Posted By:Robert Davis
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Subject:Wallace Scott Rattray
Post Date:February 09, 2008 at 03:25:33
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Forum:Rattray Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi There

Donít Know if you can help me. I am researching the family history, and have came across my granddads WWII info. Listed as next of kin is FLORENCE SINCLAIR. We have know her address at one stage to be:
2 Poplar Cottages, Moulton, Northants, England

We find it a coincidence that he is Scottish. And the Sinclairís are linked to the Scotts.

Here is a bit more info:

Name
SCOTT-RATTRAY, WALLACE

Service
Australian Army

Service Number
WX23360

Date of Birth
3 Jun 1923

Place of Birth
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND

Date of Enlistment
2 Jul 1945

Locality on Enlistment
FREMANTLE, WA

Place of Enlistment
KARRAKATTA, WA

Next of Kin
SINCLAIR, FLORENCE

Date of Discharge
24 Dec 1946

Rank
Private

Posting at Discharge
REINFT TRG BN (JW)

WW2 Honours and Gallantry
None for display

Prisoner of War
No

On Wallace's wedding certificate, it showed no hyphened surname, spelt like this: Wallis Scott Rattray, and his place of birth as Dundee; but on his war info it is shown as above.

We have also found the following info:

He had 2 brothers named

Eric Scott-Rattray DOB: April 1922 ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND
Gordon J Scott-Rattray DOB: August 1927 ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND

Their fathers name was John Wallace Rattray or possibly Wallace Eric Scott Rattray, and their mothers name was Margaret Emma Riley

We think that Florence Sinclair was Wallace's Aunt who raised him in Canada???

If you have any other info relating to this, it would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

Cheers

Robert Davis
Broome
Western Australia