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new Book : Louis MCGUFFIE V C story of Wigtowns war hero

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: new Book : Louis MCGUFFIE V C story of Wigtowns war hero Reply with quote

I've just PURCHASED the excellently researched and compiled book called LOUS MC GUFFIE VC. , The Story of WIGTOWN'S WAR HERO . by Mike Morley and Jack Hunter . (2018 ) & published by Royal Burgh Of Wigtown & District Community Council

ISBN 978 -1-5272-1874-1

Mike Morley is one of our members here and I congratulate him and his historian colleague on the fine publication they have put together for the local hero louis Mc Guffie , VC , Kings Own Scottish Borderers killed in action on 4th October 1918 and his Mother had to attend Buckingham Palace to be presented her son's Victoria Cross as he had been killed in action .

The publication is on sale for 9.50 . The book can be bought from AMAZON and at various events in and around Wigtown where Mike is giving talks on the hero and the Memorial Arch in the town in memory of the VC holder


Patrick w Anderson

Maybe Mike will add more info here
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pat, that's very kind of you to plug the book! As an old sweat who I used to work with said, "Never volunteer for anything." So, I volunteered but we're quite pleased with the outcome. All profits go back to the Wigtown community. I'm quietly dreading my gigs at Wigtown Book Festival - one on the McGuffie book, followed by one on my research on all who went off from Wigtown to serve their country. The KOSB (Louis' regiment) have been very positive about the book and I hope we have conveyed the life of an ordinary lad who did something extraordinary. I will open a new thread on the McGuffie archway when it is completed and update the VC slab thread when done. Next week I'll be giving the local school children a McGuffie related town tour - which should be fun!
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stuartn



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Added to WMR reports Reply with quote

This book has now been added as a reference work on the two WMR reports for Louis McGuffie-72010 and 73515.
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of stock on Amazon at the moment, but I will be buying a copy as soon as I can.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of stock? Wow! Beltie Books in Wigtown have them. If you have a problem, David, pm me and I'll pop up the road and get one sent.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop Press. Now in stock. How's that for service!
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: McGuffie V C book Reply with quote

A friend of mine whose father is a retired K.O.S.B - TA Colonel now residing in Dalkeith managed to get a McGuffie VC book from Amazon as it arrived today in the post . A Xmas present .

Recommended , excellently researched and compiled


Patrick W Anderson
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought my copy, and by using my easyfundraising link on Amazon I managed to raise some funds for the SMRG at the same time!
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piccie of the book (oh, and the author!) now at
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-45589510
together with more minor celebrities. Cool
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately I was in Southern England for that!
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