Gilbert Neil

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Reference WMO/275828


Sheuchan Cemetery

Leswalt High Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone, which includes his brother, Hugh, who died of tuberculosis after discharge (DM2/170788 of the Army Service Corps). Wigtownshire Free Press (26/7/1917): Mrs Neil, 11 Sheuchan Street, Stranraer, has received intimation that her youngest son, Sapper Gilbert Neil, RE, was killed in action on 9th July, after serving nineteen months in France. Sapper Neil, who was 22 years of age, was employed with Mr John Forsyth, plumber, Stranraer, before he enlisted. [The article also carries a photograph of Sapper Neil]. Hugh Neil is commemorated on both Wigtown and Stranraer War Memorials. Born 18 Aug 1886 he joined the Army Service Corps (Service number 170788) but was discharged in 12 September 1917 with tuberculosis. His discharge papers stated that this was not the result of, but aggravated by, ordinary military service. He died on 27 December 1917 at the family home in Stranraer.
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