Tag: aeroplane

Jimmy Duddy and his Flying Invention

Mr James Duddy was born in 1871 in Mountpleasant, Church Hill, Donegal, Ireland, a son for Michael Duddy and Mary McCay. He moved to Scotland seeking employment and became a miner in Hamilton, where he met and married a local girl Mary Jane Wallace (b1872) on Hogmanay 1890. Children soon followed. Sadly, their daughter Susanna, […]

1915 Blantyre’s Flying Ace

On Saturday 18th September 1915, the Hamilton Advertiser reported that a Blantyre hero was missing on active service during WW1. Captain Wilson was feared to be a Prisoner of War of the Germans. The brief official notification that Captain Frederick John Cowan Wilson of the pioneering “Flying Corps”, was missing, was received in Blantyre with […]