GlescaPals tribute to
Email 17th April 2020
from Willie Green.
............photo taken during WW1 of
grandfather JAMES ALEXANDER GREEN
who was with the Machine Gun Corp.
He is standing at the back of the group
which I suspect are the machine gun crew.
The photo was taken somewhere in Italy.
James lived in Landressy
and died in 1949.
from Email. 11 Mar 2023, Kate Hopkins,
Wellington, New Zealand
I was delighted to
receive your email with the news that my Dadís
old BB Bible will hit the digital age
through your web page. I have moved houses
in recent years and, whilst I know it is here
somewhere, I just cannot lay my hands on said
This photo will be very close to the time my
Dad, Hugh Young, was in the Boys Brigade
as he lied about his age when the 1st World
War broke out and enlisted with the
He was sent to Ypres, Belgium and was
there for the whole campaign. The photo
was taken just before he left (doesnít he look
Hugh Young was born on
22 September 1898 and was
brought up in the
Gorbals. He died in 1976, aged
| GlescaPal Anniemay, Canada
.....this is ma grandpa Dallas
(ma mammy's daddy) frae Rutherglen Road He
was in the ARP during the war. He was born
1882 so would have been around 60, give or
take, when this picture was taken.
GlescaPal PeterBC )
boy Peter is on the left.... proudly
wearing his Canadian battledress which
had a faint herringbone pattern, a
finer material than the course British
uniform his pal is wearing.
The picture was taken at the
Castello di San Giusto in Trieste,Italy
in the Autumn of 1945.
Peter's mate was
.....this is a picture
of my uncle Jimmy Ferguson
This was taken not too long before
he was killed in WW1
| GlescaPal Lucky,
.....daen his stint in the army 18
year auld taken in Nicosia Cyprus 1955.
Lucky (Billy Devine) wis in the Royal
Artillery based in Troon then shipped
out to Cyprus during the Suez crisis.
GlesgaPal Alice Maxwell,
South Lanarkshire ......
Charles Goldie and his brother
Thomas's names are on the Rutherglen
Cenotaph. Both fell in the Great War.
This is a photo of my grandparents
Charlie and Alice Goldie,. I am called
after my grandmother, Alice McHugh...who
was left to bring up a large family on
her own after he was killed.
He was born in Rutherglen but when they
married they lived in Adelphi Street
then Norman Street, Bridgeton.
Charles & Alice Goldie
Pat & Hugh
Skivington called up for National
This photograph recently re-surfaced after
being "lost" for many years.
Pat and his twin brother Shug in their
uniforms taken at the State Studio in
Bridgeton Cross, before they left to join the
They were 17 years old and at the time and
lived in Stamford
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