Alexander McMinn

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Moved this to a dedicated thread as there is so much information.
 

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His father also served 1828 to 1850 medical discharge. Bit of a lad bust from Bdr & nick at one stage.
 

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His father also served 1828 to 1850 medical discharge. Bit of a lad bust from Bdr & nick at one stage.
I knew that he'd served, didn't have any more though.
 

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Alexander's WWI MIC:

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As you can see, confirmation of both enlistment and discharge dates and that his only recognition of service was the Silver War Badge.
 

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Very probably.

There were other areas that he could have servedoutside of UK which did not attract medallic recognition: however, given his age on enlistment (54/55), the army would not have risked his health with a posting away from Home Service.
He'd already served in India I think.
 

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Alexander McMinn Senior
 

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Linlithgow Gazette of 10 April 1936 Alexander John McMinn (I assume his son) was granted a licence for The Road House, Whitburn, as a hotel & Inn. His address is given as Whitburn Garage. The licence was renewed in April 1939

But in 1938 The West Lothian Courier of 6 May report he wasn't so lucky
 

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Alexander John McMinn record
 

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I've found an Alexander John McMinn born Clonmel Tipperary about 1860 enlisted RA aged 14 discharged 1891 as unfit for service but then reenlisted 1900. Wife Mary.
A few entries for the McMinns in the 1860s Two births and two marriages. The McMinn girls were keeping it in the Royal Artillery family.

 

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A few entries for the McMinns in the 1860s Two births and two marriages. The McMinn girls were keeping it in the Royal Artillery family.

Amazing - many thanks!
 

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Alexander McMinn Senior
That’s one hell of a medical record in amongst that lot, Christ knows how he survived that long!
 

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