| The following comes with permisson from Robert McElroy's book 'The Spirit of Ibrox' published by Lancaster Publishing, (1998) Robert has published several relevant books, amongst them are, 'Rangers Player by Player 1998 Edition,' (Hamlyn) also 'The Complete Record' (Breedon Books 1996) and 'Christies Guide to Football Memorabilia' (Carlton Books 1999). Good sources for historians and fans alike..
Alongside other players during the war most Rangers who served endured the emotional and physical dangers such a conflict causes. Several also made the great sacrifice, dying so others could live. These are the men who died.
David B. Murray. Pte. 8th Seaforth Highlanders. killed in action 6 October 1915.
James H. Speirs. Military Medal. 2nd Lieut. 7th Batt Cameron Highlanders.
Killed 20 August 1917
John Fleming. Cpl. 8th Batt. Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds recieved at
Langemarck, 21 March 1916
The sons of two Rangers directors, William Craig and William R Danskin, were also killed in action, and Walter Crichtons son was wounded.
Wounded in Action
John Clarke. Rifleman. 16th Royal Irish Rifles.
Tommy Muirhead. 2nd Lieut. 1st/2nd Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
Finlay Speedie. Pte. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. Military Medal.
Jimmy Low. 2nd Lieut 6th Seaforth Highlanders.
John McKeown Bovill. Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.
Dr William P. Kivilchan. Lieut. RAMC. atchd. Kings Own Africa Rifles.
Dr James Paterson. Captain, 14th London Scottish. Military Cross.
James Gail. 2nd Lieut. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders.
Others who served.
Andy Cunningham. 2nd Lieut. Royal Field Artillery.
Jimmy Gordon. Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry.
Wilie Reid. Royal Field Artillery. 52nd lowland Division.
Fred Gray. 2nd Lieut. 9th Battalion Cameronians. Military Cross.
Tom Gilchrist. 1st/2nd Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders.
Scott Duncan. Signaing Instructor, Royal Field Artillery.
Tom MacDonald. Royal Horse Artillery.
Alex Bennet. Cameronians.
John Bertram Jackson. Royal Scots Fusiliers.
George Turner Livingstone. RAMC.
David Taylor. Royal Field Artillery.
John Rankin. RAMC.
R. Smith. Mechanic. Royal Flying Corp.
Sandy Archibald. Stationed at Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare.
David Brown. Sergeant.
Jock Buchanan. Sergeant. Distinguished Conduct Medal.
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