Scotland (North) Branch

Centenary Project

1919

 

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37668, Private, George Miller, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), was born in November 1891 and worked as a stonemason. He served in France and has suffered from shell-shock but returned to duty. He was invalided home in November 1918 suffering from pneumonia and died on 14 January 1919 in the Northern General Hospital, Leicester. He is buried in Alves Parish Churchyard.
The poppy cross was placed by Jim Kilpatrick.

M2/051766, Lance Corporal, Alexander Murdoch, Army Service Corps, was born in June 1889 and worked on the family farm at Birnie. He enlisted in August 1914 and served in France from May 1915 and went to Germany with the Army of Occupation after the armistice. While travelling home on leave he contracted influenza and died on 22 January 1919, just four days after arriving at the family home. He is buried in Birnie Parish Churchyard.
The poopy cross was placed by Derek Bird.

3036/ES, Engineman, George Thomson, Royal Naval Reserve, was born in Buckie in August 1894. He enlisted into the RNR in April 1915 and later served on H.M.D. Cheery. He died at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, of pneumonia following influenza on 9 February 1919. He is buried in Buckie Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Hollie Fraser.

3071/ES, Engineman, John McKenzie, Royal Naval Reserve, was born in Nairn in January 1893. He enlisted in April 1916, later serving on H.M.D Cheery and he died (as did his crewmate George Thomson) of influenza at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, on 9 February 1919. He is buried in Rathven (Hillhead) Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Sue Finnegan.


 


 
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