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James McCaldon - Royal Scots Fusiliers


James Brown
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Hi pals

Need a little help to find this man.

He's on the Dunaskin War Memorial, Ayrshire.

James McCaldon RSF - as Inscribed on the memorial.

There is also a David Murdoch McCaldon, and I've found all the relevant details - dont know if hes related to the James.

I've searched the SDGW with a few alternative spellings, cant find the James I'm looking for.

Can anyone please help or point me in the right direction.

Thanks

James

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This is the David Murdoch McCaldon

Royal Scots Fusiliers Private b. Dalmellington e. Dalmellington r. Dunaskin, Ayrshire KIA F&F

Still cant find James though!!!

Aye

James

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Hi James,

The only RSF man with that name had the regt. no. 240680 and he isn't listed on CWGC or SDGW. However, a search of ScotlandsPeople returns a James McCaldon died 1918, age 21 at Waterside, Ayrshire. I don't have any credits to download his certificate, but it looks as though this may be your man - possibly dying after his discharge.

Cheers,

Stuart

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Description Medal card of McCaldon, James

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Scots Fusiliers 240680 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/12

Description Medal card of McCaldon, David

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Scots Fusiliers 241391 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/12

Description Medal card of McCaldon, David

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Scots Fusiliers 23239 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/12

Ellie

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Pte 240680 James McCaldon does have some pension records on Ancestry.

Enlisted aged 17 years and 9 months on 28-9-1914 (5th reserve battalion)

Awarded Good Conduct badge on 28-9-1916

Dicharged from army as unfit on 1-2-1918 due to a lung condition

Next of kin is noted as David McCaldon (father)

Died 4-12-1918

Ellie

http://content.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx=V...&pid=504343

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Can anyone please help or point me in the right direction.

Well done Ellie. The SWB and date of death on his service record fits with the 1918 death certificate.

Stuart

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Hi Stuart and Ellie

Thanks for the help.

This is the James McCaldon on the Dunaskin War Memorial. If he's buried at Waterside then thats only a few miles away. I can go and get a photo of the headstone. If the other McCaldon (David) is his brother, whom I'm 100% sure it is, then why is James not commemorated on the CWGC or the SDGW While David is?

I've finally taken the plunge and joined this Ancestry.com so I'm hoping it pays off for me. Thanks for the link Ellie, and It's a 14 free trial. Does this Ancestry.com not give access to scottish death certificates??

Many Thanks

James

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James,

Scotlandspeople as the online presence of the GROkeep a tight rein on the records they hold.

Births Deaths & Marriages are only available through them, but at a very reasonable price, eg 6 quid for 30 units which equates to 5 downloadable records.

jim

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Thanks Jim

I've been in there for a look before so I'll go and have another nosey and spend some money to get the relevant papers.

Aye

James

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