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Railwaymen Died 1914 - 18


Malcolm Linham
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Dear Malcolm,

I have been given a link to this thread.

Could you please check on details of employment for the following.

350043, William Grieve Lindsay, Corporal, 4/5th Black Watch. Killed in action, 15th September 1918, aged 21. Son of John and Georgina Lindsay of Clyde Place, Perth. The obituary in the Perthshire Advertiser dated 5th October 1918, states that he was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company prior to enlistment.

Many thanks,

Dave

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Was waiting at Euston for family members tonight and stood and contemplated the magnificent memorial in the concourse - 3000 plus casualties from staff on that line out of Euston to the north west.

4 excellent statues.

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Dear Malcolm,

I have been given a link to this thread.

Could you please check on details of employment for the following.

350043, William Grieve Lindsay, Corporal, 4/5th Black Watch. Killed in action, 15th September 1918, aged 21. Son of John and Georgina Lindsay of Clyde Place, Perth. The obituary in the Perthshire Advertiser dated 5th October 1918, states that he was employed by the Caledonian Railway Company prior to enlistment.

Many thanks,

Dave

Lindsay, W.G, Appr. Fitter. Cpl.

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Hello Malcolm

Could you please look and see if there is anything on James McTavish Lawson AB, RNVR, RND, missing believed killed 13/7/1915?

I have report that he was working at Guard Bridge, which I think would have been on the North British.

Many thanks

RM.

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RM

There are two Lawson's employed by the North British Railway.

1/ H Lawson a ticket collector

2/ P Lawson a leading cleaner, both of them were Sergeants.

The only J Lawson listed was a labourer employed by the London and North Western who was a private.

Hope this assists

Malcolm

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I have just found on the Nation Rail Museum's website that the list of the fallen can be downloaded in Excel or PDF format here:

http://www.nrm.org.uk/RailwayStories/WW1/railway-workers.aspx

Hope it is off use

Regards

Roy

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RM

There are two Lawson's employed by the North British Railway.

1/ H Lawson a ticket collector

2/ P Lawson a leading cleaner, both of them were Sergeants.

The only J Lawson listed was a labourer employed by the London and North Western who was a private.

Hope this assists

Malcolm

Thanks Malcolm

That doesn't really surprise me. He did work for a railway and was killed at Gallipoli. However almost all his records contain mistakes!

RM

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Yes page 136. North Eastern Railways. Longthorne E. Hammer Driver. Pte.

Thanking you very much, passed the information to Edwards's great niece.

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