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William Milton


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Certainly learning a lot about how to find a soldier, William Milton is now my quest. From Scotland’s people I know 

born 1894 in Inverurie to John and Bathia Milton née Mcleod

was still living with his parents in 1911 census

he was a baker to trade

he got married in 1922 to Helen Halliday in Wishaw so I know he survived the Great War.

i can find no definitive record in War Forces or Ancestry. 

his full name according to the marriage registration is William Christie Milton

ive looked for a William or William C Milton and I tried sorting on local regiments around inverurie like the Seaforths, Hli and the Gordon’s. Couldn’t find anything that fitted. I did see a drummer who did 21 days detention for a disagreement with his Sergeant but I couldn’t connect back to his home town. 
im assuming he served given his age, occupation (a baker) and the fact that he was single. Is there anywhere else I should be looking 

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Hi Clarkie,

Searching outside the box.

Trees on Ancestry, is one yours, Includes the Clark surname?

According to the above.........

William Christie Milton had 3 children, his wife Helen Halliday was born 1902. His mother's full maiden name was Bathia Ironside McLeod. She was previously married (??) to one Alexander Reith and had a son Alexander b.1883 d.1964. in Kent. 1901 census he is shown as Alexander R Milton.

William's brother John Milton, died 1.4.1918 was 21474 in Seaforth Highlanders. 


Regards Barry

EDIT.....Just found your other post re Alexander Reith so you already have the above information.

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Please keep all information together on the existing linked thread to prevent duplication of work.


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