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Malcolm

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Photo of the Memorial for IWM and I've done the list but what units did Hugh Neilson and Hugh Crawford serve in??

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Malcolm

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Is'nt it great how the result hits you after you've posted a query!

NEILSON

Initials: H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment

Unit Text: 26th Bn.

Date of Death: 23/11/1918

Service No: PW/975

Awards: MM

Additional information: Husband of Margaret Neilson, of Wester Dechmont, Uphall, West Lothian.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 487.

Cemetery: KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY

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Malcolm

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Looking at the photo Malcolm, the G and the C are the same so can it be D.C. and not D.G.?

Look at the c in Archibald and and g in Gibbs

John

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See what you mean. Pte Walker below Crawford is a Gordon Highlander - GH .

D C - Duke of Cornwalls??

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Malcolm

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  • 2 years later...
Photo of the Memorial for IWM and I've done the list but what units did Hugh Neilson and Hugh Crawford serve in??

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Malcolm

Hello Malcolm,

Hugh Crawford served as a Private {10835} in the Dragoon Guards and then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps {Cavalry} as a Private {50887}, later being promoted to Lance Corporal. This information comes from C.W.G.C. and the 'Soldiers Died... c.d'. It is also stated that he enlisted in Edinburgh and his residence was Ballymoney, Ireland. This may seem strange since the Livingstone memorial is for employees of the Deans Works who fell in the Great War. However, the final clue is from the Livingston Roll of Honour, which shows a Trooper Hugh Crawford, L.M.G.S. {Light Machine Gun Section?}. He may have been working at the Deans before the war.

Regards,

Allan

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