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Photo: Royal Scots Fusiliers (5th Bn) Football team

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Photo: Royal Scots Fusiliers (5th Bn) Football team Reply with quote

In this week's Wigtownshire Free Press a photograph of the 5th RSF football team has been reproduced from its 18/2/1915 edition. It is captioned so there may be faces of interest.

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Stewartry



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

Thanks for posting. Lt-Col Pollock-McCall was later to be commander of 155th Brigade. He is mentioned in the write-up of 241011 Walter Cook on my web site. He looks like a man who would lead from the front.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can name some of these men with some confidence but without first names it's a bit problematic.
However, if my IDs are correct, only three players survived

BROWN, [Hugh, Pte.7337. 16/8/1915 - Gallipoli, James, Pte.7397 & Cpl. 240454 29/11/1917 - Palestine or Matthew, Pte.8218. 15/7/1915 Gallipoli.

CAPPERAULD, Robert. Private 7704. 14/07/1915 Gallipoli.

HASTIE -

HENDRIE, JAMES, Serjeant 6587 & 240045. 19/04/1917 Palestine.

HILL -

HOWIE, ROBERT, Private 6867. 12/07/1915 - Gallipoli.

HUNTER, [Alexander, Pte.7920. 14/7/1915 - Gallipoli, George, Pte.7346. 27/9/1915 - Egypt or James, L/Cpl.7872. 4/8/1916 - Egypt]

RAE -

REID, [David, Pte.7373. 5/7/1915 - Gallipoli, James, Pte.7547. 12/7/1915 - Gallipoli or Robert, Pte. 8405. 12/7/1915 Gallipoli]

SEMPLE, JOHN. Private 6968. 19/09/1915 Gallipoli

WILSON, [Alexander, Pte.7650. 13/8/1915 - Gallipoli, George, Pte.8057. 12/7/1915 - Gallipoli, Hugh, Pte.7545. 5/8/1916 - Egypt, Lawence, Cpl.7680. 12/7/1915 - Gallipoli, Matthew, Cpl.6722 & Sgt. 240066. 19/4/1917 - Palestine or William, Pte.9498 & 241266. 28/11/1917 Palestine]



Medal card of Farquhar, W. A.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Major /Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

Medal card of Murray, Gordon Bochanan.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Second Lieutenant
Royal Army Service Corps Acting Captain

Medal card of Pollok-McCall, J. B.
Royal Scots Fusiliers/ Staff Lieutenant Colonel /Temporary Brigadier General

Lieutenant-Colonel J. B. Pollock-McCall took over command of the 155th Brigade in August 1915. While Major John Russell took over command of the 1/5th Battalion RSF until killed in action on the 26th August.
Captain J. B. Cook then took command of the 1/5th RSF.
Lt-Col John Blair Cook. D.S.O. M.C. was Killed in Action on the 24th November 1917.
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