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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from http://protestantedigital.com/blogs/41006/comienzo_del_testimonio_de_las_asambleas_en_la_isla_de_gran_canaria
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The first evidence of the presence of missionaries established on the island for the purpose of evangelizing is 1892-93 with the arrival of the Portuguese and Foreign Bible Society, Roberto MacGarva, from Scotland. The colporteur MacGarva established his residence in Puerto de la Luz, place of passage of sailors and the consequent opportunities to extend the Gospel. His residence in the Canaries lasted for more than fifty years, between 1892 and 1945, first sowing the Scriptures in the archipelago and later as a businessman, while still supporting the work initiated by him. In the economic crisis of the 1930s D. Roberto MacGarva is in ruin and understands that he must return to ministerial work. He is in charge of the British Institute for sailors, in the street La Palma of the Port of the Light, it has and visits the ships with evangelical Literature.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken. There are still McGarvas in the area who are Ministers.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAIDLAW, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202993
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 3/8/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Helen Laidlaw, of Vicarhill, Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (6/9/1917): Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs A Laidlaw, Church Street, Glenluce, that their son, Private Duncan Laidlaw, Cameron Highlanders, went missing on the Western Front between 31 July and 3 August. Prior to enlisting, Private Laidlaw was in the employment of Messrs Bennet & Co, painters, Ayr. After undergoing eight months of training, he was sent to France, where he had been for one month before going into the engagement in connection with which he has now gone missing. Private Laidlaw was home on Furlough as recent as June last.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, TW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 14515
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 7/9/1917
Grave Reference: XXV P 13
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/9/1917): Official intimation has been received by Miss Nellie Kerr, Main Street, Glenluce, that her brother, Lance Corporal Thomas Wingate Kerr, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on 3 September in the 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France, from tetanus, developed as a result of a gunshot wound in the left lung. Lance Corporal Kerr, who was 23 years of age, joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, and, prior to enlisting, was a railway porter at Glenluce Station.

The article also carried a photograph of LC Kerr.

Also named on Glasgow & SW Railway Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCHARRIE, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 16742
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 115th Siege Bty
Date of Death: 24/10/1917
Grave Reference: VI A 35
Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (1/11/1917): Official intimation has been received by Miss McHarrie, Church Street, Glenluce, that her brother, Gunner Alexander McHarrie, Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action on the Western Front, on October 25. At the outbreak of the war, Gunner McHarrie was in Canada, but he came home immediately to offer his services to his country. He was a brave soldier of much experience, having served three years in India, and had also been through the South African War with the Seaforth Highlanders. He was 38 years of age, and saw much service in the present war.
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