Francis Findlay MC, Royal Scots

1889 May 13. Born Alderwood House, Kinnishead, Glasgow son of Francis (a commission agent) and Jane Allison Nisbet Findlay. His Canadian record also gives his mother as " J A N Findlay*

1901 census. At Alderwood House as above

Francis Findlay 48
Jane A N Findlay 43
John N Findlay 15
William Fendlay 14
Frank Findlay 11
Elizabeth Morrison 60
Mary Maxwell 27

Educated Shawlands Academy and Glasgow High School

1911 Feb 4. Arrives in Canada from UK. He is a stockbroker, wanting to farm in Vancouver. This is certainly our man

1915 Jan 8. Enlists in Vancouver into in 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Next of kin is his mother Mrs J A N Findlay, 29 Mossgiel Road, Pollokshaws, Glasgow. Service no. 409667

1916 Dec 19. Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1917 Feb 20. Yeomanry. Cadet Francis Findlay to be 2nd Lt., with precedence as from 19th Dec. 1916.

1917 Jun 30. Royal Scots. — 2nd Lt. Francis Findlay, from Yeo., to be 2nd Lt., with precedence as from 19th Dec. 1916.

1918 Jun 19. Royal Scots.— 2nd Lt. F. Findlay to be Lt.

1918 Jul 26. MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. Francis Findlay, R. Scots. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After a counter-attack had been stopped he reorganised his men, formed fresh platoons and sections, and established a fresh line which was held successfully till evening. Some days later he rendered valuable assistance in collecting and reorganising men who had lost their leaders, and throughout showed fine courage.

1920 Aug 24 Joined ADRIC with service no 352. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Sep 8 Promoted Platoon Commander.

1920 Nov 10 Permanent Cadet. Transfers as a DI3 to RIC

1921 Jan 19 Posted to Wexford DI3

1921 Mar 1. Posted to Nenagh

1921 Dec 1 posted to Carrickmacross

1922 Apr 22 Pensioned from RIC

1922 Sep 22. Returns to Canada

1938 Residing at 190, 21st St West Vancouver, B C. Canada

1949 Aug 7 Died BC, Canada

 

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