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LEGENDS TILES 1914 - 2014
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sonofwallace



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: LEGENDS TILES 1914 - 2014 Reply with quote

This years legends tiles will be ..........
Jimmy Todd,
Jimmy Gourlay
George McLay
William Lavery
Jimmy Scott
James H. Logan
Willie Porter
Jock Rattray
I hope to get info on their time at the club but if no it will be their photo and names.If anyone is interested in sponsoring the tile then can you pm me with who it is you would like to sponsor.It is minimum 20 to do so but you can pay more if you so wish as any profit will go towards charity or the club in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Gourlay was my great grandfather, who as well as playing for the Rovers went on to be a director and chairman of the club in the 1960s as well as Provst of Kirkcaldy. I think he green lighted signing Jim Baxter.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a brilliant bit of rovers knowledge that is.cheers for that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also like to add that the Gourlay family were firm friends with my family. edinburghrover and his folks know who I am. Wink
Jimmy Gourlay was chairman from the late 1940's to the early/mid 60's if my memory is still in working order.
One wee thing to point out to the original poster.. Jimmy was not one of those who signed up to McCraes. I think he served with the Royal Artillery, but not 100% sure on that. He is still very very well worthy of his tile nonetheless. A great gesture for all getting tiles.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he served with the Black Watch , but will need to check with my mum as I'm not sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am organising for the 7 men from McCRAE`S men to go up on the wall as long as i get some info and sponsors.Edinburghrover if you would like your great grandfather to go up on the wall aswell get in touch if you have any info and if you are interested in sponsoring his tile.Photo`s and rovers info is a great help.
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Graeme Meldrum



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put me down to sponsor a McCrae , as a friend of the Battalion I feel it's my duty.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok graeme thanks.Just pm me the details of who you want to sponsor.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some infor regarding these 7 rovers men who fought for McCRAE`S and i am surprised at how many games they all played.I hope the info is correct and i think it is but if anyone knows something different then get back to me.

Jimmy Todd 27 apps 4 goals
6/6/14 - killed in action 1916

George Mclay 107 apps 8 goals
13/6/10 - died in the war

William Lavery 68 apps 1 goal
24/1/14 - 12/7/19

Jimmy Scott 72 apps 24 goals
30/9/13 - killed in action

James H Logan 102 apps 4 goals
18/5/12 - 30/4/20

Willie Porter 144 apps 14 goals
30/9/13 - 4/3/16

Jock Rattray 207 apps 27 goals
14/5/13 - 30/4/25
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be wrong but I think you may have the wrong Jimmy Gourlay.
There was the future chairman and Provost of the Lang Toun and there was the other Jimmy Gourlay who played in the cup final team of 1913, who I think you have maybe referred to in your research.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jimmy gourlay that i have posted up is the one who was in mccraes as far as i know but i can get it checked.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to 'Always Next Season', there was a James C Gourlay (inside forward) who joined in 1905 and left to join Kirkcaldy United in 1913, making 301 appearances and scoring 111 goals. There was also a James William Main Gourlay (outside right) who joined in August 1914 from Leith Athletic and left in April 1919. He made 8 appearances and scored 1 goal.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
According to 'Always Next Season', there was a James C Gourlay (inside forward) who joined in 1905 and left to join Kirkcaldy United in 1913, making 301 appearances and scoring 111 goals. There was also a James William Main Gourlay (outside right) who joined in August 1914 from Leith Athletic and left in April 1919. He made 8 appearances and scored 1 goal.

James William Main Gourlay was the one who went on to be the chairman and Provost of Kirkcaldy. Again I say he did volunteer for action in the war but did not join McCraes as far as I know. I'm sure it was something like the Royal Field Artillery or maybe as his great grandson suggests the Black Watch. I originally thought it was the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry but seem to recall Jack Alexander tell me it was the RFA from the uniform he is pictured wearing in the photo along with some of the McCraes lads which was in the Hearts programme last week if any of you bought one! Thinking of no one in particular! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So who was the jimmy gourlay that joined mccrae`s ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonofwallace wrote:
So who was the jimmy gourlay that joined mccrae`s ?

On re-reading your original list you have missed out Jock Rattray from the original seven. As far as I'm aware neither Jimmy Gourlay were ever in McCraes. Hope that helps for accuracy for your splendid tile gesture. Again congrats and thanks from McCraes Battalion Trust for your efforts, wreath at Haymarket and donations Quinny. Very much appreciated.
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