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McGinlay grave query - one for oor Jamie?

 
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DerekR



Joined: 04 Oct 2007
Posts: 809
Location: Hawick

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: McGinlay grave query - one for oor Jamie? Reply with quote

This is the grave of John McGinlay in Hawick's Wellogate Cemetery.


Name: McGINLAY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Training Reserve
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (234558) 458th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/07/1921
Service No: 651
Additional information: Son of John and Grace McGinlay, of 17, Trinity St., Hawick. Born at Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Burghal. 4315.
Cemetery: HAWICK (WELLOGATE) CEMETERY



At the bottom of his grave you will see this:



Also 291546 L/Cpl Thomas McGinlay M.M., Gordon Highlanders in his 25th year. RIP

A medal Index Card survives for Thomas confirming his service number.
But there is no mention of him on the CWGC website.
So did he die during the Great War? Or did he die afterwards and his parents had his service details inscribed on the other brother's headstone?
But if he died at home later why isn't his grave next to this one?
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spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that he was buried in the same grave as his brother (?) and the inscription added. I understand that CWGC allows this in cemeteries that they don't own. I have a few where a widow, son and in one case a mother have been buried in the same grave and added to the CWGC stone in the same way.

\Paul
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JIMMCGINLAY



Joined: 05 Oct 2007
Posts: 748
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Derek.
I had already come across the CWGC entry so it was interesting to see your photographs.
No connection with my branch of the family though. I had no idea the clan had reached as far as the Borders.
Jim
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