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Offline kingo

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Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« on: February 18, 2011, 08:29:18 PM »
Anyone have any info on the above Officer ?. I know this much;

He was originally 43451 Pte A R Petrie.
Wounded 1916 (Somme)
Commissioned 26/03/1918
Died (In strange circumstances) 13/02/1919 in Cleethorpe

Any further info gratefully received  ;)
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 12:43:24 PM »
MIC
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 01:13:08 PM »
Cheers Wendi  :)-Found this in the Guardian Newspaper archive;
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 01:37:14 PM »
 :'(

Death registered in Grimsby

Age at death 24

Birth recorded Qtr to June 1894 in Barton Upon Irwell

Can't find him on 1901 Census  :-\ 1911 Census living in Salford District

Nothing in The Times regarding his death.

That's me done !
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 02:28:47 PM »
:'(

Death registered in Grimsby

Age at death 24

Birth recorded Qtr to June 1894 in Barton Upon Irwell

Can't find him on 1901 Census  :-\ 1911 Census living in Salford District

Nothing in The Times regarding his death.


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Thanks for that-every little helps  ;)
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 04:27:38 PM »
Your welcome !  He must have been very troubled.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 04:59:03 PM »
How very sad. What a way to go!
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 08:45:03 PM »
he was the son of william,craib+isobel petrie,21 trafalgar rd,pendleton,the family were still at this address when his father died on 19-2-1937,alec died in the military hospital at grimsby

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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 09:53:00 PM »
Nice one mack!  I was reading that MIC as his Pa's initials being M. C. Petrie!..........  no wonder I could not find the family  ::)

How's your hips? R u jiving again?

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back in fine fettle

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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 12:23:47 PM »
William Craib Petrie marred Isabel Scott Robertson in the District of Chorlton in 1st Qtr of 1891

1891 Census (At Last, found them!!) 18 Vicarage Road, Barton Upon Irwell

Will C Petrie Head 30 (1861) Patern Maker b. Scotland Aberdeen
Isobel Petrie Wife 26 (1865) Standtonbury, Bucks.

1901 Now at 12, Vicarage Road RG13; Piece: 3659; Folio: 19; Page: 29.
Wm. C Petrie 40 Pattern maker b. Aberdeen Scotland
Isabel S Petrie 36 b. Bucks Wolverton
Marion Forbes Petrie (1892)  Daur. 9  all children born Lancs. Eccles
Alic R Petrie son 7
Doris Scott Petrie Daur 2 (1898)
Cyril Scott Petire son 7 months
Norman George R Petrie son 7 months

Twins  ;D

* I have used BMD to establish proper names for the children.  The enumerators writing is terrible !!! & the family have been transcribled as Perrie.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 01:04:32 PM »
Wow ! Thats incredible the amount of info gathered, many thanks to everyone  :o. Returning to his Battalion must have been a very daunting prospect for him and one he ultimately couldn't face. I wonder if there is a photo anywhere ?.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 01:26:06 PM »
A further search of this amazing archive brought this up;Obviously a very troubled Man.

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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 03:14:56 PM »
when his father died on 19-2-1937
  74 years ago yesterday !

You should write it up for the main page Andy......

"The Coroner said it was a lamentable thing, but the officer's death seemed to have been brought about by a series of omissions."

I'm curious to know what the 3rd Battalion may have been doing, and what experiences he may have endured to unfix his mind so.  Our front page says it was a reserve Bn. but he obviously went overseas with some Bn of The Manch. ???

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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 04:08:10 PM »
As i understand it, the 3rd Battalion,stationed at Cleethorpes ?. was where all the casualties reported to after they had been treated and prior to them returning to their units. According to the record in the newspaper he had been injured in 1916 on the Somme when he was still 43451 Pte Petrie. Any chance someone could look up the medal roll and find out which Battalion ?.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Alec Robertson Petrie.
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2011, 05:48:17 PM »
Marion F Petrie m. David Mccutcheon in 1925 in Barton Upon Irwell & Died in Barton in 1947

Doris never married and died in 1977 in Tameside District.

Cyril S Petrie m. Constance M I J Parr in 1926 in Salford & Died in 1947 in Burton Upon Trent.  Offspring Ian S Petrie b. 1931 possibly married more than once & had 3 children during 1950's :-
Robert S Petrie
Jane S Petrie
Neil S Petrie
and lastly probably married to Vivienne F Bradley in Sleaford.  d. 2001 Sleaford District, Lincs.  :-\

Norman G R Petrie died in Barton in 1969

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