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Florence, Thomas

Florence, Thomas

Male 1897 - 1975  (77 years)

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  • Name Florence, Thomas 
    Born 27 Mar 1897  Insch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1975  Coatbridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3529  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2003 

    Father Florence, George,   b. 12 Apr 1859, Oyne Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1918, Ythan Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Massie, Mary,   b. 2 Feb 1860, Cairnhill Culsalmond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1939, Inverurie Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1884  Culsalmond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Census Insch 1901 John Florence Page 2 + George Florence
    Census Insch 1901 John Florence Page 2 + George Florence
    Family ID F971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family P, Mary Birnie,   b. 1894,   d. 10 Apr 1952  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1928 
    Children 
     1. Florence, Thomas,   b. 1931,   d. 23 Aug 2004, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Stranger Than Fiction
    Stranger Than Fiction
    The five Scottish soldiers are Gordon Highlanders. Tom Florence, Henry Gray, John Cran (m Claire Barklay), James Gall and one other. The man on the right is not named and his fate is unknown. All the others survived the war.

    Henry was injured by shrapnel on his first visit to the front line trenches .

    Note the headgear. Two are wearing Glengarries with tartan borders and the other three are wearing Balmorals.

    This highland regiment wore the kilt through out the war but due to the muddy state of the Flanders trenches canvas aprons or skirts were supplied to protect them. The five men pictured are in the aprons which you can see has a front pocket where normally the sporran would be.

    There is an old joke What do Scotsmen wear under their kilts? This does not tell us but it does tell us what they wore over them.

    Histories
    Stranger than Fiction
    Stranger than Fiction
    Letter to Thomas Florence (I3542) Thanking for "Stranger Than Fiction" photo
    Stranger Than Fiction
    Stranger Than Fiction
    How the Florence connection was found