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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Stark Brothers Reply with quote

Can anyone shed any light on the following . . . . ?

No rank, regiment or dates for brothers David and Thomas Stark killed in action in France 19??.
Sons of Thomas and Ann Stark (nee Kerr), presumably of Glasgow.
(Western Necropolis Cemetery).

Anne
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spoons



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A candidate that might be worth checking out (from SNWM)

Surname STARK
Firstname David
Service Number 15433
Date Death 01/07/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Glasgow
Other 17th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

found the other one for sure

Name: STARK, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 22/04/1918
Service No: S/42161
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Annie Stark, of 44, Crown Avenue, Radnor Park, Clydebank, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 7.
Cemetery: WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

I love a good puzzle Laughing

\Paul
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul,

I love a good puzzle too but I get a bit fed up not being able to find folk when it happens on a regular basis.

Anne Wink
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: Stark Brothers Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:

No rank, regiment or dates for brothers David and Thomas Stark killed in action in France 19??


Does this mean they died in the same year?

Adam
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think it does mean they both died in the same year (which might discount the David which Paul found)

Stranger things have happened though . . . . .

Anne
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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case, David might be this man.

Name: STARK, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Service No: S/43191
Additional information: Brother of Mrs. F. Compton, of 428, Govan St., South Side, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

This is David and Thomas's entry from the 1901 census:

Age 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Thomas
Mother's Name: Anne
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 644/9
Registration district: Kelvin
Civil Parish: Glasgow St Vincent
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 41 Dorset Street
ED: 33
Page: 22 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 114
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1901_299
Household Members: Name Age
Anne Stark 36
Anne Stark 2
David Stark 4
Mary Scott Stark 8
Thomas Stark 37
Thomas Stark 6

If you can prove that Mrs F Compton was either Anne Stark or Mary Scott Stark, then that proves this is your man.

\Paul
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glasgow Roll of Honour has the following:

Only one David:

Stark, David. Private, HLI. Address 449 St Vincent Street

Two Thomases. Here's their details:

Private, HLI. Address 71 George Street.
Private, Scottish Rifles. Address 449 St Vincent Street.

So I would say that the first David Stark that Paul found was correct, and that this is your Thomas:

Name: STARK, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/10/1916
Service No: 6649
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

You forgot one thing about Thomas - his CWGC entry that Paul found earlier lists the correct parents, Thomas and Annie Stark (nee Kerr).

Back to the drawing board for now then . . . . . ?

Anne

P.S. Is it only me who has problems finding folk? Confused
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