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William Caw

Email on Special Brigade Royal Engineers: ‘William was born in Crieff, Perthshire in 1889/1890. The 1911 Scotland Census shows he was a chemistry student lodging at an address in Springburn, Glasgow. I cannot find him the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, which records those who served as well as those who died – however there are omissions in these type of records.…

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James M Fairweather

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : James Fairweather. 

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: Abt. 1871, Blairgowie, Perthshire. 

Date and Place of Death: N/A. 

Nationality: British. 



Childhood: N/A.…

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David Innes

Gretna Fire Brigade 1915 – 1925
Professional fire brigade members

Service and Personal details

Research Project led by Nigel Crompton

Name David Innes DoB 28 April 1892

Place of birth Crieff, Perthshire

Parents Robert Innes & Mary Taylor (Married Crieff, 6 Dec 1898)
Robert is shown as a Wine & Spirit Merchant

Parental Home 38 East High Street Crieff – 1901 were at No2 St Peter’s Buildings,
Newington, Edinburgh – 1911 the family lived at 28 Gilmore Place,

Siblings Margaret, Robert, Mary, Thomas, Jane, Jeannie, Jessie.…

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John Sivess Paterson


Date and place of birth:  15 January 1894 Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Date and place of death:  1981 Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

Nationality: British

Biography:  John grew up in Selkirk with his siblings:

Parents:  John Paterson married Christina Cockburn 1875 Selkirk, Scotland

Parents occupation:  John Senior was a Journeyman Joiner

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Selkirk High School

Occupation: John was a School teacher and after the war a Company Director

Place of residence at Gretna:  No known

Job Title at Gretna:  John was a Teacher

Marital Status:  John married Jean May Hood 1918



Southampton to New York 1947

Southampton to Bombay 1950

Montreal to Greenock 1952

Montreal to Liverpool 1956

Montreal to Greenock 1960


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