Tag: ww1

Catherine Connor, d1918

We know there were many thousands of men who were killed in WW1 but the women who severed in various occupations don’t seem to have received the same deserved recognition. What about Blantyre WOMEN who fought in conflicts? Catherine Connor was born in Blantyre in approx. 1894 and served with the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Catherine died on 30 May 1918 aged […]

Remembrance Events

Priestfield Hall, High Blantyre People are invited back to Priestfield Hall, High Blantyre at 3.30pm today, Sunday 11th November 2018 to hear Gordon Cook’s presentation about Auchentibber history. The event marking 100 years since the end of WW1 is being celebrated in true style, with the Community Council doing a fantastic job in decorating the […]

Crothers WW1 Bravery

During 1917, there was warm celebrations when Blantyre man Private James Crothers of the 6th Cameronians was recommended for the V.C (Victoria Cross). Pictured is his mother, Mrs Crothers, along with brother Richard Crothers (also 6th Cameronians). Mrs Crothers is also pictured outside her home at Rosebank Avenue. F Company were from Blantyre and like […]

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