Pirret, Edward

Edward Pirret(Norman McLeod Pirret)

Royal Army Medical Corps

1st Field Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps. (11th General Hospital)
He is remembered with honour on Helensburgh Baptist Church Roll of Honour, Helensburgh Post Office Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 25.

The family home was 36 Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh The son of James (foreman mason) and Isabella Pirret
Norman's daughter, May, married the Rev. James Taylor in Georgetown, Ontario - her death notice showed that Norman had two grandsons and a granddaughter and four great grandchildren. His widow died in Canada in 1966.
Norman McLeod Pirret (also known as Edward as seen on the War Memorial) was born in Edinburgh, later moving to Helensburgh where his father was a foreman mason.
He was employed as a postman before mobilising. Norman was a member of the local Territorials and was posted to France in August 1914.
Norman married Christina Henderson Pirret (nee Scott), of 35, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge, in 1912 and they had a daughter, May.
Norman received the Military Medal for bravery in 1916. He died of wounds received in battle. His inscription reads: 'Dearly Beloved Husband of Tina Scott, Coatbridge, till he come'.
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