Presentation – Men of the Lanarkshire Constabulary who fell in WW1
Date(s) - 12/03/2020
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Glo Centre
Lanarkshire Family History Society
The speaker at the monthly meeting of the Lanarkshire Family History Society at the Glo Centre, Motherwell on Thursday 12th March will be former police officer Margaret McLean.
When Margaret retired as an Inspector at Cumbernauld in 2005 after 35 years police service, she found the time to concentrate on her long held interest in genealogy and family history. This led to her completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogical and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University.
As part of her studies, she undertook research in respect of those men of the former Lanarkshire Constabulary who had swapped their blue serge tunics for khaki uniforms in order to fight in WW1.
Among their number was Constable Jeremiah Shannon who had joined the police after service in the Scots Guards and was stationed at Cambuslang when he was Recalled to the Colours on the outbreak of WW1. When killed in action on the Western Front in 1918, he was a Lieutenant in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
During her talk on the Officers of Lanarkshire Constabulary who fell in WW1, Margaret will recount his story and those of other former local policemen who did not return to their Beats in Lanarkshire but now lie in foreign lands.
The talk will begin at 7pm and a welcome is extended to all.