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Trying to find info on James Ronan 1/7th (Fife) Blackwatch, service number 2833


Robert StJohn Smith
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I am a FWW MA Student and for my dissertation I am looking at cartoons drawn by soldiers. The person mentioned in the title regularly sent cartoons from the trenches to the Fifeshire Advertiser magazine from 1915 to 1917.  I am trying to track down any information about him.

 

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18 minutes ago, Robert StJohn Smith said:

I am a FWW MA Student and for my dissertation I am looking at cartoons drawn by soldiers. The person mentioned in the title regularly sent cartoons from the trenches to the Fifeshire Advertiser magazine from 1915 to 1917.  I am trying to track down any information about him.

 

He landed in France 2 May 1915.

At some point, he joined the machine gun corps as #88098.

Craig

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He has surviving service papers on FMP.

B. 25/12/1892. Glasgow.  

M. Annie Brady. 2/1/1914    Children.  Sarah Lourdes B. 1915.   Francis B. 1917.

Enlisted. 1/7th T.F. Black Watch. 9/9/14  - 21 years 10 months.  84 Commercial St. Maryhill.  Medical grade. A1.

Shrapnel Wound. 1/8/1916.  Field.

Transferred to M.G.C. March 1917.   140 Coy M.G.C. 15/6/1917.   No.2 Battalion M.G.C.

27/8/1917. Lost L/Cpl.Stripe. (Allowing the men to sing after lights out, in the hut he was in charge of)

25/5/1918. Promoted Paid L/Cpl.

9/7/1918 admitted to Field Ambulance. PUO. (Trench Fever?)

Post War he is living at -  21 Livingstone Street, Clydebank.

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I'm sure you are aware of the typo in your thread title.

It should be 'Black Watch', not 'Blackwatch'.

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2 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

I'm sure you are aware of the typo in your thread title.

It should be 'Black Watch', not 'Blackwatch'.

Correctly "Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)".

The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) | National Army Museum (nam.ac.uk)

Tom.

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