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Does anyone have a list of men from this place in Scotland who are shown on the local war memorial? I have tried looking on-line, but cannot find any listings.

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Paul

Was it just the photo you were after? as I have quite a good reference book about men from the area who served, if there's anything specific about a man you're after, let me know, I'm in the area about every 6 weeks or so (up there after Christmas)

Hambo

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  • 10 years later...

I'm probably clutching at straws here by re-opening this thread but could Hambo post the title of the book he mentioned in his post about men who served from the Dufftown area. I had four Great-Uncles who served in WW1, William Collie (CEF Died 1917), Robert Collie (served in WW1 and WW2), James Collie (Gordon HighLanders), and George Collie (HLI) and I am searching for any information to add to what I already have.

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Keith

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Was Andrew Collie a relative?

 

Aberdeen Evening Express - Thursday 07 November 1918 - Collie-Died of influenza at St Vincent Hospital Paderborn, Germany. Pte Andrew Petrie Collie. (POW) wounded, aged 22 years 11 months. Fifth son of James Collie, Craigearn, Kemnay.

 

Mike

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Skipman

Not a relative. They were all born in Dufftown and their father was Alexander Collie also born in Dufftown. 

I forgot to add another brother John Collie who was in the Gordon Highlanders and wounded at Hulloch in 1915, he also fought in the South African War 1899 - 1902. I was amazed to find that these brothers had had active service in the three major wars that Britain was involved in, in the 20th Century. But I digress.

Thanks for your contribution Skipman.

Best Wishes

Keith

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As far as I know it is not exactly a book, more of a big document.  But a good piece of work by a local resident.

I have a copy of it and will have a look when I get a chance tomorrow.

 

BillyH.

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The book/document is by a local resident Barry Hodge.

He gave me a copy of his research so I am sure he won't mind if I reproduce a bit here :

William Collie was the only brother killed , so no mention of the others.

 

BillyH.

 

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Thanks for this BillyH.

This ties in with the information I have although I reckon he was one of 6 sons and he had 3 sisters one of whom was my Granny. Since he was in the CEF I could download his service history which made fascinating reading. Below is part of his record showing his service in France.

Thanks again

Keith

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Hello Scotsmac - I'm not sure if you will see this reply but Robert Collie was my grandfather so I would love to speak to you about information that you have about the family.

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On 03/03/2020 at 07:57, SaraCollie said:

Hello Scotsmac - I'm not sure if you will see this reply but Robert Collie was my grandfather so I would love to speak to you about information that you have about the family.

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Keith

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