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GD1Miscellaneous small collections of family, business and other papers 
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD1/1228
Title Papers of the Clapperton Family, Leith
Dates 1886-1948
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description The family letters are of an affectionate and conversational nature and supply a great deal of detail of everyday life. The collection also includes newspapers and cuttings, photographs, an album of the writings of and papers collected by Mrs Mary Clapperton and other family documents. Items 6-16 cover the Great War letters and papers.
Level Fonds
Extent 21 items
Admin history About half the collection consists of family correspondence and official documents relating to the service of Private John Warnock Clapperton of the 9th Royal Scots Regiment, 12th Machine Gun Corps, in the First World War from January 1915 to February 1919. (On some envelopes he is designated 'Lance Corporal'). First stationed at Kilmarnock, he was later transferred to Belton Park Camp, Grantham, and then, in March 1918, to France where he was on active service for a short time before he was wounded. Following an operation to amputate his right arm in the field hospital he was brought back to hospital in Reading, where he remained until he was tranferred to the Edinburgh War Hospital at Bangour. He was discharged from hospital and the armed forces on the same day.
Archival history This collection of papers relating to the Clapperton family of 63 Dalmeny Street, Leith, (George and Mary, nee Warnock, and their twin sons, George and John Warnock), was gifted to NAS by Mrs Richards, Edinburgh, in June 1999. (They had come into her possession through a family connection).

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