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James Brown

Does QWS stand for The Queen's

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James Brown

On one of the Memorials I am reasearching, I have come across Captain James McNaught QWS.

Am I correct in saying that this may be an abbreviation of The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.

I have traced down a Captain James MacG McNaught, who died in November 1919, and this is the closest I seem to be.

I have no Next of Kin or Medal entitlement to guide me.

The memorial is in Kilmaurs in the old boundary of Ayrshire.

Many Thx

James Brown

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Paul Reed

Yes, safe assumption that this refers to the Queen's Regiment; I have certainly seen that abbreviation used before, whether it is correct or not!

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James Brown

Thx Paul,

I have not seen the abbreviation before.

I shall keep searching until I can verify that this is the correct Captain.

Regards

James Brown

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Bob Coulson

It is possible that QWS could also designate Queens Westminster Rifles.

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Paul Reed

Never seen it used for that - normally with this unit it is QWR. But of course it could be a typo.

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