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1/5th Scottish Rifles


vinniemac

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Looking for any info regarding 1/5th Scottish Rifles in action at Nieuport,Belgium in 1917.

My Great uncle,Pte.John McQueen Ser No 204437 ,we think was badly injured here(had to have a leg amputated).

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Yes it is Jrmh….thanks for pointing me in the right direction.It’s always fascinating to read these diaries,I always find it disturbing as to the naming of officers killed and wounded and those OR’s who always remain nameless but include my great uncle.The class system combined with the sadly large amount of ordinary soldier casualties make for tough reading sometimes.

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On 25/06/2021 at 15:03, vinniemac said:

Yes it is Jrmh….thanks for pointing me in the right direction.It’s always fascinating to read these diaries,I always find it disturbing as to the naming of officers killed and wounded and those OR’s who always remain nameless but include my great uncle.The class system combined with the sadly large amount of ordinary soldier casualties make for tough reading sometimes.

Hello vinniemac,

I have the following records of John McQueen:
1) Birth Record - born 3rd Nov, 1890, at Douglas.
2) 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census records at Douglas.
3) MIC, also shows '*91' (possibly a TF Number).
4) Medal Roll for VM and BWM - also shows No 91 (possibly a TF Number).
5) SWB Medal Roll.
6) Fold3 Pension Ledger Page (the one you show in your post).
7) Fold3 Pension Index Card with reference to the Pension Ledger Page.
8) Death records of his parents and his brother Thomas Denholm McQueen.
9) War Diary 5th Bn SRs - August, 1917.

I will send you a PM with my email address.
You may have these records, but if not and you'd like them, please respond with your email address.

Additionally, I have a full transcription of the 5th Bn SRs War Diary.
The first mention of NIEUPORT is on 16th August, 1917 (he was discharged on 26 Sept, 1917).

For now I am attaching a snippet of his birth record, and the first mention of NIEUPORT in the War Diary.

Please accept my apology if you already have all of this info. I just happen to have McQueen in my family ancestry, but not the same branch of your great uncle.

Kindest Regards,
Tom Lang.

1890 Nov 03 birth at Douglas McQueen John f John McQueen m Isabella Denholm.jpg

1917 08 - WD 5th SRs - p01.jpg

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi Tom

cant seem to find the PM with your e-Mail,could you resend if possible.

regards

vince mcqueen.

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1 hour ago, vinniemac said:

Hi Tom

cant seem to find the PM with your e-Mail,could you resend if possible.

regards

vince mcqueen.

Sent another, and an email.

Tom.

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