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Written by: David Minshall

Biographic index of Scottish riflemen

Caldwell, William (1838-1907) Born: Beith, Ayrshire, 1838. Occupation: Grocer. In New York in 1861 and served with the 51st N.Y. Volunteers. Corporal, 1st Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers, 1882. Died: Greenock, Renfrewshire, 1907.
GB Rifle Volunteers vs US National Guard: 1882.

Cameron, Angus (1843-1923) Born: Kingussie, Inverness-shire, 1843. Occupation: Grocer / Insurance Agent. Private, 6th Inverness Rifle Volunteers, 1866. Died: Blair Atholl, Perthshire, 1923.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1866 & 1869.

Dear, David (1860-1930) Born: Friockheim, Forfarshire, 1860. Occupation: Solicitor. Private, Queen’s (Edinburgh) Rifle Volunteer Brigade, The Royal Scots, 1891. Died: Edinburgh, Midlothian, 1930.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1891.

Dods, John William (1847-1922) Born: Garvald, East Lothian, 1847. Occupation: Farmer. Sergeant, 1st Berwickshire Rifle Volunteers, 1882. Died: North Berwick, East Lothian, 1922
GB Rifle Volunteers vs US National Guard: 1882, 1883.

Ferguson, Alexander (1855-1920) Born: Campbeltown, Argyleshire, Scotland, 1855. Occupation: Builder. Private, 1st Argyle Rifle Volunteers, 1880. Emigrated to Australia, 1888. Died: Brisbane, Queensland, 1920.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1880. Kolapore: Australia Team; 1902.

Jamieson, George (b. 1843) Born: Rathven, Banffshire, 1843. Occupation: Cabinet Maker. Private, 15th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, 1877. Alive at Portgordon, Banffshire in 1891.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1877.

Lawrence, Alexander (1855-1936) Born: Greenock, Renfrewshire, 1855. Occupation: Printer & Stationer. Sergeant, 1st Dumbartonshire Volunteers, 1882. Died: Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, 1936.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1882.

Mackay, Robert (1850-1931) Born: Clyderhall, Sutherland, 1850. Occupation: Non in 1883. Sergeant, 1st Sutherland Rifle Volunteers, 1883. Died: Westfield, Sutherland, 1931.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1883.

McVittie, Robert (1839-1918) Born: Langholm, Dumfriesshire, 1839. Emigrated to Canada, 1888. Occupation: Joiner. Private, 1st Dumfries Rifle Volunteers, 1882. Died: Langholm, Dumfriesshire, 1918.
GB Rifle Volunteers vs US National Guard: 1882, 1883.

Menzies, Archibald (1846-1914) Born: Weem, Perthshire, 1846. Occupation: Solicitor. Sergeant, 1st Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers, 1873. Died: Edinburgh, Midlothian, 1914.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1873.

Michie, William (1835-1915) Born: Kirkcaldy, Fife, 1835. Occupation: Company Secretary. Colour-Sergeant, London Scottish Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1872. Died: Edinburgh, Midlothian, 1915.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1872.

Pollock, James (1852-1931) Born: Barrhead, Renfrewshire, 1852. Occupation: Bank Agent. Major, 3rd V.B. Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders (late 3rd Renfrewshire), 1892. Died: Giffnock, Lanarkshire, 1931.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1892.

Rae, Peter (b. 1878) Born: St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, 1844. Occupation: Joiner. Private, 11th Stirlingshire Rifle Volunteers, 1878. Died: Alive in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England in 1911.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1878.

Reid, David (b. 1864) Born: Olrig, Caithness, 1864. Occupation: Telegraph Engineer. Sergeant, 1st Lanarkshire (Engineers), 1889. Alive in Ealing, Middlesex, England in 1911.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1889.

Rennie, Malcolm Stark (1864-1927) Born: Barony, Lanarkshire, 1864. Occupation: Timber Merchant. Private, 3rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers, 1894. Died: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, 1927.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1894.

Ross, Edward Charles Russell (1841-1896) Born: Edinburgh, Midlothian, 1841. Occupation: Barrister. Private, 7th North York Rifles, 1860. Died: Wimbledon, Surrey, England, 1896.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1860.

Thomson, John Lorimer (1867-1936) Born: Uphall, West Lothian, 1867. Occupation: Civil Engineer. Lieutenant, Queen’s (Edinburgh) Rifle Volunteer Brigade, The Royal Scots, 1896. Died: Dundee, Angus, 1936.
Queen’s Prize Gold Medal: 1896.

Yates, David (1858-1920) Born: Barrhead, Renfreshire, 1858. Occupation: Clerk to Cork Manufacturer. Lieutenant, 3rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers, 1898. Died: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, 1920.