Looking for information on my grand father James Reid
Im hoping someone out there might be able to assist me, Ive had no luck from family being able to give me any more details. All I know is that my fathers father James Reid was born in Lochwinnoch on 16th October 1918, His mothers name was Clara unsure of her maiden name. Around 1924-26 Clara bought my grandfather James Reid and His siblings Clare, George and Betty to Australia. Ive heard stories there was another brother scott?? My father thinks he may of been a half brother but no one knows of any details.
To this day no one knows what happened to my great grandfather even the name of him, my questions are did he die in scotland, did they seperate? back in those days no one asked questions.
My grandfather fought in World War II I have his enlistment details hoping someone might know of him as in long lost family in scotland or someone he knew in Australia.
SERVICE AUSTRALIAN ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH 16 OCTOBER 1918
PLACE OF BIRTH LOCHWENNOCK, SCOTLAND
DATE OF ENLISTMENT 24 OCTOBER 1939
LOCALITY ON ENLISTMENT WESTGARTH, VIC
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT PRESTON, VIC
NEXT OF KIN REID, CLARA
DATE OF DISCHARGE 15 OCTOBER 1945
POSTING AT DISCHARGE INFANTRY 2/8 BATTALION
My grandfather James Reid married Lillian Agnes Hanniver approx 1945 in Altona, Victoria Australia. This union produced 4 sons.
Nathanial John Reid (1946-1946)
Barry James Reid (1947)
Raymond Patrick Reid (1953)
Craig Dallas Reid (1967)
Im the daughter of Barry James Reid, my birth name was Tracey Anne Reid, now known as Tracey Washington. ANy information please email me to [email protected] I migrated to the United States back in 2009, Im no longer in Australia but in close contact with my family.
Attached a photo of my grandparents with their sons back in late 1980s. MY grandfather is to far right.
on 2012-04-30 13:42:03
is tracing and enjoying finding out as much information and learning about my family and ancestors and where I come from. Im related to Higginbottoms/Hannivers/Claptons on one side of the family and Reids/Gallivans/Oakleys/Keenans. Was born and raised in Melbourne Australia but migrated back in 2009 to the USA.
Can be contacted at [email protected]