Officer Gains Military Cross

Captain John McGhie of the R.A.M.C. was the brave Blantyre man who was awarded the Military Cross for an act of gallantry during WW1.

He was recognised for his devotion to duty while serving with the forces in France by being given this medal. Captain McGhie was the son of Mr Henry McGhie formerly of Priestfield, High Blantyre and by WW1 living at 6 Broompark Road, High Blantyre.

John was educated at Dalziei High School and then Hamilton Academy and went on to be a graduate of Glasgow University. After qualifying in medicine he went to New Zealand, and subsequently was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Captain John McGhie received many congratulatory letters, amongst them from the Director of Medical Services the Officer Commanding No. 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance. He was certainly somebody that Blantyre could be proud of!

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