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1916 Wishaw, Scotland
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
20 Feb 1943 Officer Cadet granted Emergency Commission with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
21 May 1943 Joined 591 Antrim Para Sqn.
Ringway Parachute Training Course 69B.
No.2 Troop on D-day for the Assault on Merville Battery
Served in Norway after Normandy and the Ardennes.
demobbed in 1946
01 May 1947 promoted to rank of Captain
25 May 1948 relinquishes command and granted the Honorary rank of Captain.
Son of James Watt Hinshelwood (1881-1956) and his wife Catherine Naomi Rogers (1881-1954) [m. 1912 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire]
Father of 3 sons, grandfather of 5 grandchildren, and great grandfather of 1 at the time of his death.
Carpenter before the war.
This from the Perthshire Gazette: After two years with the Ministry of Works in Glasgow, he moved to a seven year contract with the Sudan Government followed by 18 years with the civil engineering department of British Aluminium in Kinloch Leven where he was commanding officer of the Highland Wing of the Air Training Corps. Ultimately he spent 10 years on Lundy Island, North Devon, when he had the honour of guiding the Queen on her two-hour tour of the island. On retiral to Pitlochry he and his wife laid out a much admired garden. He enjoyed shooting and fishing and walked several miles every day. Many bird tables of his making in the garden showed he had lost none of his skill as a carpenter.
1941 Williamina (Ina) Sim (1923-2003) at Keith, Banff, Scotland
5 Aug 2007 Chequers Eventide Home, Pitlochry
8 Aug 2007 Perth Crematorium, Scotland.
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