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Searching for William MacDuff – what can be learnt from new records?

Last week I attended the book launch for Michael LoCicero’s new book, ‘A Moonlight Massacre: The night operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917.’ The book describes the action in which my Great Great Uncle William MacDuff was killed, … Continue reading

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‘The Colonel’ – My Great Great Grandfather in the Black Watch

In previous posts I have written about my search for details of my Great Great uncle, William Brown MacDuff, who was killed in Belgium in December 1917. However as I started looking into my family tree in more detail, it … Continue reading

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Searching for William MacDuff – Part 2

Having found out details of my great-great uncle William MacDuff’s war service, I was now keen to find out more information about how he had died. The 11th Border Regiment war diary entry for the day was very brief; more … Continue reading

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Searching for William MacDuff – Part 1

It was only in early 2008 that I found out that I had relatives who had served in World War One. After my grandmother died I belated decided to look at my family tree. My mother dug out a tattered … Continue reading

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