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Richard Bain



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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Stirling Golf Club Reply with quote

This wooden carved and painted plaque sits in the entrance foyer of Stirling Golf Club. It appears by permission from the club secretary.



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My Great Uncles
Pte George Gibson 9th Cameronians died 28/12/16 at Arras
Pte James Lawson 6th Cameron Hldrs. died 21/3/18 at Monchy
Kirkcaldy WM
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Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice simple memorial and good to see another golf club memorial. Interesting to see all the men listed are officers. I wonder if this is the Second World War casualty?

McCALL, JOHN KENDAL
Initials: J K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/05/1942
Service No: 149879
Additional information: Son of Robert James and Bertha M. McCall, husband of Morag Hamilton McCall, of Bridge of Allan, Central. Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. L. 6.
Cemetery: Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar
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Richard Bain



Joined: 02 Feb 2007
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Location: Cumnock, Ayrshire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not being a local boy, I couldn't comment on JK McCall, but the plaque says Capt. Anyway I did notice that all the Great War names were officers - must have been something to do with the "class system" at the time. From the members I met things have got a bit more egalitarian now. I think that the "lower orders" at the time were expected to play "fitba" rather than "gowf".
Cheers,
Richard
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