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Legends Of The Past

Frank Marshal Fellow Of The Craft 128

Frank Marshall.jpg Bobby made his Newcastle debut against West Bromwich Albion scoring a debut hat trick in a 5-2 win. He went onto score 11 goals in 28 appearances. Newcastle won the League Championship for the first time since 1909. He scored another Hat trick against Derby in the 1927 season and was awarded his only Cap for Scotland, playing against Wales in a 2-1 victory In October 1927. He went on to score 12 goals in 33 appearances in the 1927/28 season and was then transferred.

Frank was born in Shettleston in 1904, and started his football carreer at Rosberry park, with Shawfield juniors, he then progressed to senior Professional football at Greenfield Park, his home team Shettleston Juniors, after having unsuccefull trials with Scottish League teams such as Partick Thistle, Rangers and Falkirk, he then moved to Gillingham football club, who played in the English 3rd division south at the time. He flourished under the then manager Harry Curtis and tthen made over 100 appearances for Gillingham. 

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1924 -1925 Played 48 games, Scoring 10 Goals 
1925- 1926 Played 41 Games, Scoring 6 Goals
1926- 1927 played 25 Games, Scoring 4 Goals

When The Gillingham manager Harry Curtis moved to Brentford, Marshall followed him not long after in January. The fee was £500

In the remainder of the 1926 – 1927 season he Played 21 Games, Scoring No Goals.

He failed to make an appearance in the following season due to ill health.

Marshall returned to Glasgow for a short break and caught Tuberculosis, He passed away on July 14th 1928. Aged 24

 Frank Marshall Footballer    Initiated July 6th 1927 & Passed Aug 3rd 1927

Sadly Frank took unwell and passed away before he could complete his Masonic career

James Dickson Dunachie MM 128 1914-

James Dickson Dunachie – 25

 Warehouseman,   51 Springfield Rd

 128 Roll Number – 1248, Initiated – 21.10.1908


 Service Number 220056

 KIA 28/03/1918


 Cemetery/memorial reference: Bay 9.

 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders

 formerly (2867) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


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Robert MacInnes McKay MM 128

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Robert McInnes McKay was born in Govan on the 2nd September 1900, McKay played Inside forward, he started his career with Scottish Junior side Parkhead White Rose.


He helped Parkhead lift the Scottish Juvenile cup, Glasgow Junior cup and Glasgow North Eastern cup. He also played for Vale of Clyde in 1918, back to Parkhead Juniors 1919 and Neilston Victoria in 1920.

n 1921 he joined Morton in the Scottish Professional League. He won the Scottish cup in 1922 as they shocked Glasgow Rangers 1-0 in front of 75,000 at Hampden. To This day its Morton’s only major Trophy.

McKay then moved on to Rangers in 1925 scoring on his debut in a win against St.Mirren he went on to score 8 goals in 29 appearances before moving south to join first division Newcastle United for £2,750 in November 1926.

Bobby was transferred to Newcastle’s bitter rivals Sunderland in October 1928 scoring twice on his debut against Manchester city, he netted 15 goals in his 1st season at Roker Park. Sunderland finished 4th in the League. He finished off with 17 goals in 51 appearances. In December 1930 due to limited opportunities he was sold to second division Charlton Athletic. He spent two seasons at The Valley which saw 8 goals in 52 outings.

In November 1932 he signed for Bristol Rovers scoring 15 goals in the 1933/34 season. He finished at Rovers with 20 goals in 106 games. He finally joined Newport County in June 1935 scoring 3 times in 18 appearance before he retired from playing.

Bobby was transferred to Newcastle’s bitter rivals Sunderland in October 1928 scoring twice on his debut against Manchester city, he netted 15 goals in his 1st season at Roker Park. Sunderland finished 4th in the League. He finished off with 17 goals in 51 appearances. In December 1930 due to limited opportunities he was sold to second division Charlton Athletic. He spent two seasons at The Valley which saw 8 goals in 52 outings.

In November 1932 he signed for Bristol Rovers scoring 15 goals in the 1933/34 season. He finished at Rovers with 20 goals in 106 games. He finally joined Newport County in June 1935 scoring 3 times in 18 appearance before he retired from playing.

James Bain MM 128


James Bain, Master Mason Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128
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James Bain was born on the 6th February 1899 in Rutherglen (outside Glasgow). Bain was a Centre half who began his career with hometown junior club Rutherglen Glencairn. He then moved on to Strathclyde Football Club and after many impressive performances he earned a transfer to a wee English second division team called Manchester United in May 1922
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Bain failed to make an appearance in the 1922/23 and 1923/24 seasons. He finally made his debut in a 4-2 win over Leyton Orient on February 7th 1925. This was his only appearance of the season, he didn’t qualify for the 2nd division championship medal. Bain managed only two appearances during the 1925/26 season. He didn’t play the following season 1926/27 and made only his fourth and final appearance against Blackburn Rovers in a 3-0 defeat. He left Old Trafford in July 1928.

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 James_Bain_128 7.jpgBain joined the newly formed Manchester Central in 1928 and after a six month spell he returned to the Football League with Third division south club Brentford signing for £250 in late 1928. After an impressive start he was immediately offered the captaincy and helped the club win the 1932/33 third division title. He retired from playing in 1934, after making 201 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

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 Bain became assistant manager to Harry Curtis at Brentford in 1934. (If you have read the article on Frank Marshall you will see that Harry Curtis signed him for Brentford also). Curtis and Bain overseen the most successful period in the clubs history. This saw Brentford crowned second division champions and London Challenge cup champions in the 1934/35 season.

james bain brentford After Curtis left in 1949 Bain remained assistant manager to Jackie Gibbons, and then named as his successor in August 1952. He lasted until January 1953 before going back to assisting player manager Tommy Lawton and Bill Dodgin sr. Bain Retired from football at the end of the 1955/56 season.


He received a Football league long service medal for his contribution at Brentford. He was also awarded a Testimonial against an All Star XI which Brentford drew 1-1.

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 In 2013 Bain placed fifth in a football leagoe poll of Brentfords best ever captains and was inducted into Brentfords Hall of fame in May 2015

 He passed away in Polegate England, 22nd September 1969 aged 70 years old.

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 James Bain Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128  Initiated July 2nd 1924, Passed Aug 6th 1924, Raised Oct 15th 1924 & Mark May 16th 1925

Andrew Sorbie Haddow was born in Cumbernauld on the 8th April 1903. He started his career as an Inside Forward for Greenock Morton.
Haddow signed for Morton in 1924 by then manager Bob Cochrane. He went on to make 96 appearances and scored 27 goals.


Extract from The Athletic News December 6th 1926
Greenock Morton – Queen’s Park 2-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. W. Bell (Motherwell).
Greenock Morton: Willie Fotheringham, John Kelso, David Archibald, John Buchanan, George Hunter, James Jessiman, Archie Morton, James Frizzel, Andrew Haddow, James Clark, Charles McCartney.
Queen’s Park: John Harkness, Andrew Hay, William Wiseman, John Macdonald, Robert Gillespie, Willie King, James Crawford, Lawrence Macbain, John Duguid, James McAlpine, Edward Scott.
The goals: 1-0 Haddow (75 min.), 2-0 Kelso (77 min.)

In 1927 Andrew Haddow moved to Turf Moor under then Burnley Manager Albert Pickles. He spent the full season at Turf Moor making only 1 appearance before moving across the pond to The Nationals.


Andrew moved to New York in 1928. He played in the American Soccer League for the New York Nationals finishing 4th. He made 11 appearances scoring 3 goals.


In 1929 Andrew came back to Scotland this time he signed for Clyde. Unfortunately there was a drop in greyhound racing and Clyde were nearly liquidated. Haddow then moved north to Dundee.


Andrew signed for Dundee United on the 9th January 1930 under Manager Jimmy Brownlie. Andrew made 24 appearances scoring 18 goals for United. Unfortunately he couldn’t stop United being relegated at the end of the 1930 season. He made 8 appearances in the 1930/31 season scoring 8 goals in Division 2.


Haddow moved across the Irish Sea in 1931 playing for Ballymena Football Club. Unfortunately the club went bust at the end of season 1933-34. Haddow retired

He died in Camlachie Glasgow in 1979 aged 76

Andrew Sorbie Haddow, Master Mason Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128. Initiated Feb 20th 1929, Passed Mar 6th 1929, Raised April 17th 1929 & Mark June 5th 1929

David Willox was born on the 3rd June 1845 to parents David and Isabella (nee Dunn) Willox. David Jnr. was brought up at Edinburgh Road (Now Old Shettleston Road).

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David was 1 of 5 siblings 3 brothers Alex, James and Robert with 1 sister named Ann.

David was an Iron Puddler to trade. Puddling was an improved process to convert pig iron into wrought iron with the use of a reverberatory furnace.

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David married Janet Lavery on 29th December 1871, they went on to have 5 children, Jeanie, David Jnr, James, Charles, and Alexander.

After the sudden death of Janet in 1909, David remarried in 1911 to spinster Mary McCallum, it is stated then that he was a manufacturing chemist residing at 97 Dalmarnock St.

In 1903 David had his book Poems and Sketches published. This can still be bought to this present day on Amazon and other book outlets. Here is an extract from the book.


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The following lines were suggested at the laying of the foundation stone of Glasgow Bridge (with masonic honours) on October 8th 1896, by Brother Sir James Bell, Hon. Lord Provost of Glasgow, assisted by the Provincial Grand Master Brother John Graham of Broadstone J.P., C.A., and other Office-bearers and members of Provincial Grand Lodge. There was also a very large turnout from various lodges.




Ye craftsmen a’, wha deftly draw

Wi compasses an’ pencil

Attend to-day, in grand array,

Wi’ banners trimmed wi’ tinsel.

Oor Provost, Brither Jamie Bell

Weel worthy o’ his title.

Has wark in haun’ for square an’ mell

He means this day tae settle.

Be’t wet or dry.


David was Initiated into Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128 in 1868. For a few years after his initiation he frequented the Lodge occasionally. It wasn’t until he was pressed into the office of Lodge Secretary that he then became more regular and it is said he never missed a meeting in 30 years. He became Master of the Lodge in 1891 and served the brethren for 3 years. He published a book called Historical and Biographical Sketches, the History of Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128. This can be viewed in the Provincial Grand Lodge office in the library.


David Willox, Manufacturing Chemist, married first to Janet Lavery and second to Mary McCallum died at 4.00am on 17 December 1927 aged 82 years, usual residence, 401 Tollcross Road, Parkhead, from Cardiac Valvular Disease and Arteriosclerosis.


Robert Skinner was a 5ft 6in Centre Forward who played for Kilmarnock, St. Mirren, Morton, Dunfermline, Ayr United and Airdrieonians.

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Bobby signed for Saint Mirren F.C under then manager Johnny Cochrane in May 1923, He made 4 appearances scoring 1 goal before leaving to join Morton on October 1923
Bobby joined Dunfermline in February 1924 and became an instant favourite with the Pars fans but a disagreement over his share of his transfer and a demand to be paid over the close season saw him transferred to Ayr United.
In May 1924 Bobby Joined Ayr United under manager Jimmy Hay for £150, Bobby failed to settle at Somerset Park despite scoring 8 goals in 14 appearances including a hat trick against Hearts. 
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 The Dunfermline Board realised they made a mistake and re-signed him for a bargain £75. Bobby finished that season netting 22 goals to finish off 1924/25. Bobby then went into the history book in the 1925/26 season when he scored 53 times which saw Dunfermline life the 2nd Division Championship Title. His record was beaten the following season when George Camsell scored 59 goals for Middlesburgh.


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In 1927 while playing for Dunfermline Bobby played in the Inter League match against the Irish League in Belfast on the 12th October, this would be his only cap, He scored 2 times.
The following season he single-handedly kept the club in the 1st Division but due to the position of the club both on and off the field of play Bobby was sold to Airdrie in November 1927 for £2500.
Bobby broke his leg on his debut for Airdrie but recovered well and he finished is career at Broomfield Park, finishing with 193 Goals in 259 appearances. Broomfield Park was demolished in 1994.

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 Robert Skinner Master Mason, Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128. Initiated Oct 27th 1921, Passed Jan 18th 1922, Raised May 17th 1922 & Mark Oct 26th 1922
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 Peter Johnstone was born in Cowdenbeath on the 30th December 1887 to Parents Thomas and Elizabeth Johnstone. Around 1895 the family moved to nearby Glencraig where Thomas had found work at the new colliery. On leaving school Johnstone joined his father in the Mine whilst also playing for Glencraig Celtic.

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Peter made his home with his wife Isa and their children Nelly and Peter at 20 Rose Street Kirkcaldy.


In January 1909 Peter signed for Glasgow Celtic, he made only one appearance in his first season at Parkhead making his debut in a 1-0 defeat to St. Mirren on April 3rd 1909. He soon became a regular in the side and a fans favourite who played 223 times and was one of the players who helped then manager Willie Maley win 6 titles in a row.



He won a Glasgow Cup and Scottish Cup Medal in his first season and he helped push the side to a Scottish Cup victory in the 1911/12 season with a 2-0 win against Clyde at Ibrox. He was converted from the front line to the centre half role in 1913/14.

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In season 1913/14 the club won its 3rd league and cup double, Johnstone was in the defensive unit that only conceded 14 goals in the whole season. Peter was part of the team that played Burnley in the missing Ferencvaros Cup. The game ended In a draw with Celtic winning the return. The trophy never materialised.


With the outbreak of war Johnstone helped Celtic win the League title in 1915 and 1916.

On the 11th March 1916 Peter signed up to join the frontline and in the May joined the 14th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. With football still being played, he travelled overnight by train from the south of England to play in the Glasgow Cup against Rangers in September 1916. He would play his last game on October 7th 1916 defeating Clyde in the Glasgow cup final.


Private 285250 Peter Johnstone re-joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders after the final and never returned. He transferred to the 6th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders which moved him closer to the front line quicker.

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Peter was involved in heavy fighting to capture a nearby chemical works at the Battle of Arras. The casualty list over the 2 day battle read 43 killed, 26 missing presumed dead and 51 wounded. Sadly, Peter’s body was never recovered and his name is inscribed on Bay 8 of the Arras Memorial to the missing in Fauborg d’Amiens Cemetery.


On 23 May 2015 a memorial to Peter Johnstone was unveiled in his home village of Glencraig, Fife by Lisbon Lion, John Clark, and Fife council Provost (Former Dunfermline player and Manager) Jim Leishman.The memorial was designed and funded by the Peter Johnston Memorial Fund.


John Conway (Celtic Poet) wrote on him in 1913
"A loyal servant you have been
Long may you wear the hoops of green
Your well-kent of old be seen
On our own Paradise. No warmer Celtic heart than thine
Long may your star ascendant shine
Full sure when Celtic made you sign
They booked a prize.”


Peter Johnstone Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128,


Initiated 3rd Sept 1913, Passed 1st Oct 1913, Raised 19th Nov 1913 & Mark 18th July 1914.