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There is a thread on your forum, having to do with the pipe tune
"Advancing on Wervicq"
The following information may be of use to one of your contributors.
John Francis McKillop was awarded the M.C. for his actions
at Wervicq on October 14 1918 ... He was at the time serving with
the London Regiment, but was formerly from the Highland Light
Infantry. (ref: several mentions in supplement to the London Gazette)
I've been informed that one Angus McKillop was formerly Pipe Major
to the Camerons, and I'm attempting to research a possible family
connection. My thought is that Angus may well have been the
"A. McKillop" who composed the tune, possibly as a tribute to John
(about whom I've learned very little.)
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Below is one of the Gazette references to John Francis McKillop:
Thank you, for any assistance you can provide.
Lloyd M. Bogart
9754 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 30 JULY, 1919
[This last appears to be a Military Cross Commendation
-- it reads:]
Lt. John Francis McKillop, 2/24th Bn., attd.
/23rd Bn., Lond. R.
During the operations at Wervicq on October
14th, 1918, he led his company with splendid
courage and dash. In spite of considerable
machine-gun fire he gained the final objective
with very few casualties. During his advance
he rushed several machine-gun posts and
captured 150 prisoners and several machine
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guns. Though, wounded he refused to leave,
his company until he had seen his posts in the
final objective properly established.