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William Dalgleish or Dalgliesh - killed on railway October 1868

William Dalgleish (or Dalgliesh) was killed on the railway near Galashiels on the night of 13 October 1868. Newspaper reports show that he was "a native of Yarrow Feus" and an unmarried labourer. The death certificate (in the name of Dalgliesh) does not show the names of his parents as most Scottish death certificates do - the space is left blank. The death certificate shows that he was 35 years old - so would have been born around 1833. Can you help identify this person?
Mrs Harriet E Dalgleish - East Greenwich, Rhode Island (1844)

The image shows a stampless cover sent from Pawtucket RI to East Greenwich RI. The date is Feb 17 - and a handwritten note shows that this was 1844. There are no other contents. Who was Harriet - can you identify her please?
Crimean War Hero

The attached report, originally published in the Dumfries Courier, tells the story of John Dryden who enlisted under his mother's name as John Dalgleish. The report states that he received the Crimea medal with clasps for Alma, Balaklava and Sebastopol. Can you identify this man please?
Captain Edward Ernest Charles Dalgleish (1870-1903)

A report in "The Homeward Mail" newspaper date 7 December 1903 shows the story of the suicide on a train in India of a Captain Dalgleish. The Families in British India Society (FIBIS) database shows details of the gravestone in Belarum Cemetery. The inscription reads: In Loving Memory of Edward Ernest Charles, Capt 20 Deccan Horse late 1st Lancers Hyderabad Contingent, eldest son of Edward & Jennie Dalgleish, born 4 October 1870, died 17 November 1903, aged 33 years. Can you help with more details of this family please?
George Dalgleish - Refreshment House Keeper

This notice from the London Gazette in 1892 shows the dissolution of the partnership between George Dalgleish and Lancelot Watson Rowe as Cocoa Palace and Refreshment House Keepers in Consett and Hartlepool. I can find Lancelot Watson Brown in Consett as a "Restaurant Keeper and Local Wesleyan Preacher", but not George Dalgleish. The Lynn Street, West Hartlepool, premises continued trading as Dalgleish's Restuarant and Cafe. Can you help identify this George Dalgleish please?

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