Luke, Frederick b. September 29, 1895 d. March 12, 1983 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lockerley, England, he served as a Driver in the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army. On August 26, 1914, in actions at Le Cateau, France, Driver Luke took part as a volunteer team to recapture two British guns under heavy German artillery and infantry fire. Although the enemy was within 100 yards Driver Luke with the help of an officer and another driver managed to get one gun away safely. For extreme gallantry, he was awarded the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Linn Crematorium, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Lynch, Bennie b. April 2, 1913 d. August 6, 1946 Hall of Fame Professional Boxer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was a flyweight fighter and the first Scotsman to win a World Championship. In 1931, at age 18 he began his professional career and was soon a favorite on the European boxing circuit. He won the Scottish Flyweight Title in 1934, followed by the British and European Flyweight Titles that same year. On September 9, 1935, he defeated Jackie Brown for the Flyweight World Championship and held his title until 1938. By age 25, his boxing...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lambhill Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
MacDonald, Henry b. May 28, 1823 d. February 15, 1893 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Inverness, Scotland, he served as a Colour Sergeant in the Royal Engineer Corps, British Army. During actions on April 19, 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Colour Sergeant MacDonald engaged in dislodgement of the enemy's rifle-pits in front of the left advance of the attack. When the Engineer Corps officers were badly wounded, Colour Sergeant MacDonald took command of his position and determinedly held off the repeated attacks of the enemy. For most...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Glasgow Western Necropolis, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Magnusson, Magnus b. October 12, 1929 d. January 7, 2007 Television Master of Ceremonies and journalist. He was principally known as host of the long-running BBC Television quiz "Mastermind" from 1972 to 1997. He was born in Iceland but travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland where he lived for most of his life. He studied at Jesus College, Oxford before pursuing a career in journalism. He joined the Scottish Daily Express newspaper as a reporter moving onto the BBC, presenting television progammes on history and archaeology. In 1972 he began his long...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Baldernock Churchyard, Baldernock, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Manuel, Peter Thomas b. March 1, 1927 d. July 11, 1958 Peter Manuel died at the age of 31 in his adopted Country of Scotland in 1958, a convicted serial killer of 7, though he was linked to possibly 8 more murders, which would bring the total to 15, 2 more than the notorious Yorkshire Ripper. The American-made mass murderer was born in New York and moved with his family at age 5 to Scotland. The callous criminal was a James Dean lookalike and started a life of crime at an early age. He showed early signs of anti-social behavior in childhood. At the...[Read More] Barlinnie Prison Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
May, Pvt. Henry b. July 29, 1885 d. July 26, 1941 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland, he received the award from British King George V on August 12, 1915 at Buckingham Palace in London, England for his actions as a private in the 1st Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), of the British Army on October 22, 1914 near La Boutillerie, France during World War I. Born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, he was working in the textile industry when he joined the British Army in August 1902 and served in 1st Battalion, The...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Riddrie Cemetery, Glasgow City, Scotland Plot: Section B. Lair 146.
McAulay, Sgt. John b. December 27, 1888 d. January 14, 1956 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kinghorn, Scotland, he served as Sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, British Army. On November 27, 1917, at Fontaine Notre Dame, France, Sergeant John McAulay's company was under a German counter attack when his commading officer was wounded. Sergeant John McAulay assumed command of the company and set up a defensive position. He rallied his men and was instrumental in killing more than fifty Germans, which resulted in repelling the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) New Eastwood Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland Plot: Section L-VII
McInnes, Hugh b. October, 1815 d. December 7, 1879 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland, he was gazetted with the award on December 24, 1858 for his actions as a gunner in the Bengal Artillery of the British Bengal Army in November 1857 at the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "Elected respectively, under the 13th clause of the Royal Warrant of 29 January 1856, by the Officers and non-commissioned officers generally, and by the private soldiers of each troop or battery...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Peters RC Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
McKechnie, Sgt. James b. June, 1826 d. July 5, 1886 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland, he received the award from British Queen Victoria on June 26, 1857 as part of the 1st investiture ceremony of the Victoria Cross at Hyde Park in London, England for his actions as a sergeant in the Scots Fusilier Guards, British Army, on September 20, 1854 at the Battle of the Alma in Crimea. Nothing is known of his life other than he joined the Scots Fusilier Guards and served in the Crimean War and was a recipient of the Victoria...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Eastern Necropolis, Gallowgate, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
McMillan, Roddy b. March 23, 1923 d. July 9, 1979 Scottish Actor. He was born and died in Glasgow, Scotland. Film and television credits include "Hazell," "Coronation Street," "The Mouse on the Moon," "The Maggie," "Doomwatch," "Softly Softly," The Vital Spark," and "Z Cars." (Bio by: Genet) Glasgow Crematorium, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
McRae, Colin b. August 5, 1968 d. September 15, 2007 World Rally Championship Driver. Born in Scotland, he began his racing career in 1986 and won the British Rally Championship in 1991 and 1992. McRae won the world driver's title in 1995, helped Subaru to the Manufacturers' title in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and CitroŽn in 2003. In 2006 McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist competed for Subaru in the first live televised American rally in Los Angeles as part of the X-Games. Queen Elizabeth II named him a Member of the Order of British Empire in 1996. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Josť L Bernabť Tronchoni) Daldowie Crematorium, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Millar, Duncan b. June 19, 1824 d. July 7, 1881 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he served as a Private in the 42nd Regiment of Foot, British Army. In the actions at Maylah Ghaut, on January 15, 1859, a few men of the 42nd Regiment were skirmishing close with great numbers of the enemy. Some of the men were wounded by sword cuts, the only officer with the 42nd was carried to the rear, severely wounded and the Color Sergeant was killed. Private Millar with another soldier, went forward and directed the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Kentigerns Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Rodgers, George b. January, 1829 d. March 9, 1870 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he served as a Private in the 71st Regiment, Highland Light Infantry, British Army. In actions at Marar, Gwalior, India, on June 16, 1858, a party of Rebels being well armed and strongly posted in the line of advance on a detachment of the 71st Regiment. Private Rodgers on his own, attacked seven Rebels, killed one and drove off the rest. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 11...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Southern Necropolis, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Stein, Jock b. October 5, 1922 d. September 10, 1985 Legendary Scottish football (soccer) manager. Born John Stein, Jock Stein was one of the most successful football managers Scotland has ever produced. As a player he was signed by Glasgow Celtic in 1951 but due to an ankle injury his career was prematurely ended. Stein's first managerial post was with struggling Dunfermline F.C. Facing near certain relegation Dunfermline needed six wins out of six to avoid the drop- a feat they achieved under Steins guidance. Steins greatest moments were to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Linn Crematorium, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Winning, Cardinal. Thomas Joseph b. June 3, 1925 d. June 17, 2001 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The eldest of two children born to a poor and devout Roman Catholic family, Thomas Joseph Winning was the son of an Irish immigrant from County Donegal who first worked as a coal-miner then served in the Great War and was then employed in the steel industry after fifteen years of unemployment. On losing his job, his father invested in machinery for making boiled sweets which he sold around the houses in the district as a way of bringing in money for his family. Despite...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Saint Andrew's Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Woolfson, Eric b. March 18, 1945 d. December 1, 2009 Musician, Songwriter. Co-founder of the music group The Alan Parsons Project. He moved to London at the age of eighteen and began his career as a session musician, later becoming a successful songwriter for such artists as Marianne Faithfull, Frank Ifield and Peter Noone. During the early 1970s he worked as a music manager before meeting recording engineer Alan Parsons. With the formation of The Alan Parsons Project in 1975, their merger of talents produced such hits as "Games People Play" (...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland