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#1 BLee

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:02 PM

I am reading Blood on the Banner The Republican Struggle in Clare. A passage in the book refers to the killing of a British Soldier in a Unionist Club in Clare, the soldier is named as Sergeant Rue or Rew Royal Scots. The book states that the killing took place on or about the 16th of April 1921. I am unable to find this soldier on CWGC or SDGW, anyone have any information on him.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:27 PM

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No RUE in the WW1 Medal Cards for Royal Scots,but two REW:

Duncan Royal Scots 45922 and Labour Corps 6377
Henry Royal Scots 39127 and Royal Scots Fusiliers 40775

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 05:04 PM

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No RUE in the WW1 Medal Cards for Royal Scots,but two REW:

Duncan Royal Scots 45922 and Labour Corps 6377
Henry Royal Scots 39127 and Royal Scots Fusiliers 40775

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Henry Rew was kia 13 September 1917

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

Thank you all for the replies, I think now his name was defiantly Rew as I have also found his name on a list of a memorial service held in Dublin for those killed in Ireland during the War of Independence, he is listed as Sergeant S. Rew 2nd Royal Scots. I have tried searching the Possible Non-Commemorations thread on this site but the search engine appears to return a lot of results not related to my search.



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Posted 20 November 2010 - 04:27 PM

Greetings BLee,

I believe I found your man. There is a MIC for Sgt. Sydney T. Rew, 12002, Royal Scots, at the National Archives in WO 372/16.
The National Probate records for U.K. list Sidney Thomas Rew, born about 1890, with a death date of 1921.
The 1901 Census for England lists "Sidney Thomas Rew," born about 1890, in London, as living in London
at the time of the census. The BMD Birth Index lists the birth registration for "Sidney Thomas Rew" during the
3rd Quarter (July, August, September) of 1889, at St.Olave Southwark, London. Given the correct name, rank,
and unit in the MIC and the correct year of death in the probate records, this would appear to be your man.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

The death of Sidney Thomas Rew was registered in Ennis in the June Quarter of 1921, estimated year of birth was 1890.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:34 AM

Thanks to all for the information. Apologies for the delay in replying I was away for a while and unable to access the forum. It appears that Rew is a possible Non-Commemoration, I will post his details in the Possible Non-Commemoration thread.



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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

For the attention of Old Sweats and others,

For the attention of Old Sweats and others,