently no additional documents showing on his CWGC webpage, so can only guess as to whether it was another surname incorrectly transcribed when the CWGC was first digitised.

A picture of the relevant panel might reveal whether he is shown as Brown or Browne, but to be honest given the volume of names on that memorial there are likely to be both.

A good idea where to look, thanks.

A photo of the Thiepval panel is available, with other BROWNs [no BROWNEs] of HLI,

as BROWN, W.

on Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12370497/william-brown

:-) M

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