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Widow given Military Medal after husband's death.

The Military Medal was awarded posthumously to a 34-year-old former Cowie soldier Pte Tom McCulloch who was killed by a sniper on May 3, 1917.

The decoration - for bravery in the field in April, 1917 - came from the Canadian Record Office, London, and was received by his wife. Pte McCulloch played half back and outside left for Stirling football team King's Park FC, from 1903 to 1905.

A former miner, he was brought up in Cowie but emigrated to Canada 12 years earlier and joined up there when war broke out.

*** Mrs Galloway, who lives with her father, Mr William Asher, at 57 Lower Bridge Street, Stirling, received official notification her husband Charles, an Army corporal , had been wounded for the third time.

Cpl Galloway, a Military medallist, was in hospital in France after suffering a bullet wound in the left foot. A Seaforth Highlanders reservist, Cpl Galloway was employed in the Indian Government Railway Service when war broke out and at once re-joined his old regiment. He had been over three years at the Front.

*** On the homefront, two soldiers suffered serious injuries when they jumped out of the way of a train while walking back to Cornton Camp.

Pte John Carswell (38) and 24-yearold Pte James Campbell had been spending the night in Stirling and were taking a short cut along the railway line when a train approached and they jumped out of its way.

In the darkness, they did not see they were at the bridge carrying the railway over Causewayhead Road and plunged 16ft over a retaining wall.

After some time, a passer-by heard their cries for help and alerted soldiers at the camp in Cornton Road.Both men were taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary where Pte Carswell, from Edinburgh, was found to have fractures to his right leg and ankle.

Campbell, a Glaswegian, suffered severe bruising and concussion plus a possible fractured skull.

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 7, 2018
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