Was trained by Standard Life in Edinburgh along with his brother Archibald. He served in the Boer War and was wounded. On his return he was sent to Canada and, on the outbreak of the First World War, joined the Canadian Infantry Brigade. He became Canada's most decorated soldier, winning VC, DSO (and bar) and the Croix de Guerre with Palm. After the War he became Standard Life's manager in Canada and retired in 1945. He then became a Director of the Company in 1947.
From the left - The Honourable Lettice Lucy Clark Kennedy d:1939, Leopald James b:1881 - d:1932, Alice Arthur b:1882 - d:1961, Lettice Eleanor b:1878 - d:1926, The daughter of John Waugh (gamekeeper), William Hew b:1878 - d:1961 and John William James b:1875 -d:1939
The Family on Holiday at Knockgray
Probably taken circa 1890. The timber summer house was set up in front of the "new" house about this time.
Johnnie was at school at Wellington and the four younger sons were all at Westminster School.
copy of unknown original - He died on his way to the school where he was still teaching despite his great age. His father was Hugh McCulloch who moved from Carsphairn to Dalmellington. He had four children, Hugh, Alexander, a son who died in infancy and Ellen, born in 1929, who has provided much of the material for the family. Newspaper article Misc_436
L-R Back row: Mr Sandy Borthwick (the Carsphairn Postmaster), Mrs Jessie Stewart (Postwoman, postie to Knowehead), Miss Agnes McMillan (Postmistress), Mr Wull Hunter (Postie at KNowehead). Front row: Mrs Betty McMillan, Mrs Mary Dickson,
John McCutcheon was an accomplished musician (fiddler) from Lamford, Carsphairn. He was often heard playing at local events and dances. He was born in 1886 and would have played similar events to Robbie Murray.
Mrs Murrays funeral mirrored the life she led. Many family and friends gathered at the service in Moffat Parish Church, which was preceded by a service at her home near Crocketford. There was no organ music, the hymns were unacommpanied and her coffin was bought in and out accompanied by the sound of the bagpipes being played at the Church door. Four pipers played 'Highland Cathedral' as her coffin was lowered into the grave.
It was a priviledge to know Mary Murray. She enriched the lives of all who new her. Her passing weakened the link we have with a style of life that will never be seen again in Carsphairn Parish. (taken from annual exhibition of Carsphairn Heritage Group in).