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James Gamley Moir1

M, #14057, b. 5 March 1875, d. 16 November 1922
Last Edited: 18 Jun 2020

Parents:

Father*: James Moir2
Mother*: Eliza Gamley2
  • Birth*: James Gamley Moir was born on 5 March 1875 at 1 Charles Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1875 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar ref 116; James Gamley Moir illegitimate born 1875 March Fifth 11h 30m pm at 1 Charles Street Forfar, male, parents John Moir factory worker (yarn presser) and Eliza Gamley factory worker; signed John Moir father 1 Horse Water Wynd Forfar, signed Eliza Gamley mother; registered 1875 March 25th at Forfar W H Thomson registrar.1,2
  • He was the son of James Moir and Eliza Gamley.2
  • Marriage*: James Gamley Moir married Martha Adamson, daughter of William Adamson and Isabella Lowson, on Friday, 1 April 1898 at Kirkton Hall, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1898 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 32; 1898 on the First day of April at Kirton Hall Forfar after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland, signed James Moir quarry labourer bachelor aged 23 residing at 10 Charles Street Forfar parents John Moir general labourer and Eliza Gamley factory worker afterwards married to Thomas Fyfe labourer; signed Martha Adamson factory worker spinster aged 20 residing 43 North Street Forfar, parents William Adamson railway fencer and Isabella Adamson ms Lowson; signed John Weir MA minister of Parish of St James Forfar, signed David Adamson, Isabella Langlands witnesses; registered 1898 April 4th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Gamley Moir died on 16 November 1922 at 22 Don Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 47 1922 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 131; James Gamley Moir tripe dresser married to Martha Adamson died 1922 November Sixteenth 1h 30m pm at 3 William Street Forfar, male aged 47 years parents John Moir general labourer (dec) and Elizabeth Gamley factory worker, cause valvular disease of the heart (mitral organic) as certified by J Ewan Cable MBChB, signed David adamson Moir son 395 West Muir Street Glasgow, registered 1922 November 17th at Forfar signed John F Crail registrar.3
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of David Lowson Adamson on 10 October 1917 at 184 East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1917 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 129; David Lowson Adamson engineer fitter No 72150 Private 27th Battalion Winnipeg 2nd Canadian Expeditionary Force, single, died 1917 October 10th 8h 10m am at 184 East High Street Forfar, male aged 39 years, parents William Adamson railway surfaceman (dec) and Isabella Adamson ms Lowson, cause tumour of pancreas, asthenia as certified by Jno Cable LRCP, signed Jas Moir brother-in-law present, registered 1917 October 10th at Forfar signed John F Craik registrar

    PrivateADAMSON, DAVID LOWSON
    Service Number 72150
    Died 10/10/1917
    Aged 39
    27th Bn. Canadian Infantry
    Son of William and Isabella Lowson Adamson, of Forfar.4,5,6
  • Photograph*: James Gamley Moir and Martha Adamson are in this photograph taken circa 1918 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with Lizzie Lowson Moir and David Adamson Moir.7
    James Gamley Moir & family - c1918 - back James Gamley Moir, David Moir; front Lizzie Moir, John (Jock) Moir, Martha Adamson Moir
  • Military Service*: James Gamley Moir served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on 10 December 1918 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , short attestation at Forfar; James Moir, 3 William Street Forfar;
    First name(s) James
    Last name Moir
    Age 42
    Birth year 1875
    Birth town Forfar
    Birth county Angus
    Birth country Scotland
    Service number 53844
    Regiment Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
    Unit / Battalion 15th Battalion
    Year 1918
    Residence county Angus
    Residence country Scotland
    Series WO 363
    Series description WO 363 - First World War service records 'burnt documents'
    Archive The National Archives
    Record set British Army Service Records
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory First World War
    Collections from Great Britain
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    Other records for this soldier
    Service number Regiment Year
    95314 Royal Defence Corps 1918

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    First name(s)     James
    Last name     Moir
    Age     43
    Birth year     1875
    Birth town     Forfar
    Birth county     Angus
    Birth country     Scotland
    Service number     95314
    Regiment     Royal Defence Corps
    Unit / Battalion     465th Protection Company
    Year     1918
    Series     WO 363
    Series description     Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
    Archive     
    The National Archives
    Record set     British Army Service Records
    Category     Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory     First World War
    Collections from     Great Britain, UK None.1,9
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Martha Adamson died on 8 November 1949 at 13 Albert Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland, ; 1949 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 118; Martha Moir widow of James Moir general labourer died 1949 November Eighth 2h 30m am at 13 Albert Street Forfar; female aged 76 years parents William adamson railway labourer (dec) and Isabella Adamson ms Lowson (dec), cause cerebral haemorrhage, hypostatic pneumonia as certified by A K McAuslan MBChB, signed David Moir son 30 Overtown Street Glasgow, registered 1949 November 8th at Forfar signed Jas Crarnes assist registrar initialled WR (Wm Rodger) Registrar.7,10

Census Events

Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Martha Adamson in the 1901 census at 43 North Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Moir, head, married, male, 26, railway surfaceman, Forfar; Martha Moir, wife, married, 24, Forfar; also in the household were Lizzie Lowson Moir and David Adamson Moir.11

Family:

Martha Adamson b. 29 Apr 1876, d. 8 Nov 1949
  • Marriage*: James Gamley Moir married Martha Adamson, daughter of William Adamson and Isabella Lowson, on Friday, 1 April 1898 at Kirkton Hall, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1898 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 32; 1898 on the First day of April at Kirton Hall Forfar after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland, signed James Moir quarry labourer bachelor aged 23 residing at 10 Charles Street Forfar parents John Moir general labourer and Eliza Gamley factory worker afterwards married to Thomas Fyfe labourer; signed Martha Adamson factory worker spinster aged 20 residing 43 North Street Forfar, parents William Adamson railway fencer and Isabella Adamson ms Lowson; signed John Weir MA minister of Parish of St James Forfar, signed David Adamson, Isabella Langlands witnesses; registered 1898 April 4th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.1

Children:

Citations

  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7392033%2f42%2f707 [Jul 2016].
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Stautory Birth registration 1875 Forfar ref 282/00 0116 image held [Jul 2016].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Stautory Death registration 1922 Forfar ref 282/0A 0131 image held [Jul 2016].
  4. [S40] DC headstone photo front [Jun 2016].
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour [Jun 2020].
  6. [S31] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/) https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/327405/adamson,-david-lowson/.
  7. [S40] DC [Jun 2016].
  8. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), DC [Jun 2016].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    British Army Service Records [Apr 2019].
  10. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Stautory Death registration 1949 Forfar ref 282/0A 0118 image held [Jul 2016].
  11. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription , URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0035125544
    [Jul 2016].