1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Hugh McCoid

Contributed by: Julia MacDonald, on 2008-11-03

Hugh McCoid
First Name Hugh
Surname McCoid
Year of Birth 1891
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Scots Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Maybole, Ayrshire and Arran

Hugh's Story

Hugh McCoid and Martha Thomson were married on 3rd September 1886 at Welltrees Maybole. They had seven children all born in Maybole, two of whom did not survive infancy. Their son Hugh McCoid was born on 12th August 1891 at 33 Cassillis Road Maybole. When the rest of the family emigrated to Canada before WW1, son Hugh remained in Maybole. He married Jane (Jeanie) McEwan on 27th February 1914 at Carrick Place Maybole. They had one daughter Margaret. Hugh enlisted and was in the RSF and HLI. His brothers Robert and James now spelt their last name McCoyd. They joined the forces from Canada.

Hugh and James died within 9 days of each other on the 1st and 9th April 1917. Hugh is buried at Savy in France, James is commemorated at Vimy. I believe Robert may have died later of wounds as a memorial notice inserted by their parents in a Quebec newspaper of 1930 identifies all three. Resting in peace, their duty done.

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