Andrew Rae 1838-1873

My 4th great uncle, Andrew Rae was born on 12 March 1838 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. He was the 6th of 10 children of my 4th great grandparents, James Rae and Grace or Grizel Halliday. From the birth records of his siblings I can see that the family moved around between Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. It … Continue reading Andrew Rae 1838-1873

A Young Soldier – Archibald Dickson 1898-1918

Archibald Dickson was my first cousin twice removed. His father and my father's maternal grandfather, Livingston Russell Dickson, were brothers. Archie, as he was known, was born in the family home at 216 Caledonian Road, Wishaw on 7 August 1898, the third son of coal miner, Robert Russell Dickson and Isabella Paterson. By 1901 the … Continue reading A Young Soldier – Archibald Dickson 1898-1918