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Private James Hyslop KOSB - Help

 
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Private James Hyslop KOSB - Help Reply with quote

James Hyslop Pte KOSB 27 April 1920
The above inscription appears on my local war memorial at Colvend but I cannot find any info. on him.
Neither CWGC, Scottish Death Registers, nor ancestry.com have any record - I did find a medal card at National Archives for a James D Hyslop KOSB.
Anybody got any ideas?
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken,

I just had a look over on the War Memorials Forum but I couldn't see a James Hyslop on the Parish Church Memorial - is there another church in Colvend which we haven't got a note of?

I noticed on Colvend's Civic Memorial there's a William Hyslop (14th H.L.I.) with a date of death listed as 22nd October 1917 but he's listed on CWGC as having died 22nd October 1916. Confused

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=732612

Could it be a case of mistaken identity or regiment somewhere along the line?

Anne
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spoons



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a bit confused here. The main memorial for Colvend is in grounds of the parish church and is posted here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=549&mforum=warmemscot and you can see that his name does not appear. There are 2 other memorials on the outside wall of the church, one is a WW1 roll of honour and the other for WW2 but his name does not appear on either.

I am fairly familiar with the area and cannot think of another memorial. Which memorial does his name appear on?

There is a James Blyth with that date, is it him that you mean?

\Paul
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul/Ken

I also looked on CWGC for a Blyth when I noticed the same date.

I couldn't find any in K.O.S.B. let alone having this date of death.

Anne
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone - sorry put to down to senior moment

I did mean to post James Blyth Pte KOSB 27 April 1920.

I have also found a medal card for a William James Blyth KOSB so am following that line for the moment.

Sorry again - Ken
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

happens to us all Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Yes, welcome to the club - as Paul says, we've all done it at one time or another (usually me more than anyone else though!)

Anne

P.S. If and when you find any info about him, would you post your findings on the Scottish War Memorials Forum please?

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1453&highlight=colvend&mforum=warmemscot
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: William Hyslop HLI at Colvend Reply with quote

This reply is for Anne

You mentioned the disparity of dates for William Hyslop 1916 or 1917.

From what I can find the 14th Battalion HLI were with 120th Brigade, 40th Division at Loos until the end of October 1916 and thereafter on the Somme.
Given the CWG is at the Loos Memorial I guess the 1916 is correct.
Ken
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