We remember William Collins Gordon Black, O.b.e.

We remember William Collins Gordon Black, O.b.e.

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Timeline

Timeline

1894
sibling Frances Black Source:9559905 1894
1895
birth Kirkcaldy, Fife United Kingdom Source:9559850 Source:9559905 1895
1898
sibling Michael Black Source:9559905 1898
1901
location St Mary's, Kirkcaldy, Fife United Kingdom parents address Source:9559905 1901
1901
sibling Mary Black Source:9559905 1901
1914
commission Temporary Source:8638176 9th October 1914
1914
service British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Scots 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh City) Source:8638176 9th October 1914
1915
service British Army Temporary Lieutenant Royal Scots 15th Battalion Source:9559586 15th June 1915
1917
awards The Silver Medal for Military Valour - Italy Other War Service Award Source:9559600 1917
1918
service British Army Temporary Captain General List Source:9559622 26th January 1918 - 27th April 1919
1919
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:9559605 1st January 1919
1921
service British Army Temporary Captain 2nd (Fife and Forfar) Armoured Car Company (Defence Force) Source:9559642 11th April 1921 - 5th July 1921
1932
service British Army Captain and Brevet Major Royal Tank Corps 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company (TA) Source:9559648 1st January 1932
1933
service British Army Major Royal Tank Corps 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company (TA) Source:9559658 1st April 1933
1933
marriage Nancie Bowman Grimond Source:9559872 1933
1937
awards Territorial Army Efficiency Decoration Other War Service Award Source:9559667 1937
1938
service British Army Major Territorial Army Reserve of Officers Tank Corps, 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company Source:9559675 18th May 1938
1938
service British Army Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers 51st (Highland) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Source:9559687 24th October 1938
1940
service British Army Lieutenant Colonel 12996 Royal Artillery Source:9559705 1st August 1940
1944
service British Army Temporary Brigadier Royal Artillery Source:9559713 1944
1950
service British Army Honorary Colonel Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Source:9559760 27th March 1950 - 27th March 1957
service British Army Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary Brigadier) Territorial Army Reserve of Officers Source:9559738
service British Army Lieutenant Royal Scots 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh City) Source:366052
service British Army Staff Captain Staff 103rd Infantry Brigade 34th Division Source:366052
1964
death Ceres, Fife United Kingdom Source:9559850 1964

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William Collins Gordon
Initials WCG
Last Name Black, O.b.e.,
Source 9559713
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
St Mary's, Kirkcaldy, Fife United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Staff 103rd Infantry Brigade 34th Division Staff Captain
British Army Royal Scots 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh City) Second Lieutenant
British Army Royal Scots 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh City) Lieutenant
British Army Royal Scots 15th Battalion Temporary Lieutenant
British Army General List Temporary Captain
British Army 2nd (Fife and Forfar) Armoured Car Company (Defence Force) Temporary Captain
British Army Royal Tank Corps 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company (TA) Captain and Brevet Major
British Army Royal Tank Corps 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company (TA) Major
British Army Territorial Army Reserve of Officers Tank Corps, 20th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company Major
British Army Royal Engineers 51st (Highland) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Lieutenant Colonel
British Army 12996 Royal Artillery Lieutenant Colonel
British Army Royal Artillery Temporary Brigadier
British Army Territorial Army Reserve of Officers Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary Brigadier)
British Army Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Honorary Colonel
Awards
AwardTypeSource
MC, TD British Award/Decoration
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
Territorial Army Efficiency Decoration Other War Service Award
The Silver Medal for Military Valour - Italy Other War Service Award
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Catherine mother
William Black father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Frances Black sister 1894
Michael Black brother 1898
Mary Black sister 1901
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Nancie Bowman Grimond wife 1933

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Royal Artillery honours & awards Transcription Fife3190
Edinburgh Pals 1914-1918 Transcription Fife3190
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Fife3190

External Evidence

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The London Gazette Mike50482
Temporary Lieutenant - London Gazette Fife3190
General List - Gazette Fife3190
The Silver Medal for Military Valour. - Italian Award Fife3190
MC - London Gazette Fife3190
another Temp Captaincy Gen List Fife3190
relinquish appointment - Gazette Fife3190
relinquish temporary rank - Gazette Fife3190
relinquish commission - Gazette Fife3190
FFY Defence Force - Gazette Fife3190
relinquish commission - Gazette Fife3190
Brevet Major - Gazette Fife3190
Major FFY - London Gazette Fife3190
TA Decoration - Gazette Fife3190
Territorial Army Reserve - Gazette Fife3190
RE - London Gazette Fife3190
Unit transferred to the Royal Artillery Fife3190
OBE - London Gazette Fife3190
Honorary Colonel FFY - Gazette Fife3190
age limit - Gazette Fife3190
Clasps to Decoration Fife3190
End of Term as Hon Col - Gazette Fife3190
Scotlandspeople search - Deaths Fife3190
Scotlandspeople search - Marriages Fife3190
Jo Grimond Memoirs Fife3190

Multimedia

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2nd Lt. WGC Black Mike50482
Officers of 15th Royal Scots incl. 2/Lt Black Mike50482
20th (F&FY) Armoured Car Coy RTC Fife3190

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