137th Glasgow. Garrowhill
137th Glasgow Boys Brigade
Parading outside Mure Memorial Church in Garrowhill c1952
This photo was taken at the church Remembrance Day service.
The BB company with its Bugle & Pipe bands would have paraded to and
from the church with all church members and friends proudly looking on. In
the photograph it is nice to see a war veteran displaying his medals and
all the boys wearing their poppies.
(A few years later in Jan.2014 the war veteran has ben identified as Session Clerk, David H Gourlay.)
Sept.2007 extract from email, Drew
Webmaister ....I am in this photo second row down 4th from the
right, Drew McDicken. On my right is my best friend
Harry Trew and the wee face back top right you can just see
is Brian Waterson our other best friend who could not
join the BB as he was a catholic but loved the pipes, he was not
supposed to be in the photo....... Jimmy Stubbins is the
WW1 veteran. It seems like yesterday we stood for this
photo ! Aye yours Andrew McDicken.
PS : Andrew is the
Pipe Major of
The Clan Gordon Highlanders
located in Locust Valley, Long Island, New York,
having honed his piping
skills in the BB !
| footnote Webmaister : I attended the BB
for many years in Bridgeton and we had boys in our company who were
however in many areas the local Priest would not allow the boys to
follow their pals into the BB .....
July 2011 email, Jim
Gillan, Conway South Carolina, USA
believe that the piper on the first step on the left with the white
cross belt and standing between the two buglers in front of him, is
my cousin, William Robertson. He and his brothers were in the
137, Dick was a drummer and might be in this picture. But I can't
find him. The younger brother Ronald would have joined a few years
after this picture.
William died in 1988 and Dick is quite ill so I can't get this
confirmed by the. I will be in Glasgow on the 8th of August 2011 so
I will check with Ronald... Jim Gillan, Conway South Carolina,
|Jan. 2014, email, David P Brown, Fife, Scotland.
Re '137' Boys' Brigade Company outside Mure Memorial Church c.1952 the
person on the extreme left - not wearing uniform - is David H Gourlay,
Company's Honorary President, and Session Clerk of Mure Memorial
Church. Unfortunately, Jimmy Stubbins was not in the photograph.
|Feb.2015, email, Maureen Douglas, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Aged 77
Came across this photograph by chance some time ago. My brother, Alex
Davie, is in this, second row from front, third from left.
man two to his left is a Mr.Fowlis who taught the boys to play the
bagpipes. I believe his son William is behind my brother on his right.
Reggie Cowie, who trained as a plumber but then became a professional
drummer, is on the right of the tall young man centre front.
Harry and Drew, already identified, and recognize a few others but if I
remember their first names I can't get my memory round their second
names and vice versa. The minister was the Rev.Robert L Kinnis
(nickname Big Bob) - a really nice man. He officiated at my wedding in
Football Team c1958-60, Mure Memorial Church, Garrowhill
||4 Douglas Kincaid
Ian Auchincloss #
Richard (Dickie) Holmes
||5 Roger Brown
Ian Auchincloss went on to become captain of the company
Aug 2009 extract from email,
Aileen F Kincaid
My husband, Douglas Kincaid was in
the 137th BB Garrowhill from an early age until he died in 1989.
I remember Jimmy Stubbins . He became the caretaker at the
church. Harry Trew married my friend's
sister and went to Canada
Oct 2010 extract from email,
....... there are 2
pictures 1 off the
137th Glasgow Boys
Company. Parading outside Mure Memorial Church in Garrowhill cc 1952
(before my time).and a second picture is of a football team
submitted by the widow of Douglas Kincaid.
You may already have received some emails on the second picture but
I think it was taken in either 1958 or possible 1959 and I think
that some of the missing names are.
Top row - 1 Wilson Dunbar. 3 Willie Gilchrist 5 John Gilchrist 6
Bottom Row - 1 Ian Auchincloss (who was later captain of the
company) 2 Stewart McDermott 3 Willie Campbell 4 Richard (Dickie)
Holmes .............. Best wishes to the “ 7”
|Jan.2014, email, David P Brown, Fife, Scotland
Re '137' Football Team c.1958-60 - Player 5 is Ian Brown.
I was Captain from 1965 to 1969 having been right through the Company
from Life Boys until 1951 when I joined the BB Company.
|Apr.2020, email, Willie Green
.... a wee update on football team photo from 137th Boys Brigade
Company. The chap on the front row right (No5) is Roger Brown. Ian
Brown was his younger brother who played in the team when I played.