1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George McCaskill

Contributed by: Catherine McCaskill, on 2009-02-24

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Rank
First Name George
Surname McCaskill
Year of Birth 1884
Year of Death 1947
Regiment Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Place of Wartime Residence Govan, Glasgow

George's Story

My grandfather was invalided out of the army in 1918 after having lost a leg in September 1918. He had served almost four years continuallly only to be wounded in the last months of the war. He had been a regular soldier serving in India and South Africa and latterly in the Territorial Army. I never knew him as he died in December 1947. One story passed on was that he would never buy a poppy as he hated Earl Haig whose name was attached to the poppy appeal. His medals went missing from his daughters home and with regret I have to say that they have never been found.

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