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Second Lieut W. V. S. McLaren, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders-26.7.1900 1 week 2 days ago #63626

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In St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh.

Note the "Argyle" below.





This Tiffany window depicts David going out to fight Goliath. There seem to be only three Tiffany windows in the UK, and two of them commemorate fallen Scottish soldiers during the ABW, so this is a very special window.







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Second Lieut W. V. S. McLaren, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders-26.7.1900 1 week 2 days ago #63633

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An awesome monument, expertly recorded, Many thanks, Berenice.

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Your comment reminds me of the carpenter's rule to measure twice and cut once. I wonder what the mason's rule is?

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With grateful thanks to Elmarie for these pictures.




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He died of syncope at Pretoria, July 26th, 1900. He was born in May 1877, educated at Merchiston, Edinburgh, and entered his regiment from the 4th Battalion Cameronians (Militia), June 3rd, 1899. He accompanied the 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to South Africa in October 1899, and served with the Kimberley relief force, afterwards taking part in the advance on Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
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Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness usually related to insufficient blood flow to the brain. It's also called fainting or "passing out." It most often occurs when blood pressure is too low (hypotension) and the heart doesn't pump enough oxygen to the brain. Source: www.heart.org/en/health-topics/arrhythmi...mia/syncope-fainting

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djb wrote: Your comment reminds me of the carpenter's rule to measure twice and cut once. I wonder what the mason's rule is?


It would have been fairly easy to alter the E to L by removing the Bar and the upper Arm - yet it's never been done. Could it have been intentional? Wikipedia says that Argyle is an archaic spelling of Argyll, but has the regiment ever been known as the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders?.

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