Private Andrew Hutchison 4th Btn Black Watch May 1940

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  1. Joe Horsburgh

    Joe Horsburgh New Member

    I see the document here for Albert Mudie. This was was my grandfather
     
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  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Welcome to the site Joe. Was your grandfather a Kirkcaldy man? There's a birth there in 1918 and his service return from 1940 is available at Scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    The article I talked of you'll be able to access by signing up to Findmypasts 14 free day trial. If you don't to use it after this period, ensure you remove the tick from the automatic renew subscription option before your 14 days runs out.

    Rare name Horsburgh here in Scotland. Got one in my family tree somewhere.
     
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  3. Joe Horsburgh

    Joe Horsburgh New Member

    Albert Mudie was born in Dundee, he was 33 in 1940 when he died in service with the BW on 13 May 1940, My mum's father.
     
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  4. Fiona mcguire

    Fiona mcguire Member

    My grandfather was there when Albert Mudie was killed. His name was James Gordon
     
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  5. Joe Horsburgh

    Joe Horsburgh New Member

    Albert Mudie. Dundee
     

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  6. Joe Horsburgh

    Joe Horsburgh New Member

    Sure they would have known one another. Did your grandfather return from the war?
     
  7. Fiona mcguire

    Fiona mcguire Member

    Yes they were together when your grandfather died. My grandfather was a marksman . After Al died they were getting pressure from the Germans and retreated back to St Valerie where they were captured and kept in prisoner of war camps. He returned after the war to Dundee. He said he always felt great sadness seeing your grandmother and then your mum and her sister knowing they would not meet their dad. He died in 1986. But my dad knows most of his stories from the war
     
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  8. Fiona mcguire

    Fiona mcguire Member

    Do you know the names of the 6 that were killed ?
     
  9. Fiona mcguire

    Fiona mcguire Member

    Hi mike how did you get these ?
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Go to the CWGC page & search for
    Regiment: Black Watch
    Unit:4th
    Date of death : 13/05/1940

    I got 6 results.

    Search Results | CWGC
     
  11. Fiona mcguire

    Fiona mcguire Member

    This is my grandfather Private James Gordon of the Black Watch ( standing on the right) and his brother John Gordon of the Black Watch (sitting) both fought and were captured at St Valery and taken to Stalag XXA. Both survived the war and returned to Dundee. I have their service numbers and PoW numbers.
     

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