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Kingussie and Kyles' WW1 fallen to be honoured

Nine shinty players who featured in the Camanachd Cup Final 100 years ago, before losing their lives in World War One, will be honoured later.

For six Kingussie and three Kyles Athletic players, the final in Glasgow on 4 April 1914 was their last game.

L Macpherson, J G Macpherson, W Macgillvray, A Tolmie, M Macintosh, C Nicolson, W Jamieson, W Brown played in the final, before later dying while serving in World War One.

Another player, J Macpherson, went to the final but did not play because of an injury. He was also killed in the war.

Later, a premiership game between Kingussie and Kyles will include a short ceremony and a minute's silence.

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Kingussie took on Kyles Athletic at Glasgow's Possil Park.

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Kingussie players (from left) William Macgillivray, Finlay Maclean, John Macpherson, William Macpherson and Alistair Dallas.

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The game was held in the morning so spectators had time to go to a Scotland versus England football international at Hampden Park in the afternoon.

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Kingussie won the final 6-1.

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