|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|John Lang SWEET||5 MAR 1854||Catherine Russell BROWNING||1857|
|Birth||ABT 1885||Kelvin, Glasgow|
|Marriage||29 Mar 1909||Glasgow, Lanarkshire|
|Death||2 May 1919||Cairo, Egypt||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|1911 census they are living at 13 Newmains, Douglas, Lanarkshire |
James Sweet Head aged 28 Married House Painter, worker born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Sweet Wife aged 25 married , duration of marriage 2 years, Children born alive 1, children still living 1, born Elgin, Morayshire
Catherine Sweet daughter age 1 unmarried born in Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire
|The CWGC entry for James Robertson refers to him as husband of Mary Snell (formerly Sweet) of Gladstone Avenue, Magill, Adelaide, South Australia. So my guess is that after he died she remarried and moved to Australia or moved and then remarried. |
PMS has now had a letter from Anita Joffu stating " my mother and grandmother left Scotland (Glasgow) between 1918 and 1920. My grandmother had remarried an Australian Arthur Snell. Married in Glasgow?. James Robertson sweet died in Cairo 1917-1918. He was in the Northumberland Fusiliers, the Black Watch Regiment, I think".
She also suggests that her great "grandfather was Charles Sweet born Glasgow circa 1856".
What caused James' death? Others records show cause of death but not his. Flu?