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> Missing 2nd Glasgow Highlander, Mondrainville
nige51
post 12th Jun 2014, 07:55pm
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My wife and I have just returned from Normandy where we were searching for my wife's uncle who was killed in the action at Mondrainville on 28th June 1944. Lt.A.M.Loudon SCoy was shot in Mondrainville during Operation Epsom. When he was killed he was with two others, Archie Mason and another. They were wounded and escaped. Archie went back with padre James Taylor and Lt. Loudon was identified by Archie as the germans had taken his id discs, watch and compass. Padre James Taylor officiated and Lt. Loudon was buried where he had fallen. Padre James Taylor was killed a couple of days later. Lt. Loudon is remembered on one of the Bayeux panels but has no marked grave. We have been trying to find him. What we can't work out is he was identified and buried but there is no marked grave in any of the cemetaries, we have looked at every grave stone in all the appropriate cemetaries. If for some reason he was unidentified he surely would have had his regiment or division and his rank marked on his headstone! So that's where we are when we came across this board. Hoping someone may add to this. We have the concise regimental history which he is mentioned in, but would like to find the full version. Thanks Nigel and Pam nee Loudon
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Raymond Bell
post 16th Aug 2014, 03:15pm
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Hi Dugald

Yes as you said the power of the internet and sites like this amazing!

The 2 Glasgow Highlanders during WW2 were normally designated 1 GH and 2 GH

And the amazing fact was that Jim was just browsing the net when he found this site what are the chances of that?

Although I had the same thing happen when I did a story of the forming of the Glasgow Highlanders in 1886 and I was sent a photo of a soldier wearing uniform from about 1890 that I got from a lady in Tasmania - the photo was a relation to the lady, after I posted the story I received an email from a lady in New York asking how I managed to get a photo of her relative and she had a similar photo displayed in her house. I informed her how I obtained the photo and now two families have been united - Great that when I feel that I have helped in some small way.

The Group Photo I posted that showed all the officers of GH sadly Lt Loudon missed the photo for whatever reason as it would have been great to put a face to the name, this photo was sent to me by one of our GH members who's relative was Captain IPS Wood shown in the photo

So long live this site and the internet making a smaller world


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- nige51   Missing 2nd Glasgow Highlander   12th Jun 2014, 07:55pm
- - dugald   Nige51, I cannot suggest anything to you other tha...   12th Jun 2014, 08:11pm
- - mlconnelly   Hello nige51. You could try the Army Personnel web...   13th Jun 2014, 09:27am
- - dugald   Nige it has just occurred to me that your use of ...   13th Jun 2014, 11:04am
- - nige51   Hi and thanks everyone for input. Mary will try th...   15th Jun 2014, 04:45pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Just adding to this thread The Glasgow Highlan...   16th Jun 2014, 09:35pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Nigel Checked the war graves and if I have the...   16th Jun 2014, 11:07pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Nigel I see Lt Loudon is mentioned on the foll...   16th Jun 2014, 11:35pm
- - wellfield   Very interesting history here!....Thanks!   17th Jun 2014, 02:25am
- - dugald   You are a proper fountain of HLI regimental knowle...   17th Jun 2014, 02:53am
- - Raymond Bell   Nigel I have copied this from your Thanks for Help...   24th Jun 2014, 09:51pm
- - Raymond Bell   mlconnelly Hope you don't mind that I copied y...   24th Jun 2014, 09:59pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Nigel I see that you have opened a new thread ...   24th Jun 2014, 10:00pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Lt Alistair Montgomery Loudon attended Glasgow...   19th Jul 2014, 12:28pm
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Nigel Can you check your PMs I have managed t...   22nd Jul 2014, 09:41pm
- - Raymond Bell   Just to continue on this thread - A lad (Jim McNab...   14th Aug 2014, 07:27pm
- - dugald   Wow, an absolutely incredible story Raymond! T...   14th Aug 2014, 11:35pm
- - nige51   It has been a while since I last posted on here, a...   16th Nov 2014, 10:42am
- - Raymond Bell   Hi Nigel I have emailed you some information that...   25th Dec 2014, 11:52pm
- - Keith Kerrison   Whilst looking into my father's military histo...   13th Oct 2016, 08:40pm
- - GG   Hi Keith, Email gg@glasgowguide.co.uk and I will ...   13th Oct 2016, 09:24pm
- - GG   Please find attached the photos Keith sent on. G...   15th Oct 2016, 11:55am
- - GG   P.S. does anyone know why the reunion of the Carri...   15th Oct 2016, 11:58am
- - *Matt*   QUOTE (GG @ 15th Oct 2016, 11:55am) Pleas...   2nd Oct 2017, 10:09pm


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