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6th HLI booklet.

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david murdoch

I have among the family military items a booklet published in Glasgow end of 1918 on the history of the 6th HLI. I suspect my great grandfather bought it as my grandfather was away in Mesopotamia at this time. Within it are many anecdotes regarding their time in Gallipoli and various named photos  - mostly officers. I'll attempt to copy the whole book into a pdf format. In the meantime copy of some of the photos. There is also an article about them collecting the colours from the City Chambers on 2nd December 1918 and the colour party officers and NCOs are named.

 

Major G. P. Spiers https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/567185/GEORGE PATRICK SPEIRS/

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Ron Abbott

Pipe-Major John Craig MacKenzie (b1887 to d1928) was P/M between 1908 and 1914 of the 6th HLI, and then again from 1918 to 1923. 

Between 1914 and 1918 he was P/M of the 1/6th Bn. HLI.  The tune he composed was commercially published in Logan's Collection of Bagpipe Music.  

 

He also composed another WW1 tune called 'The Hills of Judae' commemorating the 52nd Lowland Division capturing the hills to the north of Jerusalem in late 1917/early 1918.

 

Subject of a painting -

 

Painting of P/M JC MacKenzie, 6th HLI

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david murdoch
On 02/08/2020 at 18:43, Ron Abbott said:

Pipe-Major John Craig MacKenzie (b1887 to d1928) was P/M between 1908 and 1914 of the 6th HLI, and then again from 1918 to 1923. 

Between 1914 and 1918 he was P/M of the 1/6th Bn. HLI.  The tune he composed was commercially published in Logan's Collection of Bagpipe Music.  

 

He also composed another WW1 tune called 'The Hills of Judae' commemorating the 52nd Lowland Division capturing the hills to the north of Jerusalem in late 1917/early 1918.

 

Subject of a painting -

 

Painting of P/M JC MacKenzie, 6th HLI

Thanks - I looked it up and can be seen/heard on Youtube. From what I read Pipe-Major John Craig MacKenzie was classed too old to go overseas on active service, but his son went as Pipe-Major.

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