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English equivelent of Scotlands people

Postby pawkydawky » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:47 pm

my great uncle John Docherty born 12th march 1889, enlisted in the Royal Naval Division, London. Can't find any record of him during the war or if he returned to Scotland after the war. there's no record of him either getting married or dieing in Scotlands people. What's the English equivelent of Scotlands people.
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Re: English equivelent of Scotlands people

Postby brunes08 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:47 pm

You could try familysearch.org - a free site. I do not know if you have used this site so apologies if you have. When I entered the brief details you give for John, up came several individuals of the same name born in different parts of Scotland and indicating military service. You might find some leads there but you must register first. Hope that helps.
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Re: English equivelent of Scotlands people

Postby MaureenE » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:35 pm

If he served in the Royal Naval Division during WW1, you may find a record for him in the findmypast database "Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920" (pay website) from National Archives records ADM339
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search- ... -1914-1920

National Archives guide: Royal Naval Division personnel
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help ... personnel/
National Archives Guide: Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1919 [ ADM 339]
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help ... 1914-1919/

The findmypast dataset appears to be the same record set as the National Archives records, but it is always hard to know if findmypast has the entire set of records, or a selection.

The RND transferred from the authority of the Admiralty to the War Office on 29 April 1916. I don't know if this affects records.

Cheers
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